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A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« on: November 23, 2011, 03:49:28 pm »
Friday will be the anniversary of our friend Tom's Birth. It will be the first of the bi-annual Red-Shirt Days we will have as a tribute to Mr. Tom.  If you have a red shirt, wear it Friday to honor our friend, and if you have a notion, take a photo and post it here.  Tom would get a kick out of it.

I want to take a moment to direct your attention to the Link up in the right hand corner of the forum titled "In Memoriam.  There was no way I was going to rest in this upgrade until I had my friend back on the forum.c I miss him more than anyone can know, and especially this week. He was my right hand man and always inspired, supported and mentored me in everything I did. 

I'll be adding other Members that past on in due time, but I needed to get Tom up there so I can rest. I love you Tom.
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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2011, 03:55:00 pm »
The memoriam is touching.

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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2011, 04:42:21 pm »
Very nice touch to the Forum Jeff!


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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2011, 05:16:32 pm »
I'll be wearing my red T-Shirt on the 25th.  Losing my brother is one of the saddest parts of my life.  Death is so final and silent.
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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2011, 05:27:20 pm »
Tom reached a lot of folks on this forum. I think it was Tom that let me in the door here. If it wasn't, he was a close second because I remember right off the bat messaging and posting a lot between us. He gave me what I will relate as "a little forum guidance". ;) Jeff, you did to of course, in your own way.  ;D

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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2011, 06:14:20 pm »
I will be wearing a red shirt on the 25th.

"In Memoriam"  is very nicely done Jeff.  Many people loved Mr.Tom.
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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2011, 07:15:50 pm »
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   You got any red Forestry Forum tee shirts for sale? I'll take one if you do! PM me if you do and we'll make shipping and payment arrangements.

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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2011, 07:23:32 pm »
Nope, we have never had t-shirts.
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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2011, 07:39:34 pm »
It will be like the time I came to the Piggy Roast and everyone had on a red t shirt.  Tom was the only one I recognized because everyone else thought they were the "ARKANSAWYER".
  I will be wearing red and thinking of Tom.  I am getting to looking like him more and more every day.
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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2011, 08:06:14 pm »
Way to go, Boss.  That is very appropriate.
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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2011, 05:10:59 am »

There is nothing wrong with that.
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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2011, 06:55:53 am »
     The only red tshirt I have is in Florida, and I'm not right now.  I will, however, be fishing; one of Tom's favorite pastimes.  I'll be thinking about him a lot tomorrow.
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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2011, 12:10:36 pm »
Today, on Thanksgiving Day, I'm thankful for this place that allowed me to get to know Tom a little bit.  I will definitely be wearing my red shirt tomorrow.

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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2011, 08:34:10 am »
Tom was a very good friend, so I will post first......

 

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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2011, 09:03:43 am »
To honor a friend that I never met.
 

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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2011, 09:41:34 am »
I dug out a red shirt and wore it, and thought of Tom lots...
I was also horrified to see that a Birthday Card I'd organised a couple of months ago was automatically sent to him on FaceBook, I'd forgotten to stop it sending. Still, I think Tom would have gotten a kick out of my oops...   smiley_roller

Jeff, I saw the In Memoriam section as soon as I logged on and I think it's just beautiful. Exceptionally nicely done. Kudos to your programming skills. Also, the new forum look is sweeeeeeeeeeet.  8)

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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2011, 09:47:02 am »
Visited Tom in December 2009. 



Very nice video of Tom, Jeff.
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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2011, 10:20:49 am »
 Jeff, I think there is a terrorist on board, no, wait, it's Danny with a beard.  Never mind.

 



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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2011, 12:17:53 pm »
I was/am friends with Tom on Facebook, and received a reminder when I opened up my page that today was Tom's birthday.  I don't handle this very well.
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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2011, 04:23:00 pm »
Just finished painting my front porch.  Started to paint it red in honor of Tom...., sorry....wife said "nope, just wear the shirt"   ;D.

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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2011, 04:56:55 pm »
I have my red shirt on today.  Tom and I visited by phone several times and I had the privilege of meeting him at the pig roast a couple of times.  No picture from here...yet.

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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2011, 06:38:09 pm »
We remember Tom with joy, cause he was just that kinda guy and deserved all the smiles in the world.




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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2011, 07:08:48 pm »
That's one happy little fella. :)

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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2011, 09:34:51 pm »
I wore my red T-shirt today and thought of Tom all day (I've been doing that anyway).  No picture though. The camera I have doesn't have a timer on it and there was no one here to take the picture for me.
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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2011, 09:59:21 pm »
Well I didn't get a picture either, but you can bet your bippy I wore my red shirt today.  I wore it yesterday too.   Fortunately, yesterday was my public day and I was all by my lonesome today. ;D
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« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2011, 06:05:08 am »
I had my on yesterday. Somethings got moved around for the Thanksgiving dinner. Wife is still sleeping and I think that's where the cord is.
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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2011, 10:53:59 am »
Happy Birthday Thomas.

Thanks for posting this Jeff.

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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2011, 08:21:23 am »
Sorry it took so long to get the picture on here Tom.

 



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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2011, 07:25:27 pm »
Tom would be proud, even without the peas. 
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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #30 on: November 29, 2011, 07:13:46 am »
i had my red shirt on friday

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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2011, 11:47:15 am »
A Note from Gael.


there is a picture of Tom is the group of pictures when we drove to Valpo 2 years ago for Christmas and the picture of him in the snow with just his red t shirt and jeans on is just so classic him, if you would post this on the forum some may get a kick out of it.  I have not had the heart to go onto the forum except to read and reread the postings about Tom so I do not know how to post a picture from another email.
 
Please let everyone know that reading the post have helped me cope, the only word to describe my feelings is heartbroken
 
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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #32 on: November 29, 2011, 01:19:20 pm »
What a great picture!  Looks like he was coloured into a black and white.
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« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2011, 01:40:50 pm »
It seems that even a small bit of Tom is a treasure.  Thanks Gael for sharing your memories with us.
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« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2011, 03:30:09 pm »
That's our Tom, alright.
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« Reply #35 on: November 29, 2011, 04:53:23 pm »
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« Reply #36 on: December 02, 2011, 12:54:51 am »
That is the classic Tom I have always known. It was a honor to have known him.

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Re: A Reminder. Red Shirt Day is Friday
« Reply #37 on: December 12, 2011, 04:42:42 am »
That is the way I remember Tom.
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