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Msg: 968886
The Wolf Family Subject: For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
Author: The Wolf FamilyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 3:10 AM
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I just heard that Walkin Orange passed away on 11/4. I have many fond memories of our letterboxing days. We hiked 13 miles through the Uwharries together, he introduced me to Orienteering (where his boxing name comes from) and was so creative in his art, clues, and carves. His boxes were a joy to find as well as his LTCs. I remember him always smiling and joking with me. Joan was Here was his wife (aka Pink Elephant).
Msg: 968887
airstream dreams Subject: Re: For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
Author: airstream dreamsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 5:11 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968886 by The Wolf Family
I remember Walkin Orange, it was March 2007, I was at Cane Creek in Waxhaw doing the "When is a Raven Like a Desk" series.

I noticed a man sitting at a bench overlook the water, he seemed to be watching me. I needed to be at the log at the woodline where the box was but I couldn't get it with him sitting there.

So I walked over close to him and mentioned the water or the weather, and he said , the box is over behind the log, we both laughed and then started talking LBing.

I told him that there was going to be an event the next day and he should come. He said he didn't know about it and had not signed up. I told him that was OK he could still come. Much to my surprise he did come.

I've seen him at several events since, always kind, and pleasant to be around. I'll always remember the way I met him.

RIP dear Walkin Orange
Msg: 968894
dancingpecan Subject: Re: For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
Author: dancingpecanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 7:08 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968886 by The Wolf Family
I remember meeting him that time y'all had the meet and greet for my family when we were visiting North Carolina. He was a real sweet heart, and had quite the sense of humor.
Msg: 968897
knit wit Subject: Re: For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
Author: knit witProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 7:48 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968886 by The Wolf Family
I remember him. I enjoyed chatting with him at a couple of gatherings. I think he did a little mini teach on orienteering at one of the gatherings. An interesting man.

Knit Wit
Msg: 968906
oceanwinds Subject: Re: For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
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Date: Nov 29, 2018 10:14 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968886 by The Wolf Family
I was just wondering a couple of weeks ago if he was still in LB'ing. Although I only found one of his boxes it was a neat stamp. I met him once at a event in NC and he was very nice and I enjoyed listening to him talk about his adventures.
Prayers for his family
Msg: 968914
Subject: Re: For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
Author: Goofy girlProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 1:18 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968886 by The Wolf Family
Yes I met them at one of Dina and Charlie's events! I'm saddened to hear of his passing.

Gg
Msg: 968916
the pink dragon Subject: Re: For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
Author: the pink dragonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 4:00 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968886 by The Wolf Family
so sad
Msg: 968919
Subject: Re: For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
Author: Sudoku CrazyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 5:48 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968886 by The Wolf Family
Thanks for letting us know. So many people come and go from this hobby, it becomes hard to keep track of them unless you become close. I always enjoyed talking with him at events.
RIP Walkin Orange.
Msg: 968935
Amanda from Seattle Subject: Re: For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
Author: Amanda from SeattleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 30, 2018 1:53 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968886 by The Wolf Family
Oh my, I am so sad to hear this. I boxed with him. Lovely man

-Amanda from Seattle
Msg: 968936
Amanda from Seattle Subject: Re: For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
Author: Amanda from SeattleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 30, 2018 1:56 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968886 by The Wolf Family
Msg: 968966
X Marks The Spot Subject: Re: For those of you who remember Walkin Orange
Author: X Marks The SpotProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2018 7:47 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968886 by The Wolf Family
I remember meeting WO at a NC event years ago. Gracious man is best I can describe.

Thanks, Mama Wolf. Inspiring fond memories.

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