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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:14 PM

Redstone used to post this around Christmas each year.

I don't think he would mind if I posted it again:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=105&topic_id=4484208

Happy Holidays to all!

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Reply Redstone used to post this around Christmas each year. (Original post)
Suich Dec 2012 OP
hlthe2b Dec 2012 #1
madinmaryland Dec 2012 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #3
madinmaryland Dec 2012 #9
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #12
madinmaryland Dec 2012 #35
GentryDixon Dec 2012 #56
awoke_in_2003 Dec 2012 #30
icarusxat Dec 2012 #64
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #13
madinmaryland Dec 2012 #37
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #43
tavalon Dec 2012 #59
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #65
question everything Dec 2012 #60
Robb Dec 2012 #4
Warpy Dec 2012 #44
calimary Dec 2012 #48
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #5
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #15
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #19
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #22
senseandsensibility Dec 2012 #6
MADem Dec 2012 #7
abq e streeter Dec 2012 #8
Pachamama Dec 2012 #10
go west young man Dec 2012 #11
Arkansas Granny Dec 2012 #14
niyad Dec 2012 #16
WillyT Dec 2012 #17
graywarrior Dec 2012 #18
Evoman Dec 2012 #20
flvegan Dec 2012 #21
Joey Liberal Dec 2012 #23
In_The_Wind Dec 2012 #24
Tuesday Afternoon Dec 2012 #25
MuseRider Dec 2012 #26
malaise Dec 2012 #27
Skittles Dec 2012 #28
denbot Dec 2012 #29
Rowdyboy Dec 2012 #31
awoke_in_2003 Dec 2012 #32
Iggo Dec 2012 #33
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #40
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #47
riverbendviewgal Dec 2012 #66
freshwest Dec 2012 #34
MichiganVote Dec 2012 #36
madrchsod Dec 2012 #38
femmocrat Dec 2012 #39
JohnnyLib2 Dec 2012 #41
crim son Dec 2012 #42
Dem2theMax Dec 2012 #45
BlancheSplanchnik Dec 2012 #46
fizzgig Dec 2012 #49
countryjake Dec 2012 #50
DiverDave Dec 2012 #51
Sherman A1 Dec 2012 #52
RFKHumphreyObama Dec 2012 #53
Le Taz Hot Dec 2012 #54
MissDeeds Dec 2012 #55
Puglover Dec 2012 #57
tavalon Dec 2012 #58
Diclotican Dec 2012 #61
Javaman Dec 2012 #62
lovemydog Dec 2012 #63
Odin2005 Dec 2012 #67
harmonicon Dec 2012 #68

Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:17 PM

1. that's nice.... 'Glad you posted

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:17 PM

2. Didn't he pass away earlier this year.

RIP, Redstone.

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:19 PM

3. It was about a year ago, I think, my dear madinmaryland...

I still miss him horribly.......

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:26 PM

9. Happy Holidays to you and your family, CP!

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:35 PM

12. Aw, thank you, sweetie...the same back atcha!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:15 PM

35. I'm so wigged out now (not because of you), but my cellphone last belonged

to a dead man and I exchanged texts with his former wife.

I'm speaking to dead people. OMFG!!!

I fucking wigged out peggy!

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #35)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:42 AM

56. My neighbor who lives across the street from me has

my Dad's old cell number. It makes me smile when she calls me, because it makes me think of him.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:53 PM

30. We have lost too many...

Merry Christmas, my dear Peggy.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:48 PM

64. yes

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:35 PM

13. November 3. 2011

I was the one who told California Peggy and she posted it here.

Colin was probably the most remarkable person I have ever known.

I should post this thing I wrote about him, but it would get lost in the Crazy that this place has become.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:16 PM

37. Can you repost it, please. I remember reading it last year, but cannot find it.

Thank you.

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #37)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:49 PM

43. Actually, I never posted it

I did not know how.

