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Cappy_TX #7290095 09/18/18 02:09 PM
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Anyone know how he is doing or keep in touch with him?

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Got a note from him this weekend. Still hanging in there.

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Originally Posted By: texas wetlands
Got a note from him this weekend. Still hanging in there.


Good to hear, thank you. Continued prayers.

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Prayers up

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I think he's doing about as good as he can under the circumstances.

I sent him a message to come visit over here.


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Thought about him the other day. Glad to hear he is handing in there.

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Last thing duck hunters want to hear is sad or bad news on the eve of yet another season. So .... I'll try to keep mine short. Following a lung cancer diagnosis in October, I had a "double lobectomy" on December 19th of last year where the surgeon goes in through the back ribs and removed two malignant lobes of the right lung. Had a few complications but was released to go home on January 6th to a loving wife and a couple dogs that missed their Daddy ... A lot! wink

Thought all the health problems were behind me and that I might even be able to bust a few caps later in the fall. Alas, such was not to be. I had a series of strokes beginning in early March that have ended my waterfowling days, permanently. We've sold our properties, gear, 81 of the 85 guns that we owned, and duck hunting has now been replaced by a few trips a week where we live on Denison Country club, searching for lost golf balls!





I'm grateful to be alive ... Had 60+ hunting seasons over my 77 years, owned and trained 9 gun dogs
that I loved and they loved me ... and have few if any regrets in this life. Thanks to all who have sent well wishes. I'm sure that they helped alot! Special thanks to Gary Smith (texas wetlands here) who bought our wetlands property after our 14 year run there. He's even agreed (believe it or not) to allow us to scatter our family ashes there one day!

Jim Belmont aka Cappy_TX





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Cappy ... At my side for thirteen years, in my heart forever.
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Never had the pleasure of meeting you, but always enjoyed what you shared here. Praying that God gives you peace that passes all understanding. A life well lived with memories that will remain forever. God bless you.

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Good o hear from you, Jim, and good to see you’re staying busy best you can.


Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I just turned it on . I was looking bird dogs in the butt this morning.


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Please stay in touch with us.

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Good o hear from you, Jim, and good to see you’re staying busy best you can.
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Please stay in touch with us.

Continued prayers/........


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We’ve never met but we’ve been apart of many of the same forums over the years. I Will be praying for you and your family. You have lived a very blessed life and I pray the good Lord grants you peace and as much time as possible on this earth. Hang in there buddy.

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Prayers up for you Cappy. I've always enjoyed reading your posts over the years. Keep us up to date with your life and let us know if we can ever do anything for you.


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This was a recent Facebook post that somewhat summarizes my near term future ... The reason for the Wikipedia definition of "Irony" somewhat dawned on me tonight...

My father Ernie, passed away in 1972, some 46 years ago. He was my absolute hero and died of Liver and pancreatic cancer. I too have both of those cancers and am not expected to live past year end which means that Dad and I shall have died from that same terrible disease 46 years apart.

Ironical? Who knows? Genetic ... quite possibly. However we both shared a love of upland bird hunting over well trained gun dogs; 3 cushion billiards, regulation pool, most competitive sports such as boxing and football, and both of us were scratch or near-scratch golfers for most of our adult lives. I was captain of my high school and college golf teams and played amateur tournament golf for a number of years after school.

Dad was a successful banker but died at age 63 before he could enjoy the fruits of his many years of efforts. Because of him, I vowed that if I did become successful in business, that I would retire by age 50 to enjoy the fruits of my efforts with a wonderful supportive life partner, Carol. I was able to do so, retiring at age 49 in 1991. Now, all these years later, my father and I will have enjoyed many parallels in life. Sadly, one includes dying of liver and pancreatic cancer. I loved my father so very much and I apparently plan on leaving this life as he did. See you soon, Dad.


Cappy ... At my side for thirteen years, in my heart forever.
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Prayers up, Cap.


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I just turned it on . I was looking bird dogs in the butt this morning.


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Prayers up, Cap.


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Prayers sir.

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Sorry all this is happening to you and hope your holding up ok. Do keep sharing your old hunting pictures and stories with us as long as you are well enough. We will miss them and you. I always think of you on my dogs birthdays and always will. My wife throws our dogs birthday parties just as y'all have for your dogs.

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Just read this on FB

"Hi everyone, this is Jamie Catracchia, Jim's daughter from Seattle. I've been with him the past 9 days in Texas. You may have noticed he hasn't been posting on FB lately. He physically doesn't have the strength anymore to post. He wanted me to tell everyone how much he has appreciated the love, support and friendship from everyone. Please keep my dad and Carol in your prayers.

Carol and/or I will keep everyone updated..."

Keeping him and his family in my prayers.

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Praying for Happy, Carol, you and your family.

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Prayers for Jim and his entire family. I am glad you got to enjoy your success. I have my beliefs about what comes after life, but I hope, in some way, it includes a field, some birds, and a cherished pointer friend.


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Prayers for all of you.

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Prayers up, Cap.

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Hopedale..... For those of us that are not on Facebook please keep us updated if there is any change. Prayers sent!

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