Originally Posted by juck
Who is Pops if I may ask?
Pops is a former MOD/Member who passed away in 2009. His real name was Weldon. He went by Cbz40 on this board but many who new him called him Pops. He was older but he was older in that kind of way that makes you wiser, if you know what I mean. He was a school teacher by trade. Taught Band among other things. If you knew him, he was the sort that never had a negative way of doing things. Even when he might be correcting you, it was never in a way that made you feel as if you were being punished. He spoke to you in a way that would make it easy for you to understand what it was that was wrong and most times, you would be happy to correct the problem of your own accord. He just had a way of making you feel human about the whole thing and he made you want to be better.
That's kind of hard to visualize on a message board, I know, but that's exactly the kind of person he was.
This is why this thread is still alive. It's not only the memory of him, it's also what he brought out of a person that this thread is about. You don't ever see people treating one another poorly or without respect in this thread. You don't see the back and forth on issues and the arguing that goes on in almost any other thread. This thread is more about living up to the example Pops showed us.
Anybody is welcome to post in this thread, regardless of if you knew Pops or not, so long as you want to be a part of his example.
He was a good friend and a good person and he is missed.