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potterjo says it should be ok to post this; my sweetie made it last august & i found it on his machine & just wanted to share it with you all & thank you for all the tributes & thoughts & memories. i always knew he was a special person but it's so good to see others saw the same quality in him. we had a great 31 years, never a bad day among them i miss him so much....-jan-

i should add he got his wish..we were together til the end
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Mar 30 2009 00:43 GMT ashdad PRO
Thanks for posting this. It is beautiful as is so much of Cory's work. My thoughts are with you Jan. I will carry memories of Cory's kindness, generosity, talent, humour and his essence with me for the rest of my life. He was truly a great human being.
Mar 30 2009 01:03 GMT iforgotyounot
great poem. its very nice.
Mar 30 2009 01:25 GMT Poulet PRO
Thanks for posting this. He was so very kind to me and he will live forever in my heart.

My deepest sympathies to you, Jan.
Mar 30 2009 01:29 GMT Haw59 PRO
Thank you Jan for posting this. We will all miss him. He was a good friend. I am so glad you will have a lot of good memories of him. As we will too. My thoughts are with you.
Mar 30 2009 01:54 GMT Roadiepig PRO
Aw, man! I am so dense- I didn't realize that this had happened!

Jan- I am soooo sorry for your loss. Just from knowing him here at Fotothing I could see that he was a gentle soul and a great man. Thank you for posting this last entry- even if it is an online , impersonal website, I am sure he wanted you to know how much you meant to him (if even in just a photo way of showing it).

Take care, Jan, and know that even though we are just friends from the Internet, we only wish for you our best and our condolences.
Mar 30 2009 02:04 GMT PhotoPro PRO
Jan I'm so glad you posted this beautiful work. So typical of his spirit which will live o in many of us.
Mar 30 2009 02:13 GMT ohahhwho
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

This simple thought is how I will always remember Cory. He created so much happiness in his lifetime that the truly remarkable part about him is he freely shared it with us all. I will miss his imagination, creativity, wit and genius but I will always celebrate the gift of happiness and life he brought to us.

Please take care Jan and never forget you always have this extended family.
Mar 30 2009 02:22 GMT fhelsing PRO
That's a beautiful picture, and I'm glad that he got his wish. Take care, Jan ......

-- Fleur
Mar 30 2009 02:54 GMT Raynee
Thank you for posting this....now every time I see "Love in a Mist" flowers I will think of him and I will always treasure the burl box he sent me.
My thoughts are with you Jan...
Mar 30 2009 02:59 GMT hbla PRO
hugs Jan.
thanks for this upload. it's was very evident Cory had a happy life and good to know he got his wish in the end.
Mar 30 2009 04:01 GMT tony PRO
What a brilliant and beautiful send-off! He was truly a man of tremendous spirit and magnanimity, and though he may be gone physically, somehow I feel his presence, even though I never met him in person. You are in my thoughts, Jan. We are fortunate to have known him in our respective ways.
Mar 30 2009 04:56 GMT Empty
Thank you so much for psting this. I always enjoyed Corys work, and the witty captions would keep me thinking. It was a true pleasure to have him as a friend.

Take care Jan.
Mar 30 2009 05:19 GMT Kaska
thank you for posting it Jan - strenght and love to you
Mar 30 2009 05:45 GMT marijke06
thank you for showing this here...
take care, Jan
Mar 30 2009 05:49 GMT pinko

..thanks..
..hvala..
Mar 30 2009 08:36 GMT CeterusParibus
Getting a comment from curves was always a special treat. We were all touched by this great man.

I'm glad he got his wish. Take care.
Mar 30 2009 08:47 GMT styxpix
Thankyou for sharing this Jan. I was so impressed by Cory's generosity and humour - he was a real 'gentle-man'. I shall treasure his little box - I was very touched that someone should want to send a handmade present to someone he'd never met! But I've been pleasantly suprised by how you can get to know people on this site without even having to meet them. No-one is out to impress - they just slowly reveal their characters by their pictures and comments.
I do and shall think of 'Curves' whenever I see beautifully shaped and twisted trees on the hills round here - and I think that is the best compliment I can pay him...
Last summer the pottery wall plaque Cory sent me blew off the wall in a storm and broke - If I was superstitious perhaps I'd have seen this as an omen...
Mar 30 2009 11:49 GMT Jagged PRO
What a man.
Mar 30 2009 12:43 GMT Pondy PRO
Yup, that welled me up.

