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Title: Saying goodbye is hard. Idabooner
Post by: boneaddict on May 13, 2022, 10:26:25 PM
I lost my Dad tonight.  Iím still processing.  He was a member on here for over 15 years and as much as he didnít want any announcements, services etc, he was a big part of the beginning of this site so Iíd thought Iíd tell the fellas.  Iíll try to honor him more later when I can think.  I knew this day was ahead of me.  I wasnít looking forward to it.

March 19th 1935 to May 13th 2022. 
Imagine the changes he had seen.
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Post by: Caseyd on May 13, 2022, 10:30:06 PM
Iím sorry for your families loss.

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Post by: jeffro on May 13, 2022, 10:34:04 PM
Be at peace brother, heís in a better placeÖ.
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on May 13, 2022, 10:39:25 PM
Condolences for your familyís loss bone.
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Post by: huntnnw on May 13, 2022, 10:41:53 PM
Sorry to hear.
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Post by: MtnMuley on May 13, 2022, 10:43:08 PM
Very sorry to hear this news, Doug. Heaven gained a great one.
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Post by: KFhunter on May 13, 2022, 10:48:11 PM
My condolences and prayers for your family
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Post by: NRA4LIFE on May 13, 2022, 10:52:04 PM
Terribly sorry Doug, many condolences. Loved seeing the pictures of him.
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Post by: redi on May 13, 2022, 10:56:03 PM
Sorry for your loss.
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Post by: Tbar on May 13, 2022, 10:57:48 PM
Sorry for your loss.
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Post by: Mark Brenckle on May 13, 2022, 11:28:08 PM
So sorry to hear this and I'm sorry for your loss.  Always enjoyed what he shared here on the forum. 
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on May 13, 2022, 11:31:15 PM
Sorry for the loss of your father Doug. You and your family will be in my prayers.
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Post by: Blacktail Sniper on May 13, 2022, 11:43:58 PM
Sorry to hear of his passing and your families loss.
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Post by: X-Force on May 14, 2022, 12:04:22 AM
Bone, canít imagine how heavy your heart is. Sorry for your loss.
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Post by: Jake Dogfish on May 14, 2022, 12:27:39 AM
God bless you and your family.  Sorry to hear that.
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Post by: Scruffy on May 14, 2022, 12:51:18 AM
Sorry for you loss.
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Post by: huntnphool on May 14, 2022, 01:33:23 AM
 Very sorry to this Doug, prayers for you and the rest of the family Brother.
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Post by: rasbo on May 14, 2022, 03:01:29 AM
So sorry to hear this,prayers and our thoughts for you and your family. May God bless him
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Post by: teanawayslayer on May 14, 2022, 04:57:59 AM
Sorry for your loss Doug. Will be praying for your family!
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Post by: Smokepole on May 14, 2022, 05:21:56 AM
Sorry to hear of your loss, Bone.  May he rest in peace.
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Post by: bornhunter on May 14, 2022, 06:20:53 AM
🙏🙏🙏
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Post by: 92xj on May 14, 2022, 06:41:27 AM
Dang it.  Iím sorry Bone.
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Post by: Timberstalker on May 14, 2022, 06:51:16 AM
Rest In Peace.  I enjoyed his stories on here.
Hang in there, Doug.
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Post by: Ridgerunner on May 14, 2022, 06:52:33 AM
Sorry for your loss Doug, prayers headed your way, time will ease the pain and I'm thankful you have so many great memories of time together with him to hold onto, I still recall the stories of your moose hunts and NM elk hunt with him.  Special times.
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Post by: cem3434 on May 14, 2022, 06:55:47 AM
Sorry for your loss.
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Post by: zwickeyman on May 14, 2022, 07:04:23 AM
Very sorry for you and family. I lost my father, mentor  and friend 12 years ago and miss him every day. You will think of him alot when you are hunting and it will bring great memories every time

Again very sorry
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Post by: dreamingbig on May 14, 2022, 07:08:46 AM
It is okay to be sad.  It is also okay to celebrate him.  Praying for you and your family.


