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Jessica  
07/28/10

What is your location? AZ

Comments:
Hi ladies!

It has been FOREVER since I have been on here for so many crazy life reasons. You all have been in my thoughts a lot lately, especially through the end of this season.

Now that I have, temporarily, fixed my home laptop I will try to visit here more.

Jess


Kim Carter 
07/28/10

What is your location? Portland, OR

Comments:
Youngest daughter & fiance just got back from the beach with crab caught this morning.  Getting ready for crab, salad, garlic bread and Northerwestern Ale from the Rogue Brewery.  Nothing better!

Tammy - I want to call but I keep falling asleep and waking up right at your dinner time.   Maybe tomorrow???  We gotta talk about Keith vs Bill.

Thought the final episode was good, but wish Sig would tell Edgar to do what he needs to do.  It was hard watching Edgar look for some sign of approval from big brother & not getting it.  I hope all the guys get some peace over the summer.

Later!


Tammy 
07/28/10

What is your location? Still hot here

Comments:
Hello all you whipper snappers... ...Well open house was well let's say I hope the 9th grade teachers have fun.. Any woot, just hanging around here, doing some  & .  thought about you KIM when I was putting Danny's clothes in the washer... thinking does he need them?  Well they are washing, so I guess so.. I had a wonderful chat last night.. with Debbie, what a wonderful new friend I have found.  Girl you are something else, so strong and so blessed.  All of you are so wonderful, I feel like I have known Kim for ever.  

I have something to tell you all, this morning another teacher who just got married, we were talking.  She is a BIG DC fan, and she is the one who  came to my class in tears, and give me the news that Phil was gone.  Anyway, today we were talking about the show.  She told me she was on her honeymoon a few weeks ago, and  was on a cruise, well she could not sleep so she and her husband got up and went down to the 24 hour pub on the boat.  She said it was 3am, and when they got to the door she heard the DC music.  ( Not Bon Jovi Wanted Dead or Alive) but the DC theme.  Well she said they walked in, and there was around 60 or more people in there and many of the crew and captain.  It was so quiet and she said it was kinda airy.  They took a seat and ordered their drinks, and DC was on the big screen TV.  They showed the previous show, she said no one in there said a word, a maid came in and handled a crew  member a box that had packs of tissues in it..  They were passed around the room, and still no one said a word.. 
She said they were sitting with a older couple, and  when Josh was called by the Dr, is when you could hear people softy crying, she said when he called Jake, you heard more people.  The man that was sitting with them, looked at his wife and wiped tears away and said " this is so hard, harder than when JFK was shot, or when Elvis died, he said this truly hurts".  He got up walked out, and Sherri said she asked her husband to please go check on him.  the man's wife, said he was a fisherman, from Maine, and he had meet Phil and the other guys, one time, and that was all it took for him to think the world of him.  He said Phil sit and talked to him for a while and had a few drinks, and it was like they had known each other all their lives.  He said he was older than Phil but they talked and learned from each other, and that fisherman bond was there..  
So his wife said that it tore him apart, and he stopped smoking after 40 + years.  

So I guess, I understand now. When Phil wanted an ending to the story, it was to get through to people.  I guess, am I right?  Any way the man stopped smoking after years and years of doing it and years and years of trying to.. He said when he threw that carton away, he said he could hear Phil.  So once again we see what an impact he had on so many.  If any of you talk to the boys please tell them, people are quiting.  
I thought that was so wonderful, I could not wait to get home to share with you all.  

Well I'm going to finish my work.  See you all later love you guys..


Tammy 
07/27/10

What is your location? SC

Comments:
Oh Kim. let him got with out any underwear!   HAHA.. Well Let's see today was another hot one.. 116 in some parts of the state.. We just had another monster storm, most of the county is without power.  I'm slowly cooking dinner,  just not really into anything today, around 2am a headache started and would not end.. I was up all night, and felt like I had a fever, but I didn't.  It was just one of those nights that I felt like crap.
Well tomorrow is open house at school.. FUN.  It is for the freshmen,, more fun I describe them as little hormones that don't know what to do with them.. .  But thank goodness I dont have to deal with them.. 

I would truly love to see the bloopers and out takes.  OMG that would be great.  I did watch the Behind the Scenes show.. Yeah, Kim it got you right in the heart.   DC has been on all day, course it is the end of the season.  I'm sure there are many, people out there that claim to had been his best friend.  I dont claim to be, but I can say I was one of his biggest fan's.  

I wish there was a video of Sig, the other day.  LOL  I checked and as you all can see, the tour is not coming no were near me.  CRY CRY.. Oh well maybe next year.  We do love them here on the east coast!  We have great places to party and hang out !  LOL 

Where has Claudia been?   She is in GA so we are neighbors  LOL Well going to finish dinner BLAH..  Was watching the hummingbirds today, tried to take their pictures, fast little boogers..  I will look and see what I got..  
Love you all



Kim Carter 
07/27/10

What is your location? Portland, OR

Comments:
Hi girls!  Beautiful weather again today--wish I felt up to enjoying it.    Still spending half the day sleeping.  I thought I be recovering quicker than this.

I thought of another funny moment from the Captain's Tour I thought I'd share:  It started out with a question about whether the show is scripted or not (it's not--editing the raw film "shapes" the story lines), then it moved on to what we don't see on the show.  Sig was really disappointed that we didn't get to see the time he set his wheelhouse on fire--me, too, actuallly.  Then Johnathan chimed in with a story about he was trying to put out a fire with a fire extinguisher but forgot to pull the pin.  He said everyone was yelling at him  to "Pull the PIN!!!!!" but it just wasn't registering.  Reading that over isn't as funny as the real thing was.  You have to remember Sig was drunk and rambling half to himself & half to the audience on one side of the stage, and John & Andy were telling their story at the same time to the other side of the audience.  It was almost a competition.  I hope at some point DC doe some "out-takes" shows.

Did anyone else watch Behind the Scenes on Sunday night?  Todd & Freddy--that sure put a lump in my throat.  Tonight's show will be hard, too.  I feel like I'm going to go through withdrawal.

Gayle--is there a story about Dan you want to share?  That was a pretty strong reaction.  I've noticed there is kind of a rivalry between him & Hugh as to who was Phil's BFF.  In fact, it seems like there has been a lot of competition for that title period.

Anyway--I'm going to try to do a load of laundry so my husband has underwear tomorrow.  Hope everyone is doing well.

 




Me for the 3rd time 
07/26/10

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  the tour is not coming no were near me... 


