June 22, 2016 alanscag Time Of My Life time of my life December 3rd, 2004 Seemed like a typical Friday And…without warning You were there—you were gone Will never forget THAT typical morning. The end of an era Father and son Insurance every topic The stories were fun. Somebody stupid, Angry or mad Some new story Of how they’/d been had. I knew all along That this ride would soon stop when your nod from your desk And your voicemail, “Hey Pops!” Would no longer be there Not a part of my day When I’d be like the others With no son on Side “A” But, I thought I had time Counted the days, one by one But, suddenly – you’re missing Somehow, the days were now gone! I was shocked I was mad I was sad to my core I was angry I was jilted Why couldn’t I have just one more? But, as I’ve come to expect May be not appreciate yet You’re your own man With your own plan Doing what you want That’s a bet… I’ll always win Even when I lose As I have today You See, I love you And Now, I will miss you While you start on your way To your future Bright and successful I am sure it will be… But, nothing will make me as proud As the past 14 months Our “Father and Son Insurance” have made me. Regrets… While I’ll always have many It’s my prayer As you look back…. That you won’t have any. No more nods No more calls No more clicks of my ring No more smiles No more meetings No more lunches I’ll bring. I promise,,,someday you’ll see What those months meant to me… Having my son The youngest one A misc, minute away How proud I felt everyday So..this era is over your time’s finally begun I’m so thankful for this time What I shared a job with my son! May never again, as long as I live See you with a daily sales trophy in hand Or your name on top of the “top 10 Sales list” Or hear Pam tell me “Schuyler’s a nice man” But, I’ll cherish my memories As I mourn … This era’s end When my son Was my colleague And more surprising.. My work friend! So…thirty years from now When your son is starting out Tell him about our moment When I taught you what work life’s about Maybe you’ll be lucky And have him alongside I can promise you memories As you enjoy the ride Then….as it should be He’ll step out on his own And, with a tear and a sigh You’ll recognize that he’s grown Into someone you’re proud of Someone who makes you glad you’re alive And life full circle will again connect As you acknowledge that he’s arrived …. To that place Where you are Standing today…. A little scared A whole lot excited But ready to make your own way. So until then… You can laugh You can roll your eyes And make fun too But…. I am so glad Misty and sad To have shared This “Time of my Life” with you!