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Socko
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Joined: 2005-06-23
Posts: 11
Location: Hales Corners, Wisconsin

PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 7:53 am Reply with quote Back to top

Due to a serious illness, I will no longer be able to participate in this sport. Anyone interested in taking over any of my caches can contact me at jfgorton@yahoo.com. Also, to those whom I owe tee shirts or sweaters from the Highway 100 event, I live at 11222 W. Janesville Road. You are welcome to pick them up anytime you want. I would like to deliver them personally but am unable to at this time. I have a large selection of extra hooded sweaters if anyone is interested too. My phone# is 1-414-529-4896. Please call or e-mail me if you want to pick them up. Thanks to all the people I have met and become friends with. i appreciate you all and will miss seeing you. Take care!

Jonathan
aka - Socko
 
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GeoPink
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Joined: 2003-11-01
Posts: 1682
Location: Manitowoc, WI

PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 9:22 am Reply with quote Back to top

This saddens me deeply. You were one of the first folks I met at my first breakfast event here in Manitowoc. As a geocaching pioneer in WI, many of us geocachers have "looked up" to you for all the good you've done for the sport.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and into the future.

Be well, God bless.

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The comments and opinions above are those solely of Team GeoPink (arcangl7) and are not those of the WGA, the WGA board, or its other fine members.
 
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Trudy and the beast
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Joined: 2002-07-26
Posts: 2375
Location: Milwaukee, WI, USA

PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 9:44 am Reply with quote Back to top

We are saddened to hear of your retirement and offer to adopt all of your active caches. We are releaved to hear that your health problems are more disabling than life threatening, although we would much rather see you on the trails in restored health. T&tb
 
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brkster
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Joined: 2004-06-10
Posts: 550
Location: Racine, Wisconsin, USA

PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:25 am Reply with quote Back to top

Socko,

I am stunned to hear that you are seriously ill, causing you to retire from a sport that I know you enjoyed greatly. Sometimes, the realities of what we encounter in life are sobering. I enjoyed meeting you as well as searching for the many caches you have set up, helping me discover so much more of the Milwaukee area than what I knew of while growing up there.

I wish you the best of luck in battling this illness, and will keep you in my prayers. Thank you for what you have offered to the world of geocaching.

[This message has been edited by brkster (edited 02-25-2006).]
 
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jthorson
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Joined: 2002-05-01
Posts: 847
Location: Pewaukee, WI, USA

PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:59 pm Reply with quote Back to top

May the same energy and enthusiasm that you brought to Wisconsin geocaching see you thru your current challenge.

I have a lot of Socko related memories and look forward to more.
 
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arffer
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Joined: 2002-02-17
Posts: 1375
Location: Darien, WI US

PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 3:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Jonathan,
Arn & I are saddened to hear of your trials and having to withdraw from caching. A lot of our memories relate to your stories and your caches. I hope you will be able to stay active on the forums, we would all hate to lose touch with you. This has happened with another geocaching friend, I hope contact isn't lost with us. Know we care and praying for you.

-Alan & Arlene
 
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kbraband
WGA Historian



Joined: 2002-02-19
Posts: 2461
Location: Mequon, WI US

PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 7:27 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Socko, after you started geocaching back in the "early days," I remember reading your posts for several months and being amazed at the times of day when you found the caches and posted -- often it was 3 or 4 a.m. because you were unable to sleep. We knew even then that you were suffering with pain. Yet you always showed a happy outlook when we saw you on the trails or at geocaching events. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Thanks for all the fun places you have led me to.
 
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zuma4now
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Joined: 2005-02-06
Posts: 24
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin

PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:48 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I am so saddened to hear that you have an illness, an illness that takes you away from an activity that I know you enjoy. It was great to meet you at the 100/100 event, and that was one of the funest cache experiences that I have had.

I wish you the best of luck, and the best of health possible.

zuma

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Cache_boppin_BunnyFuFu
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Joined: 2004-05-06
Posts: 2008
Location: Waukesha, WI, US

PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 6:09 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Though I have never met you in person (I don't think), I have heard the caching ID frequently. I send you my best of wishes and the strongest of prayers in that you may feel better. I don't think there are caches around this area of yours but if there are some I can get to, I'd be happy to to help out.

Though you will not be participating in the sport, you will continue to remain a member of the WGA family. I hope you can at least continue to paricipate on the forums or just take some time to read though some of our silliness, in hopes it will bring a smile to your face.

Huggs!!

Anne
 
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purpleartichoke
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Joined: 2005-07-03
Posts: 61
Location: Menomonee Falls, WI

PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 8:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Socko,

I'm very sorry to hear that you are retiring from your hobby. My husband and I have found a few of your caches and have intentions of finding the rest! Your talent to hide ingenious caches won't be forgotten.
I hope that your health improves to the point that you can make a come-back the likes of which has never been seen before.
Since we're in the Milwaukee area, please let us know if there is anything we can do to help -- whether it's to adopt a cache or to help you out on a personal level.

All our best....
 
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rpaske
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Joined: 2002-09-09
Posts: 485
Location: Slinger, WI/ USA

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:19 am Reply with quote Back to top

Socko,

I hope your ammo box remains filled with trading items others seek out, a log book filled with tails of the search, memories worth keeping, respect of geocachers, and journeys worth traveling.
 
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Cachew
WGA Member



Joined: 2002-02-23
Posts: 634
Location: Madison, WI

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:39 pm Reply with quote Back to top

We're all deeply saddened to hear this news. You've done so much for Wisconsin geocaching. Our thoughts are with you.

Cachew
 
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Uncle_Fun
WGA Member



Joined: 2003-12-26
Posts: 267
Location: Franklin, WI USA

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:03 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Wow, what can I say. What sad news. I met you shortly after I started geocaching. Always enjoyed racing you out to be First to Find. I have really enjoyed going to events or on caching runs with you. Hopefully I can still drag you along once in a while to an event.

p.s. Between Beast and I, we've got your caches covered. The adoption process has begun.
 
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pharmteam
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Joined: 2002-09-24
Posts: 107

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:19 am Reply with quote Back to top

We too, were saddened to hear of your retirement. You were one of the first cachers we met while searching for a cache. We have many good memories of your caches and a box you made as a door prize for a WGA picnic that we use for special geocache treasures and sig items. Our thoughts are with you.

Lucien and Karen
 
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Folk Trakers
WGA Member



Joined: 2003-04-30
Posts: 346
Location: Racine, WI, USA

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:23 am Reply with quote Back to top

Jonathan,

We are very sad to hear of your retirement. You and your family have contributed a great deal to our sport and our area. We personally want to thank you for all that you have done.

THANK YOU!!

You will be missed. Our thoughts will be with you.
Please keep in touch...you know that we all read these forums!

Bill & Steph
 
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