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#197938 - 03/11/13 10:47 PM [Off-Topic] Rumo(u)rs Of My Death Have Been Slightly Exaggerated!
Don Gaynor Online   content

Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 7672
Loc: Oklahoma, USA
I've been asked to give an update on my health. The Mark Twain quote above sums it up perfectly, thanks Mark. I have too many wonderful blessings and exciting "haps" to exit stage left" just yet. I have but two rather simple requests: 1. To live long enough to sing again, and 2. To take all of you wonderful people with me when I go. Your combined positive thoughts and prayers have tremendous power so I petition them now, please.

I have a very serious viral infection lasting many weeks and draining my strength which has led to secondary infections that are pulling me down even more.

I sincerely appreciate the wonderful work that Bob (aka 90dB) has done on the joke topic so, I happily pass the baton over to his loving hand.

Now that I've sobbed and laid my heart out for all to see, I had better "exit stage left" or risk being thrown off. Knowing the Oyrish div'lment in me wee self, I may outlast y'all. Who or whom knows.

I have asked a dear friend to post when/if I do "exit stage left."

#197939 - 03/11/13 11:11 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Rumo(u)rs Of My Death Have Been Slightly Exaggerated! [Re: Don Gaynor]
Robh Offline

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 4166
Loc: California
Bradda, you beta hang on. One thing for sure we gotta get a band together on the other side
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#197940 - 03/11/13 11:23 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Rumo(u)rs Of My Death Have Been Slightly Exaggerated! [Re: Robh]
Sundance Offline

Registered: 05/30/08
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St. Paddy's day is almost upon us and I'm praying your Irish eyes will be shining to celebrate Don.

Hang in there my friend.
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#197941 - 03/11/13 11:37 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Rumo(u)rs Of My Death Have Been Slightly Exaggerated! [Re: Don Gaynor]
Le Miz Offline

Registered: 03/20/01
Posts: 219
Loc: Austin, TX

Your combined positive thoughts and prayers have tremendous power so I petition them now, please.

You better believe you're in my prayers (and have been)!

"You're like sunshine on a cloudy day" ((c) Smokey)

Not saying you're a girl, but otherwise I'd say that lyric fits you to a "T".

God Bless you, Don!!!

Edited by Le Miz (03/12/13 06:25 AM)

#197942 - 03/11/13 11:43 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Rumo(u)rs Of My Death Have Been Slightly Exaggerated! [Re: Le Miz]
seeker Offline

Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 4047
Loc: 80 Mi North of Sacramento CA

Your an amazing man to do the work you do on the forum.

Our prayers, few tears are with you for strength ahead.

Your a good man!

Edited by seeker (03/11/13 11:47 PM)

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#197943 - 03/12/13 12:02 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Rumo(u)rs Of My Death Have Been Slightly Exaggerated! [Re: seeker]
Curmudgeon Offline

Registered: 01/06/06
Posts: 2689
Loc: Henderson, NV

Keep looking up my friend to the One who promised to never leave or forsake us and to go with us until the end of the age.

The other Don
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#197944 - 03/12/13 01:09 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Rumo(u)rs Of My Death Have Been Slightly Exaggerated! [Re: Curmudgeon]
dcuny Offline

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 1813
Hi, Don.

Thanks for posting! Hang in there... hopefully a solid recovery will kick in really soon. I'll be praying for you... And working on some way to get you some vocals!

-- David
-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?

#197945 - 03/12/13 01:16 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Rumo(u)rs Of My Death Have Been Slightly Exaggerated! [Re: Don Gaynor]
bobcflatpicker Offline

Registered: 10/27/07
Posts: 3350
Loc: WV, USA

You’re the only one on the forum besides me that knows who all of these outstanding and sometimes obscure flatpickers are. Most of these guys on the forum don’t even know who Tony Rice is! …… Much less David Grier, Bryan Sutton, Norman Blake and Russ Barenberg!

We have work to do brother. You don’t just know who they are, … you understand where they’re coming from.

Hang in there my friend. We need you around here.

#197946 - 03/12/13 01:27 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Rumo(u)rs Of My Death Have Been Slightly Exaggerated! [Re: bobcflatpicker]
PeterGannon Offline
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Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 13424
Hi Don,
Hang in there good buddy, we'll all storm heaven to help get those bugs out of you.
Have Fun!
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#197947 - 03/12/13 05:23 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Rumo(u)rs Of My Death Have Been Slightly Exaggerated! [Re: PeterGannon]
ROG Offline

Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 2469
Loc: York, England
Don, my old pal.

You're my role model and a constant source of inspiration - I've never met anyone with a more positive attitude to life. I really hope you're going to stick around to inspire me for a bit longer.


#197948 - 03/12/13 05:45 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Rumo(u)rs Of My Death Have Been Slightly Exaggerated! [Re: PeterGannon]
Joe Gordon Offline

Registered: 12/21/02
Posts: 491
Loc: Galston, East Ayrshire, Scotla...
Don, As someone else stated. "you are amazing" and I echo that!
I told you that you have been an inspiration to me, and you still are. You're up there in my thoughts & prayers........keep fighting that infection......continue to be "amazing!!"
Your Scottish friend, Joe G.
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#197949 - 03/12/13 06:07 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Rumo(u)rs Of My Death Have Been Slightly Exaggerated! [Re: Joe Gordon]
floyd jane Offline

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 5544
Loc: Florida

Don't you dare "take that exit". We have just begun to get acquainted...

You are in my thoughts.

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#197950 - 03/12/13 06:13 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Rumo(u)rs Of My Death Have Been Slightly Exaggerated! [Re: Joe Gordon]
Pat Marr Offline

Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7479
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC

all flesh is like the grass... it withers and fades away. And that includes all of us sooner or later.

In the time you've been granted on this planet, you have been a good friend, a good example, a good man. I hope that trend continues for a long time to come. But, when the time comes for it to end, I suspect you won't have many regrets. You've fought the fight, kept the faith, done unto others as you'd have them do unto you... and remained cheerful and positive in the face of your tribulation.

Like Paul and Silas singing from the depths of their prison cells, you have cultivated the will and attitude to sing from the depths of your own imprisonment. And when you finally do, I suspect it will be a song of praise, not of whining.

Thanks for your good friendship, good humour, good example and good memories. I only wish you enjoyed good health to go with it... but you will. "Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not (yet) seen"

#197951 - 03/12/13 06:45 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Rumo(u)rs Of My Death Have Been Slightly Exaggerated! [Re: Pat Marr]
90 dB Offline

Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4534
Loc: Florida

No wee virus can harm a stout Irishman, don't you know? You have too many friends to go traipsin' off hither and thither!

Remember the motto (not “Up The Rebels!”) - but rather -

“Ná héirigh as choíche” - Never Give Up!

Your friend,

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#197952 - 03/12/13 06:57 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Rumo(u)rs Of My Death Have Been Slightly Exaggerated! [Re: 90 dB]
rsdean Offline

Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 2811
Loc: New York
These are the days of the endless summer
These are the days, the time is now
There is no past, there's only future
There's only here, there's only now... Van Morrison

Get better Don.

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