Author Topic: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 has passed away. Our grieving thread.  (Read 94103 times)

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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #150 on: July 31, 2010, 06:08:01 pm »
I believe that too, Jeff.

And if Truman (and David?) are right, and I can't think of a time they haven't been, Rich will still be alive until his name is spoken for the last time.  We will keep him alive in our memories and our conversations.  And we'll tell people we know about him, and so forth...He will be remembered for ages to come.

Heck, Brokies aside, Elizabeth will keep him alive for generations upon generations.

And his words, here, they will keep him alive. They will tell his story and when she is old enough Elizabeth will come here too and probably find some answers.

If that is the case, see if we are still around dear Bizzy, if we are not part of your world, you are welcome amongst your fathers friends.
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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #151 on: July 31, 2010, 06:08:21 pm »
Thanks for all the kind words.  Those of us who were fortunate to know Rich will never forget him.  

I suspect Rich has no regrets.  He gave us a sense of hope.  He identified with Ennis, and used to fear Ennis's fate.  There would be no lonely trailer #17 for him; he had the sweet life.  It was such a joy seeing and sharing that with him.  

My heart goes out to all of us.  

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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #152 on: July 31, 2010, 06:11:13 pm »
And his words, here, they will keep him alive. They will tell his story and when she is old enough Elizabeth will come here too and probably find some answers.

If that is the case, see if we are still around dear Bizzy, if we are not part of your world, you are welcome amongst your fathers friends.

You are so right, Truman.  And I don't think I've ever heard a better reason for not straying from here, at least not for too long.
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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #153 on: July 31, 2010, 06:14:51 pm »
 I just lit a candle.

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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #154 on: July 31, 2010, 06:18:24 pm »
It's pretty late here. Going to go to bed to *try* to get some sleep. I feel exhausted.

Love to everyone.

And Tru, words so true, Bizzy we're here for you. Even in years to come.
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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #155 on: July 31, 2010, 06:19:25 pm »
I just heard.   :'(

My thoughts are with Gene and the rest of the family, and everyone here who loved Rich.  And I'm reminded, again, how each day is such a gift, and we should never take them for granted.
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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #156 on: July 31, 2010, 06:21:16 pm »
It's pretty late here. Going to go to bed and try to get some sleep.

Love to everyone.



It's past midnight for me. I'm tired. But I can't go right now.
Hope you can find some sleep. :-*

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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #157 on: July 31, 2010, 06:29:38 pm »
I just lit a candle.

Me too, a Brokie one and my own personal one.It does not seem enough though.

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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #158 on: July 31, 2010, 06:40:44 pm »
Hello Brokies.

I just got the phone call from Gene.

Rich passed away at 6:06 this eveing.  Gene was with him and holding him when his heart stopped.




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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #159 on: July 31, 2010, 06:41:29 pm »
I've also been thinking about Rich's courage to make really big changes.  He took big risks and found a beautiful life.  When he took the first steps to come out, he didn't know he would find Gene.  He was afraid he would lose his daughter, whom he always makes very clear is the light of his life.  He was afraid he would lose his family's respect, but he didn't.  He had a lot to risk, and he risked it.  And he found a beautiful life.

I've often thought of Rich with admiration.


Update:  The news was posted as I wrote this.  Love to you, Rich.