Re: [civilwarwest] Dick Weeks
- Harry Smeltzer's Sunday entry on his Bull Runnings blog is IMO spot on in terms of expressing the sentiments of many in the online CW community concerning Dick.BTW the notice I emailed to the group was actually SENT on Sunday. We'd heard from Michele in the chatroom on Saturday AM. I was surprised the message took so long to appear on this group.Best regards.PatOn Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 2:01 PM, Tom Gilbert <tomgilbert68@...> wrote:I am extremely sorry to learn of this, While I have never had the opportunity to meet Dick in person, we have often chatted via email, plus he was kind enough to have posted two of my articles on the website. I always have thought of him as a good friend. I hope he can somehow win this battle.Tom GilbertFrom: pbjdesigns <patbartonekjones@...>
Sent: Sunday, September 8, 2013 9:52 PM
Subject: [civilwarwest] Dick WeeksSome may not know that "shotgun" aka Dick Weeks owns the Civil War Western Theater Discussion board as well as the American Civil War chatroom at http://civilwar.oli.us/. Dick has been a vital force and profound influence in the lives of many who've frequented our Civil War discussions over the past almost 20 years.
Yesterday Dick's daughter logged on the chatroom and left this message:
"Hello, my name is Michele and I am Shotgun's daughter. I wanted to let you all know what is going on with my dad. He has been having back pain for a couple of months now and finally two week ago they did an MRI. Before that he had CAT scans, x-rays, etc. and they found nothing. Another CAT scan revealed a cyst on his spine. They did more scans and found tumors on his kidney, liver, pancreas, and spleen. They did a biopsy on the cyst on his spine and Wednesday we found out he has Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He is still holding on, but it won't be much longer now as he has not eaten in many days. If any of you would like to send him an email or message, I can read it to him. I will be back in touch when I can to give you an update."
I am sure many of you would like to send a message to him and/or to his family. That email address is: shotgun@...