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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Big Al, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    OK, I'll bite.
    On top of a local mountain, on my sisters horse, and with family and BIL at Thanksgiving 09....
    Oh, and BTW, my idea of a perfect little get together is when Kathleen comes back to RI in the summer, we set a day and I charter a big sailboat......or convince a local with a big one....to take us on a little bay cruise......
    But weather and winds can be fickle, so it's hard to plan!

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  2. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Me with my wife, Marsha on our front porch. Taken by a friend during a visit last summer. I've since lost all the facial hair and the (unseen) ponytail I had for ten years. I've also, sadly, lost Marsha. We found out she had cancer in mid-September, and she died on November 21st. That's why I've been so quiet on the forums lately. Rick

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  3. VCBurner

    VCBurner Minister of Fire

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    Sorry for your loss Rick, we all know how important our families are! Tough time of the year to go through such a chapter in your life. Hang in there! One day at a time as they say.
  4. Freeheat

    Freeheat Minister of Fire

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    This is Me and my daughter at Girl scout camp.

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  5. Big Al

    Big Al New Member

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    x2. So sorry
  6. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Rick, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have wondered why you haven't been posting much and now we know why.
  7. Big Al

    Big Al New Member

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    Webmaster, if we do go sailing and encounter high seas, I'll be the one chumming the waters.... :sick:
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    Battenkiller Minister of Fire

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    My God, Rick, how terrible to hear that. My wife Rose and I wish you all the best during this healing time.
  9. NH_Wood

    NH_Wood Minister of Fire

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    Yes, Rick, very sorry to hear of your wife.
  10. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Rick, again, our condolences.

    Nice to see you on the forums, even if for a bit.
  11. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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    I have a reunion tentatively scheduled for July 9th. I haven't been to the island in too many years, so it's time to come home for a spell.
    A charter would be a blast. I have an old high school pal whose family runs a charter http://www.sakonnetcharters.com/
    Yes of course it was me in my av. I have a pic of me and my little guy hamming it up on my profile. BB I would love to know what you were thinking in that pic. Steve (FBF) you look a little cranky in yours.



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    Rick I'm so sorry to hear about your beautiful Marsha. I was wondering where you've been lately. Much love and light to you and your family.
  12. Dune

    Dune Minister of Fire

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    Rick, our heart goes out to you.
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    rowerwet Minister of Fire

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  14. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    Rick so sorry to hear about your loss. You will be in my families prayers.
  15. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Rick, noticed you not hanging around. Very sorry for the loss of your wife.
    That's a great pic of the two of you.
    Nice to see you back.
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    remkel Minister of Fire

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    One of my fondest memories is sailing across the Bay to anchor offshore at the Newport Folk Festival.....
  17. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    Here's one of me and my little man.

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    Rick,
    As someone who has lost more loved ones than most people lose in a lifetime, I have grown to believe that a person is never truly gone until there is no one left to remember them. Well. There are now hundreds of people who have seen Marsha and will remember her for a very long time. I know I will. Thank you for sharing her with us, even if we only know her from a photograph.
  19. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Got to this one late, but here goes. This could be the only pic of me known to man. Well, it's not, but that doesn't sound as mysterious.
    I was working on the pole barn, when a friend of a friend stopped by to chat.
    I guess something must have been funny, 'cause I'm usually not smiling like that (or so says my wife).

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    southbalto Feeling the Heat

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    BrotherB. What did you do all those years in the suit?
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    Hal Holbrook
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    Sincere condolences, Rick. Way to much of this news for me in the last few weeks. I hope that day-by-day, things get better for you and your family.

    God Bless
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    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Most of the pics of me are of the back of my head, the top of my head cut off, or with my eyes closed. I managed to find this one from 2003.

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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Some fun, some headaches and a pretty good income. :lol: IT Director was the job. That pic was taken by a newspaper for an interview when Y2K was looming. You see how scared I was about Y2K. What you can't see on the screen of the laptop says "Will it also be a day that lives in infamy? I dun't tink so Lucy."

    Wanna buy a couple of dozen custom tailored suits that haven't been worn in ten years and a bazillion dollars worth of Allen Edmonds shoes? I was a clothes horse.

    I wear old fart coveralls every day now.
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    southbalto Feeling the Heat

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    too quick

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