Saturday, December 20, 2014

M/Sgt Buck Pennington


My good blog buddy, Buck Pennington, has left this plane of existence (he being a retired United States Air Force guy, that phrasing is apt.)

Please go to his blog and say something to his sons, of whom he was very proud (and with good reason.)




I'm going to repeat part of what I wrote over there:

"Although I never had the pleasure of physically being with [Buck], I considered him a very good friend. We've been visiting each other's blogs for five or six years, I would guess, and we seemed to share quite a few opinions (and those we didn't share, we either kept to ourselves or were kind to the other about.)"

I guess that's pretty much the essence of what a good blog friendship - or, really, any friendship - should be.

I'll miss hearing from him. He was a truly nice man. I'll leave the link to his blog on the sidebar (with slight modification to the wording) as there's a lot of good stuff over there that people shouldn't miss.

With the saints give rest, O Christ, to the soul of Buck. Please allow him peace where there is neither sickness nor sorrow nor sighing, but life everlasting. Amen.


16 comments:

Craig said...

I will miss Buck too, Sully. Heck, he was 20% of my readership. . .

;)

And he was a good friend. We didn't see eye-to-eye on everything (what would be the fun of that?) (I mean, heck, the man was a Notre Dame fan. . .), but there was always mutual respect and esteem.

The world feels like a poorer place without him. . .

Daryl said...

aw, i am so very sorry for his family's loss, world in general and the blog world have lost a gentleman .. a sad time ... may he rest in peace

(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

I'm gonna miss him a bunch, too.

messymimi said...

So sorry to hear of his passing. For some reason, the holiday season seems to have a lot of losses (i have gone to two funerals already and have a 3rd on Monday).

Shammickite said...

It seems that he enjoyed a long and worthwhile life, a successful career that he loved, and a family who loved him. What more could you want? RIP Buck.

Hilary said...

So sorry to hear that, Jim.

Barbara Shallue said...

I'm so sorry, Jim. It's amazing how friendships develop, sight unseen, in this blog world, isn't it? I'll keep his family in my prayers.

Linda said...

It is very difficult to lose someone, and especially at this time of year. My heart goes out to the family. You have a very nice blog. Warm greetings and Merry Christmas from Montreal, Canada.

Maggie May said...

It's always sad when a good Blogging Buddy is no longer with us. Buck will be missed by all who visited his blog.

I'm also losing another of my *friends* to cancer and although I never met her, I felt I knew a good deal about her and had corresponded for years.
Maggie x

OldAFSarge said...

Yeah, that's what I'll miss most, the back and forth comments.

He was a great guy.

Babs said...

It's always sad to lose someone, you've made a connection with, kindred spirits of sorts.
Blogs are like the Pen Pals of yesterday, sorta.

I like the prayer you said for him, is that from any prayer book in particular?

May he Rest in Peace.

Suldog said...

Babs - It's a Catholic prayer, with my own minor revisions.

afmajbuck said...

Thanks so much for writing this Suldog. It means a lot to me and the family and I'm sure it would/does to my dad as well. He is missed. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Suldog said...

Absolutely my pleasure, sir - just as Your Dad was.

It's.a.crazy.world said...

I am so sorry to hear of Buck's passing. It is always a painful thing, but especially so during this time of the year. My prayers for his family, and for us. He will be missed, and thought of often.

Moogie P said...

Nicely said. I miss him like crazy -- this Blog Buddy thing is pretty potent stuff. May he rest in the arms of The Deity at Hand. And I hope the boys do post now and again -- they seem to have his style.