Monday, February 28, 2011

We are doing well. Hundreds of cards, notes, calls and Facebook posts tell the story.

We knew Ed was a friend to all. We knew Ed moved throughout the entire community. We knew Ed brought together individuals from every corner of the city and the Chequamegon Bay Area.

What we did not know was that he influenced change. Profound change. Lasting change. Ed will be remembered.

People will smile when they see a wheelchair in the downtown area. They will for a brief moment think... there goes Ed.

They will see a small orange flag in their minds eye when they push the handicap button to open a door.

They will smile and raise a fist in victory when they pass through the "tunnel to everywhere". When they pass through "Ed's tunnel".

Ed in a quiet and lasting way has become an icon in Ashland WI.

What more can one hope to accomplish in life than to be remembered for having made a difference. For making the world a better place in small and meaningful ways.

Hundreds of cards, notes and Facebook posts have made it clear. It won't just be Mom, Dad, Scott, Kellie, Aunt Cheryl, Skip and other family members that will remember Ed.

Thanks to all who cared for and remember Ed.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

"It is Well with My Soul".

To all of Ed's family and friends who are feeling the sorrow.

Find comfort in knowing that....
Ed would want us to know....When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, It is well, with my soul. It is well, with my soul.

This is a longer version of the wonderful life of Ed Griffiths.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Our son Ed planned on attending this rally. Protesting cuts in Disability Funding.

Ed did not to get to this rally. He past away in his sleep on February 15th. Ed always tried to advocate for the rights of peoples with disabilities.

In memory of Edward A. Griffiths 
September 8, 1976 - February 15, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Multiple Sclerosis Sno Rally 2011 ride.

Donna and I took a road trip today. Short but fun. We met this group at Garmisch's Resort. They were riding to support the Multiple Sclerosis Society. They were prepared. They brought their own on air announcer. Nice job JD. And their own PR material. Andrea not only rides she produce all of the logos and hat embroidery. It was fun meeting you all. Ride safe.

Left to right: JD Ryan, Bill Tutko,  Lorie Ryan,  Cindy Tutko,  Andrea Blosberg,  Kevin Pries,  Randy Lang,  Dean Blosburg (front)

 Embroidery work by Andrea Blosberg.

 Embroidery work by Andrea Blosberg.

 Tim the bartender.

For additional information contact the MS Society 612-335-7992