Travels with Bubbie

Goodbye To You My Trusted Friend

by Bubbie

“We had joy we had fun we had seasons in the sun, but the wine and the song like the seasons have all gone…”

My cousin John Ellsworth of Virginia Beach, Virginia passed away this morning at just 37 years old, and in thinking about what I wanted to write, the old song “Seasons in the Sun” by Terry Jacks popped into my head. Does anyone remember this song? It made its debut in 1974 and I believe it was a one hit wonder, but nevertheless, the words held great meaning to me then and 34 years later the words still mean a great deal. My family is large, very large, and it has always been a blessing, and, on the rare occasion, a curse. It’s a curse when something like this happens and you question everything you believe to be true about life and faith, and God’s plan. He was an incredible young man and so very much in love with his wife Jennifer… they went together like George & Gracie Burns, like peanut butter & jelly… you get the idea. He will be sorely missed, and my thoughts, prayers and love go out to Jennifer, to John’s parents Jack & Linda, to grandmother Eleanor, sister Susan, and brother Jimmy.

“We had joy we had fun we had seasons in the sun but the stars we could reach were just starfish on the beach…”

Ciao for now… Bubbie & Me

Thought for the Day: “Courage is fear holding on a minute longer” – George S. Patton

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