Monday, December 10, 2018

A Friend's Sad News

I found out some sad news today. Jonas from Mulesaw sent me a text that his mother passed away last night.
Jonas in the back with his mom and dad up front. (2016)
She has been battling cancer for a few years, and I know Jonas and his family will miss her terribly.

If you would like to leave a note of condolence, feel free to comment on this blog post, as I can assure you he will read it. If you would like to send him an email or the like, drop me a note through the email function on this blog and I'll put you in contact with him.

Jonas' mother was the sweetest lady I had ever met. Always a smile on her face and a positive attitude. I only met her on two occasions (when I was in Denmark building chairs with Jonas), but she did make an impression on me as being very kind and a role model for how one should treat people. I know she adored her grandchildren.

The first time I was in Denmark, they invited me to stop by their house on my drive back to Germany. I did, and was surprised that she had prepared a bunch of little snacks to eat while we had coffee. Plus she gave me a tour of her beautiful home. It was more than hospitable considering I was someone they hardly knew.

Jonas, I'd like to offer my condolences. Please let your dad and your family know I am thinking about them all today.


  1. Oh no, so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to Jonas and his family. While I've never met him or her IRL, I know she must've been "good people" from the fruits of her influence. I'm sure she will be missed, and hope that the family can find hope and solace in memories and beliefs once the initial shock and challenges associated with the time passes.

  2. It is a very sad day when one loses their Mom. From what Brian wrote it sounds like you will have a lot of good memories of her.

  3. I am very sorry for your loss Jonas. In time you will remember the best times of your life with her.


  4. I was able to send Jonas an email. Thank you Brian for posting.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Jonas.

    Thanks for letting us know, Brian.

  6. My friend John sent me this because he couldn't post it here:

    Hi Brian, for years we have been friends and for years I've followed your blog in which your woodworking family features prominently, especially Jonas and your visits with him and his family. The words you shared about Jonas' Mother and entire family were very heartfelt and genuine. I wish Jonas' family consolation and strength in their time of loss and sadness.


  7. Oh gosh, sorry to hear the news. My sincere condolences to Jonas and family

    Bob, Jean and Rudy

  8. Thank you to you all for your kind and heart warming support.

    My father was deeply moved when I told him that you had offered your condolences.