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Tom's mom, Evelyn Snow Peters, age 95, passed away in Annapolis, Maryland, on Wednesday at 5:45 pm. Tom, her only child, was with her at the time.
Cathy Mosca posted this on 08/25/05.
Our heartfelt sympathy Tom - your Mom was obviously a wonderful person. Our thoughts are with you from Trevor and Annie
in the UK.
Posted by Trevor Gay at August 25, 2005 8:19 AM
Words seem hollow at a time like this. My condolences, Tom. Whether you expect it or not, losing a parent is heart-wrenching. May God grant you comfort.
Posted by Roy Jacobsen at August 25, 2005 8:26 AM
My deepest sympathy goes out to Tom. So sorry to hear.
Posted by Tara Hunt at August 25, 2005 8:28 AM
So very sorry for your loss Tom. I pray that God comforts you and your family at this difficult time.
Posted by Kevin Behringer at August 25, 2005 8:32 AM
I came to the comments to add a more personal note, and I found messages from three people who'd never posted a comment at tompeters.com before. It seems this strikes people who've been reading here regularly, but never posted, as the most important issue; it's the first topic that drove them to leave a bit of themselves here at this website.
Thank you, we think you're right.
Posted by Cathy Mosca at August 25, 2005 8:54 AM
Our hearts and prayers are with you. I know that He will "hold" you during this difficult time.
Posted by Chad Leeper at August 25, 2005 9:12 AM
So sorry to hear of your mother's death, Tom. May God bless you in what must be a very difficult time.
Posted by Jim Martin at August 25, 2005 9:12 AM
My prayers are with you.
Posted by Ciaran McCabe at August 25, 2005 9:16 AM
My heartfelt condolences. My hope for you is that you had the time and foresight to ask her lots and lots of hard questions...It isn't until we mature that we understand truly what fonts of love and knowledge our parents can be. It is this knowledge of them that allows us true knowledge of self.
Judging from what we know of you, she did good work. It is in your work that you honor the nurturing spirit she so obviously created in you. A son can do no better for his mother.
Godspeed, Mrs. Peters.
Peace be with you, Tom.
Posted by Dan at August 25, 2005 9:19 AM
My thoughts are with you and your family, Tom. Sorry to hear about your loss.
Posted by Sean at August 25, 2005 9:44 AM
Tom - our sympathy for your loss. May you celebrate and honor a life that mattered.
Posted by walter white at August 25, 2005 9:53 AM
I am sorry for your loss and hope that beautiful memories of your mother will speed your recovery and soften your grief.
Posted by Steve at August 25, 2005 9:54 AM
Tom-so sorry to hear about your mother. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Posted by kurt wendelken at August 25, 2005 10:03 AM
Tom, having grieved the loss of both of my parents, I know the feelings. Both of celebration of a life well lived and the aching loss of her not being there any more.
May you be bouyed in this time by the joy you found from her.
Posted by Joe Ely at August 25, 2005 10:05 AM
My thoughts are with you Tom. A big thank you to your Mom for her influence on your thinking. She sounds like a truly amazing Grace (http://www.macphisto.net/u2lyrics/Grace.html). Take care.
Posted by Evert at August 25, 2005 10:12 AM
My deepest sympathy. Please know that the immeasurable impact of the Peters family is felt in my little slice of NYC and, I'm sure, the world over. I wish strength and peace for you and your family in this difficult and confusing time.
My thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Dante Mastri at August 25, 2005 10:23 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you - Take care
Posted by PaulH at August 25, 2005 10:33 AM
May Our Heavenly Father's Holy Saints and Angels receive her soul, and offer it in the sight of The Most High. May she rest in eternal peace. And, Tom, to you and your family, my most sincere sympathies.
Posted by lem at August 25, 2005 11:48 AM
Tom, accept my heartfelt condolences. Having lost both parentsi know how a loss feels like, but God has been kind to you by blessing you with a strong mum, who was able to influence your life this way...a blessing to humanity. We are anxiously expecting you in Nigeria.I had to cancel the advert promoting your coming, explaining to the stakeholders the need for you to be at your mum's bedside. That was a great priviledge
Posted by Kayode Ndisika at August 25, 2005 11:51 AM
My heartfelt sympathy is with you Tom. IÂ´m sure she was an example for you in your life.
