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  1. richiec

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    Has anyone had any contact with Dan lately? Kind of strange he just dropped off of the planet.
     
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    There are a few members who keep in touch with Dan by phone. Maybe they can provide an update.

    Regards.
     
  3. shutterbug

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    I know his computer died. I'm sure he's lonely without it!
     
  4. David S

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    Well I for one miss Dan's threads and posts. He was so dedicated to the NAWCC and spent a lot of time trying to help out. His Calendars were awesome.

    My concern is that there is more at issue than his computer.

    I wish him all the very best. If he is able and willing and would like to get back on here, I hope someone can update us.

    Sincerely,

    David
     
  5. richiec

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    I just wrote him a letter, hope he can respond.
     
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  6. David S

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    Richiec thank you for following up. Above all I hope you can convey how we miss his presence and contributions here.

    David
     
  7. richiec

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    I just hope we hear from him, period.
     
  8. David S

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    Richiec as you have seen here there are many of us that would contribute to get him back on line if it is a Mechanical / technology issue.

    David
     
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    Letter mailed on Monday 12/04, hope to get a response, put my phone in the letter, maybe a phone call too. Fingers crossed.
     
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    Thanks Richiec

    David
     
  11. Bill Stuntz

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    I tried to call Dan earlier tonight but I got his voicemail. I told him that he's missed here & asked him to call me back. I'll let you know if I hear back from him.
     
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  12. richiec

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    I am hoping that my letter gets read and he can reply. Thanks, Bill, for calling, I hope he is OK but at 102, ya never know.
     
  13. David S

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    From my perspective Dan has a special place on this MB. He has been so committed and shared many of his personal struggles to success.

    I hope that we can get back in touch with Dan, and that all is well, or at least as good at his can be at his age.

    Most sincerely,

    David
     
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    I am wondering if he got put in a rehab because his knees got so bad he couldn't get around. I remember a good while back he disappeared for a good while. He finally came back and said he had been in rehab and wasn't happy about it at all. He evidently isn't at home or he would have answered his phone. It is still connected so that's a good sign. He does have a nephew that helps him. I do hope they haven't put him in a nursing home. That would kill his spirit.

    Such a dear old man with worn-out knees but with a brilliant young mind. I think the NAWCC and this message board (and his cat) has kept him going all these years. It was his" family" and he has contributed so much to it. You would never know from his writing that he had very little formal education. Despite his speech problem, he went on to a good occupation, a good life and accomplished many things.

    I too hope we hear from him soon or his nephew will let us know what is going on.

    You are missed Dan,

    Missy
     
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    He often mentioned that he had to climb stairs to get to his living area. I can imagine that it became impossible to do that, and he was transferred some place else. Getting old is not a pleasurable experience!
     
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    I tried calling again yesterday afternoon. No answer, didn't get voicemail, either. I left a voicemail a few days ago, but haven't received a callback.
     
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    I just left a voicemail on his cell number, as well.
     
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    Can't edit the prior response.
    Please don't call the number ending in 6452. The lady with that phone has never heard of anyone named Daniel Weiss.
     
  19. FDelGreco

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    The bottom line is that one or both of the following needs to be done:

    1. Have someone from Chapter 1 who knows him make a physical visit to Dan's home.
    2. Call Pam Lindenberger at HQ and see if his mailing address for the Bulletin (and phone number) have been changed, perhaps to an assisted living or nursing home.

    Frank
     
  20. Dick C

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    He also has a relationship with a California chapter as well.
     
  21. richiec

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    Well, 2 weeks and no response to my letter. Hope someone can solve the mystery.
     
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    I applaud all of you who have tried to reach out to Dan.

    There is an old song by John Prine (who you probably never heard of)
    but this thread made me think of it.



    Rob
     
  23. burt

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    To all who inquired:

    I just got off the phone and had a very nice conversation with Danny.(He called me back after I contacted his nephew Stephen.) I passed on to him how many of you inquired as to his welfare and your concerns to help out. Dan wanted me to say to all of you how very thankful so many of you were concerned about his welfare and he felt so very happy to have you as his friends.

    Dan's condition with his knees has deteriorated to a point that he is now confined to a wheel chair. His address and phone number have not changed and he is living at home. (Rich he did get your letter). I guess we have to give him a bit of a break as he has now reached 102 years old! It is difficult for him to get to the phone in a timely manner and both of his computers are "fried". He is working at getting back on line but I think this may take some time. He is being well looked after by Steven and a niece and wanted you all to know that.

    He wanted everyone to know "I'm still alive and have no plans on going anywhere". I thought he sounded pretty sharp and he voice was fairly strong.

    I've be a bit remiss lately with checking this thread (thank you Jim Haney) and talking with my old friend. Dan promised he would get back to me and I promised that I would pass on whatever message he wished me to give you good people who have been faithful posters and readers and keep him going. Dan is a gentleman of the first class and it is a privilege to know him. His love for this Association and its members is without end.
     
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    I forgot to mention that Johnnie II is doing well and keeping Dan very good company!
     
  25. David S

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    Burt thank you very much for keeping us updated.

    I know that he loves cats and once sent him a dvd of the lion in you living room or something to that effect.

    There have been offers here before to get his computer up and running. Perhaps that should be renewed.

    I would love to be able to give him a phone call and chat and let him know how much I have appreciated his contribution to this message board.

