In Loving Memory

Michael David Adams

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Comments by Judi Adams on Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 22:34 IP Logged
Effective with the month we will be discontinuing entries to Mike's guestbook. We want to thank everyone for their kind words and thoughts. If you would like to leave a comment please get in touch with Tony II or Judi.
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Comments by Kellie on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at 19:33 IP Logged
Mike, I have been trying to work through hearing about your death and have come to the realization that I don't think I will ever understand how this could have happened to you. I also don't think I knew how much I loved and continued to love you until I heard that you had passed away. I am so sad for you family. For your mom and dad, your brother, Amanda and Andy, and your friends. I can't imagine what this has been like for them. My heart is just so incredibly sad that the world has to continue without you here. You had so much life in you. You were the funnest person I have ever met. This is just not right. I had to tell my mom and Jen, Stacie, Kevin, Bree, and my dad. I still have to tell Cheryl, she is going to be especially sad because she was so close to you at one time. Down here in San Diego we all are talking about our favorite memories of you. I think Jennifer's favorites are taking you backstage to meet Jimmy Buffett and going snowboarding, especially at Mount Baldy. My little brother and sister have the sweetest memories of you because they were younger when you lived here. As for my memories a lot of them are for you and me, but I think my favorite that I can share here is when we first started dating we both gained ten pounds from eating so much ice cream. I think we single handedly kept Baskin-Robbins in business. I know for me I will always hold you close in my heart. I am just so sorry I can't say that to you one more time. I will always love you, Kellie
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Comments by JAYSEN KITCHENS on Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 18:39 IP Logged
After about 7 years of being away from my friends, I was found and given the worst news about Mike. Mike and I were good friends during high school and even closer afterwards. We had worked together in Blockbuster along with Sean & Dave Kelly. We were both in the military basic training at the same time, where he was in the Marines, and I was in the Army. We would send each other letters bragging about who's branch of service was better. Every letter I sent him had some type of doodle art on it, and one had the words on the back "OOSHAA!!", which was the sound of Artillery going off. He wrote back asking me what that meant, because his drill instructors made him do push ups till he had that answer. lol. I wish I still had those letters, but the memories in my mind will just have to do. The mischief things we did in high school and the BBQ's we had afterwards was always something to remember, so I will never forget you Mike! Love ya brotha!!
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Comments by Fran and David Kalish on Friday, December 01, 2006 at 09:23 IP Logged
We came to know Michael late in his life. We became friends with Tony and Judi and through them became acquainted with Michael. We soon came to know how special he was. He lit up a room when he entered. He was instantly friends with everyone he met, not just because he wanted to be but because they did. We participated in his chili cooking (as tasters) and just enjoyed him as human being. We miss him like we would a son.
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Comments by Michael Pando on Monday, November 27, 2006 at 08:57 IP Logged
Shortly after Mike's passing, I was suddenly struck with a memory. It was a memory from when I was five; I was playing soccer, and as I ran after the ball a little blond haired kid, named Mike Adams, ran up to me and said, "You wanna come over to my house after the game and play?" Of course I missed the ball, but more importantly, I had made a new friend. I went to Mike's house that day, and we became best friends for a short time. At the time of this memory I had not heard of Mike's passing, and in fact, I hadn't heard from him in years. So I logged on to the net and started searching for him. Within minutes of this memory and my internet search, the phone rang... It was another old friend whom I hadn't spoken too for a while as well. He was calling to tell me that Mike had passsed away in a car accident. I truly believe Mike visited me that day to say goodbye, and I am happy that I have found this website so that I can share this story with his family and friends. I will never forget the times we spent playing together, upstairs in his childhood home.
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Comments by James M. Ogden on Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 12:25 IP Logged
A friend to be remembered for his honesty, intergerity and love of life.One who accomplished many endeavors and then moved on bigger and better things. A fine young man that is greatly missed by family and many friends.10
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Comments by Shane on Friday, October 06, 2006 at 23:51 IP Logged
There simply are no words? I�ve given up trying to find them? It�s been a never ending roller coaster ride, since I heard. Heard; not found out. It�s not a concept I�ve accepted; don�t know if I ever will. I do know I�ll never understand, get, or grasp it. It�s taken me over a year to even post something here, although I view this site often. I lived with Mike for over 5 years. Seems a lifetime including working, jogging, philosophizing, movie making, debating, partying, traveling, conspiring, double dating, bar hopping, card playen, and conducting business, with him. Know one was ever as fun, as enlightening, or as witty, to hang out with. He was a walking party; simply a blast, and the epitome of excitement, to be in his presence. He had me on the floor, uncontrollably laughing, many a time. He is one of the most unique, one of a kind, people I�ve ever met, and had the most extraordinary take on people and life. He was like a brother to me. I still talk to him. I think of him everyday. Strangely, I see his resemblance in strangers quite often. I thank God, I was one of the more fortunate ones to have known him. I thank God for all the extraordinary memories I shared with him. I try to find solace with other people whom known him, but realize everyone�s memories are unique. Different people got to know different sides of Mike in his complexity. I�ve tried everything I can think of to relieve the pain of his absence; nothing has worked. I finally now understand its something to carry for the rest of your life. And, he�s a memory to strive to keep alive. It�s changed me profoundly and permanently. I live my life differently now, and to make him proud. Since the last thing we talked about was a wine trip to Santa Barbara when he got back, when I have a drink, it is always toasted to him. Where ever you are buddy, I miss ya? Shane
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Comments by tony meredyk on Sunday, August 13, 2006 at 21:47 IP Logged
i new mike from first grade to graduation we had a lot of good times. he will be missed. my family send there condolences. always in our hearts.
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Comments by Judi Adams on Thursday, July 27, 2006 at 14:09 IP Logged
Our special thanks to all the Chili cooks and helpers in the booth. I'm sure Michael gives you a big "thumbs up".
Tony and Judi
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Comments by Kerry Burns on Saturday, July 08, 2006 at 01:07 IP Logged
Sean and I watched your video tonight.I am lucky to be one of the poeple that can look at those pictures and tell the stories. Love you.
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Comments by scott walker on Friday, July 07, 2006 at 23:45 IP Logged
brother, always in my heart!
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Comments by gabriel on Friday, July 07, 2006 at 23:07 IP Logged
Mike, Im cooking Chili with sean & the gang. I saw the family on the 4th of july and it was great! we will win first place once again. Mis you,Gabe
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Comments by Sean Kelly on Friday, July 07, 2006 at 22:50 IP Logged
Well Mike,
Been thinking about you allot tonight. I miss you as much today as I did the day I learned of your loss. Wish you were here!
Sean Kelly
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Comments by Kym and Sarita on Wednesday, July 05, 2006 at 22:17 IP Logged
Thanks so much for sharing your story with us and allowing us to take Mike on our caching journey this week.
Lost Womyn and Anadromous Girl
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Comments by Sean Kelly on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at 10:44 IP Logged
Hello all,
Just wanted to let everyone know that the 2006 Cypress Chili Cookoff will be on July 22nd this year.
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Comments by - on Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 13:36 IP Logged
A special thanks to all who celebrated Mike's birthday last Wednesday at Taco Surf (I think that it was his home away from home). You know that it was just the type of get together he would love, including the Angels win that night. Our love to all, Tony and Judi.

