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    *Bingo Fuel clawhammer_33's Avatar
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    A great man passed....

    A great man passed on Dec 8th 2006 at 9:38 pm to the next level of existence.

    A man who threw a brick over a house, in order to hit his brother in the head.

    Who owned and sailed a 14 foot boat on the open seas, and rode home on a bike with one pedal and no seat.

    Who woke up at 2:00 am every morning, and drank 20+ cups of coffee everyday, and scotch every night.

    Who sailed the world, and what should have been the first ship to cross the through the ice of the North Pole, but was ordered to wait for a more prestigious ship to cross first.

    Was accepted and invited to dine with kings and queens, and treated everyone he met with respect.

    Who came from nothing, and worked his way up to a ship surveyor position for a prestigious insurance firm.

    This man was my grandfather Peter Sig Odin, a man I respect more than anyone I have ever met. I can only hope to be half the man he was.
    Face it: biceps are the muscle that classifies you as a muscle man.

    Striding across the fields, carrying a vorpal blade, cometh Clawhammer! And he gives a bloodthirsty bellow:

    "As sure as predators devour prey, I shall paint the town a sanguine shade of doom!!!"

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    sorry to hear that. sounds like he was a great man.
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    The Lord will take care of your grandfather. He will rest in peace. Celebrate for all the things he is known for that are good. Remember how great he was, don't mourn his death.
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    Senior Member Jorge Sanchez's Avatar
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    My condolences. I just experienced a death in my family as well, so I know it can be tough.
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    My condolences. This man's life should be celebrated.
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    Sounds like a hell of a guy man, very sorry to hear this.

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    Sounds like a great man...the type of guy that is loyal and strong all his life, never pays attention to weakness.
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    Our prayers are with you and your family right now.
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    I am very sorry to hear that. My condolences.

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    I'm very sorry to hear that. He sounded like a great person, one which you were not only honoured enough to know, but to be related to.
    Your post literally gave me a chill.
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    I'm sorry to hear about your loss, man.
    You are lucky to have known him and to have realized what a great man he was while you had time to spend with him. It can be almost frightening to realize how much our grandparents shape who we are- both in the obvious genetic sense and otherwise. My grandfather died about 3 years ago, and although I unfortunately did not spend as much time with him as I would have liked, there are still instances in which I find eerily remarkable similarities between him and myself. Follow in his footsteps and make him proud.
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    Sorry to hear it mate
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    T.J.W. nhlfan's Avatar
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    It sounds like he lived very well and was successful. RIP to him.
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    Thanks for all the kind words, I really appreciate it. I posted this after a few too many drinks last night, as I barely remember doing it.

    I prostrated at the alter of iron this evening, and feel more at peace over this.

    Thanks to all of you.
    Face it: biceps are the muscle that classifies you as a muscle man.

    Striding across the fields, carrying a vorpal blade, cometh Clawhammer! And he gives a bloodthirsty bellow:

    "As sure as predators devour prey, I shall paint the town a sanguine shade of doom!!!"

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    Smeagol on Steroids Mercuryblade's Avatar
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    When reading all that amazing stuff your grandfather did I originally thought they must be lines from a song. Sounds like a pretty spectacular individual.

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    Sounds like a man's man. It also sounds like he lived a great life, so at least you and he, wherever he is, can feel peace and happiness in that.
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    Who wouldn't be proud to have such heritage?...surely your grandpa will live on through you & his loved ones.
    Last edited by Coke; 12-11-2006 at 10:41 AM.

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