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July 15, 2018

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September 21, 2014
Well Barney spent your birthday with our family in South Bend watching ND. trounce Michigan - a good day for the Irish.
March 14, 2014
Peter,

Thank you

Kurt
March 13, 2014
Good'ay Barney,

Not sure how these things work and I'm nearly 10 years late but I'll give it a go.

I got to know you on your last hurrah to Antarctica - I was your cabin mate from New Zealand.

I'm still running for fun and this evening was my weekly run with mates and this time a new guy turns up.
perhaps to help compensate for my geriatric performance one of the team explained that Peter used to go OK and even ran a marathon in Antarctia - to which the new guy seemed suitably impressed as a major challenge.

For some reason Barney, your image came into my head and I spouted forth that I'll tell you a story about what rising to the challenge really means.
My cabin mate on that trip knew what his fate was to be, but never mentioned a word of it because it was irrelevant in his pursuit of a dream.

He preferred to just be one of the boys with his new mates from as far afield as Switzerland, Hong Kong and NZ - all the merry banter from past-it runners on an adventure.

It was only some years later that I learnt the full story from your friend Hal - great story but it doesn't come close to capturing the courage and grace you showed.

I often think - would I/should I, have done anything differently had I known?

However, I am always happy in the knowledge that you did it your way, and that's the only way that mattered.

That is something I will never forget.

Peter.
November 12, 2013
The 11th again still late and still miss you.

Kurt