A moment of silence

I ask for a moment of silence today to consider the life of a person I have never met.  For the past few years I have listened to Kidd Kraddick in the morning.  When I got up early to take my children to school, when I left work in the wee hours of the morning, his was a familiar voice I started or ended my day with.

Just a voice on the radio, but a voice that made me smile or laugh out loud.  A voice to me but a face to others.  A blessing to all the seriously ill children and their families whom he raised money to take to Disney World.  A father and a friend to those who were close to him.  My heart goes out to them all.

Kidd Kraddick passed away Saturday during a charity golf tournament to raise money for Kidd’s Kids.  He will be missed, by those who knew and loved him and by those who only knew the sound of his voice.

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Published by: thecoffeefox

Once upon a time there was a woman who was a writer. She was either cursed or blessed from birth to be so and there was much debate on which it was. One day a very discouraging (and not very original) person told her not to give up her day job. The woman smiled and said that was a wonderful idea. Following the unwittingly clever advice of her critic, the woman found a job working nights, which left her days free to write. Even better, the night job had an unusual schedule which packed two weeks worth of work into one, so the writer was able to have every other week off to sit on her front porch, daydream, and of course write. However, working at night and writing during the day left little time for sleep, so the poor writer occasionally went a little mad, but she decided it was an acceptable price to pay to be able to continue following her curse-blessing. Also she likes tea. :)

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2 thoughts on “A moment of silence”

  1. “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”
    ― Ernest Hemingway
    Kidd did both well.
    I hope you are doing better.

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