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Old 01-03-2012, 09:16 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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To change the subject, who remembers Texdav, the poster who typically had a high number of typos in his posts, although the content was very reasonable? It occurred to me that I haven't seen any posts by him recently, so I looked him up and his last post was in October. If you click on his user name, the option to send a direct message does not appear. Makes me wonder if he died or became incapacitated. Sobering thought. We sort of get to know people here, their attitudes, their beliefs, their values, and it's sad to think someone may be no longer with us.
Actually, I HAD noticed b/f Christmas that I wasn't seeing his posts, as I have posted w/ him in other areas of C-D (not as much on this Retirement forum).

Several people I have met thru/ C-D and I talked about this very situation a few years ago, so we agreed that should anything happen to one of us, others would let our C-D friends know what had happened. One of the group had a bad health situation, so we were able to pass on to others who asked about that . . . It is just really sad when you have interacted w/ folks and then they disappear.

 
Old 01-05-2012, 11:28 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I heard somewhere that a lot of people on facebook no longer exist. There would be no one to take their page off if they passed. It's creepy.

On a forum like this most of us don't communicate off forum or are friends in real life so it would be really hard to know. I would hope that if any of us ever do hear of the loss of someone, we would relay it to the rest.
 
Old 01-06-2012, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Originally Posted by Escort Rider View Post
To change the subject, who remembers Texdav, the poster who typically had a high number of typos in his posts, although the content was very reasonable? It occurred to me that I haven't seen any posts by him recently, so I looked him up and his last post was in October. If you click on his user name, the option to send a direct message does not appear. Makes me wonder if he died or became incapacitated. Sobering thought. We sort of get to know people here, their attitudes, their beliefs, their values, and it's sad to think someone may be no longer with us.
I hope he's OK - I remember him well. Another poster who provided valuable info stopped posting several years ago. I once questioned if anyone had heard from her and my post was deleted by the mods. Not cool~~~That only leaves you to think the worst.
 
Old 01-08-2012, 08:17 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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I heard somewhere that a lot of people on facebook no longer exist. There would be no one to take their page off if they passed. It's creepy.

On a forum like this most of us don't communicate off forum or are friends in real life so it would be really hard to know. I would hope that if any of us ever do hear of the loss of someone, we would relay it to the rest.
I would definitely do that, b/c the folks I know in real life who post here would want me to let others know.

I have a friend from elementary school who reconnected w/ me about 5 years ago thru/ FB. Her many friends followed as she dealt w/ a cancer diagnosis for four years. She posted to us only hours b/f she died, essentially saying she knew it was the end and she was settled with that. Her daughter, sister and husband posted thereafter, letting us know she had, indeed, died. Her page is still up and every so often, I check back as others have, over the last year, posted memories of her, photos . . . and her family has also commented. It has turned out to be a great way to reminisce and memorialize our friend.

However, family members don't always know our passwords - or even what sites we may post on! There are many folks here I really enjoy interacting with - it would be a shame not to know if they were ill, for example. It is probably a good idea to have someone else designated who can come in and post an update to let others know what is going on in our "online community."
 
Old 01-24-2012, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I have noticed that a few former posters on other threads are identified as "eternal members" when C-D is informed the poster has died.

I really miss KnoxGarden, in addition to a few other "originals". Wish they'd check in. <sigh>
 
Old 01-30-2012, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Because many retirees are veterans I wanted to bring this to the attention of retirees:


Today I saw in the news a public supported program to provide trained assistance dogs to disabled veterans ("Vets Helping Heroes"). It's going to be on NBC nightly news tonight (Jan. 30), 6:30 EST, tune in.

Vets Helping Heroes | Service Dogs | Guide Dogs

documentary - excerpt: Vets Helping Heroes Blog | Providing assistance dogs to injured veterans
 
Old 02-05-2012, 03:11 PM
 
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I agree totally about being informed when people who've posted a lot pass away.

There was one man who posted on the Health forum regularly. Then one day last year he said he was concerned about his upcoming endarterectomy (surgery to remove plaque in his carotid artery). Several of us tried to re-assure him. I had the same surgery after a stroke five years ago so I gave him some pointers and told him he'd be fine.

We didnt hear from him after the surgery and finally his son signed up to post and let us know he had died as a result of the surgery. The news really hit me like a ton of bricks. Apparently the old man (his ID was something like that) had asked his son to let us know what happened if he didnt make it. The son never posted again but I thought that was very thoughtful of both him and his father.
 
Old 02-06-2012, 08:30 PM
 
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I heard somewhere that a lot of people on facebook no longer exist. There would be no one to take their page off if they passed. It's creepy.
This happened with a former co-worker of my DH. He hadn't heard from her in a long time and she never answered e-mail, etc. Another co-worker checked facebook and kept leaving messages to be contacted, along with a lot of other similar posts from others. Finally, someone was able to contact her sister and they found out she had died (age 52). The sister said she would then remove the facebook page. Sad...
 
Old 02-13-2012, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Default Texdave is back, just today.

Texdav is back, just today, in a thread (forgot which one) in this forum.
 
Old 02-13-2012, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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