Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Rocket Surgeon

 

just signed up here, my father Rocket Surgeon highly recommended the commentary on this site and encouraged me to sign up. Last December, a few days before his 90th birthday, he passed away peacefully on his bed. There was a surprise party planned for him, but he managed to pull off the final surprise. He was greatly loved by family and friends and will be missed.

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  1. Arahant Member

    dwlewis: Last December, a few days before his 90th birthday, he passed away peacefully on his bed. There was a surprise party planned for him, but he managed to pull off the final surprise.

    Condolences on your loss. I also lost my father last year. (As did James Lileks and a few others here.) Ninety is a good run. Seemed like Rocket Surgeon hadn’t been away for that long, but I see here his last comment was about a year ago.

    Welcome.

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    • July 2, 2020, at 1:53 AM PDT
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  2. Marjorie Reynolds Coolidge

    Welcome to Ricochet and sorry for your loss @dwlewis

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    • July 2, 2020, at 2:32 AM PDT
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  3. Dave L Member
    Dave L Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    So sorry for your loss, and welcome.

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    • July 2, 2020, at 3:07 AM PDT
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  4. Nohaaj Coolidge

    Welcome DW, I appreciate that Arahant linked your Dad’s comments. They provide a legacy of him, and like the poet’s quote, allow him to continue to shine among the stars. 

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    • July 2, 2020, at 3:11 AM PDT
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  5. Dr. Bastiat Member

    Welcome!

    And your Dad is missed around here…

    • #5
    • July 2, 2020, at 4:43 AM PDT
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  6. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Welcome!

    And your Dad is missed around here…

    Yes

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    • July 2, 2020, at 5:20 AM PDT
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  7. Stad Thatcher

    Our condolences . . .

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    • July 2, 2020, at 5:40 AM PDT
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  8. Susan Quinn Contributor

    So sorry for your loss. Your dad would periodically comment on my posts, and I noticed he hadn’t been around. Thank you for letting us know.

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    • July 2, 2020, at 6:04 AM PDT
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  9. Front Seat Cat Member

    Hi DW – I too am sorry for your loss, but wanted to welcome you. I’ve been a member since 2014 or thereabouts. Interesting people and topics, and a decent code of conduct. You can criticize any topic, but not another member in a disrespectful way, or you’ll get the lightning bolt. No foul language – so you might say we are the anti-CHOP of the Internet!

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    • July 2, 2020, at 6:24 AM PDT
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  10. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Sorry to hear about Rocket Surgeon, DW. Welcome.

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    • July 2, 2020, at 10:50 AM PDT
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  11. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    Condolences on your loss. Welcome to the community.

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    • July 2, 2020, at 11:18 AM PDT
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  12. Henry Racette Contributor

    Welcome — and sorry to hear about your father. I enjoyed his posts and comments.

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    • July 2, 2020, at 11:32 AM PDT
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  13. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I remember your dad! I was always pleased to see his avatar show up in the feeds. My condolences.

    Welcome to Ricochet.

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    • July 2, 2020, at 11:40 AM PDT
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  14. Bob Armstrong Thatcher

    Condolences on your loss, DW. Your Dad was a witty and wise contributor to our discussions. Welcome aboard!

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    • July 2, 2020, at 5:04 PM PDT
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  15. David Coolidge
    David

    thank you all so much for your kind messages and also the mental stimulation shared, a few years back he said his brain was shrinking and he was thinking about donating it to science. I held my tongue instead of saying I hope they had a good microscope. When he met my mother, he squirted her with disappearing ink. his sense of humor may have waned more recently, but I am blessed to have such an intelligent and upright role model.

     

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    • July 2, 2020, at 11:52 PM PDT
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  16. kedavis Member

    @jameslileks also likes making “introduction” posts the Member Post Of The Week, and I’ll point out that this one also has about triple the number of Likes so far, as BOTH of Gary’s Posts Of The Week COMBINED.

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    • July 3, 2020, at 5:12 AM PDT
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  17. TBA Coolidge
    TBA

    I am sorry for your loss. 

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    • July 3, 2020, at 10:32 AM PDT
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  18. David Coolidge
    David

    Arahant (View Comment):

    dwlewis: Last December, a few days before his 90th birthday, he passed away peacefully on his bed. There was a surprise party planned for him, but he managed to pull off the final surprise.

    Condolences on your loss. I also lost my father last year. (As did James Lileks and a few others here.) Ninety is a good run. Seemed like Rocket Surgeon hadn’t been away for that long, but I see here his last comment was about a year ago.

    Welcome.

    thank-you

    please accept my condolences, and also to those who have had similar transitions

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    • July 3, 2020, at 11:36 AM PDT
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  19. RushBabe49 Thatcher

    What everyone else said, doubled. You Dad would often like and comment on my posts, so Welcome, and thanks for carrying on the tradition. I think you will like it here, and find that our members make a great second family.

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    • July 3, 2020, at 12:13 PM PDT
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