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In the past couple of years I've lost numerous family and friends to the grim reaper, it's starting to get quite depressing.  Many of them were around my same age +/- 5 years.  One of the reasons I got out of Amateur Radio was because nearly everyone I chatted with died, there was simply no one to talk to anymore, and now my computer friends are passing away, and now with the passing of my favorite, I'm starting to lose interest in the retro computer hobby as well.

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Hang in there buddy. 

I know that feeling well.  It has been a rough few years, and getting older plays a big part. 

Let's think up some ideas to build a real "community" here.  Maybe a chat night?  Maybe a more informal "5200 club challenge".  Maybe a movie/Star Trek viewing on-line or something.  I'm sure we can come up with some great ideas. 

Hey man, even if you ever just want to meet in the middle of I-5 in Washington for coffee or whatever.  No one should feel alone.  This invite is for everyone here!  Please help us out to built it up and have fun together. 


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Sorry to hear that.  I just learned that one of my high school classmates died this week.  Apparently a heart attack.  She had diabetes and had many complications of the disease.  It is tough seeing people who are close to your age die because it reminds us of our own mortality and it can certainly be depressing.  Another way to look at it is how would those friends/family would like to see us?  Very likely as someone who will continue to enjoy life and honor their memories.

I like RickR's idea.  🙂

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Man I feel where you are coming from.  I had a cousin who battled kidney issues all his life, got a successful kidney transplant, only for COVID to come along and take him.  He was only 50 years old.  I personally have lost every immediate family member that I have been close to.  My mother, grand parents, aunts, uncles, all of whom helped raise me...all gone man.

.I found solitude in a single Atari XEGS I found for $40 the same day I found out my mother passed away.  That machine I found I took as mom's way of helping cope without her.  We were very close.  I lost my best friend in the world when I lost her.

so if you ever need an ear I'll listen.  I might have answers but I can lend an ear 

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