Friday, February 26, 2010

Farewell to A Good Friend

I am so sorry to report that our dear friend, Jacque, passed away last night at home after his illness. Jacque was a very kind, gentle man with a uniquely funny sense of humor. He didn't say much, but when he joined in, his remarks were often hilarious and to the point. Details of the arrangements will be posted as soon as possible. I keep reflecting that Sam's was the last place in the community that Jacque visited before his final hospitalization. It comforts me to know that he was surrounded by our bagel family when he needed us most. We send our love and prayers to Gladys and her family, and look forward to laughing again one day soon over a cup of coffee. Come back to Sam's soon, where the therapy is free!

Cards may be sent to:  Mrs. Gladys Tittsworth
12 A Maple Avenue
Catonsville, MD 21228

by Robert Frost

Out through the fields and the woods

And over the walls I have wended;

I have climbed the hills of view

And looked at the world and descended;

I have come by the highway home,

And lo, it is ended.

The leaves are all dead on the ground,

Save those that the oak is keeping

To ravel them one by one

And let them go scraping and creeping

Out over the crusted snow,

When others are sleeping.

And the dead leaves lie huddled and still,

No longer blown hither and thither;

The last lone aster is gone;

The flowers of the witch-hazel wither;

The heart is still aching to seek,

But the feet question 'Whither?'

Ah, when to the heart of man

Was it ever less than a treason

To go with the drift of things,

To yield with a grace to reason,

And bow and accept the end

Of a love or a season?

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