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Awshucks is No More

Postby vixenmaster » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:02 am

2nd yr my best friend Dan has past from this Earth. Tears still are runnin down my face as i go to post this in his memory. My best friend i do miss you so much

With a most heavy Heart i will post this poem my Mrs. wrote of my late best Friend. Its been a yr now n tears are rollin down my face like it was the day i got that terrible phone call tellin me he had been killed.

Dan, the Man

Dan Flaherty was smart as a whip, sharp as a tack, if you were his friend, he had your back.

Kindness was hidden, but there all the same.

Through his mind, out the mouth, often brusque and a bit profane, spitting out what he thought, no regard to shame,

He didn't run cold, he didn't run hot, what you saw is what you got, and a person sure knew if Flaherty liked them or not.

Humor may have been sparse, wit was dry. Dan's word was his bond and he looked you in the eye.

Always willing to help a fellow man, woman or child, his heart was big, on his word he didn't renege.

The big man treasured brotherhood with buddies, his friendship true blue; for his friends, there was nothing he wouldn't do.

Opinions were strong, and once stated, pretty much didn't change; when in a debate he was open to a lively exchange.

Dan's big hands handled his beloved bows and guns with skill. Whether hunting or competition shooting with either weapon, he enjoyed it with a manly thrill.

Known as “Awshucks” in the cross bow forum, peers looked to him for sage advice, as knowledge was solid, with explanations precise and concise.

Harleys were the first love for bikes, way cool and nice, but the last couple of years, Dan's Triumph was his spice.

Riding in Patriot Guard and ABATE with pride, was seriously done, in his stride. Wind in his face, road at his back, wherever he rolled, he left his track.

Known as “Aw Shucks” in the cross bow forum, peers looked to him for sage advice, as knowledge was solid, with explanations precise and concise.

A renewal of faith, a commitment made in the latter time of life. God sent love in place of strife.

Doubt, worries, sickness and troubles were healed, when before the throne, the big man kneeled.

As friends, we are thankful to know, Dan's eternity is secured, his pain racked body, and bruised spirited cured.

We can be assured angels were there as life flowed from the earthly body that day, to minister, control...and with love, escort Dan's soul away.

Daniel James Flaherty aka Dan and Awshucks
January 9, 1947 – August 7, 2015
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Re: Awshucks is No More

Postby wabi » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:13 am

Dan was a great person!
He might be gone, but he's sure not forgotten.
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Re: Awshucks is No More

Postby agingcrossbower » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:23 am

wabi wrote:Dan was a great person!
He might be gone, but he's sure not forgotten.


So true, he will not be forgotten. Not with a good friend like Vixenmaster.
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Re: Awshucks is No More

Postby papabear1 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:42 am

I'd say you was lucky to have a friend like Dan, we all share your lost of a friend with you Mike.

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Re: Awshucks is No More

Postby Normous » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:58 am

RIP Dan.
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Re: Awshucks is No More

Postby 8ptbuk » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:27 am

Very Generous Man !
James : 1 - 19-20 Know this , My beloved Brothers : Let every person be quick to hear , slow to speak , slow to anger , for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God .

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Re: Awshucks is No More

Postby amythntr » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:18 pm

.....I wish I would have gotten a chance to meet Awshucks! :cry:

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Re: Awshucks is No More

Postby wheelie » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:45 pm

I cherish the 18 in 1 target he gave me at Boofest! Still use it regularly and still in good shape. We all lost a good man and a valuable forum member! :)
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Re: Awshucks is No More

Postby flightattendant100 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:31 pm

Dan was a good friend and I miss his witty posts. Forum lost a valued member. RIP Dan.
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Re: Awshucks is No More

Postby xcaliber » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:51 pm

I never got to meet him, but he sure was loved by some real good people, I'm sure Dan was a very good man. Sorry that he went so young, and sorry for the loss of those that knew him. Mike, your Mrs. Poem was a tribute to who Dan was I'm sure.
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Re: Awshucks is No More

Postby maine hunter » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:52 am

He was a good man, he is definitely missed.
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Re: Awshucks is No More

Postby Bullzeye » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:27 am

Dan was Definitely a great man.

I remember when I had just purchased my bow and needed help installing and dialing in my scope, Dan said " come to BooFest and we'll get it done" and sure enough, with his help we got the scope installed and dialled in perfectly, and he then spent quite a bit of time with me sharing his knowledge of bows.
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Re: Awshucks is No More

Postby Tom » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:39 am

flightattendant100 wrote:Dan was a good friend and I miss his witty posts. Forum lost a valued member. RIP Dan.


Dan was what many people strive to be. He had lots of wisdom which he would freely share. He was kind. He would give things to people that needed it (not only items, but his time as well). But to me, his humour was his best quality. Even on the forum a little humour from Dan would ease a lot of the forum tension at certain times.

I have personally met Dan a few times and he instantly became a friend. I do miss him, will miss him and this forum did lose a great man.

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Re: Awshucks is No More

Postby VixChix » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:04 am

I miss his humour, his wisdom, and most of all his friendship. He wasn't afraid to speak the truth no matter what. He was able to find the good in every situation.

Here he's expressing his opinion of my HHA:
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This is Dan smiling after being gifted a tshirt by Laura... Image
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Re: Awshucks is No More

Postby papabear1 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:14 pm

[quote="VixChix"]I miss his humour, his wisdom, and most of all his friendship. He wasn't afraid to speak the truth no matter what. He was able to find the good in every situation.

Here he's expressing his opinion of my HHA:
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This is Dan smiling after being gifted a tshirt by Laura... Image[/quote

Monica, if I remember right, he also let you paint his fingernails pink at Boofest . :wink:
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