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  • Thanks, Kayjah. Yeah, it was the first celebrity death that really shocked me. I didn’t want to believe it. I didn’t watch him for years until I finally accepted that he was gone. That’s cool that you used to watch his shows when you were younger. It’s wild to believe that he has been gone for 14 years now.

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  • Thanks, Roger.

    Mr. 3000 is a good movie. You’re right about his character going through a journey to become a team player. I love Head Of State! That’s one of my favorite movies! Chris Rock and Bernie Mac were so good together. Bernie killed me throughout the whole movie. Yeah, it’s wild that Barrack Obama became president a few years after that…read more

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  • That’s a shocker. You would think a mechanic working for universal studios would be a master with fixing a bus. It’s good you were on the scene and knew how to react to the problem.

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    • Yea well that’s one of my more desirable traits. If it’s mechanical usually can figure it out. When it comes to people and especially love, I’m just as clueless as the next person is lol. I’ve been told I should be a mechanic but a few things prevent me from acting upon that, one of those is my temper. If I were to skin a knuckle I’d be explaining…read more

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  • What a story. You saved the day, Roger. I got to look up shooting stars. It sounds like it’s going to be a good movie. I hope your scene makes it.

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    • Well the bus wouldn’t start. The mechanic working for universal studios wasn’t really well versed with busses. They have 2 batteries and one was dead. Knew what battery it was and where to get one. So they were really happy. It’s just part of my crazy ability to react when I see stuff.

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      • That’s a shocker. You would think a mechanic working for universal studios would be a master with fixing a bus. It’s good you were on the scene and knew how to react to the problem.

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        • Yea well that’s one of my more desirable traits. If it’s mechanical usually can figure it out. When it comes to people and especially love, I’m just as clueless as the next person is lol. I’ve been told I should be a mechanic but a few things prevent me from acting upon that, one of those is my temper. If I were to skin a knuckle I’d be explaining…read more

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  • Jack Reacher was filmed in Ohio too? Wow. You were a background actor too with Caroline, in a movie about Lebron James? Incredible stuff man. I hope your scene makes the cut too.

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    • It was filmed mostly in Pittsburgh. The hotel that he stays at was along PA 65 near Sewickley, PA. It’s now additional parking for a fancy Audi dealer. Yea the movie is going to be called Shooting Stars. If my scene makes it, it will be a scene where LeBron gets off a city bus to go to school and you’ll see me in Caroline passing the bus. I ended…read more

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      • What a story. You saved the day, Roger. I got to look up shooting stars. It sounds like it’s going to be a good movie. I hope your scene makes it.

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        • Well the bus wouldn’t start. The mechanic working for universal studios wasn’t really well versed with busses. They have 2 batteries and one was dead. Knew what battery it was and where to get one. So they were really happy. It’s just part of my crazy ability to react when I see stuff.

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          • That’s a shocker. You would think a mechanic working for universal studios would be a master with fixing a bus. It’s good you were on the scene and knew how to react to the problem.

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            • Yea well that’s one of my more desirable traits. If it’s mechanical usually can figure it out. When it comes to people and especially love, I’m just as clueless as the next person is lol. I’ve been told I should be a mechanic but a few things prevent me from acting upon that, one of those is my temper. If I were to skin a knuckle I’d be explaining…read more

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  • I love Unstoppable. One of my favs by him. That’s wild that the movie was filmed in Ohio too. A lot of movies have been filmed there it seems. That part where he’s on top of the train running is amazing. He picks his roles very well.

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  • He really has. Antwone Fisher is a powerful movie. I agree. He’s a talented director too. That’s amazing it was filmed in Cleveland. It looked like it was filmed in Detroit too.

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    • I love visiting the places where they’ve filmed some of my favorite movies. I used to frequently drive past the Motel from the movie Jack Reacher during filing and then after the tore the motel down after filming was over. There’s a lot of places semi local to me that have been used in movies. Back in April I was actually a background actor in a…read more

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      • Jack Reacher was filmed in Ohio too? Wow. You were a background actor too with Caroline, in a movie about Lebron James? Incredible stuff man. I hope your scene makes the cut too.

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        • It was filmed mostly in Pittsburgh. The hotel that he stays at was along PA 65 near Sewickley, PA. It’s now additional parking for a fancy Audi dealer. Yea the movie is going to be called Shooting Stars. If my scene makes it, it will be a scene where LeBron gets off a city bus to go to school and you’ll see me in Caroline passing the bus. I ended…read more

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          • What a story. You saved the day, Roger. I got to look up shooting stars. It sounds like it’s going to be a good movie. I hope your scene makes it.

