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Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO

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Byron's Waltz (Written by Animaterra for a very special person.)


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Subject: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 08:05 AM

My true love and life partner, Byron Smith, died in my arms Saturday night/early Sunday morning of what appears to have been a heart attack. We had just had a wonderful day of dancing and making music at the Strafford Ball, and he was happy and at peace. He lived each day as if it was a gift.

Byron played both Anglo and English concertina, button accordion and shuttle pipes, as well as guitar and bass. He played with Carol Compton in the duo, "Morning Star" and had recently formed another duo with Melanie Everard to satisfy their mutual love for ancient Irish airs. He was a scholar of Bunting, Petrie and Joyce, played for two morris teams, loved dancing, good friends, good music, and me.

He leaves two grown sons, Evan and Aaron, who are like family to me. I am grateful for their friendship and for the love and support we are receiving from our local community.

I am devastated, and just ask for prayers and support. I probably won't check in much for awhile, but I'll trace this thread and read it when I can.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Trevor
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 08:10 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't think of any more 'right' words. (((((((((-))))))))))
With love, Trevor & Helen


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: bigchuck
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 08:15 AM

Alison, I'm so sorry to hear this news. I know you have faced many changes in your life the last few years and this must be devastating for you. Words are hardly enough, but my thoughts and best wishes are with you.

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Partridge
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 08:20 AM

I'm so very sorry, words seem pathetic compared to your loss. He sounds like a man who loved and in return was greatly loved. It seems strange that the world goes on when something like this happens. I am thinking of you and sending you love,
take care,

Pat xx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Jeri
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 08:32 AM

Allison, I'm so sorry. I can't imagine how horrible this is, how surreal the world must seem. My thoughts are with you.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: GUEST,KB
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 08:36 AM

Really sorry to hear this Animaterra. He sounds like a lovely man who will be remembered with affection by a lot of people.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: katlaughing
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 08:40 AM

Oh, Allison, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how happy you have been with him and how much your life had changed since finding him. As others have said, words seem terribly inadequate. You and your family are in my thoughts and meditations.

With love, in sorrow,

kat


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Bassic
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 08:47 AM

Best wishes to you and all those close to Byron.

G


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 08:48 AM

All I can do is repeat what Guest KB said - he definitely sounds like someone who will be missed by many.

love & good wishes to you from sandra


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Big Mick
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 08:54 AM

Allison, my good friend never met, you are in my prayers. We come to know, after a fashion, many folks here at Mudcat. But for me, there is that somewhat smaller group of those for whom I feel a special kinship. You are one of those, and I share your grief. I only pray that when it is my time for the inevitable journey, I can do so in the arms of one who loves me as you have loved him.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: GUEST,catsphiddle@work
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 08:55 AM

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Love
Khatt


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 08:55 AM

Alison - I remember how you *glowed* when you spoke to me of him - words are so inadaquate at times like this.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: wysiwyg
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 09:11 AM

Aw, sweetie.... I'm here. I am so glad you had the gift of time with him, and I can't help but think of all the gifts that will keep flowing in you and from you, stemming from that blessing. There is a bottomless pool waiting for you, that is grief now, but that will be unimagined, joyous grace as you plunge deeply into it.

THANK you for being open to love, for catching hold of it and living it.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 09:11 AM

Allison, transatlantic hugs a-comin.

((((((()))))))

RtS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: curmudgeon
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 09:15 AM

Our thoughts, sympathies and hopes are with you -- Tom & Linn


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 09:17 AM

Alison
Be thankfull that you were there for him. Hang on to the happiness' that you shared, and it will console you in times to come.

Giok


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: jeffp
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 09:21 AM

Hugs.

jeffp


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Willie-O
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 09:37 AM

I'll hold you both in my heart...
"for what time we are on this earth"

Bill


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Peg
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 09:50 AM

I am so sorry to hear this news Alison...
I hope it is a comfort to Byron's friends and loved ones that he did not have a prolonged passing, or one filled with pain, and that his last day was a joyful one full of music.

Hugs and healing to you...
peg


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Mrrzy
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 09:52 AM

Oh, my dear, I am so, so sorry.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Alba
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 09:53 AM

Oh Alison. I am so sad to hear of your loss.
Yourself and Byron are in my Heart and in my Thoughts.
with Love and Blessings
Jude


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: black walnut
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 10:00 AM

I am so very sorry.

