Thursday, April 16, 2009
Today's post is not a letter to Brian, but a note to let anyone that doesn't already know become aware of a few things...
First of all, on May 16, 2008 there will be a KEEP BELIEVING event held at St. Richard's church (my grade school Alma Mater) to celebrate Brian's life. This makes me very uncomfortable to mention this here as so many of you have already received emails and notifications about this. Also, it makes me uncomfortable because "generous" does not begin to describe how people have been to us in the last few weeks and months. It is humbling beyond words. I have been assured by those putting on the event that there are many looking forward to celebrating Brian again or offering their condolences to us because they were unable to attend the funeral. So, I would like to say, that this is NOT A SOLICITATION FOR FUNDRAISING. It is a notification of a way to celebrate Brian doing exactly what he loved - playing cards surrounded by those he loved and enjoyed. Please know if you have already donated or just don't feel like donating, don't let that keep you from coming if you are otherwise inclined. We just want to celebrate and remember Brian again.
Here is the website with lots of information:
Also, for those of you who were unable to attend the funeral, I wanted to share with you the eulogy that Brian's best friend and best man, John Stork, delivered at the service. A full copy can be found here: http://3boysundermyroof.blogspot.com/2009/03/life-of-brian.html
It is a beautiful and accurate analogy of Brian's life and legacy.
Lastly, someone left a Columbia fleece-lined jacket at the Irish Wake bonfire the night of the funeral at Ed and Jan's. If it is yours, shoot me an email and we can figure out how to get it to you.
And that is all for today, folks!