Topic: R.I.P. Thread

With the giants of my life passing away at a faster clip I thought we'd create a thread to honor them.

Today its one of my childhood heroes Alex Karras.  A man's man for the Lions and who could forget him in the classic Blazing Saddles.

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Mongo likes beans. R.I.P.

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Mongo just pawn in game of life. That's sad news.

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I heard  this on the radio this am.  Sad to hear.  It was a rough ending for him.  May he now rest in peace.

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RIP Jackie Guthrie, wife of Arlo Guthrie

Epilogue
by adg on Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:15 am

Dear Friends

The sun rose on my world this morning. Jackie stayed with us throughout the night, lingering in our hearts just out of sight
but clearly present. She woke me before sunrise in a dream saying that the hour had come when she would need to leave us and be gone before the sun arose. As her words awakened me I walked outside and stood looking over the river talking with her in the predawn twilight we both loved so much. It was our time and for years she brought me coffee as I took photographs of morning on the river.

There are loves, and there are LOVES. Ours was and will continue to be what it has always been - A very great love. We didn't always like each other. From time to time there were moments when we'd have our bags packed by the door. But, there was this great love that we shared from the moment we met - a recognition - It's YOU! And we would always return to it year after year, decade after decade and I believe life after lifetime.

I can hear the household awakening now as I ramble through my thoughts and feelings. I am needed elsewhere. So a new day begins, another chapter in the book of our love. It seems to me already written although I can't remember what happens next. All I know is, I've read it before and it ends well.

I've had to cancel and postpone a few shows coming up. I will make them up as soon as possible. The tour will begin with the gigs scheduled for Canada, and I will move ahead through the rest of whatever happens next. Our wonderful guru, Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati always reminded us to stay in the moment - no thought of the past or future. The moment is all we really have, the rest is fiction. Jackie and I lived that teaching as best we could and I will continue to be present and accounted for.

Stay tuned... adg

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ahsmith33 wrote:

beautiful words from Arlo, sorry to hear he lost her. RIP B.B. Cunningham who was gunned down in Memphis this weekend, he was a current member of Jerry Lee Lewis' band. You may also remember Ronnie and the Daytonas, and this obscure one hit wonder group. It's a really nice video they put together.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgVMMdOplHw


I saw the news of the shooting but didn't know it was attached to this great song.  I've got it as it is part of the fabulous soundtrack to my favorite movie, Elizabethtown, by Cameron Crowe.
Arlo's words about living in the moment ring so true.  I met my wife thirty years ago today and we were married exactly one year later at 2:00PM CST, October 15, 1983.  That's three minutes from now as I type.  I no longer take for granted ringing in the next one and like Arlo said I've accepted the fact that I can't control destiny and in reality all we ever have is this moment.  I love you Mitzi!

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Curby wrote:
ahsmith33 wrote:

beautiful words from Arlo, sorry to hear he lost her. RIP B.B. Cunningham who was gunned down in Memphis this weekend, he was a current member of Jerry Lee Lewis' band. You may also remember Ronnie and the Daytonas, and this obscure one hit wonder group. It's a really nice video they put together.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgVMMdOplHw


I saw the news of the shooting but didn't know it was attached to this great song.  I've got it as it is part of the fabulous soundtrack to my favorite movie, Elizabethtown, by Cameron Crowe.
Arlo's words about living in the moment ring so true.  I met my wife thirty years ago today and we were married exactly one year later at 2:00PM CST, October 15, 1983.  That's three minutes from now as I type.  I no longer take for granted ringing in the next one and like Arlo said I've accepted the fact that I can't control destiny and in reality all we ever have is this moment.  I love you Mitzi!


Curby and Mitzi - Happy Anniversary!!!! big_smile

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RIP George McGovern
http://www.mcgoverncenter.com/index.htm
condolances : https://www.dwu.edu/onlineforms/McGWellWishes.aspx

Recommended viewing : One Bright Shining Moment :The Unforgettable Summer of George McGovern
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0468528/

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Jane H. wrote:

RIP George McGovern
http://www.mcgoverncenter.com/index.htm
condolances : https://www.dwu.edu/onlineforms/McGWellWishes.aspx

Recommended viewing : One Bright Shining Moment :The Unforgettable Summer of George McGovern
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0468528/

Thanks for posting, Jane. My take on George was always that he was the most thoroughly decent man to run for the presidency in my lifetime.

RIP Iron Man

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RIP - Clive Dunn  aka  Corporal Jones (Jonesy) - best known from the Brit Comedy Sitcom - Dads Army - died yesterday aged 92

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Brack wrote:

RIP - Clive Dunn  aka  Corporal Jones (Jonesy) - best known from the Brit Comedy Sitcom - Dads Army - died yesterday aged 92

It's hard to believe he was only in his forties when he played Corporal Jones

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RIP Doc Watson

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Condolences to Tarus52, Bob Lubbehusen, on the death of his Father. Poor Bob has a plate full. Both his parents went downhill quickly. He still has to transfer his Mom to a long term care home, prepare for his own impending surgery, and maintain sanity.  Cathy

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cathysiler wrote:

Condolences to Tarus52, Bob Lubbehusen, on the death of his Father. Poor Bob has a plate full. Both his parents went downhill quickly. He still has to transfer his Mom to a long term care home, prepare for his own impending surgery, and maintain sanity.  Cathy

If you see Bob give him a big hug from me - he is such a great person and has had way too much on his plate for a long time.

Sandy

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samjp4 wrote:
cathysiler wrote:

Condolences to Tarus52, Bob Lubbehusen, on the death of his Father. Poor Bob has a plate full. Both his parents went downhill quickly. He still has to transfer his Mom to a long term care home, prepare for his own impending surgery, and maintain sanity.  Cathy

If you see Bob give him a big hug from me - he is such a great person and has had way too much on his plate for a long time.

Sandy

I completely echo Sandy's words. Hang in there, Bob, thinking of you buddy.

RIP Iron Man

Rock On and keep the Faith

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cathysiler wrote:

Condolences to Tarus52, Bob Lubbehusen, on the death of his Father. Poor Bob has a plate full. Both his parents went downhill quickly. He still has to transfer his Mom to a long term care home, prepare for his own impending surgery, and maintain sanity.  Cathy

My deepest condolences Bob.

"Rock ON & Keep the Faith"

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Bob, I am so sorry to hear about your father.  Thinking of you with much love & comfort and please extend sympathies on to your mother and family.  I hope you are taking care of yourself also.  You know we are all here for you ♥  Bless you {{Bob}}

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cathysiler wrote:

Condolences to Tarus52, Bob Lubbehusen, on the death of his Father. Poor Bob has a plate full. Both his parents went downhill quickly. He still has to transfer his Mom to a long term care home, prepare for his own impending surgery, and maintain sanity.  Cathy

Me and Renee are very sorry about your loss Bob. Hang in there Crossroads bud.