TEMPLE LEE MEMORIAL SPACE
Temple Charles Lee (b. June 25, 1978 d. November 1, 1998)
Words from his cyberpals.
If you want to include yours just mail your message for Temple to Gerardo Liedo
You will never
forgotten, Rest In Peace,
I first met
As time went on,
After a couple of years, the Stonesworld board began to break up and people went their way but we still kept in touch. A number of people had suggested that since I am such a big Brian Jones fan, that I set up a web site and message board for him. Temp was one of those people, and encouraged me to give it a try. (I knew nothing about doing a web site and needed all the encouragement I could get!) He was also one of the first ones there when I did go ahead and create one and I valued his posts. always intelligent and thoughtful.
In one of my last emails to Temp, I asked if he was one of the "characters" on the Stonesworld board: "Hopkin the ferret". Hopkin was the result of a "name the baby ferret" post I had put on the board. That's the name she chose to answer to. Shortly after that little "contest", a "hopkin the ferret" began to post on the Stonesworld board.
The posts were funny,
creative and most always ended up being a conversation between "Hopkin" & myself. I
looked forward to those posts alot. Of course it was
driving me crazy that I didn't know who Hopkin was! I
had suspicions that it might be
I was in the process of
trying to obtain another LP for him when I received an email from a mutual
friend, that his Dad was posting on various Stones sites. Had a bad, bad
feeling; hoped it was only a sick "joke" on somebody's part, but I
wrote to his Dad and that's when I learned of
I still deeply miss him..his emails, his posts, his
enthusiasm, his friendship and his support. I never knew till I read the
newspaper articles, that he was only 20; I always assumed that he was an older
fan like me. I think I will always
I first met Temple on
the Stones World message board in January of '97...I'm known as an authority on
bootlegs and mostly posted info and reviews on them there...Temple started
emailing me asking for which ones to get and I started sending him tapes and
before long we were very good friends...we moved on to the Voodoo Lounge chat
room then eventually into Backstage...he started building a collection of boots
and we started trading them...Temple knew more about the Stones than anybody I
had ever known...obscure details and other trivia stuff...I'm 47 so I thought
of him as a little brother...or a son...we drifted apart when he got a
girlfriend and started doing more things with his friends at school...the way
it should be! Then I got emails from some friends that his Dad was looking for
me...I had already read of his death and was shocked and horrified...more so
because it came the day after my birthday....the letter I got from his Dad tore
my heart out...I thought about Temple when I saw the Stones in Ft. Lauderdale
in March...I think about him every time I get a new bootleg, what would Temple
think of this....I think about him everyday and I pray for his soul and peace
of mind for his family.
Mr. D (Bob McCombs)
I first met
I remember almost
putting up an MIA post last fall when he posted nothing about the new CD, the
upcoming tour, or anything. We all know why that was now. When his father
posted looking for Mr. D, I had an uneasy feeling.
May your son always be remembered on this board alongside that other great person who we all love and miss so dearly
Rest in Peace,
I did see his posts yet
never chatted with him. I still feel very sad, as he was taken away far too
soon. I feel very deeply for his parents. He seemed to be on his way to a great
life. I can only pray that all the good memories will help his family out with
the healing. God Bless you, Rest in peace my dear
The thing I will always
I talked to
The next time you have a
few too many, or even one too many, keep him in mind and don't drive. I think
I have no words at the moment; temple was always a MUST to read
A post with his name was a valuable and worth reading message.
The way he used to talk about any topic, his well-supported replies and answers, and his style made me think always that he was an old fan, an active witness of the Rolling Stones-Scene since it all started... but he was only 20 years old!
Temple: The Rolling Stones Community lost a friend, the world lost a potential great music critic. Your soul is in heaven's rock section; you are in our memory and in our hearts. Keep on Rocking! Your friend always.
Gerardo Liedo. (Voodoo