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mike_breaker_5 06-12-2013 03:23 PM

Ratmonkey memorial thread
 
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps2cd8bc27.jpg

I am sure many of you know of the loss of one of our mods here on the forum.

I would like to try and dedicate a thread to him. hopefully we can all relate real life stories or memorable situations from here on the forum.

Tyler (Ratmonkey) was my best friend for the last 27 years, that's right I'm only 32, We have been friends since kindergarten. we have all lost something from his passing. Hopefully we can keep his memory alive here on the forum for a long time to come.

Here is a donations thread that i made to help his mother settle some of his financial affairs. if you can spare anything i beg you to help.
<iframe src="http://www.youcaring.com/fundraiser-widget.aspx?frid=65052" frameborder="0" height="377" width="260"></iframe>

rat doing some work on my yj headers.
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...5/DSC07203.jpg
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mike_breaker_5 06-12-2013 03:25 PM

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rat with my daughter strung around his neck at a local eatery.
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rat with both my youngins draped on him as i sit in the background just having a huge nose.
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mike_breaker_5 06-12-2013 03:26 PM

day we visited him for my wife's birthday on lake erie.
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couple of rat at indy over the last 2 moto gp races.
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colt anaconda + copious ammo= happy monkey.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...16332444_n.jpg

mike_breaker_5 06-12-2013 03:27 PM

halloween 2012
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halloween 2011
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my kids a few years ago occupying uncle monkey.
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Prot 06-14-2013 05:23 AM

What happened to him?

Pierre_r 06-14-2013 11:44 AM

He got in to a car wreck and didnt survive.

Heres the thread about it:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/z...-away-1529220/

mike_breaker_5 06-17-2013 08:17 PM

here is a message i got from Rat's sister...


Jessie Peterman posted toMike Dixon
2 hours ago
Hey Mike, I just finished reading through the memorial thread and the announcement thread on jeepforum. I was wondering if you would be so kind as to let everyone know that we read it and we truly appreciate all the kind words and we are just so glad that he was so well liked? Really made me feel good to know it. : ) [Even though I knew it.] And I know Mom feels the same. Hope you guys are all doing OK.

2006_Sport 06-17-2013 09:00 PM

Wow. So sad, just saw this today. Prayers out to his family/friends

egodfrey 06-17-2013 09:15 PM

My condolences


Ill see what I can donate tomorrow, but it will definitely be something.

egodfrey 06-18-2013 07:33 AM

Done, I like that what ever is left over will be used to finish his rig, it's a fitting way to honor a man who gave so much if his time to help others with theirs.

4x4Jeep 07-03-2013 09:56 AM

i'm just hearing this now. seems like he was well known on here. unfortunately i did not know him or ever have contact on here, but so sorry for your loss. had a local jeeper pass away not to long ago as well (car accident). very sad...RIP.

i don't have any money to give at the moment but when i do i'll check back and donate what i can. i also hope by me bumping this thread up, others will see and donate what they can.

mike_breaker_5 07-27-2013 12:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mike_breaker_5 (Post 15724745)
stickers/decals will be the rub and peel type like the old jeepforum stickers/decals. they will be the same design as the front and back of the shirt. i am thinking they will be sold as a set of 2 (one of each type).

there has not been any idea of pricing as of yet for them.

Quote:

Originally Posted by mike_breaker_5 (Post 15721914)
decals have not been made yet so i have no idea.

as requested/reminded here are a couple of pictures of the shirts.

left breast pocket sized logo.
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps6484c8b9.jpg

back full sized logo.
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps463636ce.jpg

the lovely Mrs Breaker_5 modeling the front.
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...psa9371d15.jpg

back on the lovely Mrs Breaker_5
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...psc827db19.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by mike_breaker_5 (Post 15721718)
also...

i mis typed about shirt price...

xxl and above will be $17. i am terribly sorry for posting it wrong before.

Quote:

Originally Posted by mike_breaker_5 (Post 15721698)
sorry for forgetting you guys!

yes we recieved the XXL XXXL and another batch of other sizes earlier this week.

i will need anyone interested to pm me with their order details.

we also got in a box of flat rate shipping containers to keep the shipping cost down.

cause i'm lazy and don't want to type everything on every thread.

hdrocknroll 04-29-2014 01:19 AM

Thanks for posting this Mike


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