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            • Well the bus wouldn’t start. The mechanic working for universal studios wasn’t really well versed with busses. They have 2 batteries and one was dead. Knew what battery it was and where to get one. So they were really happy. It’s just part of my crazy ability to react when I see stuff.

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              • That’s a shocker. You would think a mechanic working for universal studios would be a master with fixing a bus. It’s good you were on the scene and knew how to react to the problem.

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                • Yea well that’s one of my more desirable traits. If it’s mechanical usually can figure it out. When it comes to people and especially love, I’m just as clueless as the next person is lol. I’ve been told I should be a mechanic but a few things prevent me from acting upon that, one of those is my temper. If I were to skin a knuckle I’d be explaining…read more

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  • This is a great letter, Roger to a powerful actor and man. I was thinking about doing a letter to Denzel or Sam Jackson the day we did these letters. I’ve been an admirer of Denzel since I saw him in ”Remember The Titans”. The power in his acting blew me away and made me a big fan. Then I saw him in ”Malcolm X”. How he was able to become…read more

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    • Yea he’s made some incredible movies. One I forgot to mention was Antwone Fisher. That movie was super powerful and not just because part of it was set in Cleveland. I know all of the locations where it was filmed in Cleveland though.

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      • He really has. Antwone Fisher is a powerful movie. I agree. He’s a talented director too. That’s amazing it was filmed in Cleveland. It looked like it was filmed in Detroit too.

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        • I love visiting the places where they’ve filmed some of my favorite movies. I used to frequently drive past the Motel from the movie Jack Reacher during filing and then after the tore the motel down after filming was over. There’s a lot of places semi local to me that have been used in movies. Back in April I was actually a background actor in a…read more

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          • Jack Reacher was filmed in Ohio too? Wow. You were a background actor too with Caroline, in a movie about Lebron James? Incredible stuff man. I hope your scene makes the cut too.

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            • It was filmed mostly in Pittsburgh. The hotel that he stays at was along PA 65 near Sewickley, PA. It’s now additional parking for a fancy Audi dealer. Yea the movie is going to be called Shooting Stars. If my scene makes it, it will be a scene where LeBron gets off a city bus to go to school and you’ll see me in Caroline passing the bus. I ended…read more

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              • What a story. You saved the day, Roger. I got to look up shooting stars. It sounds like it’s going to be a good movie. I hope your scene makes it.

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                • Well the bus wouldn’t start. The mechanic working for universal studios wasn’t really well versed with busses. They have 2 batteries and one was dead. Knew what battery it was and where to get one. So they were really happy. It’s just part of my crazy ability to react when I see stuff.

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                  • That’s a shocker. You would think a mechanic working for universal studios would be a master with fixing a bus. It’s good you were on the scene and knew how to react to the problem.

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                    • Yea well that’s one of my more desirable traits. If it’s mechanical usually can figure it out. When it comes to people and especially love, I’m just as clueless as the next person is lol. I’ve been told I should be a mechanic but a few things prevent me from acting upon that, one of those is my temper. If I were to skin a knuckle I’d be explaining…read more

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    • Also the climatic scene in the movie Unstoppable were filmed here in Ohio. That movie was inspired by a real event that happened but considerable creative license was taken. But even in that movie he’s already been told he’s losing his job and still risks his life to save the day. I feel he selects roles based on the kinds of elements the…read more

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      • I love Unstoppable. One of my favs by him. That’s wild that the movie was filmed in Ohio too. A lot of movies have been filmed there it seems. That part where he’s on top of the train running is amazing. He picks his roles very well.

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  • A King Of Comedy

    Dear Bernie Mac,

    When I was 18, I got to watch your show ”The Bernie Mac Show” with my oldest sister, even though I knew about the show for a while. When she put the DVD into her DVD player, and we started watching it together, I quickly started laughing hard at the things you were saying and how you said those words.

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    • Gerald,

      This letter is really good. Reading it after hearing you read it during the workshop it really is great. Bernie Mac was one of my favorite comedians. One of my favorite movies of his was Mr. 3000, it’s because of baseball that I really got into that movie. Though lost Amidst the belly aching laughter in that movie is a great story about…read more

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      • Thanks, Roger.

        Mr. 3000 is a good movie. You’re right about his character going through a journey to become a team player. I love Head Of State! That’s one of my favorite movies! Chris Rock and Bernie Mac were so good together. Bernie killed me throughout the whole movie. Yeah, it’s wild that Barrack Obama became president a few years after that…read more

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    • What? I’m so shocked from reading this letter! Because I didn’t know he passed away until reading this letter. I used to watch a lot of his shows when I was younger. I wasn’t really a person who looked up people in movies back then but I do now. This is soooo crazy…. Your letter is amazing I’m glad you had a star to look up to and encourage you.

