View Full Version : Pete's Eulogy on the Blog Page, It's Beautiful

05-04-2008, 01:06 AM
Since there are so many threads, I thought I would post this, as Corey let everyone know Pete's Eulogy is up on the Blog page, but it was buried on one of the threads.

Fair warning though....I'm in tears again....but I also smiled, It's simply a beautiful tribute. Pete's words are eloquent and heartfelt and so Pete...I could hear his voice in my head while reading it, but it is also, so amazingly Bob.

05-04-2008, 01:42 AM
I agree!

I couldnt read it without shedding tears..

What a wonderful tribute! Bob would be proud .. :hug:

05-04-2008, 06:28 AM
So well written. What a beautiful tribute to Bawb. A man that I never had the pleasure of meeting, but felt I knew from all the pod casts I have had the pleasure of listening to. Thank you for sharing it with us.:grouphug:

DisneyWorld Delight
05-04-2008, 06:31 AM
ahhh, I was so hoping to get to read that.

Pete, that was amazing. Course you had amazing material!

05-04-2008, 06:52 AM
Pete, it's beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us, and more importantly, thank you for sharing Bob with us.


05-04-2008, 07:56 AM
Beautifully written and very moving. It made me well up again, but it left me smiling as I think about Bawb instead of crying. Thank you for sharing this with us, Pete. :grouphug:

05-04-2008, 08:34 AM
Pete, you really did a fabulous job with that. Bob would be so proud and honored

05-04-2008, 08:36 AM
That's wonderful. I've had the words "Life is Good" keep repeating in my head after I saw them on Bawb's cart yesterday.

Obviously, he lived his life believing that and now I hope to do a better job of remembering that phrase myself.

05-04-2008, 08:40 AM
Thank you for sharing this with all of us Pete. I know this has to be a bit surreal...going through this publicly and having it be so very personal...

In fact all of the Podcast crew...everything they have posted and shared with us along the way is just a testament to how wonderful they must be. Thank you so very much.

I hope today's meeting is a comfort to everyone. I wish I could be there to give everyone a hug - and then sneak out, because all of a sudden it really did hit me that losing someone is so hugely personal (after the loss of my brother, my family adopted a saying...you just don't get it until you get it, and then you wish you didn't) and having to share it can be both a blessing and a curse.

Love and hugs to you all...and to all the Dis Podcast loving family...

Cruz Family
05-04-2008, 08:40 AM
Pete, I cried through the entire thing...........just lovely!

05-04-2008, 09:00 AM
Lisa, thanks for the heads up to the blog page.

Pete - absolutely beautiful. I think the best funerals/memorial services not only allow you to mourn a loved one's passing but also celebrate their lives. What a fitting celebration of Bob's life...maybe we all can strive to be more like Bob.

05-04-2008, 09:06 AM
What a beautiful testament to his friend. Thanks for finding it for us.

05-04-2008, 09:32 AM
Last night I decided that I had grieved enough for this wonderful man, that I was lucky enough to meet in person, then be a part of his life each Tuesday and Wednesday.

I had told myself I had cried enough and it was time to start celebrating Bawb and his world. I told myself each day I would honor him by asking myself what would Bawb do and then do it. A smile, an offer of help, a positive, happy outlook.. This would be my personal tribute and I told myself NO MORE CRYING!!!

Then Pete posts this heartfelt. loving tribute and the tears came again. Thank you Pete for sharing your words with all of us. I have pushed the tears away, the sadness not so much but like you stated it was time to treasure the man and with this my new motto is now and will continue to be "What would Bawb Do?"

05-04-2008, 09:38 AM

I'm glad you posted this as I also have a new motto thanks to Bawb. I just added "Life is Good" to my signature and I really want to do a better job of living by that motto and making it mean something.

05-04-2008, 11:35 AM
What a wonderful eulogy.

05-04-2008, 12:15 PM
Wow. Thanks.

