Friday, November 12, 2010

Lloyd has left us.

Lloyd Wimp died earlier this evening at his home after a long and brutal bout with the bastard known as cancer. No matter the situation, or the odds ... living, dying, and everywhere in between ... he never, ever stopped trying. Lloyd was one of my best friends, and I miss him already, painfully and intensely.

It is my understanding that there will be no funeral in the conventional sense. Rather, Lloyd asked that after he was gone, as many as possible of his friends come together to celebrate his life with an old-fashioned wake at the Public House. This we'll do, with bells on, and kegs of Guinness, food and plenty of bawdy stories, although probably not until just after Thanksgiving.

The blog will remain silent this weekend in the Highwayman's honor.

Lloyd, my brother, there just wasn't enough time. We'll do you proud. Goodbye.

5 comments:

Ann Streckfus said...

Lloyd was an honorable, decent man. May he rest in peace.

VetteMan said...

Sorry for the loss of your Friend.

Ceece said...

Well, damn. As Ann said, Lloyd was a good man. He was as kind as they came.

He will be sorely missed.

Iamhoosier said...

The short man with the giant heart. I'm proud to have been able to call him my friend. I just want to scream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

edward parish said...

" Well I pulled outta Pittsburgh a rollin` down that Eastern Sea board,
I got my diesel wound up and she`s runnin` like a never before.
There`s a speed zone ahead alright I don`t see a cop in sight,
Six days on the road and I`m a gonna make it home tonight."
Red Sovine - Six Days On The Road