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#505647 - 05/18/22 11:59 AM I'm not dead, Yet!
travlin'easy Offline
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Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 15313
Loc: Forest Hill, MD USA
Unfortunately, my health has deteriorated to the point where I am rarely active on this and a couple other forums. I have never been this sick in my entire life and unless the doctors can help, which I seriously doubt, the grim reaper is lurking just around the corner and will soon be knocking on the front door.

I rarely turn on the PC at all, except to write a check and pay a few bills. I have lost my ability to do much of anything, have not turned on the keyboard in a couple weeks, lost 45 pounds, lost my sense of small and taste for food, and when a pretty lady comes here, I rarely look up. I just sit in a recliner and watch You Tube shows on TV, then try to get some sleep. I do my best to take care of Carol, but this is now a real struggle and I must hire someone to come and spend a few hours a day with her.

Wish I could do more, but slowly dying is not at all easy. I will have my daughter notify the forums upon my passing.

Gary cool
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#505648 - 05/18/22 01:11 PM Re: I'm not dead, Yet! [Re: travlin'easy]
montunoman Offline
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Registered: 10/20/09
Posts: 3049
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Just know Gary, I like many others wish you well, and appreciate all you have done for our community. We love you, man !
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#505649 - 05/18/22 01:35 PM Re: I'm not dead, Yet! [Re: montunoman]
bruno123 Offline
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Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 4862
Loc: West Palm Beach, FL 33417
Gary, I understand, there is not much time left; and that is life. Having Parkinson’s disease and being 90, puts me in the same place.
Your life has been helping others, being a friend, caring --- giving of yourself. Your body may be fading, but your mind is still pretty sharp. When it is your time, you will be leaving a life many dream about.

I guess what I am trying to say; you are a rich man --- keep your thoughts on how your life was, and how it is still is being blessed.

A mind that is able to share its final curtain; WOW!
Gary, I love what you’re about, John C.

PS, I am an elder in my church –just spent 1 ½ hours with a young man who was troubled.

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#505650 - 05/18/22 02:19 PM Re: I'm not dead, Yet! [Re: travlin'easy]
cgiles Online   content
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Registered: 09/29/05
Posts: 6454
Loc: Roswell,GA/USA
Gary, I'm not in quite as bad a shape as you describe but I'm knocking on the door. I don't dwell on it 'cause what's the point. I've had a good run (as have you) and now I take a lot of pleasure in just relaxing and remembering the good times; the great wines I've tasted, the women I've loved, the great musicians I've had the good fortune to play with, and the incredible friends I've made over the years (many are gone now but I still remember them fondly). Mostly, I've been given the great gift of seeing my children grow up to become fine, productive citizens (I mostly credit my late wife for that) who themselves have given me grandchildren to be proud of.

I don't look forward to leaving this planet but I don't live in dread of it either. It's something all of us are going to have to face sooner or later. I have no regrets....well, there are a couple of ladies that...well that's another story smile. Also, since I never bothered to downsize, I now wish I'd gotten that real B3/Leslie instead of going out with a 'clonewheel' as my legacy smile. Anyhow, since I'm still playing (at half speed smile ), I threw this little tune together. Played it from memory so hope you recognize it. Not your type of music I know, but the sentiment's there. I botched the ending but too lazy to do it over. Put on your headset of some big speakers and turn it up.

https://app.box.com/s/mk61ey59ixf93sg5msbpd8f1binr1lgy

chas
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#505651 - 05/18/22 04:07 PM Re: I'm not dead, Yet! [Re: travlin'easy]
rattley Offline
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Registered: 11/14/99
Posts: 789
Loc: Punta Gorda Florida USA
My dear friend Gary,

The end of life is part of life.

Thank you for sharing some of yours with all of us. You have taught me many things and you certainly qualify as a mentor for so many. Not everyone can live long enough to share all of their life's highlights and prepare for their final grace. I hope we get a few more posts from you as long as you are able. I am stubborn......I don't give up my friends easily!!! -charley

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#505652 - 05/19/22 01:51 AM Re: I'm not dead, Yet! [Re: travlin'easy]
Bernie9 Offline
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Registered: 09/21/02
Posts: 5366
Loc: Port Charlotte,FL,USA
I am saddened by the posts of two giants of our forum, but then realize I am close behind. I believe we should accept the inevitable with as much grace and cheer as we can muster. but the fat lady hasn't had her swan song quite yet.
ps
Nice job Chas.
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#505653 - 05/19/22 11:08 AM Re: I'm not dead, Yet! [Re: Bernie9]
captain Russ Offline
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Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 7183
Loc: Lexington, Ky, USA
I regret that it took many years before I really thought about contacting Gary on a regular basis. Differences and all, I began to incorporate the contacts into the list of daily hi-lights.

I am in my late 70's and feeling the changes. Gary deserved the recognition plaque I came up with.

Chas is equally deserving of recognition, but if I made a plaque, he'd probably make me eat it!

These two guys are as polar opposite as you can get. I am in the middle and think the world of BOTH of them.