Hugs from a distance, ~b.w.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Janie
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 10:02 AM

Oh the heartbreak! Blessings and peace for your spirit and Byron's too.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 10:13 AM

Peg said it very well--from your description, that last day was truly a gift. When my parents died, one went suddenly, no warning, the other through a painful illness. The shock is hard to deal with, but the swiftness was preferable. Byron's passing was what one can only hope for when that time comes, in the arms of a loved one after a marvelous day. When you get past the sharp pain and ache you'll be able to look back at that day as something very special.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 10:14 AM

You're in my thoughts too, Alison.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Mantid
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 10:15 AM

I'm glad you had time together to share music and dance. When you hear the next song, remember him and the love you shared. Mary Jo


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Amergin
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 10:27 AM

Sorry to hear this Allison...when the time comes you'll find him again...


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 10:27 AM

Our deepest sympathies.

Heather and Rick Fielding


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: sian, west wales
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 10:27 AM

Allison, I am so very very sorry for your troubles. At the same time I rejoice that he could take his departure after such a day.

Thinking of you ...

sian


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: JenEllen
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 11:17 AM

Aw, Al, what news....
Over the past year or so, I've come to truly enjoy your new light. I don't think "Lord Byron" gave it to you, but I certainly think he helped bring it out. Hearing of the two of you was such a joy. I wish I could be there, but if you still have your fuzzy socks, put 'em on and be sure to rest a while, okay? I do love you, dear one, and whatever you need, you'll get.
Love,
yerJen


Sweet lady! why thus doth a tear steal its way,
Down a cheek which outrivals thy bosom in hue?
Yet why do I ask?---to distraction a prey,
Thy reason has perish'd, with Love's last adieu!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: GUEST,bbc at work
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 11:22 AM

Oh, Allison, I was so shocked & sad to read this! At the same time, I'm glad you were able to share it w/ us & get the support we are so willing to give. My heart weeps for you! You know where I live. When you want some time away from home, come see me. I'll save my best hugs.

love,

barbara


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Mickey191
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 11:38 AM

My deepest sympathy on your loss Alison.
He will always be with you. Always. It
takes time, but one day you will laugh
and you will hear him laughing too. Mickey


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Amos
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 11:40 AM

Anima:

Damn, oh, damn. Comforting wishes flying toward you, and all the condolences in the world.

Love,


A


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Micca
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 11:47 AM

Allison, you are in my thoughts and my heart is heavy at this news,
much love and supportive thoughts, to you and to the family, at this time, That he was much loved is beyond doubt, and was a lucky man to have felt thus.
There are times when words are totally inadequate, this is one.
Your friend Micca


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: GUEST,JohnB
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 11:56 AM

Many good thougts are with you.
JohnB


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: mooman
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 12:08 PM

Our deepest thoughts and sympathy are with you at this most difficult of times.

Peace and love,

mooman
Lady McMoo


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: catspaw49
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 12:22 PM

Allison my dear and smiling friend......I always think of you that way you know.....smiling...in spite of whatever. With all your many prayers for me and others here in the past I have come to know you through the words alone. And like the pictures of you, the words always seem to have a smile even in the hardest of times. I'm so sorry for what has happened and today I think a smile would be hard to get from you. But I know it will return. Take these words, thoughts, and prayers, of your many friends here and combine them with the wonderful memories of Byron which will always be with you.......and let your heart be filled. Then someday soon a smile will be there again.......If for nothing else then to quizzically wonder how you came to acquire so many friends, many unmet, at a little cafe that doesn't really exist.........

All of Our Love to You,

Pat and Karen


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: open mike
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 01:05 PM

OH SWEETIE!
My heart goes out to you.
I surround you with love and light.

for both you and Byron, here is a
Sufi song which brings comfort:

May the long-time sun shine upon you
All love surround you
and the pure light within you
Guide your way home


When my mother was on her death bed
I was reading the Tibetan Book of Living
and Dying and also Ram Dass's "Still Here"
I found comfort in some of the images there
which i will share with you here:
one was that when the spirit leaves the body,
it experiences a relief as if removing a
shoe that is uncomfortably tight.

