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BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer

Big Mick 05 Jun 00 - 08:28 PM
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Subject: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Big Mick
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 08:28 PM

Please, if these make you uncomfortable or you don't approve, just ignore this. I am asking, as a musician who has been around and contributed a fair bit here, that this not turn into a flamethrowing thread. Our band is going through a crisis and I am a believer in the power of prayer and positive thoughts for help from my friends here. And I am asking this of other musicians/friends here. Please, I beg you, respect that.

One of the members of the Conklin Ceili Band is a retired postal worker named Jim. He is a cantankerous old fart who plays guitar, fiddle, accordion, hammered dulcimer, banjo.................I have accused him of being able to play flatulence. He is cantankerous (as I have said) and I love him like a brother. He is indispensable to our band. He and his wife Darla have raised a wonderful family. And they have loved and played the music of our people for most of their lives. Darla is a wonder to behold. She is a wonderful human being, a wonderful mother and a phenomenal grandmother. As is the case in many families, she is the glue that binds that family together. If any of you met her, as big as the hearts are here, you would love her as well. Last night they took Darla to the emergency room and in the course of things discovered that she has a brain tumor. Jim is devastated as we all are. Please, my friends, pray or meditate or do whatever you do for this wonderful person. I would be so grateful.

All the best,

Big Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Brakn
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 08:34 PM

Darla is in my thoughts. Hope she's ok.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Dani
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 08:35 PM

I have been there, Mick, and I hold your friends, and you, in my heart. Would a hug help?

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: JenEllen
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 08:38 PM

Anything for you big fella.

I know first-hand what Jim's going through. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

~Elle


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 08:57 PM

My thoughts are with you Mick and I will hold thoughts of healing for Darla

Bonnie


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 09:02 PM

You got it Mick ~ a special effort tonight and as long as it takes.

Cap't Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 09:03 PM

I shall pray very hard for you all Mick; and remember your asking on behalf of someone else makes the prayers that much more powerfull... Lets pray the skills of the doctors and nurses will make her well.Make it so! Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 09:07 PM

People back off from people in trouble all too often. Or they crowd in. Playing music with people you know and like and know your troubles is the kind of thing that can help. At the same time there's the closeness and the distance that's needed.

Whatever happens Jim's got hard times ahead, but he's got friends too, and so had Darla.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 09:10 PM

So has Darla I meant to say, but the finger slipped. Never assume the worst.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: annamill
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 09:12 PM

My love and heartfelt thoughts go out to Jim and Darla! I'm so sorry for their pain and I hope it gentles soon.

Love, Annap


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 09:16 PM

We're with you, Mick. Caroline and I will both give it all the energy we can muster. Please let Darla and Jim know that we are thinking of them, and hoping that her tumor is one of those that can be reduced or removed successfully.

With all our love, lad.

Sandy


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: keltcgrasshoppper
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 09:25 PM

Will add Darla's name to our prayer chain..Good thoughts go your way...KGH and Dulldan


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 09:35 PM

I will pray too.

Jon


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 09:39 PM

A prayer for you and your friends Mick

LEJ


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Jeri
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 09:39 PM

Mick, any friend of yours...
I'll hold Darla in my thoughts - Jim and you as well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: SINSULL
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 09:46 PM

Mick,

I will keep Darla and Jim in my thoughts and prayers.

SS


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Amergin
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 09:47 PM

You're all in my thoughts, Mick..


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Sorcha
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 09:56 PM

Mick dear, my thoughts are with you all.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: katlaughing
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 09:59 PM

You've the biggest heart of all, dearest Mick. I will add Darla to my list and hold her and Jim and their family in the Light and give thanks for a positive outcome. All the best to the band members, too.

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: KT
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 10:17 PM

Sending lots of love and prayers out there for Darla, and Jim, and all of you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 10:29 PM

Love and prayers to Darla and Jim. Keep playing Mick.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Ebbie
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 11:36 PM

Hope and comfort is my prayer for you all.

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Metchosin
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 11:44 PM

Good and loving thoughts for Darla, Jim and you Mick.

Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: catspaw49
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 11:50 PM

We know the importance of family and the pwer of good thoughts. We also understand strong women and curmudgeonly, cantankerous men. Our best thoughts and energy go to Darla and Jim and to the family, both nuclear and extended.

