Sad News - Gunslinger

Posted by: A Member

Sad News - Gunslinger - Tue Sep 16 2003 11:19 AM

I've just read Crisw's post in the Staff lounge - Gunslinger (Larry) has passed away, I was totally shocked at the news and hope he didn't suffer in his last hours. Larry was really helpful to me when I had an FT identity crisis and we worked together to try to find the solution (which affected a lot of other members) My heartfelt condolences go to his family.
I hope your new wings are as good as the old ones mate

Edited by Linda and John - We've had a request from one of our members to add the following poem to the top of this thread, and we think it's a good idea. This was posted by Gun on Veterans' Day, and it seems to have meant a lot to him. It feels appropriate to have it as a tribute to this dear, sweet man.

It Is The Soldier...

It is the soldier,
not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the soldier,
not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the soldier,
not the campus organizer,
Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.

It is the soldier,
Who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.


RIP GUNSLINGER!
Posted by: sue943

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Tue Sep 16 2003 11:30 AM

Larry had been suffering some ill-health recently which is why he hasn't been around much for the past few months, he was waiting for surgery and we were hoping for a speedy recovery but it wasn't to be.

My thoughts are with his fiancee Eileen, his daughter Kelly and the rest of his family and friends at this sad time. We will truly miss him around here.
Posted by: IndieQueen

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Tue Sep 16 2003 12:02 PM

Gunslinger helped me out quite a bit when I was a newbie. He always treated me with respect and kindness. He will be missed around here.

I hope you're healthy and happy on the other side Gunslinger.

Posted by: bloomsby

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Tue Sep 16 2003 12:09 PM

This very sad news has come as a shock. Larry was always greatly appreciated by the adminstrators, editors and moderators here in Quizzyland. He will be sorely missed.

My heartfelt sympathies to his fiancee and his family.

Posted by: LindaC007

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Tue Sep 16 2003 12:18 PM

There is not any of us who has been around here a while that Gunslinger did not help if we asked him. Our deepest sympathies to his loved ones. Linda and Charlie C
Posted by: magpie8

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Tue Sep 16 2003 12:32 PM

I am incredibly shocked and sad to read of Gunslinger's death. He was always a gentleman to me, and provided much encouragement, humour and support through my efforts as editor. I offer my sincere condolences to his family and friends, as well as to all members here who got to know him.
Posted by: Linda1

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Tue Sep 16 2003 01:46 PM

I agree that just about all of us were touched, in some way, by this sweet man. His death comes as a shock to us, and I'd like to give everyone that wishes to the opportunity to post your memories of him. At some point, I hope that Eileen, his fiancee, can reflect on these to know just how much we all miss him and think of him.

I'm going to "sticky" this to the top of the forum for a while. Please add your own thoughts and memories to the thread.

He truly was someone that I looked up to and admired greatly. I can't believe he's really gone.

Posted by: ren33

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Tue Sep 16 2003 04:16 PM

A true gentleman indeed. My memories of him go far back, and they bring a smile. As has been said, he was ever ready to help. We will miss him. XX
Posted by: ladymacb29

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Tue Sep 16 2003 05:09 PM

For those who didn't get a chance to know him, Gunslinger was a wonderful, forgiving and patient man with a great sense of humour. He was one of the first people I met on this site, and one of the reasons I have stayed so long.

I don't have a 'story' or anything that's particularly memorable, but I know he helped just about everyone (including, escpecially me) become better editors and moderators. He was tough when he needed to be, but first and foremost he was helpful and wanted to get to the root of a problem. He also was wonderful at giving criticism constructively - he and Bruyere seem to have gone to the same school that teaches you how to tell someone they're wrong without totally offending that person!

What everyone's said is true - he was a large part of this site. Where Terry has been the visionary, owner and man doing all the coding of the site, Gunslinger was the one 'running the show'. During my time here, through Gunslinger's leadership I saw this site go from having quite low standards of quizzes (quotations? what are those?) to being *the* best trivia site on the internet.

I wish I could have known him 'in person'.
Posted by: moonrockie

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Tue Sep 16 2003 05:25 PM

Gunslinger "saved the day" for me when I arrived in the forums and forgot what I'd used as a password...I found myself unable to thank everyone for the warm welcomes I was receiving, until he straightened it all out....he was quite the 'hero'!
It's been almost two years since then, and I always respected his honesty and fairness.
Many comforting thoughts and prayers to his family and friends...he touched many lives.
Posted by: thejazzkickazz

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Tue Sep 16 2003 06:15 PM

To any personal friends or relatives of Larry who may be reading this I wanted to add my condolensces. I've been working with Larry/Gunslinger for the past 3.5 years and it has been a pleasure. He was a good man and will be missed.
Posted by: DakotaNorth

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Tue Sep 16 2003 06:34 PM

I've known Gun for the past 2 and half years. He was a real gentleman and very kind. You could go to him with anything and he'd fix it.

I remember one time I was being harassed by player, and I couldn't make the person stop...so I told Gun what was happening and he said he'd handle it. I gave him the password to my Quizzyland page and sure enough the person who was harassing me sent me a message...of course Gun handled it.

Gun was a special person, and although I never met him, I wish I could have.

He will always be missed. Rest in peace, Gun.
Posted by: Gatsby722

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Tue Sep 16 2003 06:57 PM

Man. Losing Gunslinger is tough. I'm getting to know you guys now and seeing him gone is a tough one.
Posted by: Terry

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Tue Sep 16 2003 07:10 PM

Gunslinger is the reason that FT is as it is today. In fact, these forums would not exist today, had he not stepped in and taken ownership of them. Neither would Quizzyland be the smoothly running operation that it is today.

