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#1056043 - Thu Jul 31 2014 10:26 PM In Memory of Our Great Gatsby.
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This month's theme, we hope, will be quite special as it is in memory of Gatsby722 aka Dave who passed away recently.
He was a pretty prolific member with over 123, 000 posts since joining FT in 2001 and will be missed greatly

This is Gatsby's Profile
Here is a link to his posts if you need a bit of inspiration.

Don't feel left out if you didn't know Gats! Feel free to use the Great Gatsby book or movie for inspiration or even F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Normally there is one photo a week for the monthly themes but I think we could be a bit more relaxed about and have a couple a week if people desire.

Please have fun with this! smile


Edited by ren33 (Sat Aug 30 2014 05:50 AM)

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#1056054 - Thu Jul 31 2014 11:50 PM Re: In Memory of Our Great Gatsby. (monthly theme)
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I'll kick it off smile

Gats and I always had a Words with Friends game on the go and here's a screenshot of our last game. We had pretty similar styles of play and most of our games were pretty close but if I'm honest then he probably beat me more than the other way around.


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#1056066 - Fri Aug 01 2014 02:35 AM Re: In Memory of Our Great Gatsby. (monthly theme)
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A bit obscure this one, but David always mentioned Eric Clapton in his messages to me, knowing he is my idol and that there is no other guitarist.
This picture is of Layla who lives down the road and always gets a dog treat when passing the gate, much to the fury of my Gnawra.
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#1056067 - Fri Aug 01 2014 02:47 AM Re: In Memory of Our Great Gatsby. (monthly theme)
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I have posted this before, a long time ago, but it seemed appropriate to post it again. It amused Dave when I first posted it. This is the place where I used to get my hair done - it used to be the best and cheapest hairdresser in town until the owner decided to retire and sold it.
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#1056070 - Fri Aug 01 2014 05:02 AM Re: In Memory of Our Great Gatsby. (monthly theme)
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This is one I took about three years ago. This is in the Austin Waters subdivision in Carrollton, TX.



edit to add: there are far more houses there now than there was when this picture was taken.


Edited by dg_dave (Fri Aug 01 2014 05:03 AM)
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#1056084 - Fri Aug 01 2014 07:26 AM Re: In Memory of Our Great Gatsby. (monthly theme)
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I'm reminded of this one I took in Massachusetts two years ago, with our Gatsby in mind.



I think the town was Great Barrington.

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#1056204 - Fri Aug 01 2014 11:31 AM Re: In Memory of Our Great Gatsby. (monthly theme)
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Very obvious, I'm afraid, but it's all I have at the moment. If Gatsby were here, I'm sure he could explain to me what is so great about Robert Redford.
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#1056232 - Fri Aug 01 2014 02:39 PM Re: In Memory of Our Great Gatsby. (monthly theme)
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I don't know about the Great Gatsby but this is a card that I made for him earlier this year, I was playing about with some new software. Dave said that he was pleased.

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#1056252 - Fri Aug 01 2014 03:37 PM Re: In Memory of Our Great Gatsby. (monthly theme)
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Great start laugh

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#1056262 - Fri Aug 01 2014 04:01 PM Re: In Memory of Our Great Gatsby. (monthly theme)
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Here's a car that would not be out of place in The Great Gatsby


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#1056366 - Sat Aug 02 2014 07:29 AM Re: In Memory of Our Great Gatsby. (monthly theme)
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I don't have a photo that I've taken, but this just reminds me SO much of any conversation I've ever had with Dave. I hope it's OK for me to post this smile



Image credit: Hobbes, from "Calvin and Hobbes" by Bill Watterson
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#1056367 - Sat Aug 02 2014 07:44 AM Re: In Memory of Our Great Gatsby. (monthly theme)
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It's been forever since I posted a photo and this one is one that I had used before in a post about Dave. When he was so sick a few years ago, we were asked to wish him well and when I told my beloved ClaraSue (who passed away herself a couple of months ago) "Dave is sick!" this is the look she gave me. She herself was sick at the time which is why her fur was shaved.





