Friday, July 06, 2018

Tommy "GUN" Mann


Tom Mann Photo
Thomas S. Mann <>
Wed, Apr 11, 6:43 AM
to Rodger


  Sorry to miss that big birthday yesterday.  I had serious health issues to deal with.  Congratulations and many   happy returns.


This morning, for no particular reason, I realized I hadn't heard from Tom Mann for awhile.  So I did a mail search and, lo, Wed, Apr 11, 6:43 AM was the last e-mail received. This was during a time when everything on my computer was full of cancer, and it went unread.  Anyway, with a certain amount of dread I searched
Tom Mann Obit.

Thomas Stafford Mann, 68, of Washington, DC died May 7, 2018. Thomas was a lifelong resident of Washington, DC and an avid cyclist. He is survived by his brothers; R. Rodman Mann and Jesse T. Mann, many extended family and friends who will remember him with love and laughter.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Thomas’s visitation to be held at Joseph Gawler’s Sons, LLC on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 5:00-7:30 pm. Funeral Services for Thomas to be at Little Flower Church on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 12:00 pm with burial to follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.


Tom rode his bike around the DC area nearly every day, and took a sht-load of pictures 
all of which he sent to me.  For at least the last 12-15 years, maybe longer.  I mean, I had many thousands [Small Sample], and this, remember, went back to the days of this.   So, many went into a file unread, and were eventually trashed with old e-mails.  

Tom's other passion was the Washington Redskins.  He had two season tickets, and sent me game pics after every home game.  Must have been many hundreds. He offered me every so often, but I told him I was too used to my refrigerator full of beer and an easy chair. 

 "Tom," I once wrote, "Why don't you turn these pictures into a series of coffee table books; you'd make a fortune." But, he wouldn't be bothered. Maybe Tom thought that I would be the keeper of his pictorial legacy, and they would live on forever.  Now, like all of my old baseball cards, I wish to hell I'd  saved them all.  Not because they were worth money, but because they were an irreplaceable history of a time.

I'm in the process of searching all my old files for survivors, (Not like the eagle picture that I reduced to 640x480 stamp) which I will then post.  God bless you Tommy GUN Mann; I hope too meet you someday on the other side.


Anonymous said...

Condolences on the loss of your friend. Thank you for sharing Toms wit & wisdom thru the years.


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed Tom's comments and timely pics around DC.
Having gone to U of Md and worked in DC years ago, it was a bit like going home.
I'll miss them and his comments. Godspeed, Tom.
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

Juice said...

Sorry about Tom. I too remember him here.
So sorry you lost so much of what he shared with you due to technological failures.

Anonymous said...

I appreciated his local perspective from inside the beltway.
Our own deep insider, He will be missed--heck, thinking of his pics and posts, I miss him now.


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