Condolence: I will always be grateful that I was lucky enough to play a few rounds of cards with Tiny and his family. Thankful that he welcomed me with open arms and always had the biggest, brightest smile for me when I stepped through his door! I will remember him for his clever humor, knowledge of local lore and ability to track down a morrell mushroom like a bloodhound...as The patriarch of a strong and loving family, The avid sportsman who loved to be one with nature, the man who could spot a blemish on a pear in the bin from 10 yards away, and the man who had the wisdom gained through a life filled with both hardships and blessings. Thank you Tiny, and the Baskins family for sharing your lives with me. I am honored.
Condolence: As an Odellian, I remember Tiny working at his Shell station and was one of the many people who made Odell the nice little small town I recalled as a kid in the 1950s-70s. That's when gas was 20-40 cents a gallon and you could expect a hand wave from Tiny as your drove around the corner past his station. And like the photo on this page, seasonally you could stop by and see his latest trophy rack. To Bill and your whole family, my sincerest sympathies for your loss.