Just got back from Donut Hut in Burbank to spend some time with friends and to mourn the passing of Armando Flores Jr. Many of you NWP4Life and HT forum followers know him as “Coke in a Can” but to us he was a son, a brother, a friend, and an all around great guy. It’s hard to even fathon the thought that we lost another fellow enthusiast. You always hear about these kind of things on the news and stuff but never think that it would happen to you. It’s just another remind that life is truly precious. You never know what the day may bring. That’s why it’s always good to remind the ones around us how much they really mean to us. You just never know when it could be that last time you see them you know. I’m honestly kind of still in disbelief and at a complete loss for words. Armando was a friend that I had just recently got to know on a personal level and now I’ll never get the opportunity to speak to him again. The last time I saw him was at DPK David’s birthday bbq and he even just left a comment a couple posts back on here letting me know that he wanted to pick up a Chronicles shirt from me. It’s tough anytime you lose someone and it’s even harder to see others who have to go through it. Nothing you say can really bring them back and it’s a humbling thought. There’s been a huge outpouring of support and kindness since the news of his passing so hopefully this will help the healing process. I sat here for awhile trying to finish up the tribute I did for him and I almost feel as if I wouldn’t be able to do the guy justice. There are a couple of guys in our circle of friends that know him best and hopefully I can draw some inspiration from them. As soon as I can get it finished I’ll put it up. It really hasnt hit me yet that he’s really gone. It’s crazy.
For those of you who don’t know him personally, we’re working on something to pay tribute to him at the Eibach meet this Sunday so make sure to come out and show your support for a fellow enthusiast.
That’s all I really got for now, I’m really just at a loss for words….
Rest in Peace Armando, we all miss you.