More than his contributions to the site, the way in which he presented himself and provided leadership will be missed. I have met few people who could make a tough decision, stick firmly with it, and back it up in an unwavering manner. If Gunslinger wanted something done, it was done. He knew when he was right, and he stuck to his guns.

While Gunslinger may no longer be with us, a part of him will live on permanantly with this website. The changes and leadership that he provided here are permanant -- he left an impression on people and on the way we do things here that will be more long-lasting than he could have ever possibly imagined.

Thank you Gunslinger, for all of the time that you dedicated to FunTrivia. I know you thought of FunTrivia as a second home, and we thought of you as a family member. I feel deeply saddened, but at the same time honored and greatful that I had the opportunity and the pleasure to meet such a fine and remarkable man. He was a role model for us all.

Terry
Posted by: vikan

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Tue Sep 16 2003 07:54 PM

What a terrible shock! Gunslinger has always been an important part of Fun Trivia. I am sure we will all miss him, but Terry and the administrators will feel his lose the most. My prays go out to all his family and loved ones.
Posted by: superferd

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Tue Sep 16 2003 07:59 PM

I would also like to express my condolences to Gunslinger and his family. In the brief time I was an editor, he took the time to answer my questions when I had problems and can see that he did for others as well. He will be missed.
Mike
Posted by: Copago

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Tue Sep 16 2003 08:10 PM

Nicely said, Terry.

Posted by: tanzen

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Tue Sep 16 2003 09:11 PM

Good grief...that's terrible news...'Slinger was always nice to me...and for a scared and reticent newbie it meant a lot...

My deepest sympathies to everyone who feels his loss...and a genuine wish that all those grieving will be comforted in the belief that Gunslinger is at peace...
Posted by: Geek

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Tue Sep 16 2003 09:23 PM

One of the first things I noticed when I came on this site a few years ago was the message from Gunslinger in the controversial issues forum. Whenever I saw that I'd think about how nice a place this is where people can actually be serious and mature about stuff. A rare thing on the internet.

Rest In Peace, Gunslinger.

Posted by: SilverMoonsong

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Tue Sep 16 2003 11:19 PM

I'm Gunslinger's daughter, for those of you who don't remember me. I wanted to let you all know that he went quietly, in the middle of the night. I appreciate all the thoughts and everything. You guys were family to him.

SM (Kelly)
Posted by: Copago

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Tue Sep 16 2003 11:25 PM

Thanks for taking time to come here, Kelly. I'm hope you can see just how much GS meant to so many of us.

Our thoughts are with you.
Posted by: Sypher

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Tue Sep 16 2003 11:39 PM

I remember Gunslinger since the very early days of Funtrivia, when only a few of us posted on the boards. I remember his wit and humour, I remember when Terry asked if anyone could look after the site whilst he was away, Gunslinger was the first to say "I will". He was a true gent.

My condolences go to Larry's family and friends and I wish them all a long and healthy life.
Posted by: gtho4

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 12:15 AM

and may his soul Rest In Peace.

Goodbye, GS.
Posted by: PurpleFan

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 12:50 AM

My Deepest Sympathy to his Family and Friends.
He was a very rare and special person who shall be missed by all those who's lives he enriched by being a part of it.
I am grateful that I had the chance to know him.I shall remember him with a smile as he made me laugh and was a fair and decent human being and a true gentleman.
Bonnie
Posted by: sue943

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 12:53 AM

Kelly I remember you. My thoughts are with you at this very sad time, your father was a well respected and much valued man and he will be sorely missed by us all.
Posted by: izzi

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 01:01 AM

Such very sad news. Gun will always be remembered as firm but fair, a highly respected gentleman. He will be greatly missed and my thoughts are with those he loved at this very sad time.
Posted by: Bruyere

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 02:34 AM

I'm still shocked over this as Gun was always a friend, a gentleman and a colleague whom I admired a great deal. I'd always seen him as a big brotherly type. He always cracked up over my tizzies and yet, didn't really tease me that badly.

Perhaps the best example of him supporting me was when I lost my job and was feeling very very low, I mean, I normally can get through things with laughter but this time it wasn't working real well despite all the friends on here supporting me.
Happened to see him online and we had a chat. He told me about the ups and downs of some of the workplaces he'd been in and then I said how being a long way from home made it worse, he said, "Come on Heather, you've got your FT family."
He was right of course.

Yesterday came as a particular shock as, I'd seen his name on my screen and was going to send him birthday greetings ahead of time so I wouldn't miss it before I have to travel soon. I know that our birthdays were close so, didn't want to miss his.
Though you might not be inclined to astrology, the LIbran fairness always shone through with Gun, though whether it's the stars or not, who knows?
Kelly, he mentioned that he wasn't into the esoteric side of things but that you were, shortly after I joined as an editor.

Many condolences to his family.

Heather


Posted by: halfbakedangi

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 03:40 AM

Is this true ? I have never expected this . I never met Gunslinger, but while I was exploring the back pages of the various forums, I saw his messages and realised the sort of man he was. He was a kind, inselfish, but firm man.

I will miss him. I cannot express words for what he has done, but I am rounding off this post by hoping that Gunslinger is happy wherever he is. May his soul always rest in peace.

Thank You,

Angi
Posted by: Beatka

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 03:46 AM

I was very sorry to learn about Gun's death. My condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace.
Posted by: superferd

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 05:02 AM

My thoughts and prayers are out to you Kelly. Gun is in a better place now and I firmly believe that.
Mike
Posted by: Tryst

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 05:26 AM

"To wipe away the tears
No more pain, no fear
No sorrow or dying
No waiting or crying
These former things have passed away
Another life begins today"

PSB 1989

Posted by: ren33

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 06:03 AM

That's lovely Tryst.
I didn't write this one , but I love it and find it apt really.

