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Yoet...Posted Image Your art is beautiful. So many fabulous drawings in your Gallery. So much talent and you are only 17. It amazes me how many artist are fans of Gerry. Must be their love of beautiful things. :)

Bonnie BJ....When I saw you in Denver I thought you were a LOT younger than your age. I remember you being very pretty too. Age is only a number anyway. I'm 67. I don't feel like I am so I ignore the number. LOL!

I think we would all agree that Gerry grabbed us from the start and we haven't let go of him ever since. He is the kind of guy that just seeps deeper into our heart because of the kind of guy he is. He is not only a great talent but a sweetheart of a guy. You'll never hear an unkind word about him from the people who know him. He is great with his fans too.

~HUGS~ Kathy

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Kathy - I totally agree with you about Gerry. He's in my heart.........and I love him and I want happiness and fulfillment for him...........and a really good movie where he lives and gets the girl!

BonnieBJ

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Kathy - I totally agree with you about Gerry. He's in my heart.........and I love him and I want happiness and fulfillment for him...........and a really good movie where he lives and gets the girl!

BonnieBJ

YES!! He MUST LIVE!! I'm tired of his dying in his movies. It would also be nice if he got the girl. It would even be better if we got to see his movies on a BIG SCREEN!!!!!! And I don't mean a big screen TV.

~HUGS~ Kathy

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Kathy, when I saw you at B&G, I thought you were somewhere around 45ish. I remember that you were a very attractive couple. I was so impressed that your husband was with you (at a Gerry movie). That seems like a long time ago........time marches on or does something. My great-granddaughter started to kindergarten last Monday.

BonnieBJ

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So my dear friends....which movie are you more excited to see:

Playing for keeps or Chasing Mavericks?

(tough question huh?)

I can't believe that in less than 2 weeks Danna's murder trial will begin. It seems almost surreal to me. Danna's birthday was this past Sunday....she would have been 51 years old. She was murdered when she was 35 and he is only now coming to justice. Please remember to pray for my family and me. My daughter Lynn is going to come spend this weekend with me so we can relax and have some down time before the madness begins.

love and hugs,

Sue

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Sue...You know I am praying for you and that this trial finally puts an end to this tragedy and that man gets what he deserves. Then Danna can rest in peace, knowing justice has been done.

Honestly, I am looking forward to any Gerry movie that I can see in a theater. Both movies sound pretty good to me. I just hope we get to see both. I don't want to have to wait for a DVD.

BonnieBJ...My hubby goes to all of Gerry's movies with me. He likes Gerry. This is a funny story. I made friends with the Colorado gals on Gerry's two fan sites and we all planned to go to Aurora to see RocknRolla at a theater. When I told my hubby he said, "When will I get to see it then?" It didn't play any closer to us than the Denver area. I told him he could come to but he said he didn't want to interfere with my fun with the gals. He said he would drive me there and just go into the theater on his own and then disappear while I went to lunch with the gals. Well, I meet the gals outside the theater and I saw him walking to the ticket booth and took the gals to meet him. He was a bit shy about being caught and they made him sit with us. They invited him to lunch but he said, "No, you gals go have fun". After lunch I went to where our car was parked and found hubby asleep behind the wheel of the car. What a guy!

Bonnie, my granddaughter is starting pre-school Monday. My daughter-in-law is very sad. It's her first baby growing up.

~HUGS~ Kathy

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Thanks Kathy. What a great story and what a guy your hubby is. My Dan'l ... one of his last outings took me to see The Ugly Truth. He also went with me to see all of Gerry's movies. The only one he got really nervous about was Nim's Island...when it came on and it started out with the kinda comic book story of Nim's mom and the whale. He looked over at me and whispered "what the H*LL did you bring me to?" lol. But he ended up enjoying the movie. I think he really would have loved Machine Gun Preacher and I know he would have loved Chasing Mavericks. His sister Pat and her hubby Al (who was our best man ... Al was Dan's friend and he introduced him to his sister many, many years ago when they were all teens) lived for many years in Half Moon Bay (where the Mavericks are) ... so we spent many a day walking that beach and through those streets where Gerry filmed.