Let's all be nice to those close to us. A friend here recently said he was sorry only to see family members at funerals.


Let's all try to keep those important to us as close as we can.

Best personal regards to all,


Russ


Edited by captain Russ (05/19/22 01:32 PM)

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#505654 - 05/19/22 02:12 PM Re: I'm not dead, Yet! [Re: travlin'easy]
travlin'easy Offline
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Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 15313
Loc: Forest Hill, MD USA
Chas, I remember that song well, and you did a fantastic job with it.

Thanks for thinking of me and all those wonderful comments, everyone.

Love you all,

Gary cool
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#505655 - 05/19/22 05:12 PM Re: I'm not dead, Yet! [Re: travlin'easy]
Kabinopus Offline
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Registered: 11/11/04
Posts: 650
Loc: Russia
Hello Gary; I know it's naive of me to believe that you are wrong with your anticipations and you'll be with us for one or two decades more, but this is the way how I see you, strong and cheerful;

I want to thank you for keeping the things alive and interesting during all these years; hope it sounds fine;

Regards!

Sergey

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#505657 - 05/20/22 07:14 AM Re: I'm not dead, Yet! [Re: travlin'easy]
Giovanni Offline
Member

Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 486
Loc: Norwich Norfolk England
Dear Gary , Sorry to read you are having a really tough time .
You have always been a credit to this forum always willing to help and share your knowledge with us all . you have inspired many people and been a true friend to all of us

You are in my thoughts and prayers ... God Bless you
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#505660 - 05/20/22 11:52 AM Re: I'm not dead, Yet! [Re: Giovanni]
Kerry Offline


Registered: 09/24/21
Posts: 22
Dear Gary, I miss your calls but want you to know that your contribution to the Synthzone community over the years has been invaluable, the information you have disseminated and the encouragement you extended to everyone has been integral to the purpose of this forum. I'm also so disappointed that we never sailed together, now that would have been icing on the cake! Love Kerry

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#505662 - 05/20/22 12:49 PM Re: I'm not dead, Yet! [Re: travlin'easy]
Diki Offline


Registered: 04/25/05
Posts: 13573
Loc: NW Florida
Thanks for everything Gary. Wherever we go after we’re gone, one thing I know…

There WILL be music. ♥️
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#505664 - 05/21/22 09:44 AM Re: I'm not dead, Yet! [Re: travlin'easy]
Graham UK Offline
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Registered: 01/20/01
Posts: 1923
Loc: Lincolnshire UK
Gary. My thoghts are with you...Your long time friend in the UK.

Get that music room setup for when I get up there, remember to save me a seat.


Edited by Graham UK (05/21/22 09:45 AM)

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#505665 - 05/21/22 04:34 PM Re: I'm not dead, Yet! [Re: Graham UK]
ekurburski Offline
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Registered: 03/22/17
Posts: 444
Loc: Mountain Home, AR
Gary, hate to hear you're doimg so badly. Also hate to say I'm not far you so I kind of know what you're going through. I'm in bad shape at only 78. Suffer from incontinences big time with severe depression. I sleep 20 hours a day sometimes. Because of me condition I have had to stop many of my activities. Ne driving at night. Or any long drives even during the day. I sold my website a couple of days ago. Couldn't keep it up. Haven't touched the kb in a couple of months. I've messed with BIAB a couple of times but nothing serious. I'm trying to adjust my thinking about things. I had dreams of getting a motorhome and going to Florida and trying to get ajob in some restaurant og lounge but who is going to hire someone who smells of heavy urine? Oh well, hanging in!


Edited by ekurburski (05/21/22 04:34 PM)
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#505668 - 05/22/22 07:52 AM Re: I'm not dead, Yet! [Re: travlin'easy]
jingleman Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 08/02/05
Posts: 1272
Loc: Cape Coral, FL, USA
Gary, I am saddened by the news of your failing health. I do however, relish the way you’ve managed to live a full and exciting life, accomplishing so many goals and careers, despite the many doctor’s predictions. You are, as I’ve stated before, an inspiration and exceptional human being. I for one, am privileged to have known you through this forum, and have benefited greatly from your experience and knowledge of keyboards and the music business.

Thank you for being the man you are. I will love and cherish those memories forever!
God Bless,
Mitch Irish (jingleman)

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#505691 - 05/24/22 10:05 AM Re: I'm not dead, Yet! [Re: travlin'easy]
travlin'easy Offline
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Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 15313
Loc: Forest Hill, MD USA
Thanks everyone, for those kind words - I truly appreciate them. I never thought I would get to a point in life where I would have difficulty taking care of myself, let alone not having the strength to take care of my wife as well. Today, we are in the process of contacting a home health agency to determine the cost of having someone come in a few days a week to assist us in our daily needs. I can still to a few things, but the downhill slope is getting much steeper. As someone once told me, "life is like a roll of toilet paper - the closer you get to the end of the roll, the faster it comes off."

Thanks again, I love you all so very much and cherished your friendship over these many years.

Gary cool
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