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#1982083 - 11/03/12 08:09 AM OT, the worst day of my life...
Rickster Offline


Registered: 03/25/06
Posts: 8544
Loc: Georgia, USA
Dear Piano World friends,

It has been said that it is not good to share things on an internet forum that are of a personal nature. However, I feel that the Piano World forum is more than just an Internet forum… it is a community of individuals, friends and acquaintances with similar interests.

With that said, it is with a heavy heart and a deep sense of loss and bereavement to report that my 77 year old mother passed away yesterday. Though she was in the hospital being treated for a blood clot in her leg, her death was sudden and unexpected.

I can’t say enough good things about my mom… we have lost a beautiful and rare person who is irreplaceable. My mom and I were very close.

Please remember our family in your thoughts and prayers.

Rick
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#1982085 - 11/03/12 08:16 AM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
wouter79 Offline
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Registered: 02/14/10
Posts: 3543
Sorry to hear about your and your family's loss. Best wishes coping with it.
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#1982086 - 11/03/12 08:20 AM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
Karl Watson Offline
Full Member

Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 339
Deeply sorry to hear of your loss. You were right to share this burden with us.

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#1982094 - 11/03/12 08:47 AM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
Jerry Groot RPT Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/07/07
Posts: 6828
Loc: Grand Rapids Michigan
Sorry to hear that Rick. You have my condolences.
_________________________
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Piano Technicians Guild
Grand Rapids, Michigan
www.grootpiano.com

We love to play BF2.

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#1982098 - 11/03/12 08:59 AM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Karl Watson]
TunerJeff Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/22/11
Posts: 476
Loc: Oregon Coast
Dear Rick,

Deepest sympathy for your loss, sir. The world feels very strange for a while...emptier and less rich... I know the feeling. My father passed recently. We'll be in Washington DC in a few weeks for his burial in Arlington National Cemetary.

But, I think that the sudden loss you suffered makes it more painful. We, at least, knew that Dad was ill and were somewhat prepared. Having your Mom pass so suddenly and without warning is heartbreaking.

I keep stumbling over the simplest things I do; from tying my tie to polishing my shoes. All the daily habits and attitudes that I keep realizing were from my father's teaching. Just putting away the dishes or folding my damn socks brings Dad to mind.

You just don't realize how much of who you are is what you were taught as a child. Until you lose the teacher....

Sincerely,
_________________________
Jeffrey T. Hickey, RPT
Oregon Coast Piano Services
TunerJeff440@aol.com

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#1982101 - 11/03/12 09:12 AM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
Rich Galassini Offline
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Registered: 05/28/01
Posts: 9247
Loc: Philadelphia/South Jersey
Rick,

I am so sorry for your loss. My parents are both having struggles right now so this hits me more closely than it normally would.

Thank you for sharing this with us.
_________________________
Rich Galassini
Cunningham Piano Co.
Phila, Pa.
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#1982102 - 11/03/12 09:14 AM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
Steve Cohen Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 10483
Loc: Maryland/DC/No. VA
My deepest sympathies, Rick.

My mom is 93...not long for this world.
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#1982103 - 11/03/12 09:15 AM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
Strings & Wood Offline


Gold member until Dec. 2012


Registered: 05/22/08
Posts: 1838
Loc: USA
Rick,
So sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you & family in my thoughts.
Carl
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#1982110 - 11/03/12 09:48 AM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
Minnesota Marty Offline

Platinum Supporter until October 5 2014


Registered: 05/15/12
Posts: 7439
Loc: Rochester MN
Dear Rick,

Please accept my condolences to you and your family upon the loss of your mother. As tribute, I will personally offer a dedication of our performance of the Faure Cantique de Jean Racine during Mass tomorrow morning.

Courage and strength my friend,
Marty
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Marty in Minnesota

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#1982115 - 11/03/12 10:12 AM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
Ralph Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/09/01
Posts: 1299
Loc: Delaware (slower/lower)
Understand your pain. Prayers sent.
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Do or do not. There is no try.

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#1982134 - 11/03/12 10:54 AM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
gutenberg Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/05/07
Posts: 380
Loc: Wichita, Kansas
I am very sorry for your loss, Rick. It is good to share our burdens. I lost my Mom early this year, and it takes time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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#1982156 - 11/03/12 11:45 AM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
ClsscLib Offline

Platinum Supporter until Jan 02 2013


Registered: 03/14/08
Posts: 1766
Loc: Northern VA, U.S.
Very sorry to hear it, Rick. My deepest sympathies.
_________________________


"People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing."

-- Florence Foster Jenkins

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#1982159 - 11/03/12 11:49 AM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
sophial Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/11/05
Posts: 3469
Loc: US
I am so sorry for the loss of your dear mother, Rick. You are in our thoughts.

