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It hit me today. I went to Al's for breakfast. Rachel stood up for me at my wedding. We went to Al's first. I was so excited. I wanted to make an announcement to the whole place but I am just not a performer.
So I cried through breakfast.
I got to visit her in the hospice about a week and a half ago. She was asleep. She opened her eyes a little but was pretty much non responsive. When I got to the car I cried for a long time.
She was the most gracious person I ever knew. Always there with a gentle phrase. The truth, but never abuse.
In college she saved my life. I was suicidal. I called her two or three or four or five times a week. She always said "come on over". Her welcome gave me the breather I needed to see my problem clearly and attack it. Her acceptance of me let me accept me.
We were never really close. But I held her as an icon.
So much death.

Benefit

Jan. 9th, 2006 10:10 am
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I lifted this wording, and you may have seen something like it, but there you are.

My dear friend Rachel (jcoppercorn on LJ) has been diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. In response, the many creative friends of her and her husband Scott (pied_piper70 on LJ) are hosting a benefit for them. The purpose is to create some more new memories of and for Rachel with money as a secondary.

Even if you do not know them, this will be an event to remember with some of the finest local bands performing. See the website http://www.abenefitformissrachel.com/ for more details.

There will also be a silent auction, which is quickly gathering some very exciting contributions.

Please take the time to check things out and consider attending and / or donating.

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