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Offline Nolatoolguy

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Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
« on: April 08, 2021, 08:24:11 PM »
I was just on fb an heard the news. I can’t fathom but would like to say thank you to Noel. Years ago cliff directed to me noels site(Before the crash). It got me started in collecting old tools an noel was always a good freind to me. Helped me in many ways An cant say enough good about him. He will be missed.
And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
~Lee Greenwood

Offline humber2

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Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2021, 03:29:41 AM »
Noel Clyde Hankamer passed away Aoril 6. RIP

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Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2021, 06:37:40 AM »
Noel shared his story of being in East Africa  in the Peace Corps, (children of Kennedy).   Then riding a Honda motorcycle from there across the middle east into eastern Europe,  dodging a war, riots, and insurrection, to arrive back in Texas.  He shared his photography skills.  Then welcomed the old tools crowd in here.  Noel, thank you.
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Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2021, 10:19:02 AM »
RIP Noel your knowledge, friendship and insight will be missed by all that had the pleasure of interacting with you.

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Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2021, 10:33:37 AM »
« Last Edit: April 09, 2021, 10:54:53 AM by oldgoaly »
A bunch of pics (5000+) of tools and projects in our shoppe
https://www.facebook.com/187845251266156/photos/?tab=albums

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Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2021, 10:53:56 AM »
Noel you will be missed. Rest in peace

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Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2021, 01:02:41 PM »
Rest in Peace, Noel. Your knowledge will be missed, but will not be forgotten.
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Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2021, 06:19:15 PM »
I am deeply saddened to hear this.
All my taste is in my tools.

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Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2021, 07:35:16 PM »
Rest in peace,Noel.
You were one of the good ones.
Been wrenching as long as I can remember...

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Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2021, 07:25:26 AM »
Noel, rest in peace, you accomplished a lot for the tool world and with your pictures.

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Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2021, 09:10:47 AM »
Rest in Peace
We'll miss you.

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Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2021, 09:41:06 AM »
I was wondering if something was up. So sad to hear about this!

Noel gave me the encouragement and help to start and maintain the "Inside a ratchet" stickie. I mentioned something about the idea that I had, and he told me to go for it. If I needed any help he would be there. He was so gracious with his time. ALOT of people found that thread useful - and still do.

Plus, my wife had spent some time in Africa, and Noel - after finding out about this - exchanged some email time with her about his experiences there. Small world it is.

And it's a little smaller now that Papaw is gone.
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Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2021, 09:46:06 AM »
What a gift he gave us all.
I visit TT nearly every day and have learned so much, thanks to Papaws efforts.
We will miss him.
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Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2021, 07:50:11 PM »
Likewise, I check in here every morning and most evenings.  I've learned so much here from everyone.  It truly has been a blessing.  God bless Noel.  Hopefully he's enjoying heaven where all the screwdrivers have "perfect handles".
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Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2021, 09:44:05 PM »
Rest in peace Papaw. We're going to miss you.  I had to leave the house at 5:30 this morning and didn't have time to post The second song I heard on the radio was "I wish Grandpas never died",which summed up my feelings at the time pretty good.
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