Posted by felix gerena at August 25, 2005 11:56 AM
When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;
How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim Soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;
And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.
W.B. Yeats; When You Are Old
May her spirit live on through you in wonderous ways. We offer you our heart-felt embrace.
Posted by Tom and Dearbhla O'Leary at August 25, 2005 12:13 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
Posted by Bill Leidt at August 25, 2005 12:15 PM
My heartfelt sympathies at this hour. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Posted by R.Srinivasan at August 25, 2005 12:36 PM
Tom, very sorry to hear of your loss. You, and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Alex Skelton at August 25, 2005 12:57 PM
She was proud of you. My prayers are with you.
Posted by Deepak Morris at August 25, 2005 1:13 PM
The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity. ~Seneca
Our condolences to you and yours.
Posted by Rick Kennedy at August 25, 2005 1:20 PM
My deepest condolences to you Tom. Losing someone special is always hard, but remember that the special moments that remain in your heart will always be there to comfort you
Posted by Sergio at August 25, 2005 1:36 PM
My condolences. I always find this blog such an uplifting and inspiring place because of your energy and outlook. So it's no surprise that, based on your recent entries, your outlook is carrying you through this difficult time.
Posted by Matt at August 25, 2005 1:45 PM
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Meera at August 25, 2005 2:00 PM
Posted by Mark JF at August 25, 2005 2:03 PM
My heartfelt condolences Tom. I once heard that those who bloom in the hearts of others never fade away. May you find comfort in your memories of your wonderful Mom.
Posted by Tom Asacker at August 25, 2005 2:39 PM
My deepest sympathy to you on the passing of your Mother. She obviously was quite special considering the incredible impact she has had in your life. I would like to thank her for raising such a wonderful son who has given me and so many other professionals, the knowledge, wisdom and inspiration to be our best and create WOW!
Dan D. Moran
Los Angeles, CA
Posted by Dan Moran at August 25, 2005 3:09 PM
Please accept my sincere sympathy upon the loss of your mother. What a wonderful job she did raising a son that would grow up to jump start so many creative and important developments all over the world! What a blessing to have your mom around for 95 years! I have wondered if the true inspiration for much of your work was that WOW was MOM upside down!!!!!
Diane Stover, VP
Memorial Health System, South Bend, Indiana
Posted by Diane Stover at August 25, 2005 3:14 PM
Need a hug?
Whatever I can think to write has already been written. Just know that I'll be praying for you.
Posted by Ron at August 25, 2005 3:23 PM
Tom, my deepest sympathy to you on the passing of your mother. All the best to you and your familiy. Your mother has truly "succeeded" (see the following poem).
Thorsten Happel, New York, NY
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
Posted by Thorsten Happel at August 25, 2005 3:43 PM
Tom, we hope you're alright. It must have meant a lot to her that you were there when the time came.
Posted by Noel Guinane & Cassandra Helm at August 25, 2005 3:45 PM
Dear Mr. Peters,
I have visited your site a million times to be inspired by your genius. I have never posted a comment. Today was like any other day, I was looking to glean some insight, some words of wisdom to quickly devour and scurry off. Yet, reading of your loss has stopped me dead in my tracks. Please accept my sincere heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your mother.
Posted by Zibby McGlumphy at August 25, 2005 3:47 PM
My condolences. I have a 96-year-old mother who is fading slowly, both mentally and physically, so I know how hard it is to see someone you love slipping away. She must have been very proud of you, and justifiably so.
Posted by Paula at August 25, 2005 5:33 PM
I am so sorry to hear of your mum's death, she must have been very proud of the way her little boy turned out.
Posted by Shane O'Toole at August 25, 2005 6:13 PM
Tom--May God bring you grace and peace during this difficult time. Untold numbers of us have been touched by you and your work. Please know that we hold you in our hearts and in our prayers.
