Archive for the ‘Death’ Category

The Final Update (sort of)

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Hello all, This is Pierce again. Today, January 14th, is my birthday, and on this day that all of you so generously celebrate my birth, I ask that our thoughts and wishes be with my beautiful and loving mother who, just this evening, left us for the the next great adventure. A simple country girl […]

Oh, What a Beautiful Morning

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Someone asked me the other day how my day was going.  Their question reminded me of my friend, Chris.  His wife, Barbara, told me when he was battling cancer for a second time that he would always respond “any day I am six feet above the ground is a good day.”  I chuckled. He always […]

A GPS System for Life

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

I was out with friends last night for a bite to eat and some good conversation.  There were five of us.  It occurred to me when I was sitting there that these folks stepped in and out of my life at different times and for different reasons over the past ten years…one stepped back in […]

You’ve Got a Friend

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

James Taylor said it all when he sang “You’ve Got a Friend” back in the early 1970s.  It is a lucky person indeed that finds a good friend or two along the way.  Hard times are always just a little bit better if there is a friend nearby.  No matter who it is, man or […]

The Best Father’s Day Present Ever

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Recently I wrote about Buford.  He was my friend’s basset hound that had been a constant and faithful companion for years.  He was tragically hit by a car and killed suddenly.   My friend was devastated.  Actually, devastated was not an adequate enough way to describe it.  He has been down since then.