Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Some Sad News This Morning

Yesterday @ 7:15am our
friend, Keys,
passed away.
Keys was his legal name.
No first name or last name.
Just Keys.

He was a composer
and musician that
traveled around the
world in his heyday,
 playing the piano
for other's enjoyment.
He was a bit 
-ahem-okay-a lot-
made me enjoy listening
to his nonsense.

In the last few years,
he has not been in 
good physical condition
and those of us that were
closest to him
became his family.

In the last few months
he also became mentally 
confused due to complications
with his diabetes.

About 2 weeks ago he 
had a stroke and
rallied slightly in the hospital.
My son went to the 
hospital at night and
played his guitar and
sang for him
-sometimes until 2am-
spoke to him and
recognized the songs.
My son & his wife managed
to get a laugh out of Keys-
something unexpected
because of
 the shape he was in.

Yesterday we spent all day
making arrangements
and driving 2 hours
North to tell his 90 year
old mother, 
that lives in assisted living,
 that she 
had lost her only son.

I won't be around much for 
the next few days.
I will pop in and out
but forgive me for not
visiting you on a regular basis
like I usually do.

This next week will be
spent cleaning out his
home before his rent
comes due at the end
of the month.

We figure right about now he
is up in Heaven
telling God what He needs to do
to run the place right.
Cuz that is how he rolls!

Say a prayer for his soul.
We will miss him.

I will do the drawing
for the giveaway
later this week.
your photo name


Japolina said...

Sorry for your loss. Hugs to you Diana. Julie

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for you as you travel this week.

Connie in Hartwood said...

I'm sending you love and hugs! Keys sounds like a wonderful person to know.

Tete said...

His mother will be in my prayers. I know how it is not to be able to just "go" when you need to see someone one last time. Bless her heart for having to sit there and all she can do is pray.
You go do what needs done for your friend. Its the last thing you can do for him. The drawing and us can wait until you are finished.
Prayers for you, too- and hugs- Tete

Gina said...

Sorry to hear about this, Diana. Big Hugs to you.

Maria Elena said...

Diana, so sorry about the loss of your friend. Big hug to you and take care of yourself.

Dixie Delights said...

So sorry Diana. Praying for all that love Keys. He sounds like quite a character and was lucky to have a friend like you. xo

Susie said...

Diana, It touched my heart, that your son played and sang for someone who was in such need of love. Sad about Keys' mother .Take care,xo, Susie

Pam Kessler said...

I am so sorry, Diana. He sounds like he was wonderful man. You are so sweet to take care of everything for him and his Mom.

Patty Patterson said...

So sorry for the loss of your friend! And I think Keys is a fine name. It's uncomplicated and friendly. I wonder if his mother knew he wouold be a musician when she named him?

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you lost someone so close to you and your family, Diana.

Anonymous said...

what a wonderful loving family you are, our condolences to you all.

Anonymous said...

what a wonderful loving family you are, our condolences to you all.

Mark said...

I got the prayers covered.
Take care of yourself.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I am so sorry for your loss Diana. Hugs to you.

Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh I am so sad to hear this. How glad I am that you were there for him.

Karen said...

A sad passing.. but it's clear he had dear friends to share life with, he was blessed.

SImple and Serene Living said...

I am so sorry that you have lost your friend, Diana. I now it is difficult to tell his mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Debby said...

(((((HUGS))))) So sorry. So wonderful that you became his family and he wasn't alone at this time. I will have you in my thoughts and prayers.

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

RIP Keys and prayers and blessings Diana to you and your family. xo

Tracey @ Breathing English Air said...

Sad news, Diana. My thoughts are with you. It sounds like your son helped bring Keys happiness and comfort to the end.

Lynne said...

I am so sorry, Diana.
May God bless you and your lovely family as you comfort his mother and each other.
With morning prayers for Keys...

Maureen Wyatt said...

I'm glad Keys had people around him that were so loving and caring. Your kind son playing and singing to him probably mattered more than anything to him as he passed on his way to his next, big gig!

Nellie said...

Thoughts and prayers to you and the family, Diana. Hugs to you.

Red Rose Alley said...

I am so sorry to hear about your dear friend, Diana. That was so special that your son played and sang to him. I am thinking about you today, and I will be here when you return. Sending my love your way.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Blessed Serendipity said...

