Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Tragic Waste!

We just found out that a 36-yr-old friend killed himself on Wednesday.
The last we knew, he was managing the water rides at Disneyworld. He started working there by playing Goofy, which we always found appropriate.

I'll always remember how he'd patiently play with Z, when he was a toddler, for hours.
If it wasn't for Ed, we wouldn't know that it's illegal to pee in the Mall of America parking lot.

God bless you Ed-The-One-Man-Party!

15 Comments:

At 2/14/2009 5:07 PM, Blogger Squirl said...

I'm so sorry for you and everyone else who loved Ed.

 
At 2/14/2009 5:16 PM, Blogger Jeannie said...

Sorry your friend hit a low spot. I don't care what any "religion" says, anyone in so much pain they kill themselves deserves to find joy on the other side.

 
At 2/14/2009 7:44 PM, Blogger tweetey30 said...

That is so sad Tshsmom.. I dont know what to say without sounding stupid.. I am sorry to hear it though..

 
At 2/15/2009 9:30 AM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Thanks Squirl!

Jeannie, I TOTALLY agree!!

Tweets, I feel the same way. I'm trying to come up with words of comfort for his wife, whom I've never met. :(

 
At 2/15/2009 1:03 PM, Blogger Cherie said...

I am so sorry, Tshs.

Know that are many of us holding close in our hearts you and all who loved Ed.

No words.

 
At 2/15/2009 5:44 PM, Blogger Laura said...

I'm so sorry. It's always a shock when this happens.

 
At 2/15/2009 6:53 PM, Blogger Gardenia said...

I am so sorry - there is so much pain, so much in a suicide - for them, for us.....specially in youth - -

 
At 2/16/2009 10:52 AM, Blogger Vancouver Voyeur said...

*sorry* Try to remember all the good he accomplished in his life, the joy he brought to others, and hope the next phase of life is kinder to him and brings him the love and happiness he couldn't hold onto in this life.

 
At 2/16/2009 9:28 PM, Blogger Notta Wallflower said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. My condolences to Ed's friends and family.

 
At 2/16/2009 11:41 PM, Blogger SME said...

I found a picture of him with Dawn, and as always he had a huge grin on his face. It's just very hard to grasp. I even wondered if it could be a mistake, but no. They used dental records.

 
At 2/17/2009 7:29 PM, Blogger zydeco fish said...

Such awful news. I am so sorry to hear this.

 
At 2/17/2009 7:50 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Thanks Cherie!

Laura, first shock, then the guilt. :(

Gardenia, the guilt and anger in these situations always seems to stay with us.
We haven't been close to Ed for several years, but our very close friend, Dawn, visited him the week before he did it. She's dealing with huge guilt right now and we're all here for her.

VV, AMEN! Ed was the LAST guy we'd ever suspect of killing himself...he hid his demons well. I pray that he's at peace with himself.

Thanks Notta!

SME, the fire part was true then? Send me a link to the article you found. I'll forward Dawn's email to you.

ZF, it just doesn't seem real.

 
At 2/23/2009 10:01 PM, Blogger Great White Bear, said...

I am sorry and sad for your loss. Friends have been dropping like flies here, but it is always the young ones whose deaths give you most pause.

Having said that, I have got to say... there MUST be a story about peeing and the Mall of America here.

 
At 2/26/2009 4:40 PM, Blogger Jimmy said...

Dont stop blogging ever
I linked u


Vest sends greetings

 
At 2/26/2009 8:19 PM, Blogger Bridget Jones said...

What Squirl said. How very very sad. May he rest in peace now.

 

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