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      • Thanks, Kayjah. Yeah, it was the first celebrity death that really shocked me. I didn’t want to believe it. I didn’t watch him for years until I finally accepted that he was gone. That’s cool that you used to watch his shows when you were younger. It’s wild to believe that he has been gone for 14 years now.

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  • Sounds good! My Instagram is curiousone10. Good point about the word count. I didn’t even think about that. I hate that you’re going through what you’re going through. Sorry to hear that you suffer from alexithymia too. I gotta look that up. What a word. It’s a hard road to recover from a loss. If only the process was easier for us all, that would…read more

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    • It was a shocker for me when I even figured out that a word like that existed. It helped me figured out myself, but that was before the death of my sister. I will follow you or you can follow me, mine is private, but I will follow you back. It’s @artisan_meng

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  • Gerald Washington responded to a letter in group To the people we love 3 months ago

    I understand. If you like, I can give you my email address or we can connect on a social media site so you can share it with me and not publicly. I emphasize what you’re feeling. It’s a tough road to go through. I hope writing about it helps. I wish I knew about writing when I was navigating through my mom and grandad’s passing. Maybe that would…read more

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    • Yes, that would be lovely. And we can do social media too. I do have insta, I just know they have a word count and I don’t feel like keep cutting it to see where I stopped. But it is a tough road and even though I knew how to write with my grandmothers and sister, I’ve never had this impact. And words fail me. I suffer from alexithymia. It happens…read more

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      • Sounds good! My Instagram is curiousone10. Good point about the word count. I didn’t even think about that. I hate that you’re going through what you’re going through. Sorry to hear that you suffer from alexithymia too. I gotta look that up. What a word. It’s a hard road to recover from a loss. If only the process was easier for us all, that would…read more

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        • It was a shocker for me when I even figured out that a word like that existed. It helped me figured out myself, but that was before the death of my sister. I will follow you or you can follow me, mine is private, but I will follow you back. It’s @artisan_meng

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  • Gerald Washington responded to a letter in group To the people we love 3 months ago

    That’s awesome that you do your nonfiction for her. You’re right. We all grieve differently and we grieve in different time periods. Some people can grieve quickly while others need a long time to grieve. I definitely believe that you want her to come back and give her all the love you can. For your parents to be in awe of what you wrote says how…read more

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    • It’s the least I can do. I don’t ever feel like I’m doing enough or that I can actually put together just what she meant and who she was to me. Yeah, I really do. I actually(I’m okay with anyone seeing this) but I said to my therapist that at this moment, I wished she didn’t come back home that day when I was a few months. She was 19. That’s our…read more

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      • I understand. If you like, I can give you my email address or we can connect on a social media site so you can share it with me and not publicly. I emphasize what you’re feeling. It’s a tough road to go through. I hope writing about it helps. I wish I knew about writing when I was navigating through my mom and grandad’s passing. Maybe that would…read more

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        • Yes, that would be lovely. And we can do social media too. I do have insta, I just know they have a word count and I don’t feel like keep cutting it to see where I stopped. But it is a tough road and even though I knew how to write with my grandmothers and sister, I’ve never had this impact. And words fail me. I suffer from alexithymia. It happens…read more

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          • Sounds good! My Instagram is curiousone10. Good point about the word count. I didn’t even think about that. I hate that you’re going through what you’re going through. Sorry to hear that you suffer from alexithymia too. I gotta look that up. What a word. It’s a hard road to recover from a loss. If only the process was easier for us all, that would…read more

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            • It was a shocker for me when I even figured out that a word like that existed. It helped me figured out myself, but that was before the death of my sister. I will follow you or you can follow me, mine is private, but I will follow you back. It’s @artisan_meng

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  • Gerald Washington responded to a letter in group To the people we love 3 months ago

    You’re welcome. I’m glad Lauren mention you in her reply so that I could read your letter. I also hope that we can talk and heal together. I believe it that your family took it differently. That’s great that you wrote for her. I would love to read the letter you wrote to her at her funeral. I bet it’s really touching. I totally understand not…read more

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    • That would be very nice. I really would love that. It’s a hard road and I had a friends who acted as if him healing in 4 months would be the same for me with my sister. Never. I cried a lot when he said that and told him we all grieve differently. We all live life differently. And I had a different life. She wasn’t just my sister. She was much…read more

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      • That’s awesome that you do your nonfiction for her. You’re right. We all grieve differently and we grieve in different time periods. Some people can grieve quickly while others need a long time to grieve. I definitely believe that you want her to come back and give her all the love you can. For your parents to be in awe of what you wrote says how…read more

