Posts Tagged ‘T. Alexander Pond’


Happy Birthday, Dad v85.1

In Life on 6 December 2010 by pondsponderings Tagged:

This past Saturday would’ve been my father’s 86th birthday. We remember him, every day, with joy and love. We also miss him. Every day.

RIP, Dad.


Way to Go, Anthony

In Life on 8 September 2010 by pondsponderings Tagged:

My high school buddy, Anthony Coates, has marked my Dad’s passing in his column.  My thanks to him for sharing his recollections.



More About Our Dad, Thomas Alexander Pond

In Life on 4 September 2010 by pondsponderings Tagged:

We’ve posted Dad’s obituary online at my website. Please stop by and read it. He lived a remarkable life.



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.