Getting To Know You

Discussion in 'General Clock Discussions' started by George Nelson, Jun 25, 2017.

Tags:
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  1. bangster

    bangster Moderator
    NAWCC Member

    Jan 1, 2005
    19,696
    407
    83
    utah
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    #51 bangster, Jul 13, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2017
    I've posted a link to this thread in the Items of Ongoing Interest thread in the Clock Repair forum.

    bangster
    moderator

    Thanks George, for starting it.

    Nyahh nyahh, dickstorer is older than me.:Party:
     
  2. leeinv66

    leeinv66 Moderator
    NAWCC Member

    Mar 31, 2005
    9,926
    212
    63
    Male
    Industry Specialist
    Launceston Tasmania
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    I thought you were talking about the parrot bangster. Don't those things live to be 80 or so?
     
    RJSoftware likes this.
  3. bangster

    bangster Moderator
    NAWCC Member

    Jan 1, 2005
    19,696
    407
    83
    utah
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    #53 bangster, Jul 14, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2017
    They do indeed. Last parrot we had lived to be 48, but should have been more. I expect this one, currently 24 yrs old, to be giving trouble long after I'm gone.
     
  4. George Nelson

    George Nelson Registered User
    NAWCC Member Deceased

    Oct 5, 2007
    931
    12
    18
    Male
    Retired
    Tennessee
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    Bangster,

    Wow! From the style of your writing and postings, I had assumed you were in your 30's! I'm quite impressed!

    Thanks for your service as a Moderator- I can't imagine that it could be an easy job.

    I appreciate the link to this thread. It has been SO MUCH fun learning about everyone. In reference to what I said about your postings, it is so easy to assume things about a person merely from their writing and not from true, personal interaction.

    If my health would allow travel to various meetings and Regionals, etc., I would have met many of our members, for sure. For now, however, this Message Board and it's marvelous members help me to feel connected in many ways.

    Thanks, Bangster and everyone- I do love these discussions!

    Best to all,

    George
     
  5. dickstorer

    dickstorer Registered User

    Oct 19, 2010
    762
    31
    28
    Male
    Retired Military
    Hampton, Georgia
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    George Nelson, maybe we all need to give you our thanks for this thread. It is most interesting, Yes, I may be the oldest reader of this forum. If any are older I would like to hear from them. I will be 84 in January and I'm proud to say I have no serious health issues. And, I still spend several hours a day at my bench. I am continuously amazed at the talent of our members. Lets keep this going.
     
  6. George Nelson

    George Nelson Registered User
    NAWCC Member Deceased

    Oct 5, 2007
    931
    12
    18
    Male
    Retired
    Tennessee
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    A very humble 'Thank You', Dickstorer!
     
  7. bangster

    bangster Moderator
    NAWCC Member

    Jan 1, 2005
    19,696
    407
    83
    utah
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    Bringing this back to the top, in hope of getting more participants.
     
  8. Missy

    Missy Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    May 27, 2004
    1,322
    3
    38
    Female
    Ms.
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    Dickstorer, since no one has responded to your request to hear from anyone older than you I will reply. I will be 86 the end of September. But the oldest would be Dan Weiss who is 101. He is amazing and has done so much for the NAWCC. He was instrumental in starting the "Members News and Views" section of this board and so much more.

    As a child, my husband was fascinated by a kitchen clock that sat on the mantle at his grandfather's house. In the early '60's, after visiting with a clock repairman (who sponsored us) we joined the NAWCC in January 1964.

    We began collecting clocks when we could find them in Louisiana where we lived. The picking were few and far between. Finally we found a very nice Mr. Lee in Albany, NY who would mail us catalogs of clocks for sell. We would buy what we could afford and ended up with a nice collection. I'm sure none of our clocks are museum pieces, but we loved every one.

    When my husband died in 1999, I kind of lost interest in the clocks and dropped membership in NAWCC. After about 5 years I began to think about the clocks again and rejoined NAWCC. When I got a computer, I found this board and have learned so much. The experts on this board are so kind and patient and give of their knowledge so freely. I wish I had know about it when we were active with our clock collecting.

