Author Topic: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 has passed away. Our grieving thread.  (Read 88464 times)

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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #50 on: July 31, 2010, 01:51:05 pm »
I just got online again after moving this weekend... what a terrible tragedy.  My heart goes out to all of you and to Rich's partner on this inexplicable event.
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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #51 on: July 31, 2010, 01:51:18 pm »


Rich sent me a real (snail-mail!) Christmas Card last December, and I was so touched. This is what was printed in the card:

A COWBOY'S CHRISTMAS PRAYER
By S. Omar Barker (1894-1985)

I ain't much good at prayin', and You may not know me, Lord-
I ain't much seen in churches where they preach Thy Holy Word,
But you may have observed me out here on the lonely plains,
A-lookin' after cattle, feelin' thankful when it rains,
Admirin' Thy great handiwork, the miracle of grass,
Aware of Thy kind spirit in the way it comes to pass
That hired men on horseback and the livestock we tend
Can look up at the stars at night and know we've got a friend.

So here's ol' Christmas comin' on, remindin' us again
Of Him whose coming brought good will into the hearts of men.
A cowboy ain't no preacher, Lord, but if You'll hear my prayer,
I'll ask as good as we have got for all men everywhere.
Don't let no hearts be bitter, Lord.
Don't let no child be cold.
Make easy beds for them that's sick and them that's weak and old.
Let kindness bless the trail we ride, no matter what we're after,
And sorter keep us on Your side, in tears as well as laughter.

I've seen ol' cows a-starvin, and it ain't no happy sight:
Please don't leave no one hungry, Lord, on thy good Christmas night-
No man, no child, no woman, and no critter on four feet-
I'll aim to do my best to help You find 'em chuck to eat.

I'm just a sinful cowpoke, Lord-ain't got no business prayin'-
But still I hope You'll ketch a word or two of what I'm sayin':
We speak of Merry Christmas, Lord-I reckon you'll agree
There ain't no Merry Christmas for nobody that ain't free.
So one thing more I'll ask You, Lord: Just help us what you can
To save some seeds of freedom for the future sons of man.

Merry Christmas, everyone, and good night.



I've got to go and cry in the shower now.

This is too much.


He sent me one of those too John. I kept it. And inside he wrote - "Hey Cowboy! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2010! Come see me. You are always welcome. Love Rich."

:'( :'( :'(

He sent me a really sweet one the year before too. On the outside of the card it says "S'up Bud?" and one the inside it says "Just thinking of you." And then inside he wrote - "Friend, this letter is long overdue! I meant to send you a Christmas card, then a Valentines and they both passed me by. So, for what it's worth, I'm thinking of you and hope you're doing well. I smile and think of you each time I see an Indiana license plate! Maybe one day you'll be in one of those cars I see! Love, Richard. "

:'( :'( :'(

I have both those cards sitting right here! Oh God, I hope Rich will be okay!!!! :'(



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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #52 on: July 31, 2010, 01:52:20 pm »


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #53 on: July 31, 2010, 01:59:47 pm »






[imgwidth=350]http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/RichJohn.jpg[/img]
I still see Rich's picture often because my screen saver loops through all my NYC pictures, and many of the ones you posted come up on the screen.

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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #54 on: July 31, 2010, 02:01:32 pm »
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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #55 on: July 31, 2010, 02:05:23 pm »


http://www.idbrass.com

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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #56 on: July 31, 2010, 02:08:18 pm »
I have just spoken with Gene, and have been told the end is very near.

Rich is an organ donor, and as such a certain procedure must be followed. Gene said he is doing this because it is what Rich would have wanted.

Lets us all take some deep breaths, and if you pray, pray, or if you don't do what ever it is feels right.
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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #57 on: July 31, 2010, 02:10:00 pm »
Safe journey, Big Brother.

I'm gonna miss you like hell!


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #58 on: July 31, 2010, 02:12:42 pm »
I have just spoken with Gene, and have been told the end is very near.

Rich is an organ donor, and as such a certain procedure must be followed. Gene said he is doing this because it is what Rich would have wanted.

Lets us all take some deep breaths, and if you pray, pray, or if you don't do what ever it is feels right.

Oh God.

 :'(

As much as this hurt me, I just feel so damn bad for Gene, Elizabeth, the boys and Richards mom.

Why, why, why, why.................................

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Re: All Brokies read! Emergency!!!!!!
« Reply #59 on: July 31, 2010, 02:13:24 pm »
I'm a seldome guest at BM now but this hit me really hard. Yesterday we sat, me and Monika, talking about all our friends all over the world and how this movie got us together. How we even had the plesure of seing people getting married. And now this....a friend, never met him but still a friend, figthing for his life....

My thoughts to Rich and all his loved ones.....and my love......so sad
Ennis.....always Ennis.....