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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:48 AM
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Remembering John Lennon December 8,1980
You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one




A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.



I don't believe in killing whatever the reason!



My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.



I miss you, John. 27 years later, I still wish I could turn back the clock to the Summer of 1980. I remember everything - sharing our morning coffee, walking in the park together on a beautiful day, and seeing your hand stretched to mine - holding it, reassuring me that I shouldn't worry about anything because our life was good.

I had no idea that life was about to teach me the toughest lesson of all. I learned the intense pain of losing a loved one suddenly, without warning, and without having the time for a final hug and the chance to say, "I love you," for the last time. The pain and shock of that sudden loss is with me every moment of every day. When I touched John's side of our bed on the night of December 8th, 1980, I realized that it was still warm. That moment has haunted me for the past 27 years - and will stay with me forever.
-Yoko Ono 2007




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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:51 AM
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1. My mom always referred to the Beatles as my uncles. I remember how devastated I was when he was shot
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 09:51 AM by helderheid
I was 5. I thought he was family.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:52 AM
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2. Killed with a handgun. nt
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:54 AM
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3. I'll never forget..

..I was riding a noisy school bus when I was barely able to make out the news that morning from the radio. Ditched school that day. It was so sad.
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:00 AM
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4. I cried.
I was 17 and didn't remember any part of my life when there weren't Beatles.
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:07 AM
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5. I remember the day--
it was an awful moment when I heard the news.

One of the greatest talents we had cut down in a flash.

:(

To John Lennon,

:toast:

his work, his vision and his dream.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:10 AM
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6. I was in shock that day, how could anyone take down
such a good person, loved John Lennon and the Beatles.
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Tesla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:21 AM
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7. It just seems like yesterday
I was in my friends' room hanging out and her brother came in and told us...
We cried the rest of the night!
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:29 AM
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8. War is over...


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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:34 AM
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9. K&R
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:06 PM
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10. His son admitted
http://lifeofthebeatles.blogspot.com/2008/07/lennon-in-...

"He was a macho pig in a lot of ways and he knew it. The only thing that made it okay was that he could admit it. That was his saving grace. He tried to overcome it." - SEAN LENNON


I suppose the most interesting humans are the complex and initially hypocritical ones, or at least the ones who did the opposite of what they were saying at one point. Most people promoting one thing and doing the opposite behind everybody's backs is card a hypocrite. Happens on every discussion forum... John Lennon is no different just because he made money.

"He tried to overcome it." It's the best anybody can do. I certainly appreciate that.

John's wife, at least in the aforementioned blog URL, doesn't seem as forgiving. Must've hurt her a lot.

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PlanetBev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:10 PM
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11. Jim Morrison would have turned 65 years old today
I was such a fanatic Doors fan back in the day. Saw them twice in concert. Wonder what Jim would have look like now. Not good, I think.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:20 PM
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12. I think MAYBE he would alot better than Keith Richards!!!
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carlyhippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:25 PM
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13. Keith Richards is indestructable
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 02:43 PM by carlyhippy
like fruitcake and roaches, he will be around long after the end of the earth.
Carly
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carlyhippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:30 PM
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14. because of a cold, thoughtless creep, we no longer have this wonderful man
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 02:33 PM by carlyhippy
Chapman will burn in Hades for this, he sickens me.

I remember the day quite well. I was in high school, and had just driven up to my friend's house to pick her up so we could riding around. After hearing this, the plans were changed, didn't feel like I could have a good time after hearing this. RIP dear John.
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carlyhippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:55 PM
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15. K&R
Carly
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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:52 PM
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16. kick for the egg man
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:55 PM
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17. k&r
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:43 PM
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18. I remember the moment I was told
of his death. I still think the powers that be were behind his death. Lennon was so loved...and he preached LOVE, PEACE, and UNDERSTANDING. This can NOT continue. Plus he actually spoke with clarity and truth about the patriarchy and its treatment of women.

You see, folks like Chenney, Rummy, and all the other neocons and misogynists could not let this man live and spread his word.

I miss him...and his kindness. We don't see that anymore.
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MazeRat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:45 PM
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19. That is one birthday I'll never forget... I was 23 that day. n/t
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Martin Eden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:27 PM
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21. I hope your birthdays since that awful night have been much happier
I'm 55 days older than you. Happy Birthday :toast:
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MazeRat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:37 PM
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22. Thanks, and yes they have been much happier but I still remember each year. n/t
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Martin Eden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:17 PM
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20. I'll never forget that night -- I was injured at work
I worked 2nd shift at a plastic bottle factory in Chicago, and had a mishap that resulted in a bruised wrist and 8 stitches in my left hand. The shift supervisor who drove me to the emergency clinic had been watching TV in the waiting room. When I joined him after being patched up, his first words to me were John Lennon is dead.

Needless to say, all feelings of physical discomfort were instantly overwhelmed by a much deeper hurt.
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