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Boulder&Briar

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PostSubject: Re: Bye   Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:14 pm

I never expected to see this :(I really like John. I don't think there's much I can add about him that hasn't already been said here. I will definitely miss him and really feel I made a good friend abroad. John, if you do check back in and see this, I hope all is well and thank you for the friendship and support to not just me but everyone here on the forum.
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PeterD

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PostSubject: Bye   Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:31 am

John...saddened to see you leave...I'll wish you the very best!
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PostSubject: Re: Bye   Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:23 pm

Sad I wish you the best in your journeys brother.
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PostSubject: Re: Bye   Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:13 pm

Has anybody heard anything on John and if he's alright? I have his address and was thinking I might write or send him a Christmas card in hopes that he will let me know he's ok. Not sure if that would be crossing the line though? Any thoughts?
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PostSubject: Re: Bye   Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:17 pm

Boulder&Briar wrote:
Has anybody heard anything on John and if he's alright? I have his address and was thinking I might write or send him a Christmas card in hopes that he will let me know he's ok. Not sure if that would be crossing the line though? Any thoughts?
I wrote him a pm that has gone unread. The forum shows his last login time shortly after that post.

I was thinking of sending him something too. I guess it has more to do with how well your personal relationship is with him.
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PostSubject: Re: Bye   Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:49 pm

Hmmm. A bye without a good in it. Inauspicious. I hope you are just hibernating with the rest of the bears and hope maybe we'll hear from you again come Spring. Best wishes to you.
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PostSubject: Re: Bye   Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:57 pm

Personally I am a bit worried about him. Definitely not your typical rage-quit and his last posts showed no signs of confrontation with another member. Most mysterious indeed.

Well here's to hoping that he's up in the North Pole keeping the elves in line....
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PostSubject: Re: Bye   Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:35 pm

While my concern as well as curiosity has been raised, it looks as though this was not an issue with another poster here on BoB. At least as far as I can see.

So that leaves it up to his personal issues, which should probably just as well be left alone IMHO.

While some of us may have more or less of a personal connection with John, he chose to delete his membership on BoB. For his own unspoken reasons.

I personally find that a tragedy, since he always fit in so well here and was respected. And rightfully so.

Equally, there are real life issues that mitigate one's attention and perhaps John's issues were one of them. In any case it's his personal decision, and while we may bemoan his choice at the same time perhaps we should respect it....

And hold our distance too. He may be facing a time where he needs to focus on his primary concerns. Whatever they are.

Don't want to make this melodramatic. Perhaps I just did. Yet that was not the intention.

Someone wants to go. OK. Thanks for the laughs, time, and fellowship.

John was one of the best!


sunny 


Cheers,

RR
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PostSubject: Re: Bye   Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:18 pm

Brewdude wrote:
While my concern as well as curiosity has been raised, it looks as though this was not an issue with another poster here on BoB. At least as far as I can see.

So that leaves it up to his personal issues, which should probably just as well be left alone IMHO.

While some of us may have more or less of a personal connection with John, he chose to delete his membership on BoB. For his own unspoken reasons.

I personally find that a tragedy, since he always fit in so well here and was respected. And rightfully so.

Equally, there are real life issues that mitigate one's attention and perhaps John's issues were one of them. In any case it's his personal decision, and while we may bemoan his choice at the same time perhaps we should respect it....

And hold our distance too. He may be facing a time where he needs to focus on his primary concerns. Whatever they are.

Don't want to make this melodramatic. Perhaps I just did. Yet that was not the intention.

Someone wants to go. OK. Thanks for the laughs, time, and fellowship.

John was one of the best!


sunny 


Cheers,

RR
Well said!cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: Bye   Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:47 pm

Brewdude wrote:
While my concern as well as curiosity has been raised, it looks as though this was not an issue with another poster here on BoB. At least as far as I can see.

So that leaves it up to his personal issues, which should probably just as well be left alone IMHO.

While some of us may have more or less of a personal connection with John, he chose to delete his membership on BoB. For his own unspoken reasons.

I personally find that a tragedy, since he always fit in so well here and was respected. And rightfully so.

Equally, there are real life issues that mitigate one's attention and perhaps John's issues were one of them. In any case it's his personal decision, and while we may bemoan his choice at the same time perhaps we should respect it....

And hold our distance too. He may be facing a time where he needs to focus on his primary concerns. Whatever they are.



Don't want to make this melodramatic. Perhaps I just did. Yet that was not the intention.

Someone wants to go. OK. Thanks for the laughs, time, and fellowship.

John was one of the best!




sunny 


Cheers,

RR
This exactly^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^!

