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Remembering Friends Past and wishing you all a Happy New Year 2010

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Joe Beruer, 47FLASHBACK! 2009 was one hell of a year for me and Cactusthorns. I lost one of my very best friends and fellow founder of Cactus Thorns/Vote29 Joey Beruer.

I loved that guy. He was a bundle of energy and had a million ideas. His problem it turns out is he just had too little time. He passed this Summer at the age of 47. There isn’t a day that goes by I do not think of Joey and how he made a difference in our town. Joey along with his Mom Janet owned Thomas Towing.

Another good friend and mentor  that passed this year was Bud Calvert. Bud was always there to give advice and help a fellow out of a jam. I really miss him. I hope his family are well and can survive his loss. Bud also owned a towing company, B&B Towing.

I must be attracted to Towing companies, who knows… weird huh?

I’ve lost so many friends over the years. I guess it is a sign of getting older. I thought I would never get over the passing of my Dad several years ago, but the good memories linger of him and those that have moved on to a higher plane this and years past. The pain will never go away but it is tempered with the realization that if all goes right, the Good Lord will unite us all in his promised land. My dear departed mother in law once said shortly before she died, “You know it is time to go when more of your loved ones are on the other side of the vale.”

Don’t worry I have way to many friends on this side, so this is not a dear John post. I plan to irritate the crap out of folks for many many more years to come.

It is time to now look towards the future. A future filled with good friends, good times and good health. I wish this to each and everyone of you.

I do want to wish everyone one of you a very joyous and prosperous New Year.

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Dan OBrien


Cactus Thorns has been online in one form or the other since 2001. What started as a personal blog documenting the corruption and lack of Due Process of the 29 Palms Community Development Department has turned into over these many years into a hugely popular Independent Alternative News Media Outlet. We have partnered with other media including The Desert Star Weekly, Joshua Tree Star, other blogs, indie media and an incredible staff of volunteer Reporters, Commentators and Opinion Makers to create one of the most read, honest and dependable alternative to the Local traditional Media services in the country. Thanks to you the reader we are in the 5% of most read sites in the World.

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