Oregon Option Gone

Three weeks on my back. Wired up and not feeling great. Have had a couple of procedures. Had an angiogram and then a stent shoved up inside me after 3 hours on my back while I was awake. I was black and blue.

They are planning on sticking some sort of balloon inside my artery/vein to blow it up. As a Father’s Day celebration! 50/50 chance it will work. If it does, they will fatten me up for another operation a few months later. If it doesn’t work, I don’t need the Oregon Option.

Never expected to have a heart attack. I was keeping the option open for cancer. Messed that up! And I’ve got no option of getting that back so I have to put up with what I am putting up with. It’s hard yakka. But I am doing what I am told because I have got no other option. I’m getting pretty good care.

My daughter Sarah is doing this for me. Hopefully I will get to see your comments but I wont be able to reply just yet.

If you want to ask anything contact Sarah: suzziqqt@hotmail.comthumbnail_IMG_2810

102 thoughts on “Oregon Option Gone

  1. Aha, there you are, my curmudgeon friend, even though it was via a proxy writer. You (and your family and puppy) have been through the mill these past few weeks, for sure. Csrolyn let some if us know that you were lolling around in a hospital, so we were all waiting for further news.

    Here’s hoping the balloon option will do the trick for you, M’Lord.

    Okay, I give up. What is an Oregon option? Google was all zipped lip on that, aside from some waffle about politics and gridiron plays.

    Guess I will go down to the train station and see who gets off the train today. 🙂

    Take care, sunshine. Don’t do anything I would do. Mwah. ❤

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    1. Hi Yvonne, I suspect the Oregon Option is m’Lord’s code for dying with dignity. He had a plan to come to the University of Wollongong, which is just down the road from me. . . . horizontally. Perhaps the universe is conspiring against the “best laid plans of mice and men.”

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      1. Thanks, Gabby One. He needs to move to Victoria, with our new legislation that permits death with dignity.

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      2. I just got this update from our Lord Beari of Bow…

        It’s 4 weeks today since I had the heart attack and I’ve been moved to rehabilitation to build up my strength for the big operation which might or might not work
        I’d love to do a post or two but I’m tiring very easily
        I shall try to dictate one to Sarah to post for me
        Sarah and Nathan showed me the comments from my good friends on the post which gave me a big lift I’m sorry that I’ve been unable to acknowledge them
        Will you please thank them all for me and let them know I’ll keep fighting on as long as There’s breath in ma body Nanny from Gone With The Wind I think said something along those leprosariums
        Thank you again Carolyn
        Brian aka LBob

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        1. Thanks for passing this along xx

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    2. I just got this update from our Lord Beari of Bow and wanted to share it with you, Yvonne…

      It’s 4 weeks today since I had the heart attack and I’ve been moved to rehabilitation to build up my strength for the big operation which might or might not work
      I’d love to do a post or two but I’m tiring very easily
      I shall try to dictate one to Sarah to post for me
      Sarah and Nathan showed me the comments from my good friends on the post which gave me a big lift I’m sorry that I’ve been unable to acknowledge them
      Will you please thank them all for me and let them know I’ll keep fighting on as long as There’s breath in ma body Nanny from Gone With The Wind I think said something along those leprosariums
      Thank you again Carolyn
      Brian aka LBob

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      1. Thank you for passing the news to us Caroline. Poor old curmudgeon has really been through tge mills. Coco must wonder where he is, probably thinks he’s lolling about on some sun kissed beach.

        Please tell M’Lord I have been thinking of him, and wish him all the very best in the leprosarium. ❤

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        1. You’re welcome, Yvonne!
          Yes. And I was thinking of Coco, too.
          When I replied to his update, I let him know all of us are thinking of him, missed him, and are wishing him well!
          🙂

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        2. Thanks so much for keeping us updated.
          If the time is coming for him to climb off the train, at least he has had one heck of a ride. If he is staying on, we hope the next stretch of the journey will be filled with as much fun and spectacle as before.

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  2. Keep the chin up Brian. I’ll pop in to see you later in the week.

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  3. Oh what a wonderful surprise to see you again! Great to see you smiling despite all they’ve put you through. I’m sure you can’t wait to get out of there, and I look forward to your being home soon. Be well, my friend!

