People I Miss Whose Absence Makes the World a Notably Lesser Place
- •My dadHe was a womanizer, a charmer, but he was honest and would do anything to help somebody. I can't count the number of down on their luck misfits that ended up on our door,usually taking advantage of him. He died at 49 in 1984 of a brain tumor. Luckily my mom threw my 18 year old ass out of the house and I went to live with him and got to KNOW him before he died.
- •Ray Charles RobinsonThis is pretty much self explanatory. Truly the genius of American music and soul I remember the day he died and I knew the world would never be the same again.
- •My NanaMy maternal grandmother Margaret. She was 102 years old I was the one in the family who looked after her. I took her to lunch "a Reuben is good with a beer!" Took her to church (back pew) changed her light bulbs, kept her 95 Lincoln town car in check (and drove her) and loved every minute of it. She never touched a computer but I did get her to Facetime with her great grandkids who were on a boat in main and she saw her great great grandchild, which was awesome.