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And the rest is silence... (Original Post) CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2015 OP
RIP my friend nadinbrzezinski Apr 2015 #1
Damn Peg. cwydro Apr 2015 #2
RIP joshcryer Apr 2015 #3
. City Lights Apr 2015 #4
I hope the end was peaceful. Warpy Apr 2015 #5
He went gently and easily. He was ready... CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2015 #6
I know that. cwydro Apr 2015 #24
Actually, I WAS ready...I knew it was coming... CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2015 #31
Damn Peg. You know I'm a runner. cwydro Apr 2015 #35
He'll be right there with you... CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2015 #41
Happy to know that. merrily Apr 2015 #159
Rest in peace shenmue Apr 2015 #7
He was lucky to have a friend like you, Peggy RobertEarl Apr 2015 #8
So sorry... one_voice Apr 2015 #9
May he rest in peace. My condolences to his family and friends. hrmjustin Apr 2015 #10
...... daleanime Apr 2015 #11
What an incredible fight to live he embraced. RIP, Chris. You set the bar very high for us all. hlthe2b Apr 2015 #12
RIP Chris. redwitch Apr 2015 #13
Very sorry to hear this. ucrdem Apr 2015 #14
so sad.... mike_c Apr 2015 #15
Rest in peace Chris. My sympathy to the family and all who livetohike Apr 2015 #16
Goodbye, Chris. GoCubsGo Apr 2015 #17
RIP Chris. sheshe2 Apr 2015 #18
. Raine1967 Apr 2015 #19
He's "westing"... TeeYiYi Apr 2015 #20
That's really magnificent, TeeYiYi! calimary Apr 2015 #94
Thank you, calimary... TeeYiYi Apr 2015 #200
that's really helpful and lovely renate Apr 2015 #129
Thank you, renate... TeeYiYi Apr 2015 #201
Thank you for this, my dear TYY! It's a wonderful way to see our transformation. CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2015 #184
Thank you, Peggy... TeeYiYi Apr 2015 #196
R.I.P. Chris BumRushDaShow Apr 2015 #21
RIP rhett o rick Apr 2015 #22
Very sorry. cyberswede Apr 2015 #23
peace BlancheSplanchnik Apr 2015 #25
Sending you love and hugs and Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. He's with you still - please feel him! DesertDiamond Apr 2015 #26
Thank you! I'm working on that... CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2015 #185
Well, that's it then. scarletwoman Apr 2015 #27
Condolences cantbeserious Apr 2015 #28
Tears Richard D Apr 2015 #29
Safe Passage on the next leg of your journey, Chris LongTomH Apr 2015 #30
In death as in life...grace, peace, and love YoungDemCA Apr 2015 #32
... malaise Apr 2015 #33
........ Ninga Apr 2015 #34
For Chris cwydro Apr 2015 #36
It would be really cool if we could turn back the clock to 2003... ScreamingMeemie Apr 2015 #37
How much I wish we could do that too...Never enough time. CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2015 #186
(((...))) handmade34 Apr 2015 #38
RIP Chris. madamvlb Apr 2015 #39
. MerryBlooms Apr 2015 #40
...... octoberlib Apr 2015 #42
RIP Chris Gemini Cat Apr 2015 #43
Peaceful passage nt sarge43 Apr 2015 #44
... Duppers Apr 2015 #45
May he rest in eternal peace. LoisB Apr 2015 #46
Rest in peace, Chris In_The_Wind Apr 2015 #47
() Jack Rabbit Apr 2015 #48
RIP Chris... Texasgal Apr 2015 #49
... Omaha Steve Apr 2015 #50
So sorry, Peggy. femmocrat Apr 2015 #51
I've been dreading this post MissDeeds Apr 2015 #52
So was I TorchTheWitch Apr 2015 #123
... MoreGOPoop Apr 2015 #53
I hope it was a peaceful passing. merrily Apr 2015 #54
It was peaceful, my dear merrily...See my post #6. You're welcome! n/t CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2015 #122
... glinda Apr 2015 #55
.... AwakeAtLast Apr 2015 #56
Condolences to the family Gidney N Cloyd Apr 2015 #57
rip dembotoz Apr 2015 #58
"The needs of the many outweight the needs of the few...or the one" R.I.P. slumcamper Apr 2015 #59
, , csziggy Apr 2015 #60
RIP edbermac Apr 2015 #61
... ismnotwasm Apr 2015 #62
RIP Chris Moostache Apr 2015 #63
......... steve2470 Apr 2015 #64