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    1. P.S. Thanks for doing this, Sarah!

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    2. I just got this update from our Lord Beari of Bow…

      It’s 4 weeks today since I had the heart attack and I’ve been moved to rehabilitation to build up my strength for the big operation which might or might not work
      I’d love to do a post or two but I’m tiring very easily
      I shall try to dictate one to Sarah to post for me
      Sarah and Nathan showed me the comments from my good friends on the post which gave me a big lift I’m sorry that I’ve been unable to acknowledge them
      Will you please thank them all for me and let them know I’ll keep fighting on as long as There’s breath in ma body Nanny from Gone With The Wind I think said something along those leprosariums
      Thank you again Carolyn

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  4. When your name popped up in my notifications I was delighted. It’s lovely to see you and hear how you are.
    I’m sorry about your heart attack and that you’ve been through so much with those wretched procedures. I hate being awake for any procedure they can knock me out anytime, so I feel for you. I wish you all the best with the next one and my fingers are crossed that you end up on the best side of 50%!

    What would we do without our daughters eh? YSarah, you are doing a wonderful job and I thank you for this contact with our friend.

    Get well soon Brian, lots of love, 😊xx

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  5. So good to see your cheery face and read your blog.
    Thank you Sarah.
    Have checked out “Option Oregon” , who declare: “We are currently unavailable”.
    So please explain.
    Keep well and strong, and all the very best of healthy good wishes to you. You are quite a trouper.
    Shall ring in a couple of days to see if you are up for a visit.
    Ira

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  6. So very pleased – and relieved – to see and read you again, Brian

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  7. No need to comment back, Beari, we’re just thrilled to see you sitting up with that big smile on your face! As much confidence as I have in your strength, I can’t help but admit I was pretty worried. But Adam’s Woman from ‘doesit evenmatter3’ kept me informed as to your progress by emailing Sarah. You have a lot of friends out here – so build up and get strong, my friend!!

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  8. Thank you Sarah!
    Beari no doubt you’re black and blue…and possibly the air around you if they keep walking you up to see if you’re Ok and to stab you again….with something to make you sleep HAHA.
    So happy to see a post notice – and that smile.
    Rest up and take care – we’ll just chat among ourselves until your return ( if that doesn’t make you nervous….)
    Cheers and merry on!
    (Doesitevematter has been relaying info to us as it was relayed to her. Hugs to her, too)

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  9. Lisa H Perkins 05/08/2019 — 04:12

    Well my dear friend, now your talking about what i’ve gone thru the last 10 yrs. I’ve had a 5 vessel bypass, 3 heart attacks, and as of now I have 6 stints, but i am still here. Oh i did just get out of the hospital with respiratory failure after I somehow got the flu in the middle of July and after a flu shot. You will do fine. Again i will keep you in my prayers. Your just one tough old bird.
    Love ya Lisa

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    1. Emilio, Sue, and I got an e-mail from Sarah with an update on LordBeariOfBow and Emilio shared the update here on LBoB’s WP site in the comment section.
      Please look down in the comment section to find and read it.
      (((HUGS)))

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  10. Bragger! You have me well and truly upstaged.
    Wondered where you had been,

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  11. I got excited when I saw the post come through, and thought, yippee! You’re home. Alas, not yet. Thank you Sarah for taking on the role of scribe and keeping us all informed. May m’Lord soon be back on his feet.

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  12. What a fantastic smile on that face. It is probably one of the best things to keep you going.

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  13. So good to see you smiling!
    We missed you around here!
    You continue to have our best wishes, our ❤ , and (((HUGS))) 🙂

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  14. Yes to your beautiful smile! The best medicine in the world. I’m sure you’ll have plenty to say later on…though the photo is more than enough. 🙂

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  15. An Update from Lord Beari of Bow:

    It’s 4 weeks today since I had the heart attack and I’ve been moved to rehabilitation to build up my strength for the big operation which might or might not work
    I’d love to do a post or two but I’m tiring very easily
    I shall try to dictate one to Sarah to post for me
    Sarah and Nathan showed me the comments from my good friends on the post which gave me a big lift I’m sorry that I’ve been unable to acknowledge them
    Will you please thank them all for me and let them know I’ll keep fighting on as long as There’s breath in ma body Nanny from Gone With The Wind I think said something along those leprosariums

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    1. Beari – your friends have been kept to date by ‘Doesitevenmatter3’ – you have a great friend there!! I am very appreciative that they have kept me apprised of your condition. Don’t you worry about us out here, we’re rooting for you and will be here when you are once again strong enough to post.
      Take care, my friend!!!!

