I’ve been mulling this over over for the last few days, unsure of what I wanted to say. If anything.
I won’t have to tell you what “it” is, I think you’ll figure it out.
T.C. and I got a phone call last Sunday. I was downstairs, vaguely aware of
the phone ringing but, and I do this more often than not, simply ignored it.
They can leave a message, I thought.
But T.C. answered.
After she hung up, she called from upstairs, and something in the sound of
her voice, and then the look on her face, told me something was definitely not
It’s a funny thing, if you think back on how friendships are started, and
then evolve. With ever widening circles of friends. Some are simply in that
“six degrees of separation” category. Some are much closer.
Our friend who passed away in his sleep some time leading up to Sunday was I
hope, in the “much closer” category. And, on the very rare occasion that the
subject of death might come up, he had indeed said that he simply wanted to go
in his sleep. Not that he planned it, but he stuck to the plan.
I’m getting a little teary eyed just trying to type this. So I don’t think
I’ll be getting too long winded.
We’re off this afternoon to a gathering at one of the funeral homes for what
I’m sure will be a pretty emotional time. I’m certainly looking forward to
seeing the host of people who knew this gentleman, but in some ways I have a
sense of dread. Dreading the facing of “it”, and the dread of knowing I’ll be
a blubbering fool after the first hug.
These days, Funeral Homes all have websites and so, if you choose, you can
go on over there and do a little reading. If you go down to the right bottom corner of
that page, you’ll see some photos that were taken at a couple of our trips to
Oh and, it was HIS idea that I should write a blog. This was one of those
ideas that was hatched over a cold beer one afternoon at our favourite pub
before T.C. and I had made the move to Europe. We hadn’t come up with a title
yet, but “The Caretaker Chronicles” was one of the suggestions.
Hope you enjoy your Easter.
Thanks for stopping by.