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Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019

14 Mar 19 - 08:53 PM (#3982119)
Subject: Obit: Amos died today
From: GUEST,Jacqui.c

We heard the sad news this evening that our dear friend, Amos Jessup, died peacefully in his sleep this afternoon. His son, Tucker, has asked me to post this just to let all his friends know. Tucker has told me that he will keep us up to date with any news.

Both Kendall and I loved Amos and his loss has hit hard here. Dani and Janie are supporting Daly and Tucker right now.

RIP Amos, my dear friend.


14 Mar 19 - 09:22 PM (#3982126)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos died today
From: Mrrzy

Thank you for letting us know.


14 Mar 19 - 09:39 PM (#3982134)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos died today
From: Tattie Bogle

Sorry to hear that. My condolences to his family.


14 Mar 19 - 09:40 PM (#3982135)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos died today
From: Rapparee

Ohmygod!


14 Mar 19 - 09:46 PM (#3982137)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos died today - 14 March 2019
From: ChanteyLass

Oh, no! Another 'Catter I'll never get to meet. My condolences to everyone who knew and loved him.


14 Mar 19 - 09:59 PM (#3982138)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos died today - 14 March 2019
From: Steve Shaw

All my good wishes to his family and friends.


14 Mar 19 - 10:10 PM (#3982143)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos died today - 14 March 2019
From: Joe Offer

Amos and LEJ and I made an annual trip to Hillsborough, North Carolina, for many years. I won't lie - it was because of the wonderful women who lived there. And I suppose we all watched over each other to make sure we didn't behave inappropriately.

And then Amos upset the balance and moved to Hillsborough with his wife Daly, and we grew to love her, too.

I started spending significant time with Amos back in about 2005, when Kendall came here to Northern California to do a concert with Utah Phillips - and Amos drove all the way up here from San Diego for the concert. I've seen him every years at the Getaway in DC since Lord knows when, and then I had more time with him when we started making our annual pilgrimage to Hillsborough - so we'd spend a week or more together making music and conversation, and not just the 3-day Getaway.

Along the way, Amos became a significant and beloved person in my life. I'll miss him.

-Joe-
Abby, Dani, Amos, and Joe at the Library of Congress in September, 2014. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156930964683260&l=6d83688730


14 Mar 19 - 10:27 PM (#3982144)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos died today - 14 March 2019
From: rich-joy

Vale, Amos.

There will be So many who will miss So much about you.

Maybe we'll actually meet, in another Lifetime (sure hope so)....

Cheers, mate, from Down Under.


14 Mar 19 - 10:27 PM (#3982145)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos died today - 14 March 2019
From: gnu

I just talked to him by phone two days ago. He sounded good... tired.. but good.

This is a terrible shock.

One of the finest persons I have ever known.

RIP, buddy.


14 Mar 19 - 10:46 PM (#3982146)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos died today - 14 March 2019
From: gnu

He visited with a cousin on their way east of me. Spent the night. We drank and dined and Amos played the geetar constantly. It was lovely.

Even though I had far to much to drink, I couldn't sleep after they went to bed. I was just jazzed up by the GREAT evening of music and art and conversation... amazing.

Amos was bedded in a nice bed in my basement with an adjoining washroom.

I searched You Tube and found one of my favourite tunes by him. I played it. Next thing I know, Amos was at my office door. You see, my speakers are on the floor and he was in the basement bedroom so the music/resonance was loud down there. He was kinda cranky about it. I apologized profusely. He was still kinda cranky. Hehehhee.

What a gem of a human.

Here is the tune...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-veXnXNRgc


14 Mar 19 - 10:56 PM (#3982147)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Stilly River Sage

I'll gently rise and softly call
Good night and joy be with you all


gnu, after reading your note about calling I was planning to do so during the day this week. Now I'll have to send my good wishes to Amos through contemplation and listening to his music.

This is a huge blow to the musical members, and elsewhere to the serious, the silly, the political, the intellectual communities here at Mudcat.

Here is the earlier discussion when he was ill - it includes links to a lot of his work.

So very sad.

