Monday, September 27, 2010
Memorial Service for David Thompson
Yesterday afternoon I went to the memorial service for David Thompson. (See previous post here.) It wasn't really a service so much as a celebration of David's life. Margaritas and Mexican food, the way David would've wanted it. Hundreds (and hundreds) of people turned out to show their support for David's wife, McKenna, for David's family, and for David's friends at Murder by the Book. I wasn't surprised at the size of the crowd, nor was I surprised at the number of mystery writers from all over Texas who drove long distances to be there. I wasn't surprised, either, at the fact that some writers came all the way from distant states like New York, California, and Pennsylvania. It was just further proof of the influence David had on the mystery field and of how many people appreciated him and what he did. It showed once again what great people mystery readers, writers, and fans are. I'm proud to be part of that community, just as David was. He'll be much missed for a long, long time.