Just a short blog this time; mainly to thank all the many people for their kind thoughts and prayers following the recent passing of my brother-in-law. He had fought the good fight against cancer for more than 3-1/2 years, and he died following an RV trip. He loved being out on the road, so we all felt like he went out “in the saddle” as he liked to say. My sister will have some difficult moments in the days ahead, but she knows that her family is there for all the support she might need. The priest in his homily at the funeral services said something most appropriate, and something that I will carry with me for the rest of my days, not only for my brother-in-law, but for all the people that have had an impact on my life. He said we cry at funerals because we have lost someone dear to us. Rather, he advised, we should smile because that person “happened”, and in the process, made all of us richer for it.
Today’s CHECK IT OUT is in honor of my brother-in-law, who loved doo-wop music. You cannot beat “Blue Moon” by the Marcels or “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” by The Platters. They were two of his favorites.