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    Like Kathy, one of the first people on the Forums to welcome me was Brad.He made me feel right at home and it always seemed as if no matter what I needed to know he had an answer.Meeting him at the Forum get togethers was such a pleasure as we could talk about our love of the Rockpile ,the Whites and more than anything, our love of photography.Brad was thoughtful in so many ways.He even shared a link with me to a site where I could get gloves like his to use while out shooting in the very cold weather without getting frostbitten fingers.
    My favorite rememberance of Brad was the day the Forum members got together to hike to the summit of the Blue Hills in Milton,MA.Everyone went on to hike further than the summit except for Brad,Gary,Nigel and myself.Gary and Nigel just relaxed and had a good laugh while Brad and I were chasing Tree Swallows and butterflies all over the place trying to get their photographs!I will miss his ready smile,kindness and words of wisdom.May you be climbing new mountains now Brad and still watch over us and everyone at the OBS that you cared so much for.I hope we can all be together again someday.God bless you and your family and friends Brad.

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    Anna
    Last edited by Anna LeBlanc; 04-09-2012 at 08:47 PM.

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    I don't remember what I had to do the day that everyone went to Blue Hills, but I really wish I could have gone. It looked like such a good time.

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    I had never personally met Brad, but did see him on the summit one of the sunrise drives I have done (when he was driving the STP Subaru). After hearing all the kind words about him, I wish I had gone and introduced myself now.

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    Found this picture of Brad and Chris from our get together last year.
    He's going to be missed around here.

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    He is missed every day!!! Thanks for the pic. Its actually my profile pic on Face Book.

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    Just in case anyone missed this on FB.


    http://www.emsexploration.com/wordpr...-man-in-maine/

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    I can't believe that a year has gone by, it's still just so sad. More then most of the people I know, you had so much life in you and you lived it to the fullest every single day. From you real estate classes, to helping people move in or out of their homes, to drving to other states hundreds of miles just to be there, going out of your way to take a simple picture because you know it would brighten someones day and just so much more....

    And I also believe that you are still here in different ways, some of us have seen things, felt things and you have come in dreams. Your presence is very strong.

    We are all still in touch, we are still have get togethers and future ones planned. We all share one common love and that's of a mountain and it's surrounding area, just like you did. Last month when I met with Bob, Armondo and Christine for dinner, Armondo asked us the best question. " Does anyone every ask you why you constantly go north, and why you get so excited about it when you've been there so many times? Don't you ever get tired of going to the same place?" Everyone asks us that question and the answer is very hard to put into words, because it's more of a feeling that you have inside that we usderstand. It's the way you feel as you drive up and the mountains get taller, it's the way you feel when you first get out of the car and your feet touch the ground and you smell the air. And it's the way you feel when it's time to leave.

    So Thank You Brad for opening up a whole new world of friendships that I believe will last a lifetime and I look forward to the new friends that I will make this summer and in the future..
    Last edited by KathyC; 04-06-2013 at 06:33 PM.

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    Beautifully said KathyC! It is hard to believe that an entire year has gone by without our very good friend Brad around with us. He is definitely missed by so many folks. And a day doesn't go by where I am not extremely thankful for all the friends I've made through him.
    Bob

    I never want to see a day
    That's over forty degrees
    I'd rather have it thirty,
    Twenty, ten, five and let it freeeeEEEEEEeeze!

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