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
OK all, Pat emailed me the picture of he and Steve and Paul. I'm going to try and get a small copy here, and put a link to the full-size one. To quote Pat:

Steve (Vetterone) Dobbins is on the left side and is the tallest guy, I'm in the middle and Paul is one the left

And here is the link:

The Boys

Thanks Pat.
Thanks Jphii,

Say Lugnut, are you a cyclist too? Nice T. And where is the Mrs.? What; a nice rose couldn't squeeze in between the thorns - Ha! Keep the rubber side down, and the tunes spinnin, and may the wind be always at your back. All the best, my friend.
The T shirt is for Fat Tire Beer which is very popular in the Northwest. I won it in a drawing at my local blues bar. If I roll around on two tires it's motorized.

Joe, thanks for posting the photo. At least you guys now know what the three of us look like.

Maybe we should all just stay behind our keyboards!!!!

LOL!! I have no room to talk, just having fun!

Pat, let you freak flag fly! Neil Young.
I cut my locks years ago, not in conformance, but for laziness. It's much easier maintenance short, as my wife will tell you also.

Thanks for the pic, it's nice to put a face with the names.