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James Edward Riccio (1928-2014)

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 9, 2014, 9:32 AM
My birthday badge

Before I start off, I wanted to apologize to everyone here that I've yet to finish art for, especially perrythehedgehog's birthday gift that I have yet to start. I've been very busy with school (I've got three papers to finish by TONIGHT) and I also wanted to finish my entries for Patti-Katti's contest before the end of the month.

Also complicating matters is that the last of my grandparents, Jim Riccio (RIH-kee-oh), has passed away at around 3:30 to 4:00 this morning Chicago time. He had been very ill for the last couple weeks, unable to eat or drink anything, and had lost consciousness just a couple days ago. He had just been admitted to the hospice program last morning. His caretakers gave him less than a week to live.

I had just found out that he has passed at the age of 86. I have also learned last night that he will neither be buried nor cremated. For decades, he had decided that he wanted to donate his body for scientific research. My family is planning a small gathering in honor of him.

I have many memories with him, from playing a "Wheel of Fortune" game when I was four (which I found on the internet years later) to discussing shipwrecks (such as the Titanic and wrecks that occurred in the Great Lakes) with him in recent times.

We'll miss you, Grandpa Riccio, but we will never miss the memories we've shared with you. :pray:


ßill Gename
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United States
Name: Bill Gename
Birth Time: March 2, 1990, 22:18 Chicago Time
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Member Since: December 29, 2006

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Sites to Check Me Out
Fanart Central…
Wikimedia Commons…
Buy A Vowel Boards

Game Shows (esp. Wheel of Fortune)
Video Games (esp. Sonic The Hedgehog)
Disasters (yeah, for some reason I find them interesting)
Cars (esp. Dodge Viper from 1991-2011 and Saturn Sky)
Airplanes (esp. Commercial Jetliners)
Ships (esp. Ocean Liners and Cruise Ships)
Classic Rock (esp. Boston and Bon Jovi)

Marital Status: Single (and I'm keeping it that way)

Love Life: Despite my marital status preference, my love life consists of Amy, Cosmo, and Tikal from the Sonic series as well as my Sonic OC gals (They all feel like family to me).

What I don't like: Racism, sexism, or bias. I will not tolerate sayings or actions that state that there are such things as superior/better/weaker races or gender. They're not fair!

Current Residence: Chicago, Illinois (Go White Sox!)
Favourite genre of music: Classic Rock
Operating System: Windows XP and Vista
MP3 player of choice: 64GB iPod Touch
Favourite cartoon character: Amy Rose, Cosmo The Seedrian, and Tikal The Echidna from Sonic X
How I feel about others: I feel like all else's lives matter more than mine, but that's one reason why I help them.

How I feel about Sonic: If others hate Sonic, fine, yeah, whatever the [BLEEP], but if they try to make me hate Sonic, :iconnogoodplz:.

History of Sonic Book: I'm getting it. Are you? 

43 deviants said I'll think about it now that you told me about it.
25 deviants said YES!! I'M SO EXCITED!!! :excited:
11 deviants said Nah. Me: Okay
10 deviants said YES!! IN FACT, I HAVE IT ALREADY!!! :D:dance:
7 deviants said NO! [BLEEP] the Sonic series! :angered: Me: :cries:

Fan Stamps

Amy fan stamp by penelopy-hedgehogCosmo Fan .:STAMP:. by JUST1C3-PR3V41LSAmy fan - Not SonAmy fan by SA948-Stampsmaria support stamp by xXBurning-HeartsXxTikal fan stamp by KimberlyTheHedgieTitanic Centenary Anniversary Stamp by Ookami-SeishinTitanic Stamp by CassidyVinciTitanic Movie Stamp by DarkDijinArtie89Titanic Stamp by Chrissiannie..::Stamp - Lusitania::.. by Sisori-LotusaColorful Things by fear-the-brillianceOld and New Consoles by DennyVuQuachXBOX FAILS by Greys-apprentice

Sonic fan stamp by TheLeetCasualGamer Exceptions
He's my favorite gaming series.
I like the games as well as the characters, whether they've made a game appearance or not.

I don't do tags by FluffyFerret97I don't do chain messages by FluffyFerret97

Requests - Closed by SweetDukeTrades - Closed by SweetDukePoint Commissions - Closed by SweetDuke
Button: Please do not ask me for points. by 8manderz8

Systems I Own (Those with an asterisk are dead systems):
N64: Stamp by JazzaX
GameCube: Stamp by JazzaX
NES: Stamp by JazzaX*
GameGear: Stamp by JazzaX*
Nintendo Ds: Stamp by JazzaX
PS2: Stamp by JazzaX
DreamCast: Stamp by JazzaX
PSP: Stamp by JazzaX
PS3: Stamp by JazzaX
Wii: Stamp by JazzaX
Sega Saturn: Stamp by JazzaX
Nintendo 3Ds: Stamp by JazzaX
GameBoy Sp: Stamp by JazzaX

Systems I used to own:
Snes: Stamp by JazzaX (My first system; US version)
GameBoy: Stamp by JazzaX (Pocket version)
GameBoy Advance: Stamp by JazzaX
Sega Genesis: Stamp by JazzaX (Came with SEGA CD)


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F.R.I.E.N.D.S. = Fight for you = Respect you = Involve you = Encourage you = Deserve you = Save you Send this to all your friends & me if I'm one......If you get 4 back you are liked but if you get 7 back then you are seriously loved.
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darkblueeyes Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the DevWatch! :wave:

Thanks for the watch! We hope you enjoy our adoptables and eventually find one to call your own. If you're interested or our regular adopts don't quite appeal to you we have customs/redesigns and breedables open


Ilovefallingcows25 Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hello there
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sonamyandanimals Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
PS: Please If you don't wanna or do not do taggs, don't send me a note, just put it at the comments!!
MobianHeART2008 Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so very much for the watch! :D
YunoRose36 Mar 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hey, thank you so much for the watch :heart:

Gracias por el Watch ^/-/^
boss-butt Mar 28, 2014  New member
thanks for  the watch Heart 
artisticcat101 Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
thx for the watch :)
ExcellentHorse Mar 20, 2014  New member Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the watch!! <3
NeonStryker Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Misteria-the-wolf Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
thanks for the watch
AshleyWolf259 Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sup Bill. :hug:
Thanks for the watch.
KimsSpace Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey thanks for the watch ^^
Libra-Dragoness Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch. :iconslowhugplz:
FREETZO Mar 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
Thanks so much for the Watch!! :iconsonamyglompplz: >/v/<
xx-Hana-Chan-xx Mar 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch 
Ilovefallingcows25 Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
HunterHeroici Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch :)
BrandonTheBunny Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thanks for the watch
KyuKiDoMan Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch ^^
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