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My buddy, "Bluesboy" Palka passed away last Sat. Wake was today. (Vanity)
http://www.dynachrome.com ^ | 12-16-06 | dynachrome

Posted on 12/16/2006 6:59:48 PM PST by dynachrome

Just kind of a tribute to John Palka. Marine (ca. 1965), blues lover, cat lover. Ornery. Not religious. Chicago boy. Missed by those who knew him.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: dying; marine; vanity; wake
I dunno if he would like something like this posted, but what the heck. He'll let me know if he doesn't like it.
1 posted on 12/16/2006 6:59:53 PM PST by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

May he rest in peace with God. My condolences to you and his family.


2 posted on 12/16/2006 7:02:05 PM PST by flynmudd (Proud Navy Mom to OSSR Blalock-DDG 61)
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To: dynachrome

We're sorry to hear of your loss.

Tell us more about him.


3 posted on 12/16/2006 7:04:33 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: dynachrome

God Bless your friend, we as Americans are FOREVER grateful that he served in the Marine Corps.


4 posted on 12/16/2006 7:44:11 PM PST by Ronald ReaganROCKS
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To: dynachrome

Please tell us a little more about him. You have our condolences. If he was a Marine, he was a fine man. Was he from Massachusetts?


5 posted on 12/16/2006 7:48:10 PM PST by rlmorel (Islamofacism: It is all fun and games until someone puts an eye out. Or chops off a head.)
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To: dynachrome

Prayers for your friend, may he rest in peace. ~~Pandora~~


6 posted on 12/16/2006 8:03:09 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance and dilligaf?)
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To: dynachrome
So sorry for your loss. Perhaps he'd like us to think of him, not so much as passed away, but as no longer a threat to our marriages! (a little funeral humor there, hope it's not tasteless, but I thought an ornery marine might like that one!)

And I'm indebted to his service.
7 posted on 12/16/2006 10:49:46 PM PST by starbase (Understanding Written Propaganda (click "starbase" to learn 22 manipulating tricks!!))
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To: dynachrome
I dunno if he would like something like this posted, but what the heck. He'll let me know if he doesn't like it.

To be remembered is an honor. To be missed is the true measure of one's life. He'd appreciate it. To lose a friend isn't easy. But we all play a role, even if a small one, in this thing we call life. And life is all about your effect on others. Here's to "Bluesboy" Palka. May he rest in peace.
8 posted on 12/16/2006 11:11:32 PM PST by Jaysun (I've never paid for sex in my life. And that's really pissed off a lot of prostitutes.)
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To: dynachrome; 4woodenboats; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; abletruth; Accountable One; Aeronaut; ...
RIP Prayer ping.

Please post your replies to dynachrome


Rest in Peace
 John Palka

dynachrome, My prayers go up for all who now mourn the passing of John.  

Blessings,
trussell


If you want on/off my prayer ping list, please let me know. All requests happily honored.

9 posted on 12/17/2006 10:01:52 AM PST by trussell (Proud to be a Jesus Freak! / Happy camper!)
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To: dynachrome

My condolences on the passing of your friend. All who mourn his passing are in my prayers today.


10 posted on 12/17/2006 10:31:38 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: dynachrome
What tips the scales for a gentle heart is John's love of cats, being a Marine and ornery, notwithstanding. That, and the fact that he will be missed by those who knew him, and now even by those who did not know him. Thank you for sharing one of America's sons with us, dynachrome. And thank you, John, for your service to our beloved country.

Pegita
11 posted on 12/17/2006 11:05:47 AM PST by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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To: dynachrome

I'm so sorry, dynachrome. Prayers on the way for you and his family.


12 posted on 12/17/2006 11:53:47 AM PST by BlessedBeGod (Benedict XVI = Terminator IV)
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To: dynachrome

You posting this says a lot about you and your friendship with John. I'd say you were both lucky to have known each other. Prayers for you and your friend.


13 posted on 12/17/2006 4:36:40 PM PST by barker ( A smile is a curved line that sets things straight.)
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To: dynachrome

Sorry about your loss.


14 posted on 12/17/2006 4:45:21 PM PST by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: dynachrome

Prayers offered.


15 posted on 12/17/2006 5:12:14 PM PST by sweetiepiezer (A CARD CARRYING MEMBER OF THE VRWC!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: All

Thanks for your comments. I do appreciate 'em. (Hope John does,too)


16 posted on 12/17/2006 5:48:25 PM PST by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: rlmorel

"from Massachusetts?"
Chicago and Colorado. A prickly sort. My guess is that if he had signed up on FR(which I urged him to do), he would have gotten zotted eventually. Would have enjoyed the Viking kitties, anyway.


17 posted on 12/17/2006 5:52:03 PM PST by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: dynachrome

I asked because I clicked on the Dynachrome link...it is in Newburyport, MA.

Anyway...your comment brought a smile to my face! In three sentences, I got the gist of him.

I will have a drink to your friend, and you, this holiday season. To the Prickly Ones...who served...and who are on their real journey home...:)


18 posted on 12/17/2006 8:24:37 PM PST by rlmorel (Islamofacism: It is all fun and games until someone puts an eye out. Or chops off a head.)
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To: dynachrome

May God hold you and give grace to John.


19 posted on 12/17/2006 8:25:18 PM PST by NanaDory8
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To: dynachrome

I'm sorry for your loss and join with all the others here thanking God for your friend and lifting all the loved ones up to Him for peace, blessing and guidance.


20 posted on 12/17/2006 10:17:13 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: dynachrome

May your friend rest in peace and added to my prayers for his family for peace, comfort and strength.


21 posted on 12/18/2006 1:42:28 PM PST by Wandaroos
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To: dynachrome

My deepest condolences on the loss of your friend.....I know how it feels:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/838994/posts


22 posted on 12/19/2006 5:56:57 AM PST by RightOnline (an)
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To: dynachrome

Condolences on the loss of your good friend. Glad you shared your friendship with us and the fact that he was a Marine. His service is appreciated!


23 posted on 12/20/2006 1:46:06 AM PST by rotundusmaximus (1Kings19:18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baa)
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