Remembering Phil
November 30th, 2009 by Mike

Yesterday, we said farewell to one of my oldest friends. Phil Murphy was killed in an accident last week.

Phil Murphy

Last week, I was starting my Christmas card list and came across Phil and Randy’s address on last year’s list. I made a note to call and check in. It had been too long. I never got the chance. The next day, a mutual friend sent me a message on facebook saying that he’d been killed in an accident.

I have this jumble of thoughts and memories of Phil that I want to share, but honestly, I just can’t summon the words right now. He was a good guy who would give you the shirt off his back.

Phil’s funeral reminded me about something in his life, that he was able to bring together a diverse group of people and make them come together and laugh. That was the Phil we knew, and that was the Phil we loved.  One of the speakers at his funeral said that heaven is a much richer place now and Earth is much poorer. I couldn’t agree more.

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