Friday, November 24, 2006


Amidst preparations for our holiday feast yesterday, we called friends and family to touch base. Everyone sounded fine, and busy, and a few were full from an early meal. Denny and I had our own meal, ending with Denny's homemade pumpkin pie and real whipped cream (and yes Penny, some of us DO whip our own cream--call us purists, heh). It had been a good day in the RV Vagabonds household.

I was sitting at the computer when a notice for a new e-mail arrived. It was from a former co-worker and the subject line was "bad news".... and indeed it was. Officer M had passed away. He had been diagnosed with liver cancer a couple of years ago, had had surgery and chemo, good days and bad. Denny and I went to Officer M's (medical) retirement party while we were in Ohio this summer and the group of current and retired officers there for him was heartwarming. We told Officer M we'd take him out to breakfast when we returned for the Christmas holidays and he said he'd see us then.

We were told that shortly after the retirement party a couple of the guys accompanied Officer M to the local Harley dealer where he picked out a new hog, and we were happy for him. I hope he got some good rides in.

Happy Trails, Officer M, when next we meet I'll expect a ride and a plateful of your wonderful shrimp scampi. And we owe you breakfast.


Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear of the passing of your friend. So nice to read that he got to enjoy a new "hog". My hubby would love that too.

Coll said...

Sorry about that.. my fingers slipped on the enter key. :-)

Nancy said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend. It's hard losing anyone.

I hope your Thanksgiving was a good one.

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