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I'm so sorry. I always enjoyed your Grandma stories and am happy you got all the time together you did.

Take care.

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When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened this was the featured song with Chuck Berry and "some back up band"

 

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A twofer tonight.

To Chris Cornell, whose music brought my so much pure pleasure over the years.  

And to Tommy Bell, one of BLB-4th grader's favorite ock climbing instructors who was killed in a bicycle accident yesterday.  

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Jim Vance :(  This made me so sad, and I haven't watched local news in ages. He was just such a DC institution, it's hard to believe he's gone.  On a trivial note,  I didn't realize until I read the obituary that he was born in the same town my father was...

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To my dog, Fred. From humble beginnings at parts unknown to the NY Avenue shelter and through 12 years with our family in DC, NY, VA, ME and parts inbetween he was a constant presence, a perpetually wagging tail and incorrigible around any food within leap's reach. Fred was so loved, and will be so missed.

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36 minutes ago, Keithstg said:

To my dog, Fred. From humble beginnings at parts unknown to the NY Avenue shelter and through 12 years with our family in DC, NY, VA, ME and parts inbetween he was a constant presence, a perpetually wagging tail and incorrigible around any food within leap's reach. Fred was so loved, and will be so missed.

Ah, hell, Keith - I'm so sorry, truly. I wish you'd share your favorite picture of Fred with us here.

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To Robert Power, beloved father of Mary Ann, aka DIShGo. Mary Ann was flying down to visit him tomorrow for Thanksgiving - she, and especially her sister Jane who lived nearby, were loving, devoted daughters who always looked after him. He also has a large, extended family.

Mr. Power didn't care much for films, but when I asked what his favorite movies were, Mary Ann told me he really liked Gene Autry, though his favorite film was "It's a Wonderful Life." Mr. Power also represented our country in World War II as a member of the United States Army.

Perhaps more than anything else, he would want to be remembered as "the husband of Margaret Power," the great love of his life, whom he will soon be joining in Marion, IL.

As I type this, we're drinking a 1926 Madeira in honor of Mr. Power's birth year.

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On 11/17/2017 at 12:09 PM, DonRocks said:

To Robert Power, beloved father of Mary Ann, aka DIShGo. Mary Ann was flying down to visit him tomorrow for Thanksgiving - she, and especially her sister Jane who lived nearby, were loving, devoted daughters who always looked after him. He also has a large, extended family.

Mr. Power didn't care much for films, but when I asked what his favorite movies were, Mary Ann told me he really liked Gene Autry, though his favorite film was "It's a Wonderful Life." Mr. Power also represented our country in World War II as a member of the United States Army.

Perhaps more than anything else, he would want to be remembered as "the husband of Margaret Power," the great love of his life, whom he will soon be joining in Marion, IL.

As I type this, we're drinking a 1926 Madeira in honor of Mr. Power's birth year.

Robert Power

I am *so glad* that you'll be reunited with your wife - it may be largely symbolic, but so what.

The U.S. Army Air Corps - the same service as Louis Zamperini.

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On 11/21/2017 at 8:06 PM, DonRocks said:

Robert Power

I am *so glad* that you'll be reunited with your wife - it may be largely symbolic, but so what.

The U.S. Army Air Corps - the same service as Louis Zamperini.

To Wayne Karl (see Jon's and Allan's moving tributes)

To Mila Katsman (beloved mother of Sasha)

Three of my very best friends have lost parents within the past month - two just yesterday. When life is good, it can be really good, but sometimes, life just sucks.

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A toast my sister (WWF Germany) a dear friend at USAID and another from Miriam’s Kitchen/GW Hospital who have selflessly and nobly been to the least prosperous places on earth -plundered by empires and devastated by nature- in a daunting effort to snuff out little bits of rampant crimes against humanity, nature and animals; merciless corruption, civil rights abuses and hopelessly inadequate medicine all while witnessing elements of daily life that would totally reset your standard of reality and comfort. Their contributions to humanity are sobering. The depths of my shame as an American citizen are worth mollifying with triple pours of liquor and donations.

 

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On 1/12/2018 at 9:47 PM, Poivrot Farci said:

A toast my sister (WWF Germany) a dear friend at USAID and another from Miriam’s Kitchen/GW Hospital who have selflessly and nobly been to the least prosperous places on earth -plundered by empires and devastated by nature- in a daunting effort to snuff out little bits of rampant crimes against humanity, nature and animals; merciless corruption, civil rights abuses and hopelessly inadequate medicine all while witnessing elements of daily life that would totally reset your standard of reality and comfort. Their contributions to humanity are sobering. The depths of my shame as an American citizen are worth mollifying with triple pours of liquor and donations.

Let me raise a glass too. We all do what we can, when we can, how we can (no matter how painful), but clearly there are those amongst us that are better and more awesome than others. For those, , them, just....let us know that they have a horde behind them willing to do what we all can, in our own small way, to support their awesomeness.

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Stephan Botchko, R.I.P.

He changed the nature of TV series 

Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, NYPD Blue all compelling and very different  TV for their eras.  

(Damn.  I watched too much TV)

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To this wonderful community on its 13th anniversary-- and to its tireless founder, DonRocks, who made this all happen.

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On 4/18/2018 at 1:40 AM, DonRocks said:

"President George H.W. Bush Hospitalized with Infection" on abcnews.go.com 

After hearing of Barbara, I told my friend that President Bush would be gone in a month, and I'm afraid it may come to pass (he has sepsis).

This is the way life is meant to be in the *best* of scenarios: married for SEVENTY-THREE years.

I'd say, "Please come back, President Bush," but instead I'm going to say, "Go give your wife a hug, sir" - I wouldn't want to come back, not after this.

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