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So Long, Josh - a haiku

Updated on November 22, 2012
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Josh left the building

No long, sad goodbyes from him

Just “see ya later!”

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A Little About Josh:

Sometimes there comes a moment in a hubber’s career at HubPages where they have to take a little breather; either by choice or by force. Maybe an emergency or a need to spend a little more time with friends and family draws them away. Life has a habit of doing that; reminding us what’s important and what we can and can’t live without. Whatever the case, it’s a good time to step back and reflect on what brings you here.

I was browsing through Josh’s collection of 78 hubs and glanced at how long he’d been writing here; about 2 months, but it feels a lot longer than that. Wow. He wrote 78 hubs in 2 months. That works out to about 1.28 hubs a day. I have a heck of a time spitting out a hub a week let alone one a day. No wonder the kid needs a break. His hands are probably permanently cramped in the typer’s claw!

A little about his accomplishments: He won the 2012 Hubbie Award for Funniest Hub with his classic “50 Rules That Would Be Included If Life Had An Instruction Manual.” He was prolific at penning limericks, among which “How To Lose A Girl (Limerick)” seemed to be his favorite. His hub on how to make a PB&J entitled “How I Won The Recipe Contest of June 2012” was an instant hit, but unfortunately did not win him the recipe contest, sorry Josh. My personal favorite was “LAW ABIDING CITIZEN: A REVIEW” because I really enjoyed the movie and he hounded me endlessly until I forced myself to sit still long enough to read his review.

If you know anything about Josh, you know he is a bundle of energy. He makes hyperactive Chihuahuas tired. No matter what time of the day or night I logged into HubPages, Josh would be there, writing away, reading fellow hubber’s hubs, leaving insightful and helpful comments, and offering help and support to any and all that needed it. Your dedication and loyalty were and are much appreciated, kid.

I hope this isn’t goodbye, but more of a much needed vacation for Josh. Even God took a day off, it’s about time you did too. Until you find your way back….happy trails, Josh!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Hey, Au fait! I actually just talked to Josh last night! He's working 60 hours a week, enjoying life, and cruising the boulevard in his new car. He says life is good. :D I told him that many folks miss him and he misses them right back. Can't blame him for wanting to have a good time and enjoy life. Heck, he's still young and has plenty of time to come back to writing. ;)

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Believe it or not I've been very concerned about what happened to Josh! Maybe now I'll be able to sleep again at night! Something has been keeping my eyes wide open and on the rare occasion I manage to sleep, terrible nightmares --- wondering aimlessly -- I can't find Josh! Then I wake up with red eyes and begin consciously worrying anew . . . great photo of Josh! Sort of the expression I have after not being able to sleep for worrying about him!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Hey there, shining! Me too, I kinda miss his goofiness around here. :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      I lovedoc. I talked to Josh last night. His new job is going well and he bought himself a car, so he's out exploring the world. LOL He's happy, healthy and just as hyper as ever. Gotta love that kid. :)

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      I hope Josh comes back. I did read his "taking a break" message but was hoping it was temporary. He has left a huge hole here at Hub.

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      I am sure that he will come back. It's a new semester and it's usually hectic especially if he is in college. Josh is cool.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Hiya, Catgypsy. Drop him a line and tell him he's missed. :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Thanks, Faith. If you are on FB, he sometimes makes an appearance. He's happy and working his tail off. :)

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      catgypsy 4 years ago from the South

      I was just thinking about him the other day and wondering where he went. Hope he returns!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      I was wondering where Josh went, just as everyone else. It was as if he just vanished. I still would not have a clue if I did not just find this wonderful hub. I do miss him so much. He is brilliant, funny and just a flat-out great person. Thank you for this lovely tribute to Josh. I can certainly understand when one needs a break. My first grandson will be born next Wednesday, and of course I want to take time out to get to know him. This is an excellent write about an excellent writer and person. Voted up and awesome. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Yes, I'm afraid so, Vinaya. Thank you.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      I did not know about Josh until I read this. He seems to be a wonderful writer.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      heya, LA! Darn that life anyway! Don't it know HubPages comes first?! :) I'm sure he'll see this and smile. :)

