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  •  i'm so sorry for the loss much too soon. (4+ / 0-)

    of both pete and your dad.  they represent all that is worth knowing about good people - from the larger things - words to honor those oft forgotten -  to the "little" things  - taking water to pups - they made a difference.

    may your memories of your dad always bring you joy.  his words are well-spake - and now, i want to read the rest of his play.

    and, for pete depietro, i cannot think of a better tribute than your dad's words.

    EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

    by edrie on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 12:50:45 PM PST

    •  thanks so much (3+ / 0-)
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      sometimes you only need a few minutes with someone to know they are one of the special ones who make a difference. that was Pete.

      I've been posting pieces of my Dad's play on Kos, see my Diaries for other installments.

      Hoping to publish it soon as well. DVDs are available as well of the 2004 performance in Bethlehem that Pete helped make possible.

      no man is completely worthless, he can always be used as a bad example.

      by srfRantz on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 12:56:55 PM PST

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      •  thanks! i'll definitely go back and read them. (3+ / 0-)
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        i'm looking forward to it - he was an excellent writer - and, as someone whose profession was theatre, and someone who also has directed, i "saw" everything your dad wrote as it unfolded in his words.

        thank you for bringing it here!

        EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

        by edrie on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 01:11:52 PM PST

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        •  my Dad sat down and wrote it when I told him (2+ / 0-)
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          I was going to be an actor.

          My first diary is about that.

          When I read it I saw a whole movie.
          Directed by Martin Scorcese.

          I went on to produce and direct some local theatre for several years in Santa Barbara. Mostly worked as a tech director tho, only thing that paid.

          I have a bunch of VHS tapes if you can watch that I'll send one for free. Message me your address. be glad to share the full script with you too. I want to get this out there. My Dad's and the workers legacy. A story that needs to be kept alive.

          no man is completely worthless, he can always be used as a bad example.

          by srfRantz on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 01:24:44 PM PST

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