Monday, March 10, 2008

Warning: Debbie Downer appears in this post

Last week we lost one of our beach friends. He was sick. We knew it would be soon. The last time we saw him was here, he was so sick, but insisted on having a party. Because he loved a party. And he often said, "When life gives you lemons, make a Lemon Drop Martini!" I am sad. Our beach circle will never be the same. He would come to the beach late in the afternoon, with a cooler in hand. We would cheer when we saw him come over the dunes. When he arrived Happy Hour on the beach officially started. He would sit down next to his wife, always, and open the cooler, out would come his penguin cocktail shaker with some delicious cocktail to share with all of us! I am going to miss him.

14 comments:

tulipmom said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You'll be in my thoughts today.

Libby said...

I am so sincerely sorry for your loss. You, your friend, and his family will be in my thoughts and my prayers.

melissa said...

H - You friend (as well as you) will certainly be in my prayers. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Blessings & Hugs to you!
melissa

Kerry said...

Know the little that I do about you, I am sure you doing your best to be there for his wife and family - but that doesn't make your pain any less. I am so sorry - I can't imagine how you are feeling.

Liz said...

I'm so sorry ot hear about your beach friend. Know he is up in heaven with a great drink having a ball!

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

So sorry. I just lost a friend and I know how hard it is. Always makes us take note of what's really important. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Beth G. said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Your beach friend sounds like he was wonderful and always the life of the party...I'm sure your fond memories of him will make you smile often while you enjoy that cocktail on the beach this summer! My thoughts are with you.

SnappyCasualGifts said...

so sorry to hear about your friend. Cherish the memories.

The 5 Bickies said...

Oh my, what a loss. I am sad for you and his family!

Preppy Sue said...

Sending good thoughts your way, so sorry to hear about your loss.

Meg said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. It sounds like he was a wonderful, colorful character. I hope the memories of him give you comfort over time.

dmmlandcruiser said...

My condolences to you, your family and the beach crowd. It sounds like you all have some fond memories to share.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I am truly sorry for your loss. You and your friend are in my thoughts!

Buford Betty said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend!