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Title: Checking out
Post by: woodyone.john on April 22, 2021, 04:04:29 AM
Hi Guys the big C is dragging me to rapidly into the departure lounge.
This is my row to hoe sympathies not sort not required.
I can not leave without acknowledge ment of the highest order to Jeff who has not only kept this show on the road, but has done so with wit and integrity added by his trusty admins.
Whilst there are many who have made significant Inputs that have helped processes , I would specially like to thank ,in no particular order,
Marty Parsons 
Pineywoods
Yellowhammer
Bibbyman
Magicman
Custom sawyer
W.D.H.
The list goes .   
Please forgive past rash posts I may have made and my dyslexic communication s.
Thanks guys, it was the best of times for me.
Cheers John





Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: Bruno of NH on April 22, 2021, 05:59:03 AM
Prayers sent your way
I lost my Dad to cancer.
Cancer sucks.
Bruno 
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: customsawyer on April 22, 2021, 06:25:49 AM
Hate to hear that. Thoughts and prayers sent.
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: cutterboy on April 22, 2021, 06:33:38 AM
When my time comes I hope I can depart with as much courage and dignity as you are showing now.

Goodbye John.
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: thecfarm on April 22, 2021, 06:41:51 AM
Sorry to hear this.
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: Ianab on April 22, 2021, 07:06:36 AM
This news sucks. Wishing you well.
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: firefighter ontheside on April 22, 2021, 07:41:03 AM
I'm sorry to hear this.  Cancer sucks.  Try to enjoy the time you have.
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: John S on April 22, 2021, 07:54:00 AM
Sorry to read this, peace be with you!
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: Old Greenhorn on April 22, 2021, 08:09:54 AM
John,
 I am so sorry to read this. Cancer is a relentless foe. I truly hope you are not alone in this fight and even though you indicate the outcome is inevitable, I wish you the strength to not give in. No matter the course it follows I wish for you the smoothest ride that can be managed.
 Having spent time with many people who knew the end was coming soon, I can say it is a very rare person indeed who turns their thoughts and concerns to others rather than themselves. The fact that you chose to recognize Jeff and other forum members speaks volumes about your character in addition to your stoic outlook toward the road you now face.
 I wish you God Speed as you travel the road in front of you. I can sense that your family and community will be suffering a great loss if/when that time comes.
 Be at Peace,
Tom
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: Magicman on April 22, 2021, 08:13:15 AM
This is sad news.  While acknowledgement might not be necessary nor required, I must acknowledge that so many times I have noticed you quietly reading topics and knew that "woodyone" was there and I smiled.

My wish is for your peace and courage along this journey.  MM 
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: Hilltop366 on April 22, 2021, 08:21:35 AM
Cheers John, wishing you a peaceful voyage.
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: YellowHammer on April 22, 2021, 08:27:02 AM
I want you to know that we are thinking and praying for you.  You have courage, strength, and dignity.  We are here for you.
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: Andries on April 22, 2021, 08:38:58 AM
You are a class act John.
An example to us all.
Wishing you well.
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: jpassardi on April 22, 2021, 09:12:30 AM
I have lost several relatives to cancer, it's a terrible thing.
I wish you and your family peace.
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: Percy on April 22, 2021, 09:31:47 AM
You got stones John. Big ones. I wish I had known you.....
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: Nebraska on April 22, 2021, 09:36:19 AM
Peace and comfort to you, I too am humbled by your courage. 
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: 711ac on April 22, 2021, 06:57:26 PM
We'll see you on the other side John. 👍
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: woodyone.john on April 22, 2021, 07:35:55 PM
Guys ,thanks for the acknowledgements and affirmations.
The hero here is Jeff who has put together this platform that attracts and keeps us here on positive unity
He is up there with Tim bennerslee and Jimmy wales and world peace.
Cheers John
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: York Woodwright on April 22, 2021, 07:44:02 PM
John, you sound like a courageous man who is at peace. Having battled cancer, I have learned that courage and peace, along with family and faith, are the pillars of strength which make it possible to face the journey. Though I know you not, I have read your posts and appreciate your contributions. I wish you well and look forward to meeting you on the other side. Charles
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: WV Sawmiller on April 22, 2021, 08:49:27 PM
John,