Me again Tammy 
07/26/10

What is your location? still here

Comments:
And no I was not drunk when I wrote the post below.. I was side tracked.. Danny ran me a  .. He wants something..  after I posted it.. They all must think I'm nuts.. NOOOOO just married LMAO


Tammy 
07/26/10

What is your location? Hot has a hogs butt SC

Comments:
OH Lord , laughing at Kim!  Any time is good to call.  I know  Wed I will be at school until 2 pm my time.. so that is what 11 yours?  Any woot. let's see what is been going on..  ( I will do Kim's way) so I wont screw up my thoughts...

1.  Well it is still HOT, will it ever end... Going off track her but low and behold Phil is on TV.  It is the making of season 6, just popped on.. So here come the tears..  Now back to the weather,, HOT,,, and storms and my light bill is going to be on up there. Might have to sale Lemonade to pay the damn bill.. Or I could sale one of Danny's kidney's he dont need two does he?  LMAO Phil just give one of the camera men a CM coat, and then told him to FOOK off LMAO... OHHH Lord... 

2.  LMAO So Sig was well Sig huh.. to funny.  I would had been rolling on the floor.  

3.  OMG they got lost going to his funeral?  I know I should not laugh,  But not laughing at the situation, I know that was upsetting. but like you said Kim I can see Phil up in Fisherman's heaven.. laughing his ass off.  Calling them all dumb shit's and thinking damn they cant find the damn cemetery, and they are going to run my boat.OH Lord can you all hear him?  That is to funny, only cause I can only think of what Phil would be saying.. 

4.  Off the rails again here..  Bill seems like a ass.. He has no respect for any of his crew, and I Fast Foward when he is on..  

5.  OK back to the what ever I was talking about.. Just told Danny the story he was laughing said yep see him standing up there arms folded and shaking his head, and saying,, this is bad bad LOL

6.  I dont see John and Andy and Neil retiring any time soon, then again after this season it has made them all think long and hard.  

7.  I love Keith, he is hot.. I will have to send you guys a pic of a guy here in Sumter that is his twin..

8.. OK where is the tour, going to be?  Is it coming any where near me?  I will have to look..  

I hope so.. I think about Freddy, his words to Josh. Words that many need to hear and live by.  

Guess what  it is   raining   grass again..  

Well talk to you all later.. Kim call me!  


Gayle 
07/26/10

Comments:

Mines working ok, other than NOT checking my spelling first thing in the AM I have a Netbook- so its really small, only 10 inches so I hit wrong keys constantly


Kim Carter 
07/26/10

What is your location? Portland, OR

Comments:
Still can't get current posts unless I add my own first.  Any of you computer gurus have suggestions? 

I did forget one thing from the Captain's Tour:  Johnathan said the reason he was so angry with Keith at the beginning of the season wasn't because he was approaching Time Bandit crew members about switching boats.  It was because Johnathan had rented a bike and was burning rubber and horsing around with it, and Keith called both the cops and the rental place on him.  Remind anyone else of high school?  Middle school even? 

My dad is coming over to tell me all about his trip thru Europe, so I'll talk to y'all later.  Have a good week, guys!


Gayle 
07/26/10

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LOL!! That is frickin HILARIOUS, Kim Sig....too funny
And hey...I AWTCHED the DC shows last night!!! I was really fortunate to catch just the last 10 minutes of the one where Phil passes, so I dint have to see Dan Blech!! But the tribute show was SO good . I cried when Todd told Freddy- that was sad. MAtt just got back from Valdez last night, abd we talked about the show this AM. He hasnt seen it either, but he said Todd was a broken man....


Kim Carter 
07/25/10

What is your location? Portland, OR

Comments:
Hi Girls!  Totally wiped out today--didn't get to be until 11:00, then couldn't sleep.  Tried to do too much too soon I guess.  Hey Tammy!  What's a good time to call?  I'm getting bored sitting around all day, but don't want to forget there's a 3 hour time difference and call at a bad time.

Impressions of the Captain's Tour last night:
1.  It was billed as "CAPTAIN SIG and the Hillstrand Brothers"--what's up with that??  Sounds & looks like a ROCK STAR & backup band, not three equals.

2.  Sig was drunk from the git go.  He was inappropriate despite asking and being told there were children in the audience--spent quite some time elaborating on the "services" provided by native Alaskan women for instance.  He had to be redirected & bleeped by Andy, Johnathan & the moderator several times.  Spent a lot of time talking over & thru everyone else--at one time he even put his hand over Johnathan's mouth to keep him from saying anything.  Plus he rambled, lost his train of thought and really didn't add much to the conversation. 

3.  Johnathan said he quit smoking for 11 days, but couldn't keep it up.  A little hard to do sitting next to Sig chain-smoking and passing out cigarettes and booze right and left (including people in the audience).  Sig said he had planned to quit in June by going to his cabin and staying physically active, but the weather in Seattle had been so crappy he hadn't been yet.  Both promised to give it up before filming starts this fall.  We'll see.  The people we were sitting next to thought Johnathan might actually make it since Andy doesn't smoke and he's really tried to quit before.  Nobody thought Sig really wanted to quit.

4.  Some really cute pictures of the Hillstrand boys--I didn't realize there were three step- or half-brothers, for a total of 8 boys in the family!  Their poor mom!  I could pick out Andy by the smile and shape of his face, but they all looked pretty blond in the pictures so I couldn't tell who Johnathan & Neal were--none of them appeared to have dark hair in the pictures.  Strong family resemblance so I couldn't even tell the original 5 from the 3 other siblings.

5.  John said Phil's funeral was a disaster because they all ended up at the wrong cemetary and then the limos couldn't get turned around and back out on the road because too many people had piled in behind them.  He said he couldn't help but think of Phil sitting up in heaven laughing his ass off.  He also said he fully expects when his time comes that Phil will be right there saying, "You just come with me, cupcake.  I've got this all figured out."  Unfortunately, Sig wanted to redirect the conversation back to Sig, so there wasn't much more about Phil.,

6.  Johnathan said that Cornelia has agreed to work with the boys and give them a year to buy her out.  He said everyone is pitching in to help out as they can--he thinks that Sig will be working with the boys during king crab season and he would be taking over for opies.  It wasn't really clear if they were physically going to captain the CM, or if they were just going to "buddy-up" or some combination of the two.  It's my understanding the boys are too young and inexperienced at this point to even try to get licenses.  Even if they are successful in buying the CM outright, it would still be 3-5 years before they are ready to do it on their own.

