Donation in memory of Terry Crouch (Captain Crunch)
As most of you know from this thread, Terry Crouch, known on the forum as Captain Crunch, passed away on August 16th. "The Captain", as those he touched often called him, had been a member of the forum since December, 2004 and a moderator since May, 2007.
Vigilant in watching over the forum, he always seemed to be on duty. I never met him face to face, I never even had the pleasure to speak to him on the phone, but got to "know" him through emails and PMs. I regret now never taking the time to give him a call. As a forum owner, he was a moderator I could depend on; unwavering in his duties and responsibilities to the forum. As someone I considered to be my friend, he was also unwavering in his ethics. With him gone, we have a void in the forum, but many of us have a deeper void within ourselves. He will be missed, but every day we will be reminded of him when we visit "Bob & Terry's Place."
For the days since Terry's passing, staff has been discussing donating towards a charity or cause in Terry's behalf. One thing that stood out to us was his love of his grandson Jaden, the little boy in Terry's avatar. The little boy that will not have the opportunity to learn more from the wise grandfather we knew Terry to be. He was very proud of him and would frequently post in the staff forum when he had the chance to spend time with him. After much discussion between ourselves, and after consulting with Terry's wife Paula, we settled upon purchasing a US Savings Bond for his grandson.
To begin with, we were going to do this among staff only. But after hearing from several of you wanting to do something as well, we decided to open it up to our members. We will accept donations from our members and staff for the next week. At that time we will close this thread and purchase the US Savings Bond(s). The forum will round the total up to the nearest available denomination and see that Jaden gets it. His father, Rich (Pvt Crunch), a recent addition to our membership, will hopefully convey to him the impact his grandfather had on all of us.
If you would like to donate by PayPal, you can do that by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org or, if you would rather send a cash or check, you can PM Copperknight here and request his mailing address. Please do not use the forum donation link. If you want to use PayPal, just log in to PayPal, click "send money" and use the email address above. At the end of the donation period I will send the total received on my end to John (Copperknight), who will purchase the bond.
I very much appreciate all of the PMs and email I have received the last few days from our members and I know the Crouch family does as well.