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Post by: adamR on May 14, 2022, 07:10:20 AM
So sorry for your loss Doug. Losing your dad is a tough one but time will heal.
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Post by: MADMAX on May 14, 2022, 07:10:41 AM
A life well lived
RIP
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Post by: ShaneTyTrey on May 14, 2022, 07:47:46 AM
Sorry for your loss, canít imagine your hurt right now, may God help ease your pain.
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Post by: cedarriver on May 14, 2022, 08:15:09 AM
  So, so sorry Bone. Hold on to all the memories and just continue to make him proud. That's what he would want.
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Post by: pd on May 14, 2022, 08:21:39 AM
Saying good-bye really is hard, I can feel your pain.  This really hits hard for me as well: Your father was exactly 3 weeks younger than my own father (and he is still with us).  This time comes for us all, we can't escape it.  May you be at peace, Sir.
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Post by: huntnfmly on May 14, 2022, 08:34:49 AM
So very sorry for your loss prayers to you and your family
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Post by: Brushbuster on May 14, 2022, 08:54:55 AM
May your memories provide comfort as you process his passing. It will get better. Prayers for all whose lives he touched.  :sry:
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Post by: Wanttohuntmore on May 14, 2022, 09:00:33 AM
Sorry for the loss Doug.   
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Post by: Oh Mah on May 14, 2022, 09:03:26 AM
Sorry to the family for the loss of your father. Peace be with him.
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Post by: bearhunter99 on May 14, 2022, 09:07:06 AM
My sincere condolences Bone.  It has been a tough year and too many great men have passed in the past year.  Heaven has accepted some amazing men into its fold recently.
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Post by: jstone on May 14, 2022, 09:12:32 AM
So sorry for your lose Bone!!! Prayers to you and your Family
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Post by: trophyhunt on May 14, 2022, 09:14:14 AM
So sorry to hear, condolences to you and your family.
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Post by: rainshadow1 on May 14, 2022, 09:21:53 AM
Very sad to hear, Doug. Sorry for your loss.

Godís Peace to you and your family.
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Post by: Special T on May 14, 2022, 09:29:27 AM
Always hard, no matter when, or why.

They best way to honor those we lost is to tell a story about them.that way they live on in the story and we get to know them as you did.
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Post by: jackelope on May 14, 2022, 09:54:56 AM
Oh man. Tough to read this one. So sorry for your familyís loss, Doug. Heís a legend. RIP, Idabooner.
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Post by: M_ray on May 14, 2022, 10:03:20 AM
Sad to hear this Doug, May all the great memories help to ease your pain. My condolences to your family for your loss. 😞
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Post by: Okanagan on May 14, 2022, 10:35:24 AM
Deepest condolences, am praying for you and your  family today.  It is good to hear what a man he was, and is, and how deep the father son memories you have.  Lotta blessings in your pain, wish we could lift some of the latter.





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Post by: Naches Sportsman on May 14, 2022, 10:54:32 AM
Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family Doug! Enjoyed his posts on here!
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Post by: Dan-o on May 14, 2022, 10:57:02 AM
So sorry. 

I hope your pain is quickly replaced with great memories if your father.
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Post by: WapitiTalk1 on May 14, 2022, 11:22:29 AM
Prayers sent for you and your family as you go through these challenging times.
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Post by: jrebel on May 14, 2022, 11:35:38 AM
Very sorry for your loss. 
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Post by: mountainman on May 14, 2022, 11:43:53 AM
Heaven got a good one in your father Doug! A great guy!
Making wood bowls in heaven!
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Post by: Igottanewknee on May 14, 2022, 12:02:15 PM
Sorry for your loss.
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Post by: RB on May 14, 2022, 01:32:46 PM
So sorry for your families loss
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Post by: pianoman9701 on May 14, 2022, 01:53:28 PM
This is sad news, Doug. I'm so sorry.
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Post by: LDennis24 on May 14, 2022, 03:02:15 PM
I'm sorry to hear this Bone. I always thought this was a cool prayer. Seems fitting for a hunting family like yours.

