Allen: You always believed in the best in people. You are so right. Some friends offered us a $10,000 contribution to honor you. We chose something you would have chosen--helping children. So this week in your memory we delivered the money to an IPS program designed to help elementary aged children who have suffered emotional and or physical abuse and who, as a result, struggle in the classroom. It is a special program and it will touch many young lives for years.
The program director was beyond thrilled:
"This is an incredible gift to receive in the honor of your lost son. Overwhelming, quite frankly. We are humbled and grateful for your support. Please known that the memory of Allen will live on through the enrichment and opportunities this gift will provide to our students.: Ami Anderson
Allen: You understood so well the wholeness of humanity. Your death has only produced more proof of the fundamental connection among us all. Today I got a condolence message from a life-time lawyer friend and I wanted to share a part of it with you:
"Dear Larry: I know there is nothing I could say that would alleviate the unbelievable grief you feel....You spent a lifetime investing in your professional community for which you have earned unsurpassed respect and affection. Your tireless example for integrity, enthusiasm and compassion should allow you to draw a bit on that account from the rest of us in this time of sorrow..."
My friend knew you loved music and he sent along a CD of Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery. Known to you I am sure. I will listen to it with you in mind. As you always are.
Allen: You left us with such wise counsel and we pledge to pay heed:
Speak the Truth
Give Your Best to Your Teacher
Swerve Not From the Truth
Swerve Not From the Good
Protect Your Spiritual Progress Always
Give With Love
Give With Joy
Al-man: From the scrawny wrestler who almost defeated Mr. McDonald in wrestling to a mass of muscle. Here are photos from a weight lifting competition meet in Cincy. It was such a fun day. Thanks for taking me along on the adventure. Love you. Daddio
What a beautiful birthday greeting. Forever grateful; then and now.
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Al-man: We miss you every day but we have found you on the Colts roster and that is such a help. Dwayne ALLEN now has several new fans who purchased his jersey. I think you could have taken him on one-on-one but he now plays in your honor! We love you. Daddio