    Age has slowed my working on my clocks. Since I had cataract surgery, my near vision is gone. I don't have the strength in my hands i used to have either. I still love to research and help when I can. So the moral of the story is the love of clocks is addictive. Even if it ebbs and floes, it is always there just waiting to pop up again.

    Best to all clock lovers,
    Missy
     
  9. leeinv66

    leeinv66 Moderator
    NAWCC Member

    Mar 31, 2005
    9,926
    212
    63
    Male
    Industry Specialist
    Launceston Tasmania
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    That sure strikes a chord with me Missy! I have put clock repair and collecting on the back burner several times throughout my life. But, it always finds a way to remind me just how much I enjoy this hobby.
     
  10. dickstorer

    dickstorer Registered User

    Oct 19, 2010
    762
    31
    28
    Male
    Retired Military
    Hampton, Georgia
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    Missy, that was just a great post. I got my start while living near New Orleans, a friend introduced me to clocks. We were both in the Navy, stationed at Belle Chase. It was called Naval Air Station New Orleans. We made many lunch time trips to Magazine Street visiting the antique stores and buying clocks when we could. That was in 1965 and it was also when I joined the NAWCC. Dues were then $8.00 per year. Thanks again for that great post.
     
  11. George Nelson

    George Nelson Registered User
    NAWCC Member Deceased

    Oct 5, 2007
    931
    12
    18
    Male
    Retired
    Tennessee
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    I'm in total agreement with dickstorer, Missy! You sound so young and vibrant in your postings! My heartiest congratulations, and thanks for your wonderful posting.

    My best to all,

    George
     
  12. musicguy

    musicguy Moderator
    NAWCC Member Sponsor

    Jan 12, 2017
    5,873
    2,860
    113
    New York State
    Country Flag:
    I've attended a bunch of local NAWCC meetings(3 different chapters) and at 53 yrs old
    I'm close to the youngest person in the room(except for my 21yr old son who also attends).
    I'm still in the accumulation faze of collecting, while many at the Marts are in the distribution faze. What I can say
    is that it's a really great group of people. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and inviting.
    It's nice to be around like minded people who appreciate our similar interests.



    Rob
     
  13. bangster

    bangster Moderator
    NAWCC Member

    Jan 1, 2005
    19,696
    407
    83
    utah
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    Have us Old Farts scared off young'uns from getting in on the act?
    Hope not. This is a very cool thread. :clap:
     
  14. TJ Cornish

    TJ Cornish Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Sep 12, 2013
    335
    39
    28
    St. Paul, MN
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    #64 TJ Cornish, Jul 18, 2017
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 24, 2018
    Well, I'm TJ Cornish (I know - you would never have guessed), and I'm several decades younger (late '30's) than the average age of the posters so far on this thread. The clock bug is hereditary in my family, traceable up several generations from me and down to at least one of my children.

    I work in IT, and do professional lighting and sound reinforcement on the side, as well as being a musician. Lately most of my free time has been spent sanding, staining, and varnishing many board feet of oak for a coffered ceiling project in our living room; done at least in part (please don't tell my wife) to make a more suitable home for some clocks, currently a nice Gustav Becker Vienna Regulator. The picture below shows the current state of the project. Note that the clock is already back on the wall even though the ceiling is only about half assembled.

    I have a small collection of clocks and watches, many of which work. I've taken a couple apart and cleaned/attempted to fix, and I have ambitions to do more of this, but the long list of other things going on in my life have thus far gotten in the way.

