Friday, February 03, 2006

Goodbye Handsome Sal

Wednesday, February 1, 2006, my oldest and dearest friend of 18 years The Daily Rant, lost her Dad. It was sudden and completely unexpected and certainly NOT what I thought she was going to tell me that morning.

Sal will be missed greatly by all who knew him. He was charming, charismatic, funny, smart, a successful business man and most of all he enjoyed life. He was a fabulous cook, love to entertain and had an answer for everything....a wise ass. There are so many things that could define him but I think the picture captures the essence of who he was.

I, will remember him as a ridiculously handsome man, who wise cracked, love to chat, play cards and would call me by every other name except mine. Also the man, who as a young girl of 22 I had an insane crush on. He was just captivating.

I am saddened beyond words for Rant and her family. They will feel a void left by his absence and miss all that he was. However, the wonderful qualities that Sal possessed will live on through his daughter, for she is just like her Dad.

“Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life."

- Jean Paul Richter


Anonymous beth said...

i am so sorry to her about her dad- my thoughts and prayers are with her/ her family and her friends- please tell her i am thinking of them all- it is so hard to loose a part of your family

4:28 AM  
Blogger Hasan Mubarak said...

May Sal rest in peace & harmony. It's always sad to hear about someone so close to die.

5:04 AM  
Blogger cubmommy said...

Sorry to hear about your friends loss. She will be in my thoughts and prayers.

5:32 AM  
Blogger Gwen said...

What a lovely tribute to DRs Dad. That pic makes me wish that I had known him.

5:34 AM  
Blogger Aisha said...

Im sorry to hear this. May he rest in peace.

5:34 AM  
Blogger mommyof4 said...

I am sending out ((warm sympathy hugs))) to you and your friend.May he rest in peace.

6:10 AM  
Blogger Spikey1 said...

All the best to you all.. that is truly sad. Hugs.

6:13 AM  
Blogger lynn said...

I was never priviledged to meet him, but I did live with her for a while and she has a great fun loving nature. I am saddened for her and her family and will may my respects on Saturday.

6:16 AM  
Anonymous Vicki's MOM said...

My heart goes out to Salena, as we all know how painful it is to loose a dad. How well I remember.

God bless and keep you today and in the coming days.

Much love

7:18 AM  
Blogger Jodes said...

so sad....losing someone sucks.

8:08 AM  
Blogger lynn said...

FYI ~ if you wish to view his obituary (It's beautiful) go to choose obituaries and look up his name. You can also sign the guest book to send condolences.

8:57 AM  
Blogger Suz said...

Big Hugs To You & Rant. I was at her blog yesterday and was so sorry to read of the loss of her father.

He sounds like he was a wonderful man.

Rant & Her Family Will be In My Thoughts & Prayers.

Hugs Suz

9:02 AM  
Blogger vani said...

my thoughts and prayers to rant and her family....

10:02 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Poor rant. I will keep her in my prayers.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Laney said...

Aww, (((Momyblogr)) I am so sorry for your loss. I commented on Daily Rant today with my sympathy also.

I'm sorry.

5:43 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Oh Dear, how sad!
My thoughts to your friend. What a lovely photo. He looks like a man who lived and loved.

6:01 PM  
Blogger momma of 2 said...

oh how sad.... hugs to you and your friend's family... Life is much too short.

6:35 PM  
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