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blair700

Jan 3, 2006, 7:27 AM
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We lost a brother this weekend, Tom Manship
Here is a link to further info. Details are being withheld due to respect for Tom and his family, however PM's will be answered, discreetly.
Please PM 570 for an address if you have any pictures of Tom you'd like to email for Tom's family. They would love to have them as well as stories, memories, cards etc as they embrace Tom's jumping community of friends just like he did.

Please remember our fallen brother,
BASE 515, 516, 570, 700, and 704

Mail to Tom's sister
Laurie Norton
241 Hwy 381 North
McColl, SC 29570


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DexterBase

Jan 3, 2006, 8:31 AM
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This was something that definitely upset me. Tom, damn man I'll miss you. Thanks for the 2-way and rest easy.Unsure

leroydb

Jan 3, 2006, 8:39 AM
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BSBD

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Jan 3, 2006, 8:56 AM
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Another sad day.

Blue Skies, Black Death.

RIP and condolances to his family and friends.

Chris

CheriAiello

Jan 3, 2006, 9:00 AM
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Tom, I'm really going to miss you. Just looked out my office window at the Holiday Motel--Twin Falls won't be the same without you.

Cheri Frown

frankj23

Jan 3, 2006, 9:34 AM
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Tom, I am glad I had the opportunity to jump with you, learn from you and spend time with you in Norway last summer. I will sure miss your advice, teaching, and sense of humor. I will miss you.

Frank

edge01

Jan 3, 2006, 9:34 AM
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R.I.P. brother.

base570

Jan 3, 2006, 10:01 AM
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Tom's web page can be seen here http://home.earthlink.net/~tmanship/index.html
BASE 652
1869 BASE jumps

His family would love to have pictures of Tom, so to keep them from getting a thousand different discs I told them I would collect them and put them on one disc so please email me any pictures of Tom you have (PM me for email address).

Miss you brotherFrown
Sorry our New Years toast never happenedUnsure

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Faber

Jan 3, 2006, 10:04 AM
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Tom i only meet you this summer but could by the same time i meet you tell that you were special.
Fly free brother

My deepest condolance to family and freinds

rfarris

Jan 3, 2006, 10:05 AM
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Someone started a thread "it's hard to find a mentor"....

It's even harder to lose one.

That phone call is one I hope to never ever receive again.

You were my mentor, my BASE brother, but most importantly, my good friend. Thanks for the memories.

Rod

brits17

Jan 3, 2006, 10:06 AM
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Tough one...
He was a great father-like figure. Going to miss him, his jokes, and his wealth of knowledge he has brought to BASE.

Bye Mr. Manship Frown Thanks for all you have done for us.

CanuckInUSA

Jan 3, 2006, 10:19 AM
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This is a sad time for the BASE community. I wasn't close to Tom, but I did meet and jumped with him on several occasions in Twin and in Moab. The knowledge that I will never be able to fall asleep in the wee hours of my car at the Visitors Center parking lot in Twin only to know that I will be awaken by Tom doing one of his early early morning jumps will never happen again.

Fly free Tom ... we will miss you ...


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base587

Jan 3, 2006, 10:20 AM
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You lived life large, TT.

Peace

Sean621

Jan 3, 2006, 10:28 AM
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condolences to family and friends.

deeter

Jan 3, 2006, 10:39 AM
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R.I.P., Texas Tom.

BSBD,



divot

FIREFLYR

Jan 3, 2006, 10:54 AM
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Twin won't be the same without you brother.
Thanks for the advice in Switzerland, it'll always make me smile.
~J

freakydiver

Jan 3, 2006, 12:30 PM
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Met Tom years ago when I had a life. Great guy, full of life, always positive. Will be missed.

bsbd tom

BASE813

Jan 3, 2006, 12:53 PM
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RIP

Thoughts to all

freeatlast

Jan 3, 2006, 1:28 PM
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Tom i'll miss you ... Sorry we never jumped together properly ...

I'll never forget when you came to see me at BD this year and you handed me a box and said "all my friends carry knives" ... you walked off before i could take a look in the box because somebody asked me a question.

When i opened that box and found the knife, it made me smile ... it was one of the nicest things in a fantastic week ...

It seemed to sum up the spirit of all that i like about this sport ...

Thanks mate, i'll bring you a present when i make to the skies ....

BSBD


James

MoabDan

Jan 3, 2006, 1:44 PM
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Tom,

I'll miss the early morning openings, the great hikes, but most of all the company of another good friend. Twin won't be the same. God bless!

Dan G

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Jan 3, 2006, 2:18 PM
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Tom Manship, I have not known you for long, but it has been a pleasure and a privelige to share an exit point with you, at sunrise, for more than a week running, last summer.

Seeing you at Dirty Ernies for breakfast this bridgeday made my trip, I'm glad we had a chance to catch up.

Go well Tom, you will be missed, and from now I'll be dedicating every sunrise jump to you with remembrance, a thought and a smile.


my condolences to all Tom's family and friends

he is an inspiration to many

sabre210

Jan 3, 2006, 2:27 PM
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Super nice Guy.

What a terrible shame.

Thoughts go out to all who were close.

ian

RkyMtnHigh

Jan 3, 2006, 4:08 PM
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DamnFrown

Fly Free....Until we meet again.
K

base515

Jan 3, 2006, 4:26 PM
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Tom was one of the nicest guys I have ever met and jumped with. The world is a lesser place without him.

BSBD
MIKe
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littlestranger

Jan 3, 2006, 4:53 PM
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Blair, thank you for posting this when you felt ready...i have no concept of how you feel right now but my thoughts are with you and everyone that was touched by him.

I met Tom when i took Tom Aiello's FJC this past september...we'd just be getting to the park at the bridge to do our first jump of the day and he'd have already done 5, it was amazing.

He was such a nice man. On my 6th BASE off the Perrine the group decided to climb out (Tom always climbed out), I was scared to death but he was so cool and stayed right behind me because I was terrified of falling backwards, I'd never climbed a cliff before and it was scarier than any of the jumps I did that week.

Last week he posted and commented that he was drinking in preparation for jumping all night on New Years Eve, I thought it was hilarious! I started to pm him to tell him that I too was engaged in some pre-drinking activities...but then I didn't send it (I'd been drinking, haha, and didn't know how a drunk pm from someone he'd only met a few times would go over). I wish now I had pressed the reply button.

I went to his web page, and if any of you haven't done so, I encourage you to do the same. In particular read his breakdown of 101 things to do before you die. He did most of the things he wanted to but of the ones he didn't, finding the love of his life is the most poignant.

So Tom, in your honor I will never be afraid to tell someone I care about them, I will never be afraid to drunk pm those that make me laugh (look out ya'll, no apologies).

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