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RIP Memoriam thread?

#141 User is offline   PassedOut 

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Posted 2012-July-23, 16:16

Dr. Sally Ride
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Posted 2012-July-23, 18:40

Not sure if this is the place, but there will be a memorial tourney for friends and students of Bob Holmes on Thursday. Tournament #3616 July 26 at 11 AM EST Indy 8 boards.
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Posted 2012-July-25, 13:10

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"I think maybe so and so was caught cheating but maybe I don't have the names right". Sure, and I think maybe your mother .... Oh yeah, that was someone else maybe. -- kenberg

"...we live off being battle-scarred veterans who manage to hate our opponents slightly more than we hate each other.” -- Hamman, re: Wolff
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Posted 2012-July-25, 14:29

Weezy!!
Where there's ink there's squid Phil.
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Posted 2012-July-25, 14:47

George died today; Weezy died in 2004.
"I think maybe so and so was caught cheating but maybe I don't have the names right". Sure, and I think maybe your mother .... Oh yeah, that was someone else maybe. -- kenberg

"...we live off being battle-scarred veterans who manage to hate our opponents slightly more than we hate each other.” -- Hamman, re: Wolff
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Posted 2012-July-27, 07:13

Movin' on up.
"If you lose all hope, you can always find it again." ― Richard Ford, The Sportswriter
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Posted 2012-July-27, 07:19

Donald Sobol, author of the "Encyclopedia Brown" series - one of the defining book series of my childhood
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Posted 2012-August-01, 05:55

Gore Vidal
The growth of wisdom may be gauged exactly by the diminution of ill temper. — Friedrich Nietzsche
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Posted 2012-August-07, 09:05

Marvin Hamlisch, a singular sensation.

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Posted 2012-August-08, 07:21

How about Millard Nachtwey (head director at Mid-Atlantic regionals and other places)? Information posted to ACBL's website already.
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Posted 2012-August-12, 05:33

http://en.wikipedia....iki/Sid_Waddell

Sid Waddell, commentator who made a huge contribution to putting darts on the sporting map.
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Posted 2012-August-14, 22:14

Helen Gurley Brown

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Posted 2012-August-19, 23:23

Top Gun director Tony Scott to suicide

eta true romance; spy game
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Posted 2012-August-20, 14:21

Phyllis Diller, age 95.

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Posted 2012-August-20, 15:33

Scott McKenzie - the sound of a bygone age
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Posted 2012-August-21, 01:09

View Postbarmar, on 2012-August-20, 14:21, said:

Phyllis Diller, age 95.


yes.......
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Posted 2012-August-21, 21:23

I use to live in the Washington DC area and met Millard Nachtwey there playing in team games in people's homes. He passed on August 3, 2012.

Millard was an ACBL National Tournament Director and a casual friend of mine from the time I spend in the DC area. He has served as the director in charge for Fall NABCs for many years, and anyone playing in the Mid-Atlantic Regionals will surely recognize him. Even though I moved away from DC, he always said hi to me, and ask me about my DC area partners when we ran into each other at tournaments around the East coast. He will be missed. (picture below is linked to his short obit on ACBL webpage, full one coming in October 2012 ACBL Bulletin.

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--Ben--

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Posted 2012-August-24, 07:16

ACBL Hall of Famer Kyle Larsen.

http://bridgewinners...rsen-1950-2012/
http://www.acbl.org/...hive.php?id=797

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Posted 2012-August-25, 13:41

Neil Armstrong, astronaut,

I was nearly eight years old when he landed on the moon and I was allowed to stay up until around 3am for when he took his first steps on the moon. It is hard to explain how compelling a fuzzy picture on an old black and white television was. The space program was amazing to me as a child. Even now, I find it unbelievable that there were people who could have known both the Wright brothers and Neil Armstrong.
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Posted 2012-August-25, 14:34

View Postpaulg, on 2012-August-25, 13:41, said:

Neil Armstrong, astronaut,

I was nearly eight years old when he landed on the moon and I was allowed to stay up until around 3am for when he took his first steps on the moon. It is hard to explain how compelling a fuzzy picture on an old black and white television was. The space program was amazing to me as a child. Even now, I find it unbelievable that there were people who could have known both the Wright brothers and Neil Armstrong.

My grandfather knew none of those men, but remembered vividly the newspaper accounts of the Wright brothers' flight and then the TV images of Armstrong's first step on the moon. He told me he was astounded that he'd lived to see both of those milestones and said he wondered what things I'd get to see.

RIP to both the astronaut and my grandfather.
The growth of wisdom may be gauged exactly by the diminution of ill temper. — Friedrich Nietzsche
The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists — that is why they invented hell. — Bertrand Russell
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