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Hi Bob! I grew up in Northridge in the 60's and I grew up on Richies music. If I sent you a self addressed stamped envelope of a photo of Richie would you please sign it? I will frame it and it will be my prized possession. I go to Richie and your moms grave site often. I just went a few days ago. If you would sign the photo what address would I send it too? Thanks so much, Rob Freud
I have some questions of my own.
Bob, can you tell us things about Ritchie that nobody else really knows? Like, did he own any records/ radio in his room? What kinds of music did he love to listen to? What did he do whenever he was at home? I know he had to take care of your younger sisters and brother, but was he to himself and just loved to stay in his room and play and sing? What was his speaking voice like? Did he like to play any sports? There are some recordings of him talking, but not many, and most them aren't really clear enough or long enough to really get a good idea of what his voice sounded like. I know this is probably a odd questin but....
How well could he speak in Spanish? I know that I read somewhere that he could mostly understand when your mom spoke to him in Spanish, but...
You mention you were a substance abuse counselor... an or are you willing to help someone oh we the phone..
Bob always love the movie La Bamba I want to tell you that I did understood your pain and so happy that you understood as well
Thanks so much Mr Bob for sharing some of your life with us. I did hurt in the movie for you but deep down I know that your mom and Richie love you so much. I am so sorry that your wife didn't appreciate the things you try to do for her and the family but she also was hurting because you both was young and didn't know how to handle each other's pain. Today I pray that you find peace and love in your heart. You are love by many fans and I am one. I wish that you and your wife are the best of friends.
I love you & Ritchie!!!
I hope you & family are great!!'
I love the movie La Bamba!!! Awesome movie!!!
May I please ask ask for your autograph? God bless!!
🌹❤️ Love, Brandy Gilmer!!
Is there any pictures of her my cousin is Michelle Morales your granddaughter.
Bob, Hope you are doing well.....was just wondering, was your mom able to watch the movie "LaBamba" before she passed away, or did she know they were making that movie? I am glad you were able to find your way...
I just wanted to mention that the Movie really throws you back in them days, cause I was born in 1960, and I knew all Ritchie's songs even way before the movie came out. My Pop's was a guitar player too! when I saw the Movie, then I realized how short his career really was. that was really sad! I believe your family has shared a lot of memories with the public. I believe a little feedback is appropriate. God Bless you and your family, may Ritchies memories and music live forever Bob.