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Old 05-29-2014, 01:44 PM   #16591
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If Dunner (RVM23) can't fix it, it ain't broke!

I am deeply saddened at the news of Mike's passing.
Not all that wander are lost and not all that is broken can be fixed.

Many of you were familiar with Dunner before I joined iRV2, but I bumped into him on threads even as a lurker. Those of us who "knew" him journeyed with him through some difficult terrain. There was a point not long ago when it appeared our buddy Mike was back among us and the rainbow brightened up a bit. I thought his health had taken a turn for the better, but it seems perhaps he was putting his best self forward. He told me not long ago that "it was bad". He said he had lived hard and pretty much made his way as he pleased. It was clear to me he was 100% mutant through and through.

And so with that, and without putting it to a vote – I hereby appoint on this day - May 29, 2014 - Mike (Dunner) Beatty – RVM23 as our Official Guardian Angel. We will now ride the rainbow with you looking over our shoulder Mike and we're all better for having known you.

Journey In Peace Mike
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:12 PM   #16592
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Oh my goodness; I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope he went peacefully. Thanks for letting us know, Barb. Do you know if Linda has Sadie??

My concern too, Sarah. I'm sure Mike would want her cared for, and I hope Linda feels she can do that.

So sorry to hear Mike has left us. He will be missed. OTOH, he must have sensed that he had accomplished everything he came to do. Fixed, invented, played on the dunes....

Thank you, Barb and Linda, for letting us know.

Be at peace, Mike, and ready for the next adventure.

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Old 05-29-2014, 02:19 PM   #16593
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Rest in peace, Mike.....
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:23 PM   #16594
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My concern too, Sarah. I'm sure Mike would want her cared for, and I hope Linda feels she can do that.
I just chatted with Linda and she assured me that Sadie will reside with her. Linda was the owner of what she and Mike referred to as Sadie's boyfriend, but he passed away a few months ago.
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So sorry to hear Mike has left us. He will be missed. OTOH, he must have sensed that he had accomplished everything he came to do. Fixed, invented, played on the dunes....

Thank you, Barb and Linda, for letting us know.

Be at peace, Mike, and ready for the next adventure.

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There will be a small gathering of Mike's closes friends at his place in the near future. Linda will keep me and Barb apprised of what will happen and when so that a mutant or two can attend if that is their wish.

I am happy that I chatted with Mike via the phone and via PM as he was the kind of guy who was easy for me to get to like. My only regret is that we never met in person.
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:24 PM   #16595
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Well...this is sad. Not what I wanted to read today..... But life is not all about me....RIP , Dunner.
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Kinda was wondering when Dunner rallied a little while ago. I was not surprised by the news. So often when I was nursing I would see seriously ill patients seemingly improve dramatically, only to pass shortly thereafter. Seems at the end the candle will shine brighter for a bit, before going out, a final gift. RIP, Dunner - you will be remembered by your fellow mutants.

And yes, let's hope Sadie is taken care of. She will miss him too.
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:39 PM   #16597
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And so with that, and without putting it to a vote I hereby appoint on this day - May 29, 2014 - Mike (Dunner) Beatty RVM23 as our Official Guardian Angel. We will now ride the rainbow with you looking over our shoulder Mike and we're all better for having known you.

Journey In Peace Mike
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RVMdom and the Rainbow now has a fine Guardian Angel and Patron Saint to STMs.

Love and peace to you, Mike


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It is with profound sadness that I inform you that at 2:45 am Mike (Dunner) Beatty graduated from this earth.

I have posted more info on the RVM2RVM email list. Mike would come back and haunt me if I posted that here.

Hug everyone you can today.
I am so sorry at the loss of such a special person! Thanks Barb, for letting us know! Hugging as many as I can today for sure!

Btw Barbara- that shower head you have us will strip the paint off a car. It's amazing. THANK YOU!!

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Old 05-29-2014, 02:53 PM   #16599
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I don't know why, but I seem to be suffering from "unsightly post lag" in the Yahoo group. I have replied a couple of times today and my messages don't show up; then "poof"...there they are an hour later. What the heck???
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Old 05-29-2014, 03:59 PM   #16600
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Sarah, I seldom get my own replies back to me in email form. It surprises me we I do get one. It could be that Mike is messing with us, just to prove he's still with us.
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Sarah, I seldom get my own replies back to me in email form. It surprises me we I do get one. It could be that Mike is messing with us, just to prove he's still with us.
Well for some reason, now I can't get to the groups at all. Is anyone else having trouble with Yahoo, or am I the only yahoo??
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It is with sadness that I find out about my mutant brother Mike at 4:58 pm today. A few months ago Mike sent me some old Jeep trail books while we were in Apache Junction. I said Mike let me come and pick them up no sense in spending the postage, he said Jeff I don't want to meet you when I'm looking and feeling so bad, so I said OK but as soon as you are able I want to stop by. He replied that only time will tell but he really enjoyed being mutant. Sadly we had go leave AZ before he felt he could have a visitor. The books he gave me are old and have info that the new ones don't have, and they have become just that much more special.

Rest in Peace Mike, your new Journey will be an incredible Destination.

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Jeff,

I really didn't ask Mike if I could drop by, I just sorta told him I was coming. Since I had mailed him some cantaloupe seeds last summer I had his address and he couldn't hide from me.

I am SO GLAD I did get a chance to meet him, but I was shocked by how frail he looked and walked.

Oh, and it was 3 weeks ago that I was there, not 2 as I posted earlier. What day is this? Is it June yet? Oh, who cares?
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Well for some reason, now I can't get to the groups at all. Is anyone else having trouble with Yahoo, or am I the only yahoo??

Yahoo never likes me... I get it in spurts.... I cannot get on the real yahoo site.... So i just smile and say YAHOO.... ONE DAY....


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