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Topic: Alfred Update: (14 msgs / 239 lines)
1) From: gin
I echo what Barbara has said and we all thank you for keeping us up to date and especially for going down to see him.
Warmest Regards,

2) From: Les
Well folks the news isn't good.  Alfred had a cancer related stroke. 
He can't eat.  They have given him a very short time to live.  I am
going to see him tomarrow. (It feels a bit too much like work I was a
full time Hospice Chaplain for 6 years and continue part-time in that
role as the Director of the Dept.)   He is suppose to go home on
Hospice on Monday.  He can't talk very well either.
His address for cards is
Alfred Schleunes
604 Deer Park Lane
Shady Cove, OR  97539
Dr. Crema (Alfred gave me that title!)

3) From: Brent - SC/TO Roasting
Your continued updates and involvement are greatly appreciated.  Thank =
for continuing your "work".
Thank you for Alfred's address too.  I'll send a card to him and his =
wife on

4) From: Pecan Jim Gundlach
      Thanks for being there to help us connect.  I've never been very 
good at this kind of thing.  Any ideas about things he would like?
On Jan 14, 2005, at 8:16 PM, Les wrote:

5) From: Barbara Greenspon
Les, you are an amazing man.  Alfred is lucky to have made your 
friendship.  As far as you know, does short time mean days or weeks? 
How very sad.  You can tell him how glad we all are that he had the time 
to really get good at this hobby of ours.  I know it brought him great 
joy.  And I remember him awarding you your doctorate.
Les wrote:

6) From: Jared Andersson
Thank you for the info Les.  I feel sad.  Jared
On Fri, 14 Jan 2005 21:48:05 -0600, Barbara Greenspon  wrote:

7) From: Chris Tacy
i'm terribly sorry to hear that
my best wishes go out to him and to his family
On Fri, 14 Jan 2005 18:16:36 -0800, Les  wrote:
Chris Tacy

8) From: Les
A kind word in a card would be great.  Elizabeth said he still has his
fine wit and humor he just can't express himself due to the stroke.
On Fri, 14 Jan 2005 21:31:15 -0600, Pecan Jim Gundlach

9) From: Les
I think we are looking at less than 3 weeks. (Professional guess)
On Fri, 14 Jan 2005 21:48:05 -0600, Barbara Greenspon  wrote:

10) From: R.N.Kyle
Alfred is a fighter, and has faced this life and death situation before, he
told me that one should never give up.
and I'm sure he has not. We all have our appointed time, and this may very
well be Alfred's, I hope not, he is a wonderful man and his wit and his
comments on this list have been so nice to read.
Thanks Les.

11) From: AlChemist John
Thanks for the update Les.  Give him our best.
Sometime around 18:16 1/14/2005, Les typed:
John Nanci 
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.dreamsandbones.net/blog/http://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

12) From: Tom Ulmer
In that case could you please relay a message... My cup is raised, salute,
it's an honor to know you.
admin] On Behalf Of Les
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2005 12:42 AM
Elizabeth said he still has his fine wit and humor he just can't express
himself due to the stroke.

13) From: Ben Treichel
Les wrote:
CRAP! which is short for _C_ontinuous _R_esponse_ A_gainst _P_ain!
Ben Treichel
Program Manager
S.E Michigan
248-232-7365 (o)
248-935-6845 (m)

14) From: Mark Tosiello
Thanks so much for all that you are doing for us and for Alfred.  We are 
honored to have such a compassionate and wonderful man as you among us. 
  Alfred is lucky to have somone like you to help him thru.  As one 
medical professional to another, please send him my best regards, and 
tell him that Heidi and I will be praying for him.

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