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RIP Kenny Rogers

Sad news this morning as it’s reported that the legendary Kenny Rogers has passed at the age of 81.

“The Gambler” has broke even, now 😦  But he’s left us with an Ace we can keep.

 

 

 

The Gambler
On a warm summer’s eve
On a train bound for nowhere
I met up with the gambler
We were both too tired to sleep
So we took turns a-starin’
Out the window at the darkness
The boredom overtook us,
And he began to speak
He said, “Son, I’ve made a life
Out of readin’ people’s faces
Knowin’ what the cards were
By the way they held their eyes
So if you don’t mind me sayin’
I can see you’re out of aces
For a taste of your whiskey
I’ll give you some advice”
So I handed him my bottle
And he drank down my last swallow
Then he bummed a cigarette
And asked me for a light
And the night got deathly quiet
And his faced lost all expression
He said, “If you’re gonna play the game, boy
You gotta learn to play it right
You’ve got to know when to hold ’em
Know when to fold ’em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you’re sittin’ at the table
There’ll be time enough for countin’
When the dealin’s done
Every gambler knows
That the secret to survivin’
Is knowin’ what to throw away
And knowin’ what to keep
‘Cause every hand’s a winner
And every hand’s a loser
And the best that you can hope for is to die
in your sleep
And when he finished speakin’
He turned back toward the window
Crushed out his cigarette
And faded off to sleep
And somewhere in the darkness
The gambler he broke even
But in his final words
I found an ace that I could keep
You’ve got to know when to hold ’em
Know when to fold ’em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you’re sittin’ at the table
There’ll be time enough for countin’
When the dealin’s done
You’ve got to know when to hold ’em (when to hold ’em)
Know when to fold ’em (when to fold ’em)
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you’re sittin’ at the table
There’ll be time enough for countin’
When the dealin’s done
You’ve got to know when to hold ’em
Know when to fold ’em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you’re sittin’ at the table
There’ll be time enough for countin’
When the dealin’s done

 


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Gone But Not Forgotten – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds

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Today marks 4 years since my Cinnamon girl crossed the Rainbow Bridge and became an angel. I miss you my sweet Cinny and I’ll see you again one day across the Bridge.

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This post is part of One-liner Wednesday:

One-Liner Wednesday – The Perfect Toy


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RIP My Sweet Shadow

Yesterday, I had to make one of the hardest decisions a pet owner has to make. My sweet kitty, Shadow, had been sick for the last couple of months with IBD and an intestinal lymphoma and, unfortunately, the treatment did not seem to be helping him. He seemed to be growing weaker and, just in general, was not the happy kitty he’d been. So yesterday afternoon, the decision was made to help him cross over. 😦  He is now over the Rainbow Bridge with my sweet angel Cinnamon, the miniature poodle he grew up with.

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I had him since he was a kitten, and he had just turned 14 years old last month.

I will miss you, my sweet, loving boy. I will miss you curling up next to me on the couch, and I will miss you climbing into my lap to reach up and lick my earlobes while kneading my shoulders. I will even miss cleaning up the presents you would occasionally catch and leave on the back porch.

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My Shadow

No matter what some superstitious people may think about black cats, you were the best and sweetest kitty and I was blessed to have you. Run free and play at the Rainbow Bridge with your fur sister Cinnamon, my Shadow, and one day I will see you both again.

 


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RIP Alan Rickman

On the heels of the tragic loss of  David Bowie comes the loss of another great Brit, actor Alan Rickman. I will miss him so much. I loved him in so many roles. I will always love and remember him as Severus Snape in  Harry Potter, of course. And as Hans Gruber in Die Hard. Also as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. And as the voice of Marvin the robot in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy movie. And – one of my most favorite of his roles, next to Snape – as Alexander Dane (Dr. Lazarus) in Galaxy Quest.

RIP Alan. You will be terribly missed 😦

 

 


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RIP David Bowie – Another Great Gone

It seems as if, over the past month or so, we’ve lost some music greats (and some personal favorites of mine). First was Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots, then Lemmy of Motorhead, then Natalie Cole. They left some great music behind them and they will be missed. May these greats rest in peace.

And now, David Bowie has left us, as well, leaving a great musical legacy in his wake, too.

Mr. Bowie, sir, you will be greatly missed.  Rest in peace, Ziggy Stardust.

 

 

And I will always remember him as Jareth, the Goblin King