Sam Haskins 1926~2009
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Sam and Smokey, NSW 2005
My father Sam Haskins (Samuel Joseph Haskins) was born on November 11, 1926, in Kroonstad , Orange Free State, South Africa.
He married Alida Elzabe Van Heerden. Sam has two living children Konrad Haskins (aka Kondi Haskins.) and Ludwig Haskins (aka Ludi Haskins.)
Sam died November 26, 2009 in Bowral, New South Wales, Australia. His death came a month after he suffered a stroke in New York City.
He is survived by his wife Alida, his two sons Konrad "Kondi" Haskins and Ludwig "Ludi" Haskins and his dog Smoky.
A biography can be found here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Haskins
A post on his blog about his passing from February 19th, 2010 can be found here http://www.samhaskinsblog.com/?m=201002
A Few Words
Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
that we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way
which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone.
Wear no forced air of ...solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
Let it be spoken without affect,
without the trace of a shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was.
There is absolutely unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you,
for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just around the corner.
All is well.
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