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Jay Salmon, RIP

2009-05-10
2012-12-16-Jay at the Outlander


I'm trying to digest the news that my friend Jay died suddenly today, apparently of a heart condition that he'd never told me about. He was a good friend for close to thirty years, and a next-door neighbor for many of those years. He was just here on Sunday to watch the football game with me, sitting on the couch, drinking a beer, shooting the breeze. It is completely unfathomable to me at the moment that he is gone. None of it makes any sense.

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gerisullivan
Dec. 11th, 2013 06:15 am (UTC)
Sympathy!

What a shock. What an utter shock.
croneitude
Dec. 11th, 2013 06:25 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry Randy. Big hugs and love to you.
bohemiancoast
Dec. 11th, 2013 07:00 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear this.
spikeiowa
Dec. 11th, 2013 07:28 am (UTC)
Oh Kid. I'm so sorry!
jophan
Dec. 11th, 2013 01:14 pm (UTC)
I'm really sorry to hear that. My condolences!
replyhazy
Dec. 11th, 2013 03:26 pm (UTC)
((hugs)).
cpt_buggernuts
Dec. 11th, 2013 05:40 pm (UTC)
Christ. I'm sorry to hear that.
kate_schaefer
Dec. 11th, 2013 06:17 pm (UTC)
Randy, I'm so sorry and so surprised.
surliminal
Dec. 11th, 2013 07:54 pm (UTC)
No it doesn't. Im sorry.

All I can say is my neice,s baby was born today. It goes round.
holyoutlaw
Dec. 11th, 2013 08:05 pm (UTC)
My condolences.
smofbabe
Dec. 11th, 2013 08:13 pm (UTC)
Very sorry for your loss.
dalmeny
Dec. 11th, 2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
Very sorry that you have so suddenly lost a good friend.
ron_drummond
Dec. 12th, 2013 06:20 am (UTC)
Wow! Very sorry to hear this, a total shock. I started to write, "My heart is with you, and Elonna, and Sophia, and the families," and this is true, but I also wonder: is my own heart even with me? Was Jay's with him? Are we always already gone in an instant, and do we always nevertheless remain? He has turned a corner that is not in our world, and he cannot be followed even as we are destined to follow him.

Edited at 2013-12-12 06:35 am (UTC)
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