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Unread 06-30-2018, 11:22 AM
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Jennifer Reeser Jennifer Reeser is offline
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Default Rest in Peace, Timothy Murphy

I am sorry to report -- our dear Tim passed away peacefully today.

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Unread 06-30-2018, 11:37 AM
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Thank you for this hard news, Jennifer.

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Unread 06-30-2018, 11:46 AM
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RIP. From all I have heard, he was a good man. I am sorry I never got a chance to meet him.
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Unread 06-30-2018, 11:54 AM
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Godspeed, Greatheart.

I remember my first exchange with Tim on these boards, suggesting a more occupationally specific saint than Saint Michael for the addressee of a hunting poem. Wasn't interested!
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Unread 06-30-2018, 12:04 PM
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My condolences to Tim's family... and his friends, which includes many of us here.

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Unread 06-30-2018, 12:07 PM
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I am very sorry to hear what is, sadly, not unexpected. Thank you, Tim.

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Unread 06-30-2018, 12:33 PM
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Thanks, Tim, for your encourangement, poems, and the time you drove me in your car to tell me a most inappropriate story involving you and Alan and a weekend before I was born. To quote a great poet:

"We are where we have always been
And shall be through the ages;
We pressed the flowers of our selves
Between our gathered pages"
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Unread 06-30-2018, 12:48 PM
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I first met him when he came to England for his book launch at the turn of the century. I chauffeured him around, and think I got to know him well. He was a good friend to me, always helpful, always supportive, and I learned a lot from him. He leaves a legacy of fine poetry.
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Unread 06-30-2018, 01:46 PM
Charlotte Innes Charlotte Innes is offline
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Iím so sorry to hear this, Jennifer. So hard for you, his friends, his family. Iím glad he went in peace. It makes such a difference.

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Unread 06-30-2018, 02:08 PM
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He received the "grace of a happy death," didn't he? ... I envision him arguing amiably for eternity with Alan in that other dimension. I for one can't wait to read the Last Poems. Farewell, sir.
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