Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Remembering Nick Swindon

Nick Swindon BenchNick Swindon Remembered

On Saturday's hike to Staten Island's Snug Harbor, I'd wandered away from the group for a spell to explore and take some photos.

Something lead me right to this darling child-sized bench.

Then, I was quite surprised to read it was dedicated to the memory of an old friend of mine...

Gave me a chance to pause and remember Nick Swindon and his wild sense of humor...

And to send good thoughts out to his wife Annette and daughter Kyra, wherever they may be these days...

Peace.

8 comments:

Zane-nawwaa said...

Now that Mr. Todd, was a God Shot.

Pam said...

1. that is so special to run into that bench! What a great way to relive some old memories...unexpectedly.
2. just read yesterdays post. OH NO...you and your damn count downs...sigh. You can't be stopped.
;)

citygirl15 said...

He died young....how sad :-(

Allan S. said...

My how the universe works.

Don Cummings said...

That is such a LOVELY surprise...I mean, it's sad...but to run into it...love is everywhere...in benches, too.

Annette said...

ok....so I was curious and googled Nick's name, thinking about Nick, the puppets, 14 years ago, I can't believe it! Todd....hmmm, trying to remember, its Annette, I'm remarried now living in Massillon, Ohio (45 min S of Cleveland), Kyra will be 21! I can't believe you found that bench, the only problem is the spelling of the last name, its SwindIn, no "ON", its too coincidental, they have every think else right ....I wonder who left it, especially since Nick's folks sell teak benches just like that, but I'm sure it wasn't them....Great to "hear" from you after all these years.......anet026@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Nick was my brother-in-law and was so creative and talented and had so much more to share. His passion for puppetry was amazing. It was sad that he died so young. It looks like the bench has been there for a while and we had no idea it existed. It is a mystery as to who was responsible for the bench. How strange that you stumbled upon it and Nick's wife stumbled upon your blog. Wow!

Anonymous said...

Nick was my brother. He was an AMAZINGLY talented and gifted puppeteer. Annette, his wife, just told me about this happening. We had NO idea.....thanks for sharing and allowing others to speak his name with fun, fondness and love.