A Sad Day...

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Griff, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. paparaptor

    paparaptor Central Scrutinizer
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    I did that earlier this week. I found trouble waiting to happen with this rogues gallery.
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  2. MikeR

    MikeR Guitar Challenged

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    You're right about that first picture. :D
     
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  3. ervjohns

    ervjohns Blues Newbie

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    So sorry to hear this. I only know by the contributions he made to make this forum what it is.
     
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  4. steve w

    steve w Nottinghamshire, UK

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    That is such sad sad news.
     
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  5. dvs

    dvs Green Mountain Blues

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    Sorry to hear this, Chuck is an awesome guy and I'm glad to have met him.
     
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  6. Tom45

    Tom45 Blues Newbie

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    Sorry to hear this. I never met him, but when I first joined this forum, I found his postings to be very inspiring. He will be missed.
     
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  7. Davy

    Davy Biking+Blues=Bliss

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    This is indeed sad news. Chuck has been like a comfortable piece of furniture around here ever since I joined. Always had an encouraging word, and sound advice when needed. I hope he will draw some encouragement from knowing that he is in the thoughts and prayers of so many on this forum, and I'm sure further beyond. Reach out for that nail scarred hand Chuck.
     
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  8. cowboy

    cowboy Blues & BBQ

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    Last June my wife and myself stopped to see Chuck and Gudi on our way home from buying an RV...we met at a campground for a few days...this is one of my favorite times with Chuck...

    Tennessee Whiskey

    ...later.

    cowboy
     
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  9. tommytubetone

    tommytubetone Portage, Michigan

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    A sad day indeed.
     
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  10. MarkDyson

    MarkDyson Blues Hound Wannabe

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    Didn't have the opportunity to meet or get to know him but, having lost family and friends to cancer, I know how badly this sucks for everyone concerned. Best wishes to him, his friends, and loved ones.
     
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  11. Crossroads

    Crossroads Thump the Bottom

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    Seeing that video Cowboy posted of Chuck really made me smile. Amazing the progress he made from 2011, when we first met.

    I remember seeing him really open up a year or 2 years later, I think it was Centennial High School playing a 335 and smiling, and just having a great time on stage.

    For the first BGU live in 2011 we chipped in and got Griff a Tele, and we all signed it. I believe it was Chuck's idea. Chuck had a plaque made, and presented the guitar to Griff at the event.

    The world needs more people like Chuck Fleming, and I am honored to call him friend.


     
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  12. MikeS

    MikeS Moderator... Another Man In Black.
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    I have that first one framed in my music room.
     
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  13. jackderby52

    jackderby52 Prehistoric blues knob (not newbie)

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    Cowboy, that was awesomeness. Thanks for sharing...
     
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  14. sdbrit68

    sdbrit68 Student Of The Blues

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    VERY SAD TO HEAR, THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS FOR HIS FAMILY
     
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  15. FrankL

    FrankL Mr. Bites Off More Than I Can Chew

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    Words just cannot describe how sad this is! Chuck is a great man and I’m better off for having known him. His enthusiasm for life and all things BGU is inspirational! He will be terribly missed, not only by those us who knew him here, but everyone who had the distinct pleasure of knowing him. Vaya Con Dios! Rest now!
     
  16. Gibsongirl

    Gibsongirl Gibsongirl

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    So very sad to learn the news of Chuck's illness. As one of the founding members of BGU, Chuck was always one of the musicians that I looked up to, and looked forward to seeing at the BGU events. He plays and sings so beautifully, which pales when compared to his kindness, encouragement, sincerity, and friendship. He is so supportive of the BGU attendees and always cheered us on as we worked through our fledgling steps as novice guitar players.
    My thoughts and prayers are with Chuck and his family. Know that you have touched the lives of many people, and we are all the better for it.
    Love you Chuck.
    Kathleen
     
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  17. JestMe

    JestMe Student Of The Blues

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    Very sad news. I never met Chuck, but it is clear from all the comments here that he made his mark on the forum and was indeed a warm and caring gentlemen. My prayers go out to him and his family.
     
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  18. luckylarry

    luckylarry Student Of The Blues

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    Very sad to hear this.
     
  19. Marv

    Marv I play 'err' guitar.

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    Memory:

    Chuck (with about as big a smile as he ever managed): "Brother, would you do me a favor?"
     
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  20. Al Holloway

    Al Holloway Bristol UK

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    Sad news. Thoughts go to his family.

    Al.