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    Exclamation Rest in Peace, Vulcantouch - Headstone is set

    [FONT=Tahoma]Today, Mom, Mark Gautier and myself went to visit him for what would've been his 39th birthday. This time, last year, we were enjoying his last birthday party on a bright, sunny afternoon like today, but warmer. This link will take you to the Snapfish album from today. I love the way his avatar came out. What do y'all think?[/FONT]

    [FONT=Tahoma]Please accept my apologies for not having posted for some time. Mom & I drove to Monument to deliver the remaining collection pieces back to Marilyn's widower. We were taken to a terrific diner called Rosie's Diner. It's pretty big and bright and clean and has WONDERFUL burgers![/FONT]

    [FONT=Tahoma]A friend is offering groups of what's left on Ebay - they're down to around 2500 pieces. Because of the situation here at the house (Ken's divorce), I'm still not able to access and sort through items to come to a few of you from Jéan's collection, but it's still all here. And, I appreciate your patience. Mom requires more and more attention and time and my body's revolting the increased demands. Soooooooo, heated Bed-Buddy, analgesics and focusing on a few PC games, watching movies, CSI shows and playing w/Ken's boys when they stay here on his days off, help keep my mind off things. I'm still waiting to grieve - maybe next year, eh? Just kidding. I just get really tired of waiting for my turn. Ok-end of pity party. Sorry 'bout that - needed a bit of venting.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Tahoma]BTW, have y'all voted for the new Star Wars stamp and entered the contest for the trip for 4 to Star Wars Celebration IV in Los Angeles? R2-D2 and C-3PO stared at me the other day at the Post Office. Who knew you could play post office w/droids? [/FONT]

    [FONT=Tahoma]VT-Mom [/FONT]

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    Hi Carolyn, thanks for sharing the pictures with us. They did a great job with Jean's logo, the color and even the little Boba Fett arrows are there, I honestly didn't expect it to be so accurate - not sure why, I guess I just don't have much faith in gravestone carvers - and the shape looks just right.

    I didn't realize it was Jean's birthday today, I'm not sure he ever mentioned it, but I'm really bad with that sort of thing. It's still hard for me to accept he's gone, I'll see something that I know he would have loved (or loved to trash on the forums ) and it'll take a second to adjust that I can't share it.

    I did indeed vote, I chose the Millennium Falcon stamp because I thought it was a little more dynamic. Have you voted yet? They're all getting made in 1 panel, but the winner of the contest gets made as its own single sheet as well.

    Well, thanks for sharing, and take care of yourself.
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    Thumbs up Yes, actually I did - and

    being a Libra, naturally, I was undecided, given so many choices. I'll have to take another look at the Millenium Falcon. I focused on Boba Fett and Darth Vader - DV especially has always had my heart. Mark told me today about the Boba Fett costume Jéan made and wore some years back and, sadly, it was before pictures of their outings. Took me back to the grade-school halloween Darth Vader costume we both worked on. It was awesome but I lost track of him once we got to school

    Thanks again, for your contribution of design that will survive for years to come on my son's headstone.


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    Thank you Carolyn for the pics and for sharing this with us. We miss Jean so much!
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    Thumbs up You're most kind, Sergiu

    I enjoyed reading your Ph D Thesis Introduction very much and appreciate the efforts you had to take to make it available through my e-mail. I'm very proud of you and know Jéan would've appreciated your achievement, as well.

    On a lighter note, I met a licensed vampire at a 7-11 (convenience store) on Thursday morning. No, really, he had his card with him, purchased at a store in a shopping mall near my Sister's home and reminded me of my brother 40 years ago (resembled him). It was interesting sharing an appreciation of that part of your country's history. His eyes lit up when I told him of the lovely wooden Dracula plate you'd given me. Unfortunately, my ever-failing memory leaves me with a blank, for the moment, at how the subject comes up, but I'll be sure to share it when my memory's comet makes another orbit, hopefully soon. Oh, to be able to restore thoughts like we can on the pc *sigh*

    Enjoy the day, Sergiu!


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    From the UK, but currently living in Marseille,FR.
    That looks lovely, many thanks for sharing the picture with us.

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    Wink And thank YOU, Andy -

    for having included your website with so many wonderful pictures. I've saved a copy of your shot of Jangu Fett at the Paris SW Exhibition. With your permission, I'd like to use it with a CD jigsaw puzzle program I own. Good clarity - Viva la Cellphone cameras! Cool Cylon Civic shot - you're right - hmmmmmmm, do the headlights scan left and right? That would be cool! Baby Evie's adorable, the Euro 100 looks interesting-what's the structure on it? I just read about the USD vs Euro in current value. It's doing quite well, eh? I failed to locate an English-translated page to provide more information on the striking Le monument aux Mort d'Orient. How can I find some history on it. It intrigues me.

    Your BG ships are nicely displayed. I forget what the claw-shaped one is, but I've always appreciated it's design. I've long been appreciative of architecture and wonder what The Prefecture was built for and is currently used for. Your compositionis good in the shot of Cathedrale de la Major w/bicycle wheels and cyclists in the foreground. Well done!

    Enjoy the weekend - ours will be sunny and bright.


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    That is a very beautiful job that was done on the headstone, it is so surprising how well it was done, especially with the avatar symbol!

    I hope you get to feeling better, VT-Mom and that it won't be much longer until you can take it easy. Thanks for sharing!
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    Thumbs up Yes, I have to agree, LT -

    the mason did a fine job of the avatar, and it's what I was most worried about, hoping it would be accurately rendered as it was the crowning point of the design.

    Thank you for your kind and hopeful words, LT. You're right. No matter how dark and bleak things can seem, at least I see the sun come up the next day and have another chance my son will never have.

    Mom & I will be heading out for errands in a bit while Ken snoozes for a few hours before picking up da-boyz. Once they're here, it'll be late nights before I get to the PC. I was able to purchase several games they really enjoy - and they're so GOOD with them!

    'nuff smalltalk - I'll have to set aside a day of collection item browsing online. I may be back w/questions. TOYS!!!!!!!!!!


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    Wishing he was at SDCC. *sigh*
    I just saw your album, as you e-mailed the link. The headstone is beautiful. I was describing how I aquired the two Riddell helmets to my girlfriend, through two people who are no longer with us here. They are among my most treasured collectibles.

    As for the stamp, I have been voting for the Stormtroopers myself.
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