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Woman Wakes From Coma, Announces She Wants to Go to a Bob Seger Concert
Time ^ | April 16, 2013 | Melissa Locker

Posted on 04/24/2013 11:47:32 AM PDT by nickcarraway

There are music fans, and then there are Bob Seger fans. Evie Branan had been in a coma for five years and when she emerged, the first words out of her mouth were, “I want to go to a Bob Seger concert.”

“Why would I say that?” Branan laughed later when recounting the story to her hometown paper, the Flint Journal, in Michigan. “Maybe my last thoughts were Bob Seger before I had my stroke.” While Branan may have been unsure about why she wanted to see Bob Seger in concert so badly, she was certainly a fan of the “Night Moves” singer. Branan had seen five Seger concerts before her coma, which she fell into after suffering a massive stroke in 2007. She was in a care center for years, unable to speak, until she regained consciousness in May 2011 and announced her desire to see a Seger show. Last Thursday, the 79-year-old woman got the chance to see Seger in concert again.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bobseger; eviebranan; flint; getoutofdenver; grandfunkrailroad; michigan; nightmoves
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1 posted on 04/24/2013 11:47:32 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: cripplecreek

Ping worthy


2 posted on 04/24/2013 11:48:57 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: nickcarraway

In Holland her family would have decided that she had a “right to die” and pulled the plug. Or in Colorado.


3 posted on 04/24/2013 11:50:09 AM PDT by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: nickcarraway
Saw him with Kid Rock a few weeks back in the Fargodome.

Fantastic show. Old guy has still got it.

4 posted on 04/24/2013 11:51:05 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: littleharbour

In Holland, the family might not have gotten the choice either. 1 in 6 are said to have been done without any family permission.


5 posted on 04/24/2013 11:51:13 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: nickcarraway

Against the Wind
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcDCvQbOdig


6 posted on 04/24/2013 11:51:16 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Larry Lucido; Gamecock

Wonder if she rented “The Other Side of Midnight”?


7 posted on 04/24/2013 11:51:29 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: nickcarraway; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Is he still playing that old time rock and roll? Or is he nu school now?


8 posted on 04/24/2013 11:51:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: nickcarraway

Oldest Seger fan.

My parents just a couple years younger and would have no idea who he is.

Good for this lady.


9 posted on 04/24/2013 11:52:23 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: nickcarraway

But your thoughts will soon be wandering
The way they always do
When you’re ridin’ five years in a coma
And there’s nothin’ much to do


10 posted on 04/24/2013 11:52:24 AM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: F15Eagle
Wonder if she rented “The Other Side of Midnight”?

"Yank it like your startin' a lawnmower."

11 posted on 04/24/2013 11:53:15 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: nickcarraway

Love “Sunspot Baby.”


12 posted on 04/24/2013 11:53:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: a fool in paradise

She musta been a teenager in the seventies!


13 posted on 04/24/2013 11:54:25 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

That’s what I thought too.


14 posted on 04/24/2013 11:54:27 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

If she had stayed under for another five years she might have woken up to find Flint had disappeared around here (they’ve torn down half the town and another 40,000 have fled just since 1990)

Never liked Bob Seger since he went to the hoosegow in the 80’s for smacking around his old lady because she would not get an abortion when he ordered her to.


15 posted on 04/24/2013 11:54:45 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nickcarraway

No sense of time passing while in a coma ... understandable really, since coma disconnects the soul from the body, and the body is what is caught in temporal grasp while soul is not once disconnected from the aging body.


16 posted on 04/24/2013 11:54:57 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: nickcarraway
So you're a little bit older and a lot less bolder
Than you used to be
So you used to shake 'em down
But now you stop and think about your dignity
So now sweet sixteens turned thirty-one
You get to feelin' weary when the work days done
Well all you got to do is get up and into your kicks
If you're in a fix
Come back baby
Rock and roll never forgets
17 posted on 04/24/2013 11:55:29 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: nickcarraway

Haha . . . I haven’t thought about Bob Seeger in years.


18 posted on 04/24/2013 11:55:49 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: Revolting cat!

If she’s 79, she turned 40 in 1974.


19 posted on 04/24/2013 11:56:06 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
“Why would I say that?” Branan laughed...

Because Seger KICKS ASS! CHAA!!!!


20 posted on 04/24/2013 11:57:10 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Funny I just see Seger shares same birthday with my mom! LOL


21 posted on 04/24/2013 11:58:05 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Last Dakotan

Does he still have the most made up name in Rock and Roll history, “Alto Reed” in his band?


22 posted on 04/24/2013 11:58:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

Take that, Springsteen you phony!


