Skip to comments.Backhoe has lost his best friend and wife of 26 years. (Sad News #454: backhoe has passed away)
Posted on 06/17/2010 4:30:39 AM PDT by fanfan
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Howdy neighbor. Good to see you.
Prayers to you and your whole family. I am so sorry for your loss. MomwithHope
I thank you- “The Kid” and I are carrying on as best we can, here:
This last year has really been “A Season in Hell,” but I’m better, now.
Somewhere, in the last month, a great black cloud lifted from my life, and I quit shedding tears for my Dead Miss Emily... she’s gone, really gone.
And I’m left to carry on. So that’s what I will do.
By the Waters of Babylon,
We wept for Thee, O! Zion
“...and I straighten
Miss Emily’s picture
on the wall...”
I reckon I should check back here at my former haunts and give my FReeper friends an executive summary for the year’s end.
The day to day life of Kid Cole & myself continues to be pseudo-blogged here:
After that terrible black cloud lifted in May I threw my Golden Pal in the car and went to the Island to hunt up the widow of an old friend of mine. They had a store next to one of mine, and when the Mall here burned we all got career changes.
They became Realtors on the Island and he died right before Emily did- fibrosis. Anyway, we talk, I see her some, tend her house & sea of cats when she’s away. Been repairing things neglected since her husband went terminal 2 1/2 years ago- on the water things break down fast.
About a month ago she emailed me “My business needs a Runner ( courier ) once a week- can you do it?” “Standing on my head,” sez I.
It’s a start.
My kindest regards to you all here.
Hope you are well.
I’m so sorry. Prayers sent for peace and healing.
I can’t imagine how you feel at this time, your FRiends at FR are praying for you.
I am as good as I'm going to be, at this stage in my strange journey near the end of a long life, lived as well as I could live it.
I miss my Dead Girls terribly- Wives & Mom & Aunts & cousins & friends- but they are "gone, forever, to the Sea..."
I will make do with what is left to me.
so so sorry sir...just saw this thread...my prayers for her and for you...
Your prayers are greatly appreciated.
Last Christmas- the first one in 25 years without my Emily-- was not too bad.
My family of Black Angels took me in for Christmas dinner, my Lesbian neighbors had me over to meet their friends- who are actually very nice folks-- and my former brother in law took me in for breakfast.
This year? I'll see what Miss MaryAnn and her sea of cats is doing and take it from there.
We live the life we've been given.
I got a new one- one without my Emily.
All I can do is "Take it from there..."
I am so very sad to report that a few days ago backhoe passed away.
We will miss him so much. :-(
A link to his memorial guest book is here:
RIP, Backhoe. I will miss you.
WOW! RIP, backhoe.
He was one-of-a-kind. I don’t think he ever really bounced back after losing his Miss Emily. :-(
Can you update the title with the update of #454 the Backhoe himself has now passed away.
Backhoe has passed away.
Sad news Connie. His passing is worth its own thread IMO. Thank you for updating everyone.
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