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   Posted 6/9/2005 11:12 PM (GMT -6)   
A local man was killed in an auto accident this week. He was only 54 and known locally as "The Blue Bunny Man". For those who don't know, Blue Bunny is a popular ice cream here.

There have been many words of praise as well as rembrances of the man but one thing has stayed in my head all day. The funeral was held this evening at 6pm at the Van Alstyne High School football stadium.

This is a tribute more than mere words could express. May we all live as if our funeral will need to be held in a football stadium.

Hugs, Jo-Ann
A good friend will bail you out of jail...
but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".

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   Posted 6/9/2005 11:46 PM (GMT -6)   
He must have really been a wonderful man to have his funeral need such a large place.  How nice for his family to see a turn out like that!  And I agree we can all learn something from this, treat everyone you meet, everyone in your world like they are sent directly from heaven with a message for you; you will gain tons of friends, avoid many problems and learn to truly value life.  It's a goal of mine that I'm not even close to, but pray often for.
I love Blue Bunny ice cream.  I can only find it at Wal-Mart. 
Thanks for sharing this story with us JoAnn, you are so sweet!
Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.

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   Posted 6/10/2005 6:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Gee we talked a long time last night and you never mentioned this story. I agree it is quite a tribute to have a funeral in such a large place, especially when the town is teeny tiny. A former co worker of my DH lost his life last week, also. He for some reason stopped on the shoulder of the highway and ran across to the median, he made it to the median but was hit by a car returning. You just wonder why people even consider crossing these high speed highways. His wife was diagnosed with breast cancer a couple of years ago and he was very worried about her. She is evidently doing fine now and he is gone. Strange turn of events.

You know what? It is too early in the morning to be posting. Think I will go have my coffee and read the paper.

Hugs MK

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   Posted 6/10/2005 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
We have Blue Bunny ice cream here, too, Jo-Ann. Sorry about this man's death at such an early age. But, you are so right. A football stadium full of mourners is testament to a life well-lived. Hugs, Lauri
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   Posted 6/10/2005 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   

Jo-Ann: What a wonderful tribute to the gentleman that died and to his family. It sounds as though he touched many, many individuals lives through kindness, love and just being a wonderful human being. I agree, we should all live our lives this way.

Hugs, Deb


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