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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-02-27 05:42
Subject: [personal] Remembering Mark Bourne with a smile
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[info]e_bourne on the passing of her husband [info]markbourne.

Last night I was asked to deliver the eulogy at his funeral later this week. I wept when [info]scarlettina told me this. I'd like some help, though.

If you knew Mark, or ever spent some time with him, you are aware he was a very funny a man. Not so much a jokester or a punster, but more a wit. Imagine Steve Buscemi playing Alan Rickman playing Oscar Wilde. [info]e_bourne has asked that we remember him with the same humor he displayed in life. To that end, I'm collecting funny stories about Mark to use in my eulogy. Things he said or did, or how he helped you laugh.

Feel free to leave them here in comments, even if you've already done so elsewhere. Thank you.

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calendula_witch: asparagus juice
User: calendula_witch
Date: 2012-02-27 17:33 (UTC)
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You remember what he won my one and only caption contest with.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-02-27 17:58 (UTC)
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Yes, but can I really use *that* in a eulogy?

Heh heh. So very Mark.
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calendula_witch: asparagus juice
User: calendula_witch
Date: 2012-02-28 03:40 (UTC)
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If anyone could pull it off, you could. :-)
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2012-02-27 18:34 (UTC)
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This is what I wrote on FB. "To him, my first name was not Katrina, it was The Lovely. I will miss you, The Dashing Mark." One of my favorite memories of Mark was seeing him dressed as Superman at one of our parties. It was as though he had stolen and donned Superman's crime fighting outfit. I think we have a picture of him with the extra length of the Superman-sized tights dangling from his feet.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2012-02-28 21:54 (UTC)
Subject: Here's a picture that goes with the above comment
http://www.petting-zoo.org/P2001_13.html

Katrina Martin
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