EDIT: Many people have written to say that Lex’s site is back up, for which I am VERY glad. I hope you stop by. The man graduated from Annapolis and I considered him a VERY fine writer. This post in particular, is my favorite (Though I was infuriated at the therapist.) Whether or not you agree with his politics or not, damn…that man could turn a phrase. He is very missed.)
Normally, my Memorial Day post is about Matthew and I post an annual photo of our family, but for one, the weather hasn’t allowed us to go to the cemetery until today and to take a photo and also…his year, my little blogging world suffered a huge loss.
Actually, it was far greater than the blogging world.
A wife lost her dedicated and loving husband of many years.
A family lost an amazing father.
Many lost a good friend, who they felt understood them, even though many had never met him.
The loss of an veteran with an amazing record of service to both the Navy and his country.
And mainly, the earth lost one of the best men to set foot on it.
Here’s to you, Lex. Our sum total of personal conversation was small but you lef
t a hole that is far, far too big to fill.
A cold one will always be waiting. (Those who get it, will get it. Those who don’t, click here. But I’m sad you’ll never have to chance to really understand.)
Fair winds, Captain.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
P.S. His site seems to be down. Which made my hurt heart a little.