14 January 2014


by Andy Weddington
Tuesday, 14 January 2014

not moving; lacking motion or activity; silence; quiet; calm;
happening or existing before now and continuing into the present 
Dad died Saturday morning past.

A struggling artist - a painter and writer but not a poet - something, after long reflection these past few days, came to mind.

In today's short commentary, I offer that thought titled, Still. And extend an invitation.


Still a life,
but life is still.
Still is Dad,
I am still.

Dad an artist,
still brush and rod.

Memories a river,
waters stream still.

I an artist,
brush and rod still - paint and fish.

In me ever,
Dad is still.


Post Script

An Invitation to Family and Friends...

My last fishing trip with Dad - July, 2012 - little did I know.

A 'Celebration of Life - Honoring Harry Franklin Weddington, Jr. (1935-2014)' - will be held Saturday, 01 February 2014 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 SE Maynard Road, Cary, NC 27511.

It's a joyous gathering (not a funeral) for camaraderie to celebrate, share stories, laugh, and maybe shed a tear or two; of sorrow, of joy.

Please, please, please - no flowers!

Donations are welcome - in honor of Harry F. Weddington, Jr. - to Project Healing Waters. Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. - www.projecthealingwaters.org - is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.

Dad was an avid fly fisherman (a master with the rod and at fly tying) and a ten-year veteran of the U. S. Air Force. He taught his four sons, all veterans, how to fly fish. His sons are going to teach his daughter - their baby sister - to fly fish. You could do our Dad no greater honor than helping support Project Healing Waters. Please visit their website to learn of sundry ways to donate - money, equipment, and time - to their worthy patriotic cause.

Our family looks forward to seeing and visiting with you at the Celebration.

Please share this post with others who knew Harry - whom his five children affectionately called "Dad" - and any others interested in supporting our veterans and the beautiful art of fly fishing. 

Thank you!

Semper Fidelis. 

Author's Endnote

Troubled By The Cross

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