Life Rudely Interrupted

Been an emotional week. Whoah! That word just wrote it self “emotional”. Wrote a post on Wednesday that was significant to me. Had some people stop by. Their stopping by, their comments was huge for this clark. My thanks to Christine, Dyanne, Zoe and Clark.

It was one of those posts I wrote for myself, because it was there. And I had to. That afternoon, I began writing “Part 2”. I never finished it. Thought perhaps I’d work it into a Friday TToT post. But sudden death interrupted. Sudden. As in wtf. So.

Gonna scrap my Anniversary Afternoon follow-up. Got it tucked into a corner of my heart. Might break it out at a later date, might not. Right now?  I’m remembering my brother in law whose sudden death yesterday morning sent shock waves up and down the east coast and clear across the country.

The man who came into my life when I was 7, who became a part of my family, left the planet in the pre-dawn hours yesterday. This isn’t a “normal” TToT post. No sir. All I can say is I’m grateful that Paul’s last act on earth was engaging in an activity he loved. Fishing. I should be so lucky when it’s my time…to be doing a thing I love. To be out of doors, near the ocean.

What can I tell you about him?  Paul was a major scott. A lot of you know what this means. Anyone who doesn’t, scott = energy, action, color(ful), louder/larger than life, of the absolute moment. An artist, soldier, husband, father, grandfather, baker, chef. He was without doubt, a force to be reckoned with.

I’m going back well over 10 years now and I can’t for the life of me remember how we got talking music but it suprised me to find out that he liked George Thorogood. Wait, let me re-phrase that. Paul liked  a couple of George T songs at that moment in time:)

I have many a Paul memory that makes me smile. And if I had access to my old desktop, I would be posting a favorite picture of him, myself and Man from the last time I saw him. The last time he and my sister came to visit. But not today. Today, there is George. Today.

[…”I always loved that car. Even as a kid, I knew it was cool. Thanks for letting me ride shotgun today Paul…”]



30 thoughts on “Life Rudely Interrupted

      1. I wish I was any good at saying things which were meaningful and helpful when they’re really needed, but I’m suffering an attack of the clarks, and don’t think there *is* anything.

        Thinking of you and yours x


        1. Lizzie. Who the heck do you think you’re talkin’ to?:) It is a most awkward time, especially for clarks (don’t need to tell you why). Whether being the one to give condolences or receiving them, I have to admit I’m not very good in that department either.
          What do you say? You had me in your thoughts for a not pleasant reason. You thought to come back and tell me how badly you suck at the “gee sorry ….is dead”. Actions speak louder than words. You have said more than enough:) Thank you my friend. o


  1. Sudden loss is so hard to deal with. My father died suddenly. Like I talked to him an hour and half before he died and he sounded fine. I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs and healing light to you.


    1. Yes. Difficult. Thank you. How awful to lose your Dad unexpectedly and yet fortunate that you talked with him in what neither of you knew was his last hour. I am a big believer in the power of hugs. Don’t know about healing light, but I’ll take some:)


  2. Oh Denise, I am so sorry. For your sister, for you, and for everyone else who loves him. Seeing that he’s a scott, I’m sure that list is long. 🙂

    That song didn’t make my ears bleed at all! I even kind of liked it.


  3. valj2750

    I’m sorry for your loss. A sudden death is difficult to bear, but it sounds like you have loads of love and memories to sustain you through this difficult time.


    1. Kimberly, may all that you give be returned tenfold. Especially now, when you have lost someone who meant so much to you.
      I’m so sorry for your loss so if I may? I’m gonna send a little of the love to you that you’ve sent to me:)


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