out of the blue Big Dave

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out of the blue Big Dave

Post by spro » Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:18 am

Big Dave. Bless his soul. He knew so many things and shared them with us . He is never put to rest in our minds. There are more grand mentors who fade away. I cry the loss of many but Dave predates and his posts live on. So abruptly he left us. Out of the blue, people roar back into our memory.
This wonderful site has been near thirty years. Many members have passed. What can I say about that? The deeper imprint?

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Re: out of the blue Big Dave

Post by Harold_V » Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:10 pm

Funny you should mention Big Dave. I was looking through some old email a week ago, and found one from him. We had corresponded with one another for years and had become close and trusted friends.

I must say, I miss him and his wit.

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Re: out of the blue Big Dave

Post by spro » Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:56 pm

Consolation and compassion. Thanks.

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Re: out of the blue Big Dave

Post by Glenn Brooks » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:07 am

Did someone delete his log in and posts? I just searched for him and nothing found?
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Re: out of the blue Big Dave

Post by SteveM » Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:46 am

Glenn Brooks wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:07 am
Did someone delete his log in and posts? I just searched for him and nothing found?
Big Dave is #6 on the all-time posts list as "Steamin10" with 6712 posts.

When you start at the member list and click on his user name, you get to his profile and then you click on Search user’s posts you will get to his post.

His wisdom is still with us.

Steve

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Re: out of the blue Big Dave

Post by Glenn Brooks » Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:03 pm

Thanks Steve,

Didn’t know he passed...

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Re: out of the blue Big Dave

Post by Harold_V » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:04 pm

Our numbers (the old timers) are dwindling. Prior to Big Dave's departure, we lost hammermill as well.

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Re: out of the blue Big Dave

Post by Victor_R » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:19 pm

I remember Big Dave, but missed his passing. I haven't posted here in quite a while but I do stop by and read every so often. Too many of my local friends and acquaintances have gone.
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Re: out of the blue Big Dave

Post by Harold_V » Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:03 am

Victor_R wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:19 pm
I remember Big Dave, but missed his passing. I haven't posted here in quite a while but I do stop by and read every so often.
Good to hear from you, Victor. It's been a while.
Too many of my local friends and acquaintances have gone.
True! Here, too. I was looking for the old folks recently, and discovered they are us. My perspective on the world has changed considerably. I used to be the young guy.

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Re: out of the blue Big Dave

Post by seal killer » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:10 pm

All--

Big Dave often helped this newbie.

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Re: out of the blue Big Dave

Post by warmstrong1955 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:14 pm

I miss Dave.
We were yucking it up back & forth by email for quite some time before he passed.
People you know.....but you don't know....or something like that.......

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Re: out of the blue Big Dave

Post by spro » Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:07 am

Isn't it like he is still with us. Bone solid advise about things which were and will remain.

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