A Tribute To A Very Dear Friend

Dusty's land.
Dusty's land. | Source

How sad it was to hear of the passing of fellow writer and dear friend Dusty Tibbs.

Dusty lived in Arizona on his secluded ranch with his Rottweilers and horses.

There have been many tributes to him already and many more to follow I am sure.

We kept in touch through our writing and emails;one day he sent me a lengthy email covering his younger years and some very special moments of how he had cared for others.

I realised through these just what a wonderfully kind hearted man he really was.Dusty had a big heart and a kind character.I refer to my friend as a character because this is just what he was.Larger than life ; unique hardworking with goodness ,love and sincerity flowing through him.

His own little corner of his world he loved and through his many stories of his every day life that we all came to love him.

A Song For Dusty: "I Did It My Way".

Dusty himself.
Dusty himself. | Source

Acrostic:Dusty Tibbs.

Dusty Tibbs my friend

United we share our love of you

So special;so unique;so treasured.

There your stood larger than life

Your strength;sincerity;compassion and true heart one from you.

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Thank you for being a part of our lives

I we will miss you so

Beauty shone from your wonderful heart

Beside us you will always be

So special you were to us all!!

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Haiku:In Eternal Peace.

Oh I know for sure

An angel has heaven gained

In eternal peace.

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Rictameter:Dusty.

Dusty

A character

Such beauty shining through

A warmer heart could never be

A life so filled with compassion and care

Your shining light will guide us all

You will be so missed

Forevermore

Dusty

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Verse:Like Our Friend Dusty.

Look up to heaven

Look at the new star

Look up with fondness

At our friend Dusty.

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Remember with fondness

Remember with laughter

Remember with love

Yes our friend Dusty.

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Let us try to follow

Let us try to share

Let us live our lives

Like our friend Dusty.


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I shall remember you with pride and fondness as you shine your guiding light on us all.You are in our hearts to stay.

Rest In Peace my dear friend Dusty.

Eddy.

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Comments 89 comments

Janhorner 4 years ago

What a beautiful tribute. I did not know Dusty but he obviously was a much loved man. Love the track and images and the poem so full of love for a wonderful spirit.

Jan

Voted up, for Dusty!


Ghaelach 4 years ago

Hi Eddy.

A wonderful tribute to Dusty.

Well written.

LOL Ghaelach


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Janhorner.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Ghaelach ;your words are always so appreciated and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Eddy, I did not know Dusty, but from all your wrote here, it sounds like he was a wonderful man and I am so sorry for your loss. Hope you are doing Ok today and am thinking of you!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Voted everything but funny. Not much else I can say as you've said it all. I didn't know Dusty but saw some of his comments here and there. God Bless Eddy.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Hi Eddy,

What a beautiful tribute to Dusty. He was a character with a big heart and did do things his way, as in that touching Elvis song that you chose for him.

Voted up, useful and beautiful.

Sending a Bouquet of Hub Hugs and Love to You, and also in Dusty's Memory,

Gail


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Janine ;it is at times lie this that we realise how close we become to our friends on here.

Thanks for taking the time to read about a wonderful character and have a great day yourself.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you s very much tillsontitan and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Gail for this comment and aslo for taking a little time to remember our dear friend.

Have a great day.

Eddy.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

A very good tribute to your friend. I did not know Dusty but I´m sure he was a good man. May he rest in peace. Thanks for sharing.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Thelma for stopping by and leaving a great comment .He was indeed one of life's gems as all the many tributes to him emphasise. Thanks again Thelma and I wish you a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Eddy i am crying . i did not know hé had passed . what a sweet man hé was and à great writer .. this is à beautiful tribute for Dusty . God bless him and you for. writing this . debbie


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Oh thank you so much for your movimg comment;he was loved by so many of us and will be missed. Lots of love and hugs Debbie my dear friend.

Eddy.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

what a wonderful tribute eddy.. bless you


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Dusty was one of a kind; when he left a comment it was one heck of a comment, bordering on a short story. LOL He was a character and a good man, and you have given him a beautiful tribute.

blessings to you my friend

billy


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

This is a great and wonderful tribute to a very awesome man and writer her on HP. Well done !

Vote up and more !!!


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

I shared this.. everyone needs to know

Debbie


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

Dusty was a beautiful soul and your poetry does him justice.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Eddy,

A tribute as only you can...I will be adding this link to my interview with Dusty...these pieces are like a growing floral bouquet of all our special memories.

