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  • Aug 31, 2010 11:31am

    Late yesterday afternoon...around 6:00...i was outside watering and a heard the screaming of a hawk...I looked up and saw the hawk...one i could not recognize...it was like a redtail but not...he had a banded tail like a cooper's hawk...but not...he flew circles over the house..screaming and sounding off like no hawk i had ever heard or seen before...truly...he came very low and as like looked at him he looked at me...i could see his head turning and looking back at me...it was truly amazing...he keep circling and sassing me til almost dark...i went inside but during the night...I could hear him in a tree just outside my door...making small chirping sounds til I went to bed...this morning he was gone...I stood in the yard and looked and waited for him...but he was gone...and I was sad...I would have like for him to stay around...cuz he was so cool...but I guess he had to go....Vaya Con Dios, Mi Amigo...

    Baker Tom

  • Aug 31, 2010 10:47am

    Betty (my sister),and family. My heart is so heavy and aching for all of us who shared Bud's life.  Losing Joe and now Bud makes the world a less appealing place.  Remember our trip to New Mexico and Bud and Joe kept waiting for us to have an argument ?  Never happened and they were so disappointed .  We had the best, my dear friend..  I love you all...so much...Wanda

    wanda wollenman

  • Aug 31, 2010 10:12am

    Bud was an amazing person, whom I will never forget.  Thank you for the opportunity to share memories and feelings about our friend.  My deepest sympathy to Betty, David, Lisa, Kelly and extended family and friends.

    Anita Wilson

  • Aug 31, 2010 10:12am

    Dear Kilburn clan,

    I'm so sorry to hear of Biggie's passing but have been inspired and deeply moved by the constant love and well wishes from all the friends and family who've shared their thouhjts and prayers on this site.

    Biggie's clearly touched a lot of people and we will remember him in the fondest of ways and tell Kingsley all about this helluvaguy.

    Warmest wishes from New York City,

    winnie and baby kingsley hung 

    winnie hung

  • Aug 31, 2010 10:04am

    To all of you -

    Thanks for sharing Bud with all of us.  I will miss him.  He has left a tremendous legacy -  his wonderful, loving, funny and caring family.  You all have, in return, made Bud's life incredibly rich.

    With love - 


    Edie Kahn

  • Aug 31, 2010 9:34am

    Dearest David's and family,

    I am sincerely sorry for your loss.  My heart goes out to you all...
    Farewell Bud.

    With Love,

    Sandra Martinez

  • Aug 31, 2010 4:05am

    Hello, its your extended brother Jose. I am sorry for our lost. I have just lost my buddy, yet his words of life he shared with me will be my comfort. I will always keep watch over you all where ever you are. I love you all. Betty, if Bud could talk what would he tell you? Remember when he would say " If you can't change it than let it go" on stresses of life. Bud lived by this rule. He never spent to much time duelling on the impossible. He always talked about being a father and a good husband. Bud gave me the wisdom and understanding to be my greatest in both roles. My life will never be the same but I will do my best. I thank God for blessing me and my family with a positive, loving, wise counselor and Best Friend "Bud."

                                             Jose Trujillo

    Jose Trujillo

  • Aug 31, 2010 1:53am

    I am just so frustrated at the short time frame that all of this happened! I had barely gotten used to the idea that Bud was so ill, let alone that he was going to transition so soon! I am so happy that all of you were able to spend time with him and celebrate your lives together. You are all very lucky and blessed to have Bud as your one "HELLUVAGUY" I know that you are very grateful and realize what a wonderful family and life you had with him!
    i spent my day in mediation with Judge Broadman with my brother over the "estate".  This is not about me and my day,but over the days with Caringbridge  text and emails coming to me--it was only one more reminder of how wonderful family can be. I am so envious for what you had. Not Jealous, because I would never want to deprive you, or anyone, of such a wonderful family situation. I just wish I had what you had. I know you are sad, but count yourselves very lucky. I know that you do though! You know what a great guy he was and you are very lucky! We will all miss him also, though!

    Debi Baker

  • Aug 31, 2010 1:42am

    Dear Kilburn Family:
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.  While I only met Bud a few times, I feel like I know him thanks to all the great stories and wonderful photos shared on this website.  I can't help but also get a feel for Bud's personality through knowing David ... always there to laugh with you or at you. ;)  He has welcomed me to not only the ASN family, but as part of his extended family.  In the short time I've known David, he's become a genuine friend.  I know that it is in thanks to the whole Kilburn family that he is a part of.  I wish you all lots of hugs during this journey together.

    Karla Quiroga

  • Aug 31, 2010 1:38am

    Love to all of you.  You did it right.

    Wendy B

  • Aug 30, 2010 10:31pm


    After reading about all the good times and foods that people have shared, I decided that I should whip up a little something and possibly drop it by early tomorrow.  If Mom and I get up and around early enough, I will be by before work, otherwise, it will be later. 
    Prayers, love and blessings to you all. 

    I love you.
    Janet McCoy (Juanita Frita)

    Janet McCoy

  • Aug 30, 2010 6:18pm

    Hi, All -

    You guys are all in my thoughts.  My few active brain cells just produced a memory of Bud coming to my rescue.  I had gone up to Robert's cabin and my elderly car was acting up on the way up the hill.  Then, during the week I was there, it began to snow.  And it snowed.  And it snowed.  I talked to David and my panic about how I was going to get out of there must have come through loud and clear.  He, a true friend, called Bud, who called Robert.  Bud then called me to announce that he and Robert would be coming up to the cabin to check out my car and to help me dig out and save my sorry ass (my words, not his).  No arguments - no discussions.  True to his word, they were there an hour later, with shovels and transmission fluid in hand and smiles on their faces.  Bud teased me mercilessly (maybe he did say something about my sorry ass...), but helped get me out of there and he and Robert followed me all the way down the hill to make sure I was okay.  Obviously, I am not the only one who has experienced Bud's kindness and his willingness to go above and beyond for someone.  So many stories in this guestbook show how Bud treats his friends and family and all of us are thankful, not only for the particular favor, but thankful that Bud is in our lives.

    Much love -

    Edie Kahn

  • Aug 30, 2010 4:42pm

    Your family in Denmark is praying for you.

    Best wishes from Denmark.

    Niels og Lene


    lene kuhr

  • Aug 30, 2010 12:20pm

    Loving greetings from Grover Beach California!!   I am a friend of David Kilburns with great respect for him and his family especially at this time when all hands are on deck...I practice meditation, yoga and power of positive affirmations... Cancer is deep hurt. Longstanding resentment. Deep secret of greif eating away at the self.  Carrying hatreds.  
    Repeat three times daily the following:
    I lovingly forgive and release all of the past.  I choose to fill my world with joy.  I love and approve of myself.  

    Good Luck~Godspeed~Peace~Namaste, with love Shannon Allegra

    shannon allegra

  • Aug 30, 2010 10:05am

    Good Morning All,

    Just wanted to say hello and send my prayers your way. Bud is a blessed man to be wrapped up in all your loving care to see him through.  I know it is not an easy thing and I pray for your serenity and comfort.   

    With Love,

    Sandra Martinez

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