Friday, January 13, 2012

Snowfall

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It was enough, the snow.  I haven't heard 'the official' count, but I'm guessing about eight inches in the last 24 hours. Last night there was enough wind to create a few white-out conditions but all in all, not that bad.  We have had much worse and will again, I'm sure.  Me?  This stuff sucks and I don't mind saying so, but who pays attention to me?

Max called last night.... about a friend of his... had I heardabout Charlotte?  Do you know what happened? Can you find out?  You know her, right?

Charley and the Cynics


Charlotte was 22.  She will never be 23.  She was a waitress at a pizza joint where Max and I used to watch the Packer Games.  She was a local girl and, like Max, went to the local University.  They knew a lot of the same people.... a smallish clique of film/art/music students.  I knew a bunch of them.... really good kids.  Charlotte, mostly from the Pizza joint.  I certainly was not up late enough to catch the band she fronted, "Charley and the Cynics", nor do I longer hang out in loud rock&roll bars. Max, other folks said that thy were good.

No one knows, right now, what happened.  She talked with a friend in the morning and when she didn't show up at the Pizza joint they went looking for her and ....... So far, drugs or alcohol do not seem to be an issue ....  Max is a little stunned.  " How can you talk with someone and two weeks later, they're dead?"  Death to him is still something that happens old people.  Certainly not to gifted and talented young people

We talked.... or rather I listened.

I didn't have any answers. And he really wasn't asking questions.
This stuff sucks and I don't mind saying so, but who pays attention to me?

10 comments:

Mauigirl said...

That's a shame, such a young and talented person. Makes the snow not seem to suck as much in comparison...so sad.

Sherry Peyton said...

It is a shame. I recall similar events when I was in my youth, and they do seem so odd at that age, when someone who is contemporary to you dies.

As to the snow. We got entirely too much, and given how long it was before we had any, I think it was incumbent on the snow gods to give us a complete pass for the year. Fair is fair.

dcMartin said...

So sorry to hear about your son's friend....my condolences to him and all of her loved ones.

Ah, snow....beautiful to look at, cool to visit for a few days, a royal bitch to deal with on a regular basis. I'm staying put. Well, I might leave Monday when the GOP asshats descend for the debate........

Ahab said...

I'm sorry to hear about Charlotte. She had her whole life ahead of her, and this must have come as a blow to her loved ones.

susan said...

It's terribly sad to learn someone has died so young. I hope Max and her friends and family will be consoled by having known her a little while.

Randal Graves said...

Well fuck, that just sucks.

Gavrillo said...

"...Any man's (woman's) death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind." John Donne

okjimm said...

All.... I have always tried to be a friend to my children's friends. Coaching, helping, listening.... they are all good kids.... it hurts.

Larry said...

What a tasteful tribute to this talented young woman Jim.

Alecto said...

oh just ouch. and what Randal said.

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