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Remembering Garrett's "Dash" Today in Honor & Celebration

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Garrett Meant so much to us all in some form or fashion.

For those that knew him Best, his Mom, Dad, Sister Shannon, The Bazzy's, and coutless others at his School.

Remember this for ever

Garrett Michael Berg

June 24, 1985 - September 22, 2002 [My Son will live forever in my Heart]

~The Dash©~

by Linda Ellis


I read of a reverend who stood to speak

at the funeral of his friend.

He referred to the date

on his tombstone

from the beginning... to the end.

He noted that first came the date of his birth

and spoke of the date with tears

but he said what mattered most of all

was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time

that he spent alive on earth, and

now only those who loved him know

what that little line is worth.

For it matters not how much we own;

the cars, the house, the cash.

What matters is how we live and loved

and how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard,

Are there things you'd like to change?

For you never know how much time is left

You could be at "dash mid-range"

If we could just slow down enough

to consider what's true and real,

and always try to understand

the way other people feel, and

be less quick to anger,

show appreciation more

and love the people in our life like

we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect,

more often wear a smile

remembering that this special dash

might only last a little while.

So when your eulogy is being read

with your life's actions to rehash...

would you be pleased with the things they say

about how you spent your dash?

May Garretts legacy be for all is how he spent his DASH, Garretts stories are filled with how he helped, went out of the way and always had a good thing to say. Garrett to us at ThumperTalk is known as Motoman393, some of us knew only a fraction of him in contrast to his RIDING BUDDS.

I long to hear and will sit for hours to hear stories of Garrett, If only I had the chance to part of his Dash

God Speed Garrett~Motoman393

I know that where you are now is filled with joy, love and peace.

See Ya My Friend

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Never thought how much just one little dash could represent. Once agaon E.G.O. your opening my eyes.

Thanks for letting me see just a little bit clearer.

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The "Dash" was printed and distributed at his funeral. I think it had actually come from someone at Texas Yamaha who had lost a dear friend to cancer. Who had gotten his last ride in at Lake Whitney and passed away the same day.

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I ran across this post this morning - it touched me and brought back many memories of my son. Here is the History.

This was given to our family by Alex a former of employee of Texas Yamaha. He came to our front door a couple days after Garrett had 'past' with tears in his eyes and told me that this was read at his Grandfathers funeral. He said that he felt it was appropriate for Garrett and wanted us to have it. I read it and was completely blown away..... it touched my heart deeply - still does!

Thanks E.G.O for posting this. I still cry when I read it, but the "tears" are different now. I am proud of what my son stood for.

A moment of 'reflection.' I am going riding now - at Splendora

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