Sunday, August 8, 2010

Strange Road Trip

My father-in-law passed away over the weekend and I am now running up to Montana for a custom-made casket. I am taking my 5 year old son with me. I expect it to be an interestingly strange road trip where we will be able to talk about Grandpa etc, and once I have the casket - we will bring it back to Utah and then down to Red Mesa, Colorado, where he will be laid to rest. I marked out the "Go get it" trip in blue and the return to Red Mesa in...red. I expect this is something I will write about soon thereafter as much for my son as anything.

11 comments:

KarenG said...

That does sound like a very strange road trip, definitely the makings of a story. So sorry about your father-in-law. Please give Deb my condolences.

The Debster said...

Thank you Karen. Dad had been battling Cancer since April, and it just spread too quickly. He passed away very peacefully yesterday afternoon at around 2:30.
It was a beautiful experience for me, and something that I will cherish for the rest of my life.

Charles Gramlich said...

Sorry to hear about your Father in law.

David J. West said...

Thank you Karen.

Love you Honey.

Charles-we appreciate it.

arlee bird said...

Sounds like the makings of a mighty fine story. What a great screenplay potential.

Lee
Tossing It Out

David J. West said...

Thanks Arlee, I appreciate it- the whole time I was driving my son kept spouting stuff that I wished I could write down then and there.

Soon.

Angie said...

So sorry about your Father in Law. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Morgan Ives said...

I'm sorry to hear that. I'm glad the end was peaceful, though. Good luck on your drive...that's an incredibly long way to go (especially with a 5 year old).

David J. West said...

Thank you Angie.

Angela-we had a great time and I will record it soon-lots of story there.

Berin Stephens said...

Sorry to hear about your father-in-law. I just thought it was interesting since my grandmother came from Mancos, CO.

David J. West said...

Berin-I love Mancos, it's beautiful-we have to drive through there to get to Red Mesa.