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    My thoughts and prayers, thanks for sharing such a wonderful tribute and thanks for all you do for the hiking community.

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    Darren,
    Sorry to learn of the loss of your brother. Our condolences to you and your family. Thank you for sharing your beautifully written tribute to him.

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    Very sorry for your loss Darren. Thanks for sharing your story.
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    Darren, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, thank you for writing his story as an effort to memorialize his memory; for your benefit and of the world he touched.

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    We are so very sorry for your loss Darren. Thank you for sharing that story.

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    Darren,

    Thanks for sharing this uplifting story about your brother Tommy.
    He was a strong influence on you and indirectly brought many people together thru this site which you created from skills he encouraged you to learn.
    My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    What am I doing on this damn computer.... I should be out on the trails!!

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    What a classy tribute Darren. It's fantastic that you had each other. Not all family members are so fortunate. Sounds like you two were smiled upon.

    My best to you and your family.

    "When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."
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    Darren,

    Thank you so much for sharing the history lesson behind VFTT. From a card..."God gave us memories that we might have roses in December. May you find comfort in each beautiful memory." Your Big Brother will always be with you.

    Barb
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    Sorry for your loss.

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    I want to thank every one of you that replied here or sent a PM or email. Your kindness is appreciated very much - it really helps me remember the great friends I have made through this site and how we all come together when needed. Thoughts like that help me get through the tough times.

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    I am very sorry for your loss. I was moved by found tribute. It is a nice way to be remembered.
    "I am done with great things and big plans, great institutions and big success. I am for those tiny, invisible loving human forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets, or like the capillary oozing of water, which, if given time, will rend the hardest monuments of pride."
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    Darren,
    Thanks for sharing with all of us and making us remember to appreciate that we all can share the love of the outdoors with others. Your brother sounds like an amazing person that will live on forever in your life and memories!

    My prayers to you and your family during these tough times!
    Darl
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    Darren, thank you for that moving eulogy of your brother Tommy.

    To me it is a tribute to your entire family for it is there that the seeds of love, caring and commitment are nurtured as so strongly demonstrated by Tommy and by you, too, in your unselfish creation of this website with competence, high intentions and fairness.

    Let us all be reminded and take inspiration that the good we do for others comes around and reveals the lofty side of our character.

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    Sounds like he was an awesome big brother who gave you some unforgetable memories and fun times. Sorry to hear of your (and your family's) loss.
    ~Chickety

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    Sorry for your loss. May the great memories of your brother stay alive in you.
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