Today, would've been Stu's 71st birthday. I can remember when he came home from New Zealand 20 years ago, I went to our local Carvel for a ice cream cake. He was having his first birthday back home. I was living up on Long Island at the time. It was nothing big. Just simple. I knew he was touched and happy to be home again.
Today, we all raise a glass of whatever you like to drink in his honour and think of the stuff he use to post here. I got him a card in his memory and it will go into my Stuie folder. He was my favouite brother and I miss him a lot as all of you do. But knowing Stu, he has formed his own TOFA with Tony and they are now waiting for us to be with them. AND, knowing my brother, he has made God laugh like no other.
So, raise a glass and or light a candle and lets honour the old man of TOFA. As Stu would say, "Not so much on the old"..
I LOVE YOU DEAR BROTHER! Missy
Happy Birthday Stu! Missy and all of us miss you dearly.
Thank you for your presence and personality, the memories are cherished.
We miss ya
Cheers to ole' Stuie...you sure are missed!
I miss my "Mary Queen of Sox" buddy !!
I miss him more than you will ever know.. :(
I still have his photo on my desk top and I talk to him.. I say "G'day" when my computer opens up and I can still hear him say "Morning". :)
I miss him bad too...it was so hard to come back here to the forums for a long time just because I knew he wasn't here anymore....sure, the last several months that he was still alive he wasn't on much because of the computer/internet trouble, but we knew he was "around"....now, it's so hard! I think of him frequently, and certainly also every time I come to visit the almanac. This spring, when I was planting my corn, I said "here's to you Stu, these are for you" remembering how generous he always was every year sending out corn seed to anyone who wanted it.
I know he's busy in Heaven keeping everyone laughing with his antics, and I'm sure he's smiling down on all of us and saying "You'll never find that trunk filled with all the rubber checks!"
Miss you Stuie!