Darla, this place has some magic in it and these people bring love and care and a power that can only be experienced to be believed. Keep your spirits high.....You have friends here you don't know about and we are thinking the best for you.

Pat & Karen


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: GUEST,Wesley S at home
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 11:59 PM

I'm there for you too. God bless and keep all of you. Good luck. Wesley


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 12:08 AM

Hi Mick!

A difficult time for you all, I'm sure. You have our thoughts and prayers of course.

All the best,
Dan


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: lloyd64
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 12:09 AM

There is bond that comes from playing music together that many do not understand. This is one place where it is understood. Prayers are with you, Jim and his wife.

Lloyd


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: lamarca
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 12:24 AM

It's so hard to care and want to DO something to make things better; being there and giving love and support really does help (speaking as someone who's been on the receiving end, Mick).

Sending prayers for health and peace to Jim and Darla and you, too, Mick.

Love, Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: DougR
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 12:29 AM

Big Mick, Darla will certainly be in my prayers. Prayer helps us get through adversity. I'm convinced of it. And there will be one for you too, my friend.

DougR


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Melani
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 01:01 AM

Some very bad things can be fixed. We will pray that this is one of them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Escamillo
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 01:05 AM

All our thoughts are with your friends and you, Mick.
Un abrazo - Andrés


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: alison
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 01:08 AM

Wish I could be there to give you a BIG hug.... but I'll send you it anyway....

you are all in my prayers and thoughts

love

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Barbara
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 01:11 AM

YOu got it, Mick,
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: WyoWoman
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 01:14 AM

Tonight as I was driving up the canyon that leads to my house here in Colorado, I was listening to the Schubert Mass #2 in G as loudly as I could play it withoug damaging the speakers on my car. And the sun was setting in golden streaks across the mountainside and when I looked to my right a beautiful muledeer doe looked up from the brush where she was grazing and stared solemnly at me as I drove by. It was a blessed moment and I felt -as I so rarely do these days - the presence of the Infinite and the assurance that I, we, are always in the presence of the magnificent intelligence and creative spirit that caused all this wonder to be.

That's about as close to praying as I get these days, and I'm holding you and your friends in my heart, in that space, now.

Much love to you and your friends, Mick. You're the best.

WW


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Amos
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 01:21 AM

Mick:

Expect remission, buddy.

Amos


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Kernow John
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 02:25 AM

We are with you Mick
Baz


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Patrish(inactive)
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 04:20 AM

Positive thoughts beaming there way to you
Patrish


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Banjer
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 06:01 AM

You and yours are in our thoughts here as well Mick. May all be well with Darla and Jim. May you all be granted the strength to support Darla and Jim in their need.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: dwditty
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 06:37 AM

Dear Lord, may Your grace shine on Darla and guide her doctor's hand in the healing of her illness. May she find strength and comfort in Your presence to recover and resume her role in caring so well for her wonderful family. Please soothe Jim's pain and cause him to use all his strength to inspire Darla's family and friends to surround her with the light of your healing hand. This we ask in the name of Your given Son. Amen.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 07:59 AM

I'm holding Darla, Jim, and you in the Light.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Vixen
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 08:08 AM

I add my best wishes and prayers to the healing mudcat stream of consciousness coursing to Jim and Darla.

V


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: TerriM
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 08:11 AM

All of the above from me too, Mick. This place helped my cantankerous old uncle make it, I hope it has the same success for your friends and for you. Terri


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: jeffp
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 08:25 AM

Where Jim is now, I have been. I know firsthand the power of prayer to provide strength and healing. Please know that I am praying for Jim, Darla, yourself, and friends and family to give them the strength to deal with this. If I can do more, send me a personal message.

jeffp


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Mooh
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 08:45 AM

Mick, May this bond of prayer be stronger than any other. Our hopes and prayers are with you and yours.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Giac
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 08:58 AM

I join you in the circle of light and love. We
will believe the best. A circle of my friends
brought me through a similar devastating crisis.

