I did not know this!

Off Topic discussion forum

Moderators: ajish4, cjj

I did not know this!

Postby (bassduke49) » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:35 am

Author: "The Rickenbacker Electric Bass - 50 Years As Rock's Bottom"
User avatar
(bassduke49)
Senior Member
 
Posts: 6422
Joined: Wed May 14, 2003 5:00 am
Location: Cedarburg, WI, USA

Re: I did not know this!

Postby (blueflamerick) » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:46 am

Great story! Congratulations!
(blueflamerick)
Advanced Member
 
Posts: 1898
Joined: Wed Apr 30, 2003 1:43 pm
Location: Richmond, VA

Re: I did not know this!

Postby (cjj) » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:49 am

I did...
:D

Really cool to get connected after all these years...
8) 8) 8)
I have NO idea what to do with those skinny stringed things... I'm just a bass player...
User avatar
(cjj)
RRF Moderator
 
Posts: 10844
Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:17 pm
Location: New Zealand

Re: I did not know this!

Postby (rickenbrother) » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:27 pm

cjj wrote:I did...
:D

Really cool to get connected after all these years...
8) 8) 8)

I knew also. I met John's father over the Memorial Day weekend. JH hinted at that here, at about that time. That's a cool story, but even better when John told me how he found his biological family. 8)
The JETGLO finish name should be officially changed to JETGLO ROCKS! :-)
User avatar
(rickenbrother)
RRF Moderator
 
Posts: 12954
Joined: Sun May 26, 2002 5:00 am
Location: Between a hammer and an anvil...

Re: I did not know this!

Postby (cassius987) » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:33 pm

What a success story for adoption!!
User avatar
(cassius987)
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4667
Joined: Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:11 pm

Re: I did not know this!

Postby (jps) » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:13 pm

Wow!!! Congrats, John, you have a whole new family. 8)
User avatar
(jps)
RRF Consultant
 
Posts: 36342
Joined: Wed Feb 12, 2003 6:00 am
Location: Not of this Earth

Re: I did not know this!

Postby (rickyfricky) » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:54 pm

Wonderfully HEARTWARMING!

Thank you for sharing this.
Watch those teeth, Marlin. I'm not sure we've properly sedated the beast . . .
User avatar
(rickyfricky)
Intermediate Member
 
Posts: 692
Joined: Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:09 pm
Location: Island of Misfit Toys

Re: I did not know this!

Postby (Ivan3000) » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:59 pm

Congrats Mr. Hall!
Imagine how much different your life would have been without Rickenbacker. Its an odd thing to think about.
Very heartwarming story!
(Ivan3000)
Advanced Member
 
Posts: 2392
Joined: Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:53 pm
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Re: I did not know this!

Postby (JakeK) » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:18 pm

Warmed my heart thoroughly. I'm very happy for you, John!
(JakeK)
RRF Consultant
 
Posts: 5737
Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:08 pm
Location: Undisclosed

Re: I did not know this!

Postby (rickboy88) » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:55 pm

Thanks for posting, Paul. I didn't know that either. Steve Jobs had a similar past. He got quite close to his birth sister eventually. It is all in that good Steve Jobs bio.

A fellow (older) trombone player I know was in a similar situation as John Hall's father. He eventually married the woman they had the first child with, but the girl was given up for adoption and they lost track of her. They eventually got married. I'd only known that they'd had 3 kids together for years, not an additional oldest girl. That oldest daughter given up for adoption is now a part of the family who visits often and apparently looks and acts a lot like her mother. I only just found out about her within the past 6 months as news slowly leaked out.
"Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect." Vince Lombardi
User avatar
(rickboy88)
Intermediate Member
 
Posts: 828
Joined: Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:48 am
Location: Colorado, USA

Re: I did not know this!

Postby (86kubicki) » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:54 pm

Wow, what an amazing story. Congratulations John, not only for yourself, but for your entire family!
User avatar
(86kubicki)
Advanced Member
 
Posts: 2725
Joined: Mon Feb 03, 2003 6:00 am
Location: Ontario, Canada

Re: I did not know this!

Postby (johnallg) » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:45 pm

What interesting and monolithic turns life takes. Congratulations, John. I'd say what my wife says often, "May the angels watch over you", but I think they have been.
User avatar
(johnallg)
Rick-a-holic
 
Posts: 17688
Joined: Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:13 pm

Re: I did not know this!

Postby (s4001) » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:18 pm

That's awesome. Congratulations!
User avatar
(s4001)
Senior Member
 
Posts: 3513
Joined: Sat Jul 16, 2005 5:00 am
Location: LBC, CA,

Re: I did not know this!

Postby (iiipopes) » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:48 pm

Congratulations, Mr. JH!!!!
User avatar
(iiipopes)
Intermediate Member
 
Posts: 1295
Joined: Tue May 22, 2007 5:02 pm

Re: I did not know this!

Postby (johnhall) » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:43 pm

Thanks for the kind comments. It has indeed been an amazing experience, one I would not have ever imagined happening.

Many times these types of reunions do not go well; sibling jealousy, child having thoughts of rejection, etc., but there's been none of that, just happy times.

What's been amazing are the number of things we have in common, stuff that genetics shouldn't play a part of. My dad is an inveterate wood worker and a pilot, passions we've shared independently. We've also faced some rather similar difficulties in life on a number of levels.

That isn't to say there aren't some differences. He plays no musical instruments, for example. By training he's a physicist but an architect and contractor by profession.

As noted, I have five half-sisters, a half brother and untold numbers of nieces and nephews. I haven't met them all yet but my youngest sister and I really get along well. Siblings are an entirely new concept to me but I have to say that I really enjoy being the oldest!

None of this diminishes my feelings about my adoptive parents and gaining a whole new family this late in life is nothing but a big plus.
User avatar
(johnhall)
RIC
 
Posts: 3926
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2000 11:17 am
Location: Willoughbridge, Staffordshire, UK

Next

Return to The Others: by CJ Johansson

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests