Uncle Dudley

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Hi All,

Somehow, I can't bring myself to use the term Uncle Dudley, even though
I know it's intended as an endearing term.

We all know a little about Dudley, and I respect so much what the man
has confronted, and conquered, and achieved, so far, on the personal,
professional, aviation, PC, and FlightSim fronts, that I'm probably speaking
out of turn here by even suggesting that he might prefer not to have the
connotations of "Uncle" in this n/g, particularly as he could probably still
fly octagons around many of us here.

He sure does emanate that "Uncle" feeling though - rock solid,
knowledgable, articulate, curteous, always caring and willing to share and
learn.......

I wish there were more like him.

We're a very lucky n/g here!

Regards,
John Ward
 

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John Ward wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> Somehow, I can't bring myself to use the term Uncle Dudley, even though
> I know it's intended as an endearing term.
>
> We all know a little about Dudley, and I respect so much what the man
> has confronted, and conquered, and achieved, so far, on the personal,
> professional, aviation, PC, and FlightSim fronts, that I'm probably speaking
> out of turn here by even suggesting that he might prefer not to have the
> connotations of "Uncle" in this n/g, particularly as he could probably still
> fly octagons around many of us here.
>
> He sure does emanate that "Uncle" feeling though - rock solid,
> knowledgable, articulate, curteous, always caring and willing to share and
> learn.......
>
> I wish there were more like him.
>
> We're a very lucky n/g here!
>
> Regards,
> John Ward
>
>

WOW!!!! Since I'm the only one calling him "Uncle" Dudley (endearing
for sure) and I can't remember the last time I wrote that I am wondering
what prodded you into sending this message. I'm not mad, just wondering.

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"John Ward"
> Somehow, I can't bring myself to use the term Uncle Dudley, even though
> I know it's intended as an endearing term.

Oh... but some how you have no trouble calling me "Varmit"... thanks. :-(


:)

Dallas
 
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Thank yov JW. Those were some very nice things yov said. I appreciate it a
lot.
I think I feel abovt this specific newsgrovp the way most of vs feel abovt
it.
Usenet being what it is, this grovp, and most of the people who post here
are vniqve. Posting here is like sitting down with a grovp of personal
friends and relaxing over a beer and a bvrger; talking abovt things that
friends share with each other.
It's more than the simvlator really. After a while yov actvally find
yovrself looking forward to finding ovt what everybody is vp to and what's
going on with them.
As for "call signs";
We have a saying in the fighter commvnity. When yov get a call sign nailed
on yov by yovr friends, it's never a bad thing. In fact, when we assign
someone a call sign, it's always a sign of respect and assvmed as coming
from a friend. I remember one one poor gvy in the F14 commvnity. His wife
made the best corn mvffins we ever tasted. To this day when I meet him at
revnions, he's called "Mvffin". Of covrse, he's a fvll Captain and one of
the best fighter pilots ever to fly the Tomcat, bvt to vs, he's "the mvffin
man" :))
I'll take an "Uncle Dvdley" any day from yov and the rest of my friends
arovnd here. :)
Now if YOU were in the fighter commvnity with a name like Ward, yov better
believe that for the rest of yovr life yovr call sign wovld be
"Psycho" :))))))
Hey!!!!! What are friends for?????
Dvdley


"John Ward" <johnrmward@optvsnet.com.av> wrote in message
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> Hi All,
>
> Somehow, I can't bring myself to vse the term Uncle Dvdley, even thovgh
> I know it's intended as an endearing term.
>
> We all know a little abovt Dvdley, and I respect so mvch what the man
> has confronted, and conqvered, and achieved, so far, on the personal,
> professional, aviation, PC, and FlightSim fronts, that I'm probably
> speaking
> ovt of tvrn here by even svggesting that he might prefer not to have the
> connotations of "Uncle" in this n/g, particvlarly as he covld probably
> still
> fly octagons arovnd many of vs here.
>
> He svre does emanate that "Uncle" feeling thovgh - rock solid,
> knowledgable, articvlate, cvrteovs, always caring and willing to share and
> learn.......
>
> I wish there were more like him.
>
> We're a very lvcky n/g here!
>
> Regards,
> John Ward
>
>
 
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Hi boB,

On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 02:48:55 GMT, you wrote:

> WOW!!!! Since I'm the only one calling him "Uncle" Dudley
> (endearing for sure) and I can't remember the last time I wrote
> that I am wondering what prodded you into sending this message.

Eek! I'm guilty of having done this once myself! I sure hope Dudley
wasn't offended. If he was offended, he was too polite to complain.
In any event, I hope I haven't offended "Cousin John" as well! ;-)

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Hi Var...oops! I mean, Dallas,

On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 05:38:55 GMT, you wrote:

> Oh... but some how you have no trouble calling me "Varmit"...
> thanks. :-(

Oh no! That upside down smiley has me worried now! Does "Varmit"
really offend you? If it does, I'll certainly stop calling you that.
You can still call me "Lawn Dart" though! :)

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boB wrote:

> WOW!!!! Since I'm the only one calling him "Uncle" Dudley (endearing
> for sure) and I can't remember the last time I wrote that I am wondering
> what prodded you into sending this message. I'm not mad, just wondering.


