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Let's Keep Rad Davis In Our Thoughts And Prayers

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  1. gwtwdbss

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    Guys,

    Some of you may know that Rad had a heart attack last week. Rad is one on the nicest guys in the business and a superb carver. Let's raise a bowl to his speedy recovery and send some well wishes his way.

    To All Who Have Pipes on Order With me:

    Some of you may already know that I had a heart attack and quadruple by-pass surgery last week and was in the hospital from Jan 17th thru Jan 24. I'm home now, and expect to make a full recovery. Luckily, there was very little damage done to the heart muscle.

    At this point, I have no idea how long it will be before I'm back in the shop making pipes, but it won't be real soon, as I intend to take my time. :o)

    If anyone needs to cancel their order, please let me know and I'll pull it from my queue. And please don't feel guilty if you need to cancel. I understand completely.

    Thanks so much to all of you for your support, past and future. I'll let you know as soon as I'm back to work, and I look forward to seeing everyone in Chicago (Neil Flancbaum has told me I picked the perfect time of year to do this). :o)

    Best,

    Rad

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    Rad is unquestionably one of the greats in the hobby. We all pray that he may have a speedy and complete recovery.

    Eric
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    Wow, that's horrible, hope he takes the time he needs to recover fully.

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    I hope he has a speedy recovery and that he takes his time and enjoys it he has definitely earned it. As soon as he is up and ready to go at it I will put in a commission thanks for letting us know Chris I would have hated to bug him at this time with questions.


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    Thoughts and prayers are with Rad.

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    Anyone who can get through such extensive surgery and get home and email his clients and fans with
    such a good-natured, warm, reasonable message has got to be one heck of a person. I'm not quite in
    the Rad Davis league of pipe ownership, but if I were in his queue, I'd be happy to wait, as long as he's
    getting good.

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    I wish him a full and rapid recovery.

    Mason,Vice President
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    Get better, Rad!

    Michael
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    Dear Jesus, Divine Physician and Healer of the Sick, we turn to You in this time of illness. O dearest Comforter of the troubled, alleviate our worry and sorrow with Your gentle love, and grant us the grace and strength to accept this burden. Dear God, we place our sick under Your care and humbly ask that You restore Your servant( Rad) to health again. Above all, grant us the grace to acknowledge Your holy will and know that whatsoever You do, You do for the love of us. Amen.

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    By the time I can afford a Rad, he'll be very well recovered... He's got plenty of time before I can order one of his pipes lol In all seriousness, though, I hope he gets well soon and makes a very quick and full recovery. Heart attacks can take a lot out of somebody. I've seen it firsthand (not me, but my father). He needs to take time off, get well, and worry about himself for the time being as opposed to his customers. The customers will (should)understand. Someday I'll have one of his beauties. But until then, I'll settle for looking at them I say we all load a bowl to his health today.

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    Wishing Rad the best and a speedy recovery!

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    Wow. I hope he recovers speedily and fully.

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    That sucks. Here's hoping he heals fully and lives a nice, long life.

    Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
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    Rad as one who has had bypass surgery you will get better, Take care of yourself .

    The Old Cajun
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    Get better Sir & take care of yourself!
    I need one of your Pipes in a couple of months.

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    Get well soon Rad.!!!!!

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    Thoughts are with Rad. Get better soon!!

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    Rad is one of the best people in our circle. He was one of the first people to accept me as part of the "fraternity" and has always been a pleasure to know. He was positive and helpful to me when I was ill, and I hope to be there for him.

    Russ

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    Terrible news to come home to. I wish him all the best in his recovery.

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    Don't know Rad, but his pipes are world-class. Best wishes, Rad, for a speedy recovery.

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    Best wishes and prayers brother Rad!
    Dan
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    I spoke with Rad on Friday...he sounded in good spirits..especially since he was going home...lets all smoke a bowl and keep him, his wife and their boys in our prayers...btw Rad, you can't get out of lunch with me that easily...