DEATH IS NOTHING AT ALL
.........
Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away into the next room
I am I, and you are you,
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

Call me by my old familiar name,
in this easy way you always used.
Put no difference in your tone,
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes,
we always enjoyed together,
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.

Let it be spoken without effort,
without the ghost of a shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was,

There is absolutely unbroken continuity.
What is death but a negligent accident.
Why should I be out of mind,
because I am out of sight.

I am just waiting for you,
somewhere very near...
Just around the corner...
All is well."

.Henry Scott Holland..................

Posted by: Gatsby722

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 06:32 AM

Kelly, you're Dad helped build a city here and he did a terrific job. I hope the next few days are not too difficult for you and your family.
Posted by: gillyharold

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 06:32 AM

A lot of you might not know this but through conversations with Gun we discovered that we were both members of the Masonic Fraternity in fact both of us were Worshipful Masters of our respective Lodges in 1980. When a brother passes on if the family requests the brothers lodge will conduct a Masonic service, the following is from that service:

Soft and safe to, my Brother, be your earthly bed. Bright and glorious be your rising from it. Fragrant be the acacia's bloom which there shall flourish. May the earliest buds of spring unfold their beauties o'er your resting place, and there may the fragrance of summer's latest rose linger longest. Through the cold blasts of autumn may lay them in dust, and, for a time, destroy the loveliness of their existence, yet the destruction is not final and in spring time, they shall surely bloom again. So, in the morning of the world's resurrection, your mortal frame, now laid low in the dust by the chilling blasts of death, shall spring again into newness of life and unfold in immortal beauties in realms beyond the skies. Until then dear brother, fare thee well.

Gilly
Posted by: Gatsby722

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 06:38 AM

Yikes, Gilly! That was beautiful!
Posted by: justawful

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 07:01 AM

I'm so saddened to hear this news.

My deepest sympathies to Gunslinger's family.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 07:34 AM

We never met but I respected him greatly. I would like to echo the sentiments of all that has been said here. Very sad news.
Posted by: JuniorTheJaws

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 07:42 AM

I was totally shocked and beyond words when I heard about Gun. Although I had never had the opportunity to meet him, he was an outstanding man and a person of great influence on many people, he will be missed greatly. My sympathies to his family and friends. We have lost a great man.


---------
Agnes (JTJ)
Posted by: makoto

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 07:43 AM

Gunslinger was always a very helpful and polite man

My condolences to his family
Posted by: wez

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 07:58 AM

My sincere condolences to Larrys family and friends.

Kelly, you can be proud of the legacy your Dad left here at FT.

Sleep well Gunslinger.

wez
Posted by: SilverMoonsong

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 08:23 AM

My dad was a pilot, and a bona-fide hero. I did not know this before yesterday. I was cleaning out his closet and found all his service medals. Most of you may not know what there were, or what they were for, but they are a very impressive array.

Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star with a V for Valor
Purple Heart
Air Medal - 4 Awards
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Good Conduct Medal

He was a US Army Master Aviator
Jump Qualified with 1 combat jump

This was my dad's favorite poem. We are printing up prayer cards to give out at the service. I wanted to post it here to share with all of you.

High Flight


Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue,
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high unsurpassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
Posted by: Linda1

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 08:41 AM

We always knew he was something truly special, Silver, but what you've told us proves it all that much more. He was such an incredible person in so many ways.

You are so sweet to share your discovery with us. He really was a remarkable man.

And, that poem is beautiful. It's not often that you get to read all of it. Thanks for sharing it with us. I think it's wonderful that you're putting that on the cards.

I'm so glad to see you here, Silver. Thank you for coming here to help us in our grief and for allowing us to help you with yours.

Posted by: superferd

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 09:12 AM

Kelly, it is obvious from the outpouring of emotion that your dad was a well liked and respected man. And I think the discovery in your closet goes to prove that even more. Like Ren said in her poem (and hats off to Tryst, Gatsby, and everyone else that took the time to write such beautiful things) that death is not an ending, but a beginning much like when a catepillar turns into a butterfly. He has now speard his wings like the ones he enjoyed in that poem and is flying high!
May he rest in peace and enjoy the wonderful afterlife!
Posted by: Gatsby722

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 09:14 AM

I'm crying now, Silver! Awesome poem. This has not been the greatest day, has it?
Posted by: justawful

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 09:35 AM

Thank you Silver for sharing that. Your dad was a very special man indeed. Far better than most it appears. I wish there were more I could say or do.
You have my deepest sympathies.

Jim
Posted by: JuniorTheJaws

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 09:48 AM

Kelly,

The only thing that I can add is that that poem is just like your dad was...truly remarkable. Have no doubt that the poem brings us that much closer to knowing exactly the type of man he was..warm, loving, gentle and kind.

Rest in peace, Gun...I have no doubt that you will have the largest pair of wings ever to bee seen.


-------------
Agnes (JTJ)
Posted by: fjohn

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 09:52 AM

I was stunned to hear of Larry's death. He sent me an e-mail Sunday and I thought that the old Gunslinger was back after his hospital stay.

I had never met him face to face and I don't know what he looked like, but I gained respect for him over the years of posting here. We shared a lot of thoughts and exchanged e-mail addresses for off-line bantering.

