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#1982358 - 11/03/12 07:52 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
Dave B Offline
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Registered: 08/01/11
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Loc: Philadelphia area
Rick, I will add your Mother, your family, and of course you to my daily prayers.

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#1982363 - 11/03/12 07:56 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
scepticalforumguy Offline
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Registered: 04/18/08
Posts: 1475
Loc: Lower Mainland, BC
Rick,

Times like this are difficult to get through alone. I hope you also gather the rest of your family around you to help each other get through this. I wish you well in the grieving process.

James
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#1982371 - 11/03/12 08:09 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: scepticalforumguy]
Annitenth Offline
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Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 471
Loc: Texas
I am so sorry, Rick, and will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. You already have a heavy burden to carry, and I often think of your effort and how much strength you have shown. You will always have your memories to help you through this loss.
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Anne
Bösendorfer 225
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#1982392 - 11/03/12 09:17 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
Plowboy Offline
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Registered: 06/26/08
Posts: 2384
Loc: SoCal
Rick, my condolences for the loss of your Mom. It's tough to lose our loved ones, but it's the cycle of life.
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Gary

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#1982403 - 11/03/12 10:10 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
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I am very sorry for your loss, Rick.
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#1982406 - 11/03/12 10:18 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
ZoeCalgary Offline
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Registered: 05/01/11
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Loc: Calgary Alberta
Rick I'm so very sad for you in hearing this news about your mom. I lost my dad about 5 months ago. I think of him all the time. Like you and your mom we were very close. Back then I had considered coming to PW and posting because I feel a great deal of support here. In the end I didn't post but if I had I know it would have helped me. I am glad you posted here. I hope it helps you in some way. I'm sure it will. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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#1982407 - 11/03/12 10:20 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
Roy Rodgers Offline
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Registered: 03/01/09
Posts: 347
Loc: Ranger, Texas
I too am sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. My left 4 years ago after a battle with Alzhiemers.

Hang in there, it does get a little easier. But never easy.

Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
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#1982409 - 11/03/12 10:26 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
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Sorry for your loss. I understand the feeling you are and will be going through.
Take care.
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#1982425 - 11/03/12 11:19 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
thetandyman Offline
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Registered: 03/27/12
Posts: 443
Loc: Indiana
Rick, I also send my deepest sympathy. I lost my great Dad not long ago. I'm not ready, at 57, to be the man of the family. Also, now I don't have him to call with all the news in my life. However, I'm certainly thankful that I had him in my life and I'm sure you feel the same way. BTW, I'd like to reach you Mom's age!
Best to you always!
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#1982431 - 11/03/12 11:46 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
Rickster Offline


Registered: 03/25/06
Posts: 8583
Loc: Georgia, USA
Thank you all so much for the kind words of comfort and consolation. And, thanks for all the PM’s. Yes, I do feel better, though still brokenhearted. There is suddenly a huge void in my life, but I know it will get better in time.

Mom bought me a good used piano about 7 years ago that got me interested in pianos. It was a Kohler & Campbell console upright. My 8 year old granddaughter has it now… still plays pretty good too.

Rick
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#1982505 - 11/04/12 07:32 AM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
piRround Offline
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Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 319
Loc: Yarmouth, Maine
I'm so sorry for your loss, Rickster. How nice that you shared your love of the piano. She gave you and your family a great gift.
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#1982743 - 11/04/12 07:10 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
Laurie R. Offline
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Registered: 10/13/11
Posts: 46
Loc: Gatineau, Québec, CANADA
Rick, so sorry to hear this. My own mother died 4 years ago, and I think of her so many times every day. I miss her every day. But you will continue. You will find pleasure again. You will think of your mother, not with sadness, but with pleasure.

Play the piano for her. I know she will hear you. The healing powers of music will help you too.

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#1982881 - 11/05/12 07:09 AM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
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So sorry for your loss, Rick...
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#1982908 - 11/05/12 08:42 AM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
backto_study_piano Offline
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Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 508
Loc: Australia
Sorry to hear of this - praying that you will experience God's peace and comfort at this time.

Alan
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#1982952 - 11/05/12 10:01 AM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
the nosy ape Offline
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Registered: 06/10/08
Posts: 719
Loc: Westford, MA
As long as you hold her memory dear she will always be with you. Please accept my sincere condolences.

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#1983461 - 11/06/12 02:42 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17809
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
Originally Posted By: Rickster
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


My PW friends are my real friends, even if I've never met them face to face. I'm so sorry for your loss, Rick. You and your family are in my thoughts.
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#1983582 - 11/06/12 10:23 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
j&j Offline
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Registered: 10/24/09
Posts: 445
Loc: Southwest
Rick,

I'm so sorry to hear you lost your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I lost my Mom about 8 years ago and my Dad 2 years ago. Losing my mother was one of the reasons I went back to playing piano. It did help me cope.

I am so sorry.
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J & J
Yahama C3 PE
Casio Privia PX-330
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#1983704 - 11/07/12 08:44 AM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
Rudy99golf Offline
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Registered: 02/12/12
Posts: 136
Loc: Guanajuato, Mexico
Rick,

My deepest symphaty.

I wish you strength and resignation.

RG
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Piano amateur
Gebrüder Knake Grand, 7'1", circa 1895
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#1984516 - 11/09/12 07:18 AM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
Rotom Offline
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Registered: 12/24/10
Posts: 1670
Dear Rick,

I am very sorry to hear of this. You have my wishes for mental strength and ability to be able to cope with what must be an overwhelming loss. Accept my condolences.

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#1984581 - 11/09/12 10:45 AM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
Rickster Offline


Registered: 03/25/06
Posts: 8583
Loc: Georgia, USA
I want to thank everyone here at PW for their words of comfort, condolence and encouragement. As I said before, it means a lot to me.

I’ve spent the past week with my sister, who lived only a couple of blocks from mom, and my brother, who lives in Ohio. It hasn’t been easy, but having us siblings together during this time has been a lot of comfort and consolation as we grieve together over the loss of our dear mother.

As many here have said, mom will live on in our hearts and minds.

Thanks again,

Rick
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#1984631 - 11/09/12 12:51 PM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
carey Online   content
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Registered: 05/13/05
Posts: 6423
Loc: Phoenix, Arizona
My deepest sympathy to you and your family, Rick.
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#1984884 - 11/10/12 03:46 AM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
allthumbs Offline
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Registered: 01/17/07
Posts: 115
Loc: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Dear Rick

My condolences on the recent loss of your mother. My own mother passed away 35 years ago at the young age of 51 this past October 29th. She was my first piano teacher and instilled the love of music in me. I still miss her. She is a part of who I am and so she's not really totally gone.

Sincerely,

Kevin

allthumbs


Edited by allthumbs (11/10/12 03:48 AM)
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#1985249 - 11/11/12 06:54 AM Re: OT, the worst day of my life... [Re: Rickster]
Dara Offline
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Registered: 06/18/09
Posts: 1042
Loc: west coast island, canada
Dear Rick,

This is a simple and heart felt improv I recorded a few days ago at home,.
Sending this with love to you and your mom.

nú

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