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Rusty Van Reeves passed away

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    Rusty Van Reeves passed away

    Rusty, my beloved friend and fellow writer, passed away this week. Here is a link to his Facebook Page.

    "Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence." Lin Yutang


    He was one of my favorites of all time. He was a good person to know and a better friend to have.
    If there is light
    it will find

    --Charles Bukowski


      OMG! What! how?
      And the truth shall set you free.


        Wow, this is shocking news. Such a loss.
        The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom
        --General George Patton

        Complex problems need to be solved collectively.
        ––Paul Nussbaum


          On no....this is so sad.


            so sad to hear!!!

            Praying for all...sigh....


              That was sad
              TH 12, 43 years post


                Yeah, Bente, it's sad. My sympathies to his family. We have to squeeze as much joy as possible from each moment in our lives, because each one could be our last. I think Rusty did that very well.
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                  Rusty could not attend, but was good enough to burn us a CD for the first DC Rally in 2006. They were our fight songs, songs like Los Lonely Boys Heaven, Eddy Brickell's cover of Hard Rains Gona Fall, CCR's Senator's Son. I thanked him in an email and he was most gracious. When they played on the pa with the Capital in the backround, it was a very emotional moment for me. Each song belonged there with us.
                  To this day when ever I hear Heaven (most especially) I think of 2006 DC and Rusty's wonderful contribution to that special day!

                  This is for you Rusty,


                  Save me from this prison
                  Lord help me get away
                  Cause only you can save me now
                  From this misery
                  Cause I've been lost in my own place
                  And I'm getting' weary
                  How far is heaven
                  And I know I need to change
                  My ways of livin'
                  How far is heaven, Lord can you tell me

                  Cause I've been locked up way too long
                  In this crazy world, how far is heaven
                  I just keep on prayin' Lord
                  Just keep on livin', how far is heaven
                  Lord can you tell me, how far is heaven
                  I just got to know how far, how far is heaven
                  Lord can you tell me

                  Tu que estas en alto cielo,
                  Echame tu bendiciòn
                  [translated from Spanish]
                  [You that's in a higher place
                  Send me down a blessing]

                  Cause I know there's a better place
                  Than this place I'm livin', how far is heaven
                  So I just got to show some faith
                  And just keep on giving, how far is heaven
                  Lord can you tell me, how far is heaven
                  I just wanna know how far, how far is heaven,
                  Lord can you tell me, how far is heaven,
                  'cause I just gotta know how far,
                  I just wanna know far



                    Oh, man...

                    Rusty was a good guy, and too young to die.


                      No!!! I just was looking at his book the other day.

                      I am so sorry to hear this and such a shock.

                      Such a loss for our community. A truly wonderful person.

                      My heart goes out to his family.
                      T12-L2; Burst fracture L1: Incomplete walking with AFO's and cane since 1989

                      My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Author Unknown


                        Awww Rus ........ I wish you peace !

                        ~ Be the change you wish to see in the world ~ Mahatma Gandi

                        " calling all Angels ...... calling all Angels ....walk me through this one .. don't leave me alone .... calling all Angels .... calling all Angels .... we're tryin' and we're hopin' cause we're not sure how ....... this .... goes ..."
                        Jane Siberry


                          A very sad loss. A talented writer and always thought of him as someone who did an incredible job of facing the adversities posed by high level disability and pushing on through to make a very accomplished life for himself and shared with others.

                          Rest in peace Rusty.


                            am very sorry to hear this.


                              First Dodger and now Rusty they were two of the small group that helped me right after my release from rehab ten years ago. Rusty sent me signed copies of his books which I donated to the local library after I read them. I also read his weekly column in his local paper he was a talented author. My sympathy goes out to his family at this time