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I have been Humbled and Honored!!
Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:13 pm
  • Please excuse the rambling I'm about to do.
    Some of you may remember that I drink MakersMark. I tried desperately to locate and obtain a bottle with the SeaHawk colors. Living in Texas this just wasn't going to happen without some help. Those bottles were very limited and only sold regionally.
    Several of my .net family made an effort to get me one to no avail.

    Les "The Radish" went above and beyond trying to get his hands on a bottle for me. His daughter even is in the business, and he couldn't make it happen. I'd did get a note from him that said he had been gifted a bottle that he'd like to let me have, but because of the circumstances he just couldn't.
    Most here already know that Les was a man among men, a friend to many.

    We lost Les, and it was indeed a very sad day, Seahawks.net hasn't been the same and IMHO won't ever be.

    Now I'm not sure how she knew about all this but Mrs.Radish (Darlene) contacted me, not long after Les's passing and asked if I was the guy that Les was trying to find the bottle of MakersMark for?
    I'm getting the watery eyes now.
    We spoke for a good while and have spoken a few time since but she asked if I would like to have the bottle that belonged to Les. Those of you that knew Les and know me, can only begin to imagine how I felt and the emotions that were running through me.

    I've waited a while to tell this story because I felt better letting some time pass.

    I have my Seahawks colored bottle of MakersMark.

    I have been humbled and HONORED.

    R.I.P Radish
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Re: I have been Humbled and Honored!!
Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:17 pm
  • Way cool story. Always love to hear Radish stories, because the guy was awesome and a true gentleman. Thanks for sharing! :)
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Re: I have been Humbled and Honored!!
Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:27 pm
  • :les:
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Re: I have been Humbled and Honored!!
Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:31 pm
  • That is very touching.

    RIP Radish and go Hawks!
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Re: I have been Humbled and Honored!!
Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:51 pm
  • That is classic Les, and I'm humbled and incredibly impressed that Darlene followed thru.
    Great people.
    He will be so missed by so many.
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Re: I have been Humbled and Honored!!
Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:00 pm
  • So fitting that even from the other side, Les still finds a way to get you your bottle. There aren't enough Les and Darlene's in the world that is for sure. Cheers!

    (PS, love the view!)
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Re: I have been Humbled and Honored!!
Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:57 pm
  • cool story...literally gave me chills
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Re: I have been Humbled and Honored!!
Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:06 pm
  • Very cool story thanks for sharing.
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Re: I have been Humbled and Honored!!
Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:14 pm
  • VERY awesome of Darlene to pass it along to you. RIP Les............. :les:
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Re: I have been Humbled and Honored!!
Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:23 pm
  • Fantastic. Les was a true friend to many, even those like me who never had the pleasure 'in person'. Awesome to read this. This is why .net is home.
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Re: I have been Humbled and Honored!!
Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:44 pm
  • That is so flippin cool.
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Re: I have been Humbled and Honored!!
Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:05 pm
  • So so awesome, thanks for sharing that.
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Re: I have been Humbled and Honored!!
Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:12 pm
  • I have no words to say anything better than you and all that replied to this post. Awesome does not even come close.

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Re: I have been Humbled and Honored!!
Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:41 pm
  • Awesome story, even better bottle. Thank you for sharing.
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Re: I have been Humbled and Honored!!
Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:08 am
  • Image
    :les:

    Go Hawks,
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Re: I have been Humbled and Honored!!
Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:21 am
  • That is one very special bottle of sauce right there Lon.
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Re: I have been Humbled and Honored!!
Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:21 am
  • Great story to wake up to.
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Re: I have been Humbled and Honored!!
Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:32 am
  • Awsome
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Re: I have been Humbled and Honored!!
Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:16 am
  • :les:

    no words...just a beautiful story and post. Thanks for sharing...

    :les:
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Re: I have been Humbled and Honored!!
Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:37 am
  • Great story and kudos to Darlene for honoring her husband by continuing to promote his giving spirit. Congrats to you and tip of the hat to the Nortons.
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Re: I have been Humbled and Honored!!
Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:23 am
  • ^^^
    Yea, Ya know, there are some truly good people in the world.
    My post here is an attempt to highlight that fact.
    I could type for hours trying to explain my thoughts but I don't have the words to drive the point home.
    We all get caught up in our day to day lives, and lose track sometimes, of what REALLY matters.
    Sometimes it just takes us a while to figure it out.
    I'm not sure at what point in his life he figured it out but Les did.
    Think for just a moment about how many people on .net alone that he spent time with, and the actual quality of that time.
    I can only hope that when my days are done, that I will have touched half the lives that Les did.
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Re: I have been Humbled and Honored!!
Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:56 pm
  • Touching and beautiful story, Pmedic! Thanks for sharing!

    Les was a king among men!

    :thirishdrinkers:
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Re: I have been Humbled and Honored!!
Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:01 pm
  • Thanks for sharing.
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Re: I have been Humbled and Honored!!
Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:14 pm
  • I never got to know The Radish but he seemed to be a Triple OG!

    all I know is you bet not EVER break that wax seal.
    That's a hell of a keepsake!

    *pours out a little Henny *
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I have been Humbled and Honored!!
Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:04 pm
  • ^^^^^
    Yea that's my thought as well but I'm a little torn.
    I could also see a group of us that knew Les, passing it around a circle after our NEXT Super Bowl Win, with the first sip being poured out for Les.

    That would be the only way I'd ever open it.
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Re: I have been Humbled and Honored!!
Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:17 am
  • Bump:
    Les was the cream of the crop.
    Just pushing back to top of the page one more time.
    This thread will be moved to the area that contains the Les stories later.
    :{)
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