Friday, September 08, 2006

Where he glistened like an angel in the bright hot fire, Untried by the vision of a bright hot fire- John Silver

Winston Arthur Grant. A man I would have liked to have known. Where he glistened like an angel in the bright hot fire. A Victim of a senseless tragedy known by all as "9/11". I join my blogger brethren as we honor these victims through the 2,996 Tribute Project.
Winston Arthur Grant was 59 and a Technical Services Specialist on the 30th floor of the north tower for Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He lived in West Hempstead, NY but was born in Trinidad and educated in Grenada. Well known by many as the type of man to put other's safety before his own, he most likely stayed to help others in the hour and a half time before the building collapsed. Untried by the vision of a bright hot fire. He played the steel drums and was a hard-working, smart-dressing man of Faith with a great sense of humor. He is said to have been a "Prince among men" by his stepson, Jerome Duran.
I honor your life today Mr. Grant in this small way. I honor your wife Joyce, daughter Joya, son Winston "Artie" II and stepson's Jerome and Adrian. I pray for your peaceful rest and the comfort of your family. I salute you for your accomplishments, your kindness, determination and loyalty. I am sorry we have lost you. Please know that you are in my thoughts.


Blogger Mark said...

Wonderful tribute, Helen.


11:39 PM  
Anonymous piglet said...

Got chills Helen, very loving words you use.

You must know he can see this and feel good that the world isn't a "lost cause" after his death (just when at that very time it must've seemed to him).


12:56 PM  
Anonymous Tree said...

Helen, excellent tribute. You have honored his memory in a most touching human way. Thank you for being you and sharing with us. Peace.

6:08 PM  
Blogger Shelli said...

Thank you for this touching memorial.

9:22 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Nice rememberance. I felt too That I'd really like to have known my honoree. He was such a sweet, kind young man it seems.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Glamorous Redneck said...

Very nice tribute, Helen! This was such a cool project.

2:12 PM  
Blogger evenstar said...

You touched me deeply Helen.

Beautifully written and very moving.


3:09 AM  
Blogger CyberCelt said...

Great post. Just stopped by for C&C Monday and to see if you were blogging again. Glad to see you back.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Sex, Lies and Myspace said...

That was great!

6:33 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Wonderful tribute!

Good to "see" you! :-)

10:27 PM  

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