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Happy BDay & Best Wishes to Sam Harvey - update (Aug 19 2021)

By pinwiztom

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    #51 5 months ago
    Quoted from pinwiztom:

    Update:
    Sorry, but I had some old info about Sam's current status.
    According to Matt Christiano
    "Sam has been home for at least 2-3 months. He has a hospital bed in his living room, and visiting nurses who come in 2x/day."
    I still believe he is bedridden and has not had any knee operations.

    Glad to hear this somewhat better news from Pomona....

    #52 5 months ago
    Quoted from pinwiztom:

    Update:
    Sorry, but I had some old info about Sam's current status.
    According to Matt Christiano
    "Sam has been home for at least 2-3 months. He has a hospital bed in his living room, and visiting nurses who come in 2x/day."
    I still believe he is bedridden and has not had any knee operations.

    I wish I had more vacation time and I wish I lived closer to him. I would love to go and visit him for a week and just sit and talk pinball, or whatever he wanted to talk about. Or just visit so he would have some company and fetch stuff for him if he needed. I can't help but imagine him not having someone there to talk to for long hours during the day since he doesn't do electronic communications as I understand it.

    Having said that, is there any way we could get his physical address to send a card or a letter or a simple care package? Something just to say we are thinking about him and maybe a several page letter to at least occupy some of his time stuck in that bed. I understand if you don't want to publish his home address, but maybe we could send it to someone who could get it to him, or receive his address via PM.

    Thanks for any considerations on this matter.

    Yopp

    #53 5 months ago
    Quoted from dyopp21:

    I wish I had more vacation time and I wish I lived closer to him. I would love to go and visit him for a week and just sit and talk pinball, or whatever he wanted to talk about. Or just visit so he would have some company and fetch stuff for him if he needed. I can't help but imagine him not having someone there to talk to for long hours during the day since he doesn't do electronic communications as I understand it.
    Having said that, is there any way we could get his physical address to send a card or a letter or a simple care package? Something just to say we are thinking about him and maybe a several page letter to at least occupy some of his time stuck in that bed. I understand if you don't want to publish his home address, but maybe we could send it to someone who could get it to him, or receive his address via PM.
    Thanks for any considerations on this matter.
    Yopp

    PM Sent.

    3 weeks later
    #54 4 months ago

    Anyone talked with Sam lately? I was watching Special When Lit again today and wondering if his incredible collection of press photos and other historical items has been digitized for posterity?

    #55 4 months ago

    Sam is at home now, but until he hands his paperwork collection of flyers and schematics and photos
    over to someone else, it will not get digitized or stored online, as you probably well know
    Sam does not have a computer or any online email accounts or access to the internet.

    I believe that Sam has put in his will that his pinball paper collection,
    to go to Tim Meighan of Seattle to archive at some later date.

    He has about 10 4 drawer file cabinets full of schematic and paper & S/I cards etc
    and about 2 dozen huge binders of flyers and other pinball paraphernalia paperwork
    including his serial number chronicles and PF post color locations.

    #56 4 months ago

    I have this posted in the other Sam Harvey thread...
    Just a little update:
    -
    I was able to see Sam a few days ago.
    Sam says:
    'Hi to everybody, and thanks for caring'.
    He has two care givers a day...He has lost about one hundred pounds.
    He is more or less bed bound and watching T.V.
    I know he is not happy that the doctor's have not been able to do knee surgeries
    for him.
    In all,
    Sam as Azmodeus says 'He's got an interesting sense of humor'.
    Yes, he still tells corny jokes.
    Hopefully, Sam might be able to get back on his feet again and see everybody.

    #57 4 months ago

    Sam's a great guy. Met him at a couple of pinball expos.

    Tell him to concentrate on his health and we're thinking about him. Hope to see him once again at a show.

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    #58 67 days ago

    Happy Birthday to Sam Harvey today Aug 19 2021.
    He will be 74 today.
    Some of Sam's friends, 2 weeks ago, went to visit him at home in Pomona,
    to get about 50-60 games and other stuff out of one of his last storage units
    so he no longer has to pay storage fees.
    They are headed to the pinball ranch at Matt's outside of Hollister,
    where most of the rest of Sam's pin collection is currently housed.
    Sam still has about 60-70 games left stashed at his house,
    where Sam is now convalescing (confined to his bed).
    Sam is doing fine otherwise, though he has gained a lot of the weight back
    that he lost over the past 2 yrs.

    There is a summary of the trip to Pomona and back to Hollister,
    that I may post later once I get permission from the author (Matt)
    as it was quite the pinball adventure, that ran into all kinds of obstacles
    along the way, but finally succeeded without too much collateral damage.

    cheers Tom
    Happy BDay Sam

    #59 67 days ago

    Happy Birthday Sam!

    #60 67 days ago
    Quoted from pinwiztom:

    Happy Birthday to Sam Harvey today Aug 19 2021.
    He will be 74 today.
    Some of Sam's friends, 2 weeks ago, went to visit him at home in Pomona,
    to get about 50-60 games and other stuff out of one of his last storage units
    so he no longer has to pay storage fees.
    They are headed to the pinball ranch at Matt's outside of Hollister,
    where most of the rest of Sam's pin collection is currently housed.
    Sam still has about 60-70 games left stashed at his house,
    where Sam is now convalescing (confined to his bed).
    Sam is doing fine otherwise, though he has gained a lot of the weight back
    that he lost over the past 2 yrs.
    There is a summary of the trip to Pomona and back to Hollister,
    that I may post later once I get permission from the author (Matt)
    as it was quite the pinball adventure, that ran into all kinds of obstacles
    along the way, but finally succeeded without too much collateral damage.
    cheers Tom
    Happy BDay Sam

    I remember we had the same birthday. Happy Birthday Sam

    #61 67 days ago

    Sam called me a few weeks ago. He was in good spirits and as per normal started off with a couple jokes for me!!

    HAPPIEST of Birthdays Sam!!
    Keep on concentrating on your health and getting those surgeries! Hope to see you at a show soon!!!

    Phoebe

    #62 67 days ago

    Happy Birthday Sam!
    Spencer/Miracleman

    #63 67 days ago

    Talked with Sam today for 30 minutes,
    as bright and sharp and ornery as ever.

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