It's Been Five Years

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    It's Been Five Years

    So hard to believe it's been five years since we lost our dear friend, Birdsfan. I remember that fateful day like it was yesterday. The wonderful times we had as friends softens the pain, but I miss him terribly. He was such a great friend as well as a mentor to me in many ways.
    In some ways, BGP just isn't the same without him, but I thank Guru for this great place he created where we all gather. It's because of BGP, and God, that I got to become friends with Dave. Please say a prayer for his wonderful family today. God bless you Dave/Birdsfan!

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    Hard to believe it's been that long.

    The guy made BGP a more enjoyable place. I imagine he did the same outside this community too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
    Hard to believe it's been that long.

    The guy made BGP a more enjoyable place. I imagine he did the same outside this community too.
    He did. Dave touched people all around the globe. He was an amazing individual.

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    I love when old threads pop up, and you see his comments.

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    Birdsfan was a classmate of mine at Highlands High School. I am not sure that many people know this about him, but he got involved with the class reunion committee before he passed and made the suggestion that we create a scholarship to be given to a Highlands senior to honor the memory of our fallen classmates. To this very day, that scholarship continues to be given out to not one, but two Highlands seniors each and every year. The scholarship is funded through the generous donations of members of the class of 1983. At Birdsfan's request, the scholarship is not based upon merit, but more about the character of the person and the pride they exhibit in being a Bluebird for life.

    Birdsfan may be gone, but he will never be forgotten at Highlands High School and the Fort Thomas community.

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    Thanks for sharing that @Jack of all Trades

    Sometimes I wonder if @Birdsfan is able to read BGP and I do talk out loud to Dave on occasion hoping he hears me.

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    I have fond memories of @Birdsfan. I remember the day of his visitation when so many BGP members came together face-to-face to honor him. It was also a delightful dinner afterwards at the Mexican restaurant. God Bless @Birdsfan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Thanks for sharing that @Jack of all Trades

    Sometimes I wonder if @Birdsfan is able to read BGP and I do talk out loud to Dave on occasion hoping he hears me.
    I truly think he does. I often get "little reminders" he's watching over us.

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    Every time I see a squirrel I think of him which is almost every day. I miss him but know he is watching over us.

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