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JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« on: December 10, 2016, 03:29:53 AM »
Our beloved JohnZ regretfully, has decided to sell his car for, what I understand, health reasons. So sad. https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/cto/5908371665.html
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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2016, 04:41:36 AM »
wow..  What a great car for someone!   I just forwarded the link to an old friend of mine, who had one like it in the '70's... (we met thru our Z28's).. :)   I'd love to see him get it.

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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2016, 08:05:01 PM »
It's already been deleted or sold?
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2016, 12:54:36 PM »
from another website.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Just learned that John is now in Hospice care and the outlook is for approx. 1 week.
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2016, 02:38:55 PM »
OMG!  :(    We need to all pray for JohnZ....
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2016, 02:49:28 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2016, 03:20:09 PM »
How sad. A lot of people seem to die around the holidays. I am praying for you John and family. I publicly want to thank John, again, for all i (we) have benefitted from John's experience and knowledge. I thank God everyday for the great folks He has put in my path and how I have learned and benefited from these relationships.
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2016, 04:39:19 PM »
John has been very generous with his knowledge. Thank you John for all your have shared with us. Prayers for you and your family
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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2016, 08:52:34 PM »
Very sad to see this thread. Had hoped that no news was good news after his recent hospital stay this fall. Miracles do happen so praying for his health and keeping his family and friends here and over at Team Camaro in my heart.
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2016, 09:23:14 PM »
So sorry to hear this.
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« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2016, 09:29:47 PM »
My thoughts are with John and his family.
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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2016, 09:33:30 PM »
So sad, Prayers for John and family.
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« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2016, 12:05:52 AM »
Hope you are getting better, John
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« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2016, 02:00:21 AM »
Sad to hear this news. Believe I actually met John and his Camaro years ago at the Superfest when I lived in Michigan. Talked his ear off for awhile about his car and where I could get a CRG hat like the one he was wearing but told me they weren't for sale. Great guy who was very knowledgeable and loved Camaros! My thoughts are with you John, Godspeed friend.
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« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2016, 02:05:35 AM »
Actually, the hat never fit his noggin, so he always had it in the windshield. Daniel and I were parked next to him. :)
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« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2016, 02:19:54 AM »
I am very sad to hear this. I  have a collection of JohnZ's posts.  If anyone here is able to contact John or his family at this difficult time, please tell him/them how much so many of us have benefited from and appreciated his help and knowledge.  I feel like I know him a little bit through his posts, but unfortunately, I'll probably never have the opportunity to meet him to thank him personally.  Please thank him for all of us.

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« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2016, 02:47:02 AM »
I have a collection of John's statements as well and the hobby has benefited from both his knowledge and his ambition to assist the hobby wherever he could. Guess that is a good reason he is in the Corvette Hall of Fame. I met John several years ago at Corvette Carlisle and he was as gracious in person as he was via responds on forums. We all leave this earth at one time or another and John Hinkley has left a path not equaled by many. To John I thank him and look forward to the future when we spend time in another place talking about Corvettes and Camaro's and probably a Viper or two. God speed John and thank you for your countless contributions, and dedication to the hobby. You are without a doubt a person I would like to emulate.
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« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2016, 04:32:05 AM »
So sad to hear this! My thoughts and prayers to John and his family.
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Re: JohnZ, say it ain't so?
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2016, 10:09:31 AM »
I am very sad to hear this. I  have a collection of JohnZ's posts.  If anyone here is able to contact John or his family at this difficult time, please tell him/them how much so many of us have benefited from and appreciated his help and knowledge.  I feel like I know him a little bit through his posts, but unfortunately, I'll probably never have the opportunity to meet him to thank him personally.  Please thank him for all of us.
One thing John would surely have replied, if he was able, is welcome to the site.
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« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2016, 11:04:23 AM »
John has always been willing to help.  One of the BEST!!!  A true car guy.

