Thanks Amy so much for the fitting tribute last Thursday at the Dallas show. I was unaware until I arrived home that Lovely Cruise was in fact dedicated to Pam. Our Volcano Lady will be missed by many. There is consolation knowing that she watches over us-keeping our paths safe. God bless you and all of us who will miss Pam. Indeed, it has been a "Lovely Cruise".
-Beachbruce Wednesday, May 01, 2002 We celebrate the lives of those who celebrate life.
-Laura Tuesday, April 30, 2002 Amy -
Thanks for a wonderul tribute for Pam. She was so touched by your friendship. I was unable to be at her birthday party, but the first thing she told me was "you messed Amy Lee!!!! She played happy birthday for me!"
Pam was such a special lady. Her love for family, God and friends was something to behold.
I will miss her dearly, but I will live the rest of my life with her in my heart.
Remember - "life is short - order the Blue Cheeze!"
-Connie Tuesday, April 30, 2002 Amy: Thanks for this tribute and for keeping all of us informed along the way.
Pam: You fought so hard and were so brave and became an inspiration to all of us. Through all of your treatments you still made time to stay in touch with us and help us through our own bad times. You''re a wonderful, loving, caring angel. Please take care of my mom and show her how to wear that grass skirt, okay? We''ll miss you but will always love you and continue to celebrate your life.
-Peggy Tuesday, April 30, 2002 Amy:
Thank you so much for being such a great friend to all of us and for the continuous updates on Pam. She was SO special to all of us, and you were especially special to her, as she was to you.
Again, thanks for being our friend-it means SO much to all of us, especially me. You''re truly a treasure from God.
Once again I know you''re watching over me as I type this, and I promise I''ll stop the tears soon, but I want you to know that last night as I tried to go to sleep, I heard you singing "Bring Back the Magic" to me. It was the sweetest sound I heard in EONS. Go with God, and thank Him for the chance to dance with you. The sun will be forever dimmer, and our loss here is the Archangels gain. Until we meet again, dear one, save the first dance for me, and you can give me back the rest of my heart as we begin that next dance.
Thank you for the joy of letting me be part of your life, Pam, and for being part of mine, and most of all, thanks for all of your generous love.
With all my love and gratitude-
-Garry Tuesday, April 30, 2002 I thought i would share this with you all. I''m sure i have heard it before in my life but it never really hit me untill a friend of mine died last year. I kept the card from his funeral in my wallet ever since. So if you start reading it and you feel you have read it before, please continue on reading it because like me, you never know when one day...it may have a special meaning...FOR YOU!
If you are ever going to love me, love me now, while I can know the sweet and tender feelings, which from true affection flow. Love me now while I am living. Do not wait until I''m gone and then have it chiseled in marble, sweet words on ice-cold stone.
If you have tender thoughts of me, please tell me now. If you wait until I''m sleeping never to awaken, there will be death between us and I won''t hear you then. So if you love me even a little bit, let me know it while I''m living so I can treasure it.
*because you never know who you may be saying goodbye to tomorrow :)
-Ed Tuesday, April 30, 2002 AmyLee
Thanks so much for being such a good friend to Pam and to all of the rest of us. Your caring spirit certainly shows through. Pam will be thrilled to hear your beautiful sax on Thursday.
-Nancy Monday, April 29, 2002 Amy, Your tribute on the home page is sweet & beautiful. Thank you for being so generous. I remember being handed my Christian name on a cardboard sign by Pam in WPB and hearing the tales of the oh so many margaritas that went into making them all. Pam was such a source of strength for so many, even while she endured so much. But, people, don''t forget, Pam was a parrothead who loved life and everything that went with it with all of her heart. I am but one of many who is so much the better for having known her. Thank you Pam. I heard this poen a week or so ago at a dinner honoring Safety Dispatchers, I think it''s appropriate:
People are illogical, unreasonable and self-centered. Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world your best anyway.
-Patti Monday, April 29, 2002 Where do I start? Pam came into my life at a period when she really needed someone, but was there for me. I was struggling with being recently diagnosed with lupus. I thought I had little or no quality life ahead of me. Boy was I wrong and Pam promptly told me so. When no one, and I mean no one, was there as my strength, Pam was. She taught me so much about life and living. That''s right living life. We should not go through this world just existing, we should life. That is what Pam did and that is what she wanted from all of us.
Upon learning that my diagnosis was wrong, no one was happier than Pam. She still had to face her deamons every day, but she was so happy for me. Where does that leave me? I am not sure. I only met Pam onece face to face, but I know that she and I were soul mates. We shared things that even my husband and I did not share. She was my rock, my rudder, and my star to guide me.
I know I will go on, but I''m not sure I will ever stir the same way. You see, I don''t think you meet people like Pam very often in your life and I''m not sure you are ever the same after you do meet them.
That November night in Atlanta was the most special to me. I have talked at length with my son about that night and he of all others understands what it meant to me.
For a few hours, Pam was free. She didn''t have to worry about Chemo or genes or anything other than being with people who loved her and who she loved. I know in my heart that I would never have been able to face this day, had I not gone to Atlanta in November.
Thank you to all of you who made that trip. You will never know what your presence meant to me that night.
In the years to come, I will look back on that night and know that I was in the prescence of special people. People who know how to love and are not afraid to show that love.
I ache, but the ache is buoyed by the love I know I feel for all of you.
Buffy, Parrotprof & Amy Lee, you are such special people. I am blessed to have you in my life.
Todd, Ali, & Matthew: As the years follow you will miss our swee Pam so much, but take solace in the fact that she touched so many lives and made the world a better place. There are not many people who can say that.
I love and already miss Pam Miller more than most will ever know. She was my rock, my rudder and my shining star. Rest with the angels, you deserve it more than most.
-Linda Powell a.k.a. keysdreamer Monday, April 29, 2002 Amy-
Thank you for all you''ve done for Pam. She has always been a kind, loving, and free-spirited woman. Her friendship has meant so much to me and so many others. I will raise my glass to heaven tonight.