This past week was Ed's birthday and it was decided that we should gather today to be with his wife and daughter. The weather was forgiving: partly cloudy and warm. Co-workers discussed their summer adventures, some lamenting that only a month remained. Kids shared toys willingly. Adults sipped iced coffee while passing babies.
ONE of Ed's favorite sayings was: "Whatever." (Emphasize the Boston-ish/Southern NH accent: so "Whateva" but say it as you exhale.) In fact, this saying was so well known that it was on his obituary card.
Ride home from BBQ:
-Why did we go to the BBQ today?
Well, my friend died and moved to heaven. So today we were getting together with his friends and family so we can be together. (It was his birthday this week and that must suck.)
-Why did he move to heaven?
Because he got very sick, very fast and his heart stopped working. (Heart attack)
I'm not sure.
-Maybe he should get a new heart.
Gut Punch. (Please anyone change the subject)...
I know if he were to read this he would make fun of me and call me a something slightly offensive. So I'll stop now.