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iknowurider's picture
Joined: Oct 23 2007
What a Long Strange Trip It's Been

Been with Andy since '96. He's a great husband/father, not to mention a phenominal Chef. We made the agreement when we got married that if he'd do the cooking, I'd wash the dishes. It's worked out well, although I've gained 25lbs since we got married. Damn!
He's not into the Dead anymore & I can tell if he's pissed at me bc he'll start playing "Nightmare Hippie Girl" by Beck, too funny. When I decided a Home Birth was the way I wanted to go, he supported me (imagine the horror of the rest of our family) and all those years of Baseball paid off, bc he did an excellent job of catching the babies.
We have 3 interesting, kind hearted children.
1. Kramer who turned 10 last Friday. He really wanted Guitar Heros for his Birthday, so the house has been rocking. He's into the Allman Brothers & (to my distate) Wired Al Yankovic(sp?)
2. Cassidy who's 8 and a total Drama Queen wants to be a singer when she grows up. Hannah Montana is her favorite, although Cass sings a mean "Mercedes Benz" Thank you Janis.
3.Sam- last but certainly not least- is two. Quite a surprise for everyone. Sponge Bob and Chocolate Cake rank high on his list. We went camping at the beach last month, and every morning when we wake up he says "go to the beach again"? He's not leaving our bed anytime soon, which is fine by us.
We have 2 dogs, a cat, and soewhere around 47 fish.
Between the kids and animals we need a bigger bed.
I'd love to hear some commentary, esp. from people who've raised teens, bc that is just around the corner!
Thanks for allowing me to go on and on.......
Have a Great Halloween

Thanks for listening!

Joined: Oct 5 2007

i was born and raised in WORCESTER MASS,for those who always ask are you from boston?ornewyork?hummm...mum of one 16 yr old daughter she used to like the dead /loved rat dog took her to some im living her out in sacramento ca.not married,lost my heart 3 in half yrs ago.hated the dead when we got hooked up but that all changed.ha was a big bobby fan loved too..grateful at times im 3000 mls from most of my family.miss real seasons.checking out lots of cool music all over ca...glad you are all here,glad im here too. peace,heathaafeathaa

Steve-O's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
Me Plus 3

Married a little over a year ago!!! We have 1 child and 1 on the way. Should be here around 10/26/07, or so the Dr's think!! Peace everyone

Joined: Sep 11 2007
hubby + 3 kids

Married since 95, three kids - Alexandria, 10; Brian, 6; Sarah, 3.
I'll have to agree with the above theory, but add that they give you back that energy when you need it. Think: You are tired and want to relax after hours of energy drainage... so there you are sitting around sipping tea and reclining, zapped. Suddenly there's a loud crash in the kitchen. Surprise! Immediate adrenaline, energy returns! Now wasn't that a nice, unexpected return for your earlier energy spent?

Joined: Jul 20 2007
Married for 19 years...

I met my husband Ken at The Band with Al Stewart concert ( in Philia Pa.) in 1984.
We have been together since. We got married June 1988. Now we have 3 kids together. A set of twin girls , they will be 18 soon (seniors this Sept.) and a little boy 11. They are all the loves of my life.I'm lucky my hubby loves the Dead too! We did alot of tours together.We still go to concerts ( Ratdog and Phil shows) :) Still having fun 23 years later! :)
Our wedding song:

If I Had The World To Give
If I had the world to give, I'd give it to you
Long as you live, would you let it fall, or hold it all in your arms?

If I had a song to sing, I'd sing it to you
as long as you live, lullaby or maybe a plain serenade
wouldn't you laugh, dance, and cry or be afraid at the change you made

I may not have the world to give to you
But maybe I have a tune or two
Only if you let me be your world
Could I ever give this world to you

But I will give what love I have to give,
I will give what love I have to give,
I will give what love I have to give, long as I live.

If I had a star to give, I'd give it to you
long as you live, would you have the time
to watch it shine, watch it shine
or ask for the moon and heaven too? I'd give it to you.

