Thread: The Road Goes On Forever....as does the LOVE for some fella named Bobo

RedRider - 4/4/2007 at 04:47 AM

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Who is that Bobo?









[Edited on 4/24/2007 by RedRider]


reneed - 4/4/2007 at 11:04 AM

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Who is that Bobo?
yogi bear's sidekick???






[Edited on 4/4/2007 by RedRider]


PhotoRon286 - 4/4/2007 at 11:58 AM

Bobo's the most under rated guitar player since Eric Clapton.







Send him your best Eagles shows.


oldcoot - 4/4/2007 at 01:27 PM

Third "Road" thread, this is the Road To A Clean Bill of Health!


Eric_Clapton - 4/4/2007 at 01:28 PM

quote:
Bobo's the most under rated guitar player since Eric Clapton.




Is not.


TerriB - 4/4/2007 at 01:53 PM

I thought it was spelled Beau Beau


Benjamin - 4/4/2007 at 03:09 PM

It's pronouced "Bob Oh"

Rhymes with window.


PhotoRon286 - 4/4/2007 at 04:09 PM

That's like saying "Benjamin" rhymes with "frying pan".


Benjamin - 4/4/2007 at 04:31 PM

Nope, it rhymes with rolling pin.


TerriB - 4/4/2007 at 04:40 PM

I always thought it was Been Jammin'


PhotoRon286 - 4/4/2007 at 04:44 PM

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I always thought it was Been Jammin'


That would be too cool.


Benjamin - 4/4/2007 at 04:49 PM

Hey - lets get back focused on Bob-o.

EAB.


Bobo - 4/4/2007 at 05:13 PM

Thanks, RedRider - hard to believe that Rowland keeps trying to kill me off..................


LinnieXX - 4/4/2007 at 05:19 PM



about that pick-a-nick basket.......


reneed - 4/4/2007 at 06:38 PM

quote:


about that pick-a-nick basket.......

you just too damn good sister girl!!!LAO


BigSixPeachHead - 4/4/2007 at 07:13 PM

BOBOFEST II !!!!

Coming to Pixburgher on August 15 !!

C'mon family let's keep whipping up them healthy vibes, we can make this happen again !!



[Edited on 4/4/2007 by BigSixPeachHead]


Benjamin - 4/4/2007 at 07:57 PM

August 15th?

I think the 19th is Darian Lakes.

If it's the 15th, I should be in for this, everyone else, get going with the vibes!


rosshmusic - 4/4/2007 at 07:59 PM

I thought Darien was the 18th... cause the 19th is my bday and I would have remembered that... I think...


BigSixPeachHead - 4/4/2007 at 08:19 PM

heh...edit *blush* it's August 15th !!!

Sorry boys....just get on with the vibes


PhotoRon286 - 4/4/2007 at 08:34 PM

If I am recovered from my surgery (or if I put it off even longer) I'll sure be there.


BoboFest II

NAS

(Nothing About Sang)


Sang - 4/4/2007 at 08:35 PM

That's a Wednesday - that's the day I usually wash my hair.......



I usually don't like to travel that far to hear Rocking Horse, Soulshine, and Illness.....


Bobo - 4/4/2007 at 08:48 PM

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That's a Wednesday - that's the day I usually wash my hair.......



I usually don't like to travel that far to hear Rocking Horse, Soulshine, and Illness.....


Stay home then..........


PhotoRon286 - 4/4/2007 at 11:17 PM

It came crawling back like CroKy on Thursday.


DougMacKenzie - 4/5/2007 at 12:54 AM

Surfboy catches another wave.


RedRider - 4/6/2007 at 03:38 AM

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Thanks, RedRider - hard to believe that Rowland keeps trying to kill me off..................



I know! LOL! Not to worry though he'll learn it can't be done.....


Brucebcd - 4/6/2007 at 04:25 AM

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Who is that Bobo?


Bobo Justus: One question. Do you want to stick to that story, or do you want to keep your teeth?

Lilly Dillon: I want to keep my teeth.



rainy - 4/8/2007 at 12:50 PM

Hey Bobo... sending loving and get well wishes out to you today and everyday
also ^ BUMP IT UP


RedRider - 4/11/2007 at 02:37 AM

You rock Bobo! My best to you while you continue to think of others as well....


RedRider - 4/14/2007 at 03:22 AM

Hey Bobo! Have a good weekend sweetie....


Bobo - 4/14/2007 at 03:39 PM

A little late, but here's the latest.

I went to see my new Oncologist last Monday. Actually, he was my original Oncologist until my Employer changed our Insurance to Health "Assurance." As a side note, if you are unfortunate enough to have this "Insurance," I would suggest that you consider a supplemental policy (that is if you suffer from anything worse than a hang nail). I am basically considering 3 options:

1.) Radiation with a Cyber-Knife - the upside is that it could possibly shrink the tumors in my Lymph Nodes and might improve my Neuropathy (ah, to be able to walk without a cane again). The downside is all the negative effects associated with Radiation.

2.) Clinical Trials - My form of Cancer is exceedingly rare so as the Oncologist put it, "the good news is that you would be eligible for almost any Clinical Trial. The bad news is that you would be eligible for almost any Clinical Trial." Clinical trials offer hope but by their nature are a shot in the dark. In addition, to qualify, I would first have to undergo Hormone "Therapy," which is the chemical equivalent of Castration. On an up note, I could share the experience of menopause more intimately with my wife.

3.) a 2 Drug off-protocol Chemotherapy that is primarily used to treat Bladder cancer. it is the consensus that my Cancer most closely resembles Bladder Cancer so this may be promising.

I have a lot more research to do but I'm leaning toward option 1 followed by 3, although I'm sure that could change.

As I have not mentioned this in ages, it is vital for all men over 40 (particularly if you have a family history of Prostate Cancer) to get themselves checked on an annual basis. And as always my heartfelt thanks to this truly amazing community.


Libby - 4/14/2007 at 05:08 PM

{{Bobo}}


rainy - 4/14/2007 at 11:38 PM

Bobo It's always another decision in which road to take... 1 and 3 choices seem good... But as you research maybe something else will make it self available to you..
As always .... in my thoughts and prayers ...hand on shoulder as you make another decision... which I believe you are being guided in the right direction... God Bless


PhotoRon286 - 4/15/2007 at 12:30 AM

If you go with number 2, Dallas Alice will be calling you "Little Surfer Girl".


EfF Doug.


PhotoRon286 - 4/15/2007 at 12:32 AM

On the other hand, CroKy can tell you all about the joys of sharing wardrobe with the Mrs.


Bobo - 4/16/2007 at 01:39 AM

I just posted that junk to get the PT!


PhotoRon286 - 4/16/2007 at 01:50 AM

Didn't have the nerve to run the page.


Bobo - 4/16/2007 at 01:54 AM

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Didn't have the nerve to run the page.


I have nerve damage, silly..............


DougMacKenzie - 4/16/2007 at 09:28 AM

At least there is no brain damage.......


BWHAAAAHHHAAAA!!!!!


RedRider - 4/16/2007 at 01:12 PM

LOL! My best to you Bobo, whichever you pick. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this decision with us though.


DougMacKenzie - 4/16/2007 at 11:12 PM

Little surfer, surfer girl....

Hey Ron, great idea. Wish I'd thought of it.


fast43 - 4/17/2007 at 05:59 AM

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At least there is no brain damage.......


BWHAAAAHHHAAAA!!!!!


Are you sure about that


Hophead - 4/17/2007 at 06:19 AM


Hey now Bobo -

You and your family are still in my prayers every day. May God grant you the strength to make the correct decisions at this crossroads!


Bobo - 4/21/2007 at 04:17 AM

After a week of agonizing, and a few sleepless nights, Denise and I have decided on a Treatment Plan:

I definitely want to investigate the Cyberknife. If I, actually my tumors, are eligible, it's a no-brainer (my specialty ). Big potential upsides (the possibility of walking normally & and reduced or obliterated tumors). No real downside so I'm crossing my fingers on this one.

My Oncologist wanted me to go with Hormone Therapy. I respectfully disagree as I see little, if any, benefits and multiple pitfalls. While I would love to get in touch with my feminine side, perhaps a sensitivity course?? I believe that he is recommending this course because going through the Therapy will qualify me for Clinical Trials. I don't understand why I would be forced to undergo a Treatment with no possibility of success to qualify. There has to be a way around this "rule."

On Chemo, I have elected to go with a 2 drug "cocktail" primarily used to treat Bladder Cancer. My tumor is exceedingly rare but it is the consensus of my Medical team that if it resembles anything, it is Bladder Cancer. Also, the one Chemo drug that knocked down my tumor for over a year was a treatment for Bladder Cancer.

On the home front, it's been tough. I went through a period of several months where I simply saw no hope. That's a bad place to be. I have recently rediscovered my hope, faith & love (I believe that they are interrelated) and am ready for the fight.

I often wish I had the words that would make this community understand how grateful I am for your support. I don't so Thank You will have to do. You have given me and my Family so much - I fervently hope that I have given something back.


fast43 - 4/21/2007 at 04:30 AM

Bob, you have given more than you'll ever know

Hang tough brother


johnwott - 4/21/2007 at 04:34 AM

You will always have our love and support


God Bless Bobo


hoosier - 4/21/2007 at 07:48 AM

Go Bob O'


WharfRat - 4/21/2007 at 10:37 AM

Much love to ya bro


Libby - 4/21/2007 at 11:03 AM

quote:
On the home front, it's been tough. I went through a period of several months where I simply saw no hope. That's a bad place to be. I have recently rediscovered my hope, faith & love (I believe that they are interrelated) and am ready for the fight.

I often wish I had the words that would make this community understand how grateful I am for your support. I don't so Thank You will have to do. You have given me and my Family so much - I fervently hope that I have given something back.


Trust me, you've given a whole bunch! As for me, you continue to be an inspiration. You've taught us all valuable lessons on determination, faith, hope...and love!

p&l


RedRider - 4/21/2007 at 01:20 PM

Bobo, thumbs up for the new cocktail & cyber knife procedure! And you big guy gave my sister HOPE when she had none and continue to do so for myself and I bet a few others around here...

You are one precious soul and a bright spot for many!


DougMacKenzie - 4/21/2007 at 02:27 PM

It's so easy for one to be positive and upbeat when life is all peaches and sunshine, and even then many of us can find some whinning room. I want to know how somebody is going to play when they're down by 10 in the fourth quarter, temp is 33 degress, it's raining, and they've got a broken thumb. That's when you know who somebody really is, what they really hold dear, what they really believe. I stand in awe of the faith, peace, and courage God has given you, and in gratitude of the faith, peace, and courage that gives me. Thanks brother. It's so sweet to know that light always overcomes darkness, faith overcomes despair, life overcomes death. The possibilities are endless.


BigDaveOnBass - 4/21/2007 at 05:04 PM

Bob, a tear of joy just fell in my coffee cup.

I'm glad to hear your spirits are high and you have a new treatment plan in place.

Without hope, we have nothing. You are an inspiration to all of us.

Much love and respect, Dave


Bobo - 4/21/2007 at 08:00 PM

Make sure to get a new cup, Dave. Personal Hygiene you know.


Bobo - 4/21/2007 at 09:07 PM

A word of caution here. While I truly appreciate everyone's support here (more than you will ever know), don't get too excited here. The farther down the "Treatment List" one goes, the less likely they are to succeed.

That said, I am truly excited about the CyberKnife. If I qualify, it offers real hope. On the other hand, Radiation works best when it has an unobstructed target and it may be that there are "things" in the way of my Lymph Nodes, so to speak.

Chemo?? There is nothing to be excited about there. Unless you have experienced it yourself, there is simply no way for you to understand the devastating side effects. I liken it to using a Nuclear Weapon.......................................on an ant.


PhotoRon286 - 4/22/2007 at 02:49 AM



I don't think it would take that much to get this ant.


EasyMichael - 4/22/2007 at 11:28 AM

Thinking of you and your family, Bobo.


harvey - 4/23/2007 at 03:39 PM


lolasdeb - 4/23/2007 at 08:19 PM

Swinging in to send some Bobo love - prayers of comfort and strenght going out to the whole O'Brien family.


Libby - 4/23/2007 at 10:53 PM

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad, Bob. Sending loving thoughts to you, Denise, Cami and your mother.


DougMacKenzie - 4/23/2007 at 11:31 PM

Sorry about your dad. He must be very proud of you. Praying for God's peace and comfort for all of you.


BigDaveOnBass - 4/24/2007 at 01:47 AM

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{The O'Brien Family}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

Sincerest condolances, Bob. God bless.


RedRider - 4/24/2007 at 03:30 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad Bobo. Is that who you got your pistol qualities from?

Much love to the O' Briens........


fast43 - 4/24/2007 at 04:10 AM

So sorry to hear about your father Bob


WharfRat - 4/24/2007 at 05:38 AM

So sorry Bob


Bobo - 4/24/2007 at 11:49 AM

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Is that who you got your pistol qualities from?


I got everything from him. I miss him so already and can't believe that he's gone. Thanks to all of you for your kind words..........


rainy - 4/24/2007 at 11:53 AM

Sending condolences and heart felt feelings out to Bobo and family...


LinnieXX - 4/24/2007 at 02:36 PM

Bobo i'm real sorry about your pop.

Hang in there.


harvey - 4/25/2007 at 07:30 AM

Sincere condolences Bob ... but you have not lost your Father for he clearly lives on in your heart ... treasure the wonderful memories and when you have the time and inclination, please post a few little stories of him so that we might share in his memory.

Peace to you,
Colin.


Bobo - 4/25/2007 at 05:39 PM

Colin - what a wonderful idea - again, I'd crash the internets with stories about him, but here's one. My Father was a Depression era product - as a result of that, he was exceedingly thrifty; others might use the word "cheap."

Anywho, I was playing Little League Baseball with probably the crappiest Glove on the team. I had my Father take me to the Sporting Goods Store and I showed him the gloved I wanted - a Rawlings with Ken Boyer's "autograph." It was $12.00 which my Father said was way too expensive. None of my bitching and whining made a difference. But on the 1st day of the season, laying on my bed was the glove along with some oil. I still have it, BTW.


lolasdeb - 4/25/2007 at 06:11 PM

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But on the 1st day of the season, laying on my bed was the glove along with some oil.
This is a lovely story, Bobo. It sounds to me like your father was a fine example of a life well lived and a person well loved. Condolences on loosing him from your life. It sounds like he gave you a wealth of grand memories to keep him aliive in your heart.


Sang - 4/25/2007 at 07:39 PM

That oil must be really old.......


RedRider - 4/26/2007 at 02:35 AM

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Is that who you got your pistol qualities from?


I got everything from him.


Then he must have been very special gentleman indeed....


Haisija - 4/26/2007 at 02:37 AM

Sorry to read about the pasing of your father, you all are in my deep prayers.


PhotoRon286 - 4/26/2007 at 03:24 AM

quote:
That oil must be really old.......


I hate to admit it, but I was thinking the same thing.


ARRRGGGGG!


Bobo - 4/26/2007 at 03:41 AM

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That oil must be really old.......


I hate to admit it, but I was thinking the same thing.


ARRRGGGGG!


You shouldn't have admitted it - what is it they say?? Some things are better left unsaid.................................




















especially if one agrees with Snag............


PhotoRon286 - 4/26/2007 at 03:58 AM

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That oil must be really old.......


I hate to admit it, but I was thinking the same thing.


ARRRGGGGG!


You shouldn't have admitted it - what is it they say?? Some things are better left unsaid.................................




















especially if one agrees with Snag............


Yeah.

I know.


SIGH


Bobo - 4/26/2007 at 04:03 AM

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That oil must be really old.......


I hate to admit it, but I was thinking the same thing.


ARRRGGGGG!


You shouldn't have admitted it - what is it they say?? Some things are better left unsaid.................................




















especially if one agrees with Snag............


Yeah.

I know.


SIGH


You've admitted the problem - 1st step on the Road to Recovery.


Sang - 4/26/2007 at 01:25 PM

I think that was Bob Hope and Bing Crosby's best road movie........by far.......


Bobo - 4/26/2007 at 11:08 PM

Don't laugh, Ron - it wasn't funny...........


Sang - 4/27/2007 at 12:47 AM

Was too.......


lolasdeb - 4/27/2007 at 12:50 AM

Prayers for comfort and strength going out to Bobo and family! Hoping that Cami's ankle heals well and soon!


Bobo - 4/27/2007 at 02:47 AM

quote:
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That oil must be really old.......


I hate to admit it, but I was thinking the same thing.


ARRRGGGGG!


You shouldn't have admitted it - what is it they say?? Some things are better left unsaid.................................




















especially if one agrees with Snag............


Yeah.

I know.


SIGH


Repeat after me, Ron:

Sang is not funny.

Sang is a Dork.

Sang is a Lightweight.

Sang is NEVER right!!


Sang - 4/27/2007 at 03:47 AM

Why is it all about me again?


Bobo - 4/27/2007 at 07:13 PM

quote:
Why is it all about me again?


only in threads that noone looks at...........


Sang - 4/28/2007 at 02:47 AM

You repeated that one? It wasn't funny the first time.....


RedRider - 4/30/2007 at 03:24 AM

So Bobo, do these new plans of yours mean you get out of going to Chicago and seeing that Sang individual.......


Bobo - 4/30/2007 at 01:26 PM

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So Bobo, do these new plans of yours mean you get out of going to Chicago and seeing that Sang individual.......


Thank God!!!!!!! YES!!!! No Sang!!

All kidding aside, on further investigation, Cancer Treatment Centers of America doesn't seem as good as it did on 1st Blush, so it goes on the back burner. But, Once again,

No Sang!!!!!!!!!!!


Sang - 4/30/2007 at 01:31 PM

Phew!


hoochiecoochiegirl - 4/30/2007 at 01:37 PM

Sorry for your loss Bob Keeping you and your family in my prayers.


Bobo - 4/30/2007 at 03:59 PM

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Thanks for repeating that one - I'm kind of a dork and didn't get it the 1st tine..........................


Bobo - 4/30/2007 at 04:01 PM

The new "Journey" starts this Wednesday. I have an appointment to see Dr. Cyberknife (that's an alias BTW ). I sure hope he has something good to say or it's back to the world of Chemo"Therapy."


Sang - 4/30/2007 at 04:02 PM

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Thanks for repeating that one - I'm kind of a dork and didn't get it the 1st tine..........................



Or maybe you're a dork because you can't spell "time"........


oldcoot - 4/30/2007 at 04:04 PM

Sure hope everything goes well Wednesday Bob!


BigSixPeachHead - 4/30/2007 at 04:09 PM

As always thinking of you Bob...wishing the best for you on Wedneday and everyday !!


Bobo - 4/30/2007 at 04:10 PM

quote:
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Thanks for repeating that one - I'm kind of a dork and didn't get it the 1st tine..........................



Or maybe you're a dork because you can't spell "time"........


I was quoting you.............


EasyMichael - 4/30/2007 at 07:31 PM

Wishing the best for you, Bob.


Jeanne - 5/1/2007 at 01:34 PM

Hoping Dr. Cyberknife has good news for you tomorrow, Bobo.


Sang - 5/1/2007 at 01:39 PM

I like the old Journey better than the new Journey.........before they did all the radio hits....


Good luck, BBRB......


Libby - 5/1/2007 at 02:46 PM

Thinkin' of ya, prayin' for ya...and the cybersword!


DougMacKenzie - 5/2/2007 at 12:46 AM

Good luck tomorrow surfergirl. That cyberknife must be a b**ch!


RedRider - 5/2/2007 at 02:46 AM

Hope the visit goes well and you are a "perfect candidate" for this cyberknife Bobo. Much love to you and your family you've had one hellacious week darlin.


Bobo - 5/2/2007 at 09:30 AM

Pins & Needles here in Pixburg...........


DougMacKenzie - 5/2/2007 at 09:44 AM

"Do not be afraid. I am with you aloways, even to the end of time."
Good luck today brother.


Pam - 5/2/2007 at 01:04 PM

Sending (((LOVE))) to Pixburg!


BigDaveOnBass - 5/2/2007 at 01:11 PM

What Pam said.


oldcoot - 5/2/2007 at 01:18 PM

Best of fortunes today Bobo! Thinking of you.


Benjamin - 5/2/2007 at 02:16 PM

Yeah, thinking about Bob-O today....

Hope all goes way beyond any and all expectations today.


LinnieXX - 5/2/2007 at 02:22 PM

quote:
It was $12.00 which my Father said was way too expensive. None of my bitching and whining made a difference. But on the 1st day of the season, laying on my bed was the glove along with some oil. I still have it, BTW.



oooooooooh this has got me all warm and fuzzed this morning.

thanks Bob.

hope you get the results you want today.


BigSixPeachHead - 5/2/2007 at 02:33 PM

Our love and prayers are with you Bob.....good minds only !!

We need to have BOBOFEST II and we will when the August 15/07 Pittsburgh date come through....whooooooo hooooooooo !!

Love ya......Karen, Lynn and family


Benjamin - 5/2/2007 at 02:56 PM

Hmm...was just going thru some stuff and found my BoboFest 2005 name tag....so today seems like a good day to wear it again...


BigSixPeachHead - 5/2/2007 at 02:59 PM

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Hmm...was just going thru some stuff and found my BoboFest 2005 name tag....so today seems like a good day to wear it again...


Good deal Jim.....found mine too (I have tons of extras, btw)

They'll go nicely with the BoboFest II ones I'll whip up for August


WharfRat - 5/2/2007 at 03:00 PM

Sending prayers out to Pixburg today..


lolasdeb - 5/2/2007 at 05:26 PM

Sending thoughts and prayers to Pixberg and Mr. Bobo today (and always) ... hoping it's Dr. Cyberknife to the rescue!


Bobo - 5/3/2007 at 09:43 AM

Well, as I feared and expected, I do not qualify for Cyberknife. The long and short of it is that my tumor is too large. It could be used to ease pain caused by the tumor if it continues to grow. So, it's back to the world of Rat poison, er Chemo"Therapy." In researching the drugs that we have selected, I find that the side effects of one are particularly brutal, so I may have to revisit that issue. Even though I was pretty sure that I would not qualify, I'm still disappointed. Physically, I haven't felt this well for a year and I'm sure it's because I haven't had Chemo in 3 months giving my body a chance to rest and heal.

This community has been unbelievably supportive during this ordeal and I Thank You all. Upcoming is the physical fight against the Chemo. Equally important is the mental, emotional & spiritual fight against the feeling that this is the beginning....................of the end.


TerriB - 5/3/2007 at 10:34 AM


Jacquie - 5/3/2007 at 10:39 AM

Love to you, my dear friend.


Stephen - 5/3/2007 at 10:41 AM

Big bro, it's less that we're supportive of you, than you're an inspiration to your family & friends, in & out of cyberspace -- that's really where it's at --
Shoot man -- maybe they could take Wharfrat's stealie face & zap that confounded tumor that way -- that thing is really cool, although it sorta blinds me

on this May 3 morning, rounding up all good vibes that amount to much tangible difference-making support -- we've all seen that -- to ease the burden of these trials & tribulations that our good brother is putting up with
Tumorgoaway, goawaytumor -- align all thoughts & let's have a mass cybermailing PA way

Much love to you brother

[Edited on 5/3/2007 by Stephen]


Benjamin - 5/3/2007 at 10:51 AM

Rats!!!!

Are you now referring to the two drug off-protocol Chemotherapy that is primarily used to treat Bladder cancer?
At any rate, We're all saddened to hear it's back to the poison route for you....

"the mental, emotional & spiritual fight against the feeling that this is the beginning....................of the end."
Hopefully this is where you can turn to us for help...at least for support, love, prayers, vibes, diversion (think about this...you could be Sang!!!)....mostly the LOVE part.

And it's worth repeating....we all owe you....




PhotoRon286 - 5/3/2007 at 11:14 AM

Benjamin will send you his best shows.


Benjamin - 5/3/2007 at 12:25 PM

I'd love to, but all my best shows got burned up when the cat chewed thru the electrical wires in my storage room and a fire started...well, actually, the CDs didn't burn as much as the big set plastic storage drawers melted all over the CDs.
I might be able to scrape off the new plastic coating, but I'm too busy right now, we're trying to modernize the USA National Airspace System to allow for more aircraft so that delays and cancelled flights increase so that airport vendors will sell more product and hotesl near airports will sell more rooms and we'll keep the economy red hot so that the stock market keeps rising and I can retire no later than age 62.


PhotoRon286 - 5/3/2007 at 12:28 PM

Slacker.


PeterNelson - 5/3/2007 at 02:09 PM

Bob, sorry to read that this CyberKnife won't go. The concept is very holographic, like something from, I don't know, Star Trek. Not the original series, either, but The Next Generation.
http://www.accuray.com/

Tumor's too big for the li'l CyberKnife? Who said "Cybersword" . . . Libby . Time for Accuray Inc. to build you a Cyberexcaliburģ, Bob.
Or in your case, the CyberExCaliBro.


lolasdeb - 5/3/2007 at 03:40 PM

Bobo - so sorry to hear that Dr. Cyberknife did not come through for you. You are a warrior, though, and you have the support, love, and prayers of many in your battle - may this help shoulder the burden in your mental, emotional, and spiritual fight as you wage on with the physical. Love and prayers going out to Pixsberg or wherever you may roam. (Hope Cami's ankle is healing well! )


RedRider - 5/3/2007 at 03:53 PM

WTF? Get a bigger knife damn it! Is the doctor a freaking pygmy?!@#$


johnwott - 5/3/2007 at 06:09 PM

Sorry things didn't work out with the cyberknife.

Sending cyber love and healing.

peace
John


oldcoot - 5/3/2007 at 06:33 PM

Bobo, so disappointed the cyberknife wasn't an option.

You're truly an inspiration to me and many others here. I know you will tackle the challenges ahead with the same courage and resolute spirit that you've demonstrated countless times before. Be strong. Lean on us whenever you feel the need.


LexABB - 5/3/2007 at 06:36 PM

this is sad news, we are all with you Bobo, get tough! Sorry that is the coach in me


BigSixPeachHead - 5/3/2007 at 07:31 PM

Bob...we love you brother. I'm sooooo sorry that things didn't work out as planned but plans are mean't to be changed, right ?!?! So with this new plan and change of paths you are about to embark on (again), we all pray that it will be the better path, for you, Mrs. Bobo and Cami.

You know we are here, there and everywhere. We will be there to walk beside you, hold you up from behind, drag you from the front whatever it is you need us to do.

We WILL see you in August and if needed, I'll drive there in a Pittsburgh minute !!

We love you Bob....

Karen, Lynn and the ENTIRE Bomberry family (yes Lynn's small tribe of 13 bros/sis' and my wee tribe of 5 bros/sis' are praying for you too)


rainy - 5/3/2007 at 08:06 PM

Bobo so sorry to hear this news.... we will be here supporting you and helping you to fight the battle once again... with winning results... Going into this battle your army has grown and I'm counting on the day I will meet you at a show in the near future...
God Bless you and family ..stay strong, tough upper lip... Your in my thoughts , always


DougMacKenzie - 5/3/2007 at 08:50 PM

quote:
Equally important is the mental, emotional & spiritual fight against the feeling that this is the beginning....................of the end.


"And the road
Goes on forever....."

Have you ever read "Between a Rock and a Hard Place" by Aron Ralston? Still in your corner against one hell of an opponent.


WharfRat - 5/4/2007 at 04:18 AM

Bobo

Sorry I missed this before.

Much love to ya bro


harvey - 5/4/2007 at 01:01 PM

Hey Bob ... my thoughts are with you yet again at this trying time ...

Much strength to you for your next bout of chemo ... just make sure you don't mutate into a teenage mutant ninja sang


Jeanne - 5/4/2007 at 01:12 PM


Disappointing news about the cyber knife. Still keeping a positive vibe flowing for you, Bob, and your girls.

You know your cyber family will never let you down.


hoochiecoochiegirl - 5/4/2007 at 01:13 PM

Still keeping the faith for you Bob Hang in there and know we're always thinking about you!!


PhotoRon286 - 5/4/2007 at 04:40 PM

You can probably figure out that you have a PM.

(Just in case you couldn't.)


LinnieXX - 5/4/2007 at 04:53 PM

Bob!

this seems appropriate.....

(Sing along now!)


Sometimes, in our lives
We all have pain, we all have sorrow
But, if we are wise
We know that theres always tomorrow

Lean on me, when youre not strong
And Ill be your friend, Ill help you carry on
For, it wont be long
Til Im gonna need somebody to lean on

Please swallow your pride
If I have things you need to borrow
For no one can fill
Those of your needs that you wont let show

You just call on me brother when you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on
I just might have a problem that youll understand
We all need somebody to lean on

Lean on me, when youre not strong
And Ill be your friend, Ill help you carry on
For, it wont be long
Til Im gonna need somebody to lean on

You just call on me brother when you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on
I just might have a problem that youll understand
We all need somebody to lean on

If there is a load
You have to bear, that you cant carry
Im right up the road
Ill share your load if you just call me
Call me if you need a friend
Call me ...


rosshmusic - 5/4/2007 at 05:10 PM

positive vibes out to you bro...


RedRider - 5/5/2007 at 03:36 AM

Love & Prayers to Bobo & his best ladies.....


fast43 - 5/5/2007 at 03:40 AM

quote:
Benjamin will send you his best shows.


see my thread in the AG


PhotoRon286 - 5/5/2007 at 03:42 AM

I did.

I hope you're burning.


fast43 - 5/5/2007 at 04:02 AM

Believe me I felt bad when I laughed.


PhotoRon286 - 5/5/2007 at 04:06 AM

quote:
Bob...we love you brother. I'm sooooo sorry that things didn't work out as planned but plans are mean't to be changed, right ?!?! So with this new plan and change of paths you are about to embark on (again), we all pray that it will be the better path, for you, Mrs. Bobo and Cami.

You know we are here, there and everywhere. We will be there to walk beside you, hold you up from behind, drag you from the front whatever it is you need us to do.

We WILL see you in August and if needed, I'll drive there in a Pittsburgh minute !!

We love you Bob....

Karen, Lynn and the ENTIRE Bomberry family (yes Lynn's small tribe of 13 bros/sis' and my wee tribe of 5 bros/sis' are praying for you too)


That's a bunch more than ten little Indians.


leftyblues - 5/5/2007 at 01:06 PM

Bobo, keeping you and your family in my prayers


EasyMichael - 5/5/2007 at 02:08 PM

Yes, thinking of your family and you, Bobo.


rainy - 5/7/2007 at 12:23 AM

BOBO...... a bump of love for you ^


RedRider - 5/8/2007 at 02:41 PM

Another love bump for that Bobo fella...


Stephen - 5/9/2007 at 12:25 AM

All the best to you this day & every day, brother.


Libby - 5/11/2007 at 03:28 AM

I hope this doesn't become a X.....


Just thinkin' 'bout 'cha!


Bobo - 5/11/2007 at 03:29 AM

HIYA Libby!!


Bobo - 5/11/2007 at 03:30 AM

I accept flowers on Thursdays only...........


Libby - 5/11/2007 at 03:43 AM

quote:
I accept flowers on Thursdays only...........



Phew! I barely made it!


DougMacKenzie - 5/11/2007 at 09:47 AM

TGIF! Best wishes for the weekend.


lolasdeb - 5/11/2007 at 05:53 PM

Thoughts and prayers going out to the Pixburg area for Bobo and family today and always.


Bobo - 5/13/2007 at 11:17 AM

quote:


This community has been unbelievably supportive during this ordeal and I Thank You all. Upcoming is the physical fight against the Chemo. Equally important is the mental, emotional & spiritual fight against the feeling that this is the beginning....................of the end.


This is very difficult for me to say and I can only hope that I get it right. I first want to reiterate my gratitude to this marvelous community for your love and support during this ordeal. I long ago realized that I will never find the words that express that gratitude. In the original and long-gone Road Thread, I once posted that Cancer is a very lonely disease. I feel certain that Tom and Lisa Dodd agree with that sentiment. You find out very quickly who your friends are..... and are no longer. I had long time friends and even Family members "bail" on me - a very hurtful experience and one that I have never understood, but I had no choice but to accept it and move on.

Throughout this ordeal, I have tried very hard to remain cheerful and optimistic. Many are of the opinion that a positive attitude is a cure in itself. I don't agree with that. My feeling is that, while a positive attitude may not help, it sure can't hurt and it makes the road easier to travel for both my family and me.

That said, here is the real deal on my "situation." The Cancer that I have is now incurable and I am considered to be terminal. While I am grateful to have outlived the "predictions" of several Doctors, that "survival" has come at a high cost in terms of the quality of my life.

My best chance for a Cure was the Surgery that was performed on me in April, 2003. Unfortunately, the Cancer soon returned. My next best chance for a cure was Radiation Therapy which I underwent in late 2003. But again, the Cancer returned and spread. Once you enter the world of Chemotherapy, you are no longer looking at a Cure. Rather, you hope to be able to "manage" the disease. With that in mind, I underwent the first-line Chemo against Prostate Cancer. It succeeded in making me bald but the size of my tumors doubled. I next underwent an experimental form of Chemo, which worked beyond my wildest expectations knocking back the Cancer for almost a year and I was able to withstand the side effects.

But yet again, the Cancer returned and the decision was made (with which I agreed) to try the same form of experimental Chemo again. Unfortunately, it was ineffective (the Cancer continued to spread) and this time the side effects caught up with me. I am now, in all probability, permanently anemic. Even worse, I developed a terrible case of Neuropathy (nerve damage) in my right leg and foot, which is now a useless club. I can't walk my Dog, I can't cut the grass and I can no longer play Golf, a game that I have loved since I was a child. My wife has to do so many things that I used to do. It's so hard on her and it makes me feel inadequate as her partner, On the up side, I now get primo parking wherever I go.

I am frightened that my body will not be able to withstand further Chemo. At some point, the "cure" actually becomes worse than the disease. I believe that I am very close to, if not at, that point.

As I said at the beginning of this post, I hope that I have worded this correctly. I am not seeking sympathy - those of you that know me know that I am not about that. Rather it is an attempt to educate people about Cancer through my experience. Much is made in the media of the latest "wonder drug." Far more often than not, those claims are simply not true - as an example, the latest drug for Prostate Cancer, Provenge, in Clinical Studies, provided the "typical" patient with and additional 4-7 months of life. In the Scientific Community, that is considered monumental. To me?????

IMO, the only cure for Cancer lies in the realm of genetic research - the fact is that while Cancer is referred to generically (Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer), each person's Cancer is unique and needs to be treated in that manner. Again, IMO, ALL Govt. $$$, as one cannot control the private sector, should be directed to the field of Genetics.

Again, I sincerely hope that I have said all of this properly. I hate that I have this disease. On the other hand, I love the fact that I have made life-long friends on this site as a result. I know that I have learned some very important lessons about life, which I have tried to share. My challenge now is to somehow balance the fact that I know that this disease is going to get me sooner or later with the realization that I need to accept that fact and continue to try to be a good husband to my wife and a good father to my daughter. Ultimately, we're all going to die. I just have a better idea of when than most of you.

Finally, I wish to say thanks again to this amazing community. I hate this effin' disease but am eternally grateful that so many of you have chosen to walk on my Road with me. Peace & Love - Bob


Bobo - 5/13/2007 at 12:11 PM

You know, upon reflection, that post should have been.....................

























a Bazillion posts...............


RedRider - 5/13/2007 at 12:16 PM

Bobo,

I understand you have some very tough choices ahead of you but somehow I know that whatever you choose as right for you; this community will back you as it always has.

That being said I agree with your statement:

quote:
At some point, the "cure" actually becomes worse than the disease.



I've heard what Lisa & her loved ones are going through right now and Lord knows none of us wished or prayed for the present circumstances. I can only guess that this is weighing heavily on you as well as well as the death of your Father. However I have faith that you and your family will make the best decision for you.

As always "Thank You" for sharing, I'd like to think you've made some of us stretch outside our comfort zones and learned a thing or two as well. I'm sorry for those folks who didn't think themselves stong enough for whatever reason to travel this road with you. The loss is really theirs....not many Bobo's in one's lifetime!




MissElf - 5/13/2007 at 12:19 PM

Bless you, Bob. We are blessed to know you!


Bobo - 5/13/2007 at 12:30 PM

quote:
Bless you, Bob. We are blessed to know you!


Bless you to MissElf - Goliath too!

What's for breakfast??


MissElf - 5/13/2007 at 12:32 PM

Eggs!!!!


EasyMichael - 5/13/2007 at 01:12 PM

Peace and love to you and your family, too, Bob.


Jacquie - 5/13/2007 at 01:44 PM

I am honored to know you and grateful to have met you in person, Bob. Thank you for your amazing humor and keen wit, you have helped more people through rough days than you know. Much love to you and your girls.


TerriB - 5/13/2007 at 02:23 PM

Hey, Bob...we are grateful that you have chosen us to walk that road with you, hand in hand. Thank you for your honesty and your friendship.


WharfRat - 5/13/2007 at 03:05 PM

Thank you for letting us walk this Road with you Bob. You are truly an inspiraton to all of us. I hope that when my time comes, I will be as brave as you are.


DougMacKenzie - 5/13/2007 at 11:37 PM

Hey Bob -
Standing there and looking reality in the face without flinching, and then opnly sharing what you find there, is such a courageous act it makes me want to be a better person. I promise not to waste one minute of my health or take one person I care about for granted as long as I live, in your honor. We're all with you brother, so finish strong.


Stephen - 5/14/2007 at 12:05 AM

Having read this latest update, it only makes me apprciate that much more, the hike I took today, and the climb yesterday in Franconia Notch.
Good health is really one of the best things a person can have. I don't have much -- at all -- but there is at least that.
And in Bob O'Brien we all have a FRIEND -- a BROTHER.
It's very hard to read this, brother -- merely another in the many ways that life can be so unfair -- you know that I'm totally here for you in spirit & brotherhood -- & I admire you greatly!


PhotoRon286 - 5/14/2007 at 12:33 AM

Guess I better start saving gas money to get to Pixberg in August.

Any cool shows to go to?


Benjamin - 5/14/2007 at 01:33 AM

Yeah, August is a major goal for a few of us...on the other hand (and man I hope this sounds the way I want it to....) - Bob - I hope you feel absolutely zero obligation to be up and feeling like a concert with a group of us characters....no stress, no feeling bad if you're into some treatment that makes the concert undoable....we'll all still feel honored to be there together in your name.

Well, enough of that downer stuff from me...

And...thank you again for your humor, courage, and the way your still trying to educate all of us....


PhotoRon286 - 5/14/2007 at 03:36 AM

Damnit Jym, quit raining on the parades!

If we decide to invade Pixberg, Bobo can crawl off the couch and join us for a show.

I mean, why the hell else would any of us go to Pixberg?


BigDaveOnBass - 5/14/2007 at 04:47 AM

{{{{{{{{{{Bob}}}}}}}}}}

I can't really come up with the words right now. You know how I feel about cancer.

Here's a word that just popped into my mind...dignity. I hope if and when I face what you're facing, I'll have half the dignity you are showing. You are a hell of a man.


RedRider - 5/14/2007 at 11:25 AM

That's OK BD, that one word speaks volumes.....


PeterNelson - 5/14/2007 at 09:35 PM

Bob, God bless you.


PeterNelson - 5/14/2007 at 09:35 PM

Bob, God bless you.


Benjamin - 5/15/2007 at 12:05 AM

That IS worth repeating!


PhotoRon286 - 5/15/2007 at 01:05 AM

Where is Bobo?

I was sure he'd be hockey watchin' and commenting.


RedRider - 5/16/2007 at 02:35 PM

Where did that Bobo get to now?


DougMacKenzie - 5/17/2007 at 09:32 AM

Thursday Bobo bump.


Libby - 5/18/2007 at 10:31 AM


Bobo - 5/19/2007 at 01:10 AM

More Flowers??

For Me???????


rainy - 5/19/2007 at 06:11 AM

Bobo, I have been gone for a few days and so I've been doing some catch up reading... as I read your post , the tears were soon at my eyes , making it difficult to type... Although I came late into your plight and fight for life... I am here and I will walk beside you down the road we will all be familiar with in our own lives... If having us walk beside you helps in any way ... I will be happy to have been here...God Bless and have faith ..miracles have happened.... You must believe, I do


Stephen - 5/19/2007 at 03:22 PM

Big bro Bobo
Al always, all the very best to you, my friend.


Bobo - 5/19/2007 at 04:51 PM

quote:
Hi Bob. I hope you and your ladies are having a fine weekend.


They're with me - What more could they want?


DougMacKenzie - 5/19/2007 at 05:58 PM

quote:
quote:
Hi Bob. I hope you and your ladies are having a fine weekend.


They're with me - What more could they want?

I don't know, maybe a man? How goes the war, little surfer girl.


harvey - 5/20/2007 at 10:35 PM

quote:
quote:
Hi Bob. I hope you and your ladies are having a fine weekend.


They're with me - What more could they want?


A hostage negotiator

>

>

>

Hope you 've had a great weekend my friend


Bobo - 5/22/2007 at 01:49 AM

Big Day tomorrow. I had a CT-Scan last Friday and will get the results tomorrow. The best I can hope for is that the Cancer is "stable." If so, I will ask my Doc to adopt the policy of "Watchful Waiting," which means no additional treatment, just a follow-up Scan in 2 months and go from there.

If it has spread, more Rat Poison so wish me luck.


Libby - 5/22/2007 at 02:39 AM

quote:

If it has spread, more Rat Poison so wish me luck.



Stock up on chocolate syrup, tastes better with chocolate on it!


Bobo - 5/22/2007 at 02:45 AM

No Flowers?


Libby - 5/22/2007 at 03:43 AM

quote:
No Flowers?



Sure, here ya go! An iris...


PhotoRon286 - 5/22/2007 at 03:46 AM

quote:
No Flowers?


TattooNeil would show you a "rose".


RedRider - 5/22/2007 at 03:53 AM

Bobo, my best wishes for tomorrow. Our world is brighter with you here so if we can hold off any cocktail parties in your honor, by all means....


DougMacKenzie - 5/22/2007 at 09:25 AM

Good luck today brother. We're all right there with you.


EasyMichael - 5/22/2007 at 10:01 AM

Best wishes, Bob!


rainy - 5/22/2007 at 11:38 AM

Bobo.... I'm wishing and sending you more than just good luck....the power of positive thinking... here's to only good news


Jacquie - 5/22/2007 at 11:44 AM

Hug you, squeeze you tight. Love to you my brother and nothing but berst wishes for great results.


PhotoRon286 - 5/22/2007 at 12:10 PM

Thinking about Brother Bob today.


TerriB - 5/22/2007 at 12:46 PM

Good luck, Beau Beau

Here's to shrinkage!


WharfRat - 5/22/2007 at 01:08 PM

Hoping for good news for you today Bob.


Sang - 5/22/2007 at 01:36 PM

quote:
Good luck, Beau Beau

Here's to shrinkage!




oldcoot - 5/22/2007 at 01:38 PM

Best of luck today Bobo.


lolasdeb - 5/22/2007 at 05:05 PM

Hoping things go well with you today, Bobo, and that things are stable. Thoughts and prayers being sent Pixburg-way for the O'Briens.


Bobo - 5/22/2007 at 06:53 PM

Well, even more than you folks, I'd love to be able to report good news. Unfortunately, I can't as the Cancer has spread to my Liver. I start Friday on a particularly nasty form of Rat Poison (aka - Chemo"Therapy"). I have to do it every Friday and it lasts for 7 hours. What a great way to spend the day, huh? I already joined the Amazon Book Club.

My Doctor tells me that if this Chemo doesn't work, "We'll be up against it." I'm not sure what he's up against, but the English Translation is that I'm dead.

I'm going to take a break from the Board for a while. I just have nothing to say and don't feel "funny" enough to hang in the MT, my home away from home. I know that I'll lurk so if you care to PM me, I promise that I'll respond. Those of you that have my phone #, please feel free to call.

I'm sure I'll be back at some time because I truly like this place - think of this as a short hiatus. I am truly grateful to each and every one of you here who have posted in this thread, PM'd me or called me. I am also grateful to those who perhaps have read this thread and didn't know what to say (It's not easy) but kept me in your thoughts. This certainly is a marvelous group of people. Thanks again from me, my beautiful wife Denise, and my angel (at least sometimes ) Cami.


Sang - 5/22/2007 at 06:59 PM

You never were that "funny", but we let you post anyway.......


Good luck with the rat poison.....we'll try to keep Wharfy away.....


oldcoot - 5/22/2007 at 07:03 PM

As I posted in the MT, I am so very, very sorry to hear this news Bobo.

I'll continue to pray for you and the girls. I don't envy what you're in for with the nasty stuff but I hope and pray that it will work for you.

You can always lean on me and any of us here.

My love to you and your girls.


johnwott - 5/22/2007 at 07:03 PM

Sending healing Love to Bobo.

don't worry we'll keep an eye on Sang for ya.


TerriB - 5/22/2007 at 07:09 PM

quote:
Sending healing Love to Bobo.

don't worry we'll keep a bat on Sang for ya.


Word!


LexABB - 5/22/2007 at 07:26 PM

love and luck to you bobo!!!


adorablesong - 5/22/2007 at 07:29 PM

Sorry to hear the news Bobo, I was hoping it would be better.
Wishing the very best for you and your family.


LinnieXX - 5/22/2007 at 07:33 PM

this batch of chemo WILL work.

im sorry bob.


rosshmusic - 5/22/2007 at 07:37 PM

good vibes out bro...


lolasdeb - 5/22/2007 at 07:45 PM

Sorry that the Drs. got the answer wrong today, Bobo, and that you'll be spending Fridays with the chemo. Praying that this medicine enters your body and heals, Bobo... you're strength and dignity here has touched me and many others - we want the best for the O'Briens. My prayers going out to the entire Pixburg O'Brien clan.


PhotoRon286 - 5/22/2007 at 09:17 PM

quote:
Sending healing Love to Bobo.

don't worry we'll keep an eye on Sang for ya.


There has to be better things to watch than Sang.

NHL Playoffs, for one.


DougMacKenzie - 5/22/2007 at 09:18 PM

Man, that's tough brother. I wish I had the power to heal you. If I could, I would. Maybe you could spend those long, boring days putting together a package of your very best shows...........I'm with 'ya all the way.


PhotoRon286 - 5/22/2007 at 09:23 PM

Burning my best Eagles shows for Fridays.


BigDaveOnBass - 5/22/2007 at 10:24 PM

Bob, although we've not met yet in person, I feel like I know you well enough to tell you I love you and I'm thinking about you. Come see us when you're up to it. We'll be here....


EasyMichael - 5/22/2007 at 10:51 PM

I'm very sorry to read your latest news Bob. Love to your family and you.


Jacquie - 5/22/2007 at 11:12 PM

Bob, so much love to you and the girls. Breaking out the can of "Whoop Ass" to fight this thing....


harvey - 5/22/2007 at 11:23 PM

Hey Bob ... I'm not so sure you should have mentioned the 7 hour poison sessions ... Coot will be sending you his box set of Manilow discs to listen to now you have the time

Seriously though ... I love you Bro and wish you all the very best ... you know you will be in my thoughts each day and I will be sending positive vibes your way ...

Much love to Denise and Cami too ...


UNCLEJON75 - 5/23/2007 at 12:25 AM

Sorry to hear the bad news. I've never actually met BoBo...but, I can tell that he is the salt of the Earth.

Get Well Soon Brother!


CanPeach - 5/23/2007 at 12:43 AM

All the best Bob, I've never met you but I think we've traded a few times, and any friend of my buddy Ron has to be one hell of a guy. We're all thinking of you.


cupofjo - 5/23/2007 at 12:59 AM

Hoping this will work BoBo. Will keep you in my prayers.


aekdbmoid - 5/23/2007 at 01:55 AM

Best of luck to you Bobo. Get better soon.


crossroad_blues - 5/23/2007 at 01:59 AM

Prayers & nothing but good vibs for you Bob.........hang in there.


Libby - 5/23/2007 at 02:00 AM

Much love to you, my friend...


curry - 5/23/2007 at 02:44 AM

Another friend from the ethernet stopping by to send you and your family much, love. In my thoughts.

...'strangers stopping strangers, just to shake their hand'...


leftyblues - 5/23/2007 at 02:49 AM

Bobo, I am really hoping that you don't "end up against it"....my prayers to you and your family during this time..

courage and love are two words that people toss around like pennies sometimes...but Bob, you have shown and continue to show so many of us, what those words REALLY mean..my mom showed me as well...

I know you did not ask for this (who would ?)..But I will pray tonight that God fills you with the fire of courage and the passion of love, to help you on this part of your battle..dude, anything you need, anytime..


yurtle420 - 5/23/2007 at 03:02 AM

Bobo


RedRider - 5/23/2007 at 03:57 AM

Bobo, we will miss seeing you around here more than you know while you are off to do battle...

And I imagine Cami is indeed an angel but hell she's 13 and I get the feeling she's Daddy's girl as well...

I don't know that your heart is in this next battle you sweet man but wherever it is... know that ours are with you and they are filled with LOVE.


Slammer - 5/23/2007 at 04:39 AM

Go slay that dragon, Bobo

and don't worry, we'll keep the light on for ya



fast43 - 5/23/2007 at 04:56 AM

quote:
Go slay that dragon, Bobo

and don't worry, we'll keep the light on for ya





Are you working at Motel6 now?

Keep up the fight Bob


WharfRat - 5/23/2007 at 05:39 AM


bluedad - 5/23/2007 at 06:55 AM

Bob,

You will be in my daily thoughts and prayers...


Benjamin - 5/23/2007 at 10:47 AM

Bob - not much to say "here" in public....just we love you, and will be praying for you...

We'll talk.....


petri - 5/23/2007 at 11:08 AM

Dear Bob,

I think we've never had a chance to bump each other here, but I know you around... I read your posts, especially the one you wrote 5/13 and I wanted you to know that I was very deeply moved... I can only express my deepest sympathy and keep you and your family in my prayers...

Peace and love


rainy - 5/23/2007 at 11:37 AM

Bobo I had hoped and prayed right along with you for a better report... Just means you need to fight the fight alittle longer... as always there have been many standing beside you and I have joined them in helping you think a more positive way and support you anyway I can..... God Bless You , Bobo wishing you a Blue Sky ...Always ...even in the darkest of days... There is always a Blue Sky above us....


susea - 5/23/2007 at 12:03 PM

Bobo, lots of love and prayers sent your way from all of these wonderful people here!!


Benjamin - 5/23/2007 at 12:16 PM

This si just to have something that is upbeat....a bunch of smiley tye dye wearing kids.



PhotoRon286 - 5/23/2007 at 12:26 PM

Hey! Some of those kids look like you.


Benjamin - 5/23/2007 at 12:30 PM

We haven't had any of that genetic testing done, but they better ALL look like me!


leftyblues - 5/23/2007 at 12:37 PM

prayers for Bobo ...


WharfRat - 5/23/2007 at 01:27 PM

Prayers for you Brother


Eileen1 - 5/23/2007 at 04:08 PM

Much love and healing prayers for you and your family Bobo.

If you have a chance please send me your address and I'll get that Box Comp out to you PRONTO!!


RedRider - 5/24/2007 at 03:22 AM

This is really is a "smiler" and I'll bet it does lift Bobo's heart repost!


rainy - 5/24/2007 at 11:43 AM

Sending out a Love ^ bump ^ for Bobo and family today and everyday


Eileen1 - 5/24/2007 at 03:26 PM

quote:
This is really is a "smiler" and I'll bet it does lift Bobo's heart repost!




This pic sure is a SMILER!! Howdy Jim!!


Benjamin - 5/24/2007 at 04:11 PM

Thanks!

Thinking about Bob again today, hoping he's a frame of mind to allow him to go see the dTb tonight!
Music for the soul would be good for you...


RedRider - 5/25/2007 at 05:28 AM

Much LOVE being sent to Boboland today for the ultimate in "cocktail parties"....


DougMacKenzie - 5/25/2007 at 07:09 PM

Thoughts and prayers added to those already sent out to Brother Bobo.


Bobo - 5/26/2007 at 04:37 PM

I had my first Chemo yesterday - 7 hours turned into almost 9. It was what I expected and I don't feel too well, but I missed the place so.......................I'm back.

The realistic part of me says that Metastatic Cancer to the Liver is a Death Sentence. The optimistic part of me says that tumor is small and maybe this Chemo will work. I'll go with the optimistic part................................for now.

As Tom Petty wisely noted (despite the beating he took from ABB Fans ) "The Waiting is the hardest part." I now have to wait 6 weeks, and 4 more of these "treatments," to see if this Rat Poison is doing any good.

[Edited on 5/26/2007 by Bobo]


PhotoRon286 - 5/26/2007 at 04:49 PM

So will the rest of us.

Sorry to hear they wouldn't let you in to see DTB.

Carrying too big a lens?


Benjamin - 5/26/2007 at 04:50 PM

Hey! Didn't expect to see a Bobo here today, so that's a very pleasant surprise!

Yeah, the dTb fiasco sucks...I blame Ross....


Bobo - 5/26/2007 at 05:16 PM

quote:
Hey! Didn't expect to see a Bobo here today, so that's a very pleasant surprise!

Yeah, the dTb fiasco sucks...I blame Ross....


Sang musta paid off Ross!


rosshmusic - 5/26/2007 at 06:29 PM

quote:
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Hey! Didn't expect to see a Bobo here today, so that's a very pleasant surprise!

Yeah, the dTb fiasco sucks...I blame Ross....


Sang musta paid off Ross!
I couldn't believe he gave me his credit card to buy all those extra tickets... I was having a hard time not handing all them out to the people in line, but then I would have had to give one to Bobo... eff dat


Bobo - 5/26/2007 at 06:45 PM

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Hey! Didn't expect to see a Bobo here today, so that's a very pleasant surprise!

Yeah, the dTb fiasco sucks...I blame Ross....


Sang musta paid off Ross!
I couldn't believe he gave me his credit card to buy all those extra tickets... I was having a hard time not handing all them out to the people in line, but then I would have had to give one to Bobo... eff dat


Sang's Credit Card worked???


RedRider - 5/26/2007 at 07:04 PM

I see Bobo....

((((((HUG)))))))


oldcoot - 5/26/2007 at 07:22 PM

Good to see Bobo posting!

We're all praying for the absolute best result! I'm an optimist!

Got a letter* from a Bobo today.


Benjamin - 5/26/2007 at 08:13 PM

A Bob-o-gram!

One of these years - I'm still planning on giving Bob his Bday present...I think it's been waiting for delivery since 2005.
But, now I've got time to throw in some patchouli oil....just in time for Ratdog!


leftyblues - 5/29/2007 at 01:09 PM

monday bump for bobo..


Peachfan8 - 5/29/2007 at 01:18 PM

Bobo, I don't know you bud, but just wanted to say that I am thinking about you. I know that God watches over us, and expects us to watch over each other too. So, I will keep on thinking about you, and know that people do care!


Sandman - 5/29/2007 at 02:51 PM

Bobo, I'm thinking about you and your family. Keep fighting this, brother.


Libby - 5/29/2007 at 07:40 PM

p&l


PhotoRon286 - 5/31/2007 at 03:15 AM

Cause he's SMART.

Pretty easy to figure that one out.


Sang - 5/31/2007 at 03:21 AM

Wrong.


PhotoRon286 - 5/31/2007 at 03:36 AM

quote:
Sang is just Wrong.


Jeanne - 5/31/2007 at 01:13 PM

Thinking of you, Bobo!


Bobo - 5/31/2007 at 06:49 PM

quote:
Good afternoon, Bob. Still thinking about you and trying to figure out how a SoCal boy is a hockey fan.


Basically, because there is more action in 1 minute of a Hockey Game than in 3+ hours of a Baseball Game. Oh, and Hockey Players don't go on the DL with Paper Cuts.......

That dude stealing home against the Yanks has to be the highlight of the Baseball Season so far...........


WharfRat - 5/31/2007 at 11:59 PM

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Good afternoon, Bob. Still thinking about you and trying to figure out how a SoCal boy is a hockey fan.


Basically, because there is more action in 1 minute of a Hockey Game than in 3+ hours of a Baseball Game. Oh, and Hockey Players don't go on the DL with Paper Cuts.......




Geez, and I always made out you to be smart guy Bob



quote:
That dude stealing home against the Yanks has to be the highlight of the Baseball Season so far...........


Ummm... no.





Wishing you the best, bro


WharfRat - 6/1/2007 at 12:22 AM

If he wants them, yes


Bobo - 6/1/2007 at 01:45 AM

quote:
If he wants them, yes


Nothing by Roger Clemens, OK??


WharfRat - 6/1/2007 at 01:47 AM

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If he wants them, yes


Nothing by Roger Clemens, OK??


The Rocket never appeared on a music stage

Now Bernie on the other hand... You have in your possession


bluefox - 6/2/2007 at 01:03 PM

(((HUGS))) for Bobo today....


DougMacKenzie - 6/2/2007 at 07:31 PM

Great talking you today. All I can say is hangn there brother, I'm with you all the way.


Bobo - 6/3/2007 at 12:09 AM

You too Bro.


Sang - 6/3/2007 at 03:57 AM

Is it Thursday already?


RedRider - 6/3/2007 at 04:46 AM

LOL! Loving & warm vibes being sent to Boboland...

Where the hell is Pixberg anyways?!@#$


PhotoRon286 - 6/3/2007 at 04:54 AM

quote:
LOL! Loving & warm vibes being sent to Boboland...

Where the hell is Pixberg anyways?!@#$


It's damn sure southwest of me.


DougMacKenzie - 6/3/2007 at 10:51 PM

By my estimation, Bobo and Sang have posted 6 gazillion times and combined for one almost slightly humorous post and another post that was almost worth reading. Who knows what the next 5 years might bring?


Sang - 6/3/2007 at 11:02 PM

yeah, but you've read them all.........


Bobo - 6/3/2007 at 11:03 PM

I'm just happy that you spelled all of that right..............


Benjamin - 6/4/2007 at 12:04 AM

Just what is a gazillion?

Bigger than a brazillion?


PhotoRon286 - 6/4/2007 at 12:07 AM

There was more tie dye at last night's Dickey show than a Benjamin family photo.


Bobo - 6/4/2007 at 12:22 AM

After the Cyber-Knife disappointment, I've hesitated about posting regarding other promising avenues. So, I'm just going to say this. There is another promising possibility. I'm not going to discuss it until I hear from the Practicioners. You might also be interested to know that the idea did not come from my current Medical team. Rather, through Research done by Denise, myself and my best friend in California who is a Pediatrician.

So cross your fingers and hope for the best. And should you ever find yourself with a serious Health Issue, do not wait for your Doctor(s) to come up with the "cure." You are ALWAYS your own best advocate............................but you have to be willing to put in the time and run the risk of "upsetting" your Doc.

BTW, a smart, supporting & loving Spouse is a great help!

Hopefully, I'll have an update by mid-week.

[Edited on 6/4/2007 by Bobo]


PhotoRon286 - 6/4/2007 at 12:40 AM

Good for you.

As always, you're in my thoughts, as are Denise and Cami.


Bobo - 6/4/2007 at 01:00 AM

quote:
By my estimation, Bobo and Sang have posted 6 gazillion times and combined for one almost slightly humorous post and another post that was almost worth reading. Who knows what the next 5 years might bring?


Well, Doug - you have yet to come up with even 1 "almost slightly humorous post" or one that was "almost worth reading."


johnwott - 6/4/2007 at 01:03 AM

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quote:
By my estimation, Bobo and Sang have posted 6 gazillion times and combined for one almost slightly humorous post and another post that was almost worth reading. Who knows what the next 5 years might bring?


Well, Doug - you have yet to come up with even 1 "almost slightly humorous post" or one that was "almost worth reading."


His delusions about the Cowboys make me laugh.


RedRider - 6/4/2007 at 03:01 AM

quote:
And should you ever find yourself with a serious Health Issue, do not wait for your Doctor(s) to come up with the "cure." You are ALWAYS your own best advocate............................but you have to be willing to put in the time and run the risk of "upsetting" your Doc.


Well said Bobo! My fingers, toes and curls are all crossed for you....


DougMacKenzie - 6/4/2007 at 10:02 AM

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quote:
By my estimation, Bobo and Sang have posted 6 gazillion times and combined for one almost slightly humorous post and another post that was almost worth reading. Who knows what the next 5 years might bring?


Well, Doug - you have yet to come up with even 1 "almost slightly humorous post" or one that was "almost worth reading."

It's so hard to lower one's standards that far.


DougMacKenzie - 6/4/2007 at 10:03 AM

quote:
After the Cyber-Knife disappointment, I've hesitated about posting regarding other promising avenues. So, I'm just going to say this. There is another promising possibility. I'm not going to discuss it until I hear from the Practicioners. You might also be interested to know that the idea did not come from my current Medical team. Rather, through Research done by Denise, myself and my best friend in California who is a Pediatrician.

So cross your fingers and hope for the best. And should you ever find yourself with a serious Health Issue, do not wait for your Doctor(s) to come up with the "cure." You are ALWAYS your own best advocate............................but you have to be willing to put in the time and run the risk of "upsetting" your Doc.

BTW, a smart, supporting & loving Spouse is a great help!

Hopefully, I'll have an update by mid-week.

[Edited on 6/4/2007 by Bobo]

Go for it, Rock.


Libby - 6/4/2007 at 11:19 AM

quote:
BTW, a smart, supporting & loving Spouse is a great help!




Hang in there BobO! Here's to...... Denise!


lolasdeb - 6/4/2007 at 08:25 PM

Fingers, toes, and eyes crossed (makes it hard to read but worth it for the cause ) that the O'Briens and the baby doctor are onto something! And as always, thoughts and prayers going out to Bobo, Denise, and Cami.


DougMacKenzie - 6/5/2007 at 02:13 AM

Bobo is pregnant!? I just thought he was sick!


harvey - 6/5/2007 at 08:20 AM

quote:
After the Cyber-Knife disappointment, I've hesitated about posting regarding other promising avenues. So, I'm just going to say this. There is another promising possibility. I'm not going to discuss it until I hear from the Practicioners. You might also be interested to know that the idea did not come from my current Medical team. Rather, through Research done by Denise, myself and my best friend in California who is a Pediatrician.

So cross your fingers and hope for the best. And should you ever find yourself with a serious Health Issue, do not wait for your Doctor(s) to come up with the "cure." You are ALWAYS your own best advocate............................but you have to be willing to put in the time and run the risk of "upsetting" your Doc.

BTW, a smart, supporting & loving Spouse is a great help!

Hopefully, I'll have an update by mid-week.


Just got back from vacation ... feeling a bit down about such a trivial thing as going back to work ... then I had a reality check and thought of you my friend ... as it was long overdue I thought I would pop back in here to say hello ... and then I came across this potentially good bit of news ... positive vibes and best wishes to you as always Bob


DougMacKenzie - 6/5/2007 at 09:53 AM

Did I just see a Bobo post? At this hour of the morning? Morning sickness?


harvey - 6/5/2007 at 11:34 AM



And all the time I just thought it was a beer belly


rainy - 6/6/2007 at 01:40 PM

Bobo.... this is a great news.....Prayers are with you..... I will keep you and family in my thoughts, always


DougMacKenzie - 6/7/2007 at 12:46 AM

Hang in there surf boy.


RedRider - 6/7/2007 at 02:43 AM

Hey Bobo! Thinking of you... You can put your pants back on now!


harvey - 6/8/2007 at 12:12 PM

^ Friday Bobobump ^


Jeanne - 6/8/2007 at 02:14 PM

Just spied the latest update from Bobo. Needless to say, it brought a smile to my face. Pediatricians treat people, too. Just a smaller variety. Three cheers for your doctor friend!

Promise, hope, drive, faith, support. Yes, these go a LONG way.

Keeping the positive energy heading your way.
Uh, perhaps Denise deserves some flowers?


Bobo - 6/8/2007 at 06:32 PM

quote:
Uh, perhaps Denise deserves some flowers?


Flowers are nice but nothing says "I Love You" more............. than a brand new Vacuum Cleaner.


leftyblues - 6/9/2007 at 02:06 AM

thoughts and prayers to bobo and family


bluedad - 6/9/2007 at 02:15 AM

{{{{{{{Bobo}}}}}}}}


Jacquie - 6/9/2007 at 02:30 AM

Love you Bob! And I'm sure a vacuum cleaner will just sweep Denise off her feet


DougMacKenzie - 6/9/2007 at 11:37 AM

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Uh, perhaps Denise deserves some flowers?


Flowers are nice but nothing says "I Love You" more............. than a brand new Vacuum Cleaner.

You're in deep trouble my firend.


PhotoRon286 - 6/9/2007 at 12:43 PM

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Uh, perhaps Denise deserves some flowers?


Flowers are nice but nothing says "I Love You" more............. than a brand new Vacuum Cleaner.

You're in deep trouble my firend.


What's a "firend"?

That what your but does after too much mexican food?


Bobo - 6/9/2007 at 01:27 PM

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Uh, perhaps Denise deserves some flowers?


Flowers are nice but nothing says "I Love You" more............. than a brand new Vacuum Cleaner.

You're in deep trouble my firend.


At least I'm not in Jail............


Bobo - 6/9/2007 at 02:48 PM

quote:
After the Cyber-Knife disappointment, I've hesitated about posting regarding other promising avenues.


I prolly should have gone with my 1st instinct. From my perspective, there are 2 lessons in this post. First, always seek a 2nd, and if necessary a 3rd and 4th opinion. Second, do not rely on your primary Doctor for answers as they may or not be accurate.

A week ago Tuesday, I was told that I had 2 small lesions in my Liver. As my Doctor is a Medical Oncologist (Chemo"Therapy" Doc), guess what he recommended?? Wishing to spare myself the agony if possible, we checked into other treatments and found 2, both with minimal side effects. The first was Radiowave Ablation Therapy - in a nutshell, it "cooks" your tumor. The 2nd was Stereotactic Body Therapy, which is a highly accurate form of Radiation Therapy that "hits" the tumor only sparing the nearby organs.

In the meantime, I sent a disc of my CT-Scan to to the Doctor who performed my original Surgery. It is not an overstatement to say that the man is world renowned. I send him my CT-Scans religiously and he always calls me with his "take." For free, no less. I like him a lot!

My Surgeon told me that in addition to the 2 tumors, there were many other smaller lesions - "too many to count" was the quote. Thus, I am no longer a candidate for these 2 treatments.

I now face 2 rather stark choices:

1.) Continue down the Chemo"Therapy" route. I have no doubt that it will extend my life but at what cost to the quality of the time I have left???

2.) Stop all treatments and let nature take its course.

In both cases, the result will be the same - I'm going to die. I will most likely choose to continue chemo"Therapy" as the survival instinct is very strong as is the fear of Death. Yet, it is telling that I am also strongly considering option # 2. I sure as hell wish that Monty Hall were here and Door #3 was an option.

I have thanked you all here many times for your love and support. Cancer is a very lonely disease. All of my family lives in California. My father passed away in April and he was always a great source of support. My mother was as well. Unfortunately, she is in the mid-stage of dementia. I have 2 sisters - my younger one?? I think I have it marked on an old Calendar somewhere - the last time she called was maybe 5 years ago. My older one is on the "every other month" program. Tough to take which is one reason why your support here has been so uplifting to me.

Thank You & God Bless.


MissElf - 6/9/2007 at 02:53 PM

Thank You!! And God Bless!!!


Libby - 6/9/2007 at 04:19 PM

{{{BobO}}}


johnwott - 6/9/2007 at 04:24 PM

God Bless you and your family, Bob.



WharfRat - 6/9/2007 at 04:31 PM

God Bless You Bob. We are all here for you brother..


Benjamin - 6/9/2007 at 08:09 PM

Thanks for the thanks, Bob!

Sometimes I wonder how and why we all found this place, although the last few years I've just taken it for granted that there's a cyber (and real) place where all the folks fit together so well...shouldn't be taking anything for granted though, right?

hang in there Bob!


Bobo - 6/9/2007 at 11:31 PM

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God Bless You Bob. We are all here for you brother..



quote:
God Bless you and your family, Bob.



Did Bobo sneeze?


Hang in there, Bob. Enjoy your weekend.


funny


harvey - 6/9/2007 at 11:49 PM

Hey Bob ... we are all still here with you my friend

But watch out for that chemo ... might turn you into a Sang


Bobo - 6/9/2007 at 11:56 PM

quote:

But watch out for that chemo ... might turn you into a Sang


Through all of this misery, I can at least be grateful that there is only one Sang!


PhotoRon286 - 6/10/2007 at 12:58 AM

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God Bless You Bob. We are all here for you brother..



quote:
God Bless you and your family, Bob.



Did Bobo sneeze?


Hang in there, Bob. Enjoy your weekend.


funny



He does have his moments.


RedRider - 6/10/2007 at 02:48 AM

A big hug for Bobo this evening....you rock!


Bobo - 6/10/2007 at 03:43 PM

quote:
Bobo....you rock!


While I deeply appreciate the sentiment, the truth is that I feel more like roll...................ing over.


RedRider - 6/10/2007 at 04:00 PM

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Bobo....you rock!


While I deeply appreciate the sentiment, the truth is that I feel more like roll...................ing over.


Been to another cocktail party ? What is that party schedule anyways?


DougMacKenzie - 6/10/2007 at 11:59 PM

Dear Bob,

This last round of news is very disheartening (like I have to tell you). It appears the curtain is rising for the final act. When I read so many of the other threads on this board, when I watch and listen to people going about their daily lives, I constantly find myself thinking of you and then thinking that such a large part of what people spend their time on and think is important is a total waste. I feel frustrated that we so often take our time here and each other for granted, and that we can deal with each other in such hurtful and callous ways, over such trivial and meaningless **** . I want to thank you so much for sharing your experiences on this road with us, and I for one have been deeply moved to live each day as if it were my last. To engage each person I meet or talk to as if it were the last time I would ever see another human being. to tell my wife and kids on a daily basis how important they are to me, and to show it as well with how I spend my time. At least now maybe you can start dealing with the future with a new clarity. One thing I do know; the road does go on forever. I'm your friend all the way.

Maybe I'll die in the hammock
Swinging in my front yard
Or maybe I'll die in the gutter
Freezing, with a busted up guitar
And maybe I'll die on the ocean
Cruising on the salt breeze
Or maybe the wind will blow me
Slow me,
Never to reach the sea
Maybe I will, maybe I won't
It doesn't matter to me
I know the road that I must travel
To arrive at the threshold free
And who knows?
When I die, I might hit the wall
SPLAT!
And fade to nothingness
Or
I might
Explode into light
Racing like a comet through the sky
Ripping my way
Through this thin disguise
Shedding these tears born
Of dreams and lies
Instant eternity on
The waters of paradise

[Edited on 6/13/2007 by DougMacKenzie]


Libby - 6/11/2007 at 03:14 AM

Great post, Doug!

Bob,

I don't have to tell you what you mean to me. You have always been such an inspiration and a dear, treasured friend! You're a true warrior and one of the bravest men I've ever known.

I'm a bit emotional at the moment, but you know my heart is with you, Denise and Cami. My prayers will not cease.

Talk very soon!

Love,
Lib


leftyblues - 6/11/2007 at 03:30 AM

bobo, praying for you and your family..


Bobo - 6/11/2007 at 05:09 AM

quote:

I now face 2 rather stark choices:

1.) Continue down the Chemo"Therapy" route. I have no doubt that it will extend my life but at what cost to the quality of the time I have left???

2.) Stop all treatments and let nature take its course.

In both cases, the result will be the same - I'm going to die. I will most likely choose to continue Chemo"Therapy" as the survival instinct is very strong as is the fear of Death. Yet, it is telling that I am also strongly considering option # 2. I sure as hell wish that Monty Hall were here and Door #3 was an option.


