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.
-Bill Monday, April 29, 2002 Amy,
Thanks for letting everyone know about Pam. The tribute on the front page is a nice way to remember her, with that great smile. Thanks again. It sure was a lovely cruise, I just wish it could have lasted longer.
-Larry Monday, April 29, 2002 Amy-
Thank you for all your updates on Pam. I know it must have be very painful for you to write them.
I''ll be hearing "Amazing Grace" in my head Thursday morning and you say your last "Goodbye", and I KNOW she''ll be listening from above as well.
It was indeed, a lovely cruise...
-Elaine Monday, April 29, 2002 Amy - I just wanted to thank you for keeping us updated on Pam. There''s another angel in heaven and I know she''ll be able to hear you play for her.
-Renee Monday, April 29, 2002 Amy, thank you so much for the information about Pam and that nice tribute on the front. She''s definitely smiling back, and remember that when you play "Amazing Grace" on Thursday morning, there will be happy girl dancing in heaven. Bless your heart for being there & helping to keep everyone informed.
-Susan Monday, April 29, 2002 It was great to see you in Houston, Amy! You guys sounded terrific, and our favorite "sax chick" was better than ever.
I read this in your journal: "take time to watch the stars at night...and look for the moon in the light of day" Love it!
Can''t wait for that new CD. “Traz da Lua” sounds lovely.
-Deana Saturday, April 27, 2002 Hi
-Jo Wednesday, March 27, 2002 Amy!
Your looking in great shape this year! Better than ever. I''ll see you in Cincy, saw you in Columbus last year (Was on side of stage YELLING @ YOU you pointed me out,well that was me!...sure you remember.haha) Great new look on web site! Can''t wait to sea ya again.
Thanks for all the years,