FC: Love, Colorado
1: Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold. A circle is round, it has no end. That's how long, I will be your friend. A fire burns bright, it warms the heart. We've been friends, from the very start. You help me, and I'll help you and together we will see it through. Across the land Across the sea Friends forever We will always be
3: From the beginning I didn’t know how it would end. Not that it is ending now but 9th Grade seems so long ago. From skating behind the Circle K I never thought that our friendship would become something life changing. You are my go to person The one I call when I am driving to Ft. Collins because “I need to.” The person that tells me I need to go get an STD check when I wake up naked in a sleeping bag. The person that who’s opinion matters. The person that will understand this random stream of consciousness. I envy you for your ADD and please remember to use it to its fullest extent while you’re gone. Your enthusiasm, drive, and compassion will compel you to change the world. Do you remember that night at Anderson Park, when you confessed that playing in front of me made you nervous? We talked about life and what we were going to be come lawyers and doctors? “Amy, all I want is to go see tigers in Sumatra” Nate, your destined for great things, and I’m going to miss you while you’re gone. But by you being gone it will make our friendship stronger. This is just another one of your adventures that will help shape you into the person you will become. I know your worried.You’re going to be fine kid we will make it through this like we have made it through everything else you will succeed.you will change the world.
5: MALLORY | :::::::::::: Nate, So just an fyi I started writing this letter sitting in Lindsey’s car. B is pooping while we speak at a gas station. In the top you will see a tally. It is the number of drinks Brandon has to take when he is finished pooping and puking. Its crazy, but so goes it with our friends. I can’t say I look forward to writing this letter. Subconsciously I put it off because I don’t like the idea of saying goodbye to you. I do take comfort in knowing that this isn’t good bye it’s more like good luck. Then I guess I should start off by saying congratulations. I am genuinely proud of you kid. If someone would have told me seven years ago the kid who came to math class high as balls was headed to med school Well I guess I would have believed them because you always had a knack for surprising us. No matter where we have found ourselves over the years, we always had a connection beyond the drinking, laughing and crazy shit we’ve done. Since September ‘03 when we shared our “secret talks”, I knew I had just began a friendship unlike I had ever had. In that time you have been a big part of my personal growth. You have helped foster an independence and growth and outgoingness in myself and I’m truly thankful for that. Nate, I know you will be successful in South Carolina. Your intelligence and drive will get you far but it is your constant need to be better that will truly carry you through. Kid, the dynamic I share with you is one I cherish. You are like the older not gay brother I never had and you know I love ya. Good luck Mr. Moore. Love Mal!
6: BRANDON | Nate, What can I say that you don’t know already? It’s crazy to think that two little boys who had the attention span of guppies grew up to be so damn awesome. Just thinking about the past with you always reminds that we have a ton more of future ahead of us, and we are entering a new chapter in our lives. Even though we are going to be separated by thousands of miles of Bible belt, I have no question that we will keep in touch and see each other throughout these years. We’ve had some crazy times in the past but thankfully both of us have terrible memories so I don’t need to re-cap any in this letter. Good thing there is Mallory; otherwise we wouldn’t know anything about our pasts. Also facebook helps too. Well, I’m excited for you and what the future holds. You’re going down a path that many people fail, but I know you’re too damn stubborn. If you try to come back before you’re done, I will kill you. Not just kill you, but your entire family. I will burn photos, birth certificates or any other evidence you existed on this planet. I’m serious. I love you man, Brandon PS. DKFJDSFKJSDFiDSKFJKSFJwantOWEOIEFNGFDyourFKDSFKSM DFDSbodNFSIFJSDFMDS PSS. I will never call you doctor, doc or any other dumb name. You’re just Nate. PSSS. I leave you with one word, the word you invented and shaped the way we all live our lives: PUNO! A couple words of advice: Keep your head straight and take care of your shit.
7: PUNO | Wud up bra? | Nate, don't jump over the fire... | Texas Walker again, really? | Shredding the Nar Pow Bra!!
