Looking out across the ocean
All the memories within the blue
Feel the rush of sound and rhythm
Washing up and over you
Looking out across these mountains
All the trees so green and true
Surrounded by the earth and sky
Dreams and blessings of me and you
O' you know it lasts forever
It never fades, it never dies
The love we have is ours together
Until the end, in God's own time

For my father,
Richard Erickson
April 10, 1936 ~ September 27, 2004


My Father's Memorial Celebration Send Off on the Monterey Bay