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gliderpilotuk
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posted 11-07-2011 04:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bobby had kindly offered to help me with a few items at the ASF show. I had an email from Bobby's wife yesterday:
Saturday morning we were all packed up and heading to the show when a truck ran a Red Light and struck our vehicle on the driver's side causing severe damage and severely hurting Bobby. I was just shaken up real bad. When they got him to the hospital and ran a Cat Scan etc., he was rushed to surgery with a fractured left hip, fractured eye orbital and a crushed thoracic vertebrae.
Please join me in sending best wishes for a speedy recovery.

mmmoo
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posted 11-07-2011 05:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mmmoo   Click Here to Email mmmoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's shocking news! Hope you get well soon Bobby.

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posted 11-07-2011 05:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For Bobby and his family -

You are all in our prayers for a speedy recovery.

Scott
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posted 11-07-2011 06:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott   Click Here to Email Scott     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry to hear. Hope you get well soon, Bobby.

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posted 11-07-2011 08:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 4allmankind   Click Here to Email 4allmankind     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What terrible news. A car accident when on vacation must be an even more stressful situation when not near family or local/familiar medical services, etc. Hoping he has a quick and speedy recovery.

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posted 11-07-2011 08:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for benfairfax   Click Here to Email benfairfax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fingers crossed and all good wishes.

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Yow. Here's to a speedy recovery.

SkyMan1958
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posted 11-07-2011 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

space1
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posted 11-07-2011 09:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space1   Click Here to Email space1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Keeping you and your family in our prayers.

history in miniature
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posted 11-07-2011 09:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was shocked to see this message, Get Well soon Bobby, terrible news indeed.

Jay Chladek
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posted 11-07-2011 10:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is going to be a long recovery. Must have been a big truck to do that kind of damage. Let's hope it is a complete recovery at least. And I'll be praying for him as well.

randy
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posted 11-07-2011 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hope you get well soon.

paulus humungus
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posted 11-07-2011 01:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for paulus humungus   Click Here to Email paulus humungus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bobby has kindly helped me out on a number of occasions at past signings. This is shocking to hear and my best wishes go to him and his family at this distressing time.

David Stephenson
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posted 11-07-2011 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Stephenson   Click Here to Email David Stephenson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Get well soon, very sad what happened.

mjanovec
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posted 11-07-2011 02:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best wishes for speedy (and full) recovery.

Russ Still
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posted 11-07-2011 09:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russ Still   Click Here to Email Russ Still     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best of luck to you, Bobby!

Larry McGlynn
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posted 11-08-2011 07:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bobby, our family wishes you the best of luck and a complete recovery.

You take care and you are in our prayers.

Richard Rogers
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posted 11-08-2011 07:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard Rogers     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bobby: Thoughts and Prayers for a speedy recovery.

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posted 11-08-2011 08:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ejectr   Click Here to Email ejectr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My thoughts and prayers go out to Bobby and his family and that he may experience a speedy recovery.

GACspaceguy
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posted 11-08-2011 08:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bobby and family, we will be praying for a speedy recovery. So sorry this happened.

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posted 11-08-2011 07:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rjurek349   Click Here to Email rjurek349     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bobby -- we're all pulling for ya'. Take care and speedy recovery! Rich

dss65
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posted 11-08-2011 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dss65   Click Here to Email dss65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm also pulling for you, Bobby.

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Don

Mike Z
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posted 11-08-2011 11:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Z   Click Here to Email Mike Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All the best Bobby and a fast recovery and and an easy physical therapy. You are in our prayers!!

machbusterman
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posted 11-09-2011 03:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for machbusterman   Click Here to Email machbusterman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wishing you a speedy and full recovery Bobby!!

What a terrible thing to happen when you're on your way to attend an event you've been looking forward... shocking!!

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posted 11-09-2011 05:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My thoughts exactly. Best wishes for a full recovery!

mach3valkyrie
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posted 11-11-2011 11:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A few years back, Bobby was kind enough to have Jim Lovell complete an Apollo 8 item for me at the ASF show. I've never met him in person, and yet he went out of his way to help. Here's wishing you a Full and Speedy recovery! Thanks Bobby.

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posted 11-11-2011 10:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rizz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well wishes from the tropics Bobby for a swift and full recovery.

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posted 11-13-2011 12:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Get well soon and a speedy recovery!!!

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posted 11-18-2011 03:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I did not read this untill now... My best wishes for a very quickly recovery Bobby!