Love and energy,

Giac


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: GUEST,Den at work
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 08:59 AM

Mick I have a call into Saint Jude. My Mother was a great believer and she has come through for her before. Hopefully she will do it again. Den


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Hollowfox
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 09:56 AM

Thanks for letting us know, Mick. Count me in as well. May it all turn out as it should. Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: MMario
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 10:01 AM

My prayers are added


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Bert
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 10:03 AM

Darla luv, I'm pulling for Ya!.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: little john cameron
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 10:26 AM

A LITTLE LIGHT
In that dark, lonesome place between a dream dreamed and a dream realized,
I have left a little light for you so you will know that someone cares and believes in your dream.

Just where it becomes the most dark and difficult to find your way, there is the light I left for you.

It will light your way through the doubt, the confusion, and the fears.

It will stay with you all the way to the realization of your dream.

And when your dream has come true, please go back to that darkest place where you have been,
and set the little light there to give heart to the next trembling soul that braves the path to its dreams.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: KathWestra
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 10:33 AM

Dear Mick, Jim, and Darla,
You will all be in my thoughts and prayers as you walk this difficult path together. May you feel love. May you be well. May you have peace. May you be free from fear. Sending you love, your friend Kathy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: catspaw49
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 10:33 AM

Well little john, I'm beginning to understand why Rick likes you.........very nice.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: RichM
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 10:54 AM

Blessings on Darla. A prayer for her good health will be included in my next meditation.

Rich


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: GUEST,Pete Peterson
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 11:03 AM

You all have my prayers, good thoughts, and hopes. NUTS.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Turtle
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 11:31 AM

We're all with you, Mick, Jim & Darla. I will hold you in the light too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 11:42 AM

All the best from Heather and I. Good friends make any ordeal easier to deal with.

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: GUEST,Paul G. on the road
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 12:42 PM

You'll perhaps recall I made a similar request for a dear friend a few months back...the good thoughts and prayers of this community work in more ways than most of us can ever imagine, Mick. I'm there for you and your extended music family in every way that I can be.

Paul


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Art Thieme
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 12:55 PM

Mick, All the psychic vibrations I can muster are heading in the the direction of all of you. It's a teribly frightening diagnosis, but know that some amazing things are being accomplushed by the neuro folks these days. Recently I've seen things done for folks with this kind of problem that I might've called miraculous short years ago. Please be one of those that can be helped and cured.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: GUEST,Penny S.
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 12:56 PM

Prayers from me, too, Mick - having been there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: GUEST,Praise, cookieless at work
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 01:47 PM

Mick,

Here is the prayer inspired by what you shared.

Heavenly Father, I give thanks that You are and will be with the Conklin Ceili Band and especially dear Jim and his beloved wife Darla as they face together Darla's crisis. I thank you for your strength, especially for Mick as he brings this family before you in love and prayer, and I give thanks that You will give him strength and peace to continue doing so as long as necessary.

I thank you for your courage and wisdom for your child Darla, as she goes into care, and I thank you for the wisdom, caring, and skill of the doctors and all medical personnel who will help You care for her lovingly and effectively.

I thank you for the infilling of Your hope and joy for Darla and Jim's family so that they may fully support her and Jim with their love and prayers.

I ask this in Jesus' Name-- that Your will be done in all, and that all be to Your everlasting glory.

Amen!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Jim the Bart
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 01:59 PM

Few things in this world are as indispensible as a good heart. Mick, keep your good heart strong as you help your friends in this crisis. Know that the good hearts here will be there as you, and they, need them. I humbly add my best thoughts and goodwishes for Darla's return to health to this chain of prayer, hope and love.

Bart


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Dave Swan
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 02:13 PM

We're in, with all best thoughts for all involved. See you soon, pal.

Dave & Pam


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: GUEST,Guest - Valancy
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 02:28 PM

Mick - My extended family has a pretty powerful interdenominational prayer line that has gotten us all through some pretty tough times. As of right now, your friends - and yourself, as you'll need support too- are on the list. Tabhair aire Tracey


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: ceitagh
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 02:48 PM

A prayer for Darla, Jim and all who care for them....may all be made right, and good, within the will of the Father.

Pax,
Ceitagh


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: katlaughing
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 03:04 PM

Mudcatters are a wonderful lot with a lot of power they willingly share. What wonderful people you all are.

Continuing to expect a healing and giving thanks,

kat

P.S. Little John Cameron..did you write that? It is beautiful.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: BeauDangles
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 03:59 PM

I pray that Jim & Darla and all of their family be encompassed in the Light of our loving Creator. May that Light cleanse, heal and protect them all; may it enfold them and uplift them and give them strength.

