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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #250 on: August 01, 2010, 06:00:18 am »
For the first time ever I avoided logging on to Bettermost this morning after a night of tossing and turning.

I didn't want to see this news.

And now, the real tears have come.  

Like some of you, I had a few glasses of wine, and some comfort food, sitting vigil on the thread but I just had to get away from it. Hoping the news would turn overnight.

It didn't.  :-\

David - you're so right. Rich never had a bad word to say, always sent lovely messages to say hello. Why the good guys?



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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #251 on: August 01, 2010, 06:01:05 am »
I had to drive into San Francisco this afternoon, so I wasn't here when Chuck announced that Rich was gone. While I was on my way to the theater I got a text message from Eric soon after Chuck posted.

I was on Van Ness Street when the message came in, stopped at a red light in front of the Cathedral Hotel. This was the last place I saw Rich at when he was here for the Castro screening and the rodeo.



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He was just findining his own wee way to say goodbye in a meaningful way.
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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #252 on: August 01, 2010, 06:02:15 am »
John, that is very strange, and pregnant.

Say hi to Linda for me.

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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #253 on: August 01, 2010, 06:03:12 am »
This is a song that came on when I put in one of my compilation CDs that I had no idea of what was on it. I would like to dedicate this to Rich and Gene. The words remind me so much of what it must have been like for Rich when he first met Gene.

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&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="
&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>[/youtube]

All the other videos posted here and on facebook have made me sad.... but this made me smile. He had his sweet life, and I can imagine him bopping away to this.
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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #254 on: August 01, 2010, 06:04:11 am »
I have spoke with a non brokie mutual friend and have learned the following:

There will be a cremation, but details of the service will be worked out tomorrow. The request has been made for donations to be made for Elizabeth's education in leiu of flowers.

Gene has gone to tell Elizabeth.

Poor poor thing...  she doted on her dad as much as he doted on her.

I can't be at the funeral, but I'd like to donate. Please keep us up to date.
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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #255 on: August 01, 2010, 06:19:40 am »
That is lovely, John. In that grieving bittersweet way. I know just where you were. I am sorry and I love and miss you. Were you headed to San Bruno?  I hope so. I'd like to call you two tomorrow. Or call me, whoever thinks of it first.

thank you for sharing your moment John.

I am glad that you to will be in contact, Lynne

As I also just found out this morning when I woke up. Since then I have been reading all the brokie comments. I am so glad that so many people got the chance to meet Rich and his family. My thoughts goes to them...

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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #256 on: August 01, 2010, 06:20:09 am »
Like Kelda I can't be presant at the funeral but I want to donate. I can't give much but I can give some and together we can help his daughter some. We are friends, for better or worse.

This is so sad.

It's raining in Mariestad.

I send you all my love.
Ennis.....always Ennis.....

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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #257 on: August 01, 2010, 07:42:43 am »

Somewhere (Bible?) there are words about consoling instead of seeking to be consoled. I feel stuck in the middle somewhere
lost.


The prayer of St. Francis of Assisi


Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


Will say some special prayers for Rich and Gene at church this morning.

Werd ich zum Augenblicke sagen, "Verweile doch! Du bist so schön..."

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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #258 on: August 01, 2010, 08:09:04 am »
Today my thoughts are with Gene and Elisabeth foremost. I really can't imagine. I'm also thinking of the boys, Rich's mother, all of his family, wich includes his brothers here on BetterMost, Chuck, Tru, Paul.
Love to all of you.


And to all Brokies, really.

(((Brokies)))

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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #259 on: August 01, 2010, 08:26:52 am »
I hope no one minds me butting in on this thread. I appreciate I didn't know Rich, but I'd like to express my sincerest condolences to his family and friends, and everyone who loved him. From what I've been reading he seemed like a very well liked guy. It's pretty obvious he was well loved here.

It's just so sad I wanted to say how sorry I am for you all. Hope no one minds. xxx