Sunday, December 11, 2016

Wes Anderson

Our friend and neighbor, Wes Anderson, passed away at home early this morning, surrounded by family members. He will be missed by all of us, especially for his cheerful way and goofy jokes. You could count on him to make our social events just a little more fun.

Here's a story we posted a few years ago that illustrates the point.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 04, 2013

It's the first Wednesday of the month so, as customary, the residents of Abbey Point gathered this evening at the clubhouse to break bread and exchange views and experiences.
At the conclusion of the evening, our Norwegian neighbor with the impossibly-great head of hair was called upon to pronounce a benediction. He did not disappoint.

Wes Anderson
"Ole," Wes began, "once had a job at the Gedney Pickle Plant in Chaska.
"One day he came home from work at 2:30 in the afternoon. His wife, Lena, noticed this and said 'Ole, vy are you home from verk so early?'
"I got my winkie in the pickle slicer."
"'Oh my, that's terrible,' Lena said. 'What happened to the pickle slicer?'
"Oh,' Ole said.  'She got fired too.'"

(Wes Anderson appears nightly at The Tarmac Lounge on Abbey Point.)

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Wes will be missed. Our thoughts are with his wife of 56 years, Shirley, with him until the end, whose strength and loyalty has been an inspiration to us all.

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