Thursday, November 22, 2018

REMEMBERING A DETAIL OF A KIND MAN'S LIFE...

THANKSGIVING MORNING 2018... A NOTE TO KEVIN DAVID PASTOR FOR HIS FAMILY...


This morning when I heard of the passing of your dad, it brought up a memory Bob and I never forgot.. 

Dan was a very kind man, and Bob and I always enjoyed conversation with him at family gatherings. Dan had a creative streak in his younger years, and he was a very good creative photographer at one time. 

Years ago, we told him of a Victorian barn Bob and I had tried to buy in Geauga County. We had hoped to convert it into a home, but it really needed to be saved fairly soon. 

The owner lived far away. She told us she didn't care what happened to that barn, but she would not sell it; she would not allow it to be even moved; as it was part of a "tax shelter plan." 

Some time later, Dan came by with a large, matted photo of that barn for us, and told us, "I agree; that's such a pretty old barn, and it IS going to tumble down soon. It's sad, but I took a photo so at least you can always have a good image to remember it by." 


The barn DID go down, but to this day, it is less the memory (and waste) of that barn than it is the memory of Dan's great kindness in preserving the image for us.


God speed to Dan Pastor. He is up there with my Bob now, and they'll have lots of talking to do; and I like to think they'll both be like their old selves. ❤️