Author Topic: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 has passed away. Our grieving thread.  (Read 91902 times)

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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #470 on: August 03, 2010, 03:03:53 pm »

Thank you, Tru, for this offer. It means a lot.

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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #472 on: August 03, 2010, 03:20:51 pm »
I learned of Rich's passing late Saturday, the day of my father's funeral.  (My father was 91. For years now, I had been dreading "the call", and it finally came early Wednesday morning.  But even when death is expected, it is still hard.)

Sorry to hear this Fran ((fran))
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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #473 on: August 03, 2010, 03:22:32 pm »
I learned of Rich's passing late Saturday, the day of my father's funeral. 

I'm sorry for your loss, Fran.

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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #474 on: August 03, 2010, 03:29:56 pm »
One of Rich's early posts.



wow. I remember reading the story and bawling my eyes out. I had completely forgotten who wrote it though.
I don´t think I can read it again, but thanks for finding it and bringing it back to our attention. I think letting Rich´s family know of it, like someone suggested, would be very nice.

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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #475 on: August 03, 2010, 04:04:58 pm »
Hi everybody.

Thank you Clarissa for texting me and letting me know last night as I came into Colorado (and finally had cell reception).  I'd been out of town and offline since last Wednesday.  A music-related trip through Montana... and Wyoming (sigh).  It kills me that the only way Rich will physically encounter the place now is as ashes.  The tears aren't stopping.  

Rich was truly a BetterMost success story. The "journey Rich made out of confusion and frustration into clarity and contentment" (as you aptly put it, Brokeplex) has been so gratifying to watch and share in. I'm so happy Rich did get the Sweet Life and obviously reveled in it, enjoying and cherishing every day. He was truly blessed and appreciated his blessings consciously and completely.

A fair number of confused people have passed through Bettermost and other forums and picked up on the counseling & wisdom people here have to share... and gone their way (which is okay, life happens).  But all the wisdom, humor and compassion Rich picked up from the community — he turned around and gave back a hundredfold.  And on the rare occasions he expressed disagreement with someone (over the film, current events, or whatever) he did so with such good humor that it was still a total pleasure to engage in or read those dialogs.  I just love him for that.

I think the college fund for Biz is a perfect idea. As much as we may worry for her, I know in my heart that between Gene and his sons, she has gained four men in her life who will love and protect her with all the ferocity Rich would.

On a lighter note, the only worry I have with a "Rich book" is that it's almost too perfect.  His story embodies all the morals a lot of art forms try to teach: that truth is paramount, risks can be worthwhile and dreams can come true.

I felt ~fairly~ close to Rich, but at the same time so appreciate all of you who are closer and are doing all you can to help, facilitate, and share.  

In Rich's very words: Have I told [all of] you lately that I love you and how glad I am to know you?

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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #476 on: August 03, 2010, 04:14:38 pm »
Laura - you just made me cry!  :)

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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #477 on: August 03, 2010, 04:30:32 pm »
((((Laura))))

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A fair number of confused people have passed through Bettermost and other forums and picked up on the counseling & wisdom people here have to share... and gone their way (which is okay, life happens).  But all the wisdom, humor and compassion Rich picked up from the community — he turned around and gave back a hundredfold.  And on the rare occasions he expressed disagreement with someone (over the film, current events, or whatever) he did so with such good humor that it was still a total pleasure to engage in or read those dialogs.  I just love him for that.

So beautifully said.  Thank you.  :-*
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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #478 on: August 03, 2010, 05:07:53 pm »
 His story embodies all the morals a lot of art forms try to teach: that truth is paramount, risks can be worthwhile and dreams can come true.



That summs it up so well and so completely Laura, that was Rich.
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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #479 on: August 03, 2010, 06:11:34 pm »
This was posted on DCF by Fritz. I thought it belonged in this thread, and Fritz gave me permission to repost it here.

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He is Gone

You can shed tears that he is gone
Or you can smile because he has lived

You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left

Your heart can be empty because you can't see him
Or you can be full of the love that you shared

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday

You can remember him and only that he is gone
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what he would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on

 .... written 1981
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Silloth, Cumbria, UK




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