Tuesday, October 08, 2019

An explanation

by Rick Blechta

Sorry, but there will be no post from me this week — other than this brief explanation.

I'm currently in Virginia to attend a memorial gathering for my brother-in-law, Scott Meynig, who tragically died very suddenly last week.

As you might imagine, it’s thrown a HUGE spanner in the works — for a lot more than this week’s post.

I promise to be back bright and early next Tuesday with something hopefully worth reading, God willin’ and the crick don’t rise, as they say around these parts.

Be good to yourselves. No one gets out of here alive.

If you wish to get a good snapshot of who Scott was, click HERE. One thing the article neglects to tell you is that he started out as a ballet dancer, which is how he met my sister. Imagine, if you will, a male ballet dancer from Texas. Scott was fond of saying that there were only two: him and Patrick Swayze. Probably not true, but it was funny. Scott could be very funny.


Thomas Kies said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Rick.

Sybil Johnson said...

Sorry for your loss. Take care.

Anna said...

With sympathy -- and the assurance that your brief tribute is definitely worth reading.

Rick Blechta said...

I got back yesterday evening. There were 427 people at the event. A number of local restaurants sent some pretty amazing food and desserts. There were shuttle buses to get people to Pippin Hill, the beautiful facility where the memorial was held, and during the 1-hour or so service, people stood in light rain to listen. All of this was totally volunteer-driven. That's a whole lot of love and respect for one person. It ended with a recording of Scott singing “Over The Rainbow” which was just so appropriate.

Many thanks for your kind thoughts.

Frankie Y. Bailey said...

It is a lot of love and respect. Celebrations of life can be both sad and joyful. I attended one yesterday, and there was standing room only. Your brother-in-law sounds like a delightful man. My belated condolences (just catching up on this week's posts).