Saying Goodbye, Part 4

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

Thought I'd start a new one since we have so many posts on the old one. We came from here:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1147735/

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

And for our first entry, James Arness died today at age 88:

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/tv/123113858.html

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

I think he was every kids' hero....a real stand up fellow.

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

I was just reading about him and his family. For such a standup guy he had a lot of tragedy in his life.

His daughter Jenny died at 24 of a drug overdose and his ex-wife (mother of Jenny) drank herself to death a few months later. His son Rolf was a surfing champion but couldn't handle it and got caught up in his mom's drugs and alcohol problems. Rolf also lost his wife to cancer just a couple of years after his mom and sister died. James' son Craig died in 2005 of lung and anemia ailments, leaving behind his wife and 2 children.

So for the last several years it's just been James, Rolf and the grandchildren. Now Rolf has practically no one. With his background, I wonder how long he'll last?

central, NJ(Zone 6b)

That's a shame

(Zone 7a)

Don't know how I missed this one. He wrote a couple of my favorite books. Paladins and
Knight Moves, a King Authur alternative 'history.'

http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/123121288.html

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

I didn't see it either, but I don't think I would have recognized the name. Another one gone way too soon.

I looked him up and I'm sure I must have read his books at some time or another. Looks like I'll have go back to them - they look intriguing!

(Zone 7a)

Excellent stories if you like alternate universes.

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

I like most of the fantasy sci-fi books. It's hard to keep up with some of the serial books though.

(Zone 7a)

Another legend has passed on...Carl Gardner of The Coasters.

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=652714>1=28102

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Last ride with the hoodlum friends outside...yakety yak....

(Zone 7a)

LOL Indeed.

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

Oh, too bad. I liked them.

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

Clarence Clemons, the E Street Band's saxophone player, has died of complications from a stroke. He was 69. Bruce Springsteen must be totally devastated.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/06/19/ap/celebrities/main20072377.shtml

(Zone 7a)

Oh, dear...

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Ryan Dunn, 34, car accident this morning.

http://scoop.today.com/_news/2011/06/20/6899223-jackass-star-dies-in-car-accident?GT1=43001

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

Oh, that's soooo sad. Way too young to have died.

(Zone 7a)

I always thought it would be one of the 'stunts' that got one of them killed. What a tragedy...

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

Me too. I can't believe that up to now they've essentially escaped unscathed. They must have been going really fast - there's not much left of the Porsche:

http://www.tmz.com/2011/06/20/jackass-ryan-dunn-dies-dead-car-crash-accident-pennsylvania/

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Live fast, Die young....leave a totally unidentifiable corpse....how sad.

Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

true... very sad. sometimes i wonder if they think they are invincible.

(Zone 7a)

I'm sure they do. "I never died before, why should I die this time?"

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

I never watched any of the Jackass episodes but I saw a few interviews with the nincompoops. They had absolutely no sense and were still in the teenage phase of thinking they were omnipotent even though they were grown men. Idiots!

central, NJ(Zone 6b)

Agree

(Zone 7a)

Unfortunately, age doesn't make one a 'grown-up.' There's a lot of that going around these days and that's too bad.

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Dunn may just win this year's Darwin Award.

http://www.darwinawards.com/

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

LOL!! He's certainly a prime candidate, isn't he?

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

At least in the running for sure. One that has always stuck in my mind was the Junior bunch of Rocket Scientists (all adults) that put a jet engine in a Volkswagon...took it out for a test drive in the desert...forgot that there were mountains in the desert and jet engines tend to propel upwards...and it did, about 200 feet off the ground at a very high rate of speed.

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

And there probably wasn't a woman in the bunch, was there? No voice of reason! LOL

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Men may say women are not adventurous ...I just say we are not given to fits of gross stupidity that can wipe us out...permanently...grin

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

"fits of gross stupidity"..... love it!!

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

FOGS !!
Women know they are the limiting factor in the survival of the species.

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

That is kinda how I have always looked at it...there are those who wander in f.o.g.s....and those who see it for what it really is....seems to be basically a gender split with a few overlaps now and then.....grin

Denver, CO(Zone 5b)

Thank you for these threads, it's on my watched list.
Peter Falk. (Such a loss)

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iQiLmmUygScHLz6HYEgqeqIETKig?docId=3f13380979794ec0965319902ab8891f

Editted to add, I hope it's ok that I added this.

This message was edited Jun 24, 2011 11:39 AM

(Zone 7a)

It most certainly IS okay. I just saw this elsewhere. He will definitely be missed around here.

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Welcome Shelly...even if it is with bad news...GRIN I loved Peter Falk...especially in the Princess Bride...too sad.

(Zone 7a)

Yes, he was cute with the grandson. LOL Anyone besides me seen him Vibes? Hilarious!

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

Thanks, Shelly! Anytime you want to post, please do so. We need all the eyes we can get! And welcome to the thread!

So sorry to hear Peter Falk's gone. I read some time back that he possibly had dementia or Alzheimer's. So sad.

Glen Campbell just announced that he has Alzheimer's. He'll be doing a series of concerts this fall to say goodbye to his fans.

Melbourne, FL

I have seen his Columbo episodes so many times....a truly huge loss.

(Zone 7a)

And another. I have a special room in my heart for Brigadoon. She will be greatly missed.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/elaine-stewart-glamorous-star-brigadoon-205909

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