I agree Bonnie....when I first saw a picture of Kathy I thought she was in her early 40's .... if she wasn't such a wonderful person I'd have to slap her!!! lol

BTW: Just in case you don't usually check out the prayer section of GALS. Our machine gun preacher, Sam is very ill with malaria right now .... so please pray for him.

hugs to all.

love,

Sue

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I just came from Sam's Prayer thread. I feel so bad for him. Malaria is an on and off going illness for a lifetime. I have already said a healing prayer for him. Bless his heart!

Sue...My hubby and I saw "Nim's Island" while in Florida. He also looked at me when the movie started. I could tell what he was thinking, this is a long way from "300". My hubby surprised me with tickets to the IMAX theater in Denver the day "300" came out. All showings were sold out that day. It was quite an event. When we went to dinner after the movie he told the waiter that we just saw "300" and the waiter said he wanted to go see that. My hubby told him it was awesome. So he is a big fan of Gerry's and I have to add so are my two sons and my daughter-in-law. She got hooked on Gerry when I took her to see PSILY in Iowa where they lived at the time. We went twice to see it together. When she was here in Estes Park we both went to see, "The Ugly Truth". She loves that movie mostly because of the dance scene. So I never get teased by my family about Gerry .

~HUGS~ Kathy

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Kathy, I was very lucky to see 300 on IMAX before it was released to the public. There was a drawing at WonderCon and 100 people won tickets to attend the pre-screening along with all the big wigs from Warner Brothers. One of the few things I've ever won!! lol I was there with my girlfriend from another Gerry site who had flown to SF to meet up with me .... she's from Houston, TX. Zach introduced the movie. It was a fantastic experience.

btw..my little avatar of Gerry working on his cowlick came from the next days panel of 300 which I was fortunate enough to get to go to.

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Kathy, I was very lucky to see 300 on IMAX before it was released to the public. There was a drawing at WonderCon and 100 people won tickets to attend the pre-screening along with all the big wigs from Warner Brothers. One of the few things I've ever won!! lol I was there with my girlfriend from another Gerry site who had flown to SF to meet up with me .... she's from Houston, TX. Zach introduced the movie. It was a fantastic experience.

btw..my little avatar of Gerry working on his cowlick came from the next days panel of 300 which I was fortunate enough to get to go to.

Lucky you!!! Then you know how great Gerry looked on the HUGE screen. Talk about up close and personal. LOL! How cool is that, that you got to see Gerry on that panel. I remember seeing a video of that and the fun he had with that cowlick. LOL! I miss those days when we saw more of Gerry in many venues.

~HUGS~ Kathy

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My friend Sue you and your family are in my thoughts and in my prayers. I pray that this horrible person that has done this is finally given the justice that he deserves. It's time to give Danna Peace.

Heavenly Father I come before You and ask that you wrap Sue, and her family in Your never ending Love; continue to give them strength as the person that took Danna from them is put to justice. I also pray to let Sue and her family feel Danna's eternal Love for them. Heavenly Father I stand hand in hand with You in Shining Your Eternal Light around Sue; her family and friends so that any evil that tries to hurt them is driven far away never to return. Heavenly Father let Sue, her family and friends feel my love and friendship.

I pray this in Jesus name,

Amen

That's a hard question on which movie I'm more excited about; I'm looking forward to both. I'm hoping that I'll get to see them both on the big screen and not have to wait for the DVD. I did spot the Chasing Mavericks Poster at the movie theater when we went a few weeks back; sooooo there's hope it'll be on the big screen for us Posted Image I'm searching out Playing For Keeps posters too Posted Image

That is just awesome my friend Sue to be able to see 300 on the IMAX screen Posted Image I'm hoping that CM gets to the IMAX---Gerry in a wetsuit on a surfboard riding the waves.......Posted Image

Hubby will be going with me to see CM and PFK; He's a good sport.

I agree with you my friend Kathy that age is just a number. My great-grandma always told me that. She was in her 90's wearing jeans and sweatshirts; she always had a smile for us; still dyed her hair platinum blonde; had her jewelry coordinated with her outfit; lipstick on--ready to take on the day . Each one of you GALS are just absolutely beautiful.

Posted Image Hi to all of my GALFriends Posted Image

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful week so far.

Welcome to the Support Center my friend Yoet! Your artwork is GREAT!! thank you so much for sharing with us Posted Image

LOTS and LOTS of HUGS!