    My greatest success thus far comes out of one of my greatest boneheaded moves. I purchased the GB Vienna pictured while on vacation, and couldn't resist hanging it up where we were staying. A sturdy-enough looking screw in the wall turned out to not be, which created a number of learning opportunities while I rebuilt the case and re-machined new mounting posts for the movement. Apart from a couple more dings and scratches, the clock is alive and well, and hopefully the wisdom and experience gained will give me more successes and fewer failures in the future. 310839.jpg
     
  15. bangster

    bangster Moderator
    NAWCC Member

    Jan 1, 2005
    19,696
    407
    83
    utah
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    Cool little library table. :Party:
     
  16. Gordon Andersen

    Gordon Andersen Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Oct 4, 2000
    158
    1
    16
    Good morning,
    I am writing in re to the request for the oldest member of this forum.
    I'm not the oldest. But, In a couple of weeks I'll be getting pretty close
    to that step in years. On 8 August, I will be hitting the 90 year mark,
    and start looking forward to later years.
    I have been working on clocks now for at least 50 years. My, how the
    years go past. My clock repair time has been spent more as a self
    supporting hobby. And, enjoying every minute. And, I am looking
    forward to many more of those type minutes.
    Gordon Andersen
    West Bend, Wisconsin
     
    PatH likes this.
  17. RAK

    RAK Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Jun 22, 2004
    297
    32
    28
    Male
    The Beautiful State of Virginia
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    Hi TJ,

    Love the bold wall color! Really makes the clock's wood tones pop.

    Bob
     
  18. TJ Cornish

    TJ Cornish Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Sep 12, 2013
    335
    39
    28
    St. Paul, MN
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    Thanks Bob. We think it looks good, too. Our house was built in the '90's and has that lovely Golden Oak woodwork color with bright brass handles on everything (yuck). It's going to be a long-term project, but we are starting to replace the woodwork with a darker, less dated color as seen on the ceiling trimwork. I also scraped the popcorn ceiling finish off the room. My wife would like that done elsewhere in the house, but it was a big enough job that any possibility of that will be FAR in the future.
     
  19. George Nelson

    George Nelson Registered User
    NAWCC Member Deceased

    Oct 5, 2007
    931
    12
    18
    Male
    Retired
    Tennessee
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    Gordon,

    Thanks so much for posting! Please accept my very best wishes for a wonderful 90th birthday! Quite a milestone, and one to be proud of.

    All my best,

    George Nelson
     
  20. bangster

    bangster Moderator
    NAWCC Member

    Jan 1, 2005
    19,696
    407
    83
    utah
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    Popcorn ceiling may contain asbestos. Handle with care.Yoda
     
  21. JTD

    JTD Registered User

    Sep 27, 2005
    7,467
    473
    83
    Bangster, I'm glad you said about asbestos. I wanted to, but wasn't sure that 'popcorn' ceilings were the same as what in Europe are called 'Artex'. A while back I wanted to get Artex removed and all building contractors refused to do it. I had to ask a licensed asbestos worker for a quote and it was so expensive I just left the Artex on the ceiling. He would have had to have full protective clothing, breathing apparatus and we couldn't have been in the house at the same time.

    I would lick a dozen luminous watch hands rather than deal with asbestos unproteceted and risk mesothelioma!!

    JTD
     
  22. TJ Cornish

    TJ Cornish Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Sep 12, 2013
    335
    39
    28
    St. Paul, MN
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    Fair point and I appreciate the concern, but asbestos was banned in 1978. It may have lingered in the supply chain for a little while, but my house was built in 1995, so I'm in the clear - I have the Styrofoam version, which looks different than Wikipedia's picture of the asbestos version.
     
  23. JTD

    JTD Registered User

    Sep 27, 2005
    7,467
    473
    83
    That's good then, as long as you're sure. Of course, asbestos in solid form (sheets etc.) isn't dangerous, it's the tiny fibres that you can breathe in when you grind off Artex/Popcorn or saw through sheets that do the real damage, often decades later.

    Looks like you're good to go.

    JTD
     
  24. DeanT

    DeanT Registered User

    Mar 22, 2009
    1,115
    127
    63
    Male
    Australia
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    Hi, Dean from Melbourne Australia. Aged 47 and studied mathematics and physics at university. Sold out and wasted my mathematical ability becoming a derivatives trader after a brief interlude training to be a medical doctor. Have a healthy dislike for the culture of the banking industry but have suffered through it for many years....4 children aged 17 to 10 (only one has any mechanical interest) and I intend to retire from banking when the youngest finishes school or they fire me whichever comes first!