Colin (Redstone) and Wiley White (Wiley50) crossed over within a few weeks of one another.

I am probably the only person who knew them both.

Maybe, when all of this gun-crazy has ebbed, I will post something about those two unique Humans.
DBH

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #43)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:00 AM

59. Please do

I remember both of those amazing people, never having met them, but being inspired by much that they wrote, especially Redstone.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #59)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 02:15 PM

65. I'll PM it to you, later today.

I believe I am the only person who was close (personal, life experience) to both of them.

And you are 1000% correct, those were two amazing people. Both were The Real Deal.
DBH

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:03 AM

60. R.I.P Redstone

I did not know of his passing. I think that, at least in 2010, he posted most on the Lounge, reporting about going in and out of the hospital and I admired his courage facing these difficulties medical problems.

But I remember his kindness and support in 2006 during a contentious fight on DU. You were a principled, loyal gentleman. I hope that you really are in peace, free of the pain and agony that plagued you in the last years of your too short life.

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:19 PM

4. "Do not lose faith. Have hope. Be happy."

I miss that guy. K&R.

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Response to Robb (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:46 PM

44. I think we all do

The world is a much poorer place with him out of it.

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Response to Robb (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:31 AM

48. And this:

"And, in the end, no matter how lonely you may feel, remember this: Because you are a DUer, you are never alone.

You're one of us."

Still wonderful!

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:21 PM

5. Thank you, my dear Suich...

I had thought of doing this, but I had forgotten to.

I know he would be pleased to see you posting it now.

His death still leaves an ache in my heart, and a void in my life...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:38 PM

15. Knowing Colin like I did...

I would not be in the least surprised if he is watching, right now.

Making that phone call to you was one of the hardest things - in a long list of hard things - that I have ever done. I was thinking about that just this morning.

Merry Christmas, Peg,
DBH

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:45 PM

19. I hope he is...

I miss him so much...

And i remember that phone call.....it was tough.

I am glad you're here, to help me.



Merry Christmas, my dear DBH...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #19)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:53 PM

22. I will be with you, Peggy.

You see, we have this special bond...

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:23 PM

6. RIP Redstone

Your words keep your spirit alive, and are words to live by.

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:25 PM

7. He was a cool dude.

He had one of the finest hardwood floors I've ever seen in my life--a real work of art, with inlay and everything.

Went way too soon, he did.

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:25 PM

8. Thank you. This is truly timeless.

And I sure miss Redstone too.

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:32 PM

10. I remember this....and Redstone....

He wouldnt mind - in fact, he would be glad you did....

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:33 PM

11. Raising a toast for Redstone!

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:36 PM

14. Thanks for posting.

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:41 PM

16. thank you so much for posting this

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:43 PM

17. HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!!




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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:43 PM

18. Cheers to Redstone!

I miss him.

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:48 PM

20. One of the first people to welcome me to DU.

I hope that when I pass, that there will be even a fraction of people whose lives I touched as he did.

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:49 PM

21. I still miss him.

DU (and the world) lost a great soul.

And no, I don't think he'd mind at all.

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:56 PM

23. Thanks for sharing! What a great post!

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:57 PM

24. Redstone lives on in my heart.

I will never forget his warmth and kindness.

May your Holidays be happy.

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:03 PM

25. to RedStone



and to all here who remember him. Peace.

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:07 PM

26. Thank you.

I miss him. We were not friends really but I read what he wrote most times and liked him quite a lot.

Merry Christmas Redstone wherever you are and thanks for leaving us such nice posts to read.

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:12 PM

27. Lovely

Thanks - I miss him

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:15 PM

28. what a lovely tribute to Redstone

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:25 PM

29. Did Redstone crossover?

I kind of wondered where he was..
On edit

RIP Brother Ah- Ho Mitakuye Oyasin!

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:58 PM

31. His spirit lives on through this....

Thank you

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:00 PM

32. Thanks, Suich. nt

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:05 PM

33. I used to have a picture of Redstone.

Cool thing is he looked pretty much like I thought he would.

