Let Us Give Thanks And Remember 13 comments

Posted by grampa in the real shit (Thursday November 22, 2007 at 3:53 pm)

Today is traditionally a day when we are supposed to give thanks for all of the bounty and joy in our lives.  And it’s been a very good year for many of us.  So, enjoy, everyone and appreciate the love and good fortune that have come into your lives and remember, nothing worth having is easy to get and it’s even harder to keep.

However, not everyone is as lucky as many of us.  Many of those who were with us even five or ten years ago have succumbed, for whatever reason, and are no longer here to enjoy this day of gratitude.

This morning I got an email from my dear childhood friend Invincible.  He broke the word to me that a member of that once mighty group known as the Pennsylvania Wrecking Crew to some and the Lysergic Terrorists to others, has passed on.  Back then we truly thought that we were invincible, ten feet tall and bulletproof, but I am living proof that we are not.  So is Steve, who is with us no more.  I wish that I could say that he was the only one of us who is no longer here, but the sad fact is that we have lost many good brothers and sisters in the intervening years.  I hadn’t spoken to him in a long time, but I’m sure that the world is a bit darker for his passing.

Bow your heads, my friends, in a moment of silence for the man we once affectionately referred to as Lardass.  He was found dead in his apartment last night.  I have no further details, but I know that he was a couple of years younger than me, so that makes him dead at 33.

On this day of gratitude, let us not forget those that have gone before us.  Let us bring them back into our lives, if only for a moment, and remember them and wish them well on the long journey to I know not where. 

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Sorry my friend.. I hope your day was not all sad.

Comment by theinsider — Thursday.November.22.2007 @ 5:41 pm

Allie, are you hacking my page again?

Comment by grampa — Friday.November.23.2007 @ 1:45 am

I was fixing a patch the other day.. sorry!

Comment by theinsider — Friday.November.23.2007 @ 5:09 am

I’m really sorry to hear that. You’re in my thoughts.

Comment by emmy em — Friday.November.23.2007 @ 10:10 am

my skin burned with emotion while reading this post. nothing beats words written from the heart, the 2nd home of pain. i know, and i feel them too.


Comment by piglet — Friday.November.23.2007 @ 5:35 pm

damn. there is that struggle again.

Comment by uberwensch — Friday.November.23.2007 @ 7:35 pm

Sorry to hear about your friend. 33 is so young to pass into the great unknown. Every day is precious.

Comment by teahouseblossom — Saturday.November.24.2007 @ 8:21 pm

My sympathies to you… I’m saying a prayer for your heart to heal and for your strength.

Comment by One Wink — Saturday.November.24.2007 @ 8:26 pm

Even remembering the dead, happiness can be found. Whether it is a story from the past or the feeling of fresh air in our lungs. Glad to have you back, man. Keep talking with the little brown girls that make you smile. Happy late Thanksgiving.

Comment by DrinkJack — Sunday.November.25.2007 @ 1:12 pm

Far too young. I’ve been there, I’m still there. Sympathies to you.

Comment by ThisGirl — Friday.November.30.2007 @ 3:13 pm

Oh, K, I am heartedly sorry I’m behind on giving my condolences, which are worthless, I guess, except to let you know you’re not alone in this heartbreak.

Though, sometimes, all we want is to be alone.

However, if you find you don’t want to be alone and need a friendly Midwestern voice, just let me know and I’ll zip you an electronic mail, K.

Comment by 123Valerie — Wednesday.December.5.2007 @ 8:37 pm

whooops! (missing a the part of my original intent):

“With my phone number.”

Yes, I’ll gladly give you my number, K.

Comment by 123Valerie — Wednesday.December.5.2007 @ 8:39 pm

i’ve lost them fast and i’ve lost them slow. all that stays is that i’ve lost them.

thinking of you and wishing you peace.

Comment by nita — Sunday.December.30.2007 @ 5:12 pm

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