Author Topic: +Robert (Bobby) Hall  (Read 32669 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Eurohistory

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 1919
    • View Profile
    • Eurohistory.com
Re: +Robert (Bobby) Hall
« Reply #45 on: December 15, 2012, 03:08:50 PM »
I have been in contact with Bobby's partner since Bobby entered hospital. He was kind enough to send daily reports.

Randy told me a couple of days ago that Bobby did not want a memorial or much fuss. Very much like him!

:-)

The Royalty fan world lost an enthusiastic and knowledgeable source!

Bobby, as he always did with all our books, was the first person to place an order for the book that Ilana and I recently wrote, Royal Gatherings.

Sadly, he only got to see what I shared with him, not the actual book since he was already in hospital and very much out of sorts.

He used to chide me saying that I was responsible for his library expanding to a second room...guilty!

He will live forever in our memories and we will cherish his very unique personality.

Regards, Arturo BeÚche
--
Arturo BeÚche, Publisher
http://erhj.blogspot.com
European Royal History Journal
Kensington House Books
6300 Kensington Ave.
East Richmond Heights, CA 94805 USA
510/236-1730
books@eurohistory.com
http://www.eurohistory.com

Offline Forum Admin

  • Administrator
  • Velikye Knyaz
  • *****
  • Posts: 4665
  • www.alexanderpalace.org
    • View Profile
    • Alexander Palace Time Machine
Re: +Robert (Bobby) Hall
« Reply #46 on: December 15, 2012, 03:12:43 PM »
Art,

I can only add that I hope you can share this thread with Randy, so that he can know how many good friends Robert had here, and how much we also all miss him and will continue to do so.

Offline Eurohistory

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 1919
    • View Profile
    • Eurohistory.com
Re: +Robert (Bobby) Hall
« Reply #47 on: December 15, 2012, 05:19:31 PM »
Of course. He knows that the Eurohistory and Royalty community thought highly of Bobby.

--
Arturo BeÚche, Publisher
http://erhj.blogspot.com
European Royal History Journal
Kensington House Books
6300 Kensington Ave.
East Richmond Heights, CA 94805 USA
510/236-1730
books@eurohistory.com
http://www.eurohistory.com

Offline rgt9w

  • Graf
  • ***
  • Posts: 468
  • I love YaBB 1G - SP1!
    • View Profile
Re: +Robert (Bobby) Hall
« Reply #48 on: December 15, 2012, 05:29:00 PM »
I am very sorry to hear of Mr. Hall's passing. My thoughts are with his partner, family and friends. 

Alixz

  • Guest
Re: +Robert (Bobby) Hall
« Reply #49 on: December 15, 2012, 07:41:54 PM »
First Robert and now this horrible tragedy in Newtown, CT which is only about 30 miles from where I live.

I am truly sick at heart.


Offline Lady of Shalott

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 4
    • View Profile
Re: +Robert (Bobby) Hall
« Reply #50 on: December 16, 2012, 03:00:16 PM »
I am so very sorry to hear this news.  I have lurked on these boards for
a number of years and thoroughly enjoyed the sharp wit
and humour of Mr Hall.

He will be sorely missed.

Offline blessOTMA

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 2524
  • Tell me the truth, monsieur
    • View Profile
    • Stay at Home Artist
Re: +Robert (Bobby) Hall
« Reply #51 on: December 19, 2012, 02:11:47 AM »
It's still hard  Robert won't be posting. An AP planet has fallen out of the sky

"Give my love to all who remember me."

  Olga Nikolaevna

Offline Jen_94

  • Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 631
    • View Profile
    • GrandRoyalPalace
Re: +Robert (Bobby) Hall
« Reply #52 on: December 19, 2012, 07:39:48 AM »
It's still hard  Robert won't be posting. An AP planet has fallen out of the sky

Definitely. I agree.

Alixz

  • Guest
Re: +Robert (Bobby) Hall
« Reply #53 on: December 19, 2012, 08:23:28 AM »
When posting in the Newtown, CT Shooting  thread and talking about our rights and privileges under the Constitution, as well as the state of metal health care in the US, I kept expecting him to come on board and give his always interesting and lucid comments.

We didn't always agree, but his opinions were always to the point and well thought out.

Offline Kalafrana

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 2912
    • View Profile
Re: +Robert (Bobby) Hall
« Reply #54 on: December 19, 2012, 08:27:34 AM »
Indeed. Robert's post were always intelligent and never intemperate.