His "tag line" on his posts was, for awhile, a quote from the High Flight poem. I asked him if he could send me the author's name; he sent the full poem, by John Gillespie Magee, Jr., with a short history of Magee's life.

Gun lived in Somerville, New Jersey. In 1961 my daughter was born in Somerville when I was stationed at an Air Force radar station. I might have spoken to him in town and never knew that we would 'meet' again.

Gunslinger used a screen image of an F-100 fighter aircraft flying away from the camera, into a beautiful sunset. This is how I'll remember him, flying into a sunset.

God bless and keep you, Larry. My condolences to his family.
Posted by: Cahyay

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 11:06 AM

Gunslinger was very nice to me back in the day. We very rarely agreed on anything, but he had my respect. I am truly sadden by this. His family and all of his friends, online and otherwise, are in my thoughts. Sincerely, Callie (originalcallie)
Posted by: makebeleaffan

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 03:39 PM

Just want to add my sincerest condolences to Silver Moonsong and the rest of Gunslinger's family and friends. From reading these posts I see that he was a very special man.
Posted by: splatt1234

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 04:22 PM

On behalf on myself and several former members of this site, we would like to express our condolences and extend our sympathies during this difficult time. We hope you find comfort in the memories that you have of him and know that he will always be in your hearts.

Keeping you in our thoughts,
anniedt, Fort, Haxson, JoJo, Leprechaun, Phellan, Sand, Scibug, splatt123, Tangledrose, Val9000, and Wooldog

Edited to add additional names to the list.
Posted by: capricorn2

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 04:56 PM

As a former member of FT, I also wish to express my sincere condolences to Gun's family and his family of friends at FunTrivia.

I know he was an integral part of FT and he will be missed by all of you.
Posted by: MotherGoose

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 08:07 PM

Kelly, I posted the following message in the Editor's Forum yesterday but since you probably don't have access to that, I am reproducing it here. As you can see by the many posts, your father was highly respected, greatly loved and will be missed by people all over the world.


"I didn't know Gunslinger very well but he was very helpful to me when I first became an editor. I am so sorry to hear this news and would like to pass on my condolences to his loved ones. He will be greatly missed."
Posted by: SilverMoonsong

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 08:52 PM

Thanks, MamaGoose. I don't have access to the editor's forum. Is it possible for someone to either email me those or maybe allow me temp access to read those? I would like to see them.

I hope you all realize just how much a part of his life you all were. His memorial would not be comlpete without FunTrivia. I know of one member coming up from Philadelphia. I hope a few more might be able to make it. If anyone else is in the Philly area, maybe you guys could get together and car pool. I would love to see you all.

I was thinking of printing up all the comments and putting them out for the Memorial Service. I have all his medals, his Bachelor's degree, some really great pictures, a wonderful large picture of him with his police buddies from 1961... I have his retired police badge... all of these will be placed around the room for the service. Any remembrances from you guys would be a wonderful addition for people to see.

You can post them here or send them to me in a PM.

Thanks

Kelly
Posted by: rogue

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 09:02 PM


My condolences and thoughts go out to his family and friends.
It's sad to read of this tragic loss. Though we never crossed paths in the short time I've been here, it's apparent from what I've read that Gunslinger contributed much of his time and himself to making this a great second home for many of us.
Making others happy- that's what it's all about.
RIP, Larry.
Posted by: ette

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 17 2003 10:25 PM

Gunslinger banned my IPS#(not sure if that is right) which was the same as some foul mouthed teen. It took me weeks to convince him I was a 42 year old woman (with the help of Mak and Cool). When he was convinced he sent me a nice apology note what a class act.
Posted by: ren33

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Thu Sep 18 2003 05:49 AM

It is most moving to me to see the contributions of ex members of FT to this thread. I think that is much appreciated by many of us.
Posted by: gtho4

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Thu Sep 18 2003 07:21 AM

>>posted by ren33:
It is most moving to me to see the contributions of ex members of FT to this thread. I think that is much appreciated by many of us.

I would like to echo those sentiments.

>>posted by Silver Moonsong:
Is it possible for someone to either email me those or maybe allow me temp access to read those? I would like to see them.

Kelly, it's done .. have a look at the bottom of the Main Page. You may remember some names in there from your days as a mod and an editor. May your father's soul R.I.P.
Posted by: Linda1

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Thu Sep 18 2003 07:33 AM

Quote:

>>posted by ren33:
It is most moving to me to see the contributions of ex members of FT to this thread. I think that is much appreciated by many of us.

I would like to echo those sentiments.




I'd also like to echo those sentiments. It means a lot to see the messages that you are posting in here. It is very much appreciated by many of us. Thank you, everyone.

Posted by: gtho4

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Thu Sep 18 2003 08:36 AM

Quizzyland submissions are suspended for the week:
    FunTrivia's chief editor Larry Worth (aka "Gunslinger" on FunTrivia) passed away this past weekend. His tremendous contributions and presence on this website will be missed by all. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends. No new quizzes shall be accepted this week.

    We shall accept new quiz submissions again next week.

    The FunTrivia Editors
http://www.funtrivia.com/quiznew.cfm
Posted by: root17

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Thu Sep 18 2003 09:16 AM

Very sorry to hear of Gunslinger's passing. When I was a newbie here he helped me straighten out a password problem (I was registered but my password wouldn't work). It's always nice to deal with a class act like he was.
Posted by: draculanut31

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Thu Sep 18 2003 02:39 PM

I would also like to extend my condolences to his family and close friends. I am another member who, when I needed help, received it very kindly from Gunslinger. He was very kind to me during that incident and I appreciated it very much. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Posted by: SilverMoonsong

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Thu Sep 18 2003 09:11 PM

A good friend of mine sent this to me...

