Guestbook Archives - 2004
Happy Thanksgiving Brendan, I am thinking about you! BG 23 Always my angel!
Hi Brendan, it's been awhile...trying to get on with things and be happy again but it doesn't seem to be happening. With everything going on we think about you alot...but it's not the same. Best Friends last forever....love you & miss you...
Brendan, It was awesome watching the most unbelievable World Champion Team win their seventh game in a row. I watched it in Chicago under a picture of The Babe while wearing my Brendan Grant Baseball shirt. I watched them beat the Yankees the week before in the same place. Unbelievable! It is a picture of the Babe winking like he knew something big was happening. I couldn’t help but thinking how you once said “Baseball is the perfect game, because anything can happen!” I did something really cool the week before the Red Sox started their sweep of the Angels. My friend Peter bought a really nice pitching machine off e-bay. He set it up in his back yard with a replica of the “Green Monster” and I hit balls off the wall until I was exhausted. I couldn’t believe how real it looks. He said he matched the color by taking a chip of paint off of the real “Green Monster” on Father and Son Day at Fenway. They remind me of you and your Dad a long time ago. I hope you enjoyed this year as much as I did. Thanks for the memories. Love Uncle Michael
DEAREST BRENDAN, WELL, MY BUDDY, IT FINALLY GOT DONE THE RIGHT WAY. ALL OF YOU SERIOUS SOX FANS HAVE WAITED TOO LONG. WE'RE SURE YOU DIDN'T MISS A THING AND YOU MORE THAN LIKELY HELPED THEM IN SOME WAYS. NOW WE CAN SAY "WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR" WITH AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT MEANING. WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU, NOW AND UNTIL WE SEE YOU AGAIN. GRAMMA AND PAPA
Brendan, they did this for you and for every other fan who has held the sox in their hearts, both in this world and in the next. We love and miss you, and as we celebrate, we celebrate with you.
Hey bren - woaaaah buddy what a series!! I can't believe its finally happened for the sox, I know how happy that must make you!! I had a dream about you the other night, it was kinda funny what with all this going on in baseball right now. I guess it all just made me think of you. I wish you were here to celebrate but I know you were making some noise up there for them!!!! Woooohooo! Love you and miss you. xoxoxo
Brendan, for too many years people said our beloved Sox were cursed. Today the only word that comes to mind is -- blessed. Shine on!
Brendan... wow! I can't believe it! I thought I would never see this day as a flesh and blood mortal. It actually happened! Our beloved sox have finally found their way home, and its been a very, very long road. Although I was too young to remember the 1946 series, I can distinctly visualize the 1967 Impossible Dream team that I grew up with, the 1975 Fisk-foul-pole series, the 86 debacle that you and I watched together up at Fred's place in Maine, and all of the Bucky Dent type fiascos in between. There have been so many hard knocks. Last night I was watching the full lunar eclipse that was occurring precisely during the end of game 4, and I knew that baseball history was being re-aligned. I could see it in the cosmos, and I was wondering, could it really be? Unbelievable... and the way they did it... utterly unbelievable...
Well Brendan it finally happened, the Red Sox won the World Series! It is unbelievable...it's hard to think that there was a way they made it without your helping hand. The sun will shine bright tommorow, and I know it is you smiling down on all of us,you'll be celebrating with the best of us, always with love...Danielle
We think of you everyday but especially this past week with the Red Sox in the World Series. I hope you are watching it with my Dad. It makes be feel better to know he is there with you. You are always in our hearts.
It's been awhile since I've visited, at least 2years now. I was just talking about Brendan the other day, telling how there was a guy I went to AIC with that loved baseball. With the Sox doing so well it's hard not to think of him and how happy he would be. It doesn't feel like it was that long ago that we were all at AIC together. I've realized how special Brendan still is today as I was sitting at work here in Middleboro talking to a co-worker. We were talking about young lives being taken away... She started telling me about someone she works with, at her main job, and how he lost a son about 3 years ago. She spoke of how special he was and what happened. I shook my head in disbelief because it sounded like the same story of Brendan. I asked her who she was talking about and she said "Brendan Grant". I then told her how he was a friend of mine when I went to AIC. We then sat and talked for a good hour and told stories of Brendan remembering good times with laughs and tears. It still breaks my heart to think that he was just here one day and gone the next..... Miss you Brendan!
