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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

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To: Jim Robinson; All
A powerful tribute was delivered to T'wit a few days ago in Louisville KY at the meeting of the Philadelphia Society and with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and the McConnell Center. The rather large body, perhaps the greatest gathering of true conservative and religious thinkers one would find anywhere, heard the impassioned words of Dr. Bill Campbell. He is past president (as was Ed Meese) and current Secretary of the organization and he honored Tim's amazingly steadfast beloved wife and widow by this tribute. She is a stalwart in her own right. As friends of Tim, we were honored as well at his table.

Consider this large gathering included household names in conservative circles, thinkers, writers, and most importantly, truly conservative leaders in our universities. And then, consider Dr. Campbell;s emphasis that his dear friend of many years, far more than a member, was a pillar of the organization from the start, and a seeding of sorely needed light humor, his trademark. If I may paraphrase with risk of a mistake or two, here is how he put it. "First there was Goldwater and then Reagan, but before them, there was Tim..."

Throughout the weekend we heard stories of all Tim added in his usual unsung way, with wit, and with behind-the-scenes shaping of books of others, works where he would scarcely expect credit.

Now another tribute shapes up. As many knew, Tim was a master at crossword puzzle writing and of similar word games. The November issue of "The Enigma" will recognize his passing and the December issue will include a memorial section for remembrance of Tim

No better example can I recall where I could take a presence for granted and find it missed so much each day when it is gone. But Tim remains with us as a muse and inspiration and a prodding that we not slacken off. He would be gently scolding and I would deserve every word.

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501 posted on 10/29/2007 4:45:57 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Ping to the tribute to T'wit above.

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502 posted on 10/29/2007 4:48:45 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

Oh my. How very sad. Prayers for Tim and his family.


503 posted on 10/29/2007 4:58:57 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: 8mmMauser

Is “The Enigma” a publication that I can get at a Barnes & Noble or Borders? I’d like to see it.


504 posted on 10/29/2007 5:30:09 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: 8mmMauser
Thank you for pinging us to T'wit's tribute, 8mmMauser.

Prayers for T'wit and for all who miss him.

505 posted on 10/29/2007 6:25:59 AM PDT by syriacus (30,000 Americans died in 30 months in Korea under Truman, to RE-WIN SK's freedom.)
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To: 8mmMauser

Hope you’ll be able to post us a link to the Enigma article.


506 posted on 10/29/2007 7:05:22 AM PDT by Lesforlife ("For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb . . ." Psalm 139:13!!!!!)
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To: 8mmMauser

I have asked T’wit to pray to God for various things, because I know he is so close to God.


507 posted on 10/29/2007 1:10:10 PM PDT by Sun (Duncan Hunter: pro-God/life/borders, understands Red China threat, NRA A+rating! www.gohunter08.com)
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To: 8mmMauser

Great tribute to T’wit. God bless.


508 posted on 10/29/2007 1:17:07 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: 8mmMauser

Thanks for revealing another layer of T’wit for us. I’m missing his humor today.


509 posted on 10/29/2007 3:04:46 PM PDT by BykrBayb (In memory of my Friend T'wit, who taught me much. ~ )
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To: 8mmMauser
Terri makes the New York Times. Of course the fail to mention that's she's deceased. They also mistakenly said she was on life support. Feeding tubes are NOT life support.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/28/magazine/28Evangelicals-t.html?pagewanted=3&ei=5065&en=4c6dbb47b517e1c6&ex=1194235200&partner=MYWAY

510 posted on 10/29/2007 7:03:53 PM PDT by floriduh voter (You can roll horse manure in powdered sugar but it doesn't make it a doughnut.)
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To: 8mmMauser

What a beautiful tribute! Thanks for the ping!


511 posted on 10/29/2007 9:16:11 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: wagglebee; Lesforlife; BykrBayb
The Enigma is a publication of The National Puzzlers' League.

You can find out more at the site. It is out of my League. A few years back Mom would get me some puzzles, sort of, but I would not be that great at connecting the right dots or coloring inside the lines. Crayons in those days were just not as versatile as these days.

This bunch, though, engages in all sorts of word play and as we know, T'wit was master.

They are hoping to find any more memorabilia he may have left behind.

512 posted on 10/30/2007 3:44:14 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser
Very eloquently stated.

Lord rest Timothy Wheeler and bless his family and friends.

