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Michael Auguste......New Update... 12/25/04

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NewEnglandlazurlu
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250 posted 07-17-2004 06:36 PM       View Profile for NewEnglandlazurlu   Email NewEnglandlazurlu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for NewEnglandlazurlu

Michael ... sending lots and lots of good thoughts your way in hopes that they will bring smiles and good cheer. Please know you are never more than a click away from any of us here at PiP.

Love, hugs, smiles and a ton of prayers.   Marti

Look deep, deep into nature,
and then you will understand
everything better.
           Albert Einstein

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still in my thoughts and prayers each night
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252 posted 07-20-2004 11:46 AM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Hi Michael. The breeze is just right for sailing today and it made me think yet again of you. I hope my good thoughts are drifting your way. Hugs, Chris
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253 posted 07-20-2004 12:56 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Hello Michael..
How are things going my friend?  You hang tough you hear..and remember that there isn't a day goes by that I don't think about you.
Holding you close in my thoughts and prayers, Nancy.
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254 posted 07-20-2004 08:44 PM       View Profile for Bonnie j   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bonnie j

Good evening Michael
I was about to turn in for the night and you came to mind. So here I am saying hello and wrapping my arms about you with tender loving care.
Goodnight sweet gentle poet.
Hugs and kisses
Bonnie J aka BonBon
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255 posted 07-20-2004 09:33 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Hi everyone...thank you for keeping this thread going.  I just got an email from Michael's wife...she asked me to tell you some things...as follows:

Hi Martie...

It's Mary.. Michael's wife.. just wanted to give you an update and ask you to pass it on to his web friends.  He rarely gets on the computer now.. so if you .. or any of his friends want to mail him.. please have them send their emails here. I will show them to him.. and he can dictate replies.  

He's so pitiful now.. frail, shaky, no voice, no appetite usually.. pain is increasing.. his memory is getting worse. He doesn't think anybody cares about him.  That's one reason I'm writing. I know that's not true.

Also.. if anyone wants to send a "real" card... please give them my business address:  be glad to accept them there. Please do not post that on the board though.

Mary

I have the email address and business address if anyone wants them...email me and I'll send them to you.  Thank you all.  
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256 posted 07-20-2004 09:54 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Martie, please send me Mary's address.  If he holds it in his hand, he'll might know we haven't forgotten our artist/poet/friend.
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257 posted 07-21-2004 03:07 PM       View Profile for Trillium   Email Trillium   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trillium

Hi Marti:  I too, would like the addresses for Michael.  So sad!  Hopefully, if he gets cards in the mail, it will have impact for him.

Love
Betty Lou

Betty Lou Hebert

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258 posted 07-21-2004 04:27 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

Martie, I would like Mary's address also...I know what she must be going through and would also like to give her some support..and let Michael know I am thinking of him and his family...

Maureen
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Mary, Michael told me about you and I was supposed to send you some pics of Davey Jones that my husband & I had taken at a local casino. I haven't forgotten that--I just forgot where the photo album might be.
(I'm a little goofy that way--and Michael can back me up on that.)

Would you do something for us here at Pip?

Please take Michael's hand, and squeeze it, and tell him that his friends at Passions haven't forgotten him--his compassion and heart live on as does his poetry.

We love you Michael! Prayers unceasing...

Much love from Karen
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260 posted 07-21-2004 08:25 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

I'd also like to have the new address... he is not alone, we do care!

Oh, make me Thine forever
And should I fainting be
Lord, let me never ever
Outlive my love for Thee

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261 posted 07-21-2004 08:52 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee

Martie~

Could you also send the address to me at canadahoneybee@hotmail.com...Thank you
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262 posted 07-22-2004 11:35 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Mary asked me to post this for her:

"Was just reading the board... since I no longer have my membership id.. I can't post.. So please tell everyone thank you so much... for Michael and myself.. And Chris.. I think the cards and posts will help his outlook

alot.

We are spending a lot of time together now...even if it's just to sit there while he rests.. It makes him feel safer..

He is a special man... as I know you all realize...

Thanks again and I'll be looking forward to the snail mail cards to take to him.
+
Mary

P. S.  Sure... send any pics you have of my friend Davy! He's a special man too"
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263 posted 07-23-2004 10:31 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Mary, you sound like you have the right frame of mind and holding the three of you together now is sure all important.

Michael is very special as an artist, writer, and human being and I am sure right now he tires easily and forgets we all care about him.  We will indeed keep those cards and letters heading his way, so he knows how well thought about he is.  Take care.
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264 posted 07-24-2004 12:44 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Here is another email from Mary that she asked me to post.  