Sorry to hear this, CP zappaman Apr 2015 #65
Oh Peggy sharp_stick Apr 2015 #66
RIP Unknown Beatle Apr 2015 #67
So sorry - RIP, Chris. The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2015 #68
best for Laurie & his beloveds irisblue Apr 2015 #69
: onecaliberal Apr 2015 #70
..... cal04 Apr 2015 #71
... brer cat Apr 2015 #72
:( :::::::::::::::::::::::::::: WillyT Apr 2015 #73
, Scruffy Rumbler Apr 2015 #74
. pintobean Apr 2015 #75
RIP Chris..... panader0 Apr 2015 #76
... yellerpup Apr 2015 #77
... coffeenap Apr 2015 #78
So sorry. He will be missed here as well as by his family. Cleita Apr 2015 #79
... Mnemosyne Apr 2015 #80
RIP Chris. Owl Apr 2015 #81
I'm so sorry, Peggy. Blue_In_AK Apr 2015 #82
He'll be missed. 840high Apr 2015 #83
Thank you for letting us know, dear Peggy. calimary Apr 2015 #84
RIP, Chris. And my sincere condolences to all his family and friends. pnwmom Apr 2015 #85
Ohhhh, I am so sorry! frogmarch Apr 2015 #86
All I can do is say: I care about you and feel sad when you're sad. BlueJazz Apr 2015 #87
Chris was a light to us here TexasProgresive Apr 2015 #88
RIP Chris tishaLA Apr 2015 #89
RIP greatlaurel Apr 2015 #90
... Sissyk Apr 2015 #91
RIP...so sorry likesmountains 52 Apr 2015 #92
RIP 2naSalit Apr 2015 #93
Thank you for doing that... CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2015 #187
It's what I know... 2naSalit Apr 2015 #202
My condolences to you and his family. lumberjack_jeff Apr 2015 #95
... zeemike Apr 2015 #96
You were a good friend to him, Peg Tsiyu Apr 2015 #97
Rest in Power, Chris MrScorpio Apr 2015 #98
Yes,... MarianJack Apr 2015 #99
Is this about WC Green abbeyco Apr 2015 #100
Yes, it's about WCGreen... CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2015 #114
... pacalo Apr 2015 #101
Such a struggle. Now peace. MannyGoldstein Apr 2015 #102
RIP Nite Owl Apr 2015 #103
"To absent friends...." Hekate Apr 2015 #104
Oh Peggy ... shireen Apr 2015 #105
Damn Lochloosa Apr 2015 #106
My sincere regrets to the family. longship Apr 2015 #107
thank you Ms. Pegster, for all your dedication Skittles Apr 2015 #108
WCGreen!!! Iggo Apr 2015 #109
absolutely Skittles Apr 2015 #110
Damn. Damn. dorkzilla Apr 2015 #111
At Peace wendylaroux Apr 2015 #112
... William769 Apr 2015 #113
Rest easy, my friend and brother. SalmonChantedEvening Apr 2015 #115
RIP Bobbie Jo Apr 2015 #116
... progressoid Apr 2015 #117
. Rex Apr 2015 #118
Thank you for helping us take some of that journey with him through you, Peg... MrMickeysMom Apr 2015 #119
Swift journey Mojorabbit Apr 2015 #120
. JI7 Apr 2015 #121
... BrotherIvan Apr 2015 #124
My sincere condolences, CaliforniaPeggy ailsagirl Apr 2015 #125
RIP Chris n/t Oldtimeralso Apr 2015 #126
I read this at funerals. Manifestor_of_Light Apr 2015 #127
How beautiful, my dear Manifestor_of_Light... CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2015 #130
You're welcome, my dear CalPeg! Manifestor_of_Light Apr 2015 #132
Thank you. lovemydog Apr 2015 #154
So sorry to hear this. Lifelong Protester Apr 2015 #128
Vibes to the family. Thanks for being there Peggy. You applegrove Apr 2015 #131
All day I was thinking about his passing and about others who have left us here Kali Apr 2015 #133
Cross easy, Chris. And thank you, Peggy. nolabear Apr 2015 #134
His suffering is over .... sabrina 1 Apr 2015 #135
..... madfloridian Apr 2015 #136
RIP. WC Zorra Apr 2015 #137
RIP. So sorry to hear this. valerief Apr 2015 #138
My deepest sympathies Oilwellian Apr 2015 #139
Rest in Peace, WCGreen. Tuesday Afternoon Apr 2015 #140
Here you go, my dear Tuesday Afternoon: CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2015 #141
Always did put a smile on my face and, Tuesday Afternoon Apr 2015 #170
Thanks for your kind words... CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2015 #172
he is dancing in heaven roguevalley Apr 2015 #142
I am so, so sorry!! Jazzgirl Apr 2015 #143
Dear CP, my condolences to you and Chris' family. akbacchus_BC Apr 2015 #144
