Sunday, January 5, 2014

Farewell, Freind

Tonight, the world lost a little of it's sunshine. A good friend of ours passed away after a long fight with liver failure.

I had known this man literally as long as I could remember. I went to school with his son, he was a friend of Farmdad's, and I can recall a lot of time spent hanging around looking for trouble to get into in his shop. He had a huge heart and a laugh so infectious the CDC really should have known about it. 

He never, ever gave up. I swear, he was a poster child for living life to the fullest, and for taking everything life could throw at you and tossing it back with a grin. If I know anything about laughing in the face of life, I learned at least a part of it from him.

Some of the Blogorado crew got to meet him, that first year. Those who didn't, missed out, I think. Though, I think anyone anywhere who didn't get the chance to know this man lost out, so take that for what it's worth. 

Rest easy, Jesse. I am proud to have known you, and I will never forget the lessons you taught me, intentional or not. 



3 comments:

Jennifer said...

Rest in peace. Never had the chance to meet him, but I've heard stories. The world's loss is heaven's gain.

Old NFO said...

I remember the smile when he shot my AR, and how much he enjoyed it... RIP Jesse. You're in a better place now...

Farmgirl said...

Where do you think I came up with the picture, NFO? That's from Blogorado I. I didn't get one of the shit-eating grin afterwards, but this is one of my favorite pictures of him anyway.