Old Fans ... New Friends
We are eternally grateful for the support, love, devotion, sentiment bestowed on Peter (and to the family) during this horrible year. But, yesterday, on the anniversary of losing him, every word you wrote and photo you posted made the day so much more liveable. You may be old fans of Pete's but we feel like you've become new friends to us.
SO, SOME THANKS ARE IN ORDER:
~ Thank you for all those who gave us a shoulder to cry on, accepted phone calls in the middle of the work day or late at night when we needed to talk through some emotions, angers, frustrations, sorrows.
~ Thank you to the long-time family friends who reconnected and stayed present in our lives throughout this ordeal. We love you. We thank you for everything
~ Thank you to our new friends who have spent the last year emailing us on Cathy's FB page, leaving snippets of songs, posting gorgeous artwork, and letting us know you are out there, feeling just as badly as we do
~ Thank you to the amazing artists, the bouncers, musicians, producers, managers, publicists, radio hosts, roadies, songwriters who have made us smile with tributes, messages, dedications -- you are all so important to us and have been a huge family to Pete. We will never forget you.
~ Thank you to Peter's TON brothers during the latest tribute interview: Josh for eloquently descibing your working and playing relationship with Peter. Thank you for putting aside the jokes and telling the public about Peter's intense creativity and work habits. It was so good to hear it from someone else. To Kenny for being able to putting aside your own fears and doubts about the music industry and being able to acknowledge the amazing working relationship you had with Peter. Without too much sarcasm, your true feelings came through your words, and seeing that in b/w this week, was the greatest honor you could give him. To Johnny for being the partner in crime in the videos and a gracious friend and longtime supporter of helping Peter overcome his demons. We know your love for him is deep and profound.
Did I miss anyone? Oh yeah, my family ... it's been a hard year and half with first losing Nancy and then 4 months later, Peter (oldest and youngest). But, we are making it though by helping each other with the grieving process. It's a long haul, but if Peter had anything to say about it he'd tell us to keep the drama to a minimum and listen to the Jerky Boys and laugh a little.