Maggie


14 Mar 19 - 11:02 PM (#3982150)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: GUEST

Sad news , I just heard R.I.P my friend.


14 Mar 19 - 11:31 PM (#3982156)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Stewie

I join my good mate, rich-joy, with another vale from down under. I always read Amos's posts. A sad loss to this community. A gentleman in the very best sense of that word.

--Stewie.


15 Mar 19 - 12:40 AM (#3982161)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Little Hawk

Amos was...is...one of the best people I ever got to know through the Internet. We never met face to face, but we spoke on the phone a couple of times. I hope we meet again in some other life or on the other side of this one, if it works that way. He was a true gentleman and a very gifted man in may ways.


15 Mar 19 - 12:54 AM (#3982162)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Helen

I have to say I am in shock. I read the other thread just yesterday and the news seemed to be that Amos was getting better but now, today, I have found out he is gone.

I only "met" Amos on Mudcat but as I said on the other thread he has been one of my favourite 'Catters right from the start. Another good one gone.

My sincerest condolences to his family and friends.


15 Mar 19 - 03:38 AM (#3982165)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Dave the Gnome

Really sorry to hear this. I was only reading his illness thread the other day and was happy that he seemed to be getting better.

Condolonces to his family and friends.


15 Mar 19 - 03:44 AM (#3982166)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Monique

Such a sad news! Mudcat looks like a daisy someone's plucking and another fine petal has gone.
RIP Amos. My condolences to all who loved him.


15 Mar 19 - 04:09 AM (#3982170)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: GUEST,Teribus

Very sorry to hear this news, especially after reading that he appeared to doing so well. My sincere condolences to his family and his friends. Without doubt a man who will be greatly missed.


15 Mar 19 - 04:19 AM (#3982171)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: fat B****rd

RIP Amos. MY condolences and best thoughts to his family and friends.


15 Mar 19 - 04:52 AM (#3982180)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: David C. Carter

This is terrible news.

He was one of several people who welcomed me to the Mudcat back in 2005.

I won't forget that.

RIP


15 Mar 19 - 05:06 AM (#3982184)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: GUEST,Andymac

Oh no. I was just reading yesterday that he appeared to be getting stronger again and now the worst news of all. He leaves behind a huge gap but a lot of good memories too. My condolences to his family. RIP.


15 Mar 19 - 05:09 AM (#3982186)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Roger the Skiffler

We only ever "spoke" via e-mail but I loved his music and his humour. Our private joke when he was working on the Blue Plate Mudcat CDs was that, as I can't sing or play, I donated the silences between the tracks. He'll be much missed here and in his community. RIP, old buddy. Condolences to his family.
RtS


15 Mar 19 - 05:12 AM (#3982187)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: John MacKenzie

Oh shit. At least I got to meet the great man at a Getaway, where he played and sang, almost non stop. I was his Secret Santa one year too.
So sorry to hear he has passed, especially after the news seemed so hopeful
Journey on Amos.


15 Mar 19 - 07:50 AM (#3982221)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: GUEST,akenaton

Peace Amos. Very sorry to hear this sad news.


15 Mar 19 - 08:28 AM (#3982234)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Alice

Tucker and family, my deep sympathy to you at this time.
Alice in Montana


15 Mar 19 - 09:18 AM (#3982241)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Rapparee

In shock, will say more later (if possible).


15 Mar 19 - 09:22 AM (#3982243)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Jeri

I've come to think of death as... well, we all get to play in the pool, or in the session, or whatever, but at some point, we have to leave. The person doing the leaving just stops. Goes to sleep and doesn't wake up. The people left behind are the ones to feel the loss--the tearing pain and the "phantom limb" sensation. Still there, somewhere.

Amos was such a huge part of Mudcat during what I think of as our "heyday". Before it was mostly a place for British people to fight about British politics. We were Americans (and Germans, and Irish and Icelanders, and Canadians, and...etc) who fought about American politics. Or the best recipe for chile.

