The one I'll miss the most, though, is my little brother

The one I'll miss the most, though, is my little brother | AND YOU WONDER WHY WE'LL BE GLAD THE YEAR IS OVER | image tagged in 2016,celebrity deaths | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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My brother would have appreciated that.
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ONE FOR THE HOMIES NOT WITH US | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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He'd try it. He worked the pub circuit in eastern Ohio, so he knew not only his music, but his alcohol. He introduced me to Killian's.
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Here's something to lighten mood little bit.
Meet deaths younger brother deaf
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Thanks. Really needed that.
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No problem buddy.
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It's a bittersweet time for me. Tomorrow would have been his 57th birthday. He loved off beat humor. I suspect a charity 5K run will be named after him.
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Going to fix the spelling and post that tomorrow. I believe a fitting way to end the year.
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Indeed!
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Thanks. Still can't believe he's gone.
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You do them all right. My brother, moreso than the others
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More than me. But I do recognize some.
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Is Ronnie James Dio in that image?
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I'm not sure. A friend shared it on Facebook but it had no legend to it. I only recognize a few, but Ronnie James Dio is not a name I recognize. I don't recognize most of the people here, but those I do...
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Here is one I made that I think you will appreciate...
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Very sorry to hear of your loss.
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Thanks. He passed on Mayday. He was loved, respected, and a hell of a guy. Of course I had to torment him. This is the first New Years Eve in my memory where he won't be telling the crowd thanks for coming out to celebrate his birthday. Had my granddaughter held off for two more days, she could have carried on the tradition.
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35 just died in Istanbul, first day of 2017. Not exactly a good start.
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No, and there will be other massacred, here and abroad.
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The year's not over yet...
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He's probably not shown here, but a former karate master, Joseph Hayes, also passed away this year. He was a friend of Bruce Lee for some years before his death, and since moved to North Texas. He attended my church for some years, and though I did not know him on a personal basis, Mr. Hayes shone joy and the love of God upon all he spoke to. You will be missed by us all, and may your soul rejoice forever in the kingdom of Heaven.
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While I have not studied the martial arts, I am well aware of the training and discipline required. To achieve the level of Master is a hard earned honor.
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Your title got me right in the feels. Sorry for your loss.
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Thanks. Today is a day I would definitely called him as it would have been his 57th birthday. After he died, a lot of his fan base sent me friend requests on FB. He loved to do pranks. Christmas presents were his favorite. He only gave out practical gifts. He'd buy a disposable salt and pepper set, open it, wrap each shaker in a separate package, and give one to different friends, instead of the fill set. He got me when he gave me a package of underwear for Christmas. We were raised that if you got clothes for Christmas, that was a big deal. I was happy with them, although I couldn't figure out why he took them out of the package. Thought he was going to make three separate gifts, like the salt and pepper shakers, I guess, but decided against it. It wasn't until I had to take a whiz while wearing a pair that I discovered his fiendish plan. He had sewed the access hole in the front closed. On all three pairs! Unfortunately I had to go, bad. No, I didn't piss my pants, but I came awfully close.

And don't get me started on the telephone pranks.
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Your Brother sounds like a REALLY funny guy! LOL
I think I would like to hear about the phone pranks... sounds like it happened in the days before Caller ID... so you probably have some REALLY great stories!
I have a funny one with my Sister.
We sounded alike, and I was always messing with her friends when they assumed I was her and just jump into the conversation.
Ended up inviting a guy to a dance, thinking he was going to meet my sister there.
My friends and I sat in the car watching him walk into the dance...
One of my friends thought he was cute and jumped out to meet him and make him feel not so awkward when he realized my sister wasnt gonna show.
Guess he thought my friend was cute too... they danced all night, then started going out, dated for a while, he joined our church, went on a mission, came back asked my friend who had waited and wrote to him for 2 years to marry him...they will be celebrating their 30th anniversary this July...
it was all because I was messing with my sister's friend on the phone.
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Yes, before caller ID. US boys always sounded alike to other people (4 of us, with two sisters) and we always had people mistaking us. Never pursued that aspect, though.

Before caller ID? Oh yeah. My favorite one took place when you could call into pay phones. At the time, we lived next to a small grocery store with a payphone outside. I had already left home, but was back in town during a church festival down the street. As I didn't spend much time acquiring a social network when I lived there, I didn't really know many people, but Earl did. As we watch festival goers walk back and forth past our place, we got an idea. Earl already knew the number for the payphone, so we launched our plan. He'd identify our victim, and I made the call.

"Joe Blow" walks by. Just enough time to call. Phone rings, and somebody would invariably pick it up.

"Hello?"
"Yes. May I speak with Joe, please. Joe Blow."
"Uhhhhh, okay.... Joe, it's for you... How should I know?" Joe gets on the line.

"Who is this?"

"This is John. You're mom told me to give you a message. She wants you to pick up a loaf of bread."

"When did you talk to my mom?"

"Just little bit ago. She knew you'd be by a store, so asked me to call. Nothing special, just what she usually gets." We were in the Attic bedroom, so had a good birds eye view of the people. Everyone went on the store coming out with a loaf of bread. We did this for several hours.

