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Beester Tribute


By LTG

4 months ago



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    #1 4 months ago

    I haven't posted this in awhile. Beester goes back to the early RGP days. He used to post this yearly. And eventually faded from posting. I picked up the torch and occasionally post it. For Beester. And for us. So we stop and count out blessings. Cherish those we love while we still can. Knowing how soon life can change.

    Travel with me now, back forty years. To a warm summer evening, and play some Sittin Pretty.

    ...a wave of inner peace, never experienced previously and not until
    yesterday, swept across my soul as I surveyed my "little world", that
    night in the summer of 1979.

    My beloved Katie, to me, unquestionably our maker's finest creation,
    manipulating a silver ball on a machine that seemed to dwarf her, which
    she insisted we buy on our meager newlywed income. That alluring glow of
    the lighted backglass, that alluring glow of happiness on my beloved
    Katie's face...EVERYTHING was right with the world, that night in the
    summer of 1979...

    ...a wave of grief, never experienced previously, swept across my soul
    as I surveyed my "crumbling world", that night in the summer of 1986.

    My beloved Katie, to me, unquestionably our maker's finest creation,
    trying to manipulate a silver ball on that same machine that always
    dwarfed her, herself "propped up" by a makeshift "gizmo", not only
    majestically battling the "high score demons", but bravely fighting off
    the silent killer racking her body. My beloved Katie's last game was on
    that night, in the summer of 1986. She GOT the high score! (She knew, I
    think, that her best friend, this crazy guy that tried everything to
    hide the grief in his eyes, this man who said "I DO" and who tried to be
    every bit as strong as she, was periodically manually advancing the
    100,000 points unit.

    ...a wave of inner peace, yesterday, swept across my soul as I surveyed
    my "world".

    My beloved Kathy, to me, unquestionably her mother's finest creation,
    manipulating a silver ball on a machine that dwarfs her, smiling and
    snickering, and looking every bit like my beloved Katie.

    My beloved Katie lives on, through the unbreakable high score, through
    one of the many pride's of my life, our daughter, and through a woodrail
    pinball game called Sittin' Pretty, which has a magical power to
    transport me back to that night in 1979, when all seemed right with the
    world.

    Beester
    It ain't real pinball unless it's reel pinball

    LTG : )

    #2 4 months ago

    Wow, I can hardly see this screen now to type. Thanks, for sharing that, LTG.

    #3 4 months ago

    Just a sobering reminder of just how wonderful yet fragile life really is and why we should jealously guard each and every moment we share. Thx LTG for posting, and thanks to Beester for making me realize how precious and fleeting my life is and to hold on to it as tight as I can.

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