Forgive.....I just found this website and it looked interesting so I registered and I've just now learned the founder had died.......what happened to
him ? Condolences to his wife and family.
AN industrial accident earlier this year. This forum was his baby, and as fitting tribute to him, we keep it running! I hope you can stay and contribute.
This is very belated Dot, but may I offer my sincere condolences in finding on my return that Karl is no longer with us.
Yes And I'm glad our two met and got on, as well!
Ahhh - that's typical of the man! But it was no one's fault - not even David's, though we did rib him rather unmercifully! And the hotel were
kindness themselves, making sure he was comfortable and well taken care of - and Tim's kind driving made the journey home tolerable!
(He was a plane spotter, and managed to fall backwards down some steps, breaking his shoulder).
I know it sounds odd, but I don't know of anyone who ever took against him. People often didn't really notice him because he was quiet but he was kind, generous and simply a good man.
Which is a lovely memory! You'll miss him for the rest of your life!
It was meant as a statement of fact, Janet. Deb's sister has been in the unfortunate position of having to bury two husbands. She has married again. She still loves her first two husbands and misses them both, Her third husband grew up with them both and wishes for her sake that neither had died, but is glad to have her. So, yes, you must move on, but, out of the love that you shared, you'll not forget.
Dear Administration Team
I'm almost ashamed to respond to this so late. I am still in disbelief that Karl is no longer with us. I have never been an active participant in the forums, but when I joined in 2005, I dint get a generic welcome message from a forum administrator. What I recieved, was a persolized welcome message from Karl who was keen to know who I was and explain a few things I would be interested in the forums.
I did not know Karl Personally, but just from his interaction with a stranger like me over something inert like the internet, I'm sure he was a gentleman willing to help first and ask questiosn later.
My deepest sympathies and condolences to Phantom( Karl's Wife)
May his soul rest in piece...
Welcome back vchakra23, as a fitting memorial to Karl, we have all chosen to keep KF running, thanks to DW. Please hang around and help us make Karl's memory live on.
Happy birthday chuckle Always here. always waiting xxxx
Ribbons and bows
Suprises in parcels
Joy and happiness
Fun and laughter
A smiling face
And cheery wave
No Shadow thrown
An empty cup
Sadness and sorrow
Karl, missing you on your birthday and everyday.
Mr and Mrs Bear
sings Happy Birthday!
Hope it's not been too traumatic Dot.
Thinking of you, Dot. Karl is missed by so many.
I CANT BELEIVE ITS A YEAR TOMORROW SINCE HE DIED THE GRIEF IS STILL SO HARD TO BEAR MISSING HIM STILL
MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU DOT ESPECIALLY TOMORROW
I can't believe it has been a year time goes so quickly.
Dot just want to give you a huge hug but arms not that long enough.
Take care and know we are all there for you
Remembering Karl - a true gentleman, and thinking of Dreamweaver.
My thoughts are with Dot today. Karl is in our hearts and minds.
Hugs to you, Dot.
My thoughts and prayers too, Dot, Foxylady.
I can only re-iterate the posts above lass. I hope time has been kind to you and eased some of the pain.
Thoughts are with you today ((((Dot)))).
And mine. (((Dot)))
Was Karl once a member of No Holds Barred Forum . I remember a guy called Karl on there and he was a very Knowlagable person.
Thinking of those who knew Karl personally, especially close family.
Rose leaves, when the rose is dead,
Are heaped for the beloved's bed;
And so thy thoughts, when thou art gone,
Love itself shall slumber on.
I would have liked to have had the privilidge of knowing Karl, he appeared to be a kind and gentle man from what I have learned about him.
So true, Snowy, and my only contact was on here.
For a very special man.
KARL, A sad three years. Missed always, forgotten never.
(((( DOT ))))
Respectfully, Mr + Mrs Bear
I second that sentiment, Bear, I remember Karl as a very kind and helpful man.
Dearest Dot. I hope this poem is in some way helpful.
When I am gone, release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do,
You mustn't tie yourself to me with too many tears,
But be thankful we had so many good years.
I gave you my love, and you can only guess
How much you've given me in happiness.