Posted by Jim West at August 25, 2005 6:20 PM
Sorry to hear about the loss. As a mother, I am sure she couldn't have asked for more from her son. May her soul rest in peace.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
- Rajesh & Kavitha
Posted by Rajesh Setty at August 25, 2005 6:32 PM
My sincerest condolences.
Posted by Robert Steers at August 25, 2005 7:10 PM
As the mother of four, I could not imagine anything more wonderful than having my child or my children with me for the river-crossing from one journey to the next.
Visited Manchester, Vermont today with 3 of my 4- you should know that the sky was one of those true blue Colorado hues, providing a day that was worthy of celebrating life. Long may the legacy of Evelyn Snow Peters run or speedwalk or do whatever it takes to keep you in it for the long run and to keep your brain racing at full speed ahead.
Posted by Pam Brill at August 25, 2005 9:37 PM
Tom, you're right - it is people. This is equally true in business, in education and in life.
Life is also about love. Love is the most important gift we receive from people and the most important gift we give to people.
Mother Teresa said, "love is unconditional acceptance." Few among us are consistently capable of such love, except mothers.
Posted by Larry Anderson at August 25, 2005 10:54 PM
There's no way around it â€” losing mom is always The Big Loss. At least for those of us on this side of the "river" that Pam mentions. For the departed, I believe, it's a more hopeful story â€” a mysterious journey and a new beginning. Tom, may your mom find peace in her next life.
Posted by John O'Leary at August 25, 2005 11:13 PM
May God bless your family at this special time.
Posted by Erick Blackwelder at August 26, 2005 12:00 AM
Dear Tom: 95 years of stored up memories. I am glad that you were with her as she made her last amazing journey back to her true home and loving arms of God. All of us who have come to know you have come to know a part of Evelyn Snow Peters as well. I am so grateful that she gave such a beautiful gift of you to all of us and I am sure that your inspirations came directly and indirectly from her tender love and mercies granted you her whole life. In the days to come, you will remember some of the tiniest things about her which you loved so much. I was driving in the car the other day and I remembered sitting on the couch and the feel of my mothers hands as she patted my hands while I recounted some story that was upsetting me. She would just pat my hands while I talked. I miss that so much today. You have a huge family that you have allowed into your life from all walks of life and all over the world and we are all thinking of you today, crying with you and we will be there to lift you up and carry on her good works in supporting you as you continue your life's path. I wish I could have really known her. I hope that you will tell some good stories about her in the time to come. I'll be listening for them. God Bless you, Tom.
Posted by suzanne g. at August 26, 2005 12:15 AM
Tom, so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathies to you and yours. take care, Robert
Posted by Robert at August 26, 2005 1:08 AM
Please accept my condolences to you and your family for your big loss. May she be forever at peace. Our thoughts are with you.
Posted by V K Narayanan at August 26, 2005 2:24 AM
Mr. Peters please accept our condolences to you and your family, take care.
Posted by Juan Ballesta at August 26, 2005 4:06 AM
I'm an only child too, and lost my mum 8 years ago. This helped at the time:
Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away into the next room
I am I and you are you
whatever we were to each other
that we still are
call me by my old familiar name
speak to me in the easy way
which you always used
put no difference in your tone
wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together
pray smile, think of me, pray for me
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was
Let it be spoken without effort
without the trace of a shadow in it
Life means all that it ever meant
it is the same as it ever was
there is unbroken continuity
why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you
somewhere very near
just around the corner
All is well
Henry Scott Holland
(1847-1918) Canon of St Paul's Cathedral
My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family at this sad time.
Posted by Stephen Spencer at August 26, 2005 5:34 AM
Tom: Sorry to hear the news. Stay strong. Fred
Posted by Freddie Daniells at August 26, 2005 5:45 AM
Tom: Juli Ann told me of your loss, I extend my sincere condolences. I no longer remember the death of my mother, what I do remember is her life and the life she gave me.
Posted by Marvin Reynolds at August 26, 2005 6:43 AM
Just by chance I was in Annapolis Wednesday on business. While sitting outside during lunch, an associate commented on the beautiful weather. "It's like heaven today." My the sun continue to shine on your family. My condolences.
