Sunday, August 10, 2008

buy ryan a beer...


i have written this post several times and keep erasing it. i can't come up with the proper words so i'll just say it. on 08.13.07 the chicago messenger community lost a messenger.friend.father...ryan boudreau. i had the pleasure of working side by side with the man. as a messenger you couldn't ask for anything more...worked hard.didn't deny work.went distance.carried all kinds of weight.was fast. as a friend...well, it doesn't get better than ryan. you always knew that ryan had your back no matter what. it didn't even matter if he knew you...he had every messengers back.

i received a text yesterday from perkins about setting up a celebration in honor of his memory. ryan has two kids and a lady that miss him dearly and the least we can do is honor his memory and raise some money for his family. we got together and came up with the details...on friday august 15th after work we can all meet at cals. for some, actually many messengers, it's a usual hang out spot. it's located at vanburen and wells in the loop. we'll have a jar/can for cats to "buy ryan a beer". sh*t...last time i was there the pbr's were 2 bucks a piece so don't worry about hurting the pocket. any donation would be greatly appreciated.



if anyone wanted to donate but can't make it please contact augie at augiem21@yahoo.com or hit up the chicago couriers union.



we miss you ryan...peace.

5 comments:

m.o.d. said...

Ryan was a member of the Industrial Workers of the World,and some IWW members in my city (Birmingham UK) organised a benefit gig for Ryan a while back.

j.dot said...

o.man.your love and support is always appreciated.

Anonymous said...

SO Sad.

RIP

cyclerookie said...

how do us denver folks help out. Paypal or whatever, we want the family to do well.

j.dot said...

yo...don't paypal augie but e-mail him for details about donations. thanks...peace.

augiem21@yahoo.com