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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:00 PM

 

"Old Time" DUer PurityofEssence has passed

For you other old time DUers, a note that PurityofEssence has passed.

He was in his middle years, and leaves a loving wife -- and three kids (two teens, one toddler) behind.

We were college pals, during the 70's-to-80's cusp, and had both wound up in L.A. in search of work. We found it in various forms, and hung out quite a bit in our younger days. As life took its course -- work getting busier, marriage (his sustaining, mine eventually ending), kids, etc., we didn't get to see each other nearly as much.

But we always stayed in touch, even if there were stretches of time between phone calls, or get-togethers. We always liked to talk politics, and it was PoE who first told me about a start-up discussion site called "Democratic Underground" that I might like, in terms of finding some "fellow travelers" in those early months/years after the Bush Coup.

I don't believe he made the transition from DU2 to DU3 -- he was getting fed up with the conservative drift of Democratic politics, and how woefully inadequate it was given the enormity of issues we actually face, socially, economically, environmentally, etc.

I will miss the long, emphatic discussions (sometimes when he'd call, I'd put on an ear bud, and we'd chat while I took a long walk around the neighborhood).

I had been thinking it was time to get back in touch with him anyway, when I heard from mutual college friends that he was in the hospital, took a turn for the worse, wound up off life support, and as of the other night, finally crossed over.

Rest easy, Fred. And wherever you are now, keep the bastards honest.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:01 PM

1. may Peace be with his family and friends.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:02 PM

2. (((*)))

 

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:03 PM

3. I am sorry to hear this...

I did not know him at all well, but I recall him.

My condolences to you, and to his family and friends...

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:04 PM

4. My thoughts and prayer's for him and his family. n/t

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:04 PM

5. Devastating News! One of my favorite DUer's ever! :-(

My heart goes out to his family and friends, especially you Villager!

Rest in Peace PurityofEssence

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Response to devilgrrl (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:06 PM

12. Yeah, I always wished he posted more. That incisor-like wit was how he talked, too.

 

Always loved seeing it in print.

Sometimes, we'd be in the same thread, under our noms de guerre, and we'd wind up getting in touch "off line" to further the discussion...

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:04 PM

6. My thoughts are with his famiy

 

I am so very sorry for their loss and heartache.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:04 PM

7. He was a good soul

I remember him fondly.

He will be missed.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:04 PM

8. Peace to Fred and his family.

And to you, his long time friend.

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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:04 PM

9. I am very sorry to hear this...peace to him and you and his family...

 

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:05 PM

10. I'm so sorry. My condolences to you and his family.

 

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:05 PM

11. Rip Fred...I remember

 

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:06 PM

13. Sorry to hear this.

 

RIP Fred.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:08 PM

14. R.I.P. PurityofEssence

 

A quick search for his posts, he was right on about so much. He will be missed.



edit - you could post to DU2 as well.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=lobby

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:08 PM

15. ...

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:10 PM

16. my condolences to you

he sounded like a really cool guy.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:11 PM

17. He was one of my favorites, one of the very best DU had to offer. n/t

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:13 PM

18. Rest in peace! :(

 

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:18 PM

19. r.i.p.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:18 PM

20. the name rings a bell - rest easy, indeed. Losses to our DU family always hurt.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:19 PM

21. I am very sorry about the loss of your friend.

Sorry I didn't get to know him.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:20 PM

22. Too young.


My condolences.

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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #22)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:33 PM

32. Absolutely too young.

 

Thanks, aikoakio

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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #22)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 02:43 PM

61. Defnitely too young.

 

RIP

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:21 PM

23. Please accept my condolences and deepest sympathies, Villager.

PurityOfEssence helped make DU a great place. The guy knew what is at stake.

Love and Strength to his family and friends. Peace On Earth to All.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #23)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:35 PM

34. He really did, Octafish.

 


Didn't pull many punches in person, either...!

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:21 PM

24. Ah, damn.

 



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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:21 PM

25. Another from the old school moving on....

I remember him from the old board. I hope his family can handle the grief--that's awfully young to go; and with children so young.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:23 PM

26. ...

