Wednesday, December 23, 2015

"Ed's Epistle.....Remembering Dino This Christmas"

Hey pallies, likes it just wouldn't be the Dino-wintery season without the most powerfully pure prose from our brother in Dino, Ed of Ed's Epistle fame.  So in this last post before Dino-winter-day 2015, we share  a post that Ed first scribed for Dino-winter-day 2009.  

In his profoundly personal way, as only Ed can do it, he sensitively & solemnly  shares with us how deeply the passin' of our Dino effected him, and how only a few months later, the man who introduced him to our King of Cool, his wonderful Dino-devoted father, also followed Dino beyond the grave.

It is with the purest of pure  pleasure that we once 'gain share, "Ed's Epistle.....Remembering Dino This Christmas".......some of our Brother Ed's most deeply deep Dino-hearted  sentiments ever.  Thanks Brother Ed for helpin' to bring so so much Dino-light to our Dino-paths!   Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP






Christmas is time of mixed emotions. Early childhood memories are filled with trees, lights, and gifts. Dino on the turntable and family in house. These are the days were the basis of all future life moments are compared. 

Things evolve as one ages. Times of receiving are replaced with times of giving. Times of being with family are replaced with times of remembering family. We settle for good health rather than good gifts. Memories and present family we rely on to get through present day ills and worries. 

Family and friends who in the past filtered out the bad and rang in the good are no longer with some of us. Time for reflection and hopes for the future will fill my holidays.

Dino slipped away from us on a Christmas morning some fourteen years ago. Exited quietly on the most tranquil morning of the year. Typical Dino to duck out when no one was looking. Not wanting the attention, the spotlight. It was Christmas morning 1995, while Dino song filled the world’s airways, and hearts with his voice, his soul left this earth. Dino going Splitsville from his own party to catch a late western, Christmas morning he left to go the big bar upstairs. He knew no one was looking, I'm sure. The Rat Pack lost it's cool. 

The world turned a page, started a new chapter.

When the image of Dean flashed on the screen, the family paused to watch. It's not good when a show is interrupted for a special announcement, on Christmas morning of all times. Worse when the image is the one you associate your childhood with. The smile happy, the voice song, the laugh fun, the face Dino.

Part of the collective American soul died that morning. Part of me left that morning. Ten months later, I personally had another loss in my life. The big guy who brought Dino into my life took an exit himself. My dad died the next September. Dino I and Dino II in my eyes, limo tailights. Rough year for this pallie. 

Fortunately, the spirit of Dino has grown bigger since his passing. Dino is as big as ever. His is now the rank of legend. Dino owns the Cool recipe. He copyrighted 'sigh'. He's untouchable. He lives in memory, on screen, and in voice. Frank may have done it his way, but Dino did it our way. We get it. Christmas is tonic. Some parts happy, some sad, some hopeful, some remorseful. All mixed together makes you humble. I am fortunate for what I had, and what I have. Make someone feel that this season. Create some memories, play some Dino. Today is tomorrow memories.

To all of your family and friends, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I hope you're season are is filled with Dino, and your heart with happiness!

10 comments:

Danny G. said...

Man o man...Ed REALLY hits a nerve with that bea u ti ful dedication. Somes it all up. Let's follow Ed instructions this year...& create some wonderful memories... Reflect on what/who has passed...& OF COURSE...listen to MUCHO Dino! Powerful prosin, my pal.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Danny-o, we know that you and Ed share the common experience of havin' your fathers lead you into the Dino-way....probably the bestest o best ways for anyone to come to our most beloved Dino! And, likes we knows you are doin' your best to lead your boypallie Nicky and girlpallie Stel into the Dino-way yourself. May your honorin' of Dino-winter-day be filled with the happiness that only comes from our one and only Dino! Keeps lovin', keeps sharin' our Dino!

ed said...

Thank you and Amen my Dino Brothers! It's my pleasure to be part of the this cool-daddy-O pad o'Dino!
I wish you and all Dino-zens the best 'n brightest Christmas and the continuing of remberance of the passing on what is the 20th year without the
Dean of Cool!

Peace and Dino to all!!
Ed's Epistle!!

Always On Watch said...

Outstanding essay! A++!

Christmas 1995 had a pall cast over it when our Dino exited. I remember that year so very well.

blueiscoool said...

What a very special, powerful and heart felt posting from Ed, thank you my friend for bringing this our way so close to Christmas time!

Happy holidays!

Scott

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Mr. Ed, thanks for droppin' in and sendin' us your best Dino-wishes...20 long hears without our mighty main man...be with pallies likes youse, we do all we can to keep the Dino-light glowin' ever Dino-brighter!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Miss AOW, comin' from youse, that is truly a "highest of high" report card for our Dino-bro Ed...and we couldn't 'gree more. Bestest of best Dino-seasonal greetin's comin' your way! Keeps lovin' our most beloved Dino!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Scotty-o, as always youse is most Dino-welcome...hopes you have a blast durin' this Dino-wintery time. Keeps lovin', keeps sharin' our most beloved Dino!

Always On Watch said...

I know quality work when I see it!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Miss AOW...indeed ma'am...spoken by an exceptionally experienced educator...and knower and lover of our most beloved Dino!