None of us knows when our time is up, but the passing of two people in the past week offered me a chance to reflect.He continues by recapping their lives and how they affected the world.
On a sad note, Bob was the reporter who covered the drowning over the weekend of 19-year-old Jacob Andrew Davis from Spring, Texas, at Sherando Lake in southern Augusta County.
Bob concludes his reflection of DeBakey and Murcer by writing:
What is a life? Sometimes that is hard to quantify. There are those defining moments such as graduation, an important job change, accomplishments and family births and deaths. Michael DeBakey and Bobby Murcer lived their time to the fullest."They soldiered on." It reminds me of a sign I saw years ago in Lowery's Seafood Restaurant in Tappahannock:
The next time I want to grumble about a bill, lousy weather or being tired, I should remember these two people. They soldiered on.
Never regret growing older. Just think of the alternative.In other words ... live, love, enjoy life, be alive!
Not only does Bob Stuart cover politics in Augusta County for the News Virginian but he is also the blogger known as the Valley Politico. This mild-mannered reporter has a sharp wit ... watch out when you see that twinkle in his eye!