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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #110 on: December 01, 2010, 06:48:50 pm »
((Gene))

Rich is in peace up there.

You need time to grieve but he wouldn't want you to remain sad.

Remember him. Love him. But please don't live forever under his shadow.

He was, he is, a good man. He'd want you to continue to blossom after this bloody horrible, harsh winter. 

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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #111 on: December 02, 2010, 12:45:59 am »
Welcome to Bettermost Gene.  Thank you for posting your letter to Rich.  Take care of yourself dear.   

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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #112 on: December 03, 2010, 12:47:41 pm »
Welcome to our safe haven, Gene.  :D
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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #113 on: December 03, 2010, 06:07:01 pm »
Welcome to our safe haven, Gene.  :D


You can say that twice and mean it.  ;)
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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #114 on: December 04, 2010, 02:36:37 pm »
((( Gene )))

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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #115 on: December 04, 2010, 05:41:51 pm »
I knew my whole time with Rich that I was in the middle of a wonderful love story but, I really never knew how truly moving of a story I was in and still am in until I saw his life both with and with out me threw his eyes, and in his own words.  I am truly one Lucky cowboy to have had him in my life.

Wow.

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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #116 on: December 04, 2010, 05:46:48 pm »
Thank you for sharing, Gene. Your words about Rich are very touching.
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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #117 on: December 06, 2010, 08:10:53 pm »
Hi, Lee, I know that song well.  Here it is, by Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole:

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I[/youtube]

This singer was featured today on "50 Great Voices" on NPR:

http://www.npr.org/2010/12/06/131812500/israel-kamakawiwo-ole-the-voice-of-hawaii
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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #118 on: December 28, 2010, 08:38:43 pm »
Well, you all know (if you know me) that my voicemail is always full.

I always blame it on Mom and Chris leaving me one-liners like 'I called.' and it gets tiresome cleaning them out.

Well, it turns out that's not the only reason.  I also save messages from Brokies and a few other friends.  I've got Truman singing me Happy Birthday more times than he'd probably be comfy about if I were to... say... make a mix.

 ;)

(Chuck - can you help me with that?)   :laugh:

Anyhow, tonight is de-clutter and get geared up for the new job search and all those things.  Our Christmas is tomorrow and there's nothing more I can do there.

So I decide to take a stab at cleaning out my voice mail.

Here's the first message.  (I don't know where Truman's Love One Another message from Estes Park went - it used to be the first one - maybe the system deletes them if they're too old or I accidentally deleted it?  I'm sure sorry if I did.)

 ???

The automated voice comes on and says

You have a voice message left on Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 9:28 Central Time:

Truman:  "Lynne, this is Truman.  Did you know that sometimes being a bitch is the only thing a woman has to hold on to?" [Truman and someone else are laughing hysterically in the background; I can barely understand the words.  He continues...] "or that’s what Dolores Claiborne says." [more laughing and conversation in the background and this time I can make out - ] "Uh..i dunno. Hey - do you wanna say hi to her?"  [Then to me:  ]  "Here comes Rich.  Hold on."

Rich:  "Hey, how you doin?"

Truman:  "OK, well, call us back.  Bye!"

Somehow I want that message safely off my phone in an audio file somewhere...not erasing it, ever.  You should have seen me replaying it to get the perfect transcript and carefully only touching 4 to replay or 7 to save...9 to erase is evil.

Tru - do you remember what y'all were up to 2/16/2008?  I believe I called back, but I don't remember speaking with you - can you remember if we talked or if I left a message.  And I can't figure out why y'all (or possibly I?) were in Central Time?  Not VA nor ATL nor WA (where I was then).   If my chronology is correct, this is the February before the Fairystone Park trip.  Help!  Nosy people want to know...

And miss Rich.  Do I even have to say how precious those four words are to me?

 :'(

He knows all the answers to all the questions for sure now.
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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #119 on: December 28, 2010, 09:31:37 pm »
You are so lucky to have that message! Preserve it forever!! Sometimes voicemail is a blessing. There are some messages I keep resaving over and over.
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