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  16. Missed this update. I was wondering why no responses to the last few emails.

    diem3 mentioned this update and I came by to check.

    I don’t know if you’ll get this but I’m cheering for you to get the best of care and top-notch surgeons.

    There’s an observation to be made about the joy and benefits of balloons both at an early and late age. May this balloon last longer and bring more joy and benefits than the ones we got when we were young.

    P.S. I’ll also send this as an e-mail.

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  17. Lisa H Perkins 23/08/2019 — 01:42

    Has anyone had any updates on Brian????? Really starting to worry about him.
    Lisa

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  18. Just checking in again for any updates. Hate having one of my best friends in the hospital. Give ’em hell, Brian!

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    1. I think I just left an update message on one of you recent posts.
      ((((HUGS))))

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  19. You are not forgotten, Our Lord 🐻 iOfBow! So many of us care about you and are sending love and hugs to you!
    You don’t have to respond to our comments. We are here and we know you care about us. 🙂
    Here are some faces for you:
    🐻 😀 😛 🙂 😉 😎 😊😵 😈 😅🐶 🐾 🐩 😁 😅
    (((HUGS)))

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  20. Energy is never created or destroyed….so RC Cat of the Realm has demanded, uh, sorry, incorrect vocabulary….instructed The Molly and Staff/me to fling some warmth, caring, and friendship into the sky your way, Brian. RC says as dunderheaded as we are, it may bounce off Coco, but she is sure it will settle comfortably around you. (Don’t tell her we saw, but RC Cat quietly shooed as soft cheek pat, too.🙀 She knows Coco will allow this small token..friends of fur during difficult times.)
    Lord Bear, please give Sarah you WordPress login and pass word to hold. Your written tales are too precious and too fine to fade (who knows what internet/clouds and technology will morph to) – She and Poppy and all the other generation yet to be dreamed of will treasure your stories – please tell them to print out posts and put in a binder. Never a finer journal written and shared.
    We have so enjoyed reading them all.
    (Insert all sorts of annoyingly cheerful 🙃 😏😁😎…especially the last one. That’s you, Brian, 🐻 totally cool.)

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    1. FYI, according to WordPress, the blog will remain as long as the owner doesn’t erase it. The only thing that might happen is that if no one pays for the domain name, it will go from “lordbeariofbow.com” to “wordpress.lordbeariofbow.com” and some of the formatting might change if premium fonts or themes are used.

      However, all the content will remain.

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      1. I know. Gib’s is still around. But for the family, those stories should be captured – we have journals from before 1750 and there’s no better way to discover and really understand history and the times than from the words of an ordinary person. He’s lived quite a life…not to mention he’s quite a writer. The littles won’t hear him tell the tales, but they can read them later and smile. Those are a treasure

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  21. Thank you, Carolyn. I feel the end of an era in the air, and feel fortunate to have known LordBeariOfBow from a distance.

    For Sarah,
    I’m so sorry to hear this–and grateful to have the update. Please let him know that his choir is still here–cheering him on in these tough days. And remembering you and the family as well. Plus dear Coco–of course.
    Elouise

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    1. Sarah and Brian,
      Thinking of both of you and holding you close to my heart. That big ElBob smile brightens my every day.

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  22. Thank you, so much, Sue, for sharing what you have heard from Sarah.
    (((HUGS)))

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    1. I know I already shared with you but then I noticed one of your comments that asked us to share if we had messages. Thank you, Carolyn xx🙂

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      1. You’re welcome, Sue! (((HUGS)))

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  23. Please tell Beari he is quite missed by GP Cox at Pacific Paratrooper!

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  24. Hey, B! Everyone here misses you! And we are rootin’ for you! And we send our ❤ , (((HUGS))), best wishes, and 🙂 's!!! 🙂

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  25. Hi all – Sarah here (with dad).
    Letting you know that ElBob, B, Dad is home. Yay! We did it!
    Dad said to let you know he if feeling “more cheerful.”
    Thank you all for checking in and sending so many caring messages, (((hugs))) and love from across the globe.

