Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 142

“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.

Dennis - Kind of a Big Deal

Dennis – Kind of a Big Deal

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.

Everyone wore a spot of red in tribute to Dennis's infamous red scarf

Everyone wore a spot of red in tribute to Dennis’s infamous red scarf

Dennis's wonderful sister, Nancy

Dennis’s wonderful sister, Nancy

Courtney Watson from Howard County Council gave a touching tribute

Courtney Watson from Howard County Council gave a touching tribute

Us bloggers were there showing our love and support! (See Mickey's piece about Dennis - http://mickeygomez.com/remembering-dennis-lane)

Us bloggers were there showing our love and support! (See Mickey’s piece about Dennis – http://mickeygomez.com/remembering-dennis-lane)

Dennis was watching it all :)

Dennis was watching it all 🙂

With Mary Kay Sigaty from Clarksville, HoCo

With Mary Kay Sigaty from Clarksville, HoCo

With fabulous Jessie from www.hocoblogs.com and the lovely Cherie

With fabulous Jessie from http://www.hocoblogs.com and the lovely Cherie

See the wonderful video about Dennis’s memorial event here.

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2 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 142

  1. Charlotte Jones says:

    RIP Dennis. Great guy and love the tribute about,’ making a difference.’ We all hope to do that, don’t we?

  2. Pingback: Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 463 | ukdesperatehousewifeusa

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