Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Alas, poor Gabe Baldwin the Fish, we knew you well


It is with great sadness I report the passing of Gabe Baldwin the Fish. He arrived one balmy summer evening after Gabe Senior won him at a county fair. And now he's gone.
He had us fooled; thought he had bounced back from Sunday's illness. But, alas, his fragile body couldn't handle the stress and he passed away last night.
Gabe is taking it a little harder than we thought he would, so please send good thoughts his way.
He and Jon will head to the store tonight to find new friends - more likely, Gabe Baldwin III and Gabe Baldwin IV.

On a related note, I wrote this week's column Sunday evening after it appeared Gabe the Fish was a survivor. Pondering whether to send an Editor's Note with an update for tomorrow's publication.

Although, I kinda like the thought of people thinking he made it.....


  1. I will say a prayer for Gabe. Emma won a fish at the fair TWO years ago...and we still have that fish!! Crazy!!!

  2. Oh no, I am so sorry to hear this. I will send good thoughts Gabe's way. I went through this exact thing as a kid - Dad won me a fish at a fair and I was heartbroken when he died. I sure hope the new fish cheer him up.