Saturday, June 23, 2012

Goodby to a fellow blogger

Ben, of the blog An Older Texan Remembers, passed away last night of heart failure. I started reading his blog and commenting because of his comments on the Field Lab blog. He came over and read mine, and commented. I ended up feeling like a part of a group of mostly male Texan bloggers as we read and commented on each others observations on life. It has helped a lot as I felt more like I had someone to go see if/when I get back to the States. One of the things that happens when I hang out in a group of us who are not 20 any more. Some of us start passing over to the other side. I send Ben's family my best wishes, and as others said in comments, I hope his 2 cats find a loving home to continue the rest of their lives.


  1. Hi Shadowmoss. I've never posted but I've lurked a lot. I found your blog from Ben's blog and just wanted to say hi. I thought it was sweet how Ben took time to comment and reply to comments. Best wishes in your ongoing journey. It's been very interesting to read. I wish I had said the same to Ben instead of just being a lurker. Bel

  2. I will miss him, too.

    My father had flu/cold like symptoms before his congested heart failure was diagnosed also. Heart trouble is not always chest pain radiating down the left arm. I wish the media and the medical community would put more emphasis on the flu/cold like symptoms it would save the lives of a lot of women or men with diabetes.

  3. I found Ben exactly the same way you found him by reading his comments in The Field Lab.

    I am so sadden with his passing. May he rest in peace.

  4. I am sure he would be telling me that I am wasting too many tears on him and to move on with my life. He will be missed.

  5. "Ben's daughter Autumn is hosting a reception in Ben's honor on Tuesday, June 26 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Steven's Garden and Grill at 223 Depot Street in Mansfield, TX location."

    Anyone going to it, through or near Houston, please email me at rsvpta at aol. Maybe we can get the poor orphans here, if they haven’t found a home in the next couple of days.

    I don't think Ben would want them to be put to sleep and I haven't heard back from the No-Kill Shelters in the Mansfield area yet.

    Let's make sure Ben's 'carpet sharks' have a Happy Ending.

    Penny, Lake Conroe, North of Houston, TX

  6. Wanted to mention that it was through Ben's blog that I found yours.