Condoloences to those who loved him. Behind the Aegis Apr 2015 #145
I am so sorry, CP. May he be at peace. nt msanthrope Apr 2015 #146
RIP WCGreen Dems to Win Apr 2015 #147
Safe passage, Chris n/t eridani Apr 2015 #148
Aw, hell. We keep losing stalwarts around this place. villager Apr 2015 #149
Condolences to his family and friends bearssoapbox Apr 2015 #150
RIP gopiscrap Apr 2015 #151
it was such a long course. barbtries Apr 2015 #152
It's so very hard to hear this... countryjake Apr 2015 #153
"And the rest is silence..." malokvale77 Apr 2015 #155
Thanks for letting us know, California Peggy. Wishing comfort to his family and to you... Surya Gayatri Apr 2015 #156
The day will be less bright. Half-Century Man Apr 2015 #157
Very sad news. RIP Chris... Violet_Crumble Apr 2015 #158
... Enthusiast Apr 2015 #160
My condolences at this. yuiyoshida Apr 2015 #161
RIP, Chris. gademocrat7 Apr 2015 #162
So very sorry to hear this. Ferretherder Apr 2015 #163
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord... CBHagman Apr 2015 #164
Chris... Dont call me Shirley Apr 2015 #165
Oh, Peggy. WilliamPitt Apr 2015 #166
Damn ctsnowman Apr 2015 #167
RIP Chris. CrispyQ Apr 2015 #168
Farewell Friend. sinkingfeeling Apr 2015 #169
Hasta siempre, WCGreen. Octafish Apr 2015 #171
so sorry to hear this mercuryblues Apr 2015 #173
RIP, Chris Autumn Colors Apr 2015 #174
RIP treestar Apr 2015 #175
so sorry CP. you were a great friend. spanone Apr 2015 #176
So sorry for your loss...our loss... FailureToCommunicate Apr 2015 #177
Thank you for that...he always loved to run and missed it when he couldn't do it any longer... CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2015 #179
... BobTheSubgenius Apr 2015 #178
.... DeSwiss Apr 2015 #180
My heart goes out to Laurie and all of Chris' family and friends. Dem2theMax Apr 2015 #181
May peace and love be with you all of your days AikidoSoul Apr 2015 #188
My heart goes out to you to Peg. passiveporcupine Apr 2015 #182
RIP Initech Apr 2015 #183
I'm sorry Peggy. May he rest in peace. Maraya1969 Apr 2015 #189
Goodbye, sir. blogslut Apr 2015 #190
RIP, Chris. We will remember you always. Pathwalker Apr 2015 #191
(((Hugs))) TBF Apr 2015 #192
RIP - WCGreen LeftInTX Apr 2015 #193
One more candle tavernier Apr 2015 #194
Oh no. murielm99 Apr 2015 #195
Peace. KittyWampus Apr 2015 #197
safe passage, chris, and peace and comfort to all your loved ones. niyad Apr 2015 #198
Safe passage. Call Me Wesley Apr 2015 #199
Thank you, my dear Call Me Wesley... CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2015 #204
The last few pictures he looked like he is ready to let go tandot Apr 2015 #203
Good Bye Chris G_j Apr 2015 #205
Please give my condolences to his family. boston bean Apr 2015 #206
Peggy, how is the family? I am sure they knew that this was coming but wondered CTyankee Apr 2015 #207
They're doing pretty well, my dear CTyankee... CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2015 #208
sounds good. I'm glad. I'm sure you'll fill us in on the memorial service... CTyankee Apr 2015 #209
I will fill you in! CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2015 #210
RIP Chris shanti Apr 2015 #214
. LWolf Apr 2015 #211
* NCarolinawoman Apr 2015 #212
Anchors aweigh. Eleanors38 Apr 2015 #213
Peggy, I just wanted to take a moment to express my condolences to you. herding cats Apr 2015 #215
Thank you so much, my dear herding cats... CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2015 #216
R.I.P., Chris pinboy3niner Apr 2015 #217
Thank you, dear pinboy... CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2015 #219
This post (And the rest is silence...) is now on DU's In Memoriam page. CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2015 #218
RIP Chris. Solly Mack Apr 2015 #220
Free at last, and peace. Kurovski Jul 2015 #221
He was so clever Kolesar Aug 2017 #222
My dear Kolesar... CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2017 #223


