"this is a ride not a race, so it's suppose to be fun" Ron
Last night I received an email from Ron's wife Marie. While only a few forum members ever met Ron in person, many knew him through the forum. I'm thinking he's pretty much the guy responsible for our Moab gathering this past March and is really the inspiration of any future TW group gatherings. Many have been to Moab before, but I think as a group this was a first and he started it!
While I know it's almost impossible for anyone to attend, if you want, think of him on this day. I plan to attend.
Ron Baldner Ashes at Perrine Bridge Sunday Nov. 1st, 2 PM
Kris and Lori, I hope this is your correct email. Let me know if you receive this. Please forward to any TW 200 friends who may be interested in knowing about this.
I'm letting friends and acquaintances of Ron Baldner know that at 2 PM, November 1st, Sunday, they should gather under the North End of Perrine Bridge heading into Twin Falls. If coming from Boise direction, it's located off I-84, Exit 173, onto Southbound Hwy 93 underneath the Perrine Bridge that Ron said he "had a hand on every piece of steel" while he was the Rigging Foreman back in the early 1970's. From the South bound lane off I-84, just before crossing the bridge from North to South, park on the long paved turnout at the right of Highway 93. Walk under the Bridge from the parking turnout, using the pathway and stairs built to reach an Overlook. There is a rock wall to view the bridge from underneath; the highway on the bridge is directly overhead. (Note: this is NOT at the Park at the South end of the Bridge. If you are coming from the South from Blue Lakes Blvd./Hwy 93, cross over the Bridge in the Northbound lane, turn around where possible, and come back to the North End of the Bridge to park on the turnout).
After friends have gathered at 2 PM, I will read Ron's obituary, ask for any comments from friends about their memories of Ron, and then sprinkle the ashes underneath the Perrine Bridge on the rocks below the Overlook. That will be his only monument. If anyone didn't get the invitation or later wants to stop there and think of Ron, the ashes will be right there.
Afterwards, we can go to Pizza or something else to eat (open to suggestions, since I don't know the area) on Blue Lakes Blvd in Twin Falls, if desired. 208-866-3439 RSVP or comments to Marie Baldner
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