Remembering Leonard Nimoy

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So with the passing Leonard Nimoy recently… I’ve been figuring out what to say about the man. In fact I’ve been at a loss for a few days now on what to say. While I never knew Nimoy personally. The man was a big part of my family….
A lot of this started with my Grandfather and my Father. My Grandfather who was working Forrest Service & the local Fire Department at the time. Was over seeing the…

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Remembering Leonard Nimoy

mnkDl2J

So with the passing Leonard Nimoy recently… I’ve been figuring out what to say about the man. In fact I’ve been at a loss for a few days now on what to say. While I never knew Nimoy personally. The man was a big part of my family….
A lot of this started with my Grandfather and my Father. My Grandfather who was working Forrest Service & the local Fire Department at the time. Was over seeing the…

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Remembering Leonard Nimoy

mnkDl2J

So with the passing Leonard Nimoy recently… I’ve been figuring out what to say about the man. In fact I’ve been at a loss for a few days now on what to say. While I never knew Nimoy personally. The man was a big part of my family….
A lot of this started with my Grandfather and my Father. My Grandfather who was working Forrest Service & the local Fire Department at the time. Was over seeing the staging areas at Franklin Reservoir above Los Angeles for one of the Star Trek episode on season 3 called The Paradise Syndrome in 1968. The plot out line starts as follows: “On stardate 4842.6, the Federation starship USS Enterprise arrives at an earth-like planet in anticipation of deflecting an asteroid headed for it. With some time to spare, Captain James T. Kirk, First Officer Spock and Chief Medical Officer Dr. McCoy transport to the surface for a brief survey. They find a obelisk with strange markings as well as a humanoid species whose customs seem to follow those of various North American Native tribes. Returning to the obelisk, Kirk starts to communicate with the Enterprise but his actions open a trap door within the obelisk which Kirk falls into. Spock and McCoy are unable to open the door, and forced to return to the Enterprise to oversee the asteroid deflection.”

Also this lake was featured in hundreds of westerns and police shows, but is most famous as the fishing hole in the opening credits for The Andy Griffith Show. It was here my Grandfather took my Dad (who was a teenager then) to meet the cast and crew, as well watch some of the episode as it was being filmed. My Dad got meet & get autographs from William Shatner, DeForest Kelley and Mister Leonard Nimoy…. Also had a number taken with them and the stage. Now me as a child, my Dad got me into scifi and comics. He then showed me Star Trek….. From there is become a almost a ritual for us to watch Star Trek and we had our favorite movies as well. Most notably Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) , all tho Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) was up there as well. My two favorite characters was Spock and Bones(Dr. McCoy) growing up and they still are. Between me and my Father we always quote lines from the show and or movies from Spock or Bones.
It wasn’t till later my Father gave me his pictures and autographs that he got from The Paradise Syndrome episode. I wanted to keep them save and not have them hanging up on the wall or where ever. So I put them in with the rest of the autographs I had. Sadly William Shatner, DeForest Kelley and Mister Leonard Nimoy went missing for a time. I ripped apart my house trying to find them. Because they were no longer in the file cabinet with the other autographs. I did find DeForest Kelley and made a picture to go with the autograph . Then framed it and hung it up on the wall. I did find the second “autograph” from Leonard Nimoy, that says “Greetings Spock”…. Sadly I have yet to find Leonard Nimoy & William Shatner real autographs.. I believe they were taken from me by one of the babysitters I had in the past.

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So being rather sad about this and feeling horrible about losing my Father’s autographs. I thought I try and get William Shatner & Leonard Nimoy again and show them the picture that my Dad took back in 1968 and share this story with them. Sadly I don’t think will happen now with the passing with Leonard Nimoy. I mean it could still happen with William Shatner and I hope it does! But I really wanted to tell them what this show meant to my family. Well it was more of a Father/Son bonding time story really. How it’s been going on for 4 generations now, starting with my Grandfather, my Father, myself and now my Son. My Son loves Spock… To my Son Spock is Star Trek. I haven’t had the heart to tell him that he passed way.. I don’t think I will, at least till he becomes much older.
I think it’s better to keep remembering Leonard Nimoy/Spock and everything he has done. Doctor McMCoy once said in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,”He’s not really dead. As long as we remember him.” This is true…

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Long Week.. At Times I Hate Being A Grown-Up

Oh how I long for the days of nap times and juice boxes.. Well the title might be misleading, I’m not really going to pull out the soap box and go off on a tangent. Just a lot of things happen this week that made miss the good old days of preschool. Everything from bills, car problems, trying to get everything moved/settled in from the girlfriend moving in with me. Then there is the ups and downs of the child  custody with the ex,  there were some paper work that was file I personally didn’t find “cool”. But oddly enough I wasn’t mad and we sat down and remade the custody/parenting times so she will be able to rebuild her relationship with the kids. For those who aren’t up to date the “drama” and goings on here is a link to an older post I made about what has happened. But with that being said, not all things were bad! Lilly is doing well in school beside going for a full day of school (8:30am-3:25pm) I’m sure you’ve seen the 1st day of school pictures. Jax on the other hand had to get 3 shots and some blood drawn for a lead test (poor little guy), so we just had some guy time watched Batman, playing some games, and had ice cream haha.

On Saturday Spent the day with the Hobbits and took them to Wicked Comics here in Albany Oregon. One of the main things I was looking for was euro size card sleeves to finish off my Alhambra board game. Sadly they didn’t have what I needed, but they were really nice and told about some other place that might have them. SO I found myself heading to Matt’s Cavalcade Comics in Corvallis and there he only had 2 50 packs of the euro size. I figured that will be enough for the game.. NOPE! I was only 10 off, well 26 if you count the expansion for the game. So this last Sunday I had to drive up to Salem to Borderlands Games and that’s where I found everything I needed and then some. Oh a small side story that happened in Matt’s Cavalcade Comics. So once I walked into the shop everyone looked up and saw I had kids, I think everyone made the “Oh great. Children.” face. But then Jax found the Doctor Who sleeves and went off on everything haha! From there I hear some people laughing and saying “how cute.”, there was this guy standing behind us looking at comic with his girlfriend. Then asked if Jax can name off the characters from the show and the Doctors.. To my amazement Jax did just that and then some, the guy’s girlfriend then leans over and says,”Honey. He knows more then you do and he is only 4.” Awww nerd fail.So with that I had to get him something and this is what he got. The best Doctor Who poster ever haha.

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Also on Saturday I made a print of DeForrest Kelly (Bones from Star Trek), the reason behind the print was do to the autograph I got from my Dad. When my Dad was a kids he met Kelly, Shatner, Nimoy and some “Shatner girls” I had them filed away so nothing with happen to them, sadly when it became to frame them up and I couldn’t find them. Called up everyone who has been in my house to see if anyone seen them or know of anyone random has some new autographs. No Luck.. So I started cleaning out the garage and Found DeForrest Kelly! This was the most important one to me, aside from being my favorite Doctor and the fact the actor is also not alive anymore. This was something my Dad gave me. So I printed off a photo and added the autograph to the picture..

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I’m still hunting for the Shatner, Nimoy and hope I can find them! I know Shatner & Nimoy are going to be at the Portland Comic Con coming up next year and thought it would be cool bring the picture of my Dad when he was a kid getting autographs from them. Then getting new autographs from them.