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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #520 on: August 05, 2010, 08:54:33 am »
I echo Shasta. Thank you so much for sharing with us your introduction to Rich.

(((((Matthew)))))

I know you loved Rich very much. I am so sorry for the loss of your good Friend. Please also tell your daughter how sorry we are all. I would guess her pen pal will want to (and need to) maintain that connection very much.

I am just arriving at Paul's.

It has been hot and muggy here since yesterday. (Sweat is dripping down my face, literally). I feel like the Universe wants to prepare us for Georgia.
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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #521 on: August 05, 2010, 10:58:47 am »
What Chrissi and Monika said.

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

All I can say has already been said. My heart will be with all of you, in the days ahead.
 I will have my own silent time at 3.00pm. I will have a drink and read some of Richards kind and wise words to me.

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« Reply #522 on: August 05, 2010, 11:39:34 am »
That sounds like a good plan, Fi, for those of us who won't be able to make it down there / up there in person.  I think I'll do the same.  Wish I knew what his favorite drink was?
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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #523 on: August 05, 2010, 01:44:48 pm »
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


Oh Matt, what a poignant tribute. :'(

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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #524 on: August 05, 2010, 02:04:32 pm »
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

This is wonderful, Matt. The fact that you found a "twin" here must have been a great support for both of you. And the icing on the cake is that your daughters became friends too. Family shake-ups are hard on kids, and I'm sure they were able to help each other deal with things.

Thanks for sharing this.
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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #525 on: August 05, 2010, 02:28:03 pm »
Mandy,

According to his FB page, Rich's favorite drink was Ketel One martinis.

I am sorry you are not going to make it. Stay in touch.

Paul and I are at ATL waiting for Chuck, whose plane has landed.

Truman and Jack are likely at Gene's by now. They were 10 miles away when we spoke last.
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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #526 on: August 05, 2010, 03:24:19 pm »
Another update - Chuck, Paul, and I are all in Atlanta with Wayne.
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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #527 on: August 05, 2010, 03:28:10 pm »

Another update - Chuck, Paul, and I are all in Atlanta with Wayne.


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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #528 on: August 05, 2010, 03:33:13 pm »
Another update - Chuck, Paul, and I are all in Atlanta with Wayne.

thinking on you!!

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Re: BetterMost member LoneLeeB3 passes away.
« Reply #529 on: August 05, 2010, 04:06:00 pm »
((((Matt))))

I remember that post...  :-\

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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

I think that great Matt.. we should all do that.. take a piece of Rich's mantra, of his hope, of his bravery and take it with us as we move on in life.
 
For some reason I hadn't realised that when you were over in the US you went to Georgia and saw Rich in his home environment. I'm  glad you got to see his sweet life and I hope you can take hope and joy from it.

I think its lovely that Maya and Bizzy are penpals.. Bizzy will need Maya now I'm sure.

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