A young man (27) will be taken off life support this morning.
Dave's family will offer up his organs to be harvested to assist others in need,
as he has no brain activity anymore.
Dave worked with my wife at a local non-profit.
He was much like a 'work son' for Mary as he was in
the age range of our three sons. He was enthusiastic, loved
his work, was talented in many ways, a great co-worker for Mary,
a friend to many, and a good human being who loved to laugh.
Dave was walking home Friday before last, and was attacked from
behind by cowards who wanted his cell phone and wallet. Dave
had 3 skull fractures and has been in a coma for a little over a week.
There was also a developmentally disabled 22 year old attacked the same
night, in the same manner (who has now died) and 2 others who have been
attacked (head injuries), in each case, the perps wanted their cell phones
and wallet. Really?
All in the little city of Lincoln, NE.
Mary is heartbroken. Dave's family is devastated. I am in disbelief.
Thankfully Dave's family is able to think of others and consented to
the harvest and transplant process. That will mean life for others.
Please send some healing vibes and prayers to
Dave's family, friends, and to my Mary.
May the four winds blow you safely home, Dave.
IN HONOR AND MEMORY
ALL POW MIA
Prisoners of War and Missing In Action
All Their Families and Their Friends
Their mourning and grief exceeds most, xo.
On this day-
May 27th in the Year of Our Lord 2013
May we be reminded, everyday, til the
World finds Peace and then the last
POW MIA will finally be...
The Last POW MIA.
YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!
and look for "ray manzarek remembered by Doors bandmates, rockers" , please read Robby Krieger's post. Not only is it beautiful, it more importantly shows just how close it was to the Doors never happening if it hadn't of been for Ray's kindness and unique sense of other people's talents while at UCLA with Jim. (See how everything lead up....) In all the interviews I've had the pleasure of listening to over the years with Ray, not once did he ever have a bad word to say about anybody.........ever. RIP Ray. Thanks for a lifetime of treasured music.
from the time i was 15 to about 25 the Doors were a main stay in my daily routine. They had a profound impact on my life. I'm totally blown away by this. I didn't even know he was sick. Sad, sad, sad
I'm sorry to hear this. I loved his playing, and by all accounts he was a really nice guy.
RIP Ray, the leading force behind the Doors who played keyboards as well as recruited Jim Morrison into the band. He dies of cancer surrounded by his family in Germany.
Thanks Ray for the transcendence of The Doors - Music far ahead of it's time.
~ Weird scenes inside the gold mine ~
Passed today, he was 92. I know I loved all of his special "stop motion" effects and his films live on with me to this day. The best of the best, the only one to do what he did at the time, a true visionary.
Bidding a belated farewell to the visionary artist responsible for all the Pink Floyd album covers. He passed away April 18th, 2013. Hopefully he's somewhere up there with Syd, telling stories and laughing about the good ol' days.
Promoter Barry Fey has passed away. He put Colorado on the map for bringing in many performers, most notably at the beautiful Red Rocks amphitheater. Anyone have an old ticket stub with Fey or Feyline on it? Did he put on the fabulous show at Folsom field in Boulder on 9/3/72?
A belated memorial to Ron McKernan. RIP "Pigpen". 9/8/45 - 3/8/73