Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 11:46:19 -0700 From: Dale C Blanchard
Subject: where the water tastes like wine ... Jerry was an extraordinarily gifted musician and a true pioneer in 20th Century music. On a bad day, he was a brilliant guitarist. On a good day, well, it just can't be explained. Like a spectacular sunset or the colors on a wild trout - Jerry was nothing less than a gift from God. We will always love him for sharing so freely with us.
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 11:50:33 -0700 From: Dale C Blanchard
Subject: Survivors This is a great loss for everyone. I feel it will be a greater loss if a talented group like Phil, Bob, Bill, Mickey and Vinnie stop playing together. I know it will take the band members longer to heal than any of us, but I truly hope that the boys will find a way to carry on. On the other hand, I don't think it can ever be the Grateful Dead without the man in the black T-shirt. Let's keep in touch, friends!
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 13:53:47 -0400 From: email@example.com Subject: Fare You Well God bless his soul. He filled our hearts and lives with love and joy with sweet rhythms, and we love him for that. J.D. Cain
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 17:55:23 0600 From: Jake Turin
Organization: Geoanalysis Group, Los Alamos National Lab After all the scares and rumors of health problems the last few years that Jerry survived, I guess I'd come to think of him as immortal. I'd gotten used to having him around. The world is a poorer place today for the loss. I joined the family in 1975, and it's significant to note that there's no other music that I've been listening to steadily for 20 years, more than half my life. A box of rain will ease the pain....
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 10:53:05 -0700 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (ROSS LOVE ) Part of me is numb. I have spent half my life in the company of Jerry's family. Thank you Jerry for all the love you have brought to my life. You will be missed. Ross Love
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 12:47:52 -0400 From: "KKEAR@dbsoftware.com"
Buddy Holly died on my father's birthday. Bob Marley died on my mother's birthday. Elvis died on my sister's birthday. John Lennon died on my best friend's birthday, and now Jerry is gone early in the morning between my wife's and brother-in-law's birthday. If that isn't enough, the Dead played their last concert on mine. This is true, believe-it-or not. Makes me wonder what my life has to do with this. Then realize that I have become part of something special. But thinking about it leads me nowhere. I will remember you Jerry Garcia and share my memories with my children. Thank You for A Real Good Time. Kevin Kearns
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 14:00:38 -0400 From: frank casilio
Organization: Rochester Institute of Technology Subject: You'll be missed Jerry. To the Garcia family and Members (past and present) of the Grateful Dead, Condolences from us in Rochester NY. The times ahead are going to be rough, but you will survive. The has never been a man who has touch so many with so little. His music was an insperation for us all, his life was one big joy. Everyone has their own personal memories of the Grateful Dead, but they all revolve around the same thing, peace and happiness. Take care and remember even though jerry isn't with us physically his work will last forever. Your in my prayers, Frank Casilio ---------------------------------------------------------------------- | Frank Casilio | Rochester Institute of Technology (USA) | | | Department of Computer Engineering | | "Rest if you must, but | HP System Administrator | | don't quit." | email@example.com | | | WWW Home Page Administrator | | | http://dumbo.isc.rit.edu |
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 17:57:12 +0500 From: eric rainey
Organization: UNCA We all suffer the loss, but I am sure that you more than most. Thank you for bearing with us so long. We love you as we loved Jerry. Eric
From: Michael Lombardo
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 14:07:37 -700 Subject: on behalf of the Boston Homepage To the members of the Grateful Dead and the family of Jerry Garcia: I am a member of the Boston Fan Club Homepage here on the Internet. Boston is most known for songs like "More Than a Feeling", "Amanda", "Don't Look Back", etc. On behalf of myself and the other members of the Boston Homepage, in addition I'm sure, to Boston band members Brad Delp, Tom Scholz, Fran Cosmo, and the other members, past and present, we wish to extend our deep heartfelt sorrow to all of you in the loss of Jerry. We all acknowledge Jerry's talent and great contribution he has made over the past 30 years to the world of rock n' roll. Like some of Boston's songs, the Grateful Dead as well wrote songs of hope that can serve as inspiration to us all. It is with great sadness that we receive the news of his death. Jerry will not be forgotten and his memory will be with us all forever. Once again, on behalf of Boston and its fans, please accept our condolences in the loss of a great man. More Than a Feeling, Michael Lombardo (firstname.lastname@example.org) Boston Homepage e-mail: email@example.com
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 13:25:12 -0600 From: Wes Nugent
Subject: A mortal god has passed! I had never been to a "dead" concert in my life until this past summer when Jerry and the band came to Birmingham Alabama. They not only brought one hell of a concert, but they brought a whole community, they brought their own culture. The concert was great of course, and the people were so much fun to hang out with. we visited their campsite all near the civic center, buying t-shirts, and such. I even bought a peanut butter sandwich from someone. it was as much fun as the concert. In a way, I will feel the loss of jerry far worse than I would have thought. I just wonder, where will jerry's "children" go now? most families lose a family member at some time or another, but jerry's family has how many millions in it? God rest your soul Jerry, enjoy the greatest trip of all.
