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Thoughts and Prayers

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by JShirley, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. JAshley73

    JAshley73 Member

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    Perhaps one of my favorite quotes I've ever read from Dave was taken from an old TFL thread, "Old Age ain't for Sissies..."
    Dave, thank you for taking the time to write, teach, and talk with us here. I can say that although we've never met, you have been an inspiration to me, and not just with shotguns.

    Most important though, Prayers go out for you and your family. God Bless Dave.

     
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  2. RTR_RTR

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    Very sorry to hear. Thank you for all your contributions. Your genuine desire to pass on your knowledge to others really stood out in all your posts.
     
  3. Uniquedot

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    This is terrible news. :( Dave and his family will be in my prayers.
     
  4. Milkmaster

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    Dave,
    Fight for as long as possible my friend. We need your type of people in this world. We are all better off knowing you and reading your writings occasionally. Bless you my friend.
     
  5. MrDig

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    I never know what to say in these situations.
    My thoughts and prayers are with Dave and his Family during this time.
     
  6. BullfrogKen

    BullfrogKen Moderator Emeritus

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    The whole time I've known and interacted with Dave he's been a fine gentlemen. A true mentor, and a good man who worked a tough job in a rough prison. I never saw it harden him.

    This is terrible news. I know that life is not fair, but sometimes it can just be cruel.


    This is one of those times.
     
  7. CoRoMo

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    Dave is one of those individuals that I've never met yet one I will never forget.

    As my kids grow up, I'm sure I'll get the chance to refer them to Mr. McCracken's knowledge. My kids will know his name and they will read his words. He will teach beyond his days.

    God bless you Dave. And thank you.
     
  8. Youngster

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    As one of many folks here touched by Mr McCracken's knowledge, I'm horrified by this news.

    Thoughts and prayers...
     
  9. ErieLurker

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    Youngster said it for me...
     
  10. Landlocked Pirate

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    I used to live on this site but haven't been here in a while, for various reasons, and this was pretty bad news to come back to. When I was first getting into shotgunning a few years ago I gleaned more knowledge from the shotgun forum here in general, and by Mr. McCracken's writings in particular (both from his forum posts and through private messages) than from any other source. He was always eager to help. I am very saddened by this news.
     
  11. Dave P

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    Peace be with you.
     
  12. PJR

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    Very sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with Dave and his family.
     
  13. tryshoot

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    I am very sorry to hear this. I will pray for you and your family. My Dad died of cancer on April 28 th. I lived with him his last 8 days. He thought he was a burden on me, I just wish there was more I could do.
     
  14. plumberroy

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    prayers said for gods will
     
  15. FLRon

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    Thank you for all that you have taught and helped us. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
     
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    Rip dave

    you will be missed by many.....
     
  18. TreeDoc

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    By his shared wisdom, I took him to be a level headed, down to earth type of man. No nonsense, straight talker. Would have liked to have set down and talked to him over a cup of joe. Although he is in a better place, he will be sorely missed around here. My prayers this evening are with his family.
     
  19. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    Gentlemen,

    While extending condolences let us also pledge to honor Dave by passing on his legacy of knowledge to others.

    Let us also refer to him as our Celestial moderator.
     
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    Very sad. RIP Mr. Dave.
     
  21. Tom Held

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    a difficult day for us

    Dave, I will miss our weekend shoots at Prince Georges. I'll keep a spot in the goose pit for you this season. tom
     
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    God rest his eternal soul and watch over his family. David, you will be missed, old friend...
     
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    McCracken Family

    My thoughts are with you.
     

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