Skip to comments.T'wit, FReeper extraordinaire, has died.
Posted on 08/05/2007 3:55:55 AM PDT by 8mmMauser
A great FReeper and close friend passed. Twit, also known as Timothy Wheeler passed on. In tribute, I would like to make this the August thread of Terri Dailies, the topic foremost in Twit thoughts.
Tim was a man of great faith, a faith that grew stronger especially in recent months. As I type this, I still am not yet coherent, as I try to awaken and sip a good coffee brought to me recently by Tim. In his usual fashion, he probably figured I would appreciate a little care package and would appreciate the better quality than the usual fare we would fix.
But I do not want this thread to be maudlin, nor a reminiscing on anecdotes, rather a stab at what Tim would want.
Twit was passionate about the beauty of nature, of good books, good music, and intellectual challenge, but mostly he was passionate about his love for our America, for Jim Robinsons FreeRepublic, and for our fight for those in the plight of Terri Schiavo. For the latter, he sought justice and fervently hoped and prayed we on Terris List would carry on this battle against the evils of those who would control who lived and died.
In our many talks, he would sound like a poster boy for all the stated position of Jim Robinson.
His wife told me last evening the final thoughts he had. As can be expected, it was for us to continue our fight as we have done already. She hoped that rather than flowers or donations sent, that donations be directed at causes like that supporting Terris Legacy, the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation. In this way, we remember him and further his wishes. Twit and I talked a lot about faith and I can reassure all, his faith in Our Lord was strong and growing stronger, a comfort to me that he carried it to the end.
My words come out with difficulty this morning, but should flow better later, although without the word play and banter we would sometimes engage, at least for now. Twit would be upset if I quit the puns for long, though.
We will continue our prayers for T'wit and his wife and family.
Requiescant in Pacem dear friend.
I appreciate both yours and T’wit’s dedication to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, 8mm.
Whenever I saw T’wit’s name, I thought of the biblical sparrow.
T'wit's recent favorite biblical phrase was the Latin, "Pray for him" and now it applies to T'wit.
Ora pro eo.
Word fail when heartfelt thoughts don’t. Sorry to hear this. Thank you.
His piercing truth, passion for the vulnerable and way with words
will be greatly missed.
Ping to our thread...
T'wit, when you meet up with Terry, give her a huge hug from all of us!
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”
Prayers for family .................
God be with you, Tim.
That was very moving 8m. With tears in my eyes....I thank you for that. Rest well dear T’Wit.
My deepest condolences. Prayers for Tim’s family and loved ones.
We lost a great friend. Between the posts and the PMs, I feel as if I met T’wit in person.
My prayers are going up for his family and you - a close friend!
A friend is like a shade tree
Beside a summer way.
A friend is like the sunshine
That makes a perfect day.
A friend is like a flower
That’s worn close to the heart.
A friend is like a treasure
With which one will not part.
What a lovely poem.
We learned so much from T’wit about Terri Schiavo - he had the facts on everything, between his memory and the sources he gave us.
I had this in my personal files, for instance, which T’wit posted:
“from T’wit - Terri and 14th amendment: