Black drapes and a beer  

NoGlory777
114 posts
9/1/2006 10:28 pm

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10/11/2006 5:30 am

Black drapes and a beer

It is the evening of the day
I sit and watch the children play
Smiling faces I can see
But not for me
I sit and watch
As tears go by
My riches can't buy everything
I want to hear the children sing
All I hear is the sound
Of rain falling on the ground
I sit and watch
As tears go by
It is the evening of the day
I sit and watch the children play
Doin' things I used to do
They think are new
I sit and watch
As tears go by

As Tears Go By/The Rolling Stones

As usual, when something sad or upsetting happens, I seek out my oldest musical friends. Its strange how easy it is to delve back into their library for almost any occasion, a personal history dating some 42 years since I bought my first Stones record (you remember, those round, vinyl discs covered with a cardboard sleeve?)
Tonight I am mourning the passing of a wonderful man..I think of him as my almost in-law..the father of a girl I dated through high school and just beyond..but more than that..a friend.
He always treated me like an adult instead of a kid..and I was always around..sometimes it was as if I had been adopted. I was free labor for his projects..and they were many and varied.
Contact after high school was sporadic, at best, but he remained the same friendly voice. He seemed as confused as me when his daughter unceremoniously dumped me.
Luckily, over the years the old girlfriend became a friend again, and there were occasional visits with her dad. I guess the last time I saw him was over 15 years ago..but I was still Pancho..just like in the old days..and his smile was still the same..
He was quick to smile, slow to anger, a gentleman with a sharp tongue.
I think he would agree with this toast to leave you with:
Eveyone raise a glass and repeat after me:


May those that love us, love us.
And those that don't love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if he doesn't turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we'll know them by their limping

Old Irish Toast


lovemetouchme5 51F
2102 posts
9/1/2006 10:36 pm

My glass is raised...

May those that love us, love us.
And those that don't love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if he doesn't turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we'll know them by their limping


He sounded like a wonderful man/friend.

Loveme


NoGlory777 replies on 9/1/2006 10:50 pm:
Thank you m'lady.

countryheart_71 45F
8082 posts
9/2/2006 8:40 am

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. He sounds like a great man. Enjoy your memories my friend.

~Country~


NoGlory777 replies on 9/2/2006 1:30 pm:
Thanks Country. He was, and I will.

VTLakesideVixen 60F
458 posts
9/3/2006 3:01 am

So sorry to hear about the passing of your friend . . . . I guess that it serves to remind us that life is short, and we need to let those who are special in our lives how much we love and appreciate them before we loose the chance to do so.

So I lift my glass in toast with you for your friend:
May those that love us, love us.
And those that don't love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if he doesn't turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we'll know them by their limping

and add:
May you be in heaven for an hour
before the Devil knows you're dead!


Soft hugs to you Sweetie!

Vixen~~!


NoGlory777 replies on 9/3/2006 4:58 am:
Thank you lady. Glad to see you here. My friend would have loved your addition..and added a hearty laugh..

angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
9/4/2006 6:24 am

I'm so sorry for your loss! And of course I'll lift my glass with you. I was wondering what was holding you up from arriving at LAST CAMPFIRE OF THE SUMMER! You come whenever you can.....we'll keep the fire lit for you. And be sure to at least say "hi" so we know that you're there!


NoGlory777 replies on 9/5/2006 7:43 pm:
Thank you Angel..and I did drop by the party..thanks for the invitation..It looked like a very good time was had by all..Hope we can do it again soon..

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