I am sorry that you have lost such a dear friend. It sounds as though he made a difference in many lives. My prayers and thoughts are with you.


"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Diana, I just knew you'd be the kind of person who would be there for everyone. You can even spin a happy light on a sad subject. It sounds like Key's had a good life and made a definite impression, just as he will in the afterlife! Prayers go out for him and to all who love him.


Made In The South said...

Awe,such sad news this morning. But how sweet of ya'll to be there for him and to go and break such sad news to his mother.
That is wonderful that your son took the time to make Key's time a little better by playing him music.
I will be thinking of you over the next few days. It is never easy to clean out the earthly belongs of someones life here on earth. May you find the strength and peace you need.

Sweet Tea said...

Oh, I'm so sorry, Diana.
Obviously your friend was very talented.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I just love you and your family so much. You are good people, Diana.
Prayers for your family and Key's in this difficult time.
xxx, T.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Diana I am so sorry for your loss. What a loving family you have, I was so touched when I read how your son would play and sing to him.

Janet said...

Oh Diana,

I am sorry to hear about Keys.

That was sweet that your son played for him. I am sure it was comforting for both of them.

It is nice that you are helping with his home.

I'll miss you while you are gone. And I will pray for you all, especially his mother. :(

Travel safe. Take care, Janet W...


Petie said...

Sometimes life just plain bites the big one. I will add you to my rosary list for comfort and strength to you and your family.

Patti said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear friend.


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh I am sorry for your family's loss...take care.

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm so sorry, Diana. he sounds like he was a wonderful man and you will miss him. I'll be thinking of you.


Bring Pretty Back said...

Keys sounds like he was a really cool man. One one name kinda guy - Keys. Love it.
That is so very kind of you to do all of that for him sand his Mother. You are an amazing woman .
Hugs -

Debbiedoos said...

I'm sorry Diana...that is a sad loss! Keys sounded like a neat guy for sure though. Thoughts and prayers.

Ruby Jean said...

Oh Nana Diana I am so sorry to hear about the Loss you are suffering from. Please know I will be praying for you.
I just saw that you won the giveaway over at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia... So congratulations for that I hope it brings a bright spot to your day.. :)

Jettie said...

Hugs and Prayers as you take care of this.

Donna said...

Bless you and your Hero, Diana. So glad your son had a chance to bring a smile and laugh to a dieing soul - he must be amazing, like his Mama!

Got you covered, take it as easy as you can, please!

Blessings and hugs,

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

So sorry for the loss of Keys. Sounds like he was a peculiarly fun man. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

This sounds like a fascinating gentleman, bless his soul! How sweet of your son to spend time with him. you will have to tell us more about him and how you have come to know him? Take your time, were not going anywhere!


Shirley said...

Hi Diana, Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. I wish I could send you hugs right now because you are a very special lady taking care of things and telling his mother. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Hugs from Your Missouri Friend.

Elaine said...

How sad..It sounds like you lost someone quite special..
warm hugs Elaine

Diana LaMarre said...

Sorry for the loss of your special friend. It sounds like you have wonderful memories.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

So sorry for your loss Diana, hugs to you.

Sweetwater Style said...

It is always so sad when you lose a good friend. Keep the good memories of this special person close to your heart. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear, Diana. Your son sounds like a very caring heart. Glad he and his wife were by Keys side. So sad for a mother to hear regardless of age. I will keep all of you in my prayers.
Hoping Keys is praying for our souls, cause I know if he's in heaven, all is well with his. :)
Much love, dear.

Anonymous said...

Correction: Cause I know "since" he's in heaven, all is well with his.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Diana, I'm so sorry for your loss! You have your hands full! How precious that your son sang to him! I have often heard music can be therapy! Take care and know I have you in my prayers!


Oh honey, I'm so sorry for your loss and you both, were blessed to have known each other and you have the satisfaction with your son, to have been such wonderful friends to him. Sorry I haven't seen this post before! Lots of hugs,

Sandy said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. His mother must be so very sad. It sounds like your familly and Keys were very blessed to have each other. What a loving thing that your son did! That is so meaningful and must have really touched Key's soul. Love his name!

jessica said...

So sad to hear of your loss. Heaven must've gained a treasure!! Keeping you and your family in our prayers!!!