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Furp's BBQ - Musings of Unayok

2009 Aug 23

01:10Furp's BBQ 

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Last Saturday in Wisconsin, I attended evil_dwagon's BBQ memorial. Just shy of 6 months since he was killed in February, his family and friends gathered to enjoy each others' company and memories of him. Contrary to the funeral, this was not a sad ocassion. He'd certainly not have wanted it to be; there had been many other BBQs in the past and none of them sad occasions.

There was food aplenty, company galore. Even wine for unclekage to enjoy.

Security provided by Hunter. As you might expect, I managed to take some pictures.

Furp's fursuit (Zeblong) has found a good home; so has some of his other things -- others will find their new homes soon.

Lynne, Hank and their whole family are amazing people and the way that they are moving forward is an inspiration. It's quite difficult at times, I know.

There's still a lot I have to work through myself, but this gathering was a very good and powerful thing. Thanks to everyone I met (and met again) for contributing to it!

(There was a lot more I might have said, but it doesn't seem so important right now...)

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From:focswulfe_light
Date:2009 Aug 23 - 13:18 (UTC)
you are just evil with that camera of yours *snugs* Was great meeting ya at the BBQ
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From:augie_hyena
Date:2009 Aug 24 - 18:07 (UTC)
I personally think that's how it should go. As opposed to a funeral (a sad occation) a celebration of life needs to follow.

I've had a few close friends pass on recently (well in a 2 year span) and we had large gatherings with plenty of food and drink. I distinctly remember stuffing myself with raw oyster and India Pale Ale while in the company of some good friends. I think that will be the only time anyone will see me in my Utilikilt and a hawaiian shirt :P

That's someting I would want for myself when that time comes. Something on the note of "The Night that Patty Murphy Died".
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From:giza
Date:2011 Jan 06 - 13:41 (UTC)

Whoa, I just found these. Thanks for posting them!

I regret that I was unable to make it up there that weekend, I had another commitment at the time. Looks like everybody had fun, though.