Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Gordon Kendall- Rest In Peace

Not a literary post, but he was an amazing storyteller. My grandfather (my pop) died last night. No one appreciated life like this man. His drink of choice was Old Sam. So, if you insist on having an eggnog this Tibb's Eve, spike it with that, in remembrance of a man you've never met. I'm on my 2nd, though I'm mixing with Coke. I love you Pop. Cheers.

17 comments:

Wanda said...

A sad loss for you John, especially during the holiday season. Enjoy your memories with those drinks...

Tibb's Eve sounds wonderful! The poem's last five stanzas ring a true message of what Christmas should be about. They certainly must hit home with what you are feeling right now.

My condolences, John.

Beth F said...

My thoughts are with you.

Lezlie said...

We're all thinking of you. Have one for me, too! :-)

Lezlie

Melanie said...

Our condolences to your family, John. We'll raise a glass of eggnog to you all.

traveler one said...

HI John, So sorry to hear this news. It's especially difficult at thitime of year. I know because I lost my Grandpa at the same time a few years ago.

Love and peace,
Kim (in Toronto)

gautami tripathy said...

You know he is looking at you from out there..

and he would want you to do this as he knew you loved the bard.

Come read it here!

melanie said...

So sorry John. I too will raise a glass of eggnog for your Grandpa tonight - however, mine won't be spiked but no one needs to know. :)

Allison said...

So sorry for you loss, John. Thinking of you and yours. Take care.

Anonymous said...

"He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man."
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Hope you are finding joy in your memories this week John.
-Myshkin

Chris said...

So sorry for your loss John.

John Mutford said...

Thank-you all for your condolences.

Sam Houston said...

I'm really sorry to see this, John. It must be especially tough to have something like this happen at this time of year. You are in my thoughts, my friend.

sam

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss, John. This is such a hard time to lose someone, but I imagine your grandfather would be glad to see you enjoying your Old Sam.

My thoughts are with you and your family.

raidergirl3 said...

So sorry John, he sounds like a great guy.

*toasts* to John's pop.

Remi said...

My condolences, John.

Kailana said...

I am so sorry for your loss! Interesting enough, my boyfriend was drinking his egg nog with this kind of rum last night!

Anonymous said...

Hi John,

Pop will be missed for sure ... your words read before the funeral were heart-felt,appropriate and touching.
He was a great man and an inspiration to us, his family.
Love you too Pop!

Perry