Sunday, January 27

gordon b.


Gordon B., you were my first favorite. I will never forget how I felt being in the same large room with you that spring day in Hawaii. Though we're going to miss you here, I'm happy you and Marjorie are together again. It pained me to see you apart. Thank you for being full of spirit, love, humor, strength and charisma---and for swinging that cane of yours with such cheeriness. It made you seem real. Even if they didn't want to admit it, I think everyone who met you loved you in some way, too.

xo. ali

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13 comments:

Tiffany said...

Amen.

100 Percent Cottam said...

he will be so missed. job well done, for sure.

Haydee said...

I feel the same exact way. So sad. We were actually in his ward in SLC.

Robin said...

Yes. Good tribute. Also, that is a wonderful picture of him.

Chelsea said...

He really was and is my favorite.

Taryn & Brendon said...

i was at byuh when he came one year as well. i wonder if it was the same year? he was a great man!

allison said...

amen is right. what a nice tribute.

marta said...

what a sweet photo, ali. and yes, a first favorite. lovely tribute!

Lisa said...

I saw GBH in Hawaii as well (1998, I think). So sad to lose him. My Catholic father-in-law called to give us the news last night - he really was loved by all.

Rachel said...

:(

Dansie Family said...

it is sad that we had to lose him, but i can guarantee it was a happy reunion for him and Marjorie.

lane said...

well-said. i think he's one of those people who is so good he is kind of everyone's favorite. he has so much love you just can't help but love him back.

Julie said...

Me too - missing him that is. Love your blog. Great photos!