Post by I Fishhead on Feb 19, 2014 17:19:34 GMT -5
I'm so sad she's no longer with us. I didn't know Terry well, in person, but she always struck me as a woman that really lived her life. I think Sailor and Scott and Princess Run Amok have the right idea. We should get out there on the water in her honor. We don't have to be together. Just get out there. I looked at the last message I sent to her on FB, a few days ago. It reads "that's OK I still love you". Terry was telling me that she missed being on the forum with us and that she wanted more time to paddle and fish. So I'll raise a glass and think of her while I'm out there.
You always think that there is time and we will see each other again. We always had a great time when Terry was around, out on the water, out to dinner, or just hanging out telling stories. She was an absolute pleasure to be around and will be sorely missed by all who knew her and had the pleasure of her company. Farewell dear lady.
In the derelict world of fishing buddies we were known as "the three amigas". Terry was the instigator trying to get us all together at any event at either flamingo or chokoloskee. I regret never doing the camping trip with the three amigas and the mothership support plan we thought would work (Hank providing a wine re supply from his pathfinder). The news this morning of Terry's passing has saddened me to the core. I will surely miss her.
This weekend I will get out on the water as you all have planned. I will remember her and will be thankful I got to meet her in life.
Post by princessrunamok on Feb 20, 2014 8:49:27 GMT -5
Oh Vivian- I was so happy when Terry did get to do the back country trip with a group last year. I have forwarded comments and photos to Linzy for inclusion in her slides for the service this weekend. I plan to bring my champagne (and glass of course- and perhaps some hor dourves as we were known to do) and raise a toast to Terry. The memories of each trip, from Titusville so many moons ago, to Flamingo, Key Largo, Key Biscayne, Pine Island, Chokoloskee, the Hacienda etc. etc. the launches- the lunches - and all the crazies in between.
Great comments by Viv and Marie. The family is having a celebration of life on Sat. in Lakeland, and Linzy would like any pics people want to share to be sent to [email protected] , to be used in a slide presentation. Didn't make it out today, but soon.
Definitely not my intent to try and deter anyone from the paddle-in I encourage you to do so and please raise a beer or maybe a nice glass of wine and in unison toast her to the west where the sun will set. However if you dont go to the PI then another option is available.
Saaturday from 3 to 6 pm there will be a gathering of one and all for her Birthday, which is Saturday. this will take place at the Lakeland Yacht Club, Lakeland, fl dress- casual dress please.
Well they say it helps to talk about it, so here's and event I will share with you.
Quite a few yrs back T and I were in my skiff down at Port Manatee (back when average Joe could fish there) crusing the edges looking for red flashes. T was a little put off because she forgot her fit overs and could not see into the water. I offered her a spare pair of my sun glasses but she had rx's, so no deal. Finaly I saw a school of about fifty reds all hunkered down behind a lil shoal. I pp down and said there they are and proceeded to catch five Reds in five casts and her nada. Finaly she said okay smarty you cast for me and hand me the rod. No sooner than she said that then a sea gull was flying overhead and just died mid flight. Of course it did the doa, kerploosh, in the school. I looked at her, she looked at me and we never spoke of this to each other again. In closing I just want to say, the rest of the day she fretted over that bird. What a woman. What a Person. What a soul.