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yup your yanks won...nice present for you. Sorry to hear about the rather grim diagnosis from doctor. Maybe now is the time for alternative treatments??? Cannabis oil?? Sounds like the cruise will be a welcome relief for you from day to day life.

Thanksgiving up here...there is a meme making the rounds up here with your president knocking our prime minister for having thanksgiving 6 weeks early. unfortunately people up here these days don't see to have much of a sense of humour when it comes to all things trump even though I thought it was hilarious.....actually it was from a satire site and wasn't even true but as I said people and their senses of humour leave something to be desired. Anyway had the whole family and turkey and ham because turkey isn't a favourite of a couple of the kids/grandkids. Just as a matter of fact finishing up the last of the costco pumpkin pie....wife will be p**sed as it is her favourite. May have to go get another one. I am trying NOT to be that dessert guy but old habits die hard....I NEED to lose 30 pounds by next september and as each month goes by I set out with the best of intentions which usually last about a day and a half. Did get a nice surprise though this year as they decided to start making/selling egg nog early. Usually not until the end of november type of deal but this year it has hit the shelves early....woohoo.

Enough of my rambling...you all have a great time until the next time that I log in to bore you with my ramblings
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Auburn, NY
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Originally posted by cheapskate9999
yup your yanks won...nice present for you. Sorry to hear about the rather grim diagnosis from doctor. Maybe now is the time for alternative treatments??? Cannabis oil?? Sounds like the cruise will be a welcome relief for you from day to day life.

Thanksgiving up here...there is a meme making the rounds up here with your president knocking our prime minister for having thanksgiving 6 weeks early. unfortunately people up here these days don't see to have much of a sense of humour when it comes to all things trump even though I thought it was hilarious.....actually it was from a satire site and wasn't even true but as I said people and their senses of humour leave something to be desired. Anyway had the whole family and turkey and ham because turkey isn't a favourite of a couple of the kids/grandkids. Just as a matter of fact finishing up the last of the costco pumpkin pie....wife will be p**sed as it is her favourite. May have to go get another one. I am trying NOT to be that dessert guy but old habits die hard....I NEED to lose 30 pounds by next september and as each month goes by I set out with the best of intentions which usually last about a day and a half. Did get a nice surprise though this year as they decided to start making/selling egg nog early. Usually not until the end of november type of deal but this year it has hit the shelves early....woohoo.

Enough of my rambling...you all have a great time until the next time that I log in to bore you with my ramblings
Love egg nog! It's gotten very expensive down here, don't know if it's out yet. I lost 30 pounds easy, but I wouldn't recommend it that way!
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2great games, 2 Yankk losses, but i enjoy a well played game. We'll see what the future holds....
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Tidewater, VA
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Originally posted by kicker
2great games, 2 Yankk losses, but i enjoy a well played game. We'll see what the future holds....
Verlander pitched a great game.
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Eastern NC
636 Posts
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Hey! It's good to "see" you again! I hate to hear about hospice, and I'm pulling for you... like someone else said - maybe some alternative treatment will be a miracle cure.

Originally posted by kicker
here's the picture I was posting about. My DW did this for me!
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Auburn, NY
4,810 Posts
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Originally posted by sunshine252
Hey! It's good to "see" you again! I hate to hear about hospice, and I'm pulling for you... like someone else said - maybe some alternative treatment will be a miracle cure.
Ted's right, great game. Gotta love a great game no matter no matter who who wins. Hey, Sunshine, Ted, et al.
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Bartlett,TN,USA
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Quiet around here....hopefully Steve, Barb, and family are enjoying their cruise on Anthem.
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Auburn, NY
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We were not able to do the cruise. Father Steve fell asleep in the Lord on October 22, 2017.
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Richardson, TX
6,751 Posts
Joined Feb 2005
Barb, Chris, Tanya - all my prayers to all of you So hoped that Steve had much more time with us. I will miss his joy and humor.

With much love from Vicki Elliott (My daughter Emily and I sat with you all on the Liberty many years ago)
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Upcoming Cruises:
2017: Independence of the Seas - 11/27/17
2018: Adventure of the Seas - 2/12/18; Explorer of the Seas - 5/14/18; Enchantment of the Seas - 6/1/18 & 6/4/18; Brilliance of the Seas - 9/1/18;
2019: Liberty of the Seas - 1/27/19

Past Cruises: Freedom of the Seas - 10/17; Allure of the Seas - 6/17, 4/13, 4/12; Explorer of the Seas - 5/17: Serenade of the Seas - 4/17, 9/11, 9/10, 2/10; Liberty of the Seas - 1/17, 2/15, 12/13, 1/13, 12/11, 5/08; Majesty of the Seas - 10/16, 12/14, 10/14, 6/12, 3/03; Vision of the Seas - 9/16, 6/06; Enchantment of the Seas - 5/16, 7/16; Independence of the Seas - 2/16, 12/12, 2/09; Anthem of the Seas - 10/15; Jewel of the Seas - 9/15, 9/09; Adventure of the Seas - 5/15, 4/13, 2/11; Navigator of the Seas - 4/14, 12/09; Oasis of the Seas - 1/14; Carnival Triumph - 7/13: Celebrity Summit - 5/11; Voyager of the Seas - 10/10; Radiance of the Seas - 5/10, 5/09, 2/08; Grandeur of the Seas - 6/09; Rhapsody of the Seas - 9/08, 5/07, 10/05, 2/04; Splendour of the Seas - 1/07, 1/06; Carnival Elation - 9/04; Celebrity Galaxy - 5/00; Monarch of the Seas - 5/98
Tidewater, VA
553 Posts
Joined Aug 2008
Originally posted by kicker
We were not able to do the cruise. Father Steve fell asleep in the Lord on October 22, 2017.
Our deepest condolences are with you. Payers for you, Barb, and for Chris and Tanya and the rest of the family. He fought a good fight, now may he rest in peace.