"For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?

And what is to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.

And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.

And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance."

Kahlil Gibran

Posted by: SilverMoonsong

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Fri Sep 19 2003 07:19 AM

http://www.c-n.com/news/backstories.pl?paper=22&id=812440

Larry E. Worth Jr, 62, retired police sergeant

Published in the Courier News on September 19, 2003

SOMERVILLE -- Larry E. Worth Jr., 62, died suddenly Tuesday (Sept. 16, 2003) at his residence in Somerville.

He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was formerly of Bound Brook before moving to Somerville more than 40 years ago. Larry was a retired sergeant for the Bridgewater Police Department for more than 20 years where he was chief of detectives.

Larry graduated from Rutgers University with a BS degree. He was a veteran of the Air Force during the Korean War, where he received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star with a `V' for Valor, Purple Heart and four Army Air Medal awards.

He was a mason of Solomon's Lodge in Somerville, a member of the A.O.H. of Somerset County, Aircraft Owners and Polots Association, American Order of Pilots, retired secretary of the state and Local PBA 174. Larry was an avid reader and especially enjoyed working with computers and riding his motor cycle and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Surviving are his daughter Kelly Sepelak, son Michael Lawrence, fiancee Eileen Blanchfield and a granddaughter Sydney Ann.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 101 N. Gaston Ave., Somerville. Cremation will be private.

Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Bridgewater PBA No. 174, P.O. Box 6174, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.


from the Courier News

Published on September 19, 2003

Posted by: chelseabelle

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sat Sep 20 2003 09:25 AM

Such very sad news.

Gunslinger was one of the very first people I met at this site--and he was certainly one of the reasons I became involved with getting these Forums up and running. His contributions were invaluable and his guiding hand was always mature and sure and firm. He could always be counted on for sensible thoughtful advice and an encouraging word. As long as these Forums remain, I think that GS will always be here with us in memory.

Kelly, please accept my deepest sympathies. Your father was a warm, witty, intelligent friend. I shall miss him. He really managed to touch lives all over the globe with his contributions at FT. He was a very special guy.
Posted by: silverginger

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sat Sep 20 2003 06:05 PM

May GS rest in peace. I have not said anything outside of a private forum, but I feel it's necessary to do so. Such a private man who never let on how distinguished he really was! Excellent nature. He will be missed, but we will go on in his memory. RIP.
Posted by: DakotaNorth

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sun Sep 21 2003 07:22 AM

Gun's memorial service was very nice. I had the opportunity to meet Eileen and Kelly, and both are very sweet people.

I learned at the service that Gun had graduated in 1977 from Rutger's University with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice; and that he was honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1964. He worked for the Pinkerton Detective agency for quite a few years, and he was the sergeant in charge of the detectives of the Bridgewater Police Department.

Looking at the pictures of Gun, I saw that he was a very, very handsome man.

It's hard to believe that a man of this caliber has passed on...may he always rest in peace.
Posted by: ren33

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sun Sep 21 2003 07:33 AM

Thanks for that, DN, I am so glad we were represented at the service. He would have been glad. I am grateful to you for that.
Posted by: superferd

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sun Sep 21 2003 07:58 AM

That was very nice Lisa. I am glad that you went and I am sure his family did as well
Posted by: vikan

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sun Sep 21 2003 09:42 AM

I am sure Gun's family was pleased to see FT represented at his service. Thanks
Posted by: Linda1

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sun Sep 21 2003 01:51 PM

Eileen asked that this be posted in the forums. I agree that she's a very sweet lady, and my heart goes out to her, Kelly and the rest of Gun's family.

Quote:

Hello all,

I am Eileen, Larry's fiance. I would like to thank everyone for their nice
thoughts and postings on Larry's passing. I know he thought of many of you as
friends.

He was a special man who could guide you when he thought it was needed or just
let you run with it when he thought that was needed, as well.

He knew when to leave well enough alone.

I'm sorry I don't have much more to add.

Thank you for your nice thoughts and thank you Dakota North and Junior the Jaws
for taking the time to come to the memorial service today. Thank you for Linda1
for the beautiful flowers as well.




Posted by: CellarDoor

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 24 2003 08:14 PM

I've been away for the last few weeks and didn't find out until Heather was kind enough to tell me this morning. I was shocked and very saddened to hear this news. There's really very little I can add to the beautiful sentiments expressed here; no profound poems leap to mind, nor do any particularly telling anecdotes. All I can say is that he was one of the first people at FunTrivia who I met; he was the one who gave me a slot as an editor, who believed in me, who was a mentor to me and to every other editor on the roster today. I knew a wise and fair man and I know that we will all miss him.

My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Kelly and Eileen, and to the rest of your family. Thank you so much for coming by and allowing us to extend our sympathies.
Posted by: Lanni

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 24 2003 09:05 PM

Id like to echo the sentiments already expressed and send my condolences to the Worth family.
Posted by: TejasJoe

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sat Sep 27 2003 09:29 PM

This Was Really Sad News To Me. Heartfelt Sympathies To Gunslinger's Family and world of friends. My past experience within Funtrivia and the honor to know him and learn from him if only in "CyberSpace" has never been forgotten. A Good man indeed.

