Last night brought the sad and surprising news that our very own Ashley Morris died yesterday in Florida. I don’t know anything more than what his wife, Hana, posted last night; if I find out anything more, I’ll pass it along.
In the meantime, keep good thoughts, prayers, whatever your inclination is. He will be missed.
Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on April 3, 2008 at 12:39 am
Ah, how sad. Ashley, rest in peace . . . may you find that peace in that far country from whose bourne no traveler returns.
Dexter said on April 3, 2008 at 12:58 am
I am sorry for the loss of your friend. I am too new here to have direct-corresponded with Ashley, but he seemed like a fine fellow with a sharp wit . R.I.P.
Danny said on April 3, 2008 at 2:22 am
Wow, Ashley. Rest in peace, my friend. I will pray for your family.
Jolene said on April 3, 2008 at 5:46 am
Tbat’s terrible! How very sad. My condolences to his family.
Mindy said on April 3, 2008 at 7:37 am
I am stunned at this terrible news. We will miss him but I’m sure you will miss him more. My condolences on the loss of your friend.
I was too shy to tease him about rockin’ the llama’s ass. Now I wish I had.
Colleen said on April 3, 2008 at 8:28 am
Oh my goodness. Terribly sad news indeed. My condolences to all.
MichaelG said on April 3, 2008 at 8:47 am
What a kick in the nuts. I’ve read and commented on his blog for a long time. I’d really come to like the cranky so and so. We need more people like him. People who are filled with genuine outrage. I, for one, will really miss him. I wish I had had the opportunity to have a cigar and a few pops with him.
Dorothy said on April 3, 2008 at 9:12 am
I gasped out loud when I opened nancynall.com this morning – such awful news! My sincere condolences to Ashley’s family, and to you, Nancy. I know he was a true and good friend. This place won’t be the same without him.
Danny said on April 3, 2008 at 9:24 am
Yeah, I have a house full of people and when we got back from the airpost last night and I logged on, it hit me like a ton of bricks. I too thought I’d get to meet Ashley one day and have a pop with him. Damn.
Crabby said on April 3, 2008 at 9:43 am
Rest in Perfect Peace Ashley.
brian stouder said on April 3, 2008 at 9:47 am
I can only repeat what Dorothy and Danny said. How many years has it been? – two or three? (or 4 or 5?) – thinking back, he gave us a connection to the slow-motion catastrophe in New Orleans….and thinking further back, he had just bought a house there, when Katrina started heading for the neighborhood- and he never changed the plan
It is funny how this internet thing works; most people swim along in the vastness of it, and naturally end up frequenting only a small part, netted together with others that share this or that patch of it.
And Ashley’s death is felt where it would not have been, and the effect is real and not ‘virtual’; and (as always, with death) it is deeply surprising
john c said on April 3, 2008 at 9:55 am
Wow. I only knew him in the virtual sense and I feel a loss. I’m so very, very so to those of you who knew him for real.
Connie said on April 3, 2008 at 12:12 pm
I am saddened to hear of this loss. And expanding on what Brian sais, I always thought of him as a guy who made me realize and remember that Katrina’s damage was still an issue that needs to be dealt with in an ongoing way. And if we forgot he reminded us.
Note his wife’s question on the blog about who is our lawyer? I know my husband would feel the same confusion about paperwork, wills, insurance, and even daily bills, and have started work on a kind of guide for him just in case.
Peris said on April 3, 2008 at 3:55 pm
No, no, no.