I have to say that there have been moderators and members on the BOC WHO I HAVE VISITED AND FISHED BESIDES WHO SADLY ARE NO LONGER WITH US! today I honor their memory and say to, tinboat, unclesci fi, jpb, bad karma, and others who I do not see like abilene that I remember you all and appreciate the hospitality they showed me, the instruction the gave me, the confidence they shared with me, and the laughter they wrought in my life. The BOC is like a string theory phenomenon. when you come here a small string develops between you and the rest of us, as time passes that string weaves itself into a chain, that cannot be broken or severed unless we sever it ourself. It is to my own remorse that I did not have a chance to say goodbye to those who have gone before us but just like that string today I feel them all still tugging at my memory and heart. FISHING BESIDE TINBOAT AT PICKWICK TAUGHT ME ANIMPORTANT LESSON! he would keep a gun by his side< one by his tackle box< two under his seat and one strapped across his chest!! hE TOLD ME ONE NIGHT IN TENNESSEE YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN THE INDIANS ARE COMIN SO CIRCLE THE WAGONS AND PROTECT THE STRINGER AT ALL COSTS!! ROTFLMAO TO ALL THE BOC MEMBERS WHO HELPED MAKE THIS PLACE SO GREAT I TOAST YOU TODAY AND WILL REMEMBER YOU ALWAYS!!