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« Reply #420 on: May 04, 2011, 02:30:07 AM »

Cancer is cruel. It took my mother when she was 59. It spared my cousin, though--She got cancer at 16, but she's 61 or 62 now.

So true.  My mom as well.  She was just 3 days shy of her 64th birthday when she left us a little over 4 years ago.

My mom has been dead a long time now, but I still miss her. I can imagine how you feel when the passing of your mom is still relatively recent.

It was my Dad who died from cancer just 6 weeks after diagnosis. 

We never really recover from the loss of our parents and continue to miss them for the rest of our lives.  My parents died within 3 months of each other in 2001 and early 2002 but it still seems like yesterday and I still have things I want to say to them. 

This is a little off topic, but then again our families are celebrities to us.
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« Reply #421 on: May 04, 2011, 04:26:58 AM »

My mom has been dead a long time now, but I still miss her. I can imagine how you feel when the passing of your mom is still relatively recent.

Thanks, LCat.  The first year especially, and to top it off our first born came along within that first year and at times I was saddened at the reminder she was gone before his birth.  That first month she came to me in a dream after a weekend of intense physical labor.  No words were spoken, she just came over to me and hugged me and it was the best feeling in the world.  I'm getting choked up now just relaying the story again here.  I truly feel she knew how exhausted I was and came to me in my dream to comfort me.  It was fantastic to say the least.
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« Reply #422 on: May 04, 2011, 09:43:00 AM »

Thanks, LCat.  The first year especially, and to top it off our first born came along within that first year and at times I was saddened at the reminder she was gone before his birth.  That first month she came to me in a dream after a weekend of intense physical labor.  No words were spoken, she just came over to me and hugged me and it was the best feeling in the world.  I'm getting choked up now just relaying the story again here.  I truly feel she knew how exhausted I was and came to me in my dream to comfort me.  It was fantastic to say the least.

Hi, Brian.

(You were in labor? Then I guess you are not really Brian-- ;D)  I, too have had dreams in which the dead have appeared and somehow comforted me! It's a great feeling.

My mom was a celebrity--She was a champion marathon swimmer who got a key to the city eons ago. I still have left the crumbling newspaper article that she even had her photo in. Too bad my mom didn't cut out the date and name of the paper as well. 
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« Reply #423 on: May 04, 2011, 11:05:34 AM »

Hi, Brian.

(You were in labor? Then I guess you are not really Brian-- ;D)  I, too have had dreams in which the dead have appeared and somehow comforted me! It's a great feeling.

My mom was a celebrity--She was a champion marathon swimmer who got a key to the city eons ago. I still have left the crumbling newspaper article that she even had her photo in. Too bad my mom didn't cut out the date and name of the paper as well. 

Oh, I guess I should've said 'manual' labor instead of 'physical'?  What happened was later the same month my mom passed, there was a fire at my wife's brother's home.  He got out okay but unfortunately lost a dog and a cat.  The main structure had to come down but the two additions needed to be stripped or else they would've had to come down as well and he wanted to prevent that.  So, for the better part of two days I was tearing out walls and ceilings; pulling out nails and staples, removing insulation and everything else you can think of.  It was very tiring but there was a lot of us and we successful.  He's since had the main structure rebuilt and the two additions redone and it looks better than before.

That's very interesting about your mom.  At least you have the newspaper.  I'm wondering if, before there's any more potential damage, there's a way to preserve it?  You've probably already thought of that, though, right?  It is unfortunate about the date and name of the paper.  Still, memories are priceless and we have those.  Even when the occasional negative memory resurfaces I don't mind and don't dwell, just happy to even have the memory because it's better than not having it at all.
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« Reply #424 on: May 05, 2011, 12:42:11 AM »

Jackie Cooper has passed away aged 88.

