Richard Serra, Partner, Patterson discussed on Coast To Coast AM

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Am with your guest host richard serra and we are into the home stretch where did the night go what was it groucho marx said time flies like an arrow food flies like a banana i wanted to finish up on the story i began off the top sort of teeing up some potential topics for open line segment and one was the idea that you might receive a telephone call from a deceased person and i was recounting my experience when my good friend and partner arguing patterson died await died last may and the last conversation we had i thought was on the friday the friday night but he died friday night at about six o'clock late friday afternoon but he said a couple of things that in hindsight seem very strange one of them was because it was the friday before the memorial day weekend i said gary have a great memorial day have a great memorial weekend and i said are you going to have a barbecue because that's what you do and gary was very laid back and easy going fellow an this was the first time i'd ever heard him so emphatic he said to me in this is like one of the last things he said he said there will be no barbecue i thought to myself what what's that all about that i just touch nerve or something he's having a disagreement with somebody so i went down for the funeral down to just outside of knoxville and i go and i pay my respects my whole pal and one of the family members of standing there by the casket and i went up and expressed my condolences introduced myself and i said i gotta tell you something i thought was kind of strange i said the last thing that gary said to me was rather emphatically when i asked him are you having a barbecue he said no they will be no barbecue and family members said well that's kind of odd because that friday last david life he he went out and he spent about five hundred dollars on a brand new barbecue and he was putting it together on his back porch so did he call me from beyond tell me there would be no barbecue because he wouldn't be around i.

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