The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

When Constants Aren’t So Constant …
January 22, 2009, 10:08 am
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It’s funny how you realise how important a relative stranger was in your life.

I’ve just found out that my Mum’s next-door-neighbour [or should I say my next-door-neighbour for twenty odd years] has died.

He was a brilliant man … funny, happy, warm and welcoming … and as much a constant in my life as my parents, Nottingham Forest or my beloved Paul.

I hadn’t seen him in ages, and even though I knew he was ill, I am still absolutely shocked and devastated at the news … however it’s even harder for my Mum because not only was she his neighbour for 38 years, she had worked with him at the same company from before I was even born.

Slowly the street I grew up on – and had so many happy times – is changing.

I wish it was because people were moving away – but sadly it’s for another reason altogether.

Thank you for everything Gordon, rest well and say hello to my Dad when you see him.

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youre a good man campbell. sometimes.

Comment by andy@cynic

I am constantly amazed at the speed you can change from immaturity to sensitivity. You are the embodiment of “gemini” Robert. 🙂

Comment by Bazza

Nice post.

And Bazza, it’s all about Geminis.

Comment by Will

oh, i only just noticed this… sad news rob. and mrs c.

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