Unless you are (or were) a bored shop rat that lived for running out of things to do just so you can click to see what “Bloggy”, better known as The Ghost of Jerry Reed, is poetically and often aimlessly rambling about on the Hawley Blog, you probably have no clue who he is. But trust me… he’s famous. If not for all things ‘cross, for how he could manhandle an up-right double bass. Hawley is a large bicycle, parts & accessories distributor based just outside Columbia, SC, that supplies shops with your cycling needs and Bloggy communicated all of the un-normalcy to the outside world for them. Well, he came in everyday and sat down like he owned the place… everyone was always too afraid to ask if he actually worked there. I had the pleasure of working with Bloggy, though I was not near as close as his lap partner “There Was Only One Chair” Adam Abramowicz (then office mate and now current co-founder of Kind Human Bicycles), his humor and presence was always as welcome as his well manicured locks, (kind of a washed version of a 90’s Johnny Depp’s).
Bloggy, (or Kenny to those he owes money to), has been through a shit storm having acquired an unwelcome and aggressive as hell colon cancer and is currently in hospice. Jamie, his lovely wife took the last year off of work to care for and be with Kenny, and her sister Jessica knowing they needed as much financial as moral support organized a crowd-funder to help them through this difficult time.
As I write this, his wife informed me a new chapter will soon arrive and that the already huge outpouring has been overwhelming. If not a few bucks, send them your thoughts on the Bloggy Fundraiser… especially if you were a fan.