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12 May 2013
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That's so sad! I'm so sorry to hear that :( I can't imagine losing my sister and I feel so sorry for your loss.

The last bit of your post is so beautiful though, got me all teary eyed.

12 May 2013
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HeyTrud said
Glad that they have helped so many of us through difficult times.  Like Linde said..."just one band can have THAT much of an impact?" It's amazing what the Beatles can do.

I was thinking about a more recent impact the Beatles have had in my life.  In November 2012, both my older sister and I wanted to get tickets to see Paul McCartney here in Edmonton.  Unfortunately, she was scheduled for knee surgery on November 9th and would not be able to walk the steps at Rexall Place where he would be performing...so, she couldn't attend.  My friend was able to get us tickets and she & I were able to attend & of course it was the show of a lifetime!  I felt so bad that my sister, Terry couldn't make it as she had been a Beatles fan forever.  One of her friends did go to the concert and bought her a Paul t-shirt and "On The Run" Program and gave it to her for Christmas.  I wanted a t-shirt so badly, but the line-ups were so long...I didn't get one, but I still got to see Paul!  On Christmas Day, my Mom and Terry came to our house to celebrate with our family.  I was SO jealous to see my sister wearing her gorgeous "On The Run" Paul shirt!  She teased me about it in "sisterly fashion"! 

5 days after Christmas, on December 30/12, my sister Terry passed away suddenly..without warning :(   It was devastating.  A few days later, as we began the task of going through her things...we found many Beatle treasures, like her Beatles wallet that I now proudly own - and of course, the t-shirt & program.  My Mom & other sister said that Ter would want me to have them, so I do.

Most nights, I put my over-sized Paul "On The Run" t-shirt on when I get comfy and I sleep in it too.  It feels like a hug from my sister Ter and it brings me comfort.  heart 

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12 May 2013
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HeyTrud said
Glad that they have helped so many of us through difficult times.  Like Linde said..."just one band can have THAT much of an impact?" It's amazing what the Beatles can do.

I was thinking about a more recent impact the Beatles have had in my life.  In November 2012, both my older sister and I wanted to get tickets to see Paul McCartney here in Edmonton.  Unfortunately, she was scheduled for knee surgery on November 9th and would not be able to walk the steps at Rexall Place where he would be performing...so, she couldn't attend.  My friend was able to get us tickets and she & I were able to attend & of course it was the show of a lifetime!  I felt so bad that my sister, Terry couldn't make it as she had been a Beatles fan forever.  One of her friends did go to the concert and bought her a Paul t-shirt and "On The Run" Program and gave it to her for Christmas.  I wanted a t-shirt so badly, but the line-ups were so long...I didn't get one, but I still got to see Paul!  On Christmas Day, my Mom and Terry came to our house to celebrate with our family.  I was SO jealous to see my sister wearing her gorgeous "On The Run" Paul shirt!  She teased me about it in "sisterly fashion"! 

5 days after Christmas, on December 30/12, my sister Terry passed away suddenly..without warning :(   It was devastating.  A few days later, as we began the task of going through her things...we found many Beatle treasures, like her Beatles wallet that I now proudly own - and of course, the t-shirt & program.  My Mom & other sister said that Ter would want me to have them, so I do.

Most nights, I put my over-sized Paul "On The Run" t-shirt on when I get comfy and I sleep in it too.  It feels like a hug from my sister Ter and it brings me comfort.  heart

I'm sorry about your loss heartheartheartheartheart 
 
  

 

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13 May 2013
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heartThank you all so much...I really appreciate your kind words heart

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14 May 2013
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I'm so sorry for your loss :(

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Sorry for your loss. I know how it is to lose a sibling. heart

14 May 2013
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Thanks so much everyone heart  You are all very kind.

It has been 4.5 months since she passed, but it is still surreal to me that my sister is really gone.  There are still MANY times when I think to myself "Ter would love this!" or pick up the phone to call her.  Because we 3 (Terry, myself and my other sister, Tracy) all love the Beatles...they are a connection, a comfort to me...and being here on this site is really helping me too. 

Sky090909 - I'm so sorry that you know how losing a sibling feels.  I'm very sorry for your loss too.

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HeyTrud said
Thanks so much everyone heart  You are all very kind.

It has been 4.5 months since she passed, but it is still surreal to me that my sister is really gone.  There are still MANY times when I think to myself "Ter would love this!" or pick up the phone to call her.  Because we 3 (Terry, myself and my other sister, Tracy) all love the Beatles...they are a connection, a comfort to me...and being here on this site is really helping me too. 

Sky090909 - I'm so sorry that you know how losing a sibling feels.  I'm very sorry for your loss too.

Thank you heart

 

It will pass over time and you will pull through. I was so depressed after my brother died, especially since I'm older. The Beatles were one of the things that pulled me through. I have two special Beatle memories off the top of my head that always puts a smile on my face when I think of my brother. 

 

14 May 2013
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If you don't mind answering, what are the memories?

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15 May 2013
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I don't mind.