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    1. Excellent news. I’ve been reading what I missed in the last few months and I’m sad . . . because I missed so many opportunities to educate and correct ElBob.

      Anyway, glad to hear a Coco-ElBob reunion is in the works.

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    2. Lisa H Perkins 05/09/2019 — 21:02

      So happy to hear this news, Tell him i said, Prayers were answered, he should like that. Hope for continued improvement.
      Just can’t keep a good man down.
      Lisa

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    3. I’m so glad you’re all at home! Good news, no matter what happens next. 🙂
      Elouise

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    4. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      🙂 😀 🙂 😀 🙂 😀 🙂
      We are sooooooooooo excited to hear this!!! 🙂
      I bet Coco is so happy to see you, LordBofB!!! 🙂
      We all love you and are still rooting for you!!! 🙂
      HUGS from me!!! 🙂
      LICKS and SNIFFS from Cooper!!! 😀

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    5. I must admit to feeling some trepidation as I came to the site today, so the news that M’Lord is back home was very welcome, indeed. Coco must have been as happy as the rest of the family. ❤

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    6. Excellent!!!! So very glad to know! Hugs to M’Lord!

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  26. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    🙂 😀 🙂 😀 🙂 😀 🙂
    We are sooooooooooo excited to hear this!!! 🙂
    I bet Coco is so happy to see you, LordBofB!!! 🙂
    We all love you and are still rooting for you!!! 🙂
    HUGS from me!!! 🙂
    LICKS and SNIFFS from Cooper!!! 😀

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  27. Hello Brian,
    I am delighted you are home I missed you and so has everyone else and I know Sarah kept you informed of all our good wishes.
    There’s nothing like being at home and been able to sleep in your own bed , absolute bliss.
    I bet Coco was very pleased to see you, did he make a big fuss!
    Please take care of yourself Brian I will be in touch again soon.

    Thank you Sarah, for allowing us to send our messages, it means a lot.

    Lots of love, Sue xxx 🙂

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  28. Hurray!!! And wild happy dance!! Terrific news. Wish I could have seen that homecoming. Coco must have had a near meltdown. Best wishes from everyone here (me, Annie, and Rowdy). We’ll eat some ice cream in your honor.

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  29. Welcome home Brian. I’m sure you will be enjoying being reunited with Coco and the family, your own bed, your familiar surroundings, and with spring emerging, you may be able to enjoy a little of the sunshine on your front verandah. Here’s to you regaining your strength, with all my best wishes xxxx

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  30. Cheers! Been missing my dollops of codswallop.
    Keep an eye on him Coco. Enough of these mysterious disappearances- plot for attention no doubt HAHAHAHAHA (Oh, guess I should do the trendy modern thing with 😊🙀😆🙃 but that would be out of character😸 (Where are the dog faces…there better be dog faces. 🐶 One? seems a bit discriminatory – all that talk about diversity is just catty chatty after all ?) How about a 🦖. Oldies but goodies rule!
    Get some rest and get ready to rock and roll – no doubt the littles are anxious to see you there. Hugs and many thanks to your kid(s) for the updates…(you had no idea needy we all were, right?)
    (geese, I had no idea I had all these little pictures🎪…so from the era of letters,,cursive writing, and words…words spelled right (which was never my best talent)
    🥁Enough pageantry. Glad to hear the news.

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  31. Carolyn has kept me posted and has just guided me to where I can comment. Jackie and I ave been so concerned and are heartened by this latest news

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  32. Well, it’s about time you got home!! (You know I’m joking with you), Doesitevenmatter3 was an excellent friend to us both while you were on vacation and kept us all informed about your progress. You sure gave us a scare! Take it easy – we’ll be here for you!

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  33. Still thinking of you this week and wishing you well.
    🙂 🐶 😀 😛 😎 🐻 o_O 😜 🐸 some fun faces for you!
    (((HUGS)))

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  34. Lisa H Perkins 14/09/2019 — 21:16

    I was wondering if anyone has any updates. I’ll worry about you until i see you posting again.
    Lisa

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  35. Thinking of you today!
    Sending ❤ (((HUGS))) 🙂 !!!