05-04-2008, 01:49 PM
How to I find Pete's blog? Please let me know, as I would like to read his eulogy. Thanks, Michele

05-04-2008, 03:09 PM
How to I find Pete's blog? Please let me know, as I would like to read his eulogy. Thanks, Michele

Either click on the BLOG link in the purple bar at the top of this page or go to www.disunplugged.com

05-04-2008, 04:38 PM
Dear havens Pete, the eulogy was not only perfect but it truely shows how deep of a friendship you shared was with a wonderful person. I have found that time doesn't heal the pain of loss.. but over time, it does helps to remember even more things about a wonderful life that has moved on to the next great adventure.

I wish you and your team the very best.. I know you folks will keep his spirit alive for many years to come. All my hopes!

05-04-2008, 05:40 PM
Pete that was an absolutely perfect eulogy. Thank you for sharing that with all of us. :hug:

05-04-2008, 06:40 PM
Pete, you expressed the friendship between you and Bob perfectly. I didn't have the pleasure of meeting Bob, listening to all of you each week, I feel like I am one of the gang laughing and crying right along side of you.

Thank you for your beautiful words.

05-04-2008, 08:29 PM
I've been a lurker on the podcasts board since it began, and always tremendously look forward to each one.

But I need to say that Pete's eulogy was beautiful and so moving, that I also cried. I loved reading and hearing about Bob's adventures, and I especially love the friendship he had with Pete and the crew.

The love and support shown here is amazing.:grouphug:

05-04-2008, 08:39 PM
The eulogy was beautiful and it it is a tough loss for all those who felt close to Bawb. He was someone that always made me smile through the radio, because of the warmth in his voice. And while I never had the pleasure of knowing him personally, I hold a special place for him and all of the podcast crew for sharing their lives and passion with so many of us and for that I say thanks and god bless.

05-04-2008, 09:53 PM
Just outstanding, wow, that's all I can say. Bob is just grinning ear to ear after hearing you speak those beautiful words about him.


Stroller Boy
05-04-2008, 10:17 PM
All I can say is, wow! Thank you for sharing on the blog, Pete. :)

New England Eeyore
05-04-2008, 10:35 PM
Absolutely beautiful and just perfect. I could almost hear Pete's voice reading it and I can imagine how powerful it must have been at the service.

05-04-2008, 11:18 PM
I was hoping the eulogy would be posted. It was just wonderful. God Bless you Pete.

05-05-2008, 07:34 AM
Pretty moving if you ask me. Thanks Pete!

05-05-2008, 07:57 AM
Thanks for sharing with us this moving account of your friendship with Bob.

05-05-2008, 08:13 AM
Pete, Thank you for sharing your beautiful tribute to Bawb. Your friendship came through on the podcast and the love you and the rest of the Podcast crew had for Bawb was obvious. Bawb was one of a kind and we are all better for having known him. Even those of us who only knew him through the Podcast and his posts here on the website, have had our lives enriched through him.
Life is good.

05-05-2008, 10:02 AM
Pete, like everyone has already said, thank you for sharing such beautiful words about our friend Bob. Even though I never met bob, I could tell through the podcast and stories about him that he had a giant heart that was open and full of love.

One of my best friends passed away suddenly three summers ago ... she was only 29, and just like bob, definitely an original. I like to think of her and try to incorporate some of her best traits in my daily life as well... how she did what she wanted and didn't care what other people thought of her... how she spoke her mind honestly and wasn't afraid to be her genuine self ... how she saw life through the eyes of a child and found joy in the small things...

I try to live my life a little bit more like she did and now I will try to live a little bit more like bob as well... to learn to be more giving and helpful to others.

thank you again for posting your wonderful words. :grouphug:

05-05-2008, 10:33 AM
Pete's words were beautiful and captured Bob so well. I was due to go on vacation to Savannah on April 30th and couldn't keep up with the boards. I jumped on this morning and have been catching up with all the posts here regarding Bob. It was such a shock and I found myself thinking about him all weekend long in Savannah.

Pete's eulogy and Corey's pictorial tribute are amazing. The people on this board are amazing too.

05-05-2008, 06:08 PM
Very nice euology.

05-06-2008, 03:40 PM
That was very touching. :grouphug: