The Urban75

The Urban75

2007-12-14
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THIS grove is forever dedicated to all those posters from Urban75
who post with us no more.

The Urbanites congregate around a loose collection of shared interests. We come and we go.
And like sunny days, some of us are remembered.

In a rare moment of collective agreement, the Urbanites set up this grove of trees to
commemorate the passing of our friends; people we spoke to, or argued with,
people we cried with, and shared recipes with.

These people gave us advice, and we gave advice to them.
They made us laugh, and we made them laugh too.
They bemused us and befuddled us, while they taught us and entertained us.
The wires that connected us carried their wisdom, their humour, and their uniqueness -
until they were as real to us as the friends we can reach out and touch.

They stand as testament to the fact that you don't have to know
somebody's real name, to know them.

These friends, who to some people were only ever words on a screen,
will be remembered here not for what they achieved in life, or for what they made,
or for what monument they left behind them - but simply for what they said.
It was their words and thoughts that drew us to them, and it was their humanity
which spanned the stretch of space and time that stood between us.

A heartfelt thankyou to our virtual friends from Urban75, who made such an impact on our lives.

The trees we plant here are the fruit of the seeds you sowed.

 

Farewell to thee, ethereal friends,
free from the words which your spirit transcends.
Free from the pain, from the loss and the fuss,
you cast it behind and it falls upon us.

We will remember the thoughts that you shared,
the lives that you touched, the heart that you bared.
We, who exist in this digital place
of talk without sound, touch without face.

Yet touch us you did, in the most real way -
with hands made of memories of the things that you said,
And deep in our hearts we will all carry this,
for the people who the people of Urban will miss.

So farewell to thee, ethereal friends,
free from the pain that your spirit transcends.
Free from the words that bound you to us.
Finally free. Yes. Finally free.

(by Kizmet)

In Memory Of:

aitch
audiotech/MC5
bigbry
Calva dosser
city.dweller
Demosthenes
e19896 / mozaz
Eddie E
GoneCoastal
grasshopper
Greebo
guinnessdrinker
Hocus Eye
idumea
jez1974
Jock_MacGrim
Kingfisher
little lost lamb
Loki
LostNotFound
Matt Belushi
marco mark
MightyAphrodite
porno thieving gypsy
RareBird
RaverDrew
RedSnapper
RenegadeDog / upsidedownwalrus
ringolevio
sam/phallocrat
StanleyEdwards
SW9
TAE
tbaldwin
teahead
tOka
twentythreedom
White Rabbit

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Donations

Donated by Puddy Tat
22/07/2019
Donated by newbie
05/07/2019
for all the missing Urbs x
Donated by Pesh
04/07/2019
For Twentythreedom and Stan, RIP guys.
Donated by HoratioCuthbert
02/07/2019
Safe journey, Urban friends – always with us x
Donated by Ceej
02/07/2019
For Greebo, Stanley Edwards,
twentythreedom and all the other lost urbanites.
Donated by spitfire
01/07/2019
In memory of Stan (John Haydn Colley)
Donated by Lupa
01/07/2019
With love x
Donated by Jacky
01/07/2019
Donated by BoatieBird
01/07/2019
Safe travels, dudes.
Keep it foolish.
x
Donated by 8ball
30/06/2019
In memory of the recently departed
Stanley Edwards & twentythreedom,
plus other urbs lost over the years.
Donated by cupid_stunt
28/06/2019
Donated by not-bono-ever
26/06/2019
much love x
Donated by moose
26/06/2019
Donated by tikkiB
26/06/2019
Donated by E
25/06/2019
For all our friends who have passed.
And so that there are more trees in the world.
Donated by Guineveretoo
25/06/2019
Donated by neonwilderness
25/06/2019
25/06/2019
Shine on you crazy diamond
Donated by RoyReed
25/06/2019
Rest in peace
Donated by Supine
25/06/2019
In memory of the many urbs who have passed xx
Donated by trashpony
25/06/2019
In memory of my beloved son Tristan Matthew Gilder who died August 2006, never forgotten and always in my heart and memory.
Donated by Mrs Catherine Gilder
30/12/2018
Buggerinell, bonnie lass, your a huge miss, hope you arrived on the discworld safely.
Donated by Coley
21/11/2017
In loving memory of my beloved son, Tristan Matthew Gilder on the 11th anniversary of his death in August 2006. Always in my heart and memory.
Donated by MRS C. Gilder
14/09/2017
Forum members have been at different times the roots and support of many parts of my life. Rest in Trees.
Donated by Lord Hugh
21/11/2016
In memory of my beloved son, Tristan Matthew Gilder, born 28th August 1980, died August 2006. Ten years gone by but always in my heart and memory – never forgotten. RIP my beloved son.
Donated by Mrs. C. Gilder
11/10/2016
Put down strong enough roots & you live a long, long time. x
Donated by S☼I
13/07/2015
Donated by x pandakiller x
30/03/2015
In memory of my beloved son, Tristan Matthew Gilder, died August 2006. Always in my heart. RIP.
Donated by Mrs. C. Gilder
02/03/2015
Too many good people, no more please. xx newbie
Donated by xx newbie
04/03/2014
Donated by Mr Maggot
24/02/2014
In memory of all the marvellously mercurial souls who have passed through this place.
Donated by Bish and abs
17/02/2014
“To live in hearts we leave behind, Is not to die” – Thomas Campbell
Donated by Jacky Minchella
12/02/2014
For all those who have gone before us both recently and before. A year ago now for gonecoastal and now drew. Rest easy, dovydaitis
12/02/2014
From a lurker in the westcountry who has enjoyed reading the postings of those no longer with us.
11/02/2014
To all the wonderful souls that have been part of the Urban75 journey.
Donated by Joanne Seale
15/04/2013
In memory of my beloved son, Tristan Matthew Gilder (Lost not Found) on the occasion of his 32nd birthday, 28th August 1980. Never forgotten.
03/04/2013
In memory of Pete Webb (GoneCoastal) never dreamed you’d join the ranks of those missed and remembered… Not forgotten any of you… Enjoy the banter on the other side.. Love you matey xxx LilMissHissyFit
Donated by Jenny Archer
18/02/2013
In memory of Saaam, forever in our thoughts – Jen, Sam and Rowan
Donated by Jenny young
02/05/2012
In memory of my beloved son Tristan Matthew Gilder (Lost Not Found) on the occasion of his 31st birthday, August 28th, 2011. Forever in my memory.
27/02/2012
Donated by Madeleine M
30/05/2011
To the Urban community, the best in good times and the bad.
Newharper.
Donated by Anthony William Roberts
13/09/2010
Donated by James McKie
13/09/2010
TO THE MEMORY OF MY BELOVED SON, TRISTAN MATTHEW GILDER (LOST NOT FOUND) ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF HIS 30TH BIRTHDAY, THE 28TH AUGUST 1980. FOREVER IN MY HEART AND MEMORY. KG
23/08/2010
To all those lost but never forgotten – pigtails xx

In memory of my dear friends at Urban75.

Donated by Maeve and Joanne
01/03/2010
14/12/2007