Tuesday, September 04, 2007

One Year Anniversry..


A year ago I wrote about THIS. I cannot believe it has been one whole year..time goes by so fast. My kids still won't believe he is gone, larger than life on the TV he was last night. I know alot of people couldn't take his enthusiasm on board..it seemed that when you first ever seen him in interviews or on his show that he was just acting, playing us along. But, he kept his energy going and he never seemed to faulter. His love for life and nature and his family could be noted by so many people out there in the community. Happily he is remembered by our family here. I think they broke the mould when Steve was born.

23 comments:

Andrew said...

I have mixed feeling about him, but I can easily see how kids would love him. Even I admire enthusiasm and passion, if it does seem a bit over the top.

homo escapeons said...

I always thought that his exhuberance was authentic...and contagious.

He obvioulsy had the daredevil gene and we all knew that he would exit this world via some form of work related injury. Nobody would have guessed an accidental one-in-a-million flick of a stingray tail would end his life.

It is a shame that more people aren't like him. How many of us love what we do? He was lucky enough to find his calling..or make his dream a reality, whichever way you want to look at it.

His lust for life and love of animals made up for having to share this planet with millions of awful twats.

captain corky said...

Wow!!! Time is really moving! I think the guy loved his life, and to me that's what it's all about.

david hayes said...

As has been said, he energy and enthusiasm were incredible. His passion was contagious.

Aidan said...

Wow where is time going, fight club had it right: "This is your life and it's ending one second at a time"

It gives importance to the time we have and the moments we share.

On Irwin, To be honest i thought he was an idiot, however i cannot fault his heart and passion for conservation... He kept a town a float, and lives his life to the best of his ability, i will never criticise that.

Aidan

Keshi said...

Caz I cried reading that and seeing that pic...I rem I cried for days last year...I still cant believe he's no more. Call me childish but I LOVE THE CROC HUNTER AND I MISS HIM!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

And I agree 100% with HE's comment.

keshi.

Mom said...

My 38 year old son cried like a baby when Steve died. Steve was a hero to people around the world.

Middle Child said...

How quickly a year passes... when Syeve Died Don and I were gobsmacked...

now the year has passed...!

paddy said...

Yes I found him so full of life and after watching him a few times I realised it was really him. I wish I had even a little spark of what he had; he lived it to the fullest and got everything out of it. How on earth a family can go on losing a Dad like that is beyond me. May he rest in peace and may his family find solace in the magic time they had with him.
Sincerely Paddy.

Swampwitch said...

I just hope that their "marketing" of Bindie doesn't affect her in negative ways.

Thanks for the visit today. Come back to The Asylum anytime.

Jay said...

I was just reading an article about it being one whole hear since he was killed. It seems unreal still that he's gone. But it's great to see how his spirit still lives on and how people are making sure that it continues to do so.

LanternLight said...

Good bloke, but I think Bindy getting to much exposure.

KAYLEE said...

GREAT POST I CRIED READING THAT Though! and thanks for stopping by my blog and supporting me...I will be back in a day or so:)

Queen of Dysfunction said...

It is a shame about the way he died, but when you consider the way he lived... well, it's not much of a surprise is it? Still, he will be missed.

White Forest said...

Thanks for reminding us of him!

Hope his soul is resting in Peace!

Flat Coke and Flies said...

I remember being at work on US Labor Day and hearing the news. He will be missed.

rosemary said...

I loved his enthusiasm for life and for the animals he cared for. He is missed and what a wonderful little girl he had to step into those big shoes that needed filling.

Keshi said...

Caz when u hv time, read my current post. Ur in it ;-)

Keshi.

general_boy said...

Cazzy I am with you 100% here. I know guys who surfed with Steve, and though I never met him myself, I reckon he was a decent bloke.

Yes... he was over the top... hyperactive... quite often annoying... but you could never call him boring. He absolutely lived what he believed, and remained true to himself.

Steve was a genuine original, and history will recognise him for his commitment and passion.

Cazzie!!! said...

Well, all 20 of you show just what an affect Steve had on the community of the whole World who knew of him or even knew him personally. He did make his mark, and I hope more of us can do the same to try to preserve what wildlife we have. It all begins in our own backyards right?

Dan said...

Time flies. His daughter has sure bloomed into a celebrity herself over this last year.

mjd said...

I remember this post. This was my first visit to your blog. If more people lived their lives as Steve Irwin did full of exuberance and love for life, the world would be a better place.