Dale was there for me when I lost a close friend last year, and he PM'd me almost every night asking how things were going, and how was I holding up. He is a great guy to talk to and he is always there for you to unload your day on. I tried to return the favor of being there for him when he lost his Brother a while back, but I just never felt like I could give as much as Dale does.
I remember one night, Dale asked me for my phone number, as he wanted to call some night just to talk about tractors, and to see what makes me tick. I recall giving him my number, but never did I think he would follow through and call me. Well, he did. I went to bed one night around 9:30 pm, due to having a long hard day, and was sleeping real good, when the phone rang at 1:15 am in the morning. My wife rolled over and answered the phone by saying hello, still half a sleep, and then said who? After she found out his name, she handed me the phone and said it's for you, I think he said Jail Bags? Well, I took the phone call downstairs so she could sleep, and sure enough, it was Dale. He never gave a thought of me being on East Coast Time. It was only after 11:00 pm at his place. Anyway, we must have talked for at least and hour and a half, and even though I needed to be at work at 4:30 am, it was the best conversation I think I ever had.
Dale also liked to make homemade fudge. He PM'd me asking for my mailing address, as he had something he wanted to send. Again, I gave him what he wanted, and then waited. About a week later, I received a box full of various flavors of fudge. The man knows the way to my heart! We ate the fudge and enjoyed every piece. After I told him Thank You for it, he asked if I noticed the texturing to the top of the fudge, and after telling him I did, he told me he did the texturing with his false teeth. They fell out and made a dent, so he figured he'd use them to texture the rest of the fudge.
I miss our friend and Brother, and I miss talking to him. This site just won't be the same without him posting or logging on. I look for him every night I log in, and when I don't see him on, I pray.
Take Care Dale, and I wish you the best! If you have to leave us and head for the pearly gates, then you save a seat for me buddy! We'll have a lot of catching up to do. At least then we'll be able to talk face-to-face!
Edited by MH81, March 13, 2013 - 10:29 PM.