A rich celebration of life
Dear Editor:What is it about the celebration of one’s life that makes a gathering so rich? More so than a birthday or a wedding? Perhaps it is the gratitude expressed in the sweetness of the times shared that can no longer be repeated. Robin Ferguson’s memorial service on Memorial Day weekend was one of those services.Rich with friendship, tales of adventure and travel, music, memories, a genuine heartfelt expression of the love that was shared for a true renaissance man. A stubborn man who loved perfection, expected perfection, hung out with people who strived for perfection. A quality guy who didn’t believe in living in mediocre ways. Everything he did was a cut above. Well Robin, your service on Sunday was no different. Your friends, your children and your wife did you proud. Paepcke Auditorium exuded quality and love. Lots and lots of love. We laughed together, cried together, shook our heads together and celebrated your life together.Now that you are gone from this physical plane, we cherish each minute we had with you. As Taylor said, “We know you have just left our horizon and that there are people on another shore celebrating your coming just as we mourn your passing,” but God what we’d do to be able to be on that other shore. To look into your eyes and toast you again. To hug you and tell you we love you again or maybe for the first time.We’ll miss having you here on earth, Robin. You truly made the world a better place. You have left a poetic, romantic, quality, legacy with your children, papa, and Martha is doing well. She’s strong. She loved you so much. Thanks for living such a rich life so that we could enjoy such a rich celebration of it. We only wish you were here to celebrate it with us.Cindy BuckBasalt
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