My turn, on keeping it alive. I just went back, the first time in years, and was reading some bits of the Alliance webpage - my life has gone in a direction I never expected, and I haven't done any larping in YEARS. Saw a reference to John, whom I've thought of, off and on throughout the years.
I can still hear his voice ringing in my years, shouting, "You Bitch!" at me (lol, totally in character, as my son the Baron Bryan). So totally unlike the REAL John, who was very nice, sweet, and supportive to me, while I was at the end of a miserable marriage, and going through a divorce.
The last email correspondence I had from him, was his point of view of the events of September 11th, 2001. I still have it saved somewhere, I think (I hope), and the overall flavor of the story was compassion, sadness, and shock - pretty much summing it up for all of us.
Colleen and Patrick, I'm very, truly sorry for your loss. Words don't come close, I know. I will ALWAYS think of John as one of the GREATEST, most loving, kind people I've ever met.
Maribeth (aka Isabella, that biata bitch with a superiority complex)