Blog /memories of an email eulogy

March 14, 2005 18:06 +0000  |  Personal Life 5

in reference to my previous post, i wanted to post something quinn wrote years and years ago, back when dave 1.0 "died" giving way to "new dave" who had decided that non-christian ways are not his ways. it hit a lot of us hard, myself as well. but in an effort to both alleviate our pain and possibly tie it all together, quinn penned this eulogy and sent it to the lot of us. for some reason, it helped me to read it just now:

Greetings, to those who read this e-mail...

I would like to send my heartfelt condolences upon hearing of the passing of one of my best friends, David Alexander (aka: "Zeus"). I will miss my friend and the things that we did together, such as bowling and late-night satellite surfing, and the all-night talks about politics, pussy, and everything in between. I will definitely miss hearing about my friend and his adventures in life as I have grown over time to enjoy his stories.

I was extremely saddened to hear of how he ceased to exist, choosing to take his own life instead of trying to balance everything he did and all of his friends as well. Whenever I watch Star Trek now, I will get a little bit sad because I'll be remembering my friend and his love for the show, and the picture he used to have and so proudly displayed of him and the rest of the Away Team. I will miss the Lego sculptures and his outlook on life.

I will miss you my friend...salut.

I'll see you again someday...I hope.

every once in a while, i google for him, hoping to find out what's going on in his life. but there's an awful lot of david alexander's out there. truth be told though, i'm not sure i'd want to see him again. "new dave" was so unlike the dave i came to know, i have no kinship with that person. ...but i'd still like to know how he's doing.

a big thanks goes to jeanie for recovering this from her aging computer. thanks a lot chickie


14 Mar 2005, 10:11 p.m.  | 

you found it. how'd you find it?
it's very well written.

14 Mar 2005, 10:35 p.m.  | 

oops. i forgot to give jeanie credit for the find (thanks again jeanie).

16 Mar 2005, 6:27 a.m.  | 

Yup, took a bit of searching on my "back-up" cd's but I found it.
You're welcome btw.
I too miss "old dave" but have NO desire to converse with "new dave"...

19 Mar 2005, 4:29 a.m.  | 

it would be remiss of the author not to comment on this one. I cannot believe at one time that I actually thought that using the word "pussy" in a eulogy was acceptable.

Sigh, how we grow up and time changes our outlook on everything.

19 Mar 2005, 5:50 a.m.  | 

LOL. dude, for this eulogy, i think it's alright. actually, considering it's the church that ate him, i think it's more than just appropriate, it's brilliant ;-)

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