7.  This is good for Discovery--they've got a hit show & now a whole new story line, so none of the guys sees an end to the program any time soon.  As far as retiring goes, they all admit they are tired of the grind, but it sounded like their commitment to Josh & Jake was going to keep them going for a while longer, although maybe with more breaks like John took this year.  It's my understanding Andy really wanted Mike Fourtner to take over Time Bandit, but Mike decided he would rather have his own boat so that leaves Scotty--who still can't seem to make up his mind.  You could tell it bothers Johnathan.  I was hoping Sig would talk a little about Edgar and whether he'd be back next season, but it never came up.  He did say Jake Anderson would be running the boat in a few years.  (The audience gave Jake almost as much applause as they gave Phil.)  Sig also rambled on about Jake's dad, but Johnathan told him to shut up, it wasn't his place to discuss that situation.  Johnathan did say they've never found Jake's dad, but added they are raising money for another search party.  Andy said flat out "he's gone" but added that Jake has adjusted to it--although losing Phil so soon after was especially hard on him.  After spending time on the CM he looked up to Phil as a surrogate father figure.

8.  They cut the conversation short to allow the audience to pose questions which was a waste of time.  A lot of how did Cornelia Marie get her name, how do you keep from falling off the boat when it's icy, why in the world did you switch Jake for Jake, are you hiring?  Stuff you can get from watching the show, surfing the Internet a little or reading the books.  The few times the conversation would get interesting (fisheries, environmental politics & Ted Stevens, for example) the moderator would cut it off or Sig would start rambling. 

9.  My husband said he thought it would have been a lot better with just the Hillstrands.  He thought the moderator should have kept a better handle on things.  Also thought the guys on the Aleutian Ballad were much better story tellers and had more interesting things to say.  He thought Sig was pretty boring because all he could seem to talk about was fishing, drinking, smoking and sex.  He still thinks Andy is the coolest, but said it really would have been fun to meet him, Johnathan & Phil some place. 

10.  There was a woman (bleach blond & big boobs) who came all the way from North Carolina to get her picture taken with Johnathan.  (Did she not realize it's a national tour????)  She asked what bar she could find him in after the show.  OY!  No wonder he's afraid of getting married!

11.  In conclusion, it was a lot like king crab--nice to try once, but not worth the money to do it a second time.  (I'm a Dungeness girl!)  We might go to something at a smaller venue, without Sig, but this event was definitely for "fans" who wanted their 15 seconds in the spot light with a celebrity rather than an opportunity to get to know more about some interesting people you wouldn't otherwise meet.

12.  I wanted to get a picture to post--I keep thinking about it, Tammy--but it was such a zoo we could have waited in line for two hours, and we'd really rather meet John & Andy under different (better) circumstances--if we ever get the chance.

Love to all! 




Kim Carter 
07/23/10

What is your location? Portland, OR

Comments:
Hey, girls!

Thanks for your good thoughts re the surgery.  The scheduling came up rather suddenly so I could be healthy for a scheduled vacation in September, but the problem had been getting worse for about a year and a half so it really wasn't a surprise.  Nothing ever goes without a hitch, of course, so I did end up with abdominal incisions & had problems with "a bleeder"  but I'm on the mend now.  On the positive side, the weather is nice, and I haven't had to use pain pills since Wednesday.  Hate those things!  (The doctor assures me I will be ready for swimming, hot tubbing and "other things" by vacation!!!!)  Just hope I can find a pair of pants that fit for the Captain's Tour tomorrow--I look 6 months pregnant right now. 

Tammy--your son has a great idea about using a book about Phil as a way to raise money for the boys to buy the CM.  I read Sig's book & the Hillstrand's book, and I'd definitely buy one about Phil.  I was disappointed that the I Am Just A Crabber DVD was so short.  I was expecting something more like the Deadliest Catch tribute show.

I watched DC while I was on pain meds, so I only remember bits and pieces, but it answered a lot of the questions I had about Phil's personality--Type A all the way.  It was exhausting just watching him.  Loved the pictures--recognized Gayle in a couple.    Definitely understand John's comment about Phil looking like Jesus, too.  I didn't realized that Phil & Mary had been divorced so long--I thought it was a recent thing--and I thought it was interesting Hugh said Phil never really got over her.  It sounds like the boys weren't real close to their mom--I hope that relationship gets better.  Was Theresa his first wife?  She wasn't mentioned at all, nor was a daughter.

Thank you all for the "how I met Phil" stories.  I wish more & more that I had one, too. 

Well, I've been up too long and my stomach is starting to hurt, so I'm going to go lie down for a while.  Talk to you all soon!


Kim Carter 
07/23/10

What is your location? Portland, OR

Comments:
This is so weird!  I'm getting messages from back in April & nothing after that even when I reload, refresh, etc.  But if I log in and add a message, then I can see what's going on.  Frustrating since I have no idea why this is happening or what to do about it.


Gayle 
07/23/10

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Tammy, you are WELCOME to ALL our rain here in Seattle!! We've had stellar weather here though the last few weeks. Thank Russ-just ask him!! He takes credit for our good weather when he's in town. He's leaving soon Crap.


Tammy 
07/22/10

What is your location? OMG it was 112 here today

Comments:
Oh Lord it was hot today.. My A/C has not stopped since around 9am.. It was 80 in my house and that is with the fan's and A/C going.. It is now 11:19 pm and finally cooling down in here.. some one send me some    Anyone??  Well been working on and off today on my High School Principal's Memory book. I'm throwing him a surprise birthday party, he will be 82.. Have many school mates I will say flying in for it.  So been trying to get all the pictures together to get them printed.  I have people  from 77-92 sending me pictures.  I'm like darn, he was well loved, which he was.  
 is about how I feel? Why do I do these things LOL..  

Well had a nice chit chat with Gayle.. LOL  Yes that page on Facebook she is speaking of is, well the truth. Only way to put it.  But this is America and we do have Freedom of Speech ( least I think we still do)  and hey the way I see it is, if you are not doing anything wrong, you need not defend your self.. And the person whom the site is talking about (remember Gayle un named  LMAO) they must be doing something WRONG , cause they damn sure are doing alot of defending..  

Well we start back to school on the 17th ,,, why do June and July fly by and yet the rest drag on..I remember when you did not hear back to school until the end of Aug, hell it is been on TV since the beginning of July.. 

Well I think Monday, we are going to ride the Myrtle Beach and have lunch.  I will take some pictures for you all, if it is not 120 out there LOL.. 
Have a wonderful weekend.. love and hugs to you all.. 


