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January 24, 2011

It's me, Laura.

It's January 24, your birthday, a day which was always so special in my heart. It's even more special now.

I loved sharing time with you, trading stories, talking politics, playing cards and, of course, your birthday. Always lots of fun and laughs, oh, so many laughs.

But, laughing comes to crying. And that's what I do. That's what I'm reduced to, that's all I can do.

The life we had left me probably one of the happiest, and a daughter who is so sad that I feel numb. But I can also thank my lucky stars that you are my dad.

Barbara and I are looking for some peace in our lives, and she is struggling to keep your work legacy intact. It's hard, there are many obstacles, but she's hoping your special day will envelope the negative and turn it into positive.

If only people followed your example: Being kind - just so full of goodness. Life really doesn't have to be this hard, this cruel.

There isn't a day that I don't wish to hear your voice, listen and heed your advice, and simply enjoy the greatness of you.

I will never have your wonderful personality, I don't know anyone who does. But I smile at odd times because I'm thinking of you, something you did or said ... so you're always with me - always. And you know what, if that's all I can have right now, then that's what I'll hold tight onto, and I will never let it go - a unique something that nobody can take away from me - ever.

Make sure you hug John for me, and between the two of you let us know that you have things under control.

I love you, and boy do I miss you.


January 21, 2011
dad, it's almost your birthday and instead of being flooded with great memories - and lots of tears because i miss you so much - things are going very poorly down here. dad, please help. i don't know what can be done but if there is any hope at all...please help us. we're fighting for you at every turn and it's getting worse and worse.

September 29, 2010
Oh Dad, i can't believe that it's almost October already! when the weather turns cool in the early mornings i always get the feeling that i used to get when we were getting ready to hit the road - packing up the car for our vacation in orlando. some days it's a little too much for me. the memories are so thick, so real and now, so sad. i miss you Dad, i think about you every single day and i don't care who knows it. those who knew you and how we loved you don't need an explanation. anyone who doesn't understand, well....

i hope you know what's going on and can see that me and laura are doing the best we can. so are the kids. they miss you so much!

i love you.

June 07, 2010
Dad - We've been celebrating a bunch of things for Brequelle! She went to her prom a couple of weeks ago and looked like a beautiful young lady!! I was going to wait for the pictures to be sent to me so I could post one for you but I don't want to wait. She graduated from high school this past Saturday - can you believe it??!! High School! Laura and Joe took everyone out for dinner, then back to the house for cake, coffee and....GIFTS. Brequelle made out quite well and guess what she said after we counted the loot? "I'm gonna get a Chanel bag". The kid is a riot. It reminds me of when everything was Coach and you always teased her about it. Now it's Chanel. In a couple of days Brequelle will be 18 years old. Holy smokes, time is just flying by. And I miss you as much as ever. I look at your picture every day and talk to you too. I wish you would send me a sign so I know you are okay. I worry about you. I miss you & love you.

March 26, 2010
Dad - please give John a hug for me. I hope you guys are together, laughing and having fun. I miss you so much.

March 09, 2010
Dad - I can't believe how time is flying by. I hope you know what happened yesterday. I am relieved, Laura is relieved. Very much so. At this point all we know is that you always did the right thing, always looked at the sunny side, always stayed positive in the face of tremendous adversity. You are admired, loved and missed so much.

January 24, 2010
Dad -

Today is your birthday. We went to see you today, brought flowers and things for you. Me, Laura, Joe, Christopher and Brequelle. Your fan club, that's us.

Maureen spoke with Laura on the phone today and she emailed me to let me know that she remembers what day it is today. Maureen is just so kind to us, Dad. So is Marcel.

Christopher's B I G birthday is coming up very soon. He's going to be 21. Time is flying but at the same time it is moving so slowly.

I miss you every day and will love you always.

Happy Birthday Dad (cha, cha, cha)

January 22, 2010
dad, laura has summed it up quite eloquently. as she tends to do :)

we are looking for you and are very anxious to hear anything at all. please.

love you, miss you.

January 21, 2010


Another Christmas and New Year's Eve came and went.

I visited you and John, reduced to sharing my emotions, love and sadness with a plant. Although, I try to get you stuff that I know you would appreciate.

Barbara and I try, but it's difficult to say the least. Such a gaping hole exists in our hearts, and it will never fill in for us. Time will never heal this wound. I mostly go through the motions primarily for Christopher and Brequelle. They are affected, so I try to do my best. Christopher has told me how he misses you and wishes you were here, but he keeps alot of stuff in. Brequelle is equally bothered, but she lets more out. You know, their personalities.

I drive Barbara crazy with my sadness, I try not to bog her down -- but I need to speak with her, to touch base, to let her know what I'm thinking. When I'm down she helps me, and I hope that when she's down I help her. That's what you taught us, that's what we're doing.

You are so missed, you are so needed.

Your pictures brighten my day, and sadden my day at the same time.

I wish I could hug you, talk with you, kid around with you. I miss you more every day.

It's not fair.
November 20, 2009
Hi Dad - I'm hoping you know what's going on down here. I don't want to write it out but I'm pretty sure you know. Please look for Alan and give him a big hug, mess up his hair a little bit and shake hands. Dad, things stink down here. Laura and I talk about you all the time, I think about you every day. I ran across a great picture of you in the Flintstone mobile at Universal many years ago. I put it on my facebook page and sent it to Christopher and Laura. I am going to try to see if I can publish it here also. You look adorable! Miss you, love you....UB

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