A famous saying by Pericles: 'What we leave behind is not what is written on stone monuments but what is woven into the lives of others.' We all must face the deterioration of our bodies, and even of our minds. It is what we can leave behind that gives us the comfort to accept the reality that it is necessary for us to leave. Leaving life is both sad and comforting. Hard to accept but necessary to accept. Sorry to wax philosophical!
It is with great sadness that I read of Les passing. Our prayers are with Sherry and family as they work through the loss. We are all at that point where our physical bodies are waning and our memories are important to the healing process. Time will help heal but can not remove the sorrow.
I have such fond memories of Les and going to watch him play baseball at RHS..Tho' I moved away from Redlands before my senior year. to Neenah, Wisconsin, (I had a school girl crush on him!!) May peace and strength be with all of his family and friends as they grieve.
Your comments were so touching to me. We are grieving for my sweet husband, father and grandfather and as we mourn our loss we know Les is rejoicing with the Lord. His memorial service is yet to be determined, so I will post the information on this site as soon as arrangements are made. Again, thank you for your kind words; Les would be surprised. I love Annie's comment that she had a crush on him...I did too.
Dear Sherry - I am so saddened to hear of the passing of your husband, fellow classmate and a friend of our RHS 65ers. Les was such a kind and considerate guy who loved to play baseball for our Terriers. As our Hibachi Sports page editor I went to a lot of our sports team games and loved to watch talents like Les make all of us proud! You and your loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers.