From: Kathy Walker Slomian
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 95 11:49:48 -700 Subject: Mourning Dew Jerry, thanks to you for giving us so much glorious music, for giving us so many fantastic memories, and for the opportunity to share in a cultural experience of love and peace that can never be created again. To Jerry's family we extend our most sincerest and heartfelt sympathies. May your hearts heal soon. Godspeed, Jerry. With love, Kathy and Jimmy Slomian Monroe Township, NJ
From: Dennis Crawford
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 95 11:59:57 -700 Subject: Let there be songs to fill the air... I feel like I have lost a friend that I have never met. Jerry, we will miss you, but your music will live in our hearts forever. Syracuse, NY
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 1995 10:26:18 -0600 From: email@example.com (Joe Eastman) From the Eastmans, Three generations of the family have been touched by a true inspiration. We know that a life can be taken away but our love, memories, and kindness inspired by Jerry will be with us forever, and those who follow. Big hugs to all touched, Take care,
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 1995 12:33:57 EDT From: FEZC15A@prodigy.com (MRS BETTY J BRANDON) Subject: J.Garcia and Music ..continue... love, fellow musician Dirk Jason Brandon
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 1995 12:41:08 -0400 From: SurfChick@aol.com Subject: Love & Sympathy To Bobby, Billy, Mickey, Phil, Vince, GD Staff, Family, and Friends: My heart and soul go out to you in this time of loss. Words cannot express the emptiness that I feel. Always remember that you are loved by more people that you could possibly imagine, in both life and death. I hope this love will help ease the pain and comfort you. The Dead have always been there when I was in need of some spiritual consolation, and now I am "here" for you. I look forward to the day when we'll ALL be together again. Peace, Krissy
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 95 19:01:45 0000 From: internet cafe
Organization: webster university vienna HEY GUYS! GREETINGS FROM AMSTERDAM. I'M AN AMERICAN DEADHEAD, TRAPPED IN A CONTINENT THAT DOESN'T UNDERSTAND HOW I AM FEELING, AND HOW I FEEL TOWARDS ALL OF YOU. THIS IS EVERYONES LOSS, AND I FEEL SO UNFORTUNATE THAT I AM ACROSS THE SEA AND UNABLE TO CONGREGATE WITH OTHERS WHO FEEL AS I DO. TODAY I CREATED MY OWN SHRINE FOR JERRY HERE. I MADE A SIGN, PLACED IT IN DAM SQARE. IT SAID: "YOU KNOW OUR LOVE WON'T FADE AWAY" I ALSO PLACED A ROSE BY IT AND LIT A CANDLE.. PEOPLE STOPPED TO ASK ME WHO JERRY WAS, AND I FELT SO LOST AND LONELY WHEN I HAD TO TRY TO EXPLAIN WHO HE WAS AND WHAT HE MEANS TO ME AND MANY OHTERS. PERHAPS JERRY WOULD NOT WANT ME TO FEEL THIS WAY, OR MAKE SUCH A PERSONAL STATEMENT OF GRIEF IN HIS HONOR, BUT IT IS A PART OF MY GRIEVING PROCESS. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE, RESPECT, AND APPRECIATE WHAT HE LEFT FOR ME IN HIS LEGACY. I'M NOT SURE WHAT ELSE TO SAY, I FEEL VERY SAD AS I AM SURE YOU ALL DO, I JUST WANTED TO SEND MY LOVE, SUPPORT, AND CONDOLENSE IN SOME WAY. I'M GLAD I HAD THIS CHANCE.. "KEEP THAT TRUCKIN ON" KIM N.J. USA
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 95 12:32:38 -0700 From: Kevin Curts
Organization: EDS Client Server Account Operations Subject: passing of an american icon Well,It's kinda hard to put into words how this unforseen event affects all who knew of him. I know I will never be able to hear aonther dead song, or see another dead head sticker on passing cars without feeling some sense of loss. I think Jerry would have liked us to remember all of the "grate" things he left behind. I have lots of memories of the band, having seen them only 6 times, I think these memories are what will help me get on with everything. God bless Jerry Garcia, his family, the band, and also the fans whom must try to cope with the loss of a great american icon.
