Friday, 14 December 2007

In Passing

Thoughts and prayers go out to...

Tom Dee Arnold, a.k.a. “Triticale - the wheat / rye guy,” mu-nuvian, jouster in the lists of many comment threads, member of the community at at Daily Pundit, Tim Blair (and many other websites), in hospital with acute leukemia, and things look serious. Please take a moment for Tom and his wife Deirdre.

How the web works: Via ‘kbarrett's’ comment at Tam's, which pointed to this entry at Real Debate Wisconsin, where scrolling got me this entry, which led here, here, and here.
(Tom's name corrected 071219 00:05.)

Posted by: Old Grouch in In Passing at 01:26:08 GMT | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 Just saw that myself about an hour ago. It's a damn shame. And it hits me a couple of places I'd rather not be hit, since he's only got about three years on me and I'm trying to regain the delusion that I'll live forever.

Anyway, I'm saving a prayer for the guy, on the off-chance that maybe the Plan calls for him to pull out of this at the last minute. It can't hurt.

Posted by: CGHill at 12/14/07 02:03:22 (7tYOI)

2 Tom was a friend of mine since the mid 70s (CACHE Club).

I'm going to miss him.

We hadn't exchanged e-mails for a while.  I should have given him a query. Damn.

Posted by: M. Simon at 12/15/07 06:51:50 (eeb3t)

3 Here is a link to the Chicago Sun Times obit - this & the guest book will remain up for 1 year.

The memorial service will be held in Milwaukee where we live somwhere between April-June. If you would like more information I'd prefer that you call (414-342-1767) as my mailbox is a mess right now & I'm afraid of deleting mail.

Both my son & I were able to see Tom & say our goodbyes.

Wee Wifey  (

Posted by: Deirdre Dee at 12/18/07 19:39:38 (vo8Rx)

4 Here's the link in Deirdre's comment, clickable:

Sun Times obit and guestbook

Deirdre, thanks for the information. I'll include it in a new post.

Posted by: Old Grouch at 12/19/07 02:23:31 (7qwzl)

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