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Topic: Pete Biro update
Message: Posted by: Terry Holley (Oct 14, 2007 04:51PM)
I know this thread doesn't really fit here, and another thread was started in another area of the Magic Café, but I do think it should be mentioned here because of Pete's frequent visits.

It was reported at...


...that Pete has suffered a minor stroke.

Here's a word from Dustin Stinnett over at the Genii Forum (3:48 pm Oct. 14)

"I just got off the phone with Pete. He’s doing very well. He’s up and around and in fact had to “hop up to come over to the phone.” He’s already talking about being at Deans for a haircut on Wednesday, “Thursday the latest.”

He says he’ll be back online tomorrow night. He especially wants “the guys at the Café who have paid me” (regarding the cups and balls) to know that he has not forgotten them. So if someone can pass the word over there, he’d appreciate it."

Message: Posted by: JamesTong (Oct 14, 2007 04:56PM)
Thanks for the update, Terry.

I am glad you are recovering well, Pete.
Message: Posted by: Terry Holley (Oct 14, 2007 05:09PM)
Hey Pete:

I was so taken back by the news and wanted to get the word out ASAP that I forgot to let you know my thoughts and prayers are with you!

Message: Posted by: Joshua Barrett (Oct 14, 2007 05:12PM)
Pete, no worry about the money, just get better!
Message: Posted by: Gary Dayton (Oct 14, 2007 06:04PM)
Hi Pete,

Godspeed back to good health. We've missed you here, and wish you a quick recovery.
Message: Posted by: lint (Oct 14, 2007 08:32PM)
The cup book is the least of our worries Pete!

Message: Posted by: padre rich (Oct 14, 2007 08:37PM)
This priest is praying for you.
In Christ+++,
Message: Posted by: fortasse (Oct 14, 2007 10:13PM)
Pete : My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hope you make a full recovery.
Message: Posted by: mrunge (Oct 14, 2007 10:33PM)
Hi Pete,

Best wishes for a full, and speedy, recovery. I'm looking forward to seeing you back online soon.

Mark. :thumbsup:
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Oct 14, 2007 11:37PM)
Hey Pete:

Get well, man!
Message: Posted by: Tom Fenton (Oct 15, 2007 12:21AM)
so glad to hear you're up and about.

Get well soon,
Message: Posted by: Whit Haydn (Oct 15, 2007 02:08AM)
So relieved you're okay! All the best, and speedy recovery!
Message: Posted by: pepka (Oct 15, 2007 02:13AM)
Get well soon Uncle Pete! We love ya. Still need to see that mean bowling game at WMS in April.
Message: Posted by: Richard Evans (Oct 15, 2007 05:53AM)
Pete - Wishing you a full and speedy recovery.

Message: Posted by: SeanD13 (Oct 15, 2007 08:46AM)
Pete - Get well some

Message: Posted by: Hearttau (Oct 15, 2007 09:53AM)
God bless, Strengthen, Heal and Comfort you Pete, in Jesus’ name.

Message: Posted by: walid ahumada (Oct 15, 2007 12:16PM)
best wishes
Message: Posted by: Kent Wong (Oct 15, 2007 12:25PM)
Get well soon Pete!

Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Oct 15, 2007 12:38PM)
Get well soon, Pete. You are in my thoughts.

Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Oct 15, 2007 12:41PM)
Pete, gute Besserung!

(Bill can translate)

Message: Posted by: MagiUlysses (Oct 15, 2007 01:19PM)
Greetings and Salutations Pete,

My thoughts and prayer are with you. Have a speedy recovery.

Joe Zeman aka
The Mage Ulysses
Message: Posted by: MagiUlysses (Oct 15, 2007 01:25PM)
Greetings and Salutations,

In the above postings I've read mention of a book, on the cups and balls, and Pete's involved. Since I've returned to the hallowed halls of acadamia, I don't stop by as frequently as I once did, and I know that a bunch of stuff was lost in a big computer crash.

Is there a new book out on the Cups and Balls.

Inquiring minds want to know.

I can certainly wait for it as I'm now a stone-poor college student, once again, but Christmas is coming! Any word on this work would be greatly appreciated. I tried doing a search using the terms "Pete Biro Cups and Balls Book" and didn't turn up anything that looked relevant. Thanks, in advance, for any info.

