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RIP Memoriam thread?

#161 User is offline   barmar 

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Posted 2012-August-25, 17:53

I was just over 8 years old as well, and when I was a kid I was really into astronomy, so I'm sure I must have watched it and been enthralled. Yet I don't actually have any specific memory of it. I think it's just my generally poor autobiographical memory.

WIth any luck I'll live to see men (and women, I imagine) land on Mars, but it's not looking good.

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Posted 2012-August-25, 21:01

There was a time when I hoped to see men and women living on Mars - and in the Asteroid Belt, and in the Moon. I don't hold out much hope for that now.


"Reach Low Earth Orbit, and you're halfway to anywhere in the Solar System." - Robert A. Heinlein
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Posted 2012-August-25, 21:19

Jerry Nelson (aka Count von Count). Arguably gave many of us our bridge beginnings...
"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

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Posted 2012-August-31, 06:28

Steve Robinson emailed this announcement to DC area bridge players today.

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE IN HONOR OF MILLARD NACHTWEY

Sunday 23 September 2012, 2pm – 4:30pm

St. James Episcopal Church, 11815 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, MD

As you all are aware, our dear friend Millard Nachtwey, passed away
earlier this month. Millard was a dedicated director, a loyal friend,
and a loving partner. In an email sent out to the Mid-Atlantic Bridge
Association Board, President of the MABC, Fred King, captured what we
all have always thought: “As much as we will miss the wonderful work he
did for us, we will also miss him as the fine person that he was.
Helpful, friendly and witty, it was always a joy to see him.”

Millard’s partner, Doug Grove, would like to invite everyone to come to
a Celebration of Millard’s Life on September 23 at St. James Episcopal
Church in Potomac MD. The Celebration will be held from 2 p.m. until
4:30 p.m.

In addition to his dedication to bridge — both at work and at play — one
of Millard’s other passions was cooking. In 1993, on the final day of
the North American Bridge Championships held in Washington, DC, Millard
and Doug hosted a reception for all of the tournament directors who
worked that tournament. There is a special section in “the” cookbook
from that tournament that includes all of the recipes used at that
event. On September 23, we will replicate a good many of those recipes
in Millard’s memory and invite you all to join us for a wonderful
celebration of all aspects of Millard’s life.

Please save the afternoon of September 23 and plan to spend time with
Doug and Millard’s friends and family. There will be time set aside for
a “formal” tribute to Millard where anyone wishing to speak about him is
invited to do so.

We ask everyone who plans to attend to please RSVP to Kathy Hawker by
email khawker@comcast.net, or by phone 410-661-8725 (evenings) or
410-299-6970 (cell).

If you would like to help with food preparation, site set-up, or site
clean-up, please contact Margot Hennings at margot10bridge@cox.net,
703-560-0245 or Mari McColl at mariccoll@aol.com, 703-471-8218.

If you would like to speak at this Celebration, please contact Joan
Lewis at joanlewis@aha.org or 703-538-6034.

Please come Celebrate with us and re-live the many good times we all
shared with Millard over the years. We look forward to seeing you on the
23rd!

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Posted 2012-September-02, 09:19

uschiwho (Uschi Husten), one of the friendly stars on BBO.

http://neapolitanclu...n-has-gone.html
The Beer Card

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Posted 2012-September-02, 13:37

Hal David, Broadway and pop music lyricist.

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Posted 2012-September-03, 16:47

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Posted 2012-September-04, 07:51

No one posted about Sun Myung Moon yet?

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Posted 2012-September-04, 12:20

View Postbarmar, on 2012-September-04, 07:51, said:

No one posted about Sun Myung Moon yet?
Just the Washington Times...
When I go to sea, don't fear for me, Fear For The Storm -- Birdie and the Swansong (tSCoSI)
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Posted 2012-September-15, 19:49

Sean Smith Vile Rat
"Maybe we should all get together and buy Kaitlyn a box set of "All in the Family" for Chanukah. Archie didn't think he was a racist, the problem was with all the chinks, dagos, niggers, kikes, etc. ruining the country." ~ barmar
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Posted 2012-September-27, 15:42

Moon river, wider than a mile
I'm crossing you in style some day

Andy Williams
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Posted 2012-September-30, 19:38

Ravlene Rankin. She hit notes others only dreamed of.


When a deaf person goes to court is it still called a hearing?
What is baby oil made of?
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Posted 2012-October-01, 11:38

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Barry Commoner, a founder of modern ecology and one of its most provocative thinkers and mobilizers, died Sunday in Manhattan. He was 95 and lived in Brooklyn Heights.
If you lose all hope, you can always find it again -- Richard Ford in The Sportswriter
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Posted 2012-October-02, 12:46

For those who might remember - from The New York Times

"Barbara Ann Scott, who became a Canadian heroine at 19 when she won figure skating gold at the 1948 Winter Olympics, succeeding Norway’s Sonja Henie as the premier women’s skater in a sport Europeans had dominated for decades, died on Sunday at her home on Amelia Island, Fla. She was 84.
Scott usually dominated the compulsories, the tracing of figure-eight variations, which accounted for 60 percent of the scoring in her era, but she deftly executed spins and leaps as well. At 13, she became the first female skater to complete a double lutz in competition."
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Posted 2012-October-24, 11:12

Paul Kurtz
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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Posted 2012-November-23, 03:48

Al McAlear.

Mac was like my 2nd dad. He was a bridge partner and mentor, and was the only DLM from Montana. He was a 'young' 85; he had a serious car accident a few years ago and never fully recovered.

He had some unusual ideas about bidding theory; and we had many long discussions over many beers. He was a big proponent of the Gambling 3 (any solid suit) and helped get it legalized. 25 years ago his frustrations with the ACBL remind me of many of the same issues many of us are going through today with the C and C.

He is co-developer of the 'Rabbit' system (with Dan Duke, who now lives in NC) which featured very light openings, and non-forcing one level responses. Even though its homemade, it was actually a fun and reasonably effective system, especially at MPs.
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Posted 2012-November-27, 11:09

Marvin Miller, Union Leader Who Changed Baseball, Dies at 95


http://www.nytimes.c...dies-at-95.html
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Posted 2012-December-06, 05:39

Dave Brubeck (1920-1912)

As a teenager fifty years plus ago I was over at my friend Roger's house and he had some music on. What's that? Dave Brubeck!. Thanks for the beauty, You always did things your own way, may you continue to hear the rhythm.
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Posted 2012-December-06, 07:01

I was amazed to hear that he'd been married to the same woman for 70 years. That's a millenium in musician years.

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Posted 2012-December-06, 09:41

View Postbarmar, on 2012-December-06, 07:01, said:

I was amazed to hear that he'd been married to the same woman for 70 years. That's a millenium in musician years.



yes he proposed marriage on the very first date in 1942. I guess the War made guys move fast back then.

Take Five
Dave Brubeck - Take Five - 19661966 in Germany Dave Brubeck - piano Paul Desmond - alto sax Eugene Wright - bass Joe Morello - drums| 5:22 | 5 years ago | youtube.com

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