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Offline odyssey

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #100 on: May 17, 2011, 08:41:08 PM »
Dunshee House will gladly host us if we want to go there! No insurance or contract mentioned! Its 1.4 miles from the hotel and walkable although with a somewhat steep hill. It is also on a direct bus route if we preferred that option! People's input is desired as I said I would be in touch with the executive director again after I consulted with my homies!
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #101 on: May 17, 2011, 08:51:30 PM »
Sounds great Odyssey -
Is there any certain times on Friday that we are limited to having it?  I'm not sure what time the memorial service is usually held - perhaps, those who have been before could give some input.

Once again, great job!
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Offline odyssey

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #102 on: May 17, 2011, 09:00:54 PM »
I told him we were probably going to have our meet and greet in the evening so we'd want to do it earlier than that. He said Fridays are fairly open he'll just need to coordinate with his staff. But he said they have multiple rooms. It seems he's pretty flexible (and enthusiastic about having us I might add)!
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Offline leatherman

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #103 on: May 17, 2011, 09:05:44 PM »
thanks for getting that info Odyssey and getting back to us  ;)

(link to google map)
left blue maker = Roosevelt
center marker = Cal Anderson Park
right blue marker = Dunshee House
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Offline anniebc

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #104 on: May 17, 2011, 09:19:31 PM »
Good one Odyssey, Dunshee House looks like a great place, if possible can we keep the service around mid morning, it then gives every one a chance go for lunch after and then get back to the hotel and get organized for the Meet and Greet.

The house look lovely.

Thanks for a job well done.

Aroha
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #105 on: May 17, 2011, 09:52:39 PM »
Very cool.  ;D
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Offline bocker3

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #106 on: May 17, 2011, 10:17:54 PM »
Dunshee House will gladly host us if we want to go there! No insurance or contract mentioned! Its 1.4 miles from the hotel and walkable although with a somewhat steep hill. It is also on a direct bus route if we preferred that option! People's input is desired as I said I would be in touch with the executive director again after I consulted with my homies!

Thanks Odyssey.

OK Jan -- I'll hail that cab for your -- I know how you feel about "wee walks" -- especially uphill ones!   ;D

Hugs,
Mike
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Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #107 on: May 17, 2011, 10:30:17 PM »
I am relieved this has been resolved!  I agree with a "just prior to lunch" start time...maybe 11 am?  We did this in Boston.  I think it was later in Las Vegas because of our skyjumping (don't think we will be reprising that!)

Gary

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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #108 on: May 17, 2011, 10:35:05 PM »


   I kinda liked the homeless park idea to be honest.  Even though I prolly won't be there I was looking forward to seeing pictures of Robert with a guy holding a sign that says "will work for food".

   BUMMER

  
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Offline anniebc

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #109 on: May 17, 2011, 11:28:17 PM »
Thanks Odyssey.

OK Jan -- I'll hail that cab for your -- I know how you feel about "wee walks" -- especially uphill ones!   ;D

Hugs,
Mike

If you can hail a bus as quick it would be cheaper... ;D


I am relieved this has been resolved!  I agree with a "just prior to lunch" start time...maybe 11 am?  We did this in Boston.  I think it was later in Las Vegas because of our skyjumping (don't think we will be reprising that!)


Isn't there a sky tower in Seattle... ;)

Hugs
Jan :-*
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #110 on: May 18, 2011, 01:09:51 AM »
If you can hail a bus as quick it would be cheaper... ;D

From what I hear you fly on a broom.
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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #111 on: May 18, 2011, 05:15:51 AM »
Dunshee House is final then? 
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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #112 on: May 18, 2011, 07:22:50 AM »
From what I hear you fly on a broom.

Tis true my dear, I had one especially made, I also cast spells on those who talk about me behind my back...hubble bubble, blah, blah, blah, etc, etc.... ;)

Aroha
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #113 on: May 18, 2011, 08:22:29 AM »
So far, I have not been able to reach nor get a phone call back from the Executive Director of the place that I was checking into....

My thoughts are that if we are able to go with Dunshee House - and  if it is suitable to everyone - than  we should go ahead with it --- unless anyone has any other options they would like to put out for consideration.

Thoughts, feedback?   :)
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12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
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Offline denb45

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #114 on: May 18, 2011, 10:10:44 AM »
Tis true my dear, I had one especially made, I also cast spells on those who talk about me behind my back...hubble bubble, blah, blah, blah, etc, etc.... ;)

Aroha
Jan :-*

YES, I fly on a broom too miss p but I'm a WARLOCK  with 2 familars ie, my 2 cats  ;D be careful what you wish for and what you say about others  :-*
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Offline Basquo

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #115 on: May 18, 2011, 10:21:56 AM »
Dunshee House sounds lovely...that means I will not have to pack all the scarves and throws and make Santiago carry all my hair products in his carryon...and it really matters not to me where we have the memorial as it's about people, not places...Thanks Ody for finding this venue for us.

Offline odyssey

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #116 on: May 18, 2011, 02:29:16 PM »
Umm, first of all, I'm glad I could help out in some way! Second, does this mean I should call the director back and book us an 11 am slot? I don't want to leave him waiting too long, but I want to make sure we have come to a consensus as well!

And leatherman: of course you had to show me up by posting the pretty map with little waypoints :P
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11/09- started Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
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10/18/11   CD4- 328   20%     VL- 84,000
10/25/11   CD4- 386   22%
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Offline leatherman

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #117 on: May 18, 2011, 03:44:25 PM »
And leatherman: of course you had to show me up by posting the pretty map with little waypoints :P
that was just an update of my first map back when we were chatting up the park. ;)

I was a courier for many years, and have worked for a number of years now being the ComputerTutor, going to people's homes to fix their software issues and teach them about using the computer. When I say that "Google is my friend", I also mean google maps.  ;)

As to the Dunshee House, I saw that one of their rooms can accommodate up to 30 people, is that the space we're looking at? Will there be a fee?
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


chart from 1992-2013; updated 2/09/13  Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

Oh my friends, my friends forgive me
That I live and you are gone.
There's a grief that can't be spoken.
There's a pain goes on and on.
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will meet no more.

"Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" from Les Miserables

Offline WillyWump

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #118 on: May 18, 2011, 04:51:20 PM »
There's no "fee", but we usually give a donation of a couple bucks or so each. At least that was the case in Boston and Vegas

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Offline leatherman

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #119 on: May 18, 2011, 04:58:14 PM »
There's no "fee"
no, I meant a fee from Dunshee House for us to use their facility. If you look at their site http://www.dunsheehouse.org/rental.html, they mention "room rental" and I was looking to confirm whether the Dunshee House was looking to "rent" space to us for a fee.
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


chart from 1992-2013; updated 2/09/13  Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

Oh my friends, my friends forgive me
That I live and you are gone.
There's a grief that can't be spoken.
There's a pain goes on and on.
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will meet no more.

"Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" from Les Miserables

Offline odyssey

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #120 on: May 18, 2011, 05:32:13 PM »
no, I meant a fee from Dunshee House for us to use their facility. If you look at their site http://www.dunsheehouse.org/rental.html, they mention "room rental" and I was looking to confirm whether the Dunshee House was looking to "rent" space to us for a fee.

The man I spoke to, who I'm pretty sure was the executive director, didn't mention a fee. I would certainly hope if they were planning to charge us he would have said something then! I can call back and ask of course! Let's see, its 5:30 here on the east coast, that makes it..... 2:30 in Seattle? Yep, they'd be open I think! I'll give him a ring and ask about fees and check to see if 11 am would work and report back!
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Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #121 on: May 19, 2011, 11:11:41 PM »
Just got home from a business trip to Chicago.  Any update?
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Offline odyssey

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #122 on: May 19, 2011, 11:13:56 PM »
I've called twice and left messages, it seems with the time difference (I'm on the east coast) we're playing a bit of phone tag. I'll be trying a couple of times tomorrow, hopefully I'll get a hold of him then!
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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #123 on: May 25, 2011, 03:45:31 PM »
Umm, first of all, I'm glad I could help out in some way! Second, does this mean I should call the director back and book us an 11 am slot?

11:00 a.m. at Dunshee house is fine w/me too.  Ody have you confirmed this with the Director?

RAB 

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #124 on: May 25, 2011, 06:43:01 PM »
I just got off the phone with the director a little bit ago and he just needs to double check that a group that sometimes rents the whole house on Fridays hasn't already. If not, we'll be set for the 19th at 11 am on a by donation basis! And I said we make donations so bring some cash people! Lol at least he won't charge to rent!

I'll post again when I hear back!
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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #125 on: May 25, 2011, 06:44:15 PM »
11:00 a.m. at Dunshee house is fine w/me too.  Ody have you confirmed this with the Director?

RAB  

I was just thinking about this very thing this morning, how is it going Ody?


Oops we did it again Ody...it's all starting to look good. :D
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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #126 on: May 26, 2011, 05:20:54 PM »
I have plans during that period so can we change the time?  Just kidding,  sounds great.
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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #127 on: May 26, 2011, 06:08:54 PM »
I have plans during that period so can we change the time?  Just kidding,  sounds great.


Don't you dare! If you want to spend a day in the slings at a bathhouse do it on your own time, not ours! :P just kidding around buddy! Glad so many people are on board! Here's hoping this comes together!
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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #128 on: May 31, 2011, 07:06:35 PM »
Hi Ody

Any news on the Dunshee house yet?, hope this guys is not messing you around.