Comments by - on Monday, April 17, 2006 at 08:37 IP Logged
Hello all. A bunch of us will be going to Taco Surf on Main Street in Seal Beach on Mike's birthday (May 10th). Probably be going around 5PM. Please pass the word along.

Comments by - on Friday, January 27, 2006 at 09:27 IP Logged
I think this is a great idea and a wonderful comfort for Mike's friends and family. This is Mike's aunt and I love checking in to see what has been written. Thanks for doing this!!!!!

Comments by - on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at 13:41 IP Logged
These are the words I spoke at Mike's wake. Mike and I had allot of good times together. Many of those times involved drinking a pint or two. ....okay, well maybe more like seven or eight : ) So for me, the best way to say goodbye to Mike is to raise one last toast in his honor. I will not wonder where you went. I will simply hold on to the good times we spent. What we were to each other yesterday, is what we are still. And although you are gone too soon, I know you got your lifes fill. Because you always lived life like there was no tomorrow, when I think of you now, it will be without regret & without sorrow. Life still means all that it ever meant. Only now, more than ever, I value the years & times that we spent. I know we'll meet again someday. We'll pick up like we never left off. Until then, my friend, we'll remember your name, know your place in our hearts forever remains the same. So here's to you wherever you are.... We're sure by now you've found the bar. Sean Kelly

Comments by - on Sunday, January 15, 2006 at 19:59 IP Logged
Wish I had known Mike! To have a brother that is as devoted as you, is rare! It is a pleasure to know Tony his brother who created this page for him! I was blessed in beeing a friend in need at the time of his death & helpling erect his Memorial Marker in the NV. desert. Sence I don't have a brother Tony is now my blood brother in arms & I hope if I go before him, that he might remember me in a small & same manner as his real brother Mike! Phil Coward

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Comments by - on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 21:06 IP Logged
There is so much to say about Mike... This is a great idea, a good way to share thoughts about him. A way that encourages easy repeat visits to add comments, from time as they come, which is how my thoughts about Mike occur. A little about one aspect one day, something else a few days later. I'm in Belize, working on an oil exploration project, a job that Mike specifically wanted to participate in (he definitely had the travel bug). I wish he could be here. We discovered oil, a big and surprising find, one of the very best I have been a part of during my 28 year career in geology. It's the thrill of discovery: finding buried treasure. Now we are drilling the third well, and it is a good one too, we just drilled the "pay zone" today. Here is a link to a news story about it: It is a very big deal in the little country of Belize. Mike is a part of it because I will never forget he wanted to be here, looking forward, exploring, digging for buried treasure. Doug Milham, Horizon Well Logging