Saturday, March 17, 2012

On This St. Patrick's Day...

We pause for just a moment to remember on this day. If that means we're interrupting the wearing o' the green and green beer and green bagels and whatever, then so be it.

For just a moment.

It's been 23 years since the man in those grainy photos left us. Those images aren't clear but it's OK, since memory is never picture-perfect. There he is, with his youngest child on the beach at Howard Park in Florida in 1970. There he is, with his wife, outside his fathers' house in Holiday, Florida.

And then, in 1989, he was gone.

Twenty-three years. Seems like forever. Or maybe yesterday. It's all in how you look at it.

Didn't want to dwell on it.  No desire to be morose. Just wanted to pause and remember for a moment.

He lives on in his children and grandchildren.

We now return you to your green life.

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