Well, today I said goodbye to a friend. My friend Rod Newby passed away a few days ago. The funeral was yesterday. The church was overflowing with people who had come to pay their last respects.
The world has lost a great man. He was a family man. His faith and his family was most important to him. It was evident by the tributes written by his family and all the things they remembered about him. He was a giver. His love for his wife was like none I have ever known. Everything he did was focused on his family. His love of sports and hunting was instilled in his children and grandchildren. I am sure he never missed a game when his children and grandchildren were playing. He was the type of guy who always had a smile on his face and always had time for all of his friends. I will miss you, my friend. .
Life is sweet,
just because of the friends we have made,
And the things which in common we share;
We want to live on, not because of ourselves,
But because of the people who care.
It's giving and doing for somebody else -
On that, all life's splendor depends...
And the joy of this world,
when you've summed it all up,
Is found in the making of friends.
Because of the life he lived he will never be forgotten and his legacy will live on.
and in the words of my father "That's it for today".