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May 4, 2020

ZOOM Memorial – Sunday, May 10th, 3pm

A virtual memorial will be held for Fred this Sunday, May 10th at 3pm on ZOOM. To be clear, we’re still hoping to have an in-person service once it’s safe to all be together. Until then, we invite you to have a beer, share a story or two about Fred and join his many friends in celebrating his extraordinary life.

Below is a little more information, along with the ZOOM meeting info.

We aren’t planning anything too formal – this will just be a place for friends to connect, have a beer in Fred’s honor, and share our favorite memories and stories. Fred’s family will begin with a few remarks and then open up the floor. To prevent any inadvertent chaos, I ask that you please email me (jparkermusic@gmail.com) beforehand if you want to speak about Fred – please let me know by Saturday evening (5/9) if you plan to speak. I will keep a list of speakers and will serve as a sort of master of ceremonies. If there are still people who would like to speak who didn’t email me, they’ll have a chance toward the end of the call.
Please email jparkermusic@gmail.com if you would like to speak about Fred.
I understand not everyone is familiar with ZOOM, so I’ll briefly explain how to join this call. If you have the ZOOM application on your computer, you will be able to join the call on Sunday by clicking the meeting link in the meeting info below. If you would prefer to join this call on your phone, you will just need to dial the call-in number and then when prompted, enter the meeting ID number (all of this info is also listed below). And finally, if anyone has any questions, please feel free to email me and I’ll be happy to assist. Again, my email address is jparkermusic@gmail.com
Below is the ZOOM meeting information for the call this Sunday (5/10) at 3pm:
Memorial for Fred Parker
Time: May 10, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting [FOR PEOPLE USING THEIR COMPUTERS] https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7495209598


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  • Louis Gerteis : I'll be there for the Zoom memorial -- no need for speaking time but I lookforeward to the event. Louis zoom memorial
  • David Martin : Sort of miss Fred every day. Bet you wonder why. I'd see him every morning when he passed by my front window and he'd stop to see if I was going to play Tuesday night at the open mike. He lent me his car last year while I was looking for another so I just cleaned his up in every way I could. H e used to call me buddy and smile . From the early days when we did Supper Under The Stars up until last year I'd just go to one of his gatherings to hear him play spoons and get some chili or a hot dog and then sort of take pictures and listen. We were casual friends , no big deal. That's why I miss him.
  • Gay Pasley : We looking forward to coming by Zoom Computer Sunday at 3 PM. We look forward to other's talking, but will not participate. Peace, Gay and Bob