Thursday, July 02, 2009

Another one bites the dust

It seems to be one more of those afflictions that come with getting older. My generation, the so called "Baby Boomers", start noticing that funerals and memorial services for people we knew start occurring with greater frequency....followed in due course, I guess, by the decreasing of frequency as every one else has already left you behind.

The early morning or late night calls happen often enough that you begin to respond to the ringing of the phone not with, "I wonder who that is?", but to "who left us this time?".

The afore mentioned BIL was the subject of this mornings early call. No more physical suffering......just memories and aching loneliness for the grieving widow, children, grandchildren and those close to him.

Today the bell tolls for Bobby.


Paladin said...

When I read the title to this post, I assumed that it was about another in the string of celebrity deaths that has cropped up recently.

It was only after reading on a bit, that I realized that it referenced someone closer to you in real life. That realization came as a reminder that each of those other "famous" people aren't just news fodder either - they have families and friends that will miss them too.

My condolences to you and your family on the passing of the Brother-in-law.

The Hermit said...

One reason I hardly ever check my facebook account anymore is that it seems like every time I do, someone I went to high school or college with has died. It's never natural causes, always something horrible like pancreatic cancer, or brain tumor, on and on.

Jean said...

My condolences on the passing of your BIL. May he rest in peace.

kdzu said...

Actually Jean, he'll rest in several pieces. He was cremated and the 3 children received small boxes of ashes each and the wife the majority which was placed in a lovely Angel shaped urn to be kept on the nightstand by the bed.
But then, that's just the remains of the physical body. If the soul is eternal, the essence of who he was and is, is where ever the soul goes.