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Backhoe has lost his best friend and wife of 26 years. (Sad News #454: backhoe has passed away)
Free Dominion and Free Republic ^ | June 17, 2010 | fanfan

Posted on 06/17/2010 4:30:39 AM PDT by fanfan

Our Dear Backhoe, lost his wife, Miss. Emily suddenly early Monday morning.

The Source URL will take you to the thread he posted on FRee Dominion (Our sister site in Canada), and this link takes you to his announcement here on FR.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/833678/posts?page=12455#12455

Most of you know that Backhoe maintains the thread "DUBOB 11- more tales from the Dark UnderBelly Of the Beast...", and since his post was made there, very few have seen it.

Our good FRiend could really use our support, so please post all replies to Backhoe.

He is busy with funeral arrangements, so may not post much, or at all, but he will read it, and appreciate the love and support.

Thank you, fanfan.


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To: fanfan; backhoe

so so sorry sir...just saw this thread...my prayers for her and for you...


451 posted on 12/17/2011 1:22:35 AM PST by Abundy
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To: Rightly Biased
Prayers FRiend. I can’t imagine how you feel at this time, your FRiends at FR are praying for you. Regards RB

Your prayers are greatly appreciated.

Last Christmas- the first one in 25 years without my Emily-- was not too bad.

My family of Black Angels took me in for Christmas dinner, my Lesbian neighbors had me over to meet their friends- who are actually very nice folks-- and my former brother in law took me in for breakfast.

This year? I'll see what Miss MaryAnn and her sea of cats is doing and take it from there.

We live the life we've been given.

I got a new one- one without my Emily.

All I can do is "Take it from there..."

Merry Christmas.

-30-

452 posted on 12/17/2011 1:23:52 AM PST by backhoe (Just a Merry-Hearted Keyboard Pirate Boy, plunderin' his way across the InterToobs)
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To: Abundy

Thank you.


453 posted on 12/17/2011 10:54:19 AM PST by backhoe (Just a Merry-Hearted Keyboard Pirate Boy, plunderin' his way across the InterToobs)
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To: fanfan

I am so very sad to report that a few days ago backhoe passed away.

We will miss him so much. :-(

A link to his memorial guest book is here:

http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/DignityMemorial/guestbook.aspx?n=john-rollinson&pid=173385250


454 posted on 12/08/2014 11:55:33 AM PST by conniew
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To: conniew

RIP, Backhoe. I will miss you.


455 posted on 12/08/2014 11:57:18 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: conniew

WOW! RIP, backhoe.


456 posted on 12/08/2014 12:02:35 PM PST by Balata (Obama's Executive Branch = Low Information Executive Service = LIES)
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To: Balata

He was one-of-a-kind. I don’t think he ever really bounced back after losing his Miss Emily. :-(


457 posted on 12/08/2014 12:05:24 PM PST by conniew
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To: Admin Moderator

Can you update the title with the update of #454 the Backhoe himself has now passed away.


458 posted on 12/08/2014 12:06:26 PM PST by KC Burke (Gowdy for Supreme Court)
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To: Askel5; amom; Kathy in Alaska

see 454.
Backhoe has passed away.


459 posted on 12/08/2014 12:07:45 PM PST by KC Burke (Gowdy for Supreme Court)
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To: conniew

Sad news Connie. His passing is worth its own thread IMO. Thank you for updating everyone.


460 posted on 12/08/2014 12:10:23 PM PST by Textide (Lord, grant that I may always be right, for thou knowest I am hard to turn. ~ Scotch-Irish prayer)
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To: All
My condolences to all.

"Farewell to Thee! But not farewell
To all my fondest thoughts of Thee;
Within my heart they still shall dwell
And they shall cheer and comfort me.
Life seems more sweet that Thou didst live
And men more true Thou wert one;
Nothing is lost that Thou didst give,
Nothing destroyed that Thou hast done."
~Anne Bronte


461 posted on 12/08/2014 12:14:40 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Textide

I agree that it is worth its own thread. I just did a search of his name to see if anyone else had posted this news and didn’t see anything, but thought I might have missed it in my search. I didn’t want to risk starting a duplicate thread, so I added it here.


