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Posted 16 October 2006 - 03:18 PM
Surgery is scheduled for today. Keep him in your prayers.
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Posted 16 October 2006 - 04:28 PM
Posted 16 October 2006 - 09:15 PM
What a raw deal.
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Posted 16 October 2006 - 10:33 PM
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Posted 17 October 2006 - 12:24 AM
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Posted 17 October 2006 - 01:25 PM
Posted 23 October 2006 - 12:22 AM
Hi Lamar. Just a short update on Jimmy. I tried to call him at the hospital
but he was still in ICU, so I called his wife again, she told he that he was
doing very well and should be in his room probably Sunday or Monday. His BP
in almost normal and he is breathing better. I will try to go to see him as
soon as he gets to his own room. I will keep you updated on his condition as
soon as I know anything. Prayers are always welcome. From what I can get
from Mrs. she is is feeling OK She sounds good and is hopeful that Jim will
come through this OK. We all hope that he will finally give up the smokes
this time for good. The doctor told him this will be the last warning. There
may not be a next time. So with that I will sign off. Regards Norm
Posted 24 October 2006 - 03:45 AM
Jim was one of my first 1970 Buick "friends" when I bought my 225 convert about 7 yrs. ago. Since that time, I've only met him in person twice, but spoken on the phone several times, and emailed with him dozens of times.
He sold me many parts I needed, and offered much excellent advice. Before I got my own parts books, he was also willing to help out by looking up a number or application. Jim is a fine guy, and a credit to the BCA and the hobby in general!
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1960 LeSabre convertible
Posted 24 October 2006 - 01:11 PM
Posted 25 October 2006 - 11:31 PM
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 01:32 AM
<span style="font-style: italic">Hey gang,
I am now home. I was released on Tuesday. It was a long haul, I had the operation on the28th of Sept, went to the re-hab place on Oct 1st and got out on the 17th. Way, way too much time. For those that may not have heard, I had a full right knee replacement. When I got to re-hab I had a set back for a couple of days which was blamed on the amount of bone they had to saw out of my leg along with a bunch of tissue. I leg was about twice it's normal size and the color was a deep purple. The pain was more than 2 pills every 4 hours could keep under control. After a couple of days off of my feet, loads of anti-biotics and having fluid drained from the knee, I was able to start rehab again. My 3-5 day hospital and 5-7 day rehab turned into 20 days. I am home and now attending rehab on an outpatient schedule on Tue and Thur for 2 hours. The leg swelling has gone down quite a bit but I still can not get the range of motion that I need. It will come with time. AT any rate, I am home where the water is hot in the shower instead of warm and the towels are soft instead of feeling like sandpaper. That does not even address the food or the other amenities.</span>
That had to hurt. <img src="http://forums.aaca.o...lins/crazy.gif" alt="" /> uhh, how were the nurses Serb?
Posted 26 October 2006 - 11:44 AM
Thanks for keeping everyone informed about my escapades. I missed quite a bit on my "vacation from civilization at the big house". I am still trying to catch up on some of the threads that I am interested in reading. I just checked out the Washington, BC tour.....great pictures.
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 03:29 AM
Here's hoping and praying all went well with Sky. Hope Jim and Serb are up and about too.
Posted 17 November 2006 - 05:16 PM
Posted 17 November 2006 - 06:06 PM
Posted 17 November 2006 - 11:02 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Today, I found out some very sad news. Jim Schilf died. He was my Buick Club ?mentor,? since he was responsible for me joining the Buick Club in the early ?70s. It is ironic that I learned of this on the ?birthday? of my Roadmaster. I will blow my 4 horns in my Electra tonight in honor of Jim?last July, he gave me one of the four horns that I needed for my Electra.
Here is the e-mail I received today from Jerry Bodden:
"Its with deep regret that I forward along the passing of our long-time
friend & Buick PAL, Jim Schilf.
"As I recall, Jim was the founder of the Chicagoland Chapter, BCA.; started
with an ad in the Trib - 'anyone interested in Buicks, meet @ Bill
"Please keep his wife, Rose & children in your prayers.
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1971 Buick Centurion Formal Coupe
1990 Buick LeSabre Limited Coupe
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Posted 17 November 2006 - 11:37 PM
and it was breathtaking, with bucket seats. The car was crashed and met it's demise, but my brother got the black interior bucket seats from him. Jim will be very, very much missed by all of us that knew him, he was a great Buick guy and a great friend to all of us, I miss him already, but glad I had a few colorful minutes with him in the Swap Meet this year at the BCA Nationals in Rochester, MN. God Speed, Jim, Love ya, and will miss you very much, <img src="http://forums.aaca.o...lins/frown.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://forums.aaca.o...emlins/mad.gif" alt="" />
Posted 18 November 2006 - 05:17 AM
he liked the quick little Skylark. Since I had one with 19,500 original miles, it gave us some "common ground" even though his love was for Full Size Buicks. It was my "66" that brought us together. I learned alot from Jim about Buicks and Parts and will always owe him for the wealth of knowledge he passed on to me. He reminded me of my Uncle Erv. Buick All The Way and NO Compromising.
Jim could be a bear sometimes, but deep down, I would say he was a real good guy. I have observed these Buick "Old Timers" for years and I have to say, everytime we lose one, part of the Buick Love goes with them. As Jeff Rottmann(Jim's Buddy) said to me today, "I Fricken Hate It"!
Rest In Peace Jim
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Posted 18 November 2006 - 05:52 AM
Over the years Jim has been the person we always counted on, along with Steve Kelly, for handling vendor registration, organizing and running any swap meets that were hosted by the Chicagoland Chapter. If Chicagoland was in charge of either a Heartland Regional, BCA National, or the annual BOPC swap held at Du Page Co. fairgrounds, Jim was always there, to make sure the people in attendance had a multitude of parts and vendors to choose from while trying and locate that "one much needed" part to finish that work in progress. Jim and his wealth of Buick knowledge will be deeeply missed by all who knew him. All of us in the Chicagoland Chapter extend our deepest sympathies to his family. God must be restoring an old Buick and needed his help and vast Buick knowledge more than we did. Rest in peace "PalBuick"
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They're just marking their territory."
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