Posted by Geoff Thatcher at August 26, 2005 6:54 AM
TOM,SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR GUIDING LIGHT.RECOVER QUICKLY . REMEMBER THE BEAUTIFUL DAYS SPENT WITH HER.SHE WILL ALWAYS GUIDE YOU, OUR GUIDE.(RE)-IMAGINE THAT SHE IS WITH YOU AND EMERGE STRONGER.
Posted by s.k.sundaram at August 26, 2005 7:14 AM
The sun always seems to shine a little brighter... sometimes fighting its way through clouds... when a loved one dies. What a terrific and lasting memory that, according to your words, refelcts what your mother means to you.
Posted by Lee H. Igel at August 26, 2005 7:31 AM
Tom, my heartfelt condolences. I didnâ€™t know your mother, yet, she must have been more than WOW for what she is to you and WOW for having raised such a passionate and clear-voiced person like you.
Posted by Chris Schreuders at August 26, 2005 7:42 AM
Tom, may the comfort of memories guide you in this time of sorrow. I imagine as time goes by, you will know your Mother's presence and while you certainly will miss her, most time you will know she is still with you.
Posted by David Holland at August 26, 2005 8:12 AM
A wonderful Mother is a gift that makes life not only possible, but richer and dearer. How can we ever repay that gift, but by living her expectations (or by doing even more)? Your dedication to the cause has been inspiring for all of us, and I'm certain it was a deep source of pride for her. Your life and labor is a living tribute to her. Keep the flame burning, and in this time of saying 'farewell' to her, know that you have my deepest sympathy, and prayers for a blessing as rich as her life was for you and your family.
Posted by Dave at August 26, 2005 8:27 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Though I did not know her, your Mom must have been a great woman to have raised a wonderful man like you. May your grief be tempered by many, many wonderful memories, recollections and shared stories.
With warmest regards,
Posted by Skip Lineberg at August 26, 2005 9:43 AM
As a member of the funeral profession, I hope that you receive the utmost in care and support in Annapolis, MD. May you also find strenth to keep the following words in mind.
The Mourner's Gift
Breathe deep the memories
Gather the lessons and the learnings
Share them generously
With family and friends.
In this act,
A life well lived
Becomes a life well remembered
So we all in this world
Do benefit from her gifts.
Peace be with you,
Posted by BT Hathaway at August 26, 2005 10:02 AM
My heart felt condolences to your family and you. Our team and I pray by heart.
Posted with Love.
Posted by ravi dabbiroo at August 26, 2005 10:09 AM
My condolences to you and your family. Your mother has now gone to prepare a new home for you, just as she did before you were born.
Posted with sympathy and utmost respect.
Posted by Rick Garcia at August 26, 2005 10:35 AM
Tom & Susan-
Much love to you both from home. Travel safely, my friends.
Posted by James Hathaway at August 26, 2005 1:40 PM
You were blessed for 95 years. My heartfelt sympathy.
Posted by chris at August 26, 2005 3:26 PM
Condolences, Tom. My Mother passed away December 20th. God Bless You.
Posted by Ed Raposo at August 26, 2005 3:40 PM
My heartfelt condolences. Be comforted with the fact that your Mom is at peace. My prayers go out to you.
Posted by jim cooper at August 26, 2005 10:09 PM
I'm sorry to read about your mother dying. I suspect she was consistently proud of you.
I wish you and your loved ones well.
Posted by Howard at August 26, 2005 11:40 PM
Tom, there is inspiration for millions from your personal stuff too (your Mom, for example) ... so go ahead and blog about them too.
At this time of your loss, our hearts are with you and your family.
Posted by Pradeep Henry at August 27, 2005 1:12 AM
My heartfelt condolences to you, Tom.
I distinctly remember your blog of her birthday.... " and the sparkle in her eyes lit the room....".
Tom, you are blessed.
May her great soul rest in peace
Posted by ujwal pradhan at August 27, 2005 4:14 AM
May she rest in peace. Amen.