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      LABrashear 4 years ago from My Perfect Place, USA

      Great tribute TT! I've been busy with life and not on as much and missed this whole thing. I hope Josh is well-he is such a positive person, but I understand about life happening. Please wish him luck and happiness from all here and tell him we hope to "see" him again soon!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Hiya, Lord. He just needs a breather. He's been a hard working little busy beaver. :)

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      Joseph De Cross 4 years ago

      This boy needs to be reprimanded sometimes! I waited for his comments and his sharing of my hubs. Now he is somewhere in Pa with Jon. I guess life is full throttle now. Take care buddy!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Kelly, he's still on Facebook from time to time, but he's found some things off of HubPages to occupy his time. :) So jealous! :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Hiya, Rajan! :) I can understand his desire to leave HubPages for a bit and enjoy all that life has to offer. :) Thank you so much!

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      Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I was so wondering about him - so wow - that's it - he's just gone? Wow yeah he was super fun and I'll miss him too:)

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      TT, do miss Josh, the wonder boy! I've been wondering where he was. Now that I know, I wish he comes back after this hiatus.

      Voted up.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Missy, you could always drop him a line. :)

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      MissyGear 4 years ago

      He's so nice. I really hope he's coming back at some point. I enjoy his funny reads, and just him in general. Hopefully he's just resting up.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Thank you, dghbrh. :)

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      its a much needed break i quite agree with all here....and yeah missing ye, Josh......take care....thanks for this one, TToombso8. votes all up and away.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Thank you, Cyndi! :) Yeah, I don't think I want a cure, either. :) Hubpages helps keep me sane...or insane? :) I do take at least a day off a week to maintain balance and chores come first. LOL! :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Thank you, CloudExplorer. :) I couldn't just let him fade away and have everyone left wondering what happened to him, it's just not fair. :) I talked to him last night and he's doing very well and happy. Really glad you liked this and thank you for sharing! :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      It's my pleasure, Made. I admit, after creating my account 2 years ago, I took a year off. I found the whole thing overwhelming. After a year and unable to resist the urge to write, I jumped back in and have slowly been getting up to speed.

      Hopefully, Josh is just taking a short reprise. :)

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Really fine writing here, TT. A wonderful message to Josh, who is such a witty writer who obviously has a base of very loyal followers. But it is Hubpages, after all, and it's hard to resist the pull. If he's found some kind of cure for the addiction, I'm not sure I want to know what it is :-)

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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      That Message up above I left for Josh @TToombs08, thank you for writing such a powerful hub here and Haiku, it was truly awesome of you to do in the memory of Josh, we miss him, and he will definitely be back for sure........

      All Thumbs up! and getting shared like wildfire.

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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      Its sad to see you go so soon Josh, and we enjoyed your wild, super funny and Zany hubbing attitude in just the short 2 months of massive super hubbing you've recently committed yourself too.

      I know you cannot resist the hubbing addiction for to long, and will need your fix soon, because there really is no other digital place like hubpages, and our awesome community here.

      So, with that being said, I would like to say farewell, fair winds and following seas my limerickal brother in law of hubbing, LOL.

      Thanks for supporting me and many of my hubs here, you and your Uncle Bill have left a digital mark on me for sure, and in real life, and our friendships here will forever be true for sure bro.

      I will always accept your words on any of my comment area's across the entire web (Once I get rich, if you would like to forge a global alliance, I got you bro), because I know when they land, they are truly meaningful, and of sincerity, and that means the world to me.

      Love your budd Cloud Explorer aka Mike Pugh (In a manly way, I'm married bro, and to a woman, Haha!) so don't get any ideas, just playing with ya man, enjoy! your hub vaca.

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      Madeleine Salin 4 years ago from Finland

      Thank you for writing this hub. I've been missing Josh. It's amazing how many hubs he has written. He left a big hole here, but I'm sure he has a reason for taking a break.