The soaring imagination of the Tavern threads or the inspiration of "a flea,an orange,a bicycle seat" made Mudcat seem like a wonderland of brilliant minds and crazy ideas. We played, not fought. There are fewer people who remember those times now. And the light that was Amos, that shone on far more than only Mudcat, is darkened. Go well, you good man.


15 Mar 19 - 10:00 AM (#3982253)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Leadfingers

So sorry to hear this sad news ! I will always have fond memories of Amos at all the Getaways I got to , and the excellence of his playing in the sessions in 'Peace'


15 Mar 19 - 10:28 AM (#3982259)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Bonnie Shaljean

I'm devastated. The last news in his "ill" thread that I saw seemed to raise some hopes. But it sounds as though at least he was in good spirits at the end. What an unfillable hole he leaves behind him.

I have no idea whether there really is an "up there" or not, but I like to daydream about Amos and John In Kansas debating the relative merits of Apple & Windows. Oh how I miss them.

Rest in peace.


15 Mar 19 - 10:32 AM (#3982260)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: GUEST,GUEST: Kathy Westra (KathWestra)

My heart hurts. The report seemed so positive and full of hope just yesterday. Farewell, dear Amos. You made the words "love till you've loved it away" mean something. Condolences to Daly, Tucker, and all the friends you made along the way.


15 Mar 19 - 11:07 AM (#3982270)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: GUEST,Bradfordian

RIP Amos. Thanks for your wonderful contribution to the folk music world, especially here at Mudcat. You couldn’t meet a nicer guy.

Bradfordian.


15 Mar 19 - 11:24 AM (#3982275)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: meself

I knew Amos only through his posts here, but had a real respect for him on that basis. RIP.


15 Mar 19 - 11:52 AM (#3982281)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: kendall

Amos was one of those rare people to whom I was drawn almost immediately. we became solid friends right off the bat. I'm heart broken to lose this great man.


15 Mar 19 - 11:53 AM (#3982282)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Bill D

Amos stayed here a few days after his visit with gnu... we took him to the local guitar store, fed him Rita's spaghetti, debated Life, the Universe and Everything.
   Here on Mudcat, Amos & I debated, argued, teased each other and speculated (sometimes genteely, sometimes pointedly) about whether the **mind** existed apart from the body. He ragged me about being locked into the idea of "meat space", and I asked him pointed questions about the metaphysics of 'consciousness apart from physical being'....
   I guess now HE knows the answer... one way or the other.
If HE was right, I expect to hear from him soon... I'm waiting.

????? so long, buddy...


15 Mar 19 - 11:57 AM (#3982283)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Donuel

Amos will always be a wonderful and wonderous author.
His passionate commitment to generosity, love, personal attention and performance are now legendary for the ages.


15 Mar 19 - 12:01 PM (#3982288)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: voyager

I had several encounters with Amos at the FSGW getaway programs. He was an inspiring performer in those days and his songbook was vast.

Hobo's Lullaby - Amos Jessup

Thank you for your live in music
voyager


15 Mar 19 - 12:03 PM (#3982289)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Dorothy Parshall

Just: OH, WOW!


15 Mar 19 - 01:18 PM (#3982317)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: CupOfTea

Another of the wonderful names from Mudcat gone. I only admired him from a distance, but did get to see him having a grand time at a couple of Getaways, and see the person who was the name. It is easy to see how big a hole his absence will be in many lives, though it looks like he had the distinct advantage of friends who dont hold back on saying how valued their friends are during their lifetimes. I hope that thought is some balm for the grief.

Joanne in Cleveland


15 Mar 19 - 01:27 PM (#3982318)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: michaelr

So sad about this news. Although we're in the same state, we never met, but we had some communications over the years. A great guy by all accounts.


15 Mar 19 - 01:31 PM (#3982320)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: keberoxu

My sympathies are to those
whom Amos leaves behind, who knew him well and who miss him.

For Amos I feel relief, actually.
He plainly did not like being incapacitated,
and was impatient to experience
a liberation from all the disabilities.

So now Amos has discarded all the aging, poorly functioning mechanisms
and is flying high and free.
And just think how many other Mudcatters
are on the other side to give him a hero's welcome.


