I’d just like to take a moment and say goodbye to Billy Mays and the other celebs we have lost in this past week. Billy Mays, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, and Ed McMahon goodbye. You all will be remembered for your contribution to our lives.
I am back. Things have been a little crazy of late. On the morning of Sunday, March 21st 2004 my father in law, Steve Conley, passed away. He had gotten up early as usual and started the coffee pot. When his wife of 33 years came to bring him a cup he was unresponsive in his recliner. My wife was staying the night so she and her dad could watch the Kentucky Wildcats on Sunday afternoon. I was awake scrubbing the kitchen floor, you don’t realize how dirty a floor is until you get on you hands and knees and scrub it, when my cell phone rang. I seen it was my wife’s cell phone calling and I knew something was up. I answered and all she said was "I can’t get my dad to move and he is cold." The only words that came to my mind were, "I’m on my way." I was second to arrive to the police. I then had a the terrible tasks of going and telling his youngest daughter he had died. When I got his daughter in the truck and told her his youngest daughter called my cell phone. If telling someone their dad has died when it was totally unexpected to their face is bad, it is just as bad or worse over the phone. Until today I have been busy with those events and preparing for test at school yesterday. It’s now time for me to go to school. Parting words for today. Prepare for when that bad arrives. My in-laws were not and it caused even more grief on an already bad event. It it also going to cause pain for the future. Until the next post, Goodbye.
Well, when I went back to work last night I had found out that one of the guys at works wife had passed away. She had breast cancer of the worst type. She found out she had it less than nine months ago. I won’t elaborate on things that happened since then, but I will say you never know when you time is up. Make the most of today, not tomorrow. I’ll attend her memorial tomorrow.