Today I had contact with my long to time LJ friend Grizzman (Bob). Bob is one of those remarkable people that can appreciate everyone’s projects and always has had positive things to say about everyone. Not only is Bob a great guy but he has had a most unique and wonderful design sense in his woodworking projects, plus his super craftsmanship (http://lumberjocks.com/grizzman/projects. In the past, Bob has been very active here on LJs, with lots of fun banter, including sporting some outrageous outfits, ad with this banter between myself and many other members, he makes every post lots of fun that he contributed on.
Bob has battled a back problem for years and now is restricted to his bed due to terrible back pain, robbing him of his woodworking and shop time he so dearly loved. In addition, his dear wife is suffering from debilitating health problems. Bob does not want anyone’s pity but when I asked him if he would like to hear from some of the LJ friends he said that he would like that. Bob’s sleeping schedule is irregular, so if you send him a PM (Private message) he may not be able to get back to you right away. http://lumberjocks.com/messages/new/grizzman
Having been on LJ’s for several years now, I’ve seen great LJ friends and outstanding craftsman, pass away or because of physical challenges, are no longer able to do woodworking. Bob and others bring to light how fortunate we are to do be able to do what we love. It also brings to light for me, that the occasional aches and pains of a guy pushing 70, are nothing compared to many others. I have so much to be grateful for, that I can work and play in the shop when others face such enormous challenges in their lives. Please send Bob a big Hello even if you haven’t had contact with him before you can let him know how you like his projects I know he will appreciate it.
Thanks for just being you Bob!
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