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What to say #1016690 Tue Mar 25 2014 05:56 AM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 338
The Ned Offline OP
Cruising in the Passing Lane
I've been contemplating when I should post, what I should post and how much I should say. I'll try to make it brief.

As some of you know, I've been fighting a somewhat rare and aggressive type of MDS, a form of blood cancer. My symptoms at this time are consistent with end stages of this disease.

That is not really what I want to tell you. What I want to say is a big thanks to all of you who helped me to find the answers I needed, helped me to locate those rare unobtainium parts that can be difficult to find and for all the support and encouragement provided during the restoration of the Golden Phantom.

It really turned out much better than I ever anticipated that it would. It has been awarded numerous trophies and plaques at shows big and small. Though trophies was never a goal, it's nice to see that people appreciate the effort that went into the project. I've especially enjoyed the miles of driving pleasure that it has provided me since it's completion. I've especially enjoyed getting to take part in the home comings and my one and only trip to the Stovebolt reunion in KC; it was a real blast.

I wish I could leave behind something to encourage the new bolters who are starting their projects and struggle to find the time and motivation to finish.

My favorite motto in life has always been "winners never quit and quitters never win" I think that pretty much sums it up.

Again, thanks for everything.

The Ned

Re: What to say [Re: The Ned] #1016701 Tue Mar 25 2014 10:21 AM
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 9,368
joker Offline
Moderator, Passing Lane
I am sorry to hear of your illness, I really enjoy
your truck and being around you at the Kansas, City meeting,
I recall you also living around Eustace, Tx near my country place.. take care my friend..

Fred Scott


My Hotrod

I am fighting cancer and I am winning the fight

A veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard, or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The 'United States of America', for an amount of "up to and including my life."

Pain is part of life; misery is an option.

Re: What to say [Re: The Ned] #1016719 Tue Mar 25 2014 01:06 PM
Joined: Jan 2000
Posts: 505
Donsz Offline
Shop Shark
You put it all in perfect perspective, that is a your gift for all of us.
Thank you,

Re: What to say [Re: The Ned] #1016721 Tue Mar 25 2014 01:11 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 4,837
1953 panel Offline
Shop Shark
That's sad Ned. I too, remember meeting you in KC. Good times. You want to leave something behind to encourage others, now is the time to do that. Great thought. Keep your chin up, friend.


Re: What to say [Re: The Ned] #1016741 Tue Mar 25 2014 03:24 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 7,611
Justhorsenround Offline
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Ned, Cancer in any form sucks. I for one appreciate your willingness to stand in there for the big fight. You have told us what is in your heart and I thank you for it. You obviously have passed on your love for these trucks to all you've touched. God bless you.

'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)

"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: What to say [Re: The Ned] #1016747 Tue Mar 25 2014 03:42 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 624
1951Chevy1Ton Offline
Shop Shark
May God bless you Ned, Your words are from the heart and have a lot of meaning. Thank You SIR!

Re: What to say [Re: The Ned] #1016761 Tue Mar 25 2014 04:40 PM
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 2,843
Peggy M Offline
Worker Bee
Oh Ned. For those who have not met you, I want them to know you are such a nice, down-home kind of guy. Generous, kind and considerate.

My good old Tech Writer. Besides doing all those wonders with The Phantom, you were able to understand what in the heck I was talking about as you "volunteered" for the job.

I remember the first Homecoming you came too. You were the first person I ever took "Gatoring" through the woods. (Brave fellow ... you probably should have done the driving.)

Rest in comfort if you can. You have left a lot of wonderful footprints in the sand.

You are still in our prayers.


Re: What to say [Re: The Ned] #1016782 Tue Mar 25 2014 06:04 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 356
Napco Man Offline
Shop Shark
Sorry to hear the news Ned. It was a pleasure to meet you at my only trip to KC. You are a great Bolter with a beautiful ride. Good luck and God Speed in your battle.

God Bless,

Re: What to say [Re: The Ned] #1016816 Tue Mar 25 2014 08:18 PM
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 692
TrknGMC Offline
Bondo Artiste
Well wishes for you Ned. I enjoyed meeting you at Homecoming a few years back. Prayers for you my brother.

1927 Chevy Capital 1 Ton truck - basket case
1941 Chevy Suburban - Parts only
1949 GMC Suburban - 10 year project
1945 GMC half ton truck - Driver
1946 Chevy COE - Might restore one day...
Re: What to say [Re: The Ned] #1016835 Tue Mar 25 2014 09:29 PM
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 441
Mike Roache Offline
Shop Shark
Ned, There are no words that can ease what you are going through. I hope that you find comfort in knowing that what you have accomplished in life has not gone unnoticed. You are in some ways an inpiration to some that would like to accomplish the same in life. By showing that a project can be seen through with success. I only hope that I can pass on a little piece of me to my Family and Friends as you have. Gods speed my friend, ODSS Brother Michael Roache.

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