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Online 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.
God bless.
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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 »

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

Last evening, it occurred to me that when a defender of Liberty is called home, their load lands upon the shoulders of the defenders left behind. Just as the Founders did their duty for Liberty, every subsequent generation must continue their work lest Liberty perish. As there is no way for the remaining adults to take on the work of those that die, we must pass the ideals and duties on to the children. -PHenery

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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.