Posted by dillon at August 27, 2005 4:31 AM
Take heart Tom, i'm sure she is with God...my condolences,and same from all those here at my firm
Posted by sanchez at August 27, 2005 4:56 AM
Dear Tom and family, my wife and I offer our condolences.
May you have the ability to deeply ponder with reverence and joy all that your mothers life means and has meant to you.
The courage to accept she may now only be with you in spirit.
The resourcefulness and flexibility to be strong for yourself and those near and dear to you in a challenging emotional time.
The "compassion and grace" to 'fall in a heap' when and if required.
"Parting is such sweet sorrow".
Steve & Sally Gray
Posted by Steve Gray at August 27, 2005 5:59 AM
My deepest sympathy on what is a tragic loss, Tom.
Posted by David Lee at August 27, 2005 6:43 AM
Im sorry for your loss. From your description, she sounds like she was a magnificent woman who lived a tremendous life.... Im sure its very painful to lose her.
Posted by AJ Hoge at August 27, 2005 7:45 AM
The following was in yesterday's Annapolis newspaper, "The Capital":
Evelyn Snow Peters, 95, of Annapolis, died of pneumonia Aug. 24 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
Born Sept. 26, 1909 in Baltimore, Mrs. Peters graduated from Goucher College where she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She moved to Severna Park in 1934 and became active in community affairs.
She also taught at Pasadena Elementary school and served as president of the Anne Arundel County Panhellenic Society. She was a member of Historic Annapolis Foundation and the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.
After moving to Annapolis in 1977, she became a speaker for the Rotary Club. She moved to Ginger Cove retirement community in 1989 where she was an active member of several committees. She enjoyed reading, traveling, gardening and needlework.
Survivors include her son, Thomas Peters of Tinmouth, Vt.; and one sister, Dorothy Buse of Annapolis. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank J. E. Peters in 1980.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester St. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Friendship Hall in Ginger Cove.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Severna Park Community Center, 623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park, MD 21146.
Posted by James Weaver at August 27, 2005 8:35 AM
"For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast,
And breathed in the face of the foe as he pass'd;
And the eyes of the sleepers wax'd deadly and chill,
And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grew still!"
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey....
Posted by Avik at August 27, 2005 9:10 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
in the field
in the forest
in it's Season
as it was taken up.
Posted by Michael J at August 27, 2005 10:44 AM
There's nothing more I can say that hasn't already been said. I just wanted to add my name to the long list of others who is holding you and your family in my heart. I thank you for choosing your mother as she obviously gave you many gifts that you've given back to me.
Posted by Jodee Bock at August 27, 2005 11:29 AM
Great sadness at this time in your life, Tom, and so many feel it with you.
Posted by steve chandler at August 27, 2005 11:37 AM
It is at times like this in life that we realize, that we truly all are in this together, we just tend to forget it a lot. I lost my mother two years ago so I understand what it is like as does anyone else who has been there. As opposed to memorializing her death, we took a totally positive and joyous approach to celebrating her life and included many who she inspired and touched. May you and your family and friends be filled with an abundance of peace and grace consistent with your needs at this difficult time.
Steve - Princeton
Posted by Steve Clayback at August 27, 2005 12:49 PM
Tom, I'm so very sorry. Please know that you are in my thoughts and the thoughts of the thousands of people to who you contribute on a daily basis.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a headstone in Ireland
Posted by John Richardson at August 27, 2005 12:55 PM
My condolences are added to everyone else's. It sounds like your mother led an amazing life and left a beautiful legacy. Now I can see where some of your training for being a powerful motivator came from - her. Her quest and hunger for reaching toward the highest and best has been passed to you; and consequently, millions of others. What a magnificent testament one life can have upon the world. As one life that has been touched by you, I am grateful and honor your mother for her investment in you.
Prayers are sent along with a heart full of care,
Posted by M.R. Maguire at August 27, 2005 1:18 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. One of the greatest gifts, to have your mother in this world for such a long time.