(51,308 posts)
24. I know that.
Fri Apr 10, 2015, 07:56 PM
Apr 2015

But you weren't hon.

I lost a friend similarly. We're never ready.

I was thinking about you all day today actually - knowing this was happening.

Hey, he's at peace now and probably laughing at all of us (in a good way) , ya know?


(148,879 posts)
31. Actually, I WAS ready...I knew it was coming...
Fri Apr 10, 2015, 08:01 PM
Apr 2015

I hope he's running out there. That was something he always missed doing...

And yes, laughing too.


(14,910 posts)
13. RIP Chris.
Fri Apr 10, 2015, 07:43 PM
Apr 2015

I am sorry you suffered so much and I am glad your suffering is over. Peace and healing to all who love you.


(8,028 posts)
20. He's "westing"...
Fri Apr 10, 2015, 07:51 PM
Apr 2015

Happy trails, Chris. Enjoy your new journey.

...the Khemitians (who Hakim called the very ancient and highly sophisticated, pre-dynastic Egyptians) never spoke of death ---but, rather of “westing”, reflecting the paths of our sun and stars. They knew that we are ultimately immortal, and are in a constant state of change…or transformation.



(148,879 posts)
184. Thank you for this, my dear TYY! It's a wonderful way to see our transformation.
Sat Apr 11, 2015, 03:16 PM
Apr 2015

And I also want to say how much I love your sigline. Gibran has always been one of my big favorites.


(31,893 posts)
27. Well, that's it then.
Fri Apr 10, 2015, 07:58 PM
Apr 2015

Such a long, agonizing fight. Wishing peace to Laurie most of all. So many hopes raised and then dashed. I can't imagine all the suffering she's been through.


(68,918 posts)
37. It would be really cool if we could turn back the clock to 2003...
Fri Apr 10, 2015, 08:04 PM
Apr 2015

Never enough time, and it seems like it will always go on forever when we're living in it...


(7,499 posts)
52. I've been dreading this post
Fri Apr 10, 2015, 08:23 PM
Apr 2015

What a long battle Chris and his family endured. Thanks CP for keeping us updated.


(11,065 posts)
123. So was I
Fri Apr 10, 2015, 10:57 PM
Apr 2015

Damn. Even knowing it was coming it still hits like a ton of bricks.

DU has lost so many good people through nature's course, and with each one it just seems to get harder. I thought I was prepared for this news to come soon, but now that it's happened I realize I wasn't.

Safe passage, Chris. And much love and compassion to his family.


(14,400 posts)
66. Oh Peggy
Fri Apr 10, 2015, 08:37 PM
Apr 2015

I'm so sorry for all of you. I know it's the end we all face but it's so sad.

We don't "talk" much on DU but I follow your posts with so much happiness that this really breaks my heart.

I hope you are all OK and with those you love.


(84,939 posts)
202. It's what I know...
Sat Apr 11, 2015, 06:21 PM
Apr 2015

I do this when someone dear passes. Have done a few times in recent weeks. It doesn't take long but gives one a sense of closure... the song is meant to guide the soul to the good blue road to meet their family.

I didn't know this man but was here shortly before he went in for his surgery, I had hoped he'd have a good recovery and followed your updates. He meant so much to so many here that I felt compelled to do that... I am sorry for the sadness of those left behind. It is the only thing I know to do in these instances.


(18,186 posts)
97. You were a good friend to him, Peg
Fri Apr 10, 2015, 09:25 PM
Apr 2015

and to us, for keeping us apprised of everything so diligently.

RIP, Chris.


(1,555 posts)
100. Is this about WC Green
Fri Apr 10, 2015, 09:26 PM
Apr 2015

I've been away from DU but saw some of your posts.

If so, safe passage and thoughts to your family and everyone who loved Chris.


(148,879 posts)
114. Yes, it's about WCGreen...
Fri Apr 10, 2015, 10:14 PM
Apr 2015

Thank you for your good thoughts...

If you want to read other updates, see my Journal.


(8,333 posts)
105. Oh Peggy ...
Fri Apr 10, 2015, 09:32 PM
Apr 2015

He was so fortunate to have such a loving friend like you. Thank you for keeping us updated about him over the many months.

My deepest condolences to his family and his friends.


