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T'wit, FReeper extraordinaire, has died.
self | August 5, 2007 | 8mmMauser

Posted on 08/05/2007 3:55:55 AM PDT by 8mmMauser

A great FReeper and close friend passed. T’wit, also known as Timothy Wheeler passed on. In tribute, I would like to make this the August thread of Terri Dailies, the topic foremost in T’wit thoughts.

Tim was a man of great faith, a faith that grew stronger especially in recent months. As I type this, I still am not yet coherent, as I try to awaken and sip a good coffee brought to me recently by Tim. In his usual fashion, he probably figured I would appreciate a little care package and would appreciate the better quality than the usual fare we would fix.

But I do not want this thread to be maudlin, nor a reminiscing on anecdotes, rather a stab at what Tim would want.

T’wit was passionate about the beauty of nature, of good books, good music, and intellectual challenge, but mostly he was passionate about his love for our America, for Jim Robinson’s FreeRepublic, and for our fight for those in the plight of Terri Schiavo. For the latter, he sought justice and fervently hoped and prayed we on Terri’s List would carry on this battle against the evils of those who would control who lived and died.

In our many talks, he would sound like a poster boy for all the stated position of Jim Robinson.

His wife told me last evening the final thoughts he had. As can be expected, it was for us to continue our fight as we have done already. She hoped that rather than flowers or donations sent, that donations be directed at causes like that supporting Terri’s Legacy, the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation. In this way, we remember him and further his wishes. T’wit and I talked a lot about faith and I can reassure all, his faith in Our Lord was strong and growing stronger, a comfort to me that he carried it to the end.

My words come out with difficulty this morning, but should flow better later, although without the word play and banter we would sometimes engage, at least for now. T’wit would be upset if I quit the puns for long, though.

We will continue our prayers for T'wit and his wife and family.

8mm


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To: 8mmMauser

I just couldn’t believe it when I saw the thread. He was just here late the previous night.

Our continued prayers for him and his family. Rest in peace Timothy.


21 posted on 08/05/2007 8:14:42 AM PDT by kenth
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To: All
T'wit was not Irish, but loved this song.   He knew it by heart and sung it.  I was choked up at the time when he sang it, am worse now...
Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.
But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.

And I shall hear, tho' soft you tread above me
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
If you'll not fail to tell me that you love me
I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

22 posted on 08/05/2007 8:32:34 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

Rest in peace. You were a great American. I’ll see you when we all bow before our God.


23 posted on 08/05/2007 9:15:49 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: 8mmMauser
8mmMauser,
May God comfort you and T'wit's family in your loss.

We know he is in a better place.

24 posted on 08/05/2007 10:58:42 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ( “A nation without borders is not a nation.” —Ronald Reagan)
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To: 8mmMauser

Very sad. This was so sudden. T’wit will be missed. Prayers to the family.


25 posted on 08/05/2007 12:07:28 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: 8mmMauser

So sorry to hear of his passing...

May he be eternally comforted — and may the Lord grant him His kingdom and a portion of His eternal good things, and the delight of an endless and blessed life.


26 posted on 08/05/2007 1:27:37 PM PDT by eleni121 (+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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To: T'wit; 8mmMauser; BykrBayb; Sun; floriduh voter
T'wit was not Irish, but loved this song. He knew it by heart and sung it.

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Danny Boy Ireland

27 posted on 08/05/2007 2:40:51 PM PDT by bjs1779
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To: 8mmMauser

Beautiful tribute, 8mmMauser. Thank you very much.

I know you two were very close and you will miss him dearly. He was a great and gentle man, devoted to God, life, country and family. I am determined more than ever for FR to carry on the battle in his memory.

God rest his soul.

Prayers for his wife and family and for you and all who knew and loved him.

God bless,

Jim


28 posted on 08/05/2007 2:50:46 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: bjs1779

Thank you for the song, and the picture is beautiful, too.


29 posted on 08/05/2007 3:08:14 PM PDT by Sun (Duncan Hunter: pro-life/borders, understands Red China threat! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: 8mmMauser

I will send a donation to the Terri Schindler foundation in honor of T’wit! His death is most upsetting and the Terri threads won’t be the same without him. He will be so sorely missed. Prayers for T’wit and his family and may God adequately comfort them throughout this period of mourning.


30 posted on 08/05/2007 3:40:00 PM PDT by TAdams8591 ( Guiliani is a Democrat in Republican drag. Mitt Romney for president in 2008! : ))
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To: Sun

31 posted on 08/05/2007 4:48:58 PM PDT by bjs1779
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To: 8mmMauser

Prayers being offered for T’wit and all of his family and friends.


32 posted on 08/05/2007 5:36:24 PM PDT by Sergio (If a tree fell on a mime in the forest, would he make a sound?)
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To: 8mmMauser
Truly sad news. Was he sick? The post seems like it was totally unexpected.

He’s at his eternal home now and Terry and him must be rejoicing. Condolences to the T’wit family. No words can take away their grief - only Jesus who took our grief and sorrow at the Cross.

33 posted on 08/05/2007 6:12:02 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: 8mmMauser

Sorry about the passing of not only a long time Freeper, but your personal friend. God Bless.


34 posted on 08/05/2007 7:22:46 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( my opinions do not represent the opinions of the management at Free Republic, they are mine alone.)
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To: 8mmMauser

One of my greatest joys is getting to share a board with such outstanding people as T’wit.

We all shared many tears on the Terri threads.

Prayers of comfort for his family and friends as he shares Heaven with the angels.


35 posted on 08/05/2007 7:30:32 PM PDT by Humidston (THOMPSON/WATTS - 2008)
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To: 8mmMauser
Remembrances and prayers.
36 posted on 08/05/2007 7:32:21 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: 8mmMauser; Jim Robinson; All

Amazing Grace
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God rest the soul of T'wit (Timothy Wheeler)

37 posted on 08/05/2007 8:04:39 PM PDT by LUV W (Thompson)
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To: 8mmMauser; T'wit
Terribly sad news.

Condolences to his family and friends.

38 posted on 08/05/2007 8:42:52 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: T'wit

Danny Boy

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.
But come ye back when summer's on the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.


And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.


And I shall hear, tho' soft you tread above me
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
If you'll not fail to tell me that you love me
I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

Sing with the angels, my dear friend. And say hello to Terri for us.

39 posted on 08/05/2007 10:32:09 PM PDT by BykrBayb (In memory of my Friend T'wit. ~ Ž)
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To: 8mmMauser
Prayers

Nam Vet

40 posted on 08/05/2007 10:55:55 PM PDT by Nam Vet (Timely reporting from Attila's right flank)
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