Monday, April 16, 2012
Pink & Purple for Bob
Chelsea and her friends put together a gallery of Bob's beautiful paintings. To see them will gladden the hearts of all. Kelsey has spent days preparing a beautiful video and photo montage which will play at the viewings, funeral and reception. We need and want these reminders. The men - Brendan, Julian, Mat and my brother Rene - banded together to prepare the outdoors, placing furniture and plants. My mother Tina was hustling about with her 77 year-old energy keeping things tidy. My publicist Silvie Bordeaux, flew in from LA and has been here for nearly 2 weeks helping us plan press releases, activities and all other logistical things. I thank God for her. The pallbearers Gino, Nigel. Rene, Ron, Julian, Mat and Tony have stepped up and do so with honor and pain. Their own tribute to Bob is to wear pink or purple (Bob's favorite colors) pocket squares, pink ties and Bob facial hair - the goatee and mustache. Brendan, who is Chelsea's boyfriend, will play the bagpipes tomorrow leading Bob and the rest of us in and out of the church. Kiersten and Kelsey will be dressed in traditional Scottish kilts marching and dancing in with Brendan. Chelsea, Rachel and I will do readings in the church tomorrow. Help is flooding in and the house feels as if everyone is in Turbo speed getting ready.
In the quiet of the night I still find myself talking to Robert, asking him for guidance and telling him how grateful I am for these beautiful gifts he has left us.
Posted by Tosca Reno at 11:49 AM