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Old 09-08-2004, 03:08 PM   #16

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Oh, how I'll miss Richyams posts! I'll admit to finding great delight in the manner with which he baited a few posters. It was just so funny!

One of my favorite posts of his was on a thread about listing good things about a resort other than your home. Well, of course he posted about BWV and had a long list of tongue in cheek advantages. They included the line about reaching into the refrigerator from the balcony, cleaning the entire villa with one paper towel, aerobic workout walking the hallways. I ached from laughing!
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Old 09-08-2004, 03:26 PM   #18
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He had me roaring many times on DVC topics, and since I leaned his way politically, I usually enjoyed his input on the DB. One memory that comes to mind was when he posted the photo of the Iraqi and the U.S. soldier in his signature, and then in one of the DB threads he kept posting it over and over again, saying things like, "Isn't this nice?" "Let's see it again!", etc.
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Old 09-08-2004, 04:45 PM   #19
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I can't find the exact one I was looking for, but this was one of the one's I remember laughing out loud at

"A 1/2 bath is a toilet and a sink.

But BWV owners see a three foot diameter table and two chairs as dining for 8, so what do I know?"

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I'll miss the wry comments. He certainly knew how to rattle a cage. Pass the pig's feet.
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Old 09-08-2004, 06:10 PM   #21
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Originally posted by BCV23

One of my favorite posts of his was on a thread about listing good things about a resort other than your home. Well, of course he posted about BWV and had a long list of tongue in cheek advantages. They included the line about reaching into the refrigerator from the balcony, cleaning the entire villa with one paper towel, aerobic workout walking the hallways. I ached from laughing!
Oh, yes! I just remembered that! Didn't he have something to say about the "family togetherness you'd achieve in those BWV units because they were so tiny"? He said that one time-I think it was then-and it was so funny!
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Old 09-08-2004, 06:46 PM   #22
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... I also remember the post he started asking if should no longer post on the boards, that went several pages, all the while knowing he was sitting back and reading it and laughing. He will be missed!
Yep, I remember that poll, I think the closenes of the outcome
surprised him. Pretty brave to put it out there. You could never call him wishy-washy, or flip-flopper, you certainly knew where he stood politically and on the issue of faith, if you ever visited the debate board. He always had some clear statements regarding the liberal political philosophy that left no room for doubt. 42 is way, way too young for a father to pass away.

May his family and friends have very fond memories of thier time at DVC together. Life is much, much too short for all of us, and certainly for anyone passing away at 42. May god bless Richyams and his family, whatever his personal beliefs.
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Old 09-08-2004, 08:17 PM   #23
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Here was Rich giving a trip report http://www.disboards.com/showthread....hreadid=465720
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Old 09-08-2004, 08:29 PM   #24
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I loved Rich's post about the new guidebook in 2003- his description of it was....

"Crsppy, cruddy, near useless new guidebook"
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Old 09-08-2004, 09:35 PM   #25
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Reading some of his old posts - Richyams is still making me laugh!

"A bargain is something that you don't need, at a price you can't resist!!"

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Old 09-08-2004, 10:07 PM   #26
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I already posted my favorite quote on the other thread...

.... but I'll post it here also. People always accused him of bashing BWV, only posting negatives, so he decided to post the positive aspects of the resort. My favorite was: "The window glass at BWV is very clear."
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Old 09-08-2004, 10:23 PM   #27
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The rat's maze of hallways is very good for teaching children spatial orientation skills, puzzles and problem solving skills.
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Old 09-08-2004, 10:56 PM   #28
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I will truly miss Rich's posts, especially those involving the resort comparisons. I too have wandered the neverending hallways at BWV and gone back to OKW.

Rich we miss you!
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Old 09-09-2004, 05:48 AM   #29
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I loved it when the newbies couldn't figure out what his name was, and started referring to him as "Mr. Yams."

I bet he got a kick out of that!

...Can't believe he's gone...

Does anybody know if, by chance, they had a family picture at Olivia's/Community Hall?

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Old 09-09-2004, 07:35 AM   #30

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Unhappy Rich's Obit

I believe I found Rich's obituary.

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