Edited by ClaraSue (Sat Aug 02 2014 10:28 AM)
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#1056372 - Sat Aug 02 2014 08:11 AM Re: In Memory of Our Great Gatsby. (monthly theme)
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Chains - gold herringbone, chromed bead and black plastic link

x15 mag, scope LEDs on peach colored background
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#1056480 - Sat Aug 02 2014 08:31 PM Re: In Memory of Our Great Gatsby. (monthly theme)
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When I first joined the Forums, there was a game called the Trivia Rounds which consisted of a member posting 5 topics and players sending in their answers by PM (more points for a unique answer than a tie). These games and the chain ones were where I mostly interacted with Gats so my photos are going to be based on those rounds.

In one of the first rounds hosted by Gats, he had asked players to name a US state beginning with a vowel.



Taken in Hoonah, Alaska
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#1056497 - Sun Aug 03 2014 12:20 AM Re: In Memory of Our Great Gatsby. (monthly theme)
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This is the nearest I can get to Daisy (from the Great Gatsby). Some Gerberas from my garden.
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#1056499 - Sun Aug 03 2014 01:57 AM Re: In Memory of Our Great Gatsby. (monthly theme)
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Zorba, thank you so much for posting that! I had almost forgotten that fabulous game of Trivia Rounds. It was great fun, even if I eventually ran out of steam for playing it.

You all have come up with some super tributes to our Gatsby, I love this thread!
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#1056811 - Mon Aug 04 2014 08:26 AM Re: In Memory of Our Great Gatsby. (monthly theme)
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I had fun with those games too, Santana.

Another of Gats' Qs - "According to Fodor's Travel Guide (2004), what were the Editor's picks for the best places to dine (fancy and full service) in Paris?"



Moulin Rouge in Paris
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#1056885 - Mon Aug 04 2014 09:22 PM Re: In Memory of Our Great Gatsby. (monthly theme)
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Multi-levels of gratitude on this one to Chavs. In the 1/day thread she posted an image of a lit candle in memory of WW I tragedies. In "The Great Gatsby" the narrator, Nick Carraway, has been hugely influenced by the fact he is a WW I veteran. A memorial tradition began after Armistice Day: to wear a linen imitation poppy in honor of those who fell in 'the great war'. So, let this serve as a memorial to both Gatsby and fallen soldiers.

Sorry about the blurriness. New camera and I am too lazy to break out the tripod.
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#1057302 - Wed Aug 06 2014 05:37 PM Re: In Memory of Our Great Gatsby. (monthly theme)
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We can't have a Gatsby memorial without his favourite gal, Betty Boop, making an appearance. I posted this pic once before, a couple of years ago, which led to Ren and I getting together to send this very bag to Gats for his birthday that year.


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#1057337 - Wed Aug 06 2014 11:59 PM Re: In Memory of Our Great Gatsby. (monthly theme)
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haha excellent!

Gats was from Ohio!


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#1057351 - Thu Aug 07 2014 02:29 AM Re: In Memory of Our Great Gatsby. (monthly theme)
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Gatsby was a massive influence for me on the Forums smile Like others, I remember the "Trivia rounds" with fondness!
Hoping this will fit into the "Great Gatsby" theme. Unfortunately, I never got the chance to send a homemade card to Gatsby, but this card seems to sum up the "Great Gatsby era".
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#1057354 - Thu Aug 07 2014 02:32 AM Re: In Memory of Our Great Gatsby. (monthly theme)
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Oh it's lovely, Jane!
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#1057360 - Thu Aug 07 2014 03:28 AM Re: In Memory of Our Great Gatsby. (monthly theme)
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Very elegant, Jane!
Even I remember the trivia rounds .. man that was so long ago!

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#1057371 - Thu Aug 07 2014 04:27 AM Re: In Memory of Our Great Gatsby. (monthly theme)
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That's a perfect representation of the "Gatsby" era, JM!
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#1057386 - Thu Aug 07 2014 07:10 AM Re: In Memory of Our Great Gatsby. (monthly theme)
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Gorgeous card, Jane!

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