Date: Fri, 11 Aug 95 21:01:14 -0700 From: email@example.com I offer my sincerest condolences to all of Jerry's family, friends, and band partners. Although my experience with the Grateful Dead has been virtually none, I have come to understand what an impact this man's ideals had on the thousands of his loyal fans. I regret his loss and the fact that I was not more involved. Be strong and always know that he is in a much higher place where pain is nowhere to be seen. Thank You....
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 1995 00:01:37 EDT From: MZZE51B@prodigy.com (MR HOWARD I RUBIN) It's sad to see the passing of not just an icon but a symbol of hope, of a lifestyle-- of so much promise. Life in general has taken on a much harder edge in the past 20 or so years and we need to be reminded of what is and was the essence of the human spirit--I am afraid that a significant part of that essence has left us this week. Let all of us strive to keep Jerry's spark alive in us --for as long as we can make a difference than Jerry Garcia will live in our hearts, in our minds and in our souls. We must never let his contributions be diminished but we must go on-- at least we have Jerry's model of what the world could be and still can be. Howard Rubin
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 95 02:49:59 -0700 From: Ranney Munro
Subject: JG My heart aches with yours.R. -- Ranney Munro firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 95 04:20:24 -0700 From: Dann Clark
Organization: United States International University Subject: Some thoughts on Jerry IT has been hard to keep my eyes dry these last few days. I admit, Wednesday I did not stop crying all day, then I examined the message that Jerry gave us, once the reality had sunk in. Jerry always told us to be happy, to emjoy life, and to LOVE one another. Jerry, we loved you, more than words can describe. You were not an idol, an icon, an entertainer.. you were a friend, an uncle, you were, and always will be, Poppa. I'll never forget the sheer Joy you provided me in the 13 years I was a truly DEADICATED fan, though I heard my first dead song about 16 years ago. It took about 3 years, until I was 14 to really catch on. You were one of the focal points in my life, and will remain so. You are not dead, Poppa, you have merely left the shell you were confined in. A shell that was worn out, a shell that you knew needed repair. I bid you peace, Poppa. I love you. For Debby, I wish you well. I know that what Jerry wants is for us to all remember the good times, to remember the joy, to remember the laughter. A note to the band, as well.. Please go on.. after all, when we go to your shows "we're not doin' this for fun, ya know" - Poppa, 5/20/95 With much love and my deepest regards. Dann Clark
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 1995 05:32:57 -0700 (PDT) From: INTERNET@fuji.kpnw.org X-Personal_name: john conniff From: email@example.com Subject: this life was just a dream
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 95 10:47:58 -0700 From: Fletcher Harkins
Organization: Traveller Information Services Dear Family of Jerry Garcia, Even though we are only fourteen we are really big fans of the Grateful Dead. We are truly sorry about Jerry's death. We wish you our deepest concolences. Sincerely, Justin Green and Cristi Harkins
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 1995 11:58:15 EDT From: MPSL31A@prodigy.com (MR STEPHEN A BARONOFF) Subject: my deepest sympathies Jerry's passing is not merely the loss of an individual it marks for me a true turning point in my life. His music
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 95 13:31:14 -0700 From: firstname.lastname@example.org My deepest sympathy to family, band members and friends. Go in peace old friend.
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 95 19:55:22 0600 From: william menz
Organization: The University of Texas at Austin When I heard the news of Jerry's death it was like I lost a father figure. Four years ago I lost my real father and through that time the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia have gotten me through a lot of difficult times. There was always something to look ahead to. When my dad died I needed something to grasp to and I got it in the dead. I received more phone calls from family and friends on Wednesday than I did on my birthday last month. My mom, sisters, everyone was simpathetic, because even though to some people Jerry symbolized drugs and the 60s he also symbolized peace and happiness. A Grateful Dead show was the greatest gathering that has ever or will ever happen again. Music was the key. At a dead show now one cared how close to the stage you were, you just wanted enough room to dance. I just wanted to send my regards to family and friends of Jerry Garcia which numbers millions of people across this great country. Jerry GArcia and his music created a subculture in American society that must live on after his death.
