Greetings and Salutations!
I have been up most of the night unable to sleep after attending the funeral service for my old friend Tim Rhyne yesterday. Tim, a strapping young fellow all of 46 years old was far too young to die. I suppose the good Lord needed a smart and savvy warrior up in heaven to prepare for an Epic battle of Supergalatic proportions. Tim was definitely they guy to help with the preparations for that.
Tim was a guy who had lots of friends and most of them were there yesterday. Many of us went back to his house afterward and had a celebration of sorts with Tim's brother Lyle and his wife Dawn along with a few other family members including Tim & Dawn's (not to be confused with Lyle's Dawn) kids, Dallas and Megan. Dallas was constantly amazing everyone with his playing the drums in the air as his fingers slapped against each other sounding like he was really beating an invisible drum while beautiful Megan was very busy running around with her friends and cousins and also reading some of the many letters her classmates had written to her.
Ray, Mark, Drew and I were hanging around with Lyle, Dawn, June, Marti and others sharing stories about Tim and looking at old photo's of Tim and Dawn's wedding and vacations. Captain Morgan was there and I think Sonic Man was also present somewhere. Of course Dawn passed away only about a month ago also of cancer and again much too soon for someone so young and beautiful. It is a sad tale no doubt and She is missed terribly too. I wish I had a picture of her here on my computer but I do not.
I myself feel lucky to have known them both. Although I was in no way Tim's closest or best friend. Hell at times he did not even like me I am sure. Yet we did go way back and there was a time in our lives, long ago, when we spent so much time together he was like one of my brothers.
Tim was a unique individual, as Mark was saying yesterday he was truly one of a kind, nobody else like him. God broke the mold I suppose on this one. Tim will be missed by so many people but he will never be forgotten. His Timizms will also carry on with each one of his friends.
Squibber, Sclib, Gibby, Baby Rhino, all great nicknames by the way. He was here with us so briefly now it seems but while he was here he made a tremendous impact on all those around him. Especially me. I always admired the guy and felt good knowing he was around somewhere even if I did not see him that often anymore.
Farewell brother Tim, may your days in heaven be long and peaceful.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Janet and I have booked this resort for a week in January of 07 and it looks like we are not going to be able to make it. We are going to try and sell this week to someone who would like to get away from it all. We have not been to this resort yet but I have linked to it so that you can check it out. Most all of the places we have vacationed at through RCI have been very nice, upscale resorts. This is an Oceanfront room.
Jan13 thru Jan 20... 1 bedroom with kitchen, 1 bath, Queen bed & sleeper sofa.
If you are interested in buying this week of vacation we will take $650 for it. That gets you 7 nights at this resort. Check in and check out is on Saturday. Hollywood Florida is between Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. There are several casino's in the area with horse racing too.
If you booked this straight from the Resort website it would cost 1,468.00. If your not interested but might know someone else who is, feel free to forward this along to your friends and family.
JD & Janet Pearce