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I just want to take this God given opportunity to thank all of the musicians out there. You are all God's angels on Earth. If it was not for all of you and your love spread around this whole earth, we would all not be here. You make life bearable and we LOVE YOU ALL!!!

CHEERS!

With endless love and admiration...

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Kaycee is great, but 'make life bearable'?   Doesn't Jebus do that for you already?

us atheists and agnostics love musicians just as much if not more!   along with our families, friends, and other artists, you are our only celestial harps and choirs singing on clouds, etc. 
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Yes John...of course religion does that too, but when you need something like music to lift you, (which is different than religion altogether), it is just a blessing on Earth that we can control as the human race. It is actually something that we can physically touch and produce which makes it so easy to feel happiness again. Would you not agree? [smile] The whole reason that we are all here is due to music and how it touches our hearts, even the atheists. The whole point was for musicians, not really religion...I lost my mom exactly one year ago and music saved me!! Just wanted to thank the musicians!! Cheers!

With endless love,  KC





and this one....





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KC - well keep going strong. Both of my parents are long gone but I do think of them almost daily for the blessing that they provided me - a life and incredible upbringing.  They put music into us as well and it's STILL there today.  Now they are my guardian Angels.  
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Much thanks and appreciation for your kind thoughts and words Al. We are all lucky to have had wonderful parents. My mom was the one who bought me my first organ at age 7, then the clarinet at age 12, then the piano at age 15. If it wasn't for her I would never had experienced that miracle called music that we all hold tight in our hearts and souls. I will  forever be indebted to her and I feel so blessed to be her daughter. We were extremely close because my father was pretty "harsh" with us 6 kids.  
We are all so lucky to have music in our lives...just wanted to bring attention to THE BEST THING ON PLANET EARTH at least for myself! Thank you again!

Much love,
KC[love][wave] 

P.S. Still love ya John![wink]
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Belated sympathy for your loss, Kaycee!  

I'm no authority, but at work, I still look at a picture of my late father every day some...2 1/2 years later.  He was a kind of combative misunderstood person who behaved...rather like John Wayne or Humphrey Bogart in movies.  that's not far off.  In the picture though, he's smiling, and I feel warmth, because I know I took the picture and made him smile.  Both my parents loved music.
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Much thanks and appreciation John...I can honestly say it has been a pretty rough ride. I cannot look at pictures yet and have not visited her gravesite since. I am one of those people that do not feel solace going there. (I know that I am strange but that is just the truth.) For me it takes forever to deal with it.
That is so sweet that you look at your dad's picture like that! Your father sounds a bit like mine...no warm and fuzzy feelings too much. I understand why my dad was like he was. WW2 generation (Navy ship guy) and his father left it up to him to take care of his mom and sisters.  My favorite picture of my dad is when he was 18 and in his Navy Blues. I love that pic because I can see him as a young man with his whole life ahead of him. I was watching a documentary on the Battle of Pelilieu the other day. Man, I could not imagine being there. This is why I feel so lucky and want to exclaim it I guess. I always try to remember that someone else probably has it worse than I do. That makes me focus more on appreciation, than self pity.  To all the people that are going through pain, just hang on and we are all with you. Anyway...great talking again...I missed it!


One of my absolute favorite songs...



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Endless Love,[smile]

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I haven't been to my dad's grave either.  I probably should.  He was also Navy, Chief Petty Officer.  When he died, we requested his service records and found out he had lied about his age to join the Coast Guard (at really, age 15, he was bigger than me) for 2 years before he was in the Navy.  He also had more awards than he told us.  Why would a Texan lie to minimize his good military record?  don't know.  my theory is that this would mean he had exaggerated the number of years he played tackle football in high school...

Without doubt, everyone here knows your mother was lucky to have you as a daughter Kaycee.  I'm sure of it.
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John, you always make me smile! Thank you for those kind words...[smile]

I will tell you why your father was like that. It is called being raised in Texas among people of integrity, grit, selflessness, intelligence and being a part of something larger than yourself.
Also sounds like he was private and humble since he did not feel the need to flaunt his awards. Your dad felt like the pride was NOT in the medals, but in the service and bonds that he made while being in the Navy. People like our dads helped to build and elevate this nation and to love and care for all of our families like one. Like "they' say, "they don't make 'em like they used to". They had MUCH more difficult lives than we do. We are extremely lucky to have had them for dads.






