RIP Al Patino

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SignMan
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Re: RIP Al Patino

Post by SignMan » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:02 am

FYI...

The funeral has been postponed from tomorrow to sometime next week...

Donna is in the hospital (non life-threatening issue).
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ”

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Re: RIP Al Patino

Post by SignMan » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:36 pm

Funeral was a week ago today...

I decided to wear my "Rockstar Pants," signed by some Rock and Roll HOFers. Bob would have approved with his classic nod.
It wasn't easy getting up to speak...so emotional.
UMass a central theme...
I sang a song, too...
modifying Donovan's song, Colours, changing some of the words, to make it as if Bob were singing it to Donna...
(Donovan one of the pants signees)

Bob's favorite songs were softly played @ the Funeral Home.
UM memories were displayed, including one of the 1998 Football Championship signed footballs auctioned on the UM site some years back.
(I bid high on the pair they auctioned and later on gave Bob one, probably for his 60th birthday). He had put it in a box frame.
Also on display was a roller skate I had Melanie (Safka) sign to Bob...
To Bob with Love Melanie with a flower she sketched.
Melanie was one of Bob's faves back when he was a teenager, he had told me; so, when Melanie did annual gigs in the area starting maybe five years ago, we got to go to a few of them.
We did little things like this for each other...
Going to miss it all.
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ”

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