2,996 – Requiem For One Never Met

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(For Cynthia Giugliano)

We never had the chance to meet. We lived far apart and traveled in different circles. I know you only through the words of others. Those heartfelt, hurt and longing words of those who did know you and miss you so very much. Words that describe a loyal friend, a respected coworker, a person sorely missed.

We never had the chance to meet. You spent your working hours helping people. You made people around you laugh and were there when a friend needed you. Your friends remember someone who was professional, yet also had a sense of humor. A ready smile and a kind word. The people who knew you can still feel you all about, that is how strong your presence was.

We never had the chance to meet. You left a void within those who knew you. That is both a terrible and a wonderful thing. It is terrible for those who miss you so much but a wonderful tribute to you that you left such an impression behind you. I know you only through the words of others who miss you so much. But those words paint a picture of one I would have been proud to have consider me a friend. May you rest in peace knowing that you are so loved and missed. 

We never had the chance to meet.

How very sad those words are.

2,996 Mirror  here. (Please use this link to view the whole list of tributes. The 2,996 website is crashing due to overload).

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6 Responses to 2,996 – Requiem For One Never Met

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  2. beth says:

    very sad, indeed.

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  4. Kim says:

    A permalink has been created for the 2996 database (I am helping out as a list captain).

    You may have noticed that the main site for 2996 has gone down repeatedly, due to the extremely high volume of traffic this project generated. Mirror sites have been put up that show the list of names and links. If you can, please change your link to the list to one of the following sites:

    • http://www.madmommajen.com/?p=3
    • http://bamapachyderm.com/2996-the-911-tributes/
    • http://www.onebigdog.net/2996-tributes/

    Thank you for taking the time to write this tribute.

  5. Gaius says:

    Switched the link over, Kim.

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