The 2004 World Series begins at Fenway tomorrow Brendan, and I suspect that you'll be watching it all from the ultimate sky boxes. The New York Yankees are now wearing the ultimate goat horns -- courtesy of your beloved Red Sox -- blowing a 3 - 0 series lead. (Something that had never happened in the entire history of Major League Baseball.) And now the so-called curse will be vaporized for all time with 4 wins against St. Louis. Enjoy the Series!
See you tomorrow Hero...Can't wait to see you shine...
You made an impression and although it’s six years since we first met it's still hard to know why.
Brendan, Thanks for helping us get a wonderful weather day for your fourth Annual Golf Tournament we all had alot of fun.
Brendan, This Saturday 9/11 my fathers best friend Steve passed away at 45 from a massive heart attack he was the next biggest baseball fan I knew other than yourself. Please both of you take care of each other and play a lot of baseball I'm sure you both will take care of each other. We love and miss you both. -Jackie
Brendan I think about you a lot. I will always remember the times me and you played baseball together in your driveway. Even though you were a few years older than me we always would play baseball. To me you were like the older brother that I never really had and I looked up to you. I really miss you
Happy birthday babe...
Brendan Happy (belated) Birthday... It still seems like yesterday this all happened. I miss you so much Brendan! I've had a picture of you on my headboard and every morning your smiling face is the first thing I see... And I know someday I'll be able to see it in person once again. Love you and Miss you... *Shimmer*
Happy Birthday Brendan. I bet you played a double-header today ... it was a gorgeous day.
We miss you Brendan, happy 22nd. You lived your life smiling, and you would want us to smile tonight. Thanks for being there...
Happy Birthday Brendan...
Brendan.... Its your big day !!!! Happy Birthday. I was thinking about you today. Not a day goes by that I do not think of you. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Watch over me this season, I'm gonna need your help at the plate! Love you and miss you Melissa O'Connor
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRENDAN, WE THINK OF YOU CONSTANTLY WONDERING WHAT YOU'D BE UP TO NOW THAT YOU'RE TWENTY-TWO. BUT REMEMBERING AND THINKING OF YOU IS EASY, WE DO IT ALL DAY, EVERYDAY. MISSING YOU IS THE HEARTACHE THAT WILL NEVER GO AWAY. THOUGH LIFE MUST GO ON WITHOUT YOU, IT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. WE WILL GO ON LOVING YOU FOREVER. PAPA AND GRAMMA
Brendan, First of all we miss you so very much, secondly we wish you a Happy birthday. Not a day goes by that we don't think of you Brendan you are always in our prayers & thoughts. Love & miss you Uncle Bill Aunt Sis & Maureen
Pat Harvester from Avon Call Center. What a wonderful way to remember someone so young that has left this earth. My heart goes out to his love ones. Thank you for letting me into his life.
It was a beautiful day -- Don't let it get away -- Beautiful day -- Touch me -- Take me to that other place -- Reach me -- I know I'm not a hopeless case
We love you and miss you, Brendan. Tonight we remember you as the Hero that you were to so many of us. Thank you for the memories, and thank you for giving us a reason to believe... Words cant describe the content of your character. You were above us all without even trying, friend. We love you BG.
Brendan, It is a beautiful night just like it was when God decided it was your time... I look at the baseball field everyday, and see you out there taking charge like you did when I played with you in little league.... That is our "field of dreams".... I miss you and love you Brendan... Keep smiling down on us....
My thoughts and prayers are with Brendan and his family on this day. We all wish Brendan could still be here today but the amount of love, happiness, generosity, and laughter he spread to others was enough to last us all a lifetime.
Brendan, 3 years have gone by and it seems like just yesterday everything happened. The wounds are still fresh, the pain I felt when God decided it was your time. You are always in my heart though and you always will be. Your shining smile looks down on us from above and is truly a guiding light. You will always live on forever, in my heart, in my thoughts, in my prayers. I love you hero...
I can't believe its been 3 years. Well, its a beautiful day to remember a beautiful guy, continue to rest in peace Brendan...love Lyndsay
Brendan, three years have gone by so quickly. Today's sparkling blue sky is just like the weather on that remarkable evening you left us. Tonight, when I lift my eyes to the heavens, I know your smile will be there among the infinite stars. Shine on.