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« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2016, 04:08:31 AM »
Well I am gonna stay positive: John I hope you are able to read this in a few weeks or months and defy the doctors. Everyone in the Camaro/Corvette community has gained from your experiences and your wealth of information. You have given our hobby a great example by sharing your time and insight with us.
God bless Brother.
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« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2016, 05:55:35 AM »
My prayers are with you John. I hope to see you back soon on this forum. God bless you for all you have done for our Camaro hobby.

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« Reply #22 on: December 16, 2016, 07:34:55 AM »
I went and visited with John today.
Both his cars are sold, he won't last must longer, and he's OK with that (vs doctors and procedures). :(
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« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2016, 08:54:12 AM »
Although I cannot visit John, I would like to send him a card. It may lift his spirits if we can express our admiration for John while he has time?
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« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2016, 01:09:21 PM »
I went and visited with John today.
Both his cars are sold, he won't last must longer, and he's OK with that (vs doctors and procedures). :(
Thanks for letting us know Kurt. I'm sure a web forum is the last thing on John's mind right now, but if by some chance he does still read it I'd like to say God speed. Thank you for all that you've done and accomplished.
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« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2016, 02:22:34 PM »
Terrible terrible news to hear this.  Thoughts and prayers to him and his family. These things are never easy, yet alone just before Christmas.
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« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2016, 03:40:04 PM »
God speed John. May God bless you and your family.
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« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2016, 05:19:21 PM »
God speed John.

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« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2016, 05:39:17 PM »
Very sad to hear this. John has been a huge benefit to the hobby and advanced the research of these cars to an unprecedented level. I learned so much from his knowledge. Thank you John.
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« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2016, 07:07:17 PM »
I have lost some relatives and close friends lately. But I am having a much more difficult time handling this.

Such a great man who was always willing to share his knowledge. An inspiration to us all and an icon for the automotive industry and hobby.

Godspeed JohnZ.
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« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2016, 08:00:17 PM »
Very sad news.
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« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2016, 08:37:33 PM »
God bless John.
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« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2016, 03:55:59 PM »
John, thanks for all your help

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« Reply #33 on: December 20, 2016, 04:44:03 AM »
god bless and prayers to John and his family!

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« Reply #34 on: December 20, 2016, 05:32:59 AM »
I know I've used information he's contributed and has given me input on a few occasions. I'll always be grateful for his generous sharing his knowledge. Prayers to him and his family.
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« Reply #35 on: December 20, 2016, 04:23:15 PM »
John's willingness to help others and advance our hobby is unquestioned. A true gentleman and all around great guy!

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« Reply #36 on: December 20, 2016, 05:38:11 PM »
My prayers are with John and his family. I truly appreciate the his answers to my emails in the past. Godspeed.

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« Reply #37 on: December 21, 2016, 01:57:16 AM »
I went and visited with John today.
Both his cars are sold, he won't last must longer, and he's OK with that (vs doctors and procedures). :(
I teared up a bit when I read this. Its silly because I don't even know John but I've been reading his generous posts and articles here for the past 13 years. Thank you JohnZ for sharing this part of your life with us and God bless you and your family.

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« Reply #39 on: December 21, 2016, 03:00:19 AM »
I propose a new section with John's writings archived for generations of 1st Gen. Camaro guys that are to come and have never had the privledge of having conversed with this great man.
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« Reply #40 on: December 21, 2016, 03:19:20 AM »
I propose a new section with John's writings archived for generations of 1st Gen. Camaro guys that are to come and have never had the privledge of having conversed with this great man.

