22 thoughts on “It reminds me of him.

  1. Dear Donna,
    Wonderful choice ❤ Once again I find myself here on your wonderful blog and think of how much comfort and joy you give me by sharing your thoughts.
    Bless you dear Donna !
    I was listening to Nothing Compares to You by Sinéad O'Connor last night and that also reminded me so much of Benjamin, nothing , no one really compares to Benjamin and his magic ❤
    Some emotional times right now mean I am trying to focus on the wonderful and Benjamin and his performances, his music, his eternal magic is one of those things that brighten my days and help me through the sleepless nights ( 5 hours last night of watching performances and videos with Benjamin and yes, I am back to watching more). I know some people would mock me for this and some just shake their head but I do feel you understand just how much seeing him perform, hearing him sing, or speak, or see his photos means to some of us ( a lot of us I suspect :D).
    The B-Bomb went off in my heart and soul in 1979 and the flames never extinguished and since last January last year in full flame again infused with magical sparks that brighten my soul , leave songs playing even in my dreams.
    Such is the eternal magic of Benjamin Orr and may it last forever,
    Hugs from sunny Tasmania,
    (As you can tell, I am in an emotional state at the moment and I better stop writing before I gush so much that it becomes embarrassing, thank you as always for all your wonderful work, research and time)

    Please stay safe ❤

    Tia

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      1. Thank you so much ❤ I feel safe here with you when I tell about how I feel and am always so grateful to you ❤ and how special your blog is to me and of course to many other fans. Sending you hugs back, my friend ❤

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    1. Tia, I wanted to tell you I always enjoy reading your comments, insight and your heartwarming thoughts regarding all things Benjamin! I totally relate. It’s nice knowing I’m not the only deep thinker around when it comes to Ben!

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  2. Donna,
    I was just thinking about this today but do you have any info (or maybe one of your readers) on Benjamin’s (Army) military service? I know we spent a year and a half in but I was wondering if anybody knew where he was stationed and what he was did? I’ve always been curious about that.

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      1. I wonder if Benjamin knew what was really in Fort Knox? (j/k you know all the conspiracy theories that it’s actually empty:))

        Wasn’t one of his girlfriend’s mentioned in Let’s Go from Kentucky? The one he wrote the letters to, about the album he was making with Ric making in NY state, he was all excited about himself and the other guy whose name I can’t remember right now getting to write a whole side of the album together, but alas album never was finished and that band broke up). He also mentions Kentucky in that “bio” write up he did. I’m pretty sure everyone who served during that period(1961 to 1974) got a National Defense Serviced Medal so long as they served honorably but it’s cool he got an Expert Badge for Rifle that’s the highest level(the other two are Sharpshooter and Marksman) so he must have been good shot. 🙂

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      2. Yes, Victoria Simon. She met him while she was attending college in Ohio. The band was Leatherwood. And you’re right about the National Defense medal. I wonder if the military was where Ben developed his love of guns? Seems likely. ❤

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  3. Definitely had a lot of women in his life. But never from what I’ve heard a player. It’s rare to find or hear about someone that was in the industry that didn’t play around and was committed to whoever they were with at the time.

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  4. And yes, I’m sure this is probably where his love of guns came from. I don’t know but there’s something about a man who handles guns in the proper way very attractive-very manly. I just find it sexy LOL.

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    1. I’d imagine it did, as I would think there probably wasn’t much call for the handling of guns in the Cleveland suburbs when he was growing up. 🙂

      Guns actually scare me, I used to stay away from my brother and his toy guns. I don’t claim to be a fan of hunting either, even though my grandfather did it. But that’s my hang up, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with having guns as a hobby or liking to hunt. Actually I’ve always wanted to learn how to shoot at a target but I’m kind of afraid I’d be that person who gets the defective gun that explodes and kills them when they try and shoot it(yeah I’m THAT person who worries about 1 in a million stuff I heard about once on the news LOL). I’m not exactly sure when Ben met and got to know his half brother Charles but it looks like Charles was a hunter too(besides the fact that we know they took at least one hunting trip together, there’s a pheasant or duck on his side of the gravestone he shares with his wife). I wonder if it was something they bonded over? Depending on when they started to get to know each other well, it’s possible that may have been his own initial experience with it or it might have been something they discovered they both had in common.

      And YET, as you say, a man who knows how to handle a weapon can be very sexy and manly. And Ben could elbow a guy in the throat if the occasion called for it too. 😀 I read that bit in the book and was like “whoa did it get HOT in here?” I feel like I’m about to write a slogan for a deodorant “Nothing is HOTTER than a MAN who is COOL under pressure…” 😀

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