September 3, 2010 @ 8:05 AM


Vincent Beach memorial service.

When I think of our friend Vincent Collin Beach what comes to mind?

The first thoughts that come to mind are he was such a talented, remarkable, soft-spoken, patient, kind and gentle soul. Vincent made a significant positive impact on the lives of all people that he came in contact with over his eighty-five (85) years.

We first met Vincent and Anni Beach when she became a regular at our weekly jam sessions early in 1995. It has been a pleasure and honor to become friends with such a very special couple.

I have such delightful memories of Vincent and I sitting off to the side at jam sessions, camp-outs or pot-luck dinners and talking politics and government all evening or .........

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September 2, 2010 @ 2:08 AM

Vincent Beach

     
     

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September 1, 2010 @ 1:55 AM


Epilogue

I'm Still Here June 2009

I had better hurry and have my sweet Anni get this little story down before it has to be in the past tense. My life story was written between the two of us and appropriately titled Don't Throw Away Your Stick Till You Cross the River-The Journey of An Ordinary Man. "Tell Dad don't slip on the banana peel before I get there," quips my son Kris. That pulls a little smile from my nearly immobile face. I'm doing my best to hang on but right now I think I'm into what they callThe Final Stage.

I have a movement disorder called Parkinson's Plus or Progressive Supranuclear Palsy-a big name describing the fact that my body .........

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