Aroha
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« Reply #129 on: May 31, 2011, 07:52:19 PM »
Sorry guys, my cat died and I kind of forgot to call him! I just left him a message letting him know that we really needed to firm this up!
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10/25/11   CD4- 386   22%
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #130 on: May 31, 2011, 07:56:55 PM »
Sorry guys, my cat died and I kind of forgot to call him! I just left him a message letting him know that we really needed to firm this up!
Dang Odyssey - sorry to hear about your cat --- I hope that you are handling it okay.  It sucks to lose a pet - I know how close we can become to them.

I'm sure you will be able to get things firmed up with Dunshee House --- if you need any assistance on this end, just say the word. 

Once again, sorry about the loss of your cat - how old was he or she?  (I actually was just thinking about getting a cat the other day - one of the ones that has been flown down here to South Florida due to the floods in the mid-west).  But, I have a hard enough time taking care of myself sometimes and wouldn't want a pet to suffer due to my lack of responsibility at times.
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Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
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Offline anniebc

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #131 on: May 31, 2011, 09:02:51 PM »
Sorry guys, my cat died and I kind of forgot to call him! I just left him a message letting him know that we really needed to firm this up!

Sorry to hear about your cat Ody, it's never easy when you lose a beloved pet.

Aroha
Jan :'(
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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #132 on: May 31, 2011, 09:14:24 PM »
She was 15. I got her when I was 10. I'm glad I got to be there and hold her and talk to her as she died. And I'm glad I could end her suffering for her. Her kidneys were failing and she was in a lot of pain. I'll miss her a lot. If I dont hear back from Jake at the Dunshee house in a day or two I'll post his number so everyone else can start getting on his case too, lol!

Thanks for the caring, friends!
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01/16/09   CD4-425    22%     VL- 32415
11/09- started Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
03/10- stopped Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
10/18/11   CD4- 328   20%     VL- 84,000
10/25/11   CD4- 386   22%
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #133 on: May 31, 2011, 09:28:31 PM »
She was 15. I got her when I was 10. I'm glad I got to be there and hold her and talk to her as she died. And I'm glad I could end her suffering for her. Her kidneys were failing and she was in a lot of pain. I'll miss her a lot.
She was fortunate to have someone who cared for her - and didn't want to see her in pain.  I'm sure that you being there for her was a comfort --- I really believe that.  She basically grew up with you and you with her - if that isn't a great companion, I don't know what is.   :)
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12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
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Offline Basquo

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #134 on: May 31, 2011, 10:08:44 PM »
OMG I'm so sorry!!! I still love my babies who have gone before me...you are a honorable man for staying with her, I know how hard it is. Ask me in Seattle and I'll tell you more about my mistakes and redemptions...

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« Reply #135 on: May 31, 2011, 10:21:19 PM »
so sorry about your loss Ody...

I was with my last cat at the end.  I know it helped him feel calmer (he hated the vet more than any animal I've ever known) -- but more importantly, it helped me know that the end was peaceful for him.  I hope that you got the same comfort -- I'm sure that you gave her comfort and peace then too.

Hugs,
Mike
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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #136 on: June 01, 2011, 01:35:24 PM »
Hey Ody:

I'm so very sorry to hear about your kitty.  Been there and know how much it hurts.  Let us know if you get things situated with Dunshee.

[[[[HUGS]]]]

RAB

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« Reply #137 on: June 01, 2011, 04:19:17 PM »
Thanks for the condolences everyone! It means a lot that you all care about her and me.

As for the Dunshee house Jake left me a message today while I was in school (this always happens) and it sounded like he said we had a spot reserved Friday August 19th at 11 am! I just need to firm up the details with him. I know we have about 20 people signed up so far but any idea of how many more we'll get? My original estimate was 20-30 so I hope I'm not too far off and they can still fit us in one of their rooms.

Also, how long do you think for the ceremony? An hour? Just need to give him an idea of how long we'd need the space for. Anything else you can think of?

Odyssey
01/09/09- diagnosed HIV+
01/16/09   CD4-425    22%     VL- 32415
11/09- started Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
03/10- stopped Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
10/18/11   CD4- 328   20%     VL- 84,000
10/25/11   CD4- 386   22%
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Offline anniebc

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #138 on: June 01, 2011, 06:08:26 PM »
Hi Ody

That sounds great, I think it would be safe to say our numbers would be between 25/30, our service normally last about an hour/hour and a half.

Hope you can firm things up soon, and hope you are doing OK.

Aroha
Jan :-*
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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #139 on: June 01, 2011, 06:44:33 PM »
As of May 6th, there were 15 rooms booked at the roosevelt with a total count of 21 persons.  Hope this helps.