Done...

http://www.camaros.org/articles.shtml

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« Reply #41 on: December 21, 2016, 04:52:15 AM »
That's a bit of John's legacy that will live on with us and others as long as CRG exists!   Thousands of Camaros and their owners have benefited from his knowledge and giving spirt, and thousands more will benefit in the years to come.  Many other thousands of Corvette owners, across several Corvette forums, also have benefited in similar fashion!  John has been, and is an inspiration to all of us, and should deservedly continue to serve as an example for us all.
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« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2016, 01:17:17 PM »
I usually try not to comment on issues like this for the simple fact as I have a tough time putting my thoughts into words.  Although I do not personally know John nor have I met him; I feel that I owe him a sincere Thank You for all that you have accomplished as well as generously given of that knowledge to the Camaro and Corvette junkies of the world.  You probably do not understand the magnitude of the impact you have made on many of us without ever realizing it.  But you have.  When the time comes please tell my pops hello for me and that I look forward to seeing him again later on down the road.   Take care John & God bless.
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« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2016, 10:58:59 PM »
Darrell, I can't agree more. The wealth of information John has shared is immeasurable. I for one have learned from him as I am sure others have. John always was the guy that had first hand knowledge of the cars and production methods and would take time to answer questions no matter how trivial. Thank you John the time you have devoted to this forum.

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« Reply #44 on: December 23, 2016, 06:49:22 PM »
As we all know, John hasn't been doing very well lately and although he's recently shown some improvement, he's still far from better and is currently under Hospice Care and in stable condition. John's alert and mentally as sharp as ever and receiving excellent care, but very weak after his extended hospitalization.

John's wife, Linda, has established an account with CARINGBRIDGE.ORG, for friends to share messages him and his family. Simply visit this website to leave a journal entry on John's page to enjoy. You'll need to enter a valid email address and your name, but your thoughts, prayers and messages of hope can make a difference.

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« Reply #45 on: January 02, 2017, 01:01:18 AM »
Any update on Johns condition?
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« Reply #46 on: January 02, 2017, 01:05:52 AM »
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« Reply #47 on: January 02, 2017, 01:08:21 AM »
On a side note his Z28 went to a good home with a SYC member.

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« Reply #48 on: January 06, 2017, 04:32:11 AM »
I usually try not to comment on issues like this for the simple fact as I have a tough time putting my thoughts into words.  Although I do not personally know John nor have I met him; I feel that I owe him a sincere Thank You for all that you have accomplished as well as generously given of that knowledge to the Camaro and Corvette junkies of the world.  You probably do not understand the magnitude of the impact you have made on many of us without ever realizing it.  But you have.  When the time comes please tell my pops hello for me and that I look forward to seeing him again later on down the road.   Take care John & God bless.
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Thanks John for what you so kindly shared and taught me.

My prayers and thoughts are with you, and God bless.

 
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« Reply #49 on: January 09, 2017, 05:08:21 PM »
On a side note his Z28 went to a good home with a SYC member.
Not far away, just across the river in Windsor, IIRC.
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« Reply #50 on: January 09, 2017, 11:06:45 PM »
Prayers to John and his family
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« Reply #51 on: January 27, 2017, 02:52:12 PM »
Posted today on Caring Bridge:   :)
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Here are John's own words - I'm happy to be able to provide this update - as a result of unknown medical issues and all of your thoughts and prayers, my health has improved dramatically since entering hospice care in December, and I will return home in February.

While inexplicable in medical terms, John's strength is gradually returning and he is now able to walk with the assistance of a walker.  He has been cleared to return to his home for further recuperation.  While he remains under Hospice care, our reasons for optimism continue to grow.  Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

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« Reply #52 on: January 27, 2017, 03:06:02 PM »
Hip Hip Hooray!! Let's give God the praise from where miracles originate!
Hang in there John H.
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« Reply #53 on: January 27, 2017, 03:14:06 PM »
This shows that internal fortitude and thousands of people's prayers DO MATTER...   :)
Now we can continue our prayers that JohnZ is back here online with us soon...
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« Reply #54 on: January 27, 2017, 03:24:32 PM »
WTG JohnZ. I hope your strength to persevere continues. I am sure you have many loved ones in your family pulling for you, and are glad to see you turn the corner along with your CRG buds. ;)
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« Reply #55 on: January 27, 2017, 04:07:07 PM »
Fantastic news!!
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« Reply #56 on: January 27, 2017, 06:11:36 PM »
Welcome back, John! :)

