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Old 08-31-2008, 03:48 PM   #11
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In my heart I believe the old canard, "Every man's death diminishes me."

Perhaps it's the company I keep, but in times like this we strive to ease the pain with gallows' humor. Sort of smiling at death.

In that regard, I ask you to consider this fact, when his position is filled by human resources, would that man become, the New Deli guy?

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Old 08-31-2008, 04:10 PM   #12
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Callisto, my condolences and my thanks for your sharing this. It is amazing how we don't realize how someone impacts our lives until they are suddenly not there. My heart and prayers go out to the family and his co-workers.

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Old 08-31-2008, 05:24 PM   #13
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Callisto, thank you for sharing this. It shows how fragile human life is, and also how any stranger could impact our lives, for the better. What a nice, gentle reminder of how we should all act with kindness, no matter where we are.
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Old 09-01-2008, 04:48 AM   #14
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you know, I bet you brightened his day, too, Callisto, because you appreciated him as a human being.......that's obvious........need more of you running around :)!
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:20 AM   #15
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I cannot think of a more fitting memorial that you have given. I believe that the whole is definitely the sum of it's parts.

I hope that he rests in peace. I also hope that yours and the other advice about appreciating those around us is heeded.

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Old 09-01-2008, 11:56 AM   #16
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Everyone we encounter, everyday, is special to someone, just as we are special to those close to us.

Its especially sad when someone so young is taken unexpectedly. Things like this should serve as a reminder to all of us that life is a precious gift that should never be taken for granted, and we should look upon everyday as a gift-because we never know when it will be our last.

My deepest sympathies.

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