Gayle 
07/22/10

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Please join the Facebook site- Marsha Coffee Scammer. Its a site calling out Marsha "Coffee" who is an ex- independant contractor for Captains Reserve coffee, and ripped off the Harris boys.


S. Marie 
07/21/10

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I just want to say I thought the tribute show to Phil was exceptional. Sad indeed. When you see the young photos of him, his friends and family....well what can I say...just very touching. Takes me back (the hair, the clothes) as I'm in the same age group as Phil. Time sure does go.. 


Gayle 
07/21/10

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The new fan site is different, but pretty drama free. Which is WAY better
I didnt watch the last 2 DC episodes, but I may down the road sometime. Just the previews bothered me, so I will wait. They repeat the episodes like every day....so I'll see it sometime. Off to the paint shop in Snohomish...Have a great day everyone!!


Tammy 
07/20/10

What is your location? SC

Comments:
Hey girls, well being that I'm on the east coast, DC is on now. I know you got a few hours.  Well it is 10 minutes into it, and I'm crying my eyes out.  Thinking about you all.  


S. Marie 
07/20/10

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Thanks again Gayle! BTW the new website is soooo different than the last don't ya think??


Gayle 
07/20/10

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To S Marie: No, Bonnie is NOT on Phil's NEW site as a moderator. They dont have a chat room, and wont, at least for awhile. They are more focused on geting the coffee out after the mess that was created by the old independant contractor


S. Marie 
07/20/10

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Thank you Gayle and Debbie for clearing up some stuff...Very much appreciated. I'm glad Phil had someone special that he remained friends with up until his passing.

Tammy, I also believe that what you see of these men is the real deal. When the show started we wondered if any of it was scripted. A longtime friend of ours who fishes out of Kodiak phoned and told us that he knew Phil and what you saw was the "real deal". He said Phil was an incredible fisherman, top notch, and that his personality was as we saw it on TV. So there you have it...I still love the show and will continue to watch even if our favorite captain is no longer there.

Hope the weather is co-operating. It seems to be a hot topic! The sun is just peeking out here on the coast in CA. 100 plus degrees 30 minutes from here, but sweater weather at my house! My brother and his family and a cousin/family live in WA. My brother has adjusted well to the weather as he has lived there for many years now, but sure does love coming home to CA to visit.

Have a good evening all.
Susan


Tammy 
07/20/10

What is your location? SC

Comments:
Guess the mystery lady and the special lady was one in the same, I used mystery cause I had never seen pictures of them together.  I think that is the same, Bonnie I was thinking about. not sure.  OK i see that it is, from luckyl 's post.  I did not know him personaly, but you can tell when some one if putting on a act, and fake and talking script .  And the guys on DC do none of that, they are on the show who they are, in "real life:" as they say.  I think it is the only show on TV that shows real people being 100% their self.  I guess that is why so many feel that they knew him, cause with him as the others what you see is what you get.  


Gayle 
07/20/10

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S Marie- Michelle was his "girlfriend" at that time. She is a good friend of Ragnhilds. They met at Ragnhilds Bday in Seattle...we were there, Brian and I.  We told Phil Michelle was a really nice girl, and she was-though fresh off a divorce also. Phil was single when he passed, but had a girlfriend very close to the end, Dawn. Phil and Dawn came to Tulalip casino when Brian and I had a suite there around Halloween. That was fun Phil had called me shortly before he went up this last time, to try to find Dawn a dog, so they were still close. As for whether or not Bonnie still runs anything Phil has going on still- who knows! Nor does it matter. The boys have turned control over to Russ now, and thats all I follow. The boys made it CLEAR where their trust lies, and I respect that.


luckyl Email
07/20/10

What is your location? spokane

Comments:
Yes Phil was in a band it was named Jack Nasty Face..NO I don't believe for a minute that he knew he was going to die as he had huge plans for when he got off the boat this time..Didn't know Gayle from school (However wished I had) Claudia was the first and best person that Phil had to help him with sites he was blown away when she created this one..He held her very near and dear to his heart they connected right off the bat due to circumstances in her life and Phil started getting bigger than life he did have a need for a person to help him with his site. It was very poorly done as you compare it to sigs,,Not the turnout that he had hoped for and the need for is it 7 moderators was rediculous. I hooked Phil and bonnie up to help him but I guess it turned out to be more than she could handle is why all the others were brought on board Helen becky etc. Never understood this as it seemed like more moderators than fans. NO Bonnie was never a girlfriend nor was she any part of his family she was a fan that could work a website sort of. Helen is just a fan that could type and putting that cartoon character of him tattooed on her arm is in my opinion showed very poor judgement to say the least. Bonnie did cause the trouble in spokane as I think she wanted everyone to think she was more important than anyone else. EVERYONE was important to phil in some way or another. A good example of this is the picture of her hanging over phil titled me and my bub. That is a cropped picture if you were to see the WHOLE pic claudia is on his left and I am on his right...Sad...You may have been told Phil didn't like drama thats crap also he thrived on it but with that being said he never tried to hurt peoples feelings intentionally so he would vent to others(me) in hopes they would take care of it I was a firm believer in you made your bed now lay in it....so he could not manipulate me to do his dirty work....therfore there was bound to be hurt feelings amongst key players...In no way am I saying that he didn't like Bonnie Helen or Becky he really did infact he adored Skip Bonnies husband but they were not his best friends that saw him on a regular bases and certainly no more important to him than you or I, and I don't feel qualified to answer questions on his behalf on him the man, him the father, him the son, him the boyfriend as they are guessing at best. It does make a difference whether you knew him for 10 min or a lifetime as there was a lot to Phil He was not as simple as lead to believe. He did have a plan and frankly quite a good one. He knew what he wanted and how he was going to achieve it and it saddens me to think that will never happen as he had great things mapped out for his future and you would of seen a lot of changes and more of him..No I didn't watch the show but no doesn't bother me that you do and post about it I am a big girl and I do know how to step away from the computer when I have had enough...lol ok so hopefully I have caught up with all the questions for now... anything else??? Bring it on...


S. Marie 
07/20/10

What is your location? California

Comments:

Hi All,

Rarely post, but thought I’d get the nerve to ask a few questions and make a few comments.

First, Gayle, thanks for clearing up the Bonnie situation. I wondered who had caused such a ruckus when Claudia posted about the plane ticket. Is Bonnie still the administrator of his “official” updated website?