    My favourite subject at university was classical mechanics and from that I developed an interest in the pendulum. My first clock was a badly run down Eardley Norton bracket clock which I purchased to restore not knowing anything about clocks. I found the local clock club held restoration classes on Saturday and turned up with the clock and no idea how to fix it. A couple of the experts helped me enormously while I suspect secretly thinking I had bitten off more than I could chew....

    My only interest was English clocks but recently I have obtained a few early European clocks. Like many of the participants on this BB I have too many clocks and I am trying to be more selective at what I acquire. Looking to meet other collectors in Australia as I don't know many at present.

    I also rides bikes and have successfully broken numerous bones....elbow, thumb, collarbone, 8 ribs (3 different accidents), hand, 3 times concussed and the best one was snapping my femur in half!
     
  25. James Matheson

    James Matheson Registered User

    Jul 21, 2016
    43
    4
    8
    My name is James Matheson. I was working construction for 15 years seeing a lot of people overdosing on drugs after their paycheck. I realized I could charge a cellphone with a wind up clock and went across Canada trying to find someone to put it there together for me. While I toured Canada i saw even more people overdosing and kept trying to finish the piece. Finally I learned I could make it self winding by adding 2 motors
    Like this
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/fCmAjNRkcMnWl6iL2
    After I figured this out I am now stationed in Toronto and to my dismay I am located at one of 5 injection sites where people are overdosing everyday
    Here's one of them

    I am trying to find a clock person to assemble my piece so people can power electronics in locations where there's no plugs so we have cameras in places without a plug to protect the children
    Here is a video
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/nODJdzI1S8pMdTI32
    It is a hand crank dynamo phone charger on a wind up clock with a self winding mechanism to keep it working constantly.
    I sent it to a clock maker in America who never returned it.
    I am hoping someone will let me pay to make more so we have cameras in locations without a plug.
     
  26. Isaac

    Isaac Registered User

    Aug 5, 2013
    765
    117
    43
    Male
    Student
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    Hello everyone, I'm Isaac.

    I'm pretty sure I'm one of the youngest members on here - currently 19 years old and studying engineering (and of course clocks). I don't post too often on here, but I love reading and learning from you guys. I'm currently developing plans on making a wooden movement clock - I'll make a thread on the progress of that project when I begin.

    Hope everyone's doing well, and it's cool reading about you guys.

    CC
     
    clocks4u likes this.
  27. Jim DuBois

    Jim DuBois Registered User
    NAWCC Member Sponsor

    Jun 14, 2008
    2,823
    565
    113
    Male
    Magnolia, TX
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    I am extremely sad to report that the originator of this thread, George Nelson, passed away quietly yesterday evening in Knoxville, TN. He was the most kind and gentle person I have ever known. He is survived by his wife of 20+ years. Besides being a missionary for many years he was also the consummate collector we have had the privilege of sharing clocks and clock stories, an author of a number of wonderful short stories, and also worked in retail training for a major company. He asked many questions and by doing so he educated us in more ways than one might expect. His kind contributions to this site will be greatly missed.
     
  28. sylvester12

    sylvester12 Registered User

    Oct 17, 2015
    617
    91
    28
    Country Flag:
    Really sorry to hear this news about George. You could tell he was a real gentleman and had a passion for his clocks. He will be truly missed for his contributions to the site.
     
  29. bruce linde

    bruce linde Technical Admin
    NAWCC Member

    Nov 13, 2011
    6,546
    736
    113
    oakland, ca.
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    george was a truly warm and gracious spirit. his contributions here revealed both his unbridled passion for clocks and a temperament that should be a model for all all posters. we had several offline conversations and shared more personal stuff back and forth over the relatively short time i knew him... i knew he lived w medical issues/complications but was hoping this day would never come. very sad, and a real loss. 8-(
     
  30. Jim DuBois

    Jim DuBois Registered User
    NAWCC Member Sponsor

    Jun 14, 2008
    2,823
    565
    113
    Male
    Magnolia, TX
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    We could all learn a lot about posting from George's model if you will.....I had not thought much about a need to be kind on line until reading his contributions and taking note of his approach. He did it naturally, I need to think about it.....
     
