Aloha Dave - Send some cards, please.

Mama Fen

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Just got off the phone with Bill, Dave's business partner, and our Aloha isn't doing well. Bill says he's been diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma and he has refused any further treatment (yes, internally I am kicking and screaming, but it's his life and his choice to make). He's lost quite a bit of weight, and most of his mobility.

Bill's flying out to Cali to visit with him soon, and will quite likely be saying a final goodbye to him at that point.

With Dave being a bit shy about giving out his address, I've volunteered to collect any well-wishes you guys might want to send and pack them up to Bill for delivery.

So, if anyone wants to extend some greets, get wells, or what-have-yous to our once-resident but always-beloved crazy man, send them C/O to:

Amy Barnes
Cleansource
10924 Granite Street Suite 400
Charlotte NC 28273

And I will get them in one big group to Bill for hand-delivery.


Boss-man, is there any way for you guys to sticky this so it doesn't disappear?
 
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You're the best, Scott, as always. Didn't even occur to me. I'm kind of dealing with a case of the sads. :cautious:
 
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Damn I hate that about Dave. He was one of the first guys to befriend me when I joined TMF. Hoping for a miracle. What's that saying "only the good die Young"
 

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I've never forgotten his crazy posts, his LOVE!!!!! of using ALL CAPS!!!!!!! and TONS OF PUNCTUATION!!!!!!! to make his points, heh. What a kick he is. And yes, he's even funnier on the phone.
 
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Our thoughts and prayers to Aloha! I sure miss his posts on here!
 

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Sorry to hear about his condition, I recall he battled cancer on and off at least a couple times. For those who are newer around here, the man we are talking about is the inventor of the shark and dirty grout demon brushes, also the grime reaper and grand reaper carpet brushes, among other models.
I never met him but he is one of the most intriguing and remarkable fellows. He used to post here A LOT, and 99 percent of the time his posts were pure silliness and jesting. However a few times I saw him actually tell his life story and I realized there was a lot more to this guy than meets the eye.
I can't remember it all but he has served in Vietnam war, owned cleaning companies, restaurants and other businesses, and as of lately the American brush and Chem that we all know and love. I am sure there is lots more that I don't know but would like to.

Lets all send him our love and support, the coming days won't be easy for him.
 
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I was just thinking I hadn't seen anything from him on here for a while, was thinking of asking if anyone had heard fro him. Very sad new but thank you for sharing.
 
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Just yesterday I was thinking , were is Aloha dave .
Sad news
 

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I'm sorry to hear this. I'll have to go out and visit Dave. I'll never forget Aloha Dave's trip to Vegas we both went on. We ended up getting thrown out of the Mirage Casino and topped it off with Dave swimming in the Mirage fountain.
 

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I'm sorry to hear this. I'll have to go out and visit Dave. I'll never forget Aloha Dave's trip to Vegas we both went on. We ended up getting thrown out of the Mirage Casino and topped it off with Dave swimming in the Mirage fountain.
I'm sure he'd love to see you. Sometimes when people are sick, they withdraw from everyone around them and sort of retreat "inside themselves" to cope with what's happening.

Getting visitors, and seeing cards from those who know him, might help give Dave a chance to come out of that retreat and smile a bit. I know he's made ME smile hundreds of times, and I'd love to return the favor.
 
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I'm sorry to hear this. I'll have to go out and visit Dave. I'll never forget Aloha Dave's trip to Vegas we both went on. We ended up getting thrown out of the Mirage Casino and topped it off with Dave swimming in the Mirage fountain.
Johnny if you do see Dave tell him I have thought about him many times in the last year and was great knowing him over the last 6 yrs or so . We use to talk alot on the phone and laugh and laugh. That was a great time at Applebee’s then the Mirage that night . Had a blast with you boys from what I can remember. @Mama Fen if you could pass on my kindest regards to Moondawg on that card it would be much appreciated. The phone number I have for Dave is no longer his ( I believe anyways) . Have left a message but no return call.
 
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