“Death steals everything except our stories.”

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“Death steals everything except our stories.”

Post by fatman » Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:54 am

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Re: “Death steals everything except our stories.”

Post by root wad » Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:00 pm

Now there is a loss. I'll be thinking about that one.
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Re: “Death steals everything except our stories.”

Post by kish » Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:14 pm

That sucks. That's a great quote. ( Which is pretty much a given if it's from him.) Finished Brown Dog not too long ago. I usually don't read books more than once, so if anyone would like it PM me your address.

(Edited to add: The book has been spoken for.)
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Re: “Death steals everything except our stories.”

Post by Ajax » Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:10 pm

This defines the word 'bummer'. Godspeed, Indian Jim. No one's going to fill the hole you've left.
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Re: “Death steals everything except our stories.”

Post by flashback » Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:52 pm

The man put a lot into a few words. Unique writing. Have been a big fan for many years, always looking out for more from him, often reading things I'd read before. 78 years and so young. Breaking out the best to sip for this one.

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Re: “Death steals everything except our stories.”

Post by Bobwhite » Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:08 pm

Ajax wrote:This defines the word 'bummer'. Godspeed, Indian Jim. No one's going to fill the hole you've left.
Exactly... Godspeed.
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Re: “Death steals everything except our stories.”

Post by skullion childs » Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:27 pm

Wow. That's horrible news.

Read this a few weeks ago; worth a read: http://www.anglersjournal.com/people/th ... ng-to-jim/.
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Re: “Death steals everything except our stories.”

Post by flatscaster » Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:29 pm

our species just lost a beautiful piece of its voice.

"Perhaps swimming was dancing under the water, he thought. To swim under lily pads seeing their green slender stalks wavering as you passed, to swim under upraised logs past schools of sunfish and bluegills, to swim through reed beds past wriggling water snakes and miniature turtles, to swim in small lakes, big lakes, Lake Michigan, to swim in small farm ponds, creeks, rivers, giant rivers where one was swept along easefully by the current, to swim naked alone at night when you were nineteen and so alone you felt like you were choking every waking moment, having left home for reasons more hormonal than rational; reasons having to do with the abstraction of the future and one's questionable place in the world of the future, an absurdity not the less harsh for being so widespread."

The man who gave up his name

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Re: “Death steals everything except our stories.”

Post by ncguy » Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:57 pm

Hope to bump into Hemingway and Harrison sharing some water (guess it'll be some Michigan water) one day.
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Re: “Death steals everything except our stories.”

Post by austrotard » Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:10 pm

I was never a big fan of the doors.
we'll always have buffalo, sweet josh.


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Re: “Death steals everything except our stories.”

Post by BigTimber » Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:25 pm

dammit Jim!
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Re: “Death steals everything except our stories.”

Post by Kfoxwyo » Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:46 pm

One of the greats. To see what he saw and did-
Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need-a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing.
-Jerome K. Jerome, 1889

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