462 posted on 12/08/2014 12:17:26 PM PST by conniew
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To: conniew

463 posted on 12/08/2014 12:19:07 PM PST by caww
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To: conniew; LucyT; azishot

RIP, Backhoe.


464 posted on 12/08/2014 12:20:04 PM PST by melancholy
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To: conniew

Sweet backhoe.

God hold him dear.


465 posted on 12/08/2014 12:24:17 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: conniew
He was one-of-a-kind. I don’t think he ever really bounced back after losing his Miss Emily. :-(

I'm certain of that.

466 posted on 12/08/2014 12:26:09 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: little jeremiah; okie1; tacticalogic; Joya; fanfan; DollyCali

Backhoe has passed — see #454


467 posted on 12/08/2014 12:48:52 PM PST by KC Burke (Gowdy for Supreme Court)
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To: onyx; conniew; backhoe
"He was one-of-a-kind. I don’t think he ever really bounced back after losing his Miss Emily. :-(" I'm certain of that.

Yes, but at least he HAD his Miss Emily. I've gone my entire life and never found her. He is lucky.

Backhoe, hey bro, hope you are enjoying heaven!

468 posted on 12/08/2014 12:51:51 PM PST by Lazamataz (It's insanity to support those who hate us, no matter they call themselves Democrats or Republicans.)
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To: backhoe

Rest in Peace Heavy Equipment Guy.


469 posted on 12/08/2014 12:52:21 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: conniew

RIP Backhoe.


470 posted on 12/08/2014 12:52:27 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: fanfan

I’m so sorry

I don’t know if I could survive that

I pray I go first

Dang


471 posted on 12/08/2014 12:55:59 PM PST by wardaddy (glenn beck is a nauseous politically correct conservative on LSD)
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Ah man, that is sad news.
You were one of the best, backhoe.
RIP


472 posted on 12/08/2014 1:01:21 PM PST by kanawa
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To: KC Burke

Thank you.

Backhoe was a wonderful man. I have a pang in my heart. He and I had some good discussions.

May God protect his soul now and forever.


473 posted on 12/08/2014 1:04:44 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: conniew; Jim Robinson; Old Sarge; Mossad1967; brucecw; EnigmaticAnomaly; KylaStarr; Califreak; ...

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Sad News.

“I am so very sad to report that a few days ago backhoe passed away.

“We will miss him so much. :-(

“A link to his memorial guest book is here:”

http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/DignityMemorial/guestbook.aspx?n=john-rollinson&pid=173385250

RIP dear backhoe.

Thank you, conniew.


474 posted on 12/08/2014 1:05:27 PM PST by LucyT
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To: LucyT

Prayers up.


475 posted on 12/08/2014 1:06:20 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens.)
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To: conniew
Thank you for the link to the guestbook, and even though the news is sad news, thank your for sharing it with us.

Backhoe was a true gentleman. What few times our paths crossed, he always had a kind or friendly or funny word. Now he is whole and reunited with his sweetheart!

476 posted on 12/08/2014 1:17:01 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: KC Burke
Aw, man. Not backhoe!

Just damn!

477 posted on 12/08/2014 1:23:33 PM PST by tacticalogic
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To: LucyT

He was a good man. Thoughtful and kind.. and a legend here at FreeRepublic... I’m sad to hear of his death.


478 posted on 12/08/2014 1:30:07 PM PST by GOPJ (Stephanopoulos's a snake in the grass and a dem operative. Wilson should never have trusted him.)
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To: LucyT

I’m so sorry. Prayers for his family and loved ones.


479 posted on 12/08/2014 1:41:14 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: All
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12,501 Free Republic Posts:

DUBOB 11- more tales from the Dark UnderBelly Of the Beast...

various links and websites | 01-31-03 | The Heavy Equipment Guy (backhoe)

Posted on ‎1‎/‎31‎/‎2003‎ ‎6‎:‎07‎:‎21‎ ‎PM by backhoe

At the request of members, I am restarting those "Tales from the Dark UnderBelly Of the Beast"-- the stories and issues that the press and media either ignore, won't even talk about, or will mention once and forevermore claim "it's old news..."

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/833678/posts

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480 posted on 12/08/2014 1:44:02 PM PST by LucyT
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To: conniew; LucyT

Prayers for Backhoe and his wife. R.I.P.