Joe Zeman aka
The Mage Ulysses
Message: Posted by: Tom Fenton (Oct 15, 2007 01:36PM)
go to http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=223431&forum=115&start=30
to find out about Pete's work on a book about the John Ramsey cups and balls routine.
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Oct 15, 2007 06:04PM)

Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Message: Posted by: jegreene (Oct 15, 2007 07:25PM)

Best wishes and hoping you have a speedy recovery.

Message: Posted by: Payne (Oct 16, 2007 09:47AM)

Boy you'll do anything to get a little extra attention :)

Hope you get back to your ol' self asap.

Hope to see you at the Jamboree next year.
Message: Posted by: Tom G (Oct 16, 2007 12:57PM)
Hey Pete,
I miss the avatar of you and your friend, hurry back..
Message: Posted by: APC (Oct 16, 2007 01:08PM)
Get better soon Pete, you are valuable resource!
Message: Posted by: Tom Bartlett (Oct 16, 2007 01:53PM)

My thoughts and prayers are with you and we will all, STAY TOONED!

Message: Posted by: Sean Macfarlane (Oct 16, 2007 02:12PM)
Hey Pete,

Get well soon! Pete helped me when I was in L.A in Feb. Great guy and always ready to serve.

Message: Posted by: Michael Bilkis (Oct 16, 2007 04:53PM)
My prayers are with you for a speedy recovery.

Rev. Michael
Message: Posted by: Jim Wilder (Oct 16, 2007 08:56PM)
Be well Pete!

Jim Wilder
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Oct 17, 2007 09:41PM)
WOWOWOWO... Many Thanks to all. I'm just home from the hospital and having difficulty typing. In a week or so I will finish the Ramsay Book. I need to rest now. In a few days I will fill in the details.


Message: Posted by: Mitch Schneiter (Oct 17, 2007 10:57PM)
Welcome back Pete and get some rest!
Message: Posted by: Bryan Gilles (Oct 17, 2007 11:32PM)

It's great to see you back... and a speedy recovery my friend!

-Bryan Gilles
Message: Posted by: Tom Fenton (Oct 18, 2007 12:18AM)
Welcome back Pete, so glad to see you again.
Message: Posted by: MickeyPainless (Oct 18, 2007 01:41AM)
Glad you're home Pete!
REST and relaxxxxxxxxxxxx, take care of the routine when YOU are ready!!!!
Message: Posted by: rannie (Oct 18, 2007 01:54AM)
Take care Pete and be well. Too bad I missed the chance of meeting you while I am in the US.

Message: Posted by: JamesTong (Oct 18, 2007 03:17AM)
I am glad to see you back, Pete. Rest well and have a speedy recovery. I am staying tooned for the latest from you :kermit:
Message: Posted by: Joshua Barrett (Oct 18, 2007 07:51AM)
Glad your back! rest up!
Message: Posted by: Gary Dayton (Oct 18, 2007 07:54AM)
Very glad to see you back, Pete!
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Oct 18, 2007 10:10AM)

I'm very glad to see you back and posting, even if it is only a fraction of your normal output. Get well. Rest.

We can wait for you.

Message: Posted by: GeorgeG (Oct 18, 2007 10:50AM)
Take care and take your time on the Ramsay Book...too bad Kaiser couldn't provide you with a cute home nurse to help out...wait a minute, I am a Kaiser doc; will have to look into this. :bg:
Message: Posted by: walid ahumada (Oct 18, 2007 10:56AM)
Welcome back pete, take your meds. :beatingheart:
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Oct 18, 2007 03:18PM)
Thanks all. Now for some more R&R.

(I can still load a cup)
Message: Posted by: fortasse (Oct 18, 2007 03:42PM)
Glad to hear you're making good progress,Pete.

All best wishes for your continued recovery.

Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Oct 18, 2007 04:13PM)
Thank God you are doing better Pete. You the man.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Oct 18, 2007 04:26PM)

Take it easy. You will recover gradually. You are lucky they got to you when they did.