When i think of that and take a deep breath,
I try to imagine the joy of a spirit freed
from the bondage of this body.
Hope these ideas offer some solace to you.
These and the memories you two have of the
joy and music you shared.
Please do let us know how you are doing,
and if there is anything we can do to
support you at this time.
And if there will be a service, memorial,
wake or celebration of his life.
If i could send a fragrance thru the
computer, i would like to include
roses here--close your eyes and inhale
and imagine thier smell to give you
strength for the task at hand. Laurel


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Morticia
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 01:11 PM

My dearest Allison, I am so sad to hear this, and yet so glad you had at least some time with such a wonderful man....I wish I could be there to hug you in person...my arms are round you in spirit.

much love and sorrow

Terri xxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Mark Clark
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 01:38 PM

Allison, Please accept my sympathies as well.

Kind regards,

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Bill D
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 01:59 PM

to have shared such happiness and joy in life is a special thing, and eventually that will be what sustains you. Please know that all of us reading this thread are both saddened by this and made better for knowing of the wonderful relationship you were privileged to have.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Ebbie
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 02:07 PM

{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}} I mourn for you.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Dharmabum
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 02:29 PM

Allison,
My deepest sympathies for your loss.

            DB.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: momnopp
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 02:37 PM

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Animaterra}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

JudyO


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 03:02 PM

Good thoughts and wishes for the strength you will need and which I'm sure you have. Stay strong; our thoughts and wishes surround you.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Barry Finn
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 03:57 PM

Hi Alison
So sorry to hear this, my heart goes out to you & your family. There's nothing to possibly add or say to the above posts that hasn't been already said. I'm sure you'll come through this awful time & I hope that you find strength enough to guide your kids past their loss too.
Barry


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: SINSULL
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 04:25 PM

Allison, I am so sorry. You were lucky to have each other even for a short time. Celebrate his life and be comforted by your friends and family.
You are in my prayers,
Mary


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 05:03 PM

Sincere, though totally inadequate, condolences.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Deckman
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 05:03 PM

My very kindest thoughts to you. Bob


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: katlaughing
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 05:18 PM

Allison asked me to let everyone know that the funeral will be Friday, the 10th, at 4pm EST, which is Mudcat time, too. She invited those of us who would like to light a candle, sing a song, etc. at that time. She said there would be lots of music, friends, and such there.

She also wanted us to know that she has had company of support since this happened...friends, women mostly; the kind who come in, take care of you, your kids, and all of the daily things which need looking after, as well as help with the deeper issues surrounding such loss.

She thanks you all for your kind thoughts and messages.

kat


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: artbrooks
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 05:25 PM

So very sorry. I don't express sympathy very well, but the thoughts are all there.

Art Brooks


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 05:27 PM

My heart goes out to you.
Love,
Dan


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Art Thieme
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 05:59 PM

Allison,

I'm so sorry. Be well, yourself, and accept our heartfelt sympathy.

Art & Carol


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Melani
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 06:17 PM

I'm so sorry. Treasure that last day.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Jeri
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 06:30 PM

I'll make sure we sing (or play?) one or two especially for Byron at the Press Room on Friday night.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: kendall
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 07:43 PM

I never know what to say in times such as this, but I am shocked. My very deepest sympathy to you. To die in your arms must have been a great comfort to him. Love, Kendall


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Kim C
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 07:53 PM

Hugs and prayers to you and Byron's sons.

Love,

KFC


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: jaze
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 08:15 PM

Please accept my deepest sympathies. He sounds like a great guy who left you many great memories to cherish. We're all thinking of you. James


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: RichM
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 08:23 PM

My first wife died suddenly, after a seemingly successful major operation.
Heartfelt best wishes to you in your time of grieving.

Rich McCarthy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Sorcha
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 08:23 PM

Oh, Allison, my deepest, deepest sympathy to you. Keep singing, sister.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: JennieG
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 08:54 PM

My deepest sympathy for your loss...but just think of what you gained with Byron....life and love. These are gifts that will always be with you.
Hugs
JennieG


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: JennyO
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 09:15 PM

Even though you only had each other a short time, you loved and were loved, and that is such a gift. My heart goes out to you.

{{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}} Jenny


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: HuwG
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 09:18 PM

Deepest sympathy, and best wishes for the future.

Huw


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Alice
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 09:21 PM

Alison, it is a tragedy to lose a loved one so suddenly. I am so sorry. All my sympathy to you in your grief.

