Mailbag - October 2021
Henry will be missed
My heart sank when I read the story [Determined Spirit: The large life of Henry Furler, by Michelle Groogan, September 2021] as this was the first I heard of Henry Furler's passing. Until the pandemic, my family would attend the St. Mark's Parish Retreat yearly, and we could always count on seeing members of the Furler family (Betsy, Eric, Sam, Henry, and Scout) at the weekend retreat.
Our daughter loved playing games with Henry and giving Scout lots of belly rubs. The Furler family is always full of life, love, and gratitude. I will miss Henry's infectious smile and our family [Robert, Kristin, and Morgan Horn] sends hugs and sympathy during their time of loss.
Flat Henry’s adventures
Just read the lovely article [Determined Spirit: The large life of Henry Furler] in The Buzz – what an amazing young man! Such an incredible heart, mind, and spirit Henry had! Can’t imagine how much y’all must miss him, but how proud you must be! Even though we never had the privilege of meeting Henry, we’re headed on a trip in 2 weeks and would be honored to take Flat Henry with us. Hope you all are healing and doing well.
Editor's note: Thanks for writing, Cindy. You can search "Traveling the World with Flat Henry" on Facebook to follow Flat Henry's adventures or request a Flat Henry. Also, see henryfurlerfund.org, where funds are being raised for organizations Henry was passionate about, including Boy Scouts of America, Holocaust education, and Vacation Bible School.
My wife and I have enjoyed your magazine for years. Excellent people stories. My question is: How often do you Photoshop? There seems to be a pair of legs missing on the September 2021 [Bellaire] cover photo [of the Furler family, featured in Determined Spirit: The large life of Henry Furler].
Editor’s note: Thanks for your feedback and your close look. Now that you point it out, it does appear Sam Furler’s legs are missing, but they are just hidden behind the dog and Betsy. Sam’s legs were not Photoshopped; however, we did Photoshop one of the dog’s eyes as his fur was entirely covering his eye in the photo.
I enjoyed reading the article about the Clamen family [A Poetic Tribute: Celebrating Grandparents’ Day, by Andria Frankfort, September 2021] and the incredibly heartwarming poetical homage by Allen and Rhoda’s grandchildren. Allen and Rhoda are both exceptional parents, grandparents, and human beings – and this is just such a wonderful way of showing how our roles should and could be vital in our families’ lives.
From the heart
Just wanted to reach out and say how amazing my experience working with Annie was on the article she wrote about my experience [Heart Attack Foiled: When a heroic nurse drives by, by Annie Blaylock McQueen, September 2021]. She is always so professional and was so easy to work with. Her 750 words told the story very well! Thanks! It was fun to hear from so many people when they read the article.
I just wanted to tell you how many people reached out to me after the article [Heart Attack Foiled: When a heroic nurse drives by] was published – many of whom I had not talked to in a while. Also, the article led to me and Ashley [Miller] finally getting together, which was great! She’s the hero in this story!
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