Gut Rumbles

July 22, 2006


I've had lots of people ask me about Quinton. Unfortunately the last I heard or saw of Quinton was at the funeral where he was visibly upset. There is really no relationship between us. I wish I had more to say on that subject.



That's sad. Hopefully, as Quinton gets older the two of you will be able to form a relationship. It'll be important for both of you.

Posted by: Michelle M. on July 23, 2006 08:48 AM

When he is no longer dependent on his mother, that may change, Sam.

Thanks for responding to our requests.

Always, Maggie

Posted by: Maggie on July 23, 2006 10:03 AM

I hope you two become closer at some point. I'd like to think he'll hear something about his dad in the future from someone else other than his mother.

Posted by: Lisa on July 23, 2006 11:23 AM

I'm sorry to hear that but there's every reason to believe he'll seek you out as he gets older. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by: Libby on July 23, 2006 03:37 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry you are not closer with Quinton. I hope that someday you will be.

(=':'=) meow hugs
(")_ (")ä from da Raggedy one

Posted by: Raggedy on July 23, 2006 05:27 PM

i visited this site not often, maybe once or twice a month, since i discovered it two years ago. i always enjoyed being here, probably because we [are] both in our 50's, both Aquarius, & both English majors. Acidman was a heck of a writer, always interesting, and provocative, and seemingly spontaneous. He knew language, and he obviously loved it.
Rest In Peace, Sir!!! and may your family rest in peace as well!
isn't the internet an amazing thing? people from all over the world read Acidman's blog, and felt that they knew him........
again, REST IN PEACE..........

Posted by: thom on July 24, 2006 12:29 AM

Thanks for the word on Quinton. I'd expect to hear from him in about ten years.

I hope you will keep us updated on Quinton, the crackerbox, the non-existant guns, et, et.

Posted by: robert on July 24, 2006 01:11 AM

This isn't your fault.
We all know that.
Us and about, what? More than half the planet?

We know who is to blame for neither you nor your Dad being able to have a relationship with that boy and one way or another, HE'LL know too, before too much longer.

Karma will see to that.

Meanwhile, take care of yourself and remember... he WAS "okay" at first at the service and will be again, ultimately.

Rob's genes will tell in the end,
Won't be anything his mother can do about that, either.

Posted by: Stevie on July 24, 2006 08:16 PM

Sam, I will keep you, Stacey, and Quinton in my prayers. I believe that Quinton will find you in the future. You will be his connection to his Dad. And I really believe that you reap what you sow. Quinton's Mama has a rough row to how in the future, I expect.

Posted by: Robin on July 24, 2006 10:03 PM

I had a nice little chat with Quinton after the service. We talked about his Christmas presents. He laughed that I didn't know who the famous hockey (I think it was hockey?) player was in the life size poster.
I asked him if he knew he was famous, he got a puzzled look on his face just as his mother walked up. I looked at her to explain and she told Quinton "because your daddy was famous and talked about you all the time."
Quinton got a big ol grin on his face and a twinkle in his eye as he sorta puffed out his little chest.

Posted by: livey on July 24, 2006 10:17 PM


There are many of us, myself included, who visit this place every day....sometimes more than once.

Thank you to all of you out there who are helping to keep this place up and running. It means a lot, even to those such as myself who don't post all that much.

As long as this place is up and running, I'll visit it every single day. I made that promise to your father when he was alive, and I have no intention of breaking it now. Just seeing the site, knowing it's still here, is much appreciated. This place became a part of my daily routine a couple of years ago and there's no way I'm going to break that routine now.

I miss Rob.....

- Brian

Posted by: Leuthen on July 24, 2006 11:01 PM

Just can't help myself from dropping in. Still a shock to me! Peace be with you Sam and all of the acidman's extended cyber family. We all miss him and his talent!

Posted by: Lisa on July 25, 2006 04:21 PM

Thank you Sam. We all wish you the best and hope that you and Quinton can get together. Family is too often taken for granted, until you lose it. A miracle can always happen as long as you keep the welcome mat out.

Posted by: Jack on July 26, 2006 12:09 PM

Hang in there for Quinton. You probably know how this alienation crap works better than anyone else, and it will be a while before he begins to see the B.S. become unglued. I don't know of any guide to something like this. I'm going through it now with my daughter.

Posted by: Cappy on July 26, 2006 08:09 PM

More times than I will admit to, I've seen a mother, or a father, do everything in their power to erase the ex-spouse out of a childs life. I never understood that myself.

About 98% of the time, the child grows up and resents the one who was trying to do that.

What makes me want to sit in the floor and cry for Quinton is that he's not going to get to find out from his dad firsthand that dad wasn't everything that his mom told him.

He'll have to hear 2nd hand from some, but you, Sam, are the closest thing he'll have to his late father. And he'll need that one day.

My prayers are with the both of you.

Posted by: Groverat on July 27, 2006 11:30 PM

I miss Rob. He was so nice to me when I wrote to him several years ago, excited about discovering the world of blogs. His was the second I visited - what an eye-opener! Sam, your Dad was a special guy, his genes will out (look at you!) and Quinton will connect with you out someday. Thank you for keeping GR open and available for comments. You do a great kindness to all of us who love Rob, and miss him

Posted by: Jaymie on July 28, 2006 05:29 PM
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