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Re: Sad News Regarding Brother Noble
« Reply #60 on: September 30, 2011, 11:45:13 am »
Well, that ruins my day.  Noble and I were special friends. We met personally awt the first pig roast and found ourselves connected at the hip, both shying from large groups.

We spent many evenings sharing email of intimate personal contacts, including a friend he had in South  America, Tom and the "Stupid Cows". I'm really going to miss him a lot.  His passing leaves a hole in my heart. I hope that he is singing with the angels now and telling  them of his friend in Florida.  Life is short and we'll all be back together again soon.

I have a special file of Noble's talks about Tom.  He sure loved his boy
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Re: Sad News Regarding Brother Noble
« Reply #61 on: September 30, 2011, 11:48:15 am »
I'm very saddened to hear of this loss. My prayers go out to his friends and family.
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Re: Sad News Regarding Brother Noble
« Reply #62 on: September 30, 2011, 12:27:45 pm »
A poem for Brother Noble about cows and life:

The Cows At Night    
by Hayden Carruth
   

The moon was like a full cup tonight,
too heavy, and sank in the mist
soon after dark, leaving for light

faint stars and the silver leaves
of milkweed beside the road,
gleaming before my car.

Yet I like driving at night
in summer and in Vermont:
the brown road through the mist

of mountain-dark, among farms
so quiet, and the roadside willows
opening out where I saw

the cows. Always a shock
to remember them there, those
great breathings close in the dark.

I stopped, and took my flashlight
to the pasture fence. They turned
to me where they lay, sad

and beautiful faces in the dark,
and I counted them–forty
near and far in the pasture,

turning to me, sad and beautiful
like girls very long ago
who were innocent, and sad

because they were innocent,
and beautiful because they were
sad. I switched off my light.

But I did not want to go,
not yet, nor knew what to do
if I should stay, for how

in that great darkness could I explain
anything, anything at all.
I stood by the fence. And then

very gently it began to rain.

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Re: Sad News Regarding Brother Noble
« Reply #63 on: September 30, 2011, 12:35:28 pm »
This is sad news.  My thoughts are with his family.  I met Noble several years ago and had an instant liking for the man.  He was the definition of "gentleman".
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Re: Sad News Regarding Brother Noble
« Reply #64 on: September 30, 2011, 01:31:19 pm »
Thank you David for taking time from your grieving to let us know that your Dad is now with our Good Lord.  He will be missed by us as well.
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Re: Sad News Regarding Brother Noble
« Reply #65 on: September 30, 2011, 03:16:14 pm »
Please add my thoughts and wishes to the family as well.  Sad day for many people.

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Re: Sad News Regarding Brother Noble
« Reply #66 on: September 30, 2011, 03:55:57 pm »
I'm sorry to hear of his passing.  I will miss him.
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Re: Sad News Regarding Brother Noble
« Reply #67 on: September 30, 2011, 05:04:22 pm »
I never met the man nor communicated with him personally but I enjoyed his posts and feel I too have lost a friend. My deepest sympathy to the family.
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Re: Sad News Regarding Brother Noble
« Reply #68 on: September 30, 2011, 05:10:32 pm »
My last IM with Brother Noble was just about a month ago, when he was deciding on a brush saw to work on some area of the back yard to clean up for his wife. Kind of a little park.  :-\

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Re: Sad News Regarding Brother Noble
« Reply #69 on: September 30, 2011, 05:19:23 pm »
I so enjoyed the couple of days that I "camped" out by his sawmill.  Helped David and Bro Noble bring in a load of logs, took a hike through the pasture and on down by the creek.  His home and family where warm and friendly.  Thank you David for sharing with us.  

I do believe I hear a bunch of  Angels laughing at a really good hog hunting story.  
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Re: Sad News Regarding Brother Noble
« Reply #70 on: September 30, 2011, 06:09:28 pm »
As so many have already said, there is an empty spot in our world.  I never met Brother Noble in person and yet, as a country boy who grew up around farming and hauled many a can of milk from farms to a cheese factory, I felt a certain kinship.  I will always remember Noble and his "stoopid cows".  He and his family will be in my prayers tonight and days to come. 
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Re: Sad News Regarding Brother Noble
« Reply #71 on: September 30, 2011, 06:19:16 pm »
Sad news, my thoughts to the family.

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Re: Sad News Regarding Brother Noble
« Reply #72 on: September 30, 2011, 07:03:15 pm »
I have always enjoyed what Bro Noble has put up here, my thoughts are with his family.
So, how did I end up here anyway?

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Re: Sad News Regarding Brother Noble
« Reply #73 on: September 30, 2011, 07:50:21 pm »
That is very sad news, our thoughts and prayers are with his family. 

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Re: Sad News Regarding Brother Noble
« Reply #74 on: September 30, 2011, 07:53:00 pm »
Sorry for your loss. I hate to hear it.  He was a Good Man

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Re: Sad News Regarding Brother Noble
« Reply #75 on: September 30, 2011, 08:25:37 pm »
My condolences to all

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Re: Sad News Regarding Brother Noble
« Reply #76 on: September 30, 2011, 08:48:55 pm »
This is not the kind of news one wants to get.  Jeff sent me an email earlier today.  This is now the second time (the first being Mark Mathys) that I am aware of that we have lost a pillar of The Forestry Forum.  If my memory is any good the picture of Noble that Jeff posted is one that I took at Rick Schmalzried's place many years ago north of Peoria. Noble and his wife Nancy would come to Pekin so Nancy could visit her Mother.  So Noble would take the opportunity to come and visit me at my home just outside Peoria or I would drive to Pekin and hook up at a restaurant to chat.  Becky, Jeremiah and I drove down to Noble's Farm in Ozark County MO. The spring of 2003.  That's when I brought back some cedar logs that I bought from him and brought back the tree stump that the beavers had eaten and Noble cut down to have me take to Jeff in Michigan later that summer in July.    One thing that I am sure most of you know about Noble was that his first love was for the Good Lord.  We stayed at Zanoni Mill Bed and Breakfast and the Morrison's (owners)  had arranged for Bryant River Gospel Group (the group that Noble sang with) to have an evening session of singing in the basement.  It was fun to see them and hear them play and sing.  Becky sang along with nearly all of their songs. Since I can't sing for hoot,  I just watched listened and enjoyed.   I also feel a secondary kinship to Noble's father,  Noble Barker Senior cause both of us are Caterpillar retirees.  So that officially means that some of Noble's blood is yellow because Caterpillar is a family also.   Over the many years, I thought of Noble often and I always felt that he had a brotherly love for mankind second to none.  Okay.. I have to stop now cause the tears are welling up in my eyes.  But before I do, I want to say that over the next few days I am going to make an Album in Facebook of many of the nearly 200 photos I took the spring of 2003 at Noble's place.   When I have finished,  I will make the album public and I will post the link to the album back here.  It will take a while cause I have terribly slow internet access speed.    I know Noble is with God now.    We will miss him
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Re: Sad News Regarding Brother Noble
« Reply #77 on: September 30, 2011, 09:16:08 pm »
Sad news ,indeed . I always enjoyed his posts .Tom
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Re: Sad News Regarding Brother Noble
« Reply #78 on: September 30, 2011, 09:51:07 pm »
Okay.... here's the start of the Facebook Album dedicated to Brother Noble.  Please let me know if it can't be seen.. I think I published as a public album.


http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.229833430408342.61317.100001450602080&l=d09682c8ec&type=1
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Re: Sad News Regarding Brother Noble
« Reply #79 on: September 30, 2011, 10:10:30 pm »
 I went  and looked ,  thanks for sharing  :)
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