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September 11, 2007

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MetroDude

I was wondering if you were going to write about Andy tonight.

Thanks Pierre for reminding us never to forget that day - and the love of good friends. Peace to all.

Bud

Pierre,

A friend turned me on to this site, and this is my first time here.

Thanks for your heartfelt sentiments. I didn't know Andy, and I don't know you, but thanks for a hearty dose of humanity on a night when I need it. To all those who died on 9/11, rest in peace. To all those who lost friends and family, my prayers are with you.

Peace

whit

Your friend's memory is served well by you. I'm truly sorry for your loss.

Ian

Nothing makes me sadder than hearing of a life cut short. I lost my brother when he was only 15. In my mind, he's always that beautiful little boy too. Sorry for your loss, MD. What a nice way to honor your friend.

Papa Bradstein

Beautiful expression of your love for Andy and the pain of mourning the loss of him. I'll be thinking of you today, wishing you peace and love.

NG

Lovely tribute. I know there are a lot of us trying to focus on life today.

William

MD,
I "miss" Andy for you.

Rach

"That's progress, I guess" might be one of the saddest things I've ever seen written. I don't know how many times I've said that over the past 7 years since my mom died. I hope you're doing okay, man.

mr. big dubya

I never know what to say to you; what sentiments I can leave on what I know is a very hard day for you. I think Andy would be happy knowing that you live your life to its fullest - I believe he would think that is the greatest testament to his memory.

All the best, my brother.

Waya

I'm at a loss for words to comfort you on this sad anniversary Pierre. But I know you are surrounded by loving family and friends today. Thanks for sharing your beautiful tribute to Andy, he sounded like a truly wonderful friend!

Rachel E.

I won't presume to know all that you feel but I understand loss and I'm so sorry for yours. I hope that peace overcomes you today and that you can find some laughs in honor of Andy.

Maria

I don't know Andy. I don't know you. But I'm sitting her in my office crying because of your post. My heart goes out to all the families and friends who lost their loved ones on 9/11. God bless you all.

BOSSY

What a wipeout. Great tribute, though.

Busy Mom

And, peace to you as well.

Please know I've raised my coffee mug (um, it's early)to Andy this morning.

Kate

What a beautiful tribute. I will keep you and Andy in my thoughts today.

Mabel

I am so sorry.
May we never forget.

Leora

Deepest condolences on your loss, MD. The tragedy of 9/11 and the passing of so many loved ones is something all of us Americans should remember forever.

Matthew

Hang in there, my friend. My heart goes out to you.

And for your readers, I know you would never ask but I think they should know about the Andrew Golkin Memorial fund to help youth. The link to donate is on the right of this page and I know I will be making a donation today.

Best.

b*babbler

Another beautiful tribute to your friend.

I can't find the right words, except I'm so sorry.

Pattie

Andy's smiling down on you today, and every day.

KC

You were lucky to know and love such a special person. And he, you.

Kemp

A wonderful tribute my friend; my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Devra

Oh hell. Now I need to go get a bottle of scotch too. Single or double malt?

XXOO from here to there.

Nina

Thanks for letting us share your grief Pierre.

Jennifer

I lost my sister this year. She was my closest friend in the entire world and I had a hard time dealing with the grief. My therapist recently suggested that I write a letter to her so that I could get my feelings out and help deal with the pain. I didn't really understand what she was talking about until I read this. Thank you for sharing this with us, MD. I'm a new reader to your blog and I've loved every single post I've read.

croutonboy

Every year on this day I think of you and Andy, my friend. It's good to mourn. It's good to move on. It's hard to do both right.

All the best

Jrock

MD,

Thanks again for being a man among men. Great letter. I'll drink one for you tonight and for all those that were lost.

Peace be with you.

Kvetch

Remembering him is the best gift you could ever bestow upon him -- and us.

Susannah

This is a beautiful tribute to your friend, MD. Very touching. My heart goes out to all those who lost loved ones on 9/11.

BossLady

Just wanted to thank Matthew for donating to the Andrew Golkin scholarship fund every year since he's been reading MetroDad. It amazes us to see these acts of kindness and empathy that transpire through the ether.

And Matthew is right, MD would never ever ask but as BossLady, I'm just going to provide a link that shows the profiles of the inner city kids that have been helped by the scholarship fund.

http://www.seo-usa.org/andrewgolkinfund/scholars/scholars.html

Peace to all. BL.

pnuts mama

peace to you, today, MD, as you continue to mourn the loss of your friend and brother. don't you feel like the weather is finally right this year? gray and sad and close- i hated those sunny days the last few years that were just a cruel reminder of that morning.

your letter is so right on- this year has been strange because it has been 6 long years, yet i think for so many of us 60 years could go by and we'd still be right where we were that day and those indescribable days afterwards. for a lot of people this is just another day now. thanks for honoring andy and all those who lost their lives or their loved ones that day- we'll never forget. take care- peace.

Lisa C.

What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful friendship, MD. Condolences to you on your loss. I'm sure your friend Andy is smiling down on you today.

Qui Diaz

Thank you for sharing that big part of you.

Liz

Thanks for sharing Andy's memory, with us - peace to you, Metro Dad.

bryan

thanks.

Lisa Carver

My friend Judy worked with Andy at Cantor for a few years and always gushed about how awesome he was. I only met him a few times but his genuine warmth, kindness and great smile always stood out. Sorry for your loss, MD.

Rattling The Kettle

That made me cry.

J-Dog

We should all be so lucky to have friends like you, MD. What a touching way to remember a beautiful friendship. I'm sorry for your loss. Have a scotch on me.

samantha Jo Campen

I said it last year and I'll say it again:

I'm so very sorry for your loss. It was a beautifully written letter and I hope it helped you to write it. I cry for you. I cry for him. I cry for everyone who lost someone important 6 years ago today.

Blessings and my thoughts are with you.

--SJ

Amy

I am so sorry about your loss. You really make him come alive in this post. I can feel the sort of person he was, and will continue to be to you... A wonderful tribute.

1969

The best we can do is to never forget. This was a heartfelt tribute. Sorry for your loss and the loss of everyone else affected by the 9/11 tragedy. God Bless.

random vignettes

This might seem a little weird coming from a complete stranger but I have to do this...

*hugs tight*

Jason

I'm sorry for your loss, MD, and I'm glad you wrote this. It seems like the nation is starting to forget just how terrible 9/11 was for so many people.

alice, uptown

I'm so sorry for your loss and so appreciative of your commemoration of Andy every year. This tragedy is really what the 9/11 remembrance ceremonies should be all about: remembering the friends and loved ones who were lost that day, not the politics behind it all. Thanks.

Marci

MD, What a beautiful, heartrenching post. It is difficult to describe the loss and despair; and for some people to understand. Thanks for sharing and I am glad that you can smile sometimes when you think of Andy.

nonlineargirl

Thank you for sharing your love and grief. I think Andy was right about the importance of friendships.

L.A. Daddy

Thanks for sharing.

Hygiene Dad

Thinking of you while you're thinking of him.

Jack

Beautiful words to what must have been a great friendship, MD. Wishing you the best during this time.

Mama Nabi

hey. *hug*

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