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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

LOVED MORE THAN TONGUE CAN TELL

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[Kelly’s official memorial marker.]
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Today, I remember the birthday of my dear departed friend Kelly “Andy” Anderson, who took his own life in 1986.
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Gone but not forgotten, and “Loved More Than Tongue Can Tell” (he thought that expression was wonderful).
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No better, truer friend than ‘Andy’ was to me could even be imagined.
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Someday in Heaven, Brother . . .
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[Kelly Andy with a can of Colorado Kool-Aid.]
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[Site of Kelly’s unofficial, semi-hidden memorial marker;
photo by Sheboyganboy 6.]
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[Kelly’s unofficial memorial marker;
photo by Sheboyganboy 6;
Cheezburger LOL by ProvDog.]
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The greatest thanks to my buddy Sheboyganboy 6 for the photographs. SBB 6, you are NOT a number; you are a FREE MAN!
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One of the few non-Country music songs Andy dearly loved was ‘House At Pooh Corner’ by the “hippies” Loggins & Messina. Never let it be said that Andy had no tender side. He did. But he kept it well hidden underneath his 
Smith & Wesson(s).
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House at Pooh Corner
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~ Stephen T. McCarthy
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5 comments:

  1. Great song... bows head while listening...

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  2. Love that song. Love how you love your friends more.

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  3. Yeah, you two, I really dig that song also. And Kelly hated almost everything that wasn't Country-Western. (It was he who turned me on to 'The Sons Of The Pioneers'.)

    Hmmm . . . Maybe 'House At Pooh Corner' is a serious contender in that old 'One Song Every American Likes' category. No one ever mentioned it all those years ago, and I never even thought of it.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  4. I agree with FEA: you do love your friends! I am pleased that my pics were included in this great tribute blog bit!

    I is hard to tell from the photo, but the initials shown are VERY tiny. It is no wonder that they have remained unmolested for so many years.

    And, as you know, I love Loggins and Messina.

    Say, is that a parachute that he is wearing? What is the story behind the photograph of "Andy?"

    (and my apologies if this is a duplicate post. I experienced a "Blog Post Malfunction" the first try.)

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  5. SHEBOYGANBOY 6 ~

    I was so pleased with the pictures you sent me from your trip that I really wanted to do something more than just store 'em in a computer file. Then when I noticed Kelly's birthday was coming up, I got the idea to post (another) tribute to him. It was the PERFECT way to use the photos you took, and I thank you very much again, Bro!

    And, yes, that is indeed a parachute on Kelly's back. In the last 5 or so years of his life, he got very much into skydiving and lived in both Perris and California City because of their skydiving facilities.

    He even worked for one of the facilities, packing parachutes professionally for the skydiving business there.

    No "duplicate post", Bro 6; this was the only comment submission I found in the system from you for this blog bit.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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