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G G
12-10-2016, 09:54 AM
Hello brothers,

As most of you know I lost my only sibling (younger brother) 5 years ago this month. My Mama had been diagnosed with cancer not long before Mike died and she made it to November of 2012 and lost her battle with the cancer.

Her cancer was well advanced when they found it. I wanted to buy her an iPad so that when she didn't feel like or no longer could sit at the computer and stay in touch with family and friends, but I didn't really have the money at the time. I posted a thread here on Cigar Asylum simply asking for help with ideas to get her one, and within 2 hours yall had not only donated money for the iPad but enough for a very nice folding case/stand. It was even bought by a brother and shipped to her and within a few days she had it. She loved that iPad and used it until she died. When se died my dad gave the iPad to me and I used it for a couple years until my wife and I bought two iPad Air 2s for ourselves.

After I bought our Air 2s, I had several times wanted to give it away to someone here, but found it very hard to get rid of anything that had belonged to my Mama. My dad doesn't stay at his house much anymore and told me several years ago to do something with Mama's clothes when I wanted to. He couldn't deal with it and neither could I for a long time. I just in the last 6 month's was able to donate her clothes to a local Church that has a great clothing ministry.

I posted all that because I don't want anyone here to think I was hoarding it. I should have gave it back to this community a long time ago, but it was hard for me to let it go even though it's not being used. Sigsauer just gave me something and somehow it inspired me to try to give the iPad to someone whom I hope can find a use for it.

I hope someone can use it even though it is an older version, and I know Mama would have wanted someone to get some use out of it. It's not necessary but it would be great if it could go to someone's kid that otherwise might not have one.

It's an iPad 2 128 gig with a case/stand. I have the box, but not sure about the charger. It's in really good shape as well. Whoever wants it can have it and again apologies for not doing this sooner. Let me know and I will send it to you.

Thanks and God Bless

Tio Gato
12-10-2016, 06:32 PM
Greg, that's such a cool thing to do. I lost my parents not long ago and found it hard to let their stuff go. After 3 years I finally did it. It felt so good knowing someone could use it.

Gator Nation would be proud. Peace Brother.:tu

The Poet
12-10-2016, 06:46 PM
Greg, if you can't find a better option (which should not be too hard :r) I could use a portable wifi-able device. Give plenty of others a chance to give you those better options however, as I have no urgent pressing need.

Nice offer, BTW

G G
12-10-2016, 06:54 PM
Greg, if you can't find a better option (which should not be too hard :r) I could use a portable wifi-able device. Give plenty of others a chance to give you those better options however, as I have no urgent pressing need.

Nice offer, BTW

I forgot to mention that it is wifi only, but will def fit your needs.

The Poet
12-10-2016, 07:03 PM
I forgot to mention that it is wifi only, but will def fit your needs.

I figured, so if you can't find a nicer home in a week or so put my name on the short list. Thanks.

G G
12-10-2016, 07:27 PM
I figured, so if you can't find a nicer home in a week or so put my name on the short list. Thanks.
Will do.

G G
12-12-2016, 04:22 PM
Bump. I was hoping someone knew a kid that could use this. If not Thomas has spoken and I will abide by his wishes to give this another three days or so.

Thanks

WhiteMamba
12-12-2016, 06:06 PM
Not that I don't want thomas to have it but another option would be the troop auction in the spring. :2

icehog3
12-12-2016, 06:34 PM
Not that I don't want thomas to have it but another option would be the troop auction in the spring. :2

You could do that with the Jaybird headphones too. :)

WhiteMamba
12-12-2016, 08:39 PM
I could if I didn't decide to keep them. :)

Adriftpanda
12-12-2016, 10:35 PM
You could do that with the Jaybird headphones too. :)

:) good play.

Greg, awesome thing that you're doing. Big kudos to you brother. I'm sure there is someone that could use this.

Don Fernando
12-13-2016, 09:04 AM
My stepdaughter will come to The Netherlands soon to live with my and my wife/her mother and my iPad died recently.

G G
12-13-2016, 10:31 AM
My stepdaughter will come to The Netherlands soon to live with my and my wife/her mother and my iPad died recently.

It's an ipad 2 but i updated it to iOS 10 and it seemed to run it well. You okay with that? I will send it. PM me an addy. What is the best way to ship to you from here Ferdie?

The Poet
12-13-2016, 11:42 AM
Sounds like the good home you were looking for, Greg. Best of luck with it going forward, Ferdi.

G G
12-19-2016, 09:57 AM
Okay. I waited to hear from Ferdie and didn't, so i messaged him on facebook and he sent his addy. Gonna ship it to him for his daughter.

Don Fernando
12-19-2016, 01:18 PM
It's an ipad 2 but i updated it to iOS 10 and it seemed to run it well. You okay with that? I will send it. PM me an addy. What is the best way to ship to you from here Ferdie?

Thank you so much Greg, you're an amazing botl!

An Ipad 2 is more than enough for a 6 year old that only wants to play simple games and video chat with her cousin in Singapore.

Don Fernando
12-19-2016, 01:20 PM
Okay. I waited to hear from Ferdie and didn't, so i messaged him on facebook and he sent his addy. Gonna ship it to him for his daughter.

Sorry, I haven't been on the board in a few days. Busy updating my own blog, painstakingly downloaded all old pictures, watermarking them, uploading again, adding new categories.

G G
12-19-2016, 02:42 PM
It's all good Ferdie. I will get it out soon. I am very happy that someone will get it that can use it.

Don Fernando
02-22-2017, 08:20 AM
Greg, you made a little girl very very happy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39TXu8DgRv4&feature=youtu.be

yourchoice
02-22-2017, 10:06 AM
Greg, you made a little girl very very happy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39TXu8DgRv4&feature=youtu.be

Awesome. :tu

CigarNut
02-22-2017, 10:07 AM
Very cool!

Tio Gato
02-22-2017, 11:54 AM
Great job Greg! And Ferdi, the kids are beautiful! That video made my day.:tu

stearns
02-22-2017, 12:03 PM
This is awesome :tu

G G
02-22-2017, 01:05 PM
Once again thanks to the brothers that bought this for Mama, and now I am so glad that it will bring some happiness to a little girl half way around the world. :tu

longknocker
02-22-2017, 01:14 PM
Once again thanks to the brothers that bought this for Mama, and now I am so glad that it will bring some happiness to a little girl half way around the world. :tu

:tu:D Great Job, Greg!

Don Fernando
02-23-2017, 06:21 AM
Timing was perfect, due to circumstances my wife and daughter don't live with me yet but the iPad came just when my wife was here on a visit. She took the iPad back to Singapore.

Little girl loves to video call her 'daddy fei fei' as she called me, so I installed the Line app, created an account for her and called her with that (thats the sound you hear on the video).

jjirons69
02-23-2017, 07:41 AM
The snake trick was pretty cool!

Good to see this - great job!!

RevSmoke
02-23-2017, 01:35 PM
Greg, you made a little girl very very happy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39TXu8DgRv4&feature=youtu.be

Too cool! Love to see it when a plan comes together!