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Death of a Proud Sailor, a Board Legend - RIP Lord O' Bones

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21 hours ago, litechick said:

One of the things I knew about him was that he loved his mom and sister.  That strikes me because a lot of men pretend to casual feelings for the women in their lives and he was unabashed in loving and admiring them while also managing to be a 'man's man.'  He was gifted in thought and expression.

I just said 'was' in relation to LoB.  That just ain't right.

 

Can someone link to his profile as Bonesy?  I didn't follow the politics thread so while I know he supported Bernie, I never read his posts in the recent past (since he had to make a new profile.)  There used to be a 'members' button where you could look people up but I can't work it out. It would be comforting to read his old posts.

He was a Bernie supporter--he was THE Bernie supporter. When I quieted my own support late in the election, he remained my Bernie Moral Compass, both here on the page, and as he infuriated and raged on Facebook. I loved it all. I guess Bones...was idealistic. And I don't mean that in the "oh, you're so idealistic, you don't understand how the world works" kind of way. He was idealistic in that way where he believed the world could be a better place for everyone, and he actively FOUGHT for it no matter if it made him unpopular or REALLY unpopular. I respect him so much for that.

I saw on Facebook today the news about him. I didn't know he had been sick. I guess while we had a good back and forth/support of each other--I never knew him as personally as I should have, and I regret that immensely. I think I really missed out on so many terrific sides to him.

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An absolute legend.  RiP.

Thanks to all for sharing their memories.

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5 hours ago, arantius said:

An absolute legend.  RiP.

Thanks to all for sharing their memories.

Yes, spot on, he was an absolut legend.

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Cross-posted in the Donation Thread: 

Thank you everyone SO much. We ended up with a $2200 donation to the Palo Alto VA, in loving memory of our fallen friend, John B Kenady. Just sent confirmation to John's family via Facebook. I have one last story I'd like to share about John. The night after his procedure, in the middle of the night, actually, he made a small group on Facebook Messenger. He never wrote a word, but it is because of this group that we learned of his passing as quickly as we did. I have to think that somewhere, he knew, and had the presence of mind to connect everyone the way he did. With all of this being said, this final gesture we made in his honor was posted to this group message he created. 

 

"Members of John's family: 

We, the members of westeros.org, to which John was a member who brought laughter, knowledge, sarcasm, wit, and yes, at times, frustration out in all of us, wished to do something in his honor. Together, we raised $2200.00 and have donated that to the Palo Alto VA, without which, we know we wouldn't have been able to keep John in our lives for as long as we did. We hope you accept this as a token of our eternal love and and respect for him. He touched so many lives, moreso than I think he even realized. 

With love,
Sarah (and over 60 other donors)"

 

Thank you to everyone who donated what they could. This was truly a group effort. I am so proud to be a part of this community. 

 

All my love, 

Mya

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It's tragic and beautiful how people come into and go out of your life and the ways their influence ripples outward.  LoB's death has brought many, like me, to return to the wellspring that first brought us together.  This thread and the donations made in his name are a wonderful tribute to him and also how special this community is.  Rest in Peace.  

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thank you, Mya...your favorite rocksniffer is howling for you....my girl...tell daddy of mav and bran i shall love you til i die...

:wub:

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This is terrible, terrible news.  Rest In Peace, John.  

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On 6/1/2017 at 11:00 AM, MisterOJ said:

Talk about surreal.

For those of you who don't know (and most people on here don't), I'm the editor of a small community newspaper. I just got John's obit in my email to be included in our next newspaper. It's a pretty great obituary, so I'll share it here...

That was a truly beautiful obituary. We should all hope to have someone to write such a loving and eloquent eulogy when we depart. Thank you for sharing it. I'm sorta new to the board and mostly lurk outside of the entertainment forum, so this thread has been nice to learn more about this board legend. My condolences to all here who knew him. He certainly had his time on earth cut off too soon, but to his credit, he certainly seems to have made the most with what he was given. Rest in peace, Bonesy.

Hopefully no one ever "locks" this thread and causes it to sink into the abyss. It'd be nice if the thread kept growing and people just keep adding to it. :)

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I don't know what to say. Bonesy could really piss me off sometimes, but that's why I loved him. He was fucking genuine. He was my friend and I will miss him.

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So I come back for a quick read at this site and I see THIS. 

Fuck.  I knew he was sometimes sick, but not the extent of it.   MotherFUCK it.  He was way too young for shit to take him out. 

I read a bit of your remembrances of him, but I honestly can't take it. 

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11 minutes ago, Tears of Lys said:

So I come back for a quick read at this site and I see THIS. 

Fuck.  I knew he was sometimes sick, but not the extent of it.   MotherFUCK it.  He was way too young for shit to take him out. 

I read a bit of your remembrances of him, but I honestly can't take it. 

:grouphug:

I've missed you. I'm sorry this was what you had to see. It's been awful.

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Oh, no. John... damn. I try to stay off Facebook as much as possible, and I don't come here often enough, and so I had no idea. I knew of his previous illnesses, of course, but... damn.

 

John and AG were the first people I met from the board, probably around a decade ago now. I think I commented to him upon first meeting him that I'd half expected a skull wearing a San Jose Sharks jersey. I still remember the towel thread's subtitle, which appears to be lost to time - "Today, I have joined your illustrious club!" He was a good dude. Mya - thank you for setting up the group donation; I will send a little bit to the Palo Alto VA as well.

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I don't know how I missed this thread.  I just haven't been on here much.

But I am glad I finally did see it.  He was a total hoot, always straight up, and I'm glad I got to know him.

The older I get, the more I realize how fast it goes by.  I hope you are all taking care of yourself.  You matter to a lot of people, including me.

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So sad to hear this. I've been absent from the board since HBO, but visit often. Hope the family and friends continue to appreciate his inner life, and how he will now be so missed here.

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Watching game one of the NBA Finals had me thinking of John. He was a huge Warriors fan, and he and I had several debates about them. Sadly he passed just before they won the championship last year. I can believe it’s been a year.

R.I.P. Bonesy

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