The Sunny Side

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My front porch in Old Town Eureka is known as The Sunny Side. Southern exposure, protected from the wind, it is an ideal place to sit and play old timey tunes and watch the parade go by.

Monday, April 28, 2008

So Long Dear Friend



Our dear friend Walt passed away suddenly today, about noon. Such a great man and a good friend to all that knew him. Here he is with Brother James and his daughter Rose with his beloved Harley. I'll never forget you my friend. My heart is with your family, Barbie and your children.

3 Comments:

Blogger Barbie said...

Thanks so much Bob. Walt loved sitting in the sun and talking with you. I hope to see you soon.

Barbie

7:12 PM  
Blogger hucktunes said...

Yeah, I sure miss that. Sittin' here on the Sunny Side chattin' with my friend Walt. I'll see you Sunday. Brother James and I are gonna bring our sticks in case we can play some music.

7:51 PM  
Blogger mcfish said...

I can see you there Walter
You on the way to work,
Myself, on the way home.
Long days, longer nights.
25 years in the mills.

Small talk
All those things;
Little girls in diapers
Cigarettes and sawdust
Broken jaws and Harley Davidsons

Someone, a little crazy, tells a story.
Crazy.
Walt looks away, smiles
Gives them a cigarette.

One more cup of coffee.
Thermos and a lunch pail
“Well, I guess…”
Ten hour shift to go.
Walter knows 3am Eureka.

At night I can hear that machine.
The one that rips the skin from the trees
Someone else at the controls, but I still see you there
Walter.

Mcfish

2:50 PM  

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