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Ralph Pic Of The Week
If you want to access the Pic of the
week from past weeks click here.
My faithful battalion of photographers, who submit photos to me after every good swell, sent me the goods. Yes, it was "hurtful" to open my mail, 6 hours from the ocean, and 12 hours from our home in Hampton. It was an easy call and quite frankly, I'm happy for all of you who scored both the waves and the images. I was happy to be the sacrificial lamb. I can't say the same for the boy. Mackey V was shocked when he saw these photos (below) from Nevins, Carden and O'Connell.
Not me. I knew it would happen.
I posted another video clip of Todd Ross surfing. This one is from last year, and he's riding a short board. I do want to take this time to thank everyone who participated in the paddle last Sunday on such a short notice. I know his family were blown away by the whole event. It's still hard to believe that Todd is gone. For those of us who knew him over the years, he just didn't seem like the guy who would leave us before his time. I mean, I never once thought that I wouldn't see Todd again. Todd was such a common fixture up here and at certain breaks.
But I am thankful for having known him. And I am thankful for having known his friends and family. And honestly, one of the the things I've learned in my life, (and I've had my fair share of tragedies) is this: Remember those who have passed. And by that, I mean to talk about them. Bring them up in conversation. Both in the water, and out. Because if you don't, they will truly be gone from this earth.
Talk about your loved ones who have passed on before you, and keep their memories alive. Talk about Todd, talk about Danny, talk about who ever you want, just as long as you talk about them. Keep their spirit in our midst.
Speaking of talking...how about them New England Patriots! They are now 11-0...and although the victory tonight was anything but easy, they are still 11-0. And my friends, when this is all said and done, they will only remember what we have in the win column. And right now, we have 11...it won't be easy from here on out. Especially after what the Eagles did tonight. I'm afraid they have exposed a soft side to our boys. Like the dam secondary! Dam that game was nerve wracking...OK OK, I'm losing you non sportsfans I apologize. It's just that here in New England, we never had a great Football team like this. I mean, ever since the first Superbowl win in 2001 it has been one hell of a ride. Most of us sports fans are living highs that were totally foreign to us, just a decade or more ago. Please do not deny us this simple pleasure of being happy sports fans. Dam it does feel good.
OK kids, this week we have the Gary Ritchie Fund raiser. It's this Saturday, December 1st at the American Legion Hall in Hampton. It starts at 8PM and ends around 11:30PM. If you don't know what this is all about see the Poster below. There will be live music and the night should be a fun time for all. If you can't make it, please be kind and send a donation to:
The GARY RITCHIE Fundraiser
P.O. Box 192
Hampton, NH 03843.
The Landon Miller Fund is still taking donations through ANY Citizen Bank.
Or PLEASE send your donation to:
The Landon Miller Foundation
83 South Road
North Hampton, NH 03862
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Tribute to Danny. North By Northeast
my friends...Surfing heals all wounds....
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