Rest in Peace

I’ve been a long time reader, sometimes topic, and even longer know-er of SEB. I had the first hand treatment of his jokes, his thoughts, his everything, because I grew up with him. And, perhaps for the first time, I’m the one behind the keyboard on this blog that has been as much apart of my life as it has everyone else’s here.

Honestly, I never thought we’d be here, not for another few decades. We argued about this day, some years back, about when he might pass and how he might go. I told him I’d drag him through his eighties kicking and screaming if I had to. In the end, he won that argument, in perhaps the worst way. Cheater.

I want to write a big, essay-long story, but I just don’t have the heart for it. He passed early this morning, before I was even really awake enough to realize what was happening. I’m kind of mad at him for that, kind of amused by him, too. That’s a large part of who he was for me, maddening, amusing and as wonderful as he could be a ‘Bastard’. I’m gonna miss him, so god damned much, and I think all of you are too.

So here’s to my Dad, Les Jenkins (SEB).

19 thoughts on “Rest in Peace

  1. My heart is heavy this morning. I am having a hard time seeing through my tears.

    I never met Les in person, but I’ve been reading his posts here for years. We’ve shared memes on Facecrack, we laughed at the same things, and got concerned over others.

    I could always count on Les putting a smile on my face whenever I saw something he shared with us.

    May he rest in peace, and you all take care.

  2. Oh, I’m so sorry. Les was a good man, and even though we never met, I considered him a friend.

  3. Well, fuck.

    Thank you for writing this.

    He was a friend to so many, gave so much, and left a huge legacy behind. Write the essay-length story when you feel like it, but you said it so well here, and I know he’d just be damn proud of you. I am so sorry for your loss.

  4. So very sorry to hear this, even though he warned us just recently to expect it. He wrote a great blog, and he stuck to his principles. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  5. Condolences, and sorrow for your loss. I only knew Les online (dammit), but every time I read one of his blog posts, swapped some chat, talked by phone (as us old geezers do), or did one of those podcast things with him, it made my life a little better. He lives on in our memory of him and the impact he had on us.

  6. Very well written my beautiful niece. Your Dad would be so honored and proud. I joked him when he started this fight that he better at least make it to my 50th Birthday. I was at his, so he better be at mine. Sounds like I was being selfish and in a way, I was. Not because of some stupid birthday, but the time that would have given all of us with him.

  7. So sorry for your loss. Les was my introduction to social media, I wrote my very first comment online here, many years ago now. I learned a lot from him, and was privileged to meet him, and Anne, and his parents, and you (you probably don’t remember) and to enjoy your hospitality. The only consolation I have is that Les, as far as I can tell, lived life the way he wanted to, touched many people, and created a little more light and clarity in the world. What more can one hope for?

    Love and best wishes from Vienna, Scott (zilch)

  8. I’m thankful to Les for providing a place I could find some logic and like-minded (in)sanity for the past 20 or so years. I haven’t been a frequent poster, but this site’s been one of my regular daily reads the whole time.

    It’s hard for me to put into words the thoughts and feelings going through my head on a good day, and this is not a good day. I am so sorry for your loss, and hope you can take comfort in the positivity he gave us over the years that helped make our lives a little better.

  9. I didn’t know your father other than through this blog, but I felt like I did because of this. I’ve followed for many years and I shared many of his attitudes and enjoyed his stories. My condolences on your loss.

  10. Courtney, Anne, Momma & everyone who loved Les… My broken heart is with you. I haven’t posted here in a long time, but we stayed in contact and I treasured his friendship. I’m so sorry we lost this awesome guy far too soon.

  11. Sorry for your loss , good bloke Les was. Going to miss his bloggs. You tell em up there what you think Les. God bless a true gentleman.

  12. Godspeed, Les. I enjoyed our conversations along with the rest of the crew. I will miss your insight.

  13. Your dad was an awesome guy. He was really there for me during a rough time on the internet, and I never forgot that. His blog was witty and entertaining, and I really enjoyed his content.

    My condolences to you and your family.
    Rest in peace, Les.

  14. I don’t know how long it has been since I’ve been to this website but at some point I drifted away.
    A missed message on Steam from one of “DeadGod” friends probably intending to inform me of his passing (how nice of them) had me checking SEB once again only to see the terrible news.
    I’m sorry for your loss friends and family of Les.

    I’m surprised after all this time that I recognize the names and avatars of george, dave, zilch, and maybe others. Weird how memory works.

  15. Wow. I guess I missed that SEB passed away, so very sorry to hear this… I had the pleasure of meeting Les one time at the Michigan Podcast meetup (or whatever it was called back then), I think I even have video of that too (let me know if you want a copy)… He was one of a kind. It’s always cool to meet another person named Les, and he’s someone that I always wanted to know better, but we never got that close… Rest in peace SEB, see you on the flipside… 🙁

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