      I took a two year long break after my first three hubs. Lol! I returned with much more energy and inspiration to write.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Hey there, brave. I think we've all been there and can fully understand. I equate it to the freshman fall out that so many colleges experience. :) Hopefully, he'll be back to torture...er....reward us with his poetry. ;)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Thank you, Cogerson, I do to, and hope he has lots of stories to tell! :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Hey there Suzie, my most fav Dubliner! :) Thank you, much appreciation. Raise a Guinness to Josh for me! :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Hey there Rfordin. yeah, something like that! :) You better slow down a little before YOU burn out, too. :)

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you, T for sending a tribute to Josh. I've communicated with him and apparently, HP overtook his priorities. He's a blessed soul to know when to bring forth that which is more important in life. God has blessed his young self with knowledge and recognition. More power to you, Josh!

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      Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

      An awesome tribute to Josh. Sadly I was just getting to know his work and now he has left. Hopefully this will be a short break and he will return.....better and funnier than ever. Voted up and awesome.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Nice one Terrye, I had no idea Josh was taking a break but had noticeably missed him online 24/7!! A great writer and supporter I hope he comes back to writing here, he has a true gift and spirit. A break is something we all need from time to time and he certainly deserves one. Well done my Alaskan bud for paying this great tribute in a class way.:-) The Irish Eyes are smiling on Josh.

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      Rfordin 4 years ago from Florida

      Hey TT/Josh,

      Really?..... I get it I've become very obsessed myself in the past month or so being here. So I get the 78 hubs in a month thing; although I spend little time "writting" and tons of time editing, re-editing, and re-re-editing until I feel it looks just right. So I get it....don't stay away to-to long. We will miss you!

      ~Becky

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Thank you, carter, much appreciated. :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      My pleasure, molly. As I always say "All the news you should lose!" :)

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      Mary 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Well done TT...everyone needs a break sometime for sure...rest easy buddy...

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      Mary Strain 4 years ago from The Shire

      Hey Josh, take your break but don't stay away too long! Thank you TT for keeping us in the loop.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Thank you, Christy, and I agree, he always left a fun comment and is such a bundle of untamed energy! :)

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Oh this makes me sad... Josh was such an uplifting spirit here and I looked forward to his comments. I hope he does come back once he gets a sense of balance. TT this is such a nice tribute to him. Josh, I wish you the best buddy.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Hey Jeannie! Maybe he's at Walmart with his brother and friends creating a whole new hub? :)

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      Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      I am very sad Josh has left. Not only that, I can't find his Walmart hub anymore. Now what? I hope he comes back!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Thank you, tillsontitan, glad you liked it. Yep, Josh was just starting out on his path to explore the world of writing. I admit I took a year off shortly after I started. And, I've noticed a lot of new hubbers tend to do that as well. I wonder if it all seems a bit overwhelming for some. I hope he eventually finds his way back. :)

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Thank you TT for filling us in...not all of us were aware of the circumstances surrounding Josh's disappearance!

      He is a young man with a lot of talent, but he is also a young man with a life. He needs to find a balance between writing and living and he has time to do that! As with the others, I wish him the best and hope he finds that balance. There will be a hole in hub pages where Josh used to be....good luck Josh....find yourself.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Howdy, lyricwriter! Thank you, and I agree, he left a huge mark on HubPages! :) And thank you, I am humbled. :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Hey there, picklesandrufus! He laughed and said it was funny. It's the best I could hope for. :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Hey there ImKarn23! Thank you and I hope he comes back...so I can write a "Welcome Back, Josh!" hub in his honor. :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Hiya, Glimmer! Thank you very much! Hopefully he'll decide to come back by the time you get through all of his hubs and you'll be ready for his new ones. :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Thank you, always exploring, and I agree, the masses will miss him. :)

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Voted up, awesome, and beautiful. This is a great tribute. He has certainly made a mark within his short time on Hubpages. TT, very thoughtful on your part as well. Your an example why hubpages is so great!

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      picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      You write a very nice hub for a very deserving fellow. I'm sure he is humbly appreciative.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      wow..78 hubs in 2 months? and quality too! Sure hope he makes his way back - sounds like a talented guy! Such a sweet tribute!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      This was a lovely hub for a lovely guy. I was wondering if he might have been on vacation or taking a break. I'm really going to miss his hubs, but I still have more of his older ones to read. I wish Josh all the best whatever decisions he makes.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      He will be missed. I was just getting acquainted with Josh. Love your Haiku. Thank you..

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Jools! Josh was a constant commenter for sure, you could always count on him to be among the first to comment! :) He made the energizer bunny look like a slacker. :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Heya, CWB! Thank you so much, much thanks! :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Heya, Gypsy Rose. I agree, he's a great guy. And, thank you! :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Thank you, kj, I appreciate that! :) I'm sure we'll hear from him again.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Agreed, Mama Kim, Josh is always one to lend a helping hand with a smile and a glad heart.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Hiya, midget38. Yep, he just needs to find his balance. :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Heya, RC. Yeah, he and I have had many a late night chats about life, the universe and everything. :) He'll get the bug again, I'm sure. :)

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      Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

      Terrye, nice hub - Josh will definitely be a miss around these parts. He commented on so many hubs and brought so much encouragement and enthusiasm with him to these pages but we all need a rest sometime so that's a good thing for him and I'm sure he'll be back sometime if the future :o)

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      Civil War Bob 4 years ago from Glenside, Pennsylvania

      Good job, TT...voted up and beautiful! Hey, congrats on the hub that was written about you a week or so ago!! Josh was definitely worth a hub!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thanks for sharing. Josh is a great guy with wonderful hubs. Will be waiting for his return. Great tribute.

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      kjforce 4 years ago from Florida

      TToombs08....very nice tribute to a fellow hubber..thanks for sharing..hope all is well with Josh..your're absolutely correct with " we all need a break once in a while"..

      wishing you well Josh..hear from you later...

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Oh... so sad :( I hope he comes back soon. He was a great help to me and his enthusiasm in contagious! ^_^ Great work TT, he deserves this!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Everyone needs a break....agree with Richard here, he just needs a little space and time to discover what he wants, a balance too. All the best, Josh. You've been a wonderful hub friend we will all miss greatly.

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      TT -

      Josh and I talked quite often the last few weeks. He just needed to spend some time with his brother and get back to enjoying some things other than Hubpages. I really feel as though he'll be back. Like everyone, he just needs to find a balance. He's a great friend to have!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      LaT; I'm HURT! HURT I tell ya! I could do your funeral roast with epic humor! :) Ok, you know I'm full of it. :) Glad you liked it! :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Agreed, Sueswan! :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Teaches, I hope so too, it would be a tragedy to give up writing.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Heya, barbergirl! I bet he's plotting his come back tour as we speak. Heck of a marketing campaign, don't ya think? :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Thank you, Mhatter, appreciate that. :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Thank you, Effer, I really appreciate that and agree, Josh left his boot print on my forehead as he clawed his way to the top. :) Keep a light on for him. :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Josh, you know me too well. :) I had to!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Hiya, QudsiaP1. Josh is alive and well and just taking a much needed rest. :) Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed the hub. :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Thank you, sholland! I'd need a long vacation if I was as busy as Josh, too! :) He probably just ran out of peanut butter and ran to the store. :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      tammy, if he's on his private island, he better send me that five spot he borrowed! :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Writer20, he does have a style all his own. I'll bet he'll start getting the need to write again. Most writers I know do. :) It's like a drug. lol!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Hiya, Randy. I take a day a week where I don't even come near HP. I do this for fun (heaven knows I don't make enough to keep the lights on!). :) Thank you so much for dropping in and saying hello! :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Thanks, Dana! :) Yours is next. KIDDING! Love ya gf! :) Such sweet words from you, too!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Brave, I'm sure it'll make him happy to know that his friends miss him. :) My pleasure, and you didn't fail at all. :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Heya, Vocalcoach! I used to say I don't do weddings and funerals and then both my folks died and I had to start going to funerals. It would be my honor. :) But you ain't goin' no wheres! :) I hope he decides he can't stand being away from us and comes back too. :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Agreed, Audrey.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      yep, Thomas, there really is life off of HubPages, but they expect you do be responsible and all that garbage.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Thanks, Docmo, and I agree. :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Well said, Daisy!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Mary615, I didn't ask a whole lot of questions, as it's his personal life and he's entitled to keep at least one secret. :) For now any way. LOL The picture of him I stole off of his profile, the rest I scrounged here and there. :) Thank you. :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Yep, Spy, he's been enjoying life off of the computer...did you know such a thing existed? :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      My pleasure, Cris Sp. :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Janine, I got him in a sleeper hold and made him promise not to delete his account. :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Thank you, Curiad, happy to let everyone know he's ok. :)