I have edited my original post for 1 reason. I like to think I have a pretty good sense of humor. It has helped me get through this. You want to joke with me?? Be my guest, but please, not in this Thread, OK?


RedRider - 6/11/2007 at 05:27 AM

OK, I'll kill the cocktail party talk Bobo but I really was interested in the chemo... I knew you had the one treatment... but are you going back every Friday or what?

Love & Prayers to The O'Briens & Dodds each and every very precious day.


Bobo - 6/11/2007 at 06:39 AM

I have not yet decided what I am going to do. This latest setback changes the options that I have and decisions that we as a Family have to make. While it is my gut feeling that none of the options will be any good, it takes time, thought & prayer to decide.


Bobo - 6/11/2007 at 07:42 AM

Doug,

Thank You so much for the post - beautiful.

This one was one of my favorite songs long before this ever happened and still is. I find it to be simple, beautiful and poignant..............................unfortunately, a little too close to home these days.

"I'm a cork on the Ocean.
Floating over the raging sea.
How deep is the ocean?
How deep is the ocean?
I've lost my way - Hey Hey Hey

I'm a rock in a landslide.
Rolling over the mountainside.
How deep is the valley?
How deep is the valley?
It kills my soul - Hey Hey Hey

I'm a leaf on a windy day.
Pretty soon, I'll be blown away.
How long will the wind blow?
How long will the wind blow?
Until I die Until I die

These things I'll be until I die."

Brian Wilson & The Beach Boys


[Edited on 6/11/2007 by Bobo]


EasyMichael - 6/11/2007 at 09:35 AM

Love to you and your family, Bob!


PhotoRon286 - 6/11/2007 at 12:21 PM

One day closer to Pixberg.

Thinking of Bobo.


curry - 6/11/2007 at 12:48 PM

Love you, Bob -

I hope you feel the very Real Love for you from this beautiful family, always here, always reaching out, you are never alone

I think of you every day XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO


Wayne - 6/11/2007 at 02:11 PM

Bob,

Always praying for you and hoping for the best. You are an inspiration to many.

Wayne Knight


Benjamin - 6/11/2007 at 04:19 PM

quote:
One day closer to Pixberg.

Thinking of Bobo.


Yes!

Yes, to both sentences...


Benjamin - 6/11/2007 at 04:21 PM

For whatever it's worth...we've recently met a family who is going thru something similar to the Bobo's.....and the two main issues we discuss are (1) lack of clear descriptions and consistent care from the medical folks and (2) lack of people (like old friends and family) willing to talk to them.....

Sound familiar?

Cancer sucks.


rosshmusic - 6/11/2007 at 04:40 PM

quote:
quote:
One day closer to Pixberg.

Thinking of Bobo.


Yes!

Yes, to both sentences...
ditto


Sang - 6/11/2007 at 05:33 PM

quote:
For whatever it's worth...we've recently met a family who is going thru something similar to the Bobo's.....and the two main issues we discuss are (1) lack of clear descriptions and consistent care from the medical folks and (2) lack of people (like old friends and family) willing to talk to them.....

Sound familiar?

Cancer sucks.




Who would want to talk to Bobo anyway?


Bobo - 6/11/2007 at 06:12 PM

quote:
quote:
For whatever it's worth...we've recently met a family who is going thru something similar to the Bobo's.....and the two main issues we discuss are (1) lack of clear descriptions and consistent care from the medical folks and (2) lack of people (like old friends and family) willing to talk to them.....

Sound familiar?

Cancer sucks.




Who would want to talk to Bobo anyway?


can't read either, I see...............


PeterNelson - 6/11/2007 at 08:19 PM

quote:
Hey Bob ... we are all still here with you my friend

But watch out for that chemo ... might turn you into a Sang
No, that would be a lobobotomy.

(Sorry, Bob. They dint learn us Illinois kids to read to good.)

Well, what I meant, Bob, is God comfort you through your grueling decision making and whatever actions are taken. I hope anxiety over anything doesn't overwhelm your joy and gratitude at the love you get, especially from Denise and Cami. They must be the best! Bless you all.


RedRider - 6/12/2007 at 03:02 AM

Love & Peace to the O' Brien Family...


Buzzy82 - 6/12/2007 at 05:30 AM

ENOUGH ALREADY! You and Lisa have taken this death race thing way to far. Lets call it a tie and everyone get fuking better! I keep you heavy on my heart and pray that you will experience the same healing of the liver that Lisa did. Keep swinging Bob. No decision is needed my friend, just ask Cami! I love you Brother.


DougMacKenzie - 6/12/2007 at 10:11 PM

Thinking of Mr. Bobo today.


PhotoRon286 - 6/12/2007 at 11:07 PM

I called him yesterday, but that damn caller ID of his kept us from conversing.


Benjamin - 6/12/2007 at 11:26 PM

Hey Bob!!

That's it.



harvey - 6/12/2007 at 11:48 PM

Bb



[Edited on 6/12/2007 by harvey]


TerriB - 6/13/2007 at 12:12 AM

Love to you and the family, Bob. You're in my thoughts often.


Jeanne - 6/13/2007 at 01:05 PM

As we well know, government is not a very good soldier in the fight against cancer. Individuals with the means and the inspiration can bring about more change with one move than a huge, very rich bureaucracy.

Three cheers for Michael & Patti Tenaglia and the Miracle Foundation. Let's hope Dr. Vogelstein (whew...that name's a little TOO close for comfort, huh?! ) can perfect this 'spore therapy' soon. There's a lot to be said for 'outside the box' ideas.


http://www.newsday.com/news/health/ny-hscanc135253505jun13,0,485106.story?c oll=ny-health-print


Bobo, some outside the box vibes are headed your way!


rainy - 6/13/2007 at 05:01 PM

Love ^ bump for Bobo..you are in my thoughts....


lolasdeb - 6/13/2007 at 05:45 PM

Not the news that was hoped for on the radiation therapy, Bobo. Thoughts and prayers going out to you and your family as you face even more decisions and challenges. May you find strength and comfort in each other's love and in the love being sent out here. (Your advise regarding getting multiple opinions when faced with major health challenges is spot on, too.)


RedRider - 6/14/2007 at 03:00 AM

Thanks Jeanne for posting some light. Cami's prayers have been working overtime again...


Sang - 6/14/2007 at 03:26 AM

quote:
Let's hope Dr. Vogelstein (whew...that name's a little TOO close for comfort, huh?! ) can perfect this 'spore therapy' soon.




I don't get it........


DougMacKenzie - 6/14/2007 at 09:51 AM

Thinking about you today brother.


Libby - 6/14/2007 at 10:49 AM

...faith and hope.


slowhand6 - 6/14/2007 at 11:39 AM

We have been praying & thinking about you.


Jeanne - 6/14/2007 at 12:58 PM

((((Bobo)))) good luck today.


harvey - 6/14/2007 at 01:12 PM

STILL ROOTING FOR YOU BUDDY


Bobo - 6/14/2007 at 05:06 PM

quote:
quote:
Let's hope Dr. Vogelstein (whew...that name's a little TOO close for comfort, huh?! ) can perfect this 'spore therapy' soon.




I don't get it........


Sang can't play Golf nor can he READ!


Bobo - 6/14/2007 at 05:07 PM

quote:
I like to think I have a pretty good sense of humor. It has helped me get through this. You want to joke with me?? Be my guest, but please, not in this Thread, OK?


The Cliff Notes..........


Bobo - 6/14/2007 at 05:42 PM

The Doctor Visit went well yesterday, primarily because there is now a plan in place. This Disease is tough enough without living in Limbo.

The Plan, in brief, is this:

I will continue the current Chemotherapy beginning tomorrow for 2 cycles. I believe I now have a better understanding of how it will affect me and will be better prepared for it than I was last time. I'll get Treatments on 6/15 & 6/22. On the 29th, I get to rest. Then, 2 more treatments on 7/6 & 7/13 (did they really have to schedule my last treatment on Friday the 13th??? ) followed by a CT-Scan 10 days to 2 weeks later. If the drug is working, I'll continue. If not, forget the Rat Poison - I'll be right there with them getting the "stuff" they are getting. Of all of the research I have done, the 2 best Hospitals are Sloan Kettering in NYC & MD Anderson in Houston. I'm leaning toward TX because NYC is too big for me plus the cost of lodging is astronomical. I have friends in TX that I've never met that I'd like to see. Also, Anderson offers a more holistic approach to the disease (they are open to non-traditional treatment) as opposed to the "paint by the numbers" approach of most Hospitals and Doctors. And I can guarantee you that should you ever be seriously ill, that is the approach that you are going to get.

My Doc essentially "blew off" the 2 additional treatments that I mentioned to him - Radio Ablation Therapy ("microwaves" your tumor) and Stereotactic Body Therapy (a highly concentrated form of Radiation Therapy that attacks only the tumor(s) while sparing the vital organs nearby. That's OK with me - that's what I expected him to say. He's an Oncologist (Chemotherapy Doctor). It would be like going into a Chevy Dealer and the salesperson telling you that Chevys were crap and you should buy a Toyota instead - Sure!! I will simply consult with Doctors more qualified to offer an opinion. Do I really want a J-LO fan telling me about the ABB??? Herein lies a lesson worth repeating. ALWAYS seek a 2nd or 3rd opinion. Doctors are not "gods" (no matter what they think).

I'll end this on a hopeful note. It has been my experience that having this awful disease has awakened a 6th sense in me. You become very attuned with what is happening in, and to, your body - very difficult to explain but it's there. My 6th sense (gut feeling) is that this Chemo might be helping. My walking is much better and my pain level has been reduced. One can only hope - guess I'll find out on in late July.

As always, Thank You one and all.........................remember to show the ones you love that you love them because "Nobody Knows" how much time you, or they, have on this Earth.


rosshmusic - 6/14/2007 at 05:51 PM

good vibes oput to you my brother...


LinnieXX - 6/14/2007 at 05:51 PM



glad you got a plan mister. and Friday the 13th is a good day for sometpeople! hopefully yours.


Sang - 6/14/2007 at 06:00 PM

quote:
quote:
I like to think I have a pretty good sense of humor. It has helped me get through this. You want to joke with me?? Be my guest, but please, not in this Thread, OK?


The Cliff Notes..........




I must have missed that post......


Welcome back Cliff!


LinnieXX - 6/14/2007 at 06:02 PM

where is NTina?


Jacquie - 6/14/2007 at 06:07 PM

Thank you for sharing this hopeful news, Bob. Love to you and your girls. And watch out for sharks!!! You never know what they may spit out.....


oldcoot - 6/14/2007 at 06:51 PM

Bobo, I am very encouraged by your post. As always you are very focused and have done your research. Hoping for the best with the "therapy." If not, I've known some folks that have been to Anderson with some pretty good results.

My "sixth sense" tells me all your strength, faith, courage and determination will surely be rewarded by one of these paths you're on.

And, whichever path it is, we're all there together with you my friend.


Jacquie - 6/14/2007 at 06:54 PM

quote:
Bobo, I am very encouraged by your post. As always you are very focused and have done your research. Hoping for the best with the "therapy." If not, I've known some folks that have been to Anderson with some pretty good results.

My "sixth sense" tells me all your strength, faith, courage and determination will surely be rewarded by one of these paths you're on.

And, whichever path it is, we're all there together with you my friend.


beautifully put coot.


Lee - 6/14/2007 at 07:56 PM

quote:
My 6th sense (gut feeling) is that this Chemo might be helping. My walking is much better and my pain level has been reduced.




Sandman - 6/14/2007 at 07:58 PM

Very glad to hear about that, Bobo. Keep fighting. Continued best wishes to you and your family.


fast43 - 6/14/2007 at 08:04 PM

Good to hear this Bobo.

A couple openings for jokes in your post but I won't go there

[Edited on 6/14/2007 by fast43]


PhotoRon286 - 6/14/2007 at 08:18 PM

I'd say I'm encouraged by your post.

Looks like the "old" Bobo attitude we've come to know and love.

Hang in there Bro.


DougMacKenzie - 6/14/2007 at 08:42 PM

Hag tough surfboy. We're pulling for you. Hopefully, if you decide on Texas, you can get a temporary Yankee pass to get into the state. Then the problem will be getting you to leave.


harvey - 6/14/2007 at 08:52 PM

quote:
Bobo, I am very encouraged by your post. As always you are very focused and have done your research. Hoping for the best with the "therapy." If not, I've known some folks that have been to Anderson with some pretty good results.

My "sixth sense" tells me all your strength, faith, courage and determination will surely be rewarded by one of these paths you're on.

And, whichever path it is, we're all there together with you my friend.


Couldn't have put it beeter than Coot* ... still walking down the road with you Brother


johnwott - 6/14/2007 at 09:44 PM

God Bless Bob and his family every day.


EasyMichael - 6/14/2007 at 10:09 PM

Well spoken, coot*! Much love to you and your family, Bob!


lolasdeb - 6/14/2007 at 10:12 PM

Bobo, glad to hear your sixth sense is sending out this positive message and that there is a plan in place for the battle ahead! Thoughts and prayers headed Pixberg way for you and your family.


Benjamin - 6/15/2007 at 01:15 AM

Love and prayers going out to Bob and your family.....

A plan is a great thing to have going, and love that sixth sense thing...


RedRider - 6/15/2007 at 03:38 AM

Thrilled to hear you are feeling better painwise! We'll take it huh? LOL. Love & prayers to the O'Briens...


DougMacKenzie - 6/15/2007 at 10:23 AM

Good luck tody with the chemo. You should be a pro at this by now.


Libby - 6/15/2007 at 11:05 AM

Bob, glad to hear ya got ya "Healing Game" goin' on.

Sing it out loud, sing it in your name, sing it like your proud...sing the healing game.

My love and humble prayers to you, my friend.


Benjamin - 6/15/2007 at 06:24 PM

Thinking about Bob today, and the first of the first round of stuff....

Hang in there!

[Edited on 6/15/2007 by Benjamin]


Bobo - 6/16/2007 at 01:45 PM

I restarted the Chemo yesterday........................

So far, so good as I feel better prepared this time. The reason it takes so long is because first, they have to hydrate you with Saline (2 hours). Then they give you steroids to help with the nausea. Then they give me the first "cocktail" (Ifosffamide - 2 hours), followed by Adriamyacin (4 hours). By the way, the English translation of those 2 drugs?? Rat Poison. And the Saline!! All I'll say is that a Race Horse has nothing on me in the "Tinkling" Department!

My experience last time was that the Chemo didn't really kick in until Sunday after the Streroids wore off, so we'll see. Last time, I waited too long to start taking the Anti-Nausea Meds. I won't make that mistake this time...............

As always, your concern is very much appreciated P&L - Bob


RedRider - 6/16/2007 at 01:51 PM

Glad you are feeling good today Bobo and more prepared for battle this time. I pray it pays off...


harvey - 6/16/2007 at 04:45 PM

Whilst I am obviously sorry that you are having to go through all this again, I am glad you have a handle on it this time and wish you all the best ... hope you are having a nice weekend my friend ... I am just sipping my first cold beer of the day (it is 6pm here) and tipping it in your direction ... CHEERS Bobo!!!


BigDaveOnBass - 6/16/2007 at 05:02 PM

Bob, have a happy fathers day! Hug Cami and Denise for us!


rainy - 6/17/2007 at 11:51 AM

Bobo have a Blue Sky Day and a wonderful Father's Day... sending out lots of love your way....


susea - 6/17/2007 at 11:59 AM

Love, hugs, prayers and strength...oh and a BIG HAPPY FATHERS DAY too!!!


Benjamin - 6/17/2007 at 12:24 PM

HAPPY FATHERS DAY Bob!

What kind of anti-nausea meds?

When we had Jen on IVs 24/7, I use to inject Zofran than race her to bed before she nodded off...

Anyway...hoping and praying that you feel good today and that this stuff helps you out!


Benjamin - 6/17/2007 at 12:28 PM

hmmm...Zofran side effects listings don't focus on sleepiness...maybe it was one of the other things...

It was the phenergan.



[Edited on 6/18/2007 by Benjamin]


DougMacKenzie - 6/17/2007 at 12:31 PM

Happy father's day!


PhotoRon286 - 6/17/2007 at 12:46 PM

My thoughts are in Pixberg.


EasyMichael - 6/17/2007 at 01:13 PM

Thinking of you, Bob.


WharfRat - 6/17/2007 at 01:22 PM

quote:
And, whichever path it is, we're all there together with you my friend.


What Coot* said

Happy Fathers Day Bro. Hope you are feeling ok.


gotdrumz - 6/17/2007 at 01:27 PM

Happy Father's Day "fella's"


TerriB - 6/17/2007 at 02:37 PM

Happy Father's Day, Bob


Libby - 6/17/2007 at 10:43 PM

Happy Daddy Day!


harvey - 6/17/2007 at 10:49 PM

Hope you are having a GREAT Fathers Day Bob ... all the very best to you


DougMacKenzie - 6/18/2007 at 09:56 AM

Hope you are starting to feel better today!


Bobo - 6/18/2007 at 10:01 AM

pretty sick yesterday - little better today. Chemo Sucks!


petri - 6/18/2007 at 10:43 AM

Happy Fathers Day to you Bobo (and to everyone else for that matter) and positive vibes. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts.

Despite of everything, all the best!

[Edited on 6/18/2007 by petri]


RedRider - 6/19/2007 at 04:34 AM

Thinking of you Bobo! Hope the chemo is only kickin the cancer's ass and not yours...


lolasdeb - 6/19/2007 at 06:37 PM

ditto what Red said! Hope things going well for you, Bobo, as you face this new series of treatments.


harvey - 6/19/2007 at 11:13 PM

I couldn't possibly argue with one Lady ... let alone two Ladies ... so what they both said above ...

Thinking of you my friend


rainy - 6/20/2007 at 01:05 PM

Yes Bobo.. what Red said... puttin in a Love ^ bump for you.... be strong


Eileen1 - 6/20/2007 at 05:36 PM

Hi Bobo!! Thinking about you and hope your feeling better today!!


RedRider - 6/21/2007 at 03:18 AM

Love to the Bobo this evening...


Eileen1 - 6/21/2007 at 04:25 PM

Morning Bobo, hope your day is going smoothly. Love and well wishes to you!!


harvey - 6/22/2007 at 06:32 AM

Good luck today Bobo ... I am with you brother


Stephen - 6/22/2007 at 01:41 PM

Hey bro
Dang that chemo -- not much fun is it.
You know I'm thinking all the best for you -- & trying to figure out how to cybersend one o' those left-hand cigarettes (hehe) to offset its effects -- IT WORKS, many have said so.
P&L brother


Jeanne - 6/22/2007 at 02:24 PM

Keep on keepin' on, chemo-sabe!


Peachypetewi - 6/22/2007 at 02:32 PM

Bless you Bobo. All my support and thoughts are with you. Maybe playing that 4/5 show will help.


EasyMichael - 6/22/2007 at 09:36 PM

Thinking of you and your family, Bobo!


TerriB - 6/22/2007 at 10:08 PM

Miss seeing you on the pages the last few days, Bob. I hope you feel better each day.


lolasdeb - 6/22/2007 at 10:10 PM

Friday Bobo Love Bump! Hope the chemo hasn't kicked your butt this week, Bob, and that you are able to enjoy your weekend. Thoughts and prayers headed Pixburg way for the O'Brien family.


oldcoot - 6/22/2007 at 11:00 PM

Thinking of Bobo a lot today.

Hope the "treatment" wasn't too hard on him.


WharfRat - 6/22/2007 at 11:06 PM

Hope tommorow is better than today Brother.


Sang - 6/22/2007 at 11:48 PM

quote:
Miss seeing you on the pages the last few days, Bob. I hope you feel better each day.





Well, I wouldn't go that far...... but I hope this round is easier....... :-)


RedRider - 6/23/2007 at 02:37 AM

quote:
quote:
Miss seeing you on the pages the last few days, Bob. I hope you feel better each day.





Well, I wouldn't go that far...... but I hope this round is easier....... :-)



I would go that far and I do hope todays round is easier as well...


Libby - 6/23/2007 at 11:37 AM



p&l


RedRider - 6/24/2007 at 11:05 AM

Love bump for BOBO...


Buzzy82 - 6/24/2007 at 11:19 PM

A nasty cocktail Bobo is taking! It very well could be one of the hardest ones to take. Prayers going out to my Brother.


harvey - 6/25/2007 at 07:34 AM

Wishing you well Bob as a new week begins ...


RedRider - 6/25/2007 at 12:33 PM

Obviously this chemo is not going as smooth as we all would like for you Bobo. Know though that you are still in our thoughts and prayers big guy...


rainy - 6/25/2007 at 12:43 PM

Miss you on site Bobo.... hold on tight.... close your eyes... we are all around you.... be strong....

Love and Prayers to you


Eileen1 - 6/25/2007 at 03:51 PM

Love and healing vibes to you Bobo!! Hang in the bro!!


lolasdeb - 6/27/2007 at 12:27 AM

Thinking of Pixburg Bobo and the rest of the O'Briens. Hope those cocktails aren't giving you major hangovers and that each day finds you feeling better, Bob!


EasyMichael - 6/27/2007 at 02:16 AM

Love to you and your family, Bobo!


WharfRat - 6/27/2007 at 02:18 AM

Love and prayers out to you are your family brother.


PhotoRon286 - 6/27/2007 at 12:07 PM

Good vibes for our favorite Pixberger.


harvey - 6/27/2007 at 12:46 PM

quote:
Good vibes for our favorite Pixberger.


Yes indeed ... not that I know another Pixburger ... be strong Bob ... sending all the good vibes that I can muster


Libby - 6/27/2007 at 01:15 PM

Thinking of you, Denise and Cami. Humble prayers, my friend! Here's a couple of pretty dahlias to brighten your day.


Eileen1 - 6/27/2007 at 03:40 PM

Love bumpin for Bobo. Thinking bout ya!!


skypup - 6/27/2007 at 08:17 PM

Thinking about Bobo. Prayers going out to you.


CowboyNeil - 6/27/2007 at 08:54 PM

Bobo,did I not read somewhere that rolling a Phatty will reduce the side effects of chemo,for medicinal purposes only of course. Thinking of you and praying this kicks th eCancers ass.


johnwott - 6/27/2007 at 09:06 PM

Bob and his family are in my prayers.

Healing Love to Bob!


PhotoRon286 - 6/27/2007 at 10:15 PM

quote:
Good vibes for our favorite Pixberger.


Someone bumped my Bobo vibes.


RedRider - 6/28/2007 at 03:15 AM

Enough hugs to get through another day Bobo...


Sandman - 6/28/2007 at 01:44 PM

Thinking about you, Bobo...

Hang in there and keep up the good fight.


Goliath - 6/28/2007 at 09:01 PM

Bob, peace and love to you, brother. Thinking about you....


oldcoot - 6/29/2007 at 01:30 PM

Another "treatment" day.

Thinking of you Bob and sending my very best vibes your way. Be strong.


Jacquie - 6/29/2007 at 01:36 PM

Thinking of Bobo today. Love to you, brother. Hang in there.


lolasdeb - 6/29/2007 at 02:59 PM

Missing seeing Bobo around these parts but keeping my thoughts and prayers with him and his family as he battles his dragon. Peace and comfort to you all and God Bless.


Eileen1 - 6/29/2007 at 03:04 PM

Sending strong vibes and prayers to Bobo!! Hang in there bro!!


PhotoRon286 - 6/29/2007 at 05:19 PM

Finally finished downloading a special treat for the big guy.


Jeanne - 6/29/2007 at 09:10 PM

Bong for Bobo!


Sang - 6/29/2007 at 09:30 PM

quote:
Finally finished downloading a special treat for the big guy.





He's going to love that 4 cd Eagles show....... have a good weekend, Bobo.....


Goliath - 6/30/2007 at 12:37 AM

Oh man, treatment day. We love ya brother! ~Good vibrations~

EAPFP


PhotoRon286 - 6/30/2007 at 12:52 AM

quote:
quote:
Finally finished downloading a special treat for the big guy.





He's going to love that 4 cd Eagles show....... have a good weekend, Bobo.....


Hotel California DVD in 3D!!!!!

Don't tell him it's coming.


RedRider - 6/30/2007 at 02:59 AM

Bobo, much love & strength to you now while you need it BAD...also my prayers to help boost Cami's prayers up closer to God's ear...


EasyMichael - 6/30/2007 at 02:04 PM

Thinking of Bob and all of his family.


rainy - 6/30/2007 at 11:57 PM

Bobo..... Sending you a heart filled with hope, love and peace.... Hang in there... Fight the Bad fight... We are here....to help you win ...


Buzzy82 - 7/1/2007 at 05:32 AM

I missed a call from Bob on Saturday and very sad to report that I did not even recognize his voice. He sounded very weak and despondent. It was a very sad message.


WharfRat - 7/1/2007 at 05:44 AM

Thanks for the update Tom

Bob


RedRider - 7/1/2007 at 12:21 PM

Much LOVE to Bobo...


TerriB - 7/1/2007 at 12:54 PM

quote:
I missed a call from Bob on Saturday and very sad to report that I did not even recognize his voice. He sounded very weak and despondent. It was a very sad message.




harvey - 7/1/2007 at 06:35 PM

Love you Bob ...


Benjamin - 7/1/2007 at 06:38 PM

Thanks Buzzy....I'm hoping, praying, hoping and praying again that this is just temporary side effects of a more than anyone would have expected Successful chemo treatment set..

We love you Bob!


PhotoRon286 - 7/1/2007 at 06:43 PM

I understood that long sentence of Jym's, and I agree.

Thinking of my Brother Bob today, like every day.


Bobo - 7/1/2007 at 10:17 PM

quote:
I missed a call from Bob on Saturday and very sad to report that I did not even recognize his voice. He sounded very weak and despondent. It was a very sad message.


sorry I miss you...........


PhotoRon286 - 7/1/2007 at 10:19 PM

BOBO!!!

I'm hoping you're feeling a little better.

At least you're posting.



You have mail on the way tomorrow.


Bobo - 7/1/2007 at 10:23 PM

quote:
BOBO!!!

I'm hoping you're feeling a little better.

At least you're posting.



You have mail on the way tomorrow.

Eagles!!!!!!!!!!!!


PhotoRon286 - 7/1/2007 at 10:25 PM

quote:
quote:
BOBO!!!

I'm hoping you're feeling a little better.

At least you're posting.



You have mail on the way tomorrow.

Eagles!!!!!!!!!!!!



Finally got Masahiko to do a matrix of the Hotel California tour.

It'll make you feel better.


PhotoRon286 - 7/1/2007 at 10:26 PM

Do we celebrate page turns here?

I'm sure it's OK given the positive vibes and all.


oldcoot - 7/1/2007 at 10:38 PM

GREAT to see Bobo posting!

Will have a mailer out in a couple days, no Vultures I promise...

Remember that Mr. Smalls that Ross didn't get you into?

You'll finally be able to hear it.


Bobo - 7/1/2007 at 10:51 PM

OMG!!!!!


oldcoot - 7/1/2007 at 10:52 PM

quote:
OMG!!!!!




I'll take that as a "I'm mildly interested in hearing this" response.

[Edited on 7/1/2007 by oldcoot]


Bobo - 7/1/2007 at 11:01 PM

quote:
quote:
OMG!!!!!




I'll take that as a "I'm mildly interested in hearing this" response.

[Edited on 7/1/2007 by oldcoot]


EasyMichael - 7/1/2007 at 11:03 PM

Hi, Bob!!!


oldcoot - 7/1/2007 at 11:03 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
OMG!!!!!




I'll take that as a "I'm mildly interested in hearing this" response.

[Edited on 7/1/2007 by oldcoot]



Glad to oblige my friend.


PhotoRon286 - 7/1/2007 at 11:53 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
OMG!!!!!




I'll take that as a "I'm mildly interested in hearing this" response.

[Edited on 7/1/2007 by oldcoot]



Coot*s kinda slow.


oldcoot - 7/2/2007 at 12:28 AM

quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
OMG!!!!!




I'll take that as a "I'm mildly interested in hearing this" response.

[Edited on 7/1/2007 by oldcoot]



Coot*s kinda slow.


Photo, you dirty dog...


PhotoRon286 - 7/2/2007 at 12:38 AM

Missed the mark there a bit Coot*

You have a PM.


Buzzy82 - 7/2/2007 at 03:44 AM

Bob, will call you tomorrow. Good to see you up and at em.....


RedRider - 7/2/2007 at 11:30 AM

Bobo, hope today goes better for you big guy...


DougMacKenzie - 7/2/2007 at 12:48 PM

Hey Bobo! Another new day. Now, if it would just quit raining long enough for me mow.


Jeanne - 7/2/2007 at 01:38 PM

Hey, hey Bobo.


Jacquie - 7/2/2007 at 03:51 PM

Hai! Hai! Bob!!!


MissElf - 7/2/2007 at 10:03 PM

Hey Bobo. Always thinking of you.........


























and those picnic baskets.


Sang - 7/3/2007 at 02:25 AM


RedRider - 7/3/2007 at 01:04 PM

Peace & Love to Bobo and his ladies...


oldcoot - 7/3/2007 at 01:07 PM

Sending all my good vibes and mojo Bobo's way today, and every day.


Jeanne - 7/3/2007 at 01:10 PM

I'll add to that Bobo mojo.


harvey - 7/4/2007 at 11:14 PM

Hey Bob ... how about a rebel yell on the 4th July

Best wishes to you Brother


PhotoRon286 - 7/5/2007 at 12:11 AM

quote:



Remember the news story last year about the company that makes those flamingos was going out of business?


They were bought out by a New York comapny.

Now those tacky little birds are made in Westmoreland, NY near Whitestown.

About an hour drive from here, we play hockey at three towns at that Thruway exit.


RedRider - 7/5/2007 at 03:30 AM

Hey Bobo, hope none of the fireworks that went off today felt like they were in your body anywhere...


rainy - 7/5/2007 at 08:45 AM

*waving* to Bobo and sending out love and prayers to him *everyday*..so happy to see you posting


EasyMichael - 7/6/2007 at 03:48 AM

Thinking of you, Bobo!


Jeanne - 7/6/2007 at 01:24 PM

Bump for Bobo.


lolasdeb - 7/6/2007 at 07:33 PM

Thinking of the Pixberg O'Briens and hoping the week has been kind to them all (especially that character known as Bobo).


oldcoot - 7/6/2007 at 07:59 PM

Thinking of Bobo, this, and every day.

Large mailer full of wonderous music headed Pixberg way today.


PhotoRon286 - 7/7/2007 at 12:22 AM

quote:
Thinking of Bobo, this, and every day.

Large mailer full of wonderous music headed Pixberg way today.


Hoping mine has been received.


Benjamin - 7/7/2007 at 10:08 PM

We were floating down the Shenandoah River this morning...a most perfect time, when I thought about Bobo.

Hope you start feeling good enough to check in here a bit more....

Love ya...


RedRider - 7/8/2007 at 03:38 AM

Bobo, can't begin to imagine how rough a time you are having I can only hope that the love of everyone thinking of you eases the ordeal somewhat. Love & Prayers to you and your family.


LinnieXX - 7/8/2007 at 03:25 PM

is laughter the best medicine? if so this should be worth a little.....




DougMacKenzie - 7/9/2007 at 09:47 AM

Monday morning Bobo bump. Hope things are better this week.


rainy - 7/9/2007 at 11:00 AM

Yes... a prayer and love bump^ for Bobo


RedRider - 7/10/2007 at 02:42 AM

Love bump for Bobo...


Jeanne - 7/10/2007 at 08:35 PM

Thinking of you, Bobo!


harvey - 7/10/2007 at 11:02 PM

Hey Bob ... still thinkin of you Bro ... if my memory serves me correctly (which would be a surprise!) I think that this week is your rest week from the Chemo ... if so then I hope you feel a bit better for it and can enjoy the weekend for a change ... and above all else .....

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

All the very best to you my friend



[Edited on 7/11/2007 by harvey]


RedRider - 7/11/2007 at 03:18 AM

Indeed, a week off right about now sounds like a blessing....
Love to Bobo.


TerriB - 7/11/2007 at 10:46 AM

Good morning. Thinkin' about my friend Bob and hope he's doing the best he can.


Jacquie - 7/11/2007 at 11:13 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOBO!!! So much love and strength to you today and everyday.


rainy - 7/11/2007 at 12:30 PM

Today is a very special day.... It's Bobo 's birthday.... 7 /11.... love the date...it is also my brothers birthday today ..

Bobo have a wonderful day..enjoy your birthday.... Happy , Happy Birthday sweetie


TerriB - 7/11/2007 at 12:33 PM

Wow, I didn't know it was your birthday when I posted earlier.

Happy B-day, Bob


Libby - 7/11/2007 at 12:41 PM




Go, Red Baron!! Happy Birthday!


Jeanne - 7/11/2007 at 12:51 PM

Happy birthday wishes to Bobo. I hope you can have your cake and eat it, too!


oldcoot - 7/11/2007 at 01:17 PM

Much love going out to Bob today!

Happy Birthday! (and many more!)


BigSixPeachHead - 7/11/2007 at 01:45 PM

Happy Birthday Bobo !!!!!!!!

We shall celebrate in style on August 15th !!!!

Much love to you and yours.....


lolasdeb - 7/11/2007 at 03:12 PM

Just dropping in to deposit a little Bobo love on his birthday. Hope you enjoy your day, Bob! Continued love and prayers being sent Pixburg way for the O'Brien clan and thoughts go with you daily in your battle.


PhotoRon286 - 7/12/2007 at 12:20 AM

If prayer is your thing, maybe a little extra for the O' Briens today.


Benjamin - 7/12/2007 at 12:23 AM

How true....

Please keep Bob and his family in your thoughts and prayers...


oldcoot - 7/12/2007 at 01:01 AM

Sending my prayers to the O'Briens.


bluefox - 7/12/2007 at 01:52 AM

{{{HUGS}}} and special thoughts and prayers for the Bobo family....


Jacquie - 7/12/2007 at 02:01 AM

Much love to my brother Bobo and his beautiful girls today. Hug you, squeeze you tight.


johnwott - 7/12/2007 at 02:27 AM

God Bless Bob and his family


EasyMichael - 7/12/2007 at 02:37 AM

Yes, indeed.


harvey - 7/12/2007 at 06:25 AM

Prayers and love to Bob and his family ... today and always.


DougMacKenzie - 7/12/2007 at 09:55 AM

Thinking of the O'Briens and keeping all of you in our prayers today.


Libby - 7/12/2007 at 11:13 AM

Much love to you and your ladies, sweet Bobo. Prayers continue!


MissElf - 7/12/2007 at 02:51 PM

Love is being sent to Bobo and family.


fast43 - 7/12/2007 at 08:11 PM

Thinking about you brother


TerriB - 7/12/2007 at 08:13 PM

Hi Bob,

We still miss you around her. A lot.


harvey - 7/12/2007 at 10:48 PM

Even Sang misses you


Sang - 7/12/2007 at 11:37 PM

Misses who?


RedRider - 7/13/2007 at 03:48 AM

Sang, give it up. You're not fooling anybody...

Love, prayers and strength to the O'Brien Family this evening.


Jeanne - 7/13/2007 at 03:47 PM

Peace and Love, Bob. Peace and Love.


rainy - 7/13/2007 at 03:52 PM

Bobo is fighting the fight... we are here to help you cope ... sending loving and healing vibes to you Bobo.... with a big hug....


harvey - 7/13/2007 at 06:20 PM

OK ... it is not Thursday so I guess I could manage a hug

Bob ... I am still thinking of you my friend ... every day ... very best wishes


Goliath - 7/13/2007 at 09:07 PM

Peace and love for my friend Bobo and his family. I love ya buddy.


EasyMichael - 7/13/2007 at 09:10 PM

Yes, indeed.


LinnieXX - 7/13/2007 at 09:14 PM

bobo!

{{{{LOVE}}}}


leftyblues - 7/13/2007 at 10:18 PM

prayers for Bobo and his family...


RedRider - 7/14/2007 at 01:33 PM

Saturday LOVE for Bobo...


oldcoot - 7/14/2007 at 01:45 PM

Every thought all day long is with you Bob.


oldcoot - 7/14/2007 at 01:57 PM

There's never been a bad time to send your prayers the O'Briens way, now is a really good time to do so.

Peace and love to Bob, Denise and Cami.


MissElf - 7/14/2007 at 03:49 PM

Love, love, love.


Benjamin - 7/14/2007 at 04:27 PM

More prayers for Bob, Denise and Cami...also thinking about you often.


bluedad - 7/14/2007 at 04:29 PM

Prayers...


PhotoRon286 - 7/14/2007 at 04:30 PM

Saturday and Pixberg is on my mind.

Much love to the O'Brien family.


BigDaveOnBass - 7/14/2007 at 06:22 PM

Bob, I hope you got my CD and it lifted your spirits. Much love to you and your beautiful family.


EasyMichael - 7/14/2007 at 06:31 PM

Sending love up to the O'Brien family.


Libby - 7/15/2007 at 01:40 AM

Love and hope, my friend!


leftyblues - 7/15/2007 at 01:47 AM

love and prayers to you Bob..and the family as well...


Stephen - 7/15/2007 at 06:23 PM

All my very best to you bro -- good vibes & karma galore enroute -- P&L


rainy - 7/15/2007 at 06:27 PM

)))))))))))))))))))) Bobo (((((((((((((((((((((((((


lolasdeb - 7/15/2007 at 09:19 PM

Thoughts and prayers going out to Bobo and family today and everyday.


oldcoot - 7/16/2007 at 01:54 AM

I know a lot of people are wondering. Despite leaving numerous messages since Friday, I have no updates.

Continued prayers for Bob and all of the O'Briens.

Keep the Dodds close in your thoughts.


PhotoRon286 - 7/16/2007 at 02:09 AM

Thanks Steve.






Much peace and love to the O'Briens and the Dodds today, and every day.

[Edited on 7/16/2007 by PhotoRon286]


Libby - 7/16/2007 at 02:35 AM

I love you, Bob. I hope you feel the love from all of us. You'll always be my hero!



Well, take me back down where cool water flows, yeah.
Let me remember things I love,
Stoppin' at the log where catfish bite,
Walkin' along the river road at night,
Barefoot girls dancin' in the moonlight.
I can hear the bullfrog callin' me.
Wonder if my rope's still hangin' to the tree.
Love to kick my feet 'way down the shallow water.
Shoefly, dragonfly, get back t'your mother.
Pick up a flat rock, skip it across Green River.
Welllllll!

Up at Cody's camp I spent my days, oh,
With flat car riders and cross-tie walkers.
Old Cody, Junior took me over,
Said, "You're gonna find the world is smould'rin'.
And if you get lost come on home to Green River."

Welllllll!
Come on home.

~ Fogerty



p&l


EasyMichael - 7/16/2007 at 02:41 AM

Love to the O'Brien family.


oldcoot - 7/16/2007 at 02:42 AM

Tomorrow is two years since BoboFest I.

Put in Fast's dvd tonight. I've enjoyed it many times. It wouldn't play.


PhotoRon286 - 7/16/2007 at 02:43 AM

quote:
Tomorrow is two years since BoboFest I.

Put in Fast's dvd tonight. I've enjoyed it many times. It wouldn't play.


I can make you a copy of mine.


PhotoRon286 - 7/16/2007 at 02:44 AM

That's right.

I was at BoboFest instead of Ken's birthday.

And Ken insisted that I go to Pixberg.

He's a good kid.


Buzzy82 - 7/16/2007 at 05:38 AM

Placed many calls to Bob in the last 5 days and no return call. Never a good sign as he can usually be harassed to the surface. Love and prayer always directed your way my friend.


DougMacKenzie - 7/16/2007 at 09:43 AM

Sending every ounce of love and prayers I have to the O'Briens this Monaday morning.


Libby - 7/16/2007 at 11:53 AM

...a Monday sunrise bump. Keeping y'all close at heart.

p&l


Jeanne - 7/16/2007 at 01:03 PM

I spent yesterday on the North Shore of my little island with my best friend and her family. For me, there is no better place for reflection than at the water's edge. With the sun shining, my toes fiddling with the shells and rocks in the sand and the water glistening before me, my thoughts wandered to Bob. With that, a HUGE gust of wind came from behind and scattered most of our stuff. I couldn't help but smile a bit as I nestled my beach chair in the sand a little deeper only to have the other one try and get away. Such a kidder, that Bobo.


oldcoot - 7/16/2007 at 01:57 PM

quote:
quote:
Tomorrow is two years since BoboFest I.

Put in Fast's dvd tonight. I've enjoyed it many times. It wouldn't play.


I can make you a copy of mine.


Thanks Ron. I finally got it to play on my computer. I'd like a copy that will play on my dvd player. Don't know why it wouldn't work, because I've watched it many times before.

Watching last night brought back so many fond memories and smiles.


Jacquie - 7/16/2007 at 02:12 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Tomorrow is two years since BoboFest I.

Put in Fast's dvd tonight. I've enjoyed it many times. It wouldn't play.


I can make you a copy of mine.


Thanks Ron. I finally got it to play on my computer. I'd like a copy that will play on my dvd player. Don't know why it wouldn't work, because I've watched it many times before.

Watching last night brought back so many fond memories and smiles.


Bobo Fest was one of the most amazing times that I've EVER had in my entire life. I still have my flamingo hat and shirt. They are two of my prized possessions. What a cast of
characters that was! Wonderful family and beautiful memories.

So much love to Bob and the girls today and everyday.


PhotoRon286 - 7/16/2007 at 04:24 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Tomorrow is two years since BoboFest I.

Put in Fast's dvd tonight. I've enjoyed it many times. It wouldn't play.


I can make you a copy of mine.


Thanks Ron. I finally got it to play on my computer. I'd like a copy that will play on my dvd player. Don't know why it wouldn't work, because I've watched it many times before.

Watching last night brought back so many fond memories and smiles.


I watched it last night too.

Wott a great time we had.

Hard to believe it was two years ago.

That weekend made me take the time the following March to go to the Beacon for a weekend.

I doubt I ever would have done that if it weren't for BoboFest.


LexABB - 7/16/2007 at 06:16 PM

bump for Bobo


oldcoot - 7/16/2007 at 06:18 PM

I spot a Bobo in The Buddy Box!!!



BigDaveOnBass - 7/16/2007 at 07:09 PM

I see one also.


Bobo - 7/16/2007 at 07:13 PM

hi .....................phone busy i'm sorry about the pain in mine head, i'll try to try in my threads. - it's soooooooooooooo busy. i'll try to try here busy as as i can - thanks. Again, there my spare please busy - there as busy as busy nown,,,,,,,,,i'm gonna turn it own on off now.......................,


Sang - 7/16/2007 at 07:21 PM

Nice to "see" you Bobo - hang in there.......


oldcoot - 7/16/2007 at 07:22 PM

So good to see you posting Bob.

Hope you're getting some of your strength back. Stay strong!

Much love to the O'Briens!


PhotoRon286 - 7/16/2007 at 07:22 PM

Bobo!

Good to see you.


(Got so excited I fergot how to spell BooBoo.)



[Edited on 7/16/2007 by PhotoRon286]


Goliath - 7/16/2007 at 07:24 PM

Hey Bobo....

let's go get some pikanik baskets!!


origapch - 7/16/2007 at 09:57 PM

Is there anybody around here that can help me get to W. Virginia?


Stephen - 7/17/2007 at 12:15 AM

Feel the love bruh -- be well -- hoping things are under control to your comfort & peace of mind


lolasdeb - 7/17/2007 at 12:27 AM

(((((((Bobo)))))))
Thinking of you and your family.


RedRider - 7/17/2007 at 04:36 AM


Love to Bobo...


captskipper - 7/17/2007 at 04:39 AM

Lot of people thinking of you Brer of a Feather. Listen to the music buddy!!!


EasyMichael - 7/17/2007 at 01:27 PM

Love to the O'Briens today.


WharfRat - 7/17/2007 at 01:30 PM

{{{{{{BOBO}}}}}}

Much love Brother..


BigSixPeachHead - 7/17/2007 at 03:44 PM

Bob, love you brother and know we think of you everyday.

You, Denise and Cami are always in our thoughts and prayers. Friends like you are few and far between....the world needs more of you and we are all very lucky to have our Bobo in our little world.

Thank you...later w/love
Karen, Lynn and family


harvey - 7/17/2007 at 05:12 PM

{{{{{{{{{{BOBO}}}}}}}}}}


Libby - 7/17/2007 at 10:24 PM




The whole gang is thinkin' 'bout 'cha, BooBoo! We miss ya and love ya bunches!

{{{BobO}}}


origapch - 7/18/2007 at 12:25 AM

I would have never gotten lost in W. Virginia if it wern't for Bobo..........

Wishing you and your family the best Bob. Never a day goes by when I don't think about you and remember the special weekend many of us shared together in Pixburg with you 2 years ago on July 16th and 17th.

Coot still says you are a welching rat bastid though !!!


PhotoRon286 - 7/18/2007 at 12:27 AM

quote:
I would have never gotten lost in W. Virginia if it wern't for Bobo..........

Wishing you and your family the best Bob. Never a day goes by when I don't think about you and remember the special weekend many of us shared together in Pixburg with you 2 years ago on July 16th and 17th.

Coot still says you are a welching rat bastid though !!!


Gotta consider that source, Matt.


BigDaveOnBass - 7/18/2007 at 03:47 AM

quote:
Coot still says you are a welching rat bastid though !!!
Welsh, English, Irish, American. An RB is an RB.


DougMacKenzie - 7/18/2007 at 09:50 AM

Hump day bump for Bobo. Thinking of you and yours, brother. My daughter was asking about you yesterday. She qualified for the state track finals in the 200. I told her to enjoy every minute of it and take nothing for granted. Thanks.


oldcoot - 7/18/2007 at 01:05 PM

Sending good mojo to Pittsburgh. Hope you getting stronger every day Bob.


Goliath - 7/18/2007 at 09:11 PM

Ever see 30 people in Flamingo Shirts gathered in one place? It was great. The little spark I et off with the original flamingo shirt flared up into a raging fire...

P&L Bob!


RedRider - 7/19/2007 at 03:09 AM

Hey Bobo, much love to you...


EasyMichael - 7/19/2007 at 03:11 AM

Thinking of you and your family, Bobo!


Buzzy82 - 7/19/2007 at 05:04 AM

Bob called me tonight. He was more lucid than his last post but still had a difficult time putting his thoughts into words. He understood and remembered (sorta)that Lisa had passed (called him Monday) and showed his typical heart felt emotion. He even laughed at a lame joke about his job (always joked that other disabilities in the workplace trumped his!). He said that he would call me in the morning as he feels stronger in the AM. I am hopeful that I speak with him tomorrow. Bobo, you are loved my friend and my aching heart adds you to it this evening.


DougMacKenzie - 7/19/2007 at 09:55 AM

Thanks for the post. Good to hear Bobo has talked to someone here. All of Bobo's jokes are lame.


TerriB - 7/19/2007 at 10:45 AM

Thanks, Buzzy.

Still missing Bobo 'round these parts.


harvey - 7/19/2007 at 11:08 AM

Thanks for the update Tom ... typical of the good man that you are to still be thinking of others in your time of grief ... thank you!!!

Bobo ... keep smiling at those lame jokes ... it sets you above all the rest ... love and best wishes as always


hoochiecoochiegirl - 7/19/2007 at 01:30 PM

quote:
Ever see 30 people in Flamingo Shirts gathered in one place? It was great. The little spark I et off with the original flamingo shirt flared up into a raging fire...

P&L Bob!


The best


oldcoot - 7/19/2007 at 02:29 PM

Much love your way too Buzzy. Thanks for the update, praying that Bob gets stronger with each day.


Lee - 7/19/2007 at 06:10 PM

Heartfelt prayers going out to our good brother BooBo today!


Benjamin - 7/20/2007 at 12:54 AM

Thnking about Bob, even when there's no time or opportunity to post....

Buzzy, thanks for the update....


PhotoRon286 - 7/20/2007 at 10:18 PM

Thinking of Bobo.

Bump!


lolasdeb - 7/20/2007 at 10:45 PM

Thinking of Bobo and his O'Brien clan as well as Tom and Michael Dodd and their family.


MissElf - 7/21/2007 at 01:04 PM

Love to you, Bobo. I hope you are getting a little stronger each day.


Bobo - 7/22/2007 at 02:19 AM

try to keep calling what you all keep callling about a little better and better each time


PhotoRon286 - 7/22/2007 at 02:25 AM

Bobo!!!!

I'm working on some photo project for Skip's next offer, thought I'd stop by and see who was around.

So glad to see you!

Hope you're feeling better and getting stronger.

Derek and I will be gone most of tomorrow for BluesFest.

I'll try to call Monday if I get some free time in the morning.


origapch - 7/22/2007 at 02:28 AM

Good to see your post Bob..........

I'm still trying to get out of W.Virginia and find my way back to Pixburg.........

All The Best To You Bob you are in our thoughts and prayers every day!!!


RedRider - 7/22/2007 at 02:31 AM


BOBO!

Wonderful to see you...


bluefox - 7/22/2007 at 02:34 AM



Bobo!!!!


Sang - 7/22/2007 at 02:53 AM

Nice to see you here Bobo.......


EasyMichael - 7/22/2007 at 03:02 AM

Hello, Bobo!


harvey - 7/22/2007 at 01:40 PM

Good Ol' Sunday Morning to you Bobo


oldcoot - 7/22/2007 at 03:59 PM

Great to see you posting Bob!

As I said in my voicemail, I hope you're feeling better and getting stronger each and every day!


WharfRat - 7/22/2007 at 04:00 PM

P + L Bobo


RedRider - 7/23/2007 at 05:49 PM

Thinking of you Bobo. Hope you have a better week...


lolasdeb - 7/23/2007 at 09:30 PM

Hey there, Bobo! Hope this week finds you feeling better. Continued thoughts going out to that Pixburg O'Brien clan.


oldcoot - 7/24/2007 at 01:59 PM

Bobo, this is the weekend of the Crossroads concert with Clapton & his many guests.

Expect a concert call when Los Lobos is on stage!

Hope you're feeling better each and every day.


BigDaveOnBass - 7/24/2007 at 03:17 PM

{{{{{{{{{{Bobo}}}}}}}}}}

Keep up the good fight and stop in and say hey when you're feeling up to it. We miss you around here.


oldcoot - 7/24/2007 at 03:57 PM

Just spoke briefly to Bobo. He has a doctor's appointment , so, didn't have much time.

He wants everyone to know that he deeply appreciates everyone's voicemails to him. Because of his recent difficulties, speaking can be a real problem at times. So, he hasn't been returning calls. He wanted everyone to know how much the encouragement means to him.

When he's up to it, we're going to talk later this week and I'll update everyone.

Lots of love and good mojo for Bobo headed Pittsburgh way!


harvey - 7/24/2007 at 10:45 PM

Thanks for the update Steve ... very understandable that Bob wouldn't want to return calls ... especially if I made one from the UK!!! ... anyway Bob ... still thinking of you each and every day and sending good Mojo to the Bobo


DougMacKenzie - 7/25/2007 at 12:40 AM

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers surfboy. Lots of positive vibes headin' your way.


EasyMichael - 7/25/2007 at 02:12 AM

Thinking of Bobo and his family.


Jacquie - 7/25/2007 at 10:56 AM

Thanks for the updates coot. Keeping Bobo and the girls close to my heart. Love to you all.


Mudflapgirl - 7/25/2007 at 12:22 PM

Positive {{{{ vibes }}}} headed your way, man..........


Peace and love.........


Jeanne - 7/25/2007 at 01:06 PM

Thinking of ya, Bob!


oldcoot - 7/25/2007 at 02:31 PM

quote:
Just spoke briefly to Bobo. He has a doctor's appointment , so, didn't have much time.

He wants everyone to know that he deeply appreciates everyone's voicemails to him. Because of his recent difficulties, speaking can be a real problem at times. So, he hasn't been returning calls. He wanted everyone to know how much the encouragement means to him.

When he's up to it, we're going to talk later this week and I'll update everyone.

Lots of love and good mojo for Bobo headed Pittsburgh way!




Not just the voicemails, the posts of encouragement too! Sorry if I wasn't clear about that.

Thinking of you always Bob!


Sang - 7/25/2007 at 03:50 PM

hmmm.... coot* and the clear .......


PhotoRon286 - 7/25/2007 at 04:42 PM

Wednesday Bobo bumping.

Be well.


BigDaveOnBass - 7/26/2007 at 01:56 PM

Any Bobo sightings lately?? Hope you're feeling better these days, buddy.


lolasdeb - 7/26/2007 at 03:25 PM

Quick pit stop to drop off some Bobo love - hope you are feeling better and stronger with each passing day, Bob. Thoughts and prayers going out to the O'Brien clan.


RedRider - 7/27/2007 at 02:41 AM

Love & prayers Bobo...


PhotoRon286 - 7/27/2007 at 02:47 AM

Left a lunch message for the big guy today.

Thoughts are with him and his ladies.


Libby - 7/29/2007 at 09:59 AM

Thinking of you.... p&l


PhotoRon286 - 7/29/2007 at 01:34 PM

Good old Sunday Morning Bobo Bump!


DougMacKenzie - 7/30/2007 at 02:47 AM

Sunday evening Bobo bump....bumpin' Bobo into a new week. Hope things are getting better.


Sang - 7/30/2007 at 03:06 AM

Hey Bobo - hope you got our concert call from Crossroads........


WharfRat - 7/30/2007 at 10:08 AM

P&L Brother....


EasyMichael - 7/30/2007 at 10:51 AM

Love to the O'Briens.


harvey - 7/30/2007 at 08:34 PM

quote:
Hey Bobo - hope you got our concert call from Crossroads........


No, he had his phone on divert to me ... the bill shouldn't be too big though

Best wishes to you Bob


RedRider - 7/31/2007 at 02:34 AM

Good mojo to Bobo & his family...hope we make you smile like you do for us!


oldcoot - 7/31/2007 at 01:15 PM

Back to work today after a long weekend.

Bobo called my work number to say he enjoyed the concert calls from Chicago. He called several times yesterday while I was still on vacation, so I unfortunately missed those.

For once, I actually wished I'd been at work! Hope to hear from him today.


fast43 - 7/31/2007 at 01:21 PM

good to hear that

BTW block


RedRider - 7/31/2007 at 01:36 PM

quote:
For once, I actually wished I'd been at work!




harvey - 7/31/2007 at 11:16 PM

quote:
Back to work today after a long weekend.

Bobo called my work number to say he enjoyed the concert calls from Chicago. He called several times yesterday while I was still on vacation, so I unfortunately missed those.

For once, I actually wished I'd been at work! Hope to hear from him today.



PhotoRon286 - 8/1/2007 at 04:32 PM

First Bobo bump of August.

Two weeks from today............................


ABB in......


PIXBERG!!!!!


Jeanne - 8/1/2007 at 05:09 PM

quote:
Back to work today after a long weekend.

Bobo called my work number to say he enjoyed the concert calls from Chicago. He called several times yesterday while I was still on vacation, so I unfortunately missed those.

For once, I actually wished I'd been at work! Hope to hear from him today.


let's see...who thinks Bobo knew coot's vacation schedule exactly? ...


hoochiecoochiegirl - 8/1/2007 at 05:20 PM

quote:
quote:
Back to work today after a long weekend.

Bobo called my work number to say he enjoyed the concert calls from Chicago. He called several times yesterday while I was still on vacation, so I unfortunately missed those.

For once, I actually wished I'd been at work! Hope to hear from him today.


let's see...who thinks Bobo knew coot's vacation schedule exactly? ...


Sending a shout out to Bob . . . thinking of you brother!!


johnwott - 8/1/2007 at 05:34 PM

Love to Bob and his family


PhotoRon286 - 8/1/2007 at 07:22 PM

quote:
quote:
Back to work today after a long weekend.

Bobo called my work number to say he enjoyed the concert calls from Chicago. He called several times yesterday while I was still on vacation, so I unfortunately missed those.

For once, I actually wished I'd been at work! Hope to hear from him today.


let's see...who thinks Bobo knew coot's vacation schedule exactly? ...


I would bet on it.


RedRider - 8/2/2007 at 03:07 AM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Back to work today after a long weekend.

Bobo called my work number to say he enjoyed the concert calls from Chicago. He called several times yesterday while I was still on vacation, so I unfortunately missed those.

For once, I actually wished I'd been at work! Hope to hear from him today.


let's see...who thinks Bobo knew coot's vacation schedule exactly? ...


I would bet on it.





Glad I wasn't the only one wondering that....


EasyMichael - 8/2/2007 at 10:38 AM

Thinking of you, Bob!


harvey - 8/2/2007 at 12:24 PM


Libby - 8/2/2007 at 03:28 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/3/2007 at 09:51 AM

Friday Bobo bump for the weekend. Hang in there surfboy.


lolasdeb - 8/3/2007 at 11:39 PM

Wishes for a great weekend to Bobo and his girls.


PhotoRon286 - 8/3/2007 at 11:54 PM

Less than two weeks to Pixberg.


Sure hope you're getting your strength up.


Jacquie - 8/4/2007 at 12:56 AM

Hey Bobo! Thinking of you and your girls, sweetie.


RedRider - 8/4/2007 at 01:06 PM


Love to the big guy and his best ladies...


harvey - 8/5/2007 at 08:56 AM

Good Ol' Sunday Mornin' to you Bob


Stephen - 8/5/2007 at 06:02 PM

All the best to brother Bobo on this sunny Sunday


EasyMichael - 8/5/2007 at 06:07 PM

Best wishes to Bobo and his family this Sunday afternoon--and always.


oldcoot - 8/6/2007 at 08:19 PM

I just got off the phone with Bob.

Bless his heart he is really continuing to fight hard. He is confering with his regular doctor and also a heart doctor, due to his recent stroke. They are terming his a "mild" stroke although I'm not sure there is such a thing. The course of action now is to continue to build his strength and hopefully by the end of August look at getting him to Houston.

Bob asked me to let everyone know how very, very much he appreciates everyone's PM's and voice messages. He wants everyone to know that due to his stroke, although he understands perfectly what he reads and what people say to him, it is incredibly difficult for him to form his thoughts, try to type a response or to try and return a phone call etc. He kept telling me how badly he feels about that because some people might think he's ignoring those PM's and calls. I assured him that wasn't the case at all, that everyone understands the struggles he's going through and that we all just want him to get stronger and to feel better each day.

He also wanted me to let those folks travelling to Pittsburgh in several weeks for BoboFest II, that he will not be able to attend. He feels awful about that but with his current physical struggles, he said that it is just simply impossible.

Would someone with Tom Dodd's phone number please PM it to me, thanks.

In typical Bobo fashion, he asked at one point, "Now that I'm not there (onsite) to supply the funny stuff, who is filling in?" He also said that I shouldn't try to convince him that it was Sang. Sounds just like our Bobo, right?

He's going to try and update me with a weekly call. Last week he tried to reach me on Monday but I was out of the office. Unfortunately, Tuesday through Saturday he had to go back into the hospital. So, whenever we're able to speak I'll update everyone here.

He said again and again how much he appreciates everyone's PM's and voicemails, that he knows a lot of people really care about him. It's just that he's physically unable to respond back to people.

So, keep those prayers and good thoughts headed to Pittsburgh and the O'Briens! Hoping and praying for only good things on Bob's and his family's behalf.


leftyblues - 8/6/2007 at 08:31 PM

prayers for bob and his family


PhotoRon286 - 8/6/2007 at 08:43 PM

Dang, I was looking forward to seeing him again.


PhotoRon286 - 8/6/2007 at 08:48 PM

The important thing is for him to get stronger.

Being around some of the MT clowns probably would not be conducive to that.

Then again, only the cream of the MTers are headed there this year.




I'll just have to step it up a notch and be funnier than Bob.


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


Jacquie - 8/6/2007 at 08:56 PM

Coot, thanks so much for the update, brother. Bob O'Brien, you just keep fighting sweetie. We love you. Get back here soon, because Sang just is not going to cut it no matter how nice his lawn looks!


lolasdeb - 8/6/2007 at 09:22 PM

Thoughts and prayers being sent Pixburg way for Bobo and his girls. Bob - hope each day brings you more strength and feeling better.


harvey - 8/6/2007 at 11:09 PM

Thanks for the update Coot (that has to be the first time Coot and the "cool" smiley have been used in the same post!!!)

Bob ... we all fully understand why you're not posting ... no problem ... and it is nice to know that you still read all the drivel we type each and every day ... makes us feel worthy (even though most of us aren't)

All the very best to you my friend ...


LexABB - 8/6/2007 at 11:55 PM

Bobo bump, good to see that our entertainment is his first priority, thanks for the update

Prayers


Libby - 8/6/2007 at 11:57 PM

Hang in there, Bob. I love ya bunches!


PhotoRon286 - 8/7/2007 at 12:17 AM

quote:
Thanks for the update Coot (that has to be the first time Coot and the "cool" smiley have been used in the same post!!!)




The site will probably crash later because of it.




(Bobo, that's much funnier than what Sang would have said.)


RedRider - 8/7/2007 at 03:31 AM

Thanks for the update Coot! How frustrating to not be able to respond as he would like..Much love & healing vibes headed your way Bobo and don't worry no one is taking your spot big guy...


WharfRat - 8/7/2007 at 06:54 AM

Thanks Coot

Much love to Brother Bob


MissElf - 8/7/2007 at 09:42 AM

Thinking of you, Bobo. You big Feller Buncher!


DougMacKenzie - 8/7/2007 at 11:56 AM

I miss Bobo. Hang in there brother.


Wayne - 8/7/2007 at 01:16 PM

Thinking of you Bobo, I wish only the best and good health.


BigSixPeachHead - 8/7/2007 at 01:33 PM

Thoughts, prayers and much love to Bob, Denise and Cami. Keep on Brother, we'll be here waiting for you !!!

Later w/love, Karen, Lynn and family


curry - 8/7/2007 at 01:46 PM

Sending you every ounce of my Love, BobO - always and forever


Sang - 8/7/2007 at 03:56 PM

quote:
quote:
Thanks for the update Coot (that has to be the first time Coot and the "cool" smiley have been used in the same post!!!)




The site will probably crash later because of it.




(Bobo, that's much funnier than what Sang would have said.)





Is not.


harvey - 8/7/2007 at 04:01 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Thanks for the update Coot (that has to be the first time Coot and the "cool" smiley have been used in the same post!!!)




The site will probably crash later because of it.




(Bobo, that's much funnier than what Sang would have said.)





Is not.


Is too.


rosshmusic - 8/7/2007 at 04:18 PM

Big Love out to a great guy and his family


PhotoRon286 - 8/7/2007 at 10:22 PM

Just saw this on photo.net, where I spend some time.

The photog. who posted it has had a fight with colon cancer.

He has a tattoo of the sign being held, without the ribbons.

Nice attitude.


harvey - 8/8/2007 at 12:45 PM

One week to Bobofest ... and if any of you guys are planning on visiting Bob then please be sure to give the guy a big hug from me


PhotoRon286 - 8/9/2007 at 01:47 AM

So sick of all the stoopid baseball talk, I had to stop into my favorite hockey fan's thread.


Bobo, looks like there's gonna be another outdoor NHL game this winter.


Buffalo Sabres and Pixberg Pengins.

At Rich Stadium in Buffalo!



I'm thinking they may have some wind issues there.


Can't say I'd want to be there in person, but I'd love to watch it on TV.



One week from tonight, we'll all be in Pixberg.

And we'll all be thinking of you.

Get stronger, my friend.

Houston is nice in September.

It only gets up to 95.

but it's a humid heat.

Heh heh.




Jeanne - 8/9/2007 at 08:25 PM

Thinking of you, Bob!


lolasdeb - 8/9/2007 at 11:03 PM

Dropping in to share a comforting thought and a prayer with Bobo and family.


Sang - 8/10/2007 at 12:49 PM

Hope you're feeling stonger Bobo.......


that's feeling, not smelling, BTW......


BigDaveOnBass - 8/10/2007 at 01:34 PM

{{{{{{{{{{BOBO}}}}}}}}}}

Thinkin' about you all the time, bro. Hope you are feeling peachy!


oldcoot - 8/10/2007 at 01:39 PM

Bobo, each day a little stronger my friend.

Look forward to talking to you soon.

[Edited on 8/10/2007 by oldcoot]


hoochiecoochiegirl - 8/10/2007 at 01:49 PM

Thinking bout ya bro


harvey - 8/10/2007 at 10:45 PM

Still here Bro Bobo ... hope you are feeling stronger


johnwott - 8/10/2007 at 11:26 PM

Keeping Bob in my thoughts, in my heart and in my prayers.

God Bless Bob and his family


johnwott - 8/10/2007 at 11:26 PM

Keeping Bob in my thoughts, in my heart and in my prayers.

God Bless Bob and his family


PhotoRon286 - 8/10/2007 at 11:58 PM

Good enough idea to say twice.


Or more.


DougMacKenzie - 8/11/2007 at 02:27 AM

Weekend thoughts and prayers to Bobo.


MissElf - 8/11/2007 at 11:50 AM

Hey Bobo. I hope you are getting stronger each day. I thought of you when I bought a couple of pink flamingos, the other day. One for the house and one for the front yard.


TerriB - 8/11/2007 at 02:05 PM

Hey, Bob.

I think about you every day. I sure miss you around here. Someone needs to keep Sang in his place.


PhotoRon286 - 8/12/2007 at 07:49 PM

Sunday Bobo bump.


Thinking about you.


RedRider - 8/13/2007 at 11:43 AM

Love bump for Bob & his family...


Sang - 8/13/2007 at 01:12 PM

quote:
Hey, Bob.

I think about you every day. I sure miss you around here. Someone needs to keep Sang in his place.


2 out of 3 ain't bad, TerriB.....you're batting .667


MissElf - 8/14/2007 at 10:45 AM

Good morning, Bobo. Peace, love, strength, and all good things being sent your way today.


MissElf - 8/14/2007 at 10:46 AM

Sang has a place?

I knew he had places....

Now I'm confused.


Libby - 8/14/2007 at 11:44 AM

Continued prayers for strength and hope...wishing all the best for one of the very best!

p&l, BobO!


DougMacKenzie - 8/14/2007 at 12:01 PM

Mornin' surfboy - hope you feel a little stronger everyday.


PhotoRon286 - 8/14/2007 at 12:15 PM

One more sleep until we invade Pixberg.

Better rest up Bobo.


BigSixPeachHead - 8/15/2007 at 11:40 AM

We're off to pixburgher.....Bobo, love ya Bro.


oldcoot - 8/15/2007 at 01:19 PM

Wishing safe passage to all traveling to Pittsburgh.

Wishing all the best and more strength each day to Bobo.


PhotoRon286 - 8/15/2007 at 01:26 PM

And we're off!


Sang - 8/15/2007 at 01:28 PM

quote:
And we're off!



We knew that, Ron......



Stick a pink flamingo in Bobo's lawn for me............


johnwott - 8/15/2007 at 02:27 PM

Bringing our love and prayers with us to Pixberg.


Love to Bob.


I'm Off!


rosshmusic - 8/15/2007 at 02:47 PM

Big Love to the brother Bobo...


leftyblues - 8/15/2007 at 02:49 PM

love and prayers for you and the family bobo


Jeanne - 8/15/2007 at 02:56 PM

Tonight's Mets/Pirates game should be Bobohead Night!

Have fun and be safe to all going to the show.

Love to Bobo!


harvey - 8/15/2007 at 03:48 PM

Safe travels to all of you going to Pixburg ... enjoy the show ... and don't forget to deliver those pet moles for Bobo's lawn

Still thinking of ya Bob ... wish I was there to say "Hi" in person


EasyMichael - 8/15/2007 at 05:34 PM

I hope you're feeling better, Bob. Thinking of you and your family.


lolasdeb - 8/15/2007 at 08:46 PM

Thoughts going out to Bobo and family - hoping you are feeling stronger daily, Bob. Beware the influx to Pixberg of flamingo worshipping music lovers!

[Edited on 8/15/2007 by lolasdeb]


oldcoot - 8/16/2007 at 01:52 AM

Many emotions swirling tonight.

Recalling BoboFest in 2005, knowing that love and true compassion envelope those that are in Pittsburgh tonight.

Having had truly heartfelt, emotional conversions with Bob the last four years or so, I am both amazed by his incredible strength, love and determination but moreso by a group of people connected by a website (of all things) that have shown nothing short of true love, support and compassion for a companion in our life travels wherever they may lead us.

It renews my faith that something that I yet do not have the ability to truly understand connects us all. I am in awe of the courage of Bob O'Brien. I am completely amazed how a person facing his struggles has the love, compassion and concern for others that he has carried along in his fight to remain with those that he loves beyond words. I am in awe of good and kind souls everywhere, whatever your conviction.

May God bless you all.


And, especially Bob, Denise and Cami O'Brien.


RedRider - 8/16/2007 at 02:15 AM

Also thinking of Bobo today while all these good thoughts and prayers are so close to him physically...


DougMacKenzie - 8/16/2007 at 11:11 AM

What coot said. Thinking of you today Bobo and taking nothing for granted, as promised.


MissElf - 8/16/2007 at 01:50 PM

Watch out, Bobo, there's a Philistine headed your way!

Have a beautiful day filled with love.


lolasdeb - 8/16/2007 at 04:22 PM

quote:
It renews my faith that something that I yet do not have the ability to truly understand connects us all. I am in awe of the courage of Bob O'Brien. I am completely amazed how a person facing his struggles has the love, compassion and concern for others that he has carried along in his fight to remain with those that he loves beyond words. I am in awe of good and kind souls everywhere, whatever your conviction.
What Coot said. Also wishing blessings on the O'Brien family (and you and you and you... )


MissElf - 8/16/2007 at 05:54 PM

Bobo, We hope you like the poster! It comes with a lot of love. Grab you some of it and rub it all over!!!


PhotoRon286 - 8/17/2007 at 02:22 AM

BoboFest II, quality over quantity:


TerriB - 8/17/2007 at 02:38 AM

Nice Photo, Ron

I love you guys! Sounds like a good time was had by all, but Bobo was surely missed. I hope you're having some good days, Bob.


nypeachhead - 8/17/2007 at 02:42 AM

quote:
BoboFest II, quality over quantity:




Nice grouping


PhotoRon286 - 8/17/2007 at 10:00 PM

Goliath took the poster to Bob's house and left it at the front door.


Sure wish he could have handed it to Bob in person.


PhotoRon286 - 8/18/2007 at 09:21 PM

Back to the top bump.


RedRider - 8/19/2007 at 02:57 AM

Good looking crew! Hope all that love for Bobo close in his neighborhood was felt by the big guy and helped lift his spirits, and his physical wellbeing. Love to Bobo and his ladies.


harvey - 8/19/2007 at 08:50 AM

GOOD OL' SUNDAY MORNIN'

B B


WharfRat - 8/19/2007 at 11:29 AM

Thinking of you bro

P+L


DougMacKenzie - 8/19/2007 at 02:29 PM

Sunday morning going to church Bobo bump. Hope you hear our prayers brother.


EasyMichael - 8/19/2007 at 04:52 PM

Thinking of Bob and his family.


lolasdeb - 8/20/2007 at 07:45 PM

Bobo, hoping this week finds you feeling stronger, hoping having some brothers and sisters close by celebrating in your honor cheers your heart, hope you are enjoying that poster and the love that was delivered with it. Prayers going out for the entire O'Brien clan.

[Edited on 8/21/2007 by lolasdeb]


Sang - 8/21/2007 at 02:36 PM

Hope you had a good weekend Bobo........ now get back to "work".......


fast43 - 8/22/2007 at 12:16 AM

Thinking about the O'Briens


PhotoRon286 - 8/22/2007 at 03:26 AM

quote:
Thinking about the O'Briens


As am I, every day.

