(c)2012 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL Christmas lights reach out to motorists traveling along Highway 160 because Terry and Judy Dawson always want to remember their late son, Brad Dawson, who drowned in March 2011.
Monday, December 24, 2012
(Last modified: 2012-12-24 06:03:05)
Author: David Popiel
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

BYBEE-A family still grieving over the loss of their son in a boating accident last year is honoring him in a special way this Christmas.

Terry and Judy Dawson, who live at 104 Sawyer Hollow Road, in Bybee, have put up Christmas lights on the side of a barn on their property that says, "Merry Christmas, Brad. We love you."

The number six is significant to the family.

Brad Dawson, their son, was born on Dec. 6, in 1982.

And six days is the amount of time rescuers spent searching for the 29-year-old Brad following the boating accident on March 19, 2011. It was an understandably agonizing waiting period for the family before their son's body was found.

The father, Terry Dawson, says that is why earlier this month, the family had the large Christmas light display read this for six days: "Happy Birthday, Brad. We love you."

For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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