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Ralph Macdonald?

Discuss current members such as Mac McAnally, Peter Mayer, Jim Mayer, Robert Greenidge and others, or discuss past band members such as Fingers Taylor, Ralph MacDonald, and Amy Lee.

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Ralph Macdonald?

Post by landsharkEd » May 29, 2011 6:52 pm

just wondering where is Ralph Macdonald? Why his he not on tour?

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Re: Ralph Macdonald?

Post by SMLCHNG » May 29, 2011 11:19 pm

Not much is known, other than health issues. :-?

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Re: Ralph Macdonald?

Post by Bfan53again » July 6, 2011 6:15 pm

Hey Ralph.....still sending healing thoughts and Phin Power your way! :pirate:
On most days I say: "Wrinkles only go where the smiles have been...."
Sometimes I can only say: "There is no dumbass vaccine......"

If something or someone gets you down, just remember: "In a hundred years it all won’t matter.........."

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Re: Ralph Macdonald?

Post by Bfan53again » July 27, 2011 6:09 am

Bfan53again wrote:Hey Ralph.....still sending healing thoughts and Phin Power your way! :pirate:
Ditto to myself......best wishes, Ralph!!!! :pirate:
On most days I say: "Wrinkles only go where the smiles have been...."
Sometimes I can only say: "There is no dumbass vaccine......"

If something or someone gets you down, just remember: "In a hundred years it all won’t matter.........."

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Re: Ralph Macdonald?

Post by dnw » July 27, 2011 7:30 am

You are missed, Ralph. Hope you are feeling better.
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Re: Ralph Macdonald?

Post by NYCPORT » July 28, 2011 10:47 am

Here is an article from today's paper. It was a beautiful night!
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/a ... 617571.php
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Re: Ralph Macdonald?

Post by IrishPirate » July 28, 2011 10:57 am

NYCPORT wrote:Here is an article from today's paper. It was a beautiful night!
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/a ... 617571.php
Thanks Matt, I have known for awhile what was keeping Ralph from performing but had the feeling it wasn't for public knowledge, so I didn't publicize it. This article changes things and now we all know that Ralph needs our positive thoughts, prayers and phin power to fight the awful disease!!! Glad you saw this and brought it here.
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Re: Ralph Macdonald?

Post by ScarletB » July 28, 2011 1:17 pm

Yup, thanks Matt. I had heard another story but again, didn't spread it - love and prayers to you Ralph. We love you!
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Re: Ralph Macdonald?

Post by ejr » July 28, 2011 2:15 pm

It is also mentioned on Ralph's website:

http://www.ralphmacdonald.com/index.php ... e&n_id=129
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Re: Ralph Macdonald?

Post by lati2d » July 28, 2011 8:59 pm

My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Ralph. You are missed and we do love you.
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Re: Ralph Macdonald?

Post by Wino you know » July 30, 2011 10:04 pm

lati2d wrote:My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Ralph. You are missed and we do love you.
Ditto, Ralph. Your music, your love of your fellow man, and the absolute joy you bring to others is a spirit that nobody can touch.
We all hope you feel the same love being returned to you that you so generously and selflessly give to each and every one of ys.
Please continue to get well. The joy I'm anticipating when I get to shake your hand again will only be exceeded when it actually happens.

Peace, prayers, and love to you, my friend.

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Re: Ralph Macdonald?

Post by Bfan53again » July 31, 2011 6:53 am

Still prayin' Ralph.........hope to see you down the road real soon! :pirate:
On most days I say: "Wrinkles only go where the smiles have been...."
Sometimes I can only say: "There is no dumbass vaccine......"

If something or someone gets you down, just remember: "In a hundred years it all won’t matter.........."

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Re: Ralph Macdonald?

Post by dnw » July 31, 2011 10:11 am

/) /) /) /) /) for Ralph.
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Re: Ralph Macdonald?

Post by PetalMel » August 21, 2011 8:37 pm

bump as I continue to send positive vibes and prayers for healthy days, restful nights, and recovery as God sees fit. I am so glad that you were able to make it on stage at Greatwoods for a bit and that your legacy continues with your children.
well, ummmmmmm, yah, I guess I better come up with something witty to put in this spot since everyone is reading it.......

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Re: Ralph Macdonald?

Post by conched » August 22, 2011 9:36 am

Amen...always sending up prayers for Ralph and his family and friends. Happy he got to be out on stage to watch his sons perform with Jimmy and the Coral Reefers on Brown Eyed Girl.

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Re: Ralph Macdonald?

Post by Wino you know » December 10, 2011 2:54 am

btt.
Thinking of you with love during this season of peace, Ralph.

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Re: Ralph Macdonald?

Post by Amo » December 18, 2011 2:54 am

At 12:50am, Coral Reefer Band percussionist Ralph MacDonald lost his battle with lung cancer. Thank you to Ralph for decades of great music.

RIP.
Sail on

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Re: Ralph Macdonald?

Post by dnw » December 18, 2011 8:09 am

Sail on, Ralph. :cry:
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