Monday, August 9, 2010

death in the morning

I should really get back to the business of blogging now.
My father-in-law and friend, Bob, died this morning. We have long known this day would come and the suddenness was unexpected all the same. Tomorrow would be his 63rd birthday. Happy birthday Bob. a short and simple obit.


for Bob, death in the morning

you are beyond the grave and soon will be ashes
how short this life!
how this pain has ended!
I am not sorry for us, for
we had known you,
I am not sorry for death
as it is mercy;
I am not sorry for you
as you were magnanimous
and not even death can
remove this magnanimity.


 - Hoc Scripsi

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this. A moving tribute.

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  2. Jhon,
    I have thought of you and your family often these past days. My blogging friend, I will light a candle in honor of Bob and send light and strength to you.

    Beautiful tribute.Just lovely..
    Take care of you, too. Bob would have wanted that..
    Lynne

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  3. I second Lynne's comments. You and yours have been on my mind the last few days.

    Hoping you have all you need.

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  4. Yes Jhon... Like the others, I often was wondering how you and your family were doing and holding up. My sincere condolences.

    ~Regards

    Anthony

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  5. I'm sorry to hear this. Thinking of you, your wife and your family.

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  6. A nice tribute to what sounds like a great man and friend. My thoughts are with your family during this difficult time.

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