Second, during last years After the Catch filmed in Gloucester, Phil mentioned a special lady. Don’t know if that was the “mystery woman”, but I believe her name was Michelle. There were many pictures of she and Phil together on her my-space page. They looked happy! Gayle, do you know if he was single at the end of his life? I’m sure all of us hoped that he had found the one woman to make him content and fulfilled. He certainly deserved it. Any clue on that one?

Third, did he have a daughter as mentioned in his obituary. There seems to be some confusion on that one. Also, Claudia, Deb and Gayle had posted about the funeral and what a spectacle it was…embarrassing or something like that. Can anyone share what that was all about?

OK, that’s it. Those are my questions. I’m on your side, no ulterior motives here. Last weeks show was just so sad. We are fishermen and it was sad to see one of our own go so soon....

Thanks


Gayle 
07/20/10

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Claudia- I went thru the Private entries- FYI 


Gayle 
07/20/10

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Tammy- Phil and I dated like...3 and a half yrs ago?? So I dont think Im the mystery woman I hadnt heard about that but I know all the girls he dated after me, so what was the time frame of the "mystery woman"? LOL!! As for which Bonnie...the one that constantly trys to make everyone "think" she and Phil were "best friends" or brother and sister. I think the term "Executive assistant" was used LOL!!! Also the SAME person that told Claudia that i FORCED Phil to buy Claudias ticket to Seattle, real classy, huh??


Tammy 
07/20/10

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Kim thinking of you girl. Hope your doing well.  I should had got your number, so I could had called you and checked on you. Gayle I take it you were the "mystery woman" that Phil said he had met someone and was dating?  I know I had read on some sites that everyone was wondering who the woman was. I'm not or trying not to be nosy but just wondering which Bonnie?  I try to keep up with who is who, so I know who I'm reading about.. 
Cathy many of us have, thought as you have,. That he knew what was to come.  Possibly that the Dr's told him long ago of what was to come, and that is why he said many of the things he did.  But as the one's who personally knew him and for those of us who knew him from TV, we all agreed that if that was the case, he chose to keep it to his self to spare everyone, and to let life go on as it always has been.  Could you see people trying to baby him, and treating him like he was going to go at any minuet.  No he was going to do things his way, no matter what I think.
I know they are going to show last week's show again before tonights and after tonights it the tribute.  
Gayle I was thinking with all of your memories and stories of Dana's, Claudia'and Debbie's and the rest of the girls,  you girls need to write your memories and stories in a diary, type book.  Who knows if the boys approve it, and along with their stories, and the other captains, and close friends.. In a book, with personal photos, and family photos, that could be a best seller and a way of making money for the boys to get the boat.  I read the stories you all write to my husband and my oldest son' get's on here and reads, he loved the "sock" and the hot granddaughter story.He thought of the book idea. He said moma with stories like that, and Im sure the guys have stories and what Josh said about Animal planet and Meerkat Manor just think of the hours of reading, true DC fans would enjoy.  And let that money all go to the boys to help with the purchase of the CM.  
Hey it is a thought coming from a 17 year old kid. Who it sit there last week and watched tears he was trying to hide roll down his face.  This kid would shimmy from head to toe last week when they showed previewed the show, and he heard Josh tell "someone at the time" that .  Who know's it is a thought,  going for a great cause, and that could be everyones way to keep his legacy  alive.  

Just a thought..   that needs to be gone AGAIN.. Twice a week we are mowing grass.  But the heat is coming back, which means so are the storms.   If you girls ever need to chat, call me.  I know I'm not in the group but I can always listen.  803 773-3070.  I wanted to seed you pics of me and my family, I know I go on about them so much.  


Donnie 15, Me and DJ 17



Me and Danny 


Cathy 
07/20/10

What is your location? upstate NY

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Been a long time since i posted but i have been checking in and reading.  Its hard to say what im thinking,  I miss Phil even thou I never did get a chance to talk to him,
What I found amazing, Phil in the hospital, head shaved and part of his skull obviously missing,  He was still totally gorgeous. 
From the way the show was edited, I get the feeling Phil knew for the past year or so that he was about to *leave*.  He said to many *when Im gone* things.  I get the feeling he was at peace with himself.
Almost didnt get to see anything, we got hit by lightning, lost everything electronic and it took a friggin month for the insurance com. to get off their asses and do anything about it.
Finally yesterday we got a new TV.  friggin honkin huge ass hd lcd moster of a thing that hub says we couldnt live without. 47".
Jeez, whats with men anyway.  I was happy with the old tube tv,  I dont know how you rich people live, but with me anything is better than nothing.

and YES  the snow did finally melt, it'll be back soon enuf im sure.


Gayle 
07/19/10

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Hope surgery went ok for you Kim!!!
I met Phil through my daughter and Josh, who set us up on a blind date when Phil was divorcing Theresa. I wasnt impressed...he said he'd call me later in the week and we'd go out again. Never heard from him. A couple of weeks later, I start getting calls from all the "girls" that Josh and my daughter were friends with in Monroe. Phil Harris is trying to get ahold of you but left your number in Seattle. He was back in Dutch. So, I said go ahead and give it to him, and he started calling...relentlessly Then we dated for a year and a half more or less. We stopped dating, and stayed really good friends until a trip to Spokane for a motorcycle rally. Bonnie  came, and started a bunch of crap and drama between Phil and I and Johnathan. Phil and I didnt talk for awhile, but when he had his embolism, we started talking again, and stayed close until he passed. He and Brian my boyfriend REALLY liked eachother!! Last time we saw him, he gave Brain so much stuff, and we were telling him no....we dont need this stuff... but Phil was kinda different that night. Makes me wonder. He didnt look real good, and talked alot about real friends and who he could trust and not trust. It was sad. Im really happy with the way Josh has stepped up and taken control of things, and Im glad they have Russ to guide them through.


Kim Carter 
07/18/10

What is your location? Portland, OR

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Surgery tomorrow morning but then 3-6 week of summer off while I recover.  Not too bad.  Hope my home computer is up to the task of keeping me in touch.  Looking forward to the Captain's Tour next Saturday--my first day on the town after they let me out of the hospital.  Have a wonderful week, guys!


Kim Carter 
07/18/10

What is your location? Portland, OR

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Surgery tomorrow morning but then 3-6 week of summer off while I recover.  Not too bad.  Hope my home computer is up to the task of keeping me in touch.  Looking forward to the Captain's Tour next Saturday--my first day on the town after they let me out of the hospital.  Have a wonderful week, guys!