15 Mar 19 - 02:25 PM (#3982328)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: RolyH

RIP Amos


15 Mar 19 - 02:36 PM (#3982333)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: bbc

Sad news. Rest in peace, Amos!

bbc


15 Mar 19 - 03:36 PM (#3982343)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Joe_F

He said kind things about my poems.
He sent me his CD.


15 Mar 19 - 05:37 PM (#3982362)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: frogprince

My condolences to the family, and to those "here" to whom he was effectively family. We've lost another of the best.

                         Dean


15 Mar 19 - 06:45 PM (#3982367)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Janie

Reeling, even more than I thought I would when I "thought" his time would come.

I will say that as devastating as it is to have lost my dear friend so suddenly, I'm kind of grateful he did not endure the ravishing suffering that so many other of my family and friends have suffered during the lead up to dying from cancer.

We will never know what killed him, but it probably was not directly or immediately related to either the cancer or the head injury. His primary care physician, on being described the brief symptoms he experienced in the several hours before he died, speculates it may have been an embolism. It also appears he died peacefully, in his sleep, while napping in his recliner.

I hope this doesn't strike folks as macabre for me to share, because I think Amos would be quite pleased, or at least quite amused to learn that in death, he bore a remarkable resemblance to Merle Haggard.

Amos was a good friend for a number years, and after he, Daly and Tucker moved here, we came to regard each other as family. I love all of them deeply.

My favorite memories will be of suppers or lunches around Dani's, my, or the Jessup's table. Lively and fun and sometimes very serious conversations - always really open, fearless conversations - no need to hide behind a protective social mask of who we either think we should be, or who we believe others think we should be. Radical, loving acceptance of one another.

Often the evening or afternoon ended with music. Icing on the cake. When at my house, nothing delights me more than to put food away and clean up the kitchen while listening to good friends and family swap songs or fiddle tunes. The music is what brought us together to begin with, but it was the deep and enduring friendship that mattered most.

All of us fear the prospect of suffering during the process of dying. Some people fear death. Amos did not. Like Bill, I'm a bit skeptical about any 'afterlife', but who knows? I know there was a big part of Amos that had some conception of the death of this body as a stepping-off place to opportunities for other fine and creative adventures in consciousness.

I'm going to miss and mourn Amos deeply and for a long time. So grateful to still have Daly and Tucker in my life.

I've said too much and probably shared more personally than is appropriate. Selfishly, I needed to share this somewhere, and here on Mudcat feels safer than on Facebook.

Thanks for listening.


15 Mar 19 - 07:13 PM (#3982374)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Bill D

Thank you, Janie... I actually envy you for the close bonds you developed being so near......... but I also am not sure I could have coped had *I* been down there.
We all have our memories and thoughts, and I had good dose of Amosness for many years...including when he played "My Sweet Wyoming Home" when we sent katlaughing on her journey.
Later, I will go play some of the recordings.


15 Mar 19 - 07:33 PM (#3982378)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Little Hawk

I can well appreciate that Amos did not fear death. He was a man with a lot of spiritual insight and a lot of depth of character. One thing I'm glad I did was that some years ago I ordered a copy of his book "Beyond the Cascade". It's a wonderfully imaginative story with much to say about that great big subject: "the meaning of life". I've read it twice now, and will probably read it again. Amos is amusingly described in the blurb about the author as: "A. H. Jessup is an American writer, engineer, pastor and general dogsbody from North Carolina. He has worked as a systems engineer, a sea captain, a commercial diver, a truck driver, a pastor, a miner, a lecturer and once sold encyclopedias. He lives in Hillsborough, near the River Eno, with the girl of his dreams, a handsome son, and the perfect dog."

Marvelous! I trust those were his own words. (smile) It's such a wonderful book, and I totally recommend it to anyone who wants to read an intriguing adventure story combined with a fascinating and very idealistic look at what life may really be about.

Amos remains vividly alive as far as I'm concerned. He is an unforgettable character, a great musician, a great writer, a great man.

Beyond the Cascade


15 Mar 19 - 07:45 PM (#3982380)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: gnu

Janie : "All of us fear the prospect of suffering during the process of dying. Some people fear death. Amos did not."