Posted by Gabriel Salcido at August 27, 2005 6:22 PM
Hiya Tom, I can't imagine life without my mom but recently I got great strength from a book called "I Will Lie Down In Peace" by Usha Jesudasan, bought through The Leprosy Mission. It is about celebrating life and surrendering to the Big Boss. I feel confident that your mom is in a fantastic place, free from any pain or discomfort. You know our e-mail addresses, Tom - feel free to get in touch. Annie and Trev xx
Posted by Annie (Trevor's gal) at August 27, 2005 6:26 PM
My sincere condolences Tom, I know she will be with you all way long. Be well.
Posted by Omara at August 27, 2005 7:39 PM
Heartfelt sympathies, Tom. May God give you strength to bear this loss.May her soul rest in eternal peace.
Posted by Nerio Vakil at August 27, 2005 10:09 PM
My condolences and gentle best wishes to you and yours.
Posted by Dirk Brandts at August 27, 2005 10:12 PM
My deepest condolences to you. May god give you inner stength and courage to overcome this invaluabe loss.
Posted by vishal at August 27, 2005 11:09 PM
My deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathies to u Tom. May god give u strength and courage to overcome this invaluable loss.
Posted by K.Sriram (from India) at August 28, 2005 12:07 AM
There's a word in several Indian languages called 'Mamta', which is the love a mother has for her child. It's considered the highest and purest form of love. As you go through this difficult time, remember that her mamta will always be with you. Heartfelt sympathies.
Posted by Chetan Dhruve at August 28, 2005 12:56 AM
Thanks Evelyn for donating us Tom Peters.
Posted by jamshid Rowshan at August 28, 2005 5:33 AM
Truly sorry for your loss. Having lost both my parents over the past 10 years, I know it is hard. No words can help. She must have been a truly good person.
Posted by Don Jensen at August 28, 2005 9:09 AM
Thanks for sharing this - hope my 80 year old mom [birthday today] lasts as long.
Heartfelt sympathy for family and friends - Tom - any reflections on intelligent heavenly design at this juncture?
Posted by Sean at August 28, 2005 9:23 AM
Deepest condolences and symphathies.
Posted by m.iqbal at August 28, 2005 11:15 AM
Tom, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones,I pray that this new journy brings your mother eternal peace.
Posted by Eric Leinwohl at August 28, 2005 12:54 PM
Tom, my condolences. And reading the comments has left me misty eyed.
Posted by Anindo Ray at August 28, 2005 1:41 PM
May God bless you in this moment! My wife and I want you to know that we are there with you in this moment. May God give peace to the departed soul.
I am sure that your mother would have been very proud of you, and surely her nurturing and influence is one of the reasons why you have contributed so much to humanity.
According to Vedic ( Hindu ) religion, nobody dies and each soul is a manifestation of God, and all finally get integrated to the Supreme Being once they get Moksha. We pray that the soul of your mother gets this Moksha or Nirvana i.e. freedom from the cycles of life and death, and joins God.
We are great fans of yours, and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones in this moment for you!
Posted by Neelam Dwivedi at August 28, 2005 1:42 PM
Tom, may you and your family find comfort through this difficult chapter in life. My heartfelt condolenses and sympothies. Bless you, your family and your mother.
Posted by John Lariviere at August 28, 2005 4:38 PM
my heartfelt condolences and symphathies.
Posted by jens at August 28, 2005 4:52 PM
Tom, my heart goes out to you and your family, and my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Andy at August 28, 2005 6:39 PM
Tom, you don't know me, but I know you (and so many of us do). You and your books have been there for me whenever I have needed them. All I can think is, what an incredible woman your mother must have been to have raised a boy who turned into you! And how proud she must have been of her son, Tom, every day! What a fulfilling - and long - life she led! In this time of remembrance and reflection, my thoughts are with you, my friend.
Posted by Rob Crawford at August 28, 2005 7:38 PM
Very sorry to hear about this. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
Posted by Mandar Phadke at August 29, 2005 1:37 AM
Tom -- My heart goes out to you. Ninety-five years is a good life, but I'm sure that you wanted another 95. Here is a poem that I hope will give you some comfort:
Mother, since always now the death to come
Looks naked out from your eyes into mine,
Almost it seems the death to come is mine
And I shall also be overcome,
Mother, and call for breath when you succumb,
And struggle for your hand as you for mine
Till for the last of me the angel come.