Think of you more often then I can say. You certainly have made a lasting impression on those who's lives you have touch. You are a wonderful person and I truly was bless having knowing you.
What a tragedy... I am so sorry for your loss. I pray there is a reason behind your son's untimely death. May you gain strength as a family from this event. I wish I knew earlier about the 5K Fundraising Road Race, I will mark it on my calendar for next year. God bless Brendan's Sisters, Mother and Father. Sincerely, Jim Conley Belmont H.S. Class 1981
THIS WEBSITE IS A GREAT IDEA FOR ALL OF YOU INVOLVED. I SPEAK OCCASIONALLY WITH SUSAN AT CORVEL TO SCHEDULE PATIENTS. SHE IS A GREAT PERSON TO WORK WITH AND TOLD ME ABOUT THIS WEBSITE. I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST. cindy
Hi Bren- My papa is with you now, I hope you are both enjoying the Red Sox season together. I have peace of mind knowing that you are both in great company. Love you!
Hey Brendan We should be seeing you get your degree this spring. We know you are enjoying something much better where you are, just know that you are in our thoughts. Love, Bob & Debbie
Hey Brendan... I just wanted to let you know that you will be in my heart as I walk across the stage today at graduation at AIC. I wish you were walking with me. I miss you...
I miss you so much. You are in my every thought...
Celebrate we will, fore life is short but sweet for certain
These are the days now that we must savour. And we must enjoy as we can. These are the days that will last forever. You’ve got to hold them in your heart.
Brendan, Although I only knew you for a few years, I saw a great amount of love in you. I am so sad that you were not given more time to share your love. I find comfort in the words of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, "No matter the character of life or it's unexpected events, to the heart that loves, all is well..." and I believe that you are doing well right now with Christ.
Dear Brendan- What can I say? There is not a single day that goes bye that I do not think about you. Every saturday my mother and I travel to Belmont and we pass your grandparents house on the way. All I can picture is my mother, David, and I pulling up in front of my grandparents house and you sitting on the front steps because you wanted to play baseball with David. Brendan I miss you so much and I would anything just to be able to see you again. You were truly are "ONE OF A KIND." Tomorrow night at 8:00p.m. the Red Sox VS. The Yankees and every second of the game I will be thing of you. I know that tomorrow night you will be out on that field playing the game that you truly love. Brendan every time that I think about you I always begin to cry because when I lost you it was like losing my own "BROTHER" and I will always remember you that way. I still can not believe that you are gone but I know that you are up in heaven smiling down on all of us. I LOVE YOU, BRENDAN AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I AM ALWAYS THINKING ABOUT YOU. KEEP SMILING!!
The tarps are off the Fenway lawn and the Sox are playing baseball again. At last, winter is behind us. Brendan, I just came across this classic quote credited to Carl Yastrzemski early in his professional career and it sounds sooooo you -- "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day. And I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it." Isn't that the truth? Shine on, Brendan.
I miss you ..
Well Brendan, It has been sometime since I've written, but not sometime since I've thought of you and your family. I don't even know what to say right now my thoughts are just in a jumble. I miss you so much Brendan, You don't know how badly I wish you were still here with me your friends and family... Its so great to think of you because I can just sit there and think of your huge smile. A smile that could make anyone's day. Your the best damn thing that ever happened to anyone Brendan. And your family is so lucky to have been blessed with such a son as yourself! I cannot wait until the we see each other again, And to the Grant Family I hope all is well! You're all in my thoughts and prayers. Love you always Brendan! *Shimmer*!!!
Happy Easter, Brendan. I love you.
You were in my every thought while watching the Sox opener tonight. I miss you.
I just recently heard about this site from one of my friends Eric Axon. We both played ball against Brendan and with him one summer for the middlesex allstar team. I am from winchester and can only remember great things about him. Man could he hit! I just wanted to let you know that he has been in my thoughts throughout the years.
"The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America is ruled by it like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and that could be again." -- James Earl Jones (as Terence Mann), Field of Dreams
I met Brendan in Chenery Middle School and was in several classes with him in Chenery and at Belmont High. We were on the wrestling and football teams together and would always chat and make each other laugh. He was without a doubt the friendliest person I ever met. I never saw anything but kindness and true compassion from him. At my time at Belmont High, I always felt comfortable approaching him and knew that he would always listen to me, no matter what I had to say. The passion he showed for baseball and his friends has been a large source of inspiration to me. The day he passed away was a very difficult time for me, to say the least. To deal with his passing has been one of the most difficult feats I have had to overcome in my life. Having such a quality individual taken from us, has made me contemplate all of my relationships, and how I can reach out to bring joy to others, as Brendan did. Brendan, you may not think you made an impact on my life, but you have enriched my and so may others lives. God bless you.
