That is a quote from Rob Westover a co worker of mine here at Microsoft. He passed away on April 29th. I have been up in Redmond this week for the services. I built a video as a tribute to Rob, it was my way of trying to deal with it. You have to understand some of the context. Rob and I both love Jimmy Buffet, do you know how hard it is to pick just 3 out of 500 of his songs? The first set of pictures are out-takes from a photo shoot that Rob did for our team called Microsoft Across America. A poster was made from the pictures, but the out-takes really show his true character. In the middle section are memories of some great times we had on team outings and team events. The last section was sent to me by others, The ones were Rob is at the one year old's birthday party were only taken a couple of weeks ago.
HERE is the video.
Rob would not want us to morn for him at all. He would have wanted a big party, tell stories and remember all the fun and crazy times we have had together.
Yesterday at the reception after his service, the toasting and stories when on for hours. Everyone in the room claimed to be his "best" friend. He just made you feel that way, it was so special to find out that it wasn't just me that he did that for, he did that for everyone he meet.
We will all miss Rob!
Very nice tribute, John. Rob was indeed a great friend and good guy.
John - I'm sure Rob would love your tribute - thank you for sharing!
John, thank you for putting this together. Rob had a very positive impact on many people in the time that he was given.