8: JENNY | Nate, I know our friendship has been a roller coaster, but I want you to know that I am so proud of you for following your dream. I remember you talking about this since High School and now you’re actually doing it! You are an amazing person with high hopes and dreams. Keep reaching for your goals. Please never forget all the memories; Always play in the rain! Always keep one blue blanket! Never settle for the hot water of the hot tub or the cold water of the pool, but take both! Always strive for perfection! From all of my family, Andrew and me, Congratulations on getting into Med School and Best of Luck; what an accomplishment! -Jenny Swanson
9: Nate, Whether it be climbing on the roof of the Colorado Convention Center, running around the unfamiliar streets of Baltimore, jumping off cliffs in Hawaii, or simply shredding the trails of Chautauqua Park in Boulder, you have always been the friend who gets me outside and on more amazing adventures than any other friend. I think it says a lot that you were my only friend who came to see me both out east and in Hawaii during my Navy stint. You've been an amazing companion to me and I really appreciate all the memories we've made. I know you are going to do great things to come and will have a blast during your time in Carolina. I look forward to visiting you and going on many more adventures in dozens of new locations. I wish you all the best dude, much love my friend. | ALEX
11: Nate -Dawg!! It’s Mills - Jen Mills that is, or Milly as you like to call me. :):) I want to thank you for being such a big part of my life. I’ve watched you grow from a boy who was exceptionally mature for his age (based on the compassion I consistently saw you show to others), into an extraordinary man over the last 7 years. Its been a great and fun ride to have been a part of from my standpoint! I was so happy at Del Frisco’s when you told me that I have been a mentor, a teacher, a supporter and a good friend to you. That last part has always been the most important for me. I know I’ve told you this before, but I feel true friends reach out to the people that they love and help ‘clear their path’. I am humbled to have been able to (in one way or another) help clear the path for you. Whether it was chicken skin suturing class on the floor of my apartment, or a conversation over the phone, it was always a pleasure. I have always had, and will always have, your back. You can count on that forever. I want you to know how very proud I am of you and all of your accomplishments. Your whole life is laid out in front of you right now, and I can only begin to imagine all the fascinating things you will get to do and see and learn, and all the interesting people that you will meet. Its almost too big for me to comprehend at this time really....but one thing I do know is that I cant wait to hear about it all!! I will always be a phone call away. I will come to visit you. And - you can bet your angsty ass that I will be there when they Hood you and call you Dr Nathaniel James Moore. ;);) My wishes for you as you move into this new area of your life are a clear mind and a kind heart. Both are things I know that you have already. I hope you keep them always. I also wish you wisdom, meaning the knowledge of what you know and are learning (like the sponge that you are), and also the awareness of what you don’t know. I hope you take this July to enjoy every moment of life as you and Jess zig-zag across the country. All the sights and sounds and smells. The simpleness of the open road. Looking at the stars, being aware of the silence and the sheer magnitude of space, the smell of the summer air, the crackle of the campfire, the short term peace. And knowing that you are sharing all of that with the person that you love the most in the world right by your side. Its going to be a great month for you... And, I have a feeling that its going to be a great life for you... Godspeed Nate. Love always - Jen Mills
12: Mr. Nate Moore, You once shared a quote with me after spending a long time thinking, like you often do: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” by Marianne Williamson. Then you said, “I just hope that one of these landings I figure out what it is that I’m supposed to be doing. I hope that soon I figure out how to be amazing.” You are a light to so many others, Nate. You are doing exactly what you are supposed to be doing, everyday, and you always have been. You reach out to other people with no conditions. You have the deepest passion out of anyone I have ever met. You found out how to be truly amazing as soon as you started putting so much love into others and living everyday to its fullest. I know how long you struggled with the decision to go to med school. You will be a brilliant doctor, and you will continue to change lives and fill people with so much hope and laughter. I wish you the very best of luck, and whether you like it or not, I will be praying for you(to Aslan). You have always been one of my very best friends, through good times and bad. I will miss you dearly. Go out and change the world.
13: Nate, This isn’t a goodbye letter; it’s kind of a get-well-soon card because I think South Carolina will make you home sick. These kinds of things don’t last forever, we know you will be back when you are a successful D.O. (or whatever that long word is that means D.O. that you said was better than an M.D.). Don’t come back as an M.D. or else I will be soooo upset! HA. The memories have been great Nate. Too many to pick favorites. I have no doubt that we have plenty of time together to make several more, despite the distance to be between us. There is nothing you can’t do, and I will be back here wishing you the best! I don’t want to write you a super long letter, because I know that we will be talking. Love you much! GET WELL SOON! -Lindsey
14: Well Nate, I'm going to miss you, that's for sure. I've definitely enjoyed the adventures we've had, and I wish there could have been a lot more! Every time I look west at the mountains I wonder what sort of activity you're off on. Whenever I look up towards Longs Peak I think about our hike up that trail; It was definitely more exciting starting at the time we did! And those Flatiron scrambles were always awesome! We'll hopefully have more of those someday soon. Being up on the ski slopes with you Nate will always be good memories for me. I'll miss those for sure! I know you'll find some sort of physical activities to do out on the east coast! And the humidity will make it feel like you're working twice as hard! You're a great musician too. I'll miss your jam sessions. And watching you play. I always wanted to be able play with you, and maybe if I actually practiced I still can!! | Good Luck out in medical school! I know you'll do great. And you'll be one of these great surgeons I'm working with soon enough!! I have to say thanks for helping to introduce me to Heather!! I am always in your debt for this. She has been a blessing to me and I owe you and Mallory for this. I'm still considering making you the ring bearer!
