Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton

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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:40 pm
  • Very sorry to hear of Les's passing. Les sent me a couple of very nice emails right after I joined .net when he found out we shared the same first name. He was an extremely nice person. May he rest in peace...
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:41 pm
  • This place won't be the same.

    So glad he got to watch the first Super Bowl victory.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:44 pm
  • BlueBlood wrote:WOW Though!! He got to see the Seahawks win a Championship!! A small ray of light but a ray none the less. :)

    I'll second that. If he had to write the script, that's how he would have wrote it.

    RIP Les.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:51 pm
  • Sad news indeed. RIP Radish!
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:55 pm
  • I didn't know him personally but he did give me some comforting words several years ago when I really needed it. A huge part of this community has moved on. God speed Les.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:14 pm
  • RIP Pithy Radish. I dint know him but just looked back through my PM's from him and can see his diligent fatherly persona coming through. Thoughts and prayers to his family. He will be missed.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:16 pm
  • RIP Radish. I'll raise a glass of your famous kick-a-poo juice in your honor!
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:20 pm
  • Wow. Extremely sad news. Les was such a kind man and truly a blessing to Seahawks.net. RIP my friend.

    The Radish, check your pms :les:
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:36 pm
  • Les, you''ll be missed. "The Radish" will be retired in my mind.
    RIP good man.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:01 pm
  • His presence here will be missed but certainly not forgotten. RIP.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:27 pm
  • I just jumped on .NET to get more excited for the game, and then I saw this thread. What a loss for our little community. I always loved getting some 'historical context' from Radish when the board was going full homer or the sky was falling.

    RIP, Radish :les:
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:38 pm
  • RIP Les.

    I'm glad you got to see your Seahawks win the big one!
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:49 pm
  • This is my first post ever on .net, but I've been lurking since the site was on the Scout network, and Radish was there every step of the way. I finally created an account over here to say RIP to the man.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:08 am
  • Rest in peace, Les. Take good care.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:42 am
  • RIP Radish.

    As a lurker, and now as a poster here, I'd like to say that while I didn't really communicate with Radish on here, his posts were always brilliant and will be sorely missed, as will the man himself.

    Thoughts are with his family
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:16 am
  • RIP Radish
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:24 am
  • RIP Les...from a friend and fan.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:59 am
  • Les sent fthe first PM I ever got on .Net, with the obligatory "check your PMs" post. I thought I had done something wrong but he was just kidding me by giving me a hard time about being a bandwagon fan for joining when the team was hitting its stride with Russell. He appreciated the fact I was old like him though, and said the board needed more like us. Les sent me another PM last season after I had mentioned in a game day what are you eating thread that mr dbmack had been in the hospital. His concern for my husband was genuine and I appreciated that he took the time to reach out to me. RIP Les. My condolences to Darlene and the rest of the family.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:59 am
  • He will be missed.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:52 am
  • I'm pretty new to this board, but I did share a couple PMs with Les in which he talked about his return from surgery, and he seemed like a really good man. RIP Les . . . and Go Hawks!
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:34 am
  • I didn't know Les personally but his kindness transcended the web. Crazy but I feel like I know the guy. Glad he saw his beloved Seahawks win a Lombardi before his journey. His PM's and birthday wishes will be missed, and not forgetting the occasional joke (I always found them funny btw). Farewell and happy trails Radish .Net will not be the same without you.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:07 am
  • Please visit this topic.
    A small honor for Les.
    viewtopic.php?t=96414#p1413160
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Re: Bad News
Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:16 am
  • Chrome_Seahawk wrote:I always thought of Les as kind of a Grumpy OId Man, but he was OUR grumpy old man dang it! This hit me like a ton of bricks this morning.....RIP Les, you'll be missed.

    On a side note, I fully expect PM usage to drop over 10% without Les telling newbies to "Check their PM's" :(


    Word.

    That being said, death is an interesting concept and I refuse to look at as a bad thing.

    Live well Les, you grumpy old man.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:19 am
  • Oh My God! I am absolutely devastated to hear this news... Les was a good friend of mine also, and this hit me really hard... I'm so sorry to hear he's no longer with us... I feel like I've lost a family member... My thoughts and prayers are with Darlene...
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:48 am
  • RIP Radish. Always enjoyed your perspective.

    :les:
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:00 am
  • Got this from Darlene as she reached out to friends of Les


    I am sending this out as a mass mailing. As some of you know, my husband of 51 years passed away yesterday September 13. It was sudden and quite unexpected. I can’t seem to sleep, so I am up at this hour trying to inform all of you.

    I also was trying to get into Seahawks.net to look at all of the things people had posted there but can’t seem to find a way to get in. Must be my addled brain. If any of you want to contact me, my email is xxxxxxxxx

    I want to thank each and every one of you for being a friend to Les. I will miss him dearly. With much sadness,

    Darlene

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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:03 am
  • This is sad news !