Kim Carter 
07/15/10

What is your location? Portland, OR

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I didn't think I had anything to post today, but I was lying in bed last night thinking about my mom, what I missed most about her, what I would miss if my husband died.  I realized it was hugs and the smell of their skin and hair.  Seems like Phil was very generous with his hugs, so I was wondering how you gals really are doing this week--Claudia?  Gayle?  Debbie?  Everyone else who was lucky enough to know him personally?  It must be hell missing him. 

On a lighter note, I read that Phil was a drummer in high school.  There's a lot of misinformation out there, so I thought I'd ask the ones who know.  Is it true?  My girls were both band kids from 5th grade on, so I know all about the reputation of percussion and trumpet players, band trips etc.  Did/do any of the other captains play instruments?  I've seen pics of John & Andy with guitars, but I don't know if they were just posing or not.  Also, how tall was Phil?  And was he an only child?  Never hear anything about brothers or sisters.

Love to all.


Bev 
07/15/10

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draught...sorry, you'd think i'd had a drought, but i don't drink...LOL


Bev 
07/15/10

What is your location? VA

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send me the rain!!! we're in the middle of a drought...it's awful!


Kate Email
07/14/10

What is your location? Still Rainy NJ LOL

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Thanks Kim! Feeling a bit damp with all this rain, but all's well.
Have a cousin out there in Portland.

Kate


Kim Carter 
07/14/10

What is your location? Portland, OR

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Thanks, Kate.  Hope the clouds blow away & the sun shines on you today. 

Have to say my opinion of Jake is much better than it was.  He made the call himself, which is half the battle. 

Even if it's hard to watch right now Phil's family & friends are really lucky to have so much film footage of him.  I have a few photographs of my mom, but it's been 13 years and in my dreams her face is fuzzy.  I have my memories, but it's hard to know the details are slipping away, like her body language & facial expressions and how her voice sounded.  They'll have all that to remember Phil.

My dad got back from his trip to Europe safely, and we talked Monday night about fishing out of Warrenton when I was about 5 years old and later fishing out of Charleston.  I think I've talked him into going down to Astoria in September for the Fishermen's Festival.  Hope to run into some of you down there.

Anybody have a picture of Phil as Jesus?  I have visions of Johnny Damon in his Jesus phase.  Hugs to all to help you get through the day.




Kate Email
07/14/10

What is your location? Rainy NJ

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Morning Everyone,
Well that's that.  How is everyone today?  Very hard to watch Phil take that nosedive. You really could see it coming as the show progressed.  However I absolutely know that he is in a better place. It's hard to say, but knowing how bad the initial stroke was, he would never, ever have been able to live  semi or mostly impaired. 
 
Much like my dad. He would never have been able to have a meaningful life  had he survived a massive heart attack.  You could not tell me that then, but I see it now. And I wish that same insight for the boys.  Sometimes we just have to let people go knowing they are far better off in that better place than bedridden or wheelchair bound. Can you imagine the scene as the CM sets sail with Phil on the dock? Only this time he'd be in a wheelchair or worse? Perspective is everything.  We'll all miss him, but to have him earthbound and not enjoying the things HE loved is just unfair.
 
Everyone - ENJOY this day we have today !
 
Kate


PJ Email
07/13/10

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(((HUGS))) to everyone, my prayers and thoughts are with the boys.


Tammy 
07/13/10

What is your location? SC

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Girls just letting you all know, thinking about you all tonight.. It is going to hurt us all, but I know it is going to be so hard on you.  Love you all.


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Kim Carter 
07/12/10

What is your location? Portland, OR

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Last time I sit out on the deck for while--got eaten alive by mosquitos.  Got bites on my face and in places I can't scratch in public.  I have a feeling they are hiding in the grass because the lawn mower broke and it's getting pretty long.  Good news is the son-in-law said he would come over this week and mow for us.

I watched the last episode of DC again with my daughter, the nurse.  She looked at the brain scans and monitor readings with me.  She not trained to read the scans, but she has worked with a lot of stroke victims.  This is what she told me:  First, Phil would have had a pretty thorough work-up after the first pulmonary embolism two years ago.  If his atherosclerosis was as bad then as it was at the time of his stroke he would have known from that point on that, "this was going to kill him--probably sooner rather than later."  Making life style changes could have bought him some time, but wouldn't have changed the outcome because there was just too much damage already, plus she said he may have had clotting issues because they tend to run in families.  Bottom line, he probably knew what could happen and made a choice about how he wanted to live out the time remaining.  She said that was really pretty common with her patients, but it wasn't something they discussed with anyone else because it would be too stressful to deal with.

Second, his stroke was the bad kind like my mom had, just in a different place.  The problem is that they have to suction out the blood that is putting pressure on the brain, but the brain tissue is very soft and they end up removing a lot of it along with the blood.  My daughter said the damage from a stroke like that could be partially compensated by rehab, but some of it to a lot of it would have been permanent.  From the location of his bleed and the severity of his facial droop and lack of movement on the left side she was guessing Phil would have lost at least part of his peripheral vision and most of his motor control on the left side of his body.  He might have lived another 20 years with constant medical monitoring, but chances are really good he wouldn't have had the vision or physical coordination to drive or ride his bike, let alone run a fishing boat.  Not to mention the fact he already appeared to have several clots the doctors were concerned about.  Bottom line, he died way too young but he would have been miserable living with the long-term after effects of his stroke.  And unless he had really good health insurance, the expenses would have bankrupted him. 

So, all in all, I don't feel as bad now knowing things probably worked out for the best.  Not looking forward to this week, but knowing that helps.



Tammy 
07/12/10

What is your location? Sumter SC aka Mayberry

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Hello all.  Hope your weekend was a good one.. I sit right here all weekend, and just let it go by.. I did not even leave the house..It is so nice, that the boys can do all my running for me.  I dont go to the grocery store anymore, my oldest is one hell of a shopper, so I just send him.. Oh wait I did leave the house Thursday, we all went to lunch and to Lowe's.. Wow, I got to see the world.. It dont bother me at all to just sit right at home, during the summer.  I go and see and talk to enough people from Aug- May. So June -July I hide.. is what I'm doing today.. Was going  to  my towels out, but out of fabric softer, so the dryer they will go.  
Well Danny finally remembered our anniversary, ( it was Friday and all day long he never ever said a word, never said anything about going to dinner) so I just sit back and waited to see if he even remembered, He did not!  Around 12:30 that night while I was watching TV in bed, he asked me why was I so pissy acting, I just looked right through him, he then went to the boys asking them if I has told them my "deal"  They both said no, then he asked what the date was and they said the 10th ( I could hear them talking in the kitchen) he said OH HELL, our anniversary was today,  my youngest said no it was yesterday..   Then he comes in there, with his excuses.. Asked me you want to go to breakfast in the morning?   
I said NO..  then he said how about us going to Swan Lake,  yeah walk around the lake in the 100 heat, NO..  So I just said drop it... But he did ask for pan cakes Sat morning so he got them.. I think I cooked him around 25 stacked them all up.. And brought them to him,  told him there was his damn breakfast..  I was just being a smart ass, but let's just say after he told me "you were suppose to remind me"  he will NEVER forget it again..  cause I was mad and he was .  

