“Make a difference, and have fun doing it”
Today was the celebration and memorial for Howard County blogger Dennis J. Lane, aka Wordbones, aka the Godfather of Blogs.
What a guy.
What a turnout at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, a wonderfully fitting venue since it was a place Dennis loved and had a long history with.
And what an emotional, touching, funny, sad and totally fitting event for such an amazing guy. I just wish I had known him more. He was a hoot.
The celebration was entitled ‘Kind of a Big Deal’, because Dennis would joke that was what he was. But he was a big deal, a very big deal, and rightly so.
During the amazing tributes, one sentence stood out for me about Dennis and his outlook on life. His sister said that all he wanted to do was “make a difference and have fun doing it.” Love those words and their sentiment.
It was a privilege and a honour to be there today to remember Dennis, his wonderful words, meet his incredibly supportive family, and share memories with his friends and colleagues.
See the wonderful video about Dennis’s memorial event here.