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Offline Mark Davis

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Alarm Corps
« on: August 18, 2020, 01:19:56 PM »
I am no longer available as an instructor, but wish to apply as a member of the Appleseed alarm corps.
Yeah, there is no "Alarm Corps". Will continue to check the Appleseed website regularly.

I took a pledge many years ago. For better, for worse, in sickness, and in health.  With that obligation, my ability to travel, or spend weekends at the range is suspended.

She has bone cancer in her spine, hip bones, femurs, and liver.  We have good insurance, and ample funds. What we lack is time.

Carry on friends.


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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2020, 02:12:41 PM »
Sorry to hear that news Mark but good men know where their duty lies. Loyalty and honoring your pledge and caring for your wife always comes first. You and your wife will be in my families prayers.
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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2020, 02:17:11 PM »
Mark, your priorities are exactly where they need to be.

Don't hesitate to reach out to any of us if you ever have need.
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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2020, 06:58:39 PM »
Mark, taake care of your  priorities. here's wishing you and the Missus the very best we have to offer...
If you are at sometime able to return to the Appleseed Trail..., we'll be here.

Thank you for your continued support to the cause. :F

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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2020, 08:54:57 PM »
Prayers coming your way. Enjoy what you have, it is precious and priceless.
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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2020, 11:09:49 PM »
I'm in your neighborhood Mark, available anytime for you guys.

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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2020, 12:47:03 AM »
Very sorry to hear this Mark.  We've never met but I'll pray for you both.

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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2020, 11:36:35 AM »
Although we often don't think about it, each day is a precious gift.  Enjoy and cherish each and every day.  Prayers coming your way.

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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2020, 12:14:37 PM »
Prayers for both you and your wife.
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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2020, 01:03:34 PM »
Mark, Prayers sent to Both You and Your Wife. I hope You get the rest, and Keep Your health thru this. You can do this.
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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2020, 02:57:09 PM »
Prayers headed your way!

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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2020, 07:35:38 PM »
Oof, that's pretty rough  :'(
I don't think that anyone will begrudge you stepping back.  You're going exactly where you need to be.
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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2020, 11:38:25 PM »
So sorry to hear this.
Love and prayers sent your way.
May you find strength and know your Appleseed family is here for you.
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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2020, 02:59:05 AM »
I am very sorry to hear about the news Mark, you are doing the best thing staying with her for the fight.  We are here to help, don't hesitate to reach out and let us help lighten your burden wherever we can.
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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2020, 06:42:26 AM »
Praying for you and yours.
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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2020, 11:05:01 PM »
Mark,

Prayers for you and your family.  You are one who knows very well what you are about!

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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2020, 11:00:36 AM »
I'm so sorry to hear this Mark. You have always done what is right and you are continuing that now. Bless you.

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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2020, 05:13:04 PM »
Sorry to hear this latest. Stepping back is definitely the right thing.

I'm around; give me a shout if I can help, talk, whatever.

God works in strange ways; I'll be praying.

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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2020, 06:22:19 AM »
She passed a week ago today.

It was breast cancer percolating through her for 25 years, by the time she would admit to herself, it covered her entire body.

She left a legacy, getting up every day putting on a happy face, and making sure it was bearable for everyone else.

42 years of marriage for us, I was lucky to have her the 44 years we were together. I entered the relationship an irresponsible jackaxx.

She guided me, not always gently.

My compass is gone, I sit wounded and bruised on a crumbled foundation.

Not ready.

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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2020, 06:54:36 AM »
Make sure you hug your loved ones often.

Start doing it today.

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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2020, 07:10:06 AM »
My thoughts and prayers are with you brother.

And yeah - I need to give my wife a bear hug this morning. Jeez our time is fleeting.
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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2020, 10:59:05 AM »
So sorry to hear of your wife's passing and of your loss. I know her legacy is a great one in the lives she touched both directly and otherwise.

Keep heart brother.
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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2020, 12:14:26 PM »
My compass is gone,

She is still with you, and always will be. Your words are the words of a man guided by a good woman. You are ready, she helped make you that way, it is evident in what you wrote. I've never met you, but it is clear that she shines on through you. You will be in my prayers.
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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2020, 02:02:56 PM »
I'm so sorry Mark. I do know exactly how you feel. We were married almost 60 years. Sorry I'm not closer to help out more.

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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2020, 03:46:30 PM »
So sorry to hear of her passing.  Life is so fleeting.  Prayers, brother. 
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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2020, 04:18:50 PM »
I add my prayer for comfort for you.  I try to imagine and fall short of what you are facing.  Among many others, we are here for you.

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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2020, 09:43:14 AM »
Prayers headed your way.
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They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2020, 09:51:28 AM »
I'm so sorry, Mark.  It sounds like you were truly blessed by her.  Prayers for comfort.

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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2020, 03:18:46 PM »
Mark,

So sad to hear of the loss of your wife.  It is never easy to lose a loved one, but remember the good times.  Allow your friends to help you during this time.  John
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Re: Alarm Corps
« Reply #29 on: November 12, 2020, 10:10:36 PM »
Sorry for your loss brother. Praying for you!
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