  31. harold bain

    harold bain Registered User
    NAWCC Member Deceased

    Nov 4, 2002
    40,850
    156
    63
    Male
    deceased
    Whitby, Ontario, Canada
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
  32. Jim DuBois

    Jim DuBois Registered User
    NAWCC Member Sponsor

    Jun 14, 2008
    2,823
    565
    113
    Male
    Magnolia, TX
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    y
    Sorry Harold, wrong George Nelson. The correct William George Nelson died last night in Knoxville TN, my information source is his widow Martha who called me with information of his passing yesterday, this evening...
     
  33. leeinv66

    leeinv66 Moderator
    NAWCC Member

    Mar 31, 2005
    9,926
    212
    63
    Male
    Industry Specialist
    Launceston Tasmania
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    Sad news indeed! George was a great contributor here and will be sorely missed. Condolences to his family and friends.

    Maintaining our memorial to past members thread is my most solemn task. It can be found Here
     
  34. Jim DuBois

    Jim DuBois Registered User
    NAWCC Member Sponsor

    Jun 14, 2008
    2,823
    565
    113
    Male
    Magnolia, TX
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    Thank you for doing this......
     
  35. harold bain

    harold bain Registered User
    NAWCC Member Deceased

    Nov 4, 2002
    40,850
    156
    63
    Male
    deceased
    Whitby, Ontario, Canada
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    Jim, sorry about that, it seemed close enough to be right. Please post a link to his obituary when it is available
     
  36. Chris Radano

    Chris Radano Registered User

    Feb 18, 2004
    3,662
    208
    63
    Male
    Pennsylvania
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    A Gentle Man.
     
  37. steamer471

    steamer471 Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    478
    84
    28
    Male
    Self employed
    Charlotte NC
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    Had I seen this thread earlier I would have responded. I just read it all and what a sad ending. I have seen and read posts from George and his contributions here will be missed.
     
  38. tkmc37

    tkmc37 Registered User

    Feb 26, 2017
    78
    4
    8
    Male
    Government Slave
    Wichita Falls Texas
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    AH Cedar Rapids... I haven't been their since I was a child, My father is from there, quite a bit of his side of the family is still there....

    Tim
     
  39. Jim DuBois

    Jim DuBois Registered User
    NAWCC Member Sponsor

    Jun 14, 2008
    2,823
    565
    113
    Male
    Magnolia, TX
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
  40. Levi Hutchins

    Levi Hutchins Registered User

    Oct 21, 2012
    91
    14
    8
  41. Burkhard Rasch

    Burkhard Rasch Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Jun 1, 2007
    4,762
    133
    63
    Male
    General-and trauma surgeon
    Twistringen
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    I allways noticed his warm and friendly attitude towards everybody.
    RIP
    Burkhard
     
  42. roughbarked

    roughbarked Registered User

    Dec 2, 2016
    4,322
    398
    83
    watchmaker
    Western NSW or just this side of the black stump.
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    I hadn't been here long enough to get to know George's post or the man himself. From the looks of it though he certainly made an impression. The whole internet has always needed people like him.
     
  43. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    rmarkowitz1_cee4a1 Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Nov 26, 2009
    5,072
    832
    113
    Country Flag:
    I never had the opportunity to meet George in person. However, I felt I got to know him just a bit (albeit much too briefly) through the MB as well as through outside e-mail "conversations" and a book that he wrote and was kind enough to share with me. And what an honor it was to have made his acquaintance.

    His interest in and enthusiasm for clocks was wonderful and lit up the MB.

    But it's not just that. I think this outpouring of remembrances about him also demonstrates that a clock can serve as an entre to much more that's meaningful. His postings really embodied that.

    George, requiescat in pace.

