IN MEMORIAM ~ Bryant Lanier January 19, 2012



How the mighty have fallen in the midst of the battle!
Jonathan was slain in your high places.
I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan;
You have been very pleasant to me;
Your love to me was wonderful,
Surpassing the love of women.

2 SAMUEL 1:17


  1. Beautiful words for this tribute. And interesting stories contained within them, including the story of King James and his male consort, David and Jonathan, Lanier and Michael.

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  3. Sending you love and strength…

    • Your love and strength arrived this morning and It is so lovely to have. Thank you Heather.

  4. A sad day Lainier. But remember the sweet times. May there be no distress but comfort in the knowledge of being together again one day.

    • Thank you so very much. For me it is not a sad day but a filled with joyful memories.

  5. Lovely sadness…

  6. May the ones we love, the ones we keep close in our hearts NEVER go far. Absence can be just a state of mind. Yes, we CAN be together. Love,

  7. Sending you a big hug.

  8. Much love and many hugs!

  9. But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you…

    Lanier, xox, V

    • I love you…. to choose that line from William Butler Yeats is the perfect touch. xoxo

  10. My thoughts are with you.

  11. Take comfort in knowing that just beyond the mist, he is there, forever and always. Thinking of you and sending you peace and love.


    • Thank you Mary. Yes I believe the very same. Sending a warm hug to you.

  12. What a handsome man. And I’m sure he was just as beautiful inside as he was outside. I’m sure he visits to give you hugs often, Lanier.

    • Yes he does Madame. I feel him with me all the time. And you are right he was absolutely gorgeous on the inside! Thank you darling Madame.

  13. With love and sympathy … xo Natalie

  14. dearest man

    we are so very sorry for your loss.

    much love and a virtual hug scented on the breeze with Chanel no. 5, just like your uncle (what a great uncle) gave the ladies at your house each hols.

    a sad look. and an appreciative nod that you are here and have told us about mr. lanier himself.

    _tg xxxxxx

    • I know that Bryant, and my Uncle too are smiling in the cosmos because of your very lovely words. Thank you with love always.

      • *waving* up to them with a flick of bobbed hair and a copy of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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