Saying good bye……..

We had been invited out to join other friends for a farewell of sorts for yet another soul gone to soon. He went by J R and I’m not sure anyone really knew his name. We had met him several times and knew him from our earlier days up at Blues. He was known by many for get togethers he would hold on local beaches. Nothing exotic…. burgers, dogs and whatever sides anybody cared to bring along. There was always decent music playing, lots of laughter and generally always a good time. I never heard a definitive cause, but suspect it was cancer of some sort. He was around my age and usually appeared in decent condition. Whatever the case….. he was much to young. Today’s outpouring of people that showed up in his memory was an easy, clear indication of the friends he had. In the same fashion as his get togethers… there was music, laughter, food and everybody was having a good time. There was a couple somber minutes as a local pastor spoke a nice little eulogy and led a quick prayer. The weather was perfect and it was just a very enjoyable afternoon gathering. I’m sure J R would have loved it.

Back here now in time to see the Bengals making a decent comeback to tie the game at 21/21. I just got my tentative schedule and it looks like I’m not diving until Wednesday, but that canĀ  change with one text….. so I guess we’ll see. Looks like I have a photo shoot for the shop doing new staff pictures for the website, so I can use a couple of down days to get to know my new camera and hopefully look like I know what I’m doing come Thursday (shop photo shoot) For now— think I’m gonna get comfy on the couch and enjoy whatever down time I come up with.

Good Night Y’all : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : Thankx for stopping in~!


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Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

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