Hey Brendan- Its been a long time since I have written you. I was just in Florida with my softball team and we stayed at the same hotel as the red sox. I met a lot of them, and I was thinking about you. My season is starting up soon, and I hope you will be there with me. There is nothing better then you patting me on the back like you did with baseball... Same goes for the Red Sox, cheer with me this season. I miss you, and I can not wait to see you, and play another baseball game with you. You are in my prayers always and forever...Love Always, Melissa
Hi Bren! I haven't written in awhile so I figured this would be a good time. I still think and pray for you everyday, but you know that. Being in Australia right now and so far away from home makes me think about you more than ever. I love you and miss you very much. I can not wait until the day where I will get to see you and your great smile again. Until then I'm going to get ready for the Red Sox to start up again, I know you'll be watching them with me! Love you Miss you x0x0 Danielle
Yoo B!!!! I miss you so much bro!!! There isn't a week that goes by that I don't think of you! I wish we could still hang out, and just drink or whatever! It's the little things like that, that get to me!! Little things like being in the library with you and the guys, and us goofing around and talknig about girls, or being a pain in the but to "tons of fun" (you know who I'm talking about). God, Brendan, I miss you and all the fun times we had!! Your dream will come true though. One day, we will all reunite in heaven, and we'll be able to catch up and have such a great time together, like the good old days!!! Take Care of yourself, and know that we all miss you sooo much!! I love you bro!
Happy Valentine's Day Brendan...We have a lot of family things coming up this year that we would share with you and you would be a part of...we will miss you but know you will be with us any way...we think about you every day. My brother Danny is getting married and Frank's sister is getting married too. You know what that means....PARTY! And hey, I know you know that Jack is doing great and he loves you and misses you too...he is stronger because of you....we had rough times but we kept on fighting...true friends love each other for life...Grandpa was talking about the "snickers bar in Cooperstown" last week and we all laughed...it was all you! A memory they will cherish forever. But don't forget the fish he caught because he will never let you forget it! He's proud to be the one to have taken you to Cooperstown...you know how he loved to watch you kids play baseball...even after his surgery he was there watching you guys in the tournament Sr. year. He said in all the years he watched baseball nothing ever happened like what happened to you, but that's how he knew you where playing your hardest...he's proud of that...he was so happy to have you in his life because you know he has a love of baseball too... he was at every game... I love you and miss you.... : )
Happy Valentine's Day, Brendan. I miss you.
Gene and Patrick Scanlon looked at this site. Patrick is a 10 year old who loves baseball. We had his first practice for the new season last night. He has a great coach and I think all the kids will have a great season. We were looking at the baseball pictures and will be back to the site soon!
Hey Bren! I'm sorry it's been a while since i have written to you, I never stop thinking of you though! Well you'll probably be happy to here that I am going to be working with Andrew T soon, i am training to be a dispatcher so i am sure we'll have some long talks about you coming up in the future. I miss you and think about you all the time but I know you're always watching over me. I love you buddy!!!!!!! To the Grant family - I hope you are all doing well and I will be coming to see you soon, I know i keep saying that but I really do mean it! Take care and I'll see you soon :) Love, Kim
sorry it's a little late, things have gotten kind of hectic...happy new year hero...i miss you greatly...think about you everyday...you're always in my prayers...
BRENDAN, A NEW CALENDAR YEAR IS UPON US AND A NEW BASEBALL SEASON IS JUST A COUPLE OF MONTHS AWAY. THE RED SOX HAVE BEEN BUSY AND IT SEEMS THEY MAY HAVE IMPROVED THEMSELVES. ABOVE ALL, NOMAR IS STILL ON THE ROSTER WHICH MUST CERTAINLY PLEASE YOU. AS IN SO MANY YEARS PAST, MAYBE THIS WILL BE THE YEAR. I'LL BE CHEERING WITH YOU WITH MY EVERY THOUGHT. FOREVER LOVING YOU, PAPA
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