Tuesday, October 21, 2014


The world lost a beautiful child on Saturday. Just 28 years old: He was doing what he always does on weekends. Climbing to the tops of mountains in Swiss Alps.

Got the call Sunday afternoon. We've gone through cases and cases of kleenex.

His mom and dad, text book perfect.  His up brining magnificent, he excelled at school, graudaured with honors, recently promoted working and playing in Zurich.
He had more friends than there are mosquitoes at Brighton Speedway on a July humid night.

A slip and fall 150m drop he's gone.

His parents are crushed, devastated squared. His brother a walking zombie. The entire family will never recover from this.. It's Imposable.

This is truly one of the sadest weeks of our families life...

Good bye perfect Nephew.


  1. So sorry about your loss. What a tragedy for your family.

  2. my sincere condolences, Smokey

  3. My condolences to your family SM, on this heartbreaking loss.

  4. Tkid here.

    I am sorry for your loss.

  5. My condolences SM.

  6. Thanks for all the kind words blog dogs.
    You know me, hard ass here. But when you see the anguish in his parents.. It's hell.

    They jumped on a plane today, he won't be back home till Wed. Unreal.

    And as if this isn't bad enough, old God has his sights on my mom. now in palative care.

    How do respond after a four day sleep over at the nursing home. Waiting.

    I just checked into Seneca.

    Something seriously wrong with me.

  7. Sorry for your loss. Not easy.


  8. Sincere condolences, Smokey.

    - Mixed Bag

  9. Oh Smokey, I'm so sorry about your nephew. It sounds like he lived it up while he could. We should all enjoy life so much.

    Hope your mother hangs on for as long as she has a decent quality of life. Thinking of your family during this difficult time.

    - Happy Renting

  10. Smoking Man,
    Sincere condolences. One of the saddest tragedies in life, someone so young and perfect.

  11. BTW, please come back to Garth's blog when you are ready, I miss your crazy comments ...

  12. Hi Smokey, sorry to hear about your loss, my condolences to you and your family. I just cannot imagine the pain ya'll must be going through.

    Yes we miss you over at the GREATERFOOL, I enjoy reading your comments.

  13. Thanks dogs, it rough.. Be back on GF after funerals.. Next week some time.

  14. I'm with you, Smokey.
    I know you don;t give a rat's ass about this thing, but your nephew is in a better place now. Deep down he wanted it... you know better it works like this.

    The anonymous who doesn't like Turner.

    (not hiding from you... from others... would actually enjoy sitting down with you at a smoke... not even talking)