Thursday, October 8, 2009

Remembering a good man...

Art Reeves, you were a good man...

Of all my ex-in-laws, you were my favorite.

You did not judge, but had a strong sense of right and wrong.

You had a good heart, a great sense of humor, and an awesome love for life.

Y
ou could party with the best of them:)

Which is why LDBoy went ahead with plans to take G-man out on his 18th birthday even tho it was the day after you passed and the day before your wake.

"Grandpa Art would have wanted us to do this; let's not disappoint him."

From what I heard, the boys made you proud.

And yes, I will make sure G-man gets to enough classes and practices this week so he can play Friday night, because you would have wanted that, too. (Even tho in the last few months you had him confused with someone name Greg who runs touchdowns for THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY...)


I will never forget all you did for us as a young couple with young children. You helped us in so many ways. The kids always loved the times they spent with you.

And you have been there for them as they have grown.

I have never seen G-man cry so hard as he did when I had to tell him the sad news of your passing.


This week, so many fond memories of times past have been going through my mind, bringing smiles and tears...

I will share just one of my many favorite stories
...
...Late one night you came in after the Akron PD had wanted to arrest you and your prank-playing friends for trespassing on the local golf course, but apparently you had decided not to renew your license EVER and so the BMV had just finally assumed you had passed away (quite a few years back).... as you retold the story, when the police dispatch told the would-be arresting officers that they were looking at a dead man - well, the whites of their eyes were all you could see that late at night and they let you and your friends go on your way....
Thank you, Art, for all you gave...to everyone who came into your life...

May you rest in peace.

5 comments:

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

That is such a great cop-evasion story that Art told you. I love it. And I'm very sorry for you and your son. It's hard to lose somebody so important. :(

Ed Adams said...

Sorry for your loss. He sounds like a great man.

Theresa said...

What an awesome tribute. Art seems like an real fun guy. I'm really glad you shared the golf course story...it made me smile.

CatLadyLarew said...

Art sounds awesome! And he definitely would have wanted to boys to keep on truckin!

Winky Twinky said...

I'm really sorry for your loss. No matter the circumstances, it is always hard to lose someone important in your life. Sounds like he would have loved your tribute.