From: Paul Babitzke
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 95 13:07:59 -2400 Dear all, as I sit and reflect on all what Jerry and the Grateful Dead have meant to me and the world around us, I realize that we must continue, as Deadheads, to spread the good feelings and community that was started 30 years ago. I am so thankful that I have had the good fortune of being a part of the collective soul for the past 16 years (exactly half of my life). To say that Jerry had an impact on who I am today is a complete understatement. He is in my soul and I know that I am a part of his. Jerry had a beautiful life. How wonderful it must be to know that you could bring complete joy to so many people. Yes, the Grateful Dead was about music but the music was about life! The passion that Jerry brought forth in his music does not need to be described. We were all there, we have all felt it. How appropriate that Jerry's last song was Black Muddy River. It really does roll on forever and one day we will all be reunited with him on the other side. We bid you goodnite. Sweet dreams my friend, Paul.
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 95 18:34:16 0500 From: Alberto Forero
Organization: HoeDown Hot Sauces, Co. My sincere condolences.
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 95 18:10:18 0400 From: Christopher Zegers
Organization: love for jerry Subject: greatest story Like so many, Jerry filled my life with happiness, love and music. When I heard him for the first time something went off inside me...the love for my wife and my spiritual mother are the only feelings that have touched me so profoundly as the expressions that charged out of Jerry's guitar and voice. He helped me to see, he helped me to love, he made me dance, and now I cry because I was fortunate enough to have been touched by him. Only Jerry's body has left us...he lives on in our ears, our hearts, our souls, our actions. Jerry, I love you. one funky chicken
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 95 14:44:28 -0400 From: John Lyons
Organization: Speedware Research and Development Subject: Jerry I still remember the first time I heard The Grateful Dead. I was just a little kid, and my brother was trying to educate my musical taste by making me listen to Skeletons from the Closet. I hated every note of it. :-) Little did I know that I would become such a big fan of the dead. Listening to Jerry sing lifted my soul whenever I was feeling down.
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 1995 15:12:00 -0400 From: Brian Rupert
Subject: Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone... Organization: MCI Internet Services My heart is hurting -- Jerry was my Eyes of the World. Peace to him and to his extended family. We will miss you Jerry. Brian J. Rupert E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 1995 19:44:57 +0500 From: ronnie raney
Organization: university of Kansas we should all dance - in awe - and celebrate with appreciation for all that Jerry has accomplished - we can celebrate our impermanence, our fate as mortals - when someone passes on should we feel sad?- it is a natural emotion involved and it would be strange to hear someone laugh if they heard the news of someone's death but we should not be sad since life is brief and we need to enjoy since life must cease at some point - let me say I am truly grateful for Jerry's help in waking my ass up to more of what life is all about - peaceful gathering, celebration, fun, old folk and blues music...His smile! What a great sight to see and remember. I do not know him and he had no idea who I am, but he greatly influenced me, as do you living members of the Grateful Dead. I can just see this giant dancing skeleton in the sky that is Jerry. this is the symbol for celebrating impermanence. It seems, despite all this mumble about being happy, that a terrible thing has happened but really this is not true. Life is relative to death. One is no better or worse. At least the intent to kill never came into the picture, he just had to pass on. It must hurt inside, but we cannot crave too much to be with him. We must let him go as he has. It would be impossible to forget him, I'm not saying forget - it will take all of eternity to forget Jerry Garcia - above all try to look on the bright side of every struggle. Oh...I am so sorry for those of you who actually know him...and I am at a loss of words since I know you're probably handling it fine on your own. I wish you all the best in the overwhelming yet inevitable event
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 95 09:20:48 UT From: Larry Houch
Subject: My deepest sympathy At this time of loss to all who knew Jerry personally. I'm just a guy that listened to the music play, and enjoyed it, and found spiritual depth in the lyrics and transcendent joy in the intricate guitar work. I went to shows (not many by most standards, only about 15), and had the best times of my life. Somehow there was this City, this community that had just appeared. And they were all kind, loving and peaceful. It was like discovering family that you never knew you had. But something that wonderful can't exist without a focus. And the Boyz were the center. And Jerry was this gray haired zen master laughing at the idea that people would pay and follow this guy that just liked to play. Knowing the Dead has taught me of my better qualities, and helped me be a calmer, better person. It effected me in many ways I'm only now discovering. This is something that is wonderful, and the focus of such a wonderful experiance is something treasured. We all will miss him, family, friends and fans. Still, I feel so lucky to have experienced what I have. So very lucky. Peace unto all. And much love and sympathy... larry
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 95 13:13:09 -0700 From: Hsitner
Organization: Slip.net Thanks for the great times. I'll miss you! Oh man....
From: Bob Roark
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 95 14:17:54 -700 Subject: Mr. Jerry Garcia & Family From two of your biggest fans in Colorado we would like to express our deepest sympathy to you and we mourn for your loss along with the rest of the world. We know he is smiling down on Red Rocks and we smile remembering the wounderful memories. R.I.P. Jerry, Larry & Jeff
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