I thank you for the love that you have shown,
But now it is time I traveled on alone.
So grieve for me a while, if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust
That it is only for a while that we must part,
So treasure the memories within your heart.
I won't be far away for life goes on.
And if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can't see or touch me, I will be near
And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear
All my love around you soft and clear
And then, when you come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and a "Welcome Home".
Thinking of you today especially.
Good sentiment, Mary. We all miss Karl, may his legacy live on!
Every June 12th, Karl is on my mind.
today it is three years since he died shed a little tear thinking of you dot doesnst seem any easier for me sure you must feel the same x x
It's good for those of us who did not get to know Karl in the flesh to pause and remember him at these milestones. To remember his kindness, the
values he held in establishing these forums, his helpfulness, and his sense of humor, to mention a few.
I remember he was using Windows 98 SE after many of us had moved on, and this was helpful to me (as I was still using that OS). While others would search their own memories, he had my very OS in front of him every day, to remind me of details that were different than what others were using. I also remember when he finally jumped to a newer Windows OS.
And I recall that we got many members who first made his acquaintance when he helped them, and they joined KF afterwards.
Here's to Karl!
And thank you, Dot, for keeping his house here going.
Dot- I'm sorry I must have gotten confused. I thought Karl passed away on June 12th.
I'm sorry I mixed up the date.
My thoughts are with you.
4 Years on,,it seems like yesterday,,I will never forget Karl,he was a one off, they broke the mould when he was taken r.i.p
I, too, remember Karl each and every year (and often in between.)
A true gentleman.
Karl was always so helpful in computer matters. That was one of the reasons KF kept growing--he would help people he met outside Karlsforums, and mention them, and then people would stop by here and stay.
Never Knew Karl but wish I had .
Well it's been five years now. I honestly didn't believe the forum would last after Karl. I want to take this opportunity to thank the team for all
Si and Rob for their technical know how, without them we would have crumbled.
Mary for her prolific threads and generally just "being there" online watching for those spamtards
Leigh, because his timeline is different to us mere Poms mops up while we sleep and banters with the boys .
To those who still post, I thank you, because without you there would be no forum.
After all that I still miss him dreadfully.
You always will, Dotty.
One of the curses of love, I guess.
I still miss mine, at times, even though I'm married, again, and have been for years.
Thankfully, my wife both knows and understands. :
Hopefully you have the peace that having had a loving husband brings when the memories flood back. It hardly seems like five years though.
I think of you both from time to time.
Karl was so kind and patient. A good man.
5 years . Tempes Fugit
He was such a nice bloke and so helpful, aye Dream weaver you had a good one there, probably mending computers up stairs with the angels god bless him jmb
I, too, would like to thank you all for "hanging around" One day, I'd hope to, at least, meet some of you in the flesh, so to speak. Dot, no one will ever replace Karl. Sadly, I've had too many close friends lose a loved one, to know that.
Karl was one of life's gentlemen !
Its hard to accept that its now five years since Karl started out on his last journey.
My friend is in my heart and thoughts today and everyday as well as his beloved Dot.
Karl is missed by us all.
Karl we're thinking of you! Mr & Mrs Bear.
KARL, not forgotten!
The memory of Karl will keep him alive in our hearts.
Thinking of you Dot.
Oh how the years go by
Karl made his final journey nine years ago today, I remember it like it was yesterday. Still hard to believe
Karl, thinking of you friend
Respectfully the Bear
I miss him.
Still in my thoughts though the years have flown. jmb
Seems an appropriate place, as it would've been Bill's (Brow96) birthday.
I hope where you are, it's remembered and celebrated.
Good thought, Katzy. We should continue to use this thread in memory of those who have "gone before". A fitting tribute to Karl and others.
Bill used to 'phone me, from The States, most weeks. When the calls stopped, it was terribly difficult to find out what had happened. I eventually
found out from an old US Navy site, where there was an announcement of his passing.
I s'pose people must disappear from sites, like that, without anyone knowing what had actually happened. Did we ever find out about Giron?
No. I've sent him several messages from different boards but none of them were ever opened. He wasn't that old but I got the impression that he wasn't that fit and I think he might have had a few stressful things happening.