Right on. He never feared death. He loved and LIVED life. Told me so. That was his goal... to live life to it's fullest until the end. He did it.

I was lucky to have even met him.


15 Mar 19 - 09:16 PM (#3982385)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Rapparee

In my copy of "Beyond the Cascade" Amos enclosed a note. It reads

16 July 2013

Dear Michael:

Thank you so much for that nicely written letter. You did a good job.

Here is the Book you requested. Please be very sure to look up all the words as you go along. It will make you even smarter.

Regards & best wishes,
A. H. Jessup


I shan't include the scurrilous comments he made on the title page. (Gotta get my last licks in.)


15 Mar 19 - 09:55 PM (#3982391)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: GUEST,paperback

Rapparee, sorry you lost your compadre



Bradley Kincaid - Steamboat Bill


16 Mar 19 - 12:57 AM (#3982397)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Sandra in Sydney

one minute he is doing well, when I log in the following day I find this thread & a line popped up from the following song that Tom Lewis brought to Sydney a few years ago.

when I find Amos's CD, hidden somewhere near me, I'll play it again.


The Song Goes On, Words & Music by Mick Ryan

There are singers that we love as we sing our lives away,
And though we all fall silent in the end,
They will sing with us forever they'll be singing every day,
When we sing the songs they sang.

Chorus:
For the song goes on, in the songs we sing,
And when one song ends, then another song begins,
So the singers who are gone, will be singing once again,
When we sing the songs they sang.

Some are heard by many and some are heard by few,
And though we all fall silent in the end,
Someone will remember both the song you sing and you,
When they sing the songs you sang.

Refrain:
Sing the chorus, sing the song,
And the singers gone before us will be singing right along.
Sing the chorus and refrain,
And the singers gone before us will be singing once again.

We can drive away the silence of the grave that we all fear,
And though we all fall silent in the end,
Sing and you'll be singing with the singers you hold dear,
When you sing the songs they sang.

So if you sing along you bring along the singers who are gone,
Though we all fall silent in the end.
Sing and you'll be singing both the singer and the song,
When you sing the songs they sang.

These lyrics are from the Website of Tom Lewis, http://www.tomlewis.net/lyrics/song_goes_on.htm

sandra sending condolences to Amos's family & friends


16 Mar 19 - 01:26 AM (#3982398)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Janie

Wonderful, Sandra.

Mick Ryan video.
The Song Goes On


16 Mar 19 - 02:05 AM (#3982400)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: GUEST,Glen Vecchione

Such a terrible shock. I'm so saddened by this awful - and unexpected - news since it seemed, from my last communication with Daly, that Amos had recovered from his fall beautifully. A brilliant and talented man taken from us too soon.


16 Mar 19 - 04:28 AM (#3982420)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: GUEST,Megan L

Another empty chair at the mudcat table so we will raise our glass to absent friends, there must one hellufa session going on someplace with all the folk that have sneaked out to go to it.


16 Mar 19 - 07:31 AM (#3982466)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Waddon Pete

Amos was an exceptional man. He will be truly missed by all who follow and participate in Mudcat.
I have added his name to the "In Memoriam" Thread. My condolences to all those who know and love him.

RIP

Peter


16 Mar 19 - 02:51 PM (#3982533)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: gnu

Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Rapparee - PM
Date: 15 Mar 19 - 09:16 PM

In my copy of "Beyond the Cascade" Amos enclosed a note. It reads

16 July 2013

Dear Michael:

Thank you so much for that nicely written letter. You did a good job.

Here is the Book you requested. Please be very sure to look up all the words as you go along. It will make you even smarter.

Regards & best wishes,
A. H. Jessup

I shan't include the scurrilous comments he made on the title page. (Gotta get my last licks in.)
****************************************************

Hahahaa! I hope Amos can read that last line from 'beyond'. Your abundant 'literary dueling' with Amos over the years has been a great gift to me, and, I am sure, to many others also. Always entertaining.


