This is another tribute to Jerry Nelson. The story may be a little longer, but it might be a little sad and good at the same time. Seeing a Dear Friend One Last Time Chapter 1 Few Days Later August 29, 2012 After meeting Gobo, Trish had her heart sinking too. Her father was also gone. She felt like Gobo lost his “father”, even though he never knew his parents when he grew up. Since her family moved to Massachusetts, she started making new friends, just like he told her she would. However, since her father was gone, she was now only with a mother left. What made her so frustrated was wearing black. Fraggles do not wear that color. Neither do the Muppets! She hated black! Then, she went to her tombstone, but she knew sooner or later, Gobo would go to his for his friend. He sure missed him dearly. With Ed Johnson, those happy days were over. That was the straw! She didn’t want to be alone. She wanted to see Robin or Floyd or Gobo no matter what. “Hey Trish!” Robin said, behind her “Hi Robin! Still thinking about Jerry huh?” Trish said, wiping a tear from her eye. “Yeah!” Robin said, sadly. “He was a father to me.” “Right,” Trish said chucking a little. “I don’t get it. Why do those things happen? I never liked black clothing. I don’t want…to cry. I…I didn’t know Jerry’s health was not good…neither was my dad’s condition. “You lost someone too?” Robin asked. “Yeah,” Trish said, sniffling. “He died two days earlier before your friend Jerry did. I…don’t know what else to say.” “Wow! Me too!” Robin said, with a small smile. “Well, my dad was a kid a long time ago. He was just like you. He liked to play games, sing sings, and…have a great time. Before he was gone, his last words were, “Take care of you, your mom, and each other.” “Well, he taught me how to get along with my uncle and his friends.” Robin said, with a sad look. “My dad taught me how to be a good girl and get along with my family.” “So, that makes two of us, right?” “That’s right, Robin!” Then, she noticed little flowers on his small hands. “Hey, what are those?” “Oh, those are flowers for Jerry. Uncle Kermit bought them for me.” “Aww! That’s great! Can I help you with those?” “Sure!” They walked passed other graves until they found Jerry Nelson’s grave. It said, “Birth – July 10th, 1934; Death – August 23, 2012.” Robin started to cry. “Shhh! I know it has been a couple of days, but I miss him too.” Trish said softly, while stroking the little frog’s back to calm him down. Then, she carefully put the flowers on the dirt, which was supposed to be for Mr. Nelson. She hopes someone working around the graveyard will plant these flowers. Having a gut feeling that she was seeing Robin for the first time, she didn’t know what Robin was going to say to him. “I’m not ready to say goodbye to him,” Robin said, sniffling. “Well, then if don’t what to say to him, think about the good times you had with him. I even remember this song when I was younger. It was, Halfway down the stairs is a stair where I sit. There isn't any other stair quite like it. I'm not at the bottom; I'm not at the top. So this is the stair where I always stop. [Robin] Halfway up the stairs isn't up and isn't down. It isn't in the nursery; it isn't in the town and all sorts of funny thoughts run round my head. It isn't really anywhere; it's somewhere else instead. [Trish & Robin] Halfway down the stairs is a stair where I sit. There isn't any other stair quite like it. I'm not at the bottom; I'm not at the top. So this is the stair where I always stop. “So, Jerry loved that song, didn’t he?” Trish said, sniffling. “Yeah,” Robin said sadly. “I would always sit on his lap and have some talk about what Uncle Kermit and I been doing so far.” “That’s true!” Trish said. “Come on Robin, you can visit him some other time okay? We need to find Kermit.” “Thanks Trish,” Robin said with a small smile. “You’re welcome, Robin!” ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Meanwhile, at Fraggle Rock, there were some things that were not the same. Although Gobo somehow got his voice back, which is uncertain and a miracle at the same time, still Pa Gorg, Majory, the Trash heap, and Feeny could only make gestures and nod. He could not stand the quietness! Waiting for things to get back to normal was hard. He was ready to go back to “Outer Space” to speak to his friend one more time, even if he was no longer around. He still admits he will always be Gobo. Now, he knows his friends will worry about him again, but he has a reason to go. To be alone! Think about Jerry! Jerry was not just a “silly creature”, he was a good friend of his. Next chapter coming up soon!