This morning I received a phone call from Wendy. It was a phone call we both knew was coming, yet never wanted to receive. After several seconds of her choking back words, she informed me that her grandfather had passed away – I never heard whether it was last night or early this morning.
So that makes today have a sad tint to it. Harold Boetzel was a very kind man with a very wonderful and dry sense of humor. I didn't know him in his better years, but the time that I did spend with him, I grew to love him very quickly... even though he called me "Fess" for a period of time. I will miss him greatly and his family will miss him even more. But it's a blessing to have known such a wonderful man – a man who kept impeccable records of bills and everything he bought, a man who moved his wife here from Wisconsin after operating a hardware store during the depression and a man so hard-headed that he out-lived the dog that was supposed to out-live him.
I love you Harold and I'll miss you very much.
My good friend, Brett, and his wife, Maya, gave birth to their second child yesterday. Now Emory has a brand new sister and I'm sure they're very excited and happy. I would tell you the name and vitals of the child, but I don't know them yet. I suggested the name "Frankie-B," but I don't think they chose that.
Congratulations Hammond family, I can't wait to meet the new princess.
+ original post date: April 15, 2005 03:14 PM
+ categories: Family/Friends