Mar 30 2009 12:52 GMT kosmos PRO
Thanks for posting this.
Take care, Jan.
Mar 30 2009 15:19 GMT stuboy
A good man with a great sense of humour.

Never did get that pint he promised me.
Mar 30 2009 15:29 GMT maguzz
what a loss ... i loved his work that he showed us ...
i don't know much about him, but a person with that
great crativity must've been great too ...
i feel very sorry ...
Mar 30 2009 16:59 GMT alden PRO
Many thanks for making us this moving gesture. Community arises everywhere the software makes it possible, and we need community everywhere. Cory gave so much to us, and he will always be an inspiration to me.
Mar 30 2009 17:29 GMT Kriszti
Your photos were the few that have influenced my composition.
Thanks Curves for the inspirations!

RIP
Mar 30 2009 17:55 GMT Grimacher PRO
I'm so sorry for your loss. He really was a truly amazing person.
Mar 30 2009 18:51 GMT Lensvision
Beautiful words.
He will be missed.
Mar 30 2009 19:23 GMT cedar99
Thanks for posting this; it really is beautiful. My thoughts are with you.
Mar 31 2009 03:12 GMT blue
Jan,
I didn't know. I am hoping that his magic is with you always. No doubt it is, he was that kinda guy...
I am one of the fortunate ones...I actually got to meet both Cory and you at the Pink Palace Craft fair a few times...It was Cory who turned me on to fotothing, something i will always be greatful to him for...
and then there is the box...and the box he made for one of my best friends when he got married. to say he is a generous soul is an understatement. i ventured out here to the end of the aleutian peninsula of alaska with just a few belongings....and of course "the box" was one of them....
when i remember him it's about his energy and that sly smile he would get when he shot pics of my spiders and snakes....it always made ME smile.
the world is a better place because of him. you are so lucky to have had him in your life.
in peace,
audrey
Mar 31 2009 22:49 GMT cleftref PRO
He inspired me to take several curvy pictures myself. A great loss both to his family and this community.
Apr 01 2009 01:39 GMT jomoud PRO
Thank you for posting this.
It is a great tribute to a respected and loved Fotothing friend.
Apr 01 2009 10:16 GMT gilgamesh
All I knew of him was his work and comments here on Fotothing, but that seems to have been enough to make me miss him very much. I wish I'd known more.
Apr 01 2009 18:00 GMT PennyLane PRO
This is lovely - thanks so much for posting it.

Although I didn't know Cory in a physical sense, I do feel that I got to know him very well over the past few years. He said that I was the first one to reach out to him on Fotothing. He was so funny, kind, generous and talented - I will surely miss the banter with him. I was so hoping to meet you guys at some point.

I hope his passing was peaceful. My thoughts are with you Jan.
Apr 01 2009 20:47 GMT Sketty PRO
Oh my - I didn't know. I was lucky enough to receive some of Cory's art and it is so beautiful. I'll cherish it even more now and give it a special nod whenever I pass by
Apr 02 2009 01:33 GMT 23r0
I'm so sorry to hear of this. Add my life to the list of those he touched. We have a box and a puzzle he made. I made the "curves" postcard in silver and blue and a couple of tapes for him.
Apr 02 2009 10:02 GMT Sheila PRO
We knew how much you meant to him but how lovely and how typical of the man to put it in writing. Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Jan. It is so very special - but then, so was he.
Apr 02 2009 10:34 GMT Steve PRO
Oh Jan . . .

What can I add, except to say how typical this is of this most amazing man who managed to touch so many, so deeply - and yet at such a distance. What a special personality it takes to do that.

You already know he will be missed by so many people here - all those above and many more. Just as PennyLane says, we were so hoping there would come a way to meet both of you at some point.

Might I ask that you keep this page alive, and if and when you find the time and inclination, let us know how YOU are doing. I am certain not one of us will ever delete "Curves" from our Fotothing Friends! His love for you shone through everything he created, photographed and wrote. You were so incredibly special to him, and I'm sure we'd all like to know how you are.

Thank you for sharing this with us all.

Steve.

The words I wrote: http://is.gd/qggz .
Apr 02 2009 10:39 GMT Steve PRO
This might make you smile. I uploaded this on November 14 2005: http://is.gd/qgiX
Apr 02 2009 14:59 GMT hallo
I share everyone same feelings!
Apr 03 2009 09:00 GMT Pueo PRO
I'm so sorry for your loss Jan. Curves was such a great friend and artist. And all I sent him was a coconut from Moloka`i. I'm sorry I neglected Fotothing and our friendship these last few months. Somehow I thought he'd always be here. I suppose his art on Fotothing will... as long as the site endures.

