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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Box Burner » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:13 pm

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Dance in the heart of chaos. . . . .

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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Savannah » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:10 pm

Rest In Peace, Mum.

June 17, 1948 - December 13, 1990.

Best woman I ever knew, even if I am biased. Social worker, big hearted, wildly liberal Christian, protector of strays both animal and human, mom to the entire neighborhood, obsessed with politics, photography and loving me rotten. Responsible for most of my positive qualities, and my big laugh. I wish I could show her the Burn.

Miss her all the time, but I'm strong enough not to be undone by it anymore, and that's her fault, too. :)
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby maryanimal » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:21 pm

Savannah wrote:Rest In Peace, Mum.

June 17, 1948 - December 13, 1990.

Best woman I ever knew, even if I am biased. Social worker, big hearted, wildly liberal Christian, protector of strays both animal and human, mom to the entire neighborhood, obsessed with politics, photography and loving me rotten. Responsible for most of my positive qualities, and my big laugh. I wish I could show her the Burn.

Miss her all the time, but I'm strong enough not to be undone by it anymore, and that's her fault, too. :)


(((Savannah))) what a wonderful mom! the apple doesn't fall far from the tree! xo <3
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Sham » Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:53 am

Savannah, you are clearly a living legacy of a very wonderful woman. I'll bet she had a great smile too!
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby lucky420 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:10 am

(((Savannah))) I'm sorry you lost your mom so young, but what a great legacy she left behind (you)
Oh my god, it's HUGE!
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby ygmir » Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:01 am

yer mom did us all a favor, and gave us a great gift, Sav. *thanks to Savannahs mom*
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby wh..sh » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:13 am

A vibrant mom! That's the best anyone can ask for... (((((((Sav)))))))))
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby unjonharley » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:02 pm

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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Eric » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:49 am

Tod, someone I know casually from working clubs over the years, jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge on NYE. Him & his boyfriend just got a brand new puppy for Christmas, he had a good job & always had a smile on his face, and, while like all of us he had his demons, no-one saw this coming. He was very good friends with some of the people I'm closest to, this has left a huge, painful hole in the heart of my circle.

This morning he was a missing person, tonight he is gone. Watch your friends who seem to be hiding pain, and reach out to them.

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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby MisaBlue » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:45 am

Eric, I am sorry for that! BIG HUG
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby lucky420 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:56 am

(((Eric)))
Oh my god, it's HUGE!
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby ^Rhino! » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:59 am

Eric wrote:Tod, someone I know casually from working clubs over the years, jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge on NYE. Him & his boyfriend just got a brand new puppy for Christmas, he had a good job & always had a smile on his face, and, while like all of us he had his demons, no-one saw this coming. He was very good friends with some of the people I'm closest to, this has left a huge, painful hole in the heart of my circle.

This morning he was a missing person, tonight he is gone. Watch your friends who seem to be hiding pain, and reach out to them.

Fuck.


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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby ygmir » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:10 am

damn it Eric.......so sorry. Indeed, sage advice, to watch our friends. If we took a little more time, and actually "saw" the people, many a tragedy might be avoided.
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby maryanimal » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:09 am

So sorry to hear about that (((Eric))).
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Eric » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:08 pm

I'm sad for my friends who are dealing with this, and for his boyfriend, who has to go through this and live with the loss. I knew him casually, and I'm upset, I can't imagine what they're going through. It's the easy way out for the person in pain, while being the most devastating way out for everyone you leave behind. Ugh.

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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Dr. Pyro » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:08 am

Eric wrote: Tired of suicides, tired of it being the #1 killer of gay youth.


I thought suicide was the #1 killer of all youth, gay or otherwise. Could be mistaken I suppose.
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Eric » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:59 pm

Dr. Pyro wrote:
Eric wrote: Tired of suicides, tired of it being the #1 killer of gay youth.


I thought suicide was the #1 killer of all youth, gay or otherwise. Could be mistaken I suppose.


It's a high killer of all youth, but due to stigma & discrimination gay youth are1 1/2 - 3 times more likely to try to kill themselves. Having been a gay youth in the 70s & early 80s, I can tell you how hard it was growing up gay, and I came close to suicide myself at 17.

It's highly unlikely that in rural America you'll get beaten up for holding the hand of someone of the opposite gender (unless it's interracial). You're almost guaranteed to at least cause a scene & have to deal with regular insults at school/ work/ from family if it's the same gender. You have to listen to "gay" being used constantly as a pejorative, you have to listen to politicians & pundits, preachers, your family, your friends, all talk about it being "wrong", or "sick", or "disgusting", "unnatural"...

I don't know what drove Tod to suicide, I'm not sure anyone does. I've just know of too many people choosing that way...

Thread is going off track, time to return it to remembering those who passed...
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:24 pm

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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:56 am

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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby burner von braun » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:34 pm

Stan Musial

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and one of the best to ever play the game.
Rest in peace
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby 9ah » Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:05 am

I couldn't agree with you more Eric... On the gay youth issue and suicide in general. While there have been strides made over the last 10 years there is still so much stigma. I love my gay/queer circle off playa although I actually have more gay friends than lesbian friends, but I was pleasantly surprised in how much of my camp was queer (maybe it's still around the 10% mark, but I don't interact with all 125 so it feels like more).

If a friend starts pulling away, becoming reclusive or suddenly changes in spirit or attitude it's likely a good time to reach out to them. Whether there may be a major issue or not is of low importance.
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Thecatman » Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:32 pm

burner von braun wrote:Stan Musial

A true gentleman,
and one of the best to ever play the game.
Rest in peace
Stan the Man


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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby ^Rhino! » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:38 pm

Thecatman wrote:
burner von braun wrote:Stan Musial

A true gentleman,
and one of the best to ever play the game.
Rest in peace
Stan the Man


Never asked for a raise, volunteered to join the military, (which we see very little of any more in organized sports) and most comendable, Married to the same woman for 70+ years.


And there's a bronze memorial of him in front of Busch Stadium, should you ever wish to visit St. Louis. Richly deserved.
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Sunbeam56 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:07 pm

My daughter and I both have something to burn at the temple.
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Oldguy » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:07 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lavonne ''Pepper'' Paire-Davis, a star of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League in the 1940s and an inspiration for the central character in the movie ''A League of Their Own,'' has died, her son said Sunday.

Paire-Davis died of natural causes in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles on Saturday, her son, William Davis, told The Associated Press. She was 88.
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:58 pm

breathe deep, the playa is the dust of your ancestors

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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Thecatman » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:33 pm

Mymains Stewart Gilligan: aka Stewie, forever 8 years old.
ln August 2010 his owner was given a letter from Guinness Book of Records as the worlds longest domestic cat at 48.5 inches. ln late 2011 he added the record for the longest domestic cat tail.
My wife and l got to see and pet him at a cat show in Reno in the summer of 2011.
Christmas Day of 2011 he was diagnosed with lyphosarcoma.
He was a certified therapy cat.
RIP in cat heaven Stewie. Pleasure to have been able meet you.
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby FIGJAM » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:59 am

Patty Andrews RIP, (shes the one in the middle)

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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:25 pm

Wow, I didn't know any of them were still alive.
Good stuff, actually. Makes me wonder what they'd be like if they were alive and young today... Obviously the idioms would be different, but talent and hard work cross all sorts of bridges?
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby TomServo » Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:43 pm

but talent and hard work cross all sorts of bridges?


One would think.

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