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Ron - RIP  [message #69195] Thu, 05 March 2015 21:48 Go to previous message
timmy

Has no life at all
Location: UK, in Devon
Registered: February 2003
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I learned today that my friend Ron died in January. He was 59.

Ron used to post here. I'm not sure what to say...

I met him two or three times, in Stamford Connecticut, where I used to go on business. We spent some evenings together. He was a self effacing man, kind, gentle, a firm friend. He lived for classical music, something he was an acknowledged authority on. As happens over time our friendship remained strong, but our communication dwindled. Ron was a gay man who was so afraid of being out that he lived and died without companionship, save for loving parents who died before him.

Once, when he and I met up, he drove me to meet another friend. After that trip I had always expected a car wreck to carry Ron off, not illness. Ron is the only person I know who, while concentrating on the job of driving his car, left the freeway by accident and rejoined it at the same junction, looking as if this was a perfectly normal thing to have done.

When I heard, this morning, of his death I half expected him to rejoin the freeway of life by this evening.

He'd have liked that thought.



Author of Queer Me! Halfway Between Flying and Crying - the true story of life for a gay boy in the Swinging Sixties in a British all male Public School
 
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