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posted 11-18-2011 12:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any updates on Bobby's condition? Hopefully he is progressing smoothly towards recovery.

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In the spirit of the collectSPACE family I'll be attending Spacefest IV and if Bobby isn't and needs some stuff signed, I will gladly assist.

Here I am whining about having to leave early after running out of money/CC snafus. All of that doesn't mean anything after reading this. Hope the recovery is going well.

gliderpilotuk
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posted 11-21-2011 03:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received a welcome update from Bobby's wife, Addie:
I got your card and took it to the hospital along with a print out of all the collectSPACE members that are pulling for him. Even though he has had three major surgeries and is in a lot of pain. It is going to be a long recovery. When I showed him the print out of all the collectSPACE members and your card it brought tears to him as he did not realize how tight a community he had with his fellow collectors. He has been down listed from critical to stable condition and hopefully I will be able to bring him home in a couple of weeks. Our vehicle was totaled in the accident as they measured the other drivers skid marks and they concluded he struck us around 65 mph. Thank goodness it impacted on the cross beam and we were in a SUV. We both send our thanks and all the prayers sent our way as he really could use them. I will keep you posted Paul as his condition improves.

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posted 11-21-2011 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for paulus humungus   Click Here to Email paulus humungus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Paul, thank you for posting this update. It really brings home how serious Bobby was injured and his fight to get back to full health. Again... very best wishes Bobby.

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posted 11-21-2011 02:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fezman92   Click Here to Email Fezman92     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad to hear he is doing better. Best wishes on his continued recovery.

Bob M
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posted 11-21-2011 03:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob M   Click Here to Email Bob M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very best wishes, Bobby.

gliderpilotuk
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posted 01-09-2012 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
An update from Bobby's wife:
Bobby was doing a lot before Christmas and a couple of days before Christmas he was having a difficult time breathing and I contacted his doctor who performed the surgery and they said to get him to the ER ASAP and an ambulance rushed him back to the hospital. They did numerous tests on him.

What happened was from all the surgeries he developed blood clots even with him being on a blood thinner medicine a small blood clot broke free and went to a lung. This is what I basically got from his doctor's and this set him back. The Good Lord was with him because these sometimes can be fatal.

I will keep you posted the best I can as my hands are full.

Lou Chinal
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posted 01-09-2012 01:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hope this crisis will pass quickly. We are all waiting to hear how entry interface goes. Everyone wants you to make a safe landing.

gliderpilotuk
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posted 02-05-2013 07:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
An update: not on Bobby's health as there has been radio silence since I requested the refund of the cash advance I made for the items he was taking to the show.

I sent Bobby over $1500 to get some items signed at the show, never having met the guy, but trusting his reputation. My items were returned by his wife - eventually, but she has steadfastly refused to acknowledge any of my requests for the cash back (after nearly 18 months). This is despite the fact that she openly sold some of Bobby's collection directly here on cS and on eBay. Of course my request for funds based on her sales was ignored.

Although I'm not a US citizen I am now reluctantly considering filing at the Small Claims Office in Lee County, Fla., as the only chance of any recovery — unless anyone has any better ideas!

I guess this is a lesson in misplaced empathy on my side and absolute abuse of trust, if not theft, on the other.

AJ
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posted 02-05-2013 07:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AJ   Click Here to Email AJ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! That's a sad, strange twist. That she is selling some of his collection makes me wonder about how Bobby is doing, if he is still with us at all.

Sometimes you have to to what you have to do, pleasant or not. It's not a small amount of money and if you have documentation between you and Bobby about the money and what it was intended for, then I'd say you have a pretty fair case. Did you use Paypal? Maybe they have ways of getting you your money back. I wish you good luck. It's sad that Bobby's wife won't do what is fair. We tend to be trusting in this hobby and in life in general and sometimes that comes back to bite us.

alanh_7
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posted 02-05-2013 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am not making judgements. I do not know the gentleman in question and do not know his current circumstances though i wish him good health.

I do know I have taken many items to shows for people, and had items taken to shows by others involving thousands of dollars in cash with out any sort of formal documentation between either parties (other than insuructions as to how the items should be signed) and it has always worked out.

The space collecting community being relatively small compared to other hobbies — and at least based on my experience — has often been word of mouth and honour system.

So when this happens and a collector may be out of pocket, it really does tarnish the trust within the hobby.

I hope this is not the case and it is some sort of misunderstanding.


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