well we up here in cane bay lost another one of our "characters" on friday, our friend phil died of natural causes at a hospital in PR sometime on friday, he was one of the good guys, worked at almost everyplace up here at one time or another over the years, had an opinion on anything and everything and not afraid to let you know!!! He will be missed because he was easy to talk to. we lost Kelly a few months back, her asthma got her in the middle of the night and she was gone before the ambulance could get to her, she worked at off the wall and cane bay beach bar for years always with her inhaler close by, you could find her at the beach with her sons and friend sandy in tow on her days off and at sylvies place for any big event, i loved her like a sister as did all of us up here, before her we lost "big gay bobby" or "mafia bobby" and now just "dead bobby" to medical stuff, he had the beach shack at gentle winds for many years and won prizes at taste of stx almost everytime he entered, he ran the restaurant at the waves for years as well and was truly one of the funniest people i've met in my life and he never met a can of coors lite that he did'nt like, 3 friends in about a year, some days life sucks here, but the next day you just walk down to the beach and watch the sea, dig your feet into the sand, mourn a little for lost friends and go on.
Those are some big losses for a short period of time. I'm very sorry.
I'm sorry for your losses...
trw, thanks for the info on Phil. I often think about him and was worried about his cancer. He befriended me many years ago at Off the Wall and during my PMV last year he and I would play poker at Bogeys and have many, many breakfast meals at Cane Bay beach bar.
I had known Kelly and Sandy for about 7 years in my travels to STX and also knew Bobby from Gentle Winds.
I also feel I know who you are but can't put the initials together to figure out your first name. Want to give me a hint?
A very sad Linda....
As we get older the losses of our friends and family can become overwhelming at times. I go to the beach ,when this happens and recite the Irish Blessing, it goes like this:
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sunshine warm your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields.
and until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hand.
This blessing makes me feel a little better.
Sorry about your friends.
thanks everyone, Lizaed that poem is beautiful!!
mildew kills a lot of people on all these islands often, sorry for all your losses.