Voted UP and UABI. Hugs, Maria


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Laurinzo Scott 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

What a very special tribute Eiddwen... I am sure Dusty is looking on and smiling at this.... Wow!


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

That is wonderful tribute. I am sorry to read about Dusty leaving us and I hope he is in heaven looking down reading this beautiful poem. Happy Thanksgiving eiddwen.


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lorlie6 4 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Oh, Eiddwen, I had no idea he had passed. We had also been in contact, though it has been awhile since I last spoke with him.

You have done him a wonderful and poignant service in this Hub. I am sure he would be proud.

L,

Laurel


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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Oh no...I am so sorry to hear of his passing.

“An angel has heaven gained

In eternal peace...”

So very true! This is a beautiful tribute, Eddy.


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eHealer 4 years ago from Las Vegas

hello Eddy, what a beautiful tribute. I feel like I may miss Dusty too. You are such an eloquent writer. What a beautiful thing to do for Dusty.


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loveofnight 4 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

Awesome and beautiful, my heart cries for you, but not in pain. They are tears of an empty space. I would love to include a link to this page on one of my hubs (that I am going to reedit) with your permission. The hub is entitled Surviving Death : http://hub.me/a3y1z Please feel free to visit.


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

This is a wonderful tribute. I came too late to know Dusty. I am so sorry for the loss.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Such a wonderful tribute to Dusty. I know he's smiling, so am i..Loved them all Eddy.


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

Eddy - Really a fine tribute to Dusty. I know he's looking down at your tribute, and the many others, and thinking to himself, "These hubpages folks are some really fine folks." Great job!


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Wow, very touching! Beautiful tribute to Dusty......

He will be missed! Take care, Eddy!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

Great tribute. I did not know Dusty well nor that he had passed on I am sorry to say. I will go in search to find out more detail. Thank you.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

A wonderful tribute Eddy. Though I don't know anything about, the comments say it all. Beautiful and sharing.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

50 caliber has been making his rounds on HP. You have added your beauty to this HP legend. Thank you.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Frank;have a great day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

He was ndeed one of a kind Billy ;with a heart of gold!! Our Dusty is going to be so greatly missed.May he rest in peace.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much kashmir and I wish you a great day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Debbie.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much for stopping by breakfastpop ;your visits always so appreciated.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Maria and your kind and caring words so greatly appreciated.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much also Laurinzo for taking thew time to stop by ,read and comment. I wish you a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much flashmakeit;your comments are always so appreciated .Enjoy your day and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Hi Lorlie so nice to see you on here ;thanks for stopping by;we do become such close friends on here and Dusty was one in a million;our dear friend is going to be so sadly missed .I hope all is well with you ;lots of love .

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Genna for stopping by and leaving a kind and caring comment.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you also eHealer.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Of course you may link this one onto yours and I will follow your link shortly.Thanks loveofnight.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you avainnovice.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Ruby;here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Your comment so appreciated.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much LaThing.Have a great day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Your comment so touching ;thanks for taking the time,.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much rajan.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much my dear friend Mhatter. Herr's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

eddy.


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

HI, Eddy, this was indeed a fine tribute to Dusty, sincere, and heartfelt. Sharing.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much midget. Have a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia

I am sorry for the loss of your friend Dusty and, that I did not have the pleasure of meeting him here on HP. Your tribute is beautiful and gives us all a glimpse into the relationship you had. I am sure Dusty is proud and happy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very mcuh lrc7815 and yes he was special for so many of us. A true character. Thanks for taking the time to read and leave a wonderful comment.

Eddy.


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Hi Eddy, what a beautiful tribute to this guy who sounds like a light in the dark! He'll be 'up there' smiling at the wonderful tribute you have paid him. This was very touching and very beautiful!!


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

A lovely endearing tribute to a friend Eddy... Very sweet...take care.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

What a beautiful tribute to a 'one in a million' Eddy


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida

Wow. What an amazing tribute. I am sure he is smiling down on you as you mark the passing of such a remarkable soul. And because of words like these he will be long remembered.

Sending Angels your way... :) ps


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azure_sky 4 years ago from Somewhere on the Beach, if I am lucky :)

What an amazing look into a life of a man that touched so many lives. I know that he will be missed here on hubpages tremendously. Thank you for sharing your wonderful memories with us, Eiddwen. Upped +++


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up. A really wonderful tribute Eddy. Dusty will be missed. Hugs.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Seeker7;Dusty will indeed be missed by many.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much carter06 and here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you Rosemay and so nice to see you on here.Here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Eddy.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much pstraubie and have awonderful day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

You are so right azure_sky;he will indeed be missed and lovingly remembered.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Gypsy my dear friend and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Eddy.


