Sunday, March 08, 2009

In Memory of Old Horsetail Snake

Oct. 1 and 2, 1930 - March 7, 2009

When I started blogging over four years ago, one of my first blogging friends was Old Horsetail Snake a/k/a Gene Maudlin. "Old Hoss" as he called himself, passed away yesterday. He was a frequent and hilarious commenter here and I will miss him terribly.

Whenever I look at my cell phone contact list, I see the phone number of my Uncle Wayne who passed away last year and I see the phone number of Mama Theresa's Italian restaurant which was destroyed by Hurricane Ike when it devasted Crystal Beach last September. I know I'll never be able to delete those phone numbers from my cell phone and I know will never be able to delete "Hoss" from my blogroll.

See you later, Hoss. Rabbit, rabbit.

From Home Fires by Lois Lane:
From the last line of his obituary (which he wrote himself): “Maudlin plans to be cremated and then will reincarnate.”


Lorna said...

what a wonderful end to an obituary! I'll miss seeing his caustic and funny comments too

Mommy said...

He was such a funny man. I'm going to miss reading his takes on your blogs.

Lori Stewart Weidert said...

Aw. I didn't know him, sounds like it was my loss there.

I can't take my loved ones out of my cell phone, contacts, or address books either.

Peter said...

G'day Laurie, a nice tribute to a real nice guy, gone but not forgotten.

Laurie said...

Peter - Hope all is well in Australia!

Susan in St. Paul said...

:( He was so funny.

I still have my dead friends & relatives in my phones and on my im lists too.

Laurie said...

Susan - I guess that's more common than I thought.