That's sad


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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:28 PM

27. My condolences, villager

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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:30 PM

28. RIP PoE.



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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:30 PM

29. He was brilliant. I am so sad to hear this.

I always loved reading his posts. They had eloquence, wit and warmth. This is a big loss for DU.

My condolences to you on the loss of your friend.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:31 PM

30. RIP, PurityofEssence

I remember him from the old days. My condolences to you and his family.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:33 PM

31. Rest in peace.

My condolences.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:33 PM

33. ((PurityofEssence))

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:37 PM

35. Thank you, villager...

My condolences on the loss of your friend.




My thoughts are with his loved ones who remain behind.




Godspeed to PurityofEssence on the next phase of his journey......






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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:38 PM

36. My condolences and deepest sympathies..

RIP PurityofEssence.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:40 PM

37. wow. thank you for the update. I traded correspondence with him

 

and found out he was a fairly successful producer of reality shows in Hollywood.

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Reply #37)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:54 PM

41. He worked in reality shows, indie films, assistant directed, helped produce video games and anime...

 

Quite the renaissance man, was Fred.

With a great grasp of history, as well. He was especially conversant with military history.

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Response to villager (Reply #41)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 02:39 PM

59. yes....my few notes back and forth were enlightening. I am sorry for your loss.

 

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Response to villager (Reply #41)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 06:21 PM

108. He was a lovely writer and very thoughful contributer to DU. We were lucky to have him with us.

Thank you villager, for sharing the sad news. Condolences to you, and to his family.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:44 PM

38. So sorry to hear that. He was an incredible poster.

I would save his posts to read over again, because they were so insightful.

Condolences to his family and to you.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:47 PM

39. Aw damn

So sorry about this.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:48 PM

40. I am so sorry to hear this!

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:57 PM

42. My condolences to Fred's Family and Friends. May he rest in peace.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 02:00 PM

43. K&R

RIP Fred.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 02:10 PM

44. I remember him well,

Rest in Peace

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 02:17 PM

45. Such sad news,villager.

My deepest condolences to you and other friends and family.
He will be greatly missed.He meant a lot to a lot of DUers

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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 02:18 PM

46. sorry to hear that.

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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 02:20 PM

47. RIP - nt

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 02:22 PM

48. So sorry to hear that..

I remember Purity of Essence. My sympathy to all his family and friends.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 02:25 PM

49. sorry to hear that

my thoughts to his family . he was much too young.

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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 02:25 PM

50. RIP. nt

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 02:27 PM

51. I'm so sorry to hear this, too.

I have no memory, but yours, which was so warm to hear, and I'm so sorry for this loss to DU... Too many through the years that I didn't connect with. I had hoped DU3 would have married DU2, as I'm fond of saying...

RIP PurityoEssence (light) ...

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 02:28 PM

52. Sympathies and prayers to the family

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 02:31 PM

53. Swift passage, brother.

And peace and strength to the family.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 02:32 PM

54. Condolences to his family, and peace to Dear Fred. nt

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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 02:33 PM

55. May he rest in peace. nt

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 02:36 PM

56. Sleep well, Purity

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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 02:36 PM

57. PurityofEssence RIP.

A race well run. A rest at journey's end.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 02:37 PM

58. I'm so sorry villager

My thoughts and prayers are with you and his family

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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 02:40 PM

60. I'm sorry to hear this

My condolences to his family

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 02:47 PM

62. (((((((PurityofEssence)))))))

 





Peace...

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 02:48 PM

63. I remember him

So sad

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 02:49 PM

64. Safe passage to

PoE, peace and healing to those he left behind.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 02:53 PM

65. I remember him from the old days. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

May he rest in peace.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 02:55 PM

66. Sad news

I'm so sorry for your loss.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 03:07 PM

67. condolences to his family and friends

i do remember him from the old du.

another good man gone to soon....

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 03:10 PM

68. How sad

at such a young age too. I do remember his posts.
I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. Peace to his family and loved ones.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 03:11 PM

69. Thank you for this beautiful story and tribute.

I'm so sorry for your loss.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 03:17 PM

70. He heard you, villager

Beautiful tribute.

