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  • Originally posted by jerrygarcia
    It is my birthday BTW.

    This thread may not be dead, but I'm pretty sure that Jerry Garcia is. And Grateful, at that.

    Happy birthday.
    ullrichk
    a.k.a.
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    a ship in a harbor is safe. . . but that's not what ships are for

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    • An Elegy for Jerry By Robert Hunter

      Jerry, my friend,
      you've done it again,
      even in your silence
      the familiar pressure
      comes to bear, demanding
      I pull words from the air
      with only this morning
      and part of the afternoon
      to compose an ode worthy
      of one so particular
      about every turn of phrase,
      demanding it hit home
      in a thousand ways
      before making it his own,
      and this I can't do alone.
      Now that the singer is gone,
      where shall I go for the song?

      Without your melody and taste
      to lend an attitude of grace
      a lyric is an orphan thing,
      a hive with neither honey's taste
      nor power to truly sting.

      What choice have I but to dare and
      call your muse who thought to rest
      out of the thin blue air,
      that out of the field of shared time,
      a line or two might chance to shine --

      As ever when we called,
      in hope if not in words,
      the muse descends.

      How should she desert us now?
      Scars of battle n her brow,
      bedraggled feathers on her wings
      and yet she sings, she sings!

      May she bear thee to thy rest,
      the ancient bower of flowers
      beyond the solitude of days,
      the tyranny of hours --
      the wreath of shining laurel lie
      upon your shaggy head,
      bestowing power to play the lyre
      to legions of the dead.

      If some part of that music
      is heard in deepest dream,
      or on some breeze of Summer
      a snatch of golden theme,
      we'll know you live inside us
      with love that never parts
      our good old Jack O' Diamonds
      become the King of Hearts.

      I feel your silent laughter
      at sentiments so bold
      that dare to step across the line
      to tell what must be told,
      so I'll just say I love you
      which I never said before
      and let it go at that old friend,
      the rest you may ignore.

      Birth Date: August 1, 1942
      Death Date: August 9, 1995




      I am 41 today.


      Last edited by jerrygarcia; 06-25-2005, 07:42 PM.
      Thread Killer Extraordinaire!

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      • Originally posted by jerrygarcia
        It is my birthday BTW.


        Happy Birthday. I like the poem.

        41.. nice and ripe.
        Last edited by superchef; 06-25-2005, 09:41 PM.

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        • a cake for the birthday boy

          lots of berries, almond cream frosting......and a glass of cold milk or Guiness, whichever you prefer.
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          • Yup!...........................

            Originally posted by ullrichk


            This thread may not be dead, but I'm pretty sure that Jerry Garcia is. And Grateful, at that.

            Happy birthday.


            Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
            In memory of
            Chief Earle W. Woods, 1912 - 1997
            Asst. Chief John R. Woods Sr. 1937 - 2006

            IACOJ Budget Analyst

            I Refuse to be a Spectator. If I come to the Game, I'm Playing.

            www.gdvfd18.com

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            • Hi, my name is Sheri and I'm a thread killer

              I killed the captstan thread when I hijacked it last night
              September 11th - Never Forget

              I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

              Sheri
              IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
              Honorary Flatlander

              RAY WAS HERE FIRST

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              • Re: Sigh...

                Originally posted by rualfire
                Oh well. If you can't beat 'em... Join 'em.

                Does anyone have any good firehouse recipies they'd like to share?

                Here's the only one that I can manage to do right.

                Boiled Water:
                Place 2 cups of water into a saucepan. Place on high heat until boiling. Flavor to taste.
                Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
                In memory of
                Chief Earle W. Woods, 1912 - 1997
                Asst. Chief John R. Woods Sr. 1937 - 2006

                IACOJ Budget Analyst

                I Refuse to be a Spectator. If I come to the Game, I'm Playing.

                www.gdvfd18.com

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                • Harve, I should send that to my ex...she couldn't even do that...Both her parents are chefs, and she can't even boil water...go figure
                  The comments made by me are my opinions only, not of the Fire and EMS services I am affiliated with.

                  I have lost my mind..has anyone seen it? it's not worth much..but it's mine

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                  • I think I had some of that at my last station. Of course, the cook spiced it up with 'flavor kill' and served it with water.

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                    • Funny, we had the same thing - only it was alleged to have been coffee.
                      ullrichk
                      a.k.a.
                      perfesser

                      a ship in a harbor is safe. . . but that's not what ships are for

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                      • Once just before i got to the station, one of the guys called and told me to bring some coffee along. I thought i had heaps of coffee in the pantry so i said no problem. Turns out i only had decaf in the pantry. Needless to say, the blokes were not happy, and it was 2130 hrs so all the shops were closed as well.
                        "There are only two things that i know are infinite, the universe and human stupidity. And im not so sure about the former."

                        For all the life of me, i cant see a firefighter going to hell. At least not for very long. We would end up putting out all the fires and annoying the devil too much.

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                        • Uh Huh...............

                          Originally posted by PattyV
                          Once just before i got to the station, one of the guys called and told me to bring some coffee along. I thought i had heaps of coffee in the pantry so i said no problem. Turns out i only had decaf in the pantry. Needless to say, the blokes were not happy, and it was 2130 hrs so all the shops were closed as well.

                          Shall I presume the DeCaf kept everyone awake??
                          Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
                          In memory of
                          Chief Earle W. Woods, 1912 - 1997
                          Asst. Chief John R. Woods Sr. 1937 - 2006

                          IACOJ Budget Analyst

                          I Refuse to be a Spectator. If I come to the Game, I'm Playing.

                          www.gdvfd18.com

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                          • I wouldnt have said anything. Let them think it was the real ting.
                            Fire Marshal/Safety Officer

                            IAAI-NFPA-IAFC/VCOS-Retired IAFF

                            "No his mind is not for rent, to any god or government"
                            RUSH-Tom Sawyer

                            Success is when skill meets opportunity
                            Failure is when fantasy meets reality

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                            • I would have kept quiet but it has decaf on the label. I think its is still at the station; untouched.
                              "There are only two things that i know are infinite, the universe and human stupidity. And im not so sure about the former."

                              For all the life of me, i cant see a firefighter going to hell. At least not for very long. We would end up putting out all the fires and annoying the devil too much.

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                              • PattyV,

                                Don't you have like a WaL-mart or 7-11 or something there in the land down under??? I mean my gosh first no parsley now no coffee!!!! What is this world coming too??? God Bless America live in the land of the free with a 24 hour grocery store... Sorry about your luck man.

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