I did not live a life as rich as this one --
|Sent:||Monday, 23 March 2009 6:01:01 PM|
|To:||David H. (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Lowell Gene MaudlinBorn Oct. 1 and 2, 1930Died March 7, 2009Gene died today utilizing Oregon’s Death with Dignity plan. He was tuckered out from trying to breathe. His Scamp was with him at Hospice Hopewell House.
Lowell Gene Maudlin died too soon for me but I’m glad he’s resting and breathing easy with his Big Ernie. I met Gene the summer after we each began blo**ing in Spring of 2005. He was still in the home for Old Folks then, with his wife, Betty. Betty subsequently died of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, choosing to use Oregon’s Death with Dignity program. Sad but not beat, Gene, always resourceful, reconnected via his blog, with his Scamp (Sylvia)- previous wife and mother of his children. She was the angel of Gene’s final 3 years, letting bygones be bygones and falling in love anew with an amazingly smart, funny, and loving rapscallion of a man.
He made me laugh. He did.
And yes .. he also made me laugh .. when i had time and resource to listen.