Author Topic: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 has passed away. Our grieving thread.  (Read 89568 times)

Offline LauraGigs

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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #510 on: August 04, 2010, 04:06:14 pm »

Time to get goin, cowboy.



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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #511 on: August 04, 2010, 04:13:51 pm »
Since I'm six or more hours ahead from most of you, this day is slowly coming to an end for me, and I want to add something for those who take this difficult journey tomorrow. I've already said it in some of your blogs, but not everyone has a blog here, so bear with me when it's a repeat for you.

I wish all of you strength. I hope you will be able to bring a small amount of comfort to Rich's loved ones. I hope you will be able to support one another and draw comfort from one another.
Thank you for going.

(((all Brokies)))

Well said, Chrissie.

And to all of you that are taking the journey tomorrow, remember that the rest of us will all be thinking on you during the days to come.

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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #512 on: August 04, 2010, 04:19:20 pm »
What Chrissi and Monika said.

I'm glad you'll be going there together. You will need each other, and help each other.

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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #513 on: August 04, 2010, 04:29:53 pm »
a big hug to you all

((((Brokies))))

Thank you for what you doing.

Have a safe trip!

 :-* :-*

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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #514 on: August 04, 2010, 04:31:08 pm »
Added by Chrissi/Penthesilea:

The memorial service will be held on Saturday, 08/07/10 at 3 PM EST.
I repeat the exact time and date here, so if you are inclined and have the possibility, set aside the time and retreat from your daily life for a while, to be with Rich, his family and Brokie friends in spirit.



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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #515 on: August 04, 2010, 04:52:16 pm »
   To the Brokies and friends of Rich:

         If you can't fix it,  ya gotta stand it
                                                            " Ennis Del Mar"

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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #516 on: August 04, 2010, 05:21:16 pm »
I have prearranged plans this weekend, a celebration of the start of my friend's new life as a married woman. In the US, its a bachelorette party, here its called a hen party.

It'll be 8pm my time when the memorial starts - I think I'll find a quiet spot for 5 minutes in the middle of the celebrations to think of Rich and his family and our family here at Bettermost.

In some ways I think its quite apt.

I'm celebrating a new start a new life - and we should celebrate what Rich was able to do - and I'm going to be in the middle of the countryside in the mountains, staying in a wig wam... (tent don't look right).

I think I may have a whisky to toast him.







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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #517 on: August 05, 2010, 02:19:33 am »
                         Rich   :-*   :-*

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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #518 on: August 05, 2010, 05:57:26 am »

Little did I know back in April 2007 that a simple trip to the video store to hire a DVD would change every aspect of my life. Watching "our film" began a time of questioning who I was or more accurately who I wasn't and although being married and with a daughter it was a time I felt utterly alone.

In my search of answers I came to bettermost and after reading a post from Richard I started a blog 10 days later entitled "Me too"


> Bless your heart ZK.
> Boy, are we two peas in a pod or what?
> I really do wish we were closer. Our situation is pretty darn identical.
> I sure wish you the best and I'm here if you need to talk.
> There are great people here that want to and will help you.
> I'm a mess right now but sometimes it helps to help others.
> Let me know if I can do anything.


This reply came from Richard and was the begining of a friendship that would cross the oceans and time zones.  We quickly became close friends, later he began to call me his twin. In time our daughters became penpals

In February 2009 I crossed the Pacific with my first stop being with Richard and Gene in Georgia. They took me into their home and I have treasured memories of the time spent with them and the boys. 

Being across the other side of the world, where time and distance can put restraints on things, we still kept the bonds of friendship strong through emails back and forth

My life will continue to change, and as those changes occur I will keep in mind the man who played such a pivotal role in my life, who helped me find myself and encouraged me to get where I am today, and  gives me the courage to continue to move forward

Thank you for everything you have done, and your memory will continue to do.

Love you mate

Your twin

Matthew

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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #519 on: August 05, 2010, 08:30:08 am »
Thanks for sharing that, Matthew--great tribute to Rich.

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