: Sunshine : On a Cloudy Day

I think the only way to get through this life is laughing hard and constantly, mostly at myself-

A dear friend of mine passed away yesterday. At the age of 12 I was introduced to Tom Magliozzi and the popular NPR show “Car Talk” In my fathers garage every Saturday morning. Work in my Fathers garage was hard at times, and one thing that always brought an air of levity to the moment was Tom’s laugh. It didn’t matter what we were doing at the time, Tom’s iconic laugh was always the perfect cure, and it still is. Over the years I tuned in and out of Car Talk, never straying very far from I have grown to love and cherish. I’m glowing, and crying right now recalling a few moments in my life listening to Car Talk Listening to the podcast with my Son growing up in England. Working on our own vehicles mils away from home, not knowing what the hell I was doing but having fun and laughing at the same time! The best part, is that my Son and I still listen to Tom and Ray each Saturday morning at 9 am. This Saturday though, in Tom’s honor and at Tom and Ray’s mothers displeasure  I’ll be lighting up a Cuban cigar in your honor dear friend, may you rest in peace.

To read a wonderful article about Tom please click HERE


photo courtesy of Car Talk

12 Comments on “: Sunshine : On a Cloudy Day”

  1. What a great tribute to someone who has so profoundly affected your life through the years. It’s amazing how much we can touch other people in a deep way – even from a distance. I felt the same way when one of my Bible teachers passed away; such a lonely, hollow feeling. My thoughts are with you this week, my Friend 🙂

    • CultFit says:

      I’m not sure how to feel right now honestly. I’m not overly emotional even when the passing of family and friends. I kinda bundle the feelings and emotions up and sort them out down the road somewhere … Tom’s passing is much different. The time I spent with my Father growing up, listening to their show, has created wonderful, dense memories for me. And being able to do the same with my Son has simply been a blessing. Its as if a part of our lives has gently passed away, but nothing will be able to take away Tom’s laugh. May your heart be filled with laughter today – Take care!

  2. bgddyjim says:

    Yeah, I read about it on the FOX ticker this morning – only NPR show my wife and I could both listen to without throwing stuff at each other. It’s a shame for sure.

    • CultFit says:

      What transcends division, sides, orientation, political views – whatever … Is the rare ability to capture and bring folks together and enjoying themselves in the process.Sadly there are not too many shows around that do this. I suppose its why my Son and I watch Star Wars and listen to Prairie Home Companion every chance we get 😉

  3. katelon says:

    Thanks for that tribute. I only listened to that show occasionally and did enjoy the humor, honesty and directness of the discussions. Sending on peace to you.

  4. CeeJayKay says:

    )))hugs((( thinking of you x

  5. linnetmoss says:

    Lovely photo of Tom, and a touching tribute to the impact of this wonderful show.

    • CultFit says:

      It a mysterious and brilliant “thing” in life when a couple of dudes from some fair city in Massachusetts, have a lasting impact on your life. Much like meeting fellow bloggers as yourself! Be well this morning and please take care 🙂

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