12 August 2010

The Graveyard Rabbit Doth Hath Charm


If I had one word to describe Terry Thornton it would have to be CHARMING. He was a true Southern Gentleman and Scholar. It was almost two years ago that Terry first approached me with the notion of The Graveyard Rabbit Association. I was flattered beyond belief that he thought me worthy to be a charter member.

In September 2008, one of the best blogging memes by far was created by Terry - "Getting To Know You, Getting To Know All About ____". Genealogy bloggers were growing in numbers very quickly and Terry felt that if we all got to know one another a little better it would help solidify us as a community. We were to showcase 3 of you best posts: The Brightest, The Breeziest and the Most Beautiful. It was in writing
that post I felt that I was becoming a better writer. Not the best, but better and it finally gave me the confidence in myself to keep writing.



I will never forget Terry's own post to the meme. He opened it with an audio file. He sang (a Capella no less!) "Getting To Know You" from musical "The King and I." What I wouldn't give to hear it one more time.



The world is a better and more beautiful place because of Terry Thornton. I am thankful he touched my life.

1 comment:

footnoteMaven said...

It just doesn't seem possible that he's gone.

Yes, charming is the word.

-fM