I just got a call from Kansas City. My brother, Steve, known here as tr ig, passed away this afternoon from a heart attack. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him, including Jenny, his son Eli, and myself.

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Comment by nanatehay on July 13, 2017 at 2:26am

Friends... thank you all. I love you. Here is a rare, candid shot of Tildy and nana/Jeff right before packing at the last minute for yet another flight from SF to KC and/or vice versa. Leaving here 830am, arrive KC 200pm. I will check in with y'all once I'm there. 

Comment by nanatehay on July 13, 2017 at 2:32am

Possibly tr ig's favorite song here, mine too...

"Willin'"

I been warped by the rain
Driven by the snow
I'm drunk and dirty, don't ya know
And I'm still, oh, I'm still
I'm out on the road late at night
I see my pretty Alice in every headlight
Alice, Dallas Alice

I've been from Tucson to Tucumcari
Tehachapi to Tonapah
Driven every kind of rig that's ever been made
Now I've driven the back roads
So I wouldn't get weighed
And if you give me weed, whites, and wine
Then you show me a sign
I'll be willin' to be movin'

Now I smuggled some smokes
And folks from Mexico
Baked by the sun
Almost every time I go to Mexico
And I'm willin'

And I've been kicked by the wind
Robbed by the sleet
Had my head stoved in
But I'm still on my feet
And I'm willin', oh, I'm willin'

And I been from Tuscon to Tucumcari
Tehachapi to Tonapah
Driven every kind of rig that's ever been made
Driven the back roads
So I wouldn't get weighed
And if you give me weed, whites, and wine
And then you show me a sign
I'll be willin' to be movin'
Comment by greenheron on July 13, 2017 at 3:06am

We love you too. And Tildy. 

Today will be better, knowing you’re on that plane.

xoxo,

heron

Comment by Anna Herrington on July 13, 2017 at 6:42am

Good to see you and Tildy  : )  

Safe journeys!  xoxo  Anna

Comment by lorianne on July 13, 2017 at 1:17pm

now that you are on your way home, the reality of why has finally hit me. Keeping busy is always my way of staying one step ahead of pain and I have run out of busy.  I'm glad you're soon there.  hug them all for me.

Comment by JMac1949 Today on July 13, 2017 at 1:35pm

A few years back on a trip from Cali to Texas, I drove out of my way to retrace the towns from that song lyric:

Oct. 4th: Tucson to Tucumcari, Tehachapi to Tonopah

Oct. 5th: Tonopah, Sedona, Flagstaff and Taos

Oct. 6th: Frosty Morning, Austing Haus, 120 East, Tucumcari & B...

Linda Ronstat did a pretty good cover:

Comment by Julie Johnson on July 14, 2017 at 6:16am

We'll be with you in spirit, take care!  

Comment by Anna Herrington on July 14, 2017 at 7:31am

And nana, holy cow, in that photo anyway, the family resemblance is so strong! The eyes.... 

Thinking of you all .... the rest is wordless, but, thinking of you all.

Comment by vzn on July 14, 2017 at 11:37am

this post now up to 2.4K hits. cyberspace is really listening. kinda wish tr ig's old open salon writing was available somewhere. incl the comments! there were some wild threads. we intersected on some occasions. lol @ nanatehays ref to themselves as "blog whores" and "performance art". whered you guys get so much energy/ raconteur/ cyber entertainment juices from anyway? a carpenter as a master blog writer/ clown? its a great aspect of the diversity of cyberspace that you guys got so much enjoyment out of it. & from comments, it morphed into offline relationships/ friendships as well. & recall from open salon days, debating the rise of china in one of my blogs, nanatehay is very well read. sort of like outsider intellectuals/ intelligentsia in some ways, if such a thing can be imagined. thx for being who you are/ were Nanatehey/ Tr Ig

Comment by Sheila Reep on July 18, 2017 at 3:27pm

I just heard...I can honestly say "I understand your loss."  I have lost a brother and a husband...never easy.  

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