Who is left I wonder ? Seems as though we are all slipping into the void where we will be with Angus soon. Bruce Burns crossed over this year. That was a big one. He loved Angus. Well friend, while we may not be together yet, I know the time is coming soon where we all will share a great laugh. Miss you.
I spent this year’s anniversary of Angus’ passing driving from Arkansas to Dallas. Packing a double travel day with some top-secret overtime as I was on turnaround from my last job. Angus would have been proud!
We talk about him all the time, and there are so many things I would love to talk TO him about. Is this recession over? Can we raise our rates $50? Why don’t they pay more per diem?
So many memories I think are as vibrant today as they ever were — he made such a strong mark on us all that he remains a strong force.
We miss you man.
Another year gone by without Angus, as always he’s still very much with us. There are so many things that come up at work where I wonder what he’d do. Charge more, of course. Make me laugh when I was trying to be serious. Act like a child when everyone else was trying to be adult.
I do worry how he’d react to these slow recession years. “What’s wrong with these people? Just having a slow economy is no reason to not put on huge shows with lots of overtime!”
I was in Orlando this week, had Sushi, thought of Angus. Saw the gang, thought of Angus. Overbilled, thought of Angus.
So here we are near the end of May and my fear was that this website might have disappeared. With the coming of June comes the remembrance from several years ago. Somehow this page comforts me. Just seeing Angus’s photo looking down is right. If anyone ever checks in to this page, please post so I know who you are. My thoughts for now is just what I may have to say in my yearly update.
Angus is still as fresh in my mind as the day we met. I keep flashing him from time to time and I often temper my comments with a little sarcastic bite in a manner I think he might have tried to ease some of the tension of the moment. Of course I keep waiting for him to come right over the top with his contribution that would break me up and finish the discussion. Still love that boy.
I got an email from Debbie, Angus’s sister, reminding us that today would have been Angus’ 46th birthday. This, I’d think, is a great day to remember him with a good sushi dinner, as Debbie and Carolyn are doing, or maybe a wildly out of place workplace joke, or just a sigh as we all take a moment to reflect on what we’ve lost.
I know we all miss him everyday.
Best to all.