Beau


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Mister Dressup
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 05:05 PM

I too will say a prayer for Jim and Darla. I hope that the Ultimate Healer will smile down on Darla.

My thoughts are with you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: GUEST,sajumikey
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 07:20 PM

Jim and Darla are in my thoughts and prayers


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: DADGBE
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 07:34 PM

Mick, Jim and Darla,

Your extended family is with you and pulling for you. Our prayer is song. I shall pray for you with my guitar in hand and love in my heart.

"If I had a thing to give you I would tell you one more time that the world is always turning toward the morning."


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From: skarpi
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 08:01 PM

My dear friend Mick, I am so far away from you all and there is not much that I can do for Darla and Jim. I will have them in my thoughts and pray for them, maybe my pray will come over the ocean who knows? I want you to be there for Jim sit with him and talk to him, like Darla he also needs a lot of care. Mick I hope that every thing goes well with Darla and she get´s well soon. All the best from Iceland skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: little john cameron
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 09:08 PM

Naw! kat, Ah looked aroon' on the net tae find something an' thocht that wid suit.
The author was Mikki Brain.
LJC.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Victoria H.
Date: 06 Jun 00 - 10:16 PM

The positive thoughts and prayers of so many good people will make the difference! I add mine to the prayers of all those here - Jim and Darla are lucky to have such a friend as you!


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 07 Jun 00 - 08:23 AM

Been away for a cfew days, but I'm back now, and I'm right wioth you, Mick.


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From: GUEST,Pete Peterson
Date: 07 Jun 00 - 08:57 AM

I just said Praise's prayer aloud and added heartfelt AMEN and So mote it be! it at end of it. Wishing you all well


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Big Mick
Date: 07 Jun 00 - 10:05 AM

My friends, the news is not good. I was at the hospital when the Surgeon came with the grim news. Darla's brain tumor is cancerous. The prognosis is that she has 6 to 8 months left in this part of her journey. They are telling her the prognosis today. Jim came to me and cried on my chest. He is frightened and overwhelmed at what he and his children must face. As you might guess from the description of this wonderful person, her kids are not handling this well................yet. This is a wonderful family group, and Darla's effect on these kids shows in the fact that they are a wonderful family, and I believe that their strong character and family love will carry them through this. It is my opinion that Darla will teach them some of her most important lessons during the upcoming months. And I intend to listen and learn as well, as much as I am able without intruding. But one committment is for sure, the boys in the band will be there as much or as little as this family desires.

May I tell you all how much I value your friendships, and how proud I am to be associated with you? I took all the posts that I had received up to yesterday morning to the hospital, and the family was very touched and pretty amazed at your outpouring of care and prayer. You have touched them in a special way. Please keep them in your hearts, prayers and meditations. This is going to be a very difficult time and this wonderful family will need all the support that your hearts can afford to share. I will use this thread to keep you appraised. Thanks for what you have done and what you will do.

All the best,

Big Mick


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From: catspaw49
Date: 07 Jun 00 - 10:21 AM

I'm sure you will do all that you can do Mick. Jim could not have a better man to share with. And as you said, we are here and we care......For Darla, for Jim, for the kids, and for you.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Ebbie
Date: 07 Jun 00 - 10:26 AM

My prayers are with you. A bitter-sweet beauty surrounds the lives that are colored by such events. Speaking as one whose brother finally succumbed last year, 12 years after the diagnosis, I have to say that I'm grateful for the knowledge and awareness for all that comes hand in hand with time. May the Peace that passeth understanding be with you all.Ebbie


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: SINSULL
Date: 07 Jun 00 - 10:36 AM

Mick, Help them focus on the time they have left together. My mother passed at 59 without warning. There is some comfort in having time to prepare and say goodbye.

And doctors have been known to be wrong. Darla and Jim are in my prayers.

SS


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: GUEST,Barry Finn
Date: 07 Jun 00 - 12:29 PM

Hi Mick, my best hopes & wishes for your friend & family. I'm not given to prayers or churches of any kind but would be more than happy to make any kind of exception for for like yourself who'd only make a request like this on the behalf of one other than yourself. Good Luck & Life to you & all of yours & hope to meet up again sometime soon. Barry


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From: GUEST,Penny S.
Date: 07 Jun 00 - 12:46 PM

These people were very helpful to me.

http://www.abta.org/

The American Brain Tumor Association

Penny


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Frank McGrath
Date: 07 Jun 00 - 01:24 PM

Heart felt thoughts and prayers that all will work out well. God willing you be blessed with the faith to believe in miracles and the grace to accept God's will.

