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Death's Door, the view from the Spanish announcers table: Hello Everyone

Tuesday, October 16

Hello Everyone

It's been over a month now since Greg took up God's offer to watch the door and check ID's of folks trying to get into heaven.
It's been hard for us dealing with Greg's passing. We're better now, but our day's are still up and down. Especially mine.
I'd like to thank again everyone for their thoughts,prayers,kindness,respect,and love that was showered upon us leading up to his funeral,and the day of. The sea of red on that day bought tears to the eye's of each and everyone of us. It was a pleasure to put the faces together with the names I've had the pleasure of reading over the years. The hugs & handshakes warmed my heart,and I'm happy to call each and everyone of you my brother & sister for life.
I had given some thought to coming home for Thanksgiving. But I don't think so. This still hurts,and I feel I need a bit more of time to myself. I really don't want to make this post about me, but as friends of Greg and my family I want to let you know what's on my mind.
I will be home sometime in the next year,and I'm looking forward to seeing as many of you that I can at the RecordBar and or whereever we decide to meet.

Death's Door,the view from the Spanish Announcers Table will stay up. Comments are welcome, hell,we're looking forward to them. I for one don't want to change a thing about Death's Door, but that's a later topic for Michelle,Stephanie,and myself. Let me know what's going on with you. I'm at cbeck715ATmindspringDOTCOM

Some years back a movie came out about the life of Brian Piccilo,a running back for the Chicago Bears. The movie was a accurate telling of his friendship with Gale Sayers. Brian Piccilo died of cancer. What I remember most of the movie was the last line that was said regarding Brian Piccilo and how I feel it applies to Greg.

In remembering Greg, lets not dwell on his death,and be sad. Smile and remember how he LIVED.

As Always

"and the monkey flipped the switch"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw this post in my google reader and my heart skittered a step and I thought to myself, "HA!! Greg played a GREAT joke on us all" until I read the first couple of lines and then I started to tear up again.

He is greatly missed. So GREATLY missed.

I gotta stop typing now cuz I can't see the keys anymore.

6:18 PM  
Blogger Spyder said...

Cliff- So good to hear from you! Hello to Mom, Stephanie! I think of Greg every day. (Thanks Nightmare, and Frog PJ's for the car sticker!). I've been thinking about how you all have been doing. When you do come to town let us know & we will get a blogger gathering together. Any of the family is always welcome to join us. I try not to get teary eyed when I think of Greg. I count myself blessed to have met him, to have enjoyed his writing. We are all so lucky to have his writing. I wish my brother had written. Love and hugs to you all.

8:30 PM  
Blogger Avitable said...

I definitely think the site should stay up. His writing and his stories should stay for as long as possible.

7:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for deciding to honor Greg by keeping his blog up. It's comforting to know that his words won't disappear with him.
Love and Peace to you and your family

2:02 PM  
Blogger Nightmare said...


I was honored to have met you and the rest of Greg's Clan. It seems that sometime in the not so distant future I'll be on the east coast, Virgina area, and when I do get there I hope to be close enough to get that drink. I'll email you and we can start making and breaking plans.

Thank you for allowing us the gift of your friendship.

3:48 PM  
Blogger OMMAG said...

Thanks for leaving Death's Door up.
I think the stories and comments are a fine memorial to your brother.

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peace to you and your family

12:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Cliff, thannks for keeping Death's Door open.

My Best to you and your family!

N }:-

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chad Parker/The Raven Said:

Just thought I would drop by and give my blessings to you all and a few words. I miss your venting greg. I saw Resident Evil Extinction this weekend with sarah. I know you don't like zombies but the coolest thing in the movie was the zombie crows. It was better than the birds.I thought of you while I was watching the movie and I remembered all the crows that fly around in westport. I was sitting thier thinking how freaked out you would be if you found out they have zombie birds now. Dam I miss you. I would love to have heard what you would say about this movie. I still get teary eyed every time I visit your blog. I miss showing you my art. You always had something good to say about it. I was working on a piece of art for you but after all this it's kinda hard to draw it now. Every time I start to work on it I feel like crying. Someday I will finish it and dedicate it to your blog spot. Well take care big guy hope your doing well in heaven.

I love you all..hugs for everyone......Evermore.

Quote the raven evermore.

P.S. Thanks for keeping death's door up. You have my blessings and my prayers.

1:21 AM  
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