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Originally Posted by kaycee0101
Much thanks and appreciation John...I can honestly say it has been a pretty rough ride. I cannot look at pictures yet and have not visited her gravesite since. I am one of those people that do not feel solace going there. (I know that I am strange but that is just the truth.) For me it takes forever to deal with it.
That is so sweet that you look at your dad's picture like that! Your father sounds a bit like mine...no warm and fuzzy feelings too much. I understand why my dad was like he was. WW2 generation (Navy ship guy) and his father left it up to him to take care of his mom and sisters.  My favorite picture of my dad is when he was 18 and in his Navy Blues. I love that pic because I can see him as a young man with his whole life ahead of him. I was watching a documentary on the Battle of Pelilieu the other day. Man, I could not imagine being there. This is why I feel so lucky and want to exclaim it I guess. I always try to remember that someone else probably has it worse than I do. That makes me focus more on appreciation, than self pity.  To all the people that are going through pain, just hang on and we are all with you. Anyway...great talking again...I missed it!
One of my absolute favorite songs...

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Endless Love,[smile]

KC



Kaycee - As a woman who lost a wonderful mom, I have a suggestion. Don't ever expect to get over her. I lost mine 23 years ago and I'm not over it. Every once in awhile, what I do is TRY to be 1/10th as kind and loving as she was. That's how I honor her. My mother was something special.

We all know how great Brian's instincts are, and when he met my mom back in the late 70's, he took one look at her, sat down right next to her, turned and put his legs on the other side of her (he knew he was too big for her lap), wrapped his arms around her neck and laid his head on her shoulder. My mother was a little surprised, but got it and just patted and comforted him. Brian knew when he met a loving, kind soul.

My dad was the WWII Vet who didn't meet Brian until years later (I don't remember why he wasn't there when Mom met him) - early 2000's?. Once he sat through Brian's show and saw his genuine sweetness I said, "So NOW do you see why he was worth it? He nodded his head and said, "yeah." (Let's just say that it's hard to imagine a father watching his daughter giving up other opportunities to see that Brian is okay, but he did it.)

Good loving people never leave you. They guide you through your core being. Brian's music speaks to that.

I don't know how Brian is dealing with the loss of Nicky. But he often sees the eternal. Obviously, losses touch him, but he may just see Nicky through that lens. There are certainly plenty of reports of Brian's current inspired singing and engaging. 

Of course, we all know and love the wonderful band and appreciate their grief. They have been a treasure to our lives for a long time now.
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Hi Deb...Thank you for your heartfelt advice. I will definitely take it. Thanks for the stories about your mom and dad too. I wish that I could have met them too! I do not have the magic potion on how to deal, but I feel like we have to go through this for some good reason. That seems to be the recipe of the universe as I see it. (everything happens for a reason.) Just wish it was easier somehow. Thankful that we all have each other to make things a lot easier. It is a miracle to me that I can go on this site and have so much genuine, beautiful support and love. For this, I feel so blessed. We all could send some love to all for Nicky. I will say some extra prayers for all tonight.
Thanks again![wave]

Endless love, 
Kaycee
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The thoughts expressed by everyone here about their parents are all special.

My mother passed away a few years ago (my father many years earlier). She was never much into rock music, and was well into her 70s when I introduced her to Pet Sounds. She loved the entire album. I got her both the Beach Boys album and Pet Sounds Live. She listened to both regularly and thought God Only Knows was about the best song she had ever heard. When I called her on the phone I could often hear either album playing in the background. We were able to take her to a That Lucky Old Sun show and, a few years later, a Gershwin show (she was a Gershwin fan). She enjoyed both of those albums and was thrilled to hear GOK performed live.

Thanks to all who shared their memories here.












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The thoughts expressed by everyone here about their parents are all special.

My mother passed away a few years ago (my father many years earlier). She was never much into rock music, and was well into her 70s when I introduced her to Pet Sounds. She loved the entire album. I got her both the Beach Boys album and Pet Sounds Live. She listened to both regularly and thought God Only Knows was about the best song she had ever heard. When I called her on the phone I could often hear either album playing in the background. We were able to take her to a That Lucky Old Sun show and, a few years later, a Gershwin show (she was a Gershwin fan). She enjoyed both of those albums and was thrilled to hear GOK performed live.

Thanks to all who shared their memories here.
"Well into her 70s when I introduced her to Pet Sounds. She loved the entire album."  Shows how timeless this music really is.  Also shows a good son, and good mom.  It's really nice you could share Brian's music with her, Paul (and live, too!) - Thanks for your sharing some of your memories.

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