Alice in MT


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Robin2
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 09:35 PM

Oh my, I'm so sorry to hear this. many loving thoughts your way in this time of loss.

Robin2


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: DonMeixner
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 10:36 PM

Dear Allison,

There are no words.

Deepest regrets and fondest regards are all I can share.

Don Meixner


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: mg
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 12:06 AM

May he rest in peace.

mg


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Helen
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 12:15 AM

Allison,

I am lighting candles for you both. One to help light you on your way through this darkness, and one to help light Byron on his way to the light.

He'll be back to see you, one day, some day.

Love
Helen


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 12:19 AM

My thoughts and prayers are for you too, Alison.   -George


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Miken
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 12:22 AM

My softest thoughts to you Alison.
Mike


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Naemanson
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 01:12 AM

Oh Alison, I am so sorry. My eyes filled with tears when I read your initial message. Please know you are in my thoughts as you live through these days of heartbreak and loss.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: fat B****rd
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 02:11 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: KT
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 02:12 AM

Alison, I am so very sorry. Know that much love is being sent to you.

KT


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: mouldy
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 02:22 AM

I can't find any words more suitable than what has already been said. I will do my utmost to get a candle lit at the right time on Friday.

May God bless and keep you, and wrap His arms around you all.

Andrea


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 02:32 AM

Allison, my heart goes out to you. Let yourself be taken care of by those good friends where you are, and by all the good souls in this strange and wonderful Mudcat community.

At some point, you might find some comfort in this story of what I experienced when someone I loved passed on unexpectedly. It's not a prescription or a proclamation, just a story, but it's apparently helped some people in difficult times -- it certainly helped me.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 03:39 AM

thinking of you; so sorry for your loss.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Lanfranc
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 03:40 AM

Alison

"What is the life of a man any more than a leaf?"

Autumn will never be the same for you again, but cherish the memory of all the summer days that you spent together.

Love and sympathy to you and yours.

Alan


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 06:03 AM

My very deepest condolences...love ya.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: alison
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 07:35 AM

Oh 2 "l's".... I am so very sorry...... there isn't much left to say that hasn't already been said

I hope when its my turn to go I do it after a wonderful day and in the arms of someone I love, and who loves me as much as you two love each other....

all my thoughts, prayers and hugs are with you

love

alison


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: GMT
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 10:53 AM

My heart felt condolences.

Gary


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: smallpiper
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 01:02 PM

May God hold you both in the palm of his hand.
Many Blessings
John


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Barb'ry
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 04:36 PM

I'm so sorry. Much love winging its way to you...
Barb'ry


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Mudlark
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 05:07 PM

My deepest sympathies to you. Having lost a husband 2 years ago in much the same way I know you are heading into heavy seas, but also that you have the comfort of knowing Byron died the way we all want to, swiftly after a full and good day, with someone who loves us above all others. Take care of yourself. Love, nancy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Hawker
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 06:07 PM

Allison,
So very sorry to hea your sad news, I am sure Byron died all the happier in your arms. My love and kindest thoughts go out to you & yours.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: M.Ted
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 07:23 PM

Aninaterra--I feel like I know you from all that you've given us here over the years, even though we've never met, and I'm so sorry that you have suffered this loss.

We have less time than we think, and the world we live it in isn't ever quite what it's cracked up to be. The only choice we have is to love each other and try to give a bit of happiness when we can--Byron will live on in the music, the love, and the happiness that he gave. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 07:34 PM

Allison, my sincerest sympathy and condolences to you and yours at this difficult time.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 11:05 PM

What a shock to read this thread, Allison! I've been switching over from dial-up to DSL and haven't been in here much in the last week, and that only very briefly. I know that there's not much that we can do to get you through this, other than send our love and prayers.

You have them both, from down here..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: okthen
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 03:18 AM

I can only echo the sentiments written above, and wish you the strength to carry on.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 05:28 AM

Thank you so much everyone. I'm still in shock and pain, with little sleep and no appetite, but I'm sustained by the worldwide enormous hug and prayers.
It would ease me to know that folks are singing and making music for Byron. He especially loved the ancient Irish airs and the gentle music written for English country dance, but above all he constantly urged those around him to "listen to the truth that's inside you"- so play the music and sing the songs that are inside you, and I know he'll be listening with his sweet smile!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Wesley S
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 09:08 AM

We'll do so Friday night. That's a promise.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 09:13 AM

We'll dedicate Marta Keen's "Homeward Bound." If I learn it in time, it will be at this week's Sat. nite service.

