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To sleep, perchance to dream.

January 20th, 2010 Posted in ramblings

In my joy for Scott Brown winning in Massachusetts there is also a cloud of sadness.  Robert Parker, author of the ‘Spenser’ series of books that were later translated to the small screen in the show “Spenser for Hire” passed away yesterday in his home of an apparent heart attack.

I grew up reading the Spenser books.  Spenser reminded me of my dad; tough but sensitive in the right ways.  Thoughtful but never with the need to really explain his position because he knew the rightness of himself.  Spenser helped me actually learn about my dad in many ways.  My dad gave me the example of how to live and Spenser helped explain it.

My heart goes out to his wife Joan.  To have been with someone for so long and then to have them not there.  God bless and keep her at this time.

Strangely enough, I had just finished his Jessie Stone book “Night and Day” the same day he passed away.  I will miss the adventures of Jessie, Spenser and Sunny, but not as much as Joan will miss the man who loved her above all else.

God bless you Robert, and you as well Joan.

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