From: "Jaba M. Noah"
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 95 15:44:13 -700 Subject: Goodbye
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 95 18:04:59 -0700 From: Bonnie Friedman
Subject: Jerry Dear Garcia Family, I have been a deadhead since I was 17 years old. I'm 43 now. Of all the music I've listened too it was the Deads that inspired me. My children ages 14 and 18 years old have been cradled to sleep by you. When I moved into my new home we celebrated by playing dark star. I walked down the aisle to one more Saturday night. And entered the room to truckin..I feel your loss. My oldest daughter is diabetic. I felt an undescribeable kinship with Jerry. His been there for all the joys and sorrow of my life. I even mailed him an invitation to my wedding. This is a very big loss for us all. Love, Bob
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 1995 16:09:25 EDT From: WQJT82A@prodigy.com ( WILLIAM B FINE JR) Subject: condolences I only saw him in concert once, but he still touched my life! good luck! Billy Fine
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 1995 16:22:52 EDT From: THRJ38B@prodigy.com (MR RYAN J ANDERSEN) Subject: JERRY Jerry was truly an inspiration to all of us. He brought generations of fans together, he was a genius. Thank You
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 1995 17:32:10 EDT From: JZRB25C@prodigy.com (MR MIKE K MERG) Subject: JERRY GARCIA ITS A REAL SHAME. JERRY WAS GOD.HE WILL ROCK FOREVER! HIS MUSIC TOUCHED ME.I LOVE HIM.ROCK ON JERRY!!!! DEREK& MIKE
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 95 17:58:22 -0400 From: Jamie
Organization: Chaos, Inc Subject: Damn.. To Jerry's kin-- Im sorry for your pain. The loss is irreplacable. I hope the love you feel from us helps a little. I never met Jerry, except with about 40,000 other people from time to time. I'll miss him more than I think I can comprehend. Love, Jamie
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 1995 18:36:13 EDT From: QYBL07A@prodigy.com (MR TOM E MACIESKI) Subject: Jerry=Love I would like to offer my condolences. I would like to say that Jerry was our teacher. Jerry has tought me how to love and to live. His word and dreams shall live forever. More people have heard and learned from him than Jesus Ghandi Martin Luther King and Budha together. He will live forever in his words of peace and shall live in all our hearts and minds. His word will be spread such as the word of those I have mentioned. Jerry is the eyes of the world and we shall continue to learn from him. OHM
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 95 13:31:59 0000 From: Kenneth Romero
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Date: Sat, 12 Aug 1995 16:50:28 -0700 From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: To our friends... To all- "Death is merely a milestone on the road to rebirth" from the Tibetan BOOK OF THE DEAD. From your friend, Grateful Ed
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 95 17:05:30 -700 Subject: love and peach to all... you made us laugh...you made us high...you made us happy and now we must bid good-bye....you will truly be missed but will never really die...love and peace...may you be in a more beautiful place.....condolences to all.... Tracy Jakich Guest Tempe AZ Diane Jakich Cedar Rapids IO Jeff Guest Tempe AZ Greg Khalstorf Phoenix AZ Patty Brownlee Boston MA ...He made our worlds a better place.
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 95 19:02:51 -0700 From: Dan Mueller
Subject: Love Jerry Bye Thank you for sharing Jerry with us. He is a binding factor in our lives. Personally, I feel as though I've lost a dear family member. Peace blessing upon your lives.
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 1995 20:30:06 EDT From: NEWI11A@prodigy.com ( ELIZABETH O'CONNOR) May he rest in peace. Please accept my condolences Signed, elizabeth o'connor
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 95 20:01:11 0000 From: david robertson
Organization: intellinet.com I offer my condolences to the loss of Jerry Garcia, He truly held a place in my heart as one of the finest musicians and people that have ever lived on this earth. His music carried me through both bad times and good times but always left me feeling wonderful regardless of the situation.