Sophia

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#1982161 - 11/03/12 11:50 AM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
Playagain Offline
Full Member

Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 239
Rick,
I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Kathy
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#1982163 - 11/03/12 11:55 AM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
RJ10 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/25/12
Posts: 44
Loc: Chicago, IL
Rick,

My deepest sympathies for your loss. My parents are both gone and I share the sense of deep loss with you. I will keep you in my thoughts,

~Richard
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“Music in the soul can be heard by the Universe.” ~Lao Tzu

Richard J Beebe, RPT
Piano Technician & Collaborative Pianist
Bb Piano Service
Chicago, Illinois

www.bbpianoservice.com
bbpianoservice@gmail.com

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#1982175 - 11/03/12 12:09 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
fcar Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 50
Loc: GA, USA
Condolences and prayers to you, Rick. The days get easier but loved ones remain in your thoughts forever.

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#1982176 - 11/03/12 12:10 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
Norbert Offline
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Registered: 07/03/01
Posts: 14138
Loc: Surrey, B.C.
Rick:

check my pm

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#1982177 - 11/03/12 12:13 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
rocket88 Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/04/06
Posts: 3161
So sorry for your loss, Rick...
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Music teacher and piano player.

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#1982179 - 11/03/12 12:18 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
Bob Snyder Offline
Full Member

Registered: 09/30/08
Posts: 163
Loc: West Coast
Rick - I am so sorry to hear this news.

My mother passed away suddenly and unexpectedly 21 years ago; since that time, every time I hear of someone else going through this - it reminds me. I know how you feel.

May God bless and comfort you -

again, I'm so sorry for your loss.
_________________________
Bob Snyder
Senior District Manager
Steinway & Sons

rsnyder@steinway.com
www.steinway.com

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#1982180 - 11/03/12 12:19 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
tangleweeds Offline

Silver Supporter until Jan 11 2012


Registered: 12/21/08
Posts: 1269
Loc: Portlandia
Rick, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Be well, and don't forget to take care of yourself. Hopefully your piano will bring you some comfort.
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#1982190 - 11/03/12 12:44 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
pianonewb Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/01/09
Posts: 220
Loc: No. Va.
I am so sorry, my friend. I lost my Mother 20 years ago, and it is still the single most difficult thing I ever went through. Our prayers are with you and your family.
_________________________
Mike
Casio Privia PX 120

The only thing nescessary for evil to thrive is for good men to do nothing.


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#1982220 - 11/03/12 01:49 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
AJF Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/18/06
Posts: 1622
Loc: Toronto
Sorry for your loss Rick. Sending you white light...

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#1982230 - 11/03/12 02:15 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
pianoloverus Offline
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Registered: 05/29/01
Posts: 19369
Loc: New York City
Sorry for your loss.

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#1982234 - 11/03/12 02:27 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
Peter K. Mose Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/06/12
Posts: 1358
Loc: Toronto, Ontario
Rick, we are indeed some sort of a community here on PW. And we do indeed care. Our thoughts are with you. All honor to your mother's memory.

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#1982239 - 11/03/12 02:37 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
casinitaly Online   blank

Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 5074
Loc: Italy
Dear Ricky,

This has indeed been a horrible shock for you , and I'm glad you came here to this very special community for some support.

I feel your sorrow across the waves my friend, and I grieve for you. You and your family are in my prayers.

Cheryl
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Everything's too hard until you make it easy. Follow your teacher's instructions and practice wisely/much, and you'll soon wonder how you ever found it hard ;)-BobPickle
Performance anxiety: make it part of your daily routine and deal with it...Cope! zrtf90

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#1982256 - 11/03/12 03:16 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: casinitaly]
Robert 45 Online   content
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/18/06
Posts: 1243
Loc: Auckland New Zealand
PM sent.

Profound condolences,

Robert.

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#1982288 - 11/03/12 05:03 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
Dara Online   blank
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/18/09
Posts: 1034
Loc: west coast island, canada
Kind wishes to you and your family Rick.

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#1982302 - 11/03/12 05:55 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
RickG1 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/09/10
Posts: 304
Loc: TX
Rick,
I lost my dad almost a year ago and I know that pain.
Prayer are with you.

Another Rick in TX
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Mason-Hamlin "A"
Steinway "B"
Baldwin console

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#1982304 - 11/03/12 06:00 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
UK Paul UK Offline
Full Member

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 396
Loc: Berkshire, England
Big hugs mate, x
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#1982307 - 11/03/12 06:07 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
Grandpianoman Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/12/05
Posts: 2350
Loc: Portland, Oregon
Rick, very sorry for your loss.... my condolences.

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