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With all due respect

WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
edited 5:05PM in EggHead Forum
This tragic event that faces us as of late has just proven to me something I thought was lost..the "Egg Family" as clouded as it is these days still stands amazingly strong....I have spent countless hours on the phone with forum members who no longer post, but still surfaced when one of our own has an issue..and I can only hope you newbies slow down long enough to feel the love..instead of bitchin about not getting an answer or the format of the forum...just slow down long enough to grasp the "people"..and put your own laziness and arrogance aside....take us all for who we are and what we have to offer..life's to short for anything else..and this is the greatest family you will ever know..
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  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,199
    Morning Wess:

    Amen about this being a great "family"!

    Have a GREAT day!

       Jay

    Brandon, FL


     

  • UT SmokeyUT Smokey Posts: 17
    I have only been here a few weeks and I can see exactly what you are talking about. I never got the chance to know cwm but it is obvious he was a great guy just judging from the love that is shown in many cases by people that only knew him through a message board.
  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    Luv ya brother
  • egretegret Posts: 4,107
    Well said, Wess! Too bad it takes a tragedy like this to remind us how fortunate we are.......
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Amen Brother!!!
    Molly
    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
  • Smokin' ToddSmokin' Todd Posts: 1,104
    You said it so perfectly brother! While it is the grate, lump, and ceramics that brought us all together, but that fusion that bonded us can never be broken.
    It was so great to talk to Sally and yourself after all this time.
    We will ALWAYS be a family...as strong as they come.
    ST
  • Our moms told us - "You can't pick your family, but you get to pick your friends". Isn't it great that our friends picked us, through owning an egg, or meeting us at an eggfest, or even through a computer forum such as this. WE ARE LUCKY.

    Faith
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
     
    3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    Some of the best people I know I met through this forum. If you would of told me that would happen 10 years ago I would of said you were crazy
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,810
    We are all brothers by different mothers.

    RIP JJ, Kenny G, and now C W M...and when each of us pass may we share a space somewhere in the hearts of fellow eggers.
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    I really agree with you Pat!! Life long friends.
    Molly
    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
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    I concur. I have made some of my best friends here. And my 6 year old daughter has made very good friends with a few of their kids. She asks about them often and gets to see them fairly often also.
  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,795
    Well spoken Wess. This is such a great family and something like this puts all the petty crap in focus. Tania and I have enjoyed every fest we've been, have always met some new eggers and absolutely enjoyed seeing old friends.

    Good food fits in there somewhere. Last year in Atl it was getting a few CWM ribs brought over to us in trade for some of our strawberry shortcake. Taking care of fellow cooks is a priority ;)
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    Wise words indeed. I've lurked for years. I've learned so much, watched folks come and go - read heated exchanges, somehow learned who the good guys are. I can't explain how I feel - I want to read every post about CWM. I even noted RTD's posts (what an amazing cook) - there is so much talent and love on this forum. I keep thinking about scripturs - "be still and listen"...

    God's peace to all.
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Ahhhh, good....
    Molly
    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
  • GrumpsGrumps Posts: 182
    Well said, Wess. I haven't personally met anyone on this forum, but I still feel like this forum as family. I have been very surprised at the sense of loss I have felt as a result of CWM's passing. I really think it has something to do with realizing that there are real people behind our screen names.
  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    Thanks, Wess. Well said and very appropriate at this time that we all feel such a loss.
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Ain't THAT the TRUTH! :) B)
  • Desert FillyDesert Filly Posts: 1,042
    I agree Wess. So sad that it takes a tradegy like this to remind us. This here say "family" is more of a family to us...and to many, than they will ever have. There is love, and compassion, and understanding. What a few eggfests can do.....it sometimes takes a lifetime to acheive....
    love to everyone.....

    desert filly
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    Big ups Wess.
  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,971
    A loud and long AMEN to that Wess!
  • DMurfDMurf Posts: 481
    I am one of those newer forum members, but I personally love the diversity of the answers provided. I have not seen a post on the boards that has been snarky until it is provoked then the response is typically one of the long term members swooping in to protect the original poster, just like a family.

    I did not have the honor of conversing with Mike but have benefitted from his wisdom and the many references to his posts. Much like I have not know many members of family but I have still benefitted from what they have done.

    This is the only forum that I check in on, on a daily basis and it is for the fact of the family feel and the level of respect each person posting is given. I remember logging in the other night and learning that Mike had left us, the sadness of losing a member of the family and also seeing the level of support that the members were giving each other as we each worked through this change.

    I agree with Wess' comment we are a family here, sometimes family members move away and we lose contact with them until there is a tragic event. Thank you all for adopting me into the family I have been truly blessed.
    David
    BBQ since 2010 - Oh my, what I was missing.
  • Rusty RoosterRusty Rooster Posts: 1,239
    Well stated Wess, we love each other, our eggs & food. Hope all is well for you & Sally.
  • PoppasamPoppasam Posts: 440
    No amount of money can buy true friends nor can you put a value on them. We have always been proud to be a part of the EGG FAMILY. The ride we have been on the last year has truly shown the value of our local family,our Egg Family, and our BBQ Family. Our Blessings and Thanks to All.

    Good Friends, Good Food, Good Times.

    Ms.Diane and Poppasam
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,644
    Wess you are so right on this.
    Very well put and thank you.
    I think Mike would be smileing at Pete and Tim on the mini-table the other day.
    This is a very special family and we will all miss Mike.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    It's been a tough week, but have heard from guys like CharWoody who I haven't visited with in a long while. It's really good to see old honorary (or is it ornery?) Texans like you reappear, also.

    Best to you, My Friend.

    LR
  • EggsakleyEggsakley Posts: 1,017
    Well phrased Wess. Maybe this tragedy can also return the Forum to the level of civility it once maintained, rather than the cheap shot then hide off-line attitude some now exhibit all to frequently these days. CWM will be missed, but I imagine he missed the old forum before his untimely departure.
  • TractorTractor Posts: 287
    Thanks for that, WessB! Well said!!
  • rsmdalersmdale Posts: 2,472
    Very well put Wess,in every family there is bickering and at the the end of the day Everyone in this family would run through a wall to help each other out.Mike ran through many a wall and is still running (Even God needs help with ribs sometimes.



    GOOD EATS AND GOOD FRIENDS



    DALE
  • Spring HenSpring Hen Posts: 1,568
    Love right backatcha my ya-ya sister. I'm so happy you are a part of my "family".
    Judy
    Covington, Louisiana USA
  • Amen Wess!
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