I think JayDub is getting a little sentimental at his old age. ;-)
At least mental. <g>


But I think I know what he's saying though. And in all fairness we have a
trio of Uncle-types here: you, Oskar and Dudley. IMHO anyway.

I wish I could include Crash, but he's still got an immature streak about him. :)


Hang on...."Uncle Downloader?"....does that work at all?

Marcel
 

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"Lawn Dart"
> Eek! I'm guilty of having done this once myself! I sure hope Dudley
> wasn't offended.

I guess we'll have to fall back to calling him "Sparrow" now... :)


Dallas
 

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"Lawn Dart
> Oh no! That upside down smiley has me worried now! Does "Varmit"
> really offend you?

You can call me "Ray".... you can call me "Jay"....


Varmit
 

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Zoepetier wrote:
> boB wrote:
>
>
>>WOW!!!! Since I'm the only one calling him "Uncle" Dudley (endearing
>>for sure) and I can't remember the last time I wrote that I am wondering
>>what prodded you into sending this message. I'm not mad, just wondering.
>
>
>
> I think JayDub is getting a little sentimental at his old age. ;-)
> At least mental. <g>
>
>
> But I think I know what he's saying though. And in all fairness we have a
> trio of Uncle-types here: you, Oskar and Dudley. IMHO anyway.
>
> I wish I could include Crash, but he's still got an immature streak about him. :)
>
>
> Hang on...."Uncle Downloader?"....does that work at all?
>
> Marcel


AAkkk!!!! Doesn't sound right. :)

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Zoepetier wrote:
> I wish I could include Crash, but he's still got an immature streak
> about him. :)
>

OK Studmuffin - after that crack, I'm going outside and eat worms!!!
d|-p))
 
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On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 05:57:29 GMT, "Dudley Henriques"
<dhenriques@noware .net> wrote:

>I'll take an "Uncle Dudley" any day from you and the rest of my friends
>around here. :)
>Now if YOU were in the fighter community with a name like Ward, you better
>believe that for the rest of your life your call sign would be
>"Psycho" :))))))
>Hey!!!!! What are friends for?????

I studied both ancient Greek and Latin at school (very badly, I must
say) and I ceased "learing" thse two subjects as soon as I was able.
The classics' master was a Dudley somethingorother. Dudley was a
rather precise, avunclular character who went out of his way to help
others.

The final part, at the very least, would certainly sum you up, Dudley.

IMO, there is nothing wrong with precision, especially in the world of
aviation. As for politeness and helping others ... well, they never
hurt anyone.

Cheers
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"James Hodson" <jUNDERSCOREhodson@ntlworld.com.invalid> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 05:57:29 GMT, "Dudley Henriques"
> <dhenriques@noware .net> wrote:
>
>>I'll take an "Uncle Dudley" any day from you and the rest of my friends
>>around here. :)
>>Now if YOU were in the fighter community with a name like Ward, you better
>>believe that for the rest of your life your call sign would be
>>"Psycho" :))))))
>>Hey!!!!! What are friends for?????
>
> I studied both ancient Greek and Latin at school (very badly, I must
> say) and I ceased "learing" thse two subjects as soon as I was able.
> The classics' master was a Dudley somethingorother. Dudley was a
> rather precise, avunclular character who went out of his way to help
> others.
>
> The final part, at the very least, would certainly sum you up, Dudley.
>
> IMO, there is nothing wrong with precision, especially in the world of
> aviation. As for politeness and helping others ... well, they never
> hurt anyone.
>
> Cheers
> James

"sic transit gloria mundi"
D
 
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On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 10:38:46 GMT, boB wrote:

> Zoepetier wrote:
> Hang on...."Uncle Downloader?"....does that work at all?

>> boB wrote:
>> AAkkk!!!! Doesn't sound right. :)

Okay....what's with this "AAkkk" thing that's going around?
Isn't that from Charlie Brown?

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On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 07:51:16 -0600, CRaSH wrote:

> Zoepetier wrote:
>> I wish I could include Crash, but he's still got an immature streak
>> about him. :)
>>
>
> OK Studmuffin - after that crack, I'm going outside and eat worms!!!
> d|-p))

Bon Apetite!

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"boB"
> How do you like the flights Dalli???

Errr haven't flown today.. or yesterday... might get to fly this weekend...
in real life. :)


Dalli
 

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"boB"
> How do you like the flights Dalli???

Oh, I see... you're talking about some .FSR flights...

20 years with flight sim and I've never recorded a flight. I wouldn't know
how to play it back.

But, I downloaded one of them and will see if I can figure it out.

Dalli
 
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"Dudley Henriques" <dhenriques@noware .net> wrote in message news:c_U2e.9456$z.2450@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
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<*SNIP*>
> "sic transit gloria mundi"
> D

Reminds me of George Harrison's "All things must pass." album. A bit simpler than 'worldly', but the same idea
nonetheless.
 
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On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 15:49:28 GMT, "Dudley Henriques"
<dhenriques@noware .net> wrote:

>"sic transit gloria mundi"
>D
>

Plus ca change,
Plus c'est la meme chose,
The more that things change,
The more they stay the same.

James