Tammy

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Sue, I pray for you and your loved ones. I'm so sorry you have had to endure this pain and that it has been so long. May the Lord bless you and keep you, cause His face to shine on you, and watch your coming and your going both now and forevermore. Amen.

Kathy - I say your husband is a keeper.............for sure. And I remember he was also cute!

BonnieBJ

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Sue, I pray for you and your loved ones. I'm so sorry you have had to endure this pain and that it has been so long. May the Lord bless you and keep you, cause His face to shine on you, and watch your coming and your going both now and forevermore. Amen.

Kathy - I say your husband is a keeper.............for sure. And I remember he was also cute!

BonnieBJ

BonnieBJ...I met my hubby when I was 14 years old. He has always been my one and only from the start. Funny how we knew from the beginning we would always be together. I was one of the lucky ones.

~HUGS~ Kathy

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I love that Kathy. I have another friend who started dating her hubby when she was 14. It was her first date and now in their 60's they are still together and crazy in love. They are getting ready to leave on a European and Asia tour next week. In this world we live in that is just so amazing! I love it!!!!

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Sue, I pray for you and your loved ones. I'm so sorry you have had to endure this pain and that it has been so long. May the Lord bless you and keep you, cause His face to shine on you, and watch your coming and your going both now and forevermore. Amen.

Kathy - I say your husband is a keeper.............for sure. And I remember he was also cute!

BonnieBJ

BonnieBJ...I met my hubby when I was 14 years old. He has always been my one and only from the start. Funny how we knew from the beginning we would always be together. I was one of the lucky ones.

~HUGS~ Kathy

So, you and your husband were in High School together? That's so romantic. Wonderful that you've stayed together and raised your children. That's special - especially today.

BonnieBJ

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I love you gals... da best.

I found Gerry on a weird, but fated afternoon. My friend Justin bought tix to see this movie with his girlfriend, she didn't want to see it.

He had an extra and I had nothing to do that day (which is the weird part, I never have nothing to do)

and this is truth---it had been 5 years since I had been to a movie theater!

My husband threw a major fit about it and I went anyway. Needless to say when Gerry showed up on screen :faint: I was done, right there, finished. In more ways than one. I began to notice, that very day how bad my marriage really had become. It was the beginning of the end.

Gerry/Leo helped me to remember Heroes and their purpose, what it can take to be one, and sometimes the ultimate cost for being true to ones self. I knew I was not evolving, not happy and I was over 40!?

eff, how did that happen?

I had seen Gerry in other things but didn't connect like I did with his portrayal of Leonidas...and the abs wow like a punch in the face it was.

Since then I have managed to see everything of his with a few exceptions, all older stuff, and I am hooked for life.

If I could do it all over again I would not have married. I just came from a time & a place where you didn't have children unless you were married, and I really wanted kids.

Sometimes I feel bad like I brought that upon myself, but I was a good person I did the things I was suppose to; gave up my career, I was positive, stayed at home w/ the kids, PTA, community volunteer, activist, I voted, paid taxes.

I just forgot to be Jewels in there somewhere and well, I guess she hit the wall that day King Leonidas kicked that poor messenger into the well.

Thankfully I had my children, a purpose and God...and eventually GB GALS. Recovery. Renewal. Rebirth.

Now that's evolution baby!

Thanks Gerry.

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Jewels, my first marriage was a mess too. I didn't have friends, I didn't drive, and my husband was emotionally abusive. When I rebelled, he was stunned! As soon as I started to spread my wings, the marriage fell apart. Thank God, because the following year, I found my precious soulmate, Gene. Then, when he passed and my life felt like it ended, I discovered Gerry and GALS! I've been so blessed! :wuv:

We never know what awaits around the corner, do we?

Hugs everyone!

Suzie

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Jewels, Posted Image Life isn't easy is it? Thank you for sharing your story with us.

