This particular post has nothing at all to do with metal detecting….sorry.
ROCK ON RALPH…
I first met Ralph Smith back in the 60’s, when he worked with me at a music store in Flemington, New Jersey. He was a long-haired, crazy, mixed up kid who sometimes got into trouble, but if you got to know him, you soon learned he was a good guy with a heart of gold.
He asked little, worked hard and would give you the shirt off his back if you asked.
Aerosmith road crew, Ralph, bottom row second from left.
Two or three years later Ralph signed on as a “roadie” and toured with Aerosmith, sending us postcards every now and then from all over the world. Later on he became his own boss, doing technical work for many of the rock n’ roll greats.
I hadn’t seen or heard from Ralph in 30 years but finally caught up to him on Facebook a couple of years ago. He had married, and had settled down in a great little town called New Hope, Pennsylvania, a community he had loved for years and a town that loved him back.
Yesterday, Ralph had a sudden cardiac arrest and passed on, leaving a big void in the lives of many. You didn’t know Ralph, but I did, and I am a much better man for having had that privilege. RIP Ralph, your were a good man.
Ralph and the Poozler
Ralph on FB a while back…
“this morning, the dogs were in the bedroom and I was in out in the living room reading quietly. I think they forgot that I was there because they started to sing. I’ve heard this once or twice before when they thought they were alone. First The Poozler starts with a low, long “ooooooo” then Cordelia joins in a lower register. for about five minutes they sing this duet of “oooooo’s”, noses pointed to the sky.
I think they are calling to the Big Dog in the Sky.”