In Memory of Francis Gritzmacher


April Update
It's been a while since there has been anything to post here. Like everyone, we've been hunkered down, riding out the pandemic thing. It's really not a very big thing to me, since I am retired and don't have a job to go to. I spent a great deal of time home anyway. I'd been avoiding getting involved in any commitments anyway, so that I could be free to help Frank. Now, the corona virus is tying me up.

I'd really like to be free to change that, but I'm not anxious to rush things. I know some people are hurting and need to get back to their jobs and that income, but I'm happy I am in a position to help by staying home.

I have Frank's phone and laptop. I've been going through them looking for anything important. I'm close to being ready to wipe the phone. I deleted old emails the other day. He had two mail accounts and never deleted anything. They went back to 2004. Mostly nothing important, but there were some that gave insights into parts of his life I wasn't aware of. Nothing bad, or even surprising, but still made me feel like I was snooping. Well, they're gone now. And I'm sad he's not here to ask about them.

I found a spreadsheet with his famous 80's playlist. The YouTube list he put together had several videos that were taken down and are missing. I thought I could finally find out what those were. Well, maybe but I don't know for sure. Comparing the spreadsheet to the playlist, there were songs on both that didn't exist on the other. I merged the lists and have a big playlist locally, but I don't think I want to mess with the YouTube playlist. I think the order may be important. That's why I had hoped to identify the three missing songs, so I could replace them. But the big merged list - about 250 songs - is pretty impressive played on shuffle.

Oh, the things you obsess over when shut in with the pandemic...

Stay safe, keep your families safe, both physically and mentally. I enjoy seeing what everyone is up to on Facebook. We'll get through this and be planning a Franquet before we know it.
Count of comments: 1
Posted on 20 Apr 2020 by Al Gritzmacher

by Lynne Fries @ 21 Apr 2020 11:44 am
we just found out Frank passed. Please keep us in the loop about an eventual service.
our office number is 716-323-0121 at the Adult Cystic Fibrosis program is you want to call and give us an update.
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