Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Remembering Andrew Duncan.

I never thought I'd be writing a post like this, it is with a heavy heart and tears in my eyes dear Readers that I have to tell you of our beloved friend Andrew's passing. We have lost one of our own.  You will have to forgive my uses of "is" and "was" in this post, its still pretty unreal and I'm not sure which is appropriate. Andrew is a Life Time member of the Casablanca, he is also an active council member.  He was killed in a car accident along with five other people Monday August 12th around midnight. All of us at the Casablanca and Wichita Falls theater community are heart broken.

(The local news story about his passing.)
I am still in shock, we all are, it is so unexpected. Everybody liked Andrew! He was the goofy one in our group, infamous ladies man, gentleman, and scholar. He had a laugh like nothing else and was always smiling and happy to see you. He is a fantastic friend and someone that I always loved coming to parties and my home.
(Always in some kind of comedic trouble!)
Andrew- 20 years old, is an Eagle Scout, he was a junior at West Texas A&M, studying dance and was just finishing up a role in the Canyon TX musical, "Texas". He is an AMAZING dancer!  He is a big part of the theater community, we did several shows together since we first met in "Pirates of Penzance" back in the summer of 2010. He is so loved by everyone that knew him. That's why it is triple hard in grieving over the loss of a wonderful friend, actor, and council member.
("Hey Baby, how bout a smoke?"- Andrew.)
There is no possible way to do Andrew's life justice here in a blog post. I have several pictures spanning our friendship I could post, some every day, some top secret, and some "Oh God, please don't show my Mom!" But I am finding it hard to go through pictures and type with out completely breaking down and crying.
He was such a character and loved making everyone laugh! We all were really looking forward to seeing him next weekend at "Summers End 1959" out at the Casablanca.
(Andrew dancing with friend Terrace back in "1957")

Andrew, there are not words for how much you are loved and missed. I detest goodbyes, so I hope to see you again someday. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and all of our friends.You will always have a place at the Casablanca.

Here's looking at you kid!



ThrifterSisters said...

I'm at a loss for words. Losing someone is hard enough, but at that age and to something tragic like a car accident? Unimaginable. I've told you several times that you have the greatest friends. You will all get each other through this.

I am so sorry. I too detest goodbyes. I always like to say "See ya later".


Cottage Dreaming and Flea Market Wishes said...

oh my goodness....I am so all are in my thoughts and prayers :( so sad

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I thought about you when I heard this news from my cousin who has theater connections to Wichita Falls. She posted on FB about his passing. I am so sorry for your loss. Big Hugs.

Mr. Tiny said...

What a tragedy. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. I agree that it is just a "Bye for now" situation. I hope you can take comfort in the wonderful memories he leaves you. Take care!

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

I'm so terribly sorry for the loss of your friend, Mick. It's so difficult to lose someone so young and vital, but I'm sure all of you will come together to give each other love and support, and you'll find a way to assure that his memory lives forever.

Uncle Atom said...

I'm so sorry Mick, your tribute here is a beautiful gesture in a difficult time. My sympathies.

Welcome to DeluxeVille said...

So sorry to hear of your friends death. What a wonderful young man this world has lost. May he always be remembered fondly in your heart until you see him again.


Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I'm so sorry to hear you have lost a good friend.
I can tell by your words and your photos, that you had a fondness and true friendship.
It is never easy. I hope you are comforted by your good memories along with the memories that others may share.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. ~Philippians 4:23


Nita Stacy said...

Mick -
I am so sorry to read of the loss of your friend. Life can be so unfair. I've been through several sudden losses in my life and I know how they shake you to your core. You are lucky you got to know him and spend time with him...I'm so sorry that he is gone now. I'll be thinking of you and hoping you get through alright. I know you will but I also know how hard it is to deal with the loss of someone so important to you. I loved that you shared photos and videos of him. What a handsome fellow he was! You could tell he had a lovely spirit...has a lovely spirit.

Melissa said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thankfully you all have each other to lean on as you come to terms with such a tragedy. Erica is right, it's just a "see ya later".

CherryPicked said...

Omi I'm so sorry. You are in my thoughts and prayers. You have a wonderful support group around you that will help you get through this.

Jim said...

Oh Mick! I am so sorry for your and everyone else's loss! I am speechless when things like this happen.
You did a wonderful tribute to your good friend Andrew here, Mick.
The love you guys have for one another is palpable in your posts and is one of the reasons I follow you guys along your journey. It is so admirable and heart-warming to see you guys here.
All the best to you Mick and everyone else at Casablanca. I am so sorry to hear this.

Delia Ryder said...

I am so very sorry to hear of your friends passing. My thoughts are with you all. Best wishes and lots of hugs, dee x

Vonlipi said...

Oh Mick, I'm so sorry.

This is a devastating loss. As usual I would like to find words to make everything better, but I can't because there is none.

Andrew will always be a part of you and the Casablanca.


Jana B said...

So sorry for your loss. Sending you hugs and prayers

Renee Wheeler said...

This was such a tragedy and I'm so sorry for all the friends and families. Your tribute to your friend was so touching. Thank you for sharing.