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Farewell B Watson

Farewell B Watson

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Old Nov 24, 04, 9:37 pm
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Farewell B Watson

I guess you were never quite what you seemed...

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Old Nov 24, 04, 10:29 pm
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Lets have a bit of sensitivity here, please. This is certainly shocking news to the FT community... and I think we can do without the editorial commentary.
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Old Nov 24, 04, 10:41 pm
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Very sad and shocking news indeed.

Details of the investigation suggest he had been in some pain and trouble for a while. I don't think christep meant anything negative in his comments, just a reminder that people aren't always the happy picture they present.
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Old Nov 24, 04, 10:51 pm
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Sad to find out this is what happened to a well-respected FT'er.

My condolences to his family.
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Old Nov 24, 04, 10:54 pm
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I never met Barton but do know he was a well respected Moderator as well as a valuable poster and friend to many on FlyerTalk.
He will be missed by his friends and family.
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Old Nov 24, 04, 11:18 pm
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I came home to see an instant message from another FT'er regarding B Watson and am truly saddened and in shock. It's ironic as we had just chatted in the last couple weeks regarding the IT job industry. RIP B Watson.
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Old Nov 24, 04, 11:22 pm
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This is awful. We had chatted a couple weeks ago about him coming to Seattle for our dinner on the 3rd. I pm'ed him just yesterday to see if he was still considering coming out.
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Old Nov 24, 04, 11:48 pm
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Originally Posted by christep
I guess you were never quite what you seemed...
Color me confused. What does that mean??
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Old Nov 25, 04, 12:12 am
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R.I.P B Watson
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Old Nov 25, 04, 12:20 am
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I met Barton a few times here for dinner etc, and like everyone am very sad to read this.

I do know he admitted he was in very poor health for a man his age, with a couple of major ailments, and had great difficulty in walking any distance.

He was easily the most travelled person that posts on FT I believe, doing about 850,000 paid flown miles a year in recent years, and how he ever got time to fulfill posting and moderating on FT with that almpost impossible schedule, and running a large company, I will never know.

He posted only a week or two back on UA that his travel had been scaled back enormously and he was greatly looking forward to that.

A warm and friendly and generous Flyertalker, and he will be greatly missed. My condolences to his wife and family.
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Old Nov 25, 04, 12:57 am
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RIP B Watson... Despite what was alleged, I always respected your appearance on FT.

Condolences to the family.
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Old Nov 25, 04, 1:09 am
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... shocked... saddened ... speechless.... a loss to the FT community
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Old Nov 25, 04, 1:39 am
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terrible news, see also the sticky thread at the top of the CX forum for more..
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Old Nov 25, 04, 1:50 am
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Wow, this is surreal, I am shocked!
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Old Nov 25, 04, 3:25 am
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Met him quite a few times - even talked to me about a job. I dont know what more to say, other than my condolences to his wife and family

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