Some nights when I couldn't sleep I'd catch John online here while he was at work. We PM'd each other on several occasions and from what I learned about him I don't believe he would just drop away without good cause. I haven't a clue why John left as suddenly as he did but I know him well enough that his reason for doing so is valid and not meant to be an act of disrespect toward anyone on this forum. We all know him to be one of the nicest and most gracious members here. Good people like John will be missed. John was part of our family and it's sad that he chose to leave. I've wanted to write him a letter thanking him for all the really nice things he sent me during this last bombing mission and to ask him why he left but I respect his right to be left alone and not have me intrude into his private affairs after he cut all ties to this forum. Like so many of you I hate it that he's gone and would like to know that he's OK. If any of you want to write to him then do whatever you think is proper. Just my thoughts on the matter. Smile 


AJ
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PostSubject: Re: Bye   Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:57 pm

Just to clarify. His account has not been deleted. When we do that threads look odd because then you see "Guest" posting. John may come back whenever he likes. Or when he's ready. I simply hope that it was something misunderstood and not a personal problem. He hasn't PM'ed any of the mods so we are kind of in the dark. Just as you guys are. This mode of communication isn't always the best because it's hard to "hear" humor or intent.

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PostSubject: Re: Bye   Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:03 am

John and I are good friends on FB. He is fine and I don't feel at liberty to discuss why he left.
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PostSubject: Re: Bye   Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:46 am

Briarbabe wrote:
John and I are good friends on FB. He is fine and I don't feel at liberty to discuss why he left.
Good to know, and of course you're right on the second point
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PostSubject: Re: Bye   Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:39 am

Carlos wrote:
  we are kind of in the dark.   
I think that's the point. I get a kick out of these drama queens. If you wanna go, just go. It's NBD turnover is a fact of life on the pipe boards. Shocked 
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PostSubject: Re: Bye   Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:54 am

Briarbabe wrote:
John and I are good friends on FB. He is fine and I don't feel at liberty to discuss why he left.
Good to hear he's fine..Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Bye   Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:42 pm

Briarbabe wrote:
John and I are good friends on FB. He is fine and I don't feel at liberty to discuss why he left.
Very glad to learn John is okay, thanks for letting us know Briarbabe. sunny cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: Bye   Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:24 pm

daveinlax wrote:
Carlos wrote:
  we are kind of in the dark.   
I think that's the point. I get a kick out of these drama queens. If you wanna go, just go. It's NBD turnover is a fact of life on the pipe boards. Shocked 
Well I think if it was Drama he was looking for he would have logged in at least once since he has posted this to see what was going on, but he hasn't and even when I messaged him on FB that he is being missed he still hasn't logged in to see,
But I talked to John about why he said good bye and as BB has statedout of respect for him, I don't and won't bring up why, but I can tell you this he left with out stating why, so there would not be any drama
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PostSubject: Re: Bye   Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:41 pm

I'm so glad Fatman is ok. I was concerned for his well being. I'm still sorry to see John leave but very relieved he is in good health.

Fraternally

Jers


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PostSubject: Re: Bye   Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:46 pm

Seems like he had the common courtesy to say goodbye, at least that's what I thought the context was, and the community here ought to accord him the same courtesy and let it lie.  I for one didn't perceive much "drama" in the OP (though like Dave I think the best way to leave any online community is simply to quietly to walk away), though a lot of what has been posted subsiquent to that OP has been essentially poke-nosed in nature (just my opinion, of course).  People come and go and, as has been said already, the door is open should he ever want to post again.


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PostSubject: Re: Bye   Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:27 pm

Glad to hear he's ok. I hope to see him back someday.
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PostSubject: Re: Bye   Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:35 pm

Just a word of note... I just checked my last login, it says unknown... yet here I am, I'm always lurking. Even if I ain't smoking. Y'all always entertain me, always will. lol Cool 
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PostSubject: Re: Bye   Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:40 am

Briarbabe wrote:
John and I are good friends on FB. He is fine and I don't feel at liberty to discuss why he left.
I opened up a sample last night that he'd sent a few weeks back and got to thinking about him...I miss seeing John around here, but if he's doing well then that's something of a relief.
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PostSubject: Re: Bye   Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:04 pm

Simple Man wrote:
Just a word of note... I just checked my last login, it says unknown... yet here I am, I'm always lurking. Even if I ain't smoking. Y'all always entertain me, always will. lol Cool 
That's because you are a ninja!  
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PostSubject: Re: Bye   Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:10 pm

gravel wrote:
Simple Man wrote:
Just a word of note... I just checked my last login, it says unknown... yet here I am, I'm always lurking. Even if I ain't smoking. Y'all always entertain me, always will. lol Cool 
That's because you are a ninja!  
Shhhh, I told you not to tell anyone. Laughing 
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PostSubject: Bye   Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:33 pm

Simple Man wrote:
Just a word of note... I just checked my last login, it says unknown... yet here I am, I'm always lurking. Even if I ain't smoking. Y'all always entertain me, always will. lol Cool 
 
 
 
 
And it is always good to hear from Simple Man...even if it isn't often.
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