"We are all trying to cope with this...it still doesn't seem real sometimes... it's something that no one can really imagine fully.. until the doctor is talking to YOU..  

Michael asked the oncologist flat out.. "How long do I have?"  
"Nine months..w/o chemo.. maybe 12 with it.." the doctor said.

We were all just staring at him...silent. It was horrible. It was like a bad dream.. everything moving in slow motion for me.


He is such a talented man... and a decent man... and a moral man.  A very RARE combination nowadays.  And a great father.  

He does tire VERY easily.. and his short term memory is VERY bad.  So he does need continuous support. The cards and posts will help tremendously... I printed out the thread and showed it to him. He read some of it.. but his eyes are not working right anymore either... so it's hard.

I will read as much as I can to him... it's a very emotional thing for me.

Thank you all for being there for him and for us.

Mary "

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Martie, please send me Mary's e-mail and address so I can send something directly. I'd really appreciate it. Thanks.

~*~

Mary, please give Michael a big hug from me, and let him know I'm thinking about him?  
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266 posted 07-24-2004 10:14 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Dear Michael, you are loved! I ask Our Lord of Heavens, joining in prayer with all of you, to bless you and show you His immeasurable love, making you feel His presence, by helping you through this trial. By breathing with you. By pouring all His love into your heart, by letting you know that you are not alone, that you are connected, ONE with God and All there is.

Sending much love and a big hug.
Margherita
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Michael and Mary and their family, you are in our prayers, too.  
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My love and prayers are with you and yours...**hugs** to you all
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269 posted 07-26-2004 08:14 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Martie - I would love to send Michael a snail mail card. Please, if it is alright with Mary, could you email it to me? My prayers are with this dear family. Chris
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270 posted 07-26-2004 08:24 PM       View Profile for *Alli4000*   Email *Alli4000*   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for *Alli4000*

Mary,

You and Michael are in my thoughts and prayers  
~Alli~
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271 posted 07-26-2004 09:13 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

I have reposted one I wrote earlier this year,  'Tears aren't always about weakness.'

It was something Michael wrote long ago, I'm sorry, I just don't remember what poem/reply it came from.
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272 posted 07-26-2004 11:53 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Dear Mary,
YOur words recount my last weeks with my husband who died of cancer. The best part of these days was acceptance and a sense of peace, and that seemed the greatest of gifts that was bestowed a family through the rigors of pain and months of denial. My prayers go out to all of your family that you will find such peace and that in the moments in between the suffering, that you may find reason to celebrate a life and a sense of contentment in the beauty of the memories that you all share.
I have fond memories of our last weeks. With the waking in the middle of the night in excruciating pain, came the doses of medication, and afterwards, a ritual of two cups of hot chocolate, and some of the most intimate conversations of our marriage, in which we discussed life and death and all of my husbands accomplishments and success, success being easured in fullfillment. Our beautiful children, the battles we fought together, our victories and our defeats, the moments through the years that we could laugh about. Even in pain, we laughed. Even in turmoil, there was peace. And the greatest victory of all, was the acceptance of death. It took a long time, but it came
I wish you peace
wrapped in a warm embrace
Liz
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273 posted 07-28-2004 12:45 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Hello friends...Here is another post from email from Mary.  Hugs to all!

"Thank you all so much, for all the prayers, hugs, good wishes and understanding. I am slowly getting Michael to read the posts.. he is just not able to concentrate very much at a time.

Liz, thank you especially for your post about your last days with your husband. We have already begun to have some of those discussions.. and we even enjoy sitting and watching old comedy shows together.. like Andy Griffith, I Love Lucy and All in the Family... he still laughs occasionally at things.  Chris will do things to make him laugh also...

He had a discussion with me the other night about remarriage.. and how he wouldn't mind that   But he warned me not to be taken in by a 'smooth line'.. and to be careful in my relationships.  It was very sweet.. he told me he loved me over and over... and hoped that anyone I married would love me as much as he did.  But I don't think that's possible...

I wonder.. I tried to re-register so I could post direct here.. but I see you aren't accepting new members.. Is there any way around that for me?  If so... I would love to rejoin. I used to be a member.. but don't remember my user id anymore.

Thanks again everyone...

Mary"
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I doubt I'll be the only one here with wet eyes after reading what Mary has written.
And I'll thank Ron in advance, for re-opening the door for Mary to post under her own name.  
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