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Post by: Bob33 on May 14, 2022, 03:20:01 PM
I'm sorry to hear that. There is no easy way to lose a loved family member. I hope your memories of time with him will sustain you as you heal.
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Post by: Rainier10 on May 14, 2022, 05:34:02 PM
Sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your entire family as you move forward.
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Post by: 10mmg on May 14, 2022, 06:13:51 PM
Sorry for your loss Bone. It sounds like this is tough because he was one of the good ones.
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Post by: boneaddict on May 14, 2022, 08:02:42 PM
Thank you everyone for the kind words, condolences, support and prayers.  Iíve written many in my time and I feel everyone I did, I thought man we all have to live through this but boy Iím not looking forward to the day.  Thank you all for honoring him.  Itís nice to hear such things about your Dad.
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Post by: John B. on May 14, 2022, 08:18:27 PM
Sorry for you and your family's loss.
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Post by: mburrows on May 15, 2022, 12:50:22 AM
My condolences to you and your family Bone. Thinking of you and yours
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Post by: Ironhead on May 15, 2022, 07:49:57 AM
Sorry to hear this. Heaven gets another beautiful soul.
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Post by: bearpaw on May 15, 2022, 09:41:59 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about you and your families loss Doug. I didn't know your dad but I always respected what he had to say.
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Post by: grundy53 on May 15, 2022, 10:30:50 PM
I'm terribly sorry. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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Post by: hunter399 on May 16, 2022, 04:01:42 AM
Sorry man.
I don't know you too well ,except on HW.
I know it's hard for awhile.
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
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Post by: Skyvalhunter on May 16, 2022, 07:00:43 AM
Very sorry to hear about your Dads passing Doug. I have exchanged a few emails with him over the year. I know it was tough on him when he moved out of the valley. He will truly be missed. They don't make them like him anymore. RIP and God bless you Ida!!
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Post by: Karl Blanchard on May 16, 2022, 07:03:49 AM
What terrible news Doug. My sincerest condolences for your loss. While always tragic to lose a loved one but be comforted in the fact that your dad lived the hell out of life. Thats all we can really ask for in this short blip on earth. Mourn his passing but hold your head high as you reflect on all the adventures you had with him.  Thats what any dad would want from their sons.
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Post by: 2MANY on May 16, 2022, 07:22:20 AM
Know that he took pride in and achieved his #1 goal in life of raising a great kid.
Many don't get the time you both got together.
RIP
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Post by: C-Money on May 16, 2022, 07:23:04 AM
So sorry to hear this. He sounds like a great Dad. Cherish all those wonderful memories and speak of him often. God be with you through these tough times.
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Post by: Fatherof5 on May 16, 2022, 07:40:02 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers that God's grace and peace will be with you and yours.
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Post by: Elkaholic daWg on May 16, 2022, 08:25:44 AM
 So sorry for your loss Bone........ Prayers to you and your family.
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Post by: Woodchuck on May 16, 2022, 08:39:30 AM
So sorry for your loss.
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Post by: 7mmfan on May 16, 2022, 08:51:13 AM
Sorry for your loss Doug.
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Post by: BD1 on May 16, 2022, 09:18:34 AM
Prayers sent...
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Post by: OutHouse on May 16, 2022, 09:31:55 AM
I'm sorry to hear this and hope you and your family are getting through it. That sketch of you two is really cool by the way. Probably drums up a lot of good memories
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Post by: Gobble on May 16, 2022, 10:14:46 AM
So sorry to hear that Doug, you are in my thoughts and prayers
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Post by: Ghost Hunter on May 16, 2022, 10:32:00 AM
Sorry for your loss.  Appreciated his HW input over the years.  Thoughts and prayers.
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Post by: Pathfinder101 on May 16, 2022, 03:03:45 PM
Thoughts and prayers for your family are with you today.  So sorry for your loss.  God Bless.
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Post by: actionshooter on May 16, 2022, 09:36:16 PM
Very sorry to see this, he gave a lot of people good advice here and seemed like a great guy.  :(
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Post by: NumaJohn on May 16, 2022, 10:08:58 PM
My condolences to you and your family, Boneaddict.

John
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Post by: silverdalesauer on May 16, 2022, 10:14:52 PM
Sorry for the loss of your father, Boneaddict. May he rest in peace.
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Post by: PacificNWhunter on May 17, 2022, 06:55:30 AM
Thoughts and prayers sent. I have always enjoyed when he chimed in on topics. Thanks for sharing your adventures together with us over the years.
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Post by: bigdave on May 17, 2022, 12:04:11 PM
So sorry for your loss. He was one that I made sure to read when he commented on things. Another wise sage lost. I appreciated his view and reflections on life. Take care of yourself.
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Post by: ASHQUACK on May 17, 2022, 06:08:48 PM
Bone,
I haven't read all the posts. But
 I feel your pain, and all I can say is that each and every day you'll come across something from or about him that'll make you smile or cry with the memories. Lost my dad on 02/02/2020 and to this day I still see things daily that remind me of him. You may not feel like it right now but the pain in your heart will lessen.

If you need to talk about things I'm available. Having someone to talk with who's going through or been through this is helpful.

Mitch
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Post by: Angry Perch on May 19, 2022, 09:50:21 AM
Just saw the points post, and came here to see this. I'm so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine the memories you have with your dad. I pray that for every tear now, there are a thousand smiles later as you reflect on your lives together.
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Post by: Rob on May 19, 2022, 09:59:08 AM
Terrible loss.  I dread the day myself.  All the best to you and your family.
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Post by: D-Rock425 on May 19, 2022, 10:22:10 AM
Sorry to hear this.  Thoughts are with your family.
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Post by: lewy on May 19, 2022, 10:33:56 AM
Sorry for your loss bud
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Post by: Sandberm on May 19, 2022, 10:45:09 AM
Its been 3 years since my dad died.

Whats weird is the dreams I have of him sometimes. He seems so alive and real that i wake and have to remind myself hes not alive anymore. And the man I dream of is "peak dad", 20 years younger then his age when he died. I wake both happy and sad at the same time.