Frank


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: GUEST,musicman (at work)
Date: 07 Jun 00 - 01:58 PM

Mick....

I can understand and appreciate where the family is at right about now.. my thoughts and prayers are with everyone there, you, Jim & Darla, and the family...

Paul


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Susan A-R
Date: 07 Jun 00 - 09:29 PM

My thoughts are with you, Darla and Jim, and especially the kids, having been through quite a stint of this myself lately. Remember5, the Docs are often wront about time lines and prayers do work.

Love.

Susan A-R


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: JedMarum
Date: 07 Jun 00 - 10:19 PM

my thoughts and prayers for Jim and Darla


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: katlaughing
Date: 07 Jun 00 - 10:32 PM

Dearest Mick of the Big Heart, Darla, Jim and family...from my Granddad (Frank) Hudson's writings from the ranch:

Life is a book in volumes three,
The Past, The Present, The Yet To Be.
The first is finished and laid away;
The second we're reading day by day;
The third and last of the volumes three
Is locked from sight, God keepeth the key.

May the god of your hearts sustain and guide you all in this time of change. Remember, belief in prayers, visualisation, and meditations has astounded doctors with its power to heal. It can also help when one must go through such changes.

Blessed Be,

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Clifton53
Date: 08 Jun 00 - 12:22 AM

Been through this same thing with my Mom, All my best wishes to your bandmate's wife, and to you.

Clifton53


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Racer
Date: 08 Jun 00 - 01:00 AM

A friend of mine was taken brain cancer about two years ago. She was truly one of the most beautiful people I have ever met. She ran one of the local art museums here in Va Beach. Her husband was devastated after this happened. He was the only one who knew about her condition before she passed on.

I always wonder why these things don't happen to the Uni-bombers and serial killers in the world. Somehow, they manage to lead perfectly healthy lives (at least physically).

As thin as it sounds, Best wishes.

I only wish I had a success story about brain cancer to tell you, but I've only been in contact with it that one time.

I hope everything fares well for you and your band-mate.

-Racer


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: TerriM
Date: 08 Jun 00 - 02:35 PM

Mick, I work with people with cancer for about half the week, Aids and HIV the other...I can testify that doctors often get the time frame wrong but that isn't really the issue. In some respects Darla has the same length of time as the rest of us, right now, which is all any of us have. From what you have said of her, I am sure she will use the time well and, as someone else said, at least you and her family will get a chance to say goodbye. May whatever Gods are approriate to you and to them see you through this and comfort you, I wish we could do more. love Terri


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 Jun 00 - 03:00 PM

Mick,

Just know that each time you post an update, there is a fresh outpouring for you and the whole band, and especially for Darla and Jim. But see, since I feel like I know you better than them, becuase you are the one writing and your thoughts and feelings punch right out of your posts... it is easier in a way to pray for you.

Therefore... the more you can tell [me, us] about them, the more accurate the prayer and the deeper is the impetus of it. So.... not only is it probably good for you to keep talking-- it helps prayer-warriors pray more effectively!

Mick, I bless you and your loves in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and may all peace be yours, Amen. ~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: late 'n short
Date: 08 Jun 00 - 03:39 PM

Mick,

During the past month I've met with a group of people from my church who've been through various stages/degrees of personal tragedy and loss. They would all echo Terri's thoughts that all any of us really has is "now". To that end, I offer these words: "Be with me my friend. Come! Share the journey. Though we know not our portion, rest safe, for it is. Laugh with me, cry with me, share my bewilder. For the time we're together, accept, love and live."

We'll be with you and your loved ones Mick, with the Spirit to guide us.

Dan


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Brakn
Date: 08 Jun 00 - 07:44 PM

Mick.....
Get a book called an "Afternoon with Morrie".(or similar title)

My thoughts are with Jim.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Dani
Date: 08 Jun 00 - 09:35 PM

Tuesdays with Morrie?


