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Old April 15, 2020, 02:13 AM   #26
Jason Demond
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I remember Art from the early days of this forum.

He was always kind and helpful to other members, and I am greatly saddened to hear of his passing. Rest in peace Art..
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Old April 15, 2020, 07:39 AM   #27
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First post in many years, to say Thank You, and Farewell, to a unique and beloved friend. RIP, Art, and may we meet again. I hope to walk with you in fields, when your stride is long again.
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Old April 15, 2020, 07:56 AM   #28
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Farewell Art. one of the best.
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Old April 15, 2020, 02:13 PM   #29
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Art Eatman was a friend. In person, he was not a bit like the man online;
He was EXACTLY like the persona you saw online.
I hunted with Art on his place in Terlingua a couple of times, sleeping on the futon in his living room. I met his son and daughter in-law. I had a few beers and a few meals with him.
I bought an old pre-‘64 M70 featherweight .243 from Art once in the early Aughts, when he offered to sell it on payments. (I was a poor rural cop.) After the last payment was sent out, I got home and found a box marked “auto parts” left on my front doorstep by USPS. It was the rifle. He sent me an email asking if it looked okay and I missed it, and I guess that he worried. A week later, an old period-correct ranging Reddield scope and a few boxes of handloads for that rifle and five hundred fired cases from it arrived. They were marked as having been loaded in the sixties, but turned in an honest inch.
I found the email about the same time, and hastened to let Art know that we were put-paid.

Art loved to show people his kingdom, around Terlingua. He loved to talk travel, hunting, politics (politely), and he could and would tell a dirty joke. He could right fist, think fast, shoot fast (accurately), and turn a fast buck. In the high desert, at almost seventy, he also could walk a 29 year-old low-lander right into the ground.
Art never turned off his mind.
We are diminished, and I am saddened that be has passed.
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Old April 15, 2020, 03:32 PM   #30
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I swung by to pay my respects - we were blessed by his presence and will be blessed by his memory.
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Old April 16, 2020, 04:06 AM   #31
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I am saddened to learn of Art passing.

From the early days of this forum his comments & advice were wisdom & experience defined by respect.

It was partly due to our discussions of "Old Terlingua" that I decided to return to Brewster County in retirement.

Ave atque vale Art!
Happy trails!
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Old April 16, 2020, 09:38 AM   #32
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A very sad loss for us all! RIP, and prayers go out to his family.
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Old April 17, 2020, 11:36 AM   #33
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RIP, Art.
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Old April 17, 2020, 12:02 PM   #34
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RIP Art. I'm sorry I never got to meet you. At least you'll miss what is to come.
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Old April 17, 2020, 12:14 PM   #35
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Rest in Peace. I learned a great deal from Art here, I'll miss him.
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Old April 17, 2020, 12:56 PM   #36
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I had some wonderful conversations with Art over the years. His wisdom was only matched by his kindness. Rest in peace, sir.
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Old April 17, 2020, 02:14 PM   #37
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He will certainly be missed. May God grant peace to his spirit and comfort to those who hold him dear.
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Old April 17, 2020, 07:25 PM   #38
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It was always insightful to read Art's input.
I'll miss him and pray for his family whom I'm sure will miss him even more.
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Old April 17, 2020, 08:04 PM   #39
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Old April 17, 2020, 09:22 PM   #40
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Rest easy Art. Prayers for his family.
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Old April 17, 2020, 09:52 PM   #41
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Godspeed, Art. I should write a five paragraph essay. Alas, no words can match the quality of your soul.
If it were up to me, the word "got" would be deleted from the English language.

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Old April 19, 2020, 06:23 AM   #42
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God speed Art. He had great advice and once even offered to let me hunt hogs on his spread if I was ever in the area.
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Old April 19, 2020, 05:58 PM   #43
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Thank you for your wisdom over the years, Art. Vaya con Dios.
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Old April 21, 2020, 01:30 AM   #44
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"The world has lost a unique lively mind wrapped up in a very nice man"
I think another world has just gained from our loss.
I felt the same when rc model passed.
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Old April 26, 2020, 08:22 PM   #45
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My wife and I found him to be brilliant, experienced and a true gentleman. It was a privilege for us to meet him.
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Old May 16, 2020, 06:30 PM   #46
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Just now saw this. I’m saddened by Arts passing as I’ve always enjoyed his posts. God speed Art and RIP.
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Old May 18, 2020, 03:09 PM   #47
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RIP Art.
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Old May 18, 2020, 05:24 PM   #48
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So sorry to read this.

Art was always an interesting and interested poster here.
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Old May 18, 2020, 05:47 PM   #49
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Old May 18, 2020, 09:47 PM   #50
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On these very pages Art showed me and mamy others patience and encouragement when we had no good reason to expect either. Ubermensch.
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