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Well guys, we have faith in him, he will come back soon!! He loves to write..... Will miss ya, buddy, for the time being and waiting to see you again :))

      And Frank, I don't think I would ever want Terrye to write MY obituaries! I don't want to be laughing my heads off on my own funeral!!

      This was great, Terrye :)

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      Hi Terrye

      I wish Josh the best. It was a pleasure to follow him. :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Debbie, I guess only time will tell. Thank you.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Heya, CClitgirl! Yeah, Sunshine and I were just wondering today when we are gonna hear from him again. His ears must have been burning cuz he showed up a little while later to drop the bomb on me. :(

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Patty, he was a great supported, hands down. I wish I knew where he got all that energy! :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Frank, if it's ever needed, and I hope it won't be, I would gladly write one for you, my friend. :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Miss Sunshine625, I don't plan on it as you will outlast all of us AND the sun itself. :) Glad you approved. :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Thanks, Bill, I appreciate that. :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Ignugent, he seems relaxed and happy, so this is a good thing...for him. :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      My sentiments, exactly, marcoujor! :) Thank you, ma'am! :)

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I do hope he doesn't give up totally. He added some fun to our reading world here.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Carly, oh the stories he'll tell! :) I think we all need to take time to refresh and recharge once in awhile. Thank you! :)

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      Stacy Harris 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      I was about to get worried and then I noticed he commented a short half hour before I did... crisis averted! Yeah! Cute hub and cute tribute.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      I agree, Vincent, a good writer is always missed. Sometimes, one needs to find their path less traveled. :)

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      He'll be back - Let's stay positive. Meanwhile... Great tribute.

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      TT ... you're a special HubPages gift to all of us.....How sweet and clever this hub is.....Josh will LOVE it! He has definitely made his mark and left a huge and lasting impression upon us.....we await his return!! UP+++

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      TT,

      You would write a farewell tribute lol. Thanks so much TT and everyone who has stopped by to read this. You all are so awesome! :)

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      QudsiaP1 4 years ago

      For a second there I got worried, you have however highlighted all of Josh's accomplishments with hubpages magnificently. :)

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      Susan Holland 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      I am sure he does need a break, but I hope he doesn't take too long. I love his comments, and he is just a great guy. 78 hubs in 2 months and all his accomplishments are impressive. He deserves some time off, and I hope he is doing something fun.

      Great Hub about a Great Hubber! Votes and shared! :-)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I guess he made his millions and now he is on his own private island somewhere.. enjoying a peanut butter and jelly sandwhich. Don't forget us all Josh!!!

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      Joyce Haragsim 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Lets hope he does return because he does writing interesting hubs.

      Voted up and awesome, Joyce.

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      Randy Godwin 4 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Didn't know Josh well but recall reading a few of his hubs, now that you mention them. I understand needing a break from writing here though. There is a world outside of this place, ya know. :)

      He's lucky to have such loyal friends who miss his presence here. Perhaps he'll return.