16 Mar 19 - 03:25 PM (#3982539)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: CupOfTea

Dear Janie,

Have no fear or regrets of oversharing your experience and and regard for Amos. This thread is much like a wake. The last couple wakes I attended were filled with hearing stories of other interests, family, friends, all beyond my contact with the friend who died. What that sharing gave me was a greater appreciation of one I already valued, to understand that there were lives that had much bigger holes in them than mine, and to realize I had been right in cherishing our friendship in such a broad, exciting life. And those folks I knew well and long. Knowing that someone you were barely acquainted with (as me with Amos) was all kinds of wonderful in the lives of others who, in turn, appreciated them, enlarges their memory all around. And that's a good thing. The world right now is so full of awful, that heartfelt expressions of friendship and love are like clean air and pure water, amid the muck.

The proof that Amos had so many good friends is a prod for me to BE a good friend, and work a bit harder to turn acquaintances into friends.

Joanne in Cleveland


16 Mar 19 - 03:48 PM (#3982542)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: alanabit

One of our best. Farewell friend.


16 Mar 19 - 06:43 PM (#3982568)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: wysiwyg

It's too soon, I think, to start it, but we need-- and Amos would love-- a thread about The New Adventures of The Quondam Amos Jessup.

As I've said elsewhere, we were very close at one time. His Cascade book, which I helped edit (not proofread) from its beginnings, was in many ways his own story of life as he believed it.

So a story thread telling his continuing adventures would be right up his alley.

He might even drop in to help write some of it.

PM FMI.

~Susan


16 Mar 19 - 08:17 PM (#3982575)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Bee-dubya-ell

I never met Amos in 3D, but valued his friendship here on the Mudcat immensely. He will be sorely missed.


16 Mar 19 - 10:51 PM (#3982581)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Rapparee

Amos and I once fought a genuine duel. He fired a BB gun in the direction of Pocatello, Idaho from San Diego and I went to a shooting range (duels must be done safely or someone could get hurt!) and fired a shot in the direction of San Diego. The range was 729 miles (1,173.21 kilometers). We then closed our quarrel and were friends thereafter. What was it all about? you ask. Well, it had to do with solipsism. We were each correct.


17 Mar 19 - 12:49 AM (#3982587)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Stewie

Here is a Si Kahn piece to complement the song posted above by Sandra. It should resonate with those who knew him well as distinct from his many cyber friends.

MEMORIAL
(Si Kahn)

We come together to say goodbye
To one who held us close
To tell the stories of his life
That move us each the most
These memories of a life well lived
And of a death well faced
Are now a part of every life
That crosses in this place

Refrain
No circle has been broken here
No one that stands alone
The threads of life so lately broke
Are woven through our own

He’d hoped to meet us all again
That gather here today
But though we will not meet again
We’ll meet again some way
In work we do, in songs we sing
In courage and in pain
In battles that we fight as one
We’ll see his face again

Repeat refrain.

--Stewie.


17 Mar 19 - 01:56 AM (#3982592)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Pamela R

Ah, sad news. We crossed paths now and then in San Diego, and I thought we might sing together when I was in Durham last November, but the timing didn't work out. Wonderful to read such warm remembrances here.


17 Mar 19 - 01:47 PM (#3982682)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: John MacKenzie


17 Mar 19 - 05:05 PM (#3982717)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Janie

Condolences may be sent to his wife, Daly, and son, Tucker, at 212 S. Hillsborough Ave., Hillsborough, NC 27278.

I don't have an address for his sister, Rebecca.


17 Mar 19 - 06:32 PM (#3982730)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: olddude

Oh no not another dear friend oh no
I will miss our conversations
Just shocked and deeply sad


17 Mar 19 - 06:46 PM (#3982733)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: GUEST,Deda (aka Rebecca Jessup)

When Amos was born he was almost 3 months premature, and it was 1945. The doctor said, "The baby is dead" but the nurse didn't think so. She gave him artificial respiration, and he started breathing. He lived his first two months in an incubator. Within the next couple of years, our mother had another extreme premie, a girl named Susannah, who lived for only a few weeks, also in an incubator. And not too long after that, in 1949, I was born. I think I was the most uneventful of our mother's four successful pregnancies. Amos was not quite 4 when I was born, and I looked up to him with nearly worshipful awe until well into my adulthood. That worshipful sense lessened a little as we went through the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune -- but only a little.