BoboFest II:


harvey - 8/22/2007 at 01:06 PM

Hey Bob ... just in case you were wondering what some of us foreigners look like ... here is a photo of me and Masahiko at the dTb pre-show in London last year



Masahiko is the one with the glasses


Jeanne - 8/22/2007 at 01:32 PM

(((Bobo)))


MissElf - 8/22/2007 at 01:33 PM

Good morning! and a good day to you , Dear Bobo.


DougMacKenzie - 8/22/2007 at 01:34 PM

Hump day Bobo bump. Thinking of you and yours.


PeterNelson - 8/22/2007 at 01:56 PM

O-B! O-B! O-B! . . .


hoochiecoochiegirl - 8/22/2007 at 02:07 PM

Thoughts, prayers and peachy vibes out to the O'Briens


fast43 - 8/22/2007 at 09:24 PM

prayers for Bobo


Libby - 8/22/2007 at 11:12 PM

Humble and sincere thoughts to Bob and family....

You're thought of often, my friend. Prayers continue...

p&l


EasyMichael - 8/23/2007 at 01:08 AM

Hi, Bob.


RedRider - 8/23/2007 at 11:46 AM

Any Bobo updates? Love & prayers to the O'Briens...


oldcoot - 8/23/2007 at 07:00 PM

Got a couple of calls from Bob this afternoon. We had a couple of interruptions but we spoke for about 20 minutes or so in all.

I have tears in my eyes. Bob is really, really scared. He told me, "I'm am really afraid that I am going to die."

He had his heart checked last week and a cat scan done Tuesday. He gets the results of those tests tomorrow and promised me that he would call again.

He told me "I want you to say hi to everyone for me and I want you to tell them that I care and that I wish them all the best."

He was in the hospital last week when those that travelled to Pittsburgh for BoboFest II were there. He really appreciates the poster and felt very badly that he wasn't at home when Goliath stopped by with it.

There is no better time than right now to pray for Bob and the O'Brien family.

I am so very, very sorry that he is having to face his current emotional and physical pain. He is a good man and he deserves better.


EasyMichael - 8/23/2007 at 07:04 PM

Thank you for the update, coot*. Thinking of Bob and his family.


lolasdeb - 8/23/2007 at 07:30 PM

Thanks for the update coot. It's heartbreaking to hear about the pain that Bobo and family are facing. Continued prayers and thoughts going out to this man who is a champion and to his family. Stay strong, Bob, stay golden.


leftyblues - 8/23/2007 at 07:31 PM

giving love and prayers to Bobo and family


PhotoRon286 - 8/23/2007 at 07:32 PM

Thanks for the update Coot.

Thoughts to Bobo.


Jacquie - 8/23/2007 at 07:38 PM

Thank you coot. Not the news that we wanted to hear and I know it's hard for you to have to deliver it. Thoughts, prayers and so very much love to you Bob, and to your girls. You are a dear friend and a true inspiration. I love you.


WharfRat - 8/23/2007 at 07:45 PM

Bobo


Jeanne - 8/23/2007 at 08:41 PM

quote:


He is a good man and he deserves better.




Amen to that. (((Bobo)))


Sang - 8/23/2007 at 09:22 PM

Hang in there, Bobo........


PhotoRon286 - 8/23/2007 at 09:51 PM

Please don't anyone take this the wrong way.

Y'all know Bobo & I go back aways, and we've had lots of contact over the years.\

Bob has kind of been a big brother I never had, and probably a better one than I've been.

I'm relieved that he wasn't at home when Goliath tried to deliver the poster.

I would hate to think that no matter what his condition, he wouldn't want to see any of us.

Especially David.

I'm sure Bobo knows that we all love him, no matter the situation.

I'm sure he knows we are there for him, nothing has changed.

Don't know if that came out right, but I'm sure I'll find out soon enough.


oldcoot - 8/23/2007 at 11:35 PM

Ron, he most certainly knows that we love him and care about him.

And even today, although he was more distraught than I'd ever heard him (and it's completely understandable) he wanted folks here to know that he was thinking of them and that he cares about us.

He is really concerned not only for himself but very much so for Cami and Denise too.

I can't put into words how miserable I feel that someone as kind and compassionate and loving a person as Bob is having to go through the emotional distress that he is. He even said at one point that the emotional element is as much or more painful than the physical element.

This is all so horribly unfair.


fast43 - 8/23/2007 at 11:57 PM

quote:
Please don't anyone take this the wrong way.

Y'all know Bobo & I go back aways, and we've had lots of contact over the years.\

Bob has kind of been a big brother I never had, and probably a better one than I've been.

I'm relieved that he wasn't at home when Goliath tried to deliver the poster.

I would hate to think that no matter what his condition, he wouldn't want to see any of us.

Especially David.

I'm sure Bobo knows that we all love him, no matter the situation.

I'm sure he knows we are there for him, nothing has changed.

Don't know if that came out right, but I'm sure I'll find out soon enough.




sounds pretty right to me

P&L to Brother Bob


RedRider - 8/24/2007 at 03:48 AM

quote:
He is a good man and he deserves better.



AMEN...


Much love this evening going out to Bobo, Cami & Denise.


WharfRat - 8/24/2007 at 03:51 AM

quote:
Please don't anyone take this the wrong way.

Y'all know Bobo & I go back aways, and we've had lots of contact over the years.\

Bob has kind of been a big brother I never had, and probably a better one than I've been.

I'm relieved that he wasn't at home when Goliath tried to deliver the poster.

I would hate to think that no matter what his condition, he wouldn't want to see any of us.

Especially David.

I'm sure Bobo knows that we all love him, no matter the situation.

I'm sure he knows we are there for him, nothing has changed.

Don't know if that came out right, but I'm sure I'll find out soon enough.




It came out fine Ron.. and I agree


DougMacKenzie - 8/24/2007 at 12:09 PM

Thanks so much for the update. I think we really need to be praying for acceptance and peace for the O'Biren family, and for ourselves as well. Sometimes bad things happen to good people, and we just can't see why or what good could possibly come from it. But Bob is a good man, and no matter what happens I think it will all turn out OK in the end.


harvey - 8/24/2007 at 12:51 PM

Still here for you Bob ... so sorry to hear of your emotional turmoil ... sending positive vibes to you to find once again that inner strength to help you through this time.

I always enjoy our little chats that we have from time in PM's ... you have helped me considerably in aspects of my life that I have not made public here ... much love to you brother ...


johnwott - 8/24/2007 at 12:56 PM

Sending all my Love for Bob, Denise and Cami.


croky - 8/24/2007 at 01:57 PM

Even though I don't know Bob,
I can honestly say that he and his family are
always in my thoughts and prayers.
God Speed!


Wayne - 8/24/2007 at 02:11 PM

Always praying and thinking good thoughts for Bob and his family. I wish for only the best for all three of you Bobo.


bluefox - 8/24/2007 at 02:16 PM

Bobo, please know that you and your family are in my prayers every day.....we love you...

I am keeping Lee Roy informed of the updates that we receive....you are also in his prayers.....you know that you have a VIP pass when he comes back to the Pixsburg area....

{{{{{{HUGS FOR THE O'BRIEN FAMILY}}}}}}


BigDaveOnBass - 8/24/2007 at 02:30 PM

Coot, thanks for the update. Holding Bob and family even closer in my thoughts and prayers.


Jacquie - 8/24/2007 at 02:33 PM

I love you, brother.


WharfRat - 8/24/2007 at 02:39 PM

((((((((((Bobo, Denise, Cami))))))))))))))))))))))))


oldcoot - 8/24/2007 at 02:43 PM

Love you Bob.


fast43 - 8/24/2007 at 04:16 PM

P&L to Bob


Eileen1 - 8/24/2007 at 06:08 PM

Bob, sending well wishes and loving vibes your way!


Libby - 8/25/2007 at 12:04 AM

Much love and prayers to my cherished friend and brother.

You, Denise and Cami are in my prayers.

p&l


Stephen - 8/25/2007 at 12:31 AM

A post of love -- respect -- friendship -- support -- encouragement to a dear friend -- one I've never met but who through this medium & especially PMs, I'm proud to call a friend

Fear not, my brother; as has been said, you're a good man, so no matter what it WILL all turn out OK.

soak up the vibes of that Beach Boys song we dig -- there is magic in it


MissElf - 8/25/2007 at 06:55 PM

Good, good, good,

Good Vibrations,

good, good,




Yeah!


bluefox - 8/25/2007 at 11:34 PM

Saturday night positive vibes being sent to Pixsburg....and a few {{{{{{HUGS}}}}}} for you and the family also....

Kathy W has you in her daily prayers...my friend in Houston, Texas (one of Lee Roy's fans) has you on her church's prayer list....and you are in Lee Roy's prayers...

Much love being sent your way, Bobo.


Sang - 8/26/2007 at 02:39 AM

Hope you're having a good weekend, Bobo.......


EasyMichael - 8/26/2007 at 02:23 PM

Sunday morning bump for Bobo. Thinking of you and your family, Bob.


DougMacKenzie - 8/26/2007 at 05:36 PM

Thinking of the Obrien's, Sunday go to metting bump.


Libby - 8/27/2007 at 12:24 AM



peace and love...


SantaCruzBluz - 8/27/2007 at 12:32 AM

I've always kind of avoided this thread. I guess because I know what it is about and just don't really know what to say. But I often say a prayer when I see the thread, and I'm praying now for Bob and his family. God bless you all, Bob. You are surrounded by love.


Libby - 8/27/2007 at 12:39 AM

quote:
I've always kind of avoided this thread. I guess because I know what it is about and just don't really know what to say. But I often say a prayer when I see the thread, and I'm praying now for Bob and his family. God bless you all, Bob. You are surrounded by love.


Thank you, Allen. You're a very kind soul. Bob so appreciates all the love sent his way. Peace to you.


Hophead - 8/27/2007 at 02:03 AM


Bobo and his family are in my thoughts and prayers today and every day. God bless you, Bob!


linus - 8/27/2007 at 03:07 AM

Love and prayers for Bobo and family. God bless you


RedRider - 8/27/2007 at 03:34 AM

I got some finger paints and small posterboard today to put some of the thoughts I have for Bobo in the mail to him so he'll be better able to "see" them. Don't know if anyone else wants to do something like this just thought I'd throw that out here...


DougMacKenzie - 8/27/2007 at 11:18 AM

Monday morning new week O'Brien bump. Thinking of you and yuour girls today brother.


oldcoot - 8/27/2007 at 01:20 PM

Got in today and had a voicemail left after five Friday from Bob.

He promised to call again today. I'll update later if he does.

Had his appt. Friday and will visit again today with his doctor about the next course of action. He did say although, as we all understand, the news is not great but it could be worse.

His voice sounded much stronger and I look forward to talking to him later.


TerriB - 8/27/2007 at 01:42 PM

Thanks, coot.

I'm glad to hear the news isn't all bad, so that gives some hope.

Love to Bob and family.


Sandman - 8/27/2007 at 03:01 PM

Thinking about you, Bobo....much love to you and your family...


BigDaveOnBass - 8/27/2007 at 03:23 PM

Without hope, we have nothing.

I never thought I'd want to quote Jesse Jackson, but, "Keep hope alive!"

{{{{{{{{{{BOBO LOVE}}}}}}}}}}


MissElf - 8/27/2007 at 03:34 PM

Hey, Bob.


curry - 8/27/2007 at 04:56 PM

sending you all my loving, Bob


Libby - 8/28/2007 at 02:57 AM

Monday night Bobo bump......

p&l


johnwott - 8/28/2007 at 03:51 AM

Glad to Hear that Bob is sounding stronger.


God Bless Bob and his family


Jacquie - 8/28/2007 at 06:39 AM

Love to you Bobo. Lit a candle at St. Patrick's Cathedral for you sweetie while there on Sunday. Thoughts, prayers and strength to you.


EasyMichael - 8/28/2007 at 10:02 AM

Love and strength to Bob and his family.


Wayne - 8/28/2007 at 01:00 PM

Thinking good thoughts for you and the family Bob.


lolasdeb - 8/28/2007 at 02:57 PM

Thoughts and prayers with Bobo and family - hope, health, strength, peace. Blessings on you all.

Thanks Coot for your updates - wonderful to hear that Bob is sounding stronger.


Eileen1 - 8/28/2007 at 06:16 PM

Sending much love and healing vibes to Bob and family!!


curry - 8/28/2007 at 06:53 PM

Tuesday love and hugs going out the Bob man

XXXXXXXOOOOOOOOXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOXXXXXXOOOOOOOXXXXXXXX

always in our thoughts


linus - 8/28/2007 at 10:50 PM

All our love, all our prayers for Bobo


RedRider - 8/29/2007 at 12:52 PM

Well the finger painting deal didn't turn out to hot looking however it was very cool that I got to play in the BOBO BLUE awhile....

Love to the O'Briens.


Stephen - 8/30/2007 at 03:41 AM

Brudda Bobo -- good vibes & positive thoughts to you man.


DougMacKenzie - 8/30/2007 at 11:20 AM

"Happy" Thursday bump for Bobo. Thinking of you brother.


EasyMichael - 8/31/2007 at 10:04 AM

Thinking of Bobo and his family.


DougMacKenzie - 8/31/2007 at 02:28 PM

With all the BS and acrimony exhibited on the Whipping Post these days, I'm glad this thread is still around. Lots of posters that were fun and interesting no longer hang around on a regular basis. Here's hoping Bobo is getting geared up for some posts in the near future. Thinking of the O'Briens weekend bump.


BigDaveOnBass - 8/31/2007 at 02:43 PM

Hear, hear, Doug! Wishing a peaceful and restful Labor Day weekend to everyone, especially the O'Briens.

{{{{{{{{{{BOBO}}}}}}}}}}


PhotoRon286 - 8/31/2007 at 04:38 PM

quote:
It isn't often that I agree with anyone here.

Thinking of the O'Briens on this holiday weekend.




I'll be thinking of them as well.


RedRider - 9/1/2007 at 01:56 PM

Did Sir Coot get an update? And does anyone know how Tom & Michael Dodd are doing at putting one foot in front of the other?

Much love to both families as they continue to pray for each other...


DougMacKenzie - 9/1/2007 at 08:38 PM

Otie agrreed with somebody about something? End Times Bobo bump.


Sang - 9/2/2007 at 01:45 AM

Hope Bobo and his girls have a good weekend.......


Libby - 9/2/2007 at 01:57 AM

Lots of love for a very dear friend! Bobo I miss ya, buddy! Humble and sincere prayers continue for you and the girls!


Denza - 9/2/2007 at 02:07 AM

((((((((Bob))))))))


PhotoRon286 - 9/2/2007 at 02:37 AM

quote:
Did Sir Coot get an update? And does anyone know how Tom & Michael Dodd are doing at putting one foot in front of the other?

Much love to both families as they continue to pray for each other...


No update yet.


TerriB - 9/2/2007 at 02:57 AM

Thought about Bob as I driving down to a have barbeque with hooch, croky, Wharfy and Jacquie. Creedence came on the radio, so I turned it up and sang out loud.

Miss you, Bob.


Libby - 9/2/2007 at 01:11 PM

.... a Sunday Morning BobO Meditation Bump!


harvey - 9/2/2007 at 01:32 PM

A "Good Old Sunday Morning" hello from over the pond ... hope you have blue skies today Bob


rainy - 9/2/2007 at 02:17 PM

a Big )))))))))))))) love and healing(((((((((((((((((((((((( bump for Bobo.... thinking of you daily...and wishing I could do more...


PhotoRon286 - 9/2/2007 at 02:41 PM

An old coot* told me Bob may want to check his phone messages.

Thinking of you today!


DougMacKenzie - 9/2/2007 at 05:50 PM

Thinking of Bobo on this Labor Day weekend - if ever anyone knew how to avoid labor, it's Bobo.


Libby - 9/3/2007 at 04:19 AM


bluedad - 9/3/2007 at 04:54 AM

(((((((Bobo)))))))


WharfRat - 9/3/2007 at 06:15 AM

P+L Brother.


Hophead - 9/3/2007 at 06:24 AM


Healing thoughts and prayers for Brother Bobo ...


EasyMichael - 9/3/2007 at 10:05 AM

Thinking of Bob and his family.


oldcoot - 9/3/2007 at 04:31 PM

Wishing strength and stamina to Bobo today.

Peace and love to all the O'Briens.


johnwott - 9/3/2007 at 04:35 PM

quote:
Wishing strength and stamina to Bobo today.

Peace and love to all the O'Briens.


Amen

God Bless Bob and the O'Briens


Sang - 9/3/2007 at 06:22 PM

quote:
Thinking of Bobo on this Labor Day weekend - if ever anyone knew how to avoid labor, it's Bobo.



I believe he called it delegation.........


Libby - 9/4/2007 at 09:51 AM

Sendin' lots of love and positive power vibes, BooBoo!


DougMacKenzie - 9/4/2007 at 11:54 AM

Think I'll go "delegate" some labor in Bob's honor....Thinking of the Obrien's today.


harvey - 9/4/2007 at 01:01 PM

Yo BoBro


BigSixPeachHead - 9/4/2007 at 07:33 PM

Thinking of you today Bob....love to you Cami and Denise.


RedRider - 9/5/2007 at 02:42 AM

Thinking of Bob & his struggles and sending him my very best...


Sang - 9/5/2007 at 01:29 PM

Here's hoping Bobo is well enough to post in MT version 8.......


WharfRat - 9/5/2007 at 01:38 PM

quote:
quote:
Wishing strength and stamina to Bobo today.

Peace and love to all the O'Briens.


Amen

God Bless Bob and the O'Briens


Amen


PhotoRon286 - 9/5/2007 at 01:52 PM

quote:
Here's hoping Bobo is well enough to post in MT version 8.......


Here's betting he's smart enough NOT TO.


Heh heh.


DougMacKenzie - 9/5/2007 at 02:11 PM

quote:
quote:
Here's hoping Bobo is well enough to post in MT version 8.......


Here's betting he's smart enough NOT TO.


Heh heh.


BWAAHHAAAHHAAAHAHHAHAAAH!!!



Oh, were you serious? Hump day Bobo bump.


linus - 9/5/2007 at 08:07 PM

love and prayers


harvey - 9/5/2007 at 11:13 PM

or as yurtle would say ...


DougMacKenzie - 9/6/2007 at 11:12 AM

Hang in there surfboy, we're prayer for you and your family.


Stephen - 9/6/2007 at 09:48 PM

Brudda
Warm one coming tomorrow, have that AC at the ready
Mondo vibes & karma en route


RedRider - 9/7/2007 at 04:35 AM

BOBO! Look it's Buzzy....


Libby - 9/7/2007 at 09:58 AM

Thinking of you, Bob... humble prayers continue for strength, renewal and hope. Much love to you, Denise and Cami.


DougMacKenzie - 9/7/2007 at 01:11 PM

Friday weekend is here Bobo bump.


Jeanne - 9/7/2007 at 03:27 PM

Sending some P&L Bobo's way today.


oldcoot - 9/7/2007 at 05:10 PM

Have left numerous messages the last several weeks but haven't heard back from Bob.

Just thought I at least give that update.

Bob, Peace and Love headed your way today and always.


johnwott - 9/7/2007 at 05:12 PM

Thanks for the update

Continued Love and Prayers headed for Bob and his family


linus - 9/8/2007 at 12:59 AM

Prayers for Bobo and family.


DougMacKenzie - 9/8/2007 at 09:11 PM

Missing Bobo posting bump.


Jacquie - 9/9/2007 at 11:59 AM

Sending peace and love to Bob, Denise and Cami.


harvey - 9/9/2007 at 12:06 PM

Good Ol' Blue Sky Sunday Mornin' to you Bob


DougMacKenzie - 9/9/2007 at 01:49 PM

Good 'ol Sunday morning Bobo bump. Hope you and your girls are doing well this morning brother. Thinking of you guys today.


Libby - 9/9/2007 at 01:54 PM

Some Sunday mornin' sunshine for Bobo and Co.

Peace and love...


oldcoot - 9/10/2007 at 02:14 PM

Back to work after about ten days away.

Sometimes Bobo will call and leave messages on my voicemail here, rather than call directly.

Nothing at all. Have to admit this concerns me. Haven't heard from him in going on three weeks. Have left him numerous messages myself.

Be strong Bobo. Peace and love to you and the O'Brien girls.


TerriB - 9/10/2007 at 02:18 PM

Thanks, coot.

I hope Bob has the strength to call you soon.

Still miss him 'round here.


DougMacKenzie - 9/10/2007 at 02:20 PM

Another week, another Monday Bobo bump. I'm really missing you lately brother. Praying for you and the family.


WharfRat - 9/10/2007 at 02:28 PM

Miss ya Brother


Jacquie - 9/10/2007 at 04:20 PM

Love you, Bob.


oldcoot - 9/10/2007 at 08:15 PM

Just heard from Bobo.

Well, actually, I didn't. He called twice while I was in a meeting but left a voicemail promising to call again tomorrow.

He said," I'm doing okay, you know not the greatest, but I'm doing the best that I can."

His voice sounded much stronger than at other times.

Here's sending all the positive vibes I can to the O'Briens. Be strong Bobo.


Jeanne - 9/10/2007 at 08:20 PM

Bobo is doing the best he can. He missed coot TWICE!

P&L to Pittsburgh.


Lee - 9/10/2007 at 08:24 PM

Good News!


WharfRat - 9/10/2007 at 08:26 PM

quote:
He called twice while I was in a meeting


Smart man

Glad to hear Ol Bobo is feeling a little better


harvey - 9/10/2007 at 09:11 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/10/2007 at 09:12 PM

That is great news. Hang in there surfboy, we miss you!


fast43 - 9/11/2007 at 01:20 AM

Thinking about Bobo

Thanks for the update


Sang - 9/11/2007 at 03:13 AM

He always knows when you are in a "meeting".

Keep hanging in there Bobo.......


Libby - 9/11/2007 at 03:22 AM

Much love and prayers, Bob... you hang in there!


RedRider - 9/11/2007 at 01:15 PM

quote:
He always knows when you are in a "meeting


It is truly uncanny... LOL!


Love to the O'Brien family.


oldcoot - 9/11/2007 at 10:45 PM

Didn't hear back from Bob today, hoping he calls tomorrow.


EasyMichael - 9/11/2007 at 10:53 PM

Thank you for the updates, coot*. Still thinking of the O'Brien family.


DougMacKenzie - 9/12/2007 at 03:21 PM

Hump day Bobo bump. Hope coot hears something today.


lolasdeb - 9/12/2007 at 04:02 PM

Love and prayers going out to Bobo and his girls.


oldcoot - 9/12/2007 at 09:48 PM

Didn't hear from Bob again today.

Really bummed I just barely missed those calls on Monday.


harvey - 9/13/2007 at 12:59 PM

Firsty Fursday Bobo Bump


BigDaveOnBass - 9/13/2007 at 01:17 PM

Please join me in this Irish toast to our beloved Mr. O'Brien.

MAY YOU HAVE ENOUGH HAPPINESS TO KEEP YOU HUMAN; ENOUGH HOPE TO KEEP YOU HAPPY; ENOUGH FAILURE TO KEEP YOU HUMBLE; ENOUGH SUCCESS TO KEEP YOU EAGER; ENOUGH FRIENDS TO GIVE YOU COMFORT; ENOUGH WEALTH TO MEET YOUR NEEDS; ENOUGH FAITH TO BANISH DEPRESSION; AND ENOUGH DETERMINATION TO MAKE EACH DAY BETTER THAN YESTERDAY.

Much love to Bob. We miss you around here, brother. As we say in GA, "Come see us!"


DougMacKenzie - 9/13/2007 at 02:16 PM

Is it Thursday already? Bobo bump.


RedRider - 9/14/2007 at 04:30 AM

Love bump for the O'Brien's...


croky - 9/14/2007 at 12:32 PM

Keep fightin Bobo.
Take Care.
God Speed.
Eff Sang


Wayne - 9/14/2007 at 01:08 PM

Bobo, still praying for your health and well-being my friend.

[Edited on 9/14/2007 by Wayne]


lolasdeb - 9/14/2007 at 03:09 PM

Friday morning bump for Bob and his family - sending throughts and prayers Pittsburg way and hoping you are feeling stronger, Bobo.


curry - 9/14/2007 at 06:47 PM

lots and lots of love coming from my heart to yours


DougMacKenzie - 9/14/2007 at 09:10 PM

Start of the weekend Bobo bump. Appreciating everything and everyone in your honor surfboy. Love 'ya brother.


Stephen - 9/15/2007 at 12:56 AM

Thinking of brother Bobo with love & appreciation -- hoping with my all you're OK -- you are missed here
P&L, bro


DougMacKenzie - 9/15/2007 at 11:51 AM

I just read a post by Sang and almost laughed - now I know how much I really miss Bobo. Thinking of you today brother.


rainy - 9/15/2007 at 12:34 PM

a lovin bump ^ for Bobo....


DougMacKenzie - 9/16/2007 at 05:55 PM

Goode 'ol sunday morning Bobo bump. Miss you brother.


oldcoot - 9/17/2007 at 02:11 PM

Wishing the O'Briens the best today and every day.

Hoping to hear from Bob.


leftyblues - 9/17/2007 at 05:28 PM

prayers for Bob and his family..


BigSixPeachHead - 9/17/2007 at 05:34 PM

Love and miss you Bob...prayer and much love to you, Denise and Cami !!!

((((((((bobo)))))))))))


linus - 9/18/2007 at 12:42 AM

love and prayers for Bobo and all who love him


PhotoRon286 - 9/18/2007 at 12:46 AM

Monday Night Football missing my Bobo buddy BUMP.


Eileen1 - 9/18/2007 at 01:17 AM

Much love and prayers to you Bobo!!


RedRider - 9/18/2007 at 02:47 AM

Much love to Bobo and his family...


Libby - 9/18/2007 at 02:52 AM

Thinking of you, Bob. In each prayer I ask for your healing and that your faith and hope are strong and that you are free from pain.

May God shine his light and love on you and your family. I miss you, my friend. You are always on my mind and in my heart. Heartfelt and humble prayers continue.

Peace and love...


rainy - 9/18/2007 at 12:34 PM

quote:
Thinking of you, Bob. In each prayer I ask for your healing and that your faith and hope are strong and that you are free from pain.

May God shine his light and love on you and your family. I miss you, my friend. You are always on my mind and in my heart. Heartfelt and humble prayers continue.

Peace and love...


Beautifully said and felt Libby..... I will only add.... I think and pray for you often Bob and wish all good things for you.... Stay strong and be positive...even when you feel you can't....


BigSixPeachHead - 9/18/2007 at 02:40 PM

Love, prayers and strength to Bob today and each day forward !!


johnwott - 9/18/2007 at 02:41 PM

God Bless Bob and his family.

and all who pray for him.


LinnieXX - 9/18/2007 at 05:12 PM

thinking of bob today......

is there anything we can do to help him or his family i wonder? can we do something for cami? books, music, dolls? anything?


oldcoot - 9/18/2007 at 08:32 PM

Geeze, if it wasn't for bad luck I'd have none at all.

Just missed two calls again from Bob (one by two stinkin' minutes) but he promised to call again either tomorrow or Thursday.

I think I'll super glue myself to this chair.

Very brief message saying "I'm okay."

I'm sure that's in the sense of taking everything into perspective.

I'll be sure to update when we're actually able to talk.

Keep those prayers headed the O'Briens way.


RedRider - 9/19/2007 at 03:06 AM

quote:
I think I'll super glue myself to this chair.




DougMacKenzie - 9/19/2007 at 09:59 AM

Looking forward to a bobo update, Wednesday morning hump day Bobo bump.


lolasdeb - 9/19/2007 at 03:27 PM

Loving thoughts and prayers going out to Bobo and family - today and always.


BigSixPeachHead - 9/20/2007 at 01:51 AM

Bobo love and prayers this evening....I received a notice from TM that Keith Urban (yeah that country guy) is performing locally. Good ol' Bobo sent me some KU stuff and it weren't too bad....anyway, thanks Bobo.

Love ya big guy.....


Denza - 9/20/2007 at 11:00 PM

((((((((( Bobo & Co.)))))))))))))


DougMacKenzie - 9/20/2007 at 11:02 PM

Denza! Nice to see 'ya again. Missing Bobo bump.


Wayne - 9/21/2007 at 01:19 PM

Prayers for Bob and his family.


oldcoot - 9/21/2007 at 01:26 PM

No calls Wednesday or yesterday. Will update when I hear from Bob.


Jeanne - 9/21/2007 at 01:53 PM

You may have to resort to trickery, coot. Just pretend you're stepping away from your desk for a bit and I bet the phone rings....


(((((Bobo))))))


PhotoRon286 - 9/21/2007 at 10:37 PM

Keeping Bobo on Page One.


BUMP


DougMacKenzie - 9/22/2007 at 12:02 PM

Saturday morning Bobo bump. Another day to be lived to the fullest, with nothing taken for granted. Thanks brother.


RedRider - 9/23/2007 at 02:40 AM

quote:
You may have to resort to trickery, coot. Just pretend you're stepping away from your desk for a bit and I bet the phone rings....


Good idea! Thinking of Bobo...


rainy - 9/23/2007 at 12:01 PM

1st day of fall... and it's a beautiful Sunday Morning.... sending thoughts and prayers your way Bobo....


DougMacKenzie - 9/23/2007 at 12:11 PM

quote:
1st day of fall... and it's a beautiful Sunday Morning.... sending thoughts and prayers your way Bobo....

I'll second those sentiments. Miss you brother.


oldcoot - 9/23/2007 at 03:39 PM

Sending good thoughts and prayers to the O'Briens today.

Still have not heard from Bob.


DougMacKenzie - 9/24/2007 at 10:55 AM

New week Bobo bump. Hope we hear something this week.


Jacquie - 9/24/2007 at 11:00 AM

Much love to Bob and the girls.


Pam - 9/24/2007 at 04:37 PM

I found a little note last night Bobo sent along with some CD's years ago. Made me smile and say a prayer and send out a good vibe. Love you man!


oldcoot - 9/24/2007 at 09:15 PM

Finally heard from Bob!

It was great to hear his voice!

He asked how everyone was doing and I mentioned all of your notes of encouragement which he really appreciates.

Later this week, he will resume chemo treatment with a different variety than he's had and then he will begin taking some experimental drugs. He has confidence in his doctors and says if you're needing cancer treatment, Pittsburgh is wellknown for it's treatment facilities. There aren't any plans to go to Houston or somewhere else.

He's a fighter and a really brave man.

He promised to keep us updated and as I hear something, so will you.

Keep those prayers going for Bob, Denise and Cami.


Stephen - 9/24/2007 at 09:26 PM

Thanks for the update oldcoot
All the best to you Bob my friend


lolasdeb - 9/24/2007 at 09:31 PM

Thanks for the update, Coot! And while I'm in here checking on him I'll just go ahead and add to my pile of prayers and well wishes for Bobo and family. Hoping he's feeling his strength soon.


RedRider - 9/25/2007 at 03:44 AM

Praying for Bobo and his new treatments and strength & courage for Bobo, Denise & Cami...


harvey - 9/25/2007 at 01:29 PM

Thanks for the update Steve ... I'm just back from vacation and stopping by to say Hi to Bob ... glad to hear you're doing "ok" mate ...


BigSixPeachHead - 9/25/2007 at 01:32 PM

Cooties, thanks for the update and Bob much love and prayers to you, Denise and Cami !!

Love ya big guy........(((bobo))))


johnwott - 9/25/2007 at 04:01 PM

God Bless Bob, Cami and Denise.

Praying for success with the latest treatment plans.


fast43 - 9/25/2007 at 07:59 PM

Thanks for the update coot.

And all this time I thought Pixburg was only known for it's Holiday Inns


EasyMichael - 9/25/2007 at 10:28 PM

Thanks for the update, coot*.

Thinking of Bob and his girls.


bluedad - 9/25/2007 at 10:35 PM

Prayers and thoughts....always....


DougMacKenzie - 9/25/2007 at 10:56 PM

Thanks so much for the update, glad to hear our boy is still fighting the good fight. We're with you all the way brother.


curry - 9/26/2007 at 01:46 AM

all of my love going out to you all


Jacquie - 9/26/2007 at 01:55 AM

Thanks coot! So grateful for some positive news after not hearing anything for so long. Love, love, love to you Bob and to your girls. Keep up the good fight, sweetie. We REALLY love you!!!


origapch - 9/26/2007 at 02:29 AM

Prayers and positive thoughts out to Bob and his family tonight...........


WharfRat - 9/26/2007 at 03:06 AM

Much love Brother....


Thanks for the update Steve.


Libby - 9/26/2007 at 02:31 PM



{{{Bobo}}}


Jeanne - 9/26/2007 at 02:38 PM

Glad you two finally connected, coot. Hoping the new treatments will be the golden ticket. Hang in there, Bob!


LexABB - 9/27/2007 at 01:11 AM

Bobo bump What is this doing on page 2


DougMacKenzie - 9/27/2007 at 09:01 PM

"Thursday has always been one of Bobo's favorite days" bump.


harvey - 9/27/2007 at 11:03 PM

I think you are confusing Bobo with cRoKy

Good luck with the resumption of the chemo tomorrow my friend ... I will be thinking of you


BigSixPeachHead - 9/28/2007 at 03:34 PM

Mucho love to bobo...I'm praying things are going well for you dear friend.


rainy - 9/28/2007 at 03:57 PM

OldCoot...Thanks for the update on Bob.... my prayers and well wishes are being sent to him daily.....and his family.... have courage and strength and it will see you through


lolasdeb - 9/28/2007 at 04:58 PM

Swinging in to send some weekend love and prayers Pittsburg way. Hope the new treatments are going well, Bobo! Thinking of you and your family and wishing you all the best.


DougMacKenzie - 9/28/2007 at 11:16 PM

Friday evening start the weekend Bobo bump. Surf's up, surfboy.


PhotoRon286 - 9/29/2007 at 01:06 AM

Got a special DVD ready to go to Pixberg.

I hear someone there may enjoy it.


WharfRat - 9/29/2007 at 01:07 AM

Much love as always bro.


DougMacKenzie - 9/30/2007 at 01:30 PM

Good 'ol Sunday morning Bobo bump. Bells are ringin' everywhere. Thinking of you and yours today brother.


johnwott - 9/30/2007 at 01:52 PM

OFf to church to pray for all my brothers and sisters with needs for medical mercies

God Bless Bob , Denise amd Cami.


oldcoot - 10/1/2007 at 01:21 PM

Hope to visit with our Bobo today.

Wanted to give him the weekend to bounce back a little from the new start of chemo.

Peace & Love headed to the O'Briens today and always.


BigSixPeachHead - 10/1/2007 at 01:22 PM

quote:
Peace & Love headed to the O'Briens today and always.


Ditto that coot !!! (((Bob, Denise and Cami)))


TerriB - 10/1/2007 at 01:23 PM

quote:
Hope to visit with our Bobo today.

Wanted to give him the weekend to bounce back a little from the new start of chemo.

Peace & Love headed to the O'Briens today and always.


Tell him we miss him here


Libby - 10/1/2007 at 01:59 PM

Peace and love to the Bobo!


lolasdeb - 10/1/2007 at 04:31 PM

Hope your weekend was nice, Bobo, hope you are feeling stronger, hoping the new treatments are going smoothly as possible, and hoping you are feeling the love that is being sent you and your families way.


BigSixPeachHead - 10/2/2007 at 02:17 PM

Love and prayers to Bob, Denise and Cami.


harvey - 10/2/2007 at 04:19 PM

B b


PhotoRon286 - 10/2/2007 at 04:51 PM

Diversionary entertainment package sent to Pixberg.


rainy - 10/3/2007 at 12:38 AM

Love ^ bumpin Bobo back to first page.... Hi Bobo


BigSixPeachHead - 10/3/2007 at 04:47 PM

Rocktober love to the O'Briens (((bobo)))


DougMacKenzie - 10/4/2007 at 10:38 AM

Missing Bobo bump. Thoughts and prayers from our family to yours.


RedRider - 10/4/2007 at 12:53 PM

quote:
Diversionary entertainment package sent to Pixberg.






Sang - 10/4/2007 at 01:06 PM

quote:
Diversionary entertainment package sent to Pixberg.






He really likes all those old Liberace shows........


harvey - 10/4/2007 at 04:01 PM

quote:
quote:
Diversionary entertainment package sent to Pixberg.






He really likes all those old Liberace shows........


He does indeed ... he says Liberace reminds him of you


PhotoRon286 - 10/4/2007 at 04:17 PM

quote:
quote:
Diversionary entertainment package sent to Pixberg.






He really likes all those old Liberace shows........


These classic Eagles shows should make him smile.

Every one of them has Hotel California on it.


Sang - 10/4/2007 at 04:20 PM

I wish Bobo would come back - I'm still waiting for his first funny post......


DougMacKenzie - 10/5/2007 at 01:03 AM

quote:
I wish Bobo would come back - I'm still waiting for his first funny post......

Well, at least he tried, even if the efforts were pretty lame. Early weekend Bobo bump.


reneed - 10/5/2007 at 10:05 AM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Diversionary entertainment package sent to Pixberg.






He really likes all those old Liberace shows........


These classic Eagles shows should make him smile.

Every one of them has Hotel California on it.

you is so bad sendin bobo some goin to gabba love


harvey - 10/5/2007 at 07:08 PM



FRIDAY

Hope you're OK Bob


Stephen - 10/6/2007 at 11:39 AM

Hey bro
Sending good vibes your way during this Awesome run of weather we've been having -- don't ya love it!
Hope it's helping & uplifting as only it can be
Best to you brother


DougMacKenzie - 10/7/2007 at 11:55 AM

Sunday morning thinking of Bobo bump.


Sang - 10/8/2007 at 03:58 PM

Happy Columbus Day, ya rat bastid.......


harvey - 10/8/2007 at 11:03 PM

If only Columbus knew how y'all were gonna turn out

Ah well ..... at least there is Bobo to redeem you


Sang - 10/8/2007 at 11:15 PM

I want some of what you're drinking........


harvey - 10/8/2007 at 11:21 PM

Too late ... all gone


Sang - 10/8/2007 at 11:32 PM

There's a shocker........


DougMacKenzie - 10/9/2007 at 06:50 PM

thinking of Bobo today, and BigAnn, and how precious and fragile life truly is. Never take one second of it for granted.


lolasdeb - 10/9/2007 at 09:48 PM

Thinking of Bobo and family and sending some love their way.


RedRider - 10/10/2007 at 02:54 AM

Heads up Bobo! Buzzy was trying to get you banned in one of the threads and I tried to get fella's to wonk themselves monthly in your honor...(which I think they are and just don't want to tell.... )

Love, Peace & less pain big guy...


PhotoRon286 - 10/10/2007 at 03:24 AM

Buzzy is a trouble maker.


Sang - 10/10/2007 at 03:51 AM

Pot/Kettle......


EasyMichael - 10/10/2007 at 10:04 AM

Thinking of Bobo and his family.


origapch - 10/10/2007 at 12:10 PM

Prayers out to Bobo and family...........


oldcoot - 10/10/2007 at 01:31 PM

I spoke with Bob yesterday and I wish the news was better.

Because of his heart's condition following the stroke they have not re-started any chemo treatments. I asked if his doctors were considering any heart medicine in an attempt to strengthen it. He said one wants to try that, another is advising against.

He is obviously very concerned and frightened because doing nothing doesn't give him any options, as everyone here understands.

I told him that everyone sends their love and continued prayers and Bob said he really appreciates them and that he "really needs all the prayers he can get right now."

We are going to talk again next Monday or Tuesday. As always, I'll update everyone after we do.

Please send all the prayers you can Bob's way.


WharfRat - 10/10/2007 at 01:41 PM

Prayers to Bobo

Thanks Steve.


PhotoRon286 - 10/10/2007 at 02:01 PM

Bobo's heart would be the last thing I would expect trouble with.

It's HUGE!

Much love to Bobo.


rainy - 10/10/2007 at 03:17 PM

Bobo.... we are all here and our arms are even tighter around you....
Sending love , deep prayers your way..


lolasdeb - 10/10/2007 at 03:44 PM

Thanks for the update, Coot. Wish the news were better but continuing to send daily thoughts and prayers Bobo's way and hoping that some medical answers come his way along with all the love that's being sent.


johnwott - 10/10/2007 at 03:48 PM

God Bless Bobo


Jeanne - 10/10/2007 at 05:50 PM

((((Bobo))))


harvey - 10/10/2007 at 06:41 PM

Love and prayers today and always Bob ..........


BigSixPeachHead - 10/10/2007 at 06:53 PM

Prayers and much love to Bob, Denise and Cami

Thanks for the update coot


DougMacKenzie - 10/11/2007 at 11:06 AM

Thanks so much for the update coot. Continued prayers for the O'Brien family. Maybe one of these days we'll get a Bobo post. i sure miss him around here.


Libby - 10/11/2007 at 11:31 AM

Thank you, coot.

Much love and continued prayers for Bob and his family.


adwolfpack44 - 10/11/2007 at 01:45 PM

I really hope you get better soon, Bobo...

I'll be thinking of you and your family


lolasdeb - 10/12/2007 at 07:56 PM

Friday afternoon Bobo bump...thoughts and prayers going out continually to the O'Brien family.


DougMacKenzie - 10/13/2007 at 10:29 PM

Saturday evening Bobo bump - miss you brother. Keeping you and yours in our thoughts and prayers always.


Denza - 10/13/2007 at 11:26 PM

(((((Bob & family)))))


Stephen - 10/14/2007 at 12:23 PM

quote:
Bobo.... we are all here and our arms are even tighter around you....
Sending love , deep prayers your way..


Bro, see if you can post something -- anything -- it doesn't have to be long or anything like that -- there's just a lot of love on this thread & maybe typing something would help you soak up ALL THE LOVING VIBES -- it'd make you feel better
P&L, big bro


EasyMichael - 10/14/2007 at 12:54 PM

Love to the O'Briens this morning--and always.


linus - 10/14/2007 at 04:43 PM

Prayers for Bobo on a Sunday Morning


lolasdeb - 10/15/2007 at 05:49 PM

Monday morning Bobo bump - sending thought and prayers out Pixberg way and many wishes for the O'Briens comfort.


Sang - 10/15/2007 at 06:09 PM

Hope you have a good week, Bobo........


Not talking to oldcoot* would be a good start......

[Edited on 10/18/2007 by Sang]


RedRider - 10/18/2007 at 05:15 AM

Bumping the big guy....


Libby - 10/18/2007 at 09:32 AM

Thinking of you, Bob. Humble prayers continue....


DougMacKenzie - 10/18/2007 at 10:56 AM

Miss you brother.


RedRider - 10/18/2007 at 12:37 PM

Bobo, I saw a beautiful double rainbow this morning to the north and it looked like maybe it was over Pixberg...sure hope so.


harvey - 10/18/2007 at 01:29 PM

<<<<<<<<<< BOBO >>>>>>>>>>


oldcoot - 10/18/2007 at 07:25 PM

Didn't get the call from Bob as promised, so, I've left him a message and will try him again later if I don't hear from him this afternoon.

Prayers going in big bunches to the O'Briens.


BigSixPeachHead - 10/18/2007 at 07:31 PM

Ditto that cooties....and thanks for the updates. Bob, love and prayers to you, Denise and Cami.


oldcoot - 10/19/2007 at 01:16 PM

Spoke very, very briefly last night with Bob. It wasn't for more than a minute.

He promised to call today.

He said he hasn't been feeling well, and wasn't last night. He was difficult to hear. I think he said that no experimental treatments have been started.

I hope to have more of an update after we hopefully talk today.


Benjamin - 10/19/2007 at 03:44 PM



Prayers for Bob, Denise and Cami.....I think that's the best thing for all of us to do right now.


johnwott - 10/19/2007 at 03:48 PM

Amen

God Bless Bob, Denise and Cami


lolasdeb - 10/19/2007 at 06:35 PM

Sending thoughts and prayers out Pixberg way and hoping for comfort for Bob and his family.


linus - 10/20/2007 at 12:01 AM

love and prayers to Bobo


Stephen - 10/20/2007 at 04:36 AM

thinking all best wishes with hope & a lot of love & respect for our brother Bobo


Sang - 10/22/2007 at 03:12 AM

Weekend Bobo bump.......


Buzzy82 - 10/23/2007 at 06:56 AM

My friend, my heart aches over your battle. There are no words to comfort the fear. Hang on to your faith Bob. Do not allow the disease to steal that from you. Your walk will be honored my friend. I love you Buddy!


linus - 10/23/2007 at 12:55 PM

Tuesday prayers for Bobo. Some of the words may be hollow, but the love is not, I promise you. Tom, good to see you here, hope all is going OK for ya'll in GA. You're still in our prayers


oldcoot - 10/23/2007 at 10:43 PM

Just spoke with Bob.

He hadn't called since nothing has really changed since the last time we talked. Understandably, he says it's hard for him to talk about things, particularly since nothing seems to be changing as far as any treatment options.

He does have a doctor appointment tomorrow and is hopeful that they will finally propose some sort of treatment direction. He says the doctors keep mentioning clinical trials but then are never prepared to offer anything along those lines.
As you can imagine, that is incredibly frustrating to Bob.

I plan on speaking with Bob again in two days after he has his appointment tomorrow.

Let's hope the doctors have a plan.


WharfRat - 10/23/2007 at 10:47 PM

P+L Brother


lolasdeb - 10/23/2007 at 10:56 PM

Thanks as always for the update Coot. I only hope that this next appointment goes well and gives Bobo some definite and positive answers amd that that his physical and mental burdens will be eased. Prayers and thoughts on the wind to Pittdburg for this family.


RedRider - 10/24/2007 at 03:00 AM

Bobo, hope this appointment is a little more productive and hopeful. Love to you and your girls big guy...


Stephen - 10/24/2007 at 04:05 AM

Stay strong brother -- keep your faith


curry - 10/24/2007 at 12:29 PM

sending Love out to Bobo and family


Jeanne - 10/24/2007 at 01:24 PM

Thanks for keeping us posted, cooter. Bob is never far from my thoughts. I hope the appointment today results in some options for him to pursue.

I recently watched a PBS special on epigenetics and how a man was brought into remission through trial treatments. His cancer was not responding to traditional methods so he signed up for trials. The way the show explained it is that if the genome is the body's computer, the epigenome is the software directing the computer. If an error message or damaged 'line of code' is tagged to a gene, they don't perform the duties they are supposed to (things like 'turning off' and forgetting they are a tumor suppressor or replicating uncontrollably). If they can correct the code, the gene will then behave as intended. So the idea is not to simply destroy cells via chemo and radiation but to reprogram them to do what they are supposed to do. It was exciting and I couldn't help but wish Bob could benefit from this newly found knowledge. I can't imagine his frustration right now.

P&L to Pittsburgh....


oldcoot - 10/24/2007 at 02:01 PM

quote:
Thanks for keeping us posted, cooter. Bob is never far from my thoughts. I hope the appointment today results in some options for him to pursue.

I recently watched a PBS special on epigenetics and how a man was brought into remission through trial treatments. His cancer was not responding to traditional methods so he signed up for trials. The way the show explained it is that if the genome is the body's computer, the epigenome is the software directing the computer. If an error message or damaged 'line of code' is tagged to a gene, they don't perform the duties they are supposed to (things like 'turning off' and forgetting they are a tumor suppressor or replicating uncontrollably). If they can correct the code, the gene will then behave as intended. So the idea is not to simply destroy cells via chemo and radiation but to reprogram them to do what they are supposed to do. It was exciting and I couldn't help but wish Bob could benefit from this newly found knowledge. I can't imagine his frustration right now.

P&L to Pittsburgh....


He is incredibly frustrated. Every appointment they mention clinicals but never set anything up. Doing nothing is no option for Bob and he knows it. The emotional is wearing on him as much or more than the physical. I just hope they get something moving right away.

Physically, since he's off chemo, he is feeling a little better. But he knows the ticking time bomb is still ticking.


BigSixPeachHead - 10/24/2007 at 02:26 PM

coot* thank you for the update on Bob. We continue to pray for him, Denise and Cami.

I'm sure his frustration is warranted and even anger, I cannot fathom what his physical body is going through let alone his inner turmoil. Hoping he can keep a positive and chin up through all of this, even as hard as that may be...we pray he can.


Lana - 10/24/2007 at 02:28 PM

Hey there sweet family,

We love you, Bobo

Take care and know that *you* are loved,

Lana


harvey - 10/24/2007 at 11:49 PM

Today ... and every day ... you are in my thoughts ... peace & love brother Bob


Libby - 10/25/2007 at 10:50 AM

Thinking of Bob and family, humble prayers continue.


oldcoot - 10/25/2007 at 06:08 PM

I just got off of the phone with Denise. She says Bob has been feeling poorly the last several days and will probably be admitted to the hospital if he doesn't improve shortly.

She says that things haven't been going well at all.

Not the kind of news anyone likes to share but Bob has always wanted me to do as he has done and tell it like it is.

Please keep the O'Briens in your prayers, now more than ever.


lolasdeb - 10/25/2007 at 06:11 PM

This is heartbreaking but thanks for passing on the news, Coot. The O'Briens are always in my prayers but I'll be increasing those wishes for Bob to feel better soon.


Sang - 10/25/2007 at 08:46 PM

Thanks coot*. Hang in there Bobo!


WharfRat - 10/26/2007 at 01:45 AM

Thanks for sharing Steve.. Though this doesnt sound good


RedRider - 10/26/2007 at 03:24 AM

{{{{{BOBO}}}}}


PhotoRon286 - 10/26/2007 at 04:21 AM

Damn.










Much love to the O'Briens.


Stephen - 10/26/2007 at 04:34 AM

Am with you brother -- your sharp mind is inviolate -- thanks for helping me understand the important things


DougMacKenzie - 10/26/2007 at 10:07 AM

I've been avoiding this thread lately. I'm so saddened to hear about the way things are going, although it is not unexpected. I guess I've been holding out for the miracle. I feel so bad that Bob, Cami, and Denise are having to go through all this, and though I know God's hand is here, I'm having a hard time seeing it. All my love to these fine people through faith in the true miracle: The road does go on forever.


Benjamin - 10/26/2007 at 12:14 PM

No need to post the answer here Coot, but how did Denise sound?

Like Linus wrote a bit ago....our words here might seem hollow and we realize Bob won't see them, but it's our public connection to the Obriens and a way to keep us all aware, remind us to keep them all in our prayers and thoughts.

Never forget the reason these threads started in the first place - Bob wanted us guys to get ourselves checked out so we don't end up going thru what he's going thru....got to LOVE a guy like that.

Pray, pray, pray.


Stephen - 10/26/2007 at 12:27 PM

Hopefully Denise occasinally gets a chance to read some of the posts in this thread to Bob, although he's aware of the presence of this thread, & the posts do say pretty much the same thing -- we love ya, brother -- hollow, love is not
what benjamin says -- pray, pray pray


Jacquie - 10/26/2007 at 12:55 PM

Much love to the O'briens.


Jeanne - 10/26/2007 at 01:09 PM

quote:
No need to post the answer here Coot, but how did Denise sound?

Like Linus wrote a bit ago....our words here might seem hollow and we realize Bob won't see them, but it's our public connection to the Obriens and a way to keep us all aware, remind us to keep them all in our prayers and thoughts.

Never forget the reason these threads started in the first place - Bob wanted us guys to get ourselves checked out so we don't end up going thru what he's going thru....got to LOVE a guy like that.

Pray, pray, pray.



Amen to that. I know Bob feels our thoughts and words coming through.


BigSixPeachHead - 10/26/2007 at 01:37 PM

Much love and prayers to Pixburgher today, all day, everyday.
I sure do miss the big guy hanging out around here


Johnny - 10/26/2007 at 01:56 PM

I don't get around here much anymore but I want Bob to know we're thinking of him down here in Carolina.


musichick3 - 10/26/2007 at 01:58 PM

sending positive vibes to Bobo and his family. Love to you all


oldcoot - 10/26/2007 at 02:06 PM

Given how things have been lately, I think we all should brace ourselves. I wish more than anything that wasn't true but I have a bad, bad feeling.

Continued love and prayers to Bob and all the O'Briens.


PhotoRon286 - 10/26/2007 at 02:20 PM

I certainly didn't want to hear that.

{{{{{BOBO}}}}}


BigSixPeachHead - 10/26/2007 at 02:27 PM

oh boy

Love and prayers


Wayne - 10/26/2007 at 03:06 PM

Prayers and more Prayers for Bob and his family.

Life is hard to understand sometimes.


johnwott - 10/26/2007 at 04:33 PM

God Bless Bob and his family.



Libby - 10/26/2007 at 05:59 PM

I'm truly saddened, but joyous in the fact that my life is blessed by having this wonderful man for a friend.

I love you Bob. You're one in a million! ...a true hero and and the bravest of warriors.

It comforts me to know you are surrounded by a loving wife and daughter and I have no doubts that our love and peachin' vibes for you are channeling through as well. I pray you are pain free and are able to embrace the power coming from our thoughts and posts.

Yes, life is very hard to understand sometimes, very hard to accept bad things happening to good people. Bob O'brien is good people.... I will continue to celebrate the goodness of our Bobo.

Live, love, laugh... p&l




Lana - 10/26/2007 at 07:23 PM

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Holding Bobo and his family, our family, very, very close ... offering much love, many prayers, and all the comfort that can possibly come from knowing how very deeply he is loved and respected; how many lives he has touched and inspired. ((Major group hug))

Take care and know that you are loved,

Lana


No1ToRunWith - 10/26/2007 at 07:43 PM

Sending vibes and prayers to you and your family


BadLittleDoggie - 10/26/2007 at 08:05 PM

Keeping Bob and his family in my thoughts and prayers and with much love


CowboyNeil - 10/26/2007 at 08:09 PM

Bobo, I love you brother!


WharfRat - 10/26/2007 at 08:19 PM

Much love brother


LinnieXX - 10/26/2007 at 08:35 PM



keep up the good fight brother....


bird72 - 10/26/2007 at 09:26 PM

Bob, I love you brother. I feel horribley like I let you down. I fell by the wayside as a friend. I haven't known what to say. At one point we were both fighting and hoping. My medical road took a positive and hopeful turn. Yours is a battle. I feel so guilty that I was lucky brother. I am far less deserving of that than you. Please understand..... shaking fist at sky! Keep fighting Bob, and know I would do anything if I just could.....


Libby - 10/26/2007 at 09:47 PM


Pam - 10/26/2007 at 10:20 PM

I love you Bobo!


harvey - 10/26/2007 at 10:43 PM

The circle will never be unbroken because of what we have all learned from you Brother ... Love & Peace always ...

Colin


DougMacKenzie - 10/26/2007 at 11:03 PM

quote:
quote:
I've been avoiding this thread lately. I'm so saddened to hear about the way things are going, although it is not unexpected. I guess I've been holding out for the miracle. I feel so bad that Bob, Cami, and Denise are having to go through all this, and though I know God's hand is here, I'm having a hard time seeing it. All my love to these fine people through faith in the true miracle: The road does go on forever.



Doug, I see God's hand here in how he brought so many people from different walks of life and different parts of the country together. Ask anyone who was at Bobofest about it. It was apparent to all of us during that weekend. We were all there for Bob and I believe we would all do it again in a heartbeat. Since it doesn't look like it will be possible, we all come together here.

Love to the O'Briens in this most difficult time.

Thanks Otie.


bluefox - 10/26/2007 at 11:20 PM

Many thanks to Libby for the phone call update this afternoon.

I do hope that Denise or Cami can read all of this outpouring of love to Bobo.

I have much difficulty understanding why God does this to good people, then I come to realize that God needed a special person to be an influence on others and that person was Bob. Bob touched all of our lives in such a special way...Bob brought sunshine into all of our lives.

Bob, I have let Kathy W and Lee Roy know and you are in their prayers....

A very special prayer for the O'Brien family tonight....



[Edited on 10/26/2007 by bluefox]


PhotoRon286 - 10/27/2007 at 03:11 AM

Haven't done much tonight except think of my friend in Pittsburgh.














More so than usual.

[Edited on 10/27/2007 by PhotoRon286]


Stephen - 10/27/2007 at 03:47 AM

quote:
I'm truly saddened, but joyous in the fact that my life is blessed by having this wonderful man for a friend.

I love you Bob. You're one in a million! ...a true hero and and the bravest of warriors.

It comforts me to know you are surrounded by a loving wife and daughter and I have no doubts that our love and peachin' vibes for you are channeling through as well. I pray you are pain free and are able to embrace the power coming from our thoughts and posts.

Yes, life is very hard to understand sometimes, very hard to accept bad things happening to good people. Bob O'brien is good people.... I will continue to celebrate the goodness of our Bobo.

Live, love, laugh... p&l


Libby, this is beautiful -- in a thread of love, where each and every post is beautiful in its own right -- this one is special

Thinking of you big bro -- like Libby says, I know the good vibes here are channeling through -- there's nothing to fear


Lana - 10/27/2007 at 08:39 AM

Good morning sweet family,

Continuing the flow of love for Bobo, Denise and Cami ...

Take care and know that *you* are loved,

Lana


WharfRat - 10/27/2007 at 10:07 AM

quote:
Haven't done much tonight except think of my friend in Pittsburgh.














More so than usual.




Ditto


Benjamin - 10/27/2007 at 12:34 PM

quote:
Bob, I love you brother. I feel horribley like I let you down. I fell by the wayside as a friend. I haven't known what to say. At one point we were both fighting and hoping. My medical road took a positive and hopeful turn. Yours is a battle. I feel so guilty that I was lucky brother. I am far less deserving of that than you. Please understand..... shaking fist at sky! Keep fighting Bob, and know I would do anything if I just could.....


You know - Bob and I had a bunch of conversations over the years about this sort of thing - and I know Bob realizes who are those who simply don't know what to say but really and truly care, and those who use to just post 'cause it seemed like the thing to do, and that last group of his friends and family that started avoiding him.
No one here is in that last group.

I don't think Bob would accuse anyone of being in the second group either.

AND I know with all my heart (because he told me so!) that Bob understands what's going on with the first group - he knows it's hard.

Enough analysis...

Praying for peace for the O'Briens, wisdom for his doctors, and that we all realize the blessing we all got from what could have been nothing but a 100% bad situation.

Thanks Bob!


DanB - 10/27/2007 at 01:50 PM

Prayers to Bobo and family. Brother you are truly blessed to have the love expressed here by your friends, hopefully these vibes will help you overcome this bad time. Keep up the good fight.


DougMacKenzie - 10/27/2007 at 02:42 PM

I am missing my friend Bobo so much this morning that it hurts somewhere deep down inside of me, an ache that jsut won't go away. Deepest felt prayers to the O'Briens this morning.


oldcoot - 10/27/2007 at 02:49 PM

Going to call Denise later today and get an update. I'm hoping Bob has bounced back some and hasn't had to be hospitalized. He has had trouble resting lately, and at other times during this, and he'd just fallen asleep the other day when I called. Obviously, I didn't want to disturb him.

I told Denise to be sure to tell him how much all of us are thinking about and praying for Bob and his girls.

I'll post here if I'm able to reach them.

Bob, we love you!


enigmajean - 10/27/2007 at 06:46 PM

quote:
Praying for peace for the O'Briens, wisdom for his doctors, and that we all realize the blessing we all got from what could have been nothing but a 100% bad situation.

Thanks Bob!


I second that, Benjamin. What grace Bob has, and has so generously shared with everyone here.

- Stephanie


Jacquie - 10/27/2007 at 08:22 PM

Keeping Bob, Denise and Cami close in thoughts and prayers. Bob, thank you for all of the joy, laughter and wisdom that you have given to each and every one of us. You unknowingly helped so many that were hurting while you, yourself were fighting for your life. You are one of my true heroes. I love you.

And yes, Bobofest was one of the most magical weekends of my life. I am so honored to have been a part of it.

Love to you my brother.


BigSixPeachHead - 10/27/2007 at 11:17 PM

Good ol' Bobo....love and miss you brother. Keeping you, Denise and Cami in our prayers.

coot* thanks for keeping us updated....going to put on some Keith for my friend.


Lana - 10/28/2007 at 01:03 AM

Hey there sweet family,

Bumping this up with more love for that sweet brother named Bobo, his girls, and all of you ((group hug)).

Take care and know that you are loved,

Lana


Libby - 10/28/2007 at 02:30 AM

Bob, Denise and Cami.... on my mind and in my heart. Humble prayers continue.


linus - 10/28/2007 at 03:31 AM

Bobo we love you and are praying for you. You'll be in our prayers at church tomorrow morning


BigSixPeachHead - 10/28/2007 at 01:40 PM

Love to Bob, Denise and Cami !!

Good ol' Sunday morning love bump.......You're my blue sky Bob !!


WharfRat - 10/28/2007 at 01:51 PM

{{{{{{Bob}}}}}}}


Lana - 10/28/2007 at 02:15 PM

People can you feel it? Bobo love is everywhere! ((Bobo))

Take care and know that you are loved,

Lana


oldcoot - 10/28/2007 at 05:28 PM

Haven't been able to reach anyone at the O'Briens.

I've left a message for Denise to call me when she can.


Stephen - 10/28/2007 at 06:55 PM

Thanks oldcoot

Truly best wishes to Bobo & family -- in this thread, through PMs & Christmas cards, he's a good friend & a great guy.
Thinking the best for he & his family.


tunney - 10/28/2007 at 11:38 PM

Love you BoBo still remember those pink fleimigos.


PhotoRon286 - 10/29/2007 at 12:41 AM

TUNNEY!!!

Another BoboFest participant.

Wott a grate time we had.


Goliath - 10/29/2007 at 12:55 AM

Much love to the O'Brien's.

EAPFP


PhotoRon286 - 10/29/2007 at 02:44 AM

David, you have some overdue pictures heading your way.


EasyMichael - 10/29/2007 at 05:43 AM

Home from the JFD. Love to the O'Briens.


Libby - 10/29/2007 at 11:02 AM

p&l


BigSixPeachHead - 10/29/2007 at 01:23 PM

Lots of love and prayers to Bob and his ladies....


oldcoot - 10/29/2007 at 01:24 PM

Have yet to hear from Denise. I'll try her again later today. I know she has many things on her mind and I don't want to be a burden either but I know everyone wants to know how Bob is doing.


Lana - 10/29/2007 at 01:26 PM

Hey there sweet family,

Coot, thank you so much for your diligence ((OC)).

Zenning love and peace to Bobo and his girls ...

Take care and know that you are loved,

Lana


curry - 10/29/2007 at 01:27 PM

sending Love and Courage to all


rainy - 10/29/2007 at 01:30 PM

Stopping by to let Bobo know... he is in my thoughts and prayers , daily.....


Wayne - 10/29/2007 at 01:39 PM

Thinking good thoughts and prayers for Bob and family today and every day.


harvey - 10/29/2007 at 01:53 PM

quote:
Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Holding Bobo and his family, our family, very, very close ... offering much love, many prayers, and all the comfort that can possibly come from knowing how very deeply he is loved and respected; how many lives he has touched and inspired. ((Major group hug))

Take care and know that you are loved,

Lana


Could not put it any better than Lana ... much love to you Bob, today and always.


Jacquie - 10/29/2007 at 03:20 PM

Love and prayers 24/7. {{{{{{{{{BOBO}}}}}}}}}}}


MissElf - 10/29/2007 at 03:32 PM

Much love to the O'Briens.


leftyblues - 10/30/2007 at 05:13 AM

love and prayers to the O'briens


BigDaveOnBass - 10/30/2007 at 12:54 PM

Bob, thinking of you, Denise and Cami today, as I do every day.


oldcoot - 10/30/2007 at 01:18 PM

No update, haven't been able to reach anyone yet. Will try again, probably tonight.


BigSixPeachHead - 10/30/2007 at 01:23 PM

Much love and prayers to the O'Briens........and thank you coot*


WharfRat - 10/30/2007 at 02:14 PM

Thanks Steve.

Bob and family in my thoughts always..


PhotoRon286 - 10/30/2007 at 11:50 PM

BUMP!









Too close to page two.




Love to all the O'Briens.


Sang - 10/31/2007 at 03:47 AM

Thinking of Bobo and his girls.........


EasyMichael - 10/31/2007 at 10:03 AM

Love to the O'Briens.


lolasdeb - 10/31/2007 at 10:35 PM

Continual thoughts and prayers going out to the O'Brien family.

Thanks, coot.


DougMacKenzie - 10/31/2007 at 10:55 PM

The happiest Halloween thoughts and prayers I have to the O'Briens.


BigSixPeachHead - 10/31/2007 at 11:37 PM

Sending lots of love, prayers and candy corn to Bob, Denise and Cami.

Love and miss you big guy....


TerriB - 11/1/2007 at 12:10 AM

I think about our Bob each and every day. I miss him around here alot.


RedRider - 11/1/2007 at 02:53 AM

Missed you here today Bobo. Started a thread to make Kenny laugh..and I know you would have been the first one there if you could of...Love to you and your family Bobo.


linus - 11/1/2007 at 01:27 PM

new month, new prayers, same old affection for Bobo. Hang in there


Jacquie - 11/1/2007 at 01:35 PM

Much love to you, big guy - 24/7.


CowboyNeil - 11/1/2007 at 03:29 PM

Checking in to send them positive vibes to Bobo and his family. We Love you BOBO


Buzzy82 - 11/1/2007 at 11:37 PM

Bob was put into the hospital due to complications from a nasty infection.He has been in there for the last 3 days. He was supposed to go home today but not sure if that happened. Love,peace and and prayer always going out to the O'Briens.


lolasdeb - 11/1/2007 at 11:50 PM

Bobo - sorry to hear you've had even more placed on your plate with infections. Hope this has cleared, you are home with your family, and feeling better. The prayers and thoughts continue for you and yours.

Thanks for the update, Tom. Hope you and Michael are doing well.


harvey - 11/1/2007 at 11:59 PM

Thanks very much for the update Tom , hope you and young Michael are doing ok ...

Bobo ... love and best wishes to you as ever


EasyMichael - 11/2/2007 at 12:26 AM

Thank you for the update, Tom.

Love to the O'Briens.


PhotoRon286 - 11/2/2007 at 03:53 AM

Thanks Tom.





Bobo on my mind.


DougMacKenzie - 11/2/2007 at 11:23 AM

Deepest felt thoughts and prayers to Bobo and his girls today.


oldcoot - 11/2/2007 at 01:16 PM

Wasn't on site last night to read Tom's update. Wishing all the best for our Bobo.

Explains why there wasn't anyone home when I called last night.

Hope the Docs can knock those infections out.

Prayers for all the O'Briens.


leftyblues - 11/2/2007 at 01:17 PM

prayers to Bobo and his family..


hoochiecoochiegirl - 11/2/2007 at 01:30 PM

Praying for the O'Briens


linus - 11/2/2007 at 01:44 PM

Tom thanks for the update, always good to see you online. Prayers for Bob and all the O'Briens


Eileen1 - 11/2/2007 at 02:09 PM

Continued prayers for Bobo and his family.........


Wayne - 11/2/2007 at 02:36 PM

Hope you are home soon Bob, God bless you and the family.


Stephen - 11/2/2007 at 02:42 PM

Thinking of you & your family bro -- best to you all


Jeanne - 11/2/2007 at 03:37 PM

(((Bobo)))


Sandman - 11/2/2007 at 03:42 PM

Bobo, you and your family are in my thoughts.

Stay strong, my friend.


croky - 11/2/2007 at 05:04 PM

Keep fightin Bobo!

Praying for you and the family.


rosshmusic - 11/2/2007 at 05:18 PM

good vibes out to the O'Briens


DougMacKenzie - 11/3/2007 at 04:31 PM

Saturday morning Bobo bump. Miss you brother.


PhotoRon286 - 11/4/2007 at 01:31 PM

Sunday Bobo bump.

Love to the O'Briens.


EasyMichael - 11/4/2007 at 02:02 PM

Thinking of Bob and his family.


Jacquie - 11/4/2007 at 02:05 PM

Love to you, my brother.


oldcoot - 11/4/2007 at 02:17 PM

Always on my mind, always in my prayers.


johnwott - 11/4/2007 at 03:01 PM

SUnday morning going to church to pray for Bobo. The whole congregation sending Love to pixberg.

God Bless Bobo and his precious ones.


DougMacKenzie - 11/4/2007 at 05:31 PM

Sunday morning pluck the Eagles and pray for Bobo bump.


Libby - 11/5/2007 at 11:39 AM

Prayers continue for Bob, Denise and Cami..... much love!


linus - 11/5/2007 at 02:53 PM

morning prayers for Bobo and family


DougMacKenzie - 11/6/2007 at 11:42 AM

Thinking of Bobo and his family today.


EasyMichael - 11/6/2007 at 11:59 AM

Love to Bob, Cami, and Denise.


harvey - 11/6/2007 at 01:39 PM

{{{{{B B }}}}}


RedRider - 11/6/2007 at 02:01 PM

Bobo, hope you get to go home soon......


lolasdeb - 11/6/2007 at 09:59 PM

Thinking about Bob, hope he's made it home and has recovered from infections. Prayers going out to the entire O'Brien family.


linus - 11/7/2007 at 02:38 AM

still praying


harvey - 11/7/2007 at 08:49 AM

{{{{{B B }}}}}


Jacquie - 11/7/2007 at 05:42 PM

Prayers and love to the O'Briens today and each and every day.


BigSixPeachHead - 11/7/2007 at 10:36 PM

Thinking of Bob and the girls...prayers and love to you all


Stephen - 11/7/2007 at 11:20 PM

Best to you bro -- thinking positive thoughts & hoping you're OK


EasyMichael - 11/7/2007 at 11:27 PM

Love to the O'Brien family.


Libby - 11/8/2007 at 04:55 AM

Thinking of Bob, prayers continue.


DougMacKenzie - 11/8/2007 at 11:51 AM

I miss Bobo bump.


PhotoRon286 - 11/9/2007 at 01:18 PM

Downloaded something special to send to Pixbergh.


rainy - 11/9/2007 at 01:48 PM

Thinking of Bobo and his family on this Friday Morning... prayers sent your way....


rainy - 11/9/2007 at 01:48 PM

Thinking of Bobo and his family on this Friday Morning... prayers sent your way....


linus - 11/9/2007 at 09:22 PM

prayers for the O'Briens


lolasdeb - 11/9/2007 at 10:47 PM

Sending thoughts and prayers out Pixburg way for Bobo and family. Be strong.


oldcoot - 11/11/2007 at 01:38 AM

Just spoke with Bob.

We didn't talk long, he wanted to give Tom Dodd a call. Bob is supposed to call back later but if he doesn't, I'll try him tomorrow.

He's been home a couple of days from the hospital. He sounded a little tired which is to be expected.

Told him how much and how many are sending their good thoughts and prayers his way.

I'll update again when I can visit with him tonight or tomorrow.


Sang - 11/11/2007 at 01:43 AM

Glad to hear you talked to him - tell him hi.......


DougMacKenzie - 11/11/2007 at 01:52 AM

That's great you talked to Bob. So glad he is home from the hospital. Saturday night special Bobo bump.


PhotoRon286 - 11/11/2007 at 02:28 AM

quote:
Just spoke with Bob.

We didn't talk long, he wanted to give Tom Dodd a call. Bob is supposed to call back later but if he doesn't, I'll try him tomorrow.

He's been home a couple of days from the hospital. He sounded a little tired which is to be expected.

Told him how much and how many are sending their good thoughts and prayers his way.

I'll update again when I can visit with him tonight or tomorrow.


Cool.


You need an answering machine on the land line.

I called but couldn't even get a freaking tape machine to talk to.


EasyMichael - 11/11/2007 at 02:32 PM

Thanks for the update, coot*.