RECORDING

LYRIC

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 01:07 PM

I'll play Be Thou My Vision (Slane) which has deep personal meaning for me and a history in my life.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Burke
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 04:34 PM

Allison, words fail, all my sympathy.

Burke


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: CapriUni
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 04:37 PM

Please remember that love transcends even the barriers of death and time.

Accept as much of the love of others as you can.

And be patient with yourself.

Peace.

Ann


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 04:55 PM

My sincere condolences, Allison, and a big hug from Colorado.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Dave Swan
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 05:31 PM

Sincere condolences from California. I'll send up a song.

Dave


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 05:42 PM

Allison- I just heard. As always, friends need to give, in respect and love for one who has had such a loss- flowers, hugs,sympathy in crisis. Maybe this can speak to/for you- from me, the second verse of a song I made when I lost my last dear sister- who loved music and was forever singing...

Still I hear that sweet voice sounding
In the falling of the rains;
In the winds calling down the mountains,
Joining in our songs' refrains...
In the thrush's twilight music,
In the branch-water's harmony-
In the laughter of the children
My Beloved sings to me.

Jean


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Noreen
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 06:08 PM

I will sing Allouette's beautiful song Until the Dark Time Ends at the Getaway, if I have the chance, as I'm told Byron loved it. It will never have been more appropriate.

Byron and Allison will definitely hear it, as everyone picks up the refrain...


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: GUEST,FORTUNATO
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 06:20 PM

My deepest sympathy. You are in my thoughts and all good and healing thoughts to you. Chance Shiver


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 07:27 PM

Mary-in-KY, we're singing Be thou my vision at the funeral. The verses describe his faith perfectly, and the tune's Irish, isn't it?


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: alison
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 09:06 PM

beautiful hymn, fantastic words.... and yes the tune is Irish - called "Slane".... I'll be singing it too

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 09:13 PM

Yes. I absolutely loved that tune even before I knew it was Irish. It is/was such a favorite of mine...at one time I was asked not to play it so much!

Thinking of you...{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Alice
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 11:10 PM

Be Thou My Vision sung here in Montana for Byron, too.

Take care,

Alice


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: MAG
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 12:45 AM

Thinking of you now and later, Allison. I'll play your CD's, too.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Dipsodeb
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 03:09 PM

HI Animaterra
I was so sad to hear that your partner has passed on to the summerlands.
My thoughts are with You and your family.
Blessings
~Debs~


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 03:31 PM

Here are the verses we use for Be Thou My Vision:

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art!
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my vision in each face I see,
Christ in my friend and in my enemy.
Thou in my neighbors and strangers alike,
Made in Thine image and filled with Thy light.

Be Thou my vision in all that I give,
Thou who gave all that we might ever live.
Thee I receive fully, and full measure share,
Lending in Thy Name Thy peace and Thy care.

Be Thou my vision, whatever I do,
Though serving others, I serve Thee, in truth.
Thou in my handwork and Thou in my heart,
Thine all my power, Thy love to impart.

~SH


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 03:58 PM

Elaine and I do not know the tune of Be Thou My Vision but we will recite the words tomorrow at the appropriate time. Our deepest sympathies to you. Hold on to the memory of that dancing day. Thoughts and prayers, Burl and Mrs Burl.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: CarolC
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 04:51 PM

I am so, so sorry to hear about this Animaterra. I send my deepest condolences to you, and all my best thoughts and wishes for whatever comfort or anything else you need in this difficult time.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Noreen
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 06:02 PM

Burl, the tune for Be Thou my Vision is in Mudcat MIDIs: click here for Slane.

