May 9, 1995
One of the first tapes he ever bought me was The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Amazing Grace. I wore it out, and was thrilled when a year ago I found it again on CD.
He was in a hospital but on his feet when he died. As I lowered him to the bed my ear was over his mouth as he let out the death rattle. That will forever scramble your psyche.
At his funeral my mom and I made sure we had a lone piper at the gravesite. The Piper played Amazing Grace and The Last Post.
He died 14 years ago today.
This one's for you, Pop.