Re: The Passing On Of A LOTM Friend ....

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Posted by Elaine on January 27, 2000 at 12:16:35:

In Reply to: Re: The Passing On Of A LOTM Friend .... posted by Rebecca on January 27, 2000 at 10:36:51:

: : : "Mike Phillips died on September 15 at the age of 69.
: : : He left 4 children and seven grandchildren.
: : : He will be missed."

: : : We will, of course, update our interview pages with MP but thought it should be posted here first.

: : : Elaine

: : Yes, he WILL be missed ... Mike Phillips was a man of great wisdom & generosity. He was filled with life ... filled with love ... so VERY proud of who he was, yet so very open to all he encountered.

: : As Elaine has mentioned, we had been notified, via e-mail, of his death, some time ago ... As we were unable to confirm this, we refused to believe it. I feel a terrible loss, though he only entered my life for a few minutes on the screen & a few hours on the phone. I think we made it clear, at the time of our interview, what a true pleasure it was to get to know him a bit. I feel honored now that he gave us all what were to be some of the last hours of his life.

: : Yes, "He will be missed."

: Yes, I feel so very much like you..As you know the late Mike and I corresponded off and on. He definitely was one the wisest people I have ever come across..he had so much to offer and did so generously..As a matter of fact he had sent me huge package with his pictures and writings at springtime.I will make sure to put them up at the appropriate time..
: I just got off the phone with Mike's son and offered him my condolences.According to him,his death came as a surprise. Mike was undergoing backsurgery and his heart stopped during that operation. The doctors tried a bypass..but for naught..Our beloved Sachem never woke up.
: I will miss him terrribly..

: Rebecca


Thanks for posting this. I was trying to remember last night when we last spoke. Your post reminded me ...
It was late August & he said he was going to have back surgery "soon." He wasn't well & he was having trouble walking.
One thing he had said at that time was that he had recently made copies of the interview and sent it to his daughter in Detroit. He was PROUD of that & he was very PROUD of LOTM.

Please let us know when you put up the pictures he sent you! And thank you for having located Mike's number when we were looking!!!


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