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Offline Texas Ranger

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I lost a friend,
« on: December 15, 2011, 10:53:22 AM »
And a client.  Ralph Vertrees was a gentleman with land in east Texas, and Arcadia, California.  He became a client in 1967, and a friend shortly there after.  Over the years I have worked their lands as my own, and they housed my daughter for a time while she was in college in Austin.  I have watched them spin land off to their children, and helped in the process.

Ralph was a petroleum attorney, and at age 84 long retired.

He has been my longest term client, and a friend.

Rest in peace, Ralph.
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Re: I lost a friend,
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2011, 10:56:56 AM »
Sorry to hear that.  Prayers for the family, and for you.  It's never easy to lose a good friend.

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Re: I lost a friend,
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2011, 11:04:00 AM »
Their passing leaves an empty spot in our lives and good friends can never be replaced.  My condolences to you and the family.
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Re: I lost a friend,
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2011, 12:26:32 PM »
I hate to hear it Tex.
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Re: I lost a friend,
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2011, 12:32:45 PM »
My condolences TR

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Re: I lost a friend,
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2011, 01:33:50 PM »
Sorry TR.
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Re: I lost a friend,
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2011, 05:08:33 PM »
I'm sorry for you loss. Good memories are nice but the missing never goes away.  A good friendship is precious and it is difficult to lose a friend.  My sympathies.
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Re: I lost a friend,
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2011, 05:14:07 PM »
Sorry to here it Tex. Seems like you must have had some interesting and memorable times with this fellow.
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Re: I lost a friend,
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2011, 05:14:41 PM »
Sorry to hear of your friend passing. Bill
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Re: I lost a friend,
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2011, 05:48:41 PM »
My condolences Tex.

A lot of it going on this year.
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Re: I lost a friend,
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2011, 09:38:24 PM »
Sorry to hear this news, TR.
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Re: I lost a friend,
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2011, 10:10:01 PM »
TR, sorry for your loss. bg

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Re: I lost a friend,
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2011, 10:46:45 PM »
TR, my heartfelt condolonces. 
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Re: I lost a friend,
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2011, 05:48:49 AM »
So sorry for your loss.
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