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post #1351 of 1362 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 2010, 02:57 PM
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Wonderful news!

I met the director of one of my favorite movies on Saturday, 'Local Hero'. I gave Bill Forsyth a duck, and I said "I've got a story for you. It's about Mini Coopers, rubber ducks, and a man named Ed Smith."

I'm sure he keeps busy, but I hope he'll find his way here someday.


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It's gonna be a boy! Van Edward Weaver due Oct. 16. The little yellow duck outfits are starting to come in!
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In a moment of boredom I decided to Google my oldest daughter's name, Camille Weyland Smith, and lo and behold the number one result is this thread.
I am the oldest son of Edward Smith and have been hard at work over the last seven years making the best of Ed part of my daily life.
The goal is to instill some fundamental parts of my father into my own children. So far it has worked well, as I have three joyous, inclusive, deeply caring, and FUN loving children.

I am not sure when to introduce the strongest part of his character; a deeply rooted disregard for authority.

Anyway, I'll figure out how to post some pictures of his grandchildren.

Thanks again to all for the warm and fuzzy feeling I get when I visit this thread.
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Ed's spirit certainly lives on. One of my more recent experiences of that was when I stopped to bring bagels to the Mini service crew when I was going for an oil change, which was something I learned from Ed. (I think he usually brought pizza.) I managed to miss a horrific accident on the Thruway, probably by the same number of minutes that I spent stopping at Brueggers. Ed's kindness, and silliness, will be long remembered.

Many of the UK Mini crowd moved over to a forum called 'TotalMini', but Ed and Ruthie are remembered there as well. Quack Quack Jack and Jill have been travelling for many years as tributes to them, and they are now in England. They'll be heading to Australia soon. Quack Quack Jack and Quack Quack Jill also have Facebook pages, since many people seemed to have moved off forums to Facebook.

Hugs to you and you beautiful family! Especially a gig hug for Mart!


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Here's a link to Quack Quack Jack's Facebook page-
http://www.facebook.com/quackquackjack

and two of the Totalmini threads about Ed & Ruthie, and Quack Quack Jack's travels-
I wonder what Ed and Ruthie would have made of all this? - totalMINI Forums

Quack Quack Jack & Jill - totalMINI Forums

I posted a link to this thread today on Quack Quack Jack's Facebook page. QQJ has been traveling now for 7 years (since 9/8/2005), so many more people have heard about Ed, and the simple message that life is far too short not to be silly at times, and kind to the people you know.

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Welcome, "Ed's Oldest Son"
I thank you for reminding us once again of the many ways that Ed still influences the world ... missed by so many people

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