A Lot Accomplished

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 182012

One good thing about being stuck in a small town where we don‘t know anybody over the weekend is that I got a lot accomplished on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal.  By the time I finally pushed myself away from my desk last night, I had over 21 pages done, out of 36.

Not that we were alone here at the Spartan Chassis camping area. Saturday we had a Mountain Aire as our sole neighbor, but by the end of the day Sunday four more motorhomes had pulled in, all of them Newmar products. I asked Miss Terry if we had accidently stumbled into a Newmar rally. Then, just before dark a Tiffin Zephyr arrived. Apparently Monday’s are busy days here at Spartan!

They told us to be ready for our coach to go in to the service bay for its alignment by 7:15 AM, and hopefully we can be on the road by early afternoon. Thunderstorms are predicted, and I’d like to get to Elkhart Campground and get settled in before they hit, if they do.

I have some sad news to report. Many of you know our friends Phil and Tracey May, owners of TechnoRV. They have been vendors at many RV rallies nationwide, traveling fulltime and homeschooling their two kids Joshua and Alexandra. We received the terrible news the other day that Josh died in a tragic accident last Thursday. Josh was fourteen.

Josh May

Josh was an amazing young man, super intelligent, always polite, and a joy to be around. As a parent, I cannot imagine the pain that Phil and Tracey are going through. I know that their many friends here and in their native England are shedding a lot of tears for Josh and his family.

There will be a memorial service for Josh on Monday, June 25 at the Timberline Valley RV Resort in Anderson, Indiana. The Chesterfield (Indiana) Police Department has created the Joshua May Memorial Fund, to help the family with expenses. It’s the Joshua May Memorial Fund, PNC Bank, 221 Federal Drive, Chesterfield, IN 46017 (Routing 071921891, Acct 4804578295).

At a time like this, it’s easy to ask God “Why him? Why did we have to lose a wonderful person like Joshua?” Maybe instead we should be saying “Thank you, that out of all the people in the world, we were the ones chosen to have Josh with us during his time here. Rest in peace, my friend.

Thought For The Day – The shell must break before the bird can fly — Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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  6 Responses to “A Lot Accomplished”

  1. Out hearts are with Phil and Tracey. They are in our prayers. They are such nice people and have been so helpful in the technology arena to all of us. Life is so precious and we never know when it’s our turn. It’s always important to tell people you love them. Love to you Nick and Terry from Peter and I. Hugs, Connie B.

  2. I’m so sorry to hear of that tragic loss for them….

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with them. I’m going to put my computer down and go give both of my kids a hug. I hope God will bring peace to the family.

  4. There is nothing more difficult in this life than loosing a child!! Prayers for this family…so very sorry to hear this, tho’ I did not know them!! This “club” is one no one ever wants to join, but so many are left to deal with!!

  5. Our hearts go out to Phil and Tracy, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of their son. There is another special angel looking down on us now

  6. We are so sorry & shocked to here about Josh. He was such a sweet and polite young man. We are so honored to meet him and have Josh, Phil & Tracey visit our home in Michigan a couple of weeks ago. He seemed very happy and driving the boats was a highlite of his visit. He will be missed.

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