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Ted, my buddy of 46 years

by crowsfoot / April 2, 2005 1:58 PM PST

, my working buddy and business partner for the last 2 (and many various times before) died unexpectedly last night. He was 54. COD unknown at this point. I've just come in from the bar where I've been sitting with his common-law wife. She is in a real state. Nothing more I can do for her tonight.

I think he was trying to do too much all at one time and playing the tough guy, too. He recently imposed discipline and turned himself over to the IRS for back-taxes. He "embodied" with AA and with Jesus, and gave up his evil ways. At about the same time he signed up with county health and had 8 teeth pulled AND went on hepatitis C treatment. Now I did the interferon myself and let me tell you, it ain't no damn picnic. Pile on top of that, an unfamiliar mouth-scape, AND a panic situation for our boss and the tenets we're building for! Well, I don't know. He called us Diligent Construction. I smiled at that. In the last 3 weeks he built, single-handily, (and I mean BY HIMSELF) 56 feet of lower cabinets w/doors and drawers, including a check-out counter, and 44 feet of upper shelves. A remarkable lot of production for even the best, at their best. He always demanded a mighty lot from himself. (And everybody around him, too. The SOB!) We were inches from finishing.

God? We send you Ted. Try not to piss him off.

Rest in peace, Ted.


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I'm sorry crowfoot ...........
by xerpor / April 2, 2005 2:53 PM PST

Very nice eulogy you just gave. My condolences, I'm sure you feel a great loss and lots of pain.

Nice picture. Ted was definitely up to his keester in work and lumber.

May he rest in peace.

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46 years? Longer than today's marriages!
by drpruner / April 2, 2005 3:14 PM PST

Well, from your post he had at least one good friend that whole time.
Doug in New Mexico

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(NT) (NT) You both have our prayers
by Diana Forum moderator / April 2, 2005 10:07 PM PST
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(NT) (NT) So very sorry for your loss Bob.
by Evie / April 2, 2005 10:24 PM PST
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May he find peace and tranquility...
by Chorus-Line A1-QMS / April 2, 2005 10:25 PM PST

and now more concerned about you, in hopes that your sadness will slowly diminished in time by introducing cheerful memories and thoughts of togetherness.


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Sorry to hear of your loss. It is always very hard to lose
by Kiddpeat / April 2, 2005 10:39 PM PST

someone who's close. Sad

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(NT) (NT) Sorry to hear of your loss, Bob
by Glenda / April 2, 2005 10:49 PM PST
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Prayers to his family and to you
by MarciaB / April 2, 2005 11:14 PM PST

Only 54 - so young still

tragic Sad

I'm sorry for your loss of such a great friend

Take care, Bob,


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Sincere condolences, Bob
by Angeline Booher / April 2, 2005 11:51 PM PST

The bond of your friendship was strong, evidenced by the eulogy you gave, You are blessed to have had such a loyal association with Ted over that many years.

As was he for having known you.

You and all that knew and cared for him are in our thoughts and prayers.


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(NT) (NT) Condolences, sympathy, and best wishes to all who knew
by Roger NC / April 3, 2005 5:34 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) sorry for your loss
by Mark5019 / April 3, 2005 12:19 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) Sorry to hear the loss of your long time friend Bob
by Rolway / April 3, 2005 12:38 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) I'm sorry, Bob. My prayers to you and all who loved him
by Cindi Haynes / April 3, 2005 5:21 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) it's hard to lose a good friend, condolences Bob
by jonah jones / April 3, 2005 5:22 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Thank you, everybody.
by crowsfoot / April 3, 2005 3:13 PM PDT
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