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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-03-01 07:05
Subject: [personal] Funeral for a friend
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Tags:child, conventions, friends, personal, seattle, travel
Mark Bourne's funeral is this morning. [info]the_child and I will be heading over to West Seattle soon from where we're staying chez [info]bravado111. I'll be delivering the eulogy. Which is one of the most difficult things I have ever written. I'm fairly certain I won't get through it without my own tears. This is for Mark, and for Elizabeth. They deserve my very best.

This afternoon I'll head out to the Rainforest. Connectivity can be intermittent there, so blogging may be disrupted over the weekend. See some, all or none of you today or tonight.

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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2012-03-01 15:28 (UTC)
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It's a sad reason for traveling. Sympathy.
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User: radiantlisa
Date: 2012-03-01 15:30 (UTC)
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My sympathies, and if it's not presumptuous of me to say, I'll be thinking of you today.
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User: deborahjross
Date: 2012-03-01 15:40 (UTC)
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Those of us who can't attend will be weeping with you.
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2012-03-01 17:22 (UTC)
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Hugs. I will be thinking of all of you today.
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User: klwilliams
Date: 2012-03-01 17:59 (UTC)
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I'm so sorry for your loss. I gave the eulogy for my best friend. That's a very sad thing to have to do.
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User: adelheid_p
Date: 2012-03-01 18:00 (UTC)
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My thoughts are with you and the_child.
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The Empress of Ice Cream
User: icecreamempress
Date: 2012-03-01 18:26 (UTC)
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Sorry for your loss, and my condolences to all of Mark Bourne's family and friends. He will be greatly missed, I know.
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User: fledgist
Date: 2012-03-01 21:40 (UTC)
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My sympathies.
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User: kellymccullough
Date: 2012-03-02 03:37 (UTC)
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I delivered a eulogy myself this afternoon, the first of three. None of us made it through without tears. There were tears and laughter and bits of unexpected beauty. You have my deepest sympathies on the loss of a dear friend and my empathy on facing a very hard task for a loved one lost.
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User: daveraines
Date: 2012-03-02 04:39 (UTC)
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Go in peace. Or rather, I hope it went well. It's hard to speak at the funeral of one you love; but it's also a final (?) gift you can give.
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