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March 05, 2019

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Marlene

Oh my God,what terrible news!

MissMarple2

I sent a text to ChiTown Lurker, who came down here ti Indy and met us once for lunch, along with my grandson.

James D.

Oh, my God. I cannot believe the news about daddy.

I’m gutted. I cannot imagine what his family is going through.

Buckeye

Sitting here dumbfounded

sbwaters

[Through tears] At least PUK is there to greet daddy.

Narciso79

Wow what a shock, I would never have expected this, he seemed in good spirits at the meetup?

Jane

Narc,

He wasn’t sick. There were no warning signs. It just happened.

clarice

I regret Daddy's passing and the fact that we never did meet up at Lulu's butI promise the next time I go to Oahu, I will go there and toast him for all of us,

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

I really like this phrase from TMs massive post. I think it can be used on lots of occasions.

" ... progressive commentators now routinely claim that there’s a near-consensus on ... "

I'm pretty sure that Tom's next sentence will come into play as well: "There isn’t" (a consensus).

Jack is Back!

In bed dumbfounded and praying for his soul. We never know when the great air traffic controller wants us to put flaps down and land in his kingdom. Rest I peace swabbie.

sbwaters

Happy that Mrs. sbw was with all of us with Jane to meet daddy.

Just poured a little Bulleit and tears to toast daddy. [Mrs. gives me a hug and says it sure puts things in perspective, doesn’t it.]

Threadkiller

Dumbfounded for sure...

Very, very sad news.

God bless you, daddy. God bless your family, my friend.

Jane

Mrs. is right SBW.

Narciso79

Indeed, my philly cop friend of whom I've spoken in the past was 64, but he had suffered from poor health for some time.

He expressed such joi de vive that one never thinks something could be troubling him,

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

"Promoting assimilation ... means celebrating America’s diversity less, and its unity more."

Interestingly, this ties in with a vid I posted recently in which the claim was made that the forces tearing the US apart is likely the single most dangerous trend to the US citizenry, as in the biggest military danger we face.

The lack of allegiance ... the lack of trust ... the proliferation of traitors ... one day it could mean a lot of people's deaths.

Jack is Back!

This will live in the annals of @JOM as when PUK and bad passed.

MissMarple2

Requiem

UNDER the wide and starry sky
Dig the grave and let me lie:
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you 'grave for me:
Here he lies where he long'd to be;
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.

----Robert Louis Stevenson

Narciso79

Prayers for daddy and his family;

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1096146/venezuela-crisis-us-intervention-russia-john-bolton-juan-guaido-juan-maduro

Les Nessman

I'm shocked and saddened by the news of daddy's passing.
My deep condolences to his family and to his JOM friends.

clarice

Yes, it will,JiB.I miss his travelogues, his transcripts, his sharing information from whatever book he was reading. He was warm, smart, funny and a perfect joy to know.

peter

[Through tears] At least PUK is there to greet daddy.

Not to mention Darwin and Mark Twain.

clarice

People are looking into what to gift his family, and a wry thought came to mind--a contribution to the Anchorage library to be used only to purchase conservative books, but maybe they'd prefer money for a local animal shelter or something else.

Narciso79

Because of his travels and his pets I thought of him as our version of Steinbeck, I know captain isnt crazy about that particular author.

sbwaters

Yes, JiB, daddy can see bad’s Bluebells.

Narciso79


Counterintuitive?


https://www.google.com/amp/s/chicago.suntimes.com/news/we-ask-america-poll-illinois-voters-give-trump-higher-marks-pritzker-madigan/amp/

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Tailwinds to daddy's family, the dogs and all those books he had ready on deck.

Stunned.

Jane

Peter,

You nailed it.

Captain Hate

Oh this is horrible news. I don't have the words to communicate anything right now other than prayers for his family.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

We're richer for having him, that's for sure.

jimmyk

Jane, when we were at the meetup daddy talked about you, how much close contact you two were in, how much he liked you. He had pictures on his ever-present iPad that you probably sent him. I had not realize that you were one of his buddies.

Miss M, I know you were close with him too, I just didn't have contact information for you to maybe lessen the blow.

I'll just add this: In person he was exactly as he was online: Curious and interested in everyone and everything, relentlessly positive but also humble. When I asked him about his plans for retirement he just said, "Whatever momma wants to do."

I mentioned to Clarice that as we were parting ways on Sunday he said to me, "I'll probably never see you again," which startled me a bit, since this was our third meeting over six or seven years. But I just laughed and said that I was sure we'd cross paths.

DrJ

Heavens. I have no words. daddy was the first JOMer I met, and that goes waaay back.

Narciso79

Ditto, it just goes to show how fleeting life really is, this little community that tm had enabled us to have virtual anc otherwise

cindyk

A great and wonderful man who will be truly missed. “Daddy” personified his moniker...warm, loving, mentor, teacher. Condolences to his biological family and his JOM family too.

