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  1. Hello Bob.
    I hope you remember me, i am daniela from salzburg.
    I was seaching for you years now, just to know how is your life going.
    Today i googlet some people i know an i remembered about you and asked my daughter if we could surch for an old friend of mine. I found this peage online and i’m so sad to read about that sadly storry of your son Gio. Im still crying. I know, maby it’s not the best way to go in contact with you but i couldn’f find a e-mail adress.
    Maby you want to go in contact with me, so many good and bad things happend in the last 30 years. Maby we can talk about it, if you want
    daniela.buchebner@gmx.at

    wish you and your family the best, daniela from salzburg

  2. As Gianni’s father — I want to share. As Catalene is coming of a certain age where affection for a parent in front of others — can be a potential taboo –

    In front of Gianni’s classmates on his first day of first grade class, the following:

    Terrylene dropped Gianni off. She walked him to the front gate of his new school. She hugged him. Gianni equally hugged back. They kissed and told each other: “I love you”

    Older children looked on and laughed at this, “uncool” show of affection. Gianni approached them with vigor and asked: “what’s wrong? Don’t you love your mother?” The boys stood down. Gianni’s reprimand was an example of the deep love – he was never fearful of showing…

  3. What beautiful parents you and Terryleene are to your kids, and what a sweet story about Gio recognizing the truth in the value of being able to share and demonstrate love even in a context that other kids saw as uncool at the time. This story touches my heart. Gio’s passing breaks my heart. I hope that his love and light as well as yours for him ( your whole family) pushes the outside of the envelope and somehow shines a bright light into dark corners for those in need of it. “This little light of mine…” I will always remember Terryleene singing/signing these words. Gio’s light still shines bright. Let me know if you need anything. I’m so sorry for your loss. Love, Leslie

  4. The very last time I was with Gianni — his very last double-hug had a strength that put me back on my heels. The adult Gianni never abandoned the child Gianni, both were never bashful to show love. I am so grateful. Our last hug will stay with me…. and will live within me — for the remainder of my days.

  5. I REMEMBER WHEN GEO WAS A LITTLE AND HE WAS VERY ACTIVE AND SMART . I ALWAY REMEMBER OF HIM. IM SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS , WITH MY LOVE, DORIS

  6. Today is the year anniversary of the day after Gianni’s departure, a painful day in our shared history for his friends and family. Gentle soul, sweet smiler, poetic dreamer, gifted visionary, we miss you greatly. Sometimes as I see the photos you took, the wholeness of your soul comes back to me. All of the images you captured are deep and beautiful- an appreciation of life, reverent. I see you sit benevolently down with me in meditation, crossing your legs and settling in with a smile. When I see this, even though you are gone, I experience your mellow happiness.
    As a child, when you lost your beloved turtle, you began processing death. You were always a deep thinker. Highly intelligent. The kind of person who takes things to heart, ponders them deeply in the privacy of his own mind. I cast you in a play about Galileo in middle school, and you shone. Caring for the play, for me and all your fellow students with maturity and grace, working on your part lkd a professional.
    Gio, we love you very much. this weekend I went to the grave sight on a mountain top, of a loved pet. While there I took some photos. When j looked at the photo later, there was a straight beam of light coming down in front of his grave. Just a kitty I loved. But I can only imagine what mark you are making. We will continue to look for it, though you’ve been gone a year now.
    In you I saw your Mother’s beauty, depth and spirituality, your father’s intelligence, curiosity and interest in what it is to live this life. I see that you used your time fully in your love of music, Japan, martial arts, friendship, theater, poetry, photography. Who’s to say what is a life well spent? Does if really take 80 years on the planet to have truly lived? We wanted you longer, much longer, but you had s good run. A pretty good run of 23 years shoved full of experience, feeling, art.
    We miss you.
    Come with your spirit and bring peace.
    Your parents miss you. I miss you. We miss you. We invite you into our dreams and ideas. You’re in our hearts and thoughts.
    Love you.
    Be at peace. Be in joy.
    We’ll do our best to honor your life and mdmory by remembering this gift we’ve ben given.
    Love,
    Sea
    Sea

  7. Today is the year anniversary of the day after Gianni’s departure, a painful day in our shared history for his friends and family. Gentle soul, sweet smiler, poetic dreamer, gifted visionary, we miss you greatly. Sometimes as I see the photos you took, the wholeness of your soul comes back to me. All of the images you captured are deep and beautiful- an appreciation of life, reverent. I see you sit benevolently down with me in meditation, crossing your legs and settling in with a smile. When I see this, even though you are gone, I experience your mellow happiness.
    As a child, when you lost your beloved turtle, you began processing death. You were always a deep thinker. Highly intelligent. The kind of person who takes things to heart, ponders them deeply in the privacy of his own mind. I cast you in a play about Galileo in middle school, and you shone. Caring for the play, for me and all your fellow students with maturity and grace, working on your part like a professional.
    Gio, we love you very much. This weekend I went to the grave sight on a mountain top, of a loved pet. While there I took some photos. When j looked at the photo later, there was a straight beam of light coming down in front of his grave. Just a kitty I loved. But I can only imagine what mark you are making. We will continue to look for it, though you’ve been gone a year now.
    In you I saw your Mother’s beauty, depth and spirituality, your father’s intelligence, curiosity and interest in what it is to live this life. I see that you used your time fully in your love of music, Japan, martial arts, friendship, theater, poetry, photography. Who’s to say what is a life well spent? Does if really take 80 years on the planet to have truly lived? We wanted you longer, much longer, but you had a good run. A pretty good run of 23 years shoved full of experience, feeling, art.
    We miss you.
    Come with your spirit and bring peace.
    Your parents miss you. I miss you. We miss you. We invite you into our dreams and ideas. You’re in our hearts and thoughts.
    Love you.
    Be at peace. Be in joy.
    We’ll do our best to honor your life and memory by remembering this gift we’ve been given.
    Love,
    Sea

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