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    We should have a list of people who have died, then another list for those who have passed and/or became deceased. And another list for those who just flat up and died. Finally, a list for all the rest who croaked, are pushing up daisies, sleeping in dirt motels, and gone for a Burton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregSY View Post
    We should have a list of people who have died, then another list for those who have passed and/or became deceased. And another list for those who just flat up and died. Finally, a list for all the rest who croaked, are pushing up daisies, sleeping in dirt motels, and gone for a Burton.
    What about the ones that have just snuffed it

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbter View Post
    What about the ones that have just snuffed it
    Next thing you know we'll need a specific forum for the Norwegian Blues that are just resting.

    Beautiful plumage, those Blues...

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    one problem i see. how are we to notify PM when we're gone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cg285 View Post
    one problem i see. how are we to notify PM when we're gone?
    Dead man switch. We issue a wireless hand grip transmitter that you hold onto day and night (optional rubber band kit available for sleep-time), and when you bite it your hand relaxes and sends the "obit signal" to the forum.

    Or, you alert your next of kin that there's this wacko place where people actually liked you, and you want them to be alerted to the fact that you've traded in the calipers for a halo*.

    *Or a pitchfork - we're not fussy...

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    Any volunteers for the first one?
    I remember an episode of Law and Order where people paid into a service to send their final emails out after they died in the rapture. The guys running the service had to log in every few days or it automatically sent out the mail.
    Bill D
    Last edited by Bill D; 10-19-2019 at 08:46 PM.

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    Speaking of which, where is Jim Glass? It’s been a year and a half since he posted anything and that post was selling off stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregSY View Post
    We should have a list of people who have died, then another list for those who have passed and/or became deceased. And another list for those who just flat up and died. Finally, a list for all the rest who croaked, are pushing up daisies, sleeping in dirt motels, and gone for a Burton.
    or bought the farm, popped their clogs, hopped the twig, turned their toes up, shuffled off this mortal coil or are wearing a tree suit...

    George

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    One of the ham radio sites I'm on has a section for "Silent Keys". Generally it's an announcement of the person's passing and the the mod, when one can be found, will post the obit. Sometimes there are some comments from various members too.

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    Uh - Has anyone run this past Don? After all, he pays for the space.

    JH

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbter View Post
    What about the ones that have just snuffed it
    Some may have kicked the bucket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camscan View Post
    Some may have kicked the bucket.
    I hope they were wearing steel toecap boots.
    Health and safety you know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by James H Clark View Post
    Uh - Has anyone run this past Don? After all, he pays for the space.

    JH
    We're testing the waters to see if it's worth bothering Don about it. I'd say the reaction has so far been a little tepid, but that's understandable - as I've noted, most people don't want to talk about death in general, and certainly not their own.

    But it's an inevitability, and as we go back over the recent years there's been a number of losses like RJ Newbould, JRIowa, and more.

    With RJ, we had the delight (and I mean that) of sending him off with our love and regards, as he slowly drifted away. With JR, we knew the end was coming, but it was still a shock when he moved on (as this posting from Don himself attests: Thread in General Forum...JRIowa passed away).

    The loss of these two is sort of a perfect example of why an "In Memoriam" forum would be nice. These are people who were valued members, but all who participate have left their mark, and if they wish to have their passing noted for those who conversed with them it would be great to be able to announce and record their accent/descent, or being reincarnated as a Koala (all beliefs welcome).

    I hope more will come forward to Yay or Nay the idea. What say you?

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    I vote yay.

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9100 View Post
    I vote yay.

    Bill



    We don't have a "thumbs up" emoji, so this will have to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Georgineer View Post
    or bought the farm, popped their clogs, hopped the twig, turned their toes up, shuffled off this mortal coil or are wearing a tree suit...

    George
    In France one might hear of someone who is no longer eating, or someone who has swallowed his passport.

    I am, by the way, in favor of Limy's idea as he outlined it. I am less in favor of opening things up to comments. My concern is that things too easily go beyond simple and sincere.

    -Marty-

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    I'm in favour but keep it brief , I don't want to embarrass the rest of you with my achievements.

    Buddy Holly style - " Drunk man, street car, foot slipped, there you are ".

    Regards Tyrone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post
    I'm in favour but keep it brief , I don't want to embarrass the rest of you with my achievements.

    Buddy Holly style - " Drunk man, street car, foot slipped, there you are ".

    Regards Tyrone.
    Dangit, I forgot to sing the "Hymn of Praise for Tyrone" this morning - please forgive me!


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    Quote Originally Posted by GregSY View Post
    We should have a list of people who have died, then another list for those who have passed and/or became deceased. And another list for those who just flat up and died. Finally, a list for all the rest who croaked, are pushing up daisies, sleeping in dirt motels, and gone for a Burton.
    Better yet? How about "gone for a Gordon"?

    As we each feel age, "bad clams" - or senility - creeping up?

    Auto-migrate us over to the "Manufacturing in..."

    ....get Gordon to start us a thread on our healthcare ...or lack-thereof ..

    ... and we might never die!

    "PM. Doing what PM does best."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milland View Post
    Dangit, I forgot to sing the "Hymn of Praise for Tyrone" this morning - please forgive me!

    Shuddna spent all the money you were given for singing lessons on Old Iron and its tooling, then.

    LAST time you sang anything the weather gods aimed a "bomb cyclone" at New England in self defence.


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