Narciso79

It was on his linked in page,

peter

OH, he raved about you too, DrJ.

Btw, I texted Mr. Maguire as well. We owe him a huge debt for making all of these friendships possible.

boatbuilder

RIP old friend.

sbwaters

Thank you, TM. Thank you.

boatbuilder

Mad Jack asks that I pass along his heartfelt condolences to daddy's family and all of his good friends here.

Pinandpuller

Rush said there will never be a book titled Great Moderates of History.

Jack is Back!

Robert Flynni, in case you want to know. He and I traded military aviation experiences together. Any guy who can let a prop on a carrier is some kind of pilot. If it was a cardio episode then Fred needs to up his annual physical game for his drivers. B Ut that is just a pissed off comment

jimmyk

If anyone has Jim_NJ's contact info, it might be good to let him know, rather than have him get on the blog tonight and see all this. He was the last one to spend time with him.

Jane

Jib, it’s 6 month physicals

Narciso79

Good grief:

https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2019/03/05/cant-make-this-up-heres-where-house-dems-are-reportedly-at-with-that-resolution-condemning-anti-semitism/

MissMarple2


Mark Knoller
‏Verified account @markknoller
3m3 minutes ago

Wednesday at the WH: Pres Trump meets with Danny Burch, the American oil work held hostage in Yemen for 18 months. @POTUS announced his release last week and credited the United Arab Emirates for its help in bringing him home. At this writing, no photo op. Could change.
===========================
If I see this will be televised, I will post a link tomorrow.

Captain Hate

Was he still in the NYC hotel?

sbwaters

Didn’t daddy credit the dogs that his flight doctor had in his office for passing the blood pressure test last time? Loved the story.

The Infamous Ignatz

Pretty much the three most relentlessly positive, most fun, most enjoyable people here have all passed far too soon.
It was hard enough not reading PUK's never ending wit and camaraderie and losing bad's amazing soul. Now it's hard to imagine this place without daddy's Leave it to Beaver montages, his travelogues, his way, way off topic excursions and his joi de vive.
A bad, very bad day.

MissMarple2

Ignatz,

We will always have him with us. I wish he could have stayed to see how all of the Trump stuff turned out, but I am certain he will be watching from Heaven.

peter

Yes, he was found in the hotel by his first officer--poor guy had to call the cops and wait for the Medical examiner, not to mention get in touch with Fedex's bereavement detail. And he sounded as calm and collected as could be.

peter

And I am getting worried about jim in nj.

Captain Hate

Thanks for the info, peter, and for all you did email wise which I just noticed now.

Captain Hate

jim in nj usually shows up later than this.

sbwaters

Leave it to daddy to expire after such a full-tilt delightful exploration of bookstores, barrios, and bars, with members of the JOM community that gave him such joy.

Much as the puppies, Momma, the girls and the unsolicited Moose gave him his life, it was multiplied by his opportunity to share it with us.

Another Bob

“I think I might have wanted to meet him more than anyone I hadn't.”

You know Ig, I was thinking the exact same thing as I read Jane and Peter’s posts.

Another Bob

Dammit.

sbwaters

No, Another Bob, you knew him as well as we did. He held nothing back in his postings.

How proud I am that he saw his children off to such promising futures.

MissMarple2

https://www.wfsb.com/news/ct-man-s-dying-wish-is-to-meet-president-trump/article_2ed228fa-3f89-11e9-a13f-0b285c5c3168.html

The President called him.

Buford Gooch

Hadn't been on for a few hours. Got the news about Daddy on Clarice's Facebook page. What an absolute shock. I never met him, of course, but he made all of us feel like we knew him personally. Wonderful man, and great story teller.
Condolences to his family.

Narciso79


Turning out to be the Krugman of international relations

https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2019/03/kim-shutters-nuke-facility.html?spref=fb&fbclid=IwAR3yZ3eC8bMqjwHnOMEhx4ej3vrtamrWWf19sJ8Gg35mMDRE1LgWDWBML2g&m=1

Jane

Peter,

How lucky we are that his co-pilot found your. Number.without it we probably would not know.

Tonto

Devastated to read about Daddy. What a vivid presence! My heart goes out to his family, so familiar to us all.

Manuel Transmission

Jeebus! Just got a panic call from Dave V who Clarice has fed and he had just read her post on FB about daddy. :-(

We were just at the sports bar at the U Village in Seattle where we first met daddy and I had been thinking all afternoon about something clever to relate to him when I finally got online. I am stunned.

cathyf

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May his soul, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

MissMarple2

Folks, I am heading to bed.

I will offer prayers up for daddy and his family.

Prayers also for those who saw him last, as I am sure it was a shock to find this out.

God bless him, and God bless us all.

Good night!

Dave (in MA)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I can tell, this was daddy's first post around these parts.
https://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2005/03/ok_that_stings_.html

lurkersusie

Saddened to hear that daddy has passed.
I will miss him.
Condolences to his beautiful family.

