Originally Posted by wwraftguy
All the old Deck House crew are thinkin of ya. We'll miss you buddy!
When I first read the Story of "Encampment River Drowning" I was compelled to open the thread & read it. By the time I was done reading I was crying with remorse for the loss of a good soul! (please see my previous post by stack11.) I am new to Mountain Buzz and furthermore new to the river running community! & Wow!.... A Community it IS!! I felt something strong about the story of Tigger, not because of a name or an interest in Encampment, but something more profound! As I read onward I did'nt know this person named Brian but remembered a great person, an instigator, a ski racer, a ponderer, a friend I had met during high school as a resident & student growing up in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, this marvelous person I knew as Tigger! As I continued to read the posts on this thread it dawned on me wow, could it be the same , naw, there's probably many people who go by the tagged nickname of Tigger. However I was compelled to share a couple of thoughts. So now a week has gone by and the times of hanging out with Tigger back in Edgcomb Maine came clear to me, I remorsed on being young and getting away to the Deck House. A school of great creation! A group of people that accepted me and invited me into their unique & seemingly exclusive existense there on that great hillside! Its not untill now I see the mention of the Deck House and have put two & two togethor and my body again termbles throughout realizing the depth of this thread and this connection. I feel its surreal that this being the first thread I have followed and first thread I hav eposted to, & with some devine connection, even though thru the "intra-web"..........I feel ovewhelmed by the realization made today! & I want to extend again my deepest sincerity for the loss of a Marvelous Soul! Tigger!! For he and the deck house crew from 1992 were very important to me as a young adult seeking something more, something outside of the somewhat sheltered existence I lived in Boothbay Harbor. I think back to when I met these guys & how people in boothbay told me to stay away from the deck house, thats a school is'nt it? its alternative, its for derilects, for dropouts, stay away from there. So as a young kid eager to please my parents my elders and all those in our small community, I did'nt dare tell my mom where I was going, & went there after school, on weekends & when I discovered who these people from the deck house were, I felt happy that these were simply young kids with bigger visions bigger mouths and to me brighter souls! I want to share all of this with Tigger's Friends & Family because although we knew each other as teenagers, and for only two years, Tigger and crew had a profound impact on my life as I was seeking to step out of my young skin. He somehow had an impact on me at the time and I can not believe the result of this forum. Tigger has popped in and out of my mind over the years as has the rest of the Deck House crew that I knew for that short time btwn 1991 and 1993. May Tiggers soul live on & may his body rest in piece knowing that he truly touched so many people he came in contact with!
I will go home this evening and pull out the year book I was given by Will Stroud & Tiggers page will be posted on my bulletin board for many weeks to come!! Thank you so much Tigger for being!!!
Mathew T Stackpole
class of 1992 Boothbay Region High