I Might Just Know What I'm Talking About
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: San Antonio, TX
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
I am completely at a loss upon hearing of Jason's death. I saw it posted on CK5 and couldn't believe what I was seeing. I have not posted there, but instead, felt I should post here, .. where I first met Jason on this board. Many nights Jason and I would pass some time sending PM's back and forth. Like any guys, sometimes the topics were of our trucks.. or other interests.. or sometimes it was just photo-chopping funny things onto or into pics of the others truck. (I find myself hoping I still have those pictures saved somewhere)
Over the years Jason and I didn't keep in contact like we did in those days. But there were several times since I bought my current K5, that I would PM him a question... either from here, or at CK5. I always knew I could count on Jason for the straight "poop" on whatever I had a qustion about. When others said it had to be this way or that way.. you could always count on Jason for a well thought out, real world, and experienced answer.
He would tell me to get the K5 done, and come out to such and such event, and I'd always tell him I was trying. It occurs to me now, that if there is one single regret I have about not having the K5 done, it's that. Of all the many years I've been wheeling, Jason was one person I looked forward to getting to wheel with someday. Unfortuntaly, that first in person meeting will never come. But it pales in the sad reality that a truely gifted, and bright young person is gone from us. From the PM's and emails, I feel I can say that jason was truely and upstanding young man, who's presence will be truley and sorely missed by those who knew him. I find it sadly ionic that the last post I read of Jason's, was about his friend "dozer", who passed away earlier this month. I couldn't know then, that I would be posting about Jason, in the same manner. It literally breaks my heart.
So, so long, Jason. Gods speed my friend. I'm glad to have known you only a little, than not at all. Perhaps someday, we'll meet.
A pain in the worlds butt, since 1967