To the Brougham Family & Friends: Our thoughts and prayers are with you; we pray for Mickey’s safe return and for your continued faith, hope and strength.
Ron & Terri (Masse) Fraser
Thank you to all those “18 Wheel Angels” who are distributing Mickey’s poster as the drive across the country. God Bless and safe travels to you all. For more information see http://www.projectjason.org and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maybe contact America’s most wanted, maybe they will be able to help you find him. I read the news often and I am sad for your family that there was not more coverage on Mickey’s disappearance. I hope you find him safe and sound.
Aunt Barb (Green) called tonight and gave me an update on Mickey’s disappearance. I work in a Claremont, NH hospital, so I’ll send along the poster to other contacts within the New Hampshire Hospital network and some of my police department contacts in the community. My prayers are with you all!!
If I can do anything else, please let me know.
Thank you Kelly. Your help is most appreciated.
A Canon Raw image of doves being released at the “Bring Mickey Home” gathering at the Quabbin Reservoir at 6:00 pm on 8-27-10 was emailed to the Republican newspaper on 8-27-10 at 10:30 pm.
The photographer is Victor Stephen Kamont, a professional photojournalist from Malibu, California, who was visiting his brother, Edward.
Victor holds copyright on the photograph but will release it for publication, with photo credit.
Victor Stephen Kamont is an alumnus of Holyoke Community College, class of 1972. For more information, please call Ed and Judy Kamont at 413-687-9881. (The image was not sent to this site, which didn’t allow for attachments.)
THIS IS THE OUTLINE AND WORDS USED FOR THE SECOND VIGIL HELD RE: MICKEY BROUGHAM.
MICKEY VIGIL 2
WELCOME –My name is Todd Farnsworth, pastor of bucc
WHY WE ARE HERE: TO GATHER AS PEOPLE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED A LOSS FROM OUR COMMUNITY TO SHARE WHAT IS KNOWN ABOUT MICKEY’S DISAPPEARANCE TO FIND HOPE FOR THE JOURNEY AHEAD AS WE CONTINUE SEARCHING FOR MICKEY IN OUR OWN WAY.
THE JOURNEY SO FAR: JUNE 25, MICKEY REPORTED MISSNIG SOME OF HIS PERSONAL EFFECTS (A WATCH, CELL PHONE, WALLET) WERE FOUND IN NH. HIS ABSENCE IS NOT IN KEEPING WITH HIS LIFE RHYTHM AS HE, DID NOT TELL FAMILY HE WAS LEAVING, DID NOT MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR HIS PET, HAS NOT CONTACTED ANYONE ABOUT HIS WHEREABOUTS. ON JULY 9TH WE HELD A VIGIL ON THE TOWN COMMON. AT THAT TIME, MICKEY’S NIECE ENCOURAGED US TO CONTINUE THE SEARCH THROUGH THESE DARK TIMES, BY SINGING THIS SONG, GO LIGHT ONE CANDLE….
SONG—GO LIGHT ONE CANDLE
SINCE THAT TIME, WE HAVE KEPT OUR CANDLES BURNING—
CALLS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED BY LOCAL AND STATE POLICE CONCERNING MICKEY.
THE TIP LINE HAS RECEIVED INFORMATION THAT IS BEING FOLLOWED UP ON. THE REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO MICKEY’S RETURN HAS BEEN INCREASED TO $10,000 PLANS HAVE BEEN MADE TO HAVE AN INFORMATION BOOTH AT THE BTOWN FAIR, IF THE SEARCH CONTINUES THAT LONG. AS WE GET CLOSER TO THAT DATE WE’LL LET YOU KNOW HOW YOU CAN HELP. IF WE ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR MICKEY AT THE TIME OF THE FAIR, INFORMATION FOR A POKER RUN WILL AVAILABLE FOR FOLKS WHO WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT EVENT. WE CONTINUE TO WEAR OUR BLUE RIBBONS AND TIE THEM TO OUR TREES AND CARS AND…WE TALK ABOUT MICKEY TO FOLKS WE KNOW. SOME OF THAT TALK IS PRODUCTIVE/HEALING. SOME OF THAT TALK IS GOSSIP/ RUMORS… RUMORS ABOUT MICKEY’S WHEREABOUTS SWIRL AROUND OUR COMMUNITY LIKE A WHIRLWIND OF PAIN. MANY RUMORS HAVE NO BASIS IN TRUTH. SOME RUMORS LEAD US TO BELIEVE THAT SOMEONE OUT THERE, PERHAPS SOMEONE WHO IS HERE TONIGHT, KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED TO MICKEY…KNOWS WHERE MICKEY IS…
I BELIEVE WE NEED TO PRAY FOR THAT PERSON OR THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT MICKEY. I BELIEVE THAT WE NEED TO PRAY FOR THOSE PARTIES WHO ARE AWARE OF MICKEY’S WHEREABOUTS TO HAVE THE COURAGE TO SPEAK THE TRUTH, SO THAT MICKEY CAN COME HOME. I BELIEVE THAT GOD WILL NOT REST AND THOSE FOLKS WHO ARE IN THE KNOW WILL NOT HAVE PEACE UNTIL THE TRUTH IS KNOWN AND MICKEY IS HOME. I KNOW THAT WE WILL NOT REALLY HAVE PEACE AS A COMMUNITY, UNTIL THAT TRUTH HAS COME TO LIGHT.
