Tuesday, August 24, 2010

From Todd | Party

...from Todd himself:

Friends, neighbors, family, lend me your cheers. The time has come to celebrate life, the evil that men is oft interred with their bones, so let it be with Todd.

This party is a celebration of the fact that I am still here to raise a glass, but really it is about us all raising a glass to all of the friends, family, and strangers who have opened up their hearts and frankly without whom, I very likely would not be here. So please come join us to celebrate:
Saturday, Sept 4th
3551 13th st nw
What: Grilling, beer,wine. Two fingered piñata. Check out all the cards everyone sent. Check out all my favorite scratching posts.

Who is invited?
  • Any friend who would like to see that I am still alive.
  • Anyone convinced I am still dead.
  • Anyone who wanted to, but couldn’t arrange a time to visit in the hospital. One room will be setup with florescent lights and terrible food to preserve the ambiance.
  • Anyone who sent a card, coffee cake, or casserole.
  • Anyone who has said a prayer for me.
  • Anyone who is reading this message.
Special acknowledgements go out to:

  • Leah Beckett – Wife, showerer, without whom I probably would have given up a long time ago.
  • Autumn Becket – Sister, care giver, queen of washcloth.
  • Christopher Baer – Police Liaison, iPhone Prometheus, and best friend/business partner a person could hope for.
  • Jennifer Brundage – coordinator of food and people, toof flosser, and all around great friend!
  • Jeneen Beckett – Lucko, zardog, still the butt of all the jokes so we don’t have to be.
  • Tyler & Karen Buckley – makers of the best chicken soup on the planet
  • Kate Buckholdt – doer of the hairdo.
  • Kevin Buckholdt – movie reviewer.
  • Jennifer Goldstien – She makes it rain ice cream.
  • Jim Hall – The quite pillar keeping everyone strong from day one.
  • Caleb Menzies – fixed the doors, locks, and generally is keeping the house standing through the ordeal.


  1. Hi Todd - we are all truly delighted that you are recovering and doing well. Please fill a glass for your Irish friends and you have our full permission to drink it on our behalf! We wish we could be there but most of all we send you our very best wishes for a continued recovery.
    Best personal regards,
    Sean (GlobeTrack)

  2. Todd, I was one of the early arrivers to the scene. My friend retrieved your wallet (from your pocket) to provide info to emergency services and encouraged you to remain still. We have followed your recovery and the case are thrilled to learn of your continuing improvement and the recent arrest of the driver. Your strength and spirit are truly inspirational! Unfortunately, we will be on vacation at the time of the party and so will miss being able to wish you well in person. All our best!
    Renée Wilder and Larry Guerin
    Kansas & Quincy)