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Offline RouxB

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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #200 on: July 31, 2012, 06:58:11 pm »
On fb this friend of mine from high school posted an event for today called "Letting Go Day" and I was like Hell No.

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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #201 on: July 31, 2012, 08:37:27 pm »
I believe Rich checked in with me tonight here in Boston.  Dinner was very Southern - a yellow squash and tomato fry with corn-on-the-cob.  And I was on dish crew with a wonderful man from Georgia.  I had told him (Mykal) about Rich earlier today, and we decided in the Friends' House world of tofu and tempeh, this was likely not a coincidence.

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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #202 on: July 31, 2012, 10:51:17 pm »
Amen, friend. I am dealing with some difficult personal challenges right now, and just thinking of friend lonelyleeB is calming and an inspiration.
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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #203 on: August 01, 2012, 12:34:04 am »
Thinking of Rich...

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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #204 on: August 01, 2012, 12:45:35 am »
(((Eric)))   (((Lee)))

It has been a hard couple of days with all of the remembering.  There were some tears this morning, but I was at Starbucks and interrupted by someone who doesn't really know and wouldn't really get it if she did, and I've had a big knot in my stomach ever since.  I started to tell her about him, but she didn't seem interested, so I just mentally skipped it.

 :-\  :'(

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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #205 on: August 01, 2012, 03:56:37 am »
(((Eric)))   (((Lee)))

It has been a hard couple of days with all of the remembering.  There were some tears this morning, but I was at Starbucks and interrupted by someone who doesn't really know and wouldn't really get it if she did, and I've had a big knot in my stomach ever since.  I started to tell her about him, but she didn't seem interested, so I just mentally skipped it.

 :-\  :'(

He loved his friends.


How does anyone not get it? You lost a friend and yesterday was the anniversary. It's not difficult to understand this is reason for remembering, bitter-sweet feelings and some tears.
I'm sorry she didn't want to know. Maybe she had her own reasons, or maybe she just had a dumb day.
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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #206 on: November 02, 2012, 08:38:58 am »





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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #207 on: November 02, 2012, 08:48:42 am »
That's an awesome collage, Chrissi.  Thank you.  :-*

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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #208 on: November 02, 2012, 09:22:07 am »
Hope Truman doesn't mind my pulling this over from his Shakestheground Rumblings' blog.  It is just a snippet of a beautifully-written account of some Brokies' recent stay in a cabin in Tennessee:

Mandy treated me to a true gift, she brought out a copy of the slide show from our friend Rich's memorial service two years ago. It was such a blessing being able to see those pictures again of his smiling face, see them now without grief or sadness, but with an appreciation I had the eyes to see it, and the ability to tell her: "That dog there, his name was Jack from Tennessee!"
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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #209 on: November 02, 2012, 09:25:46 am »
With many thanks to BayCityJohn for bringing this to my attention,

Happy Birthday Rich!

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