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Thread: SMC message about Dale Thompson (Pesh)

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Between Aledo and Fort Worth, TX

    SMC message about Dale Thompson (Pesh)

    I'm posting this copy and paste message with John's permission:

    This is, without a doubt, the most difficult thread I've posted in all my years on the Internet. As some of you know, Dale Thompson (Pesh) has been a long standing member of this community but, most recently, has been battling cancer. I just received a phone call from his daughter, Stacey. Long story short, they don't expect our buddy to make it a week. He's comfortable and at home but, his body is no longer able to process oxygen properly nor clean up the CO2 in his body. Stacey assured me that Pesh has made peace with himself, his family and his Lord and is ready for the next leg of his journey.

    Stacey did have a special request, though. She is looking to see if there's any appropriate poem or prayer for a Woodworker, which may relate a connection between The Number 1 carpenter and those who have followed in this craft. If any of you folks know of such a verse, please, forward it on to me and I will be sure to get it to Stacey, as she really would like this on the front page of the church program.

    I just don't know what else to say, plus it's just too hard to see the monitor through the tears. Pesh, you will be missed. But, your humor, your completed projects, all the good which you've done for so many and your words of wisdom will carry on into Eternity. The good Lord will now be taking care of you. You will never be forgotten. Be at peace, my friend. Be at peace. __________________
    John K. Miliunas

    Just wanted those of you that don't visit SMC to know. Dale is a special and funny guy. Jim.
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    Dale's wit will be missed. He was a fine man always willing to sacrifice his own persona so the other guy could have a good laugh. Sage.........witty........He will be missed.
    Last edited by Ken Fitzgerald; 05-19-2007 at 09:55 PM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    I knew he was battling cancer, and I've very sorry to hear that it has come to this, he will certainly be missed, I surely enjoyed his wit and his humor.

    Godspeed Dale!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Steve Clardy Guest
    Seen John's post just a few minutes ago.
    Sad to hear about Dale.
    I always enjoyed his posts. He is such a hoot.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Odessa, Tx
    I am truly sorry to hear this. Pesh has been a true Craftsman, both with Wood, AND Words. His wit, humor and craftsmanship will surely be missed. May he go in Peace.

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    Nov 2006
    Houston, Texas
    Thanks Jim. You did right.
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan

    dry humor and loving dad.

    will also miss pesh, almost go tto meet him last year but things didnt work out,, hope the poem can show up that was requested his humor was and will be rembered.... thanks for lettun us know...
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    I always enjoyed reading his posts...always some humor to it I got a bunch of laughs reading his stuff, his SMC "autobiography" was hilarious.

    Sorry to see such a fine man near the end, wish I had more eloquent words or the poem requested at my fingertips.

    We are all better for sharing the keyboards with "Pesh".
    A very wise man once said.......
    "I'll take my chances with Misseurs Smith and Wesson. "

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Pesh and his family will be in my thoughts, too. He's one of the good guys. I wish him the peace and happiness he deserves.

    Thanks Jim (and John).
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Taree Australia
    G'Day Jim

    You could perhaps adapt this poem

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