August 2019 Obituaries

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August 2019 Obituaries

Unread postby Garry K » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:14 am

L. Brooks Patterson, longtime Oakland County executive, dies at 80.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/obituaries/2019/08/03/obituary-l-brooks-patterson-longtime-oakland-county-executive-dies-80/1909112001/

I have to say that I was never a fan of his. Way back in the mid-1970s, I played in a men's amateur hockey league in Waterford, Michigan. Around Christmas (maybe 1974 or 1975), that league decided to rent a hall and have a Christmas party. There was catered food, alcoholic beverages, music, etc. Then some of the guys started spontaneously gambling, playing poker and throwing dice, etc. I left about that time. Soon after, the Oakland Country sheriffs raided the hall party, arrested a bunch of folks, and confiscated those folks' money (ill-gotten gains from gambling, don't you know?).

The next day, the headline in the Oakland Press newspaper announced "Big Gambling Ring Busted." The paper also posted the mug shots of the eight "ringleaders." Yeah, sure, what a bunch of el toro poo-poo! It was NOT a "gambling ring," but good ol' L. Brooks took advantage of those arrests to remind everyone about what a good job he was doing in stamping out crime! Needless to say, the charges were eventually dropped against all of those "hard core gamblers," but the cops kept all of the money they STOLE from the hockey guys. (It's ironic is this modern age that now the government is the largest pusher of gambling on folks with the lottery!)

Of course, the rest of us guys in the league who hadn't been arrested had a good time razzing the poor guys who had been arrested. When those arrestees walked into the dressing room for their particular team for the next hockey game, they found their teammates already in the dressing room, reading that copy of the Oakland Press.

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Re: August 2019 Obituaries

Unread postby Man o' War » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:34 am

Garry K wrote:L. Brooks Patterson, longtime Oakland County executive, dies at 80.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/obituaries/2019/08/03/obituary-l-brooks-patterson-longtime-oakland-county-executive-dies-80/1909112001/

I have to say that I was never a fan of his. Way back in the mid-1970s, I played in a men's amateur hockey league in Waterford, Michigan. Around Christmas (maybe 1974 or 1975), that league decided to rent a hall and have a Christmas party. There was catered food, alcoholic beverages, music, etc. Then some of the guys started spontaneously gambling, playing poker and throwing dice, etc. I left about that time. Soon after, the Oakland Country sheriffs raided the hall party, arrested a bunch of folks, and confiscated those folks' money (ill-gotten gains from gambling, don't you know?).

The next day, the headline in the Oakland Press newspaper announced "Big Gambling Ring Busted." The paper also posted the mug shots of the eight "ringleaders." Yeah, sure, what a bunch of el toro poo-poo! It was NOT a "gambling ring," but good ol' L. Brooks took advantage of those arrests to remind everyone about what a good job he was doing in stamping out crime! Needless to say, the charges were eventually dropped against all of those "hard core gamblers," but the cops kept all of the money they STOLE from the hockey guys. (It's ironic is this modern age that now the government is the largest pusher of gambling on folks with the lottery!)

Of course, the rest of us guys in the league who hadn't been arrested had a good time razzing the poor guys who had been arrested. When those arrestees walked into the dressing room for their particular team for the next hockey game, they found their teammates already in the dressing room, reading that copy of the Oakland Press.

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Like him, or not, he had a spine - a part of the anatomy largely absent in politicians these days...

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Re: August 2019 Obituaries

Unread postby Garry K » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:14 am

Actor Peter Fonda dead at age 79.

https://www.latimes.com/obituaries/story/2019-08-16/peter-fonda-dead

Unfortunately, the article has to mention and quote Peter's traitorous sister, Hanoi Jane.

My favorite Peter Fonda movie was "Race With the Devil." If you ever want to get frightened off from camping in the middle of nowhere, Race With the Devil could accomplish that purpose!

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Re: August 2019 Obituaries

Unread postby Garry K » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:00 pm

Dang it! Larry "The Mole" Taylor has died. He was best known as the bassist from the "classic" lineup of Canned Heat (the blues band).

https://www.loudersound.com/news/canned-heat-bassist-larry-taylor-dead-at-77

My favorite video of Canned Heat was from their Woodstock performance in 1969, performing what they called their "Woodstock Boogie." Partial video of that performance at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v5RWCnmwPM. If you don't like the slow slide guitar intro of Alan "The Blind Owl" Wilson, skip to the 2:06 mark, where the band starts the tune off proper. Larry Taylor is playing bass on this video clip. (Of course, if you have the full audio track of that performance, it does devolve into bass and drum solos.) Coincidentally, this tune of Canned Heat's is my favorite performance from Woodstock '69.

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Re: August 2019 Obituaries

Unread postby trnwatcher » Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:07 pm

Alvin "Pete Carpenter, retired CSX CEO passes away at 77. https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/ ... bYNRJsDUlo
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Re: August 2019 Obituaries

Unread postby Jochs » Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:10 pm

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Re: August 2019 Obituaries

Unread postby AARR » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:20 pm

Mary Tyler Moore Show,’ 'Rhoda' star Valerie Harper dead at 80
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/the-mary-tyler-moore-show-star-valerie-harper-dead-at-80
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