My brother was a special needs kid, so he had learning and physical disabilities; however, he was still intelligent. I use to teach him stuff like who The Beatles were, their names, and their songs or teach him Harry Potter stuff because I was also into that. One of my memories was he was really getting into George's solo music career. Well, he didn't know George had passed on, so he asked my dad to go to a concert. Unfortunately, my dad had to inform him that George had passed and he couldn't go to the concert. My brother loved everyone, so he didn't like to see people hurt or dead thus, he cried when he found out the news. I like to think now maybe he met George and John in the afterlife. My second memory was he knew a lot songs lyrics thanks to me playing the songs so much. The summer before he passed he came over my house and played Beatles Rock Band with my husband, who was surprised that my brother knew the lyrics very well. The two particular songs he really got into during the game was "Birthday" and "Here Comes The Sun", so now every time we hear those songs we think about that day. Another one I remember was he like to mix up lyrics on songs on purpose to be funny. There was this children's church song we grew up with called Father Abraham, so he took that a mixed with I Am The Walrus and called it Father Eggaham. 

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Awww!  Those are sweet memories, Sky heart  Your brother sounds like a very sweet soul, indeed. 

One of my earliest memories (age 4?)  is of my sisters teaching me the Beatles names & asking me which one I liked best!  At that age, my favourite was Ringo a-hard-days-night-ringo-6  Eventually, all three of us had to share Paul as our favourite!!  a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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sky090909 said
I don't mind.

My brother was a special needs kid, so he had learning and physical disabilities; however, he was still intelligent. I use to teach him stuff like who The Beatles were, their names, and their songs or teach him Harry Potter stuff because I was also into that. One of my memories was he was really getting into George's solo music career. Well, he didn't know George had passed on, so he asked my dad to go to a concert. Unfortunately, my dad had to inform him that George had passed and he couldn't go to the concert. My brother loved everyone, so he didn't like to see people hurt or dead thus, he cried when he found out the news. I like to think now maybe he met George and John in the afterlife. My second memory was he knew a lot songs lyrics thanks to me playing the songs so much. The summer before he passed he came over my house and played Beatles Rock Band with my husband, who was surprised that my brother knew the lyrics very well. The two particular songs he really got into during the game was "Birthday" and "Here Comes The Sun", so now every time we hear those songs we think about that day. Another one I remember was he like to mix up lyrics on songs on purpose to be funny. There was this children's church song we grew up with called Father Abraham, so he took that a mixed with I Am The Walrus and called it Father Eggaham. 

 

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16 May 2013
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heart Thanks

HeyTrud said
Awww!  Those are sweet memories, Sky heart  Your brother sounds like a very sweet soul, indeed. 

One of my earliest memories (age 4?)  is of my sisters teaching me the Beatles names & asking me which one I liked best!  At that age, my favourite was Ringo a-hard-days-night-ringo-6  Eventually, all three of us had to share Paul as our favourite!!  a-hard-days-night-paul-7

Did you all ever fight over your favorites? 

16 May 2013
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Did you all ever fight over your favorites?

Yes!  A little bit.  We all love Paul..so there was always a little competition there!  My sister Tracy got to see Paul a couple nights before I did - so she had to rub it in.  Texted me from the concert, telling me how awesome this was & that.  All in a "fun-sisterly-way" we fought! a-hard-days-night-george-10

 

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16 May 2013
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HeyTrud said

Did you all ever fight over your favorites?

Yes!  A little bit.  We all love Paul..so there was always a little competition there!  My sister Tracy got to see Paul a couple nights before I did - so she had to rub it in.  Texted me from the concert, telling me how awesome this was & that.  All in a "fun-sisterly-way" we fought! a-hard-days-night-george-10

 

heart sisterly love 

 

 

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My world is more colorful, brighter, and sharper now that The Beatles have entered my life. I'm like a kid in a candy store with all this dazzling sweetness surrounding me. It all looks good. I find myself reaching out to grab it all and take it all in. Quite dizzying at moments. And to think it all started with a concert less than a year ago that I wasn't even keen on attending.

I've been a lyrics person all my life. Reading the discussions on this forum has made me listen to and appreciate the instruments The Beatles play, the sounds and uses of the instruments to help make the songs the wonders that they are. I'm groovin' now.

The Beatles led me to this forum. Zig says earlier in the thread that without The Beatles he'd have more money. Well, I'll add that I'd have a lot more free time because I wouldn't be on the forum. I'm so glad I don't. I thank @Joe for this tremendous gift. I know many of you feel the same.

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Besides the obvious fact that I listen to them all the time, and thats a big difference than if I'd never heard them, The Beatles are my biggest musical influence. They have inspired me in multiple ways, and just help to make me a happier in general.

Like AG said, this site is such a wonderful place to talk about them, without it I wouldn't have many people to discuss them with, Thanks, @Joe!

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Hearing Paul's bass made me decide to practice and get really good at bass. Before the Beatles I barely ever practiced. Now I practice all the time.

Also, this forum has given me somewhere I like everyone. At school, people mostly don't like me, at my house, my brothers are annoying, but here, it's just perfect.

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Hearing Paul's bass made me decide to practice and get really good at bass. Before the Beatles I barely ever practiced. Now I practice all the time.

Also, this forum has given me somewhere I like everyone. At school, people mostly don't like me, at my house, my brothers are annoying, but here, it's just perfect.

The Beatle-people are quite nice aren't they?

As for school, the second you stop caring, people will like you more. If you don't care what they think, just stay happy, and focus on the important things, other similar people (who are better than the ones who don't like you anyway) will surround you and those friendships will be better than any you could've had with these people. You seem likable to me, but middle school is always an odd stage of life. That's when I learned to not care though, I used to feel like no one liked me, but realized I should just be myself and everyone else could deal with it. Once you figure it out and are happy with yourself, you won't need or even want those people to like you.

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