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11 hours ago, WxWatcher007 said:

I know some others wrote on the wall, but I read your post and went through this thread and drafted a note. Thoughts?

Perfectly fine if some think we should write individually, but I think it encompasses many of the thoughts shared in this thread. 

 

I think that note is heartfelt and representative of many. 

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21 hours ago, ORH_wxman said:

That title prob goes to far SE CT on the shore like where GON is. ACK actually does better than them...and the Cape a lot better.

No shit!

I figured the warmest winter temps, but those outer benchmark storms must make up the difference. Regardless, living on the Cape or Islands gotta suck for snow. I honestly couldn't do it. Not in winter at least. 

43.6/28, brrr

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1 hour ago, Typhoon Tip said:

So I take it that is the final verdict ... James died from complications involved with COVID ? 

 

Seems so.  His sister's post said he past away in the ICU next to his Mom.  So it has to be Covid.  In my orbit of family, friends and friends of friends like James this is the 9th death. Such a sad gut wrenching story.

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31 minutes ago, wxeyeNH said:

Seems so.  His sister's post said he past away in the ICU next to his Mom.  So it has to be Covid.  In my orbit of family, friends and friends of friends like James this is the 9th death. Such a sad gut wrenching story.

Yep, it's funny that it feels like the pandemic is over, but James is the third Covid death in my orbit this week. Terribly sad. I wonder if his underlying issues made vaccination a higher risk?

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36 minutes ago, wxeyeNH said:

Seems so.  His sister's post said he past away in the ICU next to his Mom.  So it has to be Covid.  In my orbit of family, friends and friends of friends like James this is the 9th death. Such a sad gut wrenching story.

That's awful  I'm sorry Gene.       As far as I know, only my wife's elderly uncle had passed from Covid until James.  I hope that you and yours are well.

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As a long-time lurker in this forum, I always enjoyed James' posts and will certainly miss them.  For me, weather is all about hope and experience.  We hope to experience certain types of weather, be it a major storm or a perfect day.  Sometimes the hoping is just as much fun as actually witnessing it, and James truly embodied hope.  I"m glad he got his twister in '19 but I wish he had gotten a few more big storms under his belt before he passed.  I think it's appropriate that we hope for big storms to hit the cape in his memory, although my family on the cape will certainly disagree with me.  Rest in Peace James.

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2 hours ago, Typhoon Tip said:

So I take it that is the final verdict ... James died from complications involved with COVID ? 

 

I wonder what the situation was. Was he unable to be vaccinated yet?

I know people who ended up in the ICU or worse but that's because they were anti-vaxx. 

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18 hours ago, HIPPYVALLEY said:

Thanks for posting this - very sad yet also heartwarming.  My wife and I are mourning someone only a little older, a young lady who lived with us for 11 months in 2006-07 (turned 18 while here) who then joined the Air Force (earning many commendations, which we learned only from the obit - she never bragged on herself), got married, had a little girl, and then 18 months ago was diagnosed with cancer.  Earlier this month she had part of her colon removed, small enough to avoid the bag but enough to get all the tumor, and we celebrated.  That night blood clots formed in her lungs and she was gone - shockingly - 4 days after turning 33.  She had received Christ as personal Savoir so we know she's with Him now, which is some comfort.  Funeral yesterday with full military honors, including an escort from Logan to Maine, 21-gun salute and looked like her entire platoon attended.  Eyes are wet just typing this.

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9 minutes ago, tamarack said:

Thanks for posting this - very sad yet also heartwarming.  My wife and I are mourning someone only a little older, a young lady who lived with us for 11 months in 2006-07 (turned 18 while here) who then joined the Air Force (earning many commendations, which we learned only from the obit - she never bragged on herself), got married, had a little girl, and then 18 months ago was diagnosed with cancer.  Earlier this month she had part of her colon removed, small enough to avoid the bag but enough to get all the tumor, and we celebrated.  That night blood clots formed in her lungs and she was gone - shockingly - 4 days after turning 33.  She had received Christ as personal Savoir so we know she's with Him now, which is some comfort.  Funeral yesterday with full military honors, including an escort from Logan to Maine, 21-gun salute and looked like her entire platoon attended.  Eyes are wet just typing this.

sorry for your loss.  Sounds like she was a very impressive person. 

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23 minutes ago, forkyfork said:

did anyone push for him to get vaccinated? he'd probably still be alive if he did

He was last active here on April 29.  The question is whether he stopped being active here because he was already very sick at that point, or is it some other reason? 

Let's say it's because he was already very sick.  Given the typical timeline of vaccine eligibility for someone his age, it is unlikely that he would've been fully vaccinated by late April.  Odds are he was not vaccinated at all or only had partial protection.

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1 hour ago, tamarack said:

Thanks for posting this - very sad yet also heartwarming.  My wife and I are mourning someone only a little older, a young lady who lived with us for 11 months in 2006-07 (turned 18 while here) who then joined the Air Force (earning many commendations, which we learned only from the obit - she never bragged on herself), got married, had a little girl, and then 18 months ago was diagnosed with cancer.  Earlier this month she had part of her colon removed, small enough to avoid the bag but enough to get all the tumor, and we celebrated.  That night blood clots formed in her lungs and she was gone - shockingly - 4 days after turning 33.  She had received Christ as personal Savoir so we know she's with Him now, which is some comfort.  Funeral yesterday with full military honors, including an escort from Logan to Maine, 21-gun salute and looked like her entire platoon attended.  Eyes are wet just typing this.

