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   PastimesAd Astra - An open Memorial for fallen SI members


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To: robert b furman who wrote (760)4/27/2022 11:10:51 AM
From: Graystone
4 Recommendations   of 777
 
Jake Straw has been quiet for a couple of years now.
or
Heinz directly refuted the last rumour of his death

We are like old musicians.
Our legacy slowly succumbing to the enveloping sands of time.
I hope Jake is still with us but I suspect he is not.

We will miss all of us when we are all gone.

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To: SI Ron (Crazy Soup Man) who wrote (751)4/27/2022 11:25:07 AM
From: Graystone
2 Recommendations   of 777
 
SI Bob
or
Cyber tractors

I will always miss Bob, he was an SI original.
Bob had great tractor stories.
It is good to know that the way Bob thought about life is reflected here on SI.
Bob's contributions were seminal, he helped build the cyber spaces we inhabit today.
Long tales written by cloistered authors offer compelling imaginative details.
But it is day to day conversations with other people about tractors that help create a community.

Bob could define himself, using a bit of whitespace and a keyboard, as well as any one of us.
Bob's values and his nature were evident in his posts long before he was SI Bob.
I remember reading an early Bob Zumbrunnen post and realizing, this guy is the real deal.
Bob was destined to be SI Bob, his love of SI and the early community helped us all.
I will always miss Bob, he was an SI Original.

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To: Graystone who wrote (761)4/27/2022 3:20:01 PM
From: robert b furman
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Hi Graystone,

I remember my first years in SI. I was always invested in semis stocks and semi equipment stocks. It seemed every time I checked out a new stock, Jake Straw had already been there. I used to post him and laugh about lways being behind him.

These have been and are good times.

I've posted several times we should have a contact person to email (if an inquiry is appropriate) in our personal info specs. Keep it voluntary.

Nice saying!

Bob

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To: robert b furman who wrote (763)4/27/2022 4:17:05 PM
From: Alan Smithee
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I've posted several times we should have a contact person to email (if an inquiry is appropriate) in our personal info specs. Keep it voluntary.
Either that or ask family to notify an SI friend if anything happens and ask them to post.

I have a book a friend bought me a while back, “I’m Dead, Now What?” It has sections to list assets, estate planning documents, along with other info about last wishes and people to contact upon one’s demise. Having done a fair share of probate work, I know such information would be useful to friends and family.


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To: Alan Smithee who wrote (764)4/27/2022 4:28:18 PM
From: robert b furman
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Great idea.

I've got to buy one of those!

Like to tag on the toe YIKES!

Bob

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From: Tom Clarke5/8/2022 6:45:13 AM
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simplicity
Member 9145970

Joan Kershaw Fischer
February 2, 1947 - May 6, 2022

My mom peacefully took her final breath last night, while I sat at her bedside, holding her hand and singing her favorite hymns. Even though I’ve known this day was coming, I feel utterly broken and empty.

Caring for my mom in her final months was the greatest honor and blessing of my life. We shared, we reminisced, we laughed, we cried. I am so incredibly grateful to have had this time with her and I will carry the memories in my heart forever.



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To: Tom Clarke who wrote (766)5/8/2022 8:38:54 AM
From: Sun Tzu
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My deepest condolences.
You are very fortunate to have had such a loving relationship for all your life.

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To: Sun Tzu who wrote (767)5/8/2022 9:06:38 AM
From: Tom Clarke
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I should have noted that was written by her daughter. I'm sure she would appreciate the sentiment.

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To: Tom Clarke who wrote (766)5/8/2022 10:42:45 AM
From: Neeka
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When Simplicity showed up here on SI I got to "know" her and we ended up privately corresponding with one another. That developed into one of those remote, online friendships so common on social media. She and I hoped to be able to meet one day, but that wasn't to be. I've saved the PM's she sent to me, and I particularly remember the good back and forth's she and I and KLP had on a couple of the political threads.

Unfortunately we'd lost track of one another over the last few years. I know she really had her hands full, and faced some heartbreaking and very challenging difficulties. Looking back over those pm's this morning, I am reminded of her bravery, optimism and faith.

As well as being a very intelligent women with a gift for writing, she was a kind and gentle soul.

I am so very sorry to here of her passing.

"Joanie" was a great patriot with a definite conservative bent. It was a complete honor to have known her.

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From: kidl5/8/2022 11:26:36 AM
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So many wonderful relationships were formed in the early days of SI.

When and how did we lose most of this?

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