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Such a heart warming hub expressing to eloquently the life of this remarkable man. I never had the pleasure of knowing him but I have certainly learned so much from reading the touching sentiments by so many of his friends, such as yourself.

I am quite sure he is reading this with pride and a smile.

You are a good friend and so was he.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Oh thank you so very much shiningirisheyes.I always carry on about the great life-long friends I have made on here because once I rather scornfully said that it was impossible to do so!! I eat humble pie as I was so wrong and so gladly hold my hand up haha!!Dusty was indeed a star and I am sure he is still with us as we write.

Thanks for this great comment my friend and have a wonderful day.

Eddy.


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

Eddy my friend. You've scribed some beautiful words of tribute to our fallen friend Dusty. He was a shining light indeed for many of us and a true friend. I will miss him very much, yet I know he has gone home and he is now united with many friends and loved ones who went before him. Peace and blessings DUSTY and may you RIP knowing you were loved here on earth by so many. Well done Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thanks Vincent and you know as well as I do that he was indeed unique and a true character;larger than life!!!

It also drives home how close we have become and what we share we do so as life long friends!!!

You are also so right ;Dusty has indeed gone home and he will always be in our hearts.

Thanks for this comment Vincent and I also know how much he meant to us all on here.

Have a wonderful day and I will be calling over yours shortly.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Eddy,

You have written another beautiful tribute to Dusty. His war years seasoned him into becoming the man he was...and as the song so aptly says...he did things his way. His way was full of love and compassion for animals and people. He will surely be missed but well remembered. I am glad that our paths crossed on HP. It is amazing the friendships that can be forged via the Internet! Up and beautiful votes and sharing.


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Eddy, I did not know Dusty, but I'm sure you did him justice here with this great tribute. May he rest easy.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

A beautiful tribute to my uncle "Dusty". Eddy, he is a good man and always be my family. I was shocked when I hear about him. I believe that he is smiling now on heaven. My uncle.......rest in peace!

Best wishes, Prasetio


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Peggy and enjoy your day also.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you tobusiness and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

So nice to see you've called by prasetio and yes I am sure that Dusty is smiling down on us all. I wish you a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Thank you for this lovely tribute to Dusty, Eddy. I didn't know him, but I saw his comments on other people's hubs. He seemed like a very interesting character! It's very sad when a HubPages friend passes on. I am sorry for your loss, but happy that you've created this hub. It's a great opportunity for people to leave a comment in Dusty's memory.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you for this comment Alicia;Dusty was a character;unique and so sincere and the loss that is being felt by us the ones who knew him is a sign of how many will truly miss him.

Your words are so appreciated and enjoy your weekend.

Eddy.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

He sure was one of a kind. Dusty's presence was honest, true, strong and loving. We all can learn much from him and will greatly miss him.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you Brenda for stopping by to read and comment. Dusty will indeed be missed by so many and on here we become close because so many of us understand and we have the same passion on many varied topics.

Lots of love Brenda from my little corner of Wales.

Eddy.


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Eddy,

A beautiful tribute to Dusty. I can seeing him smiling down from heaven.

He was a special man. I am going to miss him.

Voted up and away and sharing.

Take care :)

Sue


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GusTheRedneck 4 years ago from USA

Eddy (Eiddwen) -

Thank you,

Gus


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very mcuh Sue for stopping by and leaving a caring comment. I wish you a wonderful weekend and yes Dusty will be so missed.

Eddy.


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Thank you Eddy for this beautiful tribute which brought tears to my eyes. I really miss Dusty. When I write a hub, I expect to see Dusty pop in or an email telling me what he is up too. He was bigger than life to many of us here on hubs and blessed to have known Dusty.

Thank you again for a beautiful hub. I know he is smiling.

Love,

Sunnie


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much GusTheRedneck and Sunnie ;your comments are so appreciated and I am sure Dusty has one big massive smile on his face.

Have wonderful day to you both.

Eddy.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Eddy, your tribute to Dusty is amazing. My heart squelched when I heard of his passing. (Does anyone know the cause?) His profile picture always reminds me of my ex-husband, my son's father, who died of bladder cancer almost six years ago. He hailed from Montana and had a beard down to his belly button. May they both rest in peace.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

It is so sad Shauna because Dusty was a larger than life character.

It obviously brings back dear memories of your husband to you also.Whatever we lose the one thing they can't take from us are our happy and proud memories. Have awonderful day ,my dear friend.

Eddy.

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