Tuesday, January 24, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Gotta go to Reno.

I keep spinning that Johnny Cash song thru my head..I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.

Only I didnt shoot Harold, he had a massive heart attack this morning..He's only 40..he was only 40. He's gone..leaving a wife and 7 year old daughter.

He was just bitching about his wife on the phone last week. Now he's gone...Its hard to handle ya know?

I am dragging the laptop of course..If I can't sleep I will blog..its a long drive, 6-8 hours depending on the weather up that way..but that is the least of my worries..

How to comfort someone is what I worry about..how do you make them feel better? what do you say to a woman that just lost her husband and a child that lost her father?

Gotta pack..say a prayer for Lisa..she is a good woman that is now alone in this mean ol world.

11 people gave us their .02 cents:

Kurt said...

not quite alone. seems she has a good supporter in you. and, yeah, she's on my list.

lecram sinun said...

All you can do is be a friend.

Bruce said...

Just be there for her, Boo. That's all ya gotta do; believe me, I know from experience. My thoughts and prayers go out to Lisa.

Chick said...

Just being there is enough.

Good thoughts coming your way from me...

bsoholic said...

Yup, being there for them is the best thing you can do (as others have already stated).

The Zombieslayer said...

Forty is too young to die. I second what Lecram said. That's pretty much all you can do. :(

My heart goes out to you, Dusty.

Jenn said...

You're already doing what you can do. You're an awesome person, Dusty.

Love ya lots. Prayers with you all...

John Q. Public esq. said...

damn...

will do, also take care of yourself...

Queen of Ass said...

Holy God, Dusty! That's awful! Take care of you, and them, Sugar.

MJ said...

God, I'm so sorry Dusty... I went through this a few years ago and the best piece of advice I can offer is to avoid asking her "What can I do?" - just do things. Wipe the counter, fix dinner, make coffee. Take the daughter out somewhere for a few hours.

But most importantly, like everyone has said... just be there.

Hang in there.

daisyduke said...

dangit Dusty...crapper of comfort is that you cannot have it without grief.
Everyone who knows you is blessed to call you friend~

xo
d.