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"LORD, you said that once I decided to follow
you, you'd walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most
troublesome times in my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why when
I needed you most you would leave me."
The LORD replied:
"My son, my precious child,
I love you and I would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you."
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I stopped by StinkerTodd's home today. We shared a lot of memories about TalusMonkey. It's funny because neither one of us had the pleasure of meeting him in person but we always enjoyed talking about him and his 14er exploits. StinkerTodd's six-year-old daughter is the one who asked TM on here what she needed to do to dress up as the Purple Pimp for Halloween. He quickly responded with one of his classic lines.
"Oh, this outfit is available with a moisture permeable membrane lining, but I prefer an exterior spray water repellant. I find that the beads of water (or melting snow) on the velvet create a shimmering effect that accents my bling. Leopard balaclava is available as an accessory. "
During my visit today, StinkerTodd's wife said, "Hey, I bought this bottle of wine for you at Christmas but kept forgetting to give it to you. When we saw it in the store, we just had to buy it. Everyone knows Talus Monkey!" Above is the picture dedicated to the memory of Talus Monkey!
GV14 - Bart
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...doing what he loved with a person whom he loved...
Thanks for sharing this with us.
- TalusMonkeys sister
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- Location: North Carolina
Caroline, Thank you for making my brother happy. Please don't ever forget him. And thank you for trying so hard to save him. Please contact me when it's convenient for you. Thank you so much! It's easy for me to understand why he fell in love with you.
Below is my contact information, but if you want to e-mail me your contact info, I would love to call you. Our mom's address is the same.
Thanks again. Thanks for spearheading getting information out about David's memorial service, and a possible memorial climb. He would be so honored, and so would we. Again, thank you.
654 Clear Creek Road
Marion, NC 28752
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- Location: Fremont County
Thanks so much for sharing your story.
There is no way mere words can express what
you must be going through.
You & David are constantly in my thoughts & prayers.
Flow into the sea
Like oils applied to canvas,
They permeate through me. --- Jimmy Buffett
I have never met you, but I know a lot about you. I am Lake, the dolphins fan, David's boss. He talked about you often. In his cube, he has pictures of many of the peaks he has climbed. You are in almost everyone. David touched the lives of all of us here at MMS. He was vibrant, full of energy & enthusiasm, and just fun to be around. I cried when I saw the last picture of him on your memorial. It is so much like the others he has here. I remember talking to him on Friday, and he said that he was hiking this weekend, and that I would see him on Monday. I know that this has been hard on you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. David now watches over all of us.
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And that's when the Ducati got its second wind. From 4000 to 6000 in third will take you from 75 mph to 95 in two seconds - and after that, Bubba, you still have fourth, fifth, and sixth. Ho, ho.
~Hunter S. Thompson, Song of the Sausage Creature
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