Appreciating your appreciation |

Appreciating your appreciation

Dear Editor,

To all our friends:

How can we thank you for the meals, phone calls, letters and money you’ve sent? For the visits and the advice and support of all kinds? And what a great gathering at the Main Street Gallery! My words are inadequate to describe our gratitude.

On Friday night at the Main Street Gallery, surrounded by a crowd of the Glenwood friends Tom admired most, I (to use one of Tom’s lines) “appreciated your appreciation” of my best friend. Although Tom was recently involved in ambitious promotion of his art work, he also told me more than once that he had accomplished more in his life than he’d ever hoped to.

I’ve read that the truly successful survivors of the 9/11 tragedy share one trait. They were able to find a “new ray of optimism in life.” Thank you for helping us toward it.

On behalf of wild things and their lovers,

Ruth Lubchenco

Glenwood Springs

Editor’s note: Tom Lubchenco, Ruth’s husband, was murdered on June 16. The case remains unsolved. The art auction raised more than $14,000 for Tom and Ruth’s children.

Dear Editor,

To the city of Glenwood Springs, thank you for wrapping your arms around us with warmth and compassion as we cope with the tragic loss of our son and brother, Tom Lubchenco.

Clarice June Lubchenco, mother


Peter Lubchenco, brother


Dick Lubchenco, brother


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