Message: Posted by: JamesinLA (Oct 18, 2007 05:11PM)
Pete! I only just heard you took some time off to visit the hospital. The food there sucks, glad you're back home. Someday you've got to write a book on your Indian cups routine, which is a riot. Though, no body else could probably pull it off as you do.
Jersey Jim
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Oct 18, 2007 05:29PM)
Jim: I have the book written on Indian cups and an Indian version of the Bowl a la Benson and Rezvani.

Thanks, yah food here better by far..

I just had my first shower in a week.. The PHEW is gone :cups:
Message: Posted by: Terry Holley (Oct 18, 2007 07:21PM)
Hi Pete:

I'd say that since you're doing so well after such a potential crisis, you must have the opposite of what your avatar shows is sitting on your shoulder! :angel:

Message: Posted by: thecogito (Oct 18, 2007 10:05PM)
Pete...I am praying for a speedy and wonderful recovery!!
Message: Posted by: Mad Jake (Oct 19, 2007 03:02AM)
all our prayers are with you here, like you told me, don't over do it! Get plenty of rest.

Jake, Jr. Epiphany, Marcy, Fredick and Samara
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Oct 19, 2007 06:23PM)
Jake: Thanks, now working on get blood pressure and clotting meds sorted out.
Message: Posted by: Whit Haydn (Oct 19, 2007 09:01PM)
Hope you are feeling better, old friend.
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Oct 19, 2007 11:01PM)
'It Happens." Thanks Whit. I almost came to lunch today but that would have been pushing it.. I'm doing good but tired tonite. Lots of new medications to sort out.
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Oct 20, 2007 01:57PM)
Thank you for coming back to re-visit us Pete. We knew we could count on you.
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Oct 20, 2007 04:34PM)
I'm counting too... but slowly... stay tooned.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hallahan (Oct 20, 2007 10:05PM)
Pete, you're one of the people I've never thanked here, but should have. You've posted many comments along the way steering me, and others, in the right direction. (You were right about Vernon's presentation for Twisting the Aces being best too. That's just one of the things you posted that made me change how I perform a routine).

I'll keep you in my prayers. I hope you're better soon.
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Oct 21, 2007 12:14AM)
Had a good day today. went to a neighbor's housewarming, ate some snacks and had ginger ale. Tomorrow going to a bowling alley (TO WATCH)!
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Oct 21, 2007 01:18AM)

I can tell from your writing that you are doing a lot better!
Message: Posted by: Mr. Muggle (Oct 21, 2007 03:16AM)
Pete..we never met but I'm a fan and enjoy your posts and historic knowledge here on the Café'. Wish you a speedy recovery, your in our prayers.
Message: Posted by: Turk (Oct 21, 2007 03:18AM)

Get well quickly but methodically. Don't push it...and for certain don't push yourself on that darn book!! I know that you are conscientious but please... first things first!! Your #1 job is to take care of Pete FIRST!! (Priorities don't you know.)

Glad to have you back. We all patiently "stay tooned" and eagerly await news of your current progess (as you have the strength and inclination to post the same).

Best regards,

Message: Posted by: Review King (Oct 27, 2007 09:14PM)
Pete, GOD speed a return to good health. You were missed!
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Oct 28, 2007 10:27AM)

I hope you are feeling better.

Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Nov 6, 2007 03:43PM)
I hope you are doing better also, Pete.

Message: Posted by: silverking (Nov 7, 2007 08:55PM)
Cheers to ya' Pete, I hope you're feeling better every day.

Take the time to reflect on family, race cars, magic, and photography!
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Nov 21, 2007 06:02PM)
Pete good to hear you are feeling better, and make sure you continue to take care of yourself, magic NEEDS YOU!

Message: Posted by: Darkwing (Nov 23, 2007 01:04AM)

I missed all the news until now. I was in the middle of moving. I wish you all the best. Get better and God speed.

David Williams
Message: Posted by: Rudy (Dec 9, 2007 11:16AM)

Wishing you a very speedy recovery.


I met you a few years ago at Tabmans house in Southern Maryland.
Message: Posted by: Steven Leung (Dec 18, 2007 12:25AM)

Get well soon. Though we never met...
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Dec 18, 2007 03:03AM)
WOW just now getting to this thread. Pete your a warrior keep standing strong.