Wednesday, September 11, 2013

In Remembrance of Lance Richard Tumulty




On September 11, 2001, at age 32, Lance Richard Tumulty was one of the victims lost in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Lance was a tender, loving husband, doting father and friend to many. He left behind his wife, Cynthia, and his two little girls, Sara and Caroline. Lynne Devlin wrote about Lance, "Lance loved life more than most people I know. He lived life to the absolute fullest, doing everything from hunting, to motorcross, fishing and skiing. I think Shawn said it best at the funeral though, it was more than that - Lance got into your soul. His enthusiasm was more than I've ever encountered." Kate Hamm wrote, "I always knew when Lance was around because the first words out of his mouth were 'Hey Baby!'" Susan Barricella wrote, "...Lance was a fun and outgoing person, who made everyone around him feel at ease." Lin Miller said, "Lance had the biggest heart of anyone I knew. He had a tough exterior, but when you needed anything, you didn't even have to call. He would help."

He was deeply in love with his wife Cynthia. Lynne Devlin wrote, "I used to love the way Lance looked at you, like no one else in the world existed." Lance's mother-in-law said, "He was a great dad, a great, great dad." From the moment they came from the hospital, Lance adored and cared for his children. Jim Michaels wrote, "We remember the love we saw in Lance's eyes for you and your daughters, but most of all we remember Lance's humor and his ever present smile." Lance's daughter Sara was talking about her father and said, "I was hoping the angels would have brought him back to me, but the angels brought him straight up to heaven instead."


A letter from Lance's college friend:

March 31, 2004
Dear Cynthia & girls,

I knew your dad a very long time ago....actually he was my Mom's savior many years ago....

My name is Kristy Brennan (then Rodgers) and I knew your Dad when he drove a black Mustang and played football when he was in college! I can't believe 3 years have gone by and I am just finding this out tonight. I don't know how I didn't know sooner. There is sooo much I want to say - so many of the things are so true...Lance had a way of getting into your heart right away - he would have done anything for anyone ... at anytime - at any point.

See - if it wasn't for Lance I would have never graduated from College. At that point - my Mom was dying from Cancer and Lance would drive me back and forth from Glassboro to Perth Amboy & back again for our games.....If it wasn't for Lance - I would have never graduated (I hated Stats - Economics & Finance) - Lances favorites!!

See - I have so many "not important" memories but things that have changed my life forever - Thanks to Lance & I wanted you to know.

MY mom too is in heaven & I am sure she met Lance at the gates - she loved how big he was & she loved his hugs more than anything.

Cynthia - I remember I spoke to Lance once after you were married (he LOVED you more than anything !) when he called me to see if I wanted a job working with him....we lost touch somehow after that - not sure how ... but we did!

I just wanted you to know how much Lance meant to sooo many people & like you I have a daughter - Emmy is only 6 - and I am sure the girls have his smile!

I wish you the best always & if there is anything I could ever do for you or your daughters - please let me know ....

All my Love - Kristy
~
Kristy Rodgers (Brennan),
Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

In Remembrance of Lance Richard Tumulty




On September 11, 2001, at age 32, Lance Richard Tumulty was one of the victims lost in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Lance was a tender, loving husband, doting father and friend to many. He left behind his wife, Cynthia, and his two little girls, Sara and Caroline. Lynne Devlin wrote about Lance, "Lance loved life more than most people I know. He lived life to the absolute fullest, doing everything from hunting, to motorcross, fishing and skiing. I think Shawn said it best at the funeral though, it was more than that - Lance got into your soul. His enthusiasm was more than I've ever encountered." Kate Hamm wrote, "I always knew when Lance was around because the first words out of his mouth were 'Hey Baby!'" Susan Barricella wrote, "...Lance was a fun and outgoing person, who made everyone around him feel at ease." Lin Miller said, "Lance had the biggest heart of anyone I knew. He had a tough exterior, but when you needed anything, you didn't even have to call. He would help."

He was deeply in love with his wife Cynthia. Lynne Devlin wrote, "I used to love the way Lance looked at you, like no one else in the world existed." Lance's mother-in-law said, "He was a great dad, a great, great dad." From the moment they came from the hospital, Lance adored and cared for his children. Jim Michaels wrote, "We remember the love we saw in Lance's eyes for you and your daughters, but most of all we remember Lance's humor and his ever present smile." Lance's daughter Sara was talking about her father and said, "I was hoping the angels would have brought him back to me, but the angels brought him straight up to heaven instead."


A letter from Lance's college friend:

March 31, 2004
Dear Cynthia & girls,

I knew your dad a very long time ago....actually he was my Mom's savior many years ago....

My name is Kristy Brennan (then Rodgers) and I knew your Dad when he drove a black Mustang and played football when he was in college! I can't believe 3 years have gone by and I am just finding this out tonight. I don't know how I didn't know sooner. There is sooo much I want to say - so many of the things are so true...Lance had a way of getting into your heart right away - he would have done anything for anyone ... at anytime - at any point.

See - if it wasn't for Lance I would have never graduated from College. At that point - my Mom was dying from Cancer and Lance would drive me back and forth from Glassboro to Perth Amboy & back again for our games.....If it wasn't for Lance - I would have never graduated (I hated Stats - Economics & Finance) - Lances favorites!!

See - I have so many "not important" memories but things that have changed my life forever - Thanks to Lance & I wanted you to know.

MY mom too is in heaven & I am sure she met Lance at the gates - she loved how big he was & she loved his hugs more than anything.

Cynthia - I remember I spoke to Lance once after you were married (he LOVED you more than anything !) when he called me to see if I wanted a job working with him....we lost touch somehow after that - not sure how ... but we did!

I just wanted you to know how much Lance meant to sooo many people & like you I have a daughter - Emmy is only 6 - and I am sure the girls have his smile!

I wish you the best always & if there is anything I could ever do for you or your daughters - please let me know ....

All my Love - Kristy
~
Kristy Rodgers (Brennan),
Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Changing The Father Stereotype

YES. I've been reading and noticing this for awhile. You know, you turn on the television and all you see is an idiot father and the beautiful know-it-all wife. As a woman, trust me, sometimes it feels that way. But, to constantly portray a man in the same stereotype is unfair and damaging to young boys watching. I'm pleased to see men revolting. Men, it's about time.

"Across the country, more and more are fed up -- and rising up against the stereotype of the inept, clueless father. 'We're not the Peter Griffin or the Homer Simpson that we're often portrayed as,' said Kevin Metzger, who runs the Dadvocate blog."

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Professor or Hobo?

It's a tough call... take the quiz here: Professor or Hobo?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Primary Election

“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” -John Quincy Adams

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

"...that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion, that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this Nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
President Abraham Lincoln

Monday, April 30, 2012

International Beard Tournament

Oh yes! The international beard tournament of lederhosen Germany.

I'm a huge fan of beards. But, no one has a beard quite like Eduardo Verástegui. :)

 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Monday, October 3, 2011

Star Wars PSA From Dads

This video is from last year but somehow I missed it...

Friday, September 30, 2011

Show Them Our Jazz Hands

Sebastian Abbot from the Associated Press says that the United States is trying to use jazz music to improve Pakistan relations. I'm a wee bit skeptical that a dose of music we are forced to endure in elevators will make relations with Pakistan any better. The United States should send Jon Hamm to Pakistan as "Sergio." A sexy jazz set from him and we will finally achieve peace in the Middle East.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011