(5,141 posts)
111. Damn. Damn.
Fri Apr 10, 2015, 09:53 PM
Apr 2015

Rest in peace...

No matter how “prepared” you are, you are never really prepared. Hugs to you, California Peggy....


(2,925 posts)
112. At Peace
Fri Apr 10, 2015, 10:06 PM
Apr 2015

Epitaph on a Friend

An honest man here lies at rest,
The friend of man, the friend of truth,
The friend of age, and guide of youth:
Few hearts like his, with virtue warm'd,
Few heads with knowledge so inform'd;
If there's another world, he lives in bliss;
If there is none, he made the best of this.

Robert Burns


(20,453 posts)
119. Thank you for helping us take some of that journey with him through you, Peg...
Fri Apr 10, 2015, 10:37 PM
Apr 2015

This is how I imagine it should be when we are ready to leave others behind.

Peace and Comfort to his family …



(21,046 posts)
127. I read this at funerals.
Fri Apr 10, 2015, 11:10 PM
Apr 2015

The last paragraph of The Bridge of San Luis Rey, a short novel by Thornton Wilder, 1927:

“But soon we shall die and all memory of those five will have left the earth, and we ourselves shall be loved for a


and forgotten.

But the love will have been enough;

all those impulses of love return to the love that made them.

Even memory is not necessary for love.

There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning."


(148,879 posts)
130. How beautiful, my dear Manifestor_of_Light...
Fri Apr 10, 2015, 11:13 PM
Apr 2015

That is truly a wonderful quote. I feel the same about love...

Thank you.



(21,046 posts)
132. You're welcome, my dear CalPeg!
Fri Apr 10, 2015, 11:16 PM
Apr 2015

I read it at funerals because I think it's appropriate for anyone to state the primacy of love, religion or no religion.

Then there was the time I read a bunch of Buddhist quotes at a graveside service in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, just outside of Tulsa. They are very conservative and right-wing religious people there.

All the Christians ran off and wouldn't talk to me afterwards (I guess I had those heathen cooties) and one person told me I upstaged the preacher!!

"Be as lamps unto yourselves."


(117,559 posts)
131. Vibes to the family. Thanks for being there Peggy. You
Fri Apr 10, 2015, 11:13 PM
Apr 2015

always are 'there' for people. So vibes to you too.


(148,879 posts)
141. Here you go, my dear Tuesday Afternoon:
Sat Apr 11, 2015, 12:32 AM
Apr 2015
Son, if there is an idiot or an ass hole within 500 miles of you, they're gonna find you and get you to be their friend, My dad, 1973


I always liked it too.

Tuesday Afternoon

(56,912 posts)
170. Always did put a smile on my face and,
Sat Apr 11, 2015, 09:02 AM
Apr 2015

when he posted about organizing his school's walk-out that was fun and, just one of his many great OPs.

He was an all round Solid DUer.

Let me know when his memorial page gets set up here. I wish Admin would list it under Main Forums for easier access.

Will you be going to the funeral/memorial ...? I know you would, if you could but, logistics might cause a problem.

Take Care and be especially kind to yourself in the coming days.


(148,879 posts)
172. Thanks for your kind words...
Sat Apr 11, 2015, 10:38 AM
Apr 2015

I will be going to his memorial service. Logistics be damned!

It will be on a weekend sometime in May. I have to be there.


(40,656 posts)
142. he is dancing in heaven
Sat Apr 11, 2015, 12:35 AM
Apr 2015

that is no consolation now but he is. I wish everyone peace and the hope of happiness again.


Dems to Win

(2,161 posts)
147. RIP WCGreen
Sat Apr 11, 2015, 01:37 AM
Apr 2015

My condolences and wishes for peace to Laurie and all who loved him.

Thank you to California Peggy



(26,001 posts)
149. Aw, hell. We keep losing stalwarts around this place.
Sat Apr 11, 2015, 02:13 AM
Apr 2015

Thanks for all your updates during the long battle, Peggy. Condolences to you, and his family...


(1,408 posts)
150. Condolences to his family and friends
Sat Apr 11, 2015, 02:19 AM
Apr 2015

I got to know him as much as anyone can through his writing and I'm glad for it.

Thank you CaliforniaPeggy.

I'm glad his passing was peaceful.



(28,631 posts)
152. it was such a long course.
Sat Apr 11, 2015, 02:44 AM
Apr 2015

i hope he is at peace and please express my sympathy to his family. thank you for keeping DU up to date CaliforniaPeggy!


