Monday, December 08, 2003

It has been a while since I posted. And unfortunately I am posting with very sad news.

Rev. Neil McCall
1973 - 2003

You will be missed my friend. It is unfortunate that I did not hear about the news until the evening that your funeral has passed.

My fondest memory of my friend Neil.

Back in the days when I was working at Value Village, Neil was picking me up from work so we could go hang out one day. Well he came a little early and I wasn't done the shift yet, so he decided to practice he juggling in the parking lot. What made it interesting is that he just started juggling fire batons (I think they are called batons). He had a ice cream pail of gasoline that he would dip the batons in to "refresh". When the flame would go out he would, blow it and dip it in for more gasoline. Well what happened.. was he thought the flame was out when he blew it.. puts it in the bucket and suddenly realises that it was still ignited as the whole bucket was on fire. In the mess of panic and what the hell to do next and instant rection, he decides to blow it out. Wrong Choice. **WHOOOSH** The flames came up and singed he eyebrows and the front of his hair. Which looked kinda funny because at that time he had long co-co-curley hair, but slightly "melted" in the front. He then kicks the pail over and the flame went across the parking lot and died out. The pail was melted to the concrete as well. Good times.

The next day when I went to work, Paula (my supervisor at the time) told me that the police and firemen were at the scene because it was reported to them the someone was trying to set the bank (in the same mall as value village) on fire.

Neil, you will be greatly missed and never forgotten.