Yes, and thanks very much for that! If you have more information please keep us posted.Fin24 wrote:I guess then you also didnt know the HOURS he and I logged on the phone on a reasonably frequent basis??? and that the public banter was simply a continuation of the behind the scenes stuff - I was VERY aware of the friendship you two had ,which is why I shared the news from his sister [and his "old friend" Janet] on this board!I find it rather funny to hear such nice words from a person who was also a reason for Joe to stop posting his excellent research on this board.
It's really funny to hear you talk about another person's "emotional stability" and "reactions and cognitive abilities". How often do you look in the mirror? How are your introspective abilities?Fin24 wrote:When he told me several times that in fact i was NOT the reason for his decline in posting, he thought I could say things differently at times but he "liked my spunk"-- I believed him...just as I believed his sincerity with his paternal advice and good natured jabs--Im sorry that you feel differently! He also told me MANY a time " even if you do get my dander up sometimes,dont ever change Fin" in his usual gravely voice. again Im sorry that you feel differently and that you couldnt have heard him.
and after the years of knowing him Ill guess that NO one ( not even little old annoying me) would have caused him to stop posting--he was declining in health and getting more and more annoyed at life and he also had other conditions I will not reveal due to confidentiality, that affected his emotional stability as well as his reactions and cognitive abilities. Im guessing that had a LOT more to do with his lack of posts in the last few weeks of his life?? as well as his "complaining" ( even about me) and so I will leave you with that.
I guess we can't verify your accounts, or rather your interpretation of events and conversations.
I haven't noticed ANY serious problems with Joe's emotional stability, reactions and cognitive abilities. Absolutely NONE. And what he told me privately made perfect sense and was consistent with other info.
Regarding "the reason for his decline in posting", Joe actually contributed a lot the last months, but he stopped posting abruptly. He has explained to me why he did so, and it made perfect sense.
He still visited LNE though, he probably did that pretty much every day.