Well maybe I've got no star to spare, or anything fine or even rare,
only if you let me be your world, could I ever give this world to you.
could I ever give this world to you.

Peace..Gigi.... Gratefulmom

birdleson's picture
Joined: Jul 24 2007

Living alone. Hey I've got a great job and my own condo and I like The Dead! Any nice gals out there? I'm 44.

izzie's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
mother of a highschooler!

My son started highschool this week. My god -how did I get this *old*???

falcstubs's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
Married 31 years

Have regard for your covenant, because haunts of violence fill the dark places of the land. Do not let the oppressed retreat in disgrace; may the poor and needy praise your name. Psalm 74

Married to Patricia since 1976 ...both saw Dylan together but not The Grateful Dead. Had planned on going to the last Deer Creek show Noblesville (Indy);
have seen three Dead shows since 1999, the Dead with Warren Haynes, Robert Hunter, one with Bob Dylan and one with Joan Osborne
We are hoping the Dead will tour next summer somewhere close....
One cat Annie and one dog Barrett our lovely children have all flown the roost...

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Joined: Jun 7 2007
It's a wonderful life!

Been married over 4 years now to an incredible woman. She's a nice, smart southern girl from Georgia, I'm from N. California, and we met in San Francisco, go figure. We met at a Dead Night at Nickie's on Haight Street. Seeing as it was Dead Night, I didn't have to figure out if she liked the Dead or not! We got married in '03, and last October we had a son, Jerome (we call him Jerry). Even before my wife was pregnant we knew we were going to name our son after Jerry Garcia. And if it was a girl, Althea. Some decisions are so much easier when you're married to a Deadhead! Our son heard his first show when he was in the womb, Phil and Friends. And a couple of months ago we took him to his first show outside of the womb, Ratdog. I'm a stay at home dad, because my wife is smarter then me and has a better education, so it makes more sense for her to work. But that means I get plenty of opportunities to expose Jerry to lots of good music. We currently live in North Carolina with our dog Sugaree and our cat Franklin. Yep, it's all good!

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Joined: Jun 9 2007
This is my second marriage.

This is my second marriage. I was introduced to the Dead by a neighbor, who would become my best friend, as my first marriage was ending. I attended my first show with my then 8 year old son Paul (he's now 29). I'm sure other parents and children have attended shows together, but am curious if there are any others who went to the first show for both together. Anyway, The Dead have been a very significant part of our lives ever since and have been part of many special times together. My 27 year old daughter Lora has never been a full blown Deadhead like her brother, but did attend 2 shows and made a special effort to join her brother and I at the Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman show in Richmond, VA shortly after Jerry's death. She also has Uncle John's Band in her music files on her computer, so I think the music has had an impact on her as well.

I have been married to the love of my life, Deana, for 11 years. She attended her first Dead show with me after we'd been dating for three weeks. She only got to two shows before Jerry's death. She does not consider herself a Deadhead, but appreciates much of their music. We have two children together, Joshua, 10 and Rachel,7 . We have been blessed and challenged by the fact that Joshua has autism and Rachel has Down Syndrome. They both see the world in their own very unique ways ( they truly are the "Eyes of the World") and both love all kinds of music and really seem to appreciate the music of the Dead. Last year I finally worked up the courage to take Joshua to see some live music with me and the results were incredible. His first show was Yonder Mountain String Band and we later saw Railroad Earth 3 times. At all of these shows he danced, clapped and stomped to the music and seemed to truly have found a comfortable space for himself. He's been listening to a lot of the Dead with me and really loves their music. He is particularly fond of Dick's Pick's Vol. 21. He especially likes the "Gloria" on this one and thinks Bobby is the greatest. He is super excited about going to the Allgood Festival in a few days and finally seeing his hero live!!! So obviously the music of the Dead family is becoming an important part of our shared experiences, just as it was with his older brother and me. The next adventure will be getting Rachel to some live shows. I'm sure the results will be worth the effort!


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