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Apr 16, 2024 - 7:48:45 PM
2768 posts since 10/17/2013

...the story of Patrick Shawn Locke?

I believe there was a BHO member with the moniker "pandjlocke" or something similar, and they would post an annual story about their son, Patrick Shawn Locke, who had a shunt(?) put in, because of a physical condition in his body.

 Long story short, Patrick Shawn Locke (the son) died from his complications. 

 Anyone have any recollection of this story?

 I know I'm forgetting a bunch of details.

Edited by - okbluegrassbanjopicker on 04/17/2024 22:11:43

Apr 16, 2024 - 8:52:44 PM

41111 posts since 3/5/2008

Sad...Sad...News..
RIP ..Paddy...

Apr 16, 2024 - 9:38:57 PM

chuckv97

Canada

72006 posts since 10/5/2013

Hmm,, not sure about that. There’s a Patrick Locke who has replied to a couple of my posts on YouTube and Facebook. I’ll check it out.

ed. Here's his FB link ,, it looks like Paddy.  Looks like his son Shawn passed away. 

https://www.facebook.com/pandjlocke

Edited by - chuckv97 on 04/16/2024 21:43:06

Apr 17, 2024 - 7:14:20 AM

15016 posts since 1/15/2005

That is so sad and I remember a lot of the story. I think he had gone into a tremendous amount of debt for the medical bills for his son. He never shied away from them and it inflicted a huge hardship on his family. He is one to be admired greatly. That is so sad about

Apr 17, 2024 - 7:43:52 AM

chuckv97

Canada

72006 posts since 10/5/2013

Guys, if someone knows him pls PM him to verify this. Rumors of his demise might be grossly exaggerated.

Apr 17, 2024 - 8:16:18 AM
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janolov

Sweden

42787 posts since 3/7/2006

He seems to still be active member. According to his BHO homepage he visited BHO today.

Apr 17, 2024 - 8:27:33 AM
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18656 posts since 8/17/2008

Hey guys! Paddy here to tell you that the news of my passing has been greatly exaggerated. I'm happy to still be hangin' out. Chuck mentioned my annual story of my son Shawn's illnes and eventual passing. He was Patrick Shawn Locke, so it gets confusing sometimes. I used to post that story on the anniversary of his death, 7/31/1994, at age 13. And, yes, we did incur a massive debt due to my losing my job when the company I was working for got purchased by another and, of course, let the management staff go. Back then insurance companies wouldn't insure anyone with a pre-existing condition. So out of pocket for his continual care it was. The final total, including funeral expense came to $996,000 and change. We got to experience the ruthlessnes of debt collectors and the grace of some charities and institutions. Nothing like waking up one morning to check your bank account only to find tha a collection agency with a judgment had cleaned out both our personal and business accounts down to zero. And there's nothing like receiving a phone call from a hospital accounts receivable agent informing you that "you have been through enough" and forgiving you of over $100,000 balance due.


Forward to today (while I'm still alive). A little over two years ago we sold the house we bought in 1987 for $75,000 for an appreciated amount of $850,000. That allowed us to pay off the last $236,000 of the medical bills that was folded into the mortgage on the house and give us enough to buy a small hobby farm about 80 miles south, right at the foot of beautiful Mt. Rainier. Matter of fact, the town is Rainier, WA, population 2,000. So with no mortgage, we were able to retire and spend what's left of our lives free from the stress of the last thirty years.

Nice to be alive! I'm trying to check in here more frequently now that life is settling down a little. I've been keeping up, just not posting.

Hey, remember the Paddy Wagon? She's been out of service the last two years, but I just pulled her into the shop for a little sprucing up and maintenance. My church and another local church are joining together once a month for "Church in the Park" with a church service and BBQ. More on that later.

Thanks for thinking of me, guys. You're still the best group around.

Apr 17, 2024 - 8:28:22 AM
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rinemb

USA

16227 posts since 5/24/2005

I sure do miss Paddy's participation...and his bbq posts. He had that great ministry of providing a bbq trailer and meats for a lot of events. Brad

Apr 17, 2024 - 8:36:01 AM
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18656 posts since 8/17/2008

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Originally posted by rinemb

I sure do miss Paddy's participation...and his bbq posts. He had that great ministry of providing a bbq trailer and meats for a lot of events. Brad


I'll be hanging the dinner bell you made for me this Saturday!! Community dinner in the local park.

Apr 17, 2024 - 8:56:11 AM
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donc

Canada

7441 posts since 2/9/2010

Great to hear from you Paddy. Please come again.

Apr 17, 2024 - 10:21:08 AM
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62066 posts since 12/14/2005

Feel free to include "Three Parables" in the church part and/or the BBQ part of the Sunday event.

And best of luck in your farm & future.


Apr 17, 2024 - 10:59:09 AM

18656 posts since 8/17/2008

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Originally posted by mike gregory

Feel free to include "Three Parables" in the church part and/or the BBQ part of the Sunday event.

And best of luck in your farm & future.


Thanks, Mike. That's the perfect song for the occasion.

Apr 17, 2024 - 11:47:39 AM

41111 posts since 3/5/2008

Wow...!