  This is an extremely hard post to reply to but I want you to know how much I enjoyed spending time with you. I love your Avatar, BTW! Thanks for letting us in on your news - I just wish it was different and wish you and your family and loved ones all the comfort this world and the next can provide.
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: woodyone.john on April 22, 2021, 10:06:08 PM
Never made it to a crispin, pork roast, or southern sawing event ,at least one was sorta to in the bucket of lists.
Look forward to the far side,gallery style, as you all roll in.
 I made my peace with the world, I have lived in the golden years on the 3rd rock from the sun right conditions for life as we know it ,sadly at the end of the common sense era. I do have a feeling of a rat fleeing a sinking ship in this regard.
I have plenty of pain meds and am hoping to escape the hospital to hang out at home where I can gaze over the small forest we,my wife and I, have planted ,and just now coming milling maturity.( You know the story of planting trees under whose shade you may not sit)  I have been relaxed enough to sit and gaze, so I consider I have done well. If it can be done I hope to repose there too.
Cheers
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: barbender on April 22, 2021, 10:08:38 PM
John, sincerely thank you for letting us know...it sounds like you've got your chin up. I guess that's about as good as any of us can do, I guess I'll find out when it's my turn. I'm thankful that I've been able to know you in some small way through the Forum. I think you may be right about a rat fleeing a sinking ship. Godspeed my friend.
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: mike_belben on April 22, 2021, 10:37:13 PM
To die so gracefully is quite high on my list.  I hope i'm man enough when its looking me in the eye.  God bless you john.
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: Jeff on April 22, 2021, 11:09:31 PM
John, thank you for being one of us all these years. I'm not saying goodbye. Ever. There are to many things that we cant know until we know, but I do know this, No matter this side or the other, you are a friend.
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: Walnut Beast on April 22, 2021, 11:16:35 PM
I didnít know you John but you are in my prayers 
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: woodyone.john on April 22, 2021, 11:35:53 PM
Jeff mate, I have always felt at home in this place,thank you. I do have more time to communicate than I have allowed my self in the past but I am basically shy , dyslexic and. Adhd or whatever it is now . The. www and this platform have allowed me to blossom , somewhat. I owe you that. Thanks.
Cheers John
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: doc henderson on April 22, 2021, 11:42:32 PM
God bless John!
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: Crossroads on April 23, 2021, 08:50:33 AM
May the Lord be with you and your family......
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: Chuck White on April 24, 2021, 07:44:20 AM
Always sorry to hear such news, John!

Wishing you all the comfort God can provide!
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: WDH on April 24, 2021, 08:49:41 AM
You are on a road that we will all travel.  You are setting an example.  Thank you, Sir. 
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: sealark37 on April 24, 2021, 09:28:57 AM
We will see you at the Big Guy's log pile.
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: Ed_K on April 24, 2021, 09:47:49 AM
 So sorry to hear your news. Ya cancer sucks, I worry about it everyday. I just hope you as I can just close our eyes and not wake up. Chemo brain gets to me all the time, hard to write what you feel at times. Great luck in your travels.
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: slider on April 24, 2021, 01:58:49 PM
Woodyone john I also have read your post for years and read most of them . I wish the best for you . One of my best sawyer friends was dying 20 years ago and he is still here. It will be what it will be hang in there.
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: morgoon on April 25, 2021, 08:22:42 AM
Sorry to hear that news..

Been thinking about your news since I read the post yesterday and I just wanted to say thanks for sharing and I'll be thinking about the impact each of us has had on each other and the greater sawmilling community. 

For the last 10 years or so this forum (the whole site) has been a place for me to drop in and learn, unwind and make sense of things.. I don't post tons because I am still learning and partly because I sold my manual mill a few years back. 

I did just step up and bought a 2013 LT 40 HD so I have been squirrelling away some pics to start a new thread. 

These are indeed crazy days and I appreciate anyone that makes me stop and take stock of things.

Kind regards,

Morgan
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: Stephen1 on April 27, 2021, 09:26:33 PM
I appreciate your stepping up to say good bye. We are a big family and you will be missed. 
God speed to the other side.
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: Wudman on April 28, 2021, 09:45:23 AM
God Speed.  
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: Brandon1986 on April 29, 2021, 02:54:28 PM
I lost my GPA John to cancer last month.. I feel for you and your family.  Your dignity is well respected sir, my hope is to meet you and shake your hand for facing this with the courage and dignity you demonstrate, as we meet Jesus.  God speed friend!

Brandon
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: terrifictimbersllc on April 29, 2021, 04:13:03 PM
Wishing you and your family all the best. 
Title: Re: Checking out
Post by: UncleMoustache on May 02, 2021, 09:48:12 AM
Dang.  I'm new here and don't know you, but I'm so sorry.  But I would hope that in the same situation I could go out the same way with the same class and dignity.  Wish I had the chance to get to know you.  May your final days be filled with peace and joy.