August 1, 1986

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY in 1986 on his 44th birthday, the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia was released from the hospital after a three week diabetes induced coma. When Jerry woke up, he was asked if he was happy to be alive and he replied, “Well, I’m grateful I’m not dead.”

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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