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08-23-2009 07:13 PM
skyellab The facts of life are we all go through this or have gone through it and all join together for support as this is something we all have feelings for. Your dad sounds like a person who had a passion and lived it. I and WE respect this. My sincere condolences to your mom and family. May his memory live a long long time!
08-23-2009 07:02 PM
tdw Thank you one and all. It really does amaze me though it shouldn't.

When I told my mum about your support, prayers and good wishes she was truely amazed.

08-20-2009 05:54 PM
midnightsailor It dosen't matter whathis politics were, or whether you alwyas say eye to eye or not, or wether he was a winderful person or not, or loved dogs or not, it is enough that he was your father and he sure did ok there, thanks for sharing that with us and you are in my prayers, peace, Rick
08-20-2009 05:08 PM
mgmhead tdw ... my sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father. He sounds like a great guy and someone I'd enjoy having a drink or two with, as do you.
All the best...MGM
08-20-2009 02:02 PM
sailhog I've been out of pocket for the past week or so and was saddened to read this. This is all I have to say:

Oy vey.... Captain Andrew, my heart goes out to you and yours. Reading your wonderful eulogy gets right to the heart of who your step father was as a human being. It also speaks to who you are as well, my friend. You are one good egg. One simple fact becomes very apparent: you and he had your differences, but you loved him well all the same.

Here's to Captain Andrew....
Always your friend,
08-20-2009 10:44 AM
smackdaddy Andrew,

The following message is from Ray Benson of Asleep At the Wheel. This is no joke. Since they are based in my hometown of Austin I emailed their manager who kindly passed on your story to Mr. Benson. The band is on tour and currently in Colorado. But Ray took the time to send this to you...

Originally Posted by Ray Benson
Andrew, sorry to hear of the passing of your father! He sounded like a great guy to argue with about all the things you mentioned. My dad passed at 88 and i can only hope to live as long as both our dads without the downsides you mentioned. When we formed Asleep at the Wheel part of my goal was to heal the generational rifts so prevelant in our generation with music! Glad to see it worked even half way round the world! My condolences to your family!

Ray Benson
Austin Texas
Contact me via PM and I'll give you the email address of the manager so you can pass a message to Mr. Benson. And a big shout out to their manager, Peter, for responding so quickly and being so helpful.

What a wonderful freakin' world!
08-19-2009 10:04 AM
Originally Posted by JohnRPollard View Post

That's one hell of a fine eulogy. What a fellow your dad was! Reminds me very much of my own father -- right down to the dogs.

I'm sure you'll conjure a nice send-off for him. A guy as politically astute as that deserves nothing less.

You're in our thoughts. Take care, John
My thoughts exactly. What a great read you just put together. Take your time - we got John at the Con when not in the John. He needs a little punishment for something anyways.

Take care,

08-18-2009 11:35 PM
Originally Posted by tdw View Post
There was never a dog that didn't like him. Now that says a lot about a person cos dogs and horses....they usually are better judges of character than people.
Amen, what a fine man!
08-18-2009 11:20 PM
skyellab I am so sorry for your loss. The problem with life is that we don't live forever. It is never the right time to leave and we who are left behind do feel pain. I am grateful that he did not have to suffer or live in a nursing home and was surrounded by that that he loved to the end. It has been almost two years for my dad and it is rough.
08-18-2009 10:27 PM
Stillraining Ditto that Andrew..very nice words indeed.

I would have liked your dad, quite a lot I should think.

Big bear hugs to you and your Mother my old friend.
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