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    Very sad news indeed, all my hopes for a speedy recovery. As others have said, he is one of the nicest gentlemen in our hobby.

    "So it goes." - K.V.
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    God bless. He's to a speedy and full recovery.

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    Best wishes and a speedy recovery to a great man.

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    Wishing you a complete recovery!

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    Wow - you sure can't take anything for granted. I greatly enjoyed spending time with Rad @ CORPS13, especially talking about ffishing. The Rads I have are about the best of the many chunks of briar I have in my racks, and I have been steadily lining up PADs to give them company.

    The good news is with modern science and medicine, heart problems that used to be devastating are now much more controllable, so I look forward to Rad's getting better rapidly. If he goes to Chicago as scheduled, I might go (for the first time) and sacrifice my multi-decade pilgrimage to the Catskills for the Hendrickson hatch. These days I'm very conscious of spending time with the people you cherish whenever the opportunity arises. Not that trouts aren't cherished, but then trouts don't know tobacco and they sure as shooting can't create beautiful briars like Rad's.

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    Best wishes to him.

    Thought in the early morning, solace in time of woes,
    Peace in the hush of the twilight, balm ere my eyelids close
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    Wishing a speedy recovery to you Rad!

    "Be seeing you"


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    Just now read about Rad. Take care of yourself. You are in my prayers. Your pipe is the best smoker I have every purchased, and I am saving for another now.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family for a speedy and complete recovery, Rad


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    Just getting back from China, this is terrible news that Rad had a heart attack. Glad you are on the mend. Prayers and best wishes extended for a speedy recovery.

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    I had no idea this had happened. Luckily, as said previously, quad by passes usually restore the person to nearly perfect condition, with four new vessels to the heart-meaning its like getting a completely new start.

    I know. I had a heart attack at 47 and had a quad bypass. Since he had very little damage, he should be back to work in 3 or so weeks, judging by my own personal experience.

    Get well soon Rad

    Allan
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    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    Tom

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    Hoping for a speedy recovery! Thanks for posting this Chris.

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    I smoke to that. Speedy recovery. Be well

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    You better survive long enough for me to be able to afford one of your pipes, they just look awesome! Here's to a speedy recovery, when you can, make sure your exercising, I have a grandfather with a single working artery in his heart after a 5-way bypass, where all the arteries but one has since been clogged, be careful out there and be sure to smoke a pipe, no matter what the doc says!

    "The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."
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    Rad, wishing you a speedy and relaxing recovery. You are well thought of on this forum. God-speed to you!

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    All the best to Rad. I hope he makes whatever adjustments are needed in his lifestyle for a long and happy life.

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    I hope all goes well for Rad during his healing and recovery. My dad passed away instantly from a heart attack so it is excellent that Rad could receive medical care and treatment quickly.

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    Prayers to Rad and a quick recovery. I'll be ordering a pipe as soon as he's back in business!

    Jordan

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    So sorry to hear this news today. I was fortunate to receive my first ever commissioned pipe from Rad, a blasted Zulu, just a short while before Christmas. Needless to say, it is a jewel of a pipe. I will email him tonight to thank him again for the lovely pipe and to ash him a speedy recovery.

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    Mr Davis take all the time you need and get well!!!

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    My prayers and thoughts go out to Rad, one of our best.

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    Rad I hope you get better soon and make a full recovery.

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    Hang in there, Rad. Keeping you in our prayers.

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    Best wishes and speedy recovery. With the new plumbing you'll be stronger than ever!

    Craig

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    Prayers and Best Wishes to Rad.

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    Rad. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Take your time....... Recover entirely before getting back to work.

    Be well
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    PS. Just ordered a XXL RAD PIPE!!!!!!! Can't wait to get it!!

    Posted 5 years ago #
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    Best wishes, Rad. You're in my prayers for a speedy recovery.

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    Rad,

    Thinking of you and praying for a speedy recovery. God Bless you.

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