Thinking of Bob and his girls today.


johnwott - 11/11/2007 at 02:34 PM

Prayers for Bob and his gals.


MissElf - 11/11/2007 at 02:37 PM

Bob is home from hospital. I'm glad you got to talk with him, coot.

Good thoughts, always, for the O'Briens, and much love.


harvey - 11/11/2007 at 03:18 PM

Thanks for the update Steve ...

So pleased you are back home with your family Bob ... good wishes to you as always ...


oldcoot - 11/11/2007 at 03:33 PM

quote:
quote:
Just spoke with Bob.

We didn't talk long, he wanted to give Tom Dodd a call. Bob is supposed to call back later but if he doesn't, I'll try him tomorrow.

He's been home a couple of days from the hospital. He sounded a little tired which is to be expected.

Told him how much and how many are sending their good thoughts and prayers his way.

I'll update again when I can visit with him tonight or tomorrow.


Cool.


You need an answering machine on the land line.

I called but couldn't even get a freaking tape machine to talk to.


Caller ID....

Glad we connected later. Perfect example of two friends brought together by Bob.

Much love to the O'Briens.

Will try Bob later, didn't hear back last night.


Libby - 11/12/2007 at 01:46 AM

Glad to hear Bob is home! Thanks, coot!

Love and continued prayers for Bob and family.


RedRider - 11/12/2007 at 03:37 AM

Glad Bobo is home... Love & prayers to the O'Brien Family.


PhotoRon286 - 11/12/2007 at 03:44 AM

Quality time talking to Coot last night.

Had it not been for Bob, we never would have met.

That may be a double edged sword there.

Heh heh.


Much love to the O'Briens tonight, and every night.

Did I ever mention my closest neighbor has that same last name?


oldcoot - 11/12/2007 at 04:07 PM

quote:
Quality time talking to Coot last night.

Had it not been for Bob, we never would have met.

That may be a double edged sword there.

Heh heh.


Much love to the O'Briens tonight, and every night.

Did I ever mention my closest neighbor has that same last name?


Laxton?


Jacquie - 11/12/2007 at 05:55 PM

Thanks for the update coot. Much love and prayers to Bob and the girls. You're on my mind 24/7.


lolasdeb - 11/12/2007 at 08:57 PM

Thanks, coot, for keeping all updated.

Many thoughts and prayers continue being sent to Bobo and his family - so good to hear that Bob is home from the hospital and I know this must be relieving for all the O'Briens. Will continue my visual of a healthy Bob O'Brien and hope for it to become reality.


oldcoot - 11/13/2007 at 02:21 AM

Just got off the phone with Bob. We're going to talk every day now if possible.

He really wasn't feeling well yesterday. A rough day. Both he and Denise sleep during the day because he has so much trouble sleeping at night.

He has a doctor's appointment later this week to see if the infection is knocked all the way out. He says the doctors aren't really telling him much, and that isn't lost on him.

He said he needs his friends now more than ever. I told him of all the messages posted in The Road and that we too need him. He wanted me to tell everyone that he loves them. He wanted me to mention that everyone's support really means a lot to him.

Please keep your prayers strong for all the O'Briens.

I asked him how Denise and Cami are holding up and he said "It's real hard, it's just hard, I can't explain it any other way." I told him I understood exactly.

Now more than ever please pray for Bob.


WharfRat - 11/13/2007 at 02:28 AM

Thanks for the update Steve. I will keep Bob and his girls in my prayers.


fast43 - 11/13/2007 at 02:32 AM

Thanks for the update

P&L


linus - 11/13/2007 at 02:38 AM

prayers for Bob and family. Coot thanks for the update


DougMacKenzie - 11/13/2007 at 02:52 AM

Thanks so much coot. Wish surfboy would make it by for a post every now and then, even though I know that's asking a lot. Sincerest hopes and prayers out to the O'Briens.


Jacquie - 11/13/2007 at 02:56 AM

Keeping the O'Briens very close in my heart and prayers. Taking my Aunt Denise for her fourth round of chemo tomorrow, staying with her throughout. I am honored that she chose me to be there with her. Will be thinking and praying for Bob and his girls even harder if that's possible. My love to you all.

Steve, thanks so much for keeping us updated. You are a great friend to Bob and all of us.

[Edited on 11/13/2007 by Jacquie]


harvey - 11/13/2007 at 07:58 AM

quote:
Just got off the phone with Bob. We're going to talk every day now if possible.

He really wasn't feeling well yesterday. A rough day. Both he and Denise sleep during the day because he has so much trouble sleeping at night.

He has a doctor's appointment later this week to see if the infection is knocked all the way out. He says the doctors aren't really telling him much, and that isn't lost on him.

He said he needs his friends now more than ever. I told him of all the messages posted in The Road and that we too need him. He wanted me to tell everyone that he loves them. He wanted me to mention that everyone's support really means a lot to him.

Please keep your prayers strong for all the O'Briens.

I asked him how Denise and Cami are holding up and he said "It's real hard, it's just hard, I can't explain it any other way." I told him I understood exactly.

Now more than ever please pray for Bob.




Thanks very much for keeping us updated Steve ... and also for passing on our messages of love to Bob who continues to be in my thoughts and prayers daily ... wishing the O'Brien family all the love and strength they need ...


EasyMichael - 11/13/2007 at 10:33 AM

Thinking of Bob, Denise, and Cami.


oldcoot - 11/13/2007 at 03:43 PM

Last night I thanked Bob for bringing so many of us together through this thread and also BoboFest. You can't give a better gift than friendship and Bob has touched so many lives. He's an amazing person.


CowboyNeil - 11/13/2007 at 03:48 PM

Bob has always put others first, he always sent his support to me when the was any crisis in my life, he's by definition a Rightous Brother, love ya Bob and i am thinking positive thoughts for you and your family daily. God Bless the O'Briens!


lolasdeb - 11/13/2007 at 06:48 PM

quote:
Last night I thanked Bob for bringing so many of us together through this thread and also BoboFest. You can't give a better gift than friendship and Bob has touched so many lives. He's an amazing person.
Thanks coot for keeping the Bobo news current for those of us here. I think you are pretty amazing, too, based on this post.

Thoughts and prayers going out to the O'Brien's on a continual basis and hoping that even through all the difficulties they find themselves encountering on a daily basis that some sunshine is getting through and they are warmed by light and love and life.

Jacquie - been sending some of these thoughts your way, also...thinking about Aunt Neecie, you , and your girls and hoping you are all doing well and that Denise is staying the course during her battle.


johnwott - 11/13/2007 at 08:42 PM

I continue to keep Bob and his family in my heart and in my prayers.

God Bless Bobo


oldcoot - 11/13/2007 at 10:37 PM

Just spoke very briefly with Bob.

They were expecting a call from his doctor so we're going to talk tomorrow. I'll update everyone after we visit tomorrow.

Keep those prayers coming.


Jacquie - 11/13/2007 at 11:22 PM

Prayers, prayers, prayers and lots of love to Bob and the girls. Thanks so much, coot.

Deb, love you sweetie. Thanks a bunch.


Denza - 11/14/2007 at 03:03 AM

As always, Prayers and Love to the O'Briens. God Bless you all...

Playin' some Fogerty Bob sent me many moons ago. I can't hear a Fogerty song without thinking of el Bobo.


PhotoRon286 - 11/14/2007 at 04:58 AM

quote:
As always, Prayers and Love to the O'Briens. God Bless you all...

Playin' some Fogerty Bob sent me many moons ago. I can't hear a Fogerty song without thinking of el Bobo.


I just finished a package for Bob with a Fogerty show from PA and that blond haired kid playing at Clapton's party.


RedRider - 11/14/2007 at 06:04 AM

This picture makes me think of Bobo...




Love & prayers to the O'briens.


Libby - 11/14/2007 at 10:30 AM

peace and love...


Jeanne - 11/14/2007 at 02:23 PM


(((Bobo)))


rainy - 11/14/2007 at 02:33 PM

Bobo.... thinking and sending many, many prayers your way... you are in my thoughts....


MissElf - 11/14/2007 at 05:38 PM

Love, love


Sang - 11/14/2007 at 08:52 PM

Missing the big guy around here.......


oldcoot - 11/14/2007 at 10:27 PM

Just spoke with Bobo.

Understandably, he was kinda down in the dumps today. He has a doctor's appt Friday concerning the infection that hospitalized him and then another Monday with his regular doctors although he added "I don't know how much good that will do."

He says it's hard to stay positive because nothing ever changes, no mention of clinical trials, no other treatments. And it's equally hard for him to talk about it too.

He wanted me to again thank everyone for their well wishes and prayers, that they mean a lot to him.

He's still thinking of others as he wanted me to wish Sang a Happy Birthday.

This is all so incredibly frustrating and I know that goes for everyone who has befriended Bob.

He's still not physically able to post here himself as the stroke he suffered really affects his thought processes when it comes to typing or responding to written information. He does really well verbally, understanding and getting his thoughts across, but, strokes are "funny" how they affect certain motor and cognitive skills and not others.

I told him that he's always in our hearts and in our minds and he really appreciates that people "haven't forgotten him." I told him that that was complete nonsense, that not a day goes by that this thread isn't filled with well wishes, hope and prayers.

Keep your prayers and vibes headed to the O'Briens.


TerriB - 11/14/2007 at 11:05 PM

Thanks, coot

Love to Bob and family.

Still missing him here.


EasyMichael - 11/14/2007 at 11:10 PM

Yes, thanks, coot*.

Love to Bob and his family.


Benjamin - 11/14/2007 at 11:24 PM

Much love out to Bob and the family...

I can promise I'll never forget Bob, never.


DougMacKenzie - 11/15/2007 at 12:34 AM

Same here. Much love to Bob and his family.


oldcoot - 11/15/2007 at 01:06 AM

I can honestly say I've never met anyone with a quicker smile than Bob, a heartier laugh, a kinder soul.

Guess that's why we all care so much.

I will never, ever forget his reaction when he walked into Goliath's hotel room the night before BoboFest and saw Chad and I had come all the way from corn country to be there.

In the spirit of Bobo, I'll make a little joke, fortunately, Goliath's room wasn't on the Holiday Inn's sixth floor. Since then the EPA has since quarantined it.


PhotoRon286 - 11/15/2007 at 03:05 AM

I will never forget being approached in the hotel restaurant while eating, by an old guy in a tie dyed shirt, who introduced himself as the package I was supposed to pick up at the front desk.



Late night in our room, with Goliath, Fast43, Coot*, Sandman, & Mikey.

What a fantastic weekend of friendship and love.

And we saw a couple of good shows too.


Jeanne - 11/15/2007 at 05:54 PM

quote:

I told him that he's always in our hearts and in our minds and he really appreciates that people "haven't forgotten him." I told him that that was complete nonsense, that not a day goes by that this thread isn't filled with well wishes, hope and prayers.

Keep your prayers and vibes headed to the O'Briens.



So true. Not a day goes by that I don't send out a special wish for peace and love for the O'Briens.




lolasdeb - 11/16/2007 at 12:13 AM

{{{{{{{{Bobo}}}}}}}}


linus - 11/16/2007 at 01:24 AM

prayers for Bobo


Buzzy82 - 11/16/2007 at 02:45 PM

Bob is confused about the Doctors appointment on Friday ( he finishes a round of anitibiotics today). He has a Doctor's appointment on Monday. Just when you think cancer doesn't already rob enough from you, it digs down and grabs a little more. It is gut wrenching to hear how weak Bob has gotten. His voice and spirits have certainly been dimmed by this horrific event. However, he would want his message to be screamed from the loudest building (when stronger he voiced it often). Guys get yourself tested! Utilize your health insurance and if you have no health insurance, utilize the free screenings. There is no reason for this disease to be detected late. That message goes out equally to the Moms, Daughters, Wives, Sisters and loved ones in this wonderful community. There is NO REASON for breast cancer to be detected later versus sooner.Take the offensive! This is the plague of modern times and people had better get aggressive with this fight. I pray for continued strength and guidance for Bob, Denise and Cami. Steve (Coot), thanks for all that you do to keep Bob up front and in our thoughts. You are one classy guy!

[Edited on 11/16/2007 by Buzzy82]


rainy - 11/16/2007 at 04:12 PM

Wonderful message Buzzy....

Thinking and praying very hard for Bobo.....


OldDirtRoad - 11/16/2007 at 06:02 PM


Love and Prayers for Bobo and his family.......

God Bless you...

Kenny


musichick3 - 11/16/2007 at 07:12 PM

Comforting, healing and loving vibes to Bobo and his family


Jacquie - 11/16/2007 at 09:16 PM

Continued love and prayers to Bob and the girls.

And yes, Bobofest was as magical as they get. 30 adults crammed into a room wearing Flamingo hats and shirts...one of the best times I've ever had with 30 of the best people on the planet all because of one amazing man. Bob - I love you.


Sandman - 11/16/2007 at 09:32 PM

Well said, Jacquie. Glad I could be there in that room. It was an honor to meet Bobo.

Stay strong, my friend...


fast43 - 11/16/2007 at 09:45 PM

quote:
Well said, Jacquie. Glad I could be there in that room. It was an honor to meet Bobo.

Stay strong, my friend...



Yes indeed


lolasdeb - 11/16/2007 at 11:46 PM

Prayers going out for our champion, Bobo, and his ladies.


PhotoRon286 - 11/17/2007 at 01:37 AM

quote:
quote:
Well said, Jacquie. Glad I could be there in that room. It was an honor to meet Bobo.

Stay strong, my friend...



Yes indeed


I agree.


Libby - 11/17/2007 at 11:24 AM

Humble prayers continue, Bob. I love ya!
*sunflowersmiles*


DougMacKenzie - 11/17/2007 at 03:52 PM

Prayers and comforting thoughts to the O'Briens this morning. Always thinking about you guys. Another day to live to the fullest and take nothing for granted. Thanks surfboy.


Stephen - 11/17/2007 at 04:15 PM

Thinking of you big bro -- with respect for the good guy you are & admiration for your warrior's heart


linus - 11/17/2007 at 09:22 PM

Prayers for Bob and family.


bluefox - 11/18/2007 at 02:38 AM

Thoughts and prayers for Bobo and his family each and every day....

Kathy W and Lee Roy also pray each day for you......

Bobo, there's a Lee Roy and Keith Urban connection...Lee Roy's road manager's wife is Keith's hairstylist....


PhotoRon286 - 11/18/2007 at 04:28 PM

Bobo bump.


DougMacKenzie - 11/18/2007 at 05:05 PM

Sunday morning Cowboys-Redskins Bobo bump. Thinking of you and yuours today.


PhotoRon286 - 11/18/2007 at 06:10 PM

quote:
Sunday morning Cowboys-Redskins Bobo bump. Thinking of you and yuours today.


Mighty interesting combo of letters their.

Never seen that before.


EasyMichael - 11/18/2007 at 06:23 PM

Thinking of Bob, Denise, and Cami.


lolasdeb - 11/19/2007 at 06:14 PM

Thoughts and prayers being set to the O'Brien's ... hope that doctors appointment today goes well for Bobo.


OldDirtRoad - 11/19/2007 at 06:30 PM



During 2005 when I was having bad depression problems...Bobo would PM me from time to time to help lift my spirits.

I'm thinking of you today Brother. God bless you my friend.


BigDaveOnBass - 11/19/2007 at 07:28 PM

Not a day goes by that I don't think about Bob and his family.

Love from Georgia to the O'Brien family.


DougMacKenzie - 11/20/2007 at 01:33 AM

quote:
quote:
Sunday morning Cowboys-Redskins Bobo bump. Thinking of you and yuours today.


Mighty interesting combo of letters their.

Never seen that before.



Bobo taught me how to spell and type. What a guy. Thinking of the O'Briens all day, every day. I miss you brother.


Jacquie - 11/20/2007 at 12:01 PM

Sending love to Bob.


johnwott - 11/20/2007 at 12:44 PM

God Bless Bob and his family

And Bless those that send prayers and Love to them.


Wayne - 11/20/2007 at 01:45 PM

God Bless Bob and his family.


oldcoot - 11/20/2007 at 06:54 PM

Going to call Bob tonight to see how things went with his doctors yesterday. Will update if I can reach him.

God Bless the O'Briens.


linus - 11/21/2007 at 12:05 AM

prayers for Bob


harvey - 11/21/2007 at 08:41 AM

Page 2 Bobo bump !!!

Praying for good news ...


lolasdeb - 11/21/2007 at 08:02 PM

Thinking about Bobo and family and sending prayers for comfort their way.


Jeanne - 11/21/2007 at 08:28 PM

Tomorrow many of us will be sitting down to a fabulous meal and giving thanks for the good things in our lives. If we're lucky, we'll be surrounded by the most important of all - family and good friends.

I know I'm grateful that my path has crossed with that of a feller named Bobo and the likes of you all. P&L to all.


DougMacKenzie - 11/21/2007 at 08:51 PM

I'm so thankful for the people I've come across on this site, and for Bob in particular. We've had several conversations on how important it is to tell the ones you love that you love them, to hold them tight and never take one person or one minute for granted. Thanks for your courage, inspiration, and love, brother.


OldDirtRoad - 11/21/2007 at 09:14 PM

Thiniking of you Bro...your on my nightly prayer list.


oldcoot - 11/21/2007 at 10:47 PM

I just spoke with Denise and there's no easy way to say this.

Bob is hospitalized once again. I asked if it was associated with the infection problem he'd had and Denise said no, it's the progression of the disease.

She is hoping to bring him home Friday or Saturday. She said it in a way that it's so he'll be home instead of in the hospital.

She was crying. I was crying.

I told her how much Bob's friendship has meant to me and to all of us and she thanked me for sharing that with her.

I am planning on calling again Friday with the hope of speaking to Bob.

Say some extra prayers for all the O'Briens.

It's Thanksgiving and I'm thankful for many things, the many blessings that I have. One of the biggest ones is knowing someone like Bob and having him as my friend.


lolasdeb - 11/21/2007 at 11:01 PM

Oh Coot - this is beyond heartbreaking. I've been looking in here off and on today hoping for some good news from Monday's doctors visits. My heart aches for Bob and his family and at the same time I'm amazed at their strength. Those extra prayers you requested will be included with the ones already being sent out for the O'Briens. And a few for you, too, and everybody else here who knows and loves this man and his family.


PhotoRon286 - 11/22/2007 at 12:24 AM

Thanks for the update Steve.

I'm proud to be Bob's friend.


TerriB - 11/22/2007 at 12:52 AM




Stephen - 11/22/2007 at 12:57 AM

A brother and friend and inspiration to us all -- brother Bob O'Brien
We've never met bro, but I love ya still -- all I can say is dig on those harmonies to that Beach Boys song -- you're the only other cat I know who knows that song


fast43 - 11/22/2007 at 12:58 AM


leftyblues - 11/22/2007 at 01:03 AM


PhotoRon286 - 11/22/2007 at 01:08 AM

quote:
Sad news. Bob and the family will be in my thoughts and prayers.


Yeah, not what I wanted to hear, but what I dreaded eventually.




Viva la Bobo!


Benjamin - 11/22/2007 at 01:13 AM

Sad, and don't have much to really say here....but a lot to pray about....

A couple of years ago I built the clock below for Bob - it's based on a design from Isaac Young, a Shaker who built the original in 1840....since the time it was ready, Bob and I haven't been able to get together in person....enough about that old clock.

Isaac Young wrote on all his clocks:

O Time! How swift the solemn day rolls on
When from these mortal scenes we shall be gone!!


lolasdeb - 11/22/2007 at 01:25 AM

quote:
Sad, and don't have much to really say here....but a lot to pray about....

A couple of years ago I built the clock below for Bob - it's based on a design from Isaac Young, a Shaker who built the original in 1840....since the time it was ready, Bob and I haven't been able to get together in person....enough about that old clock.

Isaac Young wrote on all his clocks:

O Time! How swift the solemn day rolls on
When from these mortal scenes we shall be gone!!


Beautiful, Jim - the sentiment and the clock. Isaac Young was a smart man.


EasyMichael - 11/22/2007 at 01:30 AM

Thank you for the update, Steve.

Comforting thoughts to Bob, Denise, Cami, and the rest of their family and friends.


bluedad - 11/22/2007 at 01:38 AM

Prayers and thoughts to Bobo and the Family...


Libby - 11/22/2007 at 01:47 AM

Holding Bob, Denise and Cami close to my heart. My prayers continue.

I love you, my brother. You will always shine bright. I think about you every day... and I smile! On this Thanksgiving, I praise God for bringing such a wonderful friend into my life.


Dweller On The Threshold
Van Morrison

I'm a dweller on the threshold
And I'm waiting at the door
And I'm standing in the darkness
I don't want to wait no more
I have seen without perceiving
I have been another man
Let me pierce the realm of glamour
So I know just what I am

I'm a dweller on the threshold
And I'm waiting at the door
And I'm standing in the darkness
I don't want to wait no more

Feel the angel of the present
In the mighty crystal fire
Lift me up consume my darkness
Let me travel even higher

I'm a dweller on the threshold
As I cross the burning ground
Let me go down to the water
Watch the great illusion drown

I'm a dweller on the threshold
And I'm waiting at the door
And I'm standing in the darkness
I don't want to wait no more

I'm gonna turn and face the music
The music of the spheres
Lift me up consume my darkness
When the midnight disappears

I will walk out of the darkness
And I'll walk into the light
And I'll sing the song of ages
And the dawn will end the night

I'm a dweller on the threshold
And I'm waiting at the door
And I'm standing in the darkness
I don't want to wait no more

I'm a dweller on the threshold
And I cross some burning ground
And I'll go down to the water
Let the great illusion drown

I'm a dweller on the threshold
And I'm waiting at the door
And I'm standing in the darkness
I don't want to wait no more

I'm a dweller on the threshold
Dweller on the threshold
I'm a dweller on the threshold
I'm a dweller on the threshold





[Edited on 11/22/2007 by Libby]


Jacquie - 11/22/2007 at 02:28 AM

quote:
Holding Bob, Denise and Cami close to my heart. My prayers continue.

I love you, my brother. You will always shine bright. I think about you every day... and I smile! On this Thanksgiving, I praise God for bringing such a wonderful friend into my life.





Amen, Libby.

I had something written out but, I just can't post it at this time.

Jim, your clock is beautiful. And the sentiment behind it is even more so.

Bob, I love you. I am praying hard for you and the girls. Peace be with you my brother.


Stephen - 11/22/2007 at 02:39 AM

The clock made by Jim -- the words posted by Libby -- the love & friendship in this thread...

There's only one thing in this life I'm certain of
The only true treasure in this life, is love

Thinking of Bobo -- keep fighting man -- you're special


BigDaveOnBass - 11/22/2007 at 02:40 AM

Bob.......


DougMacKenzie - 11/22/2007 at 04:19 AM

Man....


PhotoRon286 - 11/22/2007 at 04:24 AM

Sigh


Sang - 11/22/2007 at 04:25 AM

Think I'll put some Los Lobos on for my buddy......


PhotoRon286 - 11/22/2007 at 04:35 AM

I just sent him some DTB video and a Fogerty show from this past summer in PA.

I'll never be able to listen to the Eagles without thinking he wouldn't approve.


RedRider - 11/22/2007 at 05:16 AM

Libby,

As always, your beauty & eloquence leaves me speechless & deeply touched...






[Edited on 11/22/2007 by RedRider]


WharfRat - 11/22/2007 at 06:27 AM

Oh man


harvey - 11/22/2007 at 01:24 PM

{{{{{B B }}}}}

IF THE LOVE YOU GIVE IS EQUAL TO THE LOVE YOU RECEIVE ... THEN YOU MY FRIEND MUST BE OVERWHELMED ... PEACE & LOVE TO YOU ALWAYS ...





[Edited on 11/22/2007 by harvey]


EasyMichael - 11/22/2007 at 03:32 PM

Thinking of the O'Briens.


BigDaveOnBass - 11/22/2007 at 03:35 PM

In the spirit of Eat A Peach For Peace, I propose to....

Eat A Drumstick For Bobo today.

May the love of God and true friends surround the O'Brien family today and all the days that follow.

{{{{{{{{{{HAPPY THANKSGIVING BOB, DENISE AND CAMI.}}}}}}}}}}


Denza - 11/22/2007 at 03:51 PM

Libby nailed it with the Van...

On this Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for having my life graced with Bob. I love you.

Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
(J.C. Fogerty)

Someone told me long ago
There's a calm before the storm
I know
It's been coming for some time
When it's over so they say
It'll rain on a sunny day
I know
Shining down like water

I wanna know
Have you ever seen the rain?
I wanna know
Have you ever seen the rain?

Coming down on a sunny day
Yesterday and days before
Sun is cold and rain is hard
I know
It's been that way for all my time
Till forever on it goes
Through the circle fast and slow
I know
And it can't stop I wonder


I wanna know
Have you ever seen the rain?
I wanna know
Have you ever seen the rain?

I wanna know
Have you ever seen the rain?
I wanna know
Have you ever seen the rain?


Libby - 11/22/2007 at 03:57 PM

Peace and love, Bobo... peace and love.


linus - 11/22/2007 at 06:16 PM

Prayers for Bob, grace for the journey, hope for eternity. much love. We're all fortunate to be blessed with Bob


johnwott - 11/22/2007 at 06:29 PM

Love to Bob and his dear ones.


God Bless


bluefox - 11/22/2007 at 08:58 PM

Warm thoughts and prayers for Bobo, Denise and Cami...

A special thanks today for having been blessed with Bobo's friendship.....Bobo is one of the BEST that God placed among us....

Much love to you, my friend...

Carol


bluefox - 11/23/2007 at 04:58 AM

Lee Roy posted this on his website....I wanted to share his Thanksgiving message with Bobo....

"A Thanksgiving Message from Lee Roy
11/22/07



Thanksgiving:

A Holiday, (derived from... Holy Day) where folks gather North and South, East and West to celebrate the union of the human spirit. It is said in these United States that settlers and Native Americans alike threw down their muskets, bows, and arrows to come together and give thanks for the bounty that the hard year of toil and struggle had blessed them with.


As this writer sees it, not much has changed. Once a year, we stop and lay waste to all that encumbers us. We show tolerance, forgiveness and gratitude to one another, and often, (most importantly), to ourselves. We take a moment to reflect and recall all that we have to say grace over; to put aside petty differences and focus on what really matters most. This year, what did I do completely unselfishly for my Brother and Sister, my Mother and Father, my Children, Friends - and most importantly, my constant Companion who has my back every single day? Was it... Is it enough?

Whether it is or is not , we do have the hope of tomorrow. To say "Thanks" to one another more. To "Give" each other... a little bit more. It is not a weakness to rely on one another for strength, any more than it is for them to receive strength from us in return. That, dear reader, is a Holy Day.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Lee Roy Parnell "


cupofjo - 11/23/2007 at 11:57 AM

Thoughts and prayers for Bobo and family


MissElf - 11/23/2007 at 12:43 PM

I'm picturing Bobo at home, with Denise and Cami, feeling all the love that's being sent his way.


croky - 11/23/2007 at 03:15 PM

Extra prayers for Bobo and family during this difficult time.

Thanks for the update Coot. I'm sure it hurts like hell.


lolasdeb - 11/23/2007 at 05:43 PM

Thoughts and prayers going out to Bobo, Denise, Cami, their family and friends.

May you see God's light on the path ahead
When the road you walk is dark.
May you always hear,
Even in your hour of sorrow,
The gentle singing of the lark.
When times are hard may hardness
Not turn your heart to stone,
And may you always remember
You do not walk alone


Jacquie - 11/24/2007 at 12:24 PM

Thinking and praying hard for my friend and his girls today. Hoping to get to St. Pat's while in the city to light a candle and give thanks for having Bob as my friend.


oldcoot - 11/24/2007 at 03:13 PM

Nothing new to report. Will call again later today.

Bob we love you.


oldcoot - 11/25/2007 at 12:42 AM

Haven't been able to get through at Bob's, the line has been busy for several hours. Don't want to call too late. May try another time or two and then wait until tomorrow.


DougMacKenzie - 11/25/2007 at 12:59 AM

I know the day is coming when I will think of Bob and I will smile and feel very warm and happy at the thought. Praying for the O'Briens this Thanksgiving weekend.


PhotoRon286 - 11/25/2007 at 01:04 AM

quote:
I know the day is coming when I will think of Bob and I will smile and feel very warm and happy at the thought. Praying for the O'Briens this Thanksgiving weekend.


I hear ya Doug.


WharfRat - 11/25/2007 at 01:53 AM

Bobo


RedRider - 11/25/2007 at 03:43 AM

Love to the O'Brien Family...


Jacquie - 11/25/2007 at 03:22 PM

Love and prayers to our guy.


rainy - 11/25/2007 at 03:25 PM

My heart is heavy.... my thoughts are for Bob and his family.. may you all find the stength you need... We are all gathered around you...with love and many, many prayers...


Libby - 11/25/2007 at 03:28 PM



P&L


oldcoot - 11/25/2007 at 07:05 PM

I just spoke with Denise. Bob is still hospitalized. She is uncertain if he will be able to return home. She is hoping that within several days that he may be able to under a Hospice Care program.

Most of the time due to the pain medication he is on he is resting.

I asked Denise when she has a chance to tell Bob how many people truly love and care for him and that we are sending our prayers to all the O'Briens. She said that it is really hard on her and Cami right now and I told her that the love and prayers being sent are for all of them.

She said that she will pass along our love and good thoughts to Bob when she can and she knows that that will lift his spirits.

I am just so incredibly sad that a good man like Bob has had to endure this.

Bob, I love you and no man could ask for a better friend than you've been to me.


Denza - 11/25/2007 at 07:37 PM

quote:
I am just so incredibly sad that a good man like Bob has had to endure this.



That says it all for me right now too Coot. Thanks for passing the love to Bob & the update along to us.

I'd say Bobo didn't do too shabby in having you as friend either...


Jacquie - 11/25/2007 at 08:01 PM

quote:
quote:
I am just so incredibly sad that a good man like Bob has had to endure this.



That says it all for me right now too Coot. Thanks for passing the love to Bob & the update along to us.

I'd say Bobo didn't do too shabby in having you as friend either...


amen to that, brother. coot, as always, thank you for being the link for us during this time. praying hard for Bob and the girls.


EasyMichael - 11/25/2007 at 08:05 PM

Thank you, Steve.

Thinking of Bob, Denise, and Cami.


Libby - 11/25/2007 at 08:20 PM

Through tears, I'm trying really hard to smile for Bob. He would want that, he'd fuss at us for being sad.

Our thoughts and prayers are truly for Bob, Denise and Cami. I often think of Bob's mother as well. I'm holding them all close to heart with unceasing prayers for comfort and love.

...and coot, I don't even have to say it, but you know we all love you too, brother!





WharfRat - 11/25/2007 at 09:41 PM

Thanks for the update Steve


DougMacKenzie - 11/25/2007 at 10:34 PM

Man, my heart breaks for Denise and Cami, for them to have to see Bob suffer this way and go through this with him, and for Bob to have to know he is leaving them behind, for now. It is such a helpless and powerless feeling to want to do something so badly to change the situation, to make it all better, and know there is nothing you can do but be there, and send love, hope, and prayers their way. Guess that is what I'll do now, since I don't know what else to do. Man, I miss Bobo.


PhotoRon286 - 11/25/2007 at 11:30 PM

quote:
Man, my heart breaks for Denise and Cami, for them to have to see Bob suffer this way and go through this with him, and for Bob to have to know he is leaving them behind, for now. It is such a helpless and powerless feeling to want to do something so badly to change the situation, to make it all better, and know there is nothing you can do but be there, and send love, hope, and prayers their way. Guess that is what I'll do now, since I don't know what else to do. Man, I miss Bobo.


Doug, I think we all feel that way.

I so want to see a post or hear SOMETHING from Bob, he's spent four years communicating with us.

The stroke was the most unfair part of this, I think.

It took away the one thing he did best, communicate with us.

There hasn't been an hour all weekend that I didn't think of Bob at least once.


PhotoRon286 - 11/26/2007 at 12:23 AM

Cancer sucks.


bobkaufman - 11/26/2007 at 12:57 AM

Thinking of Bob, a great guy and prayers for him and his family.


bigann - 11/26/2007 at 01:01 AM

My dad and I had a chance to talk about the hereafter during the course of his illness. A few days before he went into the hospital for the last time I told him I sensed those who had gone before him gathering to accompany him home. The day he went into the hospital, after we got him settled, he began looking over my shoulder as if he was seeing something I couldn't. After that he became very serene and peaceful, even as he rapidly deteriorated. The Friday they brought him home we had a chance to speak with him for the last time but it seemed he was having to cnosciously bring himself back from another place to listen.

The night he returned home was his last and after we all left our daughter Kristin stayed to care for him until we returned in the morning. About 4:30 in the morning she was awakened by small gold lights entering the bedroom. She thought she was dreaming as she watched them get larger and larger until the entire room was engulfed by the gold light. She thought she should get up and go check on Dad and as she entered his room, Dad took his last breath and the lights disappeared.

There is no doubt in my mind Dad was with people he loved in life who took him home when the time came and there is no doubt the gold light was from the angels who were with them. It was a beautiful passing that still gives me comfort.

Bobo is a loving, caring man who has made a number of friends and I know when the time comes, whether anyone sees them or not, he will return home accompanied by friends and family who have gone before and with the angels who come for him. I hope his family will find comfort in that thought.


linus - 11/26/2007 at 02:50 AM

Prayers, and love to all who love Bob.


Stephen - 11/26/2007 at 05:14 AM

It's hard to know what to say -- Bob just has to be so withered & beaten down after nearly five years of fighting this thing like a wildcat -- the thought of him not being at home is an unhappy one

I can only recall my dog being put to sleep this past August -- she was basically unhappy in the last month or two, it was obvious --- when the vet gave her that shot, she just laid her head down on the pillow and checked out as a happy camper, her body language conveying nothing but serenity -- it was very plain to see

Brother Bob O'Brien isn't going to get better, apparently -- the efforts to hang on are taxing to him and those around him -- I've never met him but know him well enough still to believe his faith/spirituality has him well prepared for the hereafter -- if I were in his shoes I'd want the journey kick-started -- it's just too difficult a situation to think about right now -- he deserves to be at home

There's only one thing in this life I'm certain of
The only true treasure in this life, is love


DougMacKenzie - 11/26/2007 at 12:14 PM

Thinking of the O'Briens today.


harvey - 11/26/2007 at 12:38 PM

quote:
Man, my heart breaks for Denise and Cami, for them to have to see Bob suffer this way and go through this with him, and for Bob to have to know he is leaving them behind, for now. It is such a helpless and powerless feeling to want to do something so badly to change the situation, to make it all better, and know there is nothing you can do but be there, and send love, hope, and prayers their way. Guess that is what I'll do now, since I don't know what else to do. Man, I miss Bobo.


My thoughts exactly Doug ...

Bob, Denise and Cami, you are constantly in my thoughts ... much love to you all ...


origapch - 11/26/2007 at 01:10 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with Bob and his family again today. Just praying for peace and no more pain and suffering for Bob.

I thank Bob for bringing so many of us together out of love and compassion. It's simply amazing what one individual has done for the hearts and minds of many of us here.


BigDaveOnBass - 11/26/2007 at 01:23 PM

Brother B.O. ....Bob O'Brien.


Wayne - 11/26/2007 at 02:18 PM

Praying for a painless and beautiful journey for Bobo, a journey we will all take one day. I only know Bob through these pages on the web, but what a legacy he has left with us. We should all strive to be and do what he has done on these pages. He has brought caring, humor, love, and understanding to many people here. Think if we all did that in our everyday lives. A better world we would have.

Peace and comfort to Bobo and Denise and Cami. God Bless You All.


CowboyNeil - 11/26/2007 at 03:41 PM

Been out of here for 5 days, thought of Bobo and his family everyday though. Tears welling as I type

Bobo, I am a better man for having known you here, wish we could have caught a show or hundred together, but thanks for all your humor, kindness, it will always be treasured. I will try and pass them on to others who are in need, as you did.

God Bless you Bob!

And if I don't meet you in this world, I'll meet ya in the next, AND DON"T BE LATE!


oldcoot - 11/26/2007 at 05:06 PM

Attended the funeral of a co-worker's Mom this morning.

I've always thought that a person's faith is mostly a private matter but there were these words on the service flyer and I thought they were timely to share.

2 Corinthians 4:14 - 5:1

We know that God, who raised the Lord Jesus to life, will also raise us up with Jesus... For this reason we never become discouraged. Even though our physical being is gradually wasting away, our spiritual being is renewed day after day. And our light and temporary troubles will bring us a tremendous and eternal glory, much greater than our troubles.

For we fix our attention, not on things that are seen, but on things that are unseen. What can be seen lasts only for a time, but what cannot be seen lasts forever. For we know that when this tent we live in- our body here on earth- is torn down, God will have a house in heaven for us to live in, a home God made, which will last forever.


MissTerry - 11/26/2007 at 05:44 PM

I haven't checked in here in awhile, but I think of Bob, his sweet daughter and wife often and they are in my prayers. I'm so sad to read the updates. I had the pleasure of meeting Bob several years ago through his friend Keith Urban and we got a big chuckle when we discovered were were both big ABB fans as well. Bob is a loving, positive, wonderful man who loves his family, as you all know. We are all blessed to to know him. No matter what was going on in his life or mine, he always managed to laugh and make me laugh. Much peace and love to brother Bobo.

Prayers and love to the O'Brien family,

Terry


Johnny - 11/26/2007 at 07:39 PM

The outpouring of love in this thread is testimony to the greatness of Bob O'Brien. Peace and love always to Bobo, Denise and Cami.


EasyMichael - 11/26/2007 at 09:10 PM

Love to the O'Brien family.


lolasdeb - 11/26/2007 at 09:51 PM

Thinking of Bob and his family and sending prayers their way.


bluefox - 11/27/2007 at 03:29 AM

Much love and prayers sent to Bob, Denise, and Cami each and every day....


Sang - 11/27/2007 at 04:02 AM

Continuing to think about my friend Bobo and his girls.........


PhotoRon286 - 11/27/2007 at 04:32 AM

Haven't thought of much else for the last week.



{{{{{{Bobo}}}}}}


WharfRat - 11/27/2007 at 04:32 AM

quote:
Haven't thought of much else for the last week.



{{{{{{Bobo}}}}}}



Same here


harvey - 11/27/2007 at 07:53 AM

quote:
quote:
Haven't thought of much else for the last week.



{{{{{{Bobo}}}}}}



Same here


Ditto ...


petri - 11/27/2007 at 09:21 AM

My deepest thoughts and prayers for Bobo and his family ... Peace and love...


EasyMichael - 11/27/2007 at 11:02 AM

Thinking of Bob, Denise, and Cami.


Jacquie - 11/27/2007 at 12:06 PM

Love and prayers to Bob, Denise and Cami. Thnking of you all 24/7.


DougMacKenzie - 11/27/2007 at 12:08 PM

I miss Bobo. thoughts and prayers to the O'Briens this morning.


MissElf - 11/27/2007 at 12:39 PM

May love surround the O'Briens now and always.


linus - 11/27/2007 at 01:40 PM

prayers for a brother and all who love him


Bhawk - 11/27/2007 at 03:57 PM

Peace, love and all the prayers in the world to Bobo and his family.


Libby - 11/27/2007 at 04:31 PM

On my mind, in my heart...prayers unceasing for Bob, Denise and Cami.


lolasdeb - 11/27/2007 at 05:28 PM

(((((((Wrapping the O'Briens in a never-ending prayer))))))).


Jeanne - 11/27/2007 at 08:32 PM


Jeanne - 11/27/2007 at 08:33 PM

Sometimes there are no words.


susea - 11/27/2007 at 11:25 PM

Jeanne, this is exactly how I feel.


RedRider - 11/28/2007 at 05:49 AM

Special prayers full of strength & courage for Denise & Cami, so they can be what Bobo needs them to be now....


linus - 11/28/2007 at 01:35 PM

praying for Bob,Denise and Cami this morning


Wayne - 11/28/2007 at 01:37 PM

Jeanne, me too.


Stephen - 11/28/2007 at 01:41 PM

Myself as well


Sandman - 11/28/2007 at 01:52 PM

I haven't posted here for a while as I just couldn't find there words....heartbreaking.

Hug a loved one today...

Bobo, I'm thinking about you brother. Stay strong.


Jacquie - 11/28/2007 at 02:08 PM

Love and prayers to my brother. My heart is with you and the girls.


lolasdeb - 11/28/2007 at 05:17 PM

(((((Bobo)))))
(((((Denise)))))
(((((Cami)))))


PhotoRon286 - 11/28/2007 at 05:50 PM

quote:
Listening to some Fogerty for Bob today. I will never again hear either Fogerty or Los Lobos without thinking of Bob.


Or the Eagles.


leftyblues - 11/28/2007 at 06:06 PM

love for the O'Briens


oldcoot - 11/28/2007 at 07:07 PM

quote:
quote:
Listening to some Fogerty for Bob today. I will never again hear either Fogerty or Los Lobos without thinking of Bob.


Or the Eagles.


Only Bobo would say the proper reference is The Vultures, Ron.


PhotoRon286 - 11/28/2007 at 09:50 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Listening to some Fogerty for Bob today. I will never again hear either Fogerty or Los Lobos without thinking of Bob.


Or the Eagles.


Only Bobo would say the proper reference is The Vultures, Ron.



Good point.


WharfRat - 11/29/2007 at 12:59 AM

Bobo


DougMacKenzie - 11/29/2007 at 04:14 AM

Good night Bobo. Prayers for sweet and peaceful dreams.


harvey - 11/29/2007 at 08:12 AM


EasyMichael - 11/29/2007 at 10:40 AM

Loving thoughts sent Bob, Denise, and Cami's way.


RedRider - 11/29/2007 at 01:10 PM

Thinking of Bobo & George today...


Give me love
Give me love
Give me peace on earth
Give me light
Give me life
Keep me free from birth
Give me hope
Help me cope, with this heavy load
Trying to, touch and reach you with,
heart and soul

OM M M M M M M M M M M M M M
M M M My Lord . . .

PLEASE take hold of my hand, that
I might understand you

Won't you please
Oh won't you

Give me love
Give me love
Give me peace on earth
Give me light
Give me life
Keep me free from birth
Give me hope
Help me cope, with this heavy load
Trying to, touch and reach you with,
heart and soul

OM M M M M M M M M M M M M M
M M M My Lord . . .

PLEASE take hold of my hand, that
I might understand you


lolasdeb - 11/29/2007 at 04:23 PM

Thinking of you and your family, Bobo - peace on you all.


Jacquie - 11/29/2007 at 04:25 PM

Sending love and prayers to the O'Briens.


BigSixPeachHead - 11/29/2007 at 04:47 PM

Much love and prayers to Bob...wishing strength and guidance to all !!


rainy - 11/29/2007 at 04:48 PM

it's a very sad time around the Bobo house.... like Jeanne said ... sometimes there are no words... within the silence ... so much can be said and felt....

Prayers, love , and hugs


hoochiecoochiegirl - 11/29/2007 at 04:54 PM

Love and prayers out to the O'Briens


MissElf - 11/29/2007 at 05:16 PM

Love is all there is. I give my love to Bob, Denise, and Cami.


PhotoRon286 - 11/30/2007 at 03:23 AM

Bumping Bobo back to the top.


With loving thoughts for him & his family.


harvey - 11/30/2007 at 08:36 AM

Love & Peace Bob .....


EasyMichael - 11/30/2007 at 11:05 AM

Love to the O'Briens.


Jacquie - 11/30/2007 at 11:56 AM

Love and peace to Bob, Denise and Cami....


DougMacKenzie - 11/30/2007 at 12:05 PM

End of November Bobo bump. Loving thoughts and prayers out to the O'Briens.


linus - 11/30/2007 at 12:11 PM

praying for Bob this morning. Peace, brother


MissElf - 11/30/2007 at 12:42 PM

Good ole Bobo.


CowboyNeil - 11/30/2007 at 04:00 PM

Love Bump for Bobo and all in need.

Bob and family, you are all in my families thoughts and prayers everyday.


lolasdeb - 11/30/2007 at 05:09 PM

Daily love bump for Bobo and family - you are all in my thoughts and prayers.


Wayne - 11/30/2007 at 06:22 PM

Thinking of Bobo and his girls today, and everyday.


DougMacKenzie - 12/1/2007 at 03:38 PM

My daughter asked me last night if there really is a Santa Claus, and looked me straight in the eye and said, "I need the truth." Made me think of Bobo, and our conversations about making every minute count. Life never stops, never ends, it just changes. Loving thoughts and prayers out to the O'Briens today.


Sang - 12/1/2007 at 05:27 PM

So, is there?


Thinking of Bobo and family...............


curry - 12/1/2007 at 05:39 PM

sending love to all his Family


oldcoot - 12/1/2007 at 06:34 PM

Just spoke with Denise. She was crying almost uncontrollably the entire time.

Bob is now in the Hospice program at the hospital. Denise said that he may only have several days.

She is a strong woman but the weight of it all is showing.

I try not to additionally burden her with my calls, but more than anything I want her to know how very much so many of us love Bob and his girls.

You're always in my heart Bob.


fast43 - 12/1/2007 at 06:40 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/1/2007 at 07:37 PM

Bobo.....


Sandman - 12/1/2007 at 07:58 PM

Strength to Bobo and his family.


PhotoRon286 - 12/1/2007 at 08:03 PM

Love to the O'Briens, and all those whose life Bob touched.


bluefox - 12/1/2007 at 09:24 PM

Bobo has touched so many people and is so loved by everyone....

Prayers for strength during this difficult time for Denise and Cami....prayers for Bobo that his journey will be peaceful....

Thank you Coot for keeping us updated and for sharing with Denise our love and concern for the O'Brien family.


TerriB - 12/1/2007 at 09:53 PM

My heart breaks for Denise and Cami. Bob was so worried about leaving his girls.

A picture from better days:


oldcoot - 12/1/2007 at 10:10 PM

Thanks for posting that photo, Terri.

On a troubling day, it still brought a much needed smile to my face.

Bobo surrounded by The Sweeties, with a big old cheshire grin on his face, holding the one and only Flamingo Goblet.

As he was driving to The Keystone that day, we had a really nice long conversion. I remember a couple of Lefty concert calls too. Definitely a good day for Bob.


TerriB - 12/1/2007 at 10:21 PM

It was a good day for all of us, coot.


Buzzy82 - 12/1/2007 at 10:25 PM

May Peace, strength and love be the guiding force for Bob, Cami and Denise. My heart breaks for this family. I love you Bob.


leftyblues - 12/1/2007 at 11:40 PM

offering up prayers for a brother and his family...this is so sad..


harvey - 12/1/2007 at 11:53 PM

Still with you Bob ... hand in hand along the road ... forever peace my friend ...


Libby - 12/2/2007 at 12:15 AM

I love you, Brother... Godspeed. I'll see you later, Bobo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUwTdqPkluY

Holding Denise and Cami close in thoughts and prayers.


DougMacKenzie - 12/2/2007 at 01:07 AM

There is a time for everything, and there is a time to lay our burdens down and enter into the rest that has been prepared for us. There is a time to move from pain and suffering into the wonder that has been prepared for us. There is a time to move from the tears of mourning and loss and emptiness into the warm, sweet light of life that has been prepared for us. There is a time to rip through this thin veil we call life into the fullness of knowing, just as we are fully known. There is a time for everything

"Why do you seek the living among the dead?"


Edge - 12/2/2007 at 01:55 AM

Prayers and peace ......


WharfRat - 12/2/2007 at 02:14 AM

Bobo


oldcoot - 12/2/2007 at 02:47 AM

We had an ice storm here today so the day was spent indoors. Oddly, as the day got later, the temperature warmed and I was able to run some errands.

Bobo has always dearly loved John Fogerty and Creedence. I had heard many good things about John's recent release "Revival." The "most Creedence sounding" Fogerty since Creedence.

I bought it and thought I'd listen to it for Bob. I popped the cd out of the case and these words are behind the disc:

I Dreamed I Walked In Heaven
Just The Other Night
There Was So Much Beauty
So Much Light

Too much coincidence, too much symbolism, too much irony.

I think Bob was speaking to all of us, one last time.


WharfRat - 12/2/2007 at 02:50 AM

quote:
I Dreamed I Walked In Heaven
Just The Other Night
There Was So Much Beauty
So Much Light

Too much coincidence, too much symbolism, too much irony.


Wow. I dont know what to make of that.


curry - 12/2/2007 at 02:51 AM

beautiful, Coot and thank you....peace to all


JodyGirl - 12/2/2007 at 03:25 AM

Thoughts, prayers and love going out to the O'Brien's.


Haisija - 12/2/2007 at 03:42 AM

Love , comfort, warmth, and peace.


bluedad - 12/2/2007 at 03:45 AM

Prayers and thoughts....


Denza - 12/2/2007 at 03:53 AM

quote:
We had an ice storm here today so the day was spent indoors. Oddly, as the day got later, the temperature warmed and I was able to run some errands.

Bobo has always dearly loved John Fogerty and Creedence. I had heard many good things about John's recent release "Revival." The "most Creedence sounding" Fogerty since Creedence.

I bought it and thought I'd listen to it for Bob. I popped the cd out of the case and these words are behind the disc:

I Dreamed I Walked In Heaven
Just The Other Night
There Was So Much Beauty
So Much Light

Too much coincidence, too much symbolism, too much irony.

I think Bob was speaking to all of us, one last time.


Sometimes coincidence is just God's way of remaining anonymous.

Thanks for posting that pic Terri...just look at that smile and those eyes...truly a radiant spirit...that will never change...


RedRider - 12/2/2007 at 04:22 AM

quote:
I think Bob was speaking to all of us, one last time.


I firmly believe he'll be speaking to and playing jokes on some of you for some time yet when he's in a better place....


{{{{{The O'Brien Family}}}}}


EasyMichael - 12/2/2007 at 06:29 AM

Love to the O'Briens.


Hophead - 12/2/2007 at 07:20 AM


Love and peace to the O'Briens.


rainy - 12/2/2007 at 01:35 PM

Bob hoping your transition from human life to spiritual life will be swift and easy... We will all be praying for that... hearts are very sad and heavy at the ABB house for you.... Be free.. Be free... God Bless You Bob and may there be peace and love with your family..


DougMacKenzie - 12/2/2007 at 01:40 PM

Maybe I'll die in the hammock
Swinging in my front yard
Or maybe I'll die in the gutter, freezing,
With a busted up guitar
And maybe I'll sail the ocean
Cruising on the salt breeze
Or maybe the wind will blow me
Slow me,
Never to reach the sea
Maybe I will,
Maybe i won't
It doesn't matter to me
I know the road that I must travel
To arrive at the threshold free.

See 'ya out there, buddy.


JodyGirl - 12/2/2007 at 03:58 PM

Sending more prayers and love as the snow is gently falling in NJ on this gray sky morning.


OldDirtRoad - 12/2/2007 at 04:01 PM

God Bless you and your family, Brother.
Love,
Kenny


linus - 12/2/2007 at 05:55 PM

Love and prayers for Bobo, Denise and Cami. I spent a long time at the bedside of one of my church members who is getting ready to pass over. I couldn't help but think about Bobo. I'm so sick of good people being sick


sheep - 12/2/2007 at 06:07 PM

My thoughts are with Bobo and his family.


CowboyNeil - 12/2/2007 at 06:34 PM

Bobo!

I can only hope you leave us knowing how much you are loved here, how much your family loves and always will always love you. Time to let go now my friend, thank you for your kindness whenever I was up or down, you are a true brother I will miss you, but will see down that next turn in the road.

"Carry on
And have yourself a lovely ride.
Think of me when ya finally reach the other side"

The OBriens will be in my prayers.


bluefox - 12/2/2007 at 08:04 PM

" Must be a guardian angel watchin' over me
Must be a higher power that I never see
Must be a guardian angel watchin' over my life"....Lee Roy Parnell

Sending much love to Bobo, Denise and Cami....





[Edited on 12/2/2007 by bluefox]


DanB - 12/2/2007 at 08:06 PM

Prayers to the Bob and his family.


Jacquie - 12/2/2007 at 08:57 PM

quote:
It was a good day for all of us, coot.


indeed it was. so very grateful that we had that awesome time together.

so much love going out to Bob, Denise and Cami. don't know what else to say.....


Wayne - 12/3/2007 at 12:56 AM

My thoughts and prayers for Bob, Denise and Cami, so sad.


linus - 12/3/2007 at 01:16 AM

Ok, just an example of why we all love Bobo. He and I shared a few emails while the Dodds were going thru hell, mostly about the amazing way we develop brothers and sisters we've never met on this site. I've kept this particular exchange that with Tom Dodd's permission I want to share with you.

Bobo
Just want to say how much I admire you for the way you have led the support for the Dodds with all you have pouring down on you. Know you're in my prayers every day, and thank you for helping keep us aware of how we are family even when we haven't met.

Bless you
linus

Thanks for the PM, Linus. Tom Dodd is the BEST friend I've never met and it simply breaks my heart to see the suffering that Lisa, Tom & little Michael must endure. When one suffers from the same disease, empathy is easy - Best to you - Bob




I think this is the very essence of our brother Bob and of our community at its best. Bob is one of the reasons we have this special thing, and he takes the lead of brothers I've never met


BigDaveOnBass - 12/3/2007 at 01:16 AM

I don't have the words....

But I feel certain Bob knows how we all feel about him.


Bhawk - 12/3/2007 at 01:24 AM

Continued peace and prayers to Bobo and his family.


OldDirtRoad - 12/3/2007 at 02:22 AM

Thinking of you.......Prayers.


harvey - 12/3/2007 at 08:42 AM

Love & Peace to the O'Brien family ... today and every day ...


WharfRat - 12/3/2007 at 09:55 AM

P+L Bob


DougMacKenzie - 12/3/2007 at 12:25 PM

Miss you around here buddy. Thoughts and prayers out to the O'Briens this morning.


Wayne - 12/3/2007 at 02:12 PM

Prayers for Bob, Denise and Cami. God wrap your arms around them with your never-ending love, comfort, understanding and peace.


JodyGirl - 12/3/2007 at 08:30 PM

Sending more prayers...


BigDaveOnBass - 12/3/2007 at 09:13 PM

Keeping Bob's mug front and center.

Back in better days....


musichick3 - 12/3/2007 at 09:14 PM

Peace to Bob and his family, including his ABB family, during this difficult time. Words can't really help relieve the sadness that those close to him are feeling.
Healing vibes go out from my heart to yours.


CowboyNeil - 12/3/2007 at 10:16 PM

Does anybody else see a resemblance of Bobo and a Cheshire Cat in Terri B's photo?

Thinking of you Bob!


TanDan - 12/4/2007 at 01:28 AM

I've always found solice in this poem.

Thanatopsis, by William Cullen Bryant

To him who in the love of nature holds
Communion with her visible forms, she speaks
A various language; for his gayer hours
She has a voice of gladness, and a smile
And eloquence of beauty; and she glides
Into his darker musings, with a mild
And healing sympathy that steals away
Their sharpness ere he is aware. When thoughts
Of the last bitter hour come like a blight
Over thy spirit, and sad images
Of the stern agony, and shroud, and pall,
And breathless darkness, and the narrow house,
Make thee to shudder, and grow sick at heart;--
Go forth, under the open sky, and list
To Nature's teachings, while from all around--
Earth and her waters, and the depths of air--
Comes a still voice. Yet a few days, and thee
The all-beholding sun shall see no more
In all his course; nor yet in the cold ground,
Where thy pale form was laid, with many tears,
Nor in the embrace of ocean, shall exist
Thy image. Earth, that nourished thee, shall claim
Thy growth, to be resolved to earth again,
And, lost each human trace, surrendering up
Thine individual being, shalt thou go
To mix forever with the elements,
To be a brother to the insensible rock
And to the sluggish clod, which the rude swain
Turns with his share, and treads upon. The oak
Shall send his roots abroad, and pierce thy mold.

Yet not to thine eternal resting-place
Shalt thou retire alone, nor couldst thou wish
Couch more magnificent. Thou shalt lie down
With patriarchs of the infant world -- with kings,
The powerful of the earth -- the wise, the good,
Fair forms, and hoary seers of ages past,
All in one mighty sepulchre. The hills
Rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun, -- the vales
Stretching in pensive quietness between;
The venerable woods -- rivers that move
In majesty, and the complaining brooks
That make the meadows green; and, poured round all,
Old Ocean's gray and melancholy waste,--
Are but the solemn decorations all
Of the great tomb of man. The golden sun,
The planets, all the infinite host of heaven,
Are shining on the sad abodes of death
Through the still lapse of ages. All that tread
The globe are but a handful to the tribes
That slumber in its bosom. -- Take the wings
Of morning, pierce the Barcan wilderness,
Or lose thyself in the continuous woods
Where rolls the Oregon, and hears no sound,
Save his own dashings -- yet the dead are there:
And millions in those solitudes, since first
The flight of years began, have laid them down
In their last sleep -- the dead reign there alone.

So shalt thou rest -- and what if thou withdraw
In silence from the living, and no friend
Take note of thy departure? All that breathe
Will share thy destiny. The gay will laugh
When thou art gone, the solemn brood of care
Plod on, and each one as before will chase
His favorite phantom; yet all these shall leave
Their mirth and their employments, and shall come
And make their bed with thee. As the long train
Of ages glides away, the sons of men--
The youth in life's fresh spring, and he who goes
In the full strength of years, matron and maid,
The speechless babe, and the gray-headed man--
Shall one by one be gathered to thy side,
By those, who in their turn, shall follow them.

So live, that when thy summons comes to join
The innumerable caravan, which moves
To that mysterious realm, where each shall take
His chamber in the silent halls of death,
Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night,
Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed
By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave
Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch
About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.


susea - 12/4/2007 at 01:29 AM

Neil, thanks for mentioning this picture in the GB! It's wonderful!

Love and prayers


Jacquie - 12/4/2007 at 02:09 AM

Peace and love to the O'Briens....


Sang - 12/4/2007 at 02:30 AM




Bobo surrounded by many questionable characters.....


Buzzy82 - 12/4/2007 at 02:38 AM

Love and peace to Denise, Bob and Cami


PhotoRon286 - 12/4/2007 at 03:28 AM

quote:
quote:



Bobo surrounded by many questionable characters.....



That was a great day. I'll never forget it.


Never saw that pic. before.


That was a memorable day.

Met a lot of wonderful people.

Especially our host.



bluefox - 12/4/2007 at 04:23 AM

Holding Bobo, Denise, and Cami close in thoughts and prayers....

Much love to you....


WharfRat - 12/4/2007 at 11:17 AM

Praying for a peaceful journey for our Brother


harvey - 12/4/2007 at 11:30 AM

The love goes on forever .....


DougMacKenzie - 12/4/2007 at 11:32 AM

quote:
Praying for a peaceful journey for our Brother

And peace for Cami and Denise in this very difficult time.


Jacquie - 12/4/2007 at 12:20 PM

Reaching out to Bob, Denise and Cami. Words simply cannot express...peace and love be with you.


MissElf - 12/4/2007 at 12:22 PM

Peace to Bob, Denise, and Cami.


RedRider - 12/4/2007 at 12:59 PM


Hope the day brings peace & comfort to all the O'Brien's...


Buzzy82 - 12/4/2007 at 02:03 PM

May the Prince of Peace lift up the O Brien family this AM. We love you Bob.


Wayne - 12/4/2007 at 02:09 PM

May God continue to wrap his arms around Bob, Densie and Cami.


leftyblues - 12/4/2007 at 02:18 PM

love and prayers to the O'Brien family


TanDan - 12/4/2007 at 02:41 PM

I wish I could've met at as show, but in a way I have, each time someone's face lights up at the mentiuon of his name.


CowboyNeil - 12/4/2007 at 02:57 PM

Damn, Bobo is a cheshire cat ,or at least he has that smiling grin, think we need to make up a pink flamingo with that smile in his honor, gonna have to recruit Topdroog for the computer similation work.

Thats quite a rag tag crew, notice a brudda from a different udder and illegal council in the vicinity


Sandman - 12/4/2007 at 03:44 PM

quote:



Bobo surrounded by many questionable characters.....


What a day. I remember it well.

From left to right, that's me with the can, Otie in the black t-shirt, Goliath, Brofan sitting, Bobo with that big grin of his, PhotoRon in his flamingo shirt and I think that's Coot in the Capt Skipper tie dye.

Sending thoughts to Bobo and his family...


OldDirtRoad - 12/4/2007 at 04:59 PM

Thinking of, and praying for you all.


susea - 12/4/2007 at 06:20 PM

quote:



Bobo surrounded by many questionable characters.....

Who is who in this picture? I know which one Bobo is!


BigDaveOnBass - 12/4/2007 at 06:26 PM

Sue, the answers are two posts above yours.


hoochiecoochiegirl - 12/4/2007 at 06:39 PM

quote:
Keeping Bob's mug front and center.

Back in better days....




Rember that night very well - I rode with Bob from dinner over to the Keystone - I remember we were listening to Tom Petty Definitely a much better time

All my prayers out to the O'Briens . . .


hoochiecoochiegirl - 12/4/2007 at 06:40 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:



Bobo surrounded by many questionable characters.....



That was a great day. I'll never forget it.


Never saw that pic. before.


That was a memorable day.

Met a lot of wonderful people.

Especially our host.





Ditto Good Times indeed!!


lolasdeb - 12/4/2007 at 06:57 PM

Thoughts and prayers going out to Bobo as he continues in his battle. I've never met Bobo personally but have grown to love him through the stories I've read on these pages. And grown to admire him for the courage and grace he has displayed as he has faced this most difficult of challenges. He has had many smiles to share both in his words and on his face (thanks to the sweeties for that most special picture). He's been a champion not only for himself and his battle but for others and provided consistent reminders to everyone of the importance of keeping one's health in check. He's been a first responder when others here faced similar tragedies in their lives and a reminding force to people to focus thoughts and prayers on those needing them most. He's a lover of flamingos. And even when the going got tough he embraced life and enjoyed. The tales of Bobofest are legendary and a testiment to this.

Thoughts and prayers going out to Denise and Cami as they try to live through what must be one of life's greatest heartbreaks for them both. My hope is that the memories of all the love and happiness that have preceeded this saddest of times will rain down on their hearts constantly and provide them some comfort. And that they can also find comfort in the knowledge that there are many here who will take on some burden to give them release.

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.


Wayne - 12/4/2007 at 07:07 PM

For Bob, Denise and Cami

God looked around His garden And found an empty place.
He then looked down upon the earth And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you And lifted you to rest.
Godís garden must be beautiful He always takes the best.
He saw the road was getting rough And the hills were hard to climb,
So He closed your weary eyelids And whispered "Peace be thine".
It broke our hearts to lose you But you didnít go alone,
For part of us went with you The day God called you home.

[Edited on 12/4/2007 by Wayne]


OldDirtRoad - 12/4/2007 at 07:31 PM

January 30th, 2006

It was round 1 of my dealing with Depression, Suicidal thoughts and anxiety.

I got this PM from a special person

Hey Kenny,

About all I can say is, is if there is ANYTHING I can do, please let me know. I've been through some pretty difficult times myself and have found members of this site to be remarkably decent & caring. They can also have some good and helpful information as well.

All my best, Kenny - Bob


March 13th, 2006

Hey Kenny,

Thanks for a great thread! Before discovering the Brothers, CCR was MY band! and Fogerty still rocks! My friends always kid me that that I can like both "3 Minute Fogerty" and the Brothers. What can I say?? Thanks again for a cool thread!

Bob


Just made me think of you Bob...........Lord knows you have been through some hard times Brother. God Bless you !


susea - 12/4/2007 at 07:45 PM

quote:
Sue, the answers are two posts above yours.

OK, I see thanks. Always nice to put names to faces!


oldcoot - 12/4/2007 at 07:57 PM

I'm sure I'm like so many, thoughts of Bob swirling round and round my brain. Trying to focus on the good times, the many laughs and the pranks we'd pull on each other.

I have sixteen voicemails saved on my phone, they are all Bobo. In a way it's almost a timeline. I smile as I listen and then the tears well as I hear the voice weakening.

I think I'll stick to the good times.

I liked to call Bob and then pinch my nose and alter my voice...

"Bob O'Brien."

"Yes, this is Mr. O'Brien then?"

"Yes, Bob O'Brien."

"Yes Mr. O'Brien this is Joseph Pettigrew of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation."

"Yes, what is this about?"

"Recently, there was a toxic rail spill that while investigating the Department found a set of footprints leading from the scene to your office doorway. How would you explain this Mr. O'Brien?"

"Coot you no good...."


CowboyNeil - 12/4/2007 at 08:00 PM

Hang on to those times Coot.


BigDaveOnBass - 12/4/2007 at 08:01 PM

Heh heh heh....good one, Coot.


oldcoot - 12/4/2007 at 08:04 PM

quote:
Heh heh heh....good one, Coot.


Oh, Bob more than paid me back, Dave.

He paid in friendship.


BigDaveOnBass - 12/4/2007 at 08:22 PM

Bob and I PM'd back and forth a bit. As people who've been touched (or bitch slapped, as I often say) by cancer, we had a few meaningful PM exchanges. Bob's a lovely guy. That's why this sucks so bad.


CowboyNeil - 12/4/2007 at 09:15 PM

When I found out I had skin cancer,melanoma, I was home alone. I was freaking out as a dear friend of mine and a neighbor of mine had just passed from it that year. I figured i was the 3rd all i could think about was my daughter and wife. So I came here and i was supported by many here, Bobo being the first to tell me I was going to get through it, will never forget the kindness and understanding he gave me that day.It helped alot Bob, Thanks.

Bob's a good man and losing him to cancer hurts. But knowing him just a little bit here has been a true gift. so I'll always cherish his friendship.

My heart goes out to his family, his friends and to all of us who know him only here behind a computer screen


Buzzy82 - 12/5/2007 at 12:37 AM

More Bobo reflections:

He would remember every one of my wifes blood test, scan or Doctors appointment and was Johnny on the spot with a telephone call to check on the results. Often I was too drained to talk and he would call back several times and then threaten to call my wife (which he did on more than one occasion!). This was right in the middle of his fight yet he always put others first. I was so bummed over one scan, Bob bought me the benefit concert DVD for George Harrison. It was something that touched him and he wanted to share it with me and Lisa.That was classic Bob.

Peace and comfort being sent to the Big Guy. We love you Bob!


Pam - 12/5/2007 at 01:47 AM

I was thinking back to all the MT topics today.


bird72 - 12/5/2007 at 03:01 AM

To think that Bob was one of my biggest supporters through all my chemo, is something touching and a bit ironic now. There is immense guilt in my apperant success and then his luck...... It wasn't supposed to be this way. We were supposed to be both be successful warriors, get well, ride in my Firebird togethor and go to a Steelers game.....

today I flipped a bit on the GB at all the political crap and people that won't go to the forum, and then in a weird sense of turnaround wisdom, I pictured and could almost hear Bob telling me, "Tony, just mellow out, it's not worth it...." he always has the calmer take on things than me......

My mom died of cancer, my sister too.... try to put logic to any of that, or Bob, and it is the vicious circle of the unanswerable........

shakes fist at sky.............................


EasyMichael - 12/5/2007 at 10:38 AM

Love to the O'Briens.


DougMacKenzie - 12/5/2007 at 11:24 AM

Continued thoughts and prayers out to the O'Brien family.


MissElf - 12/5/2007 at 12:37 PM

Peace, love, and understanding.

"I'm missing you. I'm missing you. All those lovely things you do. Tell you true, it hurts the way I'm missing you."

Missing Bob's intelligent witicisms in the MT.....and laughing remembering them.

[Edited on 12/5/2007 by MissElf]


fast43 - 12/5/2007 at 12:46 PM

quote:
To think that Bob was one of my biggest supporters through all my chemo, is something touching and a bit ironic now. There is immense guilt in my apperant success and then his luck...... It wasn't supposed to be this way. We were supposed to be both be successful warriors, get well, ride in my Firebird togethor and go to a Steelers game.....

today I flipped a bit on the GB at all the political crap and people that won't go to the forum, and then in a weird sense of turnaround wisdom, I pictured and could almost hear Bob telling me, "Tony, just mellow out, it's not worth it...." he always has the calmer take on things than me......

My mom died of cancer, my sister too.... try to put logic to any of that, or Bob, and it is the vicious circle of the unanswerable........

shakes fist at sky.............................




I got p!ssed a couple years ago and decided to stop posting because of some of the politicos here. I'd pop in from time to time to check PMs. One day I got one from Bob, " I wouldn't let those b@st@rds run me off"

Tony, from my own experience that is what Bob would tell you to do.

Thinking about the O'Briens


rainy - 12/5/2007 at 01:54 PM

Reading everyone's stories about Bob is just wonderful... a fabulous person..kind , loving, giving of himself... supported all Brothers and Sisters in need... seemed to be a great friend, family man, indeed .. and lover of great music

We are all here for you Bob... the circle will never be broken... I only hope you are not suffering.. Thinking of you, prayers for you....love for you...


oldcoot - 12/5/2007 at 02:19 PM

Going to call Denise later today. Will update if I can reach her.

Thoughts and prayers with my friend Bob today and always.


leftyblues - 12/5/2007 at 02:25 PM

praying that peace finds this family...

c'mon, Lord, lots of folks praying here...


Wayne - 12/5/2007 at 02:32 PM

God please continue to wrap your loving and comforting arms around Bob, Denise and Cami.


lolasdeb - 12/5/2007 at 03:15 PM

Wrapping all the O'Briens in loving thoughts and hoping they find the comfort they so deserve.


Lana - 12/5/2007 at 03:34 PM

Hey there sweet family,

Zenning much love and peace to Bobo and his family ...

Take care and know that you are loved,

Lana


OldDirtRoad - 12/5/2007 at 03:37 PM

Bobo


linus - 12/5/2007 at 04:25 PM

Praying for Bob, Denise and Cami.


harvey - 12/5/2007 at 04:49 PM

Peace & Love .....


Libby - 12/5/2007 at 04:51 PM

In my thoughts and in my heart... peace and love to BobO and his girls.

Love you, Bob. Shine on, like the sun, the moon and the stars.


CowboyNeil - 12/5/2007 at 10:06 PM

Afternoon bump for our friend Bobo and his family.

God bless ya Bob!


Sang - 12/6/2007 at 05:10 AM

Thinking of Bobo, Denise and Cami.....


DougMacKenzie - 12/6/2007 at 12:20 PM

Thursday, Bobo's favorite day. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Miss you around here brother.


leftyblues - 12/6/2007 at 01:22 PM

sending love to the O'Brien's


harvey - 12/6/2007 at 01:25 PM

Constantly in my thoughts ...


rainy - 12/6/2007 at 01:29 PM

Thursday morning bump ^ and pray


OldDirtRoad - 12/6/2007 at 01:31 PM

God Bless you Brother.


Wayne - 12/6/2007 at 01:34 PM

God I pray you continue to be with Bob, Denise and Cami. Continue to give them love and comfort.


bird72 - 12/6/2007 at 02:42 PM

I pray for calm and lack of pain for Bob. I pray for God and angels to be by his side. I pray for his family. I pray for dignity in transition and love shared. Having lost one son without a goodbye at the end, and one with a chance to say it, I am glad that Bob and his loved ones have this time. It is very important and spiritual, and most do not have the chance to have it this way, so while it sounds so depressing in nature (and it is) I am thankful it is this way for dear Bob. Love you brother.


CowboyNeil - 12/6/2007 at 02:47 PM

I hope that Bob is comfortable and eases out easily, as the road has been rough for him of late. I love ya Bob, I never met ya but I knew ya, and for that I am a lucky man.

Will try to pass the kindness on to other as you did for me and so many others on this site. We all learned so much from ya, you are a rightous brother.

