In Feb 2001, I was contacted by Steve about starting TFF. We started, I think, with only five members and grew steadily over the years. We had many phone conversations lasting into the wee hours of the mornings about board problems and new things to bring to TFF and VMBB. We spoke of personal stuff, friends, family, members,guns and would even solve the problems of the world in our conversations. I'm going to miss that. Steve would always end our phone time with" You and me Bro". I'm going to miss that too.
Steve was the heart and soul of TFF and VMBB. It was his baby and he cared for it deeply. When there was a potential problem, I would get an email titled " URGENT". After a couple of emails and a PM or two, the phone calls would start and the problem was solved. I'll miss that too.
In the early years, I remember something didn't go just right and I called Steve for advice. His answer, " What are you asking me for? You are over this board and have a great staff, I'm just the Admin guy". "Thats what I pay you for". We had a big laugh over that because ,as you know, no one gets paid. I can't think of any who would take it if we did.
There is so much more I'd like to say but I'm having trouble seeing the keyboard. I have lost a great friend and I'm not too happy about it.
When you say a prayer tonight, please include Steve and his Family.
"You and me Bro."