Tuesday, January 08, 2008

grab your kleenex

cause this is probably the best and saddest thing i've read in a long time. thank you andrew olmsted for serving our country. he wrote this before he died (obviously)....

"What I don't want this to be is a chance for me, or anyone else, to be maudlin. I'm dead. That sucks, at least for me and my family and friends. But all the tears in the world aren't going to bring me back, so I would prefer that people remember the good things about me rather than mourning my loss. (If it turns out a specific number of tears will, in fact, bring me back to life, then by all means, break out the onions.) I had a pretty good life, as I noted above. Sure, all things being equal I would have preferred to have more time, but I have no business complaining with all the good fortune I've enjoyed in my life. So if you're up for that, put on a little 80s music (preferably vintage 1980-1984), grab a Coke and have a drink with me. If you have it, throw 'Freedom Isn't Free' from the Team America soundtrack in; if you can't laugh at that song, I think you need to lighten up a little. I'm dead, but if you're reading this, you're not, so take a moment to enjoy that happy fact."

read the whole post here
http://andrewolmsted.com/archives/2008/01/final_post.html

4 comments:

Starshine said...

So sad. How amazing that he wrote such a letter before his death.

It was very sobering to read, and enlightening, too. Thank you for linking to it.

Christie said...

The RFS Blog Awards are back! Go nominate!

Badness Jones said...

Wow. Thanks for the link.

Daddy Dan said...

Thanks for sharing Jennster. So sad and moving.