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I haven't been around much lately guys. Sorry for that. My mother is very ill and that has been consuming much of my thought and time. This coming Friday (Aug 13th... yes... Friday the 13th... :-eek) I will make my annual trip to Tacoma and Bob will assume the "left seat" on this forum so you guys had better behave... he... as you know... has an iron fist! ;) I only wish that the trip could be made under better circumstances. Most of my time there will undoubtedly be consumed with tending to my mom's needs. I'm not complaining... that is what sons are for and I wish I could be there for her more often. Bob FlyBert Stiles sets the standards in that department. :)I have hoped to make a side trip to Orcas Island on this trip and of course also go again to the Museum of Flight to see their Concorde. Those side trips and others will happen only if mom's needs permit.

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Iron fist? ME? ;-)Anybody got any Rust-Oleum handy? :-lol[table][tr][td valign=top]http://www.avsim.com/other/usaribbon.gif[/td][td valign=center]Bob "FlyBert" StilesAVSIM Moderator[/b][/td][/tr][/table]"Don't stall on me, I have to soar!"~Richard Harvey, 1/21/2003

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Tom,I was wondering where you got to! Sorry to hear about your Mom. From what you told me last time, I understand that this isn't a good situation. At least you can be there to help. Not every son would do that.Best of luck with the trip and I hope you get some time to do some things for yourselves!PS Please pass my best wishes to your better half :-wavePPS Don't worry, we'll keep Bob on his toes :-lolRegards,**************Jonathan Point**************"I'd rather be down here wishing I was up there than up there wishing I was down here"

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Tom,I got to see G-BOAC on Saturday, July 31 (my birthday). This is located in the Aviation Viewing Park at Manchester Airport. I took some film footage with my digital camcorder. If I could learn how to transfer this to my PC, then I would upload this (and some other footage of planes taking off and landing at the airport).Sorry to hear about your mother :-(Chris Low.

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Hi Tom, don't worry too much about the date: just bear in mind that, in the Latin tradition, bad-luck days are NOT Friday 13ths but Tuesday 13ths, so you're pretty safe for milions.Seriously, I wish you a good journey and the best for your mom, you and the rest of your family.Regards,

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Don't fret Tom, I think we'll be ok.Be sure to take your mom some good wishes from all of us too.:-wavePete

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Yes, flight simulation isn't exactly what life is all about. My best wishes for you and your family. Regarding the forum I promise you that we'll behave :-)Hans Petter

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Sorry to hear that ypur mom isn't feeling well . YES by all means take care of her ,we only get one mom . I was planning to vacation in Seattle this year but looks like will have to reschedule for next year when I can meet both my sons . takes a lot of planning . Ones in Denver and the other in LA. I also want to try to charter/fly a Beaver while there.Have a good trip!!CaptRolo

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Hope your trip goes well Tom, and you get some chane to relax as well as care for family! But I don't promise to behave.Why should I change now?RobD.

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With heavy heart I must pass on some sad news. Tom Wunder's mother suddenly died this afternoon. ;(He will be leaving for Tacoma immediately, with his return here an unknown for now. If anyone needs anything regarding this forum, please feel free to contact me.My thoughts and prayers are with Tom and his mother.[table][tr][td valign=top]http://www.avsim.com/other/usaribbon.gif[/td][td valign=center]Bob "FlyBert" StilesAVSIM Moderator[/b][/td][/tr][/table]"Don't stall on me, I have to soar!"~Richard Harvey, 1/21/2003

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Tom,So very sorry to hear the news.Please know many people feel your pain and wish the best for you at this time.Our community here at Avsim will be waiting for your return while we send our support.

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Tom,I'm sorry to hear about your Mother's passing. No matter how much we know what's coming, it's always a shock to hear the news. At least she's not suffering now. I'm sure you'll do a mighty fine job with everything you have on your plate. Look forward to your return. I'll keep you posted on Denver too. Take care :-waveRegards,**************Jonathan Point**************"I'd rather be down here wishing I was up there than up there wishing I was down here"

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Jon,Unless he gets access to a public computer in Tacoma, I doubt he'll be seeing any posts here, nor read his e-mail for at least a couple of weeks, if not more. However, he tends to keep in touch with me via his cell phone during his road trips (I'm expecting a call Saturday or Sunday), so feel free to contact me by e-mail if there's anything you wish to say to him. I can relay any response from him to you via e-mail also, or if that fails, here in the forum.[table][tr][td valign=top]http://www.avsim.com/other/usaribbon.gif[/td][td valign=center]Bob "FlyBert" StilesAVSIM Moderator[/b][/td][/tr][/table]"Don't stall on me, I have to soar!"~Richard Harvey, 1/21/2003

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Really sorry to hear about that Tom. My Mom and Dad passed away awhile back and it really is tough to the system. Prayers are with your family.Frank.