Aloha,
Pat
Apr 03 2009 09:43 GMT Pueo PRO
btw-- His burl box was such a wonderful gift. http://www.fotothing.com/Pueo/photo/df9bdfcba626fddf0283da089b743f72/

I sent him this in return...
http://www.fotonomy.com/yellville/photo/c7fb77de/

and then of course he turned it into another piece of art
http://www.fotonomy.com/yellville/photo/c0e70e52/

Ahh the ever creative and restless Curves. Always a great friend... even though we never met personally. He will be missed... but never forgotten.

btw-The above poetry looks ripe to be set to music.
Apr 03 2009 18:04 GMT qpidoremix
Hugs Jan...I just found out and at the moment lost for words and have tears in my eyes.. He was a most wonderful friend and truly a very special beautiful person. I will miss him dearly. I will find a good foto to dedicate to Cory. He will always be in my heart.
Apr 03 2009 19:05 GMT Seraphael PRO
I'm very sorry for your loss. He was a great artist who showed us a great many beautiful and wonderful images for us to admire. Truly inspirational.
Apr 04 2009 15:32 GMT PinkPepperPhoto PRO
Oh Jan, I am so sorry for your loss, and ours. So much was added to all our lives by "Curves". I have not been around much of late, and my heart aches for you as I read this this morning. I know you have a big hole in your heart, that will fill with wonderful memories in time. It is wonderful to have a great friend and lover in life, isn't it. I was just looking at the "Dirt Girls" card that Cory sent last fall. I will cherish it forever! Strength and courage to you and yours. Words fail me, Judy
Apr 05 2009 00:01 GMT mickmusser
Fotothing, especially curves's site, never made me cry before. Now I can hardly stop. He was such a blend of humor and artistry. What a sense of design and color that went into his minature tableaus. Who else could find art in a jawbone? But I think my favorite postings were those of poor danger mouse being tormented. So many miss him. I join in offering my deepest sympathies to you, Jan.
Apr 05 2009 09:18 GMT montello
I got a rattlesnake tail from him, it was so nice.
Miss him..big.kiss Jan!
Apr 05 2009 14:04 GMT superJoan
Tears fall to warm a heart,
Sympathies Jan now that you part,
Don't think of him as gone for ever,
Just floating in the never never...
Until you meet again...
Apr 05 2009 15:56 GMT echo79
So sorry to hear he's left us. A truly generous and talented man. Rest well...
Apr 06 2009 08:49 GMT charlotte
Dear Jan, beautiful he left that for you to find, so loving.
An amazing man, and you a beautiful lady.
Wish you so much Love and strenght.
Hope you will come by here sometimes.
Love and kisses to you Jan.

Apr 07 2009 10:20 GMT simon PRO
We all knew how much he loved - you in particular, Jan.
There's a bit less of a twinkle in the world.

Apr 09 2009 01:58 GMT ManiacMom PRO
It's beautiful.
Apr 09 2009 06:21 GMT blue
mick,i share the loss felt by all of fotothingers...i was lucky enough to spend time with him...he was so real! and he was the one who told me about this site...all good things...
"there are people i'll remember all my life"....beatles, in my life.
Apr 10 2009 00:22 GMT mysternaz
Just got to know about this...I always thought he would recover and get to see more of his beautiful work. I'm shocked.

He was the first few people that I got to know when I first joined fotothing. Such a beautiful soul. I will really miss you my friend. Dear Jan, be strong and peace to you both.
Apr 10 2009 03:19 GMT LittleOurkie PRO
excellent and appropriate. His passing is a great loss.
Apr 16 2009 09:42 GMT montello
xxx
Apr 17 2009 10:39 GMT Archer
What a great artist and what a great loss. My deepest sympathies to you Jan.
Apr 22 2009 07:33 GMT porph
The news shocked me, Jan. My condolence.

Rest in Peace, my dear Curves. Love you.
Apr 22 2009 07:55 GMT porph
How you just go and didn't let me know?
was it so hot with much of snow?
was anyone touching the slept heart?
love hatred cool warm made different show?

Porph
May 09 2009 13:47 GMT charlotte
;) never forget..
May 12 2009 22:09 GMT GeoffReeves
`didnt know him that well,but his popularity speaks volumes.
May 19 2009 09:01 GMT abojovna PRO
My deepest sympathy ...

