As a father of three young adults, your post pulled me up short today. Thanks for sharing about your son Tyler. I Googled his name and read through the foundation website in his name.
My kids are saved and live for the Lord, but we tend to take for granted that they'll always be here. My grandfather buried one of his only two kids…my uncle. Papaw eventually healed and moved forward with his life but he told me many times that he prayed I never find out what it's like to bury a child.
Could we have a post of the name of a member when they pass so that we may send a condolance to the family maybe thru the feneral home.
Or, maybe a group message sent by and from all those at here at Woodys GON.
Some of us have never met but thru here have become close.
Never met the man but had great respect for a him. He had a good, clear understanding of various snake species as well as great knowledge of them. He encouraged folks to enjoy seeing them without killing them.
That, alone, is worthy of respect for him. Too many people have nothing better to do than kill snakes- all and any snake and Germag had no appreciation for that.
He was also a likeable kind of guy with a great wit.
So, next time you guys are in the bush and see a snake, let the snake enjoy its life as a tribute to Germag. He'll thank you for it.
This thread is a reminder that none of us live forever, and further that we may or may not get much warning about when we will leave this world. Many of us talk about guns for self-defense and surviving the zombie apocalypse, but we end up falling victim to heart attacks, cancer, strokes, car wrecks, and other things.
It's probably a good idea to add a paragraph in your will, or some other set of instructions for your "next of kin" should something happen to you, telling your relatives about your online presence (chat sites like this, and social media like Facebook, etc.) and what should happen if those accounts had still been in active use shortly before your passing or incapacitation. Maybe it would make sense to list the websites, with your sign-in name and password, for those sites that you would want your next of kin to make some kind of announcement in.
Sometimes there might be important messages that your next of kin (or the executor of your will) might need to read and know about. For example, suppose you sold a certain firearm to another member here and the deal was entirely worked-on through private messages. When you pass and your estate is inventoried, your executor notices that this one particular gun of yours is gone. He might think some other family member took it improperly, or maybe the cleaning crew, or those folks that were helping with the estate sale...
... looking at the PM history on your account would clear that all up.
Anyhow, I'm just tossing out some ideas.
Back to the main theme of this thread: R.I.P. to all those late members who were part of this community and who helped make G.O.N. forum a great place to visit and learn.