Hell of a Guy

My Job is Getting in the Way of My Personal Life…

06/18/2008

I do humbly apologize for not keeping up with my promise (mostly to me) to post something here once a week or so.  This is a busy time in the school furniture world, and I am knee deep in do-do.  One of my sales reps left the company earlier this month, so - please feel free to feel sorry for me - I have to do his job plus my own.  My boss’s boss tells me it is why I make the big bucks.  Big bucks?  Let me put this is perspective for you: this is the same dude who thinks an expensed McDonald’s lunch is extravagant.  I am doing my best to keep a level head and high spirits.

In the last two weeks The Nancy and I have lost a dear relative to cancer.  She was a truly an amazing woman who dealt with her terminal illness with the utmost dignity and grace.  She planned her funeral service down to the smallest detail, including what was said about her, the scripture that was read, the music and even food that was to be served.  The Nancy and I fully believe she arranged a trip to Martha’s Vineyard to die, so she would not pass in the house she and her family resided in, thereby eliminating a hurtful memory there for her husband and three sons.  Amazing!!!

The Nancy and I compared the deaths of our sweet Amy and that of Tim Russert.  I don’t know which type I would prefer.  Amy got to say goodbye to her family and to make plans for what would happen to her and them after her death.  Tim Russert’s family got not of this, but Tim died without the drawn out medical treatment and the pain.  But, it is nonetheless painful to his family that didn’t get to say goodbye to him.  Sad!!

I loved Amy, and I had a great deal of respect for Tim Russert.  Both are in a good place now.  They have rejoined the Soul of God.

And that is all I have to say about that…

 
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please read my blog on June 10. Final ride.
Love you,
Dale

I grieve for you both.

Posted by Dale  on  06/20  at  01:07 AM

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