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: GUEST,Joan
Date: 08 Jun 00 - 09:38 PM

Hang in; we all have more strength than we ever imagine we have. Been there, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: GUEST,Judy G
Date: 08 Jun 00 - 11:02 PM

Mick, We will add Jim and Darla to our prayer chain too. Please keep us informed so that we can continue to pray well. Thank you


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Big Mick
Date: 09 Jun 00 - 12:19 AM

Thanks to all. You inspire me, but more importantly you give hope to Jim, Darla, the kids and grandkids. I wish you could see the effect your words and your prayers are having.

Tonight the boys in the band ended up at Jims. It didna start out that way, but somehow without prompting we all ended up sitting at Jim's with instruments in hand, a bottle of Jamesons on the table and a few creamy pints in glasses around the table. DADGBE's word's (Our prayer is song. I shall pray for you with my guitar in hand and love in my heart.

"If I had a thing to give you I would tell you one more time that the world is always turning toward the morning." ) came to mind. I read them to the boys, and Jim had tears in his eyes. I sang ".....Turning towards the Morning" to him and he and the others misted up at the wisdom contained in Gordon Bok's words. We had a long talk among dear friends about all of this. Much love was expressed, and Jim seemed to draw from it a path that he would follow which would be to live every moment with his life partner. He seemed to understand that Darla is alive, not dying. Not anymore than any of the rest of us. Given the nature of her illness, the air is rarer and the time more precious, but he seems determined to live and love with her until this part of the journey is concluded. I am proud of him. Three hours later the Jamesons was gone, and we left. Darla is coming home tomorrow, so we told the old fart to get a haircut, shave his neck, and put some Old Spice on...........oh yeah, and clean the house. After all, his girlfriend was coming home and he should make a good impression. He laughed through the tears, we all hugged each other, and then we left. Music is an amazing bond. And the sense of clan runs deep in us Celts.

I will tell you more about the family in the next post.

Thanks for being with us on this. Never underestimate the power of the love you share with others.

Big Mick


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From: georgeward
Date: 09 Jun 00 - 12:42 AM

Mick, Whatever the future holds for your friends, they are surely blessed with your caring. My thoughts and prayers,too, are with you. -George


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 09 Jun 00 - 12:44 AM

Easy to share with someone who has a bigger heart than all of us put together Mick. Rest ye well lad, you are a good friend to all. Yours, Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Big Mick
Date: 10 Jun 00 - 03:35 PM

Well folks, Darla came home yesterday with a new prognosis. A couple of days ago we were talking 6 to 8 months. As of yesterday we were talking in the 3 to 5 year range. Thanks for your prayers/meditations/good thoughts from the family. And please don't stop. I would appreciate it. I am delivering these to the family and they are really amazed at the outpouring. It is truly having a therapeautic effect on them.

All the best,

Big Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: catspaw49
Date: 10 Jun 00 - 03:46 PM

See? Sometimes the magic works. Nothing likr the power of a few good thoughts. Over 30 years ago, my Mom had a 6 month diagnosis and she extended that another 3 years by focusing on the positives and with the help of her friends. Every day is a great day with or without such a diagnosis.....and if we fail to make it so, what's the point anyway?

Jim and Darla...We're glad to hear the news! So when are you going to join us here on the 'Cat???

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Banjer
Date: 10 Jun 00 - 03:49 PM

Just hearing that the prognosis has changed from months to years is good news...Hopefully they will take the 'new lease on life' and enjoy it to the fullest. Do all those things that they have been putting off until 'someday, when we are able'. Enjoy all the things they have been denying themselves....Now is the time. God bless...

Perhaps we should all take a lesson here? Do it NOW...


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Ebbie
Date: 10 Jun 00 - 03:59 PM

Wonderful! A very good beginning!

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 Jun 00 - 04:04 PM

I am not surprised Mick. Without sounding like a total flake, I have seen healings done by caring friends that doctors couldn't accomplish. The human mind is an amazing tool. Refresh this thread and remind us about Darla occasionally.

Imagine being given the gift of a few more years. That's wonderful news. Happy tears here.

SS


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Big Mick
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 03:49 PM

It has been a very tough 6 months. Let me explain. I will do so in reverse order, for reasons that will be obvious in a moment.

