A Great Loss

A week ago today I lost my Father (8/17/10).  He died the day before his 75th Birthday.  His health had been failing him for the past couple of years, most dramatically in the past three months.  Needless to say, I am devastated.  Growing up he was a fantastic role model and I continue to strive to be more like him everyday.  He was a great man who accomplished a lot in his life.  He was not a musician, but he was always very supportive of me in whatever I did.  He did do a lot of writing in various forms over the years and always encouraged me to write as well.  I am sure that in some ways it was the confidence he instilled in me that helped me to start writing this blog.  He will be dearly missed.

I love you Pop!

2 Replies to “A Great Loss”

  1. Hi Stanton –

    My condolences and sympathy for your loss.

    I share your sentiments that you expressed for your Dad, and am glad that we were both Blessed to have Dads that set us a good example for how to live our lives.
    Today (8/26) marks the seventh anniversary of my Dad’s passing, and I still miss HIM every day…
    The best we can do is to honor their memory and legacy by being the best men we can be, and carry their legacy forward as best we can.

    Thank you for your blog and sharing your bass experiences with TMBG. I am just now embarking on my journey of exploration into bass guitar after many years of keyboards, mallet percussion, drum kit and now electric bass.

    Your blog was probably THE deciding factor that encouraged me to pay a little more for the TMBG set, and after working through Disc 1 and into Disc 2, I am SO pleased that I choose this route.

    I sincerely thank you for your efforts on the blog, and for sharing your tribute about your Dad, too.

  2. Scott,

    Thank you for the kind words and for reading my blog. It is comforting to know that you share my sentiments. I am glad you are enjoying the TMBG course, good luck to you!

    Stanton

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