TO THAT END, I OFFER YOU THIS PAMPHLET OF PRAYER THAT WE CAN WORK THROUGH AS A COMMUNITY. IT IS CALLED: MEDITATIONS FOR MICKEY: A DAILY DEVOTIONAL OF READINGS, REFLECTIONS AND PRAYER FOR BRINGING MICKEY HOME. AS WE HAND THEM OUT, PLEASE HEAR THIS SONG BY OLETA ADAMS, GET HERE IF YOU CAN
GET HERE IF YOU CAN (NOTE: WHILE THIS SONG PLAYED, A PIGEON LANDED IN A TREE OVER THE FOLKS WHO WERE GATHERED. IT CALLED TO THE CAGE OF DOVES BELOW ON THE GROUND. IT WAS OBSERVED THAT THE PIGEON HAD A BAND ON ITS LEG, INDICATING THAT IT WAS LOST AND HAD COME FROM ANOTHER FLOCK OF HOMING PIGEONS.)
THERE ARE LOTS OF WAYS THAT WE CAN WORK TOGETHER TO BRING MICKEY HOME. WE CAN KEEP WEARING OUR RIBBONS TO KEEP AWARENESS OF OUR LOSS ALIVE…WE CAN PUT UP POSTERS…WE CAN LISTEN FOR STORIES THAT MIGHT LEAD US TO MICKEY’S WHEREABOUTS…WE CAN SEARCH OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND THE INTERNET AND ANYWHERE ELSE THAT MICKEY’S PRESENCE MIGHT BE KNOWN….AND I ADMIT A PROFESSIONAL BIAS HERE…WE CAN PRAY. WE CAN ASK GOD TO LOOSE THE TONGUES OF THOSE WHO KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT MICKEY…WE CAN PRAY FOR MICKEY’S SAFETY, WE CAN PRAY FOR MICKEY’S RETURN, WE CAN PRAY FOR MICKEY’S FAMILY AND OURSELVES DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. I MEAN REALLY, IF A 200LB BLOCK LIKE MICKEY CAN JUST DISAPPEAR FROM OUR COMMUNITY, HOW SAFE ARE THE REST OF US? WE CAN PRAY FOR THAT SAFETY OF COMMUNITY TO BE RETURNED TO US, BY THE RETURN OF MICKEY, HIMSELF.NOW, IN MY RELIGIOUS TRADITION, THERE IS A BELIEF THAT IF THE COMMUNITY PRAYS TOGETHER, THERE IS A CONNECTION TO THE HOLY THAT IS DIFFERENT THAN IF WE PRAY ALONE. I’M NOT SURE IF IT’S BETTER…BUT IT’S DIFFERENT. AND IT SEEMS TO ME THAT WE NEED SOMETHING DIFFERENT RIGHT ABOUT NOW, SO I OFFER YOU THESE BOOKLETS (WE’LL MAKE THEM AVAILABLE AT ACE HARDWARE AND AT LOCAL CHURCHES, TOO, NEXT WEEK.)AND I WOULD LIKE TO ASK YOU TO JOIN ME IN READING FROM DAY 1 OF THESE MEDITATIONS: PSALM 130READREFLECT ? IF TIME…WITH GOD’S HELP WE ARE MOVING FORWARD, TOGETHER. SEEKING THE TRUTH. ENCOURAGING HONESTY. TRUSTING GOD TO MOVE SOULS THAT ARE LOOKING FOR PEACE, BY GIVING THEM COURAGE TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT.FEAR IS A HEAVY BURDEN. A MISSING LOVED ONE IS AN EVEN HEAVIER BURDEN. I CANNOT IMAGINE THAT WEIGHT…BUT I FEEL A BIT OF IT, AS A MEMBER OF THIS COMMUNITY WHO CARES ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS HERE TO ALL OF YOU…ALL OF US…I BELIEVE THAT DESPITE THE HEAVINESS, TOGETHER, AS A COMMUNITY, WE CAN LIGHTEN ONE ANOTHER’S LOAD THROUGH ACTS OF KINDNESS AND ACTS OF PRAYER. THOUGH THE ROAD MAY BE LONG, WE ARE STRONG WHEN WE ARE TOGETHER, AND WE WILL SEE THIS JOURNEY OF BRINGING MICKEY HOME, THROUGH TO THE END.
I INVITE ED AND LYNN TO RELEASE THE HOMING PIGEONS AT THIS TIME, AS WE REFLECT IN THIS PLACE THAT BROUGHT SO MUCH PEACE TO MICKEY THROUGH THE YEARS, ON HOW WE CAN BRING HIM HOME. MAY THE HOLY BE WITH YOU….AND BLESS YOU.
HE AIN’T HEAVY/RELEASE BIRDS (NOTE: THE “LOST” BIRD JOINED THE FLOCK THAT WAS RELEASED BY THE KOBYLANSKI’S. IT FOLLOWED THEM BACK TO THE DOVECOTE, WHERE ED TOLD US, HE WOULD HELP IT FIND ITS WAY HOME.)
MAY THE ONE WHO GATHERS US IN COMMUNITY AND SENDS US TO OUR HOMES, HELP US TO BRING MICKEY HOME, TO THOSE WHO LOVE HIM. MAY WE GO SEEKING PEACE FOR ALL OUR NEIGHBORS, IN THE HOLIEST OF NAMES. AMEN.
Our thoughts, prayers and hopes are with Mickey’s family and friends. We anxiously await news of his return….
I hope Mickey safe and return home, I will praying for him everyday.
Thank you for your prayers Tracy. We all love Mickey and want him home.
As a family and community, we remain strong in our resolve to Bring Mickey Home. Each day, we work toward this goal. Thank you for your efforts and prayers on Mickey’s behalf. Please continue to contact the authorities with any information you may have regarding Mickey’s disappearance. Belchertown Police Department
413-323-6655 or Anonymous Tip Line 866-477-8237.
“Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.” – Aldous Huxley
may god provide the infomation you all need to help in your search god bless an guide you all
You don’t know me. I am a Ludlow resident that has been touched by Mickey’s story. Today I opened a Twitter account to help find Mickey ( http://www.twitter.com/Find_Mickey ) . I will work my hardest to get Mickey’s story out there. I too have a brother and I would hope someone would do the same for me. We WILL find him!
Thank you for your efforts. This is exactly what we hope people will do. We need to have everyone keep Mickey in their thoughts, He is our brother ,son and friend. You may not know him but we all can understand the horror of the experience of having someone disappear from our lives with no explanation. WE continue to believe that some one knows something which will help us bring him home. Keeping the interest and conversation going will help that happen.
My prayers are with you and your family…I wish there was more coverage on this in NH. People should not forget to keep looking…
Thank you for your kind post. As Mickey’s family we feel the same way. Please remember that there is an anonymous tip line 866-477-8237 to report any information that you might have. It is important that people come forth and let us know about any information, thoughts or suspicions that you may have ~
Please encourage people to make that call!
Fran (Mickey’s sister).
hi fran, pardon the run-on message. Learning to use computer. Anyway how are you doing, know that you and your family are in my thoughts. Do you need help in Loudon, Patti and I are available if you need us. hang in there ,WE WILL BRING MICKEY HOME!!!!! Sincerely kathy
Thanks Kathy! We are committed to getting answers and bringing him home. I will let you know about NH, as it is still coming together.
To The Brougham Family,
Our thoughts are with you all–we hope he comes home soon.
Buzz & Anne, Colorado
Sending warm thoughts of encouragement to the Brougham family. Looking forward to some good news very soon!
All our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. John and Joyce R. Chicopee
my prayers are with you all for mickeys safe return and for his family durring this endevor I hope for a safe and healthy return I hope he comes home soon. Best of luck to the family even thou Im here in Iraq keep my father postedon his safe return and let me know
Thank you Jason. We pray fo Mickey’s safe return every day. As well, a safe return for you from Iraq.
I wish I could help in the search for Mickey but I am in Ohio now. I wish Mickey a safe return and how he is home safe with his family where he belongs. My thought and prayers are with his family along with my cousins and aunts and uncles.
Wish I had the words to comfort you. I am praying for
mickey to make it home safe
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. If there is anything that I can do to help, please let me know.
I understand your pain. It is something that NO one should ever have to deal with.
Keep the Faith!
Aunt of Missing and Recovered NH Man, Lorne Boulet
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Brougham family. We will pray for Mickey’s safe return.