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I was sorry to hear this too. My condolences to your family Tom, and best wishes always.

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Yes, we could all add to this list of condolences. Maybe we ought to do just that even though Tom will be unlikely to read it right now. Bob, please convey our condolences.Hans Petter

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I am very sad to see the bad news.Tom beeing our moderator has done a very good job here along withFrank Betts and the norwegian half blood man over at the racing sim community.I have also lost one of my family members during 2002, and things like that hurts a lot.So Tom take your time with your family,and be with them.We will always be here when you return.Lars Peter.:-wave

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"Bob, please convey our condolences."Hans Petter,I will indeed do that when he calls. But he will of course see all this, as it won't be me that unpins this thread. I will leave it alone until he returns here.He and his wife Rhonda drove to Washington, as planned, and if my figuring is correct, they are in Montana now.[table][tr][td valign=top]http://www.avsim.com/other/usaribbon.gif[/td][td valign=center]Bob "FlyBert" StilesAVSIM Moderator[/b][/td][/tr][/table]"Don't stall on me, I have to soar!"~Richard Harvey, 1/21/2003

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Sincere condolences on your loss."Don't be dismayed at good-byes,A farewell is necessary before you can meet again.""Fly free and happy beyond birthdays and across forever, and we'll meet now and then when we wish, in the midst of the one celebration that never can end."Richard Bach :-wavePete

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Just heard the news. Very sorry to hear of your mother's passing, Tom. My sincere condolences. Take all the time you need. We'll all be here when you return.Peter http://bfu.avsim.net/sigpics/PeterR.gifBFU Forums ModeratorRenegade/Seawolf Design Group (RSDG)[table border=2" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="1][tr][td][table border=0" cellpadding="8" cellspacing="0][tr][td bgcolor=#6f0000]http://bfu.avsim.net/sigpics/logo75t.gif[/td][td align=center" bgcolor="#FFFFF6]Bush Flying Unlimited"At home in the wild"Looking for adventure? Come join us! * [link:bfu.avsim.net|Web Site] * [link:www.cafepress.com/bfu,bfu2,bfu3,bfu4|BFU Store] * [link:bfu.avsim.net/index_NewRecruits.html]Join!][/td][/tr][/table][/td][/tr][/table

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Tom,For when you get back online and in the fold...I too have just heard this news (thanks Naji). From all of us at AVSIM, please accept our condolances for your loss. We mourn your loss and the grievous wound to our AVSIM family member. If there is anything at all that we can do to make that loss easier, you know where to find me.

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Thank you for all the kind thoughts. :)This was a difficult trip in many ways. On the way there Rhonda's '98 Chevy Blazer self destructed late at night on top of 4th of July Pass in Northern Idaho. We had to have it towed to Liberty Lake Washington... thank God for cell phones... now I finally know why I own one. The cost to repair it was 7 to 10 thousand and 7 to ten days. They seemed to like those numbers. Of course neither was a acceptable option. We traded it on a '03 Oldsmobile maxi-sized mini-van and continued West. Upon arrival I discovered that my remaining sister had taken no steps toward getting my mom's services or affairs arranged. So we got that taken care of and it all worked out well in the end. Now a nephew who got out of the Army 18 years ago to take care of his mom (my sister Linda who died in March) after a blood vessel had popped in her head and promptly abandonded her & my mom once the papers were final has suddenly resurfaced in hopes of claiming some inheritance after no word for all these years. Well I have news for him... there ain't gonna be much.So the heck with all that. I miss my mom. She was not only my mother but also my friend. I live 1,500 miles away but I miss our talks a couple of times a week. We talked about everything from the weather to politics... she had a good mind to the end. I am thankful for that.Right now all I can say is that I am really, really, glad to be home!

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Hi Tom, glad to know you're already safely back.I know what it is all about, having lost my mother-in-law last year and my dad the year before. I hope you'll manage to get over it soon, anyway.Best wishes,

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