Michael Lewandowski Guestbook

Number of entries: 7 Number of pages: 1

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Name: Jessie Link
From: California
Michael was an amazing person and wish I could have had the oportunity to know him now that I am an adult. I wanted to share my two favorite stories of my cousin. First would be the infamous Bronco game. He was so into the game that my brother and I were a little nervous to interupt him so we were hanging out waiting for the game to end (we were just little kids). The Broncos must have dropped an important pass or something becuase all of a sudden we heard this very loud yell from the other room followed by a swear word we had never heard before. Poor Micheal was so embarresed but we couldn't help but laugh becuase we had never expected THAT to come out of such a nice,well-mannered person. The other story that I will never forget were his lessons on pillow fighting. My brother and I still to this day brag about our increadable abilities to swing a pillow all thanks to our cousin, Michael. He was great with my brother and I as little kids and am so thankful that I had the opportunity to get to know him while he lived in Califonia. You are in my thoughts always Michael.
Added: December 20, 2012
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Name: Jacob Edmonds
From: WA State via San Francisco, CA
My condolences to the Lewandowski family on the loss of Michael. I met Mike back in the 90's while we were both attending The Evergreen State College. We lived on the 9th floor of the same building as freshman and we came to know each other due to this. We weren't best friends or anything, but I would say he was a friend. He turned me (further) onto punk music and I still can recall just what a great person he was to be around.

I found this site because I just started thinking about Michael and turned to the internet to see what I could find out about him since we had last seen each other. I am greatly saddened to learn of Michael's passing.

If there was anything I could say to him now, I think it would just be a simple "thank you". Thanks for allowing me into your life. Thanks for playing pool with me at the bottom of A-Dorm. Thanks for trying to get me to eat all the weird food combos you came up. Thanks for just being a genuinely good person, someone I KNEW I could trust. I regret that we didn't keep in touch, especially now that I know what happened to him. You will be missed.
Added: October 19, 2012
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Name: Monica Waggoner
From: Elkhorn, Nebraska
Hello, I found your site while surfing the net about brain tumors. My son is 16 years old and was diagnosed with a brainstem glioma on May 8th, 2008. He has been doing really good. The reason for my note is "Nathan" is traveling as I type, with his high school church group, to snowboard/ski this Friday and Saturday(JAN.23&24) at Winter Park. I told him about your fundraiser and told him to try and stop in at the lodge to say hello and thank you to all who are raising money for brain cancer.
Thank you for all you are doing,
Monica Waggoner (Nathan's mom)
Added: January 22, 2009
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Name: Rod and Francie Chan
From: California
Hi Allen and Carol, we didn't know Michael except through you and each January are reminded that we should have known him. We think of you often. Fondly, Francie and Rod
Added: January 14, 2009
Submitted by Comments:
Name: Mark Miller
From: Houston, TX
I have so many stories about Michael, but I'll just share this one for now. Michael was a counselor for me up at Shwayder Camp, and always a favorite. Everyone loved him! One summer, near the end of camp, I found out that he had decided to take his boys up to the Reservoir and go skinny dipping! Needless to say, this was not exactly our policy ... but part of me could only laugh, because he was crazy enough - and good hearted enough - to pull it off. Literally.
Added: December 10, 2008
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Name: Julie Abrams
From: Louisville, CO
Michael and I first met at Shwayder camp. We bonded over mogul skiing and he gave me a hard time about skiing Vail for the last few years. After camp, I started by freshman year at CU. Michael came to visit me on one of the first nights of college. I had just moved into the dorms and had only met my roommate in passing. Michael and I tried to share my twin bed on a warm night at the end of the summer. Needless to say it was extremely uncomfortable so Michael got up and started pacing around the room. What he did next horrified me. He sat next to my roommate while she was sleeping and woke her up to introduce himself! I was completely embarrassed, but fortunately in the morning my roommate thought it was funny.

Over the years, we had many great times together. One that was most memorable was when Michael convinced me to go shoe shopping with him. First of all, I don't even like shopping, especially when it is for someone else. I have never met anyone so particular about his shoes in my entire life. He tried on a pair that he liked, but the line across the toe wasn't quite right, so he decided not to get them. We walked around the mall looking for shoes and after four hours of not being able to find the perfect pair, we went back to the first store and got the pair with the line across the toe. I was exhausted and vowed never to go shopping with Michael again. It was an experience and still makes me laugh when I think about it.
Added: November 20, 2008
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Name: Jennifer Baughman
From: San Rafael, CA
Let me tell you a funny story I remember about Michael and his dog Molly. When Michael and I were roommates, I was working as an administrative assistant and one of my job duties was to bake a cake every month for the office birthdays. Well, one of the things I remember most about Michael was his voracious appetite! So every time I baked a cake, he would circle the kitchen and ask, "What are you doing?"When are you taking that to work?", and "M'mmm, that smells good!" And every month I would tell him that I would bring him a piece home if there were any leftovers. So, one time I brought the cake home, put a piece on a paper plate, and put it on his bedside table. When he got home, I told him I had left him a surprise in his room. He went and looked and came back and said, "I don't see anything." So, I told him I had left him a piece of cake right on his table and that he couldn't miss it. He got all excited and went back to look again and came back all sad, saying there was nothing there. So I got up, marched into his room to show it to him and it was gone, plate and all! I couldn't understand where it had gone. Meanwhile, I could tell Michael was really upset about not getting his cake. So we looked all over his room, then went out in the backyard and found a small piece of paper plate that had teeth marks on it and had been licked clean, and saw Molly skulking about the yard. It was so funny because Michael loved Molly so much, but that day I think he was torn between the cake and her! We ended up going out for Thai food that night-I don't know if it made up for the cake or not, but it was fun. This story reminds me of all the wonderful things I loved about Michael.
Added: November 12, 2008