Let's see what else is going on, do you all ever wonder how some of these judge's sleep at night?  This judge down here, if he can, something is wrong with him.  The mother and family of a 2 year old, went to court the father, who had never paid for child support or seen the child, all of a sudden wanted to see him.. The mother had never asked for anything from him.. Well she along with some of HIS family told the judge not to let the baby around him or his crack headed girlfriend, that 6 of her kids have all been taken away for abuse, neglect, and she was suspected in one if her kids death.. Well the judge did not listen to them, and let the father have him for a MONTH.. As long as the girlfriend was not at the house, hell it was her house and he lived with her.. Well they got the child on the 6th of June, and the mother would call and was told he was asleep or at the park with his aunt or at his grandmother's, or they would not answer the phone, the mother called the police several times and they told her they could not defy the court order.. Well last week the baby was reported MISSING that he fell into the Battery ( which is the Charleston Harbor where the Civil War started,)  and so for 12 hours everyone from the coast guard to the local fishermen were looking for him.  IN the mean time, the crack head girlfriend, high on meth told the cops, the baby was dead and that on the 7th THE 7TH of JUNE he would not stop crying and so she hit him, and she called the daddy and told him he needed medical help he came home and beat the child some more, drove to the country and threw him in a trash can, at a old lot filled it with 400 lbs of concrete, the child was still alive when he did.. And all this time, they went on about their life.  For a month.. They need to FRY them both, and the damn judge.  Sorry to lay all that on you all, I just needed to vent about it.  I guess that is why I never let my kids go to day care or anyone watch them but my sister or Daddy, I do not trust people when it comes to my kids.  Anyone else like that, that when they were babies or real little you did not even trust your husband with them..  Was I wrong?  I just thought he would get to busy to tend to them.. Blah  I dont care, I did it that way and would again..
I would love for all of us to meet one day, hell I talk to you all more than I do my own sister.. ( that is a work of art there) story for another day.. but if we all could meet in the middle if the USA LOL..If  I had the money I would pay for you all to come to SC and show you Charleston, it is amazing.  I will play the lottery and if I win I will give you all a call.. LOL   
   
I would have to give Denise a few weeks notice so she could pack LMAO..   Anyway, I have blah'ed enough.   Just wanted to tell you all, that I will be thinking of each of you tomorrow night.  The commercials alone, rip me apart, I can only image what it is doing to you all.   Danny did tell me he would stay home, from poker tomorrow night if I wanted him to, to be there for me.. That is nice of him, but I really think he wants to watch with me, he usually watches the next day.. I think it will be family thing, being my boys watch too.  My son told me the commercials give him chills.  But I will be thinking of you all, hang in there.  Love you all


Kim Carter 
07/09/10

What is your location? Portland, OR

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Hey all!  We got up to 98 yesterday--very little humidity and a light breeze so it was great.  Sat out on the deck for drinks before dinner for the first time this year.  Maybe I am being too hard on Jake, Tammy--he's still really young and does have a lot of support, so maybe he can turn things around.  I hope so.  It's just that he reminds me so much of my husband, and I know what our marriage has been like.  Sometimes I think it would have been easier just to be "friends with benefits", maybe get side-by-side duplexes or something.  It's really hard knowing the other person in a marriage probably won't be there for you if there is a crisis because they always have their own issues that get in the way, or their fall-back coping mechanism is to go back to drugs or alcohol or simply withdraw and let someone else deal with it.  We've reached a working comprise in our relationship, but the price has been a certain amount of trust.  And Josh shouldn't have to carry the whole load himself while Jake wallows in self-pity.  On the other hand, every family is dysfunctional in its own way, so I'm probably reading more into it based on my own experience.

I met my husband at Linfield College in 1976.  He was a friend of a friend of a friend so I knew who he was for several months before we got together.  (I thought his name was Phil, actually, but that was another guy in the same dorm).  Anyway, we both had broken up with people over the summer, ended up at a party that fall as the only unattached people and started talking.  We talked all night and finally went out for breakfast the next morning.  We had just enough change between us to buy one doughnut and a cup of coffee.  He says we met when he came up to my dorm room to ask my roommate out.  She wasn't there so we started talking and before we were done he'd decided he was interested in the wrong roommate.  Either way, we still talk all the time about anything and everything.  I think Sig said in his book that June "gets" him.  Steve & I "get" each other despite the problems, and we still have a lot of fun together.  32 years & counting!

Re ATC:  Does anyone know why Andy said he didn't want to work with Russell?  I thought he and the Hillstrands were old friends?