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 95 18:27:09 -0700 From: Michael Marziale
Subject: Jerry Jerry Garcia gave me so much joy through his music and his being. And now he is no-being and I miss him greatly. Now is the time to hope there is an afterlife and he is tripping in it lightly, surrounded in heavenly light and bliss. God bless you, Jerry Garcia, we're greatful you were here.
From: Eric & Pamela Granger
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 95 22:53:55 -500 Subject: God Bless... God Bless you friends left behind, May you all find solace and peace of mind.
Date: Sun, 13 Aug 95 03:37:04 0700 From: Internet Literacy Consultants
Organization: Internet Literacy Consultants Subject: Mourning the loss of Jerry We all have faults, and we all have to die. I'm still sorry it happend to him now, and to all of us. -Matisse Enzer
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 95 20:35:56 -0700 Sender: root@benefits From: "0000-Admin(0000)"
Jerry lives on in all of us who were touched by his very special spirit. The crew at Dead Head TV
From: tim thomas
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 95 21:20:11 -700 Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Date: Sun, 13 Aug 95 04:40:02 0500 From: Patrick McGraw
Organization: Wolfram Research Millions of us grieve. More perhaps will carry it on.
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 1995 23:11 -0700 (PDT) From: email@example.com Subject: To Jerry Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org X-Personal_Name: Dave Nakamura Now that it's all over it seems like we're all looking back over the years. Jerry and the Grateful Dead have changed so many lives for the better. The tours, the wild shows, the friendships. We're all better people for the Dead having been with us for so long. What better compliment can one make? Fare thee well jerry
Date: Sun, 13 Aug 95 01:16:59 0000 From: cj manetta
Subject: lovelight jerry, you are the light of my life. b at peace in forever! As you knock on heaven's door look for my daddy and toast to the incredible lives that you both had. Always remember the hopeful loving children that remain to carry out your enduring peacefulness. i will miss u chief!! my deepest simpathies to the band/family/and all who mourn this great loss. i try to focus on the positive memories but it just hurts so much. the music never stops and i will never forget the rain soaked pittsburgh show as jerry's hair blew in the wind and i felt free. see you upstairs always casey jones
Date: Sun, 13 Aug 95 00:34:31 -0700 From: Robin Spalding
Subject: Farewell Jerry... My heart goes out to all those in Jerry Garcia's family, immediate & extended. We all lost someone central to our lives last Wednesday. In time, we will be able to carry on and continue the journey. In time. I know the energy and the spirits of those of us left behind will not fade away, but grow and become even more powerful. I've seen so many messages here and on the WELL and elsewhere... I know so many more messages are in peoples hearts and are being heard in other ways. All the messages of love, sympathy, thanks, farewell... all these feelings from so many people all over the world show that although someone we love is gone from this realm, his meaning and spirit live on in us. Peace Robin Spalding Berkeley, CA
Date: Sun, 13 Aug 1995 04:43:22 -0400 From: email@example.com Subject: Jerry's passing Loss is hard; the support of millions of us out here can only help so much. It is at night, and in the quiet times, that a loved one passed away is missed the most. Jerry's music was special because it was transcendant --it transcended mere notes and rhythm strung together to become something more, something with an existence of its own. From what I understand, in this sense his music was an extension of him as a person. His passing reminds me of my own mortality, of the mortality of all living things. But despite the ending of our lives, nothing really ever ends, but transitions from one form to another. And, at the same time, "If the thunder don't get you then the lightning will!" He'll be missed, that's for sure. Since I haven't considered myself a Deadhead or been an active fan for several years, I am surprised by the strength of my own reaction to his death. This is, I think testimony to the strength of his influence: on my music, but also on the way I think about things. May you have peace--especially in the quite times. Mark Kaswan
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