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#125435 - 07/30/06 01:32 AM Sad Tidings Again  
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Smoky passed on a few days ago. He was is the hospital thanks to the generosity of Jenny & Zoby. I know most everyone on this board knows him so what can I say. He was my friend.
Free at last?

#125436 - 07/30/06 02:36 AM Re: Sad Tidings Again  
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frown Yes, I think he is. I met Smokey in April 1992. Every time I have visited San Pedro (30!) he has always remembered me and we would talk. Jim, do know where he was born, raised, etc.? Anything about his life?
He wasn't Paisano but close....
Mucho thanks to Jenny and Zoby.

#125437 - 07/30/06 04:44 AM Re: Sad Tidings Again  
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How sad. My husband and I will miss him not being on the streets and at The Pier Lounge. The orange peel on his head. May he rest in peace.

#125438 - 07/30/06 09:05 AM Re: Sad Tidings Again  
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He had been sick on and off for a while now. Was much better! Not going to be the same going to the Spindrift and not seeing him either on a golfcart or out on the pier...or handing out flyers for chicken drop...or telling you the dinner specials at Caliente...or just being fun. I'll miss him terribly. His memorial is either Mon or Tues, Zoby is suppose to call and let me know. His ashes will be spread out at sea. Good bye to a wonderful friend and may God look after you now.

Can't find my plane...
#125439 - 07/30/06 09:33 AM Re: Sad Tidings Again  
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so sad......another unique islander. Met him 1st in '92 also. Was fun watching him lead a group of newbies on a pub crawl.

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#125440 - 07/30/06 10:56 AM Re: Sad Tidings Again  
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I first met Smoky in '99. We spoke a few times during my trip a couple of months ago. I wasn't sure that he actually recognized me. He claimed he knew me, but when I would see him next, he didn't seem to remember that I'd just spoken to him the day before or even half an hour before. I was worried about him. He really didn't look too good. It's sad. He's also blessed to have such good friends to care for him.

Over the years, I've had some pretty interesting conversations with him. He was a character. May he rest in peace.

A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

#125441 - 07/30/06 11:11 AM Re: Sad Tidings Again  
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Does someone have pics of him? I can't picture who it was--perhaps I've not been enough to see him.

#125442 - 07/30/06 12:50 PM Re: Sad Tidings Again  
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use to buy him breakfeast at rubys in am sitting with pete graniel.. then see him on dock by spindrift sleeping under the shade .rest in peace my brother.hope you live your new dream in heaven..

Living The Dream Every Day!
#125443 - 07/30/06 05:15 PM Re: Sad Tidings Again  
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The Palapa Bar, Why me? Just thank the Lord it was"t you. Count YOUR blessings.

#125444 - 07/30/06 07:26 PM Re: Sad Tidings Again  
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wonderwoman Offline
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Just came back from his memorial out at sea...was suppose to be tomorroww, but was today...was so very sad. He was the best philosopher, dancer,d all of the above.. sorry, am too drunk and sad.

Can't find my plane...
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