But, Mother, though with you in part I die
And glimpse before hand that eternal place
Where we forget the pain that brought us there,
Mother, and though you go before me there,
Leaving this likeness only in your place,
Yet while I live, you do not wholly die.
Posted by Diane Hessan at August 29, 2005 10:21 AM
Tom, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. My prayers are with you..
Posted by Bob at August 29, 2005 12:53 PM
Dear Tom, I had the singular privilege of sitting with you on the British Airways flight from London to Copenhagen for the HP ENSA event earlier this year. We discussed extensively on the Nigerian situation after which you promised to visit Nigeria based on our discussion. How eagerly I was awaiting you visit to Lagos courtesy of MTN Nigeria when this bombshell of news hit me on the demise of your mum !!
Grieve not much Tom for she is blessed and in Heaven with Dear Lord. What a unique woman she was for giving the world a unique gift like you Tom. Please keep the flag flying for she will be there smiling at her "boy" doing the "thing" you do best -- impart sound knowlege and can-do spirit.
You have my business card.
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy and God bless you.
Posted by Chijioke EKE, at August 29, 2005 2:51 PM
My sincerest condolences to Mr. Peters for the passing of his great mother.
Posted by Andres Agostini at August 29, 2005 7:24 PM
My sincerest condolences, Tom, to you and your family.
Posted by hugh macleod at August 29, 2005 9:01 PM
My deepest sympathy to you. May God give you strength to bear this loss.
Posted by Ajay at August 29, 2005 9:56 PM
My deepest condolences, Tom. I wish you the power and energy to get through this ordeal. God bless.
Posted by Kevin at August 30, 2005 4:37 AM
"We don't die to stop live, we die to start new live"
(Umiera siÄ™ nie po to Å¼eby przestaÄ‡ Å¼yÄ‡, lecz po to by Å¼yÄ‡ inaczej)
THE BEST IS YET TO COME!
Bartek from Poland, 17 years old
Posted by Bartek from Poland at August 30, 2005 8:06 AM
Tom, you are a wonderful example in business and in life. The respect and love you have expressed here about your mother truly shows the admiration you hold her in and the effect that she had on your life. She must have been truly an outstanding lady.
My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Posted by Steve Robert at August 30, 2005 9:54 AM
Condolences are not enough...you & your family are in my prays.
Posted by Jeff at August 30, 2005 1:56 PM
My deepest sympathy for you and your family. I am sure your success filled her with joy and happiness. My prayers are with you and your family in your time of grief.
Posted by Paul Vattiato at August 31, 2005 1:56 PM
Tom, Sometimes the greatest tribute to a parent is the child. She gave you to us. We are so very grateful.
Posted by Sid Banerjee at August 31, 2005 8:17 PM
Tom - She will always be with you. I hope you carry beautiful memories with you forever. - Steve
Posted by Steve Yastrow at September 1, 2005 8:07 AM
She passed away with a great legacy (Tom) left behind. She passed away as a very successful mother.
Love & regards from Pakistan
Posted by Ramla A. at September 2, 2005 10:35 AM
I envision a branch of fragrant myrtle to celebrate the memory of Evelyn Snow Peters. My favorite line of poetry - anywhere: "They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space." And so I thought of myrtle when I thought of your words and images evoked by your writing about your gracious mother.
Tom, thank you for bringing your mother into our lives. My heart goes out to you and your family.
Posted by Evelyn Rodriguez at September 2, 2005 2:11 PM
"For even as he loves the arrow that flies,
So he loves also the bow that is stable."
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
You and your family have my thoughts and prayers.
May peace and happiness be with you.
Posted by Jerry Brown at September 2, 2005 8:52 PM
Just a simple note to say I am thinking of you.
Posted by Stu McLaren at September 4, 2005 4:24 PM
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