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Offline Zuma

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House Mountain RIP JIM
« on: July 17, 2017, 11:13:19 am »
 Ask for your prayers. Jim Vitale a new friend to many at the event and friend to many at
other venues, lost his physical self  on his way home to upstate NY yesterday.
An awesome knapper, hell of a cook,smart and ready to help all in need.
Our Tribe, has seen the pall of death many times and assuredly will again.
Our strength through the campfires and strangely (rocks) have bound us
like well hafted axes. Love and respect to all that feel the pain. :'( :'( :'(
Zuma
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Offline Outbackbob48

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Re: House Mountain RIP JIM
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 11:55:47 am »
Don, I was thinking of teaming up with Jim and splitting some gas money  and hitting a few of the further away knappins with Jim, last talked to him at Bald Eagle just a couple of weeks ago. Prayers sent. Bob

Offline Zuma

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Re: House Mountain RIP JIM
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 03:10:02 pm »
Thank you for being a brother , Brother
Don
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: House Mountain RIP JIM
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 08:33:12 pm »
Sad news indeed!  Our condolences to his family and friends. 
Hawkdancer

Offline YosemiteBen

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Re: House Mountain RIP JIM
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 09:16:29 pm »
While I did not know the man personally... enough of you knew him and I offer prayers for him and his and all of you..

Offline bjrogg

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Re: House Mountain RIP JIM
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2017, 04:17:08 am »
Zuma I offer my prayers. I never meet Jim but if he's your friend he's mine.
Bjrogg
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Offline Pvt Smuckateli

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Re: House Mountain RIP JIM
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2017, 05:58:40 pm »
Zuma - classy post.
I never knew Jim's name but I did speak with him briefly at the House Mountain event.  It was my first knap in and I had simply too many names and faces to remember.  As I was walking to my vehicle prior to leaving on Saturday evening I remember seeing him and he asked where I was going. I informed him that I live on the other  side of the state and he smiled at me and said he lived in NY State.  In a way I feel sad for not taking more time to chat with him, had I only known; had we all known.
Life is fragile, live it fully.
Prayers sent "From the other side of the state".
Semper Fi Jim

Offline Zuma

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Re: House Mountain RIP JIM
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2017, 01:05:52 pm »
Ben BJ and Smuckateli )P( )P( )P( :'(
Thanks Zuma
I'll do my best in another thread to post some photos
This one is for Jim
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Offline mullet

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Re: House Mountain RIP JIM
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2017, 07:36:11 pm »
That's never a good thing after good Fellowship, prayers sent.
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Offline Hummingbird Point

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Re: House Mountain RIP JIM
« Reply #9 on: Today at 07:15:22 am »
So sad.  I met Jim for the first time this past weekend at House Mountain.  Super nice guy.  Very intelligent, very generous.  Spoke with him quite a bit.  He knapped some of my quartz and quartzite and then even though he only had a few small pieces, he insisted I take a piece of high grade Onondaga from him.  So sad.

Keith