Quote of the day: "My how time flies, seems like just yesterday I was at the hellspital,,,,,,,, AGAIN! Because I was.
They almost gave me another blood transfusion but my numbers improved so I got outta there by the skin of my teeth. I do like the cafeteria though. Sonofbettysventilator 40/17/2015
Those were the words of our good friend, Vent in his last and final blog.
The really sad part was the very beginning where he spoke of how time flies.
Of course he was right. It does indeed fly by.
But I'm sure he didn't realize when he posted that blog it'd be his last and final one or that his time on this earth had almost run it's course and within 48 hours he'd be dead.
It was a year ago yesterday that Sarge emailed me explaining that Vent had passed away and asked me to let you guys know.
The news hit me like a ton of bricks and it was one of the hardest blogs I'd ever written but it was one that I had no choice but to write.
Vent's no different than the rest of us though.
Each and every one of us will eventually run out or time.
To me and my way of thinking the key is to use whatever time you have wisely.
And I believe our good friend did just that.
I still hear from Vent's dad from time to time and he wanted me to let you guys know that even though they still miss him dearly his wife and kids are doing okay.
He says he's misses the political debates he and Vent used to have and can't help but wonder who he'd be backing for president this time around.
And I can't remember whether or not I ever mentioned it before but back in the 70's Vent's dad had his own band and was a pretty big deal in the night club and bar scene all over South Florida.
In his last email Vent's dad talked about his old band and how they got back together after 40 years and had a little reunion at a night club called "The Hut."
Check out the following video. His dad is the one singing and playing the keyboard.
And if you have a little time to spare today let the video keep on running and it'll take you to a long list of singles they put out in their heyday.
Pretty good stuff.
One thing I know for certain is that life isn't fair.
And time moves on with or without every single one of us.
But as far as today goes, I'm going to celebrate whatever time we all have together...