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Re: Mourning Someone Who Has Died
« Reply #3750 on: February 02, 2021, 12:28:11 PM »
So sad. May he rest in peace. ❤️
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Re: Mourning Someone Who Has Died
« Reply #3751 on: February 02, 2021, 02:32:29 PM »
“Captain Tom”, now Sir Tom, the ex army officer, who raised £33,000,000 for National Health charities by walking 100 times round his garden just before his 100th birthday, has died from Covid and pneumonia.

Vale Captain Tom

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Re: Mourning Someone Who Has Died
« Reply #3752 on: May 23, 2021, 05:16:27 AM »
It was two years today my darling husband passed.
Always in my heart. Treasured memories.

*I grieve for all our tomorrows*

Bless you my darling.xxx
Wanting him to come back... before anyone notices
part of the world has not moved...since he left.

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Re: Mourning Someone Who Has Died
« Reply #3753 on: May 23, 2021, 07:29:54 AM »
Hugs for you, (((Sue))) :-*

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Re: Mourning Someone Who Has Died
« Reply #3754 on: May 23, 2021, 08:09:21 AM »
Hugs and love to you,  Sue!

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Re: Mourning Someone Who Has Died
« Reply #3755 on: May 23, 2021, 08:24:44 AM »
(((((Suely))))

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Re: Mourning Someone Who Has Died
« Reply #3756 on: May 23, 2021, 08:54:27 AM »
Much love and hugs Sue. As with me and mine, your memories will always be there to surround you with his love. ❤️
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Re: Mourning Someone Who Has Died
« Reply #3757 on: May 31, 2021, 07:26:54 PM »
I don't think anyone posted this, but just saw it myself. Johnny Crawford of "The Rifleman" fame, died on April 29, 2021, of Covid that turned into pneumonia. He was 75 yo. He had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in early 2019 and was placed in a 24 hour Alzheimer's care facility.

This is a YT video of his life and roles.

https://youtu.be/V6NZ_VJwwdo
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Re: Mourning Someone Who Has Died
« Reply #3758 on: May 31, 2021, 07:40:30 PM »
I liked him in that role.

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Re: Mourning Someone Who Has Died
« Reply #3759 on: September 06, 2021, 09:55:59 PM »
I see that the great composer Mikis Theodorakis died on 2 September at the age of 96.

Most people are probably familiar with the music of his syrtaki danced by Anthony Quinn with Alan Bates in the film Zorba the Greek. He also scored the music for the films Z and Serpico.

Mikis Theodorakis wrote many beautiful song cycles which combined the genres of Greek folk and popular music with the works of contemporary poets who wrote in the Demotic Greek accessible to all Greeks. His music was banned by the extreme right wing regimes of the 1960s and people were imprisoned just for listening to it. He was imprisoned, tortured and exiled.

He toured Australia in 1972 when he was in exile. I went to the concert he gave at the huge old Festival Hall in Melbourne - a very basic venue used for boxing and wrestling matches and rock concerts. There was a sold-out audience including many, many Melbourne Greeks. There was one particular song I had heard many times on ABC Radio National's drive time program and it always struck me as a joyfully lighthearted piece, though the lyrics and context were never announced. Perhaps the programmers didn't understand Greek. When Mikis Theodorakis and his band with the magnificent singer Maria Farandouri sang it that night, all the Greeks, especially the little old women in black around me erupted, drumming their feet on the wooden floor every time the word "spiti" ("home") was sung.

The song is part of the Mauthausen song cycle about the Nazi concentration camp.

Mikis Theodorakis had fought in the partisan resistance against the Nazi occupation of Greece.

His music, including the song cycle Romiosini ,became the music of the resistance to the Greek military dictatorship of 1967-1974. He toured internationally to raise funds for the resistance and muster international support.

No wonder the junta feared him.

He has been described as "the soul of Greece".
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Re: Mourning Someone Who Has Died
« Reply #3760 on: September 07, 2021, 03:41:32 AM »
Wow, 96!   What a long life! 


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Re: Mourning Someone Who Has Died
« Reply #3761 on: September 18, 2021, 04:27:35 PM »
Laid my older Sister to rest yesterday, a sad week for me. She battled dementia/Alzheimer's for 5 years. It's a horrid disease, for sure. She actually getting it before my Mother passed away from it! That's 3 in my family who have had it. I'm not bothering to find out if I have the 'marker' for it or not. Don't care to know at this point. She was my third sibling to pass away. I had eight, so several of us still left. I have 2 older brother with fairly advanced cases of diabetes, nothing you can do about that disease either. Runs in my family, heavily, but thank whoever, I don't have it!  ;)

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Re: Mourning Someone Who Has Died
« Reply #3762 on: September 18, 2021, 04:30:39 PM »
Jonn, I'm sorry to hear that you lost your sister.

Sending you and your family hugs and love.

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Re: Mourning Someone Who Has Died
« Reply #3763 on: September 18, 2021, 04:36:49 PM »
Oh ((((Jonn))), so sorry for your loss.

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Re: Mourning Someone Who Has Died
« Reply #3764 on: September 19, 2021, 09:02:36 AM »
Very sad news, Jonn. I’m sorry.