Chris BarfieldI knew Chris from high school and twenty years later met Chris again through Face Book. When I signed up, I believe that Chris was one of the first to friend me. We messaged each other back and forth, poked one another, sent each other hearts and flowers and all sorts of gifts. He made me feel right at home amongst the strangeness and newness of this social web network.
He'd asked me how long it been since I'd been on the Coast, years I told him. He encouraged me to make a visit, soon I said. One day Chris wanted to hear my voice, so we spoke to each other on the phone. He had a very sweet voice, pleasant and I enjoyed conversing with him. Over time, I came to know Chris even more. He posted countless music videos, supported causes, such as breast cancer and our military. He was a HUGE saints fan, and I'm sure he enjoyed this season. I came to learn that Chris had a wonderful sense of humor and could be counted on to brighten up your day.
I stopped seeing the usual posts from Chris and began to wonder what had happened. I noticed that he got engaged and thought that the relationship was keeping him busy. Then I noticed a few people posting get well wishes for Chris, and then I knew something was terribly wrong. I logged in today, to find that this lovely man has died, today at 3PM. He left us with this final song. Thank you, Chris.