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Posted 2017-12-08T23:27:59Z

Thanks to you all

I’m sure I’ve said this before, but I’d like to repeat my thanks to each of you for your continuing encouragement and well wishes. This is dragging on longer than we had hoped, and it’s your cheers and whispers and messages and poetry that is keeping us going.

I felt I needed to share an example of the latter with everyone, from a whilom coworker not normally known for his Nashian versification:

Ode to overcoming a nose tube

    It is not the thing for king or wastrel

    To have a tube shoved up your nostril.

That’s the beginning; I’ll skip most of the midsection which meant a great deal to me but which would require a good deal of explaining to be decipherable to a wider audience. But it concludes with lines that made me tear up:

    You, the husband, the father, the good friend

    Are loved from the beginning to the end.

    While you may not be in best circumstance

    You make your music as part of the Dance.

    And if my verse brings you a sense of mirth

    Then these hard times become a time of birth.

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Comments (5)

  • Beth Hufford
    Beth Hufford

    Amen! Thanks to the whilom coworker for his good words and thinking of you and the family.

    4 years ago · Reply
  • barbara grandberg
    barbara grandberg

    hang in there...i know....easy for me to say [[[[[[hugs]]]]]

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Rebecca Gould
    Rebecca Gould

    Cheering you on Erik! Every day, I predict, you’ll get a little better and a little stronger. But yeah, NG tubes are no fun from everything I’ve heard. Hope that part ends SOON! Sending love, Becky

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Lynn Rockwell
    Lynn Rockwell

    Hey Erik! Here are a couple of (dumb) jokes for you as you start the weekend: What's a good name for a retired artist? Drew A dung beetle walks into a bar and asks " Is this stool taken?" Sending our best, Lynn and Roman (though he thinks the jokes are too dumb to send)l

    4 years ago · Reply
    • barbara grandberg
      barbara grandberg

      i'm a friend from the folk dance community and fellow sox fan...can i pass along your jokes...;of them :}

      4 years ago · Reply