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Bob
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Location: Connecticut and Massachusetts

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:45 pm    Post subject: Sad news Reply with quote

Sad news to report. Art Zoller Wagner, one of the founders of this website and the person in charge of all technical details of the site, recently suffered the death of his father, John Wagner. I have made a memorial contribution, in memory of Art's father, to

Opportunity Builders, Inc.
8855 Veterans Highway
Millersville, MD 21108
410-787-0700

and I invite you to do the same. This is a charity that has special importance to Art, who has devoted a great many hours to the website. As of today, all contributions are being matched by an anonymous donor. Normally, I would not post details about any of our lives except my own, and I post this only with Art's explicit permission.

If you are in the EEUU, your donation is tax deductible. I have no idea what the tax consequences may be al otro llau del charco or in Mexico or Cuba or South America.

Having lost both of my own parents within the last few years, I have a good understanding of what memorial contributions or even a simple expression of support and sorrow can mean. It feels good and comforting to know that we have friends who care about us. Even a very brief note is comforting. Please do whatever you can.

Abrazos pa toos y toes,

Bob Martinez
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Barbara Alonso Novellino



Joined: 22 Oct 2003
Posts: 324
Location: Long Island, New York

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Art,

My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the death of your Father. It's such a sad time for you all.

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Fondly,

Barbara Alonso Novellino
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Bob
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Barbara. We all find strength and comfort in knowing that our pain has touched others and engendered a sympathetic response.
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tierradenadie



Joined: 27 Oct 2008
Posts: 253
Location: nyc

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/v/wJqwuFOU-Wk&hl=es&fs=1


Nun der Tag mich müd' gemacht,
soll mein sehnliches Verlangen
freundlich die gestirnte Nacht
wie ein müdes Kind empfangen.

Hände, laßt von allem Tun,
Stirn, vergiß du alles Denken.
Alle meine Sinne nun
wollen sich in Schlummer senken.

Und die Seele, unbewacht,
will in freien Flügen schweben,
um im Zauberkreis der Nacht
tief und tausendfach zu leben.


~ schlaf wohl, schlaf wohl ~
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Bob
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Location: Connecticut and Massachusetts

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Translation by Alamillo Fernandez

Puesto que el día me ha fatigado,
mi ardiente deseo debe
acoger amistosamente la noche estrellada
como un niño agotado lo haría.

Manos, cesad toda acción.
Mente, olvida todo pensamiento.
Todos mis sentidos
quieren ahora sumirse en el sueño.

Y el alma, sin custodia,
quiere remontarse con libres alas
para, en el círculo mágico de la noche,
vivir profundamente y de mil maneras.
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argayu



Joined: 16 Mar 2004
Posts: 89
Location: Mieres del Camín

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Que la tierra-y seya leve.
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Art
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Joined: 17 Feb 2003
Posts: 4487
Location: Maryland

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you all for your messages of support here and by snail mail and email. Bob's right: it touched us that so many of you donated to Opportunity Builders, Inc. Thank you!

My dad had been dealing with the early stages of Alzheimer's, but this was unexpected. We don't know what caused it, but his blood platelet count dropped extremely low and caused a massive cerebral hemorrhage.

My father was a smart, hard-working, and unusually humble man. He loved studying maps, traveling, and helping others. He was very active (and thus well-loved) in his local church. All in all, his was a life well-lived.

To his credit, he enjoyed visiting Asturias and my mom's cousins there. He was also very supportive of my Asturianista interests. I suppose he married into being an honorary Asturian!

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Gracias a todos para sus mensajes de apoyo aquí y por correos y correo electrónico. Bob tiene razón: Nos emocionamos que tantos donasteis al Opportunity Builders, Inc. !Lo agradecemos!

Mi padre había estado tratando con las etapas tempranas de Alzheimers, pero ésto era inesperado. No sabemos lo que lo causó, pero el indice de plaquetas de su sangre se cayó muy bajo y causó una hemorragia cerebral masiva.

Mi padre era un hombre agudo, trabajador, y excepcionalmente modesto. Le encantó estudiar mapas, viajar, y ayudar de otros. Era muy activo (y así bien amado [¿querido?]) en su iglesia local. A fin de cuentas, vivió la vida muy bien.

A su crédito, disfrutó visitar Asturias y a los primos de mi madre. También apoyó en mis intereses asturianistas. ¡Supongo que cuando se casó con mi madre, volvió ser asturiano honorario!
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Xose



Joined: 24 Oct 2003
Posts: 338
Location: Washington, D.C.

PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just saw this. So sorry to hear of your loss, Art. Our thoughts are with you! Sad
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Art
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Location: Maryland

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Xose.

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Gracias, Xose.
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Raquel M



Joined: 30 Jan 2009
Posts: 609
Location: USA

PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:56 pm    Post subject: Mi sentido pesame. Reply with quote

Me acabo de enterar, siento mucho la noticia del fallecimiento de tu
padre, la separacion duele enormemente y el unico consuelo es el saber
que algun dia nos vamos a reunir todos de nuevo.
Que Dios te bendiga, Raquel
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Marta Elena Díaz García
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Joined: 07 Sep 2003
Posts: 365
Location: Molleda. Corvera de Asturias

PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:38 pm    Post subject: My deepest sympathies Reply with quote


Dear Art:
I have just read the mail of Raquel.
I am sorry for your loss.
Please, have my heartfelt condolences.

Marta.
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letyane



Joined: 26 Nov 2009
Posts: 11
Location: Florida

PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Art

Yo tambien siento mucho tu perdida, Que dios te de fortaleza para estos dias tan dificiles. Mi familia y yo los pondremos en nuestras oraciones.

Letyane
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Art
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Posts: 4487
Location: Maryland

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to everyone for their warm thoughts!

¡Gracias a todos por vuestros pensamientos cariñosos!
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