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« Reply #57 on: January 27, 2017, 06:25:57 PM »
Great news John!! You know we are all praying for you!!
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« Reply #58 on: January 27, 2017, 09:23:07 PM »
I was having a heck of a day, computer, getting a back seat re-done, and running here and there and come home to read this and I'M as HAPPY as CAN be. Singing in the rain, I'm singing in the rain! la la la!
Yea!  Way to go John!
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« Reply #59 on: January 27, 2017, 11:10:55 PM »
Great news! Hope your health continues to improve John.
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« Reply #60 on: January 28, 2017, 12:11:19 AM »
Well that made my day!  Glad to hear you're improving John.
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« Reply #61 on: January 28, 2017, 12:19:59 AM »
 :)  :)  :)  This does make all our Camaro brothers and sisters day, certainly a lot brighter! Great news!!

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« Reply #62 on: January 28, 2017, 12:37:52 AM »
So glad to hear this!! 
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« Reply #63 on: January 28, 2017, 09:37:21 AM »
Excellent news! You are still in our prayers, John.

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« Reply #64 on: January 28, 2017, 11:35:40 AM »
Great news!  We're supporting you in prayer John.

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« Reply #65 on: January 28, 2017, 02:31:58 PM »
nice to hear!!!!!!  made my morning, my day, my year, my....

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« Reply #66 on: January 28, 2017, 03:56:35 PM »
Good news John! My continued prayers.

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« Reply #67 on: January 28, 2017, 06:27:59 PM »
Great news John.  My prayers for your continued recovery.

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« Reply #68 on: January 30, 2017, 12:21:59 AM »
Glad to hear this!  The power of prayer and forces at a much higher level than we can understand.
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« Reply #69 on: February 21, 2017, 06:51:55 PM »
Does anyone know anything about John's recovery?
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John has shown remarkable improvement over the last few months and was discharged from the Hospice facility last Wednesday (02-15-17). He's now home and I'm sure he'll be checking in shortly.

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« Reply #71 on: February 21, 2017, 07:16:48 PM »
Wells thats good news. Just in time for spring John has a new lease on life... :)
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John has shown remarkable improvement over the last few months and was discharged from the Hospice facility last Wednesday (02-15-17). He's now home and I'm sure he'll be checking in shortly.

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Hi, guys, and you all have my deep appreciation for your thoughts and prayers - that has to be what turned this medical nightmare around, I'm sure. It sure feels good to be back among the living - I came perilously close to the other side in December, after 14 weeks of five separate middle-of-the-night screaming ambulance rides to Emergency admissions for gastrointestinal, heart, lung, and kidney failures (singly, and in combination), only four days at home in 4 months, professional in-patient rehab following hospital discharges, and 8 weeks of in-patient Hospice treatment after the doctors gave up.

Got to me for a while, then I decided it was MY decision, and with the emotional support of the Hospice folks, your thoughts and prayers, and the continuing positive encouragement of my wife Linda and many of my closest friends, about the third week of Hospice my health took a dramatic upturn, I walked for the first time since everything went downhill in early September, the "crisis" in my medical condition faded, and things continued to improve, to the point that I left the outside Hospice facility last Wednesday, standing up and walking.