23 posted on 04/24/2013 11:59:45 AM PDT by Argus
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To: nickcarraway

She has “The Fire Inside”


24 posted on 04/24/2013 12:00:10 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: nickcarraway


25 posted on 04/24/2013 12:00:42 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Why is he scaring her? lol


26 posted on 04/24/2013 12:01:37 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Last Dakotan
Fantastic show. Old guy has still got it.

The man has an amazing way writing about life, big fan here.

27 posted on 04/24/2013 12:02:48 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: MHGinTN

...”since coma disconnects the soul from the body, and the body is what is caught in temporal grasp while soul is not once disconnected from the aging body”.....

Uh? Want to enlarge on that?


28 posted on 04/24/2013 12:03:10 PM PDT by caww
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To: a fool in paradise

Apparently, being in a coma has a positive effect on one’s musical taste.


29 posted on 04/24/2013 12:04:02 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: nickcarraway

Interesting.

In a coma, that is the kind of song that would enter the mind.

“Late last night, I sat and wondered.....”

“Started humming a song from 1962....”

“Funny how the night moves.”

Perhaps an insight to how the mind works during a long sleep.


30 posted on 04/24/2013 12:04:33 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Revolting cat!

She was a teen in the ‘50s, if the article is correct.


31 posted on 04/24/2013 12:04:34 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: littleharbour

Don’t forget Florida, and many other places.


32 posted on 04/24/2013 12:06:28 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Thanks for info. Never heard that. Any links?


33 posted on 04/24/2013 12:08:33 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: JoeProBono
Why is he scaring her? lol

She just learned that Barack Obama has been elected president TWICE with a performance record worse than Jimmy Carter and GW Bush combined.

34 posted on 04/24/2013 12:11:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: OKRA2012
But your thoughts will soon be wandering
The way they always do
When you’re ridin’ five years in a coma
And there’s nothin’ much to do

LOL!

35 posted on 04/24/2013 12:13:21 PM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Never happened. He never went to jail....ever. This wife of 1 year made up a story looking for a cash settlement when the marriage fell apart.


36 posted on 04/24/2013 12:13:47 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: nickcarraway

Wow, cool. I’m glad the hospital didn’t pester the family to harvest her organs but she was 79 so maybe they weren’t viable.

That is a great story. Five years, imagine the changes in five years.

Strokes are horrible events. Seeing family members or friend’s family members that have had them is extremely depressing.


37 posted on 04/24/2013 12:14:27 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

No, she’s still the same.


38 posted on 04/24/2013 12:18:11 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: a fool in paradise
I'll try again, this time with an explanation:

She musta been a teenager in the seventies!

EXPLANATION, LUCY: Since the article clearly states that the woman is 79 years all, it is quite obvious she was not a teenager in the 1970s. Then what? Then the joker is obviously making a reference to the typical or stereotypical, if you prefer, age of fans of rock singers.

39 posted on 04/24/2013 12:18:13 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Wolfie

I thought about that, too - LOL


40 posted on 04/24/2013 12:18:51 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I am looking but thusfar have not found one. I was living there when Bill Bonds read the story on WDIV.


41 posted on 04/24/2013 12:18:59 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nickcarraway

BTW Seger is finishing up his spring tour next month....he will finish the tour sometime this fall or winter along with a new CD. See him if you can cause he won’t be touring much longer. He’s the real Bruce Springsteen:)


42 posted on 04/24/2013 12:19:35 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: Buckeye McFrog

You won’t find anything....Seger was never arrested. This was a story by the ex-wife & her lawyer to get a cash settlement. Simple as that.


43 posted on 04/24/2013 12:24:44 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: littleharbour

if Uncle Joe was afraid to cut the cake, I’m sure he was equally afraid to cut the cord.


44 posted on 04/24/2013 12:31:39 PM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around.")
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To: SoothingDave

Hehe...good one.

But she’s definitely turned the page.


45 posted on 04/24/2013 12:35:24 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: nickcarraway

Bob Segar pretty much has to step up on this one.


46 posted on 04/24/2013 12:35:55 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Seger & the band got a limo & took her to the concert about 2 weeks ago. She met Bob & his family & watched the show.


47 posted on 04/24/2013 12:39:11 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: nickcarraway
Bob Seger song immortalized on film.
48 posted on 04/24/2013 12:42:24 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Are we sure she hasn't been in a coma since the 70s?

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Michigan legislative action thread
49 posted on 04/24/2013 12:44:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: caww

No sense of time passing while I sleep, either. Any connections to the disconnection?


50 posted on 04/24/2013 12:51:59 PM PDT by huldah1776
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