LP, I am so grateful that I got to see you in August at Todd's wedding. The pictures from that wedding my wife and I took are, thankfully, filled with your smile. I am also so grateful that I met you at Syracuse one snowy day in which you demanded that I get into your car to listen to the Jerky Boy's first tape (b/4 anyone had heard of them). Of course the rest is history - a complete friendship filled with more fun times that most people could only dream of - in between studying of course. You are soarly missed. However, even though I am not able to get new 'material' from you to help forget about the daily grind of life, I feel lucky that I was able to be a part of your life - something that I will cherish forever.
Laurence: I have been trying to write something to you for a while, but I have just not been able to find the words. Melissa and I think about you every day and are truly devastated from these events. As you probably know, we had a son, Max Harris. He was born on October 8th, so he missed your birthday by a day. He is unbelievable! He smiled for the first time this weekend â?? without help from his gas. He actually can rip them louder than Guppy! Max will never meet you personally, but through our stories, memories and your family, he will have a Polatsch influence in his life. We miss you and will never forget you. Love, Andrew & Melissa
Larry, You are such a great guy, I'm sorry we didn't spend more time together at the reunion. Its amazing how the years get behind you and you lose sight of what is really important. Your gusto for life is a shining example for us all. My sincere condolonces to your family. Tara
LP--Just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving. Last night we went to dinner for your mom's birthday, and did everything we could to make her laugh, like you and Danny always did! You were missed very much, but I know that you were there. Love, Betsy
Laribol...(How do you spell Laribol)? Happy Thanksgiving! We missed you this year but we know that you were watching all of us. How many cakes do you think your mom served? Do you think that she hid any under the bed? I spoke to your mom today to wish her a happy birthday. It is not going to be the same without you...nothing will be the same. Hugs and kisses...Jamie
LP, Although we barely knew each other at Michigan, I recognized you at Syracuse and was glad to see a familiar face. We became friends and even dated. You returned from Spring Break with the news that your parents met friends of my family in Florida and that we should go out. It wasn't meant to be, but I have some great memories of you. After September 11, I described you to friends. I said that even though we didn't keep in touch, if we ever ran into each other on the street, we would have stopped to catch up and then we would have each gone our own way with a silly smile, remembering a certain snowy night in Syracuse.
Laraball.... Your smiling face and bright eyes were truly missed this year at Thanksgiving but you will always be in all the Silverman's hearts. We have so many happy memories of all the holiday's we spent together as one family. Last night we had dinner with your mom on her birthday and we spoke about that great party you guys made for her on her 60th. Whatever you did it was always first class all the way. Don't worry about your mom - we will always be there for her. Miss you.....Richaball & Nanciball
Lardabar, Happy Thanksgiving Larry....We all miss you so much and think about you everyday. I spoke to your mom the other day, and we had a nice talk. I will always be there for her to talk and to listen (my second mom). Laurence, the Silvermans love you and miss you and laugh often when we think about how many fuuny stories you would tell us. Well, I just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving Lardabar and miss you much. Talk to you soon, I will check in later.... Love always and thinking of you, Tracy Silverman
LP, We just Finished dinner and are thinking about you. We come to your site several times a day. First thing in the morning, afternoon, and night and after reading what everyone is saying you should be proud. I will have a few drinks in your honor! Miss you today and everyday... HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE
Dear Laurence, On this first thanksgiving without you, we want you to know that we think of you everyday and miss your wonderful smile. We will do our best to always be there for your entire family and will never forget you. Love, Sylvia & Bert
Lawrence, I did not get to know you very well, but the times we did meet you made strong impression. My brother always says you were one of the happiest people he knew and it seems that everyone that had the privelege to be part of your life feels the same way. Your presense will be missed greatly, but your spirit will live on in the hearts of all the people who knew and loved you. Kevin
LP, Just to let you know I will be thinking about you all day today. Remember, you will always be with us in our spirit and in our lives. Don't forget that. Love ya kid, GB
Hey boy, Different Thanksgiving without you this year. All the boys miss you... Adam
Larry, I can't believe all the amazing things people have written to you. I just read about Julia Robert's comments in Esquire magazine; you're never going to live that one down. I can't believe we are going to have Thankgiving without you. Cuz, I love you and miss you. Bryan Schwartzman
Happy Thanksgiving. I will be thinking of you. Best wishes during this tough time to Danny & your Mom & Dad
LP - Happy Thanksgiving! It's going to be tough without you. I'll take care of Mom and Dad! We will all be thinking of you and I'll have a few drinks in your honor! I miss you. --- DP
LP, Although we never met, I know DP very well, and get the feeling that I know you. I absolutely love the stories surrounding your exploits, and I only wish I could've known you personally. Sometimes humor is our only defense, and although in times like these, it can be quite difficult, its the only thing keeping us going. So I'm going to tell the moose joke (I usually make DP tell it, although I bet you probably could tell it even better) and laugh when people act like they get it, and spread a little laughter here and there. I can't afford Daniels, so I won't be able to emulate that, but if Julia passes by, I'm definitely goosing her. Jr.
Our brothers have been the closest of friends for over 25 years. Peter truly loved hanging out at your house with you and your family. He used to come back with many, many funny stories. Your whole life Laurence, I have seen you surrounded by fun, happy people who loved to have a good time.Your friends from Baylis are such a tight group and I think that's a tribute to how much you all value each other. I remember you walking through the halls of the high school always surrounded by the laughter of your friends. When I got to Michigan, I saw that nothing had changed. You were 'the big man on campus' there too. You were always in the spotlight of things whether it be in the Diag, a fraternity party, or a football game. I always appreciated your warm smiles whenever I saw you on campus. Whenever I think of a beautiful fall day, and it reminds me of Ann Arbor, it will remind me of you and how lucky I was to know a man who truly loved life and touched so many people. Thinking of you...Missy
Dear Laurence, What's funny is I knew you practically my whole life but unfortunately I really only got to know you a couple of years ago. My first real encounter with you was when we crashed the party at the plaza. I thought you were like superman that you could over 7 people in a party where you needed a work ID or bracelet to get past security. What I know now is that was a typical day for you. You will definetly be missed, not only by Society General, but by me and my family. The mention of your name always brings a smile to our faces. Love always, Kim
Dear Lawrence, Well time has gone by and every day I look into your warm eyes and welcoming smile. I remember first meeting you, you were macho, gentle, inviting and of course hysterically funny. You always had an agenda for your friends and that was to have fun. Never wanting to disappoint us, you always found a way to sneak us into the greatest x-mas parties. You are my inspiration and now when I look into Gary's eyes, I see a couragous man who stives to live life to the fullest. Although you can never be replaced, I know Gary and I have a part of you in us. Thank you for showing us how to live. I miss you so much. Love, Tammie