Friday, March 20, 2009

The end of an era

Forty-six years...

That's how long Ron has played the bass guitar in some fashion or another - first it was in bands, then Christian settings, recordings, and church.

Ron called the praise team people tonight and told them he was retiring, that his hands just couldn't do it anymore, and he didn't want to hold the group back from learning new material. Poor guy - I felt so sorry for him.

I know it was an extremely hard thing for him to do. He got all choked up and had tears on his face when I went through the living room. It had to be his decision as it wasn't one that I could have made for him. Watching him struggle, I knew that the time was coming.

It's just hard to sit back and have to watch him go through this.

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