»
Topic: RIP PAT CONROY
Replies: 10   Last Post: Mar 5, 2016 4:29 PM by: Felix2
This topic has been archived - replies are not allowed.


[ Archives - Tiger Boards Archive ]
Start New Topic
Replies: 10  

RIP PAT CONROY

[8]
Posted: Mar 5, 2016 12:40 AM
 

From a Beaufort native, I might not be old enough to remember his writings like the great santini and the big chill among others but he will always be one of my favorite authors even if I had to read these books a decade or two after they were released. Rest easy Mr. Conroy.

2019 student level member

Same


Posted: Mar 5, 2016 12:47 AM
 

RIP

2019 student level member

Re: RIP PAT CONROY

[2]
Posted: Mar 5, 2016 1:26 AM
 

Conrack dun up and died on us? Damn. Godspeed Conrack!

2019 white level memberbadge-donor-05yr.jpg

The road goes on forever and the party never ends...


Re: RIP PAT CONROY


Posted: Mar 5, 2016 6:39 AM
 

The Water is Wide was one of my favorites.

2019 orange level member

Re: RIP PAT CONROY

[1]
Posted: Mar 5, 2016 3:30 AM
 

One of the greats. S.C. Has lost a gem.

2019 white level memberbadge-donor-15yr.jpg

Played basketball for Citadel


Posted: Mar 5, 2016 7:43 AM
 

Was a point guard? Great South Carolinian, Renaissance man.


I think it was in ''Beach Music" Mr. Conroy related the true

[3]
Posted: Mar 5, 2016 7:59 AM
 

story of one of the funniest episodes in the history of football in the state of SC....Although their rivalry isn't nearly what it once was, Citadel and Furman once enjoyed a rivalry as bitter as Clemson and usuck. In the '60's, in response to previous pranks by Furman students, a group of Citadel cadets "horse-napped" the Furman mascot. These Charleston rustlers spirited the beautiful white horse off to a horse farm in Aiken owned by a relative of one of the perps to make sure it was well cared for....unfortunately, the cadets were unaware the poor horse was on medication necessary to keep it alive. It passed away quite suddenly, and after confessing, the guilty cadets soon found themselves kicked out of school and facing criminal charges and an uproar in the Greenville media

btw--"The Great Santini" remains one of my favorite movies---Duvall is masterful.

2019 purple level memberbadge-donor-10yr.jpg

Re: RIP PAT CONROY


Posted: Mar 5, 2016 8:12 AM
 

The Big Chill was written by Lawrence Kasdan


Reminds me of younger years


Posted: Mar 5, 2016 12:26 PM
 

I grew up in the little town of Central next
to Clemson and spent a lot of time helping a
retired couple, Mr. & Mrs Kirkley. He had been
a professor in horticulture at CU and she had
worked at the Clemson House. I did yard and
garden work, painted, whatever. Plus they had
a lake house on Keowee where we did some stuff.
I got to spend a lot of time with them working,
eating, and talking. They had some great stories
of the old days at Clemson.

Anyway, the last thing he gave me was a copy of
Pat Conroy's "The Prince of Tides" in 1990 which
i still have. He passed away in early '91. Still
think about "Kirk" a lot. Old folks rock; he used
to tell me how i'd be an old man before i knew it.
Now in my fifties, i'm getting there fast.

2019 purple level memberbadge-donor-05yr.jpg

Re: RIP PAT CONROY


Posted: Mar 5, 2016 2:26 PM
 

Very much enjoyed reading "My Winning Season" and the "Death of Santini". Certainly a tragic loss and at a relatively young age. Several HS classmates knew him attending the Citadel during the time he was there and one played on the basketball team as a sophomore during Conroy's senior year. The year before, I've read the freshman team would beat the varsity in scrimmages. Got to see them play when I attended Furman games in the old G'ville auditorium

2019 white level memberbadge-donor-15yr.jpg

the only good politician is a dead politician.


Re: RIP PAT CONROY


Posted: Mar 5, 2016 4:29 PM
 

Agreed, a great American writer. Prince of Tides was my favorite, also liked The Lords of Discipline.

RIP Pat




Replies: 10  

TIGER TICKETS

FB GAME: Season Tickets
FOR SALE: For Sale : 4 Season Tickets in Lower North Deck. Section S. Row PP. Seats 18.20.22.24. 2 Rows and 4 ...

Buy or Sell CU Tickets and More in Tiger Tickets!

[ Archives - Tiger Boards Archive ]
Start New Topic
2293 people have read this post