Jerry Garcia

Yet More Messages of Condolence and Love

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 09:44:29 -0700
From: "Laurence W. Davidson" Subject: Good Journey's and fond farewell To all of Jerry's people, As I sit and cry and laugh and pass the time remembering and experiencing all of these feelings - feelings I learned to come into tune with because of the Dead and all my headfriends, I thank everyone and everthing for allowing me to live my life at the same time that the Grateful Dead played to the heavens night after night..... teaching me to love and forgive, accept and not judge - lessons generally reserved for "higher" institutions to be passed on to new generations .... and yet no other institution ever has really practiced those messages of peace, love and understanding as much as Jerry and the rest of the band and family did. I wish you all grand voyages through the rest of our time on this pretty litle ark - Jerry never really died - just his body gave out - the message is still loud and clear - it is now up to us to keep that message fresh and teach the next generation what peace, love and understanding is all about.... I think Jerry would be proud if we all do that. What a long strange trip it's been........ {{{{{}}}}} >o< hugs&kisses Laurence W. Davidson

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 09:46:09 -0700
From: (DancinBear)
Subject: Our heart felt sympathy

All of us have a responsibilty to make the world a better place.
Those with the power to do great good are few and far between.
Fewer still are those among them who rise to the occasion.
Jerry did it with grace, and you should all be very proud.
He touched our lives and we are better people for it. Only time
will heal the sense of loss. For what it's worth he will live in
our hearts always. May he rest in peace and may your hearts be
lifted from sadness.
Sincerest condolences,

Kevin and Melissa Flanigan

From: Dan 
Subject:  Wandering the peninsula
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 09:46:57 -2400

Another bad day.  I thought today would be better, but it isn't.

Went by Pig's grave yesterday with a few beers, and met another mourner.  
We popped one for Pig , which immediately fell over and poured on his 
marker.  The one opened for Jerry sat upright for ten or fifteen seconds, 
then fell over on its own, also onto the marker.  No shit.

I told my compatriot that some friends and I had taken pictures here last 
year that had a weird effect which was only visible on the frames of the 
roll showing the marker and us.  She mentioned that she had photos of the 
the grave on her fridge showing the same effect; a white aura on the 
upper right hand corner of the shots.

I'm not sure what I believe about an afterlife, but if those guys are out 
there, they seem to be up to the same old tricks.


Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 12:51:30 -0400
Subject: We share the 9th

My father passed away 3 years ago on August the 9th. It's strange that I
should lose two people who were such great influences on me on the same day.
I'm sorry for your loss. We will all miss him.
David Snawder

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 09:56:37 0000
From: Ita Lindquist Organization: Reed College Subject: So long, old friend Jerry contributed so much to so many -- we'll keep his memory dear. Jerry, you were the eyes of the world!

From: John Hedden 
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 12:00:24 -700
Subject: A friend I never knew

Dear Family:

I wish to express my condolences on this terrible loss.  While our loss seems great
I know yours is even more painful.  May the fact that millions who never knew or
met Jerry are grieving with you help you to find comfort in this hard time.  He
played a huge role in my life and helped me with his music in times of my own
losses and pain.  I really don't know what a summer will be like without the
potential to watch him make his music under the stars.  Thank you for the
memories and the joy.

John Hedden
Coralville Iowa

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 21:03:23 0800
From: Glenn Bewley Organization: Jerry and the Dead were family, the parents to many "children" including myself. And as the best parents do, he made our lives better for being here. Greatly missing the man, we will forever be able to hold onto his legacy. For his wife, children, Phil, Bob, Mikey, Bill, Vince, his immediate Dead family, and all his close personal friends, my heart sinks for your sorrow yet rejoices at the marvelous run he enjoyed. His was to shed light and not to master...

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 13:03:21 0000
From: Candace Kuss Organization: Pamet River Partners prayers and love

From: Doug Otto/SMC 
Date: 10 Aug 95 13:01:46 EDT
Subject: Big Wheel Turned by the Grace of God

My heartfelt condolences to all............

Jerry had a most profound impact on all of us. He came and touched
us, leaving truth, and beauty, and a genuine sense of well-being.
When all seemed hopeless, when everything seemed to cave in
around us, there was always the Dead. How will we ever replace this?

All we can do is what he would want us to do, keep on keepin on.
As we mourn his death, let us not lose sight of the fact we must also
celebrate his life as well. This will not be easy, I know. But we *will* wield
thru the storm and fly.............Doug  8-(

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 18:09:31 0500
From: jon bean We're all in this together. We're all closer then ever now. Now Jerry is forever a part of everyone (and there were a great many) whose life he touched. And we all cry together.

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 12:15:35 -0500
From: Spif Organization: University of Missouri - Columbia Subject: Jerry I can't say I was ever what might be called a "Deadhead", but I have many friends who are very dedicated Dead fans, and I've grown to respect what the Dead and their fans are all about. I share your grief in this time of sorrow, and I know that Jerry, the Dead, and the way of life they represented will always have a place in the hearts and minds of those who knew them - including me.

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 13:11:27 -0700
From: J or L Keegan Subject: condolences to Garcia family and friends He meant more to you than to any of us. We heard him and saw him but you touched him and knew him. While our grief is great, yours must be deeper because he was truly one of your own. Deepest sympathies on your loss. A world of dreamers and visionaries are with you in spirit. We loved him, too.

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 10:17:56 -0700
From: roseth@shore

I never met Jerry personally, yet he has been an intimate part of my life
for over 20 years. His music brought me more joy than I can express.
My condolences to you, his family, who knew and loved him personally,
and experienced personally what I have been hearing in his music all
these years.

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 12:20:46 -0500
From: Charity Anthony Subject: The Music Never Stopped Deer Creek in '92 my life was changed forever. I love you Jerry. Love to all who lost, Charity Anthony

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 17:28:25 0700
From: Kendall Stover Organization: PathoGenesis Subject: Jerry Jerry was a storyteller (not the leader of a cult). "His job was to shed light and not to master". His guitar and his voice where the essence of something that I could never put my finger on and his songs still illuminate my life. It is hard to imagine not seeing him do it again in person. We will miss him terribly but he will always have a place in our lives. Thank you Jerry, Kendall Stover

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 13:25:50 -0700
From: Mark Hodson Organization: Binatech Information Services Inc. Subject: To the Garcia family Jerry touched millions of people in way no one else ever has. From the very first time I saw him play, he had an effect on me I can't describe. Through his music and his being, he taught us love and peace. He will be greatly missed! As Jerry said, "What a long strange trip it's been", I wouldn't trade it for anything. Thank you Jerry!

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 17:29:20 0600
From: John Bagby Organization: Eagle River Interactive Subject: love love beams hope peace

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