Thank you for this last farewell .... Rest in Peace, my dear Curves ...
Jun 14 2009 20:45 GMT kattet
Dear Curves...I can't believe it...
I don't have words :(
Rest in peace
Love Kat

Jun 27 2009 03:51 GMT alisonrachel PRO
I haven't been on here in a long time and I am so sorry to hear about Curves. A sad day indeed.
Aug 26 2009 08:19 GMT charlotte
xxxx
Sep 22 2009 21:17 GMT irajsalarvand
the world is a better place because of him. you are so lucky to have had him in your life.
in peace,!!!!
great.....
Jan 01 2010 21:18 GMT charlotte
Dear jan, may the new year bring good things, love c
Jan 02 2010 08:52 GMT pinko




..Happy New Year.. wherever you are ..
Jan 25 2010 14:39 GMT Nespolo
Bye curves !
Mar 06 2010 20:31 GMT ashdad PRO
Thinking of you my friend.
Mar 12 2010 23:49 GMT junne PRO
an extraordinary picture and moving words, i must have missed out on a great artist just for the vast size of this platform, where i simply never came across his work
Mar 29 2010 21:36 GMT LisaSam67
I completely somehow missed that he had passed on :(
Love his work and he was always so nice
hugs
May 09 2010 14:56 GMT Sheila PRO
Just checking back and can't believe it's more than a year since Cory left us. Still missing him, Jan, and still thinking about you.
Jun 19 2010 08:42 GMT charlotte
Miss you...
Jul 08 2010 01:18 GMT Pueo PRO
*sigh* I miss Curves too.
Aug 09 2010 21:45 GMT montello
xx
Aug 13 2010 16:45 GMT Grimacher PRO
This still stirs up the same emotion it did over a yr ago when it was first posted. He was one in a million....
Sep 12 2010 21:16 GMT blue
Well, hello there
Good old friend of mine
You've been reaching for yourself
For such a long time
There's so much to say
No need to explain
Just an open door for you
To come in from the rain

not sure why, but these lyrics from Melissa Manchester came to mind when I revisited this shot. Every time I look at my wonderful puzzle box (which is daily!) I think of you and your generous spirit.
I will always be thankful for having met you and Jan.
Sep 27 2010 01:55 GMT Android PRO
I miss him. I haven't been to this site in a long time. He sent us some rhizomes from some beautiful bearded iris plants which we planted in the back yard. He called them his "dirt girls." We call that part of the yard the Curves Garden. Next spring I'll post pictures when they come up again.
He lives in the memories of so many of us. We were the lucky ones.
Oct 11 2010 07:08 GMT DGM
OMG my hair are standing. I just learned this just this afternoon. Miss you Curves.

My souvenir and connection with you aside from the photographs is a wooden puzzle with photo which you made.

Rest in peace friend!!!
Mar 27 2011 00:02 GMT curvesjan
miss you baby, now & forever
Apr 05 2011 00:23 GMT Pierina
I am so sad... it´s been a long time since I last checked in at FT... I didn´t know Cory had passed away... I still treasure the presents he sent for Pierina and myself... so sad so sad... Jan all my best to you, big hug and kiss!!!!
Jun 08 2011 21:45 GMT HMBPA PRO
I was not aware until now of Cory's passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I loved his work and and his wonderful witticisms.
Jul 14 2011 20:05 GMT charlotte
kisses....xxx
Jan 22 2012 13:37 GMT chome008
Dear
it give me a great pleasure to write you after viewing your profile at (fotothing.com) which really interest me to have communication with you, if you will have the desire with me so that we can get to know each other and see what happened in future
i will be very happy if you can write me through my email for easiest communication,and for me to send to you my photo my email is (chomy5udah@yahoo.com)
i will be waiting to hear from you have a blessed day
from Chomy PLS TRY TO CONTANT ME THROUGH MY EMAIL ADDRESS AT

(chomy5udah@yahoo.com)
Mar 26 2012 20:45 GMT curvesjan
there is a hole the size of you where once was my heart....miss you forever, my sweet, it has been a long lonely time
Aug 20 2012 19:26 GMT charlotte
miss you....Lots of love to you Jan....its a big loss.....xc
Dec 24 2012 17:34 GMT faithoneil7
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My name is cynthia, i saw you profile and became interested, i will like to have a long tearm relationship with you,
please contact me on my email so that i can send you my photos and tell you more about me,(cynthiaj0be@hotmail.com)
Cynthia.
Feb 03 2013 00:14 GMT blue
missing you

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