Larry’s Death

It is 4:38 am. I woke up at 3:30am. I know if I went back to bed I would go to sleep. I don’t want to go back to sleep. Yesterday my Nephew Larry Wagner died.
Larry was a wonderful composer. Most of his songs were Christian but the song I am thinking about was a Christmas song. It was a funny song about Santa Claus. It was about Santa landing on a roof.The local sheriff saw Santa and his sleigh landing. The Sheriff gets really angry and he anSanta have a encounter. The sheriff ends up demanding Santa “Get that sleigh of that roof. {Apologies Larry] I botched your hilarious lyrics.]

I remember the trouble Larry got into when was in grade school. I think he was in the 2nd grade. He absolutely refused to say Santa Claus was real. The whole class was in tears. His teacher put heavy pressure trying to get him to recant but he wouldn’t do it. As I remember it he got sent home. I was so proud of him that day.

I went over to his parent’s home most days. I loved and love his sister and brothers. When I got there we would normally get into a hellacious Monopoly game. The lasting argument was when I landed the Community Chest space in the middle of the light blues. That space was to spaces beyond a Railroad.

The CC card sometimes would instruct me to advance to the nearest Railroad. Larry would no doubt be able to name the RR if he were here. My interpretation was the RR just two spaces backward. I would try to go all around the board back to the railroad behind me. My nephews were were out raged. They said the word advance meant that I had to go forward to the railroad just beyond St Charles space. My way got me The $200 dollar pass go reward. I guess Jesus will finally settle the argument now.

I do believe in Heaven. I can’t even fathom the idea that Larry does not exist any more. I Know some of you don’t believe in Heaven. I warn you. When you finally get to Heaven Larry and I will be waiting. We will both thoroughly enjoy telling you “I told you so.

I am not going to do any editing of these remarks here. I am just to tired. Feel free to edit yourself. I need the help this morning.

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