R.I.P. Patrick Swayze- "The Love Stays With You"

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You know how it is when someone you know, or maybe don't really know, but is well-known is seriously ill.  You just know that someday the news will come and while you're prepared for it, you really aren't?

I first saw Patrick Swayze more than 40 years ago at his mother's dance studio in Houston Texas.  Only then, everyone knew him as BUDDY.   I was in a small dance group in the late 60's and his mother, Patsy Swayze  was our choreographer.  While we took a break, "Buddy" walked through to speak with his mom. 

No one spoke.  You could have heard a pin drop.  For a room with 9 teen age girls in it, you would have expected giggles at the very least.  What I remember besides a smile as big as Texas and a body that was beyond description was the respect he showed his mother.  He knew that all eyes were on him, yet he did not swagger; he did not strut.  No, he was Patrick Swayze, son of Patsy Swayze, taught to carry himself as a true Texas gentleman. 

                    Thank you ,Patrick, for being someone this Houstonian and Texan is mighty proud of.

                                                                                                RIP Patrick Swayze

 

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Shirley Parks
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Hi Kathy, This was a very touching tribute to Patrick Swayze.

Sep 15, 2009 08:08 AM #1
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Kathy Streib
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Shirley- thank you. Very sad today.

Sep 15, 2009 08:11 AM #2
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Mary Yonkers
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Kathy--Nice tribute to Patrick Swayze, a true gentleman.  Thanks.

Sep 15, 2009 08:56 AM #3
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Bonnie Vaughan
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Kathy,  I was so saddened to hear when he was diagnosed.  He continued to work on his series with dignity and determination.  I felt a couple of days ago the end was near.

He lived a life in the spotlight like a normal person.  He demonstrated that enduring love was something to be proud of.

Dirty Dancing is one of my favorite movies.  Watching his artful moves - and yes that gorgeous body thrills me every time I see it.

He fought a good fight.

Sep 15, 2009 09:23 AM #4
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Sharon Tara
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I hadn't heard the news yet, so I am hearing it here.  What a beautiful tribute.  What a great guy and what a fabulous actor.  I am happy he is finally out of pain, but I feel for his family.  How difficult it must be for them.  How cool is it that you knew his mom and actually met him.  A wonderful story, thanks for sharing it.

Sep 15, 2009 12:54 PM #5
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Mary- He was a Gentleman, wasn't he?  We need more like him.

Bonnie-He did fight a good fight.  I still watch Dirty Dancing which also had another favorite of mine, Jerry Orbach. 

Sharon-sorry you had to hear this way.  I only met him once but that one time stayed with me as you can tell.  He also had a beautiful love story with his wife. 

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