481 posted on 12/08/2014 1:47:47 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: melancholy; LucyT

Thank you, both for the sad ping. May God hold him in His loving arms. My condolences to backhoe’s family and friends.


482 posted on 12/08/2014 2:28:08 PM PST by azishot (God made man but Samuel Colt made them equal.)
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To: conniew

This is really sad.

Backhoe, no more heavy lifting. Rest in peace.


483 posted on 12/08/2014 2:40:31 PM PST by OwenKellogg
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To: conniew

RIP, backhoe.


484 posted on 12/08/2014 3:02:13 PM PST by Cooter
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To: fanfan

Prayers for the family.


485 posted on 12/08/2014 4:30:12 PM PST by bgill (CDC site, "we still do not know exactly how people are infected with Ebola")
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To: conniew; backhoe
Thank you for letting us know.

I'm sorry to read that he's gone, but comforted that he's finally with his Miss Emily again.

Rest well gentleman
486 posted on 12/08/2014 4:43:17 PM PST by novemberslady
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To: backhoe

My sincere condolences, backhoe, on your deep and tragic loss.

May God comfort you as only He is able to best know how.


487 posted on 12/08/2014 4:48:15 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: backhoe; LucyT

A major loss for FR and FD. Rest in his peace FRiend.


488 posted on 12/08/2014 5:35:19 PM PST by glock rocks (Whenever I find myself in a conundrum, I ask myself: What would Elvis do?)
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To: nicmarlo

Hey there nic, hope all is well. Sad to meet again under this circumstance. Tip of the hat, lady.


489 posted on 12/08/2014 5:37:08 PM PST by glock rocks (Whenever I find myself in a conundrum, I ask myself: What would Elvis do?)
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To: conniew; backhoe

(Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin’ the trakball into the Twilight...)

John,

You will be missed.

JJ


490 posted on 12/08/2014 5:56:08 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: conniew
Thank you for that link, Connie.

RIP, John

491 posted on 12/08/2014 6:07:36 PM PST by tomkat
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To: LucyT; conniew; All

Thanks for the ping; links; post.

WHOA!...this one hurts. The mere mention of the word “backhoe” triggered thoughts of him a couple of weeks ago...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3230046/posts

This is what’s happening in Mexico right now

November 22, 2014 9:27:27 PM EST · 50 of 69

PGalt to Gator113; backhoe; cripplecreek; Celtic Conservative; Diana in Wisconsin; ASA Vet; cromero; All

I own a backhoe

Speaking of backhoe, whatever happened to one of the all-time FReeper greats?

(/that post)

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A prolific poster, a great researcher/linker, an educator, a truth-seeker, a freedom-lover…and a passionate man, a soul-baring spirit for the love of his life, Miss Emily.

What more can a man be?

One of the all-time FReeper greats.

A tearful goodbye. R.I.P. backhoe and Miss Emily.

(prayer)

love

Condolences to remaining family, friends, FReepers and the Free Dominion posters who are scattered about.


492 posted on 12/08/2014 6:13:44 PM PST by PGalt
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To: conniew

RIP backhoe. Another familiar voice passes.


493 posted on 12/08/2014 7:12:47 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: conniew

Really sorry to hear this. John was a good man, and one of the best FReepers ever.


494 posted on 12/08/2014 7:18:09 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: Textide

Personally, I think he would really, really like that the announcement came on this particular thread.


495 posted on 12/08/2014 7:21:19 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: conniew

Backhoe had about as tough a life as can be imagined.

How he kept his head up to contribute as much as he did here amazes me.

.


496 posted on 12/08/2014 7:29:54 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: onyx

Don’t you go getting any ideas of leaving us!

.


497 posted on 12/08/2014 7:32:35 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: fanfan

Our deepest sympathy. Prayers.


498 posted on 12/08/2014 7:37:18 PM PST by Dante3
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To: conniew

Godspeed backhoe. ..home at last with Miss Emily.


499 posted on 12/08/2014 7:39:25 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: LucyT

Oh no, so sorry to hear this.
Rest in peace, Backhoe.


500 posted on 12/08/2014 8:02:38 PM PST by Velveeta
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