      SSSSS

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      What a beautiful and heartfelt sendoff. Josh is one of the most genuine and talented young men I have had the pleasure of meeting. Whatever is in store I hope is includes happiness!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      I guess I failed as Fairy Godmother. What happened to our star? Did he burn out like the young celebrities of yesteryear? Too much too soon? I'm concerned. I'm emailing him right now, but please T, fill me in!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      TT - will you speak at my funeral? You did a terrific job with this fine tribute to Josh. I've a feeling he will be back before long. I admire his writing and wish him the very best.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      I hope it is a see ya later too!

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      ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      Aww that's too bad. As you said though...1.28 Hubs a day is a pretty brutal schedule. Best of luck Josh! Wait? You mean we can just stop doing this?

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      He'll be sorely missed. Great hub TT and hope Josh does come back. Wish him the best...

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      I won't say "good-bye," Josh.

      I'll say "au revoir" ... until we meet again.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      I'm sure there is more to this than "meets the eye", but never the less", Josh will be missed. I liked that guy!

      BTW: where did you get the photos??? I love that pup.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      T_T that's why I havent seen him for a while.. J is a good friend and very supportive to all. wish he'll change his mind and come back... but anyway, i wish him the best..TT, thanks for sharing this/

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I am sensing something in here but regardless, you will be missed Josh, you and your sense of humor and your very upbeat, encouraging attitude towards writing and in life in general. T'was a pleasure knowing you and thanks to TT for letting us know through this great hub.

      Josh, good luck in your future endeavor.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Terrye, he was talking more permanent to me, but then kind of was waffling a bit and guess I am hoping too that he won't do anything rash and delete his account. I think you did the right thing. I was specifically asked not to say anything until he said something to others, so that is why I didn't say or do anything, because I was trying to give him a chance to put it out there himself.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Just Ask Susan, I hope he finds the happiness he's looking for. :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Janine, I talked to him a couple of hours ago and he's pretty sure it's gonna be more permanent. I asked him to not delete his account just in case he decided he got the writer's bug again. He didn't want a big farewell anything, but I kinda thought all of his friends and fans deserved a little something. Hope he doesn't get too mad at me! :)

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      Mark G Weller 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      I had wondered too, Thank you for sharing this TT!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      well I sure hope Josh is coming back.. I love him and his hubs.. this is a great write.. I love that first picture of him.. ... He is coming back?

      sharing

      Debbie

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 4 years ago from Western NC

      TT - thanks for writing this. I was just thinking that it had been awhile since I'd heard from Josh. I hope he graces us with his presence soon, after a nice rest. :)

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      Patty Kenyon 4 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      Awww...too sad for those on HubPages who he always encouraged and supported...but wish Josh the very best in his future endeavors; he has such talent and know he will do Awesome regardless of what he decides to do!!! :D

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      TTombs hell I want you to write my obits!!!!!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      TT you are a trip. I hope you create my farewell for me one day! We could all use a break. Young, old and in between :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Nice job TT!

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      I hope he is doing okay. That is sad :-( Take care Josh.

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Wishing Josh the best with whatever and wherever life takes him... We are here to welcome him back with love.

      Beautiful job, Terrye. Hugs, Maria

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      CarlySullens 4 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      Terrye what a wonderful hub for a wonderful man. I will miss that Josh for awhile, but know he will be back refreshed and renewed with words and stories to write.

      Good bye Josh! Nice to know you for a short while.

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      Vincent Moore 4 years ago

      Yes indeed a fine writer is always missed and I miss quite a few who have chosen to

      leave for various reasons. Good luck Josh enjoy your time off.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I hope he finds his way back to us. He will be missed while he's gone.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Yeah, I spoke to him last night and Terrye he told me that he needed to just take a break for now. He had asked me not to say anything until he himself shared and guess he has so it is public knowledge now. I wish him nothing, but the best and completely understand where he is coming from. He is young and has so much to live for and do agree I think he needs a break for now, but do hope maybe someday he will return. Until we again Josh, just know that you will be missed my friend :(

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      KDuBarry03 4 years ago

      Yeah! I've been wondering where Josh went! We miss you buddy! Better not be saying goodbye for good :P

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