Posted 14 June 2005 - 04:54 PM
It's with a heavy heart that I need to report that one of our own has passed on. Dave Gotcher, better known to us all as Mykiedave, passed away on Sunday, June 12th from complications related to diabetes.
Please watch tomorrow's newsletter and this thread for more on this great guy. Dave was a storyteller, a writer, an entertainer, and a man who knew magic was real. He will be missed, but I know if there's an Internet connection in the afterlife, he'll be checking in on us and smiling.
Please join me in supporting Mykiedave's wife, and your fellow Ghostvillager, Holly. She needs our thoughts, prayers, and good energy sent her way right now.
If you'd like to share your own Mykiedave story, please feel free to add to this thread. I'll be adding my own story tomorrow afternoon.
Thank you, Mykiedave for being a Ghostvillager and a friend. And I know I speak for more than 8,000 Ghostvillagers when I say we're here for you, Holly.
Posted 14 June 2005 - 04:59 PM
My thoughts and prayers go out to Holly as well as his family. He will be missed here around the village quite a bit as he has been a key figure on the message boards.
I spoke with Holly this afternoon and she is devastated. Please send some prayers and support her way. Her email address is: email@example.com - if you would like her address to send her a card, send me a PM. I will also make sure that she sees a copy of this thread.
Mykiedave, I'll miss you!
Posted 14 June 2005 - 05:11 PM
I was born and pretty much raised on the West Coast. Primarily California, mostly Los Angeles area, but I have traveled alot in my wild mis-spent youth : My first experience happened when I was about five years old. We had just moved back to Ca from Florida (Navy Dad) and had passed thru Texas to get here. We stopped to visit my Father's Family. This was the last time I ever really saw my Grandfather in the flesh.
We had moved into our new house and my brother and I had bunk beds. I was in the top bunk as I was older, and my brother was (and still IS) a world class clutz. I dreamt one night that I had rolled out of bed and started to fall to the hard wood floor when a man caught me. He was solid and warm and smelled like cherry tobacco. He had on a denim shirt and jeans. He held me close to his chest and just said,"Eeeeeasy there." and laughed as he laid me on the floor. He tussled my hair and then just seemed to fade from view. The next morning my Mother found me asleep on the floor. When she asked me how I got down there I told her about falling and the man who caught me. She just assumed it was a dream. A few days later my Dad had to leave. This was nothing new (Navy Dad remember?) but my Mother was more sad then regular. When I asked her what was wrong she said my Grandpa (On my dad's side) had died a few days earlier and Dad was going to the funeral. I told her I fealt bad because I couldn't recall what he looked like. We'ld been spending so much time with her Dad that he was my Grandpa mind set. She got a photo of him and I told her that that was the man who caught me when I fell out of bed the other night...of course I'm sure you've guessed it. That was the night he passed away. My Mother thought it best not to tell my Father as he didn't believe in that sort of thing. She was convinced when I told her about the cherry tobacco smell. He smoked a pipe, but never in front of us kids. It was one of the very few secrets I ever kept from my Father. But only because I knew he'ld know the answer one day.
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We'll miss you Dave.
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Posted 14 June 2005 - 06:13 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with Holly and the family. Mykiedave will be missed by us all.
Posted 14 June 2005 - 06:24 PM
Krafted with luv
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Posted 14 June 2005 - 07:51 PM
Holly, you and your family are in my heart and prayers. If there is anything you need, you know we are all here for you.
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