Monday, May 17, 2010

Personal update


Be at peace my friend, you will be missed.
Ronny G. 1972-2010

I’m flying home late this afternoon; I am well, although I have a heavy heart. I just buried my oldest and dearest friend, it is a tragedy when someone passes away so young. I feel really bad for his son, who is very young and won't get to know his father. I will do my best to make sure he knows everything he can about him.

I have two large boxes of inherited minis arriving behind me sometime this week; including 2500 points worth of Destroyers (White Scar successors) bikes and speeders. His wife doesn't want them laying about, I am not sure what I will do with them yet.

On the hobby front; I should be back to business later this week or early next. The Soul Reapers mini-dex 5.1 is almost ready. The formatting is done, the layout is complete, I am just waiting receive the background/fluff back from the ‘Fixer’, the editor of the background. He’s a fantastic guy, I greatly appreciate the help, he’s making sure that the background stuff flows and reads well.

12 comments:

  1. Your friend was just a few years older than I am, and though 30-something might seem old when you're in your teens and early 20's, it's still young.

    Way to young to go.

    My condolences on the loss of your friend.

    Brent

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  2. Condolences on the loss of your friend. Best wishes for his family.

    For the minis that have been completed, if you can I'd try to save them for his son for when he's older, to have something (other than himself!) that his dad made would be good. Not as exciting as a watch smuggled through years in a prison camp, but more personal. For the other stuff, maybe try to sell it and pass the money back to the family.

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  3. Sad news indeed. I agree that the minis should be stowed away and given to his son in the future if that ends up being a good idea. Don't get rid of them.

    Take care man.

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  4. Sorry for your loss Jim, I know very few of us know you personally but we are here for any support that you may need.

    Chris.

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  5. Thanks guys, I genuinely appreciate the support! I'm now home safe and sound.

    I decided to finish painting the Marines and offer them to his son when he is old enough to appreciate them.

    If anyone wants to catch up with me tonight, I'll be watching the live taping of the Imperial Vox Cast to busy my mind.

    Thanks again,
    Jim

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  6. My condolences. Sounds like a good plan with the Marines - carry on the legacy. Very nice personal touch!

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  7. Greatest sympathies for you and your friend's family. Such a shame for someone so young still.
    Wonderful idea to finish the marines off and keep them for his son. I imagine when he's older he'll really appreciate that.

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  8. I'm very sorry about the loss of your friend, Jim. I think saving his miniatures to pass on to his son would be a great tribute and could provide him with some real insight into who his father was. Take care, man.

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  9. Thanks again guys, normally I wouldn't air my personal business here, but this was an extremely tragic loss for me. It's like losing a brother, so I felt the need to put it out there.

    Thanks again for the condolences, they are appreciated.

    -Jim

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  10. Looking at your friends age, it puts a lot of things into perspective. I am only a couple of years younger than he.
    As always, mine and my families thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss and grief.

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