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RIP Memoriam thread?

#101 User is offline   PassedOut 

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Posted 2012-March-04, 14:44

Eleanor Callahan dies at 95

Harry's photos enriched our lives when we lived in Atlanta.
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Posted 2012-March-11, 12:58

Peter Bergman

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Mr. Bergman got his start in radio as an announcer for his high school’s radio station. He lost his job, however, after saying over the air that “Chinese Communists had taken over the school and that a mandatory voluntary assembly was to take place immediately.”

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Posted 2012-April-18, 19:18

Dick Clark, the World's Oldest Teenager.

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Posted 2012-April-18, 21:10

I thought that was Hugh Hefner. :lol:
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Posted 2012-April-19, 14:57

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Mr. Helm, the son of an Arkansas cotton farmer, was The Band’s only American.

Only if you don't count Canadians as Americans.
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Posted 2012-April-21, 07:01

View PostPassedOut, on 2012-April-19, 14:57, said:

Levon Helm


Only if you don't count Canadians as Americans.


Now who will take the load off Fanny?
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Posted 2012-April-21, 07:59

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Now who will take the load off Fanny?

Indeed. :)
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Posted 2012-April-21, 10:07

I've moved the tangent about "American" into its own thread.

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Posted 2012-April-27, 06:59

The confidence fairy.
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Posted 2012-April-27, 07:47

View Posty66, on 2012-April-27, 06:59, said:


Ah, but we still have Paul Ryan and his minions to keep her memory alive.
B-)
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Posted 2012-April-27, 10:06

Please keep this serious thread to true deaths, not metaphors.

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Posted 2012-May-02, 14:46

Junior Seau
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Posted 2012-May-04, 11:33

Adam Yauch

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Posted 2012-May-20, 19:04

Robin Gibb

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Posted 2012-May-23, 03:32

Eric Crowhurst, English bridge theoretician, author of several bridge books. He was the inventor of the Crowhurst convention, a checkback over a wide-range 1NT (12-16) rebid.

I first met Eric in the mid-eighties when I started playing at the Reading Bridge Club, where he played every Tuesday. Despite being the star of the club, he was the least intimidating person there and I'm sure that his regular presence is the major reason that the club attracted and produced so many good players, including Tom Townsend.

Eric was a top-rank theoretician and one of his seminal works was "Precision Bidding in Acol", the first time anyone attempted to put some science into a bidding system that was laissez-faire by nature. This book also included an index based on the auction, so you could look up a sequence like 1C-1H-1S-3D.

I do not recall ever partnering him, but I was phoned one evening to see if I could play the next day with Eric in the National Club Knockout. Unfortunately I had played for another team and thus ineligible, so the next question was whether Helen could play instead. Those who read my blog will know that bridge is not Helen's first interest, and she was very inexperienced, but they were desperate so she said yes as long as Eric played her system (which at that time included Strong Twos, no transfers, no Michaels, simple Blackwood). Helen was extremely nervous about playing with such a good player, but after the match said it had been very enjoyable but they had lost - however it was not their fault, it was just that nige1 had been hopeless!

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Posted 2012-May-30, 20:13

Donna Marie Dozier - my loving wife.
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Posted 2012-May-30, 20:59

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Donna Marie Dozier - my loving wife.


:(
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Posted 2012-May-30, 21:56

View PostWinstonm, on 2012-May-30, 20:13, said:

Donna Marie Dozier - my loving wife.


My condolences, Winston.

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Posted 2012-May-30, 22:37

View PostWinstonm, on 2012-May-30, 20:13, said:

Donna Marie Dozier - my loving wife.

So very sorry, Winston.
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Posted 2012-June-02, 03:46

Terribly sorry to hear about your loss
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