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Windows 7: In Rememberance of Hopalong X (Mike)

21 Jun 2013   #51

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547

- one of the good guys
- headed for the great round-up..

- so sad..
- condolences to family..

- so long, Mike..
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21 Jun 2013   #52

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Yes everyone very sad time for all and I think a timely reminder of how very short our stay here in this life is and to make every moment count.

I would like to say that my 66 times around the sun has been very short in hindsight and I haven't always made the best of choices so to the younger members make it count.

To us older phogies a timely reminder too to keep an eye on your won well being.

To everyone in SF I have to say I have nejoyed evry moment of it and have nmet some really pleasant people inclding Mike and a heart felt thank you to you all!!
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21 Jun 2013   #53

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

Rest in peace, Mike. You will be deeply missed.
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21 Jun 2013   #54

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

Very sad news indeed. RIP Mike.
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21 Jun 2013   #55

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

That is some sad news there, I only just saw this thread. I knew he was very ill.

Rest in Peace Mike.

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21 Jun 2013   #56

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

The only way I had heard of Mike was through the original posting of a couple of months
asking that we spare a thought for Hopalong and his family,

There are obviously more than a few of the members here who got to know Mike in one way or another
and he obviously made an indelible impression.

The pain for you likely is raw at this moment but as time goes by
you will remember all the good times and you will be thankful for the man
who left his impression.

The words that follow I penned after a life long friend opened her
final door and left me with her indelible impression.

For all his friends, but most of all for his lifetime friend and family ...

~ The journey that we take ~

Time is what we have,
for although a lifetime is but a twinkling in the universe,
it is what we leave with others,
a lifetime's indelible impression on each other's souls.

The journey that we take,
is like no other we experience,
for it is continuous,
and does not end with self.

Friendships form as travelers,
companions on the trek,
an offered helping hand,
encouragement to lend.

The twists and turns of life,
unravel as we go,
where is it that they end,
til there, we never know.

On bonds of trust are built,
the highways of our lives,
that map the roads we travel,
the topography through which we grow.

As gentle breezes blow,
and whisper to the soul,
the answer to a prayer,
perhaps will let us grow.

So friends do not despair,
just breath in the fresh air,
for each and every day,
just remember there are those who care.

~ john2004 ~
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21 Jun 2013   #57

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32-bit; Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (VM).

That was lovely, John!

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21 Jun 2013   #58
Microsoft MVP


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21 Jun 2013   #59
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Very touching John and Greg. I find myself coming back to this thread, reading all the condolences and crying again. Mike is missed and leaves a void here in the forum, it was a big part of his daily life.

As nice as Mike was, he once messaged me about some noob he was trying to help and asked me to step in. The OP had riled him a "little" and he said he'd get banned if he posted his true thoughts. I loved working with Mike.
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21 Jun 2013   #60

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

It is with great sadness to me, to hear of Mike's passing, and tears of remembrance have occurred every time I think of it.

Although I was not a close friend of his, I remember back when he joined 7Forums and in conversation with him, I knew him to be an honorable man, and as Gary has said; "he is missed and leaves a void".

In astronomical terms there will be a "Super Moon" this Sunday June 23 at 7:32 a.m. EDT. Because of the time frame it will not be visible to me at that precise moment, but in the moments before, and the days ahead when I view this "super moon", I will think of "Hoppy and Topper" and know they are in a better place and awaiting the loves of their lives.

The Cowboy's Prayer

This is the poem used By Roy Rogers at all his riders club meetings.

Oh Lord, I reckon I'm not much just by myself.
I fail to do a lot of things I ought to do.
But Lord, when trails are steep and passes high,
Help me ride it straight the whole way through.
And when in the falling dusk I get the final call,
I do not care how many flowers they send --
Above all else the happiest trail would be
For You to say to me, "Let's ride, My friend."

Source: Cowboy Prayers

My heartfelt condolences go out to Eileen, Anna and his extended family.

With the greatest respect,


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