ForeverMissed
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Posted by brian polhamus on October 11, 2020
106th Birthday....your memory brings hope, to such a hard personal time for me and others in 2020
Posted by Daniel Joseph on October 7, 2020
I cannot believe 12 years have passed since you left us here. Of course, I did not forget "the day" nor your very soon what would be your upcoming birthday... 106 years old this year if still here, Good Gosha Golly!

I'm thankful for the 20 years I largely spent under your benevolent tutelage and seasoned charisma. I only wish I had more.

By the way, "The Haven of Rest" on Magnolia just got a new paint job and has been recast in shades of blue and lavender. Personally, I like it and even though it's a transition from the former 'traditional' brick red and white scheme, somehow, I think you would approve of the new hues.

Miss you much my mentor.
Posted by Kathryn Martino on October 6, 2020
Eternally loved and forever missed,
your Adele Monroe
Posted by Lee Haynesworth on October 6, 2020
You're up there living it up while us hamsters are still on the Wheel. I miss you bud and I'll never forget that video we made. Hope you're making plenty of them up there.
Posted by brian polhamus on October 7, 2018
Still my mentor. As I quote you often, and I pass on your wisdom to generations present and to come. Everyone, I see pictures of myself in recent years, and say that pose looks like a pose Bart did while he was here. I know he is always with us. One day we will be reunited
Posted by Daniel Joseph on October 6, 2018
Today marks a decade since your departure... 10 solid years since you shed your mortal coil and left us here to fend off the wolves and find our respective way through so much morass. But I am grateful for having the most exemplary navigator, teacher, and mentor a man could hope to have.
Clearly, your earthly obligations, whatever they may have been were completely met and "then some".

Your exit seems timely in so many ways as the world despite always changing, seems to be rearranging into increasingly unfamiliar tangents and trajectories. Perhaps that's just my middle age angst or ennui... But I suspect much of what I experience holds objective merit and to summarize, I reflect upon the storehouse of memories and recollections from the good 20 years under your 'tutelage' and it still serves me well. Can you believe that since knowing you as a boy in his mid-teens, I myself am nearing 50 years old? Yes, in a mere couple of years "plus", I'll reach that mark and then perhaps, "Onward, Forward" further from there. We'll see.
I post this testimonial as an ongoing assertion to your timeless influence and benevolent light, cast upon all who had the good fortune of knowing you. So much has changed in the past decade, I suspect you would find much of the world completely unrecognizable. But then again, your wisdom and intelligence would quickly see the eternal forces at work and play that underlie such and you would {if I may be so presumptuous}, likely kick back in that recliner of yours, pull your feet upon the ottoman, and quip "It's all a bunch of baloney, Danny!"... Before or after taking a prime puff of one of your "prized" CVS cigars, no doubt. The musing and much of "The World" itself, reduced to an ephemeral puff of smoke while REAL LIFE is experienced and undertaken in the sanctum of your "hallowed halls"... Porch, Living Room, or Kitchen, even.
Time marches on always but I always Remember. "Always In Memory".
And Thank You for the memories and everything good and wholesome that extenuates from such. Your spirit remains with me.
Posted by Kathryn Martino on October 6, 2018
An essence so pure and true,
a character so strong
that a decade seems but a moment,
Your memory brightly shines on! 
Eternally loved and forever missed,
your Adele Monroe
Posted by brian polhamus on October 12, 2017
I still think of you often,and the mentor you were to my life. But you have passed on things to me. I find myself as I get older taking on certain qualities which you exhibited. I hope I can pass those qualities on as well
Posted by Daniel Joseph on October 6, 2017
Thinking of you today, and always. Nine years have passed... One more makes things even-Steven as a solid decade since you've departed.

Your absence is conspicuously felt and noted. Rest In perpetual peace my good man and mentor.

