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Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 00:13:01 -0800
From: radtimes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: ken kesey's memorial service described.
> > Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 14:39:33 -0800 (PST)
> > From: obvious hint grrl
> > <email@example.com>
> > Subject: ken kesey's memorial service described.
> > ken elton kesey, born 9/17/35, passed away, may he
> > rest in peace,11/10/01. may he rest in peace. his
> > memorial is just ending. i, sadly, was unable to
> > go--someone had to be at work, and 2 of my coworkers
> > were at his very first ever acid test, so they got
> > priority of course....
> > here's a report--
> > mcdonald theatre, eugene holds 800 sitting and 40
> > standing and there were still people spilling out on
> > to the street. bob weir & phil lesh (for those who
> > don't know, former members of the grateful dead)
> > were
> > blended in with the audience.
> > music was provided by art maddox & steve schuster.
> > then a prayer, then opening remarks by dave
> > frohnmayer. sterling lord (ken's publicist) spoke on
> > "the writer and the man". david stanford read from
> > 'sometimes a great notion". mason willians, art
> > maddox,& steve schuster sang "the water is wide"
> > (gospel song). zane kesey presented a video. mason,
> > art & steve sang "of time & rivers flowing". ken
> > babbs
> > spoke for about an hour. rachel babbs led the
> > audience
> > in "amazing grace". then there was a second reading
> > from sometimes a great notion. the benediction was
> > (i
> > presume a tape of) the grateful dead with "and we
> > bid
> > you goodnight" (truly appropriate). the pall bearers
> > were chuck kesey, george walker, bud haxby, kit
> > kesey,
> > ken babbs, mike hagen, jay smith & bill thompson.
> > the
> > family requests that folx honor their desire for a
> > private funeral (burial at family farm in pleasant
> > hill). memorial contributions are requested to be
> > directed to spotlight theatre of pleasant hill (a
> > nonprofit childrens' community theatre) po box 802,
> > pleasant hill, or 97455
> > personally i saw about 120 deadshows in my day,
> > about
> > 20 more solo dead related shows & etc and post this
> > listing out of respect for the influence of this
> > crazy
> > kid & his cohorts on my life and the lives of
> > uncountably many folx.
> > luv
> > ellen
> > (known as lovebug in my dead head days)
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