You lived well
Rest well friend
Your life long journey
Has reached its end
You lived well friend
The peace inside
You no longer need defend
Fare you well friend
And with my heart I will send
My prayers for you…
Rest well friend
Chris McQueeney 5/26/12 10:08 A.M.
Green monkey asked what happened after my father died, and today I will touch on that just a little. The day dad died was fucking crazy. The whole day I was on the phone with friends and family. Telling them about what had happened, and trying to calm that raging thing inside. I wrote about it already but let’s just say that it was enough to swallow my soul.
I was about three months sober at the time and was just starting to recover my life. One of the people who I was on the phone with was Bill. The minute I got back from Corvallis a group of my friends were waiting at my house to take me to an AA meeting. All because Bill knew that if I didn't end up there that night I probably wouldn't survive the week, not just loaded but probably dead.
Bill and Jo and Jim took me to a meeting somewhere, I have no idea where, somewhere. I cried the whole way and Bill comforted me. Again I have no idea what he said, just that he was genuine and that he cared.
At around three this morning a friend of mine passed away, Vicki Smith. Vicki was also Bill's mother in law. This morning I got to call him and tell him that I loved him and my prayers went out to him and his family.
Vicki had an infectious smile and she was around all the time at a very important point in my life. Steve I am so sorry for your loss. Bill and Genia my heart is with you.
Mother, Friend, Wife
May God walk with you
And hold you in his gentle hands
April 23rd 1961
May 26th 2012
Chris McQueeney 5/26/12 9:53 A.M.