The last few days have been the first in my life when Amos is not there for me to look up to It's a strange, challenging adjustment. I'm glad to read this thread, and I'm grateful.

One part of Mudcat that Amos and I shared was the old Song Challenges when Aine was running them. The most fun I've ever had on a computer.

I'm in Belfast, Maine. (PO Box 515, Belfast ME 04915) If any 'Catters in this neck of the woods would be interested in visiting, your place, mine or in between, let me know. email = jessupr515@gmail.com

Rebecca


17 Mar 19 - 10:50 PM (#3982760)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Bobert

I don't come here often but tonight I felt I had to... A-Mess and I had a special relationship... When I first arrived at the Getaways he and I would venture off to where he could brew us French press coffees... I would call the P-Vine to tell her I arrived safely but rather than tell her myself I would hand the phone to him with no warning and let the two of them figure things out... He came to visit us in Wingate, NC and stayed an extra day just to hang out and played songs night and day frot two days solid only to stop to eat or use the bathroom... A-mess was a pesky kinda lovable musician... Just when ya' thought you might actually have a meaningful conversation about the meaning of life with hin he would be off on another song... It was songs, songs and more songs... I remember having lunch with him in Hillsborough at some cafe and found out what he really did for a living... It was that day that he told me that he was looking at some monsterous sailboat that he had looked into and I told him that if he needed a first mate that I was his man... He said, "We'll talk"... That was the first time I realy had an opportunity to peer into his other life... You know, the one that didn't involve a guitar... I don't know what to say... I am having trouble processing this... I go from denial to, "Oh my God" sometimes in a matter of minutes... What really bugs me is that we did something at the Getaway and A-Mess was supposed to play lead guitar and he was all over the place and we were walking back to the PEACE CABIN and I said, "Man, you kinda sucked in there" and he said "So did you" and so we had a good laugh I remember putting my arm around him and he me as we walked back to PEACE CABIN telling each other how bad we had just sucked... It doesn't get any better than that... A-Mess, old buddy, you might have done this your your way but you sho' nuff did it too early... Love ya', brother... Gonna miss you terribly...

Bobert


18 Mar 19 - 07:34 AM (#3982829)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: skarpi

I just like to but this one here ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGqt4Om66NY

blue clicky does not work ...

the song is called when I think of Angel

all the best Skarpi Iceland .


18 Mar 19 - 08:17 AM (#3982837)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Sandra in Sydney

When I think of Angels

thanks for posting it, skarpi


18 Mar 19 - 08:27 AM (#3982839)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: gillymor

I'm saddened to hear this, he seemed like an all around good guy and a lot more.


18 Mar 19 - 05:17 PM (#3982962)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: My guru always said

We were so very sorry to hear of Amos passing while we were away last week.

We met at the Getaway (oh, which year was that?) and enjoyed listening to him an everyone playing late night and all weekend too. Always hoped to get over the pond & meet Catters and Friends again.

I followed his journey through his illness and sent a card to him just a few weeks ago. Candle lit in Remembrance, condolences to Family and Friends.

RIP Amos, you will be remembered by so many x


18 Mar 19 - 08:08 PM (#3982995)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: Janie

Sharing a link to the information regarding Celebration of Amos per Daly's request.


Party for Amos


20 Mar 19 - 05:09 PM (#3983464)
Subject: RE: Obit: Amos Jessup - 14 March 2019
From: GUEST,Dani

I don't have many words, yet. Selfishly still sorting.

But I wanted to tell you this, Bill.

We had a bit of a wake at our local the day after Amos died. The bartender (who also knew Amos) came by with armloads of whiskey glasses for a toast. It was a busy afternoon. He yelled, "coming in HOT!" I thought, and said, I'll bet that's what Amos said when his prodigious spirit took leave of his talented brain and body : )

Dani