When we originally asked for stories about Tim, we had no idea what we were going to receive. Then they came in multitude, in all forms imaginable from photographs to poems, from songs to anecdotes. They have been funny, heartwarming and educational. We have found so much joy in this form of celebration that we invite you to continue this sharing here.

Posted by Ross on Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:17 pm

Thought I'd share a happy little occurrence I had today that reminded me of Timmy. I have been asking my daughter, who's almost 17 months, for a "squeeze", a good hug, for as long as I've held her. Never really recieved more than her putting her arms around me, which was always satisfying, but today I hit the jackpot. After a long day of multiple costume changes, and trick or treating, I asked Candice for a "squeeze"...and she let me have it! The greatest hug I ever felt, followed by her laying on my shoulder until she was asleep. Two things she has never done before, until today. I enjoyed every second, and of course thought of Timmy. We all speak of those hugs that Timmy gave, and how there was always something more behind them. Well today I got one of those hugs, and although I shared it with my little girl, I feel like there was someone else sharing it with us. Thanks Pal! Miss you every day! Happy Halloween everyone!

Posted by Shaina on Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:57 pm

Sitting in a photography class. How fitting for today. I love you, Timmy. And how you would tip the Chinese delivery guy 10 dollars. You were the best person I've ever known. Period.

Love,
Shaina

Posted by Diane Rosselli on Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:27 pm

During my most recent trip to Hoboken - I was reminded of so many of the things that Tim loved about the area. Watching the hurricane coverage these past few days was distrurbing, but the one thing that caught my attention was that many reporters mentioned the RAINBOW that appeared over NYC. For me that was Tim doing his thing. Loved and missed every day by the entire Rosselli family.

Posted by Dad on Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:28 am

It's amazing how things come around.....Not too long ago Tim was on MV taking pictures enjoying the beauty and peacefulness of the island....now five years later we are here appreciating what he liked so much. So although we are not altogether,I know we are all keeping some happy thoughts today(that's what he would want).WE miss you.

Posted by Jennifer Rosselli McCrave on Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:18 am

I can't believe it has been 5 years. It still feels like it was yesterday when we were all hanging out, fishing, BBQ on the beach at MV celebrating him passing the boards. So many wonderful memories and TIMages on the walls in our house. I think of Tim each and every day. Today is especially hard. Lots of love to the Morelli family.

Posted by Jennifer Rosselli McCrave on Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:05 pm

Happy Birthday Tim. So many wonderful memories of times we all spent with you. Not a day goes by that I do not think of you. I was at a local fair recently and there was a guy that looked like the kid in Napoleon Dynamite. I could picture your smile and hear your laugh (and remembering how I did not get the humor...) Miss you lots! Thanks for sending us some blue skies today. XOXO.

Posted by Graziella on Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:35 pm

One of my favorite ways to sit, remember, and feel Tim is to listen to the CD mix he made for our Navajo trip. Listening to it now. Filled with an eclectic mix of music that is so representative of Tim's eclectic personality. Beautiful songs with deep lyrics, some gangsta rap.....and the theme from the Golden Girls. Miss and love you forever, Timmy. Happy birthday xoxo

Posted by Diane on Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:17 pm

Happy Birthday Tim,
Every single day a thought of Tim pops into my mind. I have seen rainbows, heard a song, or used my favorite saying "Be Careful" (Tim used to tease me about it!) No matter what, at that moment I know that Tim is with me and I miss him.

love always,
Diane

Posted by Mom on Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:06 am

Thanks for all the thoughtful birthday messages today !

So special that so many think of Tim so much, a nice and comforting feeling, sadness softened in sharing and the sense of one of those extra squeeze hugs he specialized in !!

Happy to report that although the timing did not fit for a birthday launch, there is a showing of Tim"s work scheduled for mid October. It will be at the at the office where Rob"s mom works. They devote a wall to display the work of a local artist for about 6 months, and we have selected some great photos; black and white and color. So happy for this opportunity as we know Tim wanted people to enjoy his photos. There is a press release about to appear locally and hope to post on "reports" soon

And thanks for the thoughts throughout the year too, so often coming with serendipitous timing !
(actually got to use that word, I hope correctly)

Mom

Posted by Shaina on Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:44 am

Happy Birthday, dear. I went to Maine, where we drove together in summer of 2005. I felt you everywhere. When I got on the plane, a BUTTERFLY landed on the woman in front of me as I boarded. I knew you were there. Then, on the last day, I went to the beach by the house we stayed it. It was me and Uncle Skip. He went with me. And while there, a big beautiful butterfly flew RIGHT up to me. I hadn't seen one since boarding the plane earlier that week! It landed RIGHT on a purple flower next to me and stayed there. There were no other butterflies anywhere. It was the only big one I saw the whole time. See, Uncle skip had asked me: is there anything you want to do before I take you back? And what I wanted to do was drive past the house where we stayed together looking up at the stars. It was August then, too. We drove down the path to the beach, and that's where you were. I didn;t cry. I couldn't. Maybe i was just shocked. By why would I be? Of course you're there. Looking after all of us.

And one other thing: Remember Paddington? The kitten we found together in the back yard in Hoboken? The one who disappeared from my house the exact day you passed away? He was found this summer. My friend's mom adopted a cat and posted a picture on facebook. And sure enough... it was HIM. I'll never forget the day we found him. I went to work and you texted me: There's mooooore.

I love you, Timmy!

Shaina

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