Anybody got that pic of him in the hat and coat?

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Response to Iggo (Reply #33)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:34 PM

40. He was cooler than he ever looked.

I knew Colin for 40+ years.

He was cooler than anyone I have ever known (move over, Mick).

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Response to Iggo (Reply #33)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:02 AM

47. Is this the one you mean?

It's the only one I have of him in a hat and coat...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #47)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 03:58 PM

66. good looking man

yes, indeed..a man with big heart...I am sure he left many people many good memories...and foot steps on their hearts.

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:12 PM

34. Thanks, it is a timeless message.

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:16 PM

36. Merry Christmas Redstone, RIP Colin.

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:18 PM

38. thanks!!

i do`t remember reading that.

happy holidays to you

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:24 PM

39. Thank you for posting it, Suich.

I have been hoping to read it again. It really is a DU classic and it was great seeing the names of those former posters.

In fond memory of Redstone, femmocrat

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:36 PM

41. Thank you. I sure miss his posts.


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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:39 PM

42. :(

I miss him. Thanks for posting this.

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:45 PM

45. You have NO idea of how much I needed to read that. Thank you for posting it.

Both of my parents died this year, less than six months apart. My Dad died on the 14th of this month.
I am sitting here in their house, now mine, and it is so empty and quiet. To say I feel sad is an understatement.

Reading Redstone's post literally filled me with hope for the future. If he could go through, and get through,
all that he did, then I can handle this. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to post this.
I bookmarked it. I will be reading it often.

And to Redstone, bless your soul. You just helped another DU'er, even from the great beyond.

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:51 PM

46. thank you for posting

That is really something to hang on to.

I knew Redstone a little bit way back on DU2. He was soooo kind.

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 02:51 AM

49. thanks for reposting this

happy christmas

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 04:20 AM

50. Thank you for reminding us, Suich.

It's simply a beautiful tribute for him and what a message he gave us all.

I think my favorite post of Redstone's was the Italian Flag thread but as someone else mentioned upthread, that time he posted the picture of a whole bunch of Redstone's busy at various different tasks, all about a room (with the most gorgeous wood floor I've ever seen) was a true work of art.

Missing him and so many others who are now gone from DU.

Peace.

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 07:04 AM

51. Great post

and great timing, just when I needed it.
Thanks.
Edit to say I've printed it and will read every day.
Thanks again,
Dave

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 07:41 AM

52. K&R

Thanks for posting.

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 07:49 AM

53. Thank you so much. I was hoping someone would do this


And RIP Redstone, you were a class act and you are missed.

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:00 AM

54. Great piece.

What a DU legacy he left.

Thank you for posting.

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:49 AM

55. Thanks so much for posting this

K&R

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:15 AM

57. Thank you.

He was such a mensch. We have lost so many thoughtful posters. What a beautiful OP.

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:58 AM

58. Thank you for posting this

I really, really, really needed to read that this morning. For a holiday I have denied as my own most of my adult life, I am spending the first Christmas morning away from my son in 11 years and I ache. The choices I made were the right choices but sometimes the pain dims the hope. It's amazing and precious to me that you allowed Redstone to speak to us again, and especially to me, today.

It will not be a happy holiday for me this year, but I will have faith and I will survive and later, I will thrive. I really needed this reminder today.

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:30 AM

61. Suich

Suich

Thank you.

Never know Redstone personaly - but he sounds like a good person, who wrote great things there..

Diclotican

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:25 PM

62. Ah Redstone, you are indeed missed. nt

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:46 PM

63. True - do not lose faith

Thanks for sharing, Suich.

Happy holidays to you and all the wonderful folks at DU.

RIP Redstone.

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 04:35 PM

67. I miss him!

RIP, Redstone!

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Response to Suich (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:24 PM

68. Redstone was one of the people who made DU great. (nt)

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