Wednesday, April 01, 2009

THE CHAMP IS GONE.

Last September while reading his Sunday paper my dad felt kind of dizzy and checked in a hospital. After a short battle with cancer on March 4th around 9:08pm with all his children by his side, my father passed away peacefully at home few minutes after he asked us to play one of Wes Montgomery's CD.

The last six month was sad and sweet for me. I spent every single day with him crying, laughing and rewinding our lives. I think it was the most unforgettable time of my life and I am hoping that I come out as a much better individual out of this experience.

I don't know, it is still kind of painful to talk about this and maybe I will write some kind of tribute to my dad in the future. I am not even sure if anyone is reading this blog anymore, it's been so long since I posted we even have a new president in the White House. I haven't worked in six month I think my savings is down to $4 or some shit so I need to get back to work real quick. Unfortunately I got all kind of stuff that are expired! My taxi registration and my inspection sticker are both no good, that means I have to deal with those clowns downtown first thing in the morning. GOOD LUCK!!!

I am hoping to get back on the street by Saturday night, life goes on I guess!

Please don't forget the homeless,

Mad Cabbie.

31 comments:

Red said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.
Big Hugs.
If you need anything...

Anonymous said...

Welcome back and good luck.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to learn of your family's loss. My condolences.

Bill Harshaw said...

I'm sorry.

thruhike98 said...

My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry. We're still here though. And we will be.

Sarah said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss Mad. Bless you, your dad & family and good luck with the bureaucrats. I've missed reading your posts and glad you're back.

Alex Mullineaux said...

Good luck getting back into the street. I guarantee it won't take long to get your readership back. You were a highlight to my daily blog reading time.

Feel fortunate that you got a chance to enjoy the last 6 months with him. I didn't know my father was going until he died suddenly two years ago last week. You are right about one thing... life does go one. Glad you are back.

qbubbles said...

I was just thinking about you, man. I was hoping something bad didnt happen.

I'm sorry for your loss, dude. However, I am glad to have you back.

Silver Spring Penguin said...

My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

peggy's mom said...

of COURSE we're still reading...and waiting...and hoping all was well...which it wasn't, alas. so sorry for your loss, uncle mad. your dad must indeed have been a champ to produce such a fine son. welcome back!

vm said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Lee said...

I'm sorry to hear of the death of your father. I'm sure this is a very difficult time. God bless you. We are still here.

FamousDC said...

We're still here; welcome back.

http://famousdc.com/2009/04/01/welcome-back-mad-dc-cabbie/

Anonymous said...

Hang in there glad your back.

JC said...

New reader via FamousDC. Praying for you, chief.

Petunia said...

Mad, so sorry to hear about your Dad, my condolences go to you and your family. Who knows, working again could help you cope! And we'll certainly be here reading.

Peggy said...

I am still right here with all your other readers. You were not taken off my blog roll. I figured something was up. I'm so sorry to hear about your dear old pop.

Hang in there darling Mad.

John said...

Sorry for your troubles MC, I think you also feel that your time with your dad was a real blessing.

Hardest thing is clearing out stuff.
Loads of memories come back, mostly good ones.

Good luck with getting your papers back in order.


Take care

Anonymous said...

MadCabbie - I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Like others posted your time with you father was a blessing. . .even though it doesn't make it any less painful.

Your post was beautiful and touching...


Your dad is probably smiling down from the heavens and wants you out there and living your life again :)

Glad to see your back ...


Diedra Michelle

Anonymous said...

Mad I am sorry about your loss.My condolences.

I have been checking your blog from time to time to see if you posted something new.

Moi

Anonymous said...

Hang in there Mad, I lost my father 20 years ago and I still think about him. It's a slow healing process, it's great that you spent some quality time with him.

Good luck at the inspection station Mad because you're going to need it! By the way Phil is back dispatching so there is a breath of fresh air at Diamond Cab Company.

We are happy that you are back and looking forward to read more of your stuff. God Bless!

Diamond 888

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to you and your family. I check your blog at least once a week. I'm still here.

jezblog said...

Hey mate Im so sorry to here of your sad loss my sincere condolences to you and your family.

Cheers Jez XX

www.jezblog.com

Anonymous said...

I even stopped by the cave looking for you Zebra. I am really sorry about your loss.
Take care Mad and I will talk to you soon.

Officer L

thebmt said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I lost my mother to cancer 6/10/07. Have not really shared it with anyone other than family and friends. Until this week, when I shared it with a blogger I had never met through another that I had met once. Mainly because she is doing a charity event for cancer research.

Every person has to take their time and will eventually find a way. I plan on writing it on my own blog on the anniversary.

King of New York Hacks said...

Mad Cabbie, my sincere condolences brother. We never left from what I've read in the past , you already are a superior individual, and a better one now for sharing a painful yet kind experience of father and son. I've been through similar with my mother and feel you my man. You need anything brother, let the King know, glad your back and ok.

Rob said...

Sorry to hear about your father, you fortunately were able to spend time with him before his passing, and that is a blessing.

We've been checkin on ya MAD! I never gave up hope that you would return, but FAMILY first, your loyal public second! :)

brokemoto said...

Sorry to learn of your loss.

Lorenzi lost his father, too. I know Lorenzi is the same age as I am, we were born the same year (he was born almost four months to the day after I was). I am guessing that you are about my age. I am guessing that our three fathers are/were about the same age.

Mine has and has had his innings with this or that, but is doing allright, now. Still, longevity does not run in the males on his side of the family; he has already outlived all of them. The last one in his family that lasted as long as he has, was in the Eighteenth Century. I am taking lessons from your and his experience.

Again, I am sorry to learn of your loss.

--PL

Anne said...

Sorry for your loss, glad you're back. Even though your savings are down to zip I think you absolutely did the right thing.

God bless.

Mad Cabbie said...

Thanks Ann