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I think that because my hubby and I met so young that we actually grew up together. Our pasts are the same. We still enjoy talking about our teen years. His parents were like my parents because I knew them for so long. We had a good foundation to work on so when the early years were full of sacrifice and hard work and doing without, because we didn't want any debts, we just rolled with the punches. We even named the cockroaches that lived with us in our first apartment right after we got married. The landlord kept denying they were there. Because hubby was so smart I wanted to make sure he got all of the education he needed to fulfill his dreams so I was content to see him go off to college and graduate school for his degrees in engineering. He came home every week-end to see me. Our only recreation was going to the movies because that was all we could manage financially. He always told me that if I showed discontent while he was going to graduate school he would have quit because he didn't want to lose me. That never would have happened. We didn't get married until he fulfilled his education because I didn't want anything getting in the way of his dreams. I am a big picture gal. I could see our future down the line and didn't mind not going to my own Prom in order to save the money. It didn't matter, our future was being planned. What a wonderful future my hubby gave me. He was very successful in his career and I stopped working when the first baby came. He retired at 57 and we have been having fun ever since. It's the sacrifices you make early in your marriage that pay off in the future. We were able to put our sons through college and they are very successful businessmen now. I wish more young people would learn that and not be so anxious to get all there is out of life from the very beginning. It's those saving years with the sacrifices that we often talk about now, because they made us strong to handle the tragedies that everyone experiences along the way in families.

Jewels, my two older sisters had marriages that they grew out of. They married too young (19) and when they grew, they grew apart from their husbands. It's sad to see but life can be a do-over, if necessary. I hope you are happy and content in your life now. I hope, like Suzie, you eventually find your soul mate because a good marriage can be so fulfilling and emotionally uplifting. It is more than just finding love, it is finding your best friend for life. My hubby and I have been best friends for 53 years. The downsize of that is that I often think how one of us will cope when the other is gone. My hubby said he would die too if I went first because he couldn't imagine living without me in his life. One of the saddest facts of life. Sue and Suzie know all about that.

~HUGS~ Kathy

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Kathy, sounds like a real love story. Evidently, you were very mature in your thinking and patience. Good things are worth waiting for. I hope you and your husband (what is his name?) can be like Noah and Allie in the Notebook - and go together - then neither of you will be left alone. I thought the Notebook ended perfectly. What could be better?

Thanks for sharing your story.

BonnieBJ

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Kathy, like your sisters, I married at 19. My first husband was content having a little girl for a wife. But I grew up and he detested that. My Gene was my soulmate, my best friend and my biggest booster. After 15 years with the first one I found someone who wanted me to succeed in MY life goals, then he helped me to achieve them. His theory of marriage was that it was a 60/40 proposition, not 50/50. What makes it work is when both of you are willing to give 60%! He was right. We each really worked at our marriage and it lasted 30 very happy years. Had cancer not claimed him, we would have happily grown old together. How I regret that we couldn't. I know Sue feels the same way.

Such is life.

Speaking of life, our friend Lady Elissa is not feeling well and could use your prayers. I started a prayer thread for her here . Please drop by and leave her a few words of comfort....then fuss at her for getting sick and making us worry!

Hugs all around,

Suzie

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Suzie..You are so right, it is 60-40. Each takes the lead when needed. It truly is give and take. Funny how I hear the same story over and over. I think 19 is a bad age to marry. Both of my sisters married men 10 years older than them and the men were controllers and they loved getting a young girl they could manipulate. As the gals matured the trouble started. I feel really sad that you and Sue were cheated from years with your hubby's. The older years are so enjoyable because they are free of many of the stresses of the younger years.

I posted on Elissa's prayer thread here and also on Facebook. I hope she gets the answers of her illness so she can be treated quickly.

BonnieBJ...I learned from my sisters mistakes since I was 10 years younger than one sister and 3 years younger than my other sister. Experiences are a great teacher. I wasn't going to make their mistakes. I was also a lot more patient than they were. My hubby's name is Richard.

~HUGS~ Kathy

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Kathy - my husband's name was Richard, also. Friends/acquaintances called him Dick - but he was Richard to me and to his relatives.

You were very smart to take heed when you saw your sisters' mistakes. As a rule, it is very hard to learn from someone else's mistakes.

BonnieBJ

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Kathy - my husband's name was Richard, also. Friends/acquaintances called him Dick - but he was Richard to me and to his relatives.

You were very smart to take heed when you saw your sisters' mistakes. As a rule, it is very hard to learn from someone else's mistakes.

BonnieBJ

My Richard goes by Rich.

~HUGS~ Kathy

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Good morning all you GALS out there! I'm the only one here. Just a Lonely Little Petunia.....they just don't write songs like they used to.

Have a most wonderful day, ladies. :wave:

BonnieBJ

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