    RM
     
  44. Jerome collector

    Jerome collector Registered User
    NAWCC Fellow NAWCC Member

    Sep 4, 2005
    829
    61
    28
    Geologist, US Army Corps of Engineers
    Omaha, NE
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    A couple of things struck me about George: he had a very discerning eye when it came to picking up clocks for his collection, and he was incredibly humble; both of which should be characteristics we could all learn from and strive for. He contacted me a number of times outside of the MB seeking information about his clocks. It's always flattering when someone you've come to know as a very knowledgable collector seeks out your opinion. The truth of the matter is that his breadth of knowledge probably far outstripped mine, and I should have sought out his thoughts on clocks that I've come across. I'll never have that opportunity now. I wish I had had the opportunity to meet him in person.
    Mike
     
  45. Sooth

    Sooth Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Feb 19, 2005
    3,899
    51
    48
    Cabinetmaker
    Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    I was also quite sad to hear about his passing. 62 seems far too young. As others have already mentioned, his passion and thirst for knowledge were very apparent, and he was always very receptive to any information you would send his way. He did have quite a good eye when it came to clocks, and I had actually saved many photos of his clocks (for reference) because they were quality pieces worth documenting. He will be missed.
     
  46. gleber

    gleber Registered User

    Jun 15, 2015
    1,731
    193
    63
    Male
    Underwater Robotics Expert
    Downingtown, Pennsylvania USA
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    I'm so saddened to hear this. George is one of those people who had a way with words that painted picture of a knowledgeable, thoughtful, kind and gentle person. Every time I read one of his posts, I thought, boy I wish I could write like that and be like him. I never met George in person, but was always hoping our paths would cross. I'm sure people who met George were better in one way or another for having the opportunity. My thoughts and prayer and with his family and friends.

    Goodbye George... I still hope our paths cross some day.

    Tom
     
  47. new2clocks

    new2clocks Registered User
    NAWCC Member Sponsor

    Apr 25, 2005
    2,272
    243
    63
    Pennsylvania
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    Jim,

    Thanks for informing us of this sad news.

    I do not recall many conversations with George, but I do recall his contributions to this board containing a large dose of dignity and respect, which, unfortunately, is missing on this board at times.

    Rest in Peace, George.
     
  48. inbeat

    inbeat Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Nov 10, 2000
    1,852
    5
    38
    Male
    Retired
    Portland, Oregon
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    Hello...late to the game but I am "Inbeat" on the board and Jim in real life. I have been a member of the board since 2000, interested in antique clocks sine 1978 and a member of NAWCC since 1981. My uncle was a clock collector and I entered the hobby through him. My initial interest was in American clocks and Seth Thomas in particular. I have owned at one time or another approximately 75 S/T Regulator #2's and still have one Ball Watch Co. (dial and label) #2 hanging on my wall. 4 years ago my wife of now 47 years downsized from a very large home to a one level smaller home in the same Golf Community. At that time I downsized most of my large wall clocks, keeping S/T #2, #3 and #18 along with a Santa Fe Short Drop office clock. Since then we have moved out of Arizona and currently live in Portland Oregon, where two of our three sons and both of our grandchildren live.
    Although I still love my S/T clocks I have moved on from a few Chelsea shelf clocks to approximately 30 of them. They are much easier to display and take up very little wall space.
    In the past I was very active in Regional events but after retirement at age 56 found that I did not have the same urge to get away. My Regional events lessened to those that were nearby or at least less than a full days drive.
    My message board time is sporadic, depending on extra time not spent with the family or volunteering in the community.
     
  49. musicguy

    musicguy Moderator
    NAWCC Member Sponsor

    Jan 12, 2017
    5,873
    2,860
    113
    New York State
    Country Flag:
    Just found this thread just now and I'm very sorry to hear the news. He will be greatly missed as
    a contributor to this forum(and for many other reasons as well).


    Rob
     
  50. novicetimekeeper

    novicetimekeeper Registered User
    Donor

    Jul 26, 2015
    9,843
    619
    113
    Male
    retired and on my second career
    Dorset
    Country Flag:
    Region Flag:
    He certainly came across as a very nice guy, he sometimes posted on threads about my growing collection and was very supportive. We are pretty much the same age too.
     

Share This Page