REAL GLAD YOU ARE AMUNGST THE LIVING! :0)

Quite the extream to get you to post tho... ;0)

Apr 17, 2024 - 11:50:05 AM
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18656 posts since 8/17/2008

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Originally posted by STUD figmo Al

Wow...!

REAL GLAD YOU ARE AMUNGST THE LIVING! :0)

Quite the extream to get you to post tho... ;0)


Yeah, I got some carchin' up to do.

Apr 17, 2024 - 2:52:54 PM
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15016 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by pandjlocke

Hey guys! Paddy here to tell you that the news of my passing has been greatly exaggerated. I'm happy to still be hangin' out. Chuck mentioned my annual story of my son Shawn's illnes and eventual passing. He was Patrick Shawn Locke, so it gets confusing sometimes. I used to post that story on the anniversary of his death, 7/31/1994, at age 13. And, yes, we did incur a massive debt due to my losing my job when the company I was working for got purchased by another and, of course, let the management staff go. Back then insurance companies wouldn't insure anyone with a pre-existing condition. So out of pocket for his continual care it was. The final total, including funeral expense came to $996,000 and change. We got to experience the ruthlessnes of debt collectors and the grace of some charities and institutions. Nothing like waking up one morning to check your bank account only to find tha a collection agency with a judgment had cleaned out both our personal and business accounts down to zero. And there's nothing like receiving a phone call from a hospital accounts receivable agent informing you that "you have been through enough" and forgiving you of over $100,000 balance due.


Forward to today (while I'm still alive). A little over two years ago we sold the house we bought in 1987 for $75,000 for an appreciated amount of $850,000. That allowed us to pay off the last $236,000 of the medical bills that was folded into the mortgage on the house and give us enough to buy a small hobby farm about 80 miles south, right at the foot of beautiful Mt. Rainier. Matter of fact, the town is Rainier, WA, population 2,000. So with no mortgage, we were able to retire and spend what's left of our lives free from the stress of the last thirty years.

Nice to be alive! I'm trying to check in here more frequently now that life is settling down a little. I've been keeping up, just not posting.

Hey, remember the Paddy Wagon? She's been out of service the last two years, but I just pulled her into the shop for a little sprucing up and maintenance. My church and another local church are joining together once a month for "Church in the Park" with a church service and BBQ. More on that later.

Thanks for thinking of me, guys. You're still the best group around.


That's all great news Paddy.  I don't think we thought (at least me) that you had passed away, but your so.  I had forgotten that you lost him many years ago.  I did remember the financial straits it put you in.  I too remember when my old boss closed his business and I had to start paying my own health insurance, Blue Cross-Blue Shield who would not cover my existing condition ..... allergies which required weekly shots.  Thank goodness it was not more serious!  Great to hear from you!

Apr 17, 2024 - 6:33:11 PM
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2768 posts since 10/17/2013

Thanks for the clarification.

 I got the names mixed up!

Apr 18, 2024 - 1:20:51 AM
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slammer

USA

4531 posts since 12/30/2008

Welcome back and Hey from da U.P.Eh!!!
Slammer!!!

Apr 18, 2024 - 3:36:37 AM
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41111 posts since 3/5/2008

quote:
Originally posted by okbluegrassbanjopicker

Thanks for the clarification.

 I got the names mixed up!


Yeah....

But...

Ya did get Paddy postin again... ;0)

 

Ice breaker...? :0)

Apr 18, 2024 - 6:30:13 AM
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rinemb

USA

16227 posts since 5/24/2005

quote:
Originally posted by okbluegrassbanjopicker

Thanks for the clarification.

 I got the names mixed up!


Luke, I remember when you used to be a Kansas banjo picker.  I hope all is well since your move to Oklahoma a few years ago.  Brad

Apr 18, 2024 - 3:02:50 PM

2768 posts since 10/17/2013

quote:
Originally posted by rinemb
quote:
Originally posted by okbluegrassbanjopicker

Thanks for the clarification.

 I got the names mixed up!


Luke, I remember when you used to be a Kansas banjo picker.  I hope all is well since your move to Oklahoma a few years ago.  Brad


I currently rent the house that me and my brother had shared.

 He moved out in the summer of 2022 (having bought a house for himself), and I filled the rental house with five different player pianos. 

Apr 18, 2024 - 8:36:11 PM
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Paul R

Canada

16932 posts since 1/28/2010

So glad to see you're still in the land of the living, Paddy. I hope J-Lo is doing well, too. Yes, I recall the horrible financial straits the medical/insurance system put you in - and yet your spirit of giving was not diminished. And is Cunningham still alive and oinking? I remember your naming requests, too.


Apr 18, 2024 - 8:59:50 PM
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18656 posts since 8/17/2008

quote:
Originally posted by Paul R

So glad to see you're still in the land of the living, Paddy. I hope J-Lo is doing well, too. Yes, I recall the horrible financial straits the medical/insurance system put you in - and yet your spirit of giving was not diminished. And is Cunningham still alive and oinking? I remember your naming requests, too.


J-Lo is well, as is Cunningham. He will be 12 years old next month. 

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