BCP and I would take bets if we could 'push' a thread over 200 comments ...I used to love how he'd play "gotcha" with the race baiters. Leave a trail of crumbs that they would ravenously follow....and fall right into his trap. Clever man, that BCP.
Miss you, buddy.
GURPS is real!?!
A Real Pain In The Ass At Times ....
sorry for your lossI was contacted Friday by Skillet Girl. I am sorry to announce that BCP a long time friend and one time prolific poster here at SOMD passed away that morning. Today I confirmed from Skillet Girl that her and Pan Lady gave their permission me announcing some details. A final determination has not been made but the firm belief was that it was of a heart attack. Services will be held on Thursday July 5th, at 3 pm, at Kalas funeral home in Edgewater.
I first met him at a mutual work place years ago. He showed me some of his old stomping grounds in Virginia beach and Outer banks. Was an avid boater, shooter and general outdoorsman. We biked the C&O canal together. Him and his family weathered a hurricane out at my house and we drove through the storm to bring his parents a generator. He was a generous man, and I will miss him.
That would be nice of y’all. Bruce was, certainly, a presence on this forum, plus irl. I still communicated with him after he stopped posting. I stopped hearing from him about 6 months ago. He was missed before his time on Earth ended. And, I agree in what you said about we never know, and should live it to the fullest, while we can.Foxhound and I will certainly pass on all of your condolences to PanLady and Skillet Girl on Thursday.
I think all funerals should be a celebration of life of the deceased.
When my older brother passed at 37, his Army buddies and college fraternity friends had an awesome graveside celebration of life. That levity was both needed and necessary at that time. It started the healing.
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Foxhound and I attended the memorial service for bcp (Bruce) this afternoon. It was a very nice service with a mixture of family, as well as old and new friends of Bruce's. At times it was quite emotional and there were lots of great stories shared about Bruce and a lot of laughter, along with some tears. Mostly laughing. We also got to meet his first granddaughter, who is 10 months old and is the spitting image of his daugther, SkilletGirl(Heather) - she's absolutely beautiful -with the biggest blue eyes ever!
We were able to pass on the condolences of everyone to both Marta(PanLady) and Heather(SkilletGirl) and they were very touched by them. The family had about 3 or 4 easels of pictures of Bruce throughout his life. As a young man, in the US Navy, as a young father, as a grandfather. He obviously doted on his granddaughter, as there was 1 whole easel of photos of just the two of them. So many pictures and so many memories. Out of all the pictures, there was one which stood out and made Foxhound and I laugh out loud. It was of Bruce holding Heather when she was a little baby. He was feeding her with a bottle. I asked Heather if I might take a picture of that photo to share on the forums. She said it was okay. Both Foxhound and I felt like it was "totally Bruce", as soon as we saw it. Those of you who knew him will agree, I'm sure.
It was hard to get just a picture of that one picture - but basically, it's the one in the center of this photo collage.
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In case it's a little difficult to make out what the heck he is doing - he's feeding the baby her bottle in a caulking gun!!
Very typical and a good memory to share.In case it's a little difficult to make out what the heck he is doing - he's feeding the baby her bottle in a caulking gun!!
After my mom's funeral, there was a gathering of the family at one of my aunt's house. There we share a lot of love and laughter over a great spread of food. I think Mom was smiling at that.I think all funerals should be a celebration of life of the deceased.
There were some epic Bruce stories shared!! One buddy of his just really captured Bruce's essence and spirit and it wasn't a "formal" type of eulogy. NOT in the least!! But, it was truly one of the best I've ever heard. It brought me to tears to see the love he had for Bruce in sharing those stories and at the same time just reaching out to everyone in the room - to comfort them at the same time.I'm glad Bruce's funeral was a party. He'd have liked that.