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NO PLANET FOR TODAY, AT LEAST, AS WE GATHER OURSELVES

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My Dear Readers:

There will be no fresh content today on THE PLANET (at least today and perhaps longer). We received terrible news on Saturday. Our brother Peter died suddenly at home on Friday. I ask for your kind indulgence in the interim.

Thanks for your understanding. I thank all those who have contacted me, on this site or in some other fashion, with condolences. They mean more than you realize.

My brother Pete was the oldest of three boys, six years older than me and three years ahead of Mike. Pete provided us with a great example of how to be a boy then, later, how to be a man. There is a hole now, an empty part, but I hold it true that we rise on the “stepping stones of our dead selves to higher things … Let Love clasp Grief lest both be drowned.” These are the comforting words of Alfred Tennyson, from his epic poem, “In Memorium.” It’s the alarm clock that wakes me from a nightmare.

I hope to find it in me to write a proper tribute to Peter, but that must come of its own choosing.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

DAN VALENTI

JUNE 17, 2013

 

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Shakes His Head
Shakes His Head
9 years ago

Condolences and prayers.

Tom Sakshaug
Tom Sakshaug
9 years ago

So sorry Dan.

bobbyd
bobbyd
9 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Joe Pinhead
Joe Pinhead
9 years ago

Sorry to hear Dan, thoughts and prayers

Scott
Scott
9 years ago

Sorry for your loss def interested in a piece on your brothers life as a tribute to him and his accomplishments when you’re ready.

B. Clairmont
B. Clairmont
9 years ago

Sorry for your loss, Dan.

Donna Todd Rivers
Donna Todd Rivers
9 years ago

Dan,

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. My prayers and condolences to you and your wife.

Dave
Dave
9 years ago

My prayers and condolences Dan.

FPR
FPR
9 years ago

Dan,

My condolences and deepest sympathy.

dusty
dusty
9 years ago

So sorry to hear of your loss Dan.

Magic
Magic
9 years ago

So sorry for your loss

Joe Blow
Joe Blow
9 years ago

Dan, Sorry for your loss.

Varsity mom
Varsity mom
9 years ago

Saying prayers for you and your family at this sad time. So sorry, Dan.

JerryPosner
JerryPosner
9 years ago

Lynne and I are very sorry for your loss. Heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

The Kraken
The Kraken
9 years ago

Dan, please accept my condolences on the loss of your brother.

tito
tito
9 years ago

Dan, please accept my heartfelt condolence on the loss of your brother.

Downtown Dweller
Downtown Dweller
9 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

Stevo
Stevo
9 years ago

Thoughts and prayers to you and your clan Dan.

TKO
TKO
9 years ago

Sorry for your loss. It must be so difficult to lose a brother. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Ron Kitterman
Ron Kitterman
9 years ago

So sorry for you loss Dan, our sympathy and prayers are with you and your family for sure. God Speed

Bill Sturgeon
Bill Sturgeon
9 years ago

Dan, my prayers and thoughts are with you and yours. Let your faith be your strength. Bill

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
9 years ago

Dan,
I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

jlo
jlo
9 years ago

Dan – So sorry for your loss, it makes one appreciate the true importance of those things we hold so dear.