Sunday, May 28, 2006

27 March 2006

I'm starting this blog because my father passed away on 27 March 2006. I hope to use this blog to gather my memories of him before they grow anymore foggy than what they are now.

My father was Larry Ben Walton aka the Diamond aka Larry Diamond aka John Boy aka Big Money JB. Those closest to him knew him as the Diamond because as he put it ....

"I'm a gem of a guy."
My father died at the age of 53. The thoughts about putting this all together came to me during a long ride to Richmond, VA from Durham, NC on May 7th. During this 2.5 hour drive all I had was me and my thoughts. Oddly enough those thoughts turned to my father and now we are here.
Honestly, his death really didn't hit me hard,but it has had a profound effect on my thoughts and my insight with my kids. I go to bed every night thinking that it could be the last time and I awake up every morning thankful for another day with my family. I'm doing this because I have to. Because I am compelled to.

1 comment:

silverbeauty said...

my condolences, first of all.. my parents are in their 50's also and upon reading your entries, i could help but think that a day, which might be quite near for all i know, will come when i wont have them anymore.. this was a nice idea, though.. trying to kepe their memories afloat. :) you're dad sure is proud to have a child as you.