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


Tammy 
07/08/10

What is your location? 103 here today in SC BLAH

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Well.. Let's see it is 103 here today hot has a hooker in a adult toy shop.. I finally got the new wires run to my stove, after 3 months of Danny putting it off, he got it done.  Now I just have to replace the sheet rock around the breaker box... Let's say he got pissed and ripped it down.. I'm going to hurt that man, before it is all over.. Man tomorrow will be 18 years we have been married, and being we are telling how we met people, I met him at a local dirt track.. I was told he put my favorite driver in the wall, so I hated him, threw big dirt clogs at him.. Well anyway one might I was bet that I would not go talk to him, so I did. he asked me out I laughed at him.. The next day, a knock on my door and there he was, to take me out.. I was like when hell freezes over.. Well I guess it did, cause I went out with him.. That was 19 years ago.. And here we are..  
Debbie I laughed at that one too.. OMG hitting the guy with the car, priceless.  but things happen for a reason huh? Guess that was the way to get you and Phil together and remain friends huh.. That just shows everyone what a true gentleman he was.  I hate saying was, so I will say what a true gentleman he is if that is ok.. 
Kim  yeah it was a hard one, I really thought about all of you, while it was on.  I thought about the boys and Phil's dad, and Johnathan and all of the guys, but for some reason all of you girls the most.  Just really wanted to call you all and say hey are you ok, need to talk?   Yes Keith is blessed to have a daughter like that, boy she has him walking a tight rope huh?  I bet she is a hand full. It was truly priceless.  
As for Jake and Josh,  I dont think it was who stepped up and who did not. I think Jake was falling apart for his own reasons and the fact that him and Phil had their talk before that, was heavy on his mind. Phil did baby Jake to a point, Jake would piss him off and yet Phil would always love him and laugh about it and reassure him he loved him no matter what.. Josh is the oldest and he knows he needs to step up and become the man of the family and not only take care of Phil at that time, but take care of Jake, he knows Jake better than us and I'm sure he knows how to handle it all.  Josh was lost he did not know what to do, and how to do it.  Jake was truly lost, he was so lost he did not know what to do.. Jake just could not deal with the situation that is all.  He was beyond hurting and when you hurt like that, you have no idea what you are saying or even thinking.. I'm sure Josh did hit this point, but all he was thinking about the other night was I have to hold it together, for Dad, for grandpa, for Jake, for the crew, for the boat, for Johnathan, for all of the other crew's for the family for the fans.  Plus he had to think of the business's that they own, he was thinking of the men left on the boat and their families.. So yeah Josh had the weight of the world on him.  Jake had that too but he was dealing with his own demons, and  they do not go away when something like that happens, they try to take over.. I think the boys were really both in total shock more than anything.  And once in that hotel room, it all became very real.. 
When you have some one let's say with cancer, you kinda p repair your self of what is to come.  I had to with my Daddy and Grandfather, no it was not easy but I knew what I had to do, when it did happen. The number one thing was protect and be there for my son's.  With my grandmother it was different, she went from perfectly fine to in ICU and then in a coma and then dead with in 2 days.. So yes with her I to was just like Jake, lost and confused and hurt and I to wanted to just die.  The boys will be ok.
Yeah Johnathan broke my heart, that was hard to see him cry and hurting.  But John knew he had to be strong and be there for the boys and I'm pretty sure he always will be.. Phil and the ice was priceless, you could see in his eyes what he really was thinking and we all knew what he was really telling the boys.. LOL Josh does sound like him, in ATC he really did.  
People deal with sickness and death in so many ways.  Some are strong and do not cry some fall apart and it takes time for them to even start to live again.  The boys have so much support and love from so many, I'm pretty sure they will be fine.  


Kim Carter 
07/08/10

What is your location? Portland, OR

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Just another quick thought:  I'm still trying to figure out relationships on this site so I'm making a spider web diagram with Phil at the center.  Debbie, you & Gayle knew him from high school, right?  Who else would be in that circle of first-degree friends?  And then, who introduced the next group of people to him and to each other?

Sorry--guess you can tell I wasn't the cute girl working at the gas station.  I was the "late bloomer"--to be kind--who was painfully shy and an over-achieving student because that's the only thing I was good at.  I would have died a thousand deaths if someone like Phil had noticed me in high school.  I still can't walk by a group of boys that age without feeling sick to my stomach.  (Aren't hang-ups fun?)

Thanks for helping me sort this out, guys.


Kim Carter 
07/08/10

What is your location? Portland, OR

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Love it!!  Glad everything turned out OK.  It kind of amazes me that Phil turned out OK judging from what I've read about him growing up.  One thing I love about him is that even when he is really, really angry he doesn't yell and scream and punch walls. and he's able to articulate his feelings.  I hate screaming & yelling, and I hate the silent treatment. 

I babysat for a gal that met her husband when she rear-ended him.  He told her he wouldn't file a claim if she'd go out with him.  As far as I know they are still married and living in Bellingham. 

I watched DC last night after all the running around was done--it was tough.  Too close to bed time, and I kept dreaming about having to save Phil from drowning and knowing it was hopeless.  He really didn't look that bad to me--physically I don't think he would ever have been the same, but at least the personality was still there.  Loved the stuff with the ice chips.

Other random thoughts:  Keith's daughter is priceless!!!  I hope one day he just picks up his stash and tosses it out the window.  He'll never be able to quit if it's always within reach, and he's going to want to be around to watch that little girl grow up.  Josh & Jake?  I didn't see anything last night to change my opinion on who stepped up and who didn't.  What surprised me was how much Josh reminded me of Phil--the tone of voice, the phrasing, the gestures & body language.  Did those of you who knew Phil see it, too?  It was completely unfair of Jake to accuse Josh of not caring because he hadn't cried.  I don't cry easily myself, and never until a crisis is over, preferably in private--not with a camera in my face.  That comment made me angry.  I think Jake needs more that a few 3 step meetings--he doesn't seem to have a lot of insight into his own problems or a lot of empathy for anyone else.  John was the one who broke my heart.  He was being so strong for the boys--who was being strong for him?

I'll watch After the Catch tonight--hope it's a little lighter.  Have a wonderful Thursday everyone!



Debbie Email
07/08/10

What is your location? spokane

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One of the number 1 questions i get is how i met Phil. Well from school I always knew of Phil what girl in bothell that was breathing didn't know of Phil Harris. Honestly I didn't like him I thought he was an ass. We all traveled in the some-what circle as Bothell wasn't that big. I was older so of course more of a challenge and i thought they were jerks. I worked at the Bothell gas station so I had to put up with there s#*t quite a bit. Then one night I was just getting off work it had been a horrible day. I was hot,tired just broke up with my boyfriend and just wanted to go home just then here they come (reminded me of dogs in a pact) I remember thinking oh no not tonight so they started there usual taunting of me i told them to get out of my way i just wanted to go home they were relentless(please note i was rather quite pretty back in the day so they tell me..lol) anyway I decided to put my car in reverse and leave when i felt a thud and heard a scream..I didn't know that i had just ran over terry landa but i did figure i ran over one of them..panicking i put the car in drive and ran over him again..All the guys were yelling at me especially Phil...anyway they picked him up threw him in my car jumped in and we were on our way to the hospital..once there and he was checked in i was sitting as far away as i could scared to death of all of them. Phil came and sat next to me and said "Do you know who I am" I said yeah doesn't everybody? He laughed then said he was sorry..dazed he said that it was bad teasing me as he could see i was not up for there crap that night and knew i hadn't done it on purpose..After talking to him the whole time they were setting terry's leg I remember saying god you aren't quite the ass as I thought you were. He said no I was right he is the ass i thought and said heres the deal you go out with me or I'll have terry hooked up with his attorney and sue me.. again dazed I thought he really is an ass but i thought what the hell 1 date how bad could it be...and 37 yrs later got to admit wasn't ALL bad...oh by the way terry landa, rusty girard and i became best friends forever as well. And I am VERY VERY nice to Terry...lol

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