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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:57 pm 
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Just got the News from Nathan Natus..
One of the most well Known Writers in exJW World died at the end of January..
Farkel/Doug Checketts..
The Sacramento Fire Department had responded to his location on the last day of January and found him deceased.

Thank you Nate..

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................................Wow!.......I`m in Shock..
....................Doug and I were Friends for Over a Decade..
He always said Exactly what He Thought,which Usually made Me Laugh..
..............He was a Good Teacher too,I Learned alot from Him..

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.........................Good Bye My Friend..
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:59 pm 
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I am so sorry, Outlaw, and to you also Shelby. I know he was dear to you, and to many others also.

Peace and love be with you both, and with all those who loved him.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:18 pm 
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Thanks Tammy..
I`m going to miss him..
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:19 pm 
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I'm mad at him. Not really. But kinda. He would know why. I will miss him, dearly. He was probably one of the closest things to a BIG brother I will ever have.

Ah, Doug. I AM MAD AT YOU!!!

Peace to you all.

A very sad slave of Christ,

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:24 pm 
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How long has this been known?

When I said he could kiss my ass recently, I had no idea. Did you Shelby? Is this the first you've heard of his passing?

I'm stunned. And saddened.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:28 pm 
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Hey sKally..

I found out about an hour ago..
I`m still in shock/sad..
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:38 pm 
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where else is this being talked about outlaw. i can't find anything on it or any obituaries or reports out of sacremento. what gives?

is there a news report? a website that logs the local fire dept calls {my area does, if u hear a siren, punch up the website and it tells u where the incident is and what it is}or an obituary?

i can find nothing.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:40 pm 
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damn shelby, u r giving me butterflies here. you are not suggesting anything here, are you? what ELSE would anger you over his sad passing? i'm very curious what the hell happened??

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:42 pm 
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i do not see anything on jwn either. unless it is under a section for members only.

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Im so sorry for the loss. I know some were closer than others and he will be missed. :((

Love and peace to you all, Justmom


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I am not surprised. I am not in shock. I am VERY sad... a bit mad (at him - he would know why)... but I love him. So I am over it, of course. But I'm not.

I just found out, dear Skals (peace!) and did not "know" when you posted your comment. But I knew soon after... when I called... and called... and called... and he never called back. At first, I just told myself that he was having one of his "bouts" (because of the damp weather - he had many days of very bad breathing and our discussions would often "tax" him - not MY talking, but his - LOLOL!). When he was having breathing trouble, he wouldn't answer his phone, or I would cut it short (because I could not BEAR to hear his efforts - it was SO hard for him, sometimes). But he NEVER never called back. Ever. Even if it was just to say, "I got your call, Shel, but I couldn't talk that day."

And so I asked... and before the question was fully in my heart... I knew.

I did not know what I would find if I went there... whether he would still be there, or if someone had found him... and I thought to send my son or daughter... but they were out of town. I thought to go myself, but thought, "What if I'm wrong?" The last time I visited him, about two months ago, I just popped up... and he wasn't happy about that. He wasn't UNhappy - he was VERY glad to see me... but he told me later, he wasn't glad for ME to see HIM. I, though, was afraid of what I would find... and so I talked myself out of going.

I am just glad that he's out of pain and discomfort... and no longer needs to be "crotchety" - LOL! And I think his disillusions with life, both during and after the WTBTS, caused him more pain that anything else. Doug was a GENIUS, although never formally educated. If you heard him play piano concertos, you wouldn't help but know this. Nobody can play like that... and NOT have some kind of genius going on. I have NO doubt that Doug was one of those "Vincents" that Don McLean sang about in his beautiful song, "Starry Night." As the song says, the world wasn't made for beautiful (inside) people like Doug. At least, the world of the WTBTS wasn't and its treatment and rejection of him... directly and indirectly... ate him up.

This song's for you, my dear, dear brother and friend, Doug Checketts:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI8fsi_aJ3c

Peaceful sleep to you, my dear, dear brother... and may JAH bless and keep you, until we meet again, and to time indefinite.

Your servant, sister, and a slave of Christ,

Shel


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:59 pm 
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Out of respect for my dear friend, I won't share that, dear Skally (peace!). It wasn't anything significant or torrid. Just something between friends who came to love and respect each other enough to call one another "brother" and "sister," is all. I know you understand.

Peace.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:11 pm 
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Yes..It`s in the private/Members only section..
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Oh I am so sad to read this. Farkel was a remarkable character.

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To all you who loved him, I'm so sorry for your sadness.


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