"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Saturday 1 August 2015


My old friend Norm Weller took his leave last night. He was in hospital  a week while they tried to put a stent in his heart. I'm not sure that's the correct medical term but it doesn't matter because it wasn't successful. 

Our sympathy is with Shirley and their family. Norm was eighty-five.They were married for sixty-three 
years. He was a giant of a man with unbounded energy. Except for the last ten years. 

He had surgery and a tumor the size of a tennis ball taken out of his gut. It didn't get rid of the cancer.  The drug that killed the cancer, came close to killing him and left him with severe sight and mobility problems that took away much of his enjoyment of life.

His family, particularly grandchildren, gave light to his days.

So now it's done. He has said many times over he would welcome it when it came. 

He lived a long, productive, happy life and achieved his goals. 

So Bon Voyage  Norm. If there is a place beyond, you will have as many friends there as you leave behind. May you continue to enjoy the Divine Comedy.


Anonymous said...

He did it right

Anonymous said...

They should name a park after him.

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