View Full Version : Hi from KapnDsl

05-11-2004, 10:58 PM
Well, I've been learning and asking and figure it is time to say "HI".

Quick bio--late 50's, married 30 years (2nd try). Retired from Military/DOD flying in '95. 2nd careers (both short) back into being a machinist and as a Crew Boat Captain in the oilfields. Both were disasters!
I am too "structured and mission oriented" for those worlds any more.

Five Kiddos. all married with only one divorced. Four Grand Kiddos, 3 healthy and one "hanging onto life" as a 24 week Preemie.

Been "Grillin" forever. Got involved and interested in real BBQ at my retirement party in '95. Co-Worker rented a trailer mount rig and did a whole Farkin pig for the party by the lake. I am instantly hooked.

Took a while, but researched and got my Bandera--finally!!

Glad to be here.

Marianna is just off I-10 in the FL Panhandle--Give me a heads-up and Brethern are always welcome!!


05-11-2004, 11:19 PM
Kpn, noticed your rv in one of the pics you posted, bitchin' road trip machine. Glad to have you with us. Good thoughts are with that young'en. Don't be bashful about posting, always good to have fresh ideas. Welcome Brother.

05-12-2004, 12:26 AM

05-12-2004, 01:27 AM

Welcome aboard. I hope all goes well for the premie.


05-12-2004, 07:50 AM
Welcome aboard! Glad to see you made it over to the cattle call area. Best wishes on that little one, brother.

05-12-2004, 07:54 AM
Welcome to the group. Good luck with the grandkid, got three of my own and I'm not near late 50 or retired. FARK....

05-12-2004, 08:20 AM
Welcome Tim.

My sister is a neo-natal intensive care nurse and I hear stories like yours alot. Tons of advancements in the field since she started 15 years ago, so I hope all turns out.

Glad to have you in the group brother.

05-12-2004, 08:24 AM
Glad to have you Tim. Our prayers are with your little one.

05-12-2004, 09:18 AM
Welcome. Glad to have another Florida respresentative!

Prayers will be for the littlest one!

05-12-2004, 10:00 AM
Hmmmm....I'm looking at a Florida trip this fall.....:D

05-12-2004, 02:48 PM
Welcome Tim. May the power of the Q help your newest grandchild.

05-12-2004, 02:49 PM
Welcome, Tim! Best wished for the wee one.

05-17-2004, 11:13 PM
Welcome to the crew. Hope all is well with the youngest.

05-25-2004, 06:36 PM
Thanks for all the good wishes.
Our "wee one" (thanks to whoever used that perfect term) did not make it.
Jackson had 2 great weeks and one bad one.
We did get to spend the last hour with him, and then he was gone.
Long trip home!

For anyone who is intersested, bored, or whatever--www.jacksondeancochran.com tells the story of his short time here.

It is amazing to see the things medicine can do now. We thank all of those professional for their efforts.

I had hoped to teach him to Q, fish, etc, but there are other grandkiddos and more will be more coming. I'll just teach one of them twice as much!!! That presumes that I figure it out myself :)

Thanks guys--


05-25-2004, 07:42 PM
Sorry to hear of your loss Tim. Another Brethren gone.

05-25-2004, 07:49 PM
Tim, if there are appropriate words, I can't find them. The Little One and your family are in the hearts and prayers of the Brothers.

05-26-2004, 09:06 AM
Ok, I want to go hold my son now! Tim, I can't even begin to imagine what you and your family are feeling now. Our prayers are with you and yours. Godspeed, Jackson.

05-26-2004, 09:30 AM
Sorry, Brother. That has to be a rough thing to go through. My thoughts are with you and your family.

05-26-2004, 09:50 AM
Sorry to hear about Jackson

Wife and I experienced a DNC on our final try, but that is a little different.

Just went to the website. Very touching.

Take care Brother.

05-26-2004, 10:44 AM

I'm sorry about your little Jackson. The passing of little ones especially makes me wonder whether there really is a 'plan'. The memorial page is wonderful.

From the land of Paul Bunyan, a warm welcome!