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  36. Hey, it’s gonna rain for 48 hours here – boring. This dog nanny can hardly wait. 😦
    Watched a show about western Australia a few days ago and thought about you – it looked a good deal like far west TX. Husband recognized a plant in the distance along the road who he sold equipment to. (I laughed at the thought of you saying you watched the home fixing show in Waco – and I was watching the Aussie show with jeeps, dogs and camping on the beach – after crawling through some rough rocks/hill along the way.
    Well, rest up and know you’re not far from our thoughts…..like it or not! Some probably are even praying for your recover – so take that HAHAHAHA🐻🤩 (That’s just a funny face, had to stick it in)

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  37. Hey there, Brian, how’s it going? Just thought I’d drop by to check up on you and say hi. Sending you warm wishes and a big hug, Denver-style. Give Coco a pat for me and tell him Annie and Rowdy said hi.

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  38. Hi, Brian. I can’t imagine it’s easy for you and your family right now. Or for Coco. I hope this day will bring more than enough smiles and laughter to offset the other stuff you can’t control.

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  39. Sarah reached out and asked we do an update of Brian’s current condition. 

    Despite the initial optimism once Brian was home, his condition deteriorated and after nine days he asked to me moved to a inpatient palliative care unit where he is right now. 

    They administered a cognitive test to determined if he’s capable of making informed decisions and he passed with flying colors a cognitive.

    (Personal Note: I think that is not all good news since someone with a sharp mind would find the situation very frustrating.)

    He’s no longer eating and mostly sleeps all day but they do read the e-mails and comments that are left on the blog to him and they always bring a smile and are appreciated. Still, he has no quality of life and wishes only to pass peacefully.

    Sarah mentioned there would be no more updates before he passes as watching someone slip away is very difficult.  She may, in time, put an announcement on the blog if she can still access it. 

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    1. I went by as many as Brian’s friends individual WP sites to let them know to come here and read this update.

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      1. Thank you, diem3.

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        1. You’re welcome, disperser.

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  40. Brian,
    We are still here with you. We love you and miss you. We send our ❤ and (((HUGS))) to you.
    Carolyn 🙂

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  41. Not the greatest of news there Bob. But there are a lot of people out there or meet out here who are thinking of you mate

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  42. This is the saddest news I’ve heard in such a long time. I wept when reading Sarah’s message. Despite the evidence I really thought he would pull through.

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  43. Like Sue, I thought our dear old curmudgeon would go on forever. Thank you WordPress, for introducing Bob to us.

    To his family, this is a tough time for you. Bob will be sadly missed. Love from my cat and me. xxx

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    1. I blame the tears in my eyes for changing Brian’s name. Tell Brian I shall go to the railway station as penance.

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      1. Some of us knew what you meant Yvonne, you used his El Bob! 🙂

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        1. You’re very kind, Sue.

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  44. Well, Pardner, gathered the herd and pondering the sunset are you?
    (Darn inconsiderate when so many of us had planned to intercept and visit with you first if you actually traveled to Oregon.)
    Have to say, you’re a fine lad (we never age in our own head, right?) and a skilled teller of tales and adventures. Thanks for your insights, conversations, and humor.
    The world will shimmer and giggle with less brilliance without you.
    May peace and comfort wrap softly around you and yours.

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  45. I’m at a bit of a loss for words here, and that doesn’t happen often. You’ve been a bright light, a twinkling smile for all of us, dear Brian. Wishing you fair seas and a following wind.

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  46. Many thanks to Sarah, (and Carolyn and Emilio) for keeping us up to date. Brian and I shared notes as my brother battled the same disease, surgery and treatment within months of each other. Brian had many helpful suggestions for him, and his doggedness and spirit always shone through. My brother passed 18 months ago, and now my thoughts are with Brian and his family as they go through this same journey. This is a sad time for all. I’ll be in Annandale next month. Time permitting, I’ll go to the hotel and raise a glass to the drink we never got to share in person. You will be missed, Lord Beari.

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  47. The old curmudgeon soft about dogs and granddaughters will always be fondly remembered. I hope he passes peacefully and I offer his family my commiserations.

