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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 01:22 PM   #91
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Originally Posted by Dr.G.
Sinc's "Amazing Grace" on the bagpipes was a fitting sendoff.
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 01:25 PM   #92
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As always the first site I head to in the morning is ehMac... this morning, well this morning it was a shock to say the least. Like most here I never got a chance to meet Gerry but probably like most I feel I got to know him at least a bit from his posts.

Sinc, thanks for posting the pipes link and your personal memento from Gerry. I don't have any scotch in the cabinet right now so I'll just have to compromise... I'll join you and any others in raising a glass to Gerry.

FeXL you are absolutely right... he was privileged to go down doing what he loved..

He will be missed

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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 01:26 PM   #93
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I've been reading back over some of MacNutt's posts and recalling how his presence here has affected me.

He reminded me so much of my late (ex)husband Bill, who was also regarded as a curmudgeon by many, but who was an astute businessman as well. People told me that they would have bought tickets to watch Bill negotiate a deal for a new truck or fleet of trailers. I suspect the same could be said of MacNutt. Bill also had a love of 2-wheelers and although he didn't race them, he was never more content than when aboard his beloved Harley.

And just like Bill, many of MacNutt's pronouncements went over my head - not that I couldn't understand them, but my interests lay elsewhere. Rather than form an opinion of my own, I was often tempted to just way "what MacNutt said". There were a few times though that I did take exception to what he posted and rather than take me to task, he chose not to respond - a wise move.

I suspect that MacNutt's group of 2-wheeler friends have a charity ride of some sort on a regular basis - most such groups do - and I'm sure they would be pleased to carry a gift on behalf of ehMac.

I'm going to miss Gerry, but as I was perusing those old posts, I came across many other names that seem to have gone missing as well - I wonder what happend to them?

I only have President's Choice spring water to salute with, but I'll raise a glass anyway,

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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 01:26 PM   #94
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My favourite contribution from MacNutt was on the topic of religion, where he declared himself a Frisbeetyrian.

His plastic disc is now on the roof, and he has climbed his aluminum ladder to find it.
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 01:35 PM   #95
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It's been awhile since I've posted actively here, but I heard the news through PosterBoy. So sad. I always enjoyed MacNutt's posts, even when he was obviously playing devil's advocate. No, ESPECIALLY when he was playing devil's advocate. Made for a lively community.

RIP,'ll be missed.
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 01:38 PM   #96
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There's a few neat pictures I found on Gerry's Fotopage. (Many in his younger days that he posted on that we all laughed together at)

One in there with his Mac in the background too.
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 01:49 PM   #97
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Thanks for that link ehMax. Gerry sent me some of those pictures via e-mail which are still in my files.
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 01:52 PM   #98
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Wow, this thread is growing fast! Just like MacNutt to egg us on.

I enjoyed how many of his posts were written like short stories, building to the (inevitable) conclusion, often followed by a brief "Here's what we've learned" epilogue.
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 02:13 PM   #99
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I was looking around for this thread and finally found it.

It's a thread where autopilot was asking for someone to adopt a cat and MacNutt stepped up and generously volunteered. Then later in the thread he reveals how one of his cats died and we see the soft side of Gerry (although he seemed to be fighting against it) There's some interesting exchanges with MACSPECTRUM, SINC and some of the other members after.

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Slightly off-topic here...but only sort of...

I have two cats. Moon and Fendi. Moon is a long haired black female who absolutely adores me, but is very shy with strangers. She is a silent shadow who follows me everywhere. She is always sitting right beside me as I write all of my posts. She sleeps on my pillow at night.

Fendi, on the other hand, is a long haired grey female who instantly loves anyone who walks thru the door. She is a big talker and has a sweet personality. She regularly sits on total stranger's laps and purrs like crazy. She sleeps next to the door at night , ready to welcome anyone who might drop by with a happy "prrrt". She is usually at my feet as I write all of my posts on this forum.

These two fuzzy buddies are my very best friends. I like them more than I like many members of my own family. They make my house a home.

On friday, at 3PM, Fendi died. She had a massive inoperable liver tumor. We did an ultrasound and the vet gave me the bad news. She was in some pain at that point and had lost quite a bit of weight (although she was still eating). I had to make a very hard decision. One of the hardest of my life.

I buried her under an apple tree here on the farm. Moon sat right by me while I was digging the hole. Nearly tore my heart out. I still haven't gotten over it. ...
There's been some wonderful things said here. ehMac is definitely a great community ...
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 02:18 PM   #100
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Anyone have any idea about how we can get in touch with Gerry's family and let them know about his connection to this community? I'm sure they'd like to sit down and look through some of his nearly 9000 postings and see his interactions with all of us.

From the newspaper article we know his brother is named Bruce. Someone who spoke with him on the phone might have a number, or maybe it might be on his bottled water ...
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