Best Always in Skiing
I just found out last night. Floyd's Mom called and asked me to speak at the funeral, hope to see you all there.
We grew up together, met in 2nd grade and went through High School together. Rode bikes, minibikes, motorcycles together.
Learned to ski at Grayson's ski school at Hyak together.
He was Best Man at my wedding.
I'm really going to miss him.
Everybody, from casual aquaintance to close friend, has a Floyd story.
I'd like to hear yours.
Dave Robertson aka Lumper (and that's a Floyd story too!)
PS: Lucky, call me if you still have my number.
If you knew Floyd, you had a nickname. Now you might not know your nickname because he might not tell you, it might be "Lunkhead" or something not too complimentary. One of his sisters will always be "Toots" to me, his brother is "Boop".
In 5th grade at Spring Glen Elementary Floyd decided that I, a "chunky" kid, reminded him of Lumpy Rutherford from "Leave It To Beaver". So I became Lumpy which morphed into Lumper. I hated the name and still do but as we got older I accepted it. As adults, I only accepted it from Floyd and maybe a couple of others. But I'd give a lot to hear the phone ring and have him say "Hey Lumper" again.
Dave aka Lumper
We now have the information on the funeral services for Floyd. I am sure I have missed many people so please fwd to those you think may want to know. All are invited.
Thursday, March 13
1:30pm Memorial Service
Lord of Life Lutheran Church
12819 160 AVE S.E.
Renton WA 98059
Fairwood Golf and Country Club
17070 140 AVE S.E.
Renton WA 98058
** There is a dress code: No denim please.
Bring you memories and great stories and please join us in celebrating Floyd's life.
I met Flyn' Floyd while I was speed skiing.... turned out to be a great competitor and a good guy. ...just heard the awful news... will be wearing a Floyd sicker on my uniform in his honor during the Cypress world cup race tomorrow- RIP Floyd.
FF, YOU are welome for showing the Double Back in '71.
yeah I know....thanks for letting me use your tramp in your back yard.
Lived In Jackson 4 years .....How many trams can you catch.......gang.
you saw me do 113 in a tuck......wassup?
perhaps all things are meant to be.
I never married, but a nice lady for 16years.
of Course........to settle.......... OUR.....bet.......... from '70.........
IF YOU never married? YOU WON.
Kick some ass
Sad to hear about Floyd (decided to google search his name, today, for selfish reasons -- I am salivating for a pair of Salomon Q Lab's) -- I was up at Crystal Mtn., one day, in late December 2001 or 2002 and was talking to one of my fellow ski instructors about trying to get a screaming deal on some Salomon skis (not having any luck on eBay, at the time). He said, 'there's a rep on the mtn, today, and I will introduce you. He can probably strike a deal for you.'
I got to meet 'the man, himself,' and made arrangements to meet him at his place in SE Renton.
I asked my friend what I could do to express my thanks for such a good deal, and he advised, 'something alcohol -- like J.D.'
When I went to Floyd's home, I carried in arm, the largest bottle of J.D. I could find. I was there for not much more than 20 minutes, but left with the feeling I had known him since childhood.
Those were the best skis I ever rode, but wish there were more people like him -- this world would be a better place!