Sincere condolences to his family and what must be his many friends.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 03:18 PM

71. Rest easy.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 03:19 PM

72. Very sorry to hear that

 

RiP PoE

How did he die so young?

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 03:20 PM

73. Sorry to hear you lost a long time friend.

Reminds me of a friend I have, we talk maybe once or twice a year now. Been friends since early 70's, but it's like you just pick up from where you left off. I think I'll call her.

Prayers and hugs to you and to Fred's family.

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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 03:20 PM

74. I am very sorry to hear about that. n/t

 

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 03:21 PM

75. Deepest sympathy to his family and friends

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 03:28 PM

76. Oh no! :(

I was just thinking of his posts the other day and wondering about him. Very sad news.

Thank for you that wonderful tribute to your friend. Peace to the friends and family of PoE. A loss to everyone.

:hugs:

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 03:32 PM

77. I hope that his family will find love and peace.......I'm so sorry.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 03:38 PM

78. Wow! I remember PoE.

Deepest condolences to his friends and family. Thank you for notifying DU, villager.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #78)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 05:47 PM

98. Well, you are welcome, Le Taz (and everyone, the kind words). Needless to say, it's a post I never..

 

...anticipated writing, back when he was letting me know about new/little-known DU.

Or certainly, were I to imagine writing it, not for another handful of decades...

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 03:38 PM

79. I enjoyed many of his posts, particularly those concerning Edwards.

May he RIP and condolences to you on your loss.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 03:45 PM

80. Sorry to say

that I do not remember PurityofEssence. May he rest in peace.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 03:55 PM

81. I remember him. I'm so sorry for your & his family's loss...

Rest in peace, Purity of Essence.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 04:08 PM

82. It's been a while but I remember PoE

Peace to him and his.

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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 04:09 PM

83. Oh no...

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 04:29 PM

84. Sorry for your and DU's loss

But I'm glad you had such a good friend.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 04:32 PM

85. Cross Gently POE.

 

I really liked POE - this is so very sad.

Cross gently, my friend.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 04:35 PM

86. rest in peace

Sorry for you loss

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 04:37 PM

87. I am so sorry to hear about this

My very best to his family and friends.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 04:37 PM

88. Here's to PurityofEssence

A good man, a faithful friend, a beloved and respected DUer.... A toast to you, Fred - we'll long remember sharing this time and space with you. You'll not be forgotten. Peace and love everlasting.. your DU family raises a glass in your honor.

- Melinda

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 04:47 PM

89. He was too young

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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 05:04 PM

90. So very sorry for your loss, and ours. n/t

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 05:21 PM

91. I remember him. Always like the reference to Col. Jack Ripper in his handle.

cross gently, bro. you will be missed.

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Response to navarth (Reply #91)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 05:50 PM

99. Exactly. Always thought that was a terrific DU handle, myself

 


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Response to villager (Reply #99)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 11:36 PM

133. "Ice cream, Mandrake? CHILDREN'S ice cream?" nt

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 05:24 PM

92. A beautiful tribute to a friend

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 05:33 PM

93. RIP PoE. Condolences to his family & friends....

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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 05:37 PM

94. RIP

 

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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 05:42 PM

95. RIP

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 05:44 PM

96. Very Sorry To Hear That, Sir

A good fellow.

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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 05:45 PM

97. k&r...

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 05:50 PM

100. Very thoughtful of you to post this.

RIP.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 05:51 PM

101. RIP Purity of Essence! It's always so sad to lose another DUer.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 05:52 PM

102. I am so sorry to hear this.

 

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 05:55 PM

103. We will keep up the good fight for him

 

RIP

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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 05:57 PM

104. Damn...he was sharp as a tack, too. I am sorry to hear this. nt

 

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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 06:08 PM

105. Vaya con Dios, friend. nt

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 06:13 PM

106. Damn. I'm sorry to hear this. Sorry to lose him!

I was wondering what had happened to him - hadn't seen posts from him in awhile.

We've lost quite a few great ones.

