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Today a fellow poster died. He was mostly a lurker here, called himself latlrnr since he came out of the closet late in life. He came to every one of our Hooville events and had been a friend to me and others who live in the Palm Springs area.

 

Looking at his profile:

Username latlrnr

Name harold

 

Gender male

State California

Country USA

Hobby sun lover, cooking

Comment Mid-sixties, divorced. Finally enjoying the life style that I denied for many years!

 

I am glad that he was able to finally enjoy himself in the way he wanted. He was on vacation in Europe when illness suddenly hit and he will be missed.

 

For those other posters who slip away from us due to illness, don't go away. Let us be part of your life even when you are ill.

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Lucky,

 

I don't recall this poster, but he fits the description of many members who come to Hooville to discuss and open up about their true feelings. I hope we were part of his decision to live his life to the fullest.

 

I'm sorry for your loss and glad he considered you a friend.

 

Coop

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I just logged on in order to post a memorial, and found Lucky had already done so. Harold only participated regularly here for a short time in 2004, when he was in the process of coming out, but he became one of our closest friends, and I will miss him terribly. He hardly ever hired escorts, but he found out about this message board when he hired Devon as one of his first acts when his marriage was breaking up. We corresponded several times a day after he discovered that I was moving to Palm Springs, as was he, as he sought advice on how to be gay (well, I certainly was qualified to tell him that!). I think he had unrealistic expectations about how easy it would be to adjust to his new lifestyle and to find a soulmate, but he worked hard at it, and he made many new friends easily. Luckily, his ex-wife and children were supportive, and I hope he died at peace with the life he had made for himself. I am thankful for this board, without which I would probably never have known him.

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I'm saddened to read this post about Harold.

 

I remember I having the pleasure of meeting latlrnr (Harold) along with "Charlie" during their visit to NYC a couple of years ago.

 

Several Hoovillians met up for a meal at the Diner on 16th and 6th prior to going across to "Heaven" for the Buffboyzz party that Sunday. A good time was had by all.

 

My condolences goes out to Lucky, Charlie and to Harold's family.

 

R

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i didn't know Harold, or if I did, I didn't know him at latlmr, but my condolences go out to those who have lost a friend or friendly acquaintance. This board does bring together many people of divergent backgrounds and interests and I hope his time spent on the board was entertaining and stimulating in every way.

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As a frequent poster who also had a brush with a life threatening illness, I appreciate and feel badly about the loss of your friend and a fellow-poster here. Life is fleeting and as the expression goes "carpe diem". It sounds like latlnr did so and probably was the happier for it.

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Guest Delaware Man

Charlie and Lucky.

I believe I was a guest thanks to you two at a cocktail party this gentlemen hosted in July 2005.

My sincere condolences.

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>Today a fellow poster died... He came to every one of our Hooville events and had been a friend to me and others who live in the Palm Springs area....

 

Thank you Lucky and Charlie for letting us know. He will be missed at our dinners and pool activities.

 

>For those other posters who slip away from us due to illness, don't go away. Let us be part of your life even when you are ill.

 

Having met some wonderful people thru this medium, this may be the only way one knows of such happenings.

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