Long time no play

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Long time no play

Post by tbrennan » Thu May 06, 2004 5:01 pm

Hey all,

Haven't been on for months but wanted you to know I'm okay. Stopped playing back in August (I think...) when my five year old son's health took a not unexpected turn for the worse. He died in September, and I just haven't had much interest (or, honestly, time) since for chess. Hard hard months, but my wife and I are doing as well as can be expected. I may get back into it yet, but, if not, thanks for the hundreds of games and for all of the friendly chat-

Tim Brennan[/list]

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Post by pe » Thu May 06, 2004 5:57 pm


not much one can say...

i've got a 5 year old son...

i hope somehow you and your family can go on...

i hope those 5 years were meaningfull. i dont know : what can i say.

my thoughts are with you...

strength and courage,


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My condolences

Post by muabdib » Fri May 07, 2004 2:15 am


I feel deeply sorry for you and your wife. I can’t find any words to express my compassion and my sadness. If a child passes away it’s a part of our own life we’re losing. Once again I express my deepest sympathy with you and your wife and if ever you feel like playing chess might be some kind of distraction I’d be happy if you challenged me.

Regards and condolences

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Post by jjones » Fri May 07, 2004 5:30 pm

Hi Tim.

Damn my friend...there is nothing I can say that I am sure has not been said to you.
My thoughts are with you and I will always remember our games very fondly, wins losses and draws!
If you decide to play, know you will always be welcome at my chessboard!!

You TAKE CARE and my very best wishes and thought go with you!!


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My Condolences

Post by knightowl » Mon May 24, 2004 12:36 pm


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Post by davidswhite » Mon May 24, 2004 6:01 pm

Dear Tim,

It breaks my heart to learn of your loss.
There are no words that can reach and salve that innermost hurt
carried by you and your wife.
I wish for you both the solace that time promises to bring.
My sincere condolences,

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Post by hamot » Wed May 26, 2004 7:50 am

Tim -

I, too, want to offer my condolances. Having 5 children of my own, I can't imangine the pain you and your wife must've gone through. Take care, my friend.


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Love and light and blessings to you and your family.

Post by bluerook » Mon May 31, 2004 10:03 am


I send you and your family love and light.

My son, Robin, was born in 1966 and died in 1967 from a birth defect.

I recently (April 2004) learned that Robin died so that I could learn to let go of things and people that I tend to wrongfully cling to. I also learned that Robin (his spirit) is still very much alive is very happy where he is now.

Many blessings,


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