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Re: All Flesh is Grass, or, The Talking-About-the-Dead Thread
« Reply #60 on: March 19, 2017, 03:11:40 am »
Chuck Berry, one of the founding fathers of rock n roll, has passed.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Rock-n-roll-legend-Chuck-Berry-dies-at-90-11011885.php
 

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Re: All Flesh is Grass, or, The Talking-About-the-Dead Thread
« Reply #61 on: March 22, 2017, 12:04:42 pm »
Chuck Barris, known for creating such American "gems" as The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game, The $1.98 Beauty Show, and my personal favorite, The Gong Show, has been "gonged at last":

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/arts/chuck-barris-dead-gong-show-creator.html

The last two were part of my Saturday nights and summer mornings when I was in elementary school.  No doubt I'd be horrified to watch today, but, well, there it is.
Jump off the cliff and build your wings on the way down.
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Re: All Flesh is Grass, or, The Talking-About-the-Dead Thread
« Reply #62 on: April 06, 2017, 09:20:54 pm »
Don Rickles:  http://www.dailywire.com/news/15189/famed-comic-don-rickles-dies-90-hank-berrien

My kids knew him as Mr. Potato Head.  I knew him as the comic on the Las Vegas marquee my mother said was just mean.  I do remember reading a bio of him in Reader's Digest back in the 80's which mentioned he was friends with Ronald Reagan but refused to insult him offstage after he became President.

RIP, you hockey puck.  ;)
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Re: All Flesh is Grass, or, The Talking-About-the-Dead Thread
« Reply #63 on: April 20, 2017, 08:39:28 pm »
Not a celebrity. My friend and former Bishop, Joe Beck, died this morning.  He had lived through cancer treatment for two years.  He was on hospice care at this home for the last two weeks.  My family had FHE with his family at his house last week. Even through the haze of pain management, his eyes were bright and his smile was warm. Godspeed, my dear friend.
 
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Re: All Flesh is Grass, or, The Talking-About-the-Dead Thread
« Reply #64 on: April 20, 2017, 11:39:24 pm »
Thanks for letting us know, Roper.

As celebrated as celebrities are, oftentimes it is the ordinary people whose passing directly affects us the most. I will “miss” many of the prominent figures who pass, but not in the same sense as those I know personally who were part of my everyday world or that I knew “through” someone close to me.

We all have beloved family members, dear friends, brothers & sisters in the gospel, congenial neighbors, special co-workers, classmates, students, teachers, people we encounter at the grocery store, post office, or neighborhood park, & others whose presence adds something to our lives on a regular basis. These are the folks that I think most of us miss the most when they’re gone.

I recently went to a funeral for someone I never met, who was the grandfather & uncle of a family in my ward. This gentleman didn’t live in our area & few if any ward members knew him, but his family buried him here, near where most of them live. From what was shared at the service, he had a full & fulfilling life & did good for many people, his family & others. It’s obvious that those who love him will miss him more than they’ll miss Don Rickles, Chuck Berry, Mary Tyler Moore, or Zsa Zsa Gabor.
 

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Re: All Flesh is Grass, or, The Talking-About-the-Dead Thread
« Reply #65 on: April 21, 2017, 02:45:34 am »
I'm sorry for your loss, Roper. Sounds like a good guy.
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Re: All Flesh is Grass, or, The Talking-About-the-Dead Thread
« Reply #66 on: August 08, 2017, 10:01:05 pm »
Glen Campbell has passed. Who doesn't know & hasn't enjoyed his many talents?

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Glen-Campbell-superstar-entertainer-of-1960s-and-11742942.php

In my corner of the world, a couple of people have moved on lately but I don't worry about them because they are in the Spirit world now & the Lord is looking after them.
 
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Re: All Flesh is Grass, or, The Talking-About-the-Dead Thread
« Reply #67 on: August 14, 2017, 04:13:29 am »
Most of the people we write about who have gone to grass are well known & prominent: entertainers, sports figures, famous authors, other widely recognized public personages. Occasionally someone writes about a person they knew, like a family member, teacher, neighbor, or Church leader who was important in their life.

Then there are the in-betweens, folks who aren’t wildly famous, but may be known a little outside their immediate circle because of what they did or the way they lived. These obits were in the local news recently, for two men who lived in circumstances they had no control over because they happened to be born in certain times, places, and sociopolitical settings.

Far more than most people who in 2017 consider themselves deprived, disenfranchised, or persecuted, they could genuinely have justified rebelling, kicking & lashing out, & spending their lives being angry at everyone & everything – but it appears they didn’t. At least not in a destructive way. They seem to have taken a truly crappy hand, dealt from a deck stacked against them from the beginning, & played it the best they could, living well & inspiring people. RIP, Mr. Kristal & Mr. Gage. Enjoy the grass – I think you’ve earned it.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/Media-World-s-oldest-man-a-Holocaust-survivor-11775647.php#

http://m.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Services-Monday-for-Earl-Gage-San-Francisco-s-11803920.php#
 

 

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