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Bob Wells died today.

 
 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2011 10:53 pm
Diane, I know this isn't much of a consolation but he was a wonderful individual: terribly smart, funny, and immensely wise.

IT's unfair that he's gone. If cosmic jesters had their way, he's somewhere haunting a tofu factory or teasing a vegan into trying some veal.

He will be greatly missed. Sending out a few cosmic hugs your way Diane. (((hugs http://i51.tinypic.com/2z86ngm.jpg)))
Eva
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2011 10:58 pm
@tsarstepan,
Or maybe he's lecturing some poor furniture salesman on the Ottoman Empire again.

(That story makes me laugh every time I think of it. It's so...Dys!)
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2011 11:19 pm
For you, dys.
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blatham
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2011 11:21 pm
Several moments ago in an adjoining room, I heard Jane gasp. It was one of those unmistakable bad news sounds. We hugged. We are sad. We'd planned to see Dianne and Bob again at the end of summer.

A couple of weeks ago, Dianne wrote and told us Bob wanted to get in touch with me. We hadn't talked in a long while, my fault, I don't like phones. So I passed on my number here and Dianne called and handed the phone to Bob. We talked for a good while and though he was weak, as he has been for a few years, he was Bob - cynical, positive, dry, warm, bleak, hopeful, challenging, graceful...not to be pinned down in anyway but utterly incapable of not loving others humans who have half a heart and half a brain. I've met and known a lot of people in my lifetime but this guy was extraordinary. We really wanted to spend time with the two of you again, Dianne. When we come down, if you are there and if convenient, we'll spend a few days. I'm so sorry. Our love.
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JTT
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2011 11:46 pm
My heartfelt condolences, Diane.
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2011 11:48 pm
I never really liked Bob anyway. ™

:-(
roger
 
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Reply Fri 27 May, 2011 12:39 am
@Robert Gentel,
I know just what you mean. He had this http://able2know.org/topic/97907-1 entire topic called "I dislike roger", or something like that. Ended up with 139 posts slavishly agreeing with him.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 27 May, 2011 01:29 am
@Diane,
Please accept my condolences for your loss.

I 've known a lot of people whose human bodies have died
(sometimes, several times), and thay tend to LIKE IT, a lot.

Thay have not regarded returning to human life as a good thing.
Some people have compared it to getting stuffed into a Mayonnaise jar.

Some folks said that returning to human life
was like being put back in jail.

Its not death; its only molting off your meat suit.
Its deciduous, like a butterfly 's cocoon. www.IANDS.org





David
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 27 May, 2011 01:58 am
My favourite photograph of Bob is one of him out in the country, sitting on a log, with Sally Dog sitting at his feet.

I've searched high & low, over various A2K threads, but just can't find it.

It's a wonderful man & his dog shot.
Izzie
 
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Reply Fri 27 May, 2011 02:28 am
@msolga,

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/175/486843533_d6d5923f5d_z.jpg

wonderful, it is.
msolga
 
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Reply Fri 27 May, 2011 02:31 am
@Izzie,
Thank you, Iz!
I love that photograph!
What a lovely relationship between Bob & Sally Dog. Smile
Izzie
 
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Reply Fri 27 May, 2011 02:36 am
@msolga,
too precious ... an understanding and trust.



(((((((((((Lady Diane))))))))))) - thinking of you dear Lady x
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 27 May, 2011 03:39 am
I've just read all these posts, and i hope the affection and regard expressed here by his many friends--so many of whom had met him--will in some measure help you to reconcile yourself to what cannot be changed. May this outporing of love and regret condole you for your loss.
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mismi
 
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Reply Fri 27 May, 2011 05:13 am
@Diane,
Dear Diane - your love for him and his love for you is evident. Tangible. I am looking forward to reading the happy memories.

What a sweet man. There is a spot that will always be his - My thoughts are with you -
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Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 27 May, 2011 05:23 am
@Diane,
Sorry for your loss, Diane. May he rest in peace. His memory and youthful mirth lives on in this community as well as many others, I'm sure.

I didn't know Dys well but I often read his many posts with amusement and enjoyment. Bob's words and unique brand of humor and curiosity have been immortalized in this online community. Often his words made me think deeper and laugh louder.

Peace be with you!
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jespah
 
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Reply Fri 27 May, 2011 06:01 am
Dylan Thomas wrote:
Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
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blatham
 
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Reply Fri 27 May, 2011 06:55 am
The first time Jane (Lola) and I met dys and Dianne (and the others like Fbaezer and Roger attending) was here... http://bit.ly/m0f5N1 That was also the first time Dianne and dys had met. Some of that weekend got so bizarre that the four of us never fully recovered and never wanted to.

Ah ****. The world makes less sense today.
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Fri 27 May, 2011 07:10 am
@Diane,
I am saddened by this news. I'd read his posts since my arrival here and for some reason figured he'd always be here. He wrote things which would bring a smile to my face, often things which made me stop and think, he always seemed like a sweetheart of a guy. My thoughts are with you at this time.
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wandeljw
 
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Reply Fri 27 May, 2011 07:55 am
Nice to see Blatham stop by. I hope that Frank Apisa and Gus will stop by also.
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ragnel
 
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Reply Fri 27 May, 2011 07:59 am
@Diane,
Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince;
And flights of a2kers sing thee to thy rest.
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