It seems fitting to me that as Spring awakes in earnest and we get ready for the adventures of Summer that we take a moment to remember the friends and family that we have lost. To that end the 1st of May shall not only be Cookie's Day, but a day to take a moment and reflect on some of the good times with friends that are no longer around to share with us.
The 1st of May 2011 was a terribly sad day for many of us here as our very dear Friend Cookie lost his battle with Cancer. For those that are new here Cookie (Richard Cook) was a very special part of NGW. He had been a member since 07 and in that time he had shared his infectious good nature with all of us.
Cookie was a giving man that was involved with local Charities and had a passion for older bikes. Among his collection were several GL1000's and Changs and some other wild stuff! I think his Stable was at 9 bikes when he got sick and started thinning it out. A Gifted mechanic that always had a warm welcome for new members and very sound advice for fixing bikes.
In the short 3 years Cookie was active here he became our “Top Poster” as he amassed over 15,000 posts!! Many of his posts were in the Welcome Forum where he shared his warmth and good will trying the make the newcomers feel welcome. A Very Special guy with a great heart.
Here is a link to the now infamous “So this guy walks into a chat room” thread viewtopic.php?f=30&t=8870
And a couple of my Favorite pics
One of Cookie's other passions was trains.
There are several threads regarding Cookie in the Memorial Forum here: viewforum.php?f=28
Gone but not forgotten