Friday, November 24, 2006

Passages

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.

3 comments:

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...

Anonymous=Coll
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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