Monday, October 29, 2018
Gary Elverd, the man’s man.
Cars of beauty and art:
Gary would have loved this 1956 Ford Custom.
I knew Gary Elverd for only a few hours of one day. He was only 3 months older than our son Mark. I knew him ‘secondhandedly’ much longer thru his wife Debbie (Boondocks, flapdoodle and Beyond) ex-blogger. (I miss her).
Sherry called my attention to FB and Terri Lashbrook (Memories and Sweet Serenity). Terri was saying that Gary (dad) had passed over.
I am smiling as I remember mentioning once on the blog, that I peeked at times when Sherry was taking a shower, Debbie’s comment was, “Yeah, Gary does that here also!”
We were in South Kentucky and they drove down from North Kentucky and we met. WE ate, visited and then went to the motor home. I was proudly (Amateurishly) showing Gary my tools in the basement. He (a real mechanic) was acting as if I was showing him tools to work on a space craft.
The tools I have are child’s play to what he used every day, but he, being the gentleman he was, never hinted I was an amateur or a bore. Those few hours learning a little about him, were a joy.
Once I e-mailed for advice about our Honda, Debbie checked with him and sent me the answer. Such a non-assuming man. Terri had a poem on her FB that truly described him.
He passed yesterday, and I have no doubt of the man’s destination.
I have told many people about Gary. He is the guy who, when asked, “Gary do you have your pocket knife?”
Replied, “Got my pants on don’t I?” I have used that in the last few days. I have also used the line a hundred times since Debbie relayed that, always giving Gary credit!
This is a sad, but sweet time. I met Gary thru Debbie on the internet. If not for the internet I would have missed a very important time in my life, I listed it as simply meeting a common man, who was truly UNCOMMON! Rest easy my friend.
Remember Debbie and Terri in your prayers. We love these girls.