After Darla's diagnosis, Jim was never quite the same. As a band, and more importantly, as friends, we were very worried for him. He wasn't eating much, and he was exhibiting classic signs of depression. We tried everything, but it seemed like the light had gone out. He always professed his love of the music, but getting him to play got progressively harder. About a month ago, we had a gig and he had to sit down on a stool for the whole thing. But was he ever on!!! It was one of our best efforts. The pride in our friend was palpable, and it was as if the embers had started to glow, soon to be fanned into the flame. But it wasn't to be. A few weeks later a dear friend, who is a home care nurse who was assisting the family out of love for them, took Jim to the Doctor. The Doctor indicated he was malnourished, dehydrated and depressed. He was taken to the hospital twice more, and then they found it. Jim had masses in his lungs and on his adrenal glands. The prognosis - less than a month to live. It hit us hard, and it hit Jim hard. This past week Thursday I woke up and felt an incredible sadness. Sat and cried because I have so much to learn from this incredible musician. And I sat and cried because I didn't want my friend to leave on the next leg of the journey yet. I called his son and asked if I could come over and he said yes. Jim couldn't talk, couldn't set up, couldn't even use his hands. I sat with him, tears everywhere and told him I loved him. Then I got out the 12 string and started to sing to him. You should have seen him react.....eyebrows moving to the music, and he tried to smile. Then another of my bandmates came in, Michael, and we sang together. When we launched into a rousing rebel song, you could see Jim trying to play his air guitar. We sang for quite a while and he clearly enjoyed it. Then we had to leave for a gig..........Mike had to leave first and go get our equipment trailer. I stayed for a few more minutes and sang a couple of more songs. Then I asked Jim if I could play his guitar over the weekend so his "voice" would be heard on St. Pat's. He let me, I could tell by his expression. I then kissed his forehead and started to leave. Jim got very agitated. The nurse thought he was in pain. But his sons and I felt that he wanted something. I tried to figure it out. I asked if he wanted me to leave the guitar. He didn't react to that. Then I asked him if it was another song. He looked straight in my eyes. Then I tried to figure out what the song was. It was very difficult, but as I was sitting there on the floor at my friends side, the words came...........Of all the money that ere I spent, I spent it in good company... and he looked me straight in the face again. He wanted to hear "The Parting Glass". I sang it as a lullaby. I then kissed him again, told him I loved him again, and left for the gig. By the time I arrived at the gig, I was met at the elevator by Michael. He told me Jim had died shortly after we left. Working our way through the weekend was tough, but we did it.

The sharing of music is an intimate experience for musicians. Especially so for folkies. Our music is about passion, hate, love, leaving............every emotion one can imagine. It is about message, injustice, triumph, and pain. For almost five years, the five men who make up the Conklin Céilí Band have practiced virtually every week, performed together, and went to the woods for a weekend of music and friendship. The loss of Jim Goldsmith to those of us that remain is a pain that is very close to unendurable. Tom Verlin, Jon Koeze, Michael Scott and I are going to miss this crotchety old man more than can be described. It is time to start looking for his voice in others, time to go on and time to recraft our music. But in our hearts, it will always be with the thought of Jim in our hearts. God be good to him.

Darla remains one of the most wonderful women I have ever met. She battles her own illness with a sense of grace and dignity rarely seen. We cried together the day Jim died. Her medical condition seems to be stable, at least. How this affects her remains to be seen.

May I tell you about the children of these people. Want to experience a miracle? Just meet these children. Three sons, two daughters, and they are wonderful. They lovingly take care of their parents with a tenderness and forebearance that is a wonder to behold. They are a living example of what one would hope his own children would become. And I thank them for allowing me a glimpse of how times like these should be handled.

So, my friends, your prayers, good thoughts......whatever you choose to do.........for the soul of Jim Goldsmith would be appreciated. And the same for those left behind.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Justa Picker
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 03:56 PM

I just went and read the original thread and now this follow up and it sent shivers down my spine. What can I say? My heartfelt thoughts go out to you Big Mick and to Jim's family.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: CarolC
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 04:04 PM

I'm sorry for your loss, Big Mick. My best thoughts and wishes go to you, and to your friend's family and loved ones.

