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[*] posted on 3-27-2020 at 11:48 AM


Desperate? No, I was searching for something on Choral Pepper for a friend and came across this post. I thought it was worthy to bring up to the top. Perhaps you can add something worth remembering, too?



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[*] posted on 3-28-2020 at 12:50 AM


I miss Natalie Ann Warner. She didn't post pictures of herself so there is nothing to post.

Recently I was remembering the early days of Bajanomad, before Facebook and Baja Talk, we were discussing smilies and she decided that it needed this new one: :dudette:

So when you post and see this on the right -

:dudette:

think of 'Nena'.
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[*] posted on 3-28-2020 at 08:41 AM


Tony Resendez of Bahia De Los Angeles. His work to protect sea turtles and the environment in general was known to many.
Beyond that though, he was a pillar of BOLA who was a bridge between Gringos and Mexicans and was always willing to give advice or help if necessary.
A respected leader who didn't need a title to lead. A truly GOOD man.
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[*] posted on 3-28-2020 at 08:52 AM


Not long after bumping this thread up, we lost another "great one" from Baja Nomad... Keri. I made a post about the news: http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=94237



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[*] posted on 3-28-2020 at 09:37 AM


In Bajamar, Peggy Van Meter was our community matriarch. Any animal brought to her was a soul buddy. During the big fire of 2006 she evacuated and had all of her dogs & cats with her, but left $50K in cash @ her house. She was a ageless beauty with wit like a machete.
She was once a Vegas showgirl and she had a bluff top home with an ocean front glass shower, the front nine will never be the same.
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[*] posted on 3-28-2020 at 10:27 AM


I miss George Bergin (Osprey), who retired from his job in the insurance industry at 59 and moved to La Ribera with his wife Lynda, returning to the U.S. only once over the next 20+ years. With time on his hands, he picked up fiction writing as a hobby and wrote prolifically, sharing many a story on BajaNomad. He and I struck up a friendship over email and even managed to meet up in person once. When his health began to decline, he never once thought about heading north of the border, instead living out his last months in Paradise. Descansa en paz, Jorge.



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[*] posted on 3-28-2020 at 11:00 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Skipjack Joe  
I miss Natalie Ann Warner. She didn't post pictures of herself so there is nothing to post.

Recently I was remembering the early days of Bajanomad, before Facebook and Baja Talk, we were discussing smilies and she decided that it needed this new one: :dudette:

So when you post and see this on the right -

:dudette:

think of 'Nena'.


OMG, I had no idea Nena had passed.... very sorry to hear this.
She always asked me to pick her up on the way south .... d a m n.

Igor,
We saw a long-haired hippy dude with a huge knee brace in Asuncion but didn't recognize him until Tim explained. Sorry we missed you, hope Alex is doing well and PLEASE take care of yourself.
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[*] posted on 3-28-2020 at 11:15 AM


Quote: Originally posted by pauldavidmena  
I miss George Bergin (Osprey), who retired from his job in the insurance industry at 59 and moved to La Ribera with his wife Lynda, returning to the U.S. only once over the next 20+ years. With time on his hands, he picked up fiction writing as a hobby and wrote prolifically, sharing many a story on BajaNomad. He and I struck up a friendship over email and even managed to meet up in person once. When his health began to decline, he never once thought about heading north of the border, instead living out his last months in Paradise. Descansa en paz, Jorge.


Osprey was great... I was so glad to meet him and Lynda in 2017. He had a difficult time talking but still was so excited about La Ribera. I need to scan and share his unpublished La Ribera book he gave me. On the back of my mission book, is the referral by George (with Graham and GregN)...
Lynda died only a few months later, followed by George.





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[*] posted on 3-28-2020 at 03:08 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
I need to scan and share his unpublished La Ribera book he gave me.


I've attached what I believe is the "La Ribera Review" you mentioned. If it's too big, I'll put it on my website so that people can download it.

Edit: I think the attachment was too big. Anyone's who's interested can go to http://www.extraspecialbitter.com/La_Ribera_Review-2012.doc and download it from there. It's in Microsoft Word format.

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[*] posted on 3-28-2020 at 03:34 PM


Super dooper! Thanks!!



