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Discussion in 'Questions & Suggestions' started by adjustablejohnsons, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. I see a post started by Junkyard Jan is on the first page today, and I started to wonder how many of our members have passed away. I think it is nice that their posts are still active and getting responses.

    Maybe we could come up with a "memorial" list..

    I know about

    Junkyard Jan

    I hope this is a good idea. I know there are many concepts and sentiments about death, and if the consensus says this is not something we should do..I understand.
  2. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,599


  3. Of course. How could I overlook him?
  4. Bob the Ferret (Dave Runner, '09)
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  5. Casey
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 3,294

    Member Emeritus

  6. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 9,706

    from Burton, MI

    Copperbobber. RIP Billy.
  7. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,188

    Okie Pete

    I think this is a good idea . I belong to a steam & gas engine club. Every year at the anual show the names of the members that had passed away the past year are remembered before the opening parade. Sorry to hijack . Rip HAMBers
  8. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
    Posts: 6,251

    general gow
    Staff Member

    my pops, model40. 8/27/08
  9. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,471


  10. "Just Steve" I think that was his name.
  11. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,746


    Many, many well respected and loved HAMB members have passed. There could be a section on the main page right under birthdays with the names of HAMB members that have passed. Their names would be a link to their profiles where one could go and link to their threads and posts.

  12. HellRaiser
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,240

    from Podunk, NE

    IMO..this should go up at the top as a sticky, then it could be added to throughout the year. It would be a whole lot easier to keep track of.

    When a person does make a post about a H.A.M.B'er passing on, then the dates would be kept in a asending order for the year.

    Denise, your idea would be good too.

  13. 100% Matt
    Joined: Aug 7, 2006
    Posts: 2,526

    100% Matt

    TooTallRodder RIP
  14. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,301

    hombres ruin

    great idea.Very nice gesture of respect.I vote for it being something we reflect on each year.
  15. I had absolutely no idea about C9 'till the other day.
  16. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    Pops...Jim Markley
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  17. Onenew32.....passed 3-4 weeks ago.suddenly
  18. freebird101
    Joined: Feb 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,203


    this is upsetting, to hear about how many HAMBers have died
  19. 303racer
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 499


    I think that is a good idea -gone but never forgotten-
  20. plodge55aqua
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 1,710

    from Alberta

    Those Lost and Not forgotten Members have shared there Dreams, Hopes and there Goals with us..

    R.I P.
  21. I think this is a good idea. It's always appropriate to honor the memory of people who have been an active part of the HAMB community. It's akin to what we do at church on All Saints Day.
  22. jonzcustomshop
    Joined: Jun 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,927


    my friend kevin murphy died a year ago this month, he was mainly a lurker, but would have been a valuable member if he had gotten the hang of the computer...
    rip kev.
  23. twogees
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 46

    from Mid Mo.

    We lost another a little over a year ago, Flathead Dools. He was a great friend and is missed dearly. R.I.P.
  24. kurtis
    Joined: Mar 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,990

    from Australia

    What about a H.A.M.B. Memorial Trophy given to the winner each year at the H.A.M.B. Drags, or something similar.
  25. fuzzface
    Joined: Dec 7, 2006
    Posts: 1,296


    I would like to see a sticky memorial thread too.

    I'll add Stovebolt48 and Hotroddtodd, RIP.

    I actually didn't know about C9 until this thread.
  26. elrobo818
    Joined: Dec 17, 2008
    Posts: 664


    i also think this would be a good idea. although i dont know anyone that passed away from here.

    may all the hambers that have passed r.i.p.
  27. BrandonSilva
    Joined: Aug 5, 2008
    Posts: 170


    I second the sticky memorial or maybe a group....we could call it HAMB HEAVEN...this subject bums me out but I think it's cool that we can keep members memories alive and pay tribute to fellow HAMBers. Geez we're tighter than the freemasons
  28. plym49
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,797

    from Earth

    I think it is a good idea for the HAMB to have a running list of those who pass on.

    I also wonder if some we might not hear about - the lone wolves whose families might not even know about the HAMB, or even they did how to log on or, indeed, that the folks on this forum are as tight as they are.
  29. archied1067
    Joined: Aug 5, 2007
    Posts: 425


  30. 15 and this sucks.

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