Ted and Maggie.
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Joined Apr 2010
My deepest and most sincere condolences to the family barb, chris tanya loralee and all of his friends, congregation and family. Cancer sucks. I will remember forever his fun loving nature and the great times we had on the cruise and conversing after. he will be missed.
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Bartlett,TN,USA
12,187 Posts
Joined Apr 2003
Barb, Tanya, Chris and Loralee, please know we are thinking about you and sending our sincere condolences at this most difficult time of your lives. We enjoyed cruising with your family and have had the pleasure of continuing the friendship with Steve several years on here. We will miss Steve's witty humor and postings on cruise critic. RIP Kicker.

Kay & John
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Eastern NC
636 Posts
Joined Jun 2007
I am so sorry to hear this. Our deepest condolences are with all of you and he will be greatly missed.
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today is the day that they lay our dear friend kicker to rest. It still doesn't seem real. It is a shame life cut too short by that horrible disease.
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Indiana
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Joined Mar 2009
My condolences to family and friends. I will miss Steve’s corny jokes and “dueling” limericks with him. RIP Steve.

Sherri
Richardson, TX
6,751 Posts
Joined Feb 2005
Originally posted by cheapskate9999
today is the day that they lay our dear friend kicker to rest. It still doesn't seem real. It is a shame life cut too short by that horrible disease.
It doesn't to me either. We should be hearing his commentary on the World Series.
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Upcoming Cruises:
2017: Independence of the Seas - 11/27/17
2018: Adventure of the Seas - 2/12/18; Explorer of the Seas - 5/14/18; Enchantment of the Seas - 6/1/18 & 6/4/18; Brilliance of the Seas - 9/1/18;
2019: Liberty of the Seas - 1/27/19

Past Cruises: Freedom of the Seas - 10/17; Allure of the Seas - 6/17, 4/13, 4/12; Explorer of the Seas - 5/17: Serenade of the Seas - 4/17, 9/11, 9/10, 2/10; Liberty of the Seas - 1/17, 2/15, 12/13, 1/13, 12/11, 5/08; Majesty of the Seas - 10/16, 12/14, 10/14, 6/12, 3/03; Vision of the Seas - 9/16, 6/06; Enchantment of the Seas - 5/16, 7/16; Independence of the Seas - 2/16, 12/12, 2/09; Anthem of the Seas - 10/15; Jewel of the Seas - 9/15, 9/09; Adventure of the Seas - 5/15, 4/13, 2/11; Navigator of the Seas - 4/14, 12/09; Oasis of the Seas - 1/14; Carnival Triumph - 7/13: Celebrity Summit - 5/11; Voyager of the Seas - 10/10; Radiance of the Seas - 5/10, 5/09, 2/08; Grandeur of the Seas - 6/09; Rhapsody of the Seas - 9/08, 5/07, 10/05, 2/04; Splendour of the Seas - 1/07, 1/06; Carnival Elation - 9/04; Celebrity Galaxy - 5/00; Monarch of the Seas - 5/98
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Joined Apr 2010
I wonder how Steve would have felt had he been able to watch the world series. i suspect that he would have been thrilled with the quality of the games but secretly wishing his yankees were there.

Still can't believe that he was cut down in the prime of his life, I still almost expect to see him post here with one of his limericks or tell us that his book sold another 3 copies or something to that effect. R.I.P m joost kikker...funny enough on amazon dot com his book in used condition is selling for 229 dollars. Supposedly there is one used one out there in texas.
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Norwegian epic nov 2014
Eastern NC
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Joined Jun 2007
Originally posted by cheapskate9999
I wonder how Steve would have felt had he been able to watch the world series. i suspect that he would have been thrilled with the quality of the games but secretly wishing his yankees were there.
I suspect that it wouldn't have been to secretively! LOL
Still can't believe that he was cut down in the prime of his life, I still almost expect to see him post here with one of his limericks or tell us that his book sold another 3 copies or something to that effect. R.I.P m joost kikker...funny enough on amazon dot com his book in used condition is selling for 229 dollars. Supposedly there is one used one out there in texas.
Really? I have a copy too, but I'm not selling it - even for $200+! LOL
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Auburn, NY
4,810 Posts
Joined Feb 2005
Thank you all for your condolences. Steve enjoyed cruising and kee[ping in touch with you all since our Enchantment cruise. He was a very friendly, outgoing person and certainly enjoyed meeting you all and then
continuing the friendship over the last several years. These days are not easy but with God's help we will get through it. Please keep my family in your prayers.
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Joined Apr 2010
Barb and family....I am sure I speak for all of us who are still on the site and those who no longer visit but have crossed paths over the years with Steve. Steve left an indelible and lasting imprint on our lives. His love of family and cruising was evident and infectious. Even through these last difficult years his positive attitude was something that we drew strength from. Speaking for myself it was my great privilege getting to know the man and I count him as one of my dear and cherished friends.
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