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Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 07:02 PM PDT
by Otteray ScribeFollow
Reed left us. The monster won and Reed lost. We all lost.
He just wanted to have an eighteenth birthday.
His first birthday:
Two years old:
At the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games:
At cancer camp:
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Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength. - Eric Hoffer
by Otteray Scribe on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 07:02:17 PM PDT
is the result of this community coming together to help make sure his name will live on in granite.
by Otteray Scribe on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 07:06:02 PM PDT
Ted Cruz president? Pardon my Vietnamese, but Ngo Pho King Way.
by ZedMont on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 07:06:34 PM PDT
We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America
by Vetwife on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 07:19:16 PM PDT
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by maggiejean on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 07:22:48 PM PDT
by One Pissed Off Liberal on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 07:23:52 PM PDT
in the hearts of his family, right here on this page, and in all the many lives that he touched. Amen.
It's the Supreme Court, stupid!
by Radiowalla on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 07:27:50 PM PDT
young man. (Though I never met Reed, I came to know of him from your diaries about him.)
Wishing you peace and comfort.
by kurious on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 07:33:06 PM PDT
Rivers are horses and kayaks are their saddles
by River Rover on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 07:35:16 PM PDT
never truly die.
your friend, rmb.
every adult is responsible for every child
by ridemybike on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 07:36:06 PM PDT
out to you and your family OS.
Don't watch it dad, you will have brain cells jumping to their suicide. Me, when I learned dad had been watching Fox.
by glescagal on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 07:42:45 PM PDT
Those flags are treasured, and at this moment are rolled on their flagstaffs in the corner beside me.
by Otteray Scribe on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 07:52:43 PM PDT
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don't get to use them too soon, I'm happy. I'm just now noticing that photograph of him at the games and I am seeing the nectar of the gods by way of a bottle of HP brown sauce.
by glescagal on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 08:26:38 PM PDT
I am not in a particularly good place today, and hope everyone understands.
Been listening to some music. Piper Bill Millin played Highland Laddie on D-Day as the Highland Troops went ashore on Sword Beach. The piper played this at his service at a slower tempo, as a lament:
by Otteray Scribe on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 07:49:18 PM PDT
Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath; μολὼν λαβέ - att. Leonidas I
by Robobagpiper on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 04:24:31 AM PDT
May the memories of his short time here sustain and strengthen you, my friend.
by Proud Mom and Grandma on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 07:53:01 PM PDT
this darling boy. This is so hard. Peace and blessings.
by Portlaw on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 08:04:32 PM PDT
I have no words. My best thoughts and love for you and your wonderful family. My heart for your MB. And you too.
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by rb137 on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 08:04:31 PM PDT
Bless to you Otteray Scribe and to your family. Most of all Blessings to Reed.
And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County Down by the Green River where Paradise lay. Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away. John Prine
by high uintas on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 08:11:47 PM PDT
"Make it not."
I wish it worked.
I live under the bridge to the 21st Century.
by Crashing Vor on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 08:14:44 PM PDT
Life seems so unfair when the young are targeted with a terrible disease. Reed was lucky, he was loved during his time on earth. Thank you for sharing Reed with us. Peace~
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by Yo Bubba on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 08:16:06 PM PDT
by Yo Bubba on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 05:55:37 AM PDT
such bright promise cut short, and we all are less for it.
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by Sara R on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 08:17:59 PM PDT
and blessed by hearing the story. How do we endure the unendurable? OS is showing the way, and dear Reed guides him. He's had an impact on hundreds of thousands of us. A tribute, and a blessing for all of us.
by Empower Ink on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 08:31:34 PM PDT
...are richer for having known them, and for knowing how many lives they touched and improved in their short time here.
There is always an aching--and occasionally an unexpected, sudden, sharp and painful sadness over their untimely passing, but eventually these times are accompanied by comforting memories of their smiles, their laughter, their kindness, and a realization of how much they changed us for the better.
by kurious on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 05:57:11 AM PDT
I am so sorry, my friend, for the tragic losses you have suffered. May peace and comfort surround you, and may you know the great love and respect this community has for you.♥
by Ekaterin on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 08:26:40 PM PDT
and glad to be here with you and your kos friends.
a little time more, to remember.
a fine child and young man to honor.
a loving family to share with, and to treasure.
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by greenbird on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 08:26:53 PM PDT
None of us gets to live all our dreams. It would have been nice if he could have grown up to be a chef, but damn it... it would have been nice if he could have just grown up.
I remember it well when you lost him. I don't know how you've managed to hold up over these past few years, OS. You a strong person, and overdue for a period of happiness.
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by lineatus on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 08:43:06 PM PDT
Blessings and peace to Reed and to you, OS.
by RiveroftheWest on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 08:44:00 PM PDT
What a fine young man he was. That 2-yr-old picture is just heart-wrending. So beautiful.
"Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar." ~ Edward R. Murrow
by CJB on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 09:05:58 PM PDT
...but know I am thinking of your son.
All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda
by kishik on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 09:22:56 PM PDT
So much promise, so much lost.
I am very sorry, OS. I wish it hadn't been so.
Thank you for reminding us of this terrible anniversary. Though I never met Reed, I mourn with you.
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by peregrine kate on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 09:34:00 PM PDT
In my heart no matter what detours life's put in the way lately.
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by Oke on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 09:37:14 PM PDT
You are special in all our hearts.
by Otteray Scribe on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 04:59:57 AM PDT
It has been nearly seven years since my daughter died. This much I know, you will never get over Reed's death but you will get stronger.
by gofigure on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 10:27:09 PM PDT
It's been over three years since my daughter-in-law died. We miss her every day, and as you say, you do get stronger.
by kurious on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 06:05:51 AM PDT
May you find solace in your music and your mountains.
Americans, while occasionally willing to be serfs, have always been obstinate about being peasantry. F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Great Gatsby
by riverlover on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 11:17:09 PM PDT
Today and always.
Ho'oponopono. To make things right; restore harmony; heal.
by earicicle on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 01:45:08 AM PDT
Peace and blessings to you and your family, OS.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
by Joy of Fishes on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 02:29:38 AM PDT
"The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama
by HeyMikey on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 03:56:10 AM PDT
The bench is gorgeous, and your love for your son is evident. Thinking of you today, Otteray~
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by CanyonWren on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 06:39:35 AM PDT
I lost my son in 2007. My dearest Letha left us in September, only six months after Reed. It has not been a good few years.
by Otteray Scribe on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 07:50:44 AM PDT
I send you warm thoughts and a hug, and wish for you all good things this year.
by CanyonWren on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 09:15:48 AM PDT
and the memories you cherish bring you peace.
You cannot cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Rabindranath Tagore
by Thomasina on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 07:17:06 AM PDT
Wishing you peace, dear OS.
by mama jo on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 08:41:42 AM PDT
.. no matter how brief, only grow stronger.
I would imagine this to be the most emotionally destructive event a parent could ever endure. My thoughts are with you.
..now, where did I leave my torches and villagers?
by FrankSpoke on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 10:05:36 AM PDT
something of stone where others may find respite.
Let his memory be a blessing, dear Otteray Scribe, filled with love and tenderness and joy. You loved him so well.
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by BlackSheep1 on Tue Apr 01, 2014 at 01:40:25 PM PDT
by you on soon
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