I-We Miss You.
Posted by Kathryn Martino on October 6, 2017
"Love is anterior to life,
Posterior to death,
Initial of creation, and
The exponent of breath". Dickinson

Your spirit lives on eternally, an echoing whisper deep within my heart. Nine years feels but a day, our love will never part.
Deeply loved and forever missed,
Your Adele Monroe
Posted by Kathryn Martino on October 10, 2016
Thinking of and missing you on your Birthday dear Uncle and friend. Time passes, life changes but your memory has not dimmed.
"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Dickinson. 
Your fan forever, Adele Monroe
Posted by Daniel Joseph on October 10, 2016
Happy Birthday! The years proceed and memories may fade, but sir, for you, I'll never 'turn the page'.
Posted by Daniel Joseph on October 12, 2015
Happy {belated} 101st Birthday to you my friend and mentor! You are never forgotten; As your legacy lives on in those who live after you - still touched by your shining example and sagacious wit.

MIssing you much and often.
Posted by Kathryn Martino on October 6, 2015
"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living." Cicero  Never forgotten, truly missed. Always loved by your Adele Monroe <3
Posted by brian polhamus on October 8, 2014
Hi everyone it's me Brian,
                     I must say in memory and adulation the Centennial of Bart's life this Friday the 10th of October 2014 (October 10th, 1914-October 10th, 2014).
Posted by Kathryn Martino on October 7, 2014
Thinking of you today, as always with lots of love. 6 years gone by and the presence of your spirit is just as strong as the day you left; and memory of you is not even a whisper less- as it will always be. Missed, always- never forgotten. Thank you for such great memories, of wonderful carefree times. Always, your Adele Monroe
Posted by Daniel Joseph on October 6, 2014
6 years gone, time passes on, So much already has changed yet the core remains the same. Missing you always my friend and mentor.
Posted by Paul L Goodman-Glover on October 12, 2013
Not long ago I looked forward to tea and tastycakes. Now I look forward to that great heavenly feast with you and all those who God may see fit to sit at His table in eternal peace. Thank You for Bart Lord.
Posted by brian polhamus on October 7, 2013
Five years, I cannot believe. "How much more life is more lonely".
Posted by Daniel Joseph on October 6, 2013
It was 5 years ago today that you left us... Thinking of you today and always.
Posted by Daniel Joseph on October 8, 2012
As is always the case, I am thinking about you most especially this week as it encapsulates both your birthday and date of passing. So many memories I truly treasure as they are all I now have left. And I am forever indebted to you for helping me through the storms of life and for always being the epitome of consideration and friendship. Always remembered, never, ever forgotten.
Posted by Lee Haynesworth on October 10, 2011
Miss ya buddy. you were like the grandfather i never had. always hangin out with us kids and never failing to put a smile on our faces.
Posted by Daniel Joseph on October 10, 2011
Thinking of you today and always..."Happy Birthday" my good man!
Posted by Kathryn Martino on October 6, 2011
Death is a dialogue between the spirit & the dust. "Dissolve" says death. The Spirit "Sir, I have another trust." Death doubts it, argues from the ground. The Spirit turns away,Just laying off for evidence, an overlay of clay. E.Dickinson~ Forever dusted in your spirit,A.Monroe:)
Posted by Dan McNeill on October 6, 2011
To live on fondly in so many memories is the greatest tribute to the man that you were. Rest in the Peace of the Lord Bart.
Posted by scott mcginty on February 19, 2011
In Loving Memory of Bart Rees..may you always remain in our hearts and in our prayers until the day we are all reunited once again..We Love You and miss you dearly
Posted by Daniel Joseph on October 5, 2010
A small homage to a man whom I will always hold in the highest esteem as a mentor and a friend. Thanks for the memories Bart...truly forever missed.

Posted by brian polhamus on October 5, 2010
I still have forgot where I left off, and where to go next, 30 years is a long time on a daily basis.
Posted by Kathryn Martino on October 5, 2010
You are deeply missed my Uncle, my Larger Than Life Mentor, my Friend...much more than words could ever say. You are a true original, a one-of-a-kind character who made a deep & lasting impression on all who were blessed to know you.
Posted by Paul L Goodman-Glover on October 5, 2010
A man for all seasons with a spirit that will never die we pray.
Posted by Dan McNeill on October 5, 2010
A life well lived, simple yet profound. A friend to all.
Rest well Bart. may the good Lord hold you in his heart.

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