Just got back from Tim's funeral and it was extremely well done. There haven't been too many funerals I've attended where I felt better coming out than I did going in, but this was one. It was very inspirational, and really showed the kind of man Tim was. Bloggers were represented and quoted in the service as well. The pastor did a wonderful job. There were about four others who spoke, and the story telling probably could have continued all day. Lots of laughs to go along with the tears. Tim would have blushed with everyone praising him.
It also struck me that it was kind of cool in a way that Tim did just recently announce his retirement. The good thing about that is that everyone on here and elsewhere got to thank Tim and tell him how much we appreciated him and what his work meant to everyone. Part of the reason I usually feel terrible at funerals is because it's always such a shame that the person who passed never got to hear all the nice things people think of him, but in this case Tim was blessed enough to hear all of that. He knew exactly how everyone felt about him, and that's an incredible blessing and seemed quite appropriate today.
I guess I would encourage everyone to remember that this upcoming season as the Komets celebrate their 60th anniversary. Thank some of the Legends for what they've meant to the team and the community and to you. One reason the Komets are making such a big deal out of their 60th is because they know a lot of these folks won't be here for the 70th or the 75th, and we are truly blessed that so many are still around now. It's pretty amazing when you think about it how many are still part of our lives, our community and attend games. It truly is incredible the impact they have had on all our lives and something to be thankful for.
That's something that I was reminded of today. Tim knew that, and that was great for him and for us.
All right, I'm done rambling. Everybody stay cool out there.