A child star of the 1930's. Most of us will probably best remember him as Perry White from the Christopher Reeve Superman films of the 1970's and 80's. He also directed many episodes of the television series MASH

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-jackie-cooper-20110505-3,0,2190249.story
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« Reply #425 on: May 05, 2011, 07:57:14 AM »

RIP  Jackie Cooper.
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« Reply #426 on: May 07, 2011, 12:46:33 AM »

Former golfer Seve Ballesteros has passed away.

Full report in little bill's Golf Thread.

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=4889.msg187363#msg187363
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« Reply #427 on: May 08, 2011, 06:56:02 AM »


He was really Great Champion!!  R.I.P Seve...  :(
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« Reply #428 on: May 08, 2011, 11:07:44 PM »

John Walker founder member of the Walker Brothers has died.   He was only 67    I think I remember Make It Easy On Yourself most of all their songs.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/may/09/john-walker-walker-brothers-dies

http://www.johnwalkerinternational.com/

RIP John.
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« Reply #429 on: May 14, 2011, 08:37:20 PM »

Oh, I guess I should've said 'manual' labor instead of 'physical'?  What happened was later the same month my mom passed, there was a fire at my wife's brother's home.  He got out okay but unfortunately lost a dog and a cat.  The main structure had to come down but the two additions needed to be stripped or else they would've had to come down as well and he wanted to prevent that.  So, for the better part of two days I was tearing out walls and ceilings; pulling out nails and staples, removing insulation and everything else you can think of.  It was very tiring but there was a lot of us and we successful.  He's since had the main structure rebuilt and the two additions redone and it looks better than before.

That's very interesting about your mom.  At least you have the newspaper.  I'm wondering if, before there's any more potential damage, there's a way to preserve it?  You've probably already thought of that, though, right?  It is unfortunate about the date and name of the paper.  Still, memories are priceless and we have those.  Even when the occasional negative memory resurfaces I don't mind and don't dwell, just happy to even have the memory because it's better than not having it at all.

Sorry about the cat and the dog. I'm glad your wife's brother got out okay.

Yes, I do have memories of my mom, and that's a blessing.
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« Reply #430 on: May 16, 2011, 04:24:12 AM »

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« Reply #431 on: May 21, 2011, 11:04:00 AM »

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Hunter's acting career has spanned more than 50 years and 100 film and television productions, with roles in iconic Australian films including Strictly Ballroom and Gallipoli.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/acting-legend-bill-hunter-dies-at-71/story-e6frg6nf-1226060326621
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« Reply #432 on: May 21, 2011, 03:59:13 PM »

Yesterday professional wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage died. He had a heart attack while driving and then was in an accident. I remember watching him wrestle when I was a kid!

http://www.tmz.com/2011/05/20/randy-savage-car-accident-macho-man-dead-dies-died-killed-wwe-wrestler-florida/
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« Reply #433 on: May 27, 2011, 10:26:33 PM »

Jeff Conaway has passed away:  Los Angeles Times



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« Reply #434 on: May 27, 2011, 10:40:48 PM »

Never heard of him. Oh well ... R.I.P.
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« Reply #435 on: May 28, 2011, 08:53:43 AM »

I only remember him in "Grease" where he plays the "bad boy" Kenickie, (surely the second picture with the sunglasses Brian Cooper) , and on this picture, near Olivia Newton John.



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« Reply #436 on: May 28, 2011, 09:07:01 AM »

Grease and the sitcom Taxi are what he's best remembered for.

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« Reply #437 on: May 29, 2011, 04:10:48 AM »

RIP Jeff.

I remember him in Grease and Taxi too.
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« Reply #438 on: May 30, 2011, 12:14:36 AM »

Australian actor Jon Blake has died. I can't find any reports on the net yet but it was just on the news on the TV.

In December 1986 Jon was driving home after the last day of shooting the film The Lighthorsemen when he was involved in a car accident which left him in a vegetated state ever since. He died today of pneumonia. He was 53.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0086605/
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« Reply #439 on: June 03, 2011, 05:49:25 PM »

"Gunsmoke" and "How The West Was Won" star James Arness has passed on. He was 88

http://jamesarness.com/
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