Friday, September 04, 2009

Happy Birthday Wayne!

Wayne Armstrong was my brother in law. He had the happiest spirit of
anyone I've known! He always seemed content! My last visit was about 5
years ago and I had taken my Harley up to Wayne and Wanda's house in
the mountains of northwest Arkansas.... My words fail me when I try to
express the beauty I saw and the serenity of my visit... Wayne was like a
kid when we got there and we couldn't wait until we were leaning into
the curves in this slice of heaven he called home! I can often tell how long
someone has been driving a motorcycle by the way they handle their
bikes - Wayne, without doubt, was one of the best, most natural riders
I have ever been around! He was "one with his bike" and he smiled unceasingly!!!!
He had mastered "happy"!!!!

Wayne died last year - it broke Linda's heart incredibly, as well as his life
partner/wife Wanda and Helen and THE grandson Tyler - LOTS of love!
Today would have been his birthday! Some will shed a tear. some will
remember fondly and I will smile- thinking of my buddy on his bike....

Rest high on the mountain, my friend!

3 comments:

兩津 said...
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Betsy from Tennessee said...

TEBOW who??????? I don't know anyone with a funny name like TEBOW....

Go VOLS!!!!
Betsy

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

How sad. I'm so sorry to hear of y'alls loss. Wayne had a sweet face and he does look happy. We send Heavenly Happy Birthdays too with a prayer for your family. Thanks for sharing about this very nice man.
Happy Sunday Jerry. Hope y'all are well and enjoying riding.
Sparky (aka Pamela) :)