So sorry brother 

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8 minutes ago, Hoosier said:

He was last active here on April 29.  The question is whether he stopped being active here because he was already very sick at that point, or is it some other reason? 

Let's say it's because he was already very sick.  Given the typical timeline of vaccine eligibility for someone his age, it is unlikely that he would've been fully vaccinated by late April.  Odds are he was not vaccinated at all or only had partial protection.

Forky is an asshole 

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11 minutes ago, Hoosier said:

He was last active here on April 29.  The question is whether he stopped being active here because he was already very sick at that point, or is it some other reason? 

Let's say it's because he was already very sick.  Given the typical timeline of vaccine eligibility for someone his age, it is unlikely that he would've been fully vaccinated by late April.  Odds are he was not vaccinated at all or only had partial protection.

He almost was certainly eligible long before that given his health issues. We don't know what all of those issues were. They could have prevented him from getting vaxxed too.

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14 minutes ago, Hoosier said:

He was last active here on April 29.  The question is whether he stopped being active here because he was already very sick at that point, or is it some other reason? 

Let's say it's because he was already very sick.  Given the typical timeline of vaccine eligibility for someone his age, it is unlikely that he would've been fully vaccinated by late April.  Odds are he was not vaccinated at all or only had partial protection.

fwiw in MA the eligibility date  for 16+ (no preconditions) was 4/19

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3 minutes ago, Ginx snewx said:

Forky is an asshole 

Well, yeah, but I think it's a fair thing to wonder about.  I wondered about it too.  I laid out why it seems unlikely for James to have been fully vaccinated by the time he got sick, even if he had rushed out and got it (exception may be the 1 dose J&J, but the vast majority of vaccines being given in this country are Pfizer or Moderna).

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2 minutes ago, ORH_wxman said:

He almost was certainly eligible long before that given his health issues. We don't know what all of those issues were. They could have prevented him from getting vaxxed too.

Good point.  I had no clue about his health issues, so that's why I said typical timeline for eligibility for someone that age. 

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4 minutes ago, Hoosier said:

Well, yeah, but I think it's a fair thing to wonder about.  I wondered about it too.  I laid out why it seems unlikely for James to have been fully vaccinated by the time he got sick, even if he had rushed out and got it (exception may be the 1 dose J&J, but the vast majority of vaccines being given in this country are Pfizer or Moderna).

He edited that post before it read, did you guys talk him out of getting a vaccine. You nailed it though. His entire family was hit except his sister who was vaccinated because she works in health care.

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6 minutes ago, Hoosier said:

Well, yeah, but I think it's a fair thing to wonder about.  I wondered about it too.  I laid out why it seems unlikely for James to have been fully vaccinated by the time he got sick, even if he had rushed out and got it (exception may be the 1 dose J&J, but the vast majority of vaccines being given in this country are Pfizer or Moderna).

I know they opened up the vaccines much earlier for young people with any underlying health conditions that put them at greater risk of severe Covid though, so it's possible he could have gotten vaccinated very early on since he had health problems as ORH_wxman just mentioned. But we don't know for sure what the situation was for him. Very sad news. Obviously a great guy. RIP.

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6 minutes ago, radarman said:

fwiw in MA the eligibility date  for 16+ (no preconditions) was 4/19

I wasn't that hard to get one well before that either even with zero preconditions. If you just called and put yourself on a no-show list, you would likely get one within a couple days. I got one in early March this way despite not being eligible for traditional appointment.

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RIP James

Originally performed by Ghosts of the Forest

(Anastasio)
© Seven Below Inc. (BMI)

It's such a brief time we get to be here
All together as friends they come and go
We stand in streams of water
And circle round the sun
Until our time is done

It's such a brief time we get to be here
Crystal memories shimmer in my mind
Of laughing all together
I will always cherish
Till the end of my time

And what was I so worried about
What a waste of time
I can't even remember now
I've seen smiles on passing faces
In a long unending line
It's such a beautiful world
And such a brief time

It's such a brief time we get to be here
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As a long time lurker on this forum, James was always my go to for Cape winter weather. I do not have a background in science or meteorology but just a weather lover and James was my kindred spirit whenever there was the slightest possibly of a "good" storm on Cape Cod( I live just a few miles from James).. I knew that James was always incredibly optimistic about what would be coming our way but I loved his hopeful weather posts. I will miss him and think of him often this coming winter.

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59 minutes ago, minster22 said:

As a long time lurker on this forum, James was always my go to for Cape winter weather. I do not have a background in science or meteorology but just a weather lover and James was my kindred spirit whenever there was the slightest possibly of a "good" storm on Cape Cod( I live just a few miles from James).. I knew that James was always incredibly optimistic about what would be coming our way but I loved his hopeful weather posts. I will miss him and think of him often this coming winter.

I’m just glad he got winter 2005, 2015 and the 2019 tornado. Lots of optimistic storms and hurricanes that James wouldn’t give up on in between. A James hurricane or winter storm will be fitting in the next year or two for sure!

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17 hours ago, Ginx snewx said:

He edited that post before it read, did you guys talk him out of getting a vaccine. You nailed it though. His entire family was hit except his sister who was vaccinated because she works in health care.

so his whole family didn't get vaccinated

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