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Michael Vickers 1922  - 2008
March 2008 | Claire & Tom McGreal

We first met Michael Vickers about ten years ago, when he had his corgi, "Magic."  We also had two corgis at the time, and we immediately bonded with Michael. Beyond the corgi connection, Michael was from Marblehead MA; we, too, hail from Massachusetts, and lived for some years in neighboring Salem. We would often reminisce with Michael about life on the North Shore. 

Whenever we saw Michael, we were greeted first by his effusive smile, and then by a hearty handshake for Tom, and a big hug for me, and he never failed to ask for our dogs by name.

Michael loved music and enjoyed attending the First Thursday programs at the Powerhouse. Several years ago, Michael joined our table for an evening at the Symphony Pops to see Burt Bacharach. He thoroughly enjoyed the program as measured by his oversized smile and thunderous applause. In March 2007, Michael attended a First Thursday program featuring chanteuse Talia Ferro. Miss Ferro singled Michael out of the crowd, sang him a song, and gave him a big hug. After that, Michael's smile remained firmly fixed all evening.

Michael had so many friends in Del Mar. We will all sorely miss him.



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