Archive for August, 2007

Homage to John Gordon Rosenbauer - 1962 to 2007

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Into my life he did come.
He added some mystery and some fun.
Course and gruff did he appear on the outside,
but gentle and kind hearted was he truly inside.

Hard working, talented and loved by all.
Always there to help you, just give him a call.
Easy to talk to always ready to listen no matter what it might be
Truly no greater friend was there to me.

My world is now saddened and full of sorrow you see
For my friend has now left us, gone to a better place has he.
God has called him to come to His side.
Up to His Kingdom in Heaven the Lords Angels were his guide.


Fear not for he has not left us all alone in our sorrow,
for he is always with us in each and every tomorrow.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
he is the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
he is the soft stars that shine at night.


Do not be selfish and mourn for you loss,
But be gladdened and happy for to a better place did he cross.
In God’s loving arms is he now embraced,
His troubles and woes will no longer need to be faced.


Speaking of us all to God is what he will do.
To ask Our Lord to Shine down upon us and fill us with his Grace.

May you Rest in Peace.

Darkness Falls Upon Our Realm!!

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

The day was Sunday, August 26, 2007. All seemed to be in good spirits, as good as they can be with a few hundred miles of travelling left before we reach the castle we call home. Yes we were on our way back from the last of the remaining “junk” pickups from the old castle in NY. As we settled into our designated seats aboard our “Beast”, yes the big van, the happy tune of “Sweet Home Alabama” emanates forth from my cell phone.  Commenting to each other how ironic it is that we had spent a good portion of the previous day talking about him,grin , I answer jokingly “Its about time you decide to call us back, we only called you 2 days ago!” Strangely a different voice says “Hello” and asks if this is the Mrs.?” Taken aback, I query as to who was calling using “His” phone. “This is “His” son. Then the surreal takes over. The most unthinkable occurs. To this day I still can’t understand or believe it happened. An eerie darkness settled over our hearts, perhaps one that shan’t ever leave us. The fate-full words were spoken – I am sorry to have to make this type of call and tell you this over the phone, but “My Dad passed away last night.” In utter shock I stammer forth “What- No- Oh MY GOD! It can’t be so!! I AM SO SORRY! We will be there as soon as we can!” gulp
It still hasn’t sunk in all the way. I can not believe he will not be there to talk to anymore. He was my best friend, he was a big part of my life and the one who taught me a great deal. He made me believe in myself and realize that there wasn’t anything that I couldn’t do if I set my mind to it. He help me build confidence in myself and to feel good about me. He was always there when I needed someone to talk to, complain about life to and the first one to tell my good news to and hash out ideas with. He was the first to know that I had met the Lady that would one day be My Queen. He was/will always be my Best Man. I am proud to have known him, to have called him friend, Brother. He will always hold a special place in our hearts and thoughts.

His name – – John Gordon Rosenbauer. Born December 18, 1962 Left this world for a better place August 25, 2007. Please take a moment to view the following link

, In Rememberance of John G Rosenbauer and then say a prayer for him as he ventures forth now into God’s Kingdom.