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RIP Thomas Alexander Pond: 1924-2010

In Life on 2 September 2010 by pondsponderings Tagged:


I’ve been down, but not like this before
     –
Paul Barrere (Little Feat), All That You Dream

It’s a very disturbing trend in one’s life when so much of one’s writing begins with the three letters which this entry does.

Dad It’s an even more disturbing event when the subject is one’s father.

It’s my sad task to report that my father, Thomas Alexander Pond, passed away early Sunday.  He was eighty-five.

All, all that you dream
Comes to shine in silver lining
And clouds, clouds change the scene
Rain starts washing all these cautions
Right into your life, make you realize
Just what is true, what else can I do
Just follow the rule
Keep your eyes on the road that’s ahead of you

My father was a gifted educator whose work touched thousands of people.  You can read more here about his contributions to Rutgers University, one of the institutions he served.

We’ll have more to say soon; in the meantime, I’m with my sister, sharing memories and making plans for Dad’s memorial.

I’ve said this before many times, but it bears repeating: if it’s cosmically possible, please call your parents.

-wp

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One Response to “RIP Thomas Alexander Pond: 1924-2010”

  1. Hello Ward. Sorry to hear of your dads passing. It’s tough I know, and it is so strange the amount of times that they come back into your life to fill your heart again with love and consoling and even to put a smile back on your face. My best to you and your family.

    Peace.

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