Stuart Brandt, a long time contributor to and creator of The Old Farmers Almanac forum sites, has passed. Our heart goes out to Stuie's family and friends. If you would like to learn about funeral arrangements, make a contribution, and/or sign the guest book, go here: http://www.stewartandcarrollfuneralhome.com/index.cfm
We thank YOU for allowing my brother, Stuart to be part of your TOFA family. he bought fun and laughter to all who came and still come here. With his Stuie Trivies he would put in about each week, he made coming in here fun. The stories he told about how our mom would chase him around the dinning room table so mom would smack him, they were all true. I want to let you know that there are no words to say that would convey what is in our hearts right now. Thank you again for everything. Emily(Brandt) McAlister and the Brandt Family :)
My heart goes out to you Emily, and the rest of your family. Stuie was the best, he had such a huge heart...always taking care of everyone. I'll never forget how much fun he made these forums, between his "trivies" and the Lab Rats....also I'll never forget how every spring, he shared his wonderful corn with everyone, and never wanted a dime for it or the postage....he did so much for the Amvets, and everyone else...what a wonderful guy...how I wish I'd met him in person! I did love the photos he'd e-mail!
That You Tube video was just wonderful, made me laugh & cry at the same time. Stuie will always remain in my thoughts & heart, & I will be able to actually meet him someday in the future !!
Great video for a great guy.
Thanks, Blacksheep--that was wonderful. Kind and thoughtful of you to think of it.
Hope you don't mind. ;)
So sorry to hear this. My sympathy to the family.
Hey, that vid was great. I'm not really experienced with that sort of thing, but is there any way to download it from Youtube so I could save it?
(And are you experiencing a slight tic? *grin*)
create a youtube acct. and then subscribe to Stuie's tribute.which BTW was awesome.
Thank you very much. :)
gimme a mo. ;)
if you have "real Player" on your computer, there's a way to download it from there. I'm not sure how that works tho, and I have the embedding feature dis-abled so it may not work at all.
And, Blacksheep, I saw that you have embedding disabled. And, I don't have Real Player, removed it years ago. Had problems with it, way back when.
I will have to create a Youtube account, I guess, and do as Diane suggested.
Just sitting here and rereading what you wrote about Stu. My heart is still heavy and tears still flow, but to read what is here makes it a tad easier. TOFA is not and will not be the same. But we're still a family and as Mary Queen of Sox said, we will see Stu again.
I'm doing ok and in time it may get easier for me and the family. Memories is what carries us all and someone will say something or do something, that will remind us of Stu. It was good to read this again. :) Emily
Keep reading & remembering girl friend !!!
Good to hear from you again.:)
It's still hard for me to come in here with Stu not here anymore:(.. But I will try to pop in when I can. Been 2 months now and it's hard still. I don't think I will ever get over this. But knowing that all of you are here makes it a tad better. Love you all.
I'm sure you know this all takes time..
Know that YB. I'm glad that I can come in here and vent if I want to and I hope that I won't get booted for it. I sometimes say stuff that would not be cool. But will think hard. Well, not too hard. ;);)
Keeps me out of trouble every time
just popped back in to post on this thread. We're okay, the little one is now 15 and working on being a serious writer, and I am in an online grad program in nursing education so I can become an eddicatter; still playing music; still living up our steep driveway, have taken to calling my property "dishevelled acres". Several of us met here with Stuie about 4 or 5 years ago and he was the most good hearted gentleman EVER. We made some picket signs "unfair to lab rats" and "no cheese no work" and surprised him with em. Somewhere there is a photo of him giving those signs the raspberry they deserved! We were sorry but I guess not surprised to get the news a few months ago from txann. I might not make it back here much, been really busy and now the little one is older I am even getting out of the house some on my own, but I hold all yall, new and old among my cherished memories. Peace and love from the left end of the rainbow.
So happy to hear from you Emily! We all miss the Stu too...so much...and you're right, this place just isn't the same without him! We WILL all get to be with him again though.
Cherish those memories, they help ease the pain. We love ya!
Tampaparrot, my sympathy goes to you and family about Stu's passing. I haven't been around here for about a year, and naturally upon my recent return here I was looking for Stu whom I grew to love reading his lines and not knowing what he looked like till now from the video of him here, wow he looked just like what I had pictured an image of him! Wishing that I could hear what he was saying in the video (I'm deaf) aw R.I.P. Stu, you will be missed till I see you again (in heaven).
Patricia aka FawnVT
here is the link to my page. Under the video, click on *more info*. I've added dialogue so you can read what Stuie is saying. :)
Appreciated it, will read it in the morning. Gotta get up early and go out for Maple Festival Breakfast :) P.S. I spent a length of time over the fence at Gardening Forum tonight :D
It was so nice of you to return to TOFA and say what you said. Stu was one of a kind and we miss him a lot. I've been having a problem with separating from my head and heart that he is not coming back. When you have a brother who lives or should I say, lived over seas for over 25 altogether, you "think" he's going to call or write to you. But I am trying to learn that will not happen. Reading the posts about Stu, makes it a tad easier for me. He loved coming in here and making people laugh and think. He truly touched a lot of people. Even the ones he never got to meet. Thank you so much for your words,Fawn. Don't ever forget him. Emily
Oh I had to say something about Stu here, yes he was one of a kind we all loved to read and laughed with him! Glad you find it comfort to read the posts about Stu and his "2nd family" here :)
have the honour to have known Stuie till after his passing. It will be something I will regret till I meet him in the next life. But he is with us in Spring Labs ( Harold) and his contribution and homely advice will I am sure be treasured by us all. Emily you haven't lost Stuie he will always be with you, you just can't see him but he can see you. If you look on my post you will understand. Never forget to love is to remember and to remember is love.
Ta for your post. It bought tears to me eyes. And you're right. Stu is looking over me and egging me on. :)... I know that he and "Harold" are raising hell up there and plotting what to do next. ;) You would've had a ball with Stu. And yes, this is my 2nd family, too. Love you, Emily
I just now get back online after months of being gone......ahhh Stuie. My friend. Will miss you greatly, Emily, and all....thoughts and prayers.
Love and hugs, Anne in IL.