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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Rest in Peace BuffaloDick


My good buddy passed away unexpectedly yesterday and now there is a big gaping hole where he once sat. Richard (Dick) DeYoung also known as BuffaloDick, here on the internets, was a good friend of mine. We spoke at least every other day on the phone for an hour at a time at least. This guy was a man that I instantly bonded with, we both commented the first time we spoke about 3 years ago or so how it felt like we were long lost friends that somehow found each other again. We would have heated debates with him telling me "sure your food looks good but does it taste good" and then he would throw out some kind of "lips on a woodpecker" kind of old saying and tell me how good his tasted. I always threatened to meet him and make him eat some of my "pretty food" - I still believe that someday I will.

You will always be in my thoughts Buff, always! We often sent each other little packages here is a one he sent me a while back...

40 comments:

theUngourmet said...

Sorry to hear this. It sounds like you have some nice memories to keep and to share. That's a great photo of him as well. Nice post.

Tanya Kristine said...

ohmygod.

deb said...

hi christo, was it unexpected? so so sorry. what a great man.

Bob said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, but a touching post.

Danielle said...

Sorry to hear the sad news.

Jenn said...

I'd always see his comments on here. I'm sorry to hear of his passing.

Tangled Noodle said...

I only knew him through his comments here, but his words were humorous and supportive - no doubt, a reflection of a fine man. My deepest condolences on the loss of such a wonderful friend.

lisaiscooking said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. He'll be missed, his comments will be missed.

Cinnamon Girl said...

How awful. I'm so sorry.

Sippity Sup said...

I am so sorry to hear this. You have made a nice tribute here and many will appreciate that. GREG

The Diva on a Diet said...

Oh, how shocking and terribly sad. My sincere sympathies on the loss of your friend and to his family as well. I am so sorry.

Jill said...

This is terrible and I'm sorry you've lost a friend. The couple of times he commented on my blog, I'd have to laugh when I saw his "BuffaloDick".

vanillasugar said...

No! Dog, shit. that is just heartbreaking. I didnt know you two were close. My heart truly goes out to his family. I'm so sorry.

Lea Ann said...

I just learned of this news not 5 minutes ago in an email from a friend. I cannot believe my eyes. This photo is the only photo I've ever seen of BD. He always commented on my blog posts...always. Nice tribute Christo, I feel sadness for all of us.

Marjie said...

I was stunned by Craig's news. One day Dick's there, cooking, commenting, and pushing our buttons a little bit, all in great fun, and then, suddenly, he's not. Let's face it, who else would ever say that a dress should have a low neckline and high hemline on a sewing post, even if that's exactly what every man thinks? I'll miss him terribly.

RamblingTart said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. He looks like such a jolly, kind fellow. I'm so glad you had the chance to know him.

snowelf said...

You know, I always kind of felt like he was your "partner in food crime". :)

There is so much comfort in knowing he had such a loving family and friends (who felt like family) like you in his life. I absolutely adored Unclebuf and I know you guys were fabulous friends. He was much too young to go and I know we all are going to miss him.

Hugs,

--snow

TavoLini said...

I give my deepest regards to his family--Buffalo had a huge place in so many blogger's (and everyday people's) lives. He will be missed, along with his famous chili and his strong love for his family.

Michigan mourns the loss of BuffaloDickdy.

Chow and Chatter said...

I am so so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend

hugs Rebecca

Anette said...

I'm so sorry about this! His blog was one of the first ones I found, and i kept it as a favourite because I liked his way!

Abbey said...

Oh no! I had just discovered him online..I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts go out to his family and I appreciate you keeping us all informed.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your friend. You will see and talk to your friend again. Perhaps you two could have a cook-off in heaven :)

Terrianne, Call me Ree said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. I'm very heartened to read about his colorful character that, I'm sure, will live on in your memories.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Christo - I'm so so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. It's small consolation, but I know you will always have those wonderful memories of him to think about.

Juliana said...

Sorry to hear about your loss...

intuitive eggplant said...

Culinary Smackdown results up (finally!). Thanks so much for your fine entry, Dog, and above all, for your patience!

http://eggplanttogo.blogspot.com/2010/07/veggie-culinary-smackdown-results.html

Heff said...

It's nice to comment with someone that actually "knew" B.D., at least by phone conversation. He was ALWAYS one HELL OF A CHARACTER commenting on my blog, and I always tried to "pay him back" as best I could, lol !

The man ALWAYS "Told It Like It Was", and I'll REALLY miss him.

CONGRATS ON THE WIN - You SHOULD have won MONTHS ago in my opinion :)

Let us know when you schedule the next Blogger Culinary Smackdown, JUDGE !

DaniloM_W志竹olff0615 said...

一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼....................................................

mermayd said...

Oh no!! So sorry to hear about his passing. I know what he meant to you and am really sorry.

Jeannie said...

So sorry for the lost of a good friend. May he rest in piece...

Karl said...

Good morning Doggybloggy,

You honor your friend well. Godspeed to him.

Congratulations on your smackdown win.

LaDivaCucina said...

That was very sweet, DoggyBloggy, even though I've not been coming by your blog for long, I could tell that you two were buddies. He only started coming to my blog in the last month, he seemed like a very fair minded guy that spoke his mind. And he was from Michigan, always a plus in my book. I will miss him too and am sorry you lost a friend. x

LaDivaCucina said...

Congrats on your smackdown win, Doggybloggy, I look forward to seeing what you come up with! Cheers.

Alisa said...

So sorry to hear this. You are lucky to have been his friend.He will be missed.

Cynthia said...

Very sorry to hear of the passing of your friend.

snugs said...

wow, I am really shocked. I am far behind reading my favorite blogs and know what a shock this must have been to you. I am sorry, that would be like me losing you and I don't even want to think about that. Let's talk later, love ya!

Stacey Snacks said...

What a sad shock.
I always saw his comments and your blog and knew you 2 were good friends just by the tone of your back and forth comments.
I am so sorry to hear this.
Life is so odd.
Lovely post.

teresa said...

so sorry to hear, it sounds like he was a wonderful friend.

Jeanne said...

I just saw his son's note.

I'm sorry, Doggy, for you and for me.

starrlife said...

Oh Chris- I am so sorry. He was one in a million. Just catching up and sorry for that too. I know how you guys were close and it is a huge loss! I'll miss his spunky comments.

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