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Not a day goes by that I dont think of Michael. We went to art school together, he was a kind, funny, and a very thoughtful person. His art meant everything to him, he was very devoted to everything he did and put his heart and mind to. I did not know his family, but i'm sure they miss him very much. I just wanted to say he is still in my prayers. Everytime I am drawing and painting I think of him and how much it meant to him, and how he lived each day doing what he loved most-
Yesterday I was on the USS Russell and walked passed Noeth Training Room. Then I walked in there was a big tv, 2 computers and the most bible from every religion that I had ever seen.
But the thing that got to me and the reason I am writing this is becuase on the wall was a picture of You(Michael) drawing a picture on the deck of the USS Russell it really touched my heart and I know that you were a person who loved and cared for others.
Because of you the men and woman now have a room they can go to relax and have a good time watching tv or reading a bible.
Thank you for being such a great person
I remember when Noeth and I were friends when he was still a BM on the USS Russell. I also remember when his artwork was first shown in the PX and when he was asked if he wanted to reclass.
I will miss all his jokes. He was always joking about his job and about the way he always wore his yamulka(?) under his ball cap. I still have a hard time believing that he is gone, sometimes.
I will not forget you, Noeth.
On-board USS RUSSEL, I remeber Michael, back then, SN Noath, as a shy but very caring individual. He never did anything half way, even on my Fire Parties. I also remeber him asking me if it were alright to borrow one of my sailors to pose for what I believe to be his first painting. It is that of a Navy Firefighter involved in what I believe to be a fight for life. He cought the passion, fear, and determination, all that is needed when combating a fire on-board a ship. So much, I asked him if I could buy it from him when it was completed. It's kind of funny how he reacted to my request, really not knowing what to do or say and he also had that look of suprise on his face. Now I look up at this painting on my wall every day and think of how such a talent was taken at such an early time in life. If we could only turn back the time.
I met Michael on the Cennini Forum where we discussed art; techniques and philosophy. You will not be forgotten, Michael. After your death I spent four years as a Coast Guard volunteer patrolling ports and standing watches at CG stations. I recently qualified as an official Coast Guard Artist. All of this was done in your memory and the memory of the other 9/11 victims. God bless you!
Originally posted by crisko
When you feel your resolve starting to fade, when the gas starts to put a crunch on your finances....
Originally posted by dgtempe
They would still be alive....
....Were it not for the gross negligence our government exhibited on that fateful day.......
A day we will never forget.
Originally posted by dgtempe
Skippy- you're entitled to your opinion.
It doesnt do any good to rehash the entire scenario again.
Originally posted by skippytjc
Your wholesale sweeping dismissal of any responsibility on the people who actually flew those planes is the scariest thing I have ever read on these boards.