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sixball

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Lost My Best Friend
« on: August 14, 2019, 12:50:40 PM »
I lost my best friend yesterday. He was at Bonneville with his brother in law. Monday the salt was still too wet to race. They took a nap in the middle of the day and Vic didn't wake up. He was flown to Ogden and was on life support. They turned it off yesterday. Bonneville was a happy place for him and we had a lot of good times there just watching and helping friends some. I couldn't go this year but helped him get ready. I'll really miss him. He was a part of all of my projects automotive and everything else. In the big picture going to sleep in a place you love isn't a bad way to go. Spooked the crap out of his brother in law who flew out from Detroit to go with him. He made it back last night with Vic's El Camino. :(
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Re: Lost My Best Friend
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2019, 02:03:27 PM »
Sorry about your loss. Sounds like a great friend.
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I guess our plans to meet at Bonneville didn't work out. I haven't been too enthusiastic about the 32 this year, mostly just sits. 😞

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Re: Lost My Best Friend
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2019, 07:00:52 PM »
Sixball, very sorry to hear of the passing of your best friend Vic.  He'll be in our thoughts and prayers.
Tom
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Re: Lost My Best Friend
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2019, 08:33:53 PM »
Sixball, sorry for the loss of your friend. Sounds like he had a peacefull exit at a place he enjoyed.

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Re: Lost My Best Friend
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2019, 08:53:36 PM »
Six ball sorry for your loss...it tough when you lose some one that's  in your life...cherish the memories you have had with him..thoughts and prayers are with you and his family...
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sixball

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Re: Lost My Best Friend
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2019, 10:42:11 AM »
Thanks guys, A few months ago Vic and I went through this with his brother and sifted through his life long collections. There was a lot. Vic's son and his brother's son are on the way from Detroit to help with this one. I need to sort out my stuff next. Don't want to leave my wife and boys with that chore. Thanks again for the thoughts.   Tom
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Re: Lost My Best Friend
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2019, 05:02:55 PM »
I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your buddy, Tom. My condolences.
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Re: Lost My Best Friend
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2019, 10:19:55 PM »
Tom Very sorry to hear. Ron

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Re: Lost My Best Friend
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2019, 01:15:40 AM »
Thanks for the thoughts. A good thing is that I'll get to work with his son, nephew, and brother in law to get as much of his stuff as we can back to Michigan with them. Cars, parts, and lots of tools. His El Camino lost a cylinder on the way to Bonneville. We'll try and sort that out tomorrow.
The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop.  Edwin Conklin

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Re: Lost My Best Friend
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2019, 01:21:16 PM »
Sorry for your loss Sixball, I am sure it is difficult.  Just remember how rich your life was to have Vic in it.  It is a fortunate man indeed that has the friendship of others.

Take care my friend...

 


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