Saturday, December 7, 2013

Update

I have learned about the fate of my neighbor (http://abbaquiltingqueen.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-right-thing.html)....

I found him on Facebook and friended him, with a note saying who I was and why I was reaching out to him. His brother was managing his account and accepted the request. This allowed me to follow his posts as well as to almost get to know this man. Unfortunately, he passed away yesterday evening and while the details as to what his health history was, I know that it was a sudden and unexpected passing.

On a personal note, I'm very sad that I did not get to know this man because what I have learned about him from his page and from the postings of his friends is that he was a unique and artistic person and I feel that I probably would have had a lot in common with him and a lot to talk about. He was an artist who worked primarily in ceramic sculpture, which is an area that I am interested, in as well as an all around character. He was a member of the Craft Guild of Dallas. I am now interested in joining the Craft Guild and am investigating it along with taking classes there in their pottery studios.

This experience has also made me want to actually venture out of my hidey-hole and make the effort to meet the people around me....    

4 comments:

Jay said...

What a story! I hadn't seen your blog about your neighbor until I read this one. I definitely think you did the right thing! Very touching!

Sara Watson said...

RIP :( Let me know how the venturing out goes.... I think I had a nightmare last night about meeting neighbors ;)

Jane said...

RIP!

Diane said...

That's sad.