Marty's Bus

Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:31 am

LsFarm wrote: I wonder if a print out of the short version could be hand delivered to Mr Silverstein.


Wellll... You & I should be within a few miles of him later this month. Hmmmmm
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:45 am

Not that I ever speak my mind, but here goes----in this day & age where EVERYTHING is condensed & shortened. I think a SHORT version of Marty's Bus takes the heart & soul out of the whole experience, at least for me. I'd suspect Mr Silverstein is a "the real deal" kinda guy & would enjoy reading the whole thing. Just sayin. It's not like he doesn't have some time on his hands ;)
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:59 am

freetown fred wrote:Not that I ever speak my mind, but here goes----in this day & age where EVERYTHING is condensed & shortened. I think a SHORT version of Marty's Bus takes the heart & soul out of the whole experience, at least for me. I'd suspect Mr Silverstein is a "the real deal" kinda guy & would enjoy reading the whole thing. Just sayin. It's not like he doesn't have some time on his hands ;)
Without speaking my mind i would agree 150% with FF.
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:51 am

My thought about the short vs the full version is that Freddy is sort of Mr Silverstein's patient. Mr Silverstein is counseling Freddy on his grieving.
Mr Silverstein asked Freddy if he wrote. So the 'short version' is mostly Freddy's writing on the last few months of his life with Marty. Hence the printout of the short version.

Of course, either one would include all of Freddy's comments etc. I guess Mr Silverstein would be the best judge of which one he'd like to read.

Freddy: you need another ream of paper to print out the long version? :shock: :lol:

Greg L
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:53 am

Print Away,Freddy! Out of either version comes the Time-Lapse View of Freddy's Thoughts,Hopes and Wishes Throughout the Journey of Marty's Bus. It really would show,to me,that the Grieving Process was in place already. I'm no Counselor,but I think Mr. Silverstein would be Proud Of Your Journey,Freddy! :up:
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:40 pm

LsFarm wrote:you need another ream of paper to print out the long version?


I think I do! The short version is 25 pages. I just might read it tonight.... It's a month today that Marty died. I did OK this morning, but since about noon I've just been a mess. Eloise brought Dairy Queen around 3. She said Marty being gone is affecting her more than when she lost her own brother. But, we'll make it forward. One day at a time. We agreed neither of us would feel comfy alone at North camp. I think Paul & I will go up there this month & work on the roof. I'm not sure about August.... traditionally we go for 2 weeks & Eloise makes it up for at least one of those weeks. This year....hard to say at this point.
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:43 pm

Freddy wrote:
LsFarm wrote:you need another ream of paper to print out the long version?


I will send a ream of paper up, you just can't make this stuff up. A couple of ink cartridges too :!: Those pages are real people with real feelings.
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:31 am

I did not know you were born on the island in Bar Harbor !!


One of our trainers is Rachel Butler ... yep from Butler Marine. Grew up on the island. Small world and with luck a future Olympian, she is very, very good.
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:14 pm

Freddy, 2001sierra, very sorry for your losses. Freddy enjoyed reading about Mr. Silverstein. Back in 2003 I lost my uncle to a car accident. He was like a best friend. Talk about someone who could do it all. I miss talking about cars and carpentry with him. I wish he was still around so I could talk to him about my adventures into coal and my old house. He was a wood burner. Although this site helps a little bit. Alot of people on here that appear to be just like him. Again enjoyed reading about Mr. Silverstein and may the two of you get thru these tough times. God bless. Matt
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