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R.I.P HAMBANDY (Andy Dunn)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by movingviolation, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. klx3000
    Joined: Jul 6, 2008
    Posts: 11


    RIP Andy,

    As a father, I'm at a loss for words...

  2. klx3000
    Joined: Jul 6, 2008
    Posts: 11


    Wow, I posted in this thread earlier today, I came back out to my shop after a trip to the store and a dime was on the floor, right next to my chair in front of my desk... I taped it to my computer so I'll remember this great kid. God bless you Andy Dunn, you were placed on this earth for a good reason.
  3. burninbilly
    Joined: Jan 24, 2009
    Posts: 176


    rollin in gods hands
  4. turdmagnet
    Joined: May 19, 2008
    Posts: 384


    Deepest condolences to family and friends/
  5. KernCountyKid
    Joined: Jul 11, 2006
    Posts: 376

    from Arkansas

    We had a pretty harsh winter here and I haven't been tooling in the shop much at all. Most of my resources were otherwise commited, so I was excited about getting back at it this summer.

    I haven't logged on in a while and like the guy above, the first thing I see is Andy's memorial post. People like Andy are never far from my mind and I try to appreciate my blessings. Little things we all take for granted are big, big things for less fortunate people. Having someone like Andy in our thoughts when wrenching and enjoying ourselves definetly keeps things in perspective. I think eveyone that has heard his story benefited from it, and he definetly left his mark on the hobby we all enjoy so much.

    God speed, kid!
  6. It's good to see that folks are still finding out about our loss.
  7. El-Cid
    Joined: Feb 17, 2005
    Posts: 169


    I hadn't been on here for a few months either and saw the HambAndy memorial fund thread too. I'm pretty darn late but I'd like to pass on my condolences and prayers to the family too.
  8. I'm late, too. I didn't have home internet for a while and missed this note. My heart sank when I read this, but was raised a bit by the love shown here.

    R.I.P., Andy. I hope to meet you someday.
  9. BigDfromthe303
    Joined: Feb 8, 2009
    Posts: 87


    My condolences to Andy's family and friends. Deeply sorry for your loss.

    Break out the kleenex. It may be a little tear jerker but it helps put things into a little bit of perspective when a tragedy like this hits close to home.

    To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say.
    But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
    I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God
    above. Here, there's no more tears of sadness; Here is just eternal love.
    Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
    Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night.
    That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was
    through. God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you.
    It's good to have you back again, you were missed while
    you were gone. As for your dearest family, They'll be here later on.
    There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."
    God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to
    do. And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
    And when you lie in bed at night the day's chores put to
    flight. God and I are closest to the middle of the night.
    When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving
    years. Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
    But do not be afraid to cry: it does relieve the pain. Remember
    there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
    I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
    If I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
    But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is
    o'er. I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
    There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to
    climb; But together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
    It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too;
    That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
    If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain;
    Then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
    And now I am contented....that my life was worthwhile.
    Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
    So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low;
    Just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
    When you're walking down the street and you've got Me on
    your mind; I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
    And when it's time for you to go....from that body to be
    free. Remember you're not're coming here to Me.
  10. ronniejames
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
    Posts: 55

    from indiana

    Its amazing how moving such a young life can be. I am disappointed at the very least to have not had the chance to meet Andy but greatly encouraged and moved by the GRACE and LOVE shown here. It reminds me of a great many things but one of the best is....Andy and his relationship with many (including fellow Hambers) remind us all that the true spirit of humanity of a era long ago.....still lives on. I am proud to be a Hamber, a lover of crafted steal and an American. RIP young bro and may Gods peace shine on you all.

    Thanks so much for this.....I needed it.
  11. arkracing
    Joined: Feb 7, 2005
    Posts: 891


    I'm another who hasn't logged onto the HAMB in a few months and missed this. Condolences and prayers from my wife and I for Andy's family.
  12. RickyRodder
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 146


    R.I.P. HAMBAndy. Wish I could've met you. You sound like quite the kid!
  13. bigken
    Joined: Jul 7, 2005
    Posts: 2,788


  14. Nailhead
    Joined: Oct 3, 2007
    Posts: 540


    I too haven't been on here in a while. I'm very sad to hear this news. :( I'm sure Andy is cruisin the big highway in the sky smiling down on us.


    He may not be sitting reading our posts but he will influence all he has touched for years to come. Don't let that love and passion go away, ever. I for one, even though I never had the honor of meeting him, was definitely inspired by his determination and spirit. As long as that lives on in any one of us Andy will be here. Thank you Andy.
  16. cinemafx
    Joined: Mar 28, 2009
    Posts: 94

    from Vancouver

    My condolences to Andy's family and friends.

    I am fairly new here and had not seen the posts by or about Andy untill yesterday. I read many of the old posts last night and come away humbled to be in the company of such a supportive group. What you all did for Andy is truly amazing. My hat is off to you all and Andy!
    I am speechless.
  17. ken1939
    Joined: Jul 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,558


    See ya buddy, say hi to Jack, Johnny and my brother John for me!
  18. caseyscustoms
    Joined: May 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,031

    from st.joe, MO

    i know its 18 monthes since the last post but i never got to pay my respects becasue my account wasnt active....

    r.i.p. hambandy

    i glad to see this thread is still around.


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  19. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 3,908


    Only the good die young!!!!!
  20. unclescooby
    Joined: Jul 5, 2004
    Posts: 4,993

    from indy

    Hard to believe it’s been so long. Still think about this whole journey often [​IMG][​IMG]

    Wanted! Olds 394 Hurst motor mount and dual point distributor
  21. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
    Posts: 5,699


    My screensaver shuffles through some of my favorite photos. This pic is one of them.
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  22. I think about what he would be working on right now. He loved old cars so much, in a time when most his age were into video games.
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  23. RIP Andy..
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  24. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,489


    I still have the HAMB Andy shirt. I see it hanging in the closet every morning.

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  25. TERPU
    Joined: Jan 2, 2004
    Posts: 2,381


    He was a real inspiration for certain. May he rest in peace
  26. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 6,243


    I read through a bunch of this, and 11 years later and now as a parent myself it hits differently for me than it did then. Andy's legacy is certainly alive on the HAMB. I hope Dunnie and the rest of Andy's family and friends are doing well and have found some comfort in the years that have passed.
  27. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 34,243


    I still have my Hamb Andy shirt tucked away. He inspired a lot of us.
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  28. brokenspoke
    Joined: Jul 26, 2005
    Posts: 2,974


    I was thinking about him yesterday
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  29. Hackerbilt
    Joined: Aug 13, 2001
    Posts: 6,254


    I look back on this and it feels like it could have been 2 months ago we started the build.
    Where does time go...
    God speed Andy...RIP.
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  30. CGkidd
    Joined: Mar 2, 2002
    Posts: 2,913


    I still have my HAMB Andy plaque. Still seems like yesterday.

    Sent from my E6910 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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