I lost a close friend today

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  1. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I just recieved word, one of my childhood friends, we grew up together...since I was four years old, passed away today, at home, taking a shower...he had health issues and this happened from natural causes

    we just had our high school reunion last week, he actually looked great there, he was trimming down, had a big smile on his face and a robust air about him, he was dancing with everyone and having a ball

    anyone that has been a yankee fan through the years would know this guy

    if you remember a few years back, when boggs was with the yankees, every game the camera would zoom into this guy in the stands, a round funny kid dancing as if he was a gift to the world

    his antics and dance were even the subject of a david letterman...the day letterman had boggs on the air, letterman shows a video of my friend and says

    "so what's the story with this guy"

    boggs says something like;

    "nobody knows"

    his name was Leslie Cohen, a big heart, never ever hurt anyone, and as god will be my witness, I never once heard him talk anyone down...ever

    back when everyone had fireworks for the fourth of july leslie, me and my other friends would actually have bottle rocket fights, lighting them up with "punks" while holding them and tossing them at each other, it seemed like leslie could out run our bottle rockets...we were pretty lucky they were easy to dodge because none of us ever got hit

    believe it or not this was something we did on the fourth of july in far rockaway new york, we came from a rough bunch of parents and we were a rough bunch of kids

    lesle always told us that when he became rich he would deposit a million dollars in each of our bank accounts...he meant it too.

    check out this story;

    we were driving home one night in leslie father's car, (back then we all used our parents car), and we were being loud, windows down, being obnoxous

    so this guy pulls up to the light we're stopped, he gets out of his car, he is easily over 6' tall and a tough guy trying to show off for his date

    he opens leslies door and pulls leslie out of the drivers seat

    leslie bounds out from his seat as if he's on a spring when they guy pulls him out, he grabs this monster of a guy below the hips, picks him up and slams him on the ground, pins his arms with his knees and tells the goon he'd better watch who he starts fights with.

    the rest of us didn't have time to get out of the car and leslie had it covered, nobody hurt though this guy surely wanted a brawl

    leslie is only about 5'5"...never started a fight but you couldn't start a fight with him either

    he was always on the move, loved life, loved hustling new deals, always a kind word for everyone

    whenever we wanted to go to a yankee game we could calll leslie, he had some kind of celebrity status because he was such a recognized charachter, they always let us in without tickets if we were with lesly

    I am gonna miss my friend

    Leslie Cohen, rest easy, rest well.
     
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  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    I am sorry for your loss. Stay strong Perris.
     
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  3. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Re: lost one of my best friends today

    Sorry for your loss mate :(
     
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    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    My condolences, perris.
     
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  5. X-Istence

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    Sorry for your loss! Please remember the good things about him, tell people how he lived. Not how he died.
     
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  6. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Sorry to hear this Perris. Always remember him. And if you go to a Yankees game within the next week maybe talk to them and see if they would put up his name on the scoreboard "in memory of". Would be a nice gesture.
     
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  7. kennethfcca

    kennethfcca OSNN One Post Wonder

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    God Bless you perris,

    Leslie was very lucky to have a friend like you, using this sometimes scary internet to giving him a moving tribute. I'm sure he will be watching over you

    kenneth [North Wales]
     
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    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    My condolences perris
     
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  9. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    r.i.p.
     
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  10. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    its sad to loose a freind but as long as you remember them they are with you.

    Sorry to hear about your loose Perris
     
  11. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Sorry for your loss, Perris. Everyone needs a friend like that.
     
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  12. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

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    Sorry to hear about this, but thank you for sharing it with us.
     
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  13. AllWeatherGal

    AllWeatherGal Not Just for Fair Weather Political User Folding Team

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    Everyone should have such a lovely tribute to send him or her on the way ... nicely done. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Perris, I am truly sorry for your loss.
     
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  15. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Sorry to hear of your loss Perris, but I think you are doing the right thing - remembering all the good times, rather than sitting around feeling badly.
     
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  16. andy_rose

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    So sorry to hear...life is hard sometimes, and things happen that shouldnt. My deepest condolences Perris!
     
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  17. tdinc

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    Sorry to hear about your friend Perris. stay strong bud.
     
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  18. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    hey, check out these articles that were emailed to me by some of les's friends;

    http://www.canarsiecourier.com/news/2006/0413/OtherNews/026.html

    and this one in the post

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/0401200...the_scenic_root_regionalnews_debbie_cohen.htm

    amd another

    http://www.timesledger.com/site/index.cfm?newsid=18605182&BRD=2676&PAG=461&dept_id=542415&rfi=8

    cool

    some of us are trying to get some kind of tribute going over at the stadium...I think we should all dress up like les did and do one of his dances whenever the yankees get a hit

    /working on it