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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #50 on: August 30, 2010, 10:45:28 pm »
Rich:

If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants.

~ Sir Issac Newton
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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #51 on: August 31, 2010, 06:14:05 am »
Sweet picture, Marcia!  Thanks for posting it, and telling the story about Cowboy.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #52 on: September 01, 2010, 07:15:53 pm »
Once I have a picture of Cowboy and Elizabeth together, I will post it.  I definately think her dad had a little something to do with this - he's still watching. 

Marcia, that's a great story.  I'm really glad Elizabeth found a dog she likes, and Cowboy is the perfect name.

What luck!   :)  If you can call it "luck" at all.
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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #53 on: September 02, 2010, 09:00:00 pm »
Thought about posting this under 'Kerry's Komedy Klub', but in light of recent events, this really isn't a joke:

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Subject: Bank Account


Imagine that you had won the following prize in a contest:

Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private bank account for your own use. However, this prize has rules, just as any game has certain rules.

The first set of rules would be:


1) Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you.
2) You may not simply transfer money into some other account. You may only spend it.
3) Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400.00 for that day.

The second set of rules:


1) The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say,"It's over, the game is over!"
2) It can close the account in an instant and you will not receive a new one.

What would you personally do?  You would buy anything and everything you wanted, right?  Not only for yourself, but for all the people in your life, right?  Maybe even for people you don't know, because you couldn't possibly spend it all on yourself and the people in your life, right?  You would try to spend every single cent, and use it all up every day, right?

Actually, this game is a reality, but not with money!  Each of us is in possession of such a magical bank. We just don't seem to see it.

The MAGICAL BANK is TIME!

Each morning we awaken and receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life, and when the day is done, any remaining time is gone and NOT credited to us.  What we haven't lived up to that day is lost forever.  Yesterday is forever gone.

Each morning the account is refilled, but the magical bank can dissolve our account at any time....WITHOUT WARNING.

SO, what will YOU do with your 86,400 seconds?  Think about that, and always think of this: Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than we think.  Take good care of yourself, and enjoy life.  Live each day to the fullest, be kind to one another, and be forgiving.  Harbor a positive attitude and always be the first to smile.

Here's wishing you a wonderful, beautiful day, each and every day
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Dawn is coming,
Open your eyes...

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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #54 on: September 04, 2010, 09:38:58 am »
The Summer Day
Mary Oliver
 
Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean--
The one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down--
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
 
Reprinted by permission of Beacon Press from New and Selected Poems. Copyright 1992 by Mary Oliver. For further permissions information, contact Beacon Press, 25 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108-2892
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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #55 on: September 08, 2010, 02:44:36 am »
One of the things I meant to say at the service was about how I would get emails as well as PMs from Rich that would just seem to come out of the blue. That happened a lot when I was feeling down about something. Many times they would simply say something like "How are you doing?" or "Is everything OK?" and similiar things like that. Other times he would have a lot to say. Anyway, these would always make me feel better about whatever I was feeling down about. One thing I will never ever forgive myself for is that I never took him up on his invitations to come visit. I remember once I was telling him on the phone how much I liked amusement parks and he said, "Well come on down and we will go to Six Flags." Anyway there is nothing I can do about that now. Even though it was too late to physically see him in a visit I do feel that I did finally go and visit him at the service. I think he knows that. Rich knew, because we talked about it, that I was a loner who didn't quite feel that I really fit in anywhere. He would just say that he was the same way and then do his best to convince me that people did care about me and that I did fit in. Anyway I could go on and on about all of that. The whole intention of this message was to post something that Rich sent me awhile back to my regular email address. Some of the rest of you may have received this too. I'm not sure about that cause of another email he sent me a few days before the accident that it seems nobody else got. So here this one is:
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From Rich
One day a woman's husband died, and on that
 clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the
 wife was struck with the pain of learning
 that sometimes there isn't
 "anymore."

 No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate
 together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more
 "just one minute."
 
 Sometimes, what we care about the most
 gets all used up and goes away, never to return before we
 can say good-bye, say "I love you."

 So while we have it, it's best we love it,
  care for it, fix it when it's broken and
  heal it when it's sick.
 
 This is true for marriage ...  
 and 20old cars,
 and children with bad report cards, and dogs with
 bad hips, family and aging parents and grandparents.
 
 We keep them because they are worth it ......  
 because we are worth it.
 
  Some things we keep -- like a best friend who moved
 away
  or a
  sister-in-law after divorce.
 
  There are just some things that make us happy, no matter
 what.
 
 Life is important. We only have one.
  We only have one mom, one dad,    
 one unique brother or sister or friend.  
  I received this from someone who thought I was a
 'keeper'!
 
 Then I sent it to the people I think of in the same way.
  Now it's your turn to send this to all those people who
 are "keepers" in your life, including the person
 who sent it, if you feel that way.
 
 Suppose one morning you never wake up.  
 Do all your friends know you love them?
 
  I was thinking.....I could die today, tomorrow or next
 week, and I wondered
if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships
 that needed rekindling or three words needing to be said.
 
 Let every one of your friends and family know you love
 them. Even if you think they don't love you back, you
 would be amazed at what those three little words and a smile
 can do.
 
 And just in case GOD calls me home . . .
 
  I LOVE YA !
 :-)
 
  Live today to the fullest
  because tomorrow is not a promise


     That is so perfect Jack.  I love you for posting this You have a wonderful heart, and are so caring.  I knew that from the first time I met you.  I have always been so glad you came here to join,us at Bettermost.  You are a true and treasured member.  Plus thanks again for your kind offer to help me.  I was so sad that I could not make it there.   Lov Janice
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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #56 on: September 09, 2010, 07:26:40 pm »
Thanks for posting Janice. I was starting to get a complex about the poem that I posted.  :)
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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #57 on: September 12, 2010, 08:13:05 pm »
I met up with three Brokies today from the DCF forum while in London.

They are not active members here, but they were aware of Rich's passing.

They asked me how I was doing, and gave me the opportunity to discuss Rich, and share some of my stories of him.  We had some good laughs today.

Thanks Rich for all the  great memories! :-*


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #58 on: September 13, 2010, 09:09:04 am »
I just ran across a FB picture I took of Meryl, with Paul and Chuck on either side...

Rich's comment:

"The high priestess and the alter boys!!"
"Laß sein. Laß sein."

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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #59 on: September 13, 2010, 11:25:12 am »
 ;D  8)  :D  :-*
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