Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Fifth Anniversary — March 26, 2014

I'm a week late with this, but I want to note Razz'z untimely death once more, and to invite readers to think of him, and to pray for him if you're at all inclined to pray.

For any who are coming to this blog for the first time, you can become acquainted with this remarkable young man by reading the posts on this blog. I'm sure you'll understand something of what a loss it was when he passed from this life. It can remind us to live every day with the realization that the rest of our life could be very long or very short, and to appreciate this day and whatever days we have remaining.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Fourth Anniversary — March 26, 2013

It is now four years since Chris, who used his nickname Razz on his blog died from cancer and pneumonia. All of us who had gotten to know him through his blog were deeply saddened by the loss of this truly joyful and truly loving man. Those who believe in prayer may wish to pray today for his eternal happiness. All who believe that an afterlife is possible will join in hoping that he is enjoying a happy one, and that eventually we'll get a chance to enjoy it with him. Of course we extend our condolences once more to his family and real life friends.

I'd like to especially invite any readers who are new to this blog and previously unfamiliar with Razz to read over the previous posts. They'll give you a glimpse of a man who seemed "larger than life" much better than I could do if I simply tried to tell you about him in this post.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Third Anniversary, March 26, 2012

It's three years since Chris, who called himself Razz on his blog, died.

If he had not died, he'd probably be about to graduate from college at the end of the current semester. Who can tell what would have happened in those three years. But we can suppose that there would have been much enjoyment for this "larger than life" character and for all with whom he shared his blog.

Regrettably, his blog has been taken down, so now we can only see the excerpts that others preserved, but even those give a good glimpse of a young man who inspired love in those he met.

I invite those who are so inclined to join me in a prayer that he is now enjoying a fuller joy than this life can ever afford us.

Friday, March 26, 2010

First Anniversary — March 26, 2010

Today is the first anniversary of Razz's death. I hope all readers of this blog will take a moment to remember how much joy he shared with us and how bravely he dealt with his cancer. Those who believe in such things — as I do — will probably want to offer a prayer for him.

If you're finding this blog for the first time, check out his own blog, doinmeheadin, to see who he was. I'm sure you will be as captivated as I was by the charming personality he exhibited there.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

to our new followers

I see by the dashboard that we have two new followers, Tres Iqus(john) and Jose A. This blog tells you some things about Razz, as he called himself in blogging, or Chris, as we learned his real name was. Fortunately, his own blog, doinmeheadin, has been left up. You can read it for yourselves and see what a remarkable young man he was, how he loved his friends and how they loved him, what a strong spirit he had. There are a couple of pictures as well, but never a complete one of his face while he was blogging. But from what's there, you can also see how good-looking he was.

He did censor a few of his posts. He did not want to tell us how serious his illness was and removed some of the parts where he let us know how serious things had become.

But I'm sure you'll appreciate what an uncommon person he was and what a wonderful friend. Please add your comments, if you care to. I'm sure we'd all be happy to know that he still touches people.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

the fallen

it's hard to believe, but it's six months (today) since Razz died.

i'd been wondering how to mark the occasion and a few days ago i heard a really nice piece of music when my ipod shuffled on to it.

i've made a slideshow using that music and a bunch of photos i took when i was coincidentally in Brighton on the weekend that the news broke. i posted a couple of those photos on my post Remembering Razz, back in April.

i hope you like the music.



Thursday, June 25, 2009

June 26 — 90th Day

In my previous post I stated that it used to be customary to offer Masses on the 30th and 90th days after death or burial. I was correct about the 30th day, but I find no reference to the 90th day in my 1952 missal. Nevertheless, since torchy! reminded me of what I had said, here is a prayer for Razz.

Lord, may our prayers come before you and lead Chris your servant to eternal joy. You created him in your image and made him your son. In your mercy now welcome him to a place in your kingdom. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

We remember his hearty joy in living, and hope that it continues in a life beyond the one we see.