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Folks Of Interest I'm devastated. Bad bad news.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rickybop, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 5,878

    from Michigan

    Oh dear God, have mercy.

    The love of my life, my reason for living, my dear sweet loving wife Sandy...who stuck with me through all the good and bad for 27 years, and continued to believe in me in spite of everything...and who did so much to encourage and support my interest in vintage cars and hot rods...(and who's enjoyed them as much as I have) died suddenly and unexpectedly at our home on Monday evening. She was alone. I was way out back in the barn/shop finishing some work on my off-topic pu truck. I walked back to the house after about an hour to check on her, because I couldn't reach her on the phone. The horror of finding her lifeless still lingers, and I know that much grief is still ahead for me. We had no children, so I'm alone now.

    I doubt that you guys will see me around here much for quite a while. I've got an extremely big adjustment to make, and much to attend to that has nothing at all to do with old cars. I want you all to know, that Sandy thoroughly enjoyed sometimes sitting in with me on the Hamb, witnessing the antics, and she understood the kind of community and comradery we share here. I thank all of you for allowing me to be part of that.

    I can't believe seems so unreal, like a terrible nightmare. I'm so sad and devastated. I don't know what I'll do without her.

    Here's my dear Sandy back when I first met her. Is there any wonder why I fell so in love with her? Her heart was even more beautiful than her appearence. I swear to God...she was the most loving, giving, forgiving, outgoing, encouraging, sweet, kind, caring, comforting, selfless woman I've ever met. She knew the meaning and importance of practicing the art of giving of herself. She had a knack for looking for and recognizing an individual's particular need, and helping to fulfill that need. I've seen her do the nicest things for complete strangers. And I was lucky enough to be the main object of her affection...though I doubt that I deserved to be. She had a wonderful sense of humor, and a genuine love for our creator. She rarely took credit for all the good she did. She'd always say, "To God goes the glory...I'm just a vessle of his love." I'm sobbing.


    I'd like to thank Danny (HOTRODPRIMER) for being so kind by having the auction for the Deuce grill shell to help pay for Sandy's marker. Also to everyone who's sent donations, PMs, and posted such comforting words of support. Thank you. God bless you all.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2014
  2. Pete
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
    Posts: 4,490


    I am very sorry for your loss.

    My prayers to you.

  3. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 2,139


    Sorry to hear of her passing and your loss
  4. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 15,219

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    my deepest sympathies....
    i never met her or you, but have enjoyed reading your posts. like you, my wife reads over my shoulder some times, or we pass the computer back and forth.
    i am saddened.
    be strong.
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  5. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,333


    my condolences , on your loss , ...
  6. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,796


  7. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,849

    Harms Way

    If I can help in any way,... Don't hesitate to contact me.... Your in my prayers....
  8. rod1
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
    Posts: 635


    Rickybop,I'm so sorry..If you ever need someone to just talk to.. Pm me for my number. call Any time..
  9. 210ken
    Joined: Sep 28, 2007
    Posts: 46

    from Michigan

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope the memories of your wonderful life together helps to soothe your grief :-(
  10. metal man
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 2,948

    metal man

    Good god,man..I don't even know what to say to you right now. I am so sorry about this. I can't even imagine what you feel. You know, there are people on here that come and go, and then there are guys and girls like yourself, who I actually begin to consider a friend....even though we have never met.

    I am truly sad for you, and you will be in my thoughts in the days to come. Reading your post actually brought a tear to my eye,and I'm a big tough guy normally.

    I hope you will continue to check in once in a while at least.We will worry about you a lot more if you disappear on us. You need as many friends around you as you can get right now. - Jim
  11. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 3,620


    So Sorry for your loss
  12. ...just heard a bell ring, an angel got her wings.
    prayers are with you.
  13. jetnow1
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,362

    from CT
    1. A-D Truckers

    Prayers for you and your lovely wife. Remember that you were blessed with 27 good years
    with her, and that she would want you to go on.
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  14. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
    Posts: 6,592


    Wow, I am SO sorry for your loss, if there is anything I can do PLEASE let me know.
  15. black 62
    Joined: Jul 12, 2012
    Posts: 1,895

    black 62
    from arkansas

  16. My deepest Sympathies to You and Your Loved Ones at this time of great loss in your life.
  17. Hotrodbuilderny
    Joined: Mar 20, 2009
    Posts: 1,646


    I am so sorry for your loss. I have been with my wife for over 40 years and can't imagine what I would do.
  18. So sorry for your loss. Prayers sent.
  19. fritzz
    Joined: Mar 21, 2012
    Posts: 212

    from canada

    so sorry,prayers sent.
  20. Peace be with you. Sending prayers.
  21. haychrishay
    Joined: Jul 23, 2008
    Posts: 944


    Praying that god will comfort you ! So Sorry for your loss!
  22. J'st Wandering
    Joined: Jan 28, 2004
    Posts: 1,621

    J'st Wandering

    I feel for you. I only know you though this site but enjoy what you contribute. Sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  23. low-n-slo54
    Joined: Jul 25, 2009
    Posts: 1,921


    I am so sorry. You are in my prayers.
  24. pastlane
    Joined: Oct 4, 2007
    Posts: 1,064


    My heart goes out to you. I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss.

    The Hamb is a community and if you need anything at all, just ask.
  25. Condolences, sorry for your loss.
  26. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,119

    from Nicasio Ca

    Oh man, Rickybop. Like you it's just my long time wife and I, and I also come in from the shop often to check on her. Can't imagine the loss and loneliness you are feeling. Hope you get back on your feet and the HAMB soon, your posts will be missed.
  27. 53 sparky
    Joined: Feb 22, 2013
    Posts: 131

    53 sparky

    Rickybop, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. May God grant you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
  28. oldsjoe
    Joined: May 2, 2011
    Posts: 2,506


    My deepest sympathy and prayer's are sent your way! Stay strong and and believe!
  29. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 10,917

    from Quincy, IL

    I, too, am very sorry to hear that you have lost your Dear Wife. Words seem so inadequate at a time like this.

    My sincere condolences for your loss .......Best Wishes
  30. Rickybop: Just very very difficult to grasp. I can in no way even imagine what you must be going through. I will pray for you. You need some friends or family to be with you NOW to have someone to talk with and a sympathetic shoulder. Please contact any of us if you need to talk, pray or weep. Pm, e-mail or call.....Tim

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