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  48. Lisa H Perkins 20/09/2019 — 20:51

    Brian and i have been close friends for many years now, yet we’ve never met. Would have loved to have had the opportunity to sit at my kitchen table here in Kentucky, and talked, and talked and talked. He’s always been there to answer my questions, he has more knowledge stored in his brain then anyone i’ve ever known. I hate to hear he won’t be here much longer. I know his feelings on this subject and i respect them, I wish him peace. I’ve always said I pray for him, and he’s say i was wasting my time. I’ll continue to pray. To his family I will say a prayer for you too. I hope you know how much his stories have kept all of us entertained. I hope you all have kept them. I’ve always ended my messages to him with Love ya, just something i say. Now i’ll say, Love ya like a father Brian, sleep well my friend.
    Lisa

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  49. Beari, as you can see by all the comments on your site, you are loved and in everyone’s thoughts! I do hope you are being kept comfortable. Doesitevenmatter3 has been kind enough to keep me up to date on any news she gets about you and although I am not very good at expressing my own emotions, I think we’ve always had a connection and you understand.
    My prayers are with you, my friend.

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  50. Hi! I regret that I am late with this. Lovely to see you smiling! All the very best wishes. I appreciate the updates in these comments. My Lord Beari of Bow, you are a good friend, and you have brightened my life. Not trying to get sentimental here, but nobody else on WordPress (or elsewhere!) wants me, and your kindness has been light to me. You dear old curmudgeon, no reply needed, but I want you to take care. xx

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  51. Lord Beari of Bow, first star to the right, then straight on till morning. With love to you and yours.

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    1. I’m so sad to share that our LordBeariOfBow (Brian) has died.
      Please see the comment section of his last post for the details.
      (((HUGS)))

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  52. Hey, Lord 🐻 iOfBow,
    We are all still here thinking of you and wishing you ❤ and peace!
    Without you on WP the place is just not the same…it is not as fun or 🙂 y!
    HUGS!!!

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  53. Lisa H Perkins 27/09/2019 — 21:30

    Has anyone heard any news?
    Lisa

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  54. Hello DOD’s dear friends. It’s with great sadness that I am letting you all know that Lord Beari is now at peace. Dad passed last Tuesday (the 24th of September).
    Please know that we read every one of your emails and messages to him which brought him much happiness and put a smile on his face through some very difficult times.
    As you’d all know dad had hoped to make his final journey a trip to Wollongong however that wasn’t possible in the end – he wasn’t nearly fat enough to be accepted. Dad will be cremated and we are having a family memorial in the coming weeks. I will share a slide show we are putting together with you all soon.
    In the meantime, if you fancy taking some time to remember dad I know he would love you to listen to Beethoven’s Missa solemnis. He’d be thrilled to think that was being played around the world for him. He also loved Beethoven s Ninth Symphony or Mozart’s Coronation March. If classical music is not your thing – he loved ol blues eyes – Frank Sinatra!
    Thank you all for your emails sending love and support over the past couple of months.
    Sending love and hugs back to you all
    Sarah
    xxx oo xxx

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    1. Thank you for letting us know and my condolences to you and your family; he is remembered and missed.

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    2. Thank You so much for keeping us informed. We never met in person but there was a lot of irreverent banter thrown back and forth. He has left a gap in the cosmos.

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    3. I always felt I had met Brian in person, but then again I can see here in the comments that he made many others feel the same. That twinkle in his eyes and smile will shine on in us all with the very thought of your father. I know in my heart the Lord Beari of Bow will forever now live in peace.
      My prayers are with you, Sarah.
      GP Cox

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  55. Sarah, know that Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and Ninth Symphony will be playing here in Denver and will forever remind me of your dad, his wonderful smile, and his love of his girls. (Beethoven’s always been one of my favorites too.) Hugs to you and all those Brian loved. He’ll be always in our hearts.

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  56. I was so very sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. 😦
    But, I know he is at peace.
    He will be missed greatly, and remembered always.
    He brought such joy to us here on WordPress. And he was such an encouragement to me and so many others.
    ❤ and (((HUGS))) to you, Sarah, and to all of your family. Please know that we care about each of you.

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  57. I am so very very sad to read this announcement. My heart goes out to you Sarah and to your family. I’ve thought about Brian daily and will continue to so. He will be missed by all of us.

