Shutting Down

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I’ve given the matter a great deal of thought, and I’ve decided to end blogging at MorningGlory2.  I’ll categorize this post under “Obituaries”.  I set this up in 2005 when my daughter joined the military; now her enlistment is over, she’s married, just bought a house, and is expecting a baby in January.  Perhaps when the baby gets here, I’ll start up a new place to brag on my grandson, but for now, I’m calling it quits.

Thanks to all of you who have followed me over the years.  It’s been a great ride, and I’ve made some new (although never met) friends along the way.  You can keep up with me on Facebook, if you’re so inclined.

That’s all, folks!

Obituary

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I learned this morning of the passing of my former father-in-law.  Bud was a wonderful man whom I loved and respected, and I’m very sorry to hear of his passing.  He served his country with honor, raised eight (eight!) children who all turned out to be productive members of society, was married to the same woman for 60 (60!) years, and was well-liked by everyone he met.  He will be missed by many.

Served with Honor - United States Military Veteran
Charles W. “Bud” Buckius
October 29, 1926 – May 16, 2009
Lecanto, Florida

The Service of Remembrance for Mr. Charles W. “Bud” Buckius, age 82, of Lecanto, Florida, will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at the Grace Bible Church, 6382 Green Acres Street in Homosassa with Pastor Ray Herriman officiating. Friends may call Tuesday May 19, 2009 from 6pm to 8pm at the Homosassa Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.HooperFuneralHome.com.
He was born October 29, 1926 in Cleveland, OH, son of Albert & Olga Buckius. He died May 16, 2009 at his residence.
Mr. Buckius was a United States Marine Corp veteran serving during WWII (Pacific Theater) and a recipient of the Purple Heart.
He was a retired electrical contractor. He had moved here from Madison, Ohio in 1991.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mary Buckius of Lecanto; children: Bob Buckius of Inverness; Bill Buckius and Brian Buckius, both of Madison, OH; Bruce Buckius of Lecanto; Bud Buckius Jr., of Clearwater; Bonnie Bradley and Brenda Neff, both of Lecanto; Barbara Krogh of Homosassa; a sister, Charlene Alley of Chesterland, OH; 16 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren.

The Rest of the Story

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paulharvey31Legendary radio commentator Paul Harvey died today at a hospital in Phoenix. He was 90. Known for his distinct staccato delivery, dramatic pauses, and folksy intonations, Harvey’s broadcasts were heard on over 1,200 radio stations and 400 Armed Forces networks and his commentary appeared in 300 newspapers, according to his website. He had been hosting his radio shows on a part-time basis for most of the past year, during which he suffered various illnesses as well as the death of his wife Lynne “Angel” Harvey. Paul Harvey’s seven-decade broadcasting career includes more than 50 years working for ABC Radio.

“Even after the passing of his loving wife Angel in May 2008, Paul would not slip quietly into retirement as he continued to take the microphone and reach out to his audience,” ABC Radio Networks president Jim Robinson said via a statement. “We will miss our dear friend tremendously and are grateful for the many years we were so fortunate to have known him.”

via Paul Harvey, legendary radio host, dies at 90 | TV, movie and music news | Radio | EW.com.

Michael Crichton Dies at 66

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“Best-selling author Michael Crichton died unexpectedly in Los Angeles Tuesday, November 4th after a courageous and private battle against cancer.

While the world knew him as a great story teller that challenged our preconceived notions about the world around us — and entertained us all while doing so — his wife Sherri, daughter Taylor, family and friends knew Michael Crichton as a devoted husband, loving father and generous friend who inspired each of us to strive to see the wonders of our world through new eyes. He did this with a wry sense of humor that those who were privileged to know him personally will never forget.

Through his books, Michael Crichton served as an inspiration to students of all ages, challenged scientists in many fields, and illuminated the mysteries of the world in a way we could all understand.

He will be profoundly missed by those whose lives he touched, but he leaves behind the greatest gifts of a thirst for knowledge, the desire to understand, and the wisdom to use our minds to better our world.

via Michael Crichton Dies – ArtsBeat Blog – NYTimes.com

Amos E. Joel — an Honorary Unsubscribe

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An electrical engineer, Joel had a fascination with telephones — and patents — all his life, and made his career at the venerable telephone R&D company, Bell Labs. It was Joel who figured out how to automate the billing of long distance calls; it took more than 500 pages to describe for the resulting patent, one of more than 70 awarded to him. But he's best known for an invention patented in 1972: the system that allows a wireless phone call to be handed from one tower to the next without disrupting the call — which was needed to make cell phones workable. "Without his invention, there wouldn't be all these people walking around with cellphones," said Frank Vigilante, one of Joel's supervisors at Bell Labs. "He really allowed that business to form and to be a business." Joel retired in 1983, and inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2007. He died October 25, at 90.

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Legendary actor Paul Newman dies

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WESTPORT, Conn. – Paul Newman, the Academy-Award winning superstar who personified cool as the anti-hero of such films as “Hud,” ”Cool Hand Luke” and “The Color of Money” — and as an activist, race car driver and popcorn impresario — has died. He was 83.

The Cleveland native died Friday after a long battle with cancer at his farmhouse near Westport, publicist Jeff Sanderson said. He was surrounded by his family and close friends.

newsobserver.com | Legendary actor Paul Newman dies.

R.I.P. Lord Bowler

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Julius Carry: He was probably best known for his role as Lord Bowler on The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Carry was also a regular on The District, Doctor, Doctor, and Do Over, and had recurring roles on Murphy Brown, Boy Meets World, and Two Guys, A Girl, and a Pizza Place. He also did guest spots on many other shows, including Columbo, Diagnosis Murder, Spin City, Caroline in the City, Earth 2, Grace Under Fire, Hill Street Blues, Empty Nest, Tales from the Crypt, Murder, She Wrote, Moonlighting, and many others. His last role was on an episode of The Unit. He also appeared in such movies as The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh, Moving, The Last Dragon, and The Man with One Red Shoe. He died of pancreatic cancer at age 56.

I was thinking about treating myself to a Brisco County marathon this weekend, and now I think that’s a definite.

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