I will; be thinking about you tomorrow, Allison.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: bbc
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 08:33 PM

This one's from me, dear:

Green Pastures

Troubles and trials often betray us,
Causing our weary bodies to stray
But we shall walk beside the still water
With the Good Shepherd leading the way

   Going up home to live in green pastures
   Where we shall live and die never more
   Even the Lord will be in that number
   When we have reached that heavenly shore

Those who have strayed were sought by the Master
He who once gave his life for the sheep
Out on the mountain still He is searching
Bringing them in forever to keep

We will not heed the voice of the stranger
For he would lead us unto despair
Following home with our loving Master
We shall all reach that country so fair

Author: n/a
Version: Stanley Brothers

Holding you in my heart & prayers,

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Deda
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 09:00 PM

I am so very sorry to read this thread, to learn of this loss and suffering of the heart. Everything changes, but not love. The hurt will pass away, but not the love.

It is wonderfully affirming to read of how he died, after a joyful day, and with you, and affirming to know how much music goes out with thoughts of him. May you find comfort and strength!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: karen k
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 01:42 AM

Alison,
I am just seeing this and it saddens me greatly. Having met Byron a couple of times and having seen the look on your face the first time you introduced him to me and other times when you spoke of him truly makes me feel your loss more deeply. My thoughts and my prayers are with you as well as his children and yours. I hope that I will see you at NOMAD next month so a hug can maybe make us both feel a little better. I hope you will remember how many people are better people because he was in their lives.

love,
karen kobela


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Micca
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 02:40 AM

UKers wishing to join Allison in spirit and to send good thoughts, light candles etc it will be at 9 pm UK time and 10 pm European time


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: GUEST,Ghirotondo at work
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 07:18 AM

I'm so sorry.
Un abbraccio.
Lanfranco


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Pinetop Slim
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 10:36 AM

Allison, I'm remembering the Friday night you taught "Lay Down, Sister" ("Bid You Goodnight") to the singing group at Seven Arrows so many years ago. Those were such good times -- thanks mainly to the wonderful song leader who brought good cheer, confidence and an easy comfort with music to the sessions. May those qualities sustain you through these times. -- Mark Flanagan


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Tinker
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 01:15 PM

I've spent a good deal of time today listening to yur tape and especially Until the Dark Time Ends... From reading this thread, it seems both of your lives share lessons and light. Keep close to the circle of friends. I'll light candles tonite with the dusk.

Blessings

Tinker


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 11 Oct 03 - 08:16 AM

I'm so moved by all of this. Thank you, friends.
Here is an excerpt from some of my writing on yesterday's events:
        The memorial service was amazingly beautiful. The lovely little country church was packed, folks from all aspects of his life spoke and gave tribute, I was able to speak (without a total breakdown) of his love and our commitment and how he was at peace. I was able to sing some of Be thou my vision and all of Amazing Grace. The final gift was my dear friends playing as a postlude the waltz I wrote for him when we were just a few months old. It's just a pretty little thing, but 5 amazing musicians on recorder and piano, harp, guitar and bass turned it into gold. When I learn a little midi, I'll post Byron's Waltz here.
        The ceilidh/reception was a bittersweet time of music, hugs and tears. My chorus sang, a trio of friends did too; the morris teams sang and sang. A friend played uillean pipes, the guys in Byron's band played Ashoken farewell for the first time in their lives, not knowing how much Byron had enjoyed his few years at Ashoken camp. Serendipity has punctuated this week.
        I was prostrated by sobs an hour before the service. A dear friend who is also my pastor led me through to a new place where I knew and know now without a doubt that Byron is still with me, on the inside instead of the outside, but right here all the time. Suddenly I went into a "zone" of peace and serenity that carried me through the service and the reception after. I felt that I was carried on angels' wings the whole time. I truly believe it was knowing how many places on this planet had candles lit and loving thoughts turned towards Byron and me. Thanks to all of you, dear friends        

        I am still broken and unstable, but the times of peace are growing longer. Please keep me in your hearts and prayers.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: bbc
Date: 11 Oct 03 - 11:52 AM

Thank you for sharing that with us, Allison. Grief takes time & this was a relationship well worthy of grief. Be patient with & kind to yourself & know that we love you!

Barbara (available to you in NY)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: katlaughing
Date: 11 Oct 03 - 12:35 PM

Oh, Allisondarlin', thanks so much for sharing with us; the tears are fresh-flowing. We will be your strength, as will Byron in being there with you and your 3D friends, as well.

Snuggle up in the warmth and comfort of our thoughts, energies and prayers and know that we love you.

kat


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: annamill
Date: 11 Oct 03 - 01:09 PM

He sounds like someone I would have like to have known. I'm so sorry for your loss, Allison. You have my love and are in my thoughts.

