When it rains, it pours (Spider Webb update)

The below is a recent caring bridge update for Spider. Since so many folks know the Webbs, wanted to post on here as well.

Gayle asked me to provide a brief update as they flew out of the Tallahassee airport yesterday headed for New York City. Can’t say I blame them after the past few days they had in Tallahassee, compliments of Hurricane Hermine.  The Category 1 storm made a near-direct hit late Thursday night where they hunkered down with Spider’s sister, Linda, who had flown in town from Colorado. Spider & Gayle had to quickly pack their suitcases for the planned Tuesday flight to NYC in the event they couldn’t make it back to their home (Tallahassee has– or rather had– a lot of trees).

In case you have not already heard, Spider and Linda’s mother, Lucille Webb, passed away during the storm early Friday morning. She would have been 98 years old next month.  As Gayle says, “you cannot make this stuff up.”

No one had power, including Culley’s Funeral Home, so Spider and his new  girls- Gayle and Linda- headed to Spider’s girlfriend’s house– Prissy (who happens to live with her husband Dale– who also happen to have a built in generator!).

Spider and his latest lady group spent several nights at the Elrod’s home along with 15 other Kuersteiners- bless his patient heart.  Picture frat party meets youth hostile meets daycare and there you have it.  The Webbs have since been able to return to their powered-home in Rosehill and departed Tallahassee yesterday for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Hospital in New York City (upper east side). His first radiation treatment is today– he will have a total of three while there before returning to Tallahassee next week.  Gayle sent me this photo of a dapper Spider doing his daily crossword puzzle waiting at the gate.

With Tallahassee only now getting up and running her graveside service will be Thursday, September 15th at 3:00 pm at MeadowWood Memorial Park located at 700 Timberlane Road in Tallahassee. Her obituary can be found here.

Please keep Spider, Gayle, Linda, Sutton, Collins and their families in your prayers. To say it has been a difficult week for the Webb family is an understatement.