513 posted on 10/30/2007 3:49:00 AM PDT by stevio ((NRA))
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To: 8mmMauser

May he rest in peace. My prayers for his family.


514 posted on 10/30/2007 3:58:05 AM PDT by ContraryMary (New Jersey -- Superfund cleanup capital of the U.S.A.)
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To: Jim Robinson; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
Just upthread, I told of the tribute to Tim at the meeting of the Philadelphia Society. Dr. Campbell just informed us the tribute he delivered is now on mp3 at the Philadelphia Society website. Click on the name of Bill Campbell to hear the tribute.

Dedication of Meeting to Tim Wheeler

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515 posted on 11/03/2007 4:54:58 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser; Lesforlife; wagglebee
Little guy on the right alive and well.

The Daily Mail photo

516 posted on 11/03/2007 8:36:09 AM PDT by floriduh voter (You can roll horse manure in powdered sugar but it doesn't make it a doughnut.)
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To: floriduh voter

How cute.


517 posted on 11/03/2007 9:47:26 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: 8mmMauser
Tim made so many anonymous contributions to the writings of many great minds. Though his signature is often absent, his signature wit sometimes jumps out at you.
518 posted on 11/04/2007 8:49:27 AM PST by BykrBayb (In memory of my Friend T'wit, who taught me much. ~ )
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To: Jim Robinson; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
A tribute to Tim...

His resting place is in Wisconsin.

Timothy J "T'wit" Wheeler

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519 posted on 12/27/2007 5:12:31 PM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: Jim Robinson; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
A tribute to Tim...

His resting place is in Wisconsin.

Timothy J "T'wit" Wheeler

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520 posted on 12/27/2007 5:13:03 PM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Sorry about the double tap. Matter of reflex.

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521 posted on 12/27/2007 5:14:38 PM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

Thanks.


522 posted on 12/27/2007 5:21:26 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: 8mmMauser; bjs1779

Thank you so much for the link.


523 posted on 12/27/2007 5:25:32 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: 8mmMauser
Godspeed T'wit.

God bless and comfort your family.
524 posted on 12/27/2007 5:25:44 PM PST by BIGLOOK
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Would it be possible to get “encephalatisvictim” and “microbrain” removed from the keywords?


525 posted on 12/27/2007 5:27:24 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: 8mmMauser

Thank you.

We all miss T’wit and will always remember his wisdom.


526 posted on 12/27/2007 5:43:25 PM PST by Sun (Duncan Hunter: pro-God/life/borders, understands Red China threat, NRA A+rating! www.gohunter08.com)
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To: Sun
We all miss T’wit and will always remember his wisdom.

Don't forget to leave him a note. He was always embarrassed by compliments. That's just the way it is Tim!

527 posted on 12/27/2007 6:18:30 PM PST by bjs1779
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To: Sun

I miss T’wit and we will remember him.


528 posted on 12/27/2007 6:59:34 PM PST by Dante3
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To: BykrBayb

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

What a beautiful thought BykrBayb!

God bless you Tim - you and your family are in my prayers.


529 posted on 12/27/2007 8:02:24 PM PST by AnimalLover ( ((Are there special rules and regulations for the big guys?)))
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To: 8mmMauser

My sympathies to the family.


530 posted on 12/27/2007 10:17:27 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: 8mmMauser; floriduh voter

T’wit, even though it’s been a year since you left us, your wit, wisdom and devotion to life still inspires me each day.

Godspeed dear FRiend!


531 posted on 08/04/2008 5:09:24 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee; 8mmMauser; BykrBayb; Sun; bjs1779

T’wit, I miss you, you know it all. Your limericks made me laugh and you were hands down our champion walking encyclopedia.


532 posted on 08/04/2008 8:34:07 AM PDT by floriduh voter ( FL GUV CRIST AS FL AG ON THE TEAM THAT MURDERED TERRI SCHIAVO!)
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To: 8mmMauser
In remembrance, with one of T'wit's favorite words,

Oremus...

Pinged from Terri Dailies

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533 posted on 08/05/2008 3:11:36 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Tim was a good friend to so many of us. He taught me so much about myself. It's hard to believe he's been gone a year already. Maybe that's because he's never really been gone. He lives in our hearts, and continues to give comfort.


534 posted on 08/05/2008 7:00:05 AM PDT by BykrBayb (In memory of my Friend T'wit, who lives in our hearts forever. ~ Þ)
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