Love, Ann


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Joybell
Date: 11 Oct 03 - 07:52 PM

Allison, I'm new here and you don't know me but I just wanted to say that I have you in my thoughts too. I have a soul-mate who is everything to me, but still I can't begin to know how it feels to lose someone so dear.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Desdemona
Date: 12 Oct 03 - 12:00 AM

These are the times in which words are inadequate, but please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your terrible loss.

D.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: maire-aine
Date: 12 Oct 03 - 12:48 AM

I am so very sorry to hear about your loss.

Love and prayers,
Maryanne


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: alanabit
Date: 12 Oct 03 - 12:19 PM

Please accept my sympathy too. Alan.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 12 Oct 03 - 12:42 PM

They say that every life behind it leaves a ripple
But I did nothing grand and earned no fame.
Yet one thing I did right, important yet so simple:
I had the sense to love you when you came.

He's closer now to you than ever. In your heart and mind.

Our thoughts with you - George and Vanessa Papavgeris


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 12 Oct 03 - 01:10 PM

He's closer now to you than ever. In your heart and mind."
I'm just starting to believe that.
Friends, I'm overwhelmed. Thanks for all the love.
Allison


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: GUEST,Sheila
Date: 12 Oct 03 - 03:08 PM

Please accept my very deep sympathy. "Mourn not too long that he is gone, but rejoice forever that he was." Sheila


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Oct 03 - 06:31 PM

Animaterra sent me a beautiful waltz she wrote for Byron. She says,
    I wrote it just a month after we came together, and somehow it expresses the lightness of spirit he gave me and the beauty of his soul.
Blessings on you both, Allison.
-Joe Offer-

Click to play


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: bbc
Date: 12 Oct 03 - 07:34 PM

The waltz is beautiful, Allison! Joe, thanks for making it accessible to us.

best,

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Helen
Date: 12 Oct 03 - 08:22 PM

Allison,

Do you have a copy of Musicman/Paul Evenden's CD called Farewell which he made as a memorial for his wife.

See this thread for the full story: Celtic Waltzes

It is my stress-reliever CD which I use when I am feeling sad or run down, or overwhelmed by life. It is really beautiful.

You can listen to some sound samples on the first site I linked to.

Helen


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: katlaughing
Date: 12 Oct 03 - 10:32 PM

I second the recommendation of Paul's CD and the thanks to Joe for adding Byron's Waltz for us to hear.

Allison, it is beautiful, thanks so much for sharing it and Byron with us.

Much love,

kat


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Oct 03 - 11:56 PM

I had an email from Allison a few days ago. She really appreciated the cards, emails, PM's, etc. but says that she still would welcome our good thoughts, prayers, energy, etc. as she is having a hard time coping.

Thanks,

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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: wysiwyg
Date: 25 Oct 03 - 12:00 AM

Yup.

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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 25 Oct 03 - 12:17 AM

Allison, I have for the first time just read about your sad news and I light a candle for you and Byron. I send you love and healing thoughts. So very sorry to hear this, my heart goes out to you.
Sue


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 25 Oct 03 - 06:07 AM

Thank you, everyone. I am just beginning to learn how to live in the belly of the beast called bereavement. The hardest thing now is that my wonderful group of friends has gone back to their own lives now, assuring me that I can call at any time when in need. But I can't call, can't reach out, and I live for the phone calls, cards and emails that trickle in.
I can listen to the sound of a concertina without completely falling apart, I'm back to work and the daily routine, but I'm still in pain.
Thanks for the prayers and love.
Allison


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 30 Nov 03 - 04:29 PM

refresh so I can "trace" it- no need to add anything!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Byron, Animaterra's beloved SO
From: Dani
Date: 30 Nov 03 - 09:37 PM

Oh, but I'm so glad you did, because I didn't see this until now!

I'm of course sorry for your loss. I hope that you continue to allow your friends and acquaintances to support you as they are so willing and able. As you know, it is not alone that we make it throught this world with any true happiness.

Thank you for sharing Byron's Waltz, and thank you Joe for posting it. My daughters are just beginning to learn piano, and I am right behind them envious and bumbling. I think we will try to learn this.

Thanks and love to you from a faraway frosty cold North Carolina night.

Dani


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