07 April 2008

Requiem for a Farmer

A very good friend of mine lost her father on Sunday 6 April. He left quietly, slipping the bonds of Earth and entering Heaven's Fields in the manner he desired; peacefully in his own bed, in his own house.
A farmer his entire life, he rasied a family of 4 by his own hand on his own land.
I never knew this man, but I do know his daughter. She is one of my best friends. She is quite possibly, aside from my wife of 30 years, my BEST friend. She told me about her Dad tonight.
If the character of the daughter is indicative of the character of the father, Heaven is now a better place.

2 comments:

Leta said...

Thank you dear friend. My father was a great man and will be missed by many. I regret that the two of you never met.

AFSister said...

This is so sweet, Bob. Leta is a good friend to many, and her father's death has touched many of us through her.
Thanks for posting.