He keeps sending me angels from up on high
He keeps sending me angels to teach me to fly
He keeps sending me angels, sweet and true
He keeps sending me angels just like you


Pam - 12/6/2007 at 03:13 PM

Sending out comfort (((VIBES))) to Picksburg...


lolasdeb - 12/6/2007 at 05:16 PM

Sending love Pittsburgh way and many prayers for the O'Briens comfort and peace.


Chicagofan - 12/6/2007 at 08:11 PM

Prayers to Bobo and family in this most difficult of times.


BigSixPeachHead - 12/6/2007 at 08:37 PM

Have Bob embraced in prayers and love...Denise and Cami too.


oldcoot - 12/6/2007 at 09:31 PM

Just spoke with Denise. Not much change.

She says Bob is really fighting hard. I told her I don't find that hard to believe at all, that he is the bravest and most courageous person I've ever met. Denise says that he never once complained about the pain.

She said she just hopes that he's comfortable. I told her that that is the hope of us all. No one deserves that more than Bob.

[Edited on 12/6/2007 by oldcoot]


Jeanne - 12/6/2007 at 09:42 PM

Bob not complaining doesn't surprise me one bit either.

Denise sounds pretty brave, herself. Cami hit the parent jackpot with those two. I wish them all peace and comfort.


CowboyNeil - 12/6/2007 at 09:48 PM

I get choked up when I think of Bob these days, sometimes mad, and then I try to imagine what he and his family are going thru and I have nothing to complain about in my life.

Bob, thinking good thoughts and trying to be as good a man as you are, you set the bar high my friend but will keep trying, its like shooting for the moon.

I don't know where life will lead me
but I know where I've been
I don't know what life will show me but I know what I've seen
Tried my hand at love and friendship
but all is said and gone
This little boy is moving on

Sitting here in Limbo
waiting for the dice to roll
sitting here in limbo
waiting for the dice to roll
Well their putting up resistance
But I know my faith will lead me on.

Roll on BOBO


harvey - 12/6/2007 at 09:57 PM

When you walk through a storm,
Hold your head up high,
And don't be afraid of the dark.
At the end of the storm,
Is a golden sky,
And the sweet silver song of a lark.

Walk on through the wind,
Walk on through the rain,
Tho' your dreams be tossed and blown.
Walk on, walk on,
With hope in your heart,
And you'll never walk alone,
You'll never walk alone.


PhotoRon286 - 12/6/2007 at 09:59 PM

I'm just kind of numb now.



Great post Neil.


Benjamin - 12/6/2007 at 10:05 PM

Me too.

Hard to find anything to say, so I just pray for Bob and his family, and throw in a thanks for Bob having touched us here....


oldcoot - 12/6/2007 at 10:13 PM

There is no doubt that Bob has made me a better man. He's made me a better father. He's made me a better husband. Simply, he's made me a better human being. I don't think you could ask for more than that from another person. I will be eternally grateful to Bob for that and for the friendship that we've shared.


Jacquie - 12/6/2007 at 10:22 PM

We are all better people for knowing Bob O'Brien. Coot, thank you for the continued updates. Peace and love going out to Bob, Denise and Cami.


CowboyNeil - 12/6/2007 at 10:40 PM

I predict the Steelers beat the Patriots this week, just for Bob!


Jeanne - 12/6/2007 at 10:43 PM

quote:
There is no doubt that Bob has made me a better man. He's made me a better father. He's made me a better husband. Simply, he's made me a better human being. I don't think you could ask for more than that from another person. I will be eternally grateful to Bob for that and for the friendship that we've shared.



Even Bob can't help coot to tell a better joke, though.....


EasyMichael - 12/7/2007 at 12:05 AM

Thinking of Bob, Denise, and Cami.


DougMacKenzie - 12/7/2007 at 01:25 AM

quote:
Every time I think about Bob these days, I get emotional and feel I am going to lose it. Then I read the posts here and I can see and feel the love that everyone has for Bob and I see the joy that he brought into everyones life. Even after Bob makes his final journey, we will still have that joy to give to each other through stories about Bob and the music that he shared with us. It is always difficult when someone you love leaves. It is especially difficult at this time of the year. Praying for Denise and Cami to find peace in this difficult time.

Amen. Continued prayers to the O'Briens.


JodyGirl - 12/7/2007 at 02:18 AM

Sending continuous prayers and love to the O'Briens.


WharfRat - 12/7/2007 at 02:55 AM

quote:
I'm just kind of numb now.



Great post Neil.


AMEN. Great post Neil.

Thinking of Bobo always.


greggsfan59 - 12/7/2007 at 01:37 PM

Bob has been in my thoughts so much the past week and I have never met him but I feel like I have from so many stories from all of you here. He looks like he would be a great guy to know! I really don't know what to say because so much has been said so eloquently by those of you fortunate enough to call him a friend.

I hope that Bob, Denise and Cami find peace and comfort and they are in my thoughts and prayers.


Wayne - 12/7/2007 at 01:37 PM

Continued prayers for Bob, Densie and Cami.


OldDirtRoad - 12/7/2007 at 03:42 PM


Love you man..........peace be with you.


lolasdeb - 12/7/2007 at 06:55 PM

Loving thoughts and many prayers for comfort and peace going out to Bob and family.


Haisija - 12/7/2007 at 06:59 PM

Love and light.


DougMacKenzie - 12/7/2007 at 09:25 PM

Weekend love and prayers to the O'Briens.


BigDaveOnBass - 12/7/2007 at 09:33 PM

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Bob, Denise and Cami}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{LOVE}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}


CowboyNeil - 12/7/2007 at 09:36 PM

My internet at home is acting badly,sometimes its there some times not. If I do not post you know I am thinking of Bob and his family.......

(((((((((((((((((((((BOBO)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))


Jacquie - 12/8/2007 at 05:12 AM

Thinking hard, praying harder. Sending love to Bob, Denise and Cami


EasyMichael - 12/8/2007 at 05:40 AM

Love to Bob, Denise, and Cami.


Jacquie - 12/8/2007 at 02:53 PM

Morning prayers and love to Bob and the girls.


Libby - 12/8/2007 at 02:59 PM

Stand still, and let God move. Continued prayers for Bob, Denise and Cami.

I really miss ya, big guy!


WharfRat - 12/8/2007 at 03:00 PM

Heading into NYC today, and will light a candle at St Patricks for Bob.


OldDirtRoad - 12/8/2007 at 03:50 PM

Pray for you every night my friend........


DougMacKenzie - 12/8/2007 at 03:54 PM

....and every morning first thing when I get up.


oldcoot - 12/8/2007 at 03:55 PM

Never out of my thoughts. Peace and love and comfort for Bob.


Sang - 12/8/2007 at 04:23 PM

quote:
Heading into NYC today, and will light a candle at St Patricks for Bob.



Light one at Yogi's too - couldn't hurt........


BigDaveOnBass - 12/8/2007 at 04:28 PM

quote:
quote:
Heading into NYC today, and will light a candle at St Patricks for Bob.
Light one at Yogi's too - couldn't hurt........
Isn't that illegal??





Oh, you meant a candle....


Buzzy82 - 12/8/2007 at 11:45 PM

I just hung up with Denise and what a sad conversation. Bob has not eaten since last Sunday and has not had any liquids since Tuesday. Our friends final days on this Earth are very near. Denise has very little support on her end and is really struggling with the many challenges facing her. It was a helpless feeling listening to her.May God grant her the strength and guidance during this dark time.


Jacquie - 12/8/2007 at 11:54 PM


harvey - 12/8/2007 at 11:56 PM

I am deeply saddened to hear that Denise does not have any "local" support ... it is all very well for us to send our "cyber" love here, but it is heartwrenching to be so far away and not be able to give a "real" shoulder to lean on


OldDirtRoad - 12/9/2007 at 12:01 AM


Benjamin - 12/9/2007 at 12:08 AM

Exactly, Colin....I wish I could think of something real and near we could do....although Libby's advice is good too.

Been praying for peace and support for Denise and Cami, and comfort for Bob, and been thanking for the time we had with Bob, and for the wisdom to really discern the reason and all the potential good behind this mess.....


bird72 - 12/9/2007 at 12:29 AM

As much as sending cyber support for Bob, I think we all are coming here for some kind of support ourselves. Nobody really knows what to say, as there really aren't proper words. Maybe we need to start holding each other a little closer now too........... it is easy to feel a million emotions now and none of them make sense. There is no cruel God, and rarely a God of miracles. A God who lets the nature he created take it's course is more the thing.....

Bob, again, I love you brother...... I'll see you down the road for sure.


DougMacKenzie - 12/9/2007 at 12:33 AM

I feel so sad for my friend and his family. I hope there is some way all our thoughts and prayers can creep into the O'Brien's awareness. I really miss Bobo.


CowboyNeil - 12/9/2007 at 12:55 AM

Just not finding the words but the Obriens are inmy families prayers and thoughts.


OldDirtRoad - 12/9/2007 at 01:08 AM

quote:
As much as sending cyber support for Bob, I think we all are coming here for some kind of support ourselves. Nobody really knows what to say, as there really aren't proper words. Maybe we need to start holding each other a little closer now too........... it is easy to feel a million emotions now and none of them make sense.


Well said...........

So many wonderful people here, Bob has been one of them. I have never met Bob, traded music and a few PM's. Has a great sense of humour. I can feel through those of you that have met him and have known him that he is indeed a special person. I know some people feel that it is impossible to love people that you have never actually met and known in person. But this forum is unlike any other. When someone is down, no matter the reason...there are folks here with a kind word, a Prayer and hope. Thats why I have always enjoyed being part of this community. I really don't no what to say for Bob, I'm sad for him and his family and for you all here thats heart is hurtin'. If I was next to you , I would hug your neck and tell you all how special you are...........I would hold Brother Bob's hand and pray for him..and tears would run down my face. God Bless Bob, his family and all of you.


Buzzy82 - 12/9/2007 at 01:13 AM

Kenny,beautiful words my friend.


linus - 12/9/2007 at 03:15 AM

Bob is one of those brothers I've never met, and it looks like I won't have the privilege. I'm praying for Bob, for Denise and Cami and all who love him. OTF, I think you are on to something important-how can we support Denise after Bob is gone? Any concrete suggestions?


oldcoot - 12/9/2007 at 03:51 AM

Something along those lines may be necessary. I've spoken with Buzzy (Tom) and he is trying to get Denise to focus on some things she needs to do in the short and long term.

Our help may be necessary too.

Bob would do no less for any of us.


RedRider - 12/9/2007 at 04:11 AM

Wonderful idea OTF.


BigSixPeachHead - 12/9/2007 at 04:22 AM

Bob, we love you. Praying for strength and comfort for Denise and Cami.

So very heartbreaking......


SkyDogDuane86 - 12/9/2007 at 06:20 AM

First time ive posted in this thread but Prayers for bobo


DougMacKenzie - 12/9/2007 at 01:20 PM

Sunday morning Bobo bump. Safe travels my friend, and remember to save me some ribs at the big table.


EasyMichael - 12/9/2007 at 01:40 PM

Love and comfort to the O'Brien family.


PhotoRon286 - 12/9/2007 at 01:50 PM

My heart is in Pixberg.


rainy - 12/9/2007 at 02:55 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with Bob and his family on this Sunday morning... Peace and love to you....


Buzzy82 - 12/9/2007 at 03:02 PM

Tossed and turned all night thinking about our dear friend quietly and anonymously dying in a Hospice bed. May God give Denise the strength, direction and energy to carry her heavy burden.


WharfRat - 12/9/2007 at 04:07 PM


MissElf - 12/9/2007 at 05:24 PM

Yesterday, as I stood in the backyard, a light breeze stirred and the one wing on the pink flamingo started to turn. I knew it was Bob saying "Hey". Bob is not alone. We are all with him, Denise, and Cami.


Pam - 12/9/2007 at 06:15 PM

Love to Picksburg...


bluedad - 12/9/2007 at 06:24 PM

Prayers and Thoughts.....


Jacquie - 12/9/2007 at 06:45 PM

Continued peace and love....thinking of you 24/7.


harvey - 12/9/2007 at 07:01 PM

Swing low sweet chariot ..........


Sang - 12/9/2007 at 10:46 PM

quote:
Bob is one of those brothers I've never met, and it looks like I won't have the privilege. I'm praying for Bob, for Denise and Cami and all who love him. OTF, I think you are on to something important-how can we support Denise after Bob is gone? Any concrete suggestions?



We will have to wait and see what Denise wants, but a fund was set up for Cami's education a couple of years ago, and money from one of the Beacon raffles was donated to the fund.



DougMacKenzie - 12/10/2007 at 11:40 AM

Energy can never be created or destroyed; it just changes forms. Monday morning Bobo bump.


Jacquie - 12/10/2007 at 12:23 PM

quote:
quote:
Bob is one of those brothers I've never met, and it looks like I won't have the privilege. I'm praying for Bob, for Denise and Cami and all who love him. OTF, I think you are on to something important-how can we support Denise after Bob is gone? Any concrete suggestions?



We will have to wait and see what Denise wants, but a fund was set up for Cami's education a couple of years ago, and money from one of the Beacon raffles was donated to the fund.





I believe I still have all of that information on file. If anyone is interested in donating I can take care of it.


BigSixPeachHead - 12/10/2007 at 02:51 PM

Love and prayers to Bob, Denise and Cami


CowboyNeil - 12/10/2007 at 03:32 PM

Doug, I beleve in the Conservation of Energy, the energy that is Bobo will always be with us, he leaves the physical form behind. The Love never ends and like the song goes The Road Goes On Forever....

Love and Prayers all around.........hope we can do something for Bob's family that helps down the road.

[Edited on 12/10/2007 by CowboyNeil]

[Edited on 12/10/2007 by CowboyNeil]


lolasdeb - 12/10/2007 at 07:06 PM

Love and prayers going out to the O'Briens. Thanks Tom and Coot for providing the updates here. Tom, you must understand better than any of us what Denise is contending with - bless you for the comfort you've been able to provide her during this worst of times. Hoping Bob, Denise, and Cami can feel the loving embrace that is being sent their way.


wspabb - 12/10/2007 at 08:23 PM

friends of bobo,

this is my first post on this website..... i stumbled upon this thread one day as i was searching to see if anyone had tickets for a show and was curious to see just who this "bobo" was and why there was so much love for him. i was so touched by the tremendous love and support that this community gives to it's own that it actually brought tears to my eyes.

i find myself logging on to this website regularly just to see how bob is doing and including him in my prayers. each time i come back to this thread, i am so awed by all your humanity and generosity of spirit.

does anyone know if there is a place where one could send a gift to bob's daughter for christmas? and if so, the age of his daughter. i'm sure that the family does not want to include a home address, but perhaps a gift could be sent to her attention to a PO BOX, local school, church or friend of the family?

warm wishes for the holiday season,

jo



susea - 12/11/2007 at 12:02 AM

What a wonderful post and a wonderful idea! You're in the right place! I'm sure someone here has an idea of where a gift could be sent. Bless your heart jo!

Love and prayers

BTW, we welcome you to the family!

[Edited on 12/11/2007 by susea]


OldDirtRoad - 12/11/2007 at 12:30 AM

quote:
BTW, we welcome you to the family!




Welcome and that was a very kind first post. Good Idea. Maybe Cards and Letters could be sent also. To a P.O. Box.

Thinking of you Bob..........


Bhawk - 12/11/2007 at 12:47 AM

Continued thoughts and prayers to Bobo and his family.


Benjamin - 12/11/2007 at 01:09 AM

Cami is 14, I think (I don't know her birth date, so she might be "around 14")

I don't recommend everyone sending stuff right now, although the thought is right on and wonderful.
Keep looking, I think we'll have something specific we can all contribute too fairly soon.

Of course, keep the prayers and vibes going....


lolasdeb - 12/11/2007 at 02:14 AM

Seconding susea's post, jo - what a lovely 1st post and a warm welcome to the family. We need folks like you here.

Also agree with Jim - this is probably not a good time right now for sending stuff Cami's way but there will be something organized for contributions later, I'm sure.

And of course - a continual round of prayers going out to this family ... may they find comfort and peace.


Jacquie - 12/11/2007 at 02:42 AM

Welcome to the family jo.

Sending love and prayers to the O'Briens. The sky has been crying all day....


Jacquie - 12/11/2007 at 12:07 PM

Morning love bump ^


CowboyNeil - 12/11/2007 at 03:14 PM

Morning Bump of Love, I'll go for that!

Thinking of Bobo and his ladies, and all his friends


rainy - 12/11/2007 at 03:16 PM

In on the Love ^ bump for Bob and family....


Jeanne - 12/11/2007 at 04:04 PM

People all over the world...join hands. Start a love train...er, bump!

Bump for Bobo.


wspabb - 12/11/2007 at 04:39 PM

thank you for the warm welcome!

i will most certainly wait if that is what is best. please understand i was not/am not looking for any recognition from the family, just thought i could help a very stressed and sad mom to make sure there were some extra gifts for her daughter since she will not get what she wants the most for christmas.

again, thank you.

jo


Benjamin - 12/11/2007 at 05:02 PM

Oh, we know your motivations are all coming from the right place....

Continuing to pray for Bob and the girls....


lolasdeb - 12/11/2007 at 05:11 PM

(((((Bob)))))
(((((Denise)))))
(((((Cami)))))


CowboyNeil - 12/11/2007 at 06:19 PM

Love bump. Gots to be a good thang.


BigSixPeachHead - 12/11/2007 at 07:47 PM

Love, prayers and strength to Bob, Denise and Cami.


DougMacKenzie - 12/12/2007 at 12:39 AM

Thought of Bobo alot today. I find it very reassuring to think of meeting up with him at the big dance. Looking forward to it my brother.


EasyMichael - 12/12/2007 at 12:44 AM

Love to the O'Briens.


OldDirtRoad - 12/12/2007 at 01:27 AM

Thinking of Bob, his family and all of you good folks.


BigSixPeachHead - 12/12/2007 at 03:40 AM

Bobo love today and always....prayers to Denise and Cami


Libby - 12/12/2007 at 05:44 AM



.... in my heart and on my mind, Bob, Denise and Cami.


WharfRat - 12/12/2007 at 11:26 AM

((((O'Briens))))))


DougMacKenzie - 12/12/2007 at 11:36 AM

When I woke up this morning, I suddenly felt very good about my good fortune of having been befriended by Bobo. I would have never thought that the ABB/MTB/Outlaws concert I attended all those years ago in San Diego would have connected me to a person as good as Bob so many years later. We just never know how things are connected, or where they are going. Make the best of every minute, every day. Damn straight. Love you brother, sending thoughts and prayers to your family.


Jacquie - 12/12/2007 at 12:06 PM

Morning love and prayers to Bob, Denise and Cami.


PhotoRon286 - 12/12/2007 at 12:27 PM

Always on my mind and in my heart.


CowboyNeil - 12/12/2007 at 02:00 PM

B((((((((((((((((((Love)))))))))))))))))))))B
O (((((((((((((((((((goes))))))))))))))))))))))O
B ((((((((((((((((((((on))))))))))))))))))))))))))B
O(((((((((((((((Forever))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))O


RedRider - 12/12/2007 at 02:29 PM

My heart is heavy for the O'briens. I know only too well how hard this is... especially at Christmas. And my hope is that if our thoughts and prayers help to lessen their pain even a little then that it is time well spent...


oldcoot - 12/12/2007 at 02:53 PM

Bob has given me so much focus, it is a debt I can't repay.

There are things in every day life that will be as frustrating to you as you let them be. I found I should never mention trivial matters to Bob as he would sometimes gently remind me "Do you want to trade?" And the answer is so obvious and it's what Bob posted many times for all here to see, concentrate on the really important things and people in your life and let everything else go. The unimportant things have no place in your life.

Bob has been such an important part of my life, he has been a friend to all that would have him as one. You can't ask more of someone than that.

Someday I hope to understand why bad things happen to such good people, what purpose that serves.

I wish for my friend an eterntity of joy and happiness free from the shackles of human pain and suffering. No one deserves it more than Bob.


johnwott - 12/12/2007 at 02:54 PM

Well said Steve


God Bless Bob and his dear ones.


CowboyNeil - 12/12/2007 at 02:57 PM

Coot,thats all you can ask from Bobo and thats all he can of you, you guys are and always will be good friends. Bobo's struggles are brutal right now but he will fly away and be watching over us. I'll try and keep his lessons he taught me close by as well as only good can come from them.


RedRider - 12/12/2007 at 03:12 PM

Coot, even more than donating money I hope you and others will be there to share "Bobo" and his many gifts with Cami...


lolasdeb - 12/12/2007 at 07:14 PM

quote:
Someday I hope to understand why bad things happen to such good people, what purpose that serves
Coot, I'm constantly struggling with this question myself...

Just stopping in to leave some love for the O'Briens - constant thoughts and prayers surround you.


harvey - 12/12/2007 at 07:40 PM

quote:
Someday I hope to understand why bad things happen to such good people, what purpose that serves


Steve, I think that because people like Bob can be so good even in such adversity when bad things are happening to them makes their lesson to us even more poignant. As you say, there is no time for trivia .....

Love to Bob and best wishes to Denise and Cami always .....


linus - 12/12/2007 at 07:43 PM

Prayers for our Brother Bob, Denise and Cami. God grant you His peace and presence Maybe we could all use it.

It's odd, I use words and deal with sick people as a profession (I'm a minister) but I've been completely speechless before the suffering our brother is going thru. I think the one thing I look forward to about the end of my own life is the possiblity that I'll understand finally why folks like my mother (who died at 38) Lisa Dodd and Bob endure such suffering. I know there's something that's supposed to be redemptive in it somewhere, but these days I'm having a hard time finding it.

[Edited on 12/12/2007 by linus]


CowboyNeil - 12/12/2007 at 07:54 PM

In times like this you just have to speak from the heart and the words will be true.

We love you Bob!


Benjamin - 12/12/2007 at 07:55 PM

It IS hard to find the plan or potential good in this ....but I'm of the opinion it's something unique there for each of us.

I could ramble on for days about our very short time as flesh versus the eternity of our souls and the transient nature of suffering,but I don't get into my faith or my politics on this web site and certainly not in Bobo's thread.


But think about this - how many freinds were made because of us getting together around Bob?

How many parents spent some more quality time with their kids, or spouses spent more time together because of Bob?

How many people learned a lesson on dignaty and selfLESSness from Bob - don't forget the only reason Bob even brought up his cancer here was so that it wouldn't happen to any of us!

I'm sad as can be this happened to the O'Briens....but I'm wired to see a bigger purpose in everything - that's where I get my comfort.


oldcoot - 12/12/2007 at 07:58 PM

Bob's long and courageous struggle is over.

I have called Tom Dodd. I would call some more who have asked me to but I just don't think I can make it through those. I hope everyone understands.

I wanted the faithful friends and wellwishers here in "Bob's Thread" to know first.

Please keep Denise and Cami in your prayers.

I am sad beyond words.


CowboyNeil - 12/12/2007 at 08:05 PM

God Bless Bob Obrien: Fly on brother, thank you , and know you will be a brudda forever


Benjamin - 12/12/2007 at 08:11 PM

Bob's free of all his pain!

Pray for Denise and Cami.


No way to say anymore right now.......


BigDaveOnBass - 12/12/2007 at 08:17 PM


Jacquie - 12/12/2007 at 08:20 PM

Rest in peace my dear brother. I am a better person for having known you. Love and strength to Denise and Cami.

[Edited on 12/12/2007 by Jacquie]


linus - 12/12/2007 at 08:20 PM

peace for our brother at last. Rest in the arms of God.


BigDaveOnBass - 12/12/2007 at 08:24 PM


lolasdeb - 12/12/2007 at 08:25 PM

Godspeed and God Bless you, Bob O'Brien. No more pain.

I did not know this man except through his words on this site and the words of his friends here but he has touched my heart.

All my thoughts and prayers are now with his Denise and Cami. My heart breaks for them but I hope they feel some peace in knowing Bob no longer suffers. And for Bob's mom (if she's still living) - this has been a hard year for her loosing a husband then a son - my prayers go out to her that her heart can find comfort.

For Coot and Tom and the many others who knew Bob on a more personal level, my thoughts are with you all, too, as you deal with this loss. And for all of us who grew to love and admire a warrior called Bobo. Peace on all our hearts.

There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream,
The earth, and every common sight
To me did seem
Apparelled in celestial light,
The glory and the freshness of a dream.
It is not now as it hath been of yore;--
Turn wheresoe'er I may,
By night or day,
The things which I have seen I now can see no more.

The rainbow comes and goes,
And lovely is the rose;
The moon doth with delight
Look round her when the heavens are bare;
Waters on a starry night
Are beautiful and fair;
The sunshine is a glorious birth;
But yet I know, where'er I go,
That there hath past away a glory from the earth.


TerriB - 12/12/2007 at 08:26 PM



I will miss you my friend, and I will think of you often.


Stephen - 12/12/2007 at 08:31 PM

Have hesitated to post here recently...

A good brother has not departed -- he's been set free

I wish so much I could've met Bob, the people who put the BoboFest together will always have my utmost respect, you're the doers in life

Thank you brother for your friendship -- I've nothing but admiration for how you fought this sickness

God bless & keep Mr. Bob O'Brien


susea - 12/12/2007 at 08:33 PM

Prayers, love and strength to the O'brien family and Bob's friends...

RIP Bobo...


No1ToRunWith - 12/12/2007 at 08:46 PM

Rest in Peace Brother


oldcoot - 12/12/2007 at 08:49 PM

I have had the extreme honor of getting to know Bob OíBrien over these past five years or so. Not only were we contemporaries, I truly believe he was my brother from a different mother.

Bob taught me so very much. How to be a better man. How to be a better husband. How to be a better father. Simply, how to be a better person.

As many of you know, Bob fought so bravely against the cancer that was intent on decimating him. I know of no one who showed as much courage, resilience, and determination to conquer the many challenges that he faced. More than that, he wanted to educate people about what had happened to him and how others could take steps to protect themselves with regular checkups and early detection.

Bob and I had so much in common. Same age. A wife and children that we both adore. Same musical tastes, same religious beliefs, same perspectives of almost everything. I think that that is why this is so hard. I always could put myself in exactly the same position Bob was, only I didnít have the disease to fight. I could so easily answer, what if this was me?

We had many wonderful talks through the years. We laughed, a lot. We cried too. He always told me no matter how down he might have been at the time, that no matter what, he always felt better after we had talked. That really, really means a lot to me. I canít adequately put it into words.

A number of us got to meet Bob over a magical weekend several years ago in Pittsburgh. That whole experience exemplifies to me what this place is all about. Nearly 30 of us, from all over the US and Canada, aware of Bobís struggles at that time, went to Pittsburgh to attend an ABB concert. Bob was unable to travel any real distance, and being the devout family man that he was, really didnít entertain the idea of traveling to any far away concerts. His girls liked the beach, so, if a vacation was taken, to the beach is where they went. So the bunch of us went to him.

What all of us had in common that were able to attend BoboFest was the love for Bob and the desire to spend some real quality time with him. I didnít make the final decision to attend until only ten days or so before the show. Itís one of the smartest decisions that Iíve ever made in my life. Really, I knew that I had to go. There wasnít any other choice.

All of us were drawn together by a website of all things. Diverse people, diverse ideas, different in many ways but connected by our caring about and compassion for Bob.

He told me many times what that meant to him. He found it hard to believe that so many would make that kind of effort to meet and get to know him.

Over the last several years we talked at length many times. There were ups and there were downs. What amazes me most about Bob is during all these difficult times for him, emotional and physically, he always asked about others. He was concerned for their wellbeing, he wanted me to say hi to people when the disease made it difficult for him to do simple every day things like using his computer. He never lost sight of how much people cared for him. He gave that and much more back.

It is tough when I recall a conversation that we had recently. He was scared. He was really fighting the emotional demons as he thought about his wife, his daughter and his own fate. He was frightened. He loved his family so. He wanted to live, he wanted a life with them. He knew that his time was short. I wish he could have been spared all those horrible feelings and all the pain and suffering that he endured.

I really have no idea how to comprehend such things as an afterlife. It is the greatest mystery of all mysteries. I only hope that Bob is finally free, free of humanly pain and the suffering that this disease caused him. I do believe in a heaven, I know Bob is there now and forever.

We told each other many times that we loved each other. I wish that I could tell him right now. I wish I could hear again that unmistakable laugh.

I only hope one day to be able to have many more long chats with Bob again.

Until then, my friend and my brother.


rosshmusic - 12/12/2007 at 08:49 PM

Peace Brother Bob...

Love and Wishes to those who will be missing him, especially his wife and daughter...


PhotoRon286 - 12/12/2007 at 08:50 PM

I'm glad he's no longer in pain.


Jeanne - 12/12/2007 at 08:51 PM



Rest easy, Bob. I know, in due time, your wonderful spirit will fill the hole each and every one of us feels in our heart at this moment.


My thoughts are with Denise, Cami and all of Bob's family and friends suffering this tremendous loss. There are not many like Bob. How fortunate are we to have shared in his friendship.


CowboyNeil - 12/12/2007 at 08:52 PM

We were all very Fortunate Jeanne.


Bhawk - 12/12/2007 at 08:53 PM

I only knew Bob through his posts here, yet it's obvious just how much of a prince this man was.

Rest In Peace, Brother Bobo. You'll always live in on in the hearts of those who so dearly loved you. Thoughts, love, prayers and hugs to his family in this difficult time.


Pam - 12/12/2007 at 08:55 PM


oldcoot - 12/12/2007 at 08:56 PM

I'd wager the Angels were all fussing over getting to bring Bob home.


JodyGirl - 12/12/2007 at 09:08 PM

Thoughts, prayers and love to Denise, Cami and family as well as all those who love Bobo.

Rest peacefully Bob.


sheep - 12/12/2007 at 09:09 PM

My condolences and thoughts go out to the O'Brien family and everyone that Bobo has touched. I never did meet him, I never hung around the forum enough to get to know him that way either, but it's obvious how much he is loved. Rest in Peace.


hoochiecoochiegirl - 12/12/2007 at 09:13 PM

Thanks Coot. Thoughts and prayers out to you as well brother

RIP Bob. Peace to Denise and Cami.


Jacquie - 12/12/2007 at 09:15 PM

Coot, your post was beautiful, thank you. Boy this hurts. But for Bob, I'm glad he is free of pain. Still in shock though....


Sandman - 12/12/2007 at 09:16 PM

Rest easy now, Bobo. Peace to Denise and Cami.

We should rejoice in a life well-lived. Bob's suffering is now over. For that I am thankful.


fast43 - 12/12/2007 at 09:20 PM

Bob, you will be missed but always remembered.


johnwott - 12/12/2007 at 09:21 PM

When we gathered for the Pittsburgh show this last summer, Bob went out of his way to get VIP parking passes for those that were coming. He got one for me, even though with my handicapped tags I was able to get into the VIP parking section without one.

He had forgotten his handicapped permit would get him into the VIP section also. We had a laugh about it. So he made arrangements to get the passes that he paid for out to others. He wanted us all to be able to gather in the VIP parking area together.

Bob was too sick to make to the Pittsburgh show this summer and we missed him terribly. But I will always
remember his kindness and his generosity. As sick as he was he was still thinking of and doing things for
his brothers and sisters. There is a lesson for all of us in that.

I am glad that His Suffering has ended, Even as my eyes fill with tears for our loss and his family's loss of
a truly loving and giving person.

May God Bless and surround with his Love all those that are grieving the loss of a truly fine brother.

My heart is with Denise and Cami. God Bless them.



CowboyNeil - 12/12/2007 at 09:25 PM

Tried to post a pink flamingo, got the dreaded red box, sorry Bobo I tried!

[Edited on 12/12/2007 by CowboyNeil]


oldcoot - 12/12/2007 at 09:26 PM

As many of you know Bob loved the music of John Fogerty.

This song is the first track on his latest release "Revival."

Seems like the song was written for Bob.


Don't You Wish It Was True

I dreamed I walked in heaven
Just the other night
There was so much beauty
So much light

Don't you wish it was true
Don't you wish it was true

An angel took my hand
Said you don't have to hurry
Got all the time in the world
Don't worry

Don't you wish it was true
Lord don't you wish it was true

What if tomorrow
Everybody was your friend
Anyone could take you in
No matter what or where you been

What if tomorrow
Everybody had enough
The world wasn't quite so rough
Lord don't you wish it was true

He said the world's gonna change
And it's startin' today
They'll be no more armies
No more hate

Don't you wish it was true
Don't you wish it was true

And all the little children
Will live happily
There'll be singin' and laughter
Sweet harmony

Don't you wish it was true
Lord don't you wish it was true

What if tomorrow
Everybody under the sun
Was happy just to live as one
No borders or battles to be won

What if tomorrow
Everybody was your friend
Happiness would never end
Lord don't you wish it was true




I hope Bob's joy and happiness never ends now that his suffering has been left behind.


DougMacKenzie - 12/12/2007 at 09:54 PM

Wow. I had that warm feeling this morning, and the surest sense that Bob was done with the struggle and headed for paradise. One thing I've become certain of; I don't have a clue as to God's ways, have no grasp of the mind of God. I don't understand the whys and hows of it. But I am equally as certain that my friend Bobo is in good hands now, watching over and encouraging all of us to be better people. My heart goes out to Cami and Denise, and i hope now they can truly grieve this good man, friend, husband, and father, and that maybe in the days to come they will have that same warm and comforting feeling that I have right now. The road does go on forever, and its only a matter of time til I see you again. I'll come here from time to time and write to you, let you know what is going on.

Beyond the door
There's peace I'm sure
And I know
There'll be no more
Tears in heaven


LinnieXX - 12/12/2007 at 10:01 PM



coot thank you for telling us.


MissElf - 12/12/2007 at 10:33 PM

Fly on our sweet angel. I am so glad to have known you, here on the ABB site.

Loving vibes being sent to Denise and Cami.


OldDirtRoad - 12/12/2007 at 10:36 PM


Rest In Peace Dear Brother Bob.

You will be missed so much by those who love and knew you. You will live on in in their Hearts and Memories until they join you. You will live on here through our Hearts and the Post you made.

My Heart and Prayers to Bob's family,Friends, and the wonderful folks he touched here.

One day we will all be together again, and this time there will be no sad goodbyes.


Kenny


Goliath - 12/12/2007 at 10:37 PM

Peace and love to Denise and Cami and all who loved Bob. What a battler he was.

Rest easy, my friend.

EAPFP


EasyMichael - 12/12/2007 at 10:44 PM

I'm so sorry for this news, but I hope Bob is free of suffering now. Love to Denise and Cami.


bluedad - 12/12/2007 at 11:37 PM

Rest Easy Bobo....


harvey - 12/12/2007 at 11:46 PM

So sad that you are gone ... so glad to call you my friend ... rest easy now you are free of the pain ... you will live forever in my heart ... thank you Bob


bluefox - 12/12/2007 at 11:59 PM

We do LOVE that fella named Bobo....and The Road DOES On Forever.....

George McCorkle wrote "The Journey Home" as a tribute to Toy Caldwell....I want to dedicate "The Journey Home" to Bobo....Bobo, you have made your journey home.


The Journey Home
(Scott Miller/George McCorkle)


I didnít want to believe it

When I heard the news

Another old friend was gone

Those of us who loved him

All gathered around

And started singing those old sweet songs

With our backs to a Carolina wind

We watched a chapter come to an end


Chorus


Thereís another free bird in the southern sky

Canít you see heís searching for a rainbow

The sky is crying canít you hear them guitars moan

Another midnight rider has made the journey home




We were chased off that hillside by a driving rain

We scattered like ashes across the sea

But tears fall from heaven when the good die young

Some things are just meant to be

Like there was no tomorrow

Thatís how he chose to live

He gave it all, there was nothing left to give


Chorus


Thereís another free bird in the southern sky

Canít you see heís looking for a rainbow

The sky is crying canít you hear them guitars moan

Another midnight rider has made the journey home.


Good bye, my friend.












[Edited on 12/13/2007 by bluefox]


Denza - 12/13/2007 at 12:13 AM

No matter how prepared I thought I was for this, when I read the title of that thread in Anything Goes, the sorrow that fell on me was like ten ton of bricks. Though I'll take that weight gladly to know Bob is free from his...sail on to hear that heavenly choir my brother...you're one in a million. See ya in the next world...bye for now, Mr. O'Brien.


My deepest symapathy and heartfelt condolences to Denise and Cami and all his family...much Peace & Love to you all.


Johnny - 12/13/2007 at 12:39 AM

RIP Bob.
A true inspiration to us all.


DougMacKenzie - 12/13/2007 at 12:40 AM

quote:
Earth cries, heaven smiles.

Amen.


Benjamin - 12/13/2007 at 12:41 AM

1/11/04 The Rex Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
So Close...So Far Away, Kam-ma-lay, Joyful Noise, Life Is Crazy, Lonely Avenger, This Sky>Impressions, Soul Stew>Everything is Everything, Drown In My Own Tears, To Know You Is To Love You, Volunteered Slavery> Yield Not, Afro Blue --Encore: Freddie's Dead

What a great show!!

It was one of the times I was blessed to see a show with Bobo in his hometown...not the first time and not the last...
Drove up from Virginia, and promptly got lost in Pittsburgh like I always do, crossing back and forth over those effn bridges, with Bob on the cell phone trying to guide me to the theater....I finally got there and couldn't find a place to park anywhere....then made an illegal left turn right in front of a couple of cops.
After they pulled me over, one sees a baggy on the truck floor and figures he's in cop heaven....turns out his partner was more level headed and didn't take long to notice the food in the plastic bag.
Anyway, good cop asks me what the heck I'm doing in Pittsburgh - I say "going to see Derek Trucks with a friend" - turns out good cop is a fan and he lets me off....

Finally get into the theater, having only missed a portion of So Close, So Far Away, and found Bob sitting down near the front left, holding a seat for me.


We didn't do much talking during the show - but oh man, we got Kam-ma-lay, Joyful Noise, This Sky>Impressions, Afro Blue and a Freddie's Dead encore all in one show!

After the show, Bob and I stood around outside in a light misty rain, talking about life, family, friends, and how he was faring and, what I remember most, how local folks seemed to be avoiding him and his cancer....
...I'm mentioning that to let you know just how much Bob appreciated all of us here, he could sense the love....

I don't know if I can listen to that show anytime soon, but think I'll give it a try.


bluefox - 12/13/2007 at 01:17 AM

Lee Roy Parnell asked me to express his condolences to Denise and Cami and to all of Bob's friends.


oldcoot - 12/13/2007 at 01:17 AM

As you mentioned Jim, it always struck me how strange Bob's situation was at work and even with his own sisters.

We know Bob's friendliness and caring attitude and I would ask him when he'd return to work after having missed an extended time, what the other employees said to welcome him back. He'd say that throughout his entire ordeal not more than a couple people had even asked him how he was doing. His relationship with his sisters was quite strained also, he'd remark he hadn't spoken to one in more than five years and the other had called maybe two years previously, well after his struggle had begun.

I'd have given anything to have grown up with and shared a family upbringing with Bob (we'd have been twins since we are the same age ), I just can't fathom his own family behaving in that fashion.

All I know is he always treated me as a brother and as family. I've not met a more caring person. A shining example to anyone.

Miss you so much Bob.


crossroad_blues - 12/13/2007 at 01:18 AM

For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

R.I.P. brother Bobo


Sang - 12/13/2007 at 01:25 AM

My guess, knowing Bobo, is the first thing he did was look up Lisa Dodd to see how she is doing.

Then he sought out George Harrison and Duane and asked them to play him a song......


WharfRat - 12/13/2007 at 01:30 AM

Speechless


BigSixPeachHead - 12/13/2007 at 02:05 AM


bird72 - 12/13/2007 at 02:22 AM

Thoughts for Bob's family............. such a sad day. We'll miss you Bob.


Libby - 12/13/2007 at 03:21 AM

Bob was such a loving, giving and caring soul. This one is so, so hard to accept.

Most of you know I'm a nurse and I think back at all the times when Bob would say, "Lib, will you come take care of me when the time comes?" Oh, how I wish I could have... how I wish I could be with Denise and Camille right now.

All I know is, at this very moment, a very kind soul has been lifted Home... a Home where there are no tears, no pain, no suffering, no sorrow, no evil cancer!.... and yes, Bobo, there are pink flamingos in Heaven. I'm sure of it, brother.

I'll see you later, BobO. I'm sure gonna miss ya!

My heart is and will remain with Denise and Cami. I'm so sorry.


oldcoot - 12/13/2007 at 03:37 AM

Libby, you were one of the calls I couldn't have made it through. I hope you understand.


RedRider - 12/13/2007 at 03:38 AM

quote:
My guess, knowing Bobo, is the first thing he did was look up Lisa Dodd to see how she is doing.



That's Bobo!


oldcoot - 12/13/2007 at 03:40 AM

First, for those that may have an interest or be able to attend:

Services for Bob will be 1:00 PM EST this Saturday.

Blessed Sacrament Cathedral Catholic Church
300 N Main
Greensburg, PA

Please read my next post also.


oldcoot - 12/13/2007 at 03:46 AM

In recent days, as Tom Dodd and I have visited with Denise it has become abundantly clear that she and Cami are in immediate financial difficulty. There is no easy way to say this other than, if it is possible, they need our help, now.

There is no amount too small. This is an immediate need beyond the amount raised several years ago for Cami's college fund.

Do what you can. Bob has given so much of himself. It is our turn now.

Send it directly to:

Denise O'Brien
541 Locust Valley Road
Greensburg, PA 15601

Thank you in advance for your kindness.


bluefox - 12/13/2007 at 03:51 AM

May I suggest that a money order be sent instead of a personal check?? That way the bank will not hold funds for up to 10 days for the personal checks to clear...as Coot said, no amount is too small.


Libby - 12/13/2007 at 03:51 AM

quote:
Libby, you were one of the calls I couldn't have made it through. I hope you understand.


I understand, Steve. We'll talk soon, my friend.


oldcoot - 12/13/2007 at 03:55 AM

quote:
Coot, from me personally, thank you for all you did by keeping us up to date on things. I know it was hard for you.


I felt so frustrated by what Bob had to endure, it was the very least I could do. He was comfortable with me being "his voice" and I was only too glad to do it.


PhotoRon286 - 12/13/2007 at 03:56 AM

I'll second what John said.


Thanks, Steve.


I know I couldn't have done that.


ABBstillrockin04 - 12/13/2007 at 04:00 AM

Only the good die young, ain't it a shame.

So thrilled to have known Bob, and to have met and been in his presence!

May he rest in peace!


ABBstillrockin04 - 12/13/2007 at 04:04 AM

quote:
Bob, you will be missed but always remembered.




Man I'll never forget that weekend!


PhotoRon286 - 12/13/2007 at 04:05 AM

quote:
quote:
Bob, you will be missed but always remembered.




Man I'll never forget that weekend!


We had some fun, didn't we?

Check your PM's.


RedRider - 12/13/2007 at 04:06 AM

quote:
In recent days, as Tom Dodd and I have visited with Denise it has become abundantly clear that she and Cami are in immediate financial difficulty. There is no easy way to say this other than, if it is possible, they need our help, now.



Thank you for letting us know. I trust your & Tom's judgement implicitly. I'm sure we can help....


rainy - 12/13/2007 at 12:27 PM

Bob you will be missed but never forgotten... R.I.P. There are no words right now


fast43 - 12/13/2007 at 12:49 PM

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/obituaries/?mode=view&ob it_id=144137


Robert E. O'Brien
Greensburg

Robert E. "Bob" O'Brien, 54, of Greensburg, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, after a long and arduous battle with cancer. He was born July 11, 1953, in Burbank, Calf., the son of the late Robert and Mary O'Brien. Bob was employed as a transportation and logistics professional for his entire career, most recently with Pitt Penn Oil in Creighton. He graduated from Notre Dame Catholic High School, Loyala University and California State University of Los Angeles. Bob had a great sense of humor and was full of Irish wit. He enjoyed sports, especially golf and was an avid rock music fan that included the Allman Brothers Band. He leaves behind his loving wife, Denise (Skandera) O'Brien and cherished daughter, Cami O'Brien; two sisters, Kathleen Hunmanson and her husband, Mike, of Newberry Park, Calif., and Maureen O'Brien of Filmore, Calif.; father and mother-in-law, Paul and Esther Skandera of Export; and sister-in-law, Paulette Jackson of Pittsburgh. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. Funeral arrangements provided by the WOLFE-VON GEIS FUNERAL HOME INC., Export, 724-327-1400. To send online condolences, please go to www.wolfe-vongeis.com.
Sign Robert O'Brien's online guestbook now


Wayne - 12/13/2007 at 02:09 PM

My prayers for Denise and Cami and a painless journey for Bob.


croky - 12/13/2007 at 02:38 PM

fare thee well


petri - 12/13/2007 at 03:29 PM

Rest in peace...

My deepest condolences and sympathy for the O'brien family...


curry - 12/13/2007 at 03:42 PM

condolences going to his family and all his friends here...sounds like he was a beautiful man...always remembered


CowboyNeil - 12/13/2007 at 04:37 PM

Its like a double edge sword, on one hand your sorry for the loss and on the 2nd your happy Bob's battle is over with.

Bob, you were in my thoughts when I awoke this morning, hope ya can feel all the love for ya here on this site.

We will be there for Denise and Cami, will get the troops fired up for ya.


Stephen - 12/13/2007 at 07:44 PM

"Til I Die"

I'm a cork on the ocean
floating over the raging sea
how deep is the ocean
how deep is the ocean

I'm a rock in a landslide
rolling over the mountainside
how deep is the valley
how deep is the valley

I'm a leaf on a windy day
pretty soon I'll be blown away
How long will the wind blow
how long will the wind blow

These things are here until I die
These things are here until I die



Bob used some of these lyrics for a sig line for awhile -- PM'd him immediately & told him what a cool song I thought that was -- he thought it was cool that I knew that song -- set in motion some wonderful PMs about that song, his trials & tribulations & other things

It's by the Beach Boys, although I believe it appeared on a Brian Wilson solo CD -- just a thing of beauty, with wonderful Hammond organ playing -- and each & every time I hear it, I will think of my penpal & cyberbrother, Bob O'Brien


CowboyNeil - 12/13/2007 at 08:28 PM

quote:
After the show, Bob and I stood around outside in a light misty rain, talking about life, family, friends, and how he was faring and, what I remember most, how local folks seemed to be avoiding him and his cancer....



Jim, this is a sad statement of the world we live in. I sometimes wonder where the humanity is. My wife has an autoimmune disorder and was hospitalised and only a couple of her fellow teachers ever called when she was hospitalized. I got calls from her students but peers, just about nada.

Then we have this little community of fellow ABB fans and I have received nothing but support and kindness. I have met some folks here but want to meet more as in general we be good people.

Bobo being one of our best fo sure


CowboyNeil - 12/13/2007 at 09:54 PM


LexABB - 12/14/2007 at 02:30 AM

Gob Bless this family Much Love


DougMacKenzie - 12/14/2007 at 11:57 AM

Hey Bob, wish I could be there tomorrow for the send-off. Nice obit, you certainly have been loved and admired by many people. Don't worry about your family; coot, buzy, and many others have stepped up and they will be ok financially, and eventually emotinally. We don't like it, but we'll get through all this. Miss you brother.


musichick3 - 12/14/2007 at 06:10 PM

Through all the love, sharing and compassion I see among so many on here, I would say Bobo definitely lived up to and surpassed one of his main purposes in life, which was obviously to bring people who were eventually supposed to meet each other together, to show them that true, unconditional love does exist, and to set an example for those of us who need to slow down and examine our own purpose/mission in life by making some changes in our lives to be better friends, parents, co-workers, spouses, siblings, etc. Sometimes it takes a very special person to touch our lives to make us see life in a better way than what we've been doing. Losing someone special hits us so hard that we are forced to examine their impact on us.

Thank you Bob for helping me on my own path. Your life was inspiring to many of us here.


BigSixPeachHead - 12/14/2007 at 09:01 PM

I remember the first time I met the 3D bobo, September 5, 2004 at a ABB show in Pixburgher, it was a brief 1st encounter in the parking lot before the show. Of course like many of you, I met him right here in the forum long before that. After this same show Lynn and I were in line for the Instant Live and who should be in front of us in that line....you got it, good ol' bobo. Coincidence ? I think not !!
We did the ritual critiquing of the ABB show we just saw, a must for all hard core peach heads. How about that guitar solo, them drums, feel that bass line ?? Then the sudden realization that "crap, this line is starting to move". We laughed because normally people can't wait to get to the prize at the end of the line, but we just wanted to talk, more...and so it began.
From a typed faceless name on a website to pm's back and forth to an actual person, he was what I expected, so much to share and give to the world, here, there and beyond.
Bobo was not only a dear loving friend, he was a big brother. Over the next few years we'd share pms, emails, calls and the best of all encompassed in all those varieties of communication...the laughter !! Even in bobo's hardest times, he had "the" way to make you smile.
I miss him so...and folks thanks for indulging me, apologies for the long post but I do feel at home, here with all those that love bobo along with us. It's funny that my "blood" family cannot fully comprehend this, they understand and they comfort but I know they "just don't get it". And that's cool, it really is....we truly are a rare breed aren't we ?!

Bobofest I and II. What a time we had...July 16, 2005...the day of Bobofest I. The day a bunch of us embarked upon Pixburgher and came together in honor of bobo. We wanted to make this day absolutely perfect for bobo...and I must say, with all the combined efforts, a grand job was done !! I look around my computer/music room and the party favours of that day are still hanging about. The bobofest nametags (which btw I have alot of if anyone wants one for a keepsake), the leis, pink flamingo shirts, cup and hat, poster and passes. The look on Kirk's face was priceless as he told the herd of pink flamingos where to stand. And then there was bobo, good ol' bobo...grooving along and enjoying the heck out of the show with a smile brighter than the lightshow itself. A good day indeed.

Bobofest II was this year, August 15 and while the quantity of attendees was down, even bobo was too sick to attend, we knew all of you ALL of you were there, as was bobo. We again had a great time....all six of us !! LOL !! We had made sure to get a poster signed and hopes of delivering didn't quite come to fruition, but Goliath tried...and GMan, we thank you for that. You know, even though bobo wasn't there, he got us parking passes to the premiere lots....sheesh.

bobo taught me to try and take care of myself, he said remember what you put in your body has to come out somehow...just think about it. He told me to ask Lynn to go to the doctors...for not only himself but for us. And Lynn did...his "no doctors needed" attitude changed as I told him of the alternative that bobo spoke of. And he made no more excuses.

bobo taught me a great deal about Keith Urban. I had no idea who KU was until bobo enlighted me. I was invited to a KU concert by a friend but didn't go because I didn't know who he was. I told bobo this, within the next week I had so many KU cd's (issued and bootleg...now who in the heck does bootleg KU shows is beyond me) I now can sing any of his tunes on any given day...lol !! He made me promise the next local KU concert that I might be able to go to...to make sure I do. And I will, tomorrow night December 15, 2007 in London, ON. Another coincidence ?? Same day as his memorial and I've had tickets for months...again I think not !!

Life is short people, we've heard that phrase time and again and will for all our days I imagine, but heed those three small words...Life is short !! It's yours to do with what you will. During a converation, me stressing over work, a wise ol' bobo once told me, "if you can change things in your life for the better, than do it...if you can't, well that just sucks" Oh how he made me laugh...and still does.

Through tears and laughter I will always remember you bobo, this selfishness of crying and sadness I am feeling right now will pass....no more pain, no more suffering for you.

We will as a collective, strive to help Denise and Cami in any way we can and will keep them in our thoughts and prayers.

That being said...bobo I love you, will miss you, I will sing my heart out for you tomorrow night at Keith Urbans concert (though many around me will not appreciate it,) but right now big guy, I hear tell there's a shirt for me to bid on and another story to post there.

Love to all of YOU...our extended family !!
Karen, Lynn and the entire Bomberry family

ps - If I may humbly suggest, if you have it in your colletion....at 1:00 pm tomorrow, Saturday, December 15, 2007 in honor of our bobo, please put on the Allman Brothers Band, Post-Gazette Pavillion show of July 16, 2005, Bobofest I. Thank you !!


WharfRat - 12/14/2007 at 09:47 PM

Absolutely beautiful as always Karen.

As I have told Steve, I will forever regret not making it to Pixburg that day in 05.

But that call from the parking lot meant the world to me.

Ironically, I was in a parking lot in NJ waiting to see Bob's boy John Fogerty.

Go figure eh?


johnwott - 12/15/2007 at 07:51 PM

God Speed Bob



When I die and they lay me to rest
Gonna go to the place that's the best
When I lay me down to die
Goin' up to the spirit in the sky
Goin' up to the spirit in the sky

That's where I'm gonna go when I die
When I die and they lay me to rest
Gonna go to the place that's the best

Prepare yourself you know it's a must
Gotta have a friend in Jesus
So you know that when you die
He's gonna recommend you
To the spirit in the sky
Gonna recommend you
To the spirit in the sky

That's where you're gonna go when you die
When you die and they lay you to rest
You're gonna go to the place that's the best

Never been a sinner I never sinned
I got a friend in Jesus
So you know that when I die
He's gonna set me up with
The spirit in the sky
Oh set me up with the spirit in the sky

That's where I'm gonna go when I die
When I die and they lay me to rest
I'm gonna go to the place that's the best
Go to the place that's the best




rainy - 12/16/2007 at 01:23 AM

Bobo Fly with the Angels... Be free.....


OldDirtRoad - 12/17/2007 at 08:50 PM

I thought this was a nice card.

"Love Lives On"

"Some peoples lives
can truly make a difference
However long or short
their lives on earth,
They give the gifts
of kindness and of caring,
They sow the seeds
of friendship and self-worth.
Some people's lives
are beautiful examples
of putting others first,
and when they're gone,
The lives of those they touched
are so much richer,
And the love they shared
Lives on and on"


Remembering with you
a special person
who touched so many lives
with warmth and caring.......
and hoping that it helps to know
the loss your feeling now
is a loss that many other hearts
are sharing.


We feel you in our Hearts Brother Bob.

[Edited on 12/17/2007 by OldDirtRoad]


Wayne - 12/17/2007 at 09:47 PM

Bobo and the family.

http://www.allmanbrothers.com/index.php?module=My_eGallery&do=showpic&a mp;gid=6&pid=3477&orderby=dateD


Benjamin - 12/18/2007 at 01:15 AM

Picture made me sad again....I guess more sad would be more accurate.

I have a question - although my Pastor/Elder already answered....

That clock I made a few years ago, but never finished - it was supposed to be for Bobo's birthday a few years ago.

It only needs a piece of glass to be cut and about an hour's more work....I could have it finished this weekend.

Would you:

1. send it to Denise soon, or wait awhile (how long?)

2. raffle it and send the money?

3. keep it as a way to remember Bobo (and a painful reminder not to procrastinate...

)


Number one's in the lead.....


OldDirtRoad - 12/18/2007 at 02:10 AM

quote:
Picture made me sad again....I guess more sad would be more accurate.


I had never seen Bobo's family...it made me more sad also ...such a pretty wife and a beautiful Daughter.It made me me think of what they must be going through.

In my opinion you should finish that Clock and send it to her, and tell her what it was meant for. I would send it in a month or so. No matter when you send it, the pain will always be there.
But it would be a nice gesture in his memory.

Thats just what I think. You do what you feel.


WharfRat - 12/18/2007 at 02:28 AM

Jim, whatever you decide I am sure will be the right choice.


harvey - 12/18/2007 at 01:25 PM

Jim ... it may be that the sentimental value of the clock is only between you and Bob ... and it may not extend to Denise ... I would therefore ask Denise if she would like to have it as a keepsake, and if not then you could raffle it or keep it as you see fit.

One thing you must do, however, is finish it ... and perhaps put a comemorative plate on it dedicated to Bob.

Just my 2 pennies ...


lolasdeb - 12/18/2007 at 06:55 PM

Good luck with your decision, Jim - whatever it is will be correct. OTF, Kenny, Chuck, and Colin have given some good advise but you'll know what the right thing to do is.

The picture of Bob with Cami and Denise is beautiful and sad. What a lovely family. Bobo's girls are surely missing him terribly - continuing thoughts going out to them during these initial heartbreaking weeks as they rebuild and discover what life phase 2 is to be.


SantaCruzBluz - 12/18/2007 at 07:52 PM

I just got the bad news a couple of days ago.

Just wanted to send my love and condolences to Bob's family.

The road truly does go on forever, my Brother, and I'm looking forward to meeting you someday.


Eileen1 - 12/18/2007 at 08:45 PM

My heartfelt prayers and condolences to the O'Brien family, and all Bob's friends who are deeply saddened by this loss.

[Edited on 12/18/2007 by Eileen1]


oldcoot - 12/20/2007 at 04:43 AM

Spoke to Denise (and Cami a little while too) tonight. They are just overwhelmed with the response that they've been receiving from so many of the fine folks here. Denise just didn't have the words.

She said it's been so much more support, emotional and otherwise, than they have received from Bob's sisters.

Well, we're Bob's family too. It makes me feel incredibly good to know that so many are stepping up to help out Bob's gals. Makes me proud to have you as my friends and family too.


MissElf - 12/20/2007 at 11:23 AM

Me too, coot, me too.


CowboyNeil - 12/20/2007 at 03:00 PM

Some good eggs around here!


lolasdeb - 12/20/2007 at 05:22 PM

Thanks for sharing that, Coot. Both Denise and Cami have been in my thoughts for a long time but especially in these past weeks. I was happy to see Cami's introduction on the GB - hope she feels free to continue posting. I like the way Lana put it - we're her virtual Aunties and Uncles.


Benjamin - 12/21/2007 at 12:17 PM

I see Cami's also made it to the AG section of the Forum - luckily we all behave ourselves around here...yeah....


CowboyNeil - 12/21/2007 at 02:56 PM



He knows who is naughty and nice

[Edited on 12/21/2007 by CowboyNeil]


Libby - 12/21/2007 at 04:30 PM

peace and love...


DougMacKenzie - 12/21/2007 at 07:26 PM

There is so much venom and animosity getting stirred up around this site these days, and so much of it seems very self-serving. I really miss Bobo.


fast43 - 12/21/2007 at 10:20 PM

quote:
There is so much venom and animosity getting stirred up around this site these days, and so much of it seems very self-serving. I really miss Bobo.


Amen Brother


PhotoRon286 - 12/21/2007 at 11:22 PM

quote:
There is so much venom and animosity getting stirred up around this site these days, and so much of it seems very self-serving. I really miss Bobo.


Glad I've been too busy to participate.


Benjamin - 12/22/2007 at 11:23 AM

I don't even read them anymore - I'm down to looking at the GB (and maybe posting an inane comment once a month), this thread, the MT thread, and looking at stuff related to NYE with the dTb.

Maybe next year I'll start blessing you all with more of my posting







You've been warned!






Benjamin - 12/22/2007 at 11:24 AM

....and continuing to pray for Denise and Cami....


PhotoRon286 - 12/22/2007 at 12:58 PM

quote:
I don't even read them anymore - I'm down to looking at the GB (and maybe posting an inane comment once a month), this thread, the MT thread, and looking at stuff related to NYE with the dTb.

Maybe next year I'll start blessing you all with more of my posting







You've been warned!








You're still welcome in The Lounge.


Unless you try to bring in a camera.


DougMacKenzie - 12/22/2007 at 03:54 PM

Cancer is such a horrible disease, the way it takes over just one little cell in the body, then spreads itself over more and more of the bodycell by cell, until the body is totally consumed by the malignancy and succumbs. Thank goodness my friend is through with his suffereing, and his family is being looked after. I still miss him though.


Libby - 12/22/2007 at 04:29 PM

quote:
quote:
and so much of it seems very self-serving.


Looks can be deceiving...



Words can be deceiving as well. Please keep the venom out of this thread, folks. Let's reserve this thread for peace, love and remembrance of a beloved brother.


Libby - 12/22/2007 at 04:33 PM

quote:
Cancer is such a horrible disease, the way it takes over just one little cell in the body, then spreads itself over more and more of the bodycell by cell, until the body is totally consumed by the malignancy and succumbs. Thank goodness my friend is through with his suffereing, and his family is being looked after. I still miss him though.


Yes it is, Doug. Bob often told me, "Lib, this is such a lonely disease."
I know in my heart he loved us dearly and he often told me how much he treasured the friendships he made here. Yours in partucular.

I miss him too. I'm so glad Cami's here. I see Bob's humor in her.

p&l...


RedRider - 12/22/2007 at 04:51 PM

Thank you Libby...


DougMacKenzie - 12/24/2007 at 04:12 PM

Merry Christmas out to the O'Brien's today. I'm sure it will be a tough one. Here's praying for Go's peace, which passes all understanding, to be with you.


OldDirtRoad - 12/24/2007 at 05:23 PM

Christmas in Heaven

I see the countless CHRISTMAS TREES around the world below
with tiny lights like HEAVENíS STARS reflecting on the snow.

The sight is so SPECTACULAR please wipe away that tear
for I am spending CHRISTMAS WITH JESUS CHRIST this year.

I hear the many CHRISTMAS SONGS that people hold so dear
but the SOUND OF MUSIC can't compare with the CHRISTMAS CHOIR up here.

I have no words to tell you of the JOY their voices bring
for it is beyond description to HEAR THE ANGELS SING.

I know HOW MUCH YOU MISS ME, I see the pain inside your heart
for I am spending CHRISTMAS WITH JESUS CHRIST this year.

I can't tell you of the SPLENDOR or the PEACE here in this place
Can you just imagine CHRISTMAS WITH OUR SAVIOR face to face

I'll ask him to LIFT YOUR SPIRIT as I tell him of your love
so then PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER as you lift your eyes above.

Please let your HEARTS BE JOYFUL and let your SPIRIT SING
for I am spending CHRISTMAS IN HEAVEN and Iím walking WITH THE KING.


~ by Wanda Bencke


lolasdeb - 12/24/2007 at 07:39 PM

Wishing Denise and Cami O'Brien some respite from their grief and that some of the spirit of the holidays wash over them and bring some smiles to their faces. (This would also fall under 'what I want for Christmas'...) Peace be with you all.


PhotoRon286 - 12/25/2007 at 02:18 AM

I'll echo Deb.


Much love to Denise & Cami.

This has to be a hard holiday for them.

I hope it's as good as it can be.


RedRider - 12/25/2007 at 05:37 AM

Much love to the Dodd's & O'Brien's today. You bet it's hard. I last spoke to my sister 2 years ago tonight helping her get ready for bed. She didn't "wake up" the next day, and died early the morning of the 27th from kidney Cancer.

But as hard as it is there are still great moments of joy, different but special none the less to be had as well as remembered & treasured.


oldcoot - 12/25/2007 at 05:35 PM

Echoing the thoughts posted above. Thinking a lot today about the Dodds and the O'Briens. This has to be a most difficult day. I hope the that thoughts of the good times together prevail over the ones of sorrow.


WharfRat - 12/26/2007 at 03:15 AM

Sure hope the Dodds and O'Briens found some sort of peace today..


PhotoRon286 - 12/26/2007 at 03:33 AM

Gave my mother a copy of John Fogerty's latest cd.




Also told her about Coot's comment on the album, and the words behind the disc in the case.


oldcoot - 12/26/2007 at 03:00 PM

quote:
Gave my mother a copy of John Fogerty's latest cd.




Also told her about Coot's comment on the album, and the words behind the disc in the case.


Yes Ron, those words behind the cd stopped me in my tracks.


oldcoot - 12/26/2007 at 03:04 PM

Good Ol' Bobo.

I may have mentioned the co-worker who was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He was going to put off the surgery until this year.

I told him about Bob and said don't you dare wait on this. He had his procedure mid-December and stopped by work today to say hi. It went very well and the diagnosis is really good.

I credit Bob and this thread.


Sang - 12/26/2007 at 03:09 PM




Picture that Cami posted in the pictures section.....

[Edited on 12/26/2007 by Sang]


Buzzy82 - 12/26/2007 at 06:22 PM

It warms my heart to see Cami on this site. May God grant Denise and Cami peace during this incredibly difficult time. Thanks again to the many kind souls that always throw out a life jacket when the situation dictates. This is truly an incredible place.


lolasdeb - 12/26/2007 at 08:39 PM

Hey there, Cami! You've grown since that last shot! It's good seeing you around here and hope you and your mom are doing well.


DougMacKenzie - 12/28/2007 at 04:57 PM

Hope the new year brings peace and renewal for the O'Briens. I miss Bobo.


PhotoRon286 - 12/28/2007 at 05:30 PM

So do I.

I was thinking about him when I sent out the money order from the first photo auction.

Took me a long time to write the note I sent with it.


linus - 12/29/2007 at 09:32 PM

I think Bobo's spirit represented/represents everything good about this place. I keep coming back here. I hope Denise and Cami can find a little peace


DougMacKenzie - 12/30/2007 at 04:04 AM

quote:
I think Bobo's spirit represented/represents everything good about this place. I keep coming back here. I hope Denise and Cami can find a little peace

Agreed. We could use more of it.


DougMacKenzie - 1/4/2008 at 02:08 AM

Thinking of you today buddy. All my love and prayers to Denise and Cami.


PhotoRon286 - 1/4/2008 at 02:15 AM

I spent the last hour reading Bob's first Road thread.


Libby - 1/4/2008 at 04:00 AM

quote:
I spent the last hour reading Bob's first Road thread.


Iread it a couple of days after we learned Bob had passed away. He was so full of joy, even on the darkest days, he had that wicked humor going on.

I really do miss the big guy, but he is free from the pain and suffering.

We were so blessed to have him in our lives.

God bless Denise and Cami...

p&l


CowboyNeil - 1/8/2008 at 01:51 PM


leftyblues - 1/8/2008 at 01:52 PM


CowboyNeil - 1/8/2008 at 01:54 PM

Lefty, Bobo would want you to turn that frown upside down!

Thinking of our friend Bobo this morning.


leftyblues - 1/8/2008 at 01:55 PM

quote:
Lefty, Bobo would want you to turn that frown upside down!

Thinking of our friend Bobo this morning.


i am sad for me and us..he is free..

just miss the dude, that'a all..


CowboyNeil - 1/8/2008 at 01:56 PM

I'm with ya!


DougMacKenzie - 1/8/2008 at 10:12 PM

Me too. But boy, what a character.


CowboyNeil - 1/8/2008 at 10:29 PM

How are Denise and Cami doing?


Sang - 1/10/2008 at 04:23 AM

yes, I kinda miss the rat bastid.........


PhotoRon286 - 1/10/2008 at 04:57 AM

Bobo.


DougMacKenzie - 1/10/2008 at 11:46 AM

,,,,,,,And the road goes on forever.......


greggswoman - 1/10/2008 at 05:07 PM

Thought I'd post this here. Bruce (fanfrom-71) has offered up for raffle an original near mint condition Lynyrd Skynyrd Street Surivors album with the flame cover for the O'Briens.

http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&am p;file=viewthread&tid=70292

RIP Bobo.


Jacquie - 1/10/2008 at 05:12 PM

Thinking of Bob, Denise and Cami today. Can't believe it's been a month already.....


TerriB - 1/13/2008 at 01:04 AM

Bobo taught me this


TerriB - 1/13/2008 at 01:04 AM


TerriB - 1/13/2008 at 01:05 AM

and with that, I officially became a Zen Peach.

Miss you, Bob.


PhotoRon286 - 1/13/2008 at 02:19 AM

Nice timing Terri.


I sent another red guitar auction check to Denise today.


RedRider - 1/13/2008 at 04:00 AM

Received a lovely note from Denise & Cami yesterday...hope we have eased their "financial" burdens. Please let us know how we are doing on that front fellas.


DougMacKenzie - 1/13/2008 at 04:21 AM

I don't think there are any running totals, everybody just does whatever they can to help. Miss you brother, but it's all gonna be OK.


RedRider - 1/13/2008 at 05:26 AM

Wasn't looking for a running total Doug, more an updated assessement of need from Coot & or Tom...


oldcoot - 1/15/2008 at 02:38 PM

I'm hoping to speak with Denise either today or tomorrow.


oldcoot - 1/15/2008 at 02:42 PM

This is my 40,000th post. Can't think of another thread that I'd rather post it in than this one.

I know exactly how Bobo would respond....

"Coot, see if somewhere in the next 40,000 you can actually post something funny."

Miss you a lot Bob. Think about you each and every day.


fast43 - 1/16/2008 at 04:24 AM

quote:

"Coot, see if somewhere in the next 40,000 you can actually post something funny."




I certainly agree with that


Sang - 1/16/2008 at 04:34 AM

quote:
quote:

"Coot, see if somewhere in the next 40,000 you can actually post something funny."




I certainly agree with that



Yes, he isn't the only one that thought that.......


Capn - 1/16/2008 at 05:11 AM

quote:
Thought I'd post this here. Bruce (fanfrom-71) has offered up for raffle an original near mint condition Lynyrd Skynyrd Street Surivors album with the flame cover for the O'Briens.

http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&am p;file=viewthread&tid=70292

RIP Bobo.


classy move, Bruce


DougMacKenzie - 1/16/2008 at 12:05 PM

Miss you brother. Your daughter seems to have something special, and said that even after your passing she feels your love come into her. You did it right my friend.


CowboyNeil - 1/17/2008 at 08:34 PM

Coot, congrats on 40,000, just wondering when you are going to finally post something funny!

Thinking of Bobo, I felt good sending Denise and Cami what I could, no such thing as a selfless act.

Cami does seem like a lovely young lady, you did good Bobo!


rainy - 1/18/2008 at 02:14 PM

Thinking of Bob this morning .. Denise and Cami....


oldcoot - 1/18/2008 at 03:05 PM

I posted this last evening in Anything Goes and on the guestbook but wanted everyone to see it.


I spoke with Denise O'Brien earlier tonight and she asked me to post this for her.

She is just totally overwhelmed with the outpouring of support that both she and Cami have received from so many kind people here. She just couldn't believe that so many people who didn't even know her, or their daughter Cami, would step forward to help them out.

I explained to her that had the same thing happened to any of us, Bob would have been first in line to help in any way that he could.

As you might imagine, it has been a very stressful time for Bob's girls. Denise said she wanted some time to clear her thoughts and to decide how to proceed. She has just now begun responding with personal notes to those who have helped and have shown their support and generosity. She intends on responding to everyone that has so kindly helped them. That will take some time.

So, she wanted me to let everyone know how very deeply she has been touched by this family that would step forward to help her family. She is truly and sincerely amazed by the response of so many wonderful souls that make up this family.

I am so very proud of each and every person that has helped in any way. It makes me proud to call you my friends.

Bob was one of the most truly amazing persons that I have ever met, or, will ever meet. I think of him each and every day. I truly believe that he is aware of what this family has done for his.


CowboyNeil - 1/18/2008 at 03:16 PM

We might be a bunch of nimrods but we be good nimrods!


DougMacKenzie - 1/19/2008 at 03:39 AM

Our lives are connected in so many ways, from and toward so many directions, on so many different levels, that we can never see where it all leads. And now it seems Cami is becoming a part of this family, as we became part of hers. Thanks for the opportunity brother. Thinking of you and your girls this weekend.


RedRider - 1/19/2008 at 03:50 AM

Glad to hear Denise is trying to take the time to think things through. I hope we bought her a little time to be able to do just that...


Love to Bobo's ladies.


PhotoRon286 - 1/19/2008 at 08:53 PM

Thinking of my friend.


piacere - 1/20/2008 at 12:58 AM

I never knew the man and interacted with him but a few times here, which by the way, were quite humorous yet, I think of him now and again. Isn't that odd that I didn't know the man, "talked" with him briefly and still, he enters my thoughts for some reason.

