Bob Wells died today.

Reply Thu 26 May, 2011 02:22 pm
Some of you knew him as Dyslexia.

Lately, he had felt better than he had for the past month, but yesterday and last night, he couldn't do anything to relieve the pain. He was restless and sometimes confused. Last night he just couldn't seem to find a comfortable spot and never really slept.

This morning, he asked for a cup of coffee. When I came back, he was dead.

I will try, in the next several days, to come back and relate some of his incredible stories, from his childhood in Saudi Arabia to the time he spent on his grandfather's farm.

For now, I just want to be in this lonely house that is so full of Bob's spirit.
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2011 02:30 pm
Oh, my God, Diane. Can't write nor think.
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2011 02:31 pm
Oh my dear.

I'm so sad to hear this.

I am however very glad to think of the happy years you have had together.

Bob and I chatted for quite a bit on Sunday (?) morning while you were sleeping - talked about birds and tea and stuff and the lovely Lady Diane.

Spirit. Yes, that's it.

Bob's spirit is amazing. There will never be a past tense for that.
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2011 02:37 pm
Words can't begin to express how sorry I am to hear this. He will be dearly missed. I hope we hear from you soon, and you can tell us his stories. Till then, please get some rest, know you are in our hearts and minds and find some happiness in the place and things you shared.
R.I.P Dys...
You were one of a kind.
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2011 02:37 pm
Diane, my thoughts are with you.
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2011 02:38 pm
Thank you so much for letting us know. I cannot imagine how difficult this was to get out.

Treat yourself gently. We love you, we love him, there is no past tense.
Reply Thu 26 May, 2011 02:40 pm
Be there in peace, Diane.
We're all here when you feel like talking.
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2011 02:40 pm
Diane, you are in our hearts and in our thoughts. I can't find words....
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2011 02:42 pm
But now it's time to let you go,
your spirit now is free.
Even though you won't really be gone,
because you'll live inside of me.

You were my friend, Bob, I'll miss you...
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2011 02:43 pm
I'm so very sorry, Diane. I can't begin to imagine your shock and pain. I too spoke to him last week and he sounded more alive than he'd sounded in years.

Thank you for letting us know. And, also let us know if there's anything we can do for you.

Much love to you both.
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Old Goat
Reply Thu 26 May, 2011 02:48 pm
When I think of Dys, several things always spring to mind.

1.A2K fake grumpiness. He was hilarious at that, and had me in stitches many a time.

2. His obvious love for the Lady Diane.

3. An image of him, sitting in a London Tube Train, wearing his stetson!

A true one of a kind.

My thoughts are with you, Diane.
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2011 02:58 pm
Stunned and saddened. He left too soon and there is no replacement.
heart-felt condolences to you, Diane.

jjorge/ aka George
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2011 03:02 pm
Oh Diane.
I am so sorry.
I can't quite believe this.
Bob was a good friend.
My thoughts are with you, Diane.
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2011 03:02 pm
Jesus, Diane - I'm so sorry. I can't believe it. And what you're going through. My heart goes out to you, hon. I'm so, so sad. And you know if there's anything I can do, even just listen... let me know.

When my grandson died, I eventually found something to help me. Here it is

A Hopi Prayer

Do not stand at my grave and weep

I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.

I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.

I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet white doves in circled flight.

I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry;

I am not there, I did not die.
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2011 03:03 pm
I just was thinking of him as I was driving home...
it truly saddens me to hear this terrible news.
He was such a great person to know and I recall our last conversation so
vividly. Words fail me....

Diane, my heart goes out to you, if you need anything, please let us know.
I am so truly sad now - it's the good ones that go first......
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2011 03:03 pm
I'm so sorry to hear this, Diane! I'm speechless and stunned!

I take it that he had been ill for some time, off and on. I hope he is at peace now.

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Reply Thu 26 May, 2011 03:04 pm
I am so sad, Diane, to hear the news. My deepest condolences go out to you.
Bob (Dys) was a fixture on A2K going back nearly a decade. I had the pleasure of meeting you two a few years ago. It was a totally delightful experience.
We have lost a legend today.
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2011 03:14 pm

I'm so sorry that he's gone.

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Reply Thu 26 May, 2011 03:17 pm
I just talked to Diane. Told her I was so glad Bob was no longer suffering. I called Michael and Beva to give them the news. I love Diane.

Reply Thu 26 May, 2011 03:24 pm
I'd like to express my profound regret. You have my genuine sympathy.
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