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  1. #1
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    Smile MANY, MANY Thanks needed!!!

    This forum, the administrators, moderators and contributors are all needing a major THANK YOU.

    About a month ago i lost my dad, my hero, fireman, marine could never ask for a better dad. Dad wasen't much of a fisherman. Even though we went at least once a week. Never missed a baseball game from the age of 5 through college and a short stint in A ball. Whether i was pitching or not, whether we were playing 4 hours away. I could always look out the back of the bus...and there was dad...rolling down the road in his beloved buick, following along.

    To all of you moms/dads...there was nothing that could replace that kind of relationship with a son/father. As a grown up and had a family of my own...this was the best lesson he taught me. BEING THERE.

    So, i am now briefly my mom's caretaker(Dementia). Which takes a toll mentally and physically. Luckily, she is one happy lady.

    This forum has givin me an outlet that i could never replace. When the site was down......i was seriously bummed.... The education, humor, insight and camaraderie has helped the long days and nights.

    Thank you all. Keep the stories and pictures coming.....
    I have some video equipment being sent from my home in Gatlinburg...Since, in a hurried rush...i grabbed my 2wt!!! Idiot....anyway, mullet on a 2 wt in a small canal is a blast....I will get some shots.

    Kiss your kids tonight...call a far away loved one....and tell them how much you love them!!

    Thank you all.
    Jim

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    Default Re: MANY, MANY Thanks needed!!!

    Well Jim,

    I could have never have known, I'm sorry to learn of your loss but uplifted to hear of your fond memories. The forum is a lifesaver for all of us in one way or another I think, I'm so glad to learn that it has been a help to you in these trying times.

    I'll be looking for your posts Jim,

    Ard

    ---------- Post added at 11:45 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:43 PM ----------

    PS. The forum has been down again since you posted this thread or I would have answered you sooner.

    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

    Life On The Line - Alaska Fishing with Ard
    Ard's Forum blog, Alaska Outdoors

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    Default Re: MANY, MANY Thanks needed!!!

    Jim: Sorry to hear that your dad has passed! It sure sounds like you two had a special bond and enjoyed some fond memories together.

    The "Thank You" is much appreciated, there is a great bunch of guys and gals on this forum that make it so enjoyable and informative!
    Larry


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    Default Re: MANY, MANY Thanks needed!!!

    It still amazes me that that on an internet forum there are so many great-helpful passionate people here. Which is not the case with a lot of the other forums available.

    You have to just love the brotherhood of fly-fisherman!!!


    Jim

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    Default Re: MANY, MANY Thanks needed!!!

    Touching post JimSorry of your loss.The NAFFF is for sure more than a flyfishing forum...brotherhood,friendship and camaraderie....are not empty words here

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    Thumbs up Re: MANY, MANY Thanks needed!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jpbfly View Post
    Touching post JimSorry of your loss.The NAFFF is for sure more than a flyfishing forum...brotherhood,friendship and camaraderie....are not empty words here
    "We few, we precious few, We Band of Brothers."
    When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. - Billy Graham"

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