I know i had already posted this in the other thread but later i realized the news may get lost over there. Tuffie passed away this morning. He fought long & hard. He really was the tuffiest man i know and also the most caring. I am at loss for words and my heart is just broke at the moment.
Ah jeeze, first thing I saw this grey Saturday morning after a mostly sleepless night. I am so so sorry. Seeing this and feeling it the way I do right now, took me off guard. It made me realize what a community this is. I have been pulling for Tuff in my own way now for quite a while. I am surprised at my own feelings. Please accept my condolences and a prayer to speed Tuff on to a better place.
A million times we needed you, A million times we cried, If love alone would have saved you, You would of never died. In life we loved you dearly, In death we love you still, In our hearts you hold a place, No one can ever fill. A light from our household is gone, A voice from our love is stilled, A place in our vacant home, Which never can be filled. Some may think you are forgotten, Though on earth you are no more, But in our memory you are with us, As you always were before. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you did not go alone, A part of us went with you, The day God called you home. Your precious memories are for keepsakes, with which we never part, God has you safely in his keeping, But we have you forever in our hearts.
Goodbye Tuffie, rest in peace, my friend. *tears* Jan (Kiwi2022) no dancing sig today
"A woman's heart is an ocean of secrets." Rose Dawson; from the movie "Titanic"
#5. "RE: Goodbye Tuffie you're truly an angel now" In response to phicksus (Reply # 0) Sat Aug-09-03 01:30 PM by giddyrig
I'm at a loss for words. I'll miss his "cowpoke feller" smiling at me. I'll miss him, even though I rarely got to see much of his posts in recent times. He never really had a bad thing to say about anyone. I was just about to check in on the other thread to see the news on Tuff... I guess I hadn't realized just how close he was to the end... I'm in shock.
this just seemed to me something that Tuffie might say to his friends...
When I die Give what's left of me away To children And old men that wait to die And if you need to cry Cry for your brother Walking the street beside you And when you need me Put your arms around anyone and give them What you need to give me. I want to leave you something Something better Than words or sounds Look for me In the people I've known or loved And if you can't give me away At least let me live on in your eyes As well as in your heart.
Go with God, Tuffie. you sure did while you were here.
#10. "RE: Goodbye Tuffie you're truly an angel now" In response to phicksus (Reply # 0) Sat Aug-09-03 02:24 PM by ilona53
I just got back online, and since Bitbenders has been offline since yesterday (server problems), I started to read posts here. I am at a loss of words over this news. Bob and I became quite close and were able to talk about many, many things - personal and computing...we each helped the other when different problems arose. I have lost a truly great friend with his passing. At least now he will be in no pain and have no suffering. My condolences go out to his family and to his 'extended family' . My tears are flowing now as I type this...and I didn't even cry when I heard my Mother had passed away last year.
God Bless you, Bob...you were the Tuffest and sweetest of them all. One last from me.