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    Some have wondered over my absence of late. I suddenly find the deepest of losses. Dear Karl and others know it too well. A wonderful flight of 44 years ended quite suddenly and unexpectedly Monday afternoon. Mrs Clipper slipped the bounds while in my son's arms with no pain and such a peaceful smile. She is gone, but our home is her living home. The bench is cleared, the family is gathering. Cherish yours always. Blessings my dear friends, we will fly again . . . Clipper
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    Dave, truly sorry to hear of your loss. Celebrate those 44 years, and I hope you and your family find some peace and comfort.

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    Oh Dave, so so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to you and your family. 44 years of countless happy memories that will always be with you.

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    Such sad news Dave, a real shock, my condolences to you and the family, may you bring each other comfort.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Oh Dave, I hope you find comfort in your memories and all the love you need from your family in the days to come.
    “Fly fast - take chances!”

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    David I am devastated to hear this news. Having lost my own wife 13 years ago I can well imagine what you are going through.
    Fortunately you have your extended family to support you through this ordeal.
    I will say prayers for you all!

    "Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!"
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    Really sorry to hear such sad news. Condolences to you and your family.

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    So sorry to hear of your loss David. May God comfort and sustain you at this time.

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    Condolences to you and your family, thoughts are with you.

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    Such a shock.
    So very sorry to see this post, Dave.


    Please accept my deepest condolences to you and your boys.

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    Oh Dave, that is devastating news. I can only imagine what it must be like for you and your family.

    Words are so inadequate at times like this, but please know that Jeanette and I will be praying for you and the family.

    Stay safe dear friend!

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    Dave, you have my deepest condolences. Take care and cherish each other in this time of mourning and remembering.

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    That's heartbreaking news Dave - my condolences to you and your family.

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    Oh my, such sad news. My condolences and prayers to you and your family Clipper.

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    I am so sorry to hear this. Cherish the memories.
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    Dave, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. My most sincere condolences to you and your family.

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    Dave,
    All the positive vibes I can gather are being sent your way. I am sure your Better Half will be waiting for you in the clear blue sky.

    Virtual hugs to you and yours.
    Mike
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    Dave, I am so sorry to hear this terrible news. Please accept my condolences. Thoughts and prayers go with you.
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    So sorry to hear this news Dave.We are all living on the edge these days, and when one of our own slips away to join their maker it seems all the more poignant.
    Your family and yourself will be in our prayers.
    Rob and Eileen.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    I'm so very sad to read this.

    My deepest sincere condolences to you and your family David.

    Stay strong, and smile when you remember all those 44 good years.
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Such a sad news. We are living in hard times, but this is something much darker and truly sad. My condolences to all of you, David.

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    Gutted to read this David. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Stay strong friend.

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    Deepest condolences Dave. Thoughts are with you and your family

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    So sorry to read this, David...

    Thank you for posting a picture of you better part. Makes me smile when spotting the fun with she‘s arranging this Christmas decoration.

    I wish you the strength to solve the next days and weeks...
    Voilà le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    More death issues. Ugly mess all around. Again, sympathies.

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    David, my heartfelt condolences are flying towards you and your family. I'm wishing you all the strength you need to cope with this terrible loss. Cherish the beautiful and happy 44 years you had together.

    Guus
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    "let's go get them ... white mice !" (battlecry of the 1st Fighter Group, Army Air Force, Netherlands 1940)

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    Dave, What tragic news this is -- I'm so very sorry to hear this. I am available at any time, in any way, for any support you need.
    My deepest sympathies,
    Bill

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    So sorry to hear your news Dave, please accept my heartfelt sympathies and condolences, thoughts and prayers to you and yours

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    I do not know what to say, to make the pain go away........

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    Deepest condolences, David...so sorry to hear it. May all the good memories partially buffer the loss.

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    Dave, that's really bad new, I'm so sorry for you and your family, unexpected and swift is really bad for family and friends.
    Take care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brak Morn View Post
    I do not know what to say, to make the pain go away........
    Sometimes there just are no words. Condolences to you and yours, Dave.
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    I just saw this and am so so sorry to hear about this.

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    I was saddened by the news hat you had lost your wife, David. My deepest condolences to you and all your family.

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    Clipper,
    Nothing any of us can say will heal your hurt, but know that love from around the world is being sent to you over the aether.
    Condolences to you and yours good sir.
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    please accept my deepest condolences dave.

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    Tears. Hugs.
    How lucky she was to have had you.
    How lucky you were to have had her.
    How deep is the loss for you all.

    Hugs again.

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    Sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

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    David I’m so sorry to hear of your loss.how lucky to have had someone creative like yourself.44 years together!well done.glad you have a hobby that can be very therapeutic.praying for brighter days ahead for you and family.

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    My condolences for the loss of your love of your life. You and your family have my deepest sympathy as well as my prayers for comfort.
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    Once again I am overwhelmed by our community. 2 days after the darkness I literally began spinning and was hospitalized for dizziness and bronchitis which quickly became a less lethal covid strain and have been here nearly a week, hope for release back home tuesday. So hard to be unplugged, but thankful to be connected. Blessings to all!

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    So sorry for your loss, David.

    On the hospitalization, glad to see you're on the road to recovery.

    I'm a newer member of the community, but I'm sure everyone here echos my sentiments when I say that if there's anything at all we can do for you, please let us know.

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    Urph, that's a double whammy that nobody needs.

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    Man....double whammy! You have my deepest sympathy.

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    Oh yuck, wishing you a speedy recovery, Dave!

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    It never rains in Phoenix, except when it pours.


    We are all pulling for you, Dave.

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    What Pete said ! Wishing you a speedy recovery Dave.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Crikey Dave you are really going through it. Hope you get well soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    Crikey Dave you are really going through it. Hope you get well soon.
    What he said!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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