Author Topic: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 has passed away. Our grieving thread.  (Read 88170 times)

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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2010, 12:05:03 pm »
I feel sick...  :(

So do I... 

I was so excited that he was thinking of coming to NYC in September and I'd finally be able to give him a huge bear hug.
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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2010, 12:08:35 pm »
This can't be. I was PMing with Rich on FB two or three days ago talking about that we still haven't managed to meet FTF yet, but promising each other we would one day.


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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2010, 12:12:01 pm »
Wow. Life certainly is a fragile thing.

I will keep them in my prayers.
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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2010, 12:14:18 pm »
This is so unfair.

I remember talking to Richard when he first came on BM.  He was so lost and lonely.

He reached out to all of us here, and he touched all of our hearts in many ways.

We had many talks on the phone, through many good and bad times for both of us.

He found his soulmate, and was so happy that all his fears of coming out to his family were baseless, because, they love him.

We laughed, and cried together on the phone.

I just feel devasted by the thought of him no longer being here.

I just can't wrap my head around this.

Damn


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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2010, 12:15:05 pm »
I'm praying, too. Which is strange for me, but

words fail me I'm crying and praying

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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2010, 12:21:05 pm »
I'm praying with all of you.  Thank you so much, Chuck, for letting me know before I logged in to see this sad news.

Dear Rich, peace, strength and serenity be yours and your dear ones'.  You are in our hearts and minds always.  We are all blessed to know and love you.
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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2010, 12:21:43 pm »
Rich, you've had such a loving spirit for so many.  We have a loving spirit for you, Bud.

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Thank you for letting us know, Chuck.

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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2010, 12:36:40 pm »
As soon as I have updates, I will post them to the thread.  Unless Truman gets them first, and then he'll update them.

I've been calling Brokies most of the morning, specifically those who met and knew Rich closely.

The phone call to Matt (ZK) was hard.

I was just thinking about how Matt must feel.

This is terrible news.  My prayers for Rich and Gene and for all the friends and family.
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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2010, 12:40:00 pm »
 :'(

God keep you close to His heart, Rich, and Elizabeth, too, and all who love and care for you.

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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2010, 12:40:43 pm »
I have spoken with Paul, Devony, and Wulfie on the phone.

It is really hard to find words for how sorry I am.  Or I guess the Brokie way to say it is "I sure am sorry/We was good friends."

I have such good memories of Rich.  He loved his daughter so much, and he was making a good life for himself - maybe one of the only one of us to have an actual little cow and calf horse operation.  And he rodeoed some too.

I keep thinking about how we get together for our gatherings and share laughter and tears and our love for one another.

But Annie Proulx was spot on - we go back to our separate and difficult lives - those times between halcyon moments - and while there ANYTHING can happen.

Life is too short and Rich too young.

Bless your family, Rich.  I hope we're able to stay in touch with them and that they know what you mean to us.

 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(


P.S.  Paul - thank you for the banner - that's a terrific picture you found.

I love you all.


I saw those FB posts too...and Chuck - that just breaks my heart that Gene will get that package.  But I am so happy that you spoke with them last night.

That's a good thing.

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