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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:03 am    Post subject: [RIP] Losses of 2018 Reply with quote

U.S. Longest Serving Astronaut Dead at 87
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NASA says legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died. Young was 87.

The space agency said Young died Friday night following complications from pneumonia.

NASA said Young was the only agency astronaut to go into space as part of the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programs, and the first to fly into space six times. He was the ninth man to walk on the moon.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

:(

When they talk about The Right Stuff, they are talking about John Young. That man did more than most ever dream of doing.

He literally has been a hero of mine for most of my life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qBb_iKZbGM

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies aged 46

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RIP Dolores O'Riordan
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best dog ever. Missing you bud, more than words can say. :cry: :cry: :cry:
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Best dog ever. Missing you bud, more than words can say. :cry: :cry: :cry:


Oh man, sorry for you loss, pjp.

RIP dog.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Best dog ever. Missing you bud, more than words can say. :cry: :cry: :cry:
Ah, dude, I'm so sorry. I know exactly how you feel.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Best dog ever. Missing you bud, more than words can say. :cry: :cry: :cry:


My condolences!

My three year old pup is the best dog I've ever known and I am dreading when that era ends! I'm sure I'll be a wreck!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always resisted getting a dog for this reason. I've always wanted German Shepherds.

RIP for your loss, pjp.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ah, dude, I'm so sorry. I know exactly how you feel.
When I was deciding whether or not to make the post, I thought I recalled you having made such a post.


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My condolences!

My three year old pup is the best dog I've ever known and I am dreading when that era ends! I'm sure I'll be a wreck!
Thanks. I'll rephrase the oft repeated cliched advice. Don't allow for too many excuses to put something off that you want to do "someday." No regerts.


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I've always resisted getting a dog for this reason. I've always wanted German Shepherds.

RIP for your loss, pjp.
Thanks. I don't think I can do it again. He helped (and was helping) me to get through a lot.

More than anything though, please just keep in mind the responsibility. They are a lot of work, and are completely dependent. Only get one if you can commit.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ah, dude, I'm so sorry. I know exactly how you feel.
When I was deciding whether or not to make the post, I thought I recalled you having made such a post.
I don't think I can do it again. He helped (and was helping) me to get through a lot.


I said the same thing after our Lynch passed. We waited a few years and now have another greatest dog ever in Chloe. If the time comes, you'll know. Again, my condolences.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Best dog ever. Missing you bud, more than words can say. :cry: :cry: :cry:


So sorry to read that pjp, missed it earlier this week. Having lost 2 in two years (the 'Fat Brothers') I can fully relate.

Now only one of the three in my avatar remains, and she's 11 this year. The wife I have a conniption every time she sneezes at this point.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I said the same thing after our Lynch passed. We waited a few years and now have another greatest dog ever in Chloe. If the time comes, you'll know.
Congrats with Chloe.

Unfortunately, I've now lost 3 cats, 2 dogs and a parent since 2010. All of those losses were made easier because of having the others. That may have made yesterday that much more difficult. He was a super healer up until the end, including a minor diagnostic surgery. He just couldn't beat the cancer. A not insubstantial piece of me went with him.


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So sorry to read that pjp, missed it earlier this week. Having lost 2 in two years (the 'Fat Brothers') I can fully relate.

Now only one of the three in my avatar remains, and she's 11 this year. The wife I have a conniption every time she sneezes at this point.

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Thanks. And here's to hoping she's around for at least 11 more!
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I've always resisted getting a dog for this reason. I've always wanted German Shepherds.

RIP for your loss, pjp.
Thanks. I don't think I can do it again. He helped (and was helping) me to get through a lot.

More than anything though, please just keep in mind the responsibility. They are a lot of work, and are completely dependent. Only get one if you can commit.


I probably won't get one. I like dogs, I know the amount of responsibility involved. Not looking to go that route.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ursula K. Le Guin Great author. Read Left Hand of Darkness decades ago. A visionary in many respects.
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Saw that earlier. I had her name on my list of authors to try. The NYT article made her (or her writing) sound a bit agenda driven. I guess in that regard she could be considered a visionary.
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R.I.P Jeremy Inkel from Front Line Assembly. :( :( :(
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John Mahoney, ‘Frasier’ Dad, Dies at 77

Apparently a Brit.

Great character. The show would have had to be very different to work without him.
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Lt. Jim Downing, second oldest survivor of Pearl Harbor, passes away at 104
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Downing was born on Aug. 22, 1913 in Oak Grove, Missouri and spent most of his childhood in Plevna, Missouri. He left home for the Navy in 1932 when he was 19-years-old, where his first assignment was on the USS West Virginia, where served as gunner's mate 1st class and postmaster.

He met his future wife Morena while he was stationed in Southern California in 1940. They married in Hawaii in July 1941.

Just 149 days later, their lives were changed forever by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. During the attack, Downing memorized the name tags of the fallen men around him so he could write a personal letter to their families.

Downing's Navy career culminated with him becoming the commanding officer of the USS Patapsco from 1952 until 1955 during the Korean War.

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Roger Bannister
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He once wrote that the ideal athlete was one who enjoyed a few drinks and even the odd cigarette.

"As soon as I ceased to be a student," he said, "I always knew I would stop being an athlete."

"You don't have to make the rest of your life boring to be a good runner," he said.
I guess if I go back to school to become a doctor and take up smoking, I'd have the makings of an athlete. Or at least a sub-four minute miler. :lol: :lol:
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Ken Dodd

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pjp wrote:
Unfortunately, I've now lost 3 cats, 2 dogs and a parent since 2010. All of those losses were made easier because of having the others. That may have made yesterday that much more difficult. He was a super healer up until the end, including a minor diagnostic surgery. He just couldn't beat the cancer. A not insubstantial piece of me went with him.


I was pretty traumatized after losing my pets (cats) in 2012 I still don't have pets today. A part of me wants to, the other part doesn't want to deal with end of life. (One cat was 17, and was with me since high school.)
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