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The Elms: Big Surprise – Dedication

In Music on January 30, 2011 at 11:10 am

Beautiful dedication today. Midwestern gospel rock band The Elms dedicated their 2001 album Big Surprise:

For Mamgu, Simon and all who show us that beautiful things still happen.

The Elms’ founders Owen Thomas (vocals, guitar) and Christopher Thomas (drums) came from a Welsh family in Indiana. Mamgu means “grandmother” in Welsh. It can also mean “amazing” or “the best ever” in Western slang. No idea who Simon is — comment if you know!

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Revere Beach Boulevard by Roland Merullo – Dedication

In Books, Novels on November 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Roland Merullo dedicated Revere Beach Boulevard:

For Alexandra Merullo,

Eleonora Merullo, and Gerard Sikorski

Alexandra Merullo is the author’s eldest daughter.

Eleonora is his paternal grandmother, with whom he lived for most of his life in a big Neapolitan Italian family.

Google couldn’t find Gerard X Sikorski, but you’ll hear more about him tomorrow.

Sex and Drugs with Guns N’ Roses by Steven Adler

In Adventure, Books on August 4, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Steven Adler dedicated his awesome book “My Appetite for Destruction: Sex and Drugs and Guns N’ Roses” ~

To my grandmother “Big Lilly,”

my grandfather “Stormin’ Norman,”

and to my beloved wife, Carolina, whose

love and support made this book possible.

To the millions of faithful Guns N’ Roses

fans all over the world,

I thank you for your eternal devotion.

Special thanks to:

  • the Adler family,
  • the Ferreira family,
  • the Hudson family,
  • the Canter family,
  • Steve Sprite,
  • Dr. Drew Pinsky,
  • Dr. Charles Sophy,
  • Bob Forrest,
  • Ronald “Ronnie My Boy” Schneider,
  • Chris Green
  • Robert Espinoza,
  • James Vanderweilen, and
  • Brad Server.

And lastly to my dogs

Shadow, Midnight, and Chichi.

Their unconditional love saw me through.

Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama

In Biography on May 8, 2010 at 12:18 pm

In honor of mother’s day tomorrow, we’re posting this dedication from Barack Obama’s second book.

Dedication in The Audacity of Hope by @BarackObama To the women who raised me.

To the women who raised me –

My maternal grandmother, Tutu, who’s been a rock of stability throughout my life, and my mother, whose loving spirit sustains me still.

Gospel According to Coco Chanel by Karen Karbo

In Uncategorized on February 23, 2010 at 12:00 pm

For Danna. Where she sits, it is chic. and to the memory of my grandmother, Emilia Burzanski Karbowski, also known as Luna of California.

For Danna. Where she sits, it is chic. and to the memory of my grandmother, Emilia Burzanski Karbowski, also known as Luna of California.

– The Gospel According to Coco Chanel by Karen Karbo.