Hey Colonel Bob,
Sorry to hear about your wife. I too lost my wife Katie a year ago and I know you miss your wife dearly.
Katie and I always enjoyed seeing, talking and joking with you at shows and at events. We really enjoyed our time flying with you in the Tropical Fun Fly in Costa Rica.
Some of you may not know but the Colonel had many jobs as a aeronautical consultant to aircraft companies.
Like everyone before said.....Colonel Robert Thacker is a very rare unique individual and for those of us that know him, we are the lucky ones.
Although Katie is not with us, I am sure she would want to be included in wishing you a Happy Birthday and many more.