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Old 12-20-2004, 12:12 PM
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Default Lets celebrate Hal deBolt NOW

I have been debating whether to post this or not. In reflecting on it, it seems to me that it is better to do it now and celebrate an icon rather than wait.

Mr. deBolt is a hero of mine. During the last year or so I have had the privilege of corresponding with him. This man has influenced so many of us in so many ways through the years it seems apropos that he allow us to tell him how much he has meant to us now.

Hal, thank you so very much for being you.

Jean-Pierre Rondot (JR)
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A Sad message from Hal
DeBolt

Hi ya'll, As you can see this is a message
to many who have encouraged me
with my current ordeal. That has been a
bright spot in an otherwise dull period of
life. I should clue you in on the score which
I got from the Cancer Clinic Doctor this
afternoon, 'twas not good, it appears the
Cancer has cropped up elsewhere and they
have no procedure to stop it. (is that not
something after all these years and trillions
of dollars
spent?) Bottom line they say I may have
another 6 months or so. I don't need or want
sympathy the good Lord has given me 86
years of a fine life with wonderful modeling
people! All good things do have an end?
Ya'll be good!
Hal hdebolt1@juno.com



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Old 12-20-2004, 01:00 PM
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I very much agree.

I have always said "Give me my roses while I can still smell them"

I wish Hal the very best.
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Old 12-20-2004, 01:50 PM
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Some DeBolt memories - Vintage R/C Society meet in Spring Hill FL Feb 2000
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Old 12-20-2004, 07:32 PM
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Time to set back , relax and enjoy what you have done for our hobby. God be with you and bless you.

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Old 12-21-2004, 01:00 PM
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To JR:

I disagree that it is right to "celebrate Hal" considering his current misfortune. I have known him personally for 59 years. I have a copy of his original E-mail which he sent to six close friends. One of those sent it to 22 others, and only God knows where it went from there. It appeared once before in the Vintage & Antiques Forum, and I was successful with the moderator to get it deleted. If you want to send condolences, then do so privately. No need to go on here just so that your message can be scrutinized by others, and show what a great guy you are. Hal is not looking for sympathy. Do the right thing and delete this thread.
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Jim

It certainly was not my intent to offer sympathy to Hal. Never the less, I have requested of RCadmin and GrnBrt that the thread be deleted. I bow to your many years of friendship with Hal, and your judgement in this matter.

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