Makes me wonder......


DougMacKenzie - 1/20/2008 at 01:01 AM

quote:
quote:
I never knew the man and interacted with him but a few times here, which by the way, were quite humorous yet, I think of him now and again. Isn't that odd that I didn't know the man, "talked" with him briefly and still, he enters my thoughts for some reason.

Makes me wonder......


He had that effect on many people.


DougMacKenzie - 1/22/2008 at 01:46 AM

Was finally able to send a letter to your family today brother. It's been really hard for me to do, like by doing that it makes it all real, that you are really gone. Posting some to Cami seemed to get me over the hump to get this done. She posted a picture of her "boyfriend" today, got the instructions on how to do it from Sang, of all people. Maybe all of us together can make a piece of Bob the dad for her. I hope so. Miss you brother.


oldcoot - 2/17/2008 at 04:04 PM

Couldn't have this on Page 5 now could we?

Had a nice, long chat with Denise last night. Bob's girls are holding up pretty well. Still have some rough days of course.

Sadly, Bob's remaining family, particularly a sister and brother-in-law are being nothing short of complete buttheads to Denise & Cami. I know all families are different, and not all siblings get along, but those two have taken it to another level.

Denise is still struggling with Bob's employer as far as insurance and IRA etc.

Just the kinds of aggravation no one needs on top of losing a spouse and father.

Denise mentioned again the unbelieveable support this family has shown her family.

She said she has trouble trying to navigate around this site and that she's not that computer savvy. I told her Bobo was in the same boat!

I miss my buddy.


johnwott - 2/17/2008 at 04:23 PM

Thanks for the update

We continue to hold Denise and Cami in our hearts and our prayers.

God Bless them.


BigDaveOnBass - 2/17/2008 at 04:34 PM

It's sad sometimes how family dynamics changed after the passing of a loved one. Four years after my mom passed, I still wrestle with how my family dynamic has changed. As long as Denise and Cami hang together, they will be alright. God bless both of them.


TerriB - 2/17/2008 at 04:38 PM

Amen, BigDave

Coot, thanks for the update. I'm glad to hear the girls I having some better days.


DougMacKenzie - 2/17/2008 at 04:50 PM

Thanks so much for the update coot. It seems Bobo is never far from my thoughts. Thank goodness for the good folks that cross our paths, and occassionally walk with us for a while. I miss you buddy.


DougMacKenzie - 4/20/2008 at 03:15 AM

At this time of the election cycle I find myslef missing this 'ol RB. Thinking of you tonight brother.


PhotoRon286 - 4/20/2008 at 03:25 AM

I explained "BoboFest" to a Mule attendee last night.



He thinks we're "special".



I agree, but mainly Bobo was the special one.


Stephen - 4/21/2008 at 09:35 PM

Brother Bob is never far from my thoughts -- got the nicest card from Denise & Cami, & what a shame that such nice sincere people who have suffered this loss have to deal with some of the downsides -- but with that said -- lots of love to both the girls, we're here for you & I only wish we could do more!
...nice to see this thread bumped up --
I sure would like to have met Bobo, he seemed like a really cool guy


CowboyNeil - 4/22/2008 at 08:19 PM


harvey - 5/20/2008 at 06:46 AM

Just thinking of Bobo ...


DougMacKenzie - 5/20/2008 at 08:43 PM


oldcoot - 5/20/2008 at 09:33 PM


Libby - 5/21/2008 at 10:13 AM


WharfRat - 5/21/2008 at 10:35 AM


ABBcujo - 5/21/2008 at 11:45 AM


Denza - 5/21/2008 at 12:04 PM


leftyblues - 5/21/2008 at 12:48 PM


TerriB - 5/21/2008 at 02:28 PM


hoochiecoochiegirl - 5/21/2008 at 02:30 PM


PhotoRon286 - 5/21/2008 at 02:33 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/21/2008 at 09:23 PM


Sang - 5/21/2008 at 11:40 PM


Benjamin - 5/22/2008 at 12:06 AM


fast43 - 5/22/2008 at 12:41 AM


DougMacKenzie - 5/23/2008 at 11:19 AM


oldcoot - 5/23/2008 at 03:03 PM


WharfRat - 5/24/2008 at 03:01 AM


Libby - 5/24/2008 at 05:22 AM


Pam - 5/24/2008 at 11:58 AM


Stephen - 5/24/2008 at 04:49 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/25/2008 at 09:40 AM


DougMacKenzie - 5/31/2008 at 03:25 PM


Stephen - 5/31/2008 at 03:55 PM


oldcoot - 5/31/2008 at 08:40 PM


PhotoRon286 - 5/31/2008 at 08:45 PM

Thinking of Bob makes it a little sunnier today.


oldcoot - 5/31/2008 at 09:02 PM

This year at Red Rocks, I am "planning" a Celebration of Bobo.

I cannot tell you how deeply disappointed I was to have not been able to be at Bob's services. It tears at me every day.

But, what I have in mind is not in the slightest bit going to involve sorrow. If there are tears, they will be tears of laughter and joy.

I have no formal plans, I just think that a number of good souls, touched forever by Bob's will be there. Many more, I know would like to be there too.

If you have some thoughts on how to honor and remember Bob, please share them here or in a PM.

I plan on taping it in some fashion, for the benefit of Denise & Cami, and those that cannot attend.

If you have a particular thought or story about how Bob positively affected your life, please feel free to PM me or I can provide an e mail address to. I would love to share it with those there.

On the day of Bob's service, I was traveling through the Rockies just beyond Denver with my family on a long planned holiday trip, which prevented me from being in Pittsburgh.

I knew the time of the service. At that moment, I looked at the majestic mountains, I felt tremendous sorrow but even more gratefulness for what Bob had done for me and meant for me. I was with family, those that love me, and I know how much Bob dearly loved Denise and Cami. To me, I could still experience what Bob would have continued to long for. Every day that I find solace in my family, I try to somehow share that solace with Bob. That is hard to explain but I guess I try to carry myself the way Bob would if he were with us today.

It is my way of honoring him every day that I am graced with.

If you will be at Red Rocks, many of us will be staying at the Denver Marriott West. My plans are to have something in a private room around noon on Sunday, the day after the ABB show and day of the Gov't Mule.

ANYONE is welcome, whether you knew Bob, met Bob or are simply aware of what he meant to so much of us.

PLEASE, come join us in a celebration of a most remarkable man, the most remarkable that I've ever had the privilege of knowing, Bob O'Brien.

Bobo, you're with us now and always.

You are, and will always be, my brother.


DougMacKenzie - 5/31/2008 at 10:05 PM

Thanks coot.


oldcoot - 6/4/2008 at 01:58 PM


MissElf - 6/6/2008 at 01:55 PM


PhotoRon286 - 6/6/2008 at 01:58 PM


hoochiecoochiegirl - 6/6/2008 at 01:58 PM


Stephen - 6/6/2008 at 06:10 PM

Wow, two posts right at the same time this morning, & one just three minutes before those -- people are thinking of bro. Bobo -- he sure is missed here


oldcoot - 6/10/2008 at 01:24 PM

Six months ago today.

Miss you Bob.


oldcoot - 6/10/2008 at 01:24 PM


MissElf - 6/10/2008 at 02:16 PM

Winking at you, Bobo.


Libby - 6/10/2008 at 09:39 PM

Reflecting back on our lives while reminiscing with an old friend at lunch today, my heart turned to you, Bob.

It's sad when friends have to leave us, but when you stop and think about it, they're never too far away. *smile*

I miss you, my friend! You're spirit and joy will remain here with us always.



Libby - 6/10/2008 at 09:42 PM


Sang - 6/11/2008 at 01:01 PM


Benjamin - 6/18/2008 at 12:41 AM

Was just thinking about last summer's ABB show in Pittsburgh.

We missed Bob that day....still do....


PhotoRon286 - 6/18/2008 at 01:06 AM

BoboFest 2007.







Quality gathering for our friend.


PhotoRon286 - 6/18/2008 at 01:23 AM

Some of the wisest things Coot* has ever said:


quote:

A number of us got to meet Bob over a magical weekend several years ago in Pittsburgh. That whole experience exemplifies to me what this place is all about. Nearly 30 of us, from all over the US and Canada, aware of Bobís struggles at that time, went to Pittsburgh to attend an ABB concert. Bob was unable to travel any real distance, and being the devout family man that he was, really didnít entertain the idea of traveling to any far away concerts. His girls liked the beach, so, if a vacation was taken, to the beach is where they went. So the bunch of us went to him.

What all of us had in common that were able to attend BoboFest was the love for Bob and the desire to spend some real quality time with him. I didnít make the final decision to attend until only ten days or so before the show. Itís one of the smartest decisions that Iíve ever made in my life. Really, I knew that I had to go. There wasnít any other choice.

All of us were drawn together by a website of all things. Diverse people, diverse ideas, different in many ways but connected by our caring about and compassion for Bob.

He told me many times what that meant to him. He found it hard to believe that so many would make that kind of effort to meet and get to know him.

Over the last several years we talked at length many times. There were ups and there were downs. What amazes me most about Bob is during all these difficult times for him, emotional and physically, he always asked about others. He was concerned for their wellbeing, he wanted me to say hi to people when the disease made it difficult for him to do simple every day things like using his computer. He never lost sight of how much people cared for him. He gave that and much more back.


oldcoot - 6/23/2008 at 02:53 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/24/2008 at 04:11 PM


PhotoRon286 - 6/25/2008 at 03:48 AM

I browse several photo web sites and forums.

From the online lab I use, Mpix, and it's "General Discussion" forum.

One member was doing the Relay For Life walk and wanted forum users to give her a name of someone they knew who was touched by the disease, be it survivor, currently under treatment, or other.

She was going to do one lap for each name she got.

Being a photographer, she had a friend take a picture of each lap's dedication.




[Edited on 6/25/2008 by PhotoRon286]


Sang - 6/25/2008 at 03:50 AM

Very cool Ron........


leftyblues - 6/25/2008 at 03:58 AM

wow Ron...awesome..


PhotoRon286 - 6/25/2008 at 04:38 PM

I left a link on the Mpix site to Bobo's threads.

Here's the response from the woman who did the walking.:

quote:
The Bobo thread....OMG.....I just went through parts of it.....many many pages of love and support until the end....these people, they truly show what I've learned here as well, that you don't have to physically have a family....I am SO in tears now, what an amazing person 'Bobo' was Thank you for sharing that...thank you.


How right she is.


lolasdeb - 6/25/2008 at 04:45 PM

This is very cool, Ron.


oldcoot - 6/25/2008 at 04:58 PM

That is really heartwarming Ron!

Good Ol' Bobo, miss him lots.


Libby - 6/25/2008 at 06:15 PM

Way to go, Ron.

That Bobo...he was the bestest! *smile*

[Edited on 6/25/2008 by Libby]


Jacquie - 6/25/2008 at 06:19 PM

Much love to Bob, I know you're watching us from above.....every time I see a pink flamingo I think of you, especially on Thursdays


EasyMichael - 6/25/2008 at 06:20 PM


Jacquie - 6/25/2008 at 06:21 PM

btw Ron, that was very cool. thanks for sharing.


DougMacKenzie - 6/25/2008 at 07:34 PM

"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not understood it."

Very cool Ron. Thanks.


TerriB - 6/26/2008 at 01:01 AM

Thanks Ron, and thanks to the woman who walked the walk and took the time to "get to know" our Bob.


rosshmusic - 6/26/2008 at 01:29 AM

For My Brother:


rosshmusic - 6/26/2008 at 01:29 AM


michaelsio - 6/26/2008 at 01:31 AM

Very cool, Ron. My hat's off to all those who do honor to the memory of those they haven't met.


PhotoRon286 - 6/26/2008 at 04:25 PM

Staying on page one where it belongs.


DougMacKenzie - 7/3/2008 at 07:37 PM

Happy 4th of July brother. Miss you.


Jacquie - 7/3/2008 at 07:42 PM

thinking of you Bobo....


MissElf - 7/4/2008 at 01:56 PM

The Pink Flamingos are in the yard.


oldcoot - 7/6/2008 at 02:12 PM


TerriB - 7/6/2008 at 03:10 PM

quote:




DougMacKenzie - 7/6/2008 at 03:48 PM


Libby - 7/7/2008 at 10:11 AM


Stephen - 7/7/2008 at 07:55 PM


PhotoRon286 - 7/7/2008 at 11:57 PM


oldcoot - 7/8/2008 at 01:59 PM

Even though he was a bet welcher, miss ya big guy.


TerriB - 7/8/2008 at 03:14 PM

quote:
Even though he was a bet welcher, miss ya big guy.


Me too. I think of him often.


DougMacKenzie - 7/9/2008 at 03:15 AM

quote:



DougMacKenzie - 7/10/2008 at 11:48 PM

I didn't know Bill Ector, and I never got to meet Bobo face to face, but it seems that two very good guys have passed this way. We were fortunate, and better for the contact. Here's to the good guys.


Sang - 7/10/2008 at 11:56 PM

I was lucky enough to meet them both.......... and we could really use more of their spirit and sense of humor around here......


Benjamin - 7/11/2008 at 12:40 AM

I'm terrible with names and dates...but is tomorrow (7/11) Bob's birthday?
Seems like I remember it was the 11th...or maybe the 15th?

Well don't matter - if Sang can have multiple birthdays so can Bobo...

Also doesn't matter if he's here in the flesh, Bob still lives in our memories...so Happy Birthday!


Libby - 7/11/2008 at 01:50 AM

quote:
I'm terrible with names and dates...but is tomorrow (7/11) Bob's birthday?
Seems like I remember it was the 11th...or maybe the 15th?

Well don't matter - if Sang can have multiple birthdays so can Bobo...

Also doesn't matter if he's here in the flesh, Bob still lives in our memories...so Happy Birthday!



Yes, Jim... tomorrow is Bobo's birthday and you are right, he will always be with us!

Happy Birthday, Bobo!


PhotoRon286 - 7/11/2008 at 02:12 AM

National Convenience Store Day.

7-11





(Bobo thought I was funny)



Sang, not so much.


DanB - 7/11/2008 at 02:17 AM



[Edited on 7/11/2008 by DanB]


DanB - 7/11/2008 at 02:17 AM

oops

[Edited on 7/11/2008 by DanB]


DanB - 7/11/2008 at 02:18 AM

quote:
(Bobo thought I was funny)

DanB, not so much.


just to clarify










DanB - 7/11/2008 at 02:19 AM


EasyMichael - 7/11/2008 at 02:20 AM

Dan, are you into the rum again?


DanB - 7/11/2008 at 02:23 AM

quote:
Dan, are you into the rum again?


sorry wrong threads

wott wood Bobo think?


WharfRat - 7/11/2008 at 02:27 AM


Sang - 7/11/2008 at 03:41 AM

quote:
National Convenience Store Day.

7-11





(Bobo thought I was funny)






Sang, not so much.




You're right, I didn't think you were funny......


But thanks for your support in the trainwreck thread.....


Sang - 7/11/2008 at 03:43 AM

Yes, his birthday being on 7-11 somehow seems appropriate....


PhotoRon286 - 7/11/2008 at 03:43 AM

quote:
quote:
National Convenience Store Day.

7-11





(Bobo thought I was funny)






Sang, not so much.




You're right, I didn't think you were funny......


But thanks for your support in the trainwreck thread.....


My pleasure.

Any friend of Bobo's......


























might know you.



TerriB - 7/11/2008 at 10:37 AM

Thinking of Bob on his birthday.


DougMacKenzie - 7/11/2008 at 10:47 AM

Happy Birthday!


Jacquie - 7/11/2008 at 11:06 AM

Happy Birthday, Bob...I raise a pink flamingo glass in your honor today...may you be resting in peace. Sure do miss you...


fast43 - 7/11/2008 at 11:13 AM

Happy Birthday Bob

Hmmm 7-11, I'll stop for a Big Gulp in your honor.


Benjamin - 7/11/2008 at 11:17 AM

Maybe I'll wear the Pink Flamingo shirt later today....stand back - I expect some buttons to be popping off!

Damn thing musta shrunk a size or two.....

Happy Birthday Bob.....


fast43 - 7/11/2008 at 11:28 AM

quote:
Maybe I'll wear the Pink Flamingo shirt later today....stand back - I expect some buttons to be popping off!




You could put somebody's eye out


oldcoot - 7/11/2008 at 09:47 PM

Happy Birthday Bob. Hope they throw good parties in heaven, Los Lobos music and no Eagles!!!

It was a year ago that I called Bob to wish him a happy birthday and found out that he'd recently had a stroke and heart attack. They were hitting him so hard with "treatment" that his body just couldn't take it. His weakened condition really left no options.

We talked a lot in the last several months. He was an incredibly brave and courageous man. He had so much compassion for others, even as his own health faded. Even as he was slipping away, he taught me so very much about how to live. I can never thank him enough for that.

[Edited on 7/11/2008 by oldcoot]


lolasdeb - 7/11/2008 at 09:54 PM

Happy Bob day.


fast43 - 7/12/2008 at 03:13 AM

I had a booth at the Artwalk in Paris, KY today and did pretty well.

What a good omen I had. I set up my tables in this store and next to my area the store had a display of glasses and goblets and such all with pink flamingos on them


WharfRat - 7/12/2008 at 04:40 AM

38 minutes late...

But Happy Birthday Bob


I Miss Bob


PhotoRon286 - 7/12/2008 at 12:19 PM

We all do.


DougMacKenzie - 7/14/2008 at 11:09 AM


Sang - 7/17/2008 at 05:14 PM


PhotoRon286 - 7/17/2008 at 07:48 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/18/2008 at 12:49 AM


TerriB - 7/18/2008 at 01:21 AM


Jeanne - 7/18/2008 at 01:17 PM

John and I were walking through the village of Lake Placid this weekend and he pointed at a store across the street. Bobo's Ice Cream. *smile* It reminded me that good folks never really leave. Just open your eyes and look around.


ABBcujo - 7/18/2008 at 01:23 PM

Still remember talking to him after he'd found out about the genrous donation I made towards Cami's college fund (which the state matches).

Miss ya Bobo.


Johnny - 7/18/2008 at 02:38 PM


Libby - 7/20/2008 at 12:32 PM


Sang - 7/20/2008 at 06:11 PM


oldcoot - 7/21/2008 at 01:49 PM

Spoke with Denise last night. She and Cami are getting along well, even headed to the beach (or shore if you prefer ) on a little getaway. Denise's Mother passed away recently. She had not been well for quite some time, I remember Bob talking about how difficult it was on Denise with not only his situation but also her Mom's weighing on her.

I was encouraged by our conversation, because I've worried quite a lot about how Bob's girls were going to rebound from his loss. There are still rough days, but, I felt a lot better after our visit last night.

With her Mother's situation, Denise did mention that she owes some folks some further thank you notes and that she will get to those soon.

I told her our thanks was having someone like Bob for a friend and brother.

Miss you Bob.


DougMacKenzie - 7/21/2008 at 02:51 PM

Exactly right coot. Thanks for the info.


Jeanne - 7/23/2008 at 08:32 PM

quote:
Spoke with Denise last night. She and Cami are getting along well, even headed to the beach (or shore if you prefer ) on a little getaway.


Ah...so glad to hear they are continuing to "go" in the ocean. Bob would love it.




oldcoot - 7/24/2008 at 10:56 PM


origapch - 7/24/2008 at 11:01 PM

quote:
I told her our thanks was having someone like Bob for a friend and brother.


Truer words were never spoken..........


WharfRat - 7/25/2008 at 11:01 AM


DougMacKenzie - 7/27/2008 at 02:55 AM


Libby - 7/28/2008 at 10:35 PM


oldcoot - 7/29/2008 at 02:03 PM


PhotoRon286 - 7/29/2008 at 08:36 PM


Sang - 8/3/2008 at 04:05 AM


DougMacKenzie - 8/4/2008 at 02:08 AM


DougMacKenzie - 8/5/2008 at 02:23 PM


pixielf - 8/5/2008 at 04:39 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/6/2008 at 01:12 PM


oldcoot - 8/6/2008 at 08:09 PM


TerriB - 8/6/2008 at 10:26 PM


WharfRat - 8/6/2008 at 11:06 PM


Sang - 8/6/2008 at 11:46 PM

We could use Bobo around here these days......


TerriB - 8/7/2008 at 12:13 AM

quote:
We could use Bobo around here these days......


Fer shure...but as Bobo would say, we could use less Sang around here these days


fast43 - 8/7/2008 at 12:17 AM

EAS please


TerriB - 8/7/2008 at 12:32 AM

quote:
EAS please


Good point


DougMacKenzie - 8/7/2008 at 12:33 AM

Someone in this thread made a point? Blasphemy! I bet jym is behind this.


Benjamin - 8/7/2008 at 12:39 AM

OTF told me to do it.

He's the head of the clique you know.


DougMacKenzie - 8/7/2008 at 12:53 AM

quote:
OTF told me to do it.

He's the head of the clique you know.

Man, if those guys only knew how ridiculous that sounds.


Sang - 8/7/2008 at 01:15 AM

quote:
quote:
We could use Bobo around here these days......


Fer shure...but as Bobo would say, we could use less Sang around here these days


Could not.


DougMacKenzie - 8/7/2008 at 01:17 AM

quote:
quote:
quote:
We could use Bobo around here these days......


Fer shure...but as Bobo would say, we could use less Sang around here these days


Could not.

cuud 2.

[Edited on 8/7/2008 by DougMacKenzie]


Sang - 8/7/2008 at 01:19 AM

Which word did you have to edit?


DougMacKenzie - 8/7/2008 at 01:20 AM

quote:
Which word did you have to edit?

2.


oldcoot - 8/7/2008 at 02:40 AM

I've been thinking a lot about Bob lately, although that's not really anything different.

He is my beacon. He helps me focus each and every day.

It's a gift that I cannot repay, ever.

I find myself completely unfocused on the everyday **** that can distract a person, eat on them like rust.

Bob told me so many times, certain daily troubles seem really important at that time. Then, he would tell me that in the big picture, none of those things amount to **** .

When I'm tempted to let something set me off, I reflect on my talks with Bob, I remember so well his compassion for others throughout his ordeal.

I remember all too well the times the demons had control of his spirit, the anxiety, his appreciation that as Big 6 has said, tomorrow is guaranteed to no one.

That's what I save my emotions and passions for, hopefully something that truly matters.

Not the trivial bull **** that can happen when the internet connects us with any number of mindless buffoons.

Concentrate on what makes you happy. Concentrate on what is real, what makes a difference to those you care for.

Every day that I awake, that I have the privelege to tell those important to me that they are, I know how much Bob would like to do the same on those days.

I'll never forget when Bob walked into a hotel room in Pittsburgh and was surprised that Chad & I had traveled to Pittsburgh for BoboFest I. His tears made me understand what true friendship means, it means you'll go to whatever means it takes to be there for someone you care for. I'll never forget his beaming smile that entire weekend. That weekend renewed in me what it means to be selfless, to appreciate someone and to show how you care. I'm not alone in that, I know that everyone who was there knew and felt the magic. That magic lives in us today. An eternal gift from Bob.

Viva La Bobo.


oldcoot - 8/7/2008 at 02:40 AM


DougMacKenzie - 8/7/2008 at 01:29 PM

Viva la Bobo. Amen.


Goliath - 8/7/2008 at 02:34 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXw8JEEbk_o

These are some old friends of mine doing a prostate cancer awareness benefit for another old friend of mine, legendary Austin guitarist Van Wilks. This is Eric Johnson, Kyle Brock, Tommy Taylor, Kyle's son Carson, Dave Sebree, and Van, having a big time.

P&L

EAPFP


Sang - 8/7/2008 at 05:18 PM


CowboyNeil - 8/7/2008 at 08:50 PM


PhotoRon286 - 8/8/2008 at 01:57 AM

Viva Pixbergg.





And that Bobo feller.





Coot*, his eyes were watering because of the stench on that floor of the hotel.


DougMacKenzie - 8/8/2008 at 07:54 PM


Libby - 8/12/2008 at 01:55 AM


leftyblues - 8/12/2008 at 03:45 AM


oldcoot - 8/12/2008 at 08:04 PM

quote:
Viva Pixbergg.





And that Bobo feller.





Coot*, his eyes were watering because of the stench on that floor of the hotel.



This is undeniable.


oldcoot - 8/12/2008 at 08:04 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/13/2008 at 05:22 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/15/2008 at 10:17 AM


oldcoot - 8/15/2008 at 03:27 PM

Just a notice, which I'll repeat throughout the site as it draws closer, for those that will be at Red Rocks.

On Sunday, August 31st, at 1 PM (giving everyone a chance to recover from the previous night's ABB show and to grab some lunch) I'm organizing a "Celebration of Bobo" get together.

It'll either be on one of the floors of the Denver Marriott West in a private meeting room, or, outdoors under some nice shade trees. (Will update)

So many of us were deeply disappointed not to have been able to attend Bob's services last December. I remember distinctly where I was at the time of the services, traveling through The Rockies on a long planned family ski trip. So, at least for me, I'll be back in The Rockies with Bob in my thought and in my heart.

Not at all meant to be somber, but a celebration of Bob and what he meant to so many here. I'll have a few things to say () but I hope there will be plenty of folks there to tell their own special "Bobo Stories."

I think some flamingo shirts may also make an appearance.

You didn't have to have known or even met Bob to attend. Everyone is welcome! I know you'll leave with a better idea of why so many people here cared for and loved Bobo.

Viva Le Bobo!


DougMacKenzie - 8/17/2008 at 04:19 AM


DougMacKenzie - 8/19/2008 at 11:09 PM

Bobo bump. Just because.


Jeanne - 8/20/2008 at 06:54 PM


A bump cuz I miss Bobo.


DougMacKenzie - 8/22/2008 at 01:14 AM


WharfRat - 8/22/2008 at 02:17 AM

Viva Le Bobo!


oldcoot - 8/22/2008 at 03:43 PM

Viva Le Bobo indeed!


Due to my shifting lodging locations, here are the plans for the "Celebration of Bobo."

Everyone is invited, whether or not you knew or ever met Bob.

We'll be gathering in the lounge at the Denver Marriott West and at approximately 3 PM (Denver time) next Saturday we'll find a nice shady spot outside the Marriott.

Bring your thoughts, memories and Bobo stories.

Flamingo attire gets you free admission.....

Hope to see many of you there.


CowboyNeil - 8/22/2008 at 05:23 PM

I'll be there.


DougMacKenzie - 8/23/2008 at 02:14 PM

Wish I could make this. Hope you guys have a great time, and i will be there in spirit.


PhotoRon286 - 8/24/2008 at 01:37 AM

quote:
Wish I could make this. Hope you guys have a great time, and i will be there in spirit.


As will I.

Joe Bell & I had a brief chat last night at the show about Bobo & Bill.

Two special guys who are sorely missed.


WharfRat - 8/24/2008 at 01:55 AM

quote:
Wish I could make this. Hope you guys have a great time, and i will be there in spirit.


As will I...


DougMacKenzie - 8/25/2008 at 11:29 AM


Jeanne - 8/28/2008 at 05:46 PM

Viva le Bobo!!


WharfRat - 8/29/2008 at 01:29 AM


DougMacKenzie - 8/29/2008 at 09:58 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/30/2008 at 02:27 PM

Red Rocks for Bobo bump.


DougMacKenzie - 9/2/2008 at 11:51 AM


DougMacKenzie - 9/4/2008 at 12:22 AM

I miss Bobo bump.


DougMacKenzie - 9/5/2008 at 09:55 PM

quote:
Colin - what a wonderful idea - again, I'd crash the internets with stories about him, but here's one. My Father was a Depression era product - as a result of that, he was exceedingly thrifty; others might use the word "cheap."

Anywho, I was playing Little League Baseball with probably the crappiest Glove on the team. I had my Father take me to the Sporting Goods Store and I showed him the gloved I wanted - a Rawlings with Ken Boyer's "autograph." It was $12.00 which my Father said was way too expensive. None of my bitching and whining made a difference. But on the 1st day of the season, laying on my bed was the glove along with some oil. I still have it, BTW.


-Bobo


WharfRat - 9/6/2008 at 02:43 AM

quote:
Art Linkletter once observed that, "Kids say the darndest things." Last night I was helping my daughter Cami with her homework. Out of the clear blue, she asked me if I believed in God. I said that I did. She then asked me if I thought that God answered our prayers. I told her that, in one way or another, I believe so. When I asked her why she was asking me this, she said, "It's just so hard to believe in someone that you can't see or touch and who doesn't talk to you. And he never answers my prayers." I told her that I understood - that Faith was such a hard thing and that, of all people, God would understand when we were weak or doubtful. I then asked her if there was something in particular she was praying for. She looked at me and said, "I have been asking God for 4 years now to cure you, but you're still sick."

As you can imagine, I was floored! The only thing I could think to tell her was that, yes, I was still sick but I was still alive and that what she had told me made me feel so good and, if possible, made me love her even more - and that maybe that was God's way of answering her prayer.




-- Bobo


DougMacKenzie - 9/7/2008 at 02:27 AM

quote:
especially if one agrees with Snag............


Yeah.

I know.


SIGH


Repeat after me, Ron:

Sang is not funny.

Sang is a Dork.

Sang is a Lightweight.

Sang is NEVER right!!




-Bobo

[Edited on 9/7/2008 by DougMacKenzie]


WharfRat - 9/7/2008 at 02:30 AM

LMAO

Good Ol Bobo was great for a Sang besmirchment when called upon


PhotoRon286 - 9/7/2008 at 02:34 AM

He was the big brother I never had.

See the great advice he gave me?




Sure miss Bobo.


WharfRat - 9/9/2008 at 12:40 AM

quote:
I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart - your love, prayers & vibes have been truly inspiring to me - "Thanks" just doesn't cut it, but it is all I have to offer.....

I think that we are put on this earth to love but we are also here to learn and Cancer is a hell of a teacher!!!!!!! Here's one important lesson I have learned - All of us spend so much time planning for a future that may never come or regretting or reliving a past that we will never recapture. All we truly have is today.



- Bobo 04/09/03

More wise words from a wise man


Sang - 9/9/2008 at 12:42 AM

quote:
LMAO

Good Ol Bobo was great for a Sang besmirchment when called upon




Was not.


WharfRat - 9/9/2008 at 12:42 AM

quote:
quote:
LMAO

Good Ol Bobo was great for a Sang besmirchment when called upon




Was not.


Was too


DougMacKenzie - 9/9/2008 at 11:31 AM

Was sew.


Jeanne - 9/10/2008 at 01:44 PM

Bump for Bobo....and for sanity's sake.


oldcoot - 9/11/2008 at 07:22 PM

Page three will not do.


oldcoot - 9/11/2008 at 07:23 PM


Benjamin - 9/11/2008 at 07:29 PM


TerriB - 9/11/2008 at 07:37 PM


Libby - 9/11/2008 at 07:46 PM


Jeanne - 9/11/2008 at 08:06 PM


PhotoRon286 - 9/11/2008 at 08:20 PM


WharfRat - 9/11/2008 at 09:40 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/11/2008 at 10:45 PM


Sang - 9/11/2008 at 10:51 PM


Jeanne - 9/12/2008 at 08:31 PM

I'm beginning to think Bobo is having fun with us and is really the one behind all the political threads! All that stuff can't possibly be for real! Can it?


DougMacKenzie - 9/12/2008 at 09:48 PM

That would be just like the RB.


fast43 - 9/13/2008 at 01:11 AM


DougMacKenzie - 9/13/2008 at 02:16 PM


oldcoot - 9/15/2008 at 09:15 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/16/2008 at 10:32 PM

I miss Bobo.


Libby - 9/16/2008 at 10:43 PM

quote:
I miss Bobo.


Me too, bunches...


Sang - 9/17/2008 at 12:53 AM


DougMacKenzie - 9/17/2008 at 11:52 PM


fast43 - 9/17/2008 at 11:53 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/19/2008 at 01:53 AM


oldcoot - 9/19/2008 at 01:56 AM


WharfRat - 9/19/2008 at 03:00 AM


Sang - 9/19/2008 at 03:16 AM

It was nice seeing Cami post again.......


No1ToRunWith - 9/19/2008 at 03:22 AM


oldcoot - 9/19/2008 at 02:00 PM


Jeanne - 9/19/2008 at 07:43 PM

we interrupt a page of political squabbling for the following message:

Hey guys, how's your prostate? Haven't a clue? Time to make that appointment with your doctor and find out!

Bobo approves of this message.

:-)



[Edited on 9/19/2008 by Jeanne]


DougMacKenzie - 9/20/2008 at 03:34 AM

Go for my follow up next month. Having to go through the whole biopsy deal was highly unpleasant, to say the least, but seems worth it for the peace of mind now. I still miss Bobo.


DougMacKenzie - 9/23/2008 at 11:35 AM

Page 4? I don't think so.


PhotoRon286 - 9/23/2008 at 04:49 PM

Bumping trolls.


oldcoot - 9/23/2008 at 06:26 PM


CowboyNeil - 9/23/2008 at 06:57 PM


CowboyNeil - 9/23/2008 at 07:00 PM

quote:
we interrupt a page of political squabbling for the following message:

Hey guys, how's your prostate? Haven't a clue? Time to make that appointment with your doctor and find out!

Bobo approves of this message.




May I suggest Saw palmetto as a supplement. It inhibits a certain testosterone which is responsible for the enlargement of your prostrate as you age. Warning, step back away from the urinal as that splash back is back boys!


CowboyNeil - 9/23/2008 at 08:53 PM

Bumping this above the Kathymoms threads


CowboyNeil - 9/23/2008 at 09:03 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/24/2008 at 02:30 AM


WharfRat - 9/24/2008 at 12:48 PM

quote:
I miss Bobo.


PhotoRon286 - 9/25/2008 at 02:14 AM

Bobo needs to be one page one.


DougMacKenzie - 9/26/2008 at 10:48 AM


oldcoot - 9/26/2008 at 03:53 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/26/2008 at 09:51 PM


Sang - 9/27/2008 at 12:05 AM

For once (and only once) I agree with Dug............


MissElf - 9/27/2008 at 02:34 PM


No1ToRunWith - 9/27/2008 at 02:35 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/27/2008 at 03:23 PM

quote:
For once (and only once) I agree with Dug............

Wow, first time you've actually been right aboiut something!


WharfRat - 9/28/2008 at 02:24 PM

Missing Bob


oldcoot - 9/28/2008 at 02:25 PM

quote:
Missing Bob



Every day.


DougMacKenzie - 9/29/2008 at 11:28 AM


lolasdeb - 9/30/2008 at 07:55 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/1/2008 at 11:30 AM

I saw a good friend of mine last night who is recovering from cancer, had tohave one of his kidneys removed. He just had a cat scan and all is well, he is rev=covering nicely at this pint. Made me think of Bob and courageous he was in the face of that enemy, how he kept his sense of humor and warmth and caring up for so long here with us while he was going through all of that. I pray for that kind of courage and strength every day.


Jeanne - 10/1/2008 at 01:21 PM

In watching some of the coverage of Paul Newman's passing, Joy Behar of all people had a comment that struck me. She said "Paul taught us how to grow old." It got me thinking. There are people around us that lead by example. They teach us not only how to do things but how to get through things. Bob was a grade A teacher.

Coot, of course, was his worst nightmare as the class clown.


DougMacKenzie - 10/2/2008 at 02:48 AM

quote:
Bobo needs to be one page one.


DougMacKenzie - 10/4/2008 at 02:42 AM


DougMacKenzie - 10/5/2008 at 06:35 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/7/2008 at 01:16 AM

"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not understood it."


WharfRat - 10/7/2008 at 01:18 AM


TerriB - 10/7/2008 at 02:02 AM


MikeBremer - 10/8/2008 at 04:11 AM


DougMacKenzie - 10/9/2008 at 01:37 AM


DougMacKenzie - 10/9/2008 at 11:42 PM

"The things we think are important and the things we take for granted are often in the wrong order in our lives until we are staring death in the face. That has a way of rearranging things."


DougMacKenzie - 10/11/2008 at 02:38 PM


Libby - 10/13/2008 at 01:55 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/13/2008 at 10:22 PM


PhotoRon286 - 10/14/2008 at 01:44 AM


oldcoot - 10/14/2008 at 03:01 AM

As always thinking about Bob, his wisdom and guidance through difficult times.


That Bobo was some special guy.


Libby - 10/14/2008 at 11:14 PM

quote:
As always thinking about Bob, his wisdom and guidance through difficult times.


That Bobo was some special guy.


Yes he was, I sure do miss the Bobo!


DougMacKenzie - 10/15/2008 at 03:06 AM


TerriB - 10/17/2008 at 02:25 PM


MissElf - 10/17/2008 at 02:27 PM


TerriB - 10/17/2008 at 02:28 PM


MissElf - 10/17/2008 at 02:32 PM


MissElf - 10/17/2008 at 02:55 PM

Bob's pic was on the home page, when I logged in yesterday. Had to click on it and see that smile. The smile was HUGE. It was Bobofest.


DougMacKenzie - 10/18/2008 at 02:54 AM


Sang - 10/20/2008 at 01:09 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/20/2008 at 10:14 PM


PhotoRon286 - 10/21/2008 at 12:28 PM


oldcoot - 10/21/2008 at 03:52 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/22/2008 at 09:59 PM

I miss Bobo's insightful political commentary.


PhotoRon286 - 10/23/2008 at 04:20 AM

page one again


oldcoot - 10/23/2008 at 07:40 PM

quote:
I miss Bobo's insightful political commentary.







I think we all know what he'd say about the WP tripe.


DougMacKenzie - 10/24/2008 at 01:43 AM


Jeanne - 10/24/2008 at 09:04 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/26/2008 at 12:02 AM


Sang - 10/26/2008 at 10:17 PM


PhotoRon286 - 10/27/2008 at 02:16 AM


WharfRat - 10/27/2008 at 02:33 AM


MissElf - 10/27/2008 at 01:49 PM


leftyblues - 10/27/2008 at 01:55 PM

miss you brother...


Goliath - 10/27/2008 at 05:33 PM


Libby - 10/28/2008 at 02:19 AM


DougMacKenzie - 10/28/2008 at 12:03 PM


Sang - 10/29/2008 at 04:21 AM

It's too bad he's not here. Bobo really loved politics..............


Jeanne - 10/30/2008 at 08:17 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/31/2008 at 01:25 AM


Libby - 10/31/2008 at 01:39 AM


DougMacKenzie - 10/31/2008 at 03:41 PM


DougMacKenzie - 11/1/2008 at 06:50 PM


Libby - 11/4/2008 at 12:32 AM


DougMacKenzie - 11/4/2008 at 01:28 AM


Sang - 11/4/2008 at 04:34 AM


DougMacKenzie - 11/5/2008 at 11:41 PM

Hey Bobo, look who won!


Jeanne - 11/6/2008 at 01:47 PM


TerriB - 11/6/2008 at 09:34 PM


leftyblues - 11/7/2008 at 01:02 AM


rosshmusic - 11/7/2008 at 01:16 AM


DougMacKenzie - 11/7/2008 at 03:34 AM


oldcoot - 11/7/2008 at 05:28 PM


oldcoot - 11/11/2008 at 04:28 PM


DougMacKenzie - 11/14/2008 at 12:06 PM


DougMacKenzie - 11/15/2008 at 10:11 PM


oldcoot - 11/16/2008 at 03:55 PM


WharfRat - 11/16/2008 at 04:06 PM


Libby - 11/17/2008 at 03:46 PM

It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you've lived.

You did a lot of scatterin', dear BobO!

...Miss ya, big guy!


DougMacKenzie - 11/17/2008 at 09:07 PM


BigDaveOnBass - 11/19/2008 at 01:45 PM

This morning's gallery pick photo....



Peace to the O'Brien family.


DougMacKenzie - 11/20/2008 at 02:11 AM


DougMacKenzie - 11/20/2008 at 11:31 PM

In honor of all that remains noble and good about this place.


CowboyNeil - 11/21/2008 at 08:49 PM


Bhawk - 11/21/2008 at 08:59 PM

quote:
In honor of all that remains noble and good about this place.


Seconded.


PhotoRon286 - 11/21/2008 at 10:39 PM

{{{Bobo}}}


Libby - 11/22/2008 at 12:01 AM


DougMacKenzie - 11/24/2008 at 01:08 PM


fast43 - 11/25/2008 at 03:52 AM


TerriB - 11/25/2008 at 11:41 AM


DougMacKenzie - 11/26/2008 at 01:57 PM


fast43 - 11/28/2008 at 01:41 AM


fast43 - 11/28/2008 at 01:52 AM


Sang - 11/28/2008 at 03:50 AM

fast43 block


PhotoRon286 - 11/28/2008 at 02:14 PM

Bobo would approve.


DougMacKenzie - 11/30/2008 at 03:12 AM

Who wouldn't?


oldcoot - 11/30/2008 at 02:19 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/1/2008 at 12:17 PM


Libby - 12/2/2008 at 05:09 AM


leftyblues - 12/2/2008 at 03:40 PM

miss you bro....

this came up on the homepage when i logged in



Libby - 12/2/2008 at 05:00 PM


Sang - 12/3/2008 at 03:45 AM


DougMacKenzie - 12/3/2008 at 04:05 AM


oldcoot - 12/3/2008 at 02:26 PM

It's been far far too long since I visited with Denise. Going to call her tonight.

In another week, it'll be a year.


Jeanne - 12/3/2008 at 02:45 PM

Look at that cute little Cami! She sure has grown into a beautiful young lady.


DougMacKenzie - 12/4/2008 at 12:03 PM


rainy - 12/4/2008 at 12:21 PM

quote:
miss you bro....

this came up on the homepage when i logged in






What a beautiful family.... Hoping Bobo's at peace . Wishing his family love during this Holiday time. May you all find the peace and love that remains behind until you meet again.


lolasdeb - 12/4/2008 at 04:37 PM

quote:
miss you bro....

this came up on the homepage when i logged in


Lovely photo of a lovely family. Hope Bob rests peacefully and that Cami and Denise will enjoy a nice Christmas, that their hearts are healing. Cami sure has grown into a lovely young woman. I know Bobo is watching over her with pride.


DougMacKenzie - 12/5/2008 at 12:35 PM


Sang - 12/5/2008 at 01:48 PM

Nice pink flamingos........


oldcoot - 12/6/2008 at 10:50 PM

I spoke with both Cami and Denise today.

I would say Cami is your typical ninth grader, which is good. Denise spoke glowingly about Cami, how proud she is and a good student plus enjoying her hobbies.

Denise really misses Bob, as I assured her so many of his friends are also. It's difficult especially now during the holiday season and nearly a year after Bob's passing.

She continues to battle with Bob's employer about life insurance and retirement issues. It's sad when a company behaves that way. She said Bob had other opportunities but had remained loyal to the company. She has hired an attorney to try and help.

I told her so many of us miss Bob dearly each and every day. It'll be a year, next Tuesday. Denise said she and Cami are trying to make the best of things but it is still difficult even after this long.

God Bless Bob O'Brien, as fine a person as I'll ever meet and call a friend.

Miss you Bob.


oldcoot - 12/6/2008 at 10:51 PM


PhotoRon286 - 12/7/2008 at 02:02 AM

quote:
Thanks for sharing that, Steve. As Tuesday approaches, I am really missing Bob. I will be forever grateful that I made it to BoboFest. It was one ofthe best weekends of my life.


Same here.


I just mailed them a Christmas card.


WharfRat - 12/7/2008 at 02:06 AM

And I will always regret not being able to go


PhotoRon286 - 12/7/2008 at 02:07 AM

We missed you.


Mouse has a PM.


DougMacKenzie - 12/7/2008 at 02:13 PM

Thanks coot.


Libby - 12/8/2008 at 02:22 PM


TerriB - 12/8/2008 at 02:54 PM


leftyblues - 12/8/2008 at 03:46 PM


oldcoot - 12/8/2008 at 03:58 PM

I'm sorry, in my previous post, I mentioned tomorrow as being one year. It's one year this Wednesday.

Please keep Denise & Cami in your prayers.



oldcoot - 12/8/2008 at 08:29 PM





Better days.


What a snappy looking goblet.


CowboyNeil - 12/8/2008 at 10:10 PM

Bob was a cheshire cat reincarnated!

Was thinking about Bob today, he must be thinking of his family and good friends! god Bless ya Bob, we miss ya now and always


DougMacKenzie - 12/9/2008 at 02:00 AM


PhotoRon286 - 12/9/2008 at 03:11 AM

quote:
Bob was a cheshire cat reincarnated!

Was thinking about Bob today, he must be thinking of his family and good friends! god Bless ya Bob, we miss ya now and always


Word.


linus - 12/9/2008 at 06:35 AM

I rarely check my pms anymore, but for some reason I went over there today. Threre at the bottom of the list a message from Bobo that will be here as long as I am. Just reading it makes me a better person


oldcoot - 12/9/2008 at 10:37 PM

On the eve of a very sorrowful day my thoughts have almost been entirely about Bob today. I'm sure that that's all I'll think about tomorrow.

I just wanted to say how much I miss my friend, my brother.

I have never met a braver or more compassionate person in my life. Some can be one or the other but rarely do you find those qualities in the same person and with such a high degree of each.

I am so fortunate to have met Bob and to have become as close with him as two friends can be. He was ten times the man that I'd ever hope to be.

I have about a dozen voicemails on my phone from Bobo, so, I get to "talk to him" still. I always enjoy hearing his voice, the quickly recognizable playfulness. But, it's also sad the further I listen as the messages chronicle how such a hideous disease wore away at our friend.

No matter how upset I may get about everyday annoyances and day to day challenges, I'm always able to focus on something that brings things into complete perspective, how much Bob would like to have any of my days, problems and all, how much he would have liked to have remained with his family and friends.

So, every day I get is a blessing. I try to make good use of it, live it like a Bobo. It's the best way that I know how to honor my friend.

Boy, I miss you Bob.


oldcoot - 12/9/2008 at 10:38 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/10/2008 at 01:54 AM

bobo always struck me as a man after God's own heart, and through the hard times he endured he blessed us all, pointed us to a better, more full way to live, no matter what our circumstances. I don't think much about Bob's dying these days; I think about his living.

Beyond the door
There's peace I'm sure
And I know there'll no more
Tears in heaven.

Save me some grub brother.


PhotoRon286 - 12/10/2008 at 05:05 AM

Missing our dear friend.

Doesn't seem like it's been a year.


Seems much longer.



oldcoot - 12/10/2008 at 05:16 AM



















































DougMacKenzie - 12/10/2008 at 12:31 PM

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me. In my father's house there are many rooms; if it were not true, I would have told you. I go there to prepare a place for you. And if I go there to prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going."

See you out there brother.


Bhawk - 12/10/2008 at 01:32 PM


fast43 - 12/10/2008 at 01:35 PM




Jeanne - 12/10/2008 at 01:50 PM

quote:


No matter how upset I may get about everyday annoyances and day to day challenges, I'm always able to focus on something that brings things into complete perspective, how much Bob would like to have any of my days, problems and all, how much he would have liked to have remained with his family and friends.

So, every day I get is a blessing. I try to make good use of it, live it like a Bobo. It's the best way that I know how to honor my friend.

Boy, I miss you Bob.




Lately my mantra has been "Perspective, perspective, perspective" and it seems to help when I find myself annoyed or dismayed over what are really minor things that are blown into inflated importance. Bob was a wonderful teacher and reminder to us all of what is important and holds real value in our lives. I'm sorry that he wasn't able to share his friendship and perspective with us longer. My thoughts are with Denise and Cami on what, I'm sure, is a rough day. I hope they can focus on the blessing and not the loss of Bob.

and for Bobo...I think he would want us all to take a moment, reflect and say with a strong voice....







eff Sang!


rainy - 12/10/2008 at 01:56 PM

What lovely words Old Coot.... Bobo sure had many friends and is missed by all..

Hope that his family has found peace and know how much he was loved here on the ABB site.

God 's Peace and Love to the Family and all his friends

RIP Bob O


TerriB - 12/10/2008 at 02:02 PM

I sure miss Bob's humor on these pages, and his smile in person.

Bob was "good people" right down to the core.

Comforting thoughts to Denise, Cami and his family and friends and especially to coot for keeping Bob up front here. Sometimes in our busy lives we forget the good stuff.

Thanks for posting the photos of the couple of times I got to spend with our Bobo.


WharfRat - 12/10/2008 at 02:18 PM


leftyblues - 12/10/2008 at 02:33 PM



i think about my mom, Bob and Bill Ector.....I think about the fact that I believe they are all happy beyond anything we can imagine....I think about the fact that the void in mine and so many lives that the passing of these folks left can never be filled....

Bob wrote me an amazing note after he saw all of us at the Keystone...it is one of my most prized possesions....Bob, with all of his troubles still took the time to write me....just like my mom, who, weeks from death took the time to try to motivate Bill.....

I am trying to look at today as the anniversary of Bob going to be with God...WE feel the sadness....but, knowing Bob, he is probably: A) wishing we wouldn't be sad and, B) Making a joke to Ector about how bad Coot's jokes are...

We were blessed to have these people touch our lives...the best thing I think we can do, is to try to emulate thier works here on earth.....

RIP Bob...you are loved and missed by so many...


BigSixPeachHead - 12/10/2008 at 03:00 PM


lolasdeb - 12/10/2008 at 05:16 PM

Special thoughts today of Bobo. Prayers for comfort going out to Cami and Denise and all those who loved the man.


DougMacKenzie - 12/11/2008 at 02:48 AM


Sang - 12/11/2008 at 03:33 AM


Libby - 12/11/2008 at 01:32 PM

Blessings to Denise and Cami.

peace and love...


DougMacKenzie - 12/12/2008 at 06:32 PM


oldcoot - 12/12/2008 at 08:26 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/14/2008 at 12:30 AM


oldcoot - 12/14/2008 at 05:33 PM


Buzzy82 - 12/15/2008 at 05:55 AM

I smile every time I see that Chesire Cat grin. I miss my friend.


DougMacKenzie - 12/17/2008 at 12:08 AM


DougMacKenzie - 12/18/2008 at 03:15 AM


TerriB - 12/18/2008 at 08:23 PM


leftyblues - 12/18/2008 at 09:34 PM


MissElf - 12/19/2008 at 10:33 AM


DougMacKenzie - 12/19/2008 at 12:25 PM


TerriB - 12/20/2008 at 05:10 PM


Sang - 12/20/2008 at 05:15 PM

Bobo bump


fast43 - 12/21/2008 at 12:11 AM


PhotoRon286 - 12/24/2008 at 01:44 PM

Bobo doesn't belong on page three.


oldcoot - 12/24/2008 at 02:51 PM

quote:
Bobo doesn't belong on page three.




He most certainly does not.


lonomon - 12/24/2008 at 03:07 PM



Libby - 12/25/2008 at 03:19 AM


oldcoot - 12/29/2008 at 04:02 PM


lonomon - 12/30/2008 at 07:06 PM

page 1 bump


DougMacKenzie - 12/31/2008 at 02:07 PM

end of '08 bump.


PhotoRon286 - 1/2/2009 at 01:03 AM

quote:
end of cowgirl's season bump.


We've missed you.


Libby - 1/2/2009 at 02:19 AM


Libby - 1/6/2009 at 03:08 PM

Life is Fragile and so Brief, Enjoy the Friendships we all have, The music you can Hear.
~gerald p. mcglothren~


DougMacKenzie - 1/7/2009 at 05:01 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/7/2009 at 11:34 PM

Post #9000. I remain at the feet of the Master Slacker.


Libby - 1/10/2009 at 11:16 AM

peace and love...


oldcoot - 1/12/2009 at 05:08 PM


Jeanne - 1/14/2009 at 07:09 PM


Sang - 1/15/2009 at 01:06 AM


brofan - 1/15/2009 at 02:05 AM

I didn't know Bob as well as a lot of you folks-only met him once, at Bobofest in Piitsburgh back in '05 but corresponded with him quite a bit back then.

I just went back and read the original thread when he was diagnosed and then saw the outpouring of love and support for him form his friends here....seemd like Goliath posted a Get Well wish almost every day as did many others.....it was quite moving. He was a lucky man to have friends like you all.

And I miss him too.


DanB - 1/15/2009 at 02:13 AM

quote:
I didn't know Bob as well as a lot of you folks-only met him once, at Bobofest in Piitsburgh back in '05 but corresponded with him quite a bit back then.

I just went back and read the original thread when he was diagnosed and then saw the outpouring of love and support for him form his friends here....seemd like Goliath posted a Get Well wish almost every day as did many others.....it was quite moving. He was a lucky man to have friends like you all.

And I miss him too.


If I may...


that is why the place is so great


Libby - 1/19/2009 at 02:04 AM


DougMacKenzie - 1/19/2009 at 10:52 PM


Sang - 1/20/2009 at 02:33 PM

We're going to make page 86 pretty soon here.........


oldcoot - 1/23/2009 at 12:38 AM

Bob, I aspire to your character and courage every day.

I miss you my friend.


DougMacKenzie - 1/23/2009 at 02:31 AM


oldcoot - 1/25/2009 at 07:00 AM

It's funny how things work out sometime.

A while back Bobo sent me a copy of Jerry Douglas' "Lookout For Hope" cd. Not a copy, the actual release. Bob always impressed me with the depth and width of his musical taste and knowledge. He never tolerated mediocrity.

He had great passions, not only in his personal life but also musically.

Earlier tonight, my wife and I drove about 30 miles from here to listen to a folk/country performer, Jim Salestrom. in an old opera house from a century ago. I would best describe his genre as John Denverish. I had first heard him years ago at a local arts festival that my daughter played at. Jim, as it turns out, was a long time member of Dolly Parton's band.

What struck me initially is when he introduced a song from the 40's that his choir teacher had taught him years previously. The choir teacher, probably in his 80's was there. The song was "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie." Well that stopped me in my tracks as that's a song I've long enjoyed when Steve Goodman performed it. More eerily, PhotoRon had sent me a Goodman show he'd downloaded, I received it earlier today. The first song was "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie." Weird.

This opera house is really unique, while the "lights are up" in the auditorium the ceiling has artwork that reflects the community and rural Nebraska, tractors, grain elevators, weathered men tending their fields. When the "lights are down" the same ceiling is celestial, with stars and maybe more importantly shooting stars as the performer plays.

A bit later, Jim introduced a song that was written by Hugh Prestwood. It was about a pine tree in California that is dated back 4.500 years. It mentioned when "Jesus gathered his lambs" the tree was already a thousand years old. It wasn't lost on me that Bob was originally from California.

On Douglas' cd, besides the very obvious connection to Duane Allman, a beautiful rendition of "Little Martha" that starts the cd off, is a another song written by Prestwood, "The Suit," a story which chronicles the life and funeral of a Nebraska farmer. On the cd, James Taylor provides the vocals. Of the dozen songs on the cd, there are vocals on only two songs. Whenever I've heard that song, I think always of my late father in law who grew up on a farm and became a teacher who inspired and positively affected so many people. He was very much a person that would only have worn a suit a very few times.

In August of 2007, I attended an ABB show in Council Bluffs, Iowa with Chad (Sandman). It was a nice show, during which we called Bob several times and left him voice messages. Bob was toward his end. We told him that we loved him and hoped the calls made him feel in some way that he was there with us.

Bob had related to me earlier, that due to his health, that after BoboFest he hadn't made any attempt to go to a show. First, he felt horrible most of the time and the disease had affected his reflexes and ability to drive. In May of that year, he had made the extraorinary attempt to drive nearly an hour to see Derek's band at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh.

When Bob got there the show was sold out. So, he drove back home.

That night in Council Bluffs, as I headed to my car, some members of the band were headed to their bus. I called out to Derek who very graciously stopped to talk to me. I told him about Bob, how things were not good. How Bob had tried to make his show earlier that year. And then, I thought to myself, there's no way Derek would consider this, but I asked him to call Bob. I explained Bob's situation and told Derek I thought it would mean a lot to Bob. Derek asked me for Bob's number and said, "I'll call him within ten minutes."

This was a particularly bad time in the progression of Bob's struggle. We'd talk briefly sometimes, the sickness would rob him of his voice, sometimes more than that.

I did ask him, "did you ever get a call from someone?" Bob admired Derek's musicianship so much. He said, "was that because of you?" I said "no, that was because of Derek." As I walked away from Derek that night in Council Bluffs I said to him after describing how Bob had tried so hard to see Derek's band, "we're all connected. In some way, we're all connected."

In a larger sense, I guess I was talking about Duane, how he had set in motion, so many things, including my finding so many of my dearest, closest friends, especially Bob.

At one of the breaks tonight, I mentioned the times I'd heard Goodman perform a song that a high school choir teacher had taught tonight's performer. I mentioned Hugh Prestwood and the song that was on Jerry Douglas' cd that Bob had sent me. Jim said, "Well, I don't know that song, but Jerry has played on a couple of my releases. I'm going to have to definitely check that out."

So, is there a point to this. Maybe if you connect the dots. The impact and the influence that Bob had on all of us.

After Salestrom mentioned having Douglas play on his releases he told me, "you know, wer're all connected."

And, so, maybe it is.

Maybe that shooting star on the ceiling of the opera house tonight was Bobo.

I still think of the title of Douglas' release, "Lookout For Hope."

Sadly, when I think of Bob, and what he went through, I am still looking for the hope.

I hope, someday, I will understand.


oldcoot - 1/25/2009 at 07:07 AM


Libby - 1/25/2009 at 01:29 PM

quote:
I hope, someday, I will understand.


Me too, Steve... me too.


Libby - 1/25/2009 at 01:29 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/25/2009 at 03:48 PM

quote:
I hope, someday, I will understand.


"No eye has seen
No ear has heard
No mind has conceived
what God has in store
for those who love him."


MissElf - 1/26/2009 at 11:05 AM

"Cheer up, My Brother.

Live in the sunshine.

We'll understand it,

All, by and by."

Love the Bobo.


PhotoRon286 - 2/2/2009 at 04:32 AM

I was searching for a lost show today in several boxes of "to be filed" shows.

I came across a commercial release, John Fogerty's Deja Vu.

Bob sent it to me, it had a post it that said "Hope you enjoy this, thanks for all the shows you've sent me, Bob".

Made me drop a couple of tears.



I'm hoping we can have a gathering in Pixberg this year.

If the ABB plays Star Lake, and we can gather up the faithful, I'd love to see a BoboFest 3.


lonomon - 2/2/2009 at 06:00 PM

Bobo bump


DougMacKenzie - 2/3/2009 at 01:42 AM

Miss you brother.


oldcoot - 2/3/2009 at 07:11 PM


Libby - 2/4/2009 at 11:32 AM


DougMacKenzie - 2/4/2009 at 10:31 PM

You,my firend, are sorely missed around these parts.


lonomon - 2/4/2009 at 10:40 PM

AMEN TO THAT


Goliath - 2/4/2009 at 10:40 PM

BoboFest 3


DougMacKenzie - 2/4/2009 at 10:55 PM

"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not understodd it."


DougMacKenzie - 2/4/2009 at 10:59 PM


TerriB - 2/4/2009 at 11:58 PM


michaelsio - 2/5/2009 at 10:33 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/6/2009 at 12:08 PM


oldcoot - 2/8/2009 at 04:44 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/9/2009 at 08:14 PM


hoochiecoochiegirl - 2/9/2009 at 08:59 PM


MissElf - 2/10/2009 at 12:07 PM

All Hail Bobo.


lonomon - 2/12/2009 at 03:57 AM

this belongs above RBK's posts


oldcoot - 2/12/2009 at 08:28 PM

Bobo Bump


PhotoRon286 - 2/13/2009 at 11:45 PM

bumpin' Bobo back to page one.

Feel the Love.


DougMacKenzie - 2/16/2009 at 09:44 PM

Bobo rocks.


DougMacKenzie - 2/17/2009 at 12:27 PM

Bumping Bobo back to the top of the page. I think everytime I'm online and I see a trolling post or thread I'll do this insted of responding to the jerks who just his place for their litterbox. Lord, give me strength.

Miss you brother.


Sang - 2/18/2009 at 05:22 PM

Well, that didn't last long......


DougMacKenzie - 2/18/2009 at 08:03 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/20/2009 at 03:28 AM

Missing Bob.


DougMacKenzie - 2/20/2009 at 11:00 PM

Long live the spirit of brother Bobo.


TerriB - 2/20/2009 at 11:06 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/20/2009 at 11:26 PM

Missing Bobo even more.


MissElf - 2/22/2009 at 08:00 PM

I miss you Bobo.

Lots and lots......


lonomon - 2/24/2009 at 06:27 PM



TerriB - 2/25/2009 at 04:41 PM

Back to Page One for the Bob Man


oldcoot - 2/25/2009 at 05:01 PM

I'll have a very special ABB jean jacket with me for the DTB shows Friday & Saturday.

Viva le Bobo.


Sang - 2/26/2009 at 05:41 PM

Bobo bump......


lonomon - 2/26/2009 at 06:04 PM



TerriB - 2/26/2009 at 07:56 PM


TerriB - 2/26/2009 at 08:05 PM

Double Bobo bump.

Miss you, Bob


TerriB - 2/26/2009 at 08:19 PM

make that a triple


lonomon - 2/26/2009 at 08:31 PM




TerriB - 2/26/2009 at 08:41 PM


lonomon - 3/4/2009 at 04:01 PM



alanwoods - 3/5/2009 at 07:38 PM

bobo bump


TerriB - 3/5/2009 at 08:51 PM


Sang - 3/6/2009 at 01:18 AM


Jeanne - 3/6/2009 at 03:55 PM


Jeanne - 3/10/2009 at 03:07 PM


oldcoot - 3/12/2009 at 08:25 PM

I'm a single post away from 50,000 and although there's truly nothing special about that, I did want to make it in a very special thread about a very special fellow.

Bob, I miss you big time each and every day. Your laughter, your wit, your sarcasm, your kind and caring soul. Your friendship.

Truly, I don't know anyone that has had a bigger impact on my life. And, mine is only one of the many lives that you touched, my friend. You are a shining light that guides me through the day, every day. You always told me to focus on the important things and to let everything else go. Wise, wise words my friend. I'm still trying to do that, just like you advised.

And, before I forget, I want you to know that Sang still hasn't posted anything funny.




Rest in peace my friend.



#50,000 coming right up.....


oldcoot - 3/12/2009 at 08:25 PM


CowboyNeil - 3/12/2009 at 08:25 PM


CowboyNeil - 3/12/2009 at 08:26 PM

CONGRATS COOT!


lonomon - 3/13/2009 at 12:20 AM


TerriB - 3/13/2009 at 02:41 PM

Thanks, coot.

That brought a tear to my eye and a smile to my face.


hoochiecoochiegirl - 3/13/2009 at 02:43 PM

quote:
Thanks, coot.

That brought a tear to my eye and a smile to my face.




Ditto!


Sang - 3/13/2009 at 02:49 PM

Has too.


PhotoRon286 - 3/13/2009 at 03:18 PM

Liar.





Sang - 3/16/2009 at 12:02 AM

Sunday Bobo bump........


michaelsio - 3/16/2009 at 11:59 AM

Thanks, Coot.


WharfRat - 3/16/2009 at 12:32 PM


Libby - 3/22/2009 at 03:50 AM

quote:
Has too.



Oh no you haven't and you know it's true, buster!


oldcoot - 3/23/2009 at 06:47 PM


Libby - 3/27/2009 at 03:24 PM


DougMacKenzie - 4/3/2009 at 02:58 AM


DougMacKenzie - 4/3/2009 at 03:01 AM

Doing life stuff, busy with the family. This place has gone to hell in a handbasket.


DougMacKenzie - 4/3/2009 at 03:04 AM

I'm outta here before I get something on me. Take it easy Otie. Missing Bobo now more than ever.


PhotoRon286 - 4/3/2009 at 03:07 AM

Damn.


DougMacKenzie - 4/3/2009 at 11:28 AM

I hate to say you're right Otie. So I won't.


michaelsio - 4/3/2009 at 11:48 AM

quote:
Come around more often. Stick to the good threads. That's what Bobo would tell you.
I can't agree more. I think I spend more time in the good threads now than I did in all the threads combined before.

Even though I never met Bobo, I like to think one of the goals of this thread is to remind folks of the friendship and good times. We shouldn't lose sight of that and let a few trolls run us out.


DougMacKenzie - 4/3/2009 at 10:56 PM


DougMacKenzie - 4/5/2009 at 04:38 PM

quote:
Even though I never met Bobo, I like to think one of the goals of this thread is to remind folks of the friendship and good times. We shouldn't lose sight of that and let a few trolls run us out.



oldcoot - 4/6/2009 at 07:57 PM


MissElf - 4/7/2009 at 10:46 AM


Benjamin - 4/7/2009 at 07:51 PM


DougMacKenzie - 4/9/2009 at 11:24 AM


DougMacKenzie - 4/13/2009 at 01:07 AM

All this crap on the first page ond Bobo relegated to page 2? Something has gone terribly wrong here.


oldcoot - 4/13/2009 at 03:01 AM


Sang - 4/14/2009 at 05:28 PM


Sang - 4/15/2009 at 05:33 PM


DougMacKenzie - 4/18/2009 at 01:51 PM


Sang - 4/20/2009 at 01:59 PM


DougMacKenzie - 4/20/2009 at 10:06 PM

Miss you brother.


PhotoRon286 - 4/21/2009 at 12:36 AM

Bob's family picture came up when I signed on this afternoon.

The sky is cryin'.


WharfRat - 4/21/2009 at 12:38 AM


DougMacKenzie - 4/24/2009 at 11:23 AM

Page 3? I don't think so.


oldcoot - 4/24/2009 at 02:57 PM


DougMacKenzie - 4/29/2009 at 01:19 AM


rosshmusic - 4/29/2009 at 01:23 AM


DougMacKenzie - 4/29/2009 at 02:27 PM

Here's to one who never gave up, even unto a horrible death that robbed him of his life and his family of a husband and father, me of a friend, and this place of one of the best. Missing you every day brother. Your life continues to inspire me.


oldcoot - 4/29/2009 at 07:52 PM

quote:
Here's to one who never gave up, even unto a horrible death that robbed him of his life and his family of a husband and father, me of a friend, and this place of one of the best. Missing you every day brother. Your life continues to inspire me.



I couldn't and wouldn't change a single word of your post Doug.


Sure do miss Bob, every day.


WharfRat - 4/29/2009 at 09:36 PM


PhotoRon286 - 5/1/2009 at 01:00 AM


DougMacKenzie - 5/2/2009 at 06:46 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/4/2009 at 11:31 AM

Bob bump for standing firm in faith, hope and love.


fast43 - 5/5/2009 at 09:29 PM

A historical tidbit, 40 years ago today CCR released Bad Moon Rising


MissElf - 5/6/2009 at 05:01 PM


oldcoot - 5/6/2009 at 06:39 PM


fast43 - 5/8/2009 at 11:49 AM


lonomon - 5/8/2009 at 01:26 PM



ABBcujo - 5/8/2009 at 01:33 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/8/2009 at 06:40 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/9/2009 at 04:45 PM

A picture of Cami came up from just after you passed when I logged on today. Sure do miss you brother.


Sang - 5/11/2009 at 05:01 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/12/2009 at 01:42 AM


oldcoot - 5/12/2009 at 11:04 PM

Page 2 will not do.


Miss you Bob.


PhotoRon286 - 5/13/2009 at 03:34 AM

quote:
A picture of Cami came up from just after you passed when I logged on today. Sure do miss you brother.


Sigh.


DougMacKenzie - 5/13/2009 at 01:00 PM

Seeing this thread stay so up front reminds me of the good people who still visit this site. Miss you brother.


DougMacKenzie - 5/14/2009 at 11:46 AM


Wayne - 5/14/2009 at 09:00 PM


Libby - 5/15/2009 at 01:29 AM


Sang - 5/15/2009 at 03:57 AM

We sure could use you around here right now buddy......


DougMacKenzie - 5/15/2009 at 11:30 AM

For once I agree with Sang.


lonomon - 5/15/2009 at 03:47 PM

quote:
For once I agree with Sang.



DougMacKenzie - 5/15/2009 at 04:41 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/15/2009 at 07:16 PM

I suggest all you word warriors take a break and read this thread from start to finish. This is what this place used to be about.


lolasdeb - 5/15/2009 at 07:23 PM

quote:
I suggest all you word warriors take a break and read this thread from start to finish. This is what this place used to be about.


DougMacKenzie - 5/15/2009 at 07:29 PM

quote:
quote:
I suggest all you word warriors take a break and read this thread from start to finish. This is what this place used to be about.


DougMacKenzie - 5/15/2009 at 07:36 PM

quote:
quote:
I suggest all you word warriors take a break and read this thread from start to finish. This is what this place used to be about.


DougMacKenzie - 5/15/2009 at 08:14 PM

quote:
quote:
I suggest all you word warriors take a break and read this thread from start to finish. This is what this place used to be about.


Bhawk - 5/15/2009 at 08:29 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
I suggest all you word warriors take a break and read this thread from start to finish. This is what this place used to be about.



DougMacKenzie - 5/15/2009 at 09:32 PM

The spirit of Bobo lives on!


DougMacKenzie - 5/16/2009 at 01:16 AM

quote:
quote:
I suggest all you word warriors take a break and read this thread from start to finish. This is what this place used to be about.


DougMacKenzie - 5/16/2009 at 09:56 AM

Thank you Lord, for the opportunity to know this wonderful man and his love for and trust in you.


fast43 - 5/17/2009 at 03:54 AM


fast43 - 5/17/2009 at 04:25 AM


fast43 - 5/17/2009 at 11:37 AM


fast43 - 5/17/2009 at 12:10 PM

back to page 1


DougMacKenzie - 5/17/2009 at 01:21 PM

Long live the spirit of Bother Bob.


DougMacKenzie - 5/17/2009 at 10:41 PM

Loving memory of Bobo bump.


oldcoot - 5/18/2009 at 02:06 AM


WharfRat - 5/18/2009 at 02:09 AM


Capn - 5/18/2009 at 02:37 AM

quote:
We sure could use you around here right now buddy......


he's here... in spirit

as evidenced by this thread

gone but never forgotten


spacemonkey - 5/18/2009 at 06:55 AM


fast43 - 5/18/2009 at 10:24 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/18/2009 at 11:05 PM

King of the High Road.


Capn - 5/18/2009 at 11:49 PM

quote:
quote:
We sure could use you around here right now buddy......


he's here... in spirit

as evidenced by this thread

gone but never forgotten


bump 4 bo


Libby - 5/19/2009 at 02:09 AM


Sang - 5/19/2009 at 04:00 AM


michaelsio - 5/19/2009 at 11:41 AM


DougMacKenzie - 5/19/2009 at 01:13 PM


CowboyNeil - 5/19/2009 at 04:54 PM


oldcoot - 5/19/2009 at 06:12 PM


Sang - 5/19/2009 at 06:39 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/19/2009 at 06:45 PM

Absolutely no need for anything in this thread but Bobo love. Please be respectful.


oldcoot - 5/19/2009 at 06:48 PM

Wow, just how soulless and despicable does someone have to be to make a joke or try to stir trouble in a thread dedicated to the memory of a friend of many here, a kind and thoughtful person that suffered incredibly and died a horrible death from a terrible disease.

Truly, I feel pity for you. No compassion, youíre stuck being you and you deserve no less. Just pity.


Goliath - 5/19/2009 at 06:48 PM

Bob was a good friend. I miss him very much.


Libby - 5/19/2009 at 11:31 PM

A gentle soul was Bob. I loved him as I would a brother. I miss him so.