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        • It’s the least I can do. I don’t ever feel like I’m doing enough or that I can actually put together just what she meant and who she was to me. Yeah, I really do. I actually(I’m okay with anyone seeing this) but I said to my therapist that at this moment, I wished she didn’t come back home that day when I was a few months. She was 19. That’s our…read more

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          • I understand. If you like, I can give you my email address or we can connect on a social media site so you can share it with me and not publicly. I emphasize what you’re feeling. It’s a tough road to go through. I hope writing about it helps. I wish I knew about writing when I was navigating through my mom and grandad’s passing. Maybe that would…read more

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            • Yes, that would be lovely. And we can do social media too. I do have insta, I just know they have a word count and I don’t feel like keep cutting it to see where I stopped. But it is a tough road and even though I knew how to write with my grandmothers and sister, I’ve never had this impact. And words fail me. I suffer from alexithymia. It happens…read more

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              • Sounds good! My Instagram is curiousone10. Good point about the word count. I didn’t even think about that. I hate that you’re going through what you’re going through. Sorry to hear that you suffer from alexithymia too. I gotta look that up. What a word. It’s a hard road to recover from a loss. If only the process was easier for us all, that would…read more

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                • It was a shocker for me when I even figured out that a word like that existed. It helped me figured out myself, but that was before the death of my sister. I will follow you or you can follow me, mine is private, but I will follow you back. It’s @artisan_meng

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  • Gerald Washington responded to a letter in group To the people we love 3 months ago

    @mmansfield28 Your letter is really touching. I emphasize with the grief you’re feeling with the loss of your older sister. Losing someone close to you like that is a brutal thing to go through. Like yourself, I’m not an open book either. I have to get to know a person to be an open book. Like Lauren mentioned in her reply, I lost my mom at an…read more

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    • Thank you very much for reaching out to me and I hope that we can talk and share that grieving process. It’s very different for everyone. I figured that out quickly. 6 different people’; my twin, my brother, my niece, my parents…we all took it very differently. I saw her with those tubes the first time. My niece found her barely responsive on…read more

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      • You’re welcome. I’m glad Lauren mention you in her reply so that I could read your letter. I also hope that we can talk and heal together. I believe it that your family took it differently. That’s great that you wrote for her. I would love to read the letter you wrote to her at her funeral. I bet it’s really touching. I totally understand not…read more

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        • That would be very nice. I really would love that. It’s a hard road and I had a friends who acted as if him healing in 4 months would be the same for me with my sister. Never. I cried a lot when he said that and told him we all grieve differently. We all live life differently. And I had a different life. She wasn’t just my sister. She was much…read more

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          • That’s awesome that you do your nonfiction for her. You’re right. We all grieve differently and we grieve in different time periods. Some people can grieve quickly while others need a long time to grieve. I definitely believe that you want her to come back and give her all the love you can. For your parents to be in awe of what you wrote says how…read more

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            • It’s the least I can do. I don’t ever feel like I’m doing enough or that I can actually put together just what she meant and who she was to me. Yeah, I really do. I actually(I’m okay with anyone seeing this) but I said to my therapist that at this moment, I wished she didn’t come back home that day when I was a few months. She was 19. That’s our…read more

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              • I understand. If you like, I can give you my email address or we can connect on a social media site so you can share it with me and not publicly. I emphasize what you’re feeling. It’s a tough road to go through. I hope writing about it helps. I wish I knew about writing when I was navigating through my mom and grandad’s passing. Maybe that would…read more

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                • Yes, that would be lovely. And we can do social media too. I do have insta, I just know they have a word count and I don’t feel like keep cutting it to see where I stopped. But it is a tough road and even though I knew how to write with my grandmothers and sister, I’ve never had this impact. And words fail me. I suffer from alexithymia. It happens…read more

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                  • Sounds good! My Instagram is curiousone10. Good point about the word count. I didn’t even think about that. I hate that you’re going through what you’re going through. Sorry to hear that you suffer from alexithymia too. I gotta look that up. What a word. It’s a hard road to recover from a loss. If only the process was easier for us all, that would…read more

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                    • It was a shocker for me when I even figured out that a word like that existed. It helped me figured out myself, but that was before the death of my sister. I will follow you or you can follow me, mine is private, but I will follow you back. It’s @artisan_meng

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  • Gerald Washington responded to a letter in group To the people we love 3 months ago

    Sure thing, Lauren. Appreciate you mentioning me in what looks like a touching letter and introducing me to MMansfield28. I’ll be happy to share my story with her. 😀 Gerald

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