Wednesday, April 29, 2009

a wake for my dad

You are invited to come celebrate the life and times of Don “Dad Feets” Wierenga, who passed away unexpectedly on April 20, 2009 while spending time with his daughter here on South Padre Island.

An island-style wake will be held Friday, May 1 at the SandBox Inn - 117 E. Saturn Lane - starting at 5 PM. There will be food and drink - all dad’s favorite things. We will share memories and sing a few of his favorite songs in one of his favorite places -- under the trees where he spent so much of the past four months. It will be a great opportunity to learn more about this amazing man, enjoy the company of other people who knew him -- and bid him a fond farewell.

At dusk we will light a ceremonial fire sculpture created specifically for this celebration by Alice Abbot of Brownsville.

If you play or bang something, please bring it with you as we hope for/expect both drum and song circle action as the night winds down.

If you would like to bring something to eat or drink, that would be nice but please do not feel obligated.


Blogger Will Davis said...

If I were able to be there, I would, but I am physically unable. Please know I will raise a glass, and also play a little second-line New Orleans style piano for you and your Dad at the appropriate time.

God Bless,


5:09 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

It was quite a crew we had there Will, lots of smiles and tears, and you would have had a great time!

12:26 PM  
Blogger truly amazin' said...

we all felt the love.... life is precious...

3:34 PM  
Blogger LukeTLAC said...

Cindy. I am sorry to read about your Dad's passing. He made a strong impression on me...a great craftsman, a man of deep faith and a loving husband. (a rose every week) One my favorite school memories is running/training with him and eating spagetti before the race. He also sold me that old Rambler - the coolest car ever!

May God bless you and your family at this time


9:57 PM  

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