Brian and family; My thoughts and prayers are with you.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I can only imagine the pain you all must be feeling.
My prayers and thoughts are with the Brougham family even though I am no longer in New England. i am waiting for any news. God bless….
Our thoughts are consumed with thoughts and prayers for Mickey and your family. Our son Rylan blows that horn everyday in hopes Mickey will hear it and come home …
Thinking so much about you and the difficult time you are now facing. My prayers are with you and with Micky. Keep the faith! Contact me if I can help in anyway.
I have made this 2 minute commercial for distribution through websites/twitter/fb etc. Hope it helps.
Sorry folks, in my rush to press I mis-spelled Brougham. Here’s a corrected version of the video. Please pass it on: http://www.tinyurl.com/findbrougham
rev. todd farnsworth
Praying for a safe return home for mickey and praying for his family also all who are wonderful people.
“May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your
face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.”
Over the years, I have seen Mickey once in a while for brief moments — and was always greeted by that terrific smile and warmth. We and many more folks in prayer chains across North Carolina) are praying for his safe return and for strength and peace for all of the Brougham family. God bless you.
Debby (Terry) Jackson & family
A candal burns along with daily prayers for Mickey to be home with his family safely and soon. I am always here if you need me. Jen has asked for help and knows I am available…Love and Blessings, Laurel
We are all praying for Mickey’s safe return. Sometimes life just isn’t fair.
Please let us know if we can do ANYTHING to help.
My girls & I attended Mick’s vigil last night,Just like the Brougham family is known for you pulled together & did a beautiful job!You must be so proud of a son, brother & uncle who is so loved.We are praying for you all & for Mick’s safe return home.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you…I pray and pray that he will come home to you. He looks like a great man. Like a gentle giant. He looks like he has a good soul.
Cindy/Kevin – I’m sorry I didn’t make it to the vigil. My thoughts and prayers were and will continue to be with you, your parents and family. The vigil must have been such an emotional event to have to experience, but it undoubtedly created further community awareness and will hopefully lead to news that will help find and bring Mickey home.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Brougham family during this very difficult time.
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I could never imagine what you are going through but my prayers and good wishes are there for all of you. If there is any way I can be of help please do not hesitate to call. I will be there tonight.
Our hearts go out to the Brougham family. We are praying Mick returns home safetly. From all of us at Belchertown Eye Care.
Our thought and prayers are with you all through this difficult time. Godspeed Mickey Brougham…come home soon.
we’re praying hard for my dear friend Mickey and his family. i stopped to see Mickey at his home a few years back unannounced. we hadn’t been in touch for a while and he had just made all the beautiful renovations to his home and was so proud to show me around. the visit was brief but nice. we’ve been friends for a long time and whenever we saw each other it was like old friends reconnecting…always like time made no difference. always fun times. miss you. my heart is breaking for you.
praying that mickey will be home soon with his loving family
From Wyoming we are praying for Mickey’s safe return. Our prayers go out to each member of his family.
BE SAFE!!!! Hugs to all the family – Faith & Hope
I have been thinking OF ALL OF YOU !! I can’t make it Friday. But, Chelsea and I will be lighting a candle on Friday for Mickey’s safe return. Once again we are thinking of you all and love you all !!!
I don’t know Mickey or his family but I live in town and read the news everyday hoping he has returned safe & sound. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
What can I say, what a shock. I will light a candle here in Sacramento July 8. I will put Mickey into my prayer group hot line. We will pray for a speedy and safe home coming for Mickey and strength for all of his family and friends until he is home. Please let me know if there is anything I may do.
Having grown up with the Brougham family I only wish I could do more.Being in AZ makes it difficult to do anything but pray but that too has strength!!If I can do anything to help just let me know!!My heart and prayers are with all of you!
Our family is so comforted by the gestures and comments that people are sharing. We are hopeful that someone will give us the tip we need to find him. Keep talking and thinking about anything you may have seen or heard. Then call the police 413-323-6655. Please join us on the Common Friday evening at 8PM for a vigil. Many of us are looking for answers. We all need support.Thank you. Cindy
our prayers are with you mickey and your family.
Mickey We miss you, Our prayers are with you and your family. We want you home.
Our prayers are with you and your family. Praying for a safe return and may God protect you wherever you may be.
The world is a sadder place with Mickey missing.
Carla, Brian, Franny, and the entire Brougham Family.
Ours thoughts and prayers and with you for out here in Ohio.
We pary for a positive lead and that Mickey will be found.
Our heartfelt thoughts are with the entire Brougham family.
Brian – My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Praying for a safe return for Mickey and the Family!!!
Out prayers our with you. Miss you ! Hurry home..