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Car Wash Mike's Friends Speak Out

Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 9,699
edited 10:38AM in EggHead Forum
By my count there have been 18,563 hits on the various threads regarding Car Wash Mike’s death and it keeps growing in number. I’ve read them all and it appears that at least half are from Eggheads who rarely if ever post on the Forum and most had never met him in person. Yet they came forward to say a few words about a man who affected their lives by his contributions to the Forum. Whether it be a “welcome to the Forum” to a Newbie, or explaining for the millionth time how to cook ribs, he always did so with the same enthusiasm as he did with all of his thousands of posts. He wanted everyone to enjoy Egg’n as much as he did.

But the numbers also reflect what kind of people make up our group of Eggheads. The replies, comments and condolences were very genuine and heavily laced with emotion. We all feel the loss and will continue to do so for a very long time. No wonder he was so pleased to be an Egghead.

Even in death he brought out the best in each of us. We will miss him.

Spring “Time Heals Wounds But Never Erases Memories” Chicken
Spring Texas USA


  • Very well stated, sir!
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,788
    well said.
  • lowercasebilllowercasebill Posts: 5,218
    rtd even posted!
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    You hit the nail on the head Leroy.
  • Amen
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    you know you are right he was always laughing, joking, and being serious about food. as i was reading some of the things many people wrote about mike the one that i actually heard was your when you told us his words "Well just how tall do you want me to be?" i actually got a really good chuckle out of it... thanks leroy!!!

    i along with countless others will miss my friend terribly :(

    happy eggin


    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • Chef CharlesChef Charles Posts: 841
    You are absolutely right Leroy. According to my count, the views have increased to almost 30,000 on the various threads that are on the go.



    Charles is a mischevious feline who always has something cooking

    Twin lbge's .. grew up in the sun parlor of Canada but now egging in the nation's capital

  • Rusty RoosterRusty Rooster Posts: 1,239
    Very well stated Leroy. Old, new & in between we will all miss him. I will never forget AlaskanC being envious when I got one of his ribs at my first Eggtoberfest & she had not. I had no idea I was getting something considered that special but I soon learned.
  • Desert FillyDesert Filly Posts: 1,042
    nicely put, LeRoy.
  • bbqbethbbqbeth Posts: 178
    well said..
    i will miss him greatly....
    always & forever....
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,406
    Amen Leroy.
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • SC;
    That says it all...

  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    Thanks for stating this, Leroy.

    This will certainly create a void of great rib help on this Forum. His selfless contributions will be sorely missed!

    RIP, CWM !
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Very well stated Leroy!
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,466
    Leroy very well said.
    Thank you
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • EggTurnerEggTurner Posts: 108
    For those of us who were new to Egging, CWM was a great source of helpful and kindly rendered advice. Peace.
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,467
    This is really quite amazing. I didn't know Mike. In fact, I'm not even sure we ever posted in the same thread. (I don't do ribs much. :blush: ) But the outpouring of heartfelt sentiment I have seen here is truly remarkable! It certainly makes me wish I HAD known him. It takes a helluva guy to garner this much respect!
    Central Connecticut 

  • CecilCecil Posts: 771
    Agreed and Amen, Leroy.

  • UKMattUKMatt Posts: 100
    Spring Chicken wrote:
    Yet they came forward to say a few words about a man who affected their lives by his contributions to the Forum.

    Don't forget those of us who are so very sad about this news but have difficulty finding the right words to express how we feel...

    Count 1 for me on that list.

  • Ross in VenturaRoss in Ventura Posts: 6,722
    You are O so right Le Roy

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