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[*] posted on 3-28-2020 at 05:02 PM


Good bump David

I miss Bernie
After we finished collaborating on his last book he drove up with his new lady and we had a wonderful few days here. Up to Yosemite, a few c-cktails by our pool, lots of stories and memories. He was in great shape and fine spirit, but we lost him too early.

I miss the two early curmudgeons.... DENNIS and JR (Ski Baja)
Both could be quite contrary and annoying, but both had a great heart for the less fortunate. Something our current curmudgeons seem to lack, sad to say.

And I miss Antonio at LABay. We probably stayed at his place at least 15 times, and he was always an awesome host. Young Tonio and Antonio's widow Bety are also top notch, fortunately still with us.
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[*] posted on 3-28-2020 at 05:19 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Diver  
Quote: Originally posted by Skipjack Joe  
I miss Natalie Ann Warner. She didn't post pictures of herself so there is nothing to post.

Recently I was remembering the early days of Bajanomad, before Facebook and Baja Talk, we were discussing smilies and she decided that it needed this new one: :dudette:

So when you post and see this on the right -

:dudette:

think of 'Nena'.


OMG, I had no idea Nena had passed.... very sorry to hear this.
She always asked me to pick her up on the way south .... d a m n.

Igor,
We saw a long-haired hippy dude with a huge knee brace in Asuncion but didn't recognize him until Tim explained. Sorry we missed you, hope Alex is doing well and PLEASE take care of yourself.
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Yes, she had a number of illnesses recently. They seemed to come with greater and greater frequency. After a while you lose the will to fight back and overcome. It's always a surprise when the end comes but it really wasn't.

She paid a great deal of attention to Nomads. She seemed to know most of the people who posted here and even their personal lives. Nomads was her way of staying in touch with Baja after Tucker passed away in El Centennario a few years back.
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[*] posted on 4-7-2020 at 11:58 AM


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[*] posted on 4-7-2020 at 01:50 PM
Who do you miss?


I actually miss hearing from McFez himself.

He started this thread more than six years ago and it has gotten a lot of action over those years.

He seemed to just fade away a few years ago. Anybody know why?

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[*] posted on 4-7-2020 at 01:52 PM
Neal Johns aka 'Aridologist'


We lost Neal last year... Baja Nomad (Doug) and I attended the memorial as did Nomads John M and TacoFeliz. Ken Cooke came too, but missed the service. Full post: http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=93792

I took this photo as our 2010 Mission Santa MarĂ­a group had dinner the night before the mission, in El Rosario. Sitting next to Neal is Teddi ('Baja Bucko' on Nomad)...




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[*] posted on 4-7-2020 at 01:57 PM


How about Herman Hill?
He was always interesting to listen to. Not sure if he was ever a Nomad
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Quote: Originally posted by RnR  
I actually miss hearing from McFez himself.

He started this thread more than six years ago and it has gotten a lot of action over those years.

He seemed to just fade away a few years ago. Anybody know why?

(Loved his Avatar !)


McFez was also known as "YankeeIrishman" here on Nomad. His last post was in Jan. 2017. He had a place at Campo Ocotillos, north of San Felipe. I hope he is still on this side!




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[*] posted on 4-7-2020 at 02:00 PM


Quote: Originally posted by RnR  
I actually miss hearing from McFez himself.

He started this thread more than six years ago and it has gotten a lot of action over those years.

He seemed to just fade away a few years ago. Anybody know why?

(Loved his Avatar !)


don't miss those silly disgusting battles he and the investigator dude engaged in :rolleyes:
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[*] posted on 4-7-2020 at 02:05 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Tioloco  
How about Herman Hill?
He was always interesting to listen to. Not sure if he was ever a Nomad


Herman died in 2013, at age 92, in a car wreck on Hwy. 1...
Paulina made this memorial for him, at Las Flores...



His book will continue his colorful storytelling into eternity!



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[*] posted on 4-7-2020 at 02:16 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Quote: Originally posted by Tioloco  
How about Herman Hill?
He was always interesting to listen to. Not sure if he was ever a Nomad


Herman died in 2013, at age 92, in a car wreck on Hwy. 1...
Paulina made this memorial for him, at Las Flores...



His book will continue his colorful storytelling into eternity!


Wow, I remember when he passed away. Cant believe it has been that long already.
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