A childhood friend of mine is being laid to rest this week.
Yes, he was from 'Mayberry'.
(How I lovingly refer to the small town where I grew up)
Mike was one of the 'Good Guys'.
Always there if you needed something, didn't know a stranger, had a fun and ornery sense of humor, and he was the dare-devil growing up (and even till his passing) that we all wanted to be.
To say he will be greatly missed is a huge understatement.
For those of us who knew him, whether when we were kids or now, it's pretty clear there's a void,...be it in our memories or our day to day lives.
My heart goes out to his wife and children and I hope that the many friends and family they have surrounding them will be of some comfort.
I'm sure he's up there in the clouds, cracking jokes, riding his bike with that sheepish grin on his face,...showin' them all how to have a great time!
Oh and,...."Yes Burleson, I have a car where my feet actually touch the peddles and no,...I don't still look 'through' the steering wheel to drive!"
(Only time I think I've ever seen him look just the tiniest bit scared!)
|Mike - 1978
Rest in Peace My Friend! See ya on the other side,.....
Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and Fond Memories!