Monday, June 25, 2012

Define Family

It’s been a sad week.  As Jim wrote in the last post, our friends Phil and Tracey May lost their son Josh in a senseless accident.  Then, within days, we both had to go to a big RV rally in Louisville, KY and do our job.  Phil stayed with us in our motorhome while he worked the rally.  Tracey stayed home while her Dad, who had flown over from England took her place at the rally.  Tracey’s Mom stayed with her at the RV park.  Ally also went to the rally to work the booth and she stayed with another RVing friend (Jim with Blue Ox).  It was probably good to be busy – we actually had a nice time with our slumber parties with Phil and ‘Dad.’ 
Today is the day for Josh’s memorial.
It was a 3 hour drive after the rally to come back to the RV park.  When we got here the place was buzzing.  Several more family members have flown over from England to be here.  And friends from as far away as California have also come.  The park manager put his own 5th Wheel trailer in the site next to the May’s so that their visitors would have a place to stay.
The May's RV with family and friends.  The park owner put their 5th Wheel on the lot next to them so family who flew in from England would have a place to stay.
The May's RV with family and friends. The park owner put their 5th Wheel on the lot next to them so family who flew in from England would have a place to stay.
And we aren’t the only RV Family here either.  RV’s have been arriving all day and filling the place.  People who don’t know about the RVing family might feel bad that the May’s (Phil, Tracey and Ally) are on the road and don’t have family and friends nearby in their community.  What they don’t know is that RV friends have wheels on their homes and can make a community wherever you are.
Other friends from the RV Rally have been arriving all day for Josh's memorial
Other friends from the RV Rally have been arriving all day for Josh's memorial
Other friends from the RV Rally have been arriving all day for Josh's memorial
Other friends from the RV Rally have been arriving all day for Josh's memorial
Gathering for Josh's Memorial
Gathering for Josh's Memorial
As you hear about in many tragedies, you find out some wonderful things about the people around you ..  how good and loving they are.  We are all family when someone we love is hurting.

In case you don't know Phil, Tracey, Ally, and Josh - here's a little video I did about them and their business TechnoRV.  This was taken a couple years ago.

1 comment:

Bob said...

My goodness. I'm so very sorry to read this. My condolences.
Very kind of the park manager to lend their own RV for extra accommodations.