Lost a Friend Posted by Franklin on May 22, 2009
Just found out that a friend of mine was killed in a car accident coming home last night. Another vehicle ran a red light and t-boned him. He had just turned 18 right before mother's day and just graduated last week. Aaron was an awesome person and puppeteer. His family need all the prayers they can get. We want to honor his memory, but not sure how to do it. There was one character puppet that he was the only one that did it. Feedback on this idea would be greatly appreciated. We were thinking about stuffing the puppet and retiring it to make a tribute to the voice that was silenced.
You never know when its your time, so everyone please cherish your life. Tell those you love that you love them, blow off minor hurts because life is too short to concern ourselves with pettiness.
Re: Lost a Friend Posted by StiqPuppet Productions on May 22, 2009
I am so sorry to hear about this tragic death......I will keep the family in my thoughts through this tough time....I like the way you said that the puppet is going to be "retired" and put on display I think that would be a wonderful tribute. 

I try to remember to appreciate each and everyday and all the love ones around me....but thanks for the  reminder, life can get a little distractable at times.

Daryl H
Re: Lost a Friend Posted by LJ on May 22, 2009
How sad.  I will be keeping the family in my prayers.  You are exactly right - you never know when your last day on this earth is going to be.
Re: Lost a Friend Posted by SHould on May 22, 2009
Hi Magicman, I am so sorry about your loss. When you were talking about how to retire the puppet, all I could see in my mind is maybe put it on a stand, put the stand in a plexyglass box with a nice commemorative plaque in front and have it on display for all to see and remember him. Maybe that could be a nice tribute to your friends, his life and his work.

You have all my condolences.
Re: Lost a Friend Posted by Sonny on May 22, 2009
So very sorry about the loss. It really makes you think why lives are ended so young.  So very sorry.
Re: Lost a Friend Posted by Shawn on May 22, 2009
I like your idea of retiring the puppet also.  I think it is fitting.  While it perhaps would be nice for his voice to live on through the puppet, that  may be just to hard for people to handle.
Re: Lost a Friend Posted by gompie on May 23, 2009
What a great loss, a man so young, and so full of plans. A very tough time for his parents, brothers, sisters, family and friends.

You will find a way to honer him and give his puppet and puppetvoice a place. I know for sure that God will give you a way, a place a moment that you know what to do with it. Maybe it take some time, now is the time for grieve, the pain of his loss. But over the time when the pain is going in to remember and smiles (and still some tears) it is coming....

For now He wil near to you all, comfort you, and listen to all your tearfull prays. I will pray for all of you too.....
Re: Lost a Friend Posted by jomama on May 23, 2009
So sorry to hear of your loss. What better tribute to Aaron than to retire his character. Loss of life at any age is difficult, but in one so young and in such a sensless way is tragic.

Sue
Re: Lost a Friend Posted by Chris Arveson on May 23, 2009
My condolences to you and all who loved your friend. You are so right about cherishing our lives, and not letting the little things slow us down. Peace to you and yours in this difficult time.
Re: Lost a Friend Posted by Bhanu on May 23, 2009
Sorry to hear about your friend...great loss indeed. My deepest condolences
to you and your family.

I agree with your idea of retiring the puppet. Very nice gesture.

Please convey our condolences to his family members from the puppet community.

May his soul rest in peace.

Bhanu
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