Fond memories of Eric (ELM)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by metro-hp_48, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Messages: 874

    Seems I can't see a Dixie Chopper, or "super" stripes without thinking about Eric. Just for the benefit of those newer members that never had a chance to know him, I thought it would be appropriate for us to list some of the things we learned, or just mention any fond memories we wish to share about him.

    (personally, I chose to leave LS when he did, but all things considered, I'm glad I came back)
  2. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    For just one small example. You know at different times of the year things come up, a million leaf questions in fall for example. And we get fed up with the same dumb questions from new guys. Well everyone forgets that we were once that new guy with the dumb questions. He never forgot, and would awnser any dumb question you threw at him. And with out the smart alec comments either.
  3. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Messages: 874

    Very true lawnman_scott! I'm sure I asked alot of newbie questions in the begining, and he deff. always took the time to help, and had good advice.
    So easy to be new to the forum, and ask a question, not knowing it gets ask 3 times a week. (know we had fun with Joshua's (alledged) ability to mow