Bruce Stratton Spade died Wednesday, April 27, 2011. He and I had been brothers-in-law for more than 40 years and we shared more than just the love of his sister. We both loved the mountains of Appalachia, cars, and bluegrass music, especially the Country Gentlemen. Like us, he came down from the mountain to make a living. And as he wished, we brought him back to West Virginia to be buried next to his father and mother. "Like the water flowing down from the mountain, we always come back. It's home."