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Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Wandrin Man moves on…

You might want to check Wandrin Lloyd's blog. His daughter, Vanita, let all of Lloyd's followers and friends know that he moved on yesterday. I can't really explain why, but this song is what came to mind while pondering the oppositional news of Lloyd's death, and the wonderful life he led. I think the Wandrin Man would approve...

It's a wonderful world, by Louis Armstrong

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
But they're really saying I love you.

I hear baby's crying and I watched them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll ever know 
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

Yes, I think to myself what a wonderful world.

The rest of this post is self-explanatory, a few photos that speak words that seem to fail my pen at this moment. 

Lloyd at Sandy's birthday party in Green Valley, Arizona, March 22, 2015. I will remember Lloyd every time I see a Hawaiian shirt :))


  1. Beautiful, Mark. Thank you.

  2. Lloyd made a good difference in my life.

  3. Not having met Lloyd in person I was only able to meet him through his words. He will be missed but he will be remembered.

    It's about time.

  4. Lloyd did not "move on." He died. Let's at least honor his intelligence and honesty by refraining from euphemisms like passing "away", etc.

    1. Really, kB, this is the one thing you thought important to add to this post. As you frequently remind me when I comment on your blog, "You missed the point." And please don't tell me how Lloyd would have wanted it phrased. We are all mostly adults here and we all know all to painfully what it means. You are free to call it died, assumed room temperature, etc but everyone else is free to call it what they will.

      Methinks this was a nit picked too far.


  5. Lloyd spent a few weeks on our property in Yuma one winter. We are Hawaiian shirt people too, so we got along great! Sad to think he is gone, but hoping he had some big surprises as he left, similar to Steve Jobs last words; "oh wow, oh wow, oh wow!"

  6. Still remember the wonderful hike up to Blue Lake with you and Lloyd. Thought I would be see him again, he will be missed. Nice tribute of mountain scenery that Lloyd would have enjoyed.

  7. Thanks for the update, the song is indeed a wonderful tribute to Lloyd.

  8. I never had the pleasure of meeting him in person, but enjoyed his blog very much.

  9. You did a masterful job of honoring him with your blog today. I'm sorry we never had a chance to hike with him.

  10. I will miss his posts. Thanks for the nice tribute. It was perfect.

  11. Mark. Your remarks were as always well written about a fine man. K b. go chill. Not the time or place


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