August 21, 2008 @ 08:35
Toronto's best talk show host is doing the morning run on am 640 this week, and I caught a good portion of the show this morning.
As usual, it was excellent.
There's nobody, I repeat nobody in the city that brings the balance of humour, intelligence. irreverence and awareness to Canadian talk radio that Stafford does.
Believe me, I spend a lot of time in a day listening to talk radio from right across the country, so I've become somewhat of a self appointed authority.
I'll admit, one of my non-sexual fantasies is to do a show with Stafford one day. In case you didn't know, Mike and I were the news/sports team on CFNY back in the 1980's, some of the most enjoyable years of my radio career.
Listen to him just one day, and I guarantee you'll learn something.
Now that the stroke job is over, Mike talked about this on his show today. It's an obituary that was posted in a local newspaper called the Daily Breeze in a community close to Los Angeles.
When it first made the rounds on the internet it was believe it was a hoax. But it's not, it's been verified by the newspaper which has a copy of the death certificate.
Dolores Aguilar, born in 1929 in New Mexico, left us on August 7, 2008. She will be met in the after life by her husband, Raymond, her son, Paul Jr., and daughter, Ruby.
Dolores had no hobbies, made no contribution to society and rarely shared a kind word or deed in her life. I speak for the majority of her family when I say her presence will not be missed by many, very few tears will be shed and there will be no lamenting over her passing.
Her family will remember Dolores and amongst ourselves we will remember her in our own way, which were mostly sad and troubling times throughout the years. We may have some fond memories of her and perhaps we will think of those times too. But I truly believe at the end of the day ALL of us will really only miss what we never had, a good and kind mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. I hope she is finally at peace with herself. As for the rest of us left behind, I hope this is the beginning of a time of healing and learning to be a family again.
There will be no service, no prayers and no closure for the family she spent a lifetime tearing apart. We cannot come together in the end to see to it that her grandchildren and great-grandchildren can say their goodbyes. So I say here for all of us, GOOD BYE, MOM.
And now that you've read that, do this. Check out Mikes blog "Stafford's Irish Stew" from the am 640 site yesterday. He makes reference to FreddieP.ca.