Surya Gayatri

(15,445 posts)
156. Thanks for letting us know, California Peggy. Wishing comfort to his family and to you...
Sat Apr 11, 2015, 03:14 AM
Apr 2015

ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिंम् पुष्टिवर्धनम् ।
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात् ।।

Oṁ Auṁ tr-yambakaṁ yajaamahe sugandhim puṣhṭi-vardhanam;
Urvaarukam-iva bandhanaan mṛityor-mukṣhīya maa'mṛitaat.

...said to be a moksha mantra which bestows...immortality.


(35,954 posts)
158. Very sad news. RIP Chris...
Sat Apr 11, 2015, 04:45 AM
Apr 2015

My deepest condolences to his wife, family and friends. And thank you Peggy for being such a great friend to him and keeping all of us at DU updated on how we was going over the past year or so. I never said much in those threads, but I always read them...


(16,954 posts)
164. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord...
Sat Apr 11, 2015, 08:10 AM
Apr 2015

...and let perpetual light shine up on him.

May all his family and friends find peace of heart.


(55,745 posts)
171. Hasta siempre, WCGreen.
Sat Apr 11, 2015, 09:02 AM
Apr 2015

The body is temporary. The real You returns.

PS: Thank you, CaliforniaPeggy, for caring about Chris -- and about us all.


(2,150 posts)
188. May peace and love be with you all of your days
Sat Apr 11, 2015, 03:39 PM
Apr 2015

DU will miss him, as is amply clear by the number of replies I've read, and the obvious feelings of loss.


(8,175 posts)
182. My heart goes out to you to Peg.
Sat Apr 11, 2015, 02:57 PM
Apr 2015

You've been so emotionally invested in trying to help him win this battle. You've been an amazing friend. I'm so sorry.


(148,879 posts)
204. Thank you, my dear Call Me Wesley...
Sat Apr 11, 2015, 06:32 PM
Apr 2015

That was a wonderful mantra, very beautiful and calming.

I appreciate your thoughtfulness so much.

boston bean

(36,167 posts)
206. Please give my condolences to his family.
Sat Apr 11, 2015, 06:44 PM
Apr 2015

Like I said before.. he was a good guy.. The world lost a good one.


(63,557 posts)
207. Peggy, how is the family? I am sure they knew that this was coming but wondered
Sat Apr 11, 2015, 06:45 PM
Apr 2015

about their overall condition...

I am pretty sure that with you around they are getting all the support they need and that is so important.

Good that you are on hand to help. Sounds to me like they were prepared for the worst, even tho they hoped for the best...

It is what happens...


(148,879 posts)
208. They're doing pretty well, my dear CTyankee...
Sat Apr 11, 2015, 06:56 PM
Apr 2015

They're pretty reality-based, and I think they knew that he was going a few days ago.

I'm not actually around. I live in a suburb of Los Angeles and they are in Cleveland, OH. But we do talk pretty often by phone and this really helps all of us. Everybody's grieving, everybody breaks down in tears from time to time, so we all understand each other.

They've already started planning the memorial service and they've invited me. I will go, of course.

Thanks for asking...


(63,557 posts)
209. sounds good. I'm glad. I'm sure you'll fill us in on the memorial service...
Sat Apr 11, 2015, 07:02 PM
Apr 2015

these services can be so helpful in the process. So I am hoping for the best for the family...

hey...Peggy...I think you know we got your back...

herding cats

(19,516 posts)
215. Peggy, I just wanted to take a moment to express my condolences to you.
Tue Apr 14, 2015, 02:04 PM
Apr 2015

I know how close you were to Chris. I'm sorry for your loss and of course for the loss of all who loved him. I just wanted to let you know you've been in my thoughts.


(148,879 posts)
218. This post (And the rest is silence...) is now on DU's In Memoriam page.
Tue Apr 14, 2015, 02:19 PM
Apr 2015

I am adding a link to the other thread I posted about Chris so that anyone can see what was said before he died. It's just below.


And here's the link to the In Memoriam page: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=inmemoriam

And here's a link to his profile: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=profile&uid=124472


(31,182 posts)
222. He was so clever
Tue Aug 29, 2017, 03:23 PM
Aug 2017

and he knew about Ohio politics. I had not been on DU in a long while and did not know about the memorium thread.


(148,879 posts)
223. My dear Kolesar...
Tue Aug 29, 2017, 03:45 PM
Aug 2017

Yes, he did know so much about Ohio politics. I miss him every day. There are so many things I want to ask him.......

Thank you for contributing to his memorium thread.

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