Ann

Offline edubs31

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 1014
    • View Profile
Re: +Robert (Bobby) Hall
« Reply #55 on: December 19, 2012, 11:07:11 AM »
I got to thinking about others on this forum who have likely passed away over the years that we don't know about.

Robert was obviously one of the most popular forum members and had numerous friends on here. At least one of those friends kept in close enough personal contact to be able to report the sad news shortly after it happened.

I have only been an active member on here for about a year, virtually a rookie by AP standards, but it doesn't take long to realize that many members who posted with regularity seem to have suddenly vanished. Some had hundreds, or even thousands, of posts to their names and yet in some cases not a single one of those were posted in the past few years. I'd have to think any community of several thousand people is going to have some who have left them over an eight or nine year period, and the AP is surely no exception.

I guess it's just something to reflect on. Speaking personally, some of the smartest and warmest people I've ever met and had the pleasure of knowing have been in my short time here on the AP.

Many of you have made terrific lifelong friendships, whereas others have never spoken to an AP member outside of the forum...much less met them in person. But we're here out of common interest, a love of history in a general sense and topics such as Romanov/Royalty/WWI more specifically. We come from all parts of the world and share an awful lot of our time on this site. So while, for many, the term 'online friendships' are different than actual friendships, keep in mind the hours you've spent on here and the months or years you've been on here. Keep in mind how much you've learned...and not just historical facts on the topics themselves, but the influences from members sharing their thoughts and feelings, the personal generosity and wisdom gained, and perhaps even some life lessons learned.

I often look at an old photograph or painting of the IF (among others) and reflect deeply. It's moving to me in a way much more than just as a moment captured in time. It creates illusions and speaks to me at a higher level. By this token so does something as basic as words on a screen, like the many thousands that I've read here on the AP forum. Pictures are important, words are important, feelings & emotion is important...PEOPLE are important. You never know who and from where some of the most influential people to your lives are going come from. Sometimes they aren't always those who you see often or shared many experiences with. Sometimes they exist on the surface as only pictures or words...but manage to completely transcend that text and those visions.

Again I say RIP to Robert Hall and cheers to all of our fallen Comrades here on the AP! Be your passing be known to us and honored or not...
Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right...

Offline Gabriella

  • Boyar
  • **
  • Posts: 186
    • View Profile
Re: +Robert (Bobby) Hall
« Reply #56 on: December 19, 2012, 02:40:36 PM »
It left me shocked to hear that Robert Hall had passed away. I was fond of reading his entries in many threads as they were always very accurate and show his great knowledge on Royalty and the Romanovs especially. I also enjoyed his sharp wit and his special humor

It is always shocking to family and friends when someone passed away  so sudden. I hope he did not suffer for a long time.

My thoughts are with his partner Randy, his family and their friends.

Offline Forum Admin

  • Administrator
  • Velikye Knyaz
  • *****
  • Posts: 4665
  • www.alexanderpalace.org
    • View Profile
    • Alexander Palace Time Machine
Re: +Robert (Bobby) Hall
« Reply #57 on: December 21, 2012, 05:38:31 PM »
May I ask, out of respect for Robert's memory,  that we please take the conversation about other "MIA" members to another new and more appropriate thread?

Offline grandduchessella

  • Global Moderator
  • Velikye Knyaz
  • *****
  • Posts: 13061
  • Getting Ready to Move to Europe :D
    • View Profile
    • Facebook page
Re: +Robert (Bobby) Hall
« Reply #58 on: December 21, 2012, 05:49:50 PM »
Per the FA's request, I have split off some of the MIA posts onto their own thread, stickied at the top of the Forum Announcements. Anyone wanting to discuss MIA Forum members, share news or for long-absent or quiet members to 'pop in' and update people can be taken to that thread.
They also serve who only stand and wait--John Milton
Come visit on Pinterest--http://pinterest.com/lawrbk/

Offline Greenowl

  • Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 586
    • View Profile
Re: +Robert (Bobby) Hall
« Reply #59 on: January 25, 2013, 02:58:15 PM »
It left me shocked to hear that Robert Hall had passed away. I was fond of reading his entries in many threads as they were always very accurate and show his great knowledge on Royalty and the Romanovs especially. I also enjoyed his sharp wit and his special humor

It is always shocking to family and friends when someone passed away  so sudden. I hope he did not suffer for a long time.

My thoughts are with his partner Randy, his family and their friends.

I too was very upset to hear that Robert Hall had passed away and will miss his contributions no end. I always enjoyed reading his posts and considered him a gentleman as well as a fount of knowledge on so many topics. May he rest in peace. Sincere condolences to his partner, family and many friends. Dear Robert, I will miss you.

GREENOWL