Lee - 5/20/2009 at 12:06 AM

I was just going through some things recently and found a note Bob wrote with some shows he had sent me. He sure never lost his sense of humor or zest for life.


leftyblues - 5/20/2009 at 01:44 AM


DougMacKenzie - 5/20/2009 at 02:19 AM

quote:
My bad, guys. I deleted the post. I didn't know the story on Bob (I thought this was another "be silly" thread), but I read the original thread and saw what happened.

He sounded like he was truly a great guy, and I've got to say that y'all were damned good friends to him as well. I apologize sincerely.

[Edited on 5/20/2009 by Slim_Whitman]

Thanks. Your post is much appreciated.


Bhawk - 5/20/2009 at 01:22 PM


Jeanne - 5/20/2009 at 01:37 PM

. . .and there is the life lesson that Bobo taught so well. There are times you don't know or can't understand what is going on in another person's life. Act that way. It's not that hard be kind.

I miss Bobo.


CowboyNeil - 5/20/2009 at 05:10 PM

It should be easy to be kind................Bobo was very kind to me.....................................and Bob I miss ya and you are still in many of your bruddas and sistas thoughts and prayers


DougMacKenzie - 5/21/2009 at 11:09 AM

quote:
Some years back, I visited Bryce Canyon National Park. I mentioned it aand Bob said it was one of his favorite places on earth. I went back there today and I was looking out at the canyon and all of its beauty, I was thinking of Bob and what a special place it was for him and felt his presense in a way I haven't felt it for a long time. It was like he was there with me.



fast43 - 5/21/2009 at 12:31 PM


WharfRat - 5/21/2009 at 12:57 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/21/2009 at 01:03 PM


Sang - 5/21/2009 at 02:14 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/21/2009 at 03:01 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/21/2009 at 05:48 PM

Bobo bump.


DougMacKenzie - 5/21/2009 at 07:48 PM


fast43 - 5/22/2009 at 11:33 AM


Bhawk - 5/22/2009 at 02:14 PM


PhotoRon286 - 5/22/2009 at 11:27 PM

Sent a card to Pixberg today.


Benjamin - 5/25/2009 at 01:46 AM

Bump up, can't have Bobo on page 2.


TerriB - 5/25/2009 at 10:44 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/27/2009 at 11:38 AM

Back to page one.


lonomon - 5/27/2009 at 05:11 PM

quote:
Back to page one.



lonomon - 5/29/2009 at 01:55 PM



TerriB - 5/29/2009 at 11:25 PM


PhotoRon286 - 5/30/2009 at 01:17 AM

quote:
Today is John Fogerty's birthday. Bob was a big fan of John's.


Funny, I didn't know about the birthday, but have been listening to some live shows for the last two days.

[Edited on 5/30/2009 by PhotoRon286]


MissElf - 5/31/2009 at 04:48 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/1/2009 at 12:58 PM


Libby - 6/1/2009 at 02:26 PM


oldcoot - 6/1/2009 at 06:51 PM

This was on the homepage today.





Miss you Bob.


Sang - 6/2/2009 at 04:01 AM


MissElf - 6/2/2009 at 11:23 AM


DougMacKenzie - 6/2/2009 at 01:59 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/3/2009 at 12:32 AM



DougMacKenzie - 6/3/2009 at 07:43 PM


PhotoRon286 - 6/4/2009 at 01:28 AM

Let's stay one page one.


DougMacKenzie - 6/5/2009 at 12:46 AM

quote:
Let's stay one page one.



DougMacKenzie - 6/7/2009 at 02:26 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/8/2009 at 12:36 PM

Monday morning Bobo bump.


oldcoot - 6/8/2009 at 02:26 PM


Sang - 6/9/2009 at 02:15 PM


MissElf - 6/9/2009 at 07:17 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/10/2009 at 11:46 AM


DougMacKenzie - 6/11/2009 at 11:43 AM

Back to page one.


oldcoot - 6/11/2009 at 03:32 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/11/2009 at 08:59 PM

Miss you brother.


Sang - 6/12/2009 at 12:16 AM

Today would have been a good day for Bobo to call me or pm and tell me to not worry about what others have posted........


DougMacKenzie - 6/12/2009 at 01:53 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/13/2009 at 02:03 PM

Saturday morning Bobo bump.


Sang - 6/15/2009 at 12:36 PM


oldcoot - 6/15/2009 at 01:54 PM


MissElf - 6/15/2009 at 05:01 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/16/2009 at 11:49 AM


DougMacKenzie - 6/17/2009 at 04:25 PM

Back to page one bump.


DougMacKenzie - 6/18/2009 at 03:44 AM


MissElf - 6/19/2009 at 06:15 AM


MissElf - 6/20/2009 at 12:41 PM


oldcoot - 6/20/2009 at 01:39 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/21/2009 at 03:52 AM


Libby - 6/21/2009 at 03:07 PM


WharfRat - 6/21/2009 at 03:10 PM


LexABB - 6/21/2009 at 07:40 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/23/2009 at 12:46 PM


MissElf - 6/23/2009 at 03:29 PM


MissElf - 6/23/2009 at 03:29 PM


Sang - 6/25/2009 at 01:07 PM


oldcoot - 6/25/2009 at 03:49 PM


ABBcujo - 6/25/2009 at 04:05 PM


lolasdeb - 6/25/2009 at 04:39 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/25/2009 at 05:33 PM

Back to page one.


DougMacKenzie - 6/25/2009 at 09:51 PM


spacemonkey - 6/25/2009 at 09:56 PM


CowboyNeil - 6/26/2009 at 07:50 PM


TerriB - 6/28/2009 at 03:23 PM


Libby - 6/29/2009 at 01:57 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/30/2009 at 01:33 AM


WharfRat - 6/30/2009 at 01:58 AM


DougMacKenzie - 6/30/2009 at 05:12 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/1/2009 at 01:01 PM


oldcoot - 7/1/2009 at 01:58 PM


Sang - 7/2/2009 at 01:51 AM


DougMacKenzie - 7/3/2009 at 10:18 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/4/2009 at 11:32 AM

Happy 4th brother.


DougMacKenzie - 7/5/2009 at 12:14 PM

Page one bump.


MissElf - 7/5/2009 at 01:08 PM


Sang - 7/6/2009 at 02:47 PM


oldcoot - 7/7/2009 at 01:27 PM

Coming up on what would have been another birthday.

Miss you Bob.


Goliath - 7/8/2009 at 11:56 AM

My band started working up a Keith Urban song last night. I was just sitting there grinning and thinking of Bob. Still am.


DougMacKenzie - 7/9/2009 at 05:28 PM


oldcoot - 7/10/2009 at 04:31 PM


Jacquie - 7/10/2009 at 08:23 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/11/2009 at 10:46 PM


MissElf - 7/12/2009 at 04:51 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/14/2009 at 11:17 AM


DougMacKenzie - 7/15/2009 at 12:14 PM


Sang - 7/15/2009 at 04:26 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/16/2009 at 04:08 PM


oldcoot - 7/16/2009 at 09:39 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/17/2009 at 11:02 AM


DougMacKenzie - 7/18/2009 at 07:50 PM


Libby - 7/19/2009 at 03:19 AM


DougMacKenzie - 7/19/2009 at 01:28 PM

#10,000 in your honor buddy. Nobody could post meaningless drivel like you.


lonomon - 7/20/2009 at 11:54 AM


lonomon - 7/21/2009 at 06:05 PM



yurtle - 7/21/2009 at 07:17 PM


Sang - 7/22/2009 at 04:58 PM


Buzzy82 - 7/26/2009 at 03:38 PM

I miss my friend very much and hope Cami and Denise are finding peace.


CowboyNeil - 7/26/2009 at 03:40 PM

Buzzy i am wishing the same and for you as well my friend.


oldcoot - 7/26/2009 at 05:46 PM


Jeanne - 7/28/2009 at 02:33 PM


Sang - 7/28/2009 at 07:43 PM


lonomon - 7/31/2009 at 06:31 PM

should not be on page 3


oldcoot - 7/31/2009 at 07:11 PM


Capn - 8/2/2009 at 05:53 PM

bump for BOBO


MissElf - 8/3/2009 at 09:47 AM


oldcoot - 8/5/2009 at 03:36 PM


MissElf - 8/5/2009 at 04:45 PM


TerriB - 8/6/2009 at 01:04 PM


WharfRat - 8/6/2009 at 01:04 PM


MissElf - 8/6/2009 at 03:36 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/6/2009 at 04:52 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/6/2009 at 09:03 PM


Sang - 8/7/2009 at 12:46 AM


TerriB - 8/7/2009 at 12:59 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/7/2009 at 06:11 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/8/2009 at 01:50 PM

Page one bump for Bobo


PhotoRon286 - 8/9/2009 at 01:47 PM

quote:
Page one bump for Bobo



Yup.


MissElf - 8/9/2009 at 04:26 PM


TerriB - 8/10/2009 at 10:52 AM


lonomon - 8/11/2009 at 12:08 PM



oldcoot - 8/11/2009 at 03:00 PM


Sang - 8/11/2009 at 06:38 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/12/2009 at 01:03 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/16/2009 at 12:27 AM

Page 3? I don't think so.


oldcoot - 8/16/2009 at 03:03 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/17/2009 at 03:27 AM


Sang - 8/17/2009 at 03:42 AM

I see we are closing in on page 86.......


DougMacKenzie - 8/19/2009 at 11:57 AM


DougMacKenzie - 8/20/2009 at 04:00 AM


Sang - 8/20/2009 at 01:24 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/21/2009 at 01:39 AM


TerriB - 8/21/2009 at 11:51 AM


Benjamin - 8/21/2009 at 11:52 AM


PhotoRon286 - 8/22/2009 at 03:44 AM

Bump a jpb thread off the page.


DougMacKenzie - 8/22/2009 at 10:28 AM


DougMacKenzie - 8/22/2009 at 11:52 PM


TerriB - 8/23/2009 at 03:48 PM


CowboyNeil - 8/23/2009 at 03:51 PM


lolasdeb - 8/23/2009 at 11:12 PM


MissElf - 8/24/2009 at 08:08 PM


Sang - 8/25/2009 at 02:39 AM


MissElf - 8/25/2009 at 02:56 PM


MissElf - 8/25/2009 at 02:56 PM


MissElf - 8/25/2009 at 02:57 PM

Miss you, Bobo.


DougMacKenzie - 8/26/2009 at 02:59 AM


Sang - 8/26/2009 at 07:34 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/27/2009 at 11:21 AM


DougMacKenzie - 8/28/2009 at 02:08 AM

Page one bump.


CowboyNeil - 8/28/2009 at 05:29 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/29/2009 at 12:16 AM

Just a reminder of all the things that are truly good about this place. I don't want to forget them.


WharfRat - 8/29/2009 at 10:56 AM


TerriB - 8/30/2009 at 02:19 PM


Sang - 8/31/2009 at 02:09 AM

Almost to page 86......


Eileen1 - 8/31/2009 at 03:38 PM

Ya'll talk way too much!


TerriB - 9/1/2009 at 10:42 AM


oldcoot - 9/1/2009 at 03:45 PM

Just crawled back in early this morning (3 am) from a week long trip to Jersey and back.

"I spent a year in New Jersey one night..." (insert rimshot here )

On the way back took the Pennsylvania Turnpike up from South Jersey. Passed through Pixberg and specifically drove past the Greensburg exit. Have to admit I had a tear in my eye. Probably from the "air quality" in Pittsburgh, but, a tear nonetheless. That was for Bobo.

Thought a lot about Bob. The incredible BoboFest I. All of our many, many conversations. Thought about Denise and Cami and how much Bob loved and cared for them.

Thought about Red Rocks this weekend and seeing many familiar, friendly faces again. I'll have Bobo's jacket with me and I'll try and enjoy the show enough for two people. I'll use my ears and send you a "concert call" Saturday. Bob.

What I thought most about was how Bob has made me a better person from knowing him. I don't think a friend can do more for another friend than make that other person improved, a better person.

So, thank you Bob. You're with me every day. I miss you a lot.


michaelsio - 9/1/2009 at 04:00 PM

Thanks, Coot.


PhotoRon286 - 9/2/2009 at 03:05 AM

Stay on page one bump.

Miss Bobo.


Libby - 9/2/2009 at 03:52 AM

quote:
What I thought most about was how Bob has made me a better person from knowing him. I don't think a friend can do more for another friend than make that other person improved, a better person.



So true. *smile*


Libby - 9/2/2009 at 03:52 AM


michaelsio - 9/3/2009 at 10:52 AM


DougMacKenzie - 9/3/2009 at 11:21 AM

quote:
What I thought most about was how Bob has made me a better person from knowing him. I don't think a friend can do more for another friend than make that other person improved, a better person.

So, thank you Bob. You're with me every day. I miss you a lot.

Rock the Rocks coot.


TerriB - 9/4/2009 at 12:49 AM

Back to Page 1.

Nice words, coot.


DougMacKenzie - 9/4/2009 at 02:42 AM


TerriB - 9/4/2009 at 02:17 PM


sonnystang - 9/4/2009 at 02:27 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/4/2009 at 07:35 PM


oldcoot - 9/5/2009 at 12:39 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/6/2009 at 01:09 AM

Keeping it on page one.


DougMacKenzie - 9/6/2009 at 02:24 PM

Sunday Bobo bump.


TerriB - 9/6/2009 at 03:04 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/7/2009 at 03:23 PM

Labor Day bump for Bobo. He'd find that humorous.


michaelsio - 9/7/2009 at 03:24 PM


Capn - 9/7/2009 at 03:34 PM

In memory of all lost loved ones


yurtle - 9/7/2009 at 11:34 PM


TerriB - 9/7/2009 at 11:44 PM

Well, here we are on Page 86. I think Bob would still laugh about this:


Sang - 9/8/2009 at 03:56 AM

Glad coot* brought Bobo's ABB jacket so he could join us at Red Rocks.....


michaelsio - 9/9/2009 at 10:44 AM


DougMacKenzie - 9/10/2009 at 02:02 AM


oldcoot - 9/10/2009 at 02:16 AM

quote:
Glad coot* brought Bobo's ABB jacket so he could join us at Red Rocks.....


Thanks!

I didn't realize it at the time but Bob's friendship with Keith Urban and his gift to Keith of Bob's Martin acoustic guitar really connected Rose to Bobo.

Like I've always said, that Bobo was one special guy.

I tried to listen twice as hard Saturday, once for me and once for Bob.

I think Bobo wanted 'em to play Mountain Jam too, dammit!


DougMacKenzie - 9/10/2009 at 10:41 AM


michaelsio - 9/10/2009 at 11:04 AM

quote:
quote:
Glad coot* brought Bobo's ABB jacket so he could join us at Red Rocks.....


Thanks!

I didn't realize it at the time but Bob's friendship with Keith Urban and his gift to Keith of Bob's Martin acoustic guitar really connected Rose to Bobo.

Like I've always said, that Bobo was one special guy.

I tried to listen twice as hard Saturday, once for me and once for Bob.

I think Bobo wanted 'em to play Mountain Jam too, dammit!


Again, thanks for telling Rose that story. Rose is a big Keith Urban fan and It made Rose's weekend.

[Edited on 9/10/2009 by michaelsio]


MissElf - 9/10/2009 at 06:41 PM


MissElf - 9/11/2009 at 04:28 PM

Here's to you, Bobo.


oldcoot - 9/11/2009 at 06:18 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/12/2009 at 03:23 AM


DougMacKenzie - 9/13/2009 at 12:57 PM

Page one season opener bump.


DougMacKenzie - 9/14/2009 at 10:43 AM


oldcoot - 9/14/2009 at 01:57 PM


Sang - 9/14/2009 at 08:52 PM


oldcoot - 9/15/2009 at 08:13 PM

Page 2 will not do.

Page 1 bump.








Sang - 9/16/2009 at 02:32 PM

Ditto.


DougMacKenzie - 9/17/2009 at 01:59 AM


michaelsio - 9/17/2009 at 11:06 AM


DougMacKenzie - 9/18/2009 at 11:15 AM


Sang - 9/18/2009 at 05:21 PM


MissElf - 9/18/2009 at 06:21 PM


lolasdeb - 9/18/2009 at 07:58 PM


Sang - 9/19/2009 at 01:11 AM


DougMacKenzie - 9/19/2009 at 04:18 PM


oldcoot - 9/19/2009 at 05:23 PM

I know Bobo would like this to stay on Page 86 forever, but, thinking of Bob today and moving this toward Page 87.


DougMacKenzie - 9/20/2009 at 05:51 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/21/2009 at 11:13 AM

Monday morning page one Bobo bump.


Sang - 9/21/2009 at 04:03 PM


MissElf - 9/21/2009 at 11:18 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/22/2009 at 12:15 AM


DougMacKenzie - 9/22/2009 at 11:13 AM

Because some threads are just more important than others.


DougMacKenzie - 9/23/2009 at 11:06 AM


Sang - 9/23/2009 at 10:49 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/24/2009 at 12:49 PM


Jeanne - 9/24/2009 at 06:52 PM


michaelsio - 9/25/2009 at 10:35 AM


Sang - 9/25/2009 at 02:22 PM


lonomon - 9/25/2009 at 05:27 PM



lolasdeb - 9/25/2009 at 07:28 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/26/2009 at 02:00 AM

Because this still matters.


DougMacKenzie - 9/26/2009 at 02:04 AM


DougMacKenzie - 9/26/2009 at 02:08 AM


DougMacKenzie - 9/26/2009 at 02:16 AM


DougMacKenzie - 9/26/2009 at 02:25 AM

Fight the madness bump!


DougMacKenzie - 9/26/2009 at 02:30 AM

Using light to battle the darkness.


TerriB - 9/26/2009 at 12:20 PM

Back to Page 1


MissElf - 9/26/2009 at 04:45 PM


MissElf - 9/27/2009 at 06:08 PM

Long live Bobo!


TerriB - 9/28/2009 at 03:43 PM


oldcoot - 9/28/2009 at 06:12 PM


Sang - 9/29/2009 at 02:25 PM


MissElf - 10/1/2009 at 02:22 PM


Buzzy82 - 10/1/2009 at 03:52 PM

This thread always makes me smile.


oldcoot - 10/1/2009 at 04:49 PM

Never far from my thoughts.


TerriB - 10/2/2009 at 12:13 AM

quote:
This thread always makes me smile.


Me too, Buzzy.


MissElf - 10/2/2009 at 10:27 AM


MissElf - 10/3/2009 at 06:54 PM


Libby - 10/5/2009 at 03:22 AM

I still miss ya, Big Guy...always will.


PhotoRon286 - 10/5/2009 at 03:24 AM

Thinking of Bob after reading a Facebook thread.


oldcoot - 10/5/2009 at 08:36 PM


Sang - 10/6/2009 at 05:52 PM


oldcoot - 10/6/2009 at 06:18 PM


Sang - 10/7/2009 at 01:14 PM


oldcoot - 10/7/2009 at 02:07 PM


hoochiecoochiegirl - 10/7/2009 at 03:14 PM


michaelsio - 10/7/2009 at 04:19 PM


Sang - 10/8/2009 at 12:33 AM


oldcoot - 10/8/2009 at 01:43 PM


Sang - 10/8/2009 at 03:18 PM


DanB - 10/9/2009 at 12:47 AM


Sang - 10/9/2009 at 04:00 AM


Otto_from_CF - 10/9/2009 at 04:05 AM

edit: ok, don't get your panties in a wad

[Edited on 10/9/2009 by Otto_from_CF]


Sang - 10/9/2009 at 04:08 AM

Maybe you should read this thread and the link that started it - about our good friend that died of cancer.

Thanks for your callous comments.


oldcoot - 10/9/2009 at 04:54 AM

My one true wish for Otto, I want you to suffer horribly like Bob did. I want you to suffer years of incredible pain, I want your family members to watch you waste away. You and each member of your family. Slowly and painfully. I want cancer to eat at you every second of every day, every tick of the clock, until the pain and suffering is more than you can possibly bare. I want you to beg for an ending because you don't have the heart to take it anymore. Then ask yourself, isn't karma a bitch?

I can only hope that a soulless bastard like yourself has loved ones that depend on you and they get to see you falter day by day, minute by minute. I hope it hurts them, I hope it hurts you.

You worthless piece of **** .

And, at the end, I hope Satan whispers in your ear, "Don't get your panties in a wad because your ass is mine."


oldcoot - 10/9/2009 at 04:55 AM

I miss my friend Bob.

He would not display that kind of venom.

But, with apologies to his memory, I have no regrets for doing so.


spacemonkey - 10/9/2009 at 11:43 AM

Don't lower yourself to their pitiful state, Steve

you are a better man than that.



Love to Bobo's friends and family


PhotoRon286 - 10/9/2009 at 12:31 PM

quote:
I miss my friend Bob.

He would not display that kind of venom.

But, with apologies to his memory, I have no regrets for doing so.


I wouldn't have used so many words.


ABBcujo - 10/9/2009 at 12:33 PM


alanwoods - 10/9/2009 at 04:06 PM


SquatchTexas - 10/9/2009 at 04:17 PM


Bhawk - 10/9/2009 at 06:28 PM


sonnystang - 10/9/2009 at 08:10 PM


oldcoot - 10/9/2009 at 10:30 PM


Otto_from_CF - 10/9/2009 at 10:31 PM


MissElf - 10/10/2009 at 06:16 PM


oldcoot - 10/11/2009 at 05:04 PM


Libby - 10/12/2009 at 01:32 AM


michaelsio - 10/12/2009 at 11:03 PM


Sang - 10/13/2009 at 04:43 AM


TerriB - 10/13/2009 at 10:38 AM


WharfRat - 10/13/2009 at 11:51 AM


oldcoot - 10/13/2009 at 01:29 PM


TerriB - 10/14/2009 at 10:49 AM


ABBcujo - 10/14/2009 at 11:14 AM


Sang - 10/14/2009 at 04:56 PM


WharfRat - 10/15/2009 at 05:45 AM


Sang - 10/16/2009 at 04:12 AM


michaelsio - 10/16/2009 at 03:43 PM


oldcoot - 10/16/2009 at 06:45 PM


EasyMichael - 10/17/2009 at 12:40 AM


Sang - 10/19/2009 at 03:18 AM


PhotoRon286 - 10/19/2009 at 04:27 PM


Sang - 10/19/2009 at 08:23 PM


lonomon - 10/20/2009 at 01:22 PM



oldcoot - 10/20/2009 at 01:24 PM


PhotoRon286 - 10/20/2009 at 08:40 PM


michaelsio - 10/21/2009 at 10:47 AM


oldcoot - 10/21/2009 at 01:18 PM


Sang - 10/22/2009 at 01:04 AM


MissElf - 10/22/2009 at 02:06 PM


MissElf - 10/22/2009 at 02:06 PM


oldcoot - 10/22/2009 at 02:34 PM


PhotoRon286 - 10/23/2009 at 03:49 AM


michaelsio - 10/23/2009 at 01:20 PM


oldcoot - 10/23/2009 at 01:50 PM


Sang - 10/24/2009 at 01:13 AM


oldcoot - 10/24/2009 at 01:47 AM

Miss the Big Guy more than ever.


michaelsio - 10/24/2009 at 02:07 PM


oldcoot - 10/26/2009 at 01:00 AM

Page two will not do.

Thinking of a guy who taught me a lot about life including that The Eagles suck!


Bhawk - 10/28/2009 at 01:40 PM


oldcoot - 10/28/2009 at 04:43 PM


Bhawk - 10/29/2009 at 02:15 PM


spacemonkey - 10/29/2009 at 02:37 PM


michaelsio - 10/30/2009 at 12:37 PM


Lana - 10/30/2009 at 12:55 PM

Hey there sweet family,

It was our great pleasure to mention the O'Brien family and love for some fella named Bobo in the most recent Take Care and Know That You Are Loved podcast.

Take care and know that you are loved,

Lana


Bhawk - 10/30/2009 at 04:42 PM


oldcoot - 10/30/2009 at 06:23 PM

Always in my thoughts and in my heart.


oldcoot - 11/1/2009 at 10:52 PM

Page 2 won't do.


TerriB - 11/3/2009 at 12:01 PM


Sang - 11/5/2009 at 07:28 PM

While cleaning up the house I found the poster that Big6 made and everybody signed for me at Bobofest. I will post some of the comments to keep this thing bumped up.


annarose3 - 11/5/2009 at 07:37 PM

What kind of thread is this??


alanwoods - 11/5/2009 at 07:39 PM

quote:
What kind of thread is this??


One that should say to the most simple of minds - If you have to ask, don't.


annarose3 - 11/5/2009 at 07:51 PM

Man, reading this thread has made me cry...

[Edited on 11/5/2009 by annarose3]


annarose3 - 11/5/2009 at 08:42 PM

Sorry for the intrusion, folks. I should have read more than the four or five posts that I did before responding.


fast43 - 11/5/2009 at 08:47 PM

quote:
Sorry for the intrusion, folks. I should have read more than the four or five posts that I did before responding.


No intrusion, I went back and read the first 3 or 4 pages and laughed till I cried. I miss Bob's sense of humor


Sang - 11/6/2009 at 03:20 AM

So, the poster said 'Let Sleeping Sang's Lie', having to do with my DTB experience in Lincoln Park.

Bobo wrote:

18,000 + Posts - Funny One Please?!?

It was a constant joke with him....


PhotoRon286 - 11/6/2009 at 04:33 AM

quote:
So, the poster said 'Let Sleeping Sang's Lie', having to do with my DTB experience in Lincoln Park.

Bobo wrote:

18,000 + Posts - Funny One Please?!?

It was a constant joke with him....


It wasn't a joke.

He was still waiting for a funny post from you.


oldcoot - 11/6/2009 at 06:32 AM

quote:
quote:
So, the poster said 'Let Sleeping Sang's Lie', having to do with my DTB experience in Lincoln Park.

Bobo wrote:

18,000 + Posts - Funny One Please?!?

It was a constant joke with him....


It wasn't a joke.

He was still waiting for a funny post from you.


This I can attest too....


That was for Bob.


The most remarkable and life changing person that I've ever met.


oldcoot - 11/6/2009 at 06:32 AM

And, so many more posts later, we're all still waiting.


Bhawk - 11/6/2009 at 09:07 PM


hoochiecoochiegirl - 11/6/2009 at 09:08 PM


sonnystang - 11/7/2009 at 10:57 AM


oldcoot - 11/8/2009 at 03:42 PM


Libby - 11/9/2009 at 01:22 AM


Sang - 11/9/2009 at 04:32 AM

Back to the poster -

It's all about you man :-) - Sandman


Sang - 11/10/2009 at 12:11 AM

Remember - these are from my "friends".....

Computer.........$1500
Internet Conn....$15
Reading Sang's posts ...... worthless


Otie


michaelsio - 11/10/2009 at 11:46 AM

quote:
Remember - these are from my "friends".....

Computer.........$1500
Internet Conn....$15
Reading Sang's posts ...... worthless


Otie


michaelsio - 11/11/2009 at 11:51 AM


sonnystang - 11/11/2009 at 08:26 PM


Sang - 11/13/2009 at 12:52 AM

Next up:

Sang never lies....

Does Too!

Does Not! (wink)

Jacquie


Sang - 11/13/2009 at 06:01 PM

Next up:

Yes Sang, every topic does have to have a mention of you!

Benjamin


michaelsio - 11/14/2009 at 01:30 PM


oldcoot - 11/15/2009 at 04:09 AM

Went through some things today, read the note when Bob sent me his ABB jean jacket.

I don't often wear it, I more bring it to shows, hoping Bob feels some of what's going on.

I do know, the year of the incredibly poor weather at Red Rocks, Bob would have been very happy to know that Origach (Matt) was wrapped in its comfort.

Somehow, Bob always had a sense about things.


oldcoot - 11/15/2009 at 04:10 PM


Sang - 11/16/2009 at 04:37 AM

Next up:


Sang - the original spell checker

Origapch



Sang - 11/16/2009 at 10:36 PM

Today's bump.........

Sang - Honestly I didn't believe all the things Bobo told me about you, but, damn he was right!

coot


michaelsio - 11/18/2009 at 12:54 AM

Cooooooooot!


Sang - 11/18/2009 at 02:07 AM

Hey RB!

ABBStillRockin04


oldcoot - 11/18/2009 at 02:34 AM

quote:
Today's bump.........

Sang - Honestly I didn't believe all the things Bobo told me about you, but, damn he was right!

coot


Yes, yes he was. Especially about the no funny posts ever part.

Good Ol' Bobo.

Will be two years December 10th.


michaelsio - 11/19/2009 at 01:57 AM


Sang - 11/19/2009 at 02:20 AM

You ratbastid! Love ya,


Hoochie


oldcoot - 11/19/2009 at 02:28 PM


hoochiecoochiegirl - 11/19/2009 at 04:06 PM

quote:
You ratbastid! Love ya,


Hoochie



Sang - 11/20/2009 at 02:16 PM


michaelsio - 11/21/2009 at 07:24 PM


Sang - 11/21/2009 at 08:35 PM

Coming soon - to a park bench near you.........

TerriB


michaelsio - 11/23/2009 at 03:22 PM

Keep 'em comin', Sang


Sang - 11/24/2009 at 02:30 AM

To Karen's "Other Son" - Love ya Brother

Sari


oldcoot - 11/24/2009 at 03:03 PM


PhotoRon286 - 11/24/2009 at 11:22 PM

quote:
Went through some things today, read the note when Bob sent me his ABB jean jacket.

I don't often wear it, I more bring it to shows, hoping Bob feels some of what's going on.

I do know, the year of the incredibly poor weather at Red Rocks, Bob would have been very happy to know that Origach (Matt) was wrapped in its comfort.

Somehow, Bob always had a sense about things.


And he shared it with a lot of senseless folks here, didn't he?

I miss the big guy, and I miss those lunchtime phone calls.


michaelsio - 11/25/2009 at 11:49 AM


Sang - 11/26/2009 at 02:08 AM

Sang Don't Let Them Get You Down

Tunney


leftyblues - 11/26/2009 at 02:12 AM

Miss you bro..


origapch - 11/26/2009 at 03:19 AM

quote:
Went through some things today, read the note when Bob sent me his ABB jean jacket.

I don't often wear it, I more bring it to shows, hoping Bob feels some of what's going on.

I do know, the year of the incredibly poor weather at Red Rocks, Bob would have been very happy to know that Origach (Matt) was wrapped in its comfort.

Somehow, Bob always had a sense about things.



That jacket is in good hands. You have no idea how thankful I was that you just happened to have that jacket with you. Bob was certainly with us that night.


fast43 - 11/26/2009 at 03:15 PM


sonnystang - 11/26/2009 at 03:27 PM


oldcoot - 11/26/2009 at 05:12 PM

Thinking of Bob, Denise and Cami today.


Sang - 11/26/2009 at 06:47 PM

Best Wishes - Love Boy George

Bananaman


Sang - 11/27/2009 at 09:45 PM

Linnie

Loves You!


Linnie, of course......


brofan - 11/27/2009 at 09:48 PM

Thanks for remembering Bob and his family. And thanks for reminding me why I should be thankful, which can be kinda hard sometimes these days.

God Bless Bobo and his loved ones.


bluedad - 11/28/2009 at 12:05 AM

Bobo did send me one PM some time ago....

I really wish I could have met him


DanB - 11/28/2009 at 12:46 AM

quote:
Bobo did send me one PM some time ago....

I really wish I could have met him


me too


michaelsio - 11/28/2009 at 02:54 PM

quote:
quote:
Bobo did send me one PM some time ago....

I really wish I could have met him


me too


three


Sang - 11/28/2009 at 04:42 PM

Photoron says "oo too"


I think he meant "do too", but you never know with photo.......


michaelsio - 11/30/2009 at 02:11 PM


michaelsio - 12/1/2009 at 11:52 AM


oldcoot - 12/1/2009 at 02:59 PM

Going to try and reach Denise tonight. His girls meant everything to Bob.

Sure do miss the big lunk.


Jeanne - 12/1/2009 at 04:24 PM

Thinking of Bobo today.

Coot...send Denise and Cami a bunch of hugs and let them know they are thought of often.


michaelsio - 12/2/2009 at 02:08 PM


Sang - 12/3/2009 at 11:10 PM








Here is the actual poster..........


michaelsio - 12/4/2009 at 12:00 PM

LMAO!


michaelsio - 12/5/2009 at 03:56 PM


oldcoot - 12/10/2009 at 04:02 PM

Two years ago today.

Can't help but feel sad today.

Boy, I miss Bob and his friendship so much.


lonomon - 12/10/2009 at 04:03 PM


oldcoot - 12/10/2009 at 04:06 PM


TerriB - 12/10/2009 at 05:56 PM


Sang - 12/10/2009 at 06:33 PM





Miss you, ya rat bastid................


michaelsio - 12/10/2009 at 07:39 PM


oldcoot - 12/11/2009 at 02:59 AM

Have spent the day reflecting back on what Bob meant to me and so many others.

My emotions are like the tides of the ocean. Good thoughts wash over me. So too, do waves of sorrow, I miss so much sharing a laugh with Bob. I recall so much laughter and Bob's sharp and always to the point sarcasm and wit.

He was, however, a welcher when it came to his wagers.

My Dad told me a long time ago when I was whining about how unfair something was that "there are three kinds of fair in life, the county fair, the state fair and the world's fair. Everything else, is unfair."

Life has shown me that my Dad was, by and large correct, but, it's still unfair that Bob isn't with us, with Denise and with Cami.

What a huge void he has left.

So, tonight as I type this I am listening to Neil Young's "Tonight's The Night," a melancholy remembrance of a lost friend. Man, how I feel that. Next, I'm going to listen to Santana's "Caravanserai," which translates to "the journey before us." Bob's on that journey and I hope who ever is in charge sees to it that it is peaceful, serene and deserving of the kind spirit that was our friend.

And lastly, I'll listen to a Los Lobos show from 2005. It is special because it was in Pittsburgh and Bob thought so much of that band, that despite his poor health, he attended it. (Not so different from him being there for all of us at BoboFest I, his health was really failing him then too). Bob had asked me to try and track down that show for him and I was only too glad to do it.

There are a handful of people that I would do anything for and Bob was one of those.

I can't truly express what he meant to me, to so many of us. But, if you knew Bob, you loved him.

Not many people that I can say that about. I am so proud to have had him as a friend and I'm so much better a person for having known him.

Be free Bob. Maybe someday we'll share another laugh or two.


WharfRat - 12/11/2009 at 03:41 AM


PhotoRon286 - 12/11/2009 at 04:34 AM

quote:








Sigh.


Stephen - 12/12/2009 at 03:16 AM

Thinking fondly of our friend Bobo, and of Deise & Cami ó still have some of the PMS we exchanged -- rest in peace brother


PhotoRon286 - 12/14/2009 at 01:42 AM

Bump to page one.


Sang - 12/14/2009 at 06:23 PM


michaelsio - 12/18/2009 at 03:36 PM


oldcoot - 12/18/2009 at 05:00 PM


PhotoRon286 - 12/20/2009 at 11:13 PM

Back to page one.


Jeanne - 12/21/2009 at 05:14 PM


oldcoot - 12/22/2009 at 02:38 PM


Libby - 12/24/2009 at 07:10 AM

...peace and love.


michaelsio - 12/24/2009 at 12:41 PM

quote:
...peace and love.



EasyMichael - 12/24/2009 at 03:51 PM


oldcoot - 12/24/2009 at 04:33 PM


PhotoRon286 - 12/24/2009 at 11:17 PM


oldcoot - 12/25/2009 at 09:08 PM





Merry Christmas Bobo!


PhotoRon286 - 12/26/2009 at 03:25 AM

quote:




Merry Christmas Bobo!



I think I was right next to Brofan.

Must be a total eclipse of the Sang.

Heh heh.









That one was for Bob.


Sang - 12/26/2009 at 03:35 PM

If so, it was a public service I was glad to participate in....





....also for Bob.....


PhotoRon286 - 12/29/2009 at 02:09 AM

Top of page one.


Bhawk - 12/29/2009 at 03:11 PM


Sang - 12/30/2009 at 05:38 AM


Bhawk - 12/30/2009 at 06:19 PM


oldcoot - 12/30/2009 at 07:52 PM


TerriB - 12/30/2009 at 08:44 PM


croky - 12/30/2009 at 10:28 PM

Figured it was time to break out of my self imposed exile and wish everyone a Happy New Year!

Hope all is well with everybody!

God bless Bobo!


michaelsio - 1/2/2010 at 04:09 PM


oldcoot - 1/3/2010 at 05:05 PM

Spoke with Denise last night. It had been too long.

She said that Cami is doing well in school, hard to believe she's a sophomore this year! She got a part in the high school musical this year even though she's an underclasswoman. Her vocal teacher has been encouraging her to try out to sing with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Cami couldn't possibly have gotten that talent from Bobo.

Cami still likes to ride horses and is trying to convince her Mom that Cami should have her very own horse. Where they're boarded is quite a ways away though and that is one of several complications to actually owning one.

Denise really wishes she still had Bob to lean on. Who knew raising teenagers could be a challenge?

I told Denise how very much all of Bob's friends miss him, how we all had grown to admire and love him so much, what a void we all feel too.

Denise asked that I pass along her well wishes for us.

Keep both of Bob's girls in your thoughts.

Sure do miss you Bobo.


oldcoot - 1/3/2010 at 05:41 PM


michaelsio - 1/5/2010 at 11:41 AM


PhotoRon286 - 1/6/2010 at 01:22 PM

Page one


oldcoot - 1/6/2010 at 07:28 PM


michaelsio - 1/7/2010 at 07:21 PM


michaelsio - 1/8/2010 at 12:57 PM


oldcoot - 1/10/2010 at 04:20 PM


Sang - 1/11/2010 at 02:30 PM


Sang - 1/12/2010 at 02:58 PM

Back to page 1......


TerriB - 1/13/2010 at 02:14 PM

quote:
Back to page 1......


What he said.


Sang - 1/15/2010 at 07:10 PM


Sang - 1/18/2010 at 03:45 PM

Monday page 1 bump


michaelsio - 1/19/2010 at 03:17 PM


Sang - 1/20/2010 at 04:33 AM


michaelsio - 1/20/2010 at 11:45 AM


oldcoot - 1/20/2010 at 04:15 PM


Sang - 1/21/2010 at 04:18 AM


Sang - 1/21/2010 at 06:09 PM


Sang - 1/22/2010 at 04:23 AM

Back to page 1


michaelsio - 1/25/2010 at 11:58 AM


oldcoot - 1/26/2010 at 03:47 PM

Back to page one where it belongs.


oldcoot - 1/26/2010 at 03:47 PM


michaelsio - 1/27/2010 at 11:44 AM


PhotoRon286 - 1/29/2010 at 03:23 PM

Bump to page one.


michaelsio - 1/30/2010 at 04:04 PM


Libby - 1/31/2010 at 11:56 AM

Thinking of you this morning... miss you my dear, dear friend!


Sang - 2/2/2010 at 04:42 AM

Page 1 bump....



For some reason, that made me think of Bobo paging himself at work.

I smiled.


oldcoot - 2/2/2010 at 02:48 PM


michaelsio - 2/3/2010 at 02:03 PM


Sang - 2/4/2010 at 07:44 PM


michaelsio - 2/5/2010 at 12:35 PM


oldcoot - 2/5/2010 at 07:47 PM


sonnystang - 2/7/2010 at 02:08 PM


oldcoot - 2/7/2010 at 05:53 PM


michaelsio - 2/14/2010 at 01:04 PM


michaelsio - 2/15/2010 at 11:57 AM


oldcoot - 2/15/2010 at 07:40 PM


Sang - 2/16/2010 at 02:09 PM

Bobo bump................


Libby - 2/17/2010 at 04:01 AM

*sunflower_smiles_for_BobO*

Miss you, buddy...


michaelsio - 2/18/2010 at 02:11 PM


michaelsio - 2/20/2010 at 03:05 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/21/2010 at 03:40 PM


oldcoot - 2/22/2010 at 03:30 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/23/2010 at 11:52 AM

Keeping Bobo on page one.


Sang - 2/23/2010 at 06:43 PM


LinnieXX - 2/23/2010 at 07:05 PM

have been going through some old pictures and bobo has been on my mind.


DougMacKenzie - 2/24/2010 at 12:24 PM


oldcoot - 2/24/2010 at 03:44 PM


Sang - 2/25/2010 at 04:29 AM


michaelsio - 2/25/2010 at 10:34 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/26/2010 at 04:00 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/27/2010 at 03:34 PM


oldcoot - 2/28/2010 at 03:08 PM


Sang - 3/1/2010 at 06:00 PM


michaelsio - 3/2/2010 at 01:05 PM


sonnystang - 3/3/2010 at 11:31 AM


oldcoot - 3/3/2010 at 09:45 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/4/2010 at 01:07 AM

I miss Bobo. Great picture coot.


sonnystang - 3/4/2010 at 12:52 PM


Sang - 3/5/2010 at 04:24 PM


sonnystang - 3/5/2010 at 04:28 PM


michaelsio - 3/6/2010 at 03:40 PM

Regardless of the future of the ABB, Bobo and this thread exemplifies the spirit of the board.


Libby - 3/6/2010 at 08:34 PM


flahourglass - 3/7/2010 at 06:29 PM


sonnystang - 3/7/2010 at 11:16 PM


sonnystang - 3/8/2010 at 12:22 PM


oldcoot - 3/8/2010 at 09:45 PM

On the home page when I logged on






Miss you Big Guy.


PhotoRon286 - 3/9/2010 at 12:20 AM

I think he was yelling "Enough about sang already!!!"


sonnystang - 3/9/2010 at 03:27 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/10/2010 at 11:49 AM


sonnystang - 3/11/2010 at 01:07 AM


sonnystang - 3/11/2010 at 10:52 AM


DougMacKenzie - 3/12/2010 at 12:09 PM

Page one Bobo bump.


sonnystang - 3/12/2010 at 03:58 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/13/2010 at 02:00 PM

quote:
On the home page when I logged on






Miss you Big Guy.

Ditto.


michaelsio - 3/14/2010 at 01:16 PM


oldcoot - 3/14/2010 at 06:02 PM


Jacquie - 3/14/2010 at 06:22 PM








DougMacKenzie - 3/15/2010 at 03:47 AM

Karma bump for Bobo. He'd love this.


oldcoot - 3/15/2010 at 03:23 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/15/2010 at 04:44 PM

Front page Karma bump for Bobo.


Sang - 3/16/2010 at 03:53 AM

This seems like the best place for my 50,000th post here.....

Miss you buddy.......I'm sure you would have done something funny with the whole karma thing - probably at my expense......


PhotoRon286 - 3/16/2010 at 03:56 AM

quote:
This seems like the best place for my 50,000th post here.....

Miss you buddy.......I'm sure you would have done something funny with the whole karma thing - probably at my expense......


I'd bet on it.


TerriB - 3/16/2010 at 09:59 PM

quote:
This seems like the best place for my 50,000th post here.....

Miss you buddy.......I'm sure you would have done something funny with the whole karma thing - probably at my expense......


But enough about you!


sonnystang - 3/17/2010 at 12:35 AM


Jeanne - 3/17/2010 at 05:35 PM

A St. Patrick's Day bump for the O'Briens.....


sonnystang - 3/17/2010 at 10:44 PM

quote:
St. Patricks Day bump for Mr. O'Brien.


sonnystang - 3/18/2010 at 09:28 AM


michaelsio - 3/19/2010 at 10:50 AM


DougMacKenzie - 3/20/2010 at 12:13 AM

Karma point for Bobo bump (nice idea fast).


sonnystang - 3/20/2010 at 12:12 PM

best place to do it


DougMacKenzie - 3/21/2010 at 02:11 PM

Sunday morning Bobo bump.


sonnystang - 3/21/2010 at 03:54 PM


Libby - 3/22/2010 at 04:48 AM


DougMacKenzie - 3/22/2010 at 11:15 AM


hoochiecoochiegirl - 3/22/2010 at 12:57 PM


sonnystang - 3/22/2010 at 02:34 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/23/2010 at 01:12 AM

Keeping Bobo on page one.


DougMacKenzie - 3/23/2010 at 11:10 AM


flahourglass - 3/23/2010 at 01:31 PM


sonnystang - 3/23/2010 at 06:26 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/24/2010 at 01:17 AM

I miss Bobo.


TerriB - 3/24/2010 at 10:22 AM


DougMacKenzie - 3/24/2010 at 11:25 AM

Hump day Bobo bump.


TerriB - 3/24/2010 at 02:05 PM


WharfRat - 3/24/2010 at 02:05 PM

quote:
I miss Bobo.


DougMacKenzie - 3/24/2010 at 02:25 PM

Keeping the karma real page one bump.


DougMacKenzie - 3/24/2010 at 02:51 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/24/2010 at 06:06 PM


oldcoot - 3/24/2010 at 07:08 PM


lolasdeb - 3/24/2010 at 08:16 PM

bump for Bobo


Jeanne - 3/24/2010 at 08:57 PM


Sandman - 3/24/2010 at 09:05 PM


sonnystang - 3/24/2010 at 09:54 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/25/2010 at 11:10 AM

Back to page one.


sonnystang - 3/25/2010 at 07:59 PM


Sang - 3/26/2010 at 06:03 AM


TerriB - 3/26/2010 at 10:47 AM


PhotoRon286 - 3/26/2010 at 12:28 PM

quote:
Keeping Bobo on page one.




lonomon - 3/26/2010 at 01:18 PM



oldcoot - 3/26/2010 at 07:25 PM


lolasdeb - 3/27/2010 at 12:18 AM


DougMacKenzie - 3/27/2010 at 12:51 AM

quote:
quote:
Keeping Bobo on page one.





michaelsio - 3/27/2010 at 12:28 PM


michaelsio - 3/28/2010 at 08:39 AM


flahourglass - 3/28/2010 at 04:04 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/28/2010 at 04:36 PM

I wonder what Bobo would say about all this crazy stuff?


lolasdeb - 3/28/2010 at 06:13 PM


sonnystang - 3/28/2010 at 06:25 PM


Sang - 3/29/2010 at 01:04 AM


sonnystang - 3/29/2010 at 11:41 AM


TerriB - 3/29/2010 at 02:21 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/29/2010 at 05:51 PM

#11,000 in honor of the greatest shotgun poster of all time.

Geez, that could've been 20 posts!


LinnieXX - 3/29/2010 at 07:03 PM

was browsing my pics the other day and found the Picksburgh trip.....good times, good friends....


sonnystang - 3/30/2010 at 11:04 AM


1tackless - 3/30/2010 at 12:56 PM


Sang - 3/31/2010 at 02:47 AM


sonnystang - 3/31/2010 at 10:49 AM


flahourglass - 3/31/2010 at 04:25 PM


oldcoot - 3/31/2010 at 09:15 PM


sonnystang - 4/1/2010 at 11:17 AM


flahourglass - 4/1/2010 at 10:04 PM


sonnystang - 4/2/2010 at 11:11 AM


michaelsio - 4/3/2010 at 01:21 PM


sonnystang - 4/3/2010 at 04:29 PM


sonnystang - 4/4/2010 at 10:36 AM


DougMacKenzie - 4/4/2010 at 11:00 PM


sonnystang - 4/5/2010 at 10:53 AM


oldcoot - 4/5/2010 at 11:25 PM

I recently went through a blood panel at a local health fair.

They check for all kinds of things, including PSA, a telltale sign of potential prostate trouble, as in, cancer.

My level was "suspicious."

I immediately contacted my doctor to let him know and because of Bob I know only too well what can happen when things start and get beyond treatment.

My doc assured me that we'll keep a watch on things but that at this point it shouldn't be an area of concern.

Phew!

I owe this awareness to the singly most incredible person that I've had the honor of meeting and the privilege of loving and getting to know, Bob O'Brien. He was and is like a brother to me. Not a single day passes, sometimes a single hour, where I don't thank my lucky stars for having known Bob.

Somehow, I think he had a hand in this. A possible warning. Keep an eye on this. Avoid what happened to me.

Bob, I miss you so much. God, how I miss our talks. You deserved so much better.


oldcoot - 4/5/2010 at 11:25 PM


sonnystang - 4/6/2010 at 10:34 AM


DougMacKenzie - 4/6/2010 at 11:38 PM

I went through the same thing a couple fo years ago coot, even had to have the biopsy, which came back negative. Scary moment, but thinking of Bobo and how he handled himself seemed to give me peace and comfort, and courage. Miss you brother.


sonnystang - 4/7/2010 at 10:48 AM


michaelsio - 4/7/2010 at 10:49 AM


michaelsio - 4/8/2010 at 10:39 AM


DougMacKenzie - 4/8/2010 at 01:18 PM


sonnystang - 4/8/2010 at 04:51 PM


sonnystang - 4/9/2010 at 10:28 AM


DougMacKenzie - 4/9/2010 at 09:59 PM


sonnystang - 4/10/2010 at 09:46 AM


DougMacKenzie - 4/11/2010 at 02:17 AM


PhotoRon286 - 4/11/2010 at 02:36 AM

Pretty quiet bunch.

Bob would never believe that.

I miss him.


michaelsio - 4/11/2010 at 03:06 PM


DougMacKenzie - 4/12/2010 at 10:20 AM


Libby - 4/12/2010 at 11:24 AM


Lee - 4/12/2010 at 11:53 AM

quote:
Pretty quiet bunch.

Bob would never believe that.

I miss him.



I still have his work and cell phone numbers in my contacts list on my phone. Kept them through three different cell phone companies since his passing. I know they don't work but I can't bring myself to delete them.


sonnystang - 4/12/2010 at 03:50 PM


oldcoot - 4/12/2010 at 04:19 PM

Miss ya buddy.


Libby - 4/13/2010 at 02:17 AM

quote:
quote:
Pretty quiet bunch.

Bob would never believe that.

I miss him.



I still have his work and cell phone numbers in my contacts list on my phone. Kept them through three different cell phone companies since his passing. I know they don't work but I can't bring myself to delete them.


Me too, Lee. Bob and I talked daily, even if it was only for a few minutes. He was a dear, dear friend. I still miss his, "Hiya, Lib, BobO here!" I would usually reply, "Oh thank goodness, I was afraid it was Sang!" *smile*


Libby - 4/13/2010 at 02:18 AM

~When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart and you shall see that in truth, you are weeping for that which has been your delight. ~


sonnystang - 4/13/2010 at 09:42 AM


Lee - 4/13/2010 at 11:02 AM

He used to get a kick out of me calling him BooBo instead of BoBo.


piacere - 4/13/2010 at 01:58 PM

quote:
quote:
Pretty quiet bunch.

Bob would never believe that.

I miss him.



I still have his work and cell phone numbers in my contacts list on my phone. Kept them through three different cell phone companies since his passing. I know they don't work but I can't bring myself to delete them.


one of the, if not the, coolest post I've ever read.

you got heart.


Sang - 4/13/2010 at 05:12 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Pretty quiet bunch.

Bob would never believe that.

I miss him.



I still have his work and cell phone numbers in my contacts list on my phone. Kept them through three different cell phone companies since his passing. I know they don't work but I can't bring myself to delete them.


Me too, Lee. Bob and I talked daily, even if it was only for a few minutes. He was a dear, dear friend. I still miss his, "Hiya, Lib, BobO here!" I would usually reply, "Oh thank goodness, I was afraid it was Sang!" *smile*





I don't get it.................


DougMacKenzie - 4/14/2010 at 01:25 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
Pretty quiet bunch.

Bob would never believe that.

I miss him.



I still have his work and cell phone numbers in my contacts list on my phone. Kept them through three different cell phone companies since his passing. I know they don't work but I can't bring myself to delete them.


Me too, Lee. Bob and I talked daily, even if it was only for a few minutes. He was a dear, dear friend. I still miss his, "Hiya, Lib, BobO here!" I would usually reply, "Oh thank goodness, I was afraid it was Sang!" *smile*





I don't get it.................

Oh, there's a surprise.


oldcoot - 4/14/2010 at 03:17 PM


PhotoRon286 - 4/15/2010 at 12:18 AM

quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
Pretty quiet bunch.

Bob would never believe that.

I miss him.



I still have his work and cell phone numbers in my contacts list on my phone. Kept them through three different cell phone companies since his passing. I know they don't work but I can't bring myself to delete them.


Me too, Lee. Bob and I talked daily, even if it was only for a few minutes. He was a dear, dear friend. I still miss his, "Hiya, Lib, BobO here!" I would usually reply, "Oh thank goodness, I was afraid it was Sang!" *smile*





I don't get it.................

Oh, there's a surprise.



Not making a Snag's wife joke here.


DougMacKenzie - 4/15/2010 at 11:12 AM


DougMacKenzie - 4/16/2010 at 01:20 AM

Keeping Bob on page one. Just because.


PhotoRon286 - 4/17/2010 at 09:06 PM

quote:
Keeping Bob on page one. Just because.


Putting him back where he belongs.


DougMacKenzie - 4/18/2010 at 05:52 PM


sonnystang - 4/19/2010 at 12:42 AM


sonnystang - 4/19/2010 at 12:07 PM


DougMacKenzie - 4/20/2010 at 11:31 AM


oldcoot - 4/20/2010 at 01:57 PM


sonnystang - 4/21/2010 at 10:33 AM


Sang - 4/21/2010 at 05:14 PM


sonnystang - 4/22/2010 at 10:40 AM


TerriB - 4/22/2010 at 10:45 AM


Lee - 4/22/2010 at 05:52 PM

Cranking some CCR and thinking of BooBo. For those that don't know, he loved CCR. Anytime I hear a song by them, I think of Bob.


sonnystang - 4/23/2010 at 10:46 AM


michaelsio - 4/24/2010 at 01:35 AM


sonnystang - 4/24/2010 at 11:05 AM


DougMacKenzie - 4/25/2010 at 12:50 AM


sonnystang - 4/25/2010 at 11:41 AM


DougMacKenzie - 4/26/2010 at 11:12 AM


sonnystang - 4/27/2010 at 11:18 AM


DougMacKenzie - 4/28/2010 at 01:15 AM


sonnystang - 4/28/2010 at 10:15 AM


sonnystang - 4/29/2010 at 11:21 AM


sonnystang - 4/30/2010 at 10:40 AM


oldcoot - 4/30/2010 at 06:37 PM


PhotoDude - 5/2/2010 at 01:38 AM

Keeping Bobo on page one.


Buzzy82 - 5/2/2010 at 08:05 PM

I miss you old friend!


sonnystang - 5/2/2010 at 10:03 PM


sonnystang - 5/3/2010 at 11:07 AM


oldcoot - 5/3/2010 at 09:23 PM


TerriB - 5/4/2010 at 10:40 AM


DougMacKenzie - 5/5/2010 at 10:32 AM


DougMacKenzie - 5/6/2010 at 11:01 AM


Bhawk - 5/6/2010 at 05:14 PM


sonnystang - 5/7/2010 at 10:13 AM


michaelsio - 5/7/2010 at 10:40 AM


Jeanne - 5/7/2010 at 04:15 PM


sonnystang - 5/8/2010 at 10:43 AM


michaelsio - 5/9/2010 at 01:34 AM


sonnystang - 5/9/2010 at 01:00 PM


sonnystang - 5/10/2010 at 10:31 AM


Sang - 5/10/2010 at 05:46 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/11/2010 at 11:00 AM


sonnystang - 5/11/2010 at 11:50 AM


michaelsio - 5/12/2010 at 12:32 AM


sonnystang - 5/12/2010 at 10:37 AM


sonnystang - 5/13/2010 at 10:50 AM


Sang - 5/14/2010 at 12:30 AM


michaelsio - 5/14/2010 at 05:05 PM


hoochiecoochiegirl - 5/14/2010 at 05:30 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/15/2010 at 03:46 PM


Sang - 5/16/2010 at 09:07 PM


Sang - 5/17/2010 at 03:43 AM


sonnystang - 5/17/2010 at 10:15 AM


DougMacKenzie - 5/17/2010 at 03:20 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/18/2010 at 12:37 PM


lonomon - 5/19/2010 at 01:39 PM



Sang - 5/19/2010 at 05:18 PM


sonnystang - 5/20/2010 at 10:05 AM


sonnystang - 5/21/2010 at 09:55 AM


DougMacKenzie - 5/23/2010 at 12:48 AM


DougMacKenzie - 5/23/2010 at 02:51 PM


Sang - 5/24/2010 at 03:34 AM


sonnystang - 5/25/2010 at 10:22 AM


DougMacKenzie - 5/25/2010 at 02:00 PM


michaelsio - 5/26/2010 at 11:01 AM


michaelsio - 5/27/2010 at 12:05 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/27/2010 at 02:12 PM


Sang - 5/28/2010 at 12:46 AM


TerriB - 5/28/2010 at 10:38 AM


michaelsio - 5/29/2010 at 12:07 PM


michaelsio - 5/31/2010 at 12:29 PM


sonnystang - 5/31/2010 at 02:39 PM


sonnystang - 6/1/2010 at 10:09 AM


DougMacKenzie - 6/1/2010 at 09:21 PM


Sang - 6/2/2010 at 03:36 AM


DougMacKenzie - 6/2/2010 at 11:38 AM


sonnystang - 6/3/2010 at 10:11 AM


DougMacKenzie - 6/3/2010 at 10:07 PM


Sang - 6/4/2010 at 04:07 AM


spacemonkey - 6/4/2010 at 07:45 AM

Love to all of Bob's friends and family

he is missed as much as he was loved.


DougMacKenzie - 6/6/2010 at 03:25 PM


sonnystang - 6/7/2010 at 09:56 AM


sonnystang - 6/8/2010 at 09:47 AM


sonnystang - 6/9/2010 at 10:18 AM


oldcoot - 6/9/2010 at 03:39 PM


TerriB - 6/10/2010 at 04:27 PM


oldcoot - 6/10/2010 at 04:55 PM




On the homepage when I logged on. Bobo had called me on his way to this gig of Lefty's band in Elwood, PA. Got a couple of concert calls too.

Bobo sure does have that Cheschire Cat grin goin' on surrounded by all those sweeties. That sure is a snazzy flamingo goblet he has! I wonder where he got that?

Miss you Bob.


sonnystang - 6/11/2010 at 10:00 AM


sonnystang - 6/12/2010 at 10:20 AM


oldcoot - 6/12/2010 at 04:00 PM




Bobo, Cami and Denise in better days.

With a little "flamingo photoshop" help from Sang.


sonnystang - 6/14/2010 at 10:12 AM

Great pic's coot*


sonnystang - 6/15/2010 at 09:37 AM


DougMacKenzie - 6/15/2010 at 06:35 PM

I stilll miss that rat bastid.


Sang - 6/16/2010 at 04:04 AM

Me too.


DougMacKenzie - 6/16/2010 at 11:01 AM


sonnystang - 6/16/2010 at 03:51 PM


Sang - 6/19/2010 at 01:06 AM


sonnystang - 6/19/2010 at 05:03 PM


michaelsio - 6/19/2010 at 05:51 PM


sonnystang - 6/20/2010 at 10:00 AM


sonnystang - 6/21/2010 at 09:39 AM


DougMacKenzie - 6/21/2010 at 05:47 PM


michaelsio - 6/22/2010 at 10:53 AM


PhotoRon286 - 6/23/2010 at 12:54 AM


sonnystang - 6/23/2010 at 10:36 AM


DougMacKenzie - 6/24/2010 at 11:52 AM


lonomon - 6/24/2010 at 12:42 PM



DougMacKenzie - 6/25/2010 at 11:56 AM


DougMacKenzie - 6/26/2010 at 08:21 PM


sonnystang - 6/28/2010 at 12:33 PM


michaelsio - 6/29/2010 at 01:48 AM


lonomon - 6/29/2010 at 12:51 PM




oldcoot - 6/29/2010 at 07:13 PM


Libby - 6/30/2010 at 03:43 AM

Your birthday is coming up soon... I miss ya bunches Big Guy! I miss our watermelon lunches!
*smile*

Hey coot!


michaelsio - 6/30/2010 at 12:20 PM


sonnystang - 7/1/2010 at 10:14 AM


Sang - 7/2/2010 at 04:02 AM


oldcoot - 7/2/2010 at 02:24 PM


michaelsio - 7/2/2010 at 06:56 PM


Sang - 7/3/2010 at 03:33 AM


DougMacKenzie - 7/3/2010 at 10:28 AM


michaelsio - 7/3/2010 at 02:37 PM


sonnystang - 7/4/2010 at 12:05 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/5/2010 at 03:17 AM

Happy 4th brother. Miss you.


Sang - 7/5/2010 at 04:13 AM


DougMacKenzie - 7/6/2010 at 03:02 PM


StratDal - 7/6/2010 at 04:51 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/7/2010 at 03:15 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/8/2010 at 02:21 AM


Sang - 7/8/2010 at 02:36 AM


DougMacKenzie - 7/8/2010 at 10:49 AM


DougMacKenzie - 7/9/2010 at 12:05 PM


oldcoot - 7/9/2010 at 01:44 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/10/2010 at 12:39 PM


michaelsio - 7/11/2010 at 03:48 PM


lonomon - 7/12/2010 at 12:07 PM



DougMacKenzie - 7/13/2010 at 12:55 AM


Buzzy82 - 7/13/2010 at 06:54 PM

The Mrs passed away three years ago this Friday and Bob will never know what a comfort he was in my darkest hour. I love you my friend!


DougMacKenzie - 7/14/2010 at 10:28 AM

Prayers for peace and comfort to all.


DougMacKenzie - 7/15/2010 at 11:16 AM


sonnystang - 7/15/2010 at 01:09 PM


fast43 - 7/16/2010 at 12:50 PM

Five years ago today we gathered in Pixburg


lonomon - 7/16/2010 at 01:08 PM




PhotoRon286 - 7/17/2010 at 02:26 AM

quote:
Five years ago today we gathered in Pixburg




Right now my best friend from high school is losing his fight to stage four melanoma in a hospital in Chicago.

His brother is going to pass on a message to him for me, telling him I firmly believe the road goes on forever and we'll meet up again sometime.

My heart is breaking......


again.


PhotoRon286 - 7/17/2010 at 09:16 PM


PhotoRon286 - 7/18/2010 at 02:31 AM

Jeff Kohut passed away this evening.

He was 51 and left three children.


PhotoRon286 - 7/18/2010 at 11:36 PM

*


PhotoRon286 - 7/19/2010 at 03:26 AM

Some of Jeff's ashes will be brought to Skaneateles in the Fall.

[Edited on 7/19/2010 by PhotoRon286]


oldcoot - 7/19/2010 at 03:34 PM

Really sorry to hear about your friend, Ron.


Sang - 7/19/2010 at 11:22 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/20/2010 at 11:09 AM

Sorry for your loss Ron.


Sang - 7/21/2010 at 02:35 AM


PhotoRon286 - 7/21/2010 at 03:57 AM

Cancer SUCKS bump.


michaelsio - 7/21/2010 at 11:45 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/22/2010 at 12:31 PM


PhotoRon286 - 7/23/2010 at 02:42 AM


michaelsio - 7/23/2010 at 10:33 AM


Sang - 7/23/2010 at 11:22 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/23/2010 at 11:40 PM


michaelsio - 7/24/2010 at 01:37 AM


Sang - 7/24/2010 at 04:09 AM


Sang - 7/25/2010 at 07:59 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/25/2010 at 11:22 PM

This thread and its subject say more about living and dying than 50 WP name calling, hash slingin', I'm right and your wrong threads combined. I miss Bob.


PhotoRon286 - 7/26/2010 at 04:04 AM

quote:
This thread and its subject say more about living and dying than 50 WP name calling, hash slingin', I'm right and your wrong threads combined. I miss Bob.


x2



DougMacKenzie - 7/27/2010 at 11:59 AM


Buzzy82 - 7/27/2010 at 11:34 PM

CCR playing and smiling thinking about Bob


michaelsio - 7/28/2010 at 10:38 AM


DougMacKenzie - 7/28/2010 at 11:24 AM


DougMacKenzie - 7/28/2010 at 11:42 AM


Sang - 7/29/2010 at 02:50 AM


DougMacKenzie - 7/29/2010 at 11:43 AM


DougMacKenzie - 7/29/2010 at 03:10 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/29/2010 at 07:09 PM

Keeping Bobo on page one.


DougMacKenzie - 7/29/2010 at 08:58 PM


oldcoot - 7/30/2010 at 12:29 AM


Sang - 7/30/2010 at 03:35 AM


michaelsio - 7/30/2010 at 12:24 PM


lonomon - 7/30/2010 at 12:26 PM



DougMacKenzie - 7/30/2010 at 04:55 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/30/2010 at 05:40 PM


oldcoot - 7/30/2010 at 06:51 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/31/2010 at 02:33 AM


DougMacKenzie - 7/31/2010 at 12:58 PM


Sang - 7/31/2010 at 04:58 PM


oldcoot - 7/31/2010 at 09:16 PM

Missing my buddy very much today.

Every day for that matter.


PhotoRon286 - 8/1/2010 at 12:41 AM

quote:
Missing my buddy very much today.

Every day for that matter.


x2


DougMacKenzie - 8/1/2010 at 03:27 AM


Troll_Exterminator - 8/1/2010 at 10:12 AM


Troll_Exterminator - 8/1/2010 at 10:12 AM


Troll_Exterminator - 8/1/2010 at 10:39 AM


DougMacKenzie - 8/1/2010 at 12:01 PM

I miss Bobo. One good man gone too soon.


DougMacKenzie - 8/1/2010 at 12:12 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/1/2010 at 12:28 PM


Troll_Exterminator - 8/1/2010 at 12:28 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/1/2010 at 09:22 PM


lonomon - 8/2/2010 at 11:45 AM



DougMacKenzie - 8/2/2010 at 01:31 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/2/2010 at 01:40 PM


lonomon - 8/2/2010 at 07:08 PM




[Edited on 8/11/2010 by lonomon]


Sang - 8/3/2010 at 02:57 AM


DougMacKenzie - 8/3/2010 at 11:54 AM


DougMacKenzie - 8/3/2010 at 02:52 PM


Sang - 8/4/2010 at 12:26 AM


michaelsio - 8/4/2010 at 10:56 AM


Libby - 8/4/2010 at 11:13 PM


oldcoot - 8/5/2010 at 02:52 AM


Jeanne - 8/5/2010 at 01:00 PM


Buzzy82 - 8/5/2010 at 10:08 PM

Any Bobo pals heed his call and get themselves checked out? Even very sick, Bob preached to us older Dukers to get things checked out.


PhotoRon286 - 8/6/2010 at 09:33 PM

Bobo.






Sigh.


DougMacKenzie - 8/8/2010 at 04:39 PM


michaelsio - 8/10/2010 at 10:55 AM


DougMacKenzie - 8/11/2010 at 11:51 AM


DougMacKenzie - 8/12/2010 at 11:31 AM


DougMacKenzie - 8/14/2010 at 03:52 PM


oldcoot - 8/15/2010 at 02:37 PM


michaelsio - 8/16/2010 at 12:09 PM


michaelsio - 8/18/2010 at 01:22 PM


michaelsio - 8/19/2010 at 01:18 PM


oldcoot - 8/19/2010 at 06:39 PM


TerriB - 8/20/2010 at 10:42 AM


DougMacKenzie - 8/21/2010 at 04:34 AM


PhotoDude - 8/22/2010 at 02:40 AM

Miss you Big Fella.


PhotoRon286 - 8/22/2010 at 02:22 PM

Post #60000.


And I'd give every one of them back just to talk to Bobo again.


michaelsio - 8/23/2010 at 04:13 PM


michaelsio - 8/24/2010 at 10:37 AM


DougMacKenzie - 8/24/2010 at 01:16 PM

quote:
Post #60000.


And I'd give every one of them back just to talk to Bobo again.


Sang - 8/25/2010 at 01:35 AM


DougMacKenzie - 8/25/2010 at 05:10 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/26/2010 at 11:00 AM


DougMacKenzie - 8/27/2010 at 12:36 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/28/2010 at 12:51 AM


DougMacKenzie - 8/29/2010 at 10:42 AM


DougMacKenzie - 8/30/2010 at 12:10 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/31/2010 at 10:37 AM


oldcoot - 8/31/2010 at 01:39 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/1/2010 at 10:53 AM


DougMacKenzie - 9/2/2010 at 12:32 PM

Page one bump.


oldcoot - 9/2/2010 at 07:06 PM


michaelsio - 9/3/2010 at 12:39 PM


michaelsio - 9/4/2010 at 01:05 PM


michaelsio - 9/5/2010 at 06:48 PM


Sang - 9/7/2010 at 03:58 AM


Libby - 9/7/2010 at 09:56 AM


michaelsio - 9/8/2010 at 12:41 PM


oldcoot - 9/8/2010 at 01:31 PM


michaelsio - 9/9/2010 at 10:49 AM



[Edited on 9/10/2010 by michaelsio]


michaelsio - 9/10/2010 at 12:41 AM


DougMacKenzie - 9/11/2010 at 12:00 AM


sonnystang - 9/13/2010 at 10:33 AM


DougMacKenzie - 9/14/2010 at 11:00 AM

Say hello to Jeannette for me buddy.


michaelsio - 9/15/2010 at 01:23 PM


oldcoot - 9/15/2010 at 06:53 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/16/2010 at 11:01 AM


michaelsio - 9/17/2010 at 01:55 PM


michaelsio - 9/18/2010 at 05:11 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/19/2010 at 10:05 AM


michaelsio - 9/20/2010 at 02:12 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/23/2010 at 10:57 AM


oldcoot - 9/23/2010 at 01:22 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/25/2010 at 11:55 AM


michaelsio - 9/27/2010 at 06:38 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/29/2010 at 09:19 AM


Sang - 9/29/2010 at 03:20 PM


PhotoRon286 - 9/30/2010 at 11:01 AM


Libby - 10/1/2010 at 12:55 AM


PhotoRon286 - 10/5/2010 at 10:57 AM


DougMacKenzie - 10/7/2010 at 09:42 AM


Sang - 10/7/2010 at 04:13 PM


oldcoot - 10/7/2010 at 04:59 PM


MissElf - 10/11/2010 at 06:11 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/12/2010 at 03:01 PM


oldcoot - 10/12/2010 at 03:07 PM


Sang - 10/13/2010 at 12:26 PM

Bump for Bobo.......


oldcoot - 10/13/2010 at 01:19 PM




Bobo's ABB jacket keeping some good company, except for me of course.


Libby - 10/14/2010 at 02:53 AM

Miss you, Bobo!


oldcoot - 10/14/2010 at 06:15 PM


lonomon - 10/15/2010 at 03:39 PM



oldcoot - 10/17/2010 at 12:57 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/18/2010 at 09:17 AM


DougMacKenzie - 10/19/2010 at 09:12 AM


DougMacKenzie - 10/20/2010 at 03:12 PM


oldcoot - 10/20/2010 at 05:58 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/22/2010 at 02:52 PM


Sang - 10/23/2010 at 08:25 AM


michaelsio - 10/23/2010 at 09:14 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/24/2010 at 08:21 PM


michaelsio - 10/27/2010 at 04:33 PM


michaelsio - 10/28/2010 at 11:32 PM


michaelsio - 10/30/2010 at 04:56 PM


TerriB - 10/30/2010 at 09:27 PM

Dear Bobo,

Please look out for Tyler.


oldcoot - 10/31/2010 at 04:12 AM

quote:
Dear Bobo,

Please look out for Tyler.


Welcome him into your arms and take care of him.


