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Author:  larry larry
E-mail:  not available
Date:  11/21/2009 7:29:50 AM
Subject:  Re: Stamps Family
Message:  I remember the first time I met Roy face to face. I was walking down the hall at the gathering b*tchin' about how far the walk to room 155 was. I walked in and Roy and Mamie were the only ones there. When I entered Roy said "When I heard you, I knew that was Larry Larry before I ever saw you"

I remember when Roy called my house, one day. He said that he and Willie were wondering how to get a hold of Mickey when he and Susie were making the last, long road home in the motor home. He was wondering if I had Mickey's cell phone number.
   I didn't know Roy very well then and I just stood there frozen. It was either that day or the day before that Dave Franklin called and told me that Mickey wanted me to have his cell phone number and for me to call him while he was on his way down. Dave said that Mickey said NOT TO GIVE HIS NUMBER TO ANYBODY!   I mean, Roy? yeah I can understand. But "Willie Nelson??? I lied and said that I didn't know it.

I remember Roy always being upbeat about his cancer and never admitting that it might have the best of him.

I remember a call about eleven months ago with Roy telling me that he didn't think he was going to bounce back this time. I remember, like it was yesterday, being on my back porch when he said that. A million emotions going through my body.

I remember calling Roy either that day or a few days before he passed away , hoping that I would just get the answering machine and tell him I loved him. I was so surprised when Sylvia answered and gave the phone to Roy. Dumbfounded and not knowing what to say, I said something stupid like, " Hey Buddy, how you doin'?" " Are you going to make it?" His answer was " No. " Then I realized how stupid the question was and fumbled a few words and said " I love you, man." " I love you too" was his response. Those were His last words to me.........

I remember Roy.......................


 Stamps Family by Sue Ann at 11/20/2009 3:35:34 PM
 Re: Stamps Family by Bree Wilson Stone at 11/20/2009 4:00:05 PM
 Re: Stamps Family by Karen Runk at 11/20/2009 6:05:55 PM
 Re: Stamps Family by BarbraG at 11/20/2009 6:11:44 PM
 Re: Stamps Family by larry larry at 11/21/2009 7:29:50 AM
 Re: Stamps Family by Susie g at 11/21/2009 12:06:54 PM
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 Re: Stamps Family by Judy C. at 11/21/2009 3:23:56 PM
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