Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Eddie Cook ---An Update

(The original article can be found on your right: "Body found in Fox River". A correction: I have since learned that Ed did know how to swim.)

Ed was cremated last Friday morning. The following is taken from the Salvation Army's Church Bulletin. Captain Johnny and Yoley Harsh are Pastors.
Special Memorial Service
This Thursday 4pm
This past week, we lost one of our dearest friends. Ed Cook, who was a faithful and precious volunteer at our Salvation Army and had many friends here was promoted to glory Wednesday morning.
In honor of our love for Ed and in support of his family and friends, we will be having a memorial service here Thursday at 4pm with meal following.
Please come and celebrate Ed's life with us.
Please note that this is a community event and all are welcome for the short service and the meal that follows. The Salvation Army is located at 417 Algoma Blvd. For donations of volunteer time, food, or anything else, please call 920.232.7660.
The Salvation Army runs on a shoe-string budget and does amazing things. Dollar for dollar they are well known for their excellent and frugal use of funds. Overhead is low but at the same time they take care of their employees. How many employers in Oshkosh can boast that their workers have Martin Luther King Day as a paid holiday?
The Salvation Army works quietly with community groups and churches. This is done so quietly that I will boast for them. Meal programs are assisted at times by a Women's group from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Winneconne, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) of Oshkosh, the First Congregational Church and St. Paul's UCC, among others.
If you have ever wondered what goes on at the Salvation Army, or have been curious about volunteering in any capacity, the Memorial Service for Ed Cook might be a good starting point to learn about this wonderful organization.
Tooting my own horn...
While talking with Captain Johnny Harsh I offered to contribute my talents. Yours truly will be at the keyboards for the memorial service Thursday. (That's right! You will be able to put a face with this blog!) Captain Johnny told me that Ed Cook's favorite song was 'Sunday Morning Coming Down' and he will sing it Thursday. Written by Kris Kristofferson, made famous by Johnny Cash, this is a provoking tune. For lyrics go here:


AngelAiken AKA Thee U.M.O.G said...

I hope that you do Ed justice, Gary!...
The lord knows of theose folks down at the Salvation Army and how much they do. I owe them a lot. More than I realise.
Thank you Jesus for people willing to help others so unselfishly, we need more people in the world like that today!...

Renee said...

Little correction. It is the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints. It's His church, of course.

PS Happy Birthday. Hopefully the lose of your friend didn't tarnish it for you. Hopefully, too, your posts of concern for others signify a fundamental paradigm shift of maturity over the years within yourself. May God bless you in the years to come.

Gary said...

Thanks for the correction. I've spent enough time at the square in Salt Lake (and at the library across the street) to know that but I'm getting old-timers disease.

Happy Birthday yourself.

AngelAiken AKA Thee U.M.O.G said...

oh, hey look, I didnt even notice renee behind me! Wow, hello to you!

I am just a friend of Gary's and there's no need to be wary of me or him :)

I hope you drop by more often! It was good to hear from you and yes, happy birthday to you Gary(even tho,by now I am late