    Brian had a fascinating and interesting life and reading about it gave us all a chuckle, I think a chunk of my day will be spent reading some of his old posts and remembering him with affection.
    Good night and God bless, Brian. xx

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  58. Dear Sarah
    Thank you for keeping us informed about that lovable man. I do wish a lot of us could have met him in the flesh, it would have been an interesting session.
    You know by now that he was well loved by those who didn’t even know him, and that he will certainly be missed. My love to you, your mother, the rest of the family, and to that pretty dog that Brian loved so much.

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  59. Thanks for updating us, Sarah. I really will miss this friend with his pithy posts and carefully considered comments. Where he is now is bound to be enlivened by his presence!

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  60. Yesterday was a computer free day for me, so I am late in responding.
    Oddly he was on my mind a lot last week – an article about Australian wines previously unseen appeared in a magazine during brushing off the dog hair on the coffee table. I looked at it and thought, Well, Beary Old Chap, must be you asking to raise a glass in tribute – tribute for saying salute to you for all that you are and mean to so many.
    Friends are found at the strangest time in the most unusual places – I never met him face to face, but he was such a good friend – one who could laugh, share complaints – argue (with civility, such a rareness now) and ponder along with the wonders and mysteries and the absolute bonkerness of things.
    He clearly loved all his family – and his girls. There’s a wealth of history and stories of his life in his blog – written with such style and humor. Hope those bring smiles for years to come. He was quite a guy. Hardly seems enough of a phrase for him. Adios, Brian. May peace and comfort wrap warmly around those two and four legged ones who feel his loss

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  61. Lisa H Perkins 01/10/2019 — 09:24

    I am so sorry for your loss, although your dad and i had never met, he meant very much to me. I had so much respect for him. Over the last maybe 15 yrs or more, he’d made me laugh so many times at some of the things he did or said. I always told him he was the smartest man i’d ever known, his love of books no doubt accounted for that. I know how much he loved his family. I am happy he’s at peace, but very sad he’s gone. I hope Kerry and the rest of the family can find comfort at this time. I will always remember his smile from all his pictures. He always seemed happy.
    With love and sorrow
    Lisa

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  62. Dear Sarah, There is not much I can say that has not already been said. Your father’s loss will be keenly felt by many people around the world, who came to know, respect, and love, him without ever meeting him in the flesh, me included. I respect your decision to have a family memorial (as we did with my brother in similar circumstances). If that changes, and it becomes public, please know that it would be an honour for me to attend and to represent this community in person. (gwil7@optusnet.com.au)
    In addition, I will be in Annandale on 12th November, so if you, or any of your family would like to meet,and raise a glass, I am happy to do so. My condolences to you and all the family. I feel for you deeply. xx Gwen Wilson (Wollongong).

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  63. Blessings and comfort to you, Sarah, and the entire family. I’m so grateful to have known your father through WordPress. I’m also grateful to have been part of this community that has surrounded him for many years now. He was and still is an example of fortitude, courage and seeing the bright side of just about anything. I posted a little tribute to him this morning. It’s amazing how much his presence in my life shaped me as a writer and as an aging woman facing the ups and downs of coming nearer my own end. I love the photo of him in the hospital. I don’t think many people would be able to go through what he was going through and still come up smiling like a little elf about to do more mischief! Thanks for sharing him with us, especially in these last weeks.
    Elouise

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  64. I had an e-mail from Sarah today and she said,
    “If you could thank everyone for me that would be fantastic. Dad would have loved to read the tributes and messages.”
    🙂
    (((HUGS)))

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  65. Dear Sarah,
    Thank you for telling everyone. My condolences, but I shall remember my Lord Beari of Bow aka Brian aka your father with joy and love. And when I hear his favourite compositions, I will smile in gladness of knowing him.

    With peace and hope,
    … Pamela

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  66. Our Lord 🐻 iOfBow,
    Just wanted you to know you are not forgotten. We think of you often. We miss you.
    We care about your family and are thinking of them.
    Thank you, again, for making WP such a fun place to blog! 🙂
    HUGS!!!
    🙂 😮 😎 🐶 o_O 🐻 😛 😀 😈 🙂

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    1. Ditto . . . without them emojis. Or hugs.

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