Wish You Were Here

Every time we lose a loved one without warning, we’re reminded that loss can happen so suddenly and unexpected.  It’s another reminder why we should cherish every moment.

Though Joe Spaulding always had a special place in my heart, it took an overwhelming large crowd in an overflowing funeral parlor packed with friends and family to realize that it wasn’t just me who knew him to be truly a wonderful man.

Joe Spaulding always made me feel welcomed and loved.  A jovial man who always wore a smile from ear to ear when he saw me, but as I learned with his passing, he had an innate way to make everyone he met feel special.

That was evident when he met my children for the first time.  Little Lion Man loved him instantly.

Although I knew Mr. Spaulding for over 25 years, I only just recently learned that he loved Pink Floyd.  A great man with great taste in music and this week’s Music Monday is dedicated to him and the beautiful family (wife, three sons and their wives and 8 grandchildren) he leaves behind.

Rest in peace, Big S.

I said, “Big S!”


Denise Mestanza-Taylor+


  1. Rachel says:

    Sorry for your loss. So many times we don’t take the time to let those that have influenced us know what they mean to us…I am realiziing how important this is now with my Dad.

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