A Thing of Beauty Is A Joy Forever

Published: Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 08:56 AM.

            Leon was crying when I talked to him on the phone. Neither of us was shocked. Nicky had had some medical issues. It didn’t lessen the pain. I tried to think of some consoling words for my bother…….but I couldn’t get anything out. I thought of Nick’s wife. Diane is pretty special to all of us.

            Leon said Nicky Joe left us peacefully, in his sleep. We agreed it was, “a wonderful way to go”. Then I thought of the laughter I could feel holding on to him on the back of that old Cushman Eagle, the all night Rook games, his head stuck in Mother’s oven; I thought of the smile, the up beat tempo, the joy he brought to every room he ever walked into. Maybe it’s not so much a wonderful way to go………as it was “a wonderful way to live”!






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