Carol


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Amergin
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 04:04 PM

MY thoughts to you as well, Mick, and to your dear friend's family. May you meet with him again.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: JedMarum
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 04:04 PM

Sorry to hear the sad news, Mick, but inspired by the love and goodness you put in your thoughts here. My prayers for Jims' family and friends at their loss. My thanks for your telling of the tales.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Ebbie
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 04:06 PM

Oh, Big Mick...

The only thing I can say, as I once did with a loss of mine, was that the people who are hurting are the fortunate ones- they got to know the person. And I can add, the person who got to have you in his life.

Blessings on you and on those left behind.

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Dave Swan
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 04:09 PM

Mick,

I'll raise a pint to you and Jim. I count myself lucky to have heard CCB when all of you played. He's lucky that you were his friend.

The loss of a bandmate hurts in a way nothing else can, and you all have my warmest wishes.

You know the song I'll sing for Jim.

Best,

Dave


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Morticia
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 04:13 PM

My sincerest condolences Mick, to his family and to his friends, clearly you were a good one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Micca
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 04:23 PM

Mick, my thoughts and sympathy go to you, the band, and to Jims Family too, It is hard to let someone go, I am glad you had the chance to sing to him too, especially "Parting glass" reading about that brought tears to my eyes too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 04:24 PM

My sincerest condolences to you, Mick, and to Jim's family.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Willie-O
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 04:35 PM

yeah, mick, what they said.

my dad, who played piano for over seventy years, is disappearing to Alzheimers. Still responds to music though. seems like the best thing I can do is sit by his bed and play for him. last time he said "I'm loving every note."

The Parting Glass, what a great song. All it's about is, we're none of us perfect or even particularly adequate, but we do the best we can in the time we've got.

spent it in good company.

love,
W-O


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 04:37 PM

Oh, Mick, what a loss. We would all love to hold you and let you cry and tell you we're here for you- hang in there, buddy, consider yourself hugged and know you are loved.

((((((((BIG MICK))))))))


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 05:20 PM

I feel so deeply for your tremendous loss Mick.
I will light a candle for Jim and send prayers for Darla and their kids.
My thoughts are with you.
With much love,
Bonnie


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Jeri
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 05:56 PM

Mick, Jim was lucky to have you as a friend, and it sounds like you were lucky as well. I don't think there's a better way to go than with a song from a good friend lingering in the air.

Love and unlimited hugs to you, and for you to spread around.
Jeri


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 06:17 PM

My condolences Mick.... At least Jim got his song from you. Another angel got his wings mate. Yours, (in sympathy) Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 06:28 PM

Love and lap, Mick, all, for you.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: katlaughing
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 06:35 PM

Oh, Mick, you have such a big heart and we are so blessed at your willingness to share it. I am so sorry for the loss of your mate and for his family. I, too, will light a candle, as soon as I dry the avalanche of tears, for Jim and all of you. You always share in such an eloquent and beautiful way. Thank you, my friend,

luvyakat'leen


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 06:46 PM

Dammit all, it's hard to type when you can't see......My deepest condolences, Mick, to you and Jim's family. Raising a glass, here. My lap is not very big, but you are welcome to cram as much of you into it as you can, darlin'.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 06:54 PM

I hope my passing is easier than Jim's, but no matter how or when, if someone can make my last day as meaningful and 'right' as you two did for him, it will be fine.

There is no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, but "The Parting Glass" will do.......


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: catspaw49
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 07:05 PM

Lotta' wet keyboards Sorch...........

I hope the strength that has sustained his family through Darla's illness continues to be as strong and that they can find some solace in the the knowledge that both Jim and Darla have had the best life offers.....the love and concern, caring and laughter, songs and love, of true friends. I hope for them the same.

And as for you Mick, its all been said. Soon the void left by Jim will be filled to overflowing with the memories of happier times and better songs. Our hearts are made not of tissue, but made from the spirits of friends who have touched them.

All Our Best,

Pat and Karen


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: SINSULL
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 07:12 PM

Mick,
Jim and Darla are blessed with good friends and a loving family. They made his passing easier. Take care of yourself and celebrate his life in your music. I am sorry for your loss.
Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: gnu
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 07:16 PM

Condolences to Jim's family and to you, Big Mick.

g


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Subject: RE: BS: Big Mick needs good thoughts & prayer
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 07:17 PM

This is getting too long, please see "Big Mick Needs Hugs" here.


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