Who knows the Cornet/Trumpet player? That one that plays Taps for Soldiers at Funerals?
I asked the brass player one day. Why do you play?
"It was a good gig for a young man. You show up and play and you get enough money to take a gal to the movies."
He played in the rain for a special gals Father when he died...
The notes fell loud and true when he played Taps for his Father...
It was a Good Gig as he played Taps at hundreds of Cemeteries over the years. If he wasn't presiding over a service at the cemetery he was playing Taps. Bob was a Minister.
Monday night the Cornet/Trumpet was silenced, perhaps the Angels took over...can you imagine a host of Angels playing for you? Seems fitting for someone like Bob.
Bob died at home on April 25 late in the evening. He leaves behind his loving wife of 50 plus years and six children...one of whom is our son in law Andy. Bob had Myelofibrosis which progressed to Leukemia.
We are sad for our son in law Andy, our daughter Jen, our Grandsons and all who loved Bob.