You were my best friend's dad.
The day you died was very sad.
You never said one unkind word to me.
I'm sorry that you didn't make it to the 21st century.
It's a shame that your marriage ended just a few years before you passed away.
You were a good person for all of your days.
You married twice and had several kids.
People will remember the good things that you did.
You had a tiny mustache and dark hair.
When your family needed you, you were there.
You were a great father and granddad.
You loved all of the children you had.
It was a privilege to have known yoy and to have called you a friend.
People loved you until the very end.
(DEDICATED TO CARL BROWN WHO DIED IN DECEMBER OF 1999.)