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Posted 06 August 2004 - 08:08 PM

What no entries?

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Posted 08 August 2004 - 02:43 AM

Red Adair died today. He was an American icon. I met him. My wife knew him well. Rest in peace Red.

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Posted 08 August 2004 - 08:21 AM

Thanks for the report Guest - You were first with the news

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Posted 08 August 2004 - 08:28 AM

Just a couple of days after the success of Henri Cartier-Bresson, another DeathList regular Red Adair has added to the total....

Red Adair thread is here

#5 Typhoid Harry

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Posted 08 August 2004 - 09:06 AM

The skinny...

http://www.cnn.com/2...r.ap/index.html
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#6 The Yeti

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Posted 08 August 2004 - 01:03 PM

No longer Red ...

Dead Adair :huh: :huh:

Are they planning to cremate him ?
life, n : the whim of several billion cells to be with you for a while.

Dodo deado, Dodi deado, Di deado, Dando deado ... Surely Dido's looking dodgy ?

Despite the high cost of living, it still seems popular.

#7 faustus

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Posted 08 August 2004 - 02:20 PM

Better dead than Red...ie Arsenal..
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Posted 08 August 2004 - 03:56 PM

Does anyone know the name of Red Adair's children and grandchildren?

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Posted 08 August 2004 - 06:25 PM

My grandmother's sister was married to Red (long ago as she once put it). My grandmother once described him as "a man who enjoyed playing with fire and going out with the guys. Just not great husband material for a nice lady like my sister."

I am a Texan, and we were always proud of his accomplishments. Family or not, he was a truly exceptional man. Very few will willingly walk into fire for any reason but he did and made a living doing it.

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Posted 08 August 2004 - 06:48 PM

:huh:

Hi all,

I always wondered if we were related? My Fathers Name was Lloyd Emil Adair.
raised in Beamount, Texas until his father died, then moved to California. My father was 8 years old then, that would have been 1929, just after the depression hit.
It would be nice to find out, if in fact, we were related?

Currently, back in Lewisville, Texas. Since 1994.

#11 Anubis the Jackal

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Posted 08 August 2004 - 07:14 PM

Oils well that ends well.

Brave old bugger though.
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Posted 08 August 2004 - 09:43 PM

My grandmother's sister was married to Red (long ago as she once put it). My grandmother once described him as "a man who enjoyed playing with fire and going out with the guys. Just not great husband material for a nice lady like my sister."

I am a Texan, and we were always proud of his accomplishments. Family or not, he was a truly exceptional man. Very few will willingly walk into fire for any reason but he did and made a living doing it.

She must have been married to him a long time ago because he was married to his current wife for 62 years.

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 03:27 PM

She must have been married to him a long time ago because he was married to his current wife for 62 years.

Wouldn't that be "widow"?
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Posted 09 August 2004 - 05:21 PM

Didn't Marion Morrison that draught dodger from Hollywood play him in a film of his life?

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 06:22 PM

Hope the Devil gives you that Air Conditioning Red. We will miss you.

:rolleyes:

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 06:45 PM

Not "EVERYBODY" has been tarred by worknig for or near ole Pappy Bush you know.

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 03:17 PM

I had the great pleasure of working with Mr. Adair during the Kuwiat Oil Fires in 1991. I assisted in corridinating supplies for the fire fighters through the U.S. Government. He testified before the Senate Committee I was working for and we spoke many times by phone and had a couple of dinners. He was a truly exceptional man. He was not very tall, but had the largest and strongest hands I have ever seen. Most of the work around blowouts is done by hand, as metal tools can cause a spark and ignite the well.

My lasting memory will be of him calling me on his 76th B'day from Kuwait. He needed 25 Catipillar D8 Bulldozers for the fires. After 5 days of work we flew them out on a series of C-5As. Catipillar uses that episode in its advertising campaign.

He proved that hard work is rewarded.

There is an old joke that goes:

A man from Texas died and went to Heaven. Upon meeting God he asked for a tour of heaven. God showed him beautiful rivers, great vistas, and restfull places. The man said "no offense God, but Texas has places every bit, if not more, beautiful than that". God turned angry and cast open the doors of Hell to show the flames and heat. God said "Do you have anything like that in Texas". The Texans answered "No, but we got fella in Houston named Red Adair that can put the out for you".

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 03:51 PM

:rip: Interesting stuff. That's what I like about the DL forums - they pull in all sorts of folk, from borderline psychopathic ranters to people who know (or should I say knew, in this case) the pickees personally and have a tale to tell. :old:
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Posted 10 August 2004 - 04:38 PM

Rude Kid - you should also have added that it is good to see someone who knew the pickee, and yet doesn't rant and rave about this site. So many people who visit seem to believe that we wish ill on the nominees, instead of accepting that everyone passes away at some point, and all we try to do is forecast when.
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Posted 13 August 2004 - 02:42 PM

So farewell Red, I bet you now feel blue,
A colorful life; a colorful hue.
You put out oil rig fires, with bravery and gusto
But like all peeps, in the end, you too must go.

I never knew you Mister Red,
But I think I knew your cousin, Fred,
Who back in 1982,
Run an employment agency; is that true?

He said he was your cousin,
Now we will never know,
But thank you Red, for all you done,
Cos putting out fires, ain't all fun.

Poetry Man, in the style of er... well.... Keats. No not that Keats, Mrs Keats from number 82
If you are not enjoying life, you're doing it wrong!





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