June 27, 2006


It is now posted on Gutrumbles. I wish so badly I could be there. The Spousal Unit is trying to make arrangements to be there.

This is Dave, Rob's brother. I just wanted to let somebody know that the arrangements have finally been made. If somebody has the ability to get the word out, please go for it.

There will be a memorial service for Rob at 4 pm on Thursday, June 29th, at Fox & Weeks on Hodgson Memorial Drive in Savannah, followed by an after-service celebration (can't be a wake if it's after the Memorial) at our parents' house. Pickers will bring instruments, everybody else bring voices and any Rob stories you can tell for everybody else to hear while they lift a glass to him. I'm going to miss my big brother, but I'll do my best to send him off in style! There'll be directions to the place at the service, or you can email me: dsmith [at] brannenlaw [dot] com. Thanks, everybody!

I would paint my toes bright C-S Red and wear open toe shoes in his honor. I'd sing "Please come to Boston" like he and I did sitting on the edge of the beds in one of the rooms at the Blogfest in Helen, surrounded by more good people than most folks meet their entire lives. I'd smoke a cigar with Dax and V-God and Catfish and Jim and Ken, the evil tour director and bodyguard, and Eric and Zonker and whomever else happened to show up.

I'd... I'd...

I'd remember.

I just had an opportunity to read all of the comments on Sam's post announcing Rob's passing.

I read them all. I cried through many of them and laughed through others. And when all was said and done and I reached the bottom of the column where the offer of accepting my comment was presented, I could not find the words to put down. They just don't exist.

Part of this, I am sure, is in my complete and utter disbelief that he is gone. Another is in my shock at how much it has affected me. I had not read his blog in a long time on anything remotely resembling a regular basis. But I knew he was there. I knew if I hit that link on my blog or on many hundred similar blogs, I'd be right there anytime I needed to read him.

So now, late in the evening, I have accomplished my goal of finding a good air fare for the Spousal Unit to go and represent us both at the memorial. I wish I could join him there, but it is simply not possible.

All you Jawja bloggers, you keep an eye on the Delftsman for me. Make sure he takes his medications and doesn't drink too much. Make him love your state as much as I do.

Posted by Mamamontezz at June 27, 2006 06:28 PM | TrackBack

sorrry you can't make it.

Posted by: ga at June 27, 2006 10:35 PM

My condolences, my friend.

Posted by: Kiril, The Mad Macedonian at June 28, 2006 02:45 AM

I wish I could get down there too, but am so glad Delftsman will be there. Take care of yourself, well, both of you!

Posted by: Laughing Wolf at June 28, 2006 07:12 AM
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