Oh, Karma hit back. Next day, Mom sent me next door to get a loaf of bread. They were out. They were surprised at how much bread they sold the night before.
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LOL!!!!
That is awesome!
What a funny story! :-)
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The one thing I regret is he wasn't around to hear the joke about his death. I know, "you don't joke about people dying". But his fans loved it, commenting it was typical Earl. Some people that didn't know him well, and one brother, were highly offended. My other siblings thought it was in bad taste, but agreed that Earl would have loved it.
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((((HUGS)))))
I lost my little sister in May 2000.... I still miss her.
A few weeks ago, my Dad passed away...
This Christmas has been SOOOO hard.
It is super hard to lose someone we love, but I like to think that my dad and my sister are together again, hanging out, having fun, laughing.
Same with your Brother... I believe that he is up in heaven, looking down on you, watching and reading the memes you make and smiling, appreciating that you paid him this tribute in his honor.
I believe that when we die, it is NOT the end, that we will see our loved ones again.
That when we pass through this thin veil from mortality into immortality, that our loved ones who have previously passed are there waiting for us, and it is a glorious and happy reunion. I truly believe that... even still, the sting of death hurts!
I don't mourn that he died, (cause I know he is alive in heaven) as much as how are we, who are left behind going to go on without them?
(((((HUGS))))))
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Sorry for your loss. Mom passed 20 years ago at 68, but Dad left this mortal coil in '71 at the age of 50. Earl was the first if us 6 kids to go. He was the youngest. With him and I, it was the typical sibling rivalry. You can't beat up my brother... That's my job.

We're not getting any younger. I'll be 60 in August, and the oldest boy will be 69, lord willing, in April.
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Hope so. Most were buried or cremated.
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Can you imagine being cremated alive??? Even burial is iffy. Locked in a box in the dirt. They would soon die from terror or insanity long before hunger or thirst.
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Oh I get where you were going with that now. But they are more likely to die of suffocation. There have actually been quite a few coffins that were dug back up for an autopsy only to be found with scratch marks on the inside..........
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Aware of it. One reason for the wake, to see if the deceased revives. In the 19th century, coffins had an optional feature of a pipe leading up. A cord was run through the pipe into the coffin while a bell was attached to the sky side of the pipe. You discover you're not dead, but already buried? Just pull the cord and you're a dead ringer for the guy buried there.
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Tbh the only reason I knew the bell thing is because I watch Game Theroy
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I'm justva trivia nut. We discussed this in English class my frosh year in high school 1971.
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Sorry to hear about your brother.
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Thanks. There's a little sadness in the air that he is no longer with us to share in the celebrations tonight. I'm certain a lot of his fans will tell his son that, since he's taken over the reigns. I'll have to raise a glass in his honor. Killian's red, of course.
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Need to add William Christopher ( Father Mulcahy MASH) passed today. : (
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First Ive heard of it. Strange, as I just happened to be thinking of him earlier today. I was looking at an old internet post about a kid that turned on a homework assignment. The directions, write these words in alphabetical order. The child was autistic, and did exactly what the instructions said. He spelled apple aelpp, orange was aegnor, etc. What made me think of him was that Christopher had a child that was also autistic. Then I wracked my brain because I couldn't remember what his first name was.
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He just passed this morning of cancer, he was 84. That is kind of sublime that you would be thinking of him today too.
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Strange, but I'm certain someone is thinking of a person when they pass. Last time it happened, it was my high school art teacher.
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I had to look twice.
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OMG, you're right! From androgenous days as Ziggy Stardust. But at least Bowie was entertaining.
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I would have hoped that MPS had left us and not Bowie, but we all have an end point I guess. Bowie rocked every era he played through.
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And he could be entertaining. MPS lacks that. First time I saw Bowie was on an early episode of Midnight Special.
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Excellent meme... I wish it had a larger size....
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Likewise, but this is what my friend had.

I'm not sure if it will help, but LunaPic can enlarge it for you. Just upload, then select scale. It will enlarge it right then And there, although I think there is a limit as to max width or height. I use it for resizing a lot of my meme templates.
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Many surprised me. I think the great ones I grew up with hit hard. That includes my baby brother.
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I seriously want to have infinite upvotes on this. This year has been hard as well for me. My great grandmother (who is still alive, and I'm really surprised) became mentally ill, so she is not nearly the woman who she used to be, and my other two great grandparents have also struggled physically. They are all in their very late 90s, and will be reciving extra care from extended family members. I just want you to know you are not in this alone and hope you have some extra support from your community, the best wishes,

GROOT13
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Thanks. Right now, the remaining generation and downline are holding up. I'm now the baby of the family at 59. We all have grown kids, grand kids, and some even have great grandkids.

I can understand about your Great Grandma. My Grandma had Alzheimer's. It was such a great for her when I'd take my grandson up to visit because she became the Queen of the ward. He loved the attention, too.
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My condolences
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Thanks. A little maudlin today, but heading to my daughter's in a bit.
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Alright,sounds good. Keep your head up,man
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Sure thing. After my own brush with death, I live each day as a gift. With my loved ones, I can cherish the good times with my memories. Sometimes having them as a part of my life was a real gift. Although there were time I looked for the receipt so I could exchange it.
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Lol,true. Haven't we all? I think,a lot of the time,we look for the gifts around us,not realizing that the people themselves are the gift
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Growing up poor is said to be a character builder. Maybe that's why I'm such a character. But we had each other. We had each other's backs.
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Lol,agreed. In my case,it happened too. Add to that,growing up in NYC,which builds character and makes you into a character as well. Man,if this existed in my day (the 80s and 90s),forget it. My friends and I would have been in our glory making memes,just cracking on each other. I wouldn't trade that for the world,and I'm sure you wouldn't,either
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Little bit older than that, but I get your drift. Yeah, we would have had a field day with this tech back in the 60s and 70s. As was, the 70s brought about the CB craze which was a harbinger of what was to come.
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True. I remember them,though I never actually used one. Those must have been a blast back then. Now I've got that song,"Convoy" by C.W. McCall,in my head,lol
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