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Sorry to report this sad news, from the family of Art Hussey

Sorry to report this sad news, from the family of Art Hussey

Jul 22nd, 2005, 04:54 AM
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Please include my sympathy to Mr. Hussey's family. I remember his very positive postings during his illness and hospitalization. Deborah
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Jul 22nd, 2005, 05:12 AM
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Sad news indeed. To honor his memory I will like to share my best memories of Art: a longtime contributor to this travel forum who share the best of his wisdom with generosity and kindness. I still recalled his gracious e-mail thanking a recommendation to stay in Hotel Mora in Madrid during the trip he made to Spain with a younger sibling. Travel was his passion and he will be miss. A true class act in the best sense.
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Jul 22nd, 2005, 05:21 AM
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I hope that my typos will not appear to show any less dignity for Art. He used to kid, in a light and self-deprecating way, about his own typos - - the example I remember best was his asking for advice about Solo, Norway! - - my typos here were "natural" and unintentional.

To all those who have asked me to relay these messages onward, I have shared the URL of this message thread with Mr. Wesley Hussey.

And to respect his privacy, for any requests to receive his e-mail address, I will reply to you, with a bcc: to him. That way, he can "control the flow" of people, with whom his address is shared.
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Jul 22nd, 2005, 05:48 AM
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Suppose St. Christopher now has a new recruit?
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Jul 22nd, 2005, 05:58 AM
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We will all miss Art--he was a true traveler.
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Jul 22nd, 2005, 05:58 AM
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I will always think of Art as the friend I never met, because we never met in person. After his amputation, he discovered he could not be fitted with an artificial leg because the sense of balance provided by the inner ear had been damaged by the IV antibiotics he'd been given. The Long Beach, California VA Hospital would not discharge him until modifications had been made to his home. My brother-in-law, a contractor in Ventura, made a ramp for Art's home, because he'd been unable to find anyone who'd do the job, or do it for a reasonable price. When he'd phone me, and I'd answer the phone "Hello", he'd always joke "Is this the party to whom I am speaking?"! He was a gentleman, and a patriot, and he loved and was very proud of his son. I think that when Art realized he could probably not travel throughout Europe any more, he bought a very large RV, and planned to visit friends throughout the US. He was in Oregon to establish residency in order to get his RV registered there when all these health problems surfaced.
Art, I never met you face-to-face, but I miss you most keenly. Wesley, you have a lot to be proud of.

BC
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Jul 22nd, 2005, 06:03 AM
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I'm so sad about this news. I considered Art a friend and I will miss him.

I hope he's hooked up with Wes and they're swapping great travel stories!
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Jul 22nd, 2005, 06:11 AM
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I just wanted to thank everyone who sent me a card to forward to Art.
Those cards did lift his spirits.

Mel, I, too, hope that Art and Wes are together trading travel stories this morning and that they both know how much we all miss them.

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Jul 22nd, 2005, 06:18 AM
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Sorry to hear of this loss. Wishing peace to his soul and comfort to his loved ones.
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Jul 22nd, 2005, 06:24 AM
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I guess I'm still in a bit of shock about this. It never crossed my mind that the result of his extended hospital stay could actually end in his passing.

I had such fond hopes of meeting him this fall. He will be very much missed here in and in real life.

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Jul 22nd, 2005, 06:26 AM
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I am so very sorry to hear this. It seemed from his last posting that he was on the mend and feeling better. The travel world has lost a great spirit.
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Jul 22nd, 2005, 06:26 AM
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The loss of Art diminishes us all.
My sympathies to his family,
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Jul 22nd, 2005, 06:36 AM
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And maybe not only has Art hooked up with Wes, but also with Ed from the Ed and Julie site and Miriam .
That is a nice thought.
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Jul 22nd, 2005, 06:42 AM
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I am so sad to hear this. He was such a nice guy and a good person who has been through so much in these past few years.
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Jul 22nd, 2005, 07:15 AM
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Hopefully, if his son reads this, he will have an inkling of how his wonderful father touched so many people. I still have a number of funny emails that Art forwarded and loved his sometimes-corny sense of humor.

I saw this thread after being completely put with with a cruel poster on Nancy's post (on being concerned about going to London). "semperfidelis" suggested that - in the "good old days" - someone he deemed anti-American would have been strung up for his views. Art was so very patriotic but never suggested anything so horrible. That only underscores what a true patriot, gentleman, and good person Art was. We were lucky to have him here on the Forum.
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Jul 22nd, 2005, 07:48 AM
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I came on line to read my mail and I thank Kathy, (bookchick) for letting me know of Rex's post.
Al is gone but will not be forgotten by the many friends he made here and on other forums.
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Jul 22nd, 2005, 07:48 AM
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I am so sad to hear this news.
Art and I were friends through our emails and I had plans to visit him at the end of this month when we had moved to Portland.
I wish he had gotten to go on that last trip that he had planned but I guess someone had a different trip plan in mind. I hope Art is enjoying walking around and enjoying the sights on this new adventure of his.
He will always be alive in our hearts and thoughts, a very tall and smiling man with a great sense of humor.
Wesley, what a lucky son you are!
Much love, Scarlett
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Jul 22nd, 2005, 07:52 AM
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My sympathies and prayers to Art's family. His travel knowledge was respected and sought after, and his sense of humor was keen. I have a mental picture of him, Wes Fowler, and Ed (from Travels with Ed and Julie) sitting down and comparing travel stories over a cup of coffee.

Marla

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Jul 22nd, 2005, 07:54 AM
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I am so sad to hear this news. Thank you for letting us know Rex.
My deepest condolences to Art's family. May their happy memories with him bring them comfort right now.
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Jul 22nd, 2005, 08:03 AM
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Such an unexpected death...I'm going to miss Art's enthusiasm and genuine interest. I knew he was not doing well, but I don't think the doctors or any of us expected this. Damn. I was looking forward to his pulling that big new RV into our driveway one day! He was an important link in my virtual support system both times my son was in Iraq, and offered to take him out when he got back to Pendleton even though he (Art) was going through problems with his amputation recovery. What a prince of a man. We'll all miss him.
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