A Tribute to My Dearest Friend Pelé

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It would not be right not to include a collage of my very dear and beloved friend of 14 years, Pelé, who passed away in October. He has left a big hole in my heart, but the happy memories I have of him are so great that I felt it imperative to finish the year off with a tribute to him illustrating our mutual love and friendship, and may I say, this was a labor of love.

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  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (31 Dec 2009):

    sweet Pele...what a wonderful memorial and tribute to your beloved friend.

  • Jack Sills

    Jack Sills (Deleted) gave props (31 Dec 2009):

    Beautiful Collage Of Pele Sonia!!!

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (31 Dec 2009):

    WONDERFUL! We lost ours two years ago, and you just never recover! Bravo for getting through this....definitely a labor of love! It's beautiful...a wonderful tribute:)

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (31 Dec 2009):

    great tribute to a lost family member...

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (31 Dec 2009):

    sWeet image. dp

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (31 Dec 2009):

    YOUr collages are great! And yes I agree about including Pele.

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (31 Dec 2009):

    That was a sad event. A difficult loss to be sure. And, this is a good expression of that love and grief.

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (31 Dec 2009):

    Your love and his come through in these images. Love is never lost.

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (31 Dec 2009):

    Sonia, this is a wonderful collage of Pele'!! He will always have a special place in your heart and ours!! Thank you for doing this one! :)

  • Chrisso Newton

    Chrisso Newton (Deleted) said (31 Dec 2009):

    Beautiful...i'm speechless (which is rare, for me)...he looks like a wonderful friend...

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (31 Dec 2009):

    Awww, I'm missing him too, when I see this excellent collage (he looks so sweet in every picture!). My blessings & love to you, dear friend. May the New Year bring much happiness, good health & great photos! xox, ~ M

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray said (31 Dec 2009):

    Thank you so much for the spotlight Chris, I am speechless! He was the best friend ever!!!!!

  • Lesley S

    Lesley S (Deleted) gave props (31 Dec 2009):

    What a beautiful tribute to a special friend. Time passes all too quickly, but memories are ours to keep. Every best wish for the New Year.

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (31 Dec 2009):

    very meaningful and tender. we all have a soft spot in our heart filled with the love of angels like pele. he was lucky to have you.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (31 Dec 2009):

    I think we all miss Pele Sonia and I know that it must have been hard to work on this. It is a fantastic tribute to your incredibly loving friend.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (1 Jan 2010):

    Very cool tribute.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (1 Jan 2010):

    Touching tribute that cuts right to the heart

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (1 Jan 2010):

    Wonderful, wonderful wonderful!! A fitting tribute to a dear friend.

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (1 Jan 2010):

    Fantastic!

  • John Tanner

    John Tanner said (2 Jan 2010):

    What a wonderful and fitting tribute to your dear friend.

  • Jim Thomas

    Jim Thomas   gave props (3 Jan 2010):

    I always loved seeing Pele's photos. I miss him too, even though I never knew him. Hugs.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (7 Jan 2010):

    I have been looking at your family collages. They are beyond fabulous. Your love is woven into each one, and will make each a family treasure. This one is very special to me. I have had a dog like Pele, actually two dogs. I believe angels come to us sometimes in the form of a dog. Even though they grow old and pass away, their unconditional love surrounds us all of our lives. This is simply beautiful, Sonia.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (17 Feb 2013):

    I have added him to a special collection. RIP Pel'e

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray said (17 Feb 2013):

    Thank you so much, Pelé is in really good company. I still miss him terribly!!!!!! I appreciate your kindness!

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