I need to say goodbye to Ron Morrison. He was a regular at Thousand Trails, Peace River - where we spent the winter last year. I received a couple of emails this week telling me he passed away. It was a shock, since I regularly read his blog , and there had been no mention of illness. No one seems to know exactly what happened, he was taken to the hospital on Saturday night and he was gone by Sunday. Ron was a character. I liked him. He always had a smile for us. He lived in an old blue bus that he operated on vegetable oil.
He didn't have much, but he didn't complain. This year he even got a job as a school bus driver in the town near the park. He was a star computer student. Already a good photographer, he created several PhotoStory slide shows after taking our class. He even told us that he got a couple paid gigs making slide shows for Weddings and other special events. And, of course, we taught him how to blog and he wrote regularly from February, 2007 to February 15, 2008.
And, my favorite personality trait ... he could laugh at himself. He writes in his blog that he bought these green velvet shorts with bells on them to play pickleball - in hopes that they would distract the opponents and he could win a game!
I keep looking at his blog expecting to see another post. It's weird. It makes me think that everyone who blogs should have a designated person who knows your username and password in case a Last Post needs to be made. Maybe it should become a standard clause in our Last Will and Testaments? Designate the person you want to write it, and specify the username and password? Even if I knew his username and password, I wouldn't feel right. I'm not family, and I didn't even know him very well. I guess I could put a comment on his last entry and link people to here.
Goodbye Ron! You touched our lives.
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