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Tom
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PostWed Aug 09, 2006 5:00 pm 
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All, I am working with Ed's family to plan a memorial service.  In addition to the logistics of finding a venue on short notice, we are not sure how many wish to attend.  If you plan to attend, please vote in the poll to help us estimate how many people to expect.  Thanks.

Update:  The memorial service will be 2 PM this Saturday at Chism Beach Park (Upland Lawn Site) in Bellevue.
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PostWed Aug 09, 2006 6:01 pm 
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Just want to clarify, and Tom please correct me if I'm getting this wrong, but you are talking about the big memorial with all the family, right?

I know a few of us at least would like to have a more informal GTG to reminisce and decompress a bit on this. That dialogue has started in the "Tragedy" thread and also in chat last night, but it would be great for folks to have a nice quiet place to talk about all of this.

Maybe midweek sometime soon if that's okay.
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PostWed Aug 09, 2006 6:07 pm 
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ML dicey and I were talking about after the memorial service (hopefully Sat.)  maybe gathering a bunch of folks to have a GTG sat evening.  Up in the air at this point.  Just floating the idea out there.
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PostWed Aug 09, 2006 6:11 pm 
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ML, I was not in the chat the other night so I don't know what was discussed, but yes, this is the memorial with family and anyone who wishes to attend.  Per Rick (Ed's Brother) in the other thread:

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A memorial service will be held, but has not yet been determined exactly where and when. All who would like to come and pay final respects are welcomed. I will work with Tom and perhaps on this site communicate that info once it is known.
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PostThu Aug 10, 2006 5:43 pm 
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Just wanted to let everyone know there will be a chance at the memorial service for any who wish to speak to say a few words.  If you're like me, you may want to prepare your thoughts in advance.  Also, if anyone would like to help add a few small touches to the memorial, e.g. guestbook, table, flowers, etc. feel free to send me a PM.  Thanks.
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PostFri Aug 11, 2006 7:44 am 
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Does anyone have an easel(s) that they can bring on Saturday? I need about 5. Just email me @ scott at climbwashington dot com. Or 425.346.9302
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PostFri Aug 11, 2006 10:31 am 
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If some of you could bring your cameras, that would be great too.  Some of Ed's relatives will not be able to join, and it would be nice to send them a few pictures of his many friends.
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PostFri Aug 11, 2006 12:08 pm 
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I've got 3 large easels and a few smaller table top ones now but would still love to see a few more.
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PostFri Aug 11, 2006 2:25 pm 
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As far as scott's need for easels, if anyone is still at their work and can get permission to borrow a writing board stand (easel) it might be worth checking in to.
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PostFri Aug 11, 2006 2:43 pm 
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Scott, I got one easel for you complements of my former employer.
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PostFri Aug 11, 2006 2:52 pm 
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And I've got two more. Looks like we're good to go!

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PostFri Aug 11, 2006 3:05 pm 
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We have 75 chairs, but might need a few more, depending on how many people show.  If some of you who are coming could throw a couple folding chairs in your car just in case, that would help.  Thanks.

P.S.  There will be snacks and drinks provided for a post ceremony wake.
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PostFri Aug 11, 2006 6:08 pm 
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Can anyone bring along a boom box with fresh batteries for tomorrow? The thought is to have something to play background music on...

Thanks!

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PostFri Aug 11, 2006 6:20 pm 
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Also, if anyone has any plastic serving trays we can use for the snacks / food, please let us know if you'd be willing to bring them along. Thanks!

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PostFri Aug 11, 2006 8:31 pm 
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I have 3 black plastic 18" square trays I'll toss in the car.

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