Post by The Reverend on Jun 8, 2006 4:26:47 GMT -5
Last year I was diagnosed with cancer and had to have an operation to have the lymph nodes on the right side of my neck removed. It was a bit of a shock, but I reasoned out my response by thinking of John. Sure I could give up, lock myself in my apartment and cry all day, waiting to die. Or I could do like John and say "Hell no. I ain't giving up without a fight. You want me, you best believe I'll be kicking and screaming till the end."
John gave me strength and inspiration to go on in a trying time. I'll always remember him for that. I was lucky. I'm cured. I beat it. But I couldn't have done so without John.
Thank, Quake. R.I.P. Your pain is over now.
That was real special Deus. The memory that sticks out to me, was finding out he was posting on this board. Great guy.
That's also my fondest memory. Any time an entertainer takes time (and in Tenta's case, precious time) to talk to his fans and have a retort with them, I think that is just friggin' awesome. I never knew John Tenta, I only ever saw 'Quake and The Shark on TV. And to hear people say he cared not for the fortune and fame but for the love of his family and the love he had for entertaining us, the fans, and makes me happy. John Tenta was a better man than most, and certainly a better man than I. I'm not afraid to admit I shed a tear for this man who was truly larger than life.