TexasJoe An Ol' Adversary in "Challenges" A while back,
Posted by: ren33

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sat Sep 27 2003 11:40 PM

TJ, it is good to see you here. Gun would have been glad to see you. XX
Posted by: SilverMoonsong

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sun Sep 28 2003 12:01 AM

Joe, good to see you. Thanks for stopping in to see us, and say goodbye to my dad.
Posted by: DakotaNorth

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sun Sep 28 2003 07:29 AM

Kelly, I hope you will continue to stop by and visit with us.
Posted by: BrainyBlonde

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sun Sep 28 2003 11:25 AM

I am shocked and saddened to have just learned of Gunslinger's passing. He was always very helpful and made a point of letting me know his cyber door was always open for any reason big or small.

My heartfelt condolences go out to Kelly, Eileen, Michael, friends and other family members. He will be sorely missed.
Posted by: dg_dave

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sun Oct 05 2003 07:33 AM

Gunslinger's passing is a sad occasion. My condolences go out to his family. He was able to help me when I first started FunTrivia in Quizzyland about 3 1/2 years ago. He will live on at FunTrivia because of all the contributions he made to the site.
Posted by: damnsuicidalroos

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Tue Oct 14 2003 03:17 AM

His words at the top of the page in the controversial issues threads often moderated[and still do] my posts and perhaps my debating in the "real world".I didn`t communicate with the gentleman but shall remember and try to adhere to his wise words whenever I discuss something with anyone.
Posted by: Linda1

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Thu Oct 16 2003 11:55 AM

Today's the one month anniversary. I still miss him terribly.

Posted by: Eileen_

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sun Oct 26 2003 04:59 AM

Hello all,

I am Gunslingers fiancee. I would like to thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers for Larry. He thought of all of you as family. He used to say, "I've got to check and see what's going on on FT." I realize that some of you may not think that sounded like he thought of you as family but for him to check on FT as often as he did - he was checking on his "children".

This past month has been an interesting one. I got laid off from one job, the next Monday started another one which two weeks later got laid off from; then a week later started the job I work at presently. Through all of this, I know Larry was watching me because I couldn't have survived this without having an angel with me.

An angel was what Larry was and now is. I, like you, know he could be hard and unbending when something was not going the way it "should". Through it all, the one thing you could always count on was his support!

I would like to thank EVERYONE for their support and help and good thoughts and beautiful memories of the man I love.

I miss him terribly, too Linda!

Eileen
Posted by: sue943

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sun Oct 26 2003 05:13 AM

Hello Eileen. Larry's death has hit us all but obviously none as hard as you and his family. You can see what we thought of him, a really wonderful man. He will, as you say, be watching over you, have strength Eileen and take care.

Sue
Posted by: Eileen_

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sun Oct 26 2003 05:13 AM

I would like to thank Dakota North and Junior the Jaws (I don't know their "real" names) for making such an effort to come to his service. I know he, like Kelly and I were, would have been sincerely touched by the effort.

I feel like you are all part of my family and I have a rather large family to begin with.

Linda and George thank you for your help in getting in to read all of the posts. I would like to come back and just be with his "family" every once in a while.

Eileen
Posted by: Eileen_

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sun Oct 26 2003 05:18 AM

Thank you Sue. He was a special man indeed. It really did and still does affect me.

Eileen
Posted by: PurpleFan

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sun Oct 26 2003 05:24 AM

Eileen,
Please feel free to visit here anytime you like. You are "Family" too.
PF
Posted by: DakotaNorth

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sun Oct 26 2003 08:29 AM

Eileen, I'm very happy to "see" you in the forums. I feel very bad that I didn't meet Gun when I had the chance. Around this time last year, Gun asked me to meet him and I had to respectfully decline as I was having car problems (car went and I haven't gotten a new one). I only wish I would have met him then, as I'll never have the chance to now.
Posted by: SilverMoonsong

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sun Oct 26 2003 01:48 PM

Just wanted to take a second and point out the link at the top of the main page for the forums. Terry put up a memorial for my dad, and I sent him some pictures.

In Memory of Gunslinger
Posted by: Linda1

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sun Oct 26 2003 03:50 PM

Eileen, you finally were able to get in. I'm so glad! And, I'm glad that this thread was one of your first stops. I was hoping you'd have a chance to check in here and am pleased that the work George and I did worked on your account.

I do hope you join us frequently. I know everyone would love the chance to get to know Gun's fiancee. And, please share any stories with us that you might have about him.

Posted by: Exit10

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sun Oct 26 2003 06:35 PM

Eileen,

Thank you so much for joining FT. We welcome you to share with us what was so much a part of Gun's life.

Exit10
Posted by: gtho4

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sun Oct 26 2003 11:25 PM

Eileen, thank you for dropping in and sharing some stories about GS .. and thank you to Silver Moonsong for supplying the pics. The PD photo is especially apt, as that is how I visualised him - he kept all of us in line including, once or twice, the webmaster himself. He had an undeniable presence. We often joked about who'd win Powerball and pay the other a visit, but it wasn't meant to be.

I've taken the liberty of copying Terry's link, at the top of the Main Page, and placing it with the list of mods at the foot of the page, and the list of editors in the Quizzyland Forum.
Posted by: allynellie

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sat Nov 15 2003 07:53 PM

I know I haven't posted in here for quite a while and would normally introduce myself before posting, but I am quite shocked and saddened to hear this news about Gunslinger.

Like many people here, I never got a chance to meet Gunslinger, but corresponded through FT when I was experiencing difficulties with my posts.

He showed me the patience of a Saint, bless him and I have never forgotten that kindness. Clearly he is a gentle-man in the true sense of the word. I feel honoured to have met him.