Dennis

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« Reply #140 on: June 01, 2011, 06:52:55 PM »
No androids this year? Damn!
01/09/09- diagnosed HIV+
01/16/09   CD4-425    22%     VL- 32415
11/09- started Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
03/10- stopped Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
10/18/11   CD4- 328   20%     VL- 84,000
10/25/11   CD4- 386   22%
10/28/11- start Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
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« Reply #141 on: June 02, 2011, 02:38:28 PM »
I think you are over reacting Odyssey, but we do have to remember that it's not just a Gay AMG, it's for everyone, young, old, gay and straight..don't let this get out of hand and turn it into a Gay/straight argument.

Aroha
Jan :-*

            Well said Jan  :-*

                 I do hope we find  a  big enough place for memorial service .

                As I see it we are a greatly diverse group

               But we gather  and have a great time for a few days

               The last  informal gathering that i attended was perfect !

               I am sure this will be also .

                                                      I need to get a good Hair cut ,   Weasel
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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #142 on: June 04, 2011, 01:57:49 PM »
An AMG Memorial Service is not about the place.  It is about a time, when you gather with people you know, who share your same feelings and who are seeking some peace with the universe.  A time, when you mourn all that you have lost.  A time to recognize all that you are.  But mostly, a time when you celebrate the people standing both next to you and within your hearts. 
Life is what happens, when you are busy making other plans.

Though you may be only one person in the entire world, to one person, you may be the entire world.

I wish to become half the man, that my dog thinks I am.

Remember me with simple acts of kindness and I will live forever.

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« Reply #143 on: June 05, 2011, 07:05:03 PM »
An AMG Memorial Service is not about the place.  It is about a time, when you gather with people you know, who share your same feelings and who are seeking some peace with the universe.  A time, when you mourn all that you have lost.  A time to recognize all that you are.  But mostly, a time when you celebrate the people standing both next to you and within your hearts. 

remember our first one in Toronto Joe?..a service was never planned was it, it was just a wee walk and a visit to the Memorial park for us, Moffie made us all Red Ribbons, and when we had all gathered together after Ric read out something he had written down...and unknowingly he started our yearly  Memorial Service, and in all those years he was with us he only missed one.

Aroha
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« Reply #144 on: June 05, 2011, 11:17:21 PM »
but of course he will always be with us in spirit...and the others as well.  That's the best part of having a memorial service...reminding us that disease, pain, suffering, and death never has the last word!

Looking forward to our time together in Seattle.

Gary
Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD

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Re: MEMORIAL SERVICE
« Reply #145 on: June 22, 2011, 03:52:05 PM »
Does anyone know if Dunshee House has been confirmed?  Just curious.

RAB

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« Reply #146 on: June 22, 2011, 06:55:02 PM »
Does anyone know if Dunshee House has been confirmed?  Just curious.

RAB

It would be nice if we could have some confirmation, time is ticking away and we have to get things organized..calling Ody to the courtesy phone... ;)

Aroha
Jan :-*
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« Reply #147 on: June 24, 2011, 07:16:23 PM »
I just spoke with Jake, the program manager for the Dunshee House.  He has our room reserved for Friday, August 19th at 11 a.m. as planned.  I asked if there were any restrictions on using the space, specifically using candles, and he said there would be no problem.

We will be using the largest room they have available and it has a maximum capacity of about 30.

Everything is in order and I am sure this will be a wonderful part of our time together in Seattle.  I am honored to plan and direct the service for the third year.  I think our "names aloud" will be very moving and healing for all of us.  I have found some evocative music to play in the background while the names are being read aloud. 

I am also working on another "interactive" component to the memorial service.  We have done candles a lot...I am looking for something different this time (although I can default to candles if need be...they are always appropriate.)  I have some people here in Lou-ah-vull (the correct way to pronounce my hometown) who are helping me with this.  Naturally, if it is something different...it will be a surprise.

I know Jan and RAB will be relieved to know the arrangements are all set.  I was a bit worried myself.  Now that I have spoken directly to Jake, I feel really great about the proximity and appropriateness of this facility.  I know we will be generous in showing our appreciation for their hospitality.

Later!

Gary
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10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD

Offline anniebc

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« Reply #148 on: June 24, 2011, 07:26:36 PM »
That's wonderful news Gary..thank you so much.

Looking forward to the service, whatever it is you are planning I know it will be a wonderful experience for us all.

Aroha
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« Reply #149 on: June 26, 2011, 01:01:14 PM »
Great news Gary, thank you for updating us.

Now about this surprise candle alternative--you do know you'll be skating on thin ice if you take Annie's candles away from her, don't you?   ;)

RAB

 


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