Sunday, September 10, 2006

Remembering - Robert Francis Mace

This day we will always remember... An idea to unite the blogging world to have each victim honored The 2996 Project

Robert Francis Mace who's life was lost September 11th, 2001.

This is his brothers tribute.

You have been taken from us, but you live on in our hearts and memories

Each of us carries within a recollection of you that will never fade

A little leaguer that wore a Tom Seaver card tucked inside his cap

The competitor that always found a way to win, even if it meant changing the rules a bit

Of us two, the person whose backside finally broke the yellow paddle

The son that mowed down Dad's newly planted trees on his 1st trip on the riding tractor

Playing through the deluge of Hurricane Agnes with running leaps, landing on our stomachs to glide over the pools of water all over the yard

Building a baseball diamond with posts, chicken wire and lawn mowers wherever the farmer would grant us space for our "Field of Dreams"

Riding our bikes with fury at the sound of Dad's shrill whistle, knowing
that 5 minutes was the limit before time expired for dinner

The traveler who took mom on a virtual trip of Munich through the internet

The brash young attorney who quips a helicopter trip would close the deal in time

The Eagles fan whose voice grew hoarse with each passing quarter

The not so handyman whose best work was letting someone else do it

The uncle holding his nephew and niece with the love, play and smile of a parent.

A would be John Grisham novelist, penning his 1st legal thriller

The perennial kid even at 43, hustling off for a week of tennis camp

Though difficult to fight the emotion and bewilderment of loss, there is so much more to smile over and reminisce that it dries my tears and nearly makes me chuckle.

You will be missed, Rob, my brother, but my images of you are indelible

Ken Mace, Brother

To read more about this victim who's life we are celebrating today. Click Here


Michelle said...

Beautiful tribute :o)

mine is also up

Anonymous said...

In tears after reading your tribute. It was so nice of you to put there what his brother said. So many Losses for such a stupid reason. I pray we never go through this again.

Blessings to you and yours

Anonymous said...

May he rest in peace

I am honouring joseph Maffeo

Anonymous said...

Wonderful tribute.
Many blessings to all those who lost loved ones that day.

I have posted a tribute to Joseph Lovero

MamaKBear said...

Outstanding job. Some of the best tributes are the ones that can bring the words of people who knew the person well, as you have done. It has been a challenge writing, and now trying to read the tributes!

Rest in Peace, Rob. You are missed, and I remember.

My tribute to Mr. Daniel Lugo can be found at

T-girl said...

Humpft! Yours is really nice, mine is ok! LOL

Anonymous said...

It's sad enough thinking of all the people who died, but actually reading something personal about them makes it that much sadder - thanks for the lunchtime bawl, Kristalle! The hardest part for me has always been thinking about the poor people who had missing loved ones - I cried like a baby every time I saw a poster with somebody's photo and a plea for information. Our NY location of Private Client Services was located in the World Trade Centre -we lost almost 300 people, one who actually worked at our Toronto office (IT dept) but was in NY for a conference. Nobody will ever forget that day.

Dead man walking said...

I was assigned one of the victims too. I cried for the first time in years as I was writing his tribute. I am not a hateful person, but I think I will make an exception for the bastards who masterminded this tragedy.

~ Amanda X&O said...


It's hard for this small town girl to imagine 2,996 people, all gone at once. Tributes like this make it all the more real.

Raggedy said...

Wonderful Tribute!
Thank you.
These are heartbreaking stories and difficult to read....
I am honored to be a part of this project.
Mine is posted also...

The 2996 link is down. I have a new link on my site to view the participants.

Bless you...

David Edward said...

great post, terrific, bless you for your words here and for your caring. I am proud to join you in honoring the 2996!
Life is more precious when we realize it could be snatched away.
I think i will go hug my daughter!

gordaboo said...

A beautiful tribute for a wonderful person. Robert is now more than just a name, but a face for all who come by and read.

We will never forget.

I remember Lisa Egan

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