I have started a Memorial topic to honour EricBrownBagger ....... I don't know what to sayThis post however, will not be the usual In Memoriam
Once upon a time
the ColonTalk forum was a very different place.
It seemed maybe a bit more “homey” casual chillaxed …. for folks dealing with CRC.
I was a firebrand and a bit of an in yo’ face asshole back then if someone would attack somebody else.
Developed a friendship with a fellow lung thang ganger named BrownBagger.
We chatted, posted in/out of topics, PM’d and emailed.
He once said to me “ didn’t come here to get in fights and make an enemy ”
among MANY other very astute offerings. NOT in a critical or threatening way .. he just kinda got his message out there.
Many years passed and he did more chemo than anyone ever had the bad fortune to have to do…all with grace, humility and in your face honesty…. while continuing to ride his bike about 10,000 miles !
Somebody once said his avatar of Einstein riding a bike around campus was epic …. It was , BUTT I always saw Eric on that bike … riding 10,000 miles … on any and EVERY campus !!!
We both had aging fathers who were advanced cancer patients
We discussed things in confidence we would never share in public, but each KNEW .. what we each knew.
If I told him something .. it was in the vault and he knew the same of me.
We were not always politically correct, especially with each other !
We shot a lotta shit and gave as good as we got …….
never would I have ever doubted him or called him into question
over the last 2 months we exchanged emails and I think we both knew the sub context
He was being BrownBagger
and I was being CRguy
WE were who we ARE !
just got smaller, with a void which cannot be filled
You are my best friend
I hold you in the light
You are with me
and I am with you
and together we will still do what we always did
Kick Ass and Take Names
and will NOT rest until cancer IS DEAD
Long Live BrownBagger