Al Sweeney Has Passed UPDATE ON PAGE 2

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Al Sweeney Has Passed UPDATE ON PAGE 2

Post by natcherly » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:10 pm

Diana called this morning to let me know Al had passed late yesterday. I gave her my condolences and thanked her for all she had done taking care of Al over the years. I told her I would let his friends on this forum know. We wish them both all the best.

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Post by TRYKER » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:03 pm

sad news indeed, Al was a major part of this forum for many years always willing to go out of his way to find the info they were looking for.

R.I.P. PEACE AL :( :( :(
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Post by sammy the blade » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:57 pm

So sorry to hear, I'm sure he's in a much better place now. He could be having a beer now with Jerry and Pete!

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Post by john » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:44 am

Very sad news. I recall when I first joined the forum I asked Al, Ask Vagrant, for help with a loose safety. He had a fix for it. He said it was a temporary fix and the knife needs to be taken apart to be repaired. He was always there to help. RIP Al you’ll always be remembered on TalkBlade.
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Post by jim d, » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:48 am

Sad news indeed! As I mentioned before Al was an important part of my early switchblade education coming up on 20 years ago. I purchased some knives from Al when he was a seller and I have in front of me right now an Italian leverlock with the coveted "Vagrant Knives" stamp on the blade.

I was thinking of all the classic things Al said over the years and I could type seemingly forever but right now I'll only convey my favorite. We were having a discussion about fishing. Some of you remember Al talk about fishing in his beloved brook. Some of you know I have a history of saltwater fishing. Al said: "none of the salty stuff for me Jim, when I go fishing I want to be certain that I'll be the only great white involved in the activities" Classic Al!

Rest in peace Al

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Post by Tom19176 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:19 am

Very sad to hear this. Yes Jim, Al was always fishing in the brook by his house. I sent him some fishing tackle years ago. I actually looked at houses in NH years back inspired by Al's stories of the fishing and wild by his house...RIP Al.....You will be missed.

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Post by Fishtail Picklock » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:30 am

Requiem in Pacem, brother Al. May God give you rest.
Diana: May you be comforted by God in his infinite wisdom.
In Jesus' name, I pray.
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Post by whippersnapper » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:25 am

I know he has been in a poor way for quite awhile. Rest in peace, Al.

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Post by natcherly » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:20 am

Al liked to fish, but only fed the trout to his dogs as he didn't eat what he caught!

I don't think he was alone in this. Can fishermen on this site explain this phenomenon?

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Post by Tom19176 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:44 am

I do eat fish and I fish fresh water fishing as much as I can. I mostly practice catch and release as Al mostly did too. It is like any sport, the hunt and catch is the most exciting part of it unless you are in need of food, or just want a different meal and you target that fish.

I remember Al with his dogs by the stream. He had all sorts of strange fishing poles he made. I sent him a beat up old green fishing reel he loved....RIP Al...

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Post by sammy the blade » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:19 am

I'm sure he will be missed by many people besides us on the forum.R.I.P. Al, hope to meet you some day on the other side.

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Post by Bill DeShivs » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:20 pm

So sorry for Al's loved ones.
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Post by rock-n-roll$$$$$$ » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:19 pm

I am sad to hear of the passing of Al,when I first got on TB,I sent Al many email's,he answered every one of them ,he was a good guy,r.i.p. Al.

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Post by Wally J. Corpse » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:18 pm

Greetings, All-

Once again, sad to hear of another esteamed colleague's departure from this temporal plane. Mr. Vagrant will always live on AS a true gentleman and a willing teacher to those of me, always tolerant of mine goofy queries and resplendent in his Live Free Or Die wit and wisdom. At such time AS now and forever, eye shalt hoist one for gone Al...

AS ever,
Your ol' pal,
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Post by jim d, » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:55 am

David - I can't answer your question from personal experience- I catch fish and I eat fish, but I also catch and release fish. However, I do know folks who enjoy fishing for what it is, but do not like to eat fish.

I just have to relate another of what I consider to be a classic Al line. The subject was politics and Al said that the best way he could describe his political views is "just slightly to the right of Atilla the Hun" :lol:

Jim

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