My well wishes go out to his loved ones, who will surely miss his presence here on the earth plain.

allynellie
Posted by: Ms.Lady

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sat Nov 15 2003 09:16 PM

This is such sad news! Gunslinger was a very nice, very classy man. My condolences to his family and loved ones.
Posted by: NalaMarie

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sat Nov 29 2003 12:06 PM

Oh wow. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Gunslinger. Although I didn't get to know him well, I'm shocked to hear about it. Blessings to his family as well as his FT family.
Posted by: shuttlebunny

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sun Nov 30 2003 05:15 PM

I'm in shock! I don't know what brought me to FT today, I just thought I'd see if any of the old gang was still around.

Larry's passing is a great loss. FT was my first "home" on the internet and Gunslinger was one of the best.

Thanks for your influence in my life, Larry, You will be missed by many. Especially those that never met you to benefit from your wisdom.

I'm sorry for your family's loss.

Sue
Posted by: lowwow

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sat Aug 28 2004 10:30 AM

Well I was not around to see Gunslinger He sounded like a great person.
Posted by: Exit10

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 15 2004 01:28 AM

It is one year ago that Gunslinger passed away.

I know these words are pithy but it seems like only yesterday he was keeping us all in line, sharing our good humour, and supporting us in times of need.

Funtrivia will never forget you.
Posted by: JaneMarple

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 15 2004 01:37 AM

I joined after he had passed away, but it is obvious he was a very nice man, important to Funtrivia itself and it's members.
Posted by: SilverMoonsong

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed Sep 15 2004 07:58 AM

Tomorrow is the one year anniversary. Not sure yet what I will do, if anything.
Posted by: Anakin_S

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Thu Sep 16 2004 05:09 PM

With your permission, I will pray for you and your father, my friend.

If he was half the person I know you to be, the world is a sadder place without him.
Posted by: zelda_geek90

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Fri Sep 17 2004 08:09 AM

whos gunslinger
Posted by: sue943

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Fri Sep 17 2004 08:14 AM

Please click on the link which is in the top right of your screen.

Gunslinger was a long-term administrator of this website and was a very fine man, he worked extremely hard for the members and was appreciated by all that knew him through this site.
Posted by: Gatsby722

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Fri Sep 17 2004 08:21 AM

zelda geek--->I will thank you now not to send me any more PMs. And I will further thank you to not casually dismiss those who have come before you, like Gunslinger. He was a very impressive person and, from what I've seen so far, you are not.
Posted by: dg_dave

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Fri Sep 17 2004 08:58 AM

Quote:

And I will further thank you to not casually dismiss those who have come before you, like Gunslinger. He was a very impressive person.




I agree with you gatsby! Gun was truly a great person and will never be forgotten on this site. Other than Terry and the editors...he kept this site going and got the membership high. For that, Gun, we thank you!!

Changed name as I misread it...sorry gatsby
Posted by: SilverMoonsong

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Thu Sep 01 2005 10:16 PM

It's been almost 2 years now. Wow.

I still have his ashes on my dresser. He wanted to be sprinkled over the ocean from an airplane, but I'm not sure how I would do that, or even if I could what with gas prices what they are now..

So, anyone have ideas?

My mother-in-law makes pottery, and will be making me a small urn that I will personalize so I can keep a small amount of the ashes, but I really don't know what to do with the rest of them.
Posted by: ren33

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Thu Sep 01 2005 10:58 PM

He is going to understand, SM, if you don't actually scatter them from a plane. We scattered my mum's over the clifftop where she loved to walk with her beloved dog. We talked about her while doing this and had a few laughs about things she said and did. The undertaker , on giving us the urn, warned us to stand downwind, or we would get a mouthful! My mum would have had a huge laugh at that! If you can imagine the broad Devon accent when he was warning us. A real giggle. Just scatter them on the ocean he loved....
Posted by: SilverMoonsong

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Thu Sep 01 2005 11:14 PM

ren, it was flying he loved so much..
Posted by: Taesma

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Thu Sep 01 2005 11:21 PM

Ah Silvermoonsong, {{big hugs}} to you.

My mother left us nearly 4 years ado, and she's still keeping me company on my dresser. I face a similar dilemma in that one day I would like to take her to the Orkney Islands and scatter her there, but I doubt I will ever be able to do that. So we are considering other options.

Perhaps a compromise might work? Is it the water that is the important part? Maybe there is an organization there that does scatterings by boat, if you are near the ocean. (Out here we have The Neptune Society which does that.) Or if you are inland, maybe there's a nice lake or river. (Although I know different areas have different laws regarding these things, you'd have to check that, I guess.)

My other suggestion would be just to find a place that your father particularly loved; for instance, did he go camping or skiing or something like that?

Sometimes I feel that I should find a place for my mom soon, but then I think, well, where would she rather be than with her family? So I don't worry about any kind of deadline. When it's the right time and place, it'll feel right, I think.
Again, my condolences to you. I know how difficult it is.
Posted by: ren33

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Fri Sep 02 2005 12:21 AM

<ren, it was flying he loved so much..>
Of course , I realise that but what I meant was he will understand if you can't do it.
Posted by: sue943

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Fri Sep 02 2005 02:48 AM

Kelly, what about contacting a parachuting club? They will certainly have the door open on a 'plane, it might not be over an ocean but certainly from the air. Then, as your father was an airman in the armed services, how about a Veteran's organisation, they might know how to organise this through the airforce (perhaps scatter the ashes from a helicopter). Both these options would probably be completely free of charge.

I cannot believe that it is two years alredy, he is still missed here on a daily basis.
Posted by: gtho4

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Fri Sep 02 2005 03:24 AM

what Sue said .. where have those 2 years gone?
Posted by: chelseabelle

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Fri Sep 02 2005 05:14 AM

Hi, SilverMoonsong.