GUS

I cannot express how empty I feel. This doesn't seem real.

Pinandpuller

Requiem Mass in D Minor

https://youtu.be/Zi8vJ_lMxQI

Narciso79

Yes right, of all the things I might have imagined this was the least likely.

jimmyk

daddy's first post around these parts.

So Tom Bowler was posting back then. I didn't realize daddy preceded me. I think I arrived in 2006.

I will second the thanks to TM for providing us with the chance to meet and get to know so many great people.

peter

Jane @9:44, you are so right, and how resourceful of that fellow to call me. He was trying to determine if daddy's wife, Barbara was home or out of town. I was in such shock I really didn't understand what he was asking me at first, but he sounded so calm considering the day he had.


Folks, Lent starts in a couple of hours and I am going to try to do a lot less posting and a lot more praying, however, I will pass along any information I get from his co-pilot, who tells me he only knew daddy a very short time, but will pass along any requests from his family.

Threadkiller

Thank you, peter.

jim nj

Processing. I was going to complain about being called Shemp. Wow.

I left Daddy at 5:30PM Monday to come home as I was feeling tired and sleep-deprived. Had I taken Daddy's offer of another night at the Kimberly I would have been the one who found him. Sorry, that just boggles me witless.

He was scheduled to fly out of Newark to Portland today. I think the cab was going to pick up he and his first officer at noon.

More to follow as I come to terms with this.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

"... as far as I can tell, this was daddy's first post around these parts."

A combination of self-deprecation and needing to ask about tech stuff :)

clarice

SO sorry you found out this way,Jim..Peter and Jimmy were trying hard to reach you earlier.

peter

jim nj, I am so glad you are okay. I had visions of a double food poisoning. It was great to have met you and hope to do so again some day.

peter

If daddy were here now, he'd be posting pictures of Perry Mason and Barney Fife.

jim nj

Clarice,

Daddy and I had exchanged phone numbers. Peter and jimmyk didn't have my number. They couldn't have reached me, but I appreciate their concern because this is very deeply affecting me.

Then again, I get so much of my news from friends here that it somehow feels fitting to hear about Daddy here.

caro

Fourteen years we have known that great guy called “daddy”. I remember someone asking why he used that moniker. He answered something like, “Because that’s what my kids call me.”

He texted me once in a while when he thought he wasn’t keeping Jane in line.

Narciso79

I dont get the shemp reference,

Dave (in MA)

In case it wasn't clear when narciso mentioned it earlier, he even went by daddy on his LinkedIn page, listing only
 daddy
 FedEx
where folks would typically mention their current and past titles and employers.

clarice

Yes, jim. They had no apparent means to reach you earlier.

Narciso79

Yes I'm sometimes more necessary than need be.

Dave (in MA)

narciso, when JimmyK posted a photo of daddy, peter and himself, he suggested that they were Larry, Moe & Curly.

A subsequent photo included Jim NJ, presumably taken by JimmyK who was not in the 2nd lineup. Who do you get when there's no Curly?

Well, Shemp is better than Joe or Curly Joe.

Narciso79

Baroque than need be,

Narciso79

I see now nyuk nyuk.

Captain Hate

I dont get the shemp reference,

The picture on Zuckerberg before he arrived was labeled Larry, Curley and Moe.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

I'm just broken hearted. And in shock.

Godspeed Daddy.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

I have two requests for inclusion in the private page for JOM on FB today. I don't recognize the names as any variation of JOM monikers. If you have requested access today, just leave a line here and I'll add you.

I occasionally get requests from total strangers in the Phillipines or Argentina by folks that just spam request access to private groups and they generally go to the round file.

Dave (in MA)

Do you ever get requests from people who are already members? ;^)

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

LOLNope

Another Bob

I’d love to be a part Stephanie, but just can’t bring myself to take up Facebook again.

Beasts of England

One of the kindest and most interesting people at a place filled with kind and interesting people. You will be missed, daddy.

Texas Liberty Gal

Such sad news about daddy. I envy those of you who were close to him and especially those who got to meet him. Prayers for his family and everyone here. Always have felt blessed to have discovered this blog.

Buckeye

stephanie

one was from me.... initials DE

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Got it. Will add.

Catsmeat

I can't believe daddy has died. He was so wonderful! I was so looking forward to what he thought of chapter three of my book (about Darwin) as he knew so much about him--and Twain! This is just devastating news. I am so sorry for his family, and even his dogs, who won't see him again. What a horrible shock. God bless him--and our JOM family. I'm so sorry I never met him, but I KNEW him, which was a great honor.

rich

disco

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Added.

If anyone has any info on services, donations, flowers or anything, kindly post there and here. There are many former JOMers and lurkers that are members there.

Dave (in MA)

Catsmeat, you're the 2nd person I've known who's written a book on Darwin. Yours isn't a manga, by any chance? http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOBK-317057

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