Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Farewell, Tom

Thomas James Wolford
27 July 1964 - 27 May 2015
Tom, who worked out pages and pages and pages of the number pi since he was around age 18, using at the most a simple calculator.
Who visited every county in the continental United States
and every town in most of New England before he became to ill to travel.

Who played at least 2 games of Scrabble every evening with my Mom.
Who beat the statistics and lived around 25 years with 1 transplanted kidney.
...Including side-effects of skin cancer and latterly lung problems.
Who was Tom as only Tom could be; and not many people understood him.
But, he was my brother and I will miss him.

What will I do with the Christmas Cracker Jokes I was saving to take to him this summer?

Perhaps use them for jokes in his funeral as he has requested.


Deborah C. Stearns said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Living to work - working to live said...

I like the idea of the Christmas Cracker jokes!

365 Dresses said...

Oh, my! He must have been quite a character. May he rest in peace.

Linda M said...

Sorry to hear this, my thoughts are with you.

Uta Lenk said...

So sorry to hear about this loss. He must have been a very very interesting person in your life. How many digits of pi has he recorded? Intrigueing!