Sounds like Idabooner was a pretty good dad.  :tup:
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Post by: Harbor_hunter on May 19, 2022, 12:02:34 PM
Sorry for your loss Bone.
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Post by: Rainier10 on May 19, 2022, 01:40:54 PM
Its been 3 years since my dad died.

Whats weird is the dreams I have of him sometimes. He seems so alive and real that i wake and have to remind myself hes not alive anymore. And the man I dream of is "peak dad", 20 years younger then his age when he died. I wake both happy and sad at the same time.

Sounds like Idabooner was a pretty good dad.  :tup:
Same thing happens to me.  Dad has been gone 6 years now and on Tuesday I got off work, tired from a stressfull day and thought I should call dad.  Uh.... that's not going to work.

First year is the worst but it gets easier after that, not easy but easier.

Sound like you had a good one Doug, cherish those memories.
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Post by: Russ McDonald on May 19, 2022, 01:54:34 PM
Its been 3 years since my dad died.

Whats weird is the dreams I have of him sometimes. He seems so alive and real that i wake and have to remind myself hes not alive anymore. And the man I dream of is "peak dad", 20 years younger then his age when he died. I wake both happy and sad at the same time.

Sounds like Idabooner was a pretty good dad.  :tup:
Same thing happens to me.  Dad has been gone 6 years now and on Tuesday I got off work, tired from a stressfull day and thought I should call dad.  Uh.... that's not going to work.

First year is the worst but it gets easier after that, not easy but easier.

Sound like you had a good one Doug, cherish those memories.
My dad has been gone since 2003 and i have dreams with him in it sometimes to.  Usually when something really stressfull happens, his b day ir they day he passed.  The year he passed I was back home fishing and remeber we were out on a lake we don't often go to and remeber trying to take pictures and video of these eagles soring over us.  We were laughing like crazy and catching fish to boot.  Eveytime I see an eagle I think of him.  Sorry for your lose @boneaddict .  You will never forget and it isn't easy but it does get a bit better.

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Post by: Igor on May 19, 2022, 02:04:44 PM
Sorry for your loss, bone. 

Losing a loved one is never easy, but for those of us who were fortunate enough to have a Dad for a hunting partner, it just seems a little tougher.  My Dad passed 10 years ago, and I still miss him the most during deer season.

Hopefully, having those memories of past hunting seasons will ease your pain just a little.

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Post by: Wunderlich33 on May 19, 2022, 02:33:47 PM
Sorry for your loss Bone,
Always enjoyed his posts and the overall knowledge he shared
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Post by: dewandgin on May 19, 2022, 09:30:34 PM
Sorry for your loss.
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Post by: Dirty Mike on May 19, 2022, 11:11:50 PM
Sorry for your loss
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Post by: tmike on May 20, 2022, 07:42:05 AM
Sorry Doug. I know what your going through. Time will help a little. Take care
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Post by: sooperfly on May 20, 2022, 07:44:08 AM
Sorry to hear of your Dads passing.   Thank you for sharing with us.  I always enjoyed his posts and looked forward to seeing them.  RIP Idabooner!
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Post by: JJB11B on May 20, 2022, 08:15:10 AM
Doug, I am sorry for your loss.
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Post by: Birdguy on May 20, 2022, 09:17:43 PM
Doug, thoughts and prayers to you and your family. There is nothing to say that you haven't heard. Great dads are special people to us and those around us. Lost the greatest man in my life 10 years ago this summer. I am thankful everyday still for the time I and my kids got to spend with him. Time and the great memories will ease the pain, the memories and moments will sneak up on you at times you do not expect. Embrace those times, keep him the huge part of your life and the man you have become he has always been. Take the best he gave you and give it to your girls and the grandkids you will be spending the next several years with.
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Post by: elkrack on May 20, 2022, 10:34:17 PM
 :yeah:

Sorry for you loss Bone. Saying good bye is hard!
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Post by: liroy on May 21, 2022, 06:49:21 AM
My condolences
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Post by: brush hunter on May 21, 2022, 07:15:55 AM
Sorry for your loss.
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Post by: Pinetar on May 21, 2022, 12:43:12 PM
Sorry for your loss Bone
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Post by: Whitpirate on May 21, 2022, 01:19:40 PM
May the many memories of happier times buoy you in the waves of sadness to come.  I lost my Dad 12 years ago this year and still not a day goes by that I don't miss him and remember things he taught me.  I find looking at the old pictures and seeing all the smiles in them helps when I get down.  You'll find there's lots of smiles in those pictures.  All the best to you and yours losing the patriarch.
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Post by: boneaddict on May 22, 2022, 09:02:58 AM
Thank you everyone!  It was a rough week, and Iím sure everyoneís prayers and thoughts helped. 
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