I'm on oxygen 24/7 (concentrators in the house and in the garage office with nasal cannulas - no bottles) and my new buddy-for-life urinary catheter (Foley) in addition to my insulin regimen as a diabetic. There are about 14 other things that aren't working right either, but I'm sticking with what we're doing - it's working. (-:

It's great to be back! I'm glad I built this garage 48' deep 16 years ago - the new 44'-long ramp up to the door to the kitchen works out just fine. Even Max the dog figured it out!  :-)
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« Reply #73 on: February 24, 2017, 01:29:51 AM »
John, WAY TO GO. Keep up the recovery!
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« Reply #74 on: February 24, 2017, 01:33:27 AM »
Awesome to see you post and glad you are in good spirits..  Now keep getting better!!
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« Reply #75 on: February 24, 2017, 01:43:05 AM »
Welcome back, John! :)

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« Reply #76 on: February 24, 2017, 01:53:21 AM »
Wow! what an ordeal? I know too well about this diabetes thing. Prayers for continued healing and praises for where you are in your recovery and from where you came and all you have been through. What doesn't kill us, makes us stronger. Sad that your car is gone, IMO. I put a ramp up just for a couple of geriatric dogs (Dachshunds) we had. One of the dogs never did like using it, but finally succumbed as she aged. So glad you are back and that the crew, here, was a positive factor in your recovery.
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« Reply #77 on: February 24, 2017, 03:16:54 AM »
FANTASTIC JOHN!   The automotive enthusiast world is very pleased and happy to have you back!  :)

PS.  now all you need is a few of Dick Whittington's lightning enthused strawberrys!!  :)
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« Reply #78 on: February 24, 2017, 04:17:34 AM »
Thanks for taking time out to post on here John. Keep up the positive thoughts, I am sure everyone you have come in contact with is glad to know you are up and around again.
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« Reply #79 on: February 24, 2017, 12:46:50 PM »
Thanks for checking in John, hope CGR and the Corvette world can still be a bright spot in your day.

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« Reply #80 on: February 24, 2017, 01:10:10 PM »
Just incredible news from the man himself which made me smile from ear to ear!
Thank you John for the update and stay the course full ahead!
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« Reply #81 on: February 24, 2017, 02:43:31 PM »
Great news, and all my prayers John.
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« Reply #82 on: February 24, 2017, 02:49:36 PM »
Great to hear!!
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« Reply #83 on: February 24, 2017, 02:54:38 PM »
Miracles do happen. Just fantastic news, and continue to gain strength and health... :)
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« Reply #84 on: February 24, 2017, 05:31:26 PM »
What a testament to one's inner strength :)
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« Reply #85 on: February 24, 2017, 05:36:34 PM »
So glad to see you post again John, and that you are getting better.  My prayers for continuing recovery. 

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« Reply #86 on: February 24, 2017, 06:03:29 PM »
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« Reply #87 on: February 24, 2017, 08:09:48 PM »
Well, this made my day! So great to hear John. We were all praying for you, brother. I am looking forward to
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« Reply #88 on: February 24, 2017, 09:16:45 PM »
Great news, very glad to know you're on the mend and back at home John - as well as continuing to contribute here!
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« Reply #89 on: February 25, 2017, 12:18:51 AM »
What a testament to one's inner strength !!!!!!!!  and the love of others....stay strong.

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« Reply #90 on: February 25, 2017, 04:03:19 AM »
Good to hear from you John. Never give up, it's amazing what the mind and human body can do as long as hope and willpower prevail.

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« Reply #91 on: February 25, 2017, 11:01:51 AM »
Great news John. I'm happy to hear you are home and it's great to see you post again!  :)
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« Reply #92 on: February 25, 2017, 11:59:07 AM »
There are well wishes on car forums all over for John - special man!

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« Reply #93 on: February 25, 2017, 01:28:36 PM »
I am so, so glad to hear that things are somewhat better John.  We will all keep you in our thoughts and prayers for further improvement. :)
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« Reply #94 on: February 25, 2017, 06:00:46 PM »
Great news John!  Glad to hear that you are home and feeling better.  We'll keep the prayers coming.

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« Reply #95 on: February 26, 2017, 01:08:22 AM »
I do believe there are angels among us. Keep on doing what you enjoy for as long as you can.
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« Reply #96 on: February 26, 2017, 01:23:07 AM »
How great to see you back John.  Praise God.
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