About Lugnut -- Patrick Malone

Many of us have come to know Patrick Malone (Lugnut) as a friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and kind individual. He is a frequent and enthusiastic contributor to our analog discussion forum. He has initiated only 17 threads, but responded to 559 threads. I would guess that many, if not most, of us can recall a time when Pat replied with helpful advice to a question we posted or helped us track down a rare recording. I have come to love Pat as a friend, and to respect him as a man, and I suspect many of you share those feelings.

Today I write to share difficult news with you. Pat has been diagnosed with an aggressive stomach cancer. It has yet to be determined whether surgery will even be worth it. If surgery is performed, most or all of the stomach will be removed, and Pat would face a difficult and long post-op period in the hospital. The medical course is still uncertain, but will be determined soon. Whatever is decided, it will not be easy or pleasant.

Something may be planned in the future to assist the family. For now, Pat could use some of the friendship he so often and willingly showed us. You can email Pat at: lugnut50@msn.com. You can also mail cards, letters ... or whatever. You may email me for Pat's mailing address. My email is: pfrumkin1@comcast.net.

I hope to spend a few days with Pat in Idaho or Nebraska (from which he hails) soon. Between this news, my legal work, getting ready for family arriving for the holidays, Audio Intelligent, and trying to make plans to visit Pat, my head is spinning. If you email me and I don't respond, please understand that I am not ignoring you, but rather simply do not have time to reply.

Pat may or may not have time to respond to posts here, to emails, or to cards mailed to him. But he has asked me to convey to each and every one of you that he has cherished your friendship, your comradery, and sharing our common hobby on this great website.

As we prepare for our holiday season celebrations, and look forward to -- as we should -- enjoying this time of year, I ask that you keep Pat and his family in mind ... and softly offer up, in quiet moments in the still of night and early morning, prayers for Pat and his family. God bless.

Warmest regards to all,
Paul Frumkin

Woof woof !

So very cool to see you posting--

Looking forward to hearing more from you.


aHOOOOOO! Werewolves of London.

Dogs also have a very keen sense of hearing!
They also get to walk around naked without being arrested.

Just two more positives for your dog analogy.


Part dog aye? Then come to Hawaii, I'm a veterinarian. We have all the best products for those pesky fleas & ticks, as well as de-wormers and preventatives for those internal parasites too. And if none of the 8 tons of dry kibble & canned food variety that we stock strikes your fancy, we have a lot of great restaurants here too, for those steaks, lobster, Mahi Mahi, etc. My two dogs would love to play with you, and will be happy to share their toys. We can unwrap a brand new chew bone to chew on, and wash it down with some Lagavulin, as we spin some LP's on my new TT. All the best my friend.

Patrick so how did rikki lee sound better than ever I suppose? Get well soon. Best regards.
Just got back on the boards - great to hear your home. We'll be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers my friend.