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4th February 2019

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by wideawakeat4am, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. wideawakeat4am

    wideawakeat4am Active Member Thread Starter

    I haven’t logged in here for awhile, but as it’s a little after midnight here in Britain, I thought I would drop by a say that I’m thinking of you, Karen, on the 36th anniversary of your passing.

    Blessings to you, your family and your many fans x
     
  2. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member

    Yes, thank you, Karen, for sharing your gift.
     
  3. CarpentersToYou

    CarpentersToYou What I feel has come and gone before...

    Too many fans focus on this day. I do not. I celebrate Karen's legacy every time I listen to one of her songs. Yes, it is the day the music died - in many ways - but thanks to Richard we have been able to enjoy many more recordings. In many ways, the tragedy can attract some very sad individuals who are less into the music than the folks on this forum. But there is much to celebrate.
     
  4. Carpe diem

    Carpe diem Well-Known Member

    36 years is a long time...It's amazing how much she's still loved and adored worldwide. RIP sweet girl...
     
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  5. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member

    Nothing to celebrate but lots to express appreciation for and honor the woman whose vocal work were love.
     
  6. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    The song which has gone through my head today:
    "One more time for the good times...that far outweigh the bad...
    when love was all we had...ONE MORE TIME."

    The passing of time has not dulled the memory of that day in 1983.
    In my mind, at least, Karen Carpenter is love, in some undefined manner.

    "her echo shall linger forever"
     
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  7. I'd overlooked the date of Karen's passing as it is also the date my dad died ten years ago.
     
  8. David A

    David A Well-Known Member

    I always think of Karen's closest friends and family on this day, and how hard it must be for them. 36 years takes the edge off of any hurt - thank heavens - but for those closest to her I'm sure this day is still a sad, reflective one.
     
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  9. It's a rainy day (and a Monday) here in California just like I remembered that fateful Friday so many years ago.
     
  10. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry for your loss.
     
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  11. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator

    I never celebrate dates of death. I find it rather maudlin.
     
  12. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member

    I always try to use this date to post a Carpenters related article as I find many people search for Karen that day. Maybe bring some new fans of their music into the fold.
     

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