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  1. It is my opinion that Eric's music has nothing to do with the incident that is being discussed here. I'm mad as hell!! I, too, have young drivers on the road, like others who have posted their comments at WKYC.com and it scares me to death!! I send them off to work, to school, to play softball or visit friends, etc. and pray they will return safely. IT'S NOT OK TO DRINK AND DRIVE -- PERIOD!! I don't really care how much you're in love with Eric or his music or how much his music has touched your lives -- HE NEEDS HELP!! Tough love is hard, but that's what he needs right now, and I pray to God he gets it. I pray for his family, too. That's it.

  2. Bessie, you're not alone. I've been fuming all day about this. It's terrifying to think how many times Eric may have been out driving under the influence and didn't get "caught". These couldn't have been the only 2 times that has happened. If you choose to be in the public eye, you choose to subject yourself to public scrutiny -- that includes the bad as well as the good. We are so quick to applaud and praise someone we look up to when they are recognized for their accomplishments (the media makes us aware of that too), but we are critical of those responsible for bringing to our attention something about that person that is not so complimentary. You can't have one without the other. With fame comes great responsibility. That's my 2 cents. I pray that Eric will get the help he needs.

  3. posted 08-06-2008 02:28 PM


    Well I'm glad they didn't let Eric do "ABM" at any Raspberries shows then...Oooops!


    "Momma called the doctor and the doctor said,

    No more monkeys jumpin' on the bed!" EC, singing to his kids?


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    Well said, Tony!! You've got it figured out!!

  4. Similar to what AnneG said, here's a thought that I've always enjoyed "My work is something I do, not what I am. What I am is far geater that anything I can do." Also, remember that our value comes from God. Every one of us is valuable in His sight. No one can take that value away from you. Chris, Julie, Rich & Diane, you are all in my prayers.

  5. Margaret, You have my deepest sympathy. We made the same decision to say good-bye to our beloved cocker spaniel in March. It was an agonizing decision, but we knew it was also the kindest decision we could make for our best friend. We received the following sentiment from our vet. Maybe you're familiar with it. I wasn't, and I really appreciated it. I hope you do too.

    The Rainbow Bridge

    There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colors. Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills, and valleys with lush geen grass.

    When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. There is always food and water and warm spring weather. The old and frail animals are young again. Those who are maimed are made whole again. They play all day with each other.

    There is only one thing missing. They are not with their special person who loved them on Earth. So, each day, they run and play until the day comes when one suddenly stops playing and looks up! The nose twitches!! The ears are up! The eyes are staring! And this one suddenly runs from the group!

    You have been seen, and when you and your special friend meet, you take him or her in your arms and embrace. Your face is kissed again and again, and you look once again into the eyes of your trusting pet.

    Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated.

  6. I grew up in Cleveland and, yes, I was spoiled! I was a "regular" at the Agora! My kids (early 20's now) don't have nearly the priviledges that I did when I was their age -- affordable shows and hearing up-and-coming artists. Although... I must say that I was very jealous when my daughter attended the Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago last summer!! And she did appreciate the broad spectrum of talent that was represented there. (She happened to be one of the first several hundred in, and got a special wrist band to be in the front section. She came home with some FABULOUS photos of all the performers!!) In the last year or so, I have gone with her to see the Goo Goo Dolls/Augustana and Hanson and she has seen Matchbox 20 and Hanson (again) on her own with friends (at smaller/medium sized venues). Where there's a will, there's a way smile .

  7. Julie,

    My heart goes out to you. I'm so sorry to hear that you lost your job -- on top of everything that you've been dealing with lately. Please know that you are in my prayers and believe that there will be better days ahead.

    (As for egging the boss's house -- I'm in smile !! Good to see you haven't lost your sense of humor.)



  8. These pictures bring back lots of fun memories. I worked at Chesterland Hullabaloo and Cyrus Erie was a great band! Thanks Bernie! Danny, farm girls? Yeah, we used to tease the guys from the city that they'd have to pack a lunch for their trip to come out to the country to see us!! Those were the good old days, huh?

  9. I believe it was "Eight Belles", MJ, but tragic none-the-less. It was difficult watching the reports of her euthanasia and then seeing the ecstatic emotions of the winner. This is a great loss to horse racing.

  10. We're in the middle of week 3 on our bathroom remodel. We hired a contractor. So far, so good. They gutted the room (the only thing we kept was the replacement window)! It's turning out beautifully. We chose an 8x10 tile for the shower walls with an accent strip of small irregular stones (sort of). Anyway, it looks VERY pretty! Drywall's up, the tub is in, the floor is in, the walls are painted with eco-friendly paint in a color called "Shaded Path", the trim is on around the window, the light in the shower is in, the medicine cabinet is in. Next will be the vanity and built-in linen closet, finish up the plumbing, lighting, etc. We're hoping by the end of the week, but who knows?.... We do have another bathroom in the basement, so that's been a blessing. Some day we'll do the kitchen, but we think we'll do alot of the work ourselves.

  11. Julie,

    I'm so awfully sorry to hear this sad news. We are sharing your sadness and hope that all of the prayers being lifted up for you now will lessen your burden of grief. Hold on to your faith and know that others care about you. Take care.


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