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 14:29:17 -0400 From: firstname.lastname@example.org I was never a Deadhead, just a normal person who was deeply touched by the Greateful Dead's music. I can mark my life by the various songs that touched me deeply at different times. He was a visionary. A gentle man with enormous talents and a cosmic sense far beyond most of us.
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 11:39:05 -0700 From: Sevana Bagdasarian
Organization: University of California Subject: condolences I remember when I was working at the office of the Armenian Earthquake Relief fund in San Francisco, and I received a check from Jerry Garcia to the relief fund. I was very moved. I am very sorry. Sevana Bagdasarian
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 14:34:54 EST From: email@example.com X-Personal_name: Denise and Dave words cannot express our heart felt sympathy. thank you jerry, for a real good time! RIP
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 14:37:07 EDT From: RKDM41A@prodigy.com (MR ANTHONY M BONANNO) Subject: jerry i feel that his life was prematurely taken from him at the age of 53. However we have to forget that he is gone but we have to remember that he was here.
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 14:43:50 -0400 From: PwFITZ@aol.com Subject: Condolences To the Family of Jerry Garcia; Thank you so much for sharing with all of us. He embodied an attitude of respect and caring in so genuine a manner as to instill it in those who admired his music. It is encouraging to know that it is still possible to see that the best of man. I will not be sad as that is self indulgent. I will however, endeavor to treat the persons with whom I have contact with the sense of respect and good will engendered by those of us who followed Jerry and the band. God bless and rest well Bear. See you soon enough. Unitl then. Patrick Fitzgerald Chicago
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 13:54:13 -0500 (CDT) From: OSTERHAUSJ@platte.unk.edu so sad, Iwill always remember the freedom Jerry and friends allowed us. It was OK to be yourself and not be persecuted or prosecuted for it. There will always be love in my heart for all of you here in Nebraska. may peace come to all of you soon .
From: David Cox
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 14:58:51 -700 Subject: My Heartfelt Condolences for Your Loss To Jerry's Wife: I wanted to let you know the me and many other wharf rats found inspiration to begin the road of recovery from addiction through Jerry's music. I am very grateful that he died sober. I have felt for a long time that it must be very difficult for him to overcome his *difficulties* given his circumstances. Be that as it may, I hope it brings you comfort to know that his music lit a path for me and countless others to learn to live free of drugs and alcohol.
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 12:53:20 -0700 From: Rosalinda Gonzales <@firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: El Norte Subject: Jerry's gone Simply sad, here in Monterrey, Mexico. All the day in the office waiting to get home and play Terrapin, Friend of the Devil or Uncle's John Band. Only my wife knew how sad is this for me. Far from all the deadheads, close to the Jerry's spirit floating up at my home all night long... Bye, friend
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 14:39:48 -0700 From: fullname
Organization: nd.edu Subject: I miss you Jerry, I only went to one show, your last one in Chicago. I looked forward to attending more of them, but now that dream is over. In several hours, you changed my life. Thank you.
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 15:02:27 EST From: email@example.com (Cook, Vince) Subject: I had hoped to meet Jerry one day... ...and thank him for the joy and the music. Alas, that aspiration will never become a reality. I wanted to thank him for the countless smiles and the endless miles. I saw more of this country traveling to and from shows that I have for any other reason. If my high school geography teacher had played such enchanting music, perhaps I would have done better in her class. I mostly wanted to thank him, and the rest of the boys, for the friends that I have today. In many, many instances, my closest friendships were formed thanks to a catalyst called The Grateful Dead. If a person is judged by the number of lives they have touched, truly, Jerry Garcia will be judged endlessly. Please be strong during this time of great loss, as I'm sure that's no less than what he would have expected. If there is anything I can do during this time of loss, don't hesitate to contact me via e-mail. Jerry was there for me a thousand times, and now I'd like to be there for him. Vince Cook
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