King Tom, (If I Were King), has passed away. This has been a rough month.
How do you say goodbye to a kind, gentle, funny man, who had so much to look forward to in his life?
It’s rare to come across a friend like Tom.
This past spring I had asked him, if he wouldn’t mind doing me a personal favor. Not only didn’t he mind, but he went out of his way to fulfill my request.
I know how many of us online loved him, and I know that in his real life he has many, many, friends and family who loved him. That says something about a person, about who he was as a man.
This past winter he took a trip over to China, and while he was there, married his "honey" Rose.
They’ve been working so hard to get all the paperwork done so that she could come to the US and be with him. We were all excited to have that happen, and looking forward to the day they could be together.
I’m hoping that both governments cooperate and she will still be able to come. I can’t even imagine what she and Tom’s family must be going through.
His niece, Gretchen says they are going to have a memorial at his favorite bar. He loved a good beer, and she knows that’s what he would have wanted.
You can see by the comments on his space, how much he was loved, and how many of our lives he’s touched.
What can you say about a man, who was kind, funny, a good friend, loved, and will be missed?…
I hope when it’s my time to leave this earth, that I have as many friends and family who love, care, and think about me as highly as Tom’s do him. What more could anyone ask?
Take a minute and have a beer in his honor. He was a King.