Monday, April 9, 2012

R.I.P. Roderick.....





As some of you may know, one of my Favorite days
of the year is Super-Bowl Sunday!!
Thats the day that I make my world famous Vidalia
Onion dip, and my Gorganzola dip, then head on over
to Mo-Doggies Bar and Grill. But before going to the bar
I would always pick up my friend Rod Bowles, and we would
go together. We worked together selling cars starting in the
early 90's. About 10 years ago Rod had Double Bypass Heart
Surgery and had to go on disability. About 5 years ago he
contracted Hepatitis and had to go og Interferon for a year.
In spite of it all he had a GREAT attitude.
He was very well read, had great taste in music and movies.
He never ever said a bad word about anyone.
He had died twice and was defibbed twice. He always said that
he was living on borrowed time, and he LOVED Life to the fullest!
Rod died yesterday on Easter Sunday, in his sleep....

Roderick...
We worked together, we played together.
We golfed together, played poker together.
We laughed together, we drank together.
We watched Many Super Bowls together,
But not any more!
I know you are at peace.
And we'll be tee'ing off together again all too soon.
In the meantime, I'll have an Ice Cold Stroh's in your
honor, and smile at all the good times we had together.
I Love You Brother...



( I'll be very uninspired this week so please forgive me.
I will be hosting Friday Flash 55 as usual though...Galen)

20 comments:

Mama Zen said...

I'm really sorry about your friend, G-Man. It's hard to lose a buddy like that.

Secret Agent Woman said...

I'm so sorry - sounds like he lived life just as he should have.

otin said...

It's tough losing someone close. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Teresa said...

I'm so sorry you've lost a friend. Blessings from all of us at Eden Hills.

Brian Miller said...

i am sorry for the loss of your friend man...hard...love and prayers pops...

Serena said...

So sorry for the loss of your friend.

Cloudia said...

great tribute to your true friend. condolences dear


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moonie said...

I've shed alot of tears today
can shed a few more for your bud
sorry ...

A Daft Scots Lass said...

So sorry for your loss, sweetie.

MorningAJ said...

Nothing I say can make this any better. But I'll be thinking of you. {{hug}}}

the walking man said...

Yea Galen, not making light but even uninspiring you inspire. Good tribute to your friend and buddy. But please do try to hold off on that tee time for a bit yet eh?


Much as we hate it, we're old enough now to have been around this track before and know it's never easy. Be Well mourn your friend in health and stand among the living for as long as you remember him that is one way he remains a part of life in this place.

Akelamalu said...

I'm sorry for the loss of your friend G. It sounds like he enjoyed life to the full. x

Sarah said...

Good friends are always in our hearts.

G-Man said...

I would like to thank all of my blogging friends that have sent me well wishes. The blogging community is so caring and compassionate. I really appreciate it, and so does Rod...:-)

hope said...

Sorry for your loss. Good friends with kind hearts are hard to find.

Hugs to you.

Heaven said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your friend G-man. Prayers and love ~

On another note, I am celebrating my 1st blogoversary today and I want to thank you for being part of my journey. See you ~

Craig said...

So sorry for your loss, G; a true friend is an absolute treasure. . .

Requiescat In Pace. . .

(love the Mackinac photo. . .)

Jannie Funster said...

Really sorry to hear that G-Man. I bet he loved you much too.

xoxo

Margaret said...

Uninspired? This poem is heartfelt and lovely. If all of us only realized our time here is numbered... we would live life like Rod and change the world as we know it.

I'll raise my wine glass to him tonight and say a prayer, too. Easter isn't a bad time to pass on to the other side!

lime said...

i'm so sorry for your loss. i am glad he savored what time he had though and that he had a friend such as you. peace and comfort to you, my friend.