To Michelle, Zeb, Jill and the Tipton clan: Shocked and saddened by the news of Gregg's passing would be a vast understatement. I am still in utter disbelief! My sister Terry, told me of the news the a few days ago but I had been sucked in to the "vacuum of life" and have not had a chance to re-direct my feelings of astonishment to thoughts of what a great guy Gregg was.
Gregg was one of my first friends, we were just little kids growing up together in La Canada. It seems so long ago but the thoughts of those times are now so vivid in my mind that it seems like just a short time ago. We played on that little culdesac street at your house or roamed our yard at the Henn house but where ever we were and what ever we were doin, there was trouble brewing (:-/)}...
So, so many great times to remember BUT the most favorite ones were of the many trips to Apple Valley, where we roamed free and found "innocent" trouble to get into. There were go-carts and mini-bikes, Snip, Snap, Sarah and Star. There were BB guns and 22 rifles and lots of cans and bottles to shoot at!! I remember those warm desert breezes and the wind chimes tinkling from the patio; oh those were good, good times my friend, good good times!!
Where does the time go? In those days the "vacuum" didn't exist and somehow you seem to have succeeded in missing out on it all together because you lived a life that may not have been stress free but you lived a life that easily erased those everyday stressors that so many of have to deal with on a daily /hourly basis..... Good goin my friend, good goin!!
Tonight, my son Matt and I arrived at Mammoth for a little 3 day ski trip and of course, this place conjurs up more great memories of us and our families, sharing a cabin and having a blast here! We thought we were pretty hot stuff on the mountain and needless to say, YOU WERE! Tomorrow when we
hit the slopes I will dedicate my day to you and remember a
May God's peace and the knowledge that we will see Gregg in Heaven, give all of you loved ones and all of us friends strength to "Fight On"!
Special love to Uncle Kenny, Nancy and Jill.