    You can PM me if there is a possiblity that I can chat with Dan.

    Thank you again,

    David
     
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    Thanks, Burt. Did you get a sense of what the impediment is to getting him back online? I think there are many here that are willing to help make that happen, if he is willing to accept our help.
     
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    Thanks, Burt, for sharing the news and helping put our minds at ease.
     
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    #28 Bill Stuntz, Dec 20, 2017
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    Thanks, Burt. I have a PC that I'm willing to give to Dan (if he will accept it) and someone can help him set it up. I'll even pay the shipping. It's a bit too far for me to drive. It's an HP i5-650 3.2GHz, 4G RAM, 320G HD, Win7 with all updates, antivirus, etc. I assume he has a monitor that works. I'll install any browser he wants & even set his home page to the MB if he wants me to. If he'd rather have a laptop, I can do that, too. I recondition retired PC's for a living, so I get them cheap. I typically do 50-75 PC's a week.
     
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    Awesome Bill and if you have a paypal account I will send you some $$ for shipping.

    Let's hope we can get Dan back on line here.

    David
     
  30. Bill Stuntz

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    Thanks! I'll get back to you when we find out whether we can make arrangements to get it to him & get it set up.
    Burt, since you've succeeded in making contact, can you help arrange it?
     
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    So glad to hear he is alright, except for having to use a wheelchair. That's better than being in a nursing home. I'm so glad he has a nephew an niece to help him.

    Missy
     
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    Good to hear about Dan. I'll be glad to chip in on the cost associated. Just send me a PM.
     
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    Thanks to all of you who have persevered in contacting Dan and sharing this information with us! Wonderful news for this holiday season!
     
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    Thanks Burt for the news on Dan, glad to hear he is doing well and being looked after too.
     
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    Good news is always desirable. Keep on keeping on, Dan.
     
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    Great news!
    I'd like to kick-in on getting a PC to him.
    Let me know how to do so.
     
  37. burt

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    Thank you all for thanking me but most of all for your sincere interest in our friend Danny!

    For those of you who may have left a message on Dan's answering machine and he didn't get back please consider he is 102 years old and recovering from what I expect is the trauma of loosing his mobility. I feel the best way to solve this issue is to get Danny back on line and back on the board posting.This is where Dan's talent and gift of communication allow him to express himself best.To this end I called and spoke with Markus Harris, our great Director of Communications,and he is going to get in touch with Bill Stuntz. (This can all be done by PM and will permit Dan some privacy by not posting personal information on a public board) I feel Bill's offer is most gracious and generous and hopefully he will contact Dan directly and we can get him up and running. For those of you who have his correct information again Dan's phone number and mailing address have not changed. (that 6452 number never was correct) I feel very comfortable after talking with Marcus that Dan's best interests will be looked after.

    I'm very impressed with your genuine interest and best wishes for someone who in my opinion deserves the consideration you have expressed here. I think you have made an old man,who's heart is always in the right place,very happy.
     
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    :excited: Good News!!!!!!!!!! I talked to Dan this morning. It was a long fight, but I finally convinced him that it's NOT charity - it's group of friends helping a friend. He gave me his address & asked me to call him late this afternoon. He's concerned that the program he uses to create his calendars doesn't run in Win7. I'm going to look into it to see if I can get it to work in compatibility mode. I should be able to ship it tomorrow.
     
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    Awesome, Bill! You the man! :thumb:
     
  40. burt

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    Wow....your doing pretty good! It took me nearly 3 years to convince him Adams and Perry made a watch. On a serious note thank you so very much for contacting Danny. I was going to ask for your personal contact information and Marcus said he would notify you. I hope this works out and you can get him back posting. You are a good man.
     
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    Well done gents :) The compassion is inspiring. Happy to contribute of course, PM me please.
     
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    If you need any help financing this, contact me on a PM, more than happy to help also.
     
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    This message board and its members never ceases to amaze me. Great work people!
     
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    I'll be shipping Dan's "new" PC tomorrow.
     
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    fantastic work, just tell us how to help pay. I look forward to seeing him back online, I wish I could have got my mum to use her computer and she is a mere youth of 89.
     
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    Looks like Bill is pulling all this together and I hope Dan will get a great New Years present and be able to join us in the new year.

    A bit thank you to Bill and all that are trying to make this a success.

    David
     
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    Echo that David.
     
  48. Bill Stuntz

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    I hope I don't dislocate my shoulder trying to pat myself on the back. :chuckling: But (seriously) it's the right thing to do for a friend. I was in a position to do so without undue hardship. And you guys jumped right in with me. So pat yourselves on the back, too!
     
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    Bill, I want to contribute but need your address, PM me.
     
  50. Bill Stuntz

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    Check your PM's. DavidS initiated a conversation with me on this subject. I invited those of you who have offered to contribute into our conversation. Those contributions have reduced the impact on my limited income, but please, don't go overboard. I didn't spend any cash on a PC to give to Dan - I already had a good quality PC I wasn't using anymore cluttering up my computer room. And that PC is perfect for Dan's needs. My only current cash outlay was the shipping costs. I don't want to make a profit.

    Dan's need exactly matched my skills, so I could do the work. I've been working on "PC's" since the mid 1970's - several years before the original "real" IBM PC that popularized the term "PC" was even developed.
     

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