Sunday, March 27, 2011

Dead Jon Wants to "Friend" Me

I was startled today to find that Facebook was suggesting I add a new friend. Not a bad idea, I am always looking for new friends to share my adventures with, but this one set me back.

This Person is Dead. Has been dead for some time.

You can't imagine all the creepy sensations this recommendation had on me, but then a calmer more nostalgic mood came over me as I gazed at this familiar face.

We knew Jon, a Fellow Living Historian who went to many of the same Events we attended.

I even wrote a eulogy about his passing here.

This irascible curmudgeon was a Legend and a true friend, even if he wouldn't admit it publicly, it just wasn't his way. Wherever he is now he's probably grumbling about this post, as we speak. 

I like to think of him dwelling in the land of "Eternal Rendezvous", sitting at his table and reading his book, watching me out of the corner of his eye across the way.

Jon Eldeen

Obviously someone has chosen to keep his Spirit alive by continueing his Facebook account. Maybe Jon himself is behind it, I wouldn't put it past him.

So, the next time Facebook suggest I add Jon, I wont. I like to see his face pop up once in a while to remind me who he was and how much we miss him.

Jon's Kitchen Under Canvas

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I, too, received FB's friend-suggest some time back (probably due to our connection). I didn't add Jon as I don't like imposing my posts on people I don't actually know. It's enough that I plague the people I do know! I get the impression he was a well-liked and respected person. Obviously the spirit lives on.
Linda Dudley

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