Thank you from the Fowler Family

Apr 18th, 2003, 06:57 AM
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I've always enjoyed Wes's posts and he along with many others on this board helped and encouraged me to travel Europe on my own. His advice was most appreciated by me and others and I hope his posts will live on in fodor's archives. It saddens me that His Star will no longer shine in our world. May His Star shine bright in the next.
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Apr 18th, 2003, 07:01 AM
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My condolences to you and all your family.
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Apr 18th, 2003, 07:14 AM
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Thank you for letting us know. The Forum is a little emptier today, and your father and your family are in my thoughts. I hope you know how many special memories he created for multitudes of strangers. What a gift to all of us.
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Apr 18th, 2003, 07:31 AM
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My condolences to the Fowlers from here in Brooklyn, NY.

Bon voyage, Mr. Wes Fowler, that is a great way to put it.

Though he didn't really know me, I'm very appreciative of all the travel tips, advice and kind words he contributed here.

I definitely will remember him when I'm on my next trip.
Best, Marge
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Apr 18th, 2003, 07:34 AM
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My thoughts and prayers for the Fowler family. I know you will have the comfort of many happy memories.
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Apr 18th, 2003, 08:18 AM
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He gave great advice, spoke eloquently about the subject and inspired kindness and a desire to help to all he communicated with. God always takes the great ones.

My sympathy to you and your family.

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Apr 18th, 2003, 08:32 AM
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Wes cannot be replaced. The loss of his contributions cannot be measured.
To say that we will miss him greatly is a decided understatement, but his memory will remain in the minds and hearts of those many individuals who benefitted from his knowledge and wisdom.
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Apr 18th, 2003, 08:40 AM
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Dear Fowler Family,
Words cannot truly express the depth of emotion I am feeling for your loss. Wes was not merely a well-informed traveler, and an invaluable asset to this board. He was kind, caring, generous, thoughtful, and a true gentleman. He will forever be missed on this forum as such. He was taken from us far too early, but I feel confident he now experiences no pain. May all his travels be colorful, light, and happy.

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Apr 18th, 2003, 08:41 AM
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Jay and the Fowler Family, I extend my condolences. I've never had the opportunity to meet any of those who post on this forum. Yet like others, I grew to know Wes as one who shares our passion for travel and was gracious with his contributions on this board. I feel an incredible loss.
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Apr 18th, 2003, 08:48 AM
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I've come across a quote by Mark Twain, which seems quite relevant and appropriate to this thread:
"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy, you must have somebody to divide it with."
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Apr 18th, 2003, 09:02 AM
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I'must another anonymous traveler who got some tips and advice from Wes on the Fodor board. Thanks, Wes. I wish I would have said it earlier. You made our trips a little more enjoyable.
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Apr 18th, 2003, 09:14 AM
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"I travel light; as light,
That is, as aman can travel who will
Still carry his body around because
Of its sentimental value."
-Christopher Fry

Wes is traveling lighter now. I'll miss him here but know he's forging a new path ahead, and maybe someday he can be our guide there, too.

Pam
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Apr 18th, 2003, 09:56 AM
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To the Fowler family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Wes will truly be missed. He was one of the few real 'stars' on this forum and I always looked forward to reading his responses.
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Apr 18th, 2003, 10:13 AM
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Our condolences on your loss and many thanks for lettins us know. Your father will live on in all of us who benefited from his advice, and many more too who come to this board even now that he is gone. I was just reading other posts when one popped up that he started, "How do you plan your European trip?" He started the question in 1998, I know I posted to it. It reappeared today and has 72 postings, not to mention how many people I am sure read it and benefited without posting.
So through his responses and posts we will be reminded of his kindness and travel wisdom for a long time to come.
Regards, Mary Ann
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Apr 18th, 2003, 10:19 AM
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I am very sorry for your loss. Mr Fowler will indeed be missed here as well. He was always a gentleman and always willing and eager to help both experienced and inexperienced travelers.
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Apr 18th, 2003, 10:31 AM
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Please allow me to add my condolences to your family in the loss of your husband and father.

We feel the loss of a friend whose generosity allowed so many people to travel the world with confidence. What a wonderful legacy to leave behind.

Wishing you strength in the time to come.
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Apr 18th, 2003, 10:54 AM
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One of Wes Fowler's best legacies is clearly that he brought out the best in those of us who call ourselves Fodorites, and this thread is the best possible example of that.

We will indeed miss Wes, and it would be wonderful if in his honor we would renew our collective commitment to continue our participation in the same spirit of helpfulness and sharing that Wes exemplified.
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Apr 18th, 2003, 11:17 AM
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My sympathy to you and your family. I always enjoyed the helpful information.
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Apr 18th, 2003, 11:26 AM
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Wes brought great knowledge and even greater civility to these boards, and he will be missed.

Shalom.
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Apr 18th, 2003, 12:07 PM
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Wes Fowler was a one of a kind gentleman that will be sorely missed here on the boards. Heaven is a better place now. They will get his good advise now.
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