PhillyFlash Posted February 8, 2007 Share Posted February 8, 2007 Many of us have warm memories of Glen. Some have already been shared in another thread. I thought I'd start a separate thread so those of us who want to can have a place to share some memories of him. I've had a flood of memories coming to me all day, and I'll share a couple of them. Gleno was the first member of bmwrt.com who I met. When I posted that I'd be riding through Boulder City on the way to the MOA in Redmond, Summer 2001, Gleno PM'd me and insisted that I stop for coffee on the way through town. I reached Boulder City, found my way to his house, and met Gleno, Terri, and their son. We sat and had coffee, looked at his shop, shot the breeze for awhile, then said goodbye, with the expectation that we'd see each other at the rt.com BBQ at the rally. Well, I made it to the rally, but didn't make it to the BBQ, and didn't run into Gleno. I continued on, finishing a 14 day trip, and when I got back home and logged in, there was a thread started by Gleno asking, "Where's Philly Flash?" Although I had only met him briefly, and only had a few contacts on the board, here was this man worried that something had happened to me, and calling on the troops to be on the lookout in case something was wrong. Many of you may not realize it, but Gleno really could be a mother hen. He genuinely cared for us, worried about us, and was there when we needed him, even when we didn't realize it. I was deeply touched by his concern for me then, and many times since. A second memory is of something that took place right here on the board. It was still early in the board's history, maybe some time in 2001 or 2002. Gleno posted that a brother of his had died in a motorcycle accident. Like we always do, the members were very supportive, sending their condolences and asking what they could do to help the family. After a short while, we learned that it was not a biological brother who died, but a fellow motorcyclist and friend. We were relieved to know that it wasn't a family member, but were still saddened to know that Glen had lost a good friend. Today I understand what Glen had posted. Today we all have lost a brother. And there is no doubt in my mind. He was family. I miss him deeply. Link to comment
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