I had my friend's ashes scattered at sea, off the coast of New England (where he was born) by the Coast Guard. I honestly cannot recall the cost, but I do not think it was very expensive at all. It is a service the Coast Guard apparently performs routinely, and they aren't necessarily making a special trip to do this. They have a ceremony on the ship and they sent me photos of the ceremony and a map and log indicating where the ashes were scattered. The funeral director who handled the cremation did all the arrangements for me.

You could talk with a funeral director in your area about the options for scattering ashes, including by plane. They can give you a good idea of the costs, and who might do that sort of thing. They would probably be your best source of information. In the phone book, under funerals and cremations, you might also find cremation societies which might be able to provide you with additional information. There might be organizations that arrange to scatter ashes from planes, and if they do more than one each trip, the cost might not be too high.

Another option might be to plant a memorial tree, either on your own property, if you have a house, or on the grounds of a V.A. hospital, or college, or park, and place the ashes under the roots of the tree (if that's possible). As the tree grows, part of your dad would be reaching toward the sky, and he would be a part of the life cycle.

I think that whatever you decide to do will be the right thing.

I can't believe it's two years either.
Posted by: SilverMoonsong

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Fri Sep 02 2005 07:40 PM

Quote:

Then, as your father was an airman in the armed services, how about a Veteran's organisation, they might know how to organise this through the airforce (perhaps scatter the ashes from a helicopter).





I had to chuckle out loud at the helicopter part.. my dad hated helicopters. he always said something about them "beating the air into submission..."

I will look into the local vets organizations and see what info they have. If not, I can contact the PBA back in New Jersey and see if they have any ideas. Hrm.. also the Masonic Lodge might do something.. although that one is not very likely..

And my dad also had another saying about parachuting..
"Why would someone jump out of a perfectly good airplane?"

Posted by: linkan

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sun Sep 04 2005 07:35 AM

I agree with contacting the coast guard or even a local airport to ask the cost. You might be surprised how nice some people can be.

Since that was his wish, I would do my best to fulfill his last dying wish. Doesn't necesssarily mean today, but in the future.
Posted by: JuniorTheJaws

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Sun Sep 04 2005 02:04 PM

SM, isn't there anyway that you can contact those flyging schools? Maybe they would be able to help you with your request?

Just an idea....


-------
Agnes (JTJ
Posted by: syedam

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Mon Aug 21 2006 01:16 PM

I don't know Gun in person, but after reading the message out here given by the people, I really feel that we have missed a very good person who is very dearest to all of us. I miss u Gun..
Posted by: ren33

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Mon Aug 21 2006 06:36 PM

Thanks Syedam. Yes it is coming up to three years now, but we still miss him badly.
Posted by: dg_dave

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Mon Aug 21 2006 08:29 PM

Yes, we do, ren. It's hard to think it's been that long.
Posted by: SilverMoonsong

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Mon Sep 18 2006 04:27 PM

"I wish you enough!"
Written by Bob Perks
Bob@BobPerks.com

Recently I overheard a father and daughter at the airport in their last moments together. They had announced her departure and, standing near the security gate, they hugged and he said, "I love you. I wish you enough." She in turn said, "Daddy, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too." They kissed and she left.

He walked over toward the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see he wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on his privacy, but he welcomed me in by asking, "Did you ever say goodbye to someone knowing it would be forever?"

"Yes, I have," I replied. Saying that brought back memories I had of expressing my love and appreciation for all my Dad had done for me. Recognizing that his days were limited, I took the time to tell him face to face how much he meant to me. So I knew what this man was experiencing.

"Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever goodbye?" I asked.

I am old and she lives much too far away. I have challenges ahead, and the reality is, the next trip back will be for my funeral," he said.

"When you were saying goodbye I heard you say, "I wish you enough." May I ask what that means?"

He began to smile. "That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone." He paused for a moment and looking up as if trying to remember it in detail, he smiled even more. "When we said 'I wish you enough, we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them," he continued, and then turning toward me he shared the following as if he were reciting it from memory:

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.

I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish enough "Hello's to get you through the final "Goodbye."

He then began to sob and walked away.

I wish you enough.

*******************************************************

To all of you that have been with me along this rocky path, I wish you enough

Kelly
Posted by: sue943

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Mon Sep 18 2006 04:50 PM

A man remembered with great affection and respect, it seems like only yesterday that we had the benefit of his wisdom and great sense of humour. Firm but fair. When making decisions here I often think "Gunslinger would have said...", and he was virtually always right. We miss you Larry.
Posted by: ren33

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Mon Sep 18 2006 05:40 PM

Thanks for that, Kelly. I still miss him too, of course we all do. He did so much.
Posted by: JaneMarple

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Tue Sep 19 2006 01:04 AM

I joined after Gunslinger left us, but it is obvious he was a well respected and lovely man.
Posted by: skunkee

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Tue Sep 19 2006 05:43 AM

Oh my, I am wetting my keyboard here.

I never had the pleasure of knowing your father, but if he was anything like his daughter, he was an amazing man.
Posted by: jarsma63

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Tue Sep 19 2006 07:05 PM

Sounds like I missed one fine human being.
Posted by: dg_dave

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Tue Sep 19 2006 07:22 PM

Quote:

Sounds like I missed one fine human being.




Yes, jarsma, you most certainly did.
Posted by: Terry

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed May 11 2011 12:15 AM

Found this while I was doing some server cleanup:

http://www.funtrivia.com/gunslinger.html

Still miss you, big man!
Posted by: sue943

Re: Sad News - Gunslinger - Wed May 11 2011 03:51 AM

Thanks for the link again Terry.