14 September 2010

In Loving Memory.

Dodge Morgan passed away this morning.

My grandmother and grandfather (maternal) divorced when I was about seven or eight. My grandmother met Dodge some years ago and had been living with him on his private island for a several years now.

He had just proposed to her. They were going to have a small wedding in just a few weeks.

Dodge went into surgery for colon cancer about a week and a half ago. The operation seemed to have gone fine, but there was a complication. He was taken off life support this morning.

Dodge was the first American to sail single-handedly around the world. He was on the covers of GQ and Sports Illustrated (among others) and received a letter from the President at the time of his record-breaking accomplishment.

According to my mother, those last few years with Dodge were the happiest that she's ever seen my grandmother. Ever. He meant so much to her...

If you pray, please include Dodge and my grandmother in your prayers.

Thank you.

Rest in peace.


  1. Oh, I'm so sorry, Olive Tree! Your grandmother will be in my prayers.

    Elizabeth Rose

  2. Aw. Olive Tree. I'm so sorry. Want to talk? Call me? :(

  3. I'm so sorry. I'll be praying for you!

  4. I'm terribly sorry Olive Tree. Your grandmother will certainly be in my prayers. May you rest in peace, Dodge.

  5. I'm so sorry. :( You'll be in my thoughts.

  6. Oh, I'm so sorry, Olive Tree! I'm praying, dear.

    Love ya!

  7. Oh no. I'm so sorry, Olivia. I am praying for your family and especially your grandma. I'm so sorry.

  8. I'll pray! :( That's really sad. He sounds like an amazing man.

  9. Oh, Olive Tree. I'm so sorry for your loss. But it sounds like he did some pretty incredible things in his life, and you have a lot to be proud of.:) I'll praying for your grandma.<3

  10. That is awful! I'm so sorry. They will both be in my prayers.

  11. Oh my gosh .. I'm so sorry. I'll definatally be praying. :'(

  12. Oh, I'm so sorry, Olive Tree! I'll be praying...for your grandmother; Dodge doesn't need prayer anymore, right? :) He sounds like an amzing man. Wow!


  13. Be strong, lovely. I know what this is like and it hurts so bad. I will be calling you later today.

  14. Oh I'm so sorry Olive Tree!
    I'll definetly pray for them!

  15. (sorry about the late comment)
    I am so sorry that your grandfather died. May he rest in peace.


  16. I'm so sorry. I can't rightly say I know how you feel, because no one ever feels the same about anything. But you and your family and Dodge will be in my prayers.


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