15: Wow where do I start, it's hard to put to words how good of a friend you are, and how much you mean to me. I'll start by saying thank you, for always being here when I needed to talk, and really needed a friend. You know things about me that not a lot of people do, and no matter what you stay by my side. I know we don't always see eye to eye, but through all the years and bull shit we have stayed friends. From little league baseball, to our first punk rock band, to now man, I am excited to see where our friendship goes from here. | I want to wish you the best of luck through school and life in general brotha. I know it gets hard, but just know you have people that care about you, and will do anything for you. I hope you know I am at the top of that list, and whether its knocking some guy out that you ran into leaving the club, or whatever you need man, I am here. I love you man, god bless, and best of luck. You're friend, Miles " The Spanish Super Fly" Madrid.
16: Nate Dogg, Sup dude? Sorry I stole all your thunder by leaving town before ya haha. I think everyone knows that you are accomplishing your dreams though and I'm just trying to do something. Your enthusiasm and drive has always amazed me. You are so much smarter than me but you will never admit it. You will do well no matter where you go, even if it that is in bumfuck South Carolina. Hit me up when you are out here on the east coast broham and we will fuck some shit up! Good luck out there meng med school ain't got shit on you. Your N word, Heavy D
17: Dearest Nathaniel, If you are reading this then I am already dead. I will always remember those hot and sweaty nights we spent in that tent in Costa Rica, they were most magical. Oh and do you remember those other hot and sweaty nights we spent in San Fransisco? I will treasure all of our travels together, for they were most fun. Maybe my spirit will travel to South Carolina and haunt you while you’re in med school and we can have more hot and sweaty nights together in spirit form. But in any case I hope you do well as a doctor (by the way, I will never call you doctor. I will only call you Herr Doktor because everything is creepier in German). I don’t really know what else to say other than I’ll see ya in awhile and good luck. Have a great time down there, and try not to join the Klan! (I know this last request will be hard to handle, but I think you can do it. Keep It Real, Chris P.S. Be what’s up!
18: Nate I am so proud of you for following the dreams that you set for yourself. And even better, now you have a wonderful companion to share this journey with. I hope you both have an amazing time. We will of course keep in touch, and I will visit you guys for sure! =)=) I could write tons and tons going over all of the memories that we have but I wont take up your whole book. You have been a great friend to me over the years and I am very happy to have you in my life. I will always remember our little trips to the mountains. You were always there when I needed to talk and I know no matter what state you’re in you will be there for me if I need you. Best of luck. Love you Alyssa
19: Nate I have never doubted that if you decided to become a doctor you would succeed. I know that you have the drive and determination to do it. Now that means you’re starting a new chapter in your life and I’m excited for you. Just remember to take care of your shit and keep your head on straight so that I have a rich doctor friend to mooch off of someday. Good luck out there buddy. Donny
20: Nate, We feel like we've known you for a long time. We couldn't have asked for better neighbors than you and Jess as we got settled in Colorado. Always showing us good times -- just out in the backyard or out in the woods camping. We enjoy your company and cherish your friendship. South Carolina will bring you lots of fun times and opportunities. We know you will both always live it to the max. Best of luck and stay in touch! --Cheers, G & Holly
21: Hey Nate, Thanks for the times we have had together. I had a lot of good experiences. Snowboarding, rock climbing, drinking, and sleeping in your car were awesome. Your the best bloke in Denver. I'm happy that you are striving for what you want in life. I'm gonna miss ya mate. But hopefully we don't lose touch and we will be kicking back drinking tinnies out of an eski in no time. Have a great time bro and remember go for gold. From your Aussie Mate Ben