Archive for category Passings
This morning we attended a memorial service for a dear friend of our family, Lee Crummer. It was all very nicely done, a deserving event for a much-admired man.
I just read that crime writer Ann Rule died today. Her spell-binding tale of serial killer Ted Bundy —The Stranger Beside Me— was the first and still the best of many true-crime books I’ve read. She was a talented author in a challenging genre.
Gee we’re all getting old. Just read of the death of Tom Magliozzi of NPR Car Talk fame. I don’t know how many hours I spent listening to “Click and Clack” over the past 20-plus years but I know I enjoyed a lot of chuckles from them.
Trisha and I got to the nursing home around 8:30 a.m and Trisha was able to spend a few hours with Mrs. Dvorak before she passed away a little after noon. Trisha’s sister, Lisa, and Trisha read a few Bible verses and short poems by Emily Dickinson that I’m sure eased Jane’s passing from this life to the next.
I might not even have noticed today’s news about the death of Micah True, the legendary ultra marathoner known as “Caballo Blanco, had I not just a couple of months ago listened to the book “Born to Run.” Caballo was clearly a one-of-a-kind character and somewhat of a godfather to the ultra running community. In what little I’ve read about him he seems like a soul that found his way early on in the simple act of running. I can totally understand it.
Trisha and I were saddened to read the news of the death of Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary. Her voice and those many classic songs always bring back memories of that tumultuous period of 1965-69 which corresponded exactly with my four years as an undergraduate at the University of Toledo.