Ben's absence

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Mizar







PostPosted: November 17, 2012 3:29 PM 

Ben? Miss you.

dx


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PostPosted: November 18, 2012 6:04 PM 

...I agree Mizar...trust our Ben is well or mending from his malade.

yt
dx

LWS


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PostPosted: November 18, 2012 8:11 PM 

Me too!

Its a bit troubling that we have not heard anymore from his family.

Hort, do you have any of his coordinates to get a message to him?

Winston

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PostPosted: November 18, 2012 9:38 PM 

Unfortunately, I have no way to contact Ben. I have e-mailed Mark to see if he has a way to contact him.

In my case I asked my son to post a message so maybe Ben will do the same.

hortonheardawho


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PostPosted: November 19, 2012 7:50 PM 

Mark e-mailed me saying the e-mail he sent Ben's e-mail address on file bounced with a "Recipient Rejected" message.

dx


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PostPosted: November 19, 2012 8:12 PM 

SHIT shit shit>>>h...that does not sound good at all.

We should have a repository of our addresses somewhere on this site. Trouble is, do our spouses and/or friends know we are in here on the MRB.

yt
dx
Crying or Very Sad

dx


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PostPosted: November 19, 2012 8:16 PM 

h>>>

Would Serpens or Bill know his last name so we can spot his address somewhere in the USA?

Henry, disappeared years ago and not a word since.

yt
dx

hortonheardawho


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PostPosted: November 20, 2012 8:14 AM 

Mark did some sleuthing ( most likely based on IP addresses of his post ) and found a phone number of a person that is most likely Ben. It is a west coast number and I will phone it this afternoon.

I did an obit search using his name and didn't find a match within this year so I think he is still with us.

dx


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PostPosted: November 20, 2012 11:34 AM 

h>>>

All the best on the sleuthing!

yt
dx

Mizar


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PostPosted: November 20, 2012 2:36 PM 

Thumbs up, let's hope the best!

RW


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PostPosted: November 20, 2012 6:38 PM 

Facebook?

hortonheardawho


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PostPosted: November 20, 2012 8:37 PM 

It is my sad duty to report that Ben Lee Short's wife called me to report that Ben died August 22 from pancreatitis. He was 80.

She said there was no obituary because she didn't know how to summarize his many accomplishments in his life. He was buried at sea from his beloved boat.

He will be missed.

LWS


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PostPosted: November 20, 2012 8:58 PM 

He will surely be missed.
Ben was a fair minded man.

Winston

Barsoomer


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PostPosted: November 20, 2012 9:27 PM 

Fair-minded and generous with his time. He did his best to express his geological insights on the various things we observed.

hortonheardawho


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PostPosted: November 20, 2012 10:05 PM 

I propose that we name the jam and bread structures at the current location as "Ben's formation".

I am sure we will see more rocks of this type as Oppy wanders around the rim of Endeavour.

Other ideas?

mann


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PostPosted: November 20, 2012 10:18 PM 

Darn, i really liked The person i thought he was, by reading his honost and common sence posts.
Makes me sad.

He must have quite the man.

dx


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PostPosted: November 20, 2012 10:38 PM 

shit ...shit shit...no one should die...why can't we just live! ...and we're trying to find 'life' on anther planet? Hell, real life is right here on Earth and then it vanishes.

Thanks 'h' for finding out about Ben. We should leave no one behind. I liked him and his open mind for easy conversation of understanding geology. Seems he travelled quite a bit and was respected by Serpens and Bill.

Thanks Ben for I will miss your insightful geologic mind.

yt
dx
Crying or Very Sad Crying or Very Sad Crying or Very Sad

dx


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PostPosted: November 20, 2012 10:41 PM 

h>>>
name as you called it in your 14...I second the motion.
yt
dx

Thomas Lee Elifritz


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PostPosted: November 20, 2012 11:58 PM 

I'm so sorry to hear this, sympathies and condolences to those who know him and of him.

My understanding is the big announcement will be on the 5th of December at the AGU meeting. Unless this is a null result you all should prepare for greatness. It's possible that organics could be widespread from impacts, but looking at the all of the hallucigenia and the psychedelia in the soil under the dune armor, one can only speculate what is going on here. It's a shame that Ben won't be around to temper those speculations.

zoost


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PostPosted: November 21, 2012 3:31 AM 

Condolences to anyone who knew him. I will miss his presence here on the forums. RIP

MPJ


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PostPosted: November 21, 2012 3:46 AM 

RIP Ben - you will be missed.

I agree with Hortons idea of naming the latest most interesting formation type Oppy stumbled across after him - "Ben's formation"

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