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Bye, Michael. -lauraw March 23, 2015

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At a meetup a few years ago, Michael introduced my husband to the miracle that is Texas smoked brisket. Other than corned beef, neither hubby nor I had ever had brisket before. But when Scott came home he was raving about it.

Now it is a semi-regular home project of culinary love.

Thanks, Michael.

Another great thing Michael did was make us laugh, especially in person. Such as when he tried to break into a tool company trailer that was parked behind the Doubletree hotel that time. I had never with my own eyes seen a corporate lawyer try to commit a break-and-entry / potential attempted larceny. Somehow, he managed to be back in our huddle before the cop showed up.

It’s hard to say goodbye. I can’t quite believe he’s gone. It’s also hard to say goodbye to this site which is an archive of a lot of fun times between us. But it’s his, and he’s not here. Time to go.

Love you, man. Say ‘Hey’ to Harrison for me.

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1. historyupclose - March 23, 2015

I have read this blog every day for a few years now. I don’t comment much, that’s just me. But I have enjoyed all of the contributors, the family fun vibe, and the well considered opinions. Thank you for enriching my life!

2. BrewFan - March 23, 2015

” It’s also hard to say goodbye to this site which is an archive of a lot of fun times between us. But it’s his, and he’s not here. Time to go.”

Well said, my friend. Well said.

3. geoff - March 23, 2015

Michael was a great guy and ran a great blog. Plus he was like fake Robert Mitchum.

4. Retired Geezer - March 23, 2015

Well said, Laura.

5. Sobek - March 23, 2015

Why on earth was he trying to break into a trailer?

6. Retired Geezer - March 23, 2015

He thought there might be a chainsaw in there to fulfill Mrs. Peel’s mom’s worst fears.

7. Mrs. Peel - March 23, 2015

I think wife-swapping might be worse than murder in Mom’s eyes. Hahaha.

Anyway, I agree with lauraw about this being Michael’s place. Reading those old threads last night only underlined that for me.

8. digitalbrownshirt - March 23, 2015

I kind of feel guilty because it never occurred to me that he might need a reason to break into a trailer. I’ll miss you guys and I closed my digitalbrownshirt blog down a long time ago so I guess I’m done. I might have to revive Cedarford* Sucks for any future blogging since it’s the only old blog I still have keys to.

9. wiserbud - March 23, 2015

Wait….. now who is H2 going to pick on?

YOU CAN’T DO THIS TO ME!!!!

If I still have the posting rights that I begged Michael for, I’ll try to put my thoughts regarding this together….

10. daveintexas - March 23, 2015

>> Why on earth was he trying to break into a trailer?

I’m just spitballin here but I think alcohol was involved.

11. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere - March 23, 2015

Michael was a cypher to me, but I thought he showed remarkable grace to several of us in this rambunctious, contentious, window-licking, booger-eating family.

Whenever someone has a birthday, I think of him.

Then I think of the brisket at the meat-up in 2010.

I think of the laughter, and the feeling that I had been complimented on the times he came by T,S & D and commented, and not knowing how I felt when I noticed that he actually put me on the blogroll here.

We could all have a worse testament to who we are than this blog remaining as a monument to our friend and brother.

12. lauraw - March 25, 2015

>> Why on earth was he trying to break into a trailer?

Nobody knows. I think he might have actually been trying to steal something. It was a trailer for a company that sold bearings. Or an RV? Honestly, I don’t remember. Some kind of large vehicle all painted up, as for a trade show or something.

Maybe Michael needed some bearings.

Either that, or what Dave said.

13. Sobek - March 25, 2015

I remember in Connecticut there was a brief discussion about peeing on … I probably shouldn’t finish that sentence.

14. lauraw - March 25, 2015

shhhhhh. yup. say no more

15. daveintexas - March 25, 2015

say nothing of it


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