WharfRat - 10/31/2010 at 05:24 AM


DougMacKenzie - 11/1/2010 at 03:01 PM


DougMacKenzie - 11/2/2010 at 05:15 AM


DougMacKenzie - 11/3/2010 at 02:41 PM


DougMacKenzie - 11/4/2010 at 05:22 PM


DougMacKenzie - 11/5/2010 at 03:14 PM


michaelsio - 11/6/2010 at 12:58 PM


michaelsio - 11/8/2010 at 01:32 PM


Sang - 11/9/2010 at 06:34 PM


michaelsio - 11/10/2010 at 01:07 PM


hoochiecoochiegirl - 11/10/2010 at 04:40 PM


Sang - 11/11/2010 at 09:02 PM


michaelsio - 11/13/2010 at 03:00 PM


DougMacKenzie - 11/15/2010 at 07:02 PM


Sang - 11/16/2010 at 04:30 PM


DougMacKenzie - 11/17/2010 at 11:56 AM


oldcoot - 11/17/2010 at 03:14 PM


DougMacKenzie - 11/18/2010 at 01:13 PM


Sang - 11/18/2010 at 11:11 PM


michaelsio - 11/21/2010 at 10:44 PM


michaelsio - 11/23/2010 at 01:33 PM


oldcoot - 11/23/2010 at 03:36 PM


DougMacKenzie - 11/23/2010 at 08:26 PM


DougMacKenzie - 11/24/2010 at 01:07 PM


michaelsio - 11/25/2010 at 01:42 AM


PhotoRon286 - 11/26/2010 at 03:53 AM

Keith Urban at halftime.

Couldn't help but think of Bob.

Miss you buddy.


Sang - 11/29/2010 at 12:30 AM


michaelsio - 11/30/2010 at 06:56 PM


oldcoot - 11/30/2010 at 07:34 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/2/2010 at 11:44 AM


DougMacKenzie - 12/3/2010 at 01:51 PM


MikeBremer - 12/4/2010 at 12:36 PM

troll bump for Bob... " Don't let the bastids get you down "


oldcoot - 12/6/2010 at 01:23 AM

Spoke to Denise tonight, it had been much too long.

Not particularly good news. Shortly after the last time we spoke, in the spring, she suffered a heart attack. The recovery has been very slow and she's still not feeling particularly well.

It will be three years this Friday since we lost Bob.

Cami is a junior this year, is doing well in school but dislikes it.

Denise is a little down about things, understandable with the circumstances and the impending anniversary of losing Bob.

Keep both of Bob's girls in your thoughts and prayers.


oldcoot - 12/6/2010 at 08:51 PM


michaelsio - 12/7/2010 at 01:35 PM


michaelsio - 12/7/2010 at 01:37 PM

quote:
Spoke to Denise tonight, it had been much too long.

Not particularly good news. Shortly after the last time we spoke, in the spring, she suffered a heart attack. The recovery has been very slow and she's still not feeling particularly well.

It will be three years this Friday since we lost Bob.

Cami is a junior this year, is doing well in school but dislikes it.

Denise is a little down about things, understandable with the circumstances and the impending anniversary of losing Bob.

Keep both of Bob's girls in your thoughts and prayers.


Thanks for the update, Coot.

Prayers and good vibes to Denise and Cami.


DougMacKenzie - 12/8/2010 at 11:12 AM

x2


sonnystang - 12/8/2010 at 12:39 PM


Stephen - 12/8/2010 at 03:22 PM

Thank you for the update Oldcoot
Best holiday wishes to all, especially our two friends -- thinking well of you, Cami & Denise!


Libby - 12/9/2010 at 12:55 AM

On Facebook, many people have asked why I post 'peace and love' behind all my posts... I tell them a close friend of mine always closed our phone conversations or emails with 'peace and love, Lib'. He was such a warm, caring individual... one of my dearest friends. Bob O'Brien, you are missed! peace and love ... the road really does go on forever.

3 years gone, not forgotten. I miss you everyday, BobO!


Libby - 12/9/2010 at 01:00 AM

quote:
It's pronouced "Bob Oh"

Rhymes with window.


*smile*


DougMacKenzie - 12/9/2010 at 01:44 AM

quote:
On Facebook, many people have asked why I post 'peace and love' behind all my posts... I tell them a close friend of mine always closed our phone conversations or emails with 'peace and love, Lib'. He was such a warm, caring individual... one of my dearest friends. Bob O'Brien, you are missed! peace and love ... the road really does go on forever.

3 years gone, not forgotten. I miss you everyday, BobO!



DougMacKenzie - 12/9/2010 at 11:53 AM

I miss Bobo. Place isn't the same since he moved.


michaelsio - 12/9/2010 at 08:44 PM


PhotoRon286 - 12/10/2010 at 03:58 AM

Missing my friend.


sonnystang - 12/10/2010 at 12:08 PM



3 years gone, but not forgotten ..............


Libby - 12/10/2010 at 01:04 PM

peace and love

{{{BobO}}}


oldcoot - 12/10/2010 at 02:11 PM


oldcoot - 12/10/2010 at 02:11 PM


lonomon - 12/10/2010 at 02:17 PM


michaelsio - 12/10/2010 at 07:46 PM


WharfRat - 12/11/2010 at 03:02 AM


flahourglass - 12/11/2010 at 03:41 AM


DougMacKenzie - 12/11/2010 at 05:32 PM


Stephen - 12/11/2010 at 06:51 PM

You are missed brother

Bob O'Brien -- I never met him but what a good person -- all best wishes to Cami & Denise


DougMacKenzie - 12/13/2010 at 01:12 AM


Sang - 12/13/2010 at 02:19 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/15/2010 at 08:23 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/16/2010 at 07:31 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/20/2010 at 01:03 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/21/2010 at 12:18 PM


Sang - 12/22/2010 at 04:26 PM


Sang - 12/23/2010 at 08:39 PM

Page 2 won't do.........


PhotoRon286 - 12/24/2010 at 04:44 AM

I can't blame Sang.


DougMacKenzie - 12/24/2010 at 11:38 AM

quote:
I can't blame Sang.


Oh, why not. It's Christmas. I know what Bobo would do.

Merry Christmas brother, and all who remember.


croky - 12/24/2010 at 03:33 PM

Merry Christmas Eve Everybody!
It's been awhile and hope you and yours are doing well.

Take care!


michaelsio - 12/24/2010 at 06:07 PM

Merry Christmas.


Sang - 12/25/2010 at 04:11 AM

Merry Christmas to all, and especially Denise and Cami......


PhotoRon286 - 12/25/2010 at 04:12 AM

Remembering Bobo, hoping all good friends have a Merry Christmas.



Libby - 12/25/2010 at 07:28 AM

peace and love...


sonnystang - 12/25/2010 at 08:26 AM


DougMacKenzie - 12/27/2010 at 11:07 PM


origapch - 12/29/2010 at 11:53 PM


oldcoot - 12/31/2010 at 03:21 PM


michaelsio - 12/31/2010 at 11:08 PM

My 15,000th post.

I never met you, Bobo, but I miss you.


Libby - 1/1/2011 at 03:35 AM


DougMacKenzie - 1/1/2011 at 03:01 PM


michaelsio - 1/2/2011 at 03:45 PM


Sang - 1/4/2011 at 09:48 PM

Bump for Bobo


DougMacKenzie - 1/5/2011 at 01:09 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/7/2011 at 11:46 AM


michaelsio - 1/8/2011 at 02:21 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/10/2011 at 02:17 AM


Sang - 1/11/2011 at 12:21 AM


DougMacKenzie - 1/11/2011 at 12:00 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/12/2011 at 01:20 PM

This place misses Bobo.


oldcoot - 1/12/2011 at 07:46 PM

quote:
This place misses Bobo.



Very much so.


oldcoot - 1/12/2011 at 07:47 PM


michaelsio - 1/14/2011 at 05:44 PM


oldcoot - 1/15/2011 at 08:15 PM

Page 2 will not do.


oldcoot - 1/15/2011 at 08:15 PM


oldcoot - 1/16/2011 at 04:09 PM


PhotoRon286 - 1/16/2011 at 04:16 PM

On the CBS feature of Gregg Allman, displayed prominently in the background, was the poster from BoboFest, July 16, 2005.

I teared up.


DougMacKenzie - 1/18/2011 at 01:57 PM


oldcoot - 1/18/2011 at 04:02 PM


Sang - 1/18/2011 at 09:25 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/20/2011 at 03:30 AM


oldcoot - 1/20/2011 at 03:51 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/21/2011 at 11:51 AM


PhotoRon286 - 1/21/2011 at 09:48 PM

Keepin' Bobo on page 1.


Libby - 1/22/2011 at 02:20 PM


Sang - 1/23/2011 at 05:48 PM


oldcoot - 1/23/2011 at 05:52 PM


Sang - 1/24/2011 at 04:40 PM


oldcoot - 1/24/2011 at 08:18 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/25/2011 at 11:42 AM


Sang - 1/26/2011 at 06:24 PM


oldcoot - 1/26/2011 at 08:43 PM


spacemonkey - 1/28/2011 at 06:43 AM


oldcoot - 1/28/2011 at 02:18 PM


Sang - 1/29/2011 at 08:04 PM


michaelsio - 2/1/2011 at 01:30 PM


Sang - 2/4/2011 at 04:29 AM


sonnystang - 2/4/2011 at 11:23 AM


michaelsio - 2/5/2011 at 02:40 PM


sonnystang - 2/6/2011 at 12:43 PM


Sang - 2/7/2011 at 08:20 PM


oldcoot - 2/7/2011 at 10:18 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/9/2011 at 11:49 AM


michaelsio - 2/9/2011 at 06:10 PM


Sang - 2/11/2011 at 06:01 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/12/2011 at 03:12 PM


michaelsio - 2/13/2011 at 03:33 PM


chucklehead - 2/13/2011 at 08:16 PM


michaelsio - 2/15/2011 at 01:26 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/16/2011 at 01:50 PM


michaelsio - 2/17/2011 at 01:02 PM


WharfRat - 2/17/2011 at 02:50 PM


oldcoot - 2/17/2011 at 05:34 PM


chucklehead - 2/18/2011 at 01:48 AM


DougMacKenzie - 2/18/2011 at 07:04 PM


Sang - 2/19/2011 at 02:19 AM


DougMacKenzie - 2/21/2011 at 12:57 PM


oldcoot - 2/21/2011 at 02:18 PM


michaelsio - 2/22/2011 at 11:44 AM


oldcoot - 2/22/2011 at 08:17 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/23/2011 at 12:13 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/25/2011 at 02:56 AM


chucklehead - 2/25/2011 at 03:04 AM


DougMacKenzie - 2/26/2011 at 05:23 PM


michaelsio - 2/27/2011 at 05:07 PM


michaelsio - 2/28/2011 at 03:51 PM


oldcoot - 3/2/2011 at 03:44 PM

Page 2 will not do.


oldcoot - 3/2/2011 at 03:44 PM


michaelsio - 3/3/2011 at 01:05 AM


sonnystang - 3/3/2011 at 10:47 PM


michaelsio - 3/4/2011 at 04:47 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/5/2011 at 01:25 PM


Sang - 3/7/2011 at 02:12 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/8/2011 at 12:23 PM


PhotoRon286 - 3/9/2011 at 10:33 PM

Top O' the Page.


DougMacKenzie - 3/10/2011 at 07:04 PM


oldcoot - 3/11/2011 at 04:20 PM


PhotoRon286 - 3/13/2011 at 05:13 AM


michaelsio - 3/14/2011 at 12:56 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/15/2011 at 11:00 PM


michaelsio - 3/16/2011 at 10:48 AM


oldcoot - 3/16/2011 at 04:06 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/17/2011 at 04:57 PM


Sang - 3/24/2011 at 12:14 AM

Page 3 just won't do..........


DougMacKenzie - 3/24/2011 at 10:51 AM


michaelsio - 3/28/2011 at 01:08 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/30/2011 at 09:45 PM


Sang - 3/31/2011 at 11:42 PM


michaelsio - 4/1/2011 at 12:49 AM


oldcoot - 4/1/2011 at 02:00 PM


Sang - 4/2/2011 at 03:14 AM


DougMacKenzie - 4/3/2011 at 06:54 PM


DougMacKenzie - 4/5/2011 at 11:00 AM


oldcoot - 4/5/2011 at 02:40 PM


DougMacKenzie - 4/6/2011 at 02:48 PM


michaelsio - 4/7/2011 at 10:50 AM


Sang - 4/8/2011 at 01:35 PM


DougMacKenzie - 4/11/2011 at 11:04 AM


DougMacKenzie - 4/14/2011 at 01:00 AM


michaelsio - 4/19/2011 at 05:49 PM


oldcoot - 4/19/2011 at 06:39 PM


michaelsio - 4/20/2011 at 07:06 PM


DougMacKenzie - 4/21/2011 at 11:07 AM


Sang - 4/25/2011 at 01:30 PM


DougMacKenzie - 4/26/2011 at 10:16 AM


DougMacKenzie - 4/29/2011 at 11:12 AM


oldcoot - 4/29/2011 at 02:59 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/1/2011 at 11:06 PM


Sang - 5/3/2011 at 05:41 PM


oldcoot - 5/3/2011 at 06:56 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/4/2011 at 05:57 PM


Sang - 5/5/2011 at 04:15 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/6/2011 at 11:15 AM


DougMacKenzie - 5/9/2011 at 11:14 AM


michaelsio - 5/11/2011 at 02:46 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/13/2011 at 01:36 AM


michaelsio - 5/14/2011 at 01:45 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/17/2011 at 10:55 AM


Sang - 5/19/2011 at 01:16 AM


DougMacKenzie - 5/21/2011 at 07:23 PM


michaelsio - 5/23/2011 at 07:13 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/25/2011 at 02:06 PM


oldcoot - 5/25/2011 at 03:21 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/26/2011 at 08:50 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/29/2011 at 11:44 AM


DougMacKenzie - 6/1/2011 at 12:49 AM

A post in Bob's thread thanking John Wott for honoring our friend. Well done brother.


DougMacKenzie - 6/3/2011 at 12:45 PM


Sang - 6/6/2011 at 02:34 AM


DougMacKenzie - 6/7/2011 at 03:40 AM


Sang - 6/8/2011 at 06:32 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/9/2011 at 10:09 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/11/2011 at 01:43 PM


Sang - 6/12/2011 at 11:52 PM


sonnystang - 6/13/2011 at 10:26 AM


oldcoot - 6/14/2011 at 09:00 PM


sonnystang - 6/15/2011 at 10:39 AM


DougMacKenzie - 6/17/2011 at 02:56 PM


PhotoRon286 - 6/19/2011 at 02:44 AM


spacemonkey - 6/19/2011 at 12:18 PM


michaelsio - 6/21/2011 at 10:45 AM


oldcoot - 6/21/2011 at 07:25 PM

On the homepage




Sure do miss Bob.


DougMacKenzie - 6/24/2011 at 01:15 PM

Wow, great pic. Dittos on missing surfboy.


michaelsio - 6/27/2011 at 04:14 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/28/2011 at 11:22 AM


piacere - 6/28/2011 at 12:26 PM

Some people, you can tell just by looking at their face that they are men of understanding, compassion, reason and love. Bob had one of those faces. I interacted with him on a few occasions here and he was always a straight up dude. Would've been nice to have sat down and had a coke with the man. Sit tight Bob, I'll be along soon...

thanks for posting that pic...


michaelsio - 6/30/2011 at 02:01 PM


croky - 7/1/2011 at 02:18 AM

peace


DougMacKenzie - 7/2/2011 at 12:46 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/4/2011 at 11:46 AM

page one bump.


oldcoot - 7/5/2011 at 08:04 PM


sonnystang - 7/8/2011 at 11:06 AM


DougMacKenzie - 7/12/2011 at 01:34 PM


sonnystang - 7/12/2011 at 10:05 PM


oldcoot - 7/13/2011 at 09:46 PM


Sang - 7/15/2011 at 03:59 AM


Sang - 7/16/2011 at 02:39 AM


DougMacKenzie - 7/19/2011 at 12:59 PM

quote:
On the homepage




Sure do miss Bob.



Love that pic.


DougMacKenzie - 7/21/2011 at 11:00 AM


sonnystang - 7/21/2011 at 01:53 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/22/2011 at 10:59 AM


michaelsio - 7/24/2011 at 01:07 PM


oldcoot - 7/24/2011 at 02:35 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/25/2011 at 10:53 AM


DougMacKenzie - 7/26/2011 at 12:02 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/27/2011 at 11:36 AM


Sang - 7/28/2011 at 01:20 PM


michaelsio - 7/31/2011 at 03:05 PM


michaelsio - 8/5/2011 at 12:39 PM


oldcoot - 8/5/2011 at 04:52 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/7/2011 at 11:54 AM


Sang - 8/9/2011 at 02:28 AM


spacemonkey - 8/9/2011 at 04:03 AM


michaelsio - 8/10/2011 at 12:06 PM


oldcoot - 8/10/2011 at 01:16 PM


Stephen - 8/10/2011 at 02:43 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/13/2011 at 10:50 AM


sonnystang - 8/15/2011 at 11:52 AM


Sang - 8/16/2011 at 02:45 AM


DougMacKenzie - 8/17/2011 at 11:32 AM


oldcoot - 8/17/2011 at 04:25 PM


Buzzy82 - 8/18/2011 at 02:29 AM

Every time that I stumble into the Whipping Post, I just gravitate to this thread. It makes me a little sad but a smile always breaks thru as I remember my Friend.


Sang - 8/18/2011 at 09:09 PM


Sang - 8/19/2011 at 02:23 PM


michaelsio - 8/20/2011 at 12:30 PM


Sang - 8/24/2011 at 05:57 PM


Sang - 8/25/2011 at 09:13 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/28/2011 at 02:42 PM


Sang - 8/31/2011 at 12:51 AM


michaelsio - 9/1/2011 at 12:32 PM


oldcoot - 9/1/2011 at 01:23 PM


spacemonkey - 9/1/2011 at 02:10 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/2/2011 at 11:20 AM


michaelsio - 9/3/2011 at 12:45 PM


michaelsio - 9/5/2011 at 04:30 PM


oldcoot - 9/5/2011 at 09:58 PM


Sang - 9/7/2011 at 02:29 AM


DougMacKenzie - 9/7/2011 at 04:50 PM


michaelsio - 9/9/2011 at 10:54 AM


DougMacKenzie - 9/10/2011 at 11:01 PM


oldcoot - 9/11/2011 at 03:03 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/13/2011 at 01:12 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/14/2011 at 02:00 PM


Goliath - 9/15/2011 at 06:51 PM


michaelsio - 9/16/2011 at 11:20 AM


DougMacKenzie - 9/17/2011 at 12:34 PM


oldcoot - 9/18/2011 at 02:39 PM


oldcoot - 9/19/2011 at 12:30 AM

On the homepage:


DougMacKenzie - 9/20/2011 at 01:38 PM

Nice pic.


michaelsio - 9/21/2011 at 05:57 PM


michaelsio - 9/23/2011 at 10:45 AM


DougMacKenzie - 9/26/2011 at 10:45 AM


michaelsio - 9/28/2011 at 09:23 AM


WharfRat - 9/28/2011 at 12:16 PM


Sang - 9/29/2011 at 03:56 AM


michaelsio - 9/30/2011 at 07:03 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/1/2011 at 01:47 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/3/2011 at 05:44 PM


Sang - 10/5/2011 at 04:02 AM


michaelsio - 10/6/2011 at 11:01 AM


oldcoot - 10/6/2011 at 01:55 PM


Sang - 10/7/2011 at 09:46 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/8/2011 at 11:19 AM


DougMacKenzie - 10/10/2011 at 11:14 AM


Sang - 10/11/2011 at 05:44 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/13/2011 at 01:50 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/14/2011 at 03:26 PM


michaelsio - 10/15/2011 at 05:37 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/16/2011 at 05:55 PM


Sang - 10/18/2011 at 03:45 AM


oldcoot - 10/18/2011 at 07:02 PM


michaelsio - 10/19/2011 at 10:45 AM


michaelsio - 10/21/2011 at 08:48 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/23/2011 at 12:04 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/24/2011 at 02:58 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/26/2011 at 11:01 AM

I still miss the dude.


oldcoot - 10/26/2011 at 02:19 PM


oldcoot - 10/26/2011 at 02:19 PM

quote:
I still miss the dude.


Likewise, every day.


DougMacKenzie - 10/28/2011 at 10:49 AM


oldcoot - 10/28/2011 at 03:50 PM


michaelsio - 10/29/2011 at 01:40 PM


DougMacKenzie - 11/1/2011 at 11:00 AM


oldcoot - 11/1/2011 at 03:02 PM


Sang - 11/2/2011 at 01:59 PM


michaelsio - 11/3/2011 at 11:23 AM


DougMacKenzie - 11/4/2011 at 12:42 PM


DougMacKenzie - 11/9/2011 at 11:58 AM


Sang - 11/9/2011 at 09:11 PM


DougMacKenzie - 11/10/2011 at 01:54 PM


Sang - 11/11/2011 at 12:36 AM


Sang - 11/15/2011 at 05:27 AM


Sang - 11/16/2011 at 02:58 PM


DougMacKenzie - 11/17/2011 at 01:42 AM


DougMacKenzie - 11/18/2011 at 03:48 AM


michaelsio - 11/19/2011 at 02:51 PM


Sang - 11/23/2011 at 05:06 PM


PhotoRon286 - 11/23/2011 at 05:30 PM

quote:
quote:
I still miss the dude.


Likewise, every day.


Haven't stopped by lately, but I agree 100%.


DougMacKenzie - 11/24/2011 at 12:41 PM


Sang - 11/26/2011 at 06:00 PM


Sang - 11/28/2011 at 02:56 PM


michaelsio - 11/29/2011 at 10:21 PM


DougMacKenzie - 11/30/2011 at 07:53 PM


Sang - 12/1/2011 at 02:28 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/5/2011 at 11:28 AM


michaelsio - 12/6/2011 at 08:32 PM


Sang - 12/8/2011 at 03:17 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/9/2011 at 12:14 PM


PhotoRon286 - 12/10/2011 at 03:45 PM


oldcoot - 12/12/2011 at 03:51 PM

RIP Bob.

Been four years.


michaelsio - 12/12/2011 at 04:31 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/12/2011 at 06:42 PM


oldcoot - 12/14/2011 at 02:52 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/15/2011 at 12:21 PM


Sang - 12/15/2011 at 11:19 PM


Sang - 12/17/2011 at 05:24 AM


DougMacKenzie - 12/19/2011 at 01:49 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/21/2011 at 12:48 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/23/2011 at 01:17 PM


oldcoot - 12/27/2011 at 03:20 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/30/2011 at 01:40 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/2/2012 at 02:58 PM


michaelsio - 1/4/2012 at 04:08 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/5/2012 at 12:01 PM


Sang - 1/6/2012 at 02:18 AM


DougMacKenzie - 1/7/2012 at 12:02 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/8/2012 at 09:29 PM


michaelsio - 1/10/2012 at 04:49 PM


Sang - 1/12/2012 at 02:46 AM


bluedad - 1/12/2012 at 03:23 AM


oldcoot - 1/12/2012 at 08:16 PM


michaelsio - 1/14/2012 at 02:44 PM


oldcoot - 1/15/2012 at 02:34 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/17/2012 at 07:37 PM


oldcoot - 1/19/2012 at 02:32 PM


Sang - 1/20/2012 at 04:36 AM


DougMacKenzie - 1/21/2012 at 03:09 PM


michaelsio - 1/25/2012 at 04:42 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/27/2012 at 07:49 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/30/2012 at 02:13 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/1/2012 at 02:46 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/4/2012 at 01:25 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/8/2012 at 12:15 PM


LexABB - 2/8/2012 at 09:26 PM


michaelsio - 2/10/2012 at 06:39 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/13/2012 at 11:53 PM


Sang - 2/15/2012 at 06:58 PM


michaelsio - 2/17/2012 at 02:54 AM


Sang - 2/20/2012 at 03:05 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/23/2012 at 11:38 AM


Sang - 2/25/2012 at 01:30 AM


oldcoot - 2/25/2012 at 07:47 PM


spacemonkey - 2/25/2012 at 09:12 PM


michaelsio - 2/27/2012 at 12:25 PM


Sang - 2/29/2012 at 05:21 AM


Sang - 3/2/2012 at 03:48 AM


oldcoot - 3/2/2012 at 02:23 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/3/2012 at 06:56 PM


oldcoot - 3/5/2012 at 08:47 PM


Sang - 3/8/2012 at 02:45 PM


PhotoRon286 - 3/9/2012 at 08:30 PM


croky - 3/10/2012 at 03:25 AM


Sang - 3/15/2012 at 04:33 AM


DougMacKenzie - 3/16/2012 at 11:49 AM


michaelsio - 3/16/2012 at 01:44 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/17/2012 at 11:51 AM


Sang - 3/19/2012 at 04:13 AM


DougMacKenzie - 3/21/2012 at 10:51 AM


michaelsio - 3/22/2012 at 03:37 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/24/2012 at 11:37 AM


michaelsio - 3/25/2012 at 03:00 PM


Sang - 3/26/2012 at 06:34 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/28/2012 at 11:15 AM


michaelsio - 3/30/2012 at 03:17 PM


michaelsio - 4/1/2012 at 11:08 PM


michaelsio - 4/4/2012 at 09:30 AM


oldcoot - 4/4/2012 at 02:26 PM


DougMacKenzie - 4/5/2012 at 01:20 PM


michaelsio - 4/6/2012 at 11:52 PM


Sang - 4/8/2012 at 04:53 PM


michaelsio - 4/10/2012 at 10:52 AM


michaelsio - 4/13/2012 at 12:10 AM


oldcoot - 4/13/2012 at 02:32 PM


DougMacKenzie - 4/14/2012 at 11:39 AM


spacemonkey - 4/15/2012 at 06:32 PM


oldcoot - 4/19/2012 at 02:55 PM


Sang - 4/23/2012 at 01:44 PM


DougMacKenzie - 4/23/2012 at 06:09 PM


Sang - 4/25/2012 at 03:38 PM


michaelsio - 4/26/2012 at 07:32 PM


DougMacKenzie - 4/28/2012 at 11:40 AM


Sang - 4/30/2012 at 06:07 PM


michaelsio - 5/1/2012 at 09:25 AM


oldcoot - 5/1/2012 at 02:04 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/2/2012 at 06:05 PM


michaelsio - 5/5/2012 at 02:01 PM


michaelsio - 5/8/2012 at 11:58 AM


michaelsio - 5/10/2012 at 02:19 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/11/2012 at 10:41 AM


michaelsio - 5/12/2012 at 03:06 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/14/2012 at 02:53 PM


michaelsio - 5/15/2012 at 11:07 PM


Sang - 5/16/2012 at 02:38 PM


michaelsio - 5/17/2012 at 10:21 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/18/2012 at 02:25 PM


oldcoot - 5/18/2012 at 03:02 PM


leftyblues - 5/18/2012 at 03:17 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/19/2012 at 01:24 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/20/2012 at 08:30 PM


Sang - 5/21/2012 at 10:06 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/23/2012 at 01:05 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/28/2012 at 10:53 AM


Sang - 5/29/2012 at 05:36 PM


oldcoot - 5/29/2012 at 09:25 PM



Damn, I miss Bob.


PhotoRon286 - 5/30/2012 at 03:12 AM

So do I.


DougMacKenzie - 5/31/2012 at 01:35 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/1/2012 at 11:31 AM


DougMacKenzie - 6/4/2012 at 01:04 PM


Sang - 6/5/2012 at 02:11 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/6/2012 at 11:45 AM


DougMacKenzie - 6/9/2012 at 02:13 PM


Sang - 6/11/2012 at 01:23 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/13/2012 at 10:42 AM


DougMacKenzie - 6/15/2012 at 12:24 PM

Bobo bump.


michaelsio - 6/17/2012 at 01:09 PM

Father's Day bump.


PhotoRon286 - 6/17/2012 at 11:10 PM

sigh


PhotoRon286 - 6/17/2012 at 11:19 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
That oil must be really old.......


I hate to admit it, but I was thinking the same thing.


ARRRGGGGG!


You shouldn't have admitted it - what is it they say?? Some things are better left unsaid.................................




















especially if one agrees with Snag............


Yeah.

I know.


SIGH


Repeat after me, Ron:

Sang is not funny.

Sang is a Dork.

Sang is a Lightweight.

Sang is NEVER right!!




Went back to read this again, found this abbsolutely BRILLIANT post from Bob.

He had such a way with common sense.

I miss him.


DougMacKenzie - 6/19/2012 at 10:44 PM

x2


Sang - 6/20/2012 at 08:45 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
That oil must be really old.......


I hate to admit it, but I was thinking the same thing.


ARRRGGGGG!


You shouldn't have admitted it - what is it they say?? Some things are better left unsaid.................................




















especially if one agrees with Snag............


Yeah.

I know.


SIGH


Repeat after me, Ron:

Sang is not funny.

Sang is a Dork.

Sang is a Lightweight.

Sang is NEVER right!!




Went back to read this again, found this abbsolutely BRILLIANT post from Bob.

He had such a way with common sense.

I miss him.



eFF Bobo!



DougMacKenzie - 6/21/2012 at 12:03 AM

quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
That oil must be really old.......


I hate to admit it, but I was thinking the same thing.


ARRRGGGGG!


You shouldn't have admitted it - what is it they say?? Some things are better left unsaid.................................




















especially if one agrees with Snag............


Yeah.

I know.


SIGH


Repeat after me, Ron:

Sang is not funny.

Sang is a Dork.

Sang is a Lightweight.

Sang is NEVER right!!




Went back to read this again, found this abbsolutely BRILLIANT post from Bob.

He had such a way with common sense.

I miss him.



eFF Bobo!




He's still got it.


Sang - 6/23/2012 at 04:19 PM

oh, and eFF Dug too..................


DanB - 6/23/2012 at 04:22 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
That oil must be really old.......


I hate to admit it, but I was thinking the same thing.


ARRRGGGGG!


You shouldn't have admitted it - what is it they say?? Some things are better left unsaid.................................




















especially if one agrees with Snag............


Yeah.

I know.


SIGH


Repeat after me, Ron:

Sang is not funny.

Sang is a Dork.

Sang is a Lightweight.

Sang is NEVER right!!




Went back to read this again, found this abbsolutely BRILLIANT post from Bob.

He had such a way with common sense.

I miss him.


never met Bob but did appreciate the wisdom he shared


michaelsio - 6/23/2012 at 07:07 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
That oil must be really old.......


I hate to admit it, but I was thinking the same thing.


ARRRGGGGG!


You shouldn't have admitted it - what is it they say?? Some things are better left unsaid.................................




















especially if one agrees with Snag............


Yeah.

I know.


SIGH


Repeat after me, Ron:

Sang is not funny.

Sang is a Dork.

Sang is a Lightweight.

Sang is NEVER right!!




Went back to read this again, found this abbsolutely BRILLIANT post from Bob.

He had such a way with common sense.

I miss him.


never met Bob but did appreciate the wisdom he shared


Same here.

I think we have the beginnings of a cult.

Devotees of EAS!


oldcoot - 6/23/2012 at 11:15 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/25/2012 at 12:55 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/27/2012 at 11:33 AM


michaelsio - 6/28/2012 at 12:14 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/29/2012 at 02:35 PM


Sang - 7/1/2012 at 03:28 PM

Sunday bump for Bobo


michaelsio - 7/4/2012 at 01:28 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/6/2012 at 12:17 PM


michaelsio - 7/7/2012 at 11:54 PM


michaelsio - 7/9/2012 at 01:57 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/9/2012 at 10:09 PM


Sang - 7/11/2012 at 09:27 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/13/2012 at 01:27 PM


oldcoot - 7/13/2012 at 01:53 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/16/2012 at 11:42 AM


michaelsio - 7/17/2012 at 02:05 PM


oldcoot - 7/17/2012 at 09:13 PM

Miss you Bob.


DougMacKenzie - 7/18/2012 at 12:33 PM

x2


DougMacKenzie - 7/19/2012 at 08:28 PM


michaelsio - 7/20/2012 at 12:05 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/20/2012 at 12:11 PM

A Zen post for Brother Bob.


Sang - 7/22/2012 at 03:49 AM


oldcoot - 7/26/2012 at 04:01 PM


michaelsio - 7/27/2012 at 12:15 PM


michaelsio - 7/28/2012 at 01:25 PM


oldcoot - 7/28/2012 at 04:26 PM


michaelsio - 7/29/2012 at 06:47 PM


Sang - 7/30/2012 at 06:54 PM


michaelsio - 7/31/2012 at 02:15 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/1/2012 at 11:22 AM


michaelsio - 8/2/2012 at 12:59 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/4/2012 at 03:09 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/7/2012 at 08:08 PM


oldcoot - 8/8/2012 at 03:16 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/9/2012 at 09:58 AM


DougMacKenzie - 8/11/2012 at 12:16 PM


Sang - 8/13/2012 at 01:49 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/14/2012 at 10:38 AM


michaelsio - 8/14/2012 at 10:51 AM


DougMacKenzie - 8/15/2012 at 12:34 PM


Sang - 8/17/2012 at 02:24 PM



DougMacKenzie - 8/18/2012 at 11:40 AM


Sang - 8/20/2012 at 03:30 AM


oldcoot - 8/20/2012 at 11:48 PM


michaelsio - 8/22/2012 at 12:00 PM


oldcoot - 8/22/2012 at 03:34 PM


michaelsio - 8/23/2012 at 10:38 AM


DougMacKenzie - 8/26/2012 at 02:08 PM


Sang - 8/27/2012 at 01:17 PM


Sang - 8/28/2012 at 02:34 PM


Sang - 8/30/2012 at 05:07 PM


michaelsio - 8/31/2012 at 11:45 AM


Sang - 9/3/2012 at 04:05 AM


DougMacKenzie - 9/4/2012 at 10:16 AM


WharfRat - 9/4/2012 at 10:41 AM


linus - 9/4/2012 at 02:53 PM

God, I would love to hear the conversation this morning with Bob, Buppalo and Bill


Libby - 9/5/2012 at 11:10 AM

Miss you, my dear friend...

peace and love


Sang - 9/6/2012 at 03:43 AM


DougMacKenzie - 9/6/2012 at 10:40 AM


DougMacKenzie - 9/7/2012 at 02:14 AM


Sang - 9/8/2012 at 01:07 AM


Goliath - 9/8/2012 at 01:06 PM


bigann - 9/8/2012 at 05:24 PM

bump


michaelsio - 9/9/2012 at 04:31 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/11/2012 at 01:24 PM


michaelsio - 9/12/2012 at 10:45 AM


michaelsio - 9/15/2012 at 11:45 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/17/2012 at 11:06 AM


DougMacKenzie - 9/18/2012 at 03:02 PM


Sang - 9/19/2012 at 01:28 PM


michaelsio - 9/20/2012 at 10:36 AM


michaelsio - 9/21/2012 at 10:46 AM


Sang - 9/24/2012 at 02:21 PM


oldcoot - 9/24/2012 at 04:22 PM


Sang - 9/26/2012 at 07:58 PM


michaelsio - 9/27/2012 at 03:50 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/28/2012 at 10:59 AM


PhotoRon286 - 9/30/2012 at 04:01 AM


Sang - 10/4/2012 at 02:50 PM


Sang - 10/8/2012 at 04:10 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/9/2012 at 10:58 AM


michaelsio - 10/10/2012 at 01:30 PM


michaelsio - 10/17/2012 at 12:40 PM


Sang - 10/22/2012 at 01:59 PM


Sang - 10/26/2012 at 04:40 PM


Sang - 10/30/2012 at 01:46 PM


DougMacKenzie - 11/1/2012 at 09:44 PM


Sang - 11/5/2012 at 05:56 PM


michaelsio - 11/6/2012 at 11:48 AM


michaelsio - 11/7/2012 at 01:27 PM


DougMacKenzie - 11/7/2012 at 04:14 PM


michaelsio - 11/8/2012 at 02:29 PM


DougMacKenzie - 11/9/2012 at 02:39 AM


michaelsio - 11/9/2012 at 08:22 PM


Sang - 11/13/2012 at 03:19 AM


michaelsio - 11/13/2012 at 08:51 PM


Sang - 11/19/2012 at 02:44 AM


michaelsio - 11/20/2012 at 04:56 PM


DougMacKenzie - 11/21/2012 at 01:20 PM

Happy Thanksgiving bro. See you when I get there.


DougMacKenzie - 11/22/2012 at 12:28 PM


michaelsio - 11/23/2012 at 02:04 PM


Sang - 11/26/2012 at 02:52 PM


oldcoot - 11/26/2012 at 05:28 PM


michaelsio - 11/28/2012 at 08:03 PM


DougMacKenzie - 11/29/2012 at 11:57 AM


Sang - 11/30/2012 at 04:48 AM


DougMacKenzie - 12/1/2012 at 01:59 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/3/2012 at 02:20 PM


michaelsio - 12/5/2012 at 11:46 AM


bob1954 - 12/5/2012 at 02:05 PM


Sang - 12/5/2012 at 02:41 PM


tbomike - 12/6/2012 at 08:32 PM

Bump.


DougMacKenzie - 12/6/2012 at 09:43 PM


WharfRat - 12/6/2012 at 10:04 PM


michaelsio - 12/7/2012 at 03:34 PM


oldcoot - 12/8/2012 at 04:06 PM


PhotoRon286 - 12/10/2012 at 01:22 PM

5 years



Benjamin - 12/10/2012 at 08:21 PM

Bob O.

He made me cry in public at least once....and laugh out loud a million times!


oldcoot - 12/10/2012 at 09:28 PM

Miss you Bob as much as ever.


Sang - 12/12/2012 at 02:59 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/13/2012 at 02:20 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/16/2012 at 11:53 AM


Sang - 12/17/2012 at 04:01 PM


michaelsio - 12/19/2012 at 02:34 PM


Sang - 12/20/2012 at 04:57 AM


DougMacKenzie - 12/21/2012 at 11:05 AM


michaelsio - 12/22/2012 at 02:15 PM


michaelsio - 12/24/2012 at 11:44 AM


oldcoot - 12/26/2012 at 12:07 AM


DougMacKenzie - 12/28/2012 at 03:47 PM


michaelsio - 12/29/2012 at 12:33 PM


oldcoot - 12/29/2012 at 06:44 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/31/2012 at 04:56 AM


DougMacKenzie - 1/2/2013 at 02:30 PM


Sang - 1/4/2013 at 01:59 PM


michaelsio - 1/7/2013 at 07:38 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/9/2013 at 11:20 AM


oldcoot - 1/10/2013 at 02:53 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/12/2013 at 02:37 AM


michaelsio - 1/13/2013 at 11:14 AM


oldcoot - 1/13/2013 at 03:52 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/14/2013 at 11:53 AM


Sang - 1/15/2013 at 02:46 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/17/2013 at 04:03 AM


DougMacKenzie - 1/18/2013 at 11:32 AM


Sang - 1/19/2013 at 09:55 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/21/2013 at 08:35 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/22/2013 at 11:44 AM


Sang - 1/22/2013 at 02:14 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/23/2013 at 11:35 AM


Sang - 1/27/2013 at 09:31 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/28/2013 at 12:08 PM


Sang - 1/28/2013 at 10:31 PM


michaelsio - 1/29/2013 at 05:04 PM


Sang - 1/31/2013 at 06:25 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/1/2013 at 02:55 PM


Sang - 2/4/2013 at 03:21 AM


oldcoot - 2/4/2013 at 03:56 AM


oldcoot - 2/4/2013 at 03:58 AM

I know Bobo was a "Lams" fan but I think he would have enjoyed this Super Bowl.

Flamingo shirt anyone?


Sang - 2/4/2013 at 03:15 PM

I still have mine.......and it still doesn't fit............


DougMacKenzie - 2/5/2013 at 01:43 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/7/2013 at 04:06 AM


Sang - 2/8/2013 at 08:54 PM


michaelsio - 2/10/2013 at 04:15 PM


WharfRat - 2/10/2013 at 10:44 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/10/2013 at 10:48 PM


No1ToRunWith - 2/11/2013 at 12:49 AM

Wharfy


WharfRat - 2/11/2013 at 02:20 AM

Brother


No1ToRunWith - 2/11/2013 at 02:26 AM


No1ToRunWith - 2/11/2013 at 03:04 AM


michaelsio - 2/13/2013 at 10:28 AM


Sang - 2/14/2013 at 03:47 PM


michaelsio - 2/16/2013 at 11:42 PM


WharfRat - 2/16/2013 at 11:49 PM


michaelsio - 2/18/2013 at 05:29 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/21/2013 at 12:03 PM


Sang - 2/22/2013 at 05:49 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/23/2013 at 02:15 PM


Sang - 2/25/2013 at 03:10 AM


michaelsio - 2/26/2013 at 11:25 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/28/2013 at 03:27 PM


Sang - 3/1/2013 at 03:45 PM


Sang - 3/6/2013 at 12:19 AM


DougMacKenzie - 3/8/2013 at 07:10 PM


Sang - 3/14/2013 at 01:58 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/15/2013 at 05:34 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/20/2013 at 01:06 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/23/2013 at 12:50 PM


Sang - 3/25/2013 at 03:29 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/26/2013 at 01:16 PM


michaelsio - 3/27/2013 at 05:24 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/30/2013 at 02:08 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/31/2013 at 07:12 PM

Happy Easter brother.


michaelsio - 4/1/2013 at 09:57 PM


DougMacKenzie - 4/3/2013 at 01:42 PM


michaelsio - 4/7/2013 at 02:51 PM


oldcoot - 4/8/2013 at 09:01 PM


DougMacKenzie - 4/11/2013 at 06:56 PM


DougMacKenzie - 4/14/2013 at 10:53 AM


DougMacKenzie - 4/16/2013 at 02:52 PM


Sang - 4/22/2013 at 04:36 AM


DougMacKenzie - 4/23/2013 at 03:51 PM


oldcoot - 4/23/2013 at 09:40 PM


DougMacKenzie - 4/28/2013 at 01:28 PM


michaelsio - 4/30/2013 at 06:49 PM


Sang - 5/1/2013 at 06:06 PM


Sang - 5/3/2013 at 02:03 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/4/2013 at 01:44 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/6/2013 at 11:02 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/8/2013 at 11:07 AM


michaelsio - 5/12/2013 at 06:51 PM


Sang - 5/16/2013 at 01:57 PM


Sang - 5/20/2013 at 02:09 AM


Sang - 5/23/2013 at 02:14 PM







From BoboFest....................


Sang - 5/28/2013 at 02:11 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/3/2013 at 11:42 AM


michaelsio - 6/4/2013 at 11:21 PM


oldcoot - 6/5/2013 at 04:01 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/6/2013 at 02:08 PM

*coot


michaelsio - 6/8/2013 at 04:04 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/9/2013 at 10:33 PM


Sang - 6/14/2013 at 02:07 PM


Sang - 6/17/2013 at 04:00 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/18/2013 at 06:38 PM


michaelsio - 6/21/2013 at 10:59 AM


DougMacKenzie - 6/25/2013 at 10:35 AM


DougMacKenzie - 6/28/2013 at 05:48 PM

Hey, how did those darn bananas get in my sig?


Sang - 6/29/2013 at 12:00 AM

Bobo karma....................


DougMacKenzie - 6/29/2013 at 01:58 PM

eFf that rat bastid!


DougMacKenzie - 7/2/2013 at 01:36 PM


michaelsio - 7/2/2013 at 06:23 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/7/2013 at 11:44 AM


DougMacKenzie - 7/10/2013 at 10:47 AM


oldcoot - 7/10/2013 at 02:57 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/12/2013 at 01:23 PM

coot.


DougMacKenzie - 7/14/2013 at 10:20 AM


oldcoot - 7/14/2013 at 03:05 PM


alanwoods - 7/14/2013 at 06:21 PM

quote:



Yes.


DougMacKenzie - 7/15/2013 at 08:09 PM


oldcoot - 7/15/2013 at 08:12 PM

Tomorrow marks of eighth (that doesn't seem possible) anniversary of BoboFest I, an unbelievable experience for many of us who were able to attend. Brings back lots of great memories of that weekend and of Bob himself.

I thought it might be nice if tomorrow we shared some of our memories of Bob here in this thread, whether or not you were at that event.

I miss The Big Guy every day.


DougMacKenzie - 7/15/2013 at 08:24 PM

Great idea coot.


DougMacKenzie - 7/15/2013 at 08:25 PM

Who bave it to you?


oldcoot - 7/15/2013 at 08:29 PM

quote:
Who bave it to you?




You Texans sure do talk funny.


DougMacKenzie - 7/15/2013 at 08:31 PM

We type funny too.


Sang - 7/15/2013 at 09:14 PM

quote:
Great idea coot.





There's something you never hear......................


DougMacKenzie - 7/16/2013 at 09:38 AM

I used to love to trade barbs with Bob here, he seemed to exemplify a different vibe on the site. My favorite memories of him were just talking to him on the phone. He would call up out of the blue, we'd talk, and I'd be a better person for it. When he was getting sicker, toward the end, we had some great conversations about life, love, and what is really important, the things to really pay attention to. He was such a trooper, even when he knew the cancer was coming back, before they told him. I never got to meet him face to face, but felt I'd known him allmy life, all becuase we attended the same concert back in the seventies in San Diego. Miss you brother.


oldcoot - 7/16/2013 at 02:08 PM

I have so many memories of Bobo that I can't do them all justice with just a single post.

He always made me smile, to the point of my face hurting sometimes. We shared a lot of laughs and he always lifted my spirits even though it was him that was dealing with such a dreaded disease as cancer. Cancer sucks.

I think what I remember most was his humanity, his spirit, his quick laugh and his kindness. There were many ups and downs as he battled so hard to beat back what eventually he could not.

He never gave up. He fought hard. He fought for what he truly wanted most, more time with his wife and his daughter and a chance to return to better health. That's what I remember most, his courage and his determination.

He was a truly remarkable person.


oldcoot - 7/16/2013 at 02:08 PM

He was also a no good bet welching Rams fan!


Sang - 7/17/2013 at 12:59 AM

Also hard to put into one post what that rat bastid was like.....................

We traded jokes all the time on the site, and I finally got someone to give me his number so I could call him......

We talked many times, mostly making fun of other people and their posts.........

He had a great sense of humor, and I loved the interaction in the MT threads...... he had a great way of trying to get people to focus on what was important and not squabble about things all the time....

Getting to meet him at Bobofest and getting to sit on the side of the stage for the show with him was a great experience - the whole weekend with everyone was a highlight - even if it was in Picksberg......

I miss him.........


I even miss his stories of paging himself at work over the intercom.............


DougMacKenzie - 7/17/2013 at 01:54 AM

For some reason I could never fathom he seemed to tolerate the both of you. Hope his girls are doing well.


DougMacKenzie - 7/18/2013 at 10:34 AM


Sang - 7/18/2013 at 01:29 PM

While I was on a bus tour of Dublin I saw a place called Bobo's ...... but I didn't see it again to get a picture of it...............


Sang - 7/19/2013 at 02:25 PM


michaelsio - 7/21/2013 at 09:46 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/22/2013 at 08:39 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/23/2013 at 07:45 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/26/2013 at 02:28 AM


michaelsio - 7/28/2013 at 05:19 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/29/2013 at 04:47 PM


Sang - 7/31/2013 at 02:45 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/1/2013 at 10:05 PM


oldcoot - 8/2/2013 at 01:52 AM


DougMacKenzie - 8/3/2013 at 03:03 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/5/2013 at 12:00 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/7/2013 at 11:12 AM


michaelsio - 8/9/2013 at 12:38 AM


oldcoot - 8/11/2013 at 05:27 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/14/2013 at 10:50 AM


michaelsio - 8/16/2013 at 04:55 PM


Sang - 8/18/2013 at 03:04 AM


michaelsio - 8/22/2013 at 04:34 PM


Sang - 8/28/2013 at 06:16 PM


Sang - 9/3/2013 at 01:44 PM


oldcoot - 9/3/2013 at 01:45 PM


Sang - 9/5/2013 at 02:39 PM


oldcoot - 9/6/2013 at 08:26 PM


Sang - 9/9/2013 at 02:35 PM


michaelsio - 9/12/2013 at 03:51 PM


Sang - 9/18/2013 at 01:49 AM


oldcoot - 9/19/2013 at 01:14 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/19/2013 at 05:59 PM


michaelsio - 9/21/2013 at 12:47 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/23/2013 at 01:11 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/24/2013 at 10:16 AM


Sang - 9/25/2013 at 01:05 PM


oldcoot - 9/26/2013 at 02:43 PM


Sang - 9/30/2013 at 01:46 PM


oldcoot - 9/30/2013 at 01:52 PM


Sang - 10/3/2013 at 01:50 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/5/2013 at 02:51 PM


michaelsio - 10/7/2013 at 06:41 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/8/2013 at 01:52 PM


oldcoot - 10/9/2013 at 02:10 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/10/2013 at 10:30 AM


Sang - 10/14/2013 at 01:06 PM


Sang - 10/18/2013 at 02:59 PM


Sang - 10/21/2013 at 03:54 AM


Sang - 10/24/2013 at 02:27 PM


oldcoot - 10/25/2013 at 02:02 PM


Sang - 10/29/2013 at 02:29 PM


Sang - 11/4/2013 at 04:44 AM


Sang - 11/5/2013 at 05:03 AM


Sang - 11/7/2013 at 03:02 PM



michaelsio - 11/11/2013 at 07:36 PM


oldcoot - 11/13/2013 at 05:01 PM


Sang - 11/19/2013 at 05:27 PM


oldcoot - 11/19/2013 at 07:17 PM


WharfRat - 11/19/2013 at 08:52 PM


Sang - 11/25/2013 at 05:04 PM


oldcoot - 11/25/2013 at 07:35 PM


Sang - 11/27/2013 at 04:51 PM


Sang - 12/2/2013 at 08:36 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/5/2013 at 11:34 AM


ABBcujo - 12/5/2013 at 11:43 AM


BrerRabbit - 12/5/2013 at 07:10 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/7/2013 at 02:09 PM


oldcoot - 12/7/2013 at 10:35 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/9/2013 at 11:53 AM


michaelsio - 12/13/2013 at 01:44 AM


DougMacKenzie - 12/14/2013 at 11:11 PM


Buzzy82 - 12/16/2013 at 01:01 AM

Indeed!


Sang - 12/16/2013 at 06:59 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/18/2013 at 01:22 AM


DougMacKenzie - 12/20/2013 at 11:55 AM


DougMacKenzie - 12/21/2013 at 11:55 AM


Sang - 12/23/2013 at 05:04 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/24/2013 at 02:41 PM

miss you brother.


DougMacKenzie - 12/26/2013 at 01:27 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/30/2013 at 02:34 PM


Sang - 1/2/2014 at 03:47 PM

New Year's bump for Bobo............


oldcoot - 1/2/2014 at 09:23 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/6/2014 at 11:44 AM


Sang - 1/7/2014 at 05:27 AM


Sang - 1/10/2014 at 09:29 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/14/2014 at 11:53 AM


michaelsio - 1/16/2014 at 11:56 AM


oldcoot - 1/17/2014 at 08:00 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/20/2014 at 08:07 PM


BoytonBrother - 1/21/2014 at 03:51 AM

For some reason, I never clicked on this thread over the years. In some way, the title suggested that it was a thread full of inside jokes/comments among an exclusive club. But today, I was bored at work because of the holiday, it's been a slow news day so the other thread topics were getting stale, so I decided to find out what this was about. I read the very first post, which included a link to the "original" thread, which included a link to the "real" original thread. I finally stumbled upon Bobo's first revelation of his disease. Even with the title of this thread, I did not expect to read something like that. I read a few pages of the original thread. Then I went back to this thread and wondered what over 100 pages could possibly contain, so I viewed these very last pages and saw they were all blank. It occurred to me what the blank posts symbolized. I spent the last hour of my shift reading the entire thread until the inevitable page 63 when oldcoot delivered the sad news of his passing.

This site never ceases to amaze me. I've been a member for well over a decade (a previous name going back to the original site), and I've told so many friends about how unbelievable this site is, bragging to them about the wealth of knowledge that people have. I would say, "If you have any question at all, about any artist, song, album, concert, or any topic at all, post it on the Allman Brothers website, and someone will give you the answer within minutes!" The information that is shared here is more valuable than any formal education can provide. And this is only the beginning of why this site is amazing.

I have no doubt this site has taken on a life that its creators never intended. I'm sure they imagined forums to discuss the music and the band. I'm sure they imagined tape trading, ticket transactions, set lists, and reviews. But there's no way they could've imagined this site being the only possible tool that allowed you people to become real life friends and put together "Bobofest". That's a magical story. Whoever had that idea, whoever helped put it together, whoever attended, and whoever helped keep this thread going, should be damn proud of themselves. Ideas are worthless unless someone puts them into action, and you guys made the idea a reality, and it sounds like it surely paid off.

I've written on here plenty about all the many reasons why I think the Allman Brothers Band is the greatest band in the history of the world, mainly because of the magic that the 7 of them are able to create on stage at a higher level than any other group of musicians I've ever heard. And just when I think that I've exhausted all the possible reasons why this band is the greatest of all time, I've come up with yet another one just today after all these years - the character of their fans. If this site represents the fans, then Allman Brothers fans are the kindest, most compassionate, caring, thoughtful, brilliant, creative, and selfless people I've ever encountered.

Kudos to everyone involved for taking care of a family member and their loved ones. Be proud.


DougMacKenzie - 1/21/2014 at 11:57 AM


DougMacKenzie - 1/23/2014 at 11:50 AM


Sang - 1/25/2014 at 03:39 AM


DougMacKenzie - 1/26/2014 at 06:39 PM


Sang - 1/29/2014 at 10:33 PM


oldcoot - 1/31/2014 at 03:49 PM


Sang - 2/7/2014 at 03:45 PM


michaelsio - 2/14/2014 at 04:14 PM


Sang - 2/19/2014 at 04:32 AM


DougMacKenzie - 2/25/2014 at 11:12 AM


DougMacKenzie - 3/3/2014 at 03:41 AM


Sang - 3/5/2014 at 11:35 PM


Libby - 3/8/2014 at 03:48 AM

{{{Bobo}}}


oldcoot - 3/9/2014 at 03:19 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/10/2014 at 02:12 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/18/2014 at 10:42 AM


Sang - 3/20/2014 at 04:15 AM


benulliman - 3/20/2014 at 07:30 AM


DougMacKenzie - 3/21/2014 at 04:20 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/25/2014 at 03:57 PM


DougMacKenzie - 4/2/2014 at 06:09 PM


DougMacKenzie - 4/10/2014 at 11:15 AM


michaelsio - 4/13/2014 at 02:10 PM


michaelsio - 4/21/2014 at 11:07 PM


oldcoot - 4/26/2014 at 02:12 PM


DougMacKenzie - 4/29/2014 at 11:17 AM


DougMacKenzie - 5/4/2014 at 12:00 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/7/2014 at 01:09 PM


Quinn - 5/16/2014 at 08:10 PM

bump for Bobo


oldcoot - 5/16/2014 at 09:43 PM


Lissajess - 5/16/2014 at 10:23 PM

Bump.


DougMacKenzie - 5/21/2014 at 10:42 AM


Sang - 5/23/2014 at 05:17 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/27/2014 at 03:22 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/1/2014 at 12:19 PM


LexABB - 6/3/2014 at 01:27 PM


michaelsio - 6/4/2014 at 01:16 AM


Sang - 6/8/2014 at 04:25 AM


Sang - 6/12/2014 at 09:35 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/13/2014 at 01:11 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/15/2014 at 02:27 PM


oldcoot - 6/17/2014 at 07:29 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/18/2014 at 11:15 AM


oldcoot - 6/23/2014 at 04:21 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/27/2014 at 04:16 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/3/2014 at 01:02 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/5/2014 at 12:51 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/9/2014 at 05:16 PM


oldcoot - 7/9/2014 at 06:19 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/18/2014 at 01:37 PM


michaelsio - 7/20/2014 at 01:57 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/24/2014 at 11:13 AM


DougMacKenzie - 7/28/2014 at 10:44 AM

Miss you brother....how's Wotty doing?


Sang - 7/30/2014 at 04:19 PM


Sang - 8/13/2014 at 02:11 AM


michaelsio - 8/14/2014 at 04:06 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/20/2014 at 04:11 AM


Sang - 8/23/2014 at 01:24 AM


PhotoRon286 - 8/23/2014 at 11:59 AM

Cancer sucks.


oldcoot - 8/24/2014 at 05:12 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/29/2014 at 10:54 AM


oldcoot - 8/29/2014 at 06:25 PM


PhotoRon286 - 8/31/2014 at 04:27 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/2/2014 at 10:49 AM


Sang - 9/6/2014 at 02:47 AM


DougMacKenzie - 9/10/2014 at 10:35 AM

One of my best friends and teammates from high school fell over dead in the shower yesterday. He was 57. I know you guys will enjoy each other's company.


PhotoRon286 - 9/11/2014 at 07:24 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/13/2014 at 03:23 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/16/2014 at 07:11 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/24/2014 at 04:38 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/29/2014 at 10:33 AM


DougMacKenzie - 10/5/2014 at 11:35 AM


DougMacKenzie - 10/11/2014 at 11:47 AM

Just not ready to let this thread go yet........


Sang - 10/27/2014 at 03:00 AM


DougMacKenzie - 10/29/2014 at 11:00 AM

..................................................


oldcoot - 10/29/2014 at 09:52 PM

I can picture Bobo sitting next to Duane & Berry listening to the final show last night.

Bob: "Did I ever tell you I saw you guys in the original lineup because I took a date to a Three Dog Night concert and you guys opened?"

Duane & Berry (in unison): "Three Dog Night? C'mon man!"


michaelsio - 11/6/2014 at 05:32 PM


oldcoot - 11/6/2014 at 08:19 PM


Sang - 11/9/2014 at 03:47 AM


DougMacKenzie - 11/10/2014 at 08:54 PM


DougMacKenzie - 11/13/2014 at 10:45 PM


Sang - 11/17/2014 at 05:53 AM


Sang - 11/21/2014 at 05:43 AM


Sang - 11/26/2014 at 04:23 AM


oldcoot - 11/27/2014 at 12:45 AM


DougMacKenzie - 12/5/2014 at 02:14 PM


Sang - 12/11/2014 at 04:35 PM


oldcoot - 12/11/2014 at 10:34 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/15/2014 at 04:20 PM


Sang - 12/18/2014 at 02:24 AM


Sang - 12/18/2014 at 03:21 AM

I was re-reading some of this thread tonight - and realized that it was 7 years ago on 12/10/07 that we lost Bobo.......I thought it was December, but didn't remember the date.... I can't believe it has been that long already........

I really miss his sense of humor..............besides, he's the only one who laughed at coot*'s "jokes".....


oldcoot - 12/18/2014 at 07:33 PM

quote:
I was re-reading some of this thread tonight - and realized that it was 7 years ago on 12/10/07 that we lost Bobo.......I thought it was December, but didn't remember the date.... I can't believe it has been that long already........

I really miss his sense of humor..............besides, he's the only one who laughed at coot*'s "jokes".....


Yes it really is difficult to believe how long Bob has been gone. Miss him each and every day.


DougMacKenzie - 12/22/2014 at 01:04 PM

quote:
quote:
I was re-reading some of this thread tonight - and realized that it was 7 years ago on 12/10/07 that we lost Bobo.......I thought it was December, but didn't remember the date.... I can't believe it has been that long already........

I really miss his sense of humor..............besides, he's the only one who laughed at coot*'s "jokes".....


Yes it really is difficult to believe how long Bob has been gone. Miss him each and every day.


When we see him again it will be the way it is with friends.....like no time has passed at all. Time is an illusion, love is timeless. Love endures forever.


DougMacKenzie - 12/29/2014 at 02:46 PM


Buzzy82 - 1/3/2015 at 05:52 AM

Anyone ever talk to his wife these days. I lost contact a few years back

Happy New Year to the Bobo Gang


oldcoot - 1/6/2015 at 10:08 PM

quote:
Anyone ever talk to his wife these days. I lost contact a few years back

Happy New Year to the Bobo Gang



Unfortunately, the same for me. The last time I tried to call her the number was no longer in service.


oldcoot - 1/6/2015 at 10:08 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/12/2015 at 11:33 AM


Sang - 1/17/2015 at 05:09 AM


DougMacKenzie - 1/19/2015 at 01:44 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/23/2015 at 02:07 AM


DougMacKenzie - 2/2/2015 at 03:22 AM


Sang - 2/3/2015 at 05:47 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/5/2015 at 12:22 AM


DougMacKenzie - 2/7/2015 at 02:55 PM


Sang - 2/9/2015 at 04:15 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/10/2015 at 03:51 AM


oldcoot - 2/10/2015 at 04:40 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/14/2015 at 03:15 PM


Sang - 2/18/2015 at 05:16 AM


DougMacKenzie - 2/20/2015 at 12:02 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/20/2015 at 12:03 PM

How old is Cami now? She's got to be what, 20?


oldcoot - 2/22/2015 at 04:15 PM


oldcoot - 2/22/2015 at 04:16 PM

quote:
How old is Cami now? She's got to be what, 20?



That would be in the neighborhood, yes. Maybe even another year or two.


PhotoRon286 - 2/22/2015 at 11:42 PM

quote:
quote:
How old is Cami now? She's got to be what, 20?



That would be in the neighborhood, yes. Maybe even another year or two.


SIGH


DougMacKenzie - 2/28/2015 at 10:51 AM


Sang - 3/2/2015 at 05:24 AM

She is on FB as Cami Elizabeth O'Brien............


DougMacKenzie - 3/4/2015 at 10:07 PM


Sang - 3/10/2015 at 03:51 AM


oldcoot - 3/14/2015 at 02:34 PM


michaelsio - 3/17/2015 at 09:28 PM


Sang - 3/20/2015 at 03:12 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/25/2015 at 04:33 PM


oldcoot - 3/26/2015 at 01:05 AM


DougMacKenzie - 3/29/2015 at 12:55 PM

Its nice to see some long timers stop by and visit Bob from time to time.


michaelsio - 4/2/2015 at 12:47 AM


Sang - 4/4/2015 at 05:28 AM


michaelsio - 4/6/2015 at 03:46 AM


Sang - 4/11/2015 at 03:47 PM


michaelsio - 4/14/2015 at 04:48 PM


linus - 4/15/2015 at 08:49 PM

another day


Sang - 4/20/2015 at 02:44 AM

:


michaelsio - 4/28/2015 at 04:38 PM


oldcoot - 5/1/2015 at 01:47 PM


Sang - 5/2/2015 at 08:39 PM


Muleman1994 - 5/2/2015 at 10:30 PM

Prayers for B.B. King.


DougMacKenzie - 5/6/2015 at 01:25 PM


michaelsio - 5/12/2015 at 06:47 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/14/2015 at 01:55 AM


oldcoot - 5/14/2015 at 03:27 AM

Miss you Bob.


DougMacKenzie - 5/16/2015 at 12:43 PM

Ditto.


Sang - 5/20/2015 at 02:13 AM


michaelsio - 5/25/2015 at 07:07 PM


oldcoot - 5/26/2015 at 05:39 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/27/2015 at 03:03 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/30/2015 at 03:00 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/5/2015 at 11:45 AM


DougMacKenzie - 6/11/2015 at 08:25 PM


Sang - 6/14/2015 at 03:35 AM


DougMacKenzie - 6/17/2015 at 03:24 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/22/2015 at 11:14 AM


DougMacKenzie - 6/30/2015 at 01:11 AM

Not ready to let it go yet...............


michaelsio - 7/14/2015 at 12:10 AM


DougMacKenzie - 7/15/2015 at 05:34 PM


Sang - 7/19/2015 at 04:15 AM


DougMacKenzie - 7/20/2015 at 03:37 PM


DougMacKenzie - 7/22/2015 at 12:00 PM


oldcoot - 7/23/2015 at 02:08 AM


PhotoRon286 - 7/23/2015 at 02:56 AM

quote:



The day before BoboFest.


Ten years ago.

Sure doesn't feel like it's been 10 years.


DougMacKenzie - 7/30/2015 at 05:17 PM


Sang - 8/3/2015 at 04:55 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/5/2015 at 07:56 PM


Sang - 8/7/2015 at 04:17 AM


Sang - 8/13/2015 at 03:17 AM


Sang - 8/19/2015 at 05:23 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/31/2015 at 02:28 PM


DougMacKenzie - 9/3/2015 at 06:48 PM


michaelsio - 9/4/2015 at 03:34 PM


Sang - 9/6/2015 at 03:55 AM


DougMacKenzie - 9/8/2015 at 06:16 PM


Sang - 9/17/2015 at 04:07 AM


michaelsio - 9/21/2015 at 11:59 PM


Sang - 10/1/2015 at 12:53 AM


oldcoot - 10/2/2015 at 02:51 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/5/2015 at 10:21 AM


Sang - 10/11/2015 at 02:30 AM


DougMacKenzie - 10/14/2015 at 03:23 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/19/2015 at 03:30 PM


Sang - 10/27/2015 at 07:28 PM


Sang - 11/5/2015 at 09:17 PM


DougMacKenzie - 11/10/2015 at 01:34 AM


Sang - 11/16/2015 at 01:08 AM


DougMacKenzie - 11/19/2015 at 01:54 AM


oldcoot - 11/20/2015 at 05:03 AM

Unfortunately approaching another anniversary.

I can't think of many people who have so profoundly affected my life so positively, let alone all those that Bobo's touched.

He truly is a shining light.

He in so many ways was the positive spirit that made this site so important for all of us. Made us all feel so special.

There's no possible way to repay that. It's a feeling that those that knew Bob can feel, daily.

I miss you my friend.

Every. Single. Day.


oldcoot - 11/20/2015 at 05:03 AM


oldcoot - 11/20/2015 at 05:06 AM

And, I can believe he still is truly waiting for Sang to post something funny....




For that matter, we all are!


DougMacKenzie - 11/22/2015 at 01:13 PM

quote:
And, I can believe he still is truly waiting for Sang to post something funny....




For that matter, we all are!

At this point, what are the odds?


Sang - 11/22/2015 at 11:42 PM

Better than the Cowgirls finishing over .500 ....................


DougMacKenzie - 11/23/2015 at 04:04 PM

I don't think so, even with the bleak possibility of the "pokes finishing over .500.................


Sang - 11/27/2015 at 05:34 AM

Bleak isn't even the word for it now......


DougMacKenzie - 12/1/2015 at 11:24 PM

I know, you'll never post anything funny.


Sang - 12/1/2015 at 11:54 PM

I could post your picture............


DougMacKenzie - 12/9/2015 at 11:56 AM

A public service like that is appreciated, but not funny.


Sang - 12/9/2015 at 04:52 PM

Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man...........


PhotoRon286 - 12/9/2015 at 10:54 PM

quote:
Unfortunately approaching another anniversary.

I can't think of many people who have so profoundly affected my life so positively, let alone all those that Bobo's touched.

He truly is a shining light.

He in so many ways was the positive spirit that made this site so important for all of us. Made us all feel so special.

There's no possible way to repay that. It's a feeling that those that knew Bob can feel, daily.

I miss you my friend.

Every. Single. Day.




This.


oldcoot - 12/10/2015 at 02:15 AM


oldcoot - 12/12/2015 at 04:02 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/15/2015 at 05:11 PM


oldcoot - 12/16/2015 at 08:18 PM


Sang - 12/22/2015 at 04:28 PM


oldcoot - 12/22/2015 at 07:32 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/24/2015 at 01:45 PM

Merry Christmas my brother, miss you still.


Sang - 12/27/2015 at 04:46 AM


oldcoot - 12/29/2015 at 04:08 PM


DougMacKenzie - 12/31/2015 at 02:09 AM

Just thought about the time Bob called me while I was at work at the prison. Made me smile.


Sang - 12/31/2015 at 03:32 AM

So 'doing time' now means 'at work' ?????


PhotoRon286 - 1/3/2016 at 12:09 AM

2016.


sang still not funny.



Some things you can count on.


DougMacKenzie - 1/3/2016 at 01:43 PM

quote:
2016.


sang still not funny.



Some things you can count on.

This.


oldcoot - 1/4/2016 at 05:28 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/8/2016 at 04:59 PM


oldcoot - 1/13/2016 at 10:18 PM


Sang - 1/19/2016 at 05:35 AM


DougMacKenzie - 1/20/2016 at 08:26 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/26/2016 at 01:51 PM


oldcoot - 1/27/2016 at 07:10 PM


DougMacKenzie - 1/30/2016 at 01:47 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/8/2016 at 02:00 PM


michaelsio - 2/10/2016 at 06:18 PM


DougMacKenzie - 2/25/2016 at 05:30 PM


oldcoot - 2/26/2016 at 04:19 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/6/2016 at 11:35 AM


Sang - 3/18/2016 at 04:49 PM


DougMacKenzie - 3/22/2016 at 12:55 PM


Sang - 3/26/2016 at 08:15 PM


oldcoot - 3/30/2016 at 03:25 PM


Sang - 4/10/2016 at 06:05 PM


michaelsio - 4/19/2016 at 02:44 PM


Sang - 4/24/2016 at 07:01 PM


Sang - 5/1/2016 at 12:01 AM


DougMacKenzie - 5/3/2016 at 02:30 PM


oldcoot - 5/3/2016 at 03:12 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/6/2016 at 12:54 PM


oldcoot - 5/16/2016 at 04:16 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/23/2016 at 12:39 PM


DougMacKenzie - 5/30/2016 at 12:54 PM


oldcoot - 5/30/2016 at 04:23 PM


DougMacKenzie - 6/11/2016 at 02:08 AM


Sang - 6/19/2016 at 02:40 AM


Sang - 7/7/2016 at 04:41 AM


Sang - 7/25/2016 at 10:00 PM


michaelsio - 7/27/2016 at 05:54 PM


michaelsio - 8/1/2016 at 12:50 PM


DougMacKenzie - 8/10/2016 at 12:44 PM


michaelsio - 8/20/2016 at 11:02 AM


Sang - 8/24/2016 at 04:15 PM


michaelsio - 8/31/2016 at 11:48 AM


oldcoot - 9/1/2016 at 02:25 AM


michaelsio - 9/10/2016 at 01:35 PM


oldcoot - 9/29/2016 at 01:06 AM

Thinking a lot about Bobo tonight.


Miss you big guy.


oldcoot - 10/2/2016 at 01:51 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/5/2016 at 03:19 PM


DougMacKenzie - 10/31/2016 at 02:14 PM


Sang - 11/24/2016 at 05:46 AM


oldcoot - 11/24/2016 at 03:47 PM


Sang - 11/27/2016 at 02:05 AM


oldcoot - 11/30/2016 at 06:31 PM


oldcoot - 12/2/2016 at 12:24 AM

Another week until Bob has been gone for nine years.

Man, that just doesn't seem possible.

In some ways, this entire site changed after that, at least for me. There was no one quite like Bobo. He added so much to so many people, even as he struggled with his own health issues.

I tell friends from this site when we're at concerts, "I'm listening twice as hard tonight, once for me and once for Bobo, he would have loved this."

Sadly, I also now listen for Captain Skipper and John Ott too.


PhotoRon286 - 12/4/2016 at 01:41 AM

I knew it was getting close.
Things have never been the same around here and it looks like this whole site is on life support.


PhotoRon286 - 12/4/2016 at 01:51 AM

quote:
I tell friends from this site when we're at concerts, "I'm listening twice as hard tonight, once for me and once for Bobo, he would have loved this."

Sadly, I also now listen for Captain Skipper and John Ott too.




And I add Hugh Duty to that sad list.


oldcoot - 12/10/2016 at 03:58 PM

quote:
quote:
I tell friends from this site when we're at concerts, "I'm listening twice as hard tonight, once for me and once for Bobo, he would have loved this."

Sadly, I also now listen for Captain Skipper and John Ott too.




And I add Hugh Duty to that sad list.


Agreed.


oldcoot - 12/10/2016 at 03:58 PM

Nine years.


PhotoRon286 - 12/10/2016 at 05:51 PM

Bob.



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Nice to see Goliath pop in..............


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