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In Memoriam Malcolm Hastings
« on: July 30, 2004, 02:36:40 pm »

I just learned that Malcolm "Mose" Hastings, a dedicated FSP member and Organizer, has been killed in an accident.  Mose was a CPA who advised and assisted FSP Treasurers past and present very capably.  He also briefly served as interim Treasurer himself.  He was a joy to have around on the Organizers list and to work with.  Here is some information on his memorial service from the family:

Dear All-
 
My family and I thank you for your outpour of condolences and support.  We
will be holding a memorial sevice for my father at our church, New Life
Baptist Church: Sunday, August 1, 2004 at 4:00P.M.  Our church is located
at: 2402B North Gessner, Houston, Texas, 77080.
For the inquiries concerning flowers the funeral home will be accepting
them on our behalf: Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway,
Houston, Texas 77079.
Again, thank you. 
 
Most sincerely,
Ami Hastings
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Re:In Memoriam Malcolm Hastings
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2004, 04:02:46 pm »

Mose was a great guy, and we will miss him dearly.
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Re:In Memoriam Malcolm Hastings
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2004, 06:40:14 pm »

I'm sad to hear I won't have the opportunity to meet him.  He sounds like a good man to have known.
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Re:In Memoriam Malcolm Hastings
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2004, 03:20:25 am »

I just went through some of my e-mails to and from "mose".  What a terrific guy and a sad loss to lose him.  

I remember a pivotal time when Malcolm stood up for someone and encouraged everyone to forgive her and to consider her strengths and dedication at a time when that person had made a simple mistake that led to much criticism.  That person went from near-pariah to president shortly thereafter.

And then the time someone mistakenly made some serious allegations against him publically and he responded with the true facts politely and forgivingly in such a way as to end all suspicion.

One quote that he really liked and shared several times was this:
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Rest in Peace, Malcolm
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Re:In Memoriam Malcolm Hastings
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2004, 11:15:32 am »

What was his forum name?
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Re:In Memoriam Malcolm Hastings
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2004, 11:55:24 am »

What was his forum name?

He never posted on the forum, but he did read it occasionally.
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Re:In Memoriam Malcolm Hastings
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2004, 06:46:54 pm »

Some memorials to Mose from elsewhere on the Web:

http://www.chronwatch.com/content/contentDisplay.asp?aid=8840
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Re:In Memoriam Malcolm Hastings
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2004, 06:56:07 pm »

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Some memorials to Mose from elsewhere on the Web:

http://www.chronwatch.com/content/contentDisplay.asp?aid=8840

Is your home page set to a Google News search of "Free State Project", sorted by date, also? ;)

We seem to hit the same news.  It's very complimentary of him and has many replies from people.  Thanks for posting it, Jason.
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Re:In Memoriam Malcolm Hastings
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2004, 09:05:28 pm »

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Some memorials to Mose from elsewhere on the Web:

http://www.chronwatch.com/content/contentDisplay.asp?aid=8840

Is your home page set to a Google News search of "Free State Project", sorted by date, also? ;)

Not my homepage, but a regularly visited Bookmark. ;)
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