    He will be missed by us all. We are poorer indeed with his loss.

    My thoughts go to his wife and family but they will be comforted by remembering the funny wise and kind fellow that was Les.

    We have all lost a friend.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:37 am
  • RIP Radish! He was super kind and sent me a touching message after my last deployment from Afghanistan. Rest easy my man!
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:38 am
  • I don't have words. I'm really sad and shocked to hear this. Rest in peace, Les. Blessings to your family.

    This place won't be the same without the Radish.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:46 am
  • Les will be missed. I haven't been posting quite a year yet. But he welcomed me to the site with open arms. We were planning on meeting when I return from my deployment, unfortunately that isn't going to happen. He was one of the good ones
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:53 am
  • Sad to read this...thoughts to his family and those he called friend here.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:04 am
  • Very sad news. Thoughts and prayers to his family.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:30 am
  • Sad news indeed. RIP buddy. Hope the Hawks win for you today
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:31 am
  • Wow, This is bad news ... I don't post much, but I often lurk around catching news and discussions. Radish will be missed by everyone and I wish his family the best and my condolences to them. :(
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:33 am
  • Not what I was expecting to read this morning. Wow.... RIP Radish.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:36 am
  • Aros wrote:Les absolutely cherished Dachsund dogs. They had several through the years and they were no less family to him than his kids. I don't know about a particular charity but I found this that I am quite sure Les would approve.

    http://dachshund.rescueme.org/Washington


    Todd, I believe they fostered and adopted miniature pinschers (min pins). At least that was the type of dog he was posted pics of the last couple of years. Here's a site where you can donate for min pins:

    https://donate.rescueme.org/miniaturepinscher

    RIP, Les. Like many, I didn't ever get to meet you personally, but through this site, I feel like you were a close friend.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:58 am
  • My wife and I had the pleasure of hosting Les and Darlene for 3 days back in mid June. Delightful couple. After 3 days we all felt we had known each other for years. I now truly appreciate the fact that I got the chance to spend quality time with both of them.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:15 am
  • Please visit this topic.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:43 am
  • A seat for the radish at today's game. Noble gesture, mon.

    One of the best things you can say about a person is that when they are gone, they leave a huge hole.
    For family, for his many friends and for Seahawk nation members who never met him in person, he will be missed.

    Go easy Les, and organize the Seahawk fans over the divide
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:47 am
  • Very sad news. Les always spoke his mind and was friendly to all the posters on this forum. His presence will be missed. Deepest condolences to his family and friends. RIP Radish. I dedicate this eye roll emoticon to you, because I know it was your favorite.

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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:06 am
  • There are no words to express how I feel reading this post today. Les was a wonderful person who would go all out to help people he barely knew. Win or lose today this will be a sad day. I'm just glad he was able to enjoy our first Super Bowl before he left this life. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family both blood and the huge one he enjoyed here. He will be missed and will never be forgotten.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:15 am
  • Well said! RIP cat herder! We'll all miss you. All the best to the love of his life, Darlene.

    kidhawk wrote:There are no words to express how I feel reading this post today. Les was a wonderful person who would go all out to help people he barely knew. Win or lose today this will be a sad day. I'm just glad he was able to enjoy our first Super Bowl before he left this life. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family both blood and the huge one he enjoyed here. He will be missed and will never be forgotten.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:42 am
  • RIP Radish- I have enjoyed reading you over the years.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:24 am
  • Ohhh, man. Never prepared for this sort of thing.

    Les was such a good, good person - wise, welcoming, hospitable, always the type to build you up a little. So happy he got to see the Seahawks win a Super Bowl first. The world will be a little lesser without him - and heaven, improved.

    Les, I have four PMs from you still in my inbox. They will never be deleted.

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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:41 am
  • I'm just stunned by this. He was my best friend on this board, one of the first people I remember from the very early days, circa 1999. He would send me a random PM out of the blue now and then over the years asking how me and my wife are doing. I had the pleasure of meeting Les a couple times, once for several hours at an off-season Net get-together. A very kind, likable man that was a pleasure to talk to. The board will never be the same... I miss you Les... :(

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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:52 am
  • Wow just wow. Prayers to his friends and family.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:36 pm
  • Thanks for the Harvin TD, Les. :)

    You were one of the good guys and will be missed. Condolences to your friends, family and 12s around the world.

    Aloha to you, good sir.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:40 pm
  • Awful news.

    Les is everything a man should be. Dot Net won't be the same without him.

    RIP. :les:
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:59 pm
  • Can't believe it. I never met him but dam this one hurts. Raising a glass to him.

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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:46 pm
  • I too am mostly a lurker, but know it is a unique and cherished person who can bring out such responses in a community. Thank you all for sharing your experiences and allowing those who didn't have the blessing to get to know him better the chance to do just that in some small measure. My sincerest condolences to his family and all of you here for his loss. A man such as that lives on in the lives he touched.

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