"Take care of yourselves and each other, and always remember my motto:
It’s ok to work hard, as long as you play harder."
in an email to his parents 7/02
October 24, 2002
I spoke with Rob this avo and he directed me to the site. i suppose i wasn't prepared for this, as i read others memories mine own began to flood back. I nod my head as i read the respective accounts of Joe, it confirmed that he had a similar impact on everyone’s life. Joe made life happier for everyone he made a connection with… made life a little better. You knew meeting up with Joe for a paddle or a beer meant a good time, no matter if the waves (or beer for that matter) were flat. You'd just end up laughing your ass off about it anyhow. I’d share a story but I can’t choose one over another, it’s almost like every interaction you had with Joe was a worthy one. Maybe I’ll keep mulling over one as time passes and share it. This site is truly a great thing, there won’t be another Joe, but this is a way to spend more time with him as we picture him doing what others account. My most sincere condolences go out to Joey’s family, your son was a legend, thank you for giving us, his friends, the opportunity to recount the impact he had in our world. selemat jalan bro... we love ya
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