Rest In Peace ,Libdrone, Alan Jobe, My Creative Friend, My Bear!

Colorful homes in New Orleans, 2001, from Cont...
Colorful homes in New Orleans, 2001, from Conti Street, looking riverwards from Royal Street. Entrance to Exchange Alley is just past the yellow building. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


A Facebook post that Alan Jobe passed away 3/25/13 of a stroke at 7:50 PST.
I know he told me a lot how he loved having so many friends on here, posted by his significant partner, but felt by those of us who knew him  on Empire Ave and through his blog much more. Tears immediately began and they have not stopped. It is like I lost a member of my family, he touched my heart and touched my creative spirit so deep.


Alan was  fun, he was quirky, and to the point, but he was creative, oh God he was creative. He would take 3 words and put a blog together to rival the Gods. Yes, He was one in a million. Yes Alan you were. You were one to make all of us wonder how you found the energy to put those words together in a wonderful array of splendor.


The back ground photos you would search the internet to find just the right ones. I loved going to your blog.  I will miss your creative spirit that made me wonder where you found those great stories each week.  Coming from New Orleans, you gave us the history of many great recipes, oh the food, you gave us.


You are like a great Uncle who has left our family Alan and a void has opened and now we do not know how to fill that void.  Please show us what to put into that void.


How does one equate Social Media and blogging to a friendship that brings tears? I can not say!I can only say that you touched my heart to a feeling that no one has for a long time and I will miss you Alan for you opened a wonderful friendship for me and I will miss our banter and carefree wordsmiths and may you and Saint Peter have fun with your three words Alan, because I will miss you!



18 Comments Add yours

  1. Reblogged this on Avial Blog.

  2. so sad…

  3. donfre says:

    Beautiful post. He will be missed.

    1. Thank you Don

  4. layanglicana says:

    Michelle, I am also in tears. Thank-you for writing this eloquent piece – maybe Alan was at your elbow as you wrote it!

    1. Laura, I do believe he was whispering in my ear.

  5. cookiecuckoo says:

    Lovely tribute to a lovely man, Michelle. Thanks so much for sharing! x

    1. Thanks Kevin, I cried most of last night and went to sleep with tears.

      1. cookiecuckoo says:

        awww, it’s so awful – the fleetness in which we can lose someone. the reminder that all our days are numbered and to reflect if we’re spending them the way we want and with whom we want. I know we will all miss him and remember him always.

      2. None of us know when it is our time, Kevin, that is true, I do believe, Alan will be with us each day even if it is a word reminder.

  6. Mick Say says:

    Reblogged this on Mick Say: Online Business Development.

  7. DES Daughter says:

    Thank you for this great post Michelle.

    1. It was my pleasure

  8. A Very Nice Tribute Michelle. May Alan RIP and be remembered for all of the good he brought to others.

    1. Thank you Omar, I do not think it has sunk in that he is gone. I do not think any of us have actually realized the finality.

  9. Thanks Michelle. Even a day later it still seems surreal to me.

    1. Yes, Harold, the loss is beginning to sink in.

  10. newsj44 says:

    Reblogged this on phoenix143 and commented:
    Michelle’s take

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