Thanks for letting us know, villager. Safe passage, PurityofEssence, wherever you are.

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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 06:18 PM

107. I'm so sorry to hear this.

Hugs to all his loved ones.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 06:27 PM

109. RIP "Old timer" you were one of my tutors and an inspiration to this former republican!

 

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 06:27 PM

110. I'm very sorry for your loss, villager, and his family's. n/t

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 06:28 PM

111. I am so sorry to hear this.



My thoughts are with his family.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 06:30 PM

112. RIP PoE

Greatly appreciated our exchanges. May peace be with those who love you, and bring them comfort.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 06:54 PM

113. Sorry to hear it. Too young. I hope his family finds peace and comfort.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:08 PM

114. I remember him well.

His username was perfect for his pure soul. RIP friend. You will be missed.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:17 PM

115. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

My condolences and prayers to Fred's family.

May he rest in peace.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:18 PM

116. rip

 

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:19 PM

117. Sigh... :-(

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:28 PM

118. Rest in Peace. So young.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:33 PM

119. My Condolences

to the Family. Will keep a faith based signal going for them. He will be truly missed!!! Peace unto him from MsTinamotorcity.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 08:11 PM

120. One of my favorites, RIP

and my condolence to his family.

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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 08:37 PM

121. Condolences to you and his family.

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Response to madfloridian (Reply #122)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 08:50 PM

123. That is a great post, and so "Fred" in voice and tone!

 


Thanks for posting, madfloridian!

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Response to villager (Reply #123)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 10:17 PM

130. I remembered it cause I agreed so much with it.

Doesn't do much for popularity here at DU.

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Response to madfloridian (Reply #122)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 10:27 AM

144. That is a small tidbit

of what PoE was all about. There is so much more...

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 08:56 PM

124. Very sad to hear this.

Condolences to PurityofEssence' family and friends.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 08:58 PM

125. I remember him and his posts. His DU name is among the best of all time.

Thank you Fred.

and thank you villager for letting us know.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 09:14 PM

126. RIP

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 10:01 PM

127. I remember him and his posts.

So sad.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 10:09 PM

128. RIP, PurityofEssence.

 

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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 10:11 PM

129. Damn.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 11:04 PM

131. That's so sad to hear.

Thoughts go out to his family and to you and his other friends, too.

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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 11:20 PM

132. Condolences and Peace to his family and friends....n/t

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Response to villager (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 12:06 AM

134. Sorry to hear this.

 

Seems like a real cool guy. R.I.P. Fred. Hope you're having fun in the afterlife...or another world....or whatever the case might be.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 12:17 AM

135. I am so sorry. May his family and friends have peace and hope.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 12:24 AM

136. So, so sorry to read this!

I really enjoyed his posts, thought he was awesome! A class act.

Sincere condolences to his family & friends! Thank you for sharing this news with us.



Julie

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Response to villager (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 12:55 AM

137. .

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Response to villager (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 01:49 AM

138. RIP nt

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Fri Aug 16, 2013, 02:13 AM

139. RIP my DU friend.

 

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Response to villager (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 06:15 AM

140. RIP. Article 42.

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Fri Aug 16, 2013, 09:14 AM

141. My heart goes out to the family and friends.

RIP PurityofEssence

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Response to villager (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 09:25 AM

142. Sorry for your loss

I will keep you guys in my thoughts today.

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Fri Aug 16, 2013, 10:11 AM

143. My condolences to his family & friends.

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Fri Aug 16, 2013, 10:33 AM

145. May he rest in peace...


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Response to villager (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 12:01 PM

146. the problem .....

...with being "one of the few"...is that we keep becoming increasingly fewer"...stole that line from "The Longest Day"...but it seems appropriate for us DU "old timers"....

RIP Friend.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 12:11 PM

147. So sorry to hear another of ours has crossed. Rest easy.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 01:49 PM

148. Thanks for the notice.

My heart is sad.
He was one of our best.

---bvar22

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Response to villager (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 10:14 PM

149. Very sorry to read this news ...

condolences to his family and friends and may the good memories ease the pain in the coming months.



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