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Post by lodestar » Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:11 am

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To paraphrase GW Bush, eulogizing Ronald Reagan.

"Al Bodine belongs to the ages now, but we preferred it when he belonged to us."

Fitting for TP/PoliStew...

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Re: Alan Bodine

Post by Lou Knee » Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:21 am

[quote="incognita"][/quote]

Seems he was beloved by many here. Condolences to the board memebers who knew him.

Requiem in pacem, etc.

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Post by shmishmina » Sat Feb 04, 2006 5:55 am

He was very beloved and has been missed for a long time now.

You might have even liked him, Lou.

He was just that kinda guy.

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Post by Thaires » Sat Feb 04, 2006 6:21 am

At the moment I haven't the words to adequately say how sad I find this or to offer proper tribute. I can only echo others here; a really good guy and worthy of the respect and affection held towards him on the boards.

I wish for peace and strength to his mom.

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Post by crossfire » Sat Feb 04, 2006 10:23 am

I echo the damn sentiments already expressed here - which is what I said when I first saw Billet's comment about it on another thread.

Though Albodine didn't get much of a chance to post here, he was such a fixture on Stew being in his conspicious absence he was more of a presence here than some posters who average 10 posts a day.

At the end of 2004, I made a post about how crappy the year had been and got this PM from albodine:

My 2004:
Cancer came.
Bush got reelected.
Cancer returned.
Yep, crap year.


He will be missed. Kudos to all those who represented the Stew and kept us update on his condition.
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Post by purplegemini » Sat Feb 04, 2006 3:51 pm

Terrible news. At least he's at peace now.
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Post by i_have_shiny_shoes » Sat Feb 04, 2006 3:53 pm

RIP Al. The world has lost a genuinely good man.
we're discussing it, so it's not secret.

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Post by pauldeba » Sat Feb 04, 2006 4:27 pm

If the Olympics had a combined event for Charm & Wit, Al would have been the gold medalist many times over. I hope he is smiling at us all somewhere now.

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Post by Princess_Kate » Sat Feb 04, 2006 4:36 pm

My favorite poem, for Al. Everyone deserves to have someone raging at the world on the occasion of his/her funeral:

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

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Post by Ian_in_DC » Sat Feb 04, 2006 10:03 pm

Happy trails, Al! Rest in peace....
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Post by valkyrie » Sat Feb 04, 2006 11:44 pm

So sorry to hear he has gone.
I hope his last days and his passing were peaceful.
My thoughts are with his mother and other loved ones.

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Post by Disco_Stu » Sun Feb 05, 2006 12:02 am

I'm very sorry to hear this. I refrained from posting on the albodine stickys in the past simply because I never posted on the same threads he did, and never really knew him, and thus didn't know what to say.
I sure feel like I missed out. It is pretty clear from the testimony and loyalty of his TP friends that he was a pretty memorable and special person. It is also clear that he, as would anyone, must have felt pretty fortunate to have the kind of friends he has here. The support given to al by people here is really quite remarkable and inspiring.
I'm sorry for all the suffering he had to endure, and also for his mother Vera's ongoing ordeal.

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Post by CapnAmerica » Sun Feb 05, 2006 12:44 am

Deepest condolences. I remember Al setting me straight a few times on the old TT politics branch, and I was glad he did. He is missed.

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Post by justinian » Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:50 pm

Richard Allan Bodine obituary

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Post by Billet » Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:48 pm

incoginta just told me by PM, that Al's funeral is going to cost Mrs. Bodine, who is ill, herself, $8,000.

Anyone that wants to donate, to help her, PM me.
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Post by RandomThoughts » Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:53 am

I'm so sad to hear about Al. I just kept hoping that somehow he'd get a miracle and beat it. I've said this every time -but the Chicagoans that stepped in on our behalf are all angels.

As one who believes in something more beyond this mortal life, I have to believe that Al is at peace, whole and happy to see how many lives he affected by living his the way he did.
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Post by birdlite » Mon Feb 06, 2006 2:30 am

I am so sad for the news. My uncle who I had been helping to take care of for the last year passed away Friday. While doubly sad to hear about albodine, it makes me happy to know that he has good company. My uncle was a fun sort...a worker; he would be honored to know any man who was a champion of the little guy.

albodine was a great poster. it always made me happy to see handle in a thread.

I am glad his pain is over and I wish his mother condolences and peace.

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Post by eric84 » Mon Feb 06, 2006 2:33 am

Terribly sad news....always a favourite poster of mine who got to the heart of the matter much more eloquently than I with more class and grace. A great loss.
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Post by Bottom Scratcher » Mon Feb 06, 2006 5:25 am

We PM'd a lot about Honduras. He wanted to get out of the cold and into the sun, but was concerned about leaving Vera behind, and then there was the reality of the financial situation.

Al mate, wherever you are I hope you're at peace now and feeling a warm, gentle breeze on your face.

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Post by frog » Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:18 am

Au revoir Al :cry:

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Post by MizB » Mon Feb 06, 2006 4:55 pm

R.I.P. Al

you will be remembered and missed.
You can just call me Miz B, hon!

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Post by Billet » Mon Feb 06, 2006 5:01 pm

Keep the donations coming in!

I have raised $705.00 so far on credit cards. A couple of people are also sending checks, and I don't know the amount of the checks, yet.

Thanks to everyone who is helping so far!
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Post by Iranian » Mon Feb 06, 2006 5:12 pm

completely missed this thread. I'm very sorry to hear this. terrible news. wish his mother strenght and peace.

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Post by incognita » Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:05 pm

ust in from the funeral. It was very nice, Vera is lucky to have such good friends.

Yesterday, Hats, Justinian, Cowtown & I went to the visitation and then took Vera to dinner afterwards. It was nice to see how she & Cowtown clicked, they have similar roots so they were talking about that a lot. Cowtown gave me cash to give to Vera, I added it to money I was giving to her & put it into a donation envelope & marked it from "The Stewbies". The flowers were a beautiful standing spray at the head of the coffin. I gave Vera a print out of the condolences thread from the PS branch too.

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Thanks to Billet for being such a great CFO too :)
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Post by auntie_social » Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:04 pm

Incog, people from YC are going to donate too.

If I could figure out how to post the thread, I would but for those of you who are interested, it is on YC on the thorn tree.

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Post by Billet » Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:17 pm

auntie:

Here is a link to your OP on YC:

YC Thread Link: <---
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Post by koolhass » Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:56 pm

This is very sad. My condolences to his family and friends.

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Post by Billet » Tue Feb 07, 2006 4:37 pm

A huge thank-you to every one who has donated, so far!!!

The fund for Vera Bodine now stands at $1,055.00.

I will continue accepting donations for another few days, while I wait on the checks that are being mailed to me.

Thanks, one and all!
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Post by auntie_social » Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:10 pm

Incognita, you have been amazing, Vera must love you.

Amd we do to.

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Post by incognita » Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:13 am

:oops:

I talked to her last night and told her about the donations. She was thrilled. I believe she is going to put it towards a plaque for Al's grave.
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Post by divrdoc » Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:58 pm

Al will be missed. sad news. sorry to hear.
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Post by Billet » Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:31 pm

Thursday afternoon update:

The fund for Vera Bodine now stands at $1,230.00 with credit card donations.

I'm still waiting for a couple of checks sent by mail.

If anyone else wants to donate, I'm still accepting donations.
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Post by crzypt » Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:09 pm

Merry Christmas, Al
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