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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:55 PM
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Life is short, my DU brothers and sisters. Bad news about a friend puts it all in place
I won't go into why I support Obama over Clinton right now. It seems trivial at the moment.

A good friend of mine who supported Hillary Clinton passed away this fine morning after a long battle with throat cancer. He was a stunning individual. Someone who travelled the ends of the Earth and did what he could with his skills as a legal genius (and decent mandolin player), this person had fine way of bringing humor into the most impossible scenarios where it would be easy to just be a negative force in the situation.

I had seen dozens of Dead shows, clumsily surfed Hawaii pipelines, played endless hours on jam music under the Pacific Ocean beach moonlight with dervishing sunburnt friends abound and had some of the best times in a blurry extended visit in Amsterdam that I can never fully remember with this fellow. I looked at my high school yearbook and saw how he has signed his page saying he'd buy a painting one day. He bought three.

He was for Hillary. I'm for Obama. We never let that get in the way of having a decent conversation and friendship.

My point to all this is that no matter who we may support in this current race, if we were ever to actually meet each other in real person, chances are we would laugh and have 95% in common with one another.

If you feel the desire, in lieu of anything else, send whatever you want to:
HUP Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, Attn: Phil Mesisca, 3400 Spruce St., Ravdin Bldg., 5th Floor, Suite B, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4206

I'm going to go walk my dog on a frozen lake nearby and say a prayer for my friend. The stars will be out tonight.


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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:57 PM
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1. I am so sorry for your loss
peace.
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lligrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:57 PM
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2. Thank You For The Poignant Reminder
Sorry to hear about your friend.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:58 PM
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3. Sorry to hear this.......
and yes, life is so very short.
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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:58 PM
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4. Peace, good post
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 05:59 PM by stop the bleeding
:yourock: O8)

edit: you have done your friend proud
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K Gardner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:58 PM
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5. My sympathies, zulchzulu.. thank you for posting this.
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:00 PM
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6. Sorry for your loss ZZ...
:grouphug:
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:00 PM
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7. .
to your friend :toast:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:01 PM
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8. He sounds like a great guy. Thanks
for sharing, and I'm sorry for your loss, zulchzulu. It never gets easier. :hug:
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:02 PM
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9. Heartfelt condolences for your loss, Z.
Please accept a cyberhug from me.
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:03 PM
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10. That is hard - you have wonderful memories
that will keep your friend alive. That is a treasure.
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:03 PM
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11. Moving and insightful
I am sorry for your loss.
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:03 PM
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12. For you Zulchzulu
:hug:
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:06 PM
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13. I'm sorry for your loss, Zulchzulu.
Your friend sounds like a truly amazing person.
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:06 PM
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14. He was fortunate to have a friend like you.
That was a wonderful tribute.
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:07 PM
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15. My sympathies, zulch.
:hug:
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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:10 PM
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16. Sorry to hear of your loss..Zulch..
I agree, if we were to meet F2F, we all would be good friends..

May your dear one RIP~

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BeatleBoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:11 PM
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17. I was at a funeral today, too.
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 06:11 PM by BeatleBoot
The man that passed was my best friends father,

This guy made anyone in the room feel special just with his radiant smile.

And he made you laugh - literally all of the time.

I knew him since I was born.

Growing up as a Democrat down the street, his family Republican, it all just made me yearn for the old days when things weren't so venomous. Where you could listen to your elders argue politics and understand that at the end of the day - we were all in this thing together.

There's no "together" anymore.

And that makes me really sad for our country.

And I will miss him greatly.

Here's some good vibes to you and yours...
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democrattotheend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:18 PM
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18. I'm so sorry for your loss
And I concur with you that we should never let candidate preferences get in the way of friendship.
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:22 PM
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19. That's sad to hear.

Your loss shook up my thoughts just now, as I'm sure it has others. Glad you wrote.
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housewolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:41 PM
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20. I'm so sorry...
My heart is breaking for you.

As a 30+ yr survivor of throat cancer, it's always personal to me when I hear of someone who lost their battle with the disease. I'm so sorry. He sounds like a great person who contributed much to your life. My sympathies are with you and others who knew and loved him.

:hug: :hug: :hug:

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Window Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:44 PM
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21. Sending good vibes your way.
Sorry for your loss.




Peace :thumbsup:
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:47 PM
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22. thank you for honoring this mans life and sharing him with us today. n/t
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:01 PM
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23. Peace to you, zulchzulu.
Sorry for your loss. He sounds like a wonderful friend. Cherish your memories. :hug:
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:05 PM
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24. Sorry for your loss
:hug:

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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:09 PM
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25. Sorry for your loss
and our loss as well, I am sure your friend was a mighty fine person and Democrat :hug:
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Irishonly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:14 PM
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26. I Am Sorry
May you find peace in your heart.
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NastyRiffraff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:25 PM
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27. I'm so sorry
This brings it home that friendship and love are so much more important than any political squabbles.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:27 PM
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28. Peace to you, old friend.
.
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hayu_lol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:34 PM
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30. Best wishes to you and your memories of your friend...
last year, I lost my eldest son to lung cancer. He was a week shy of his 49th birthday. Always sad to lose family members or good friends.

You might try to remember that people don't really die until living people forget them and what they accomplished during their lifetimes.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:30 PM
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29. I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend,
zulch :hug:
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KatyaR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:41 PM
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31. I'm so sorry about your friend--
losses like these are so hard to deal with. Hopefully all those memories will help ease the pain.

I, too, lost a friend, this week. A coworker of mine, our head company pilot, was killed in a plane crash shortly after takeoff on Tuesday afternoon. The funeral was today, and while it was joyful and there were lots of great stories, it was still absolutely heartbreaking for all of us.

Hugs to you and yours . . . .

:hug:
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:43 PM
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32. I'm So Sorry
I hope he voted early, though.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:52 PM
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33. So sorry for your loss
and thanks for sharing your story.
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:57 PM
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34. You Are A True Friend, My Sincere Condolences Go Out To You
Thank you for a poignant reminder.

:grouphug:
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RFKHumphreyObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:02 PM
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35. My deepest and sincerest thoughts, prayers, condolences and sympathies
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 09:03 PM by socialdemocrat1981
To you and all the family and friends of your friends :hug: Your friend sounds like a wonderful person and your beautiful tribute speaks volumes about how much you appreciated his friendship and how much he meant to you. As others have said, he was fortunate to have a friend like you just as much as you were fortunate to have a friend like him. I'm so, so very sorry for your loss loss :hug:
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Georgie_92 Donating Member (313 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:05 PM
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36. I am very sorry about your friend, sounds like he was
a great person and alot of fun to be with.
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DarbyUSMC Donating Member (352 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:06 PM
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37. Hakuna Matata for your friend, zulchzulu, life is indeed very short. I'm sorry for your loss.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:34 PM
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38. God bless you and your friend. I wish only peace to you. They know
you love them. Take care.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:36 PM
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39. I am sorry to hear such sad news, zulchzulu
My condolences to his family and loved ones, and a DU hug to you.

:hug:
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:37 PM
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40. I am so sorry for your loss of a dear friend.
:hug:
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:20 PM
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41. Thanks so much!
I appreciate all who responded. It means a lot.

:thumbsup:
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:21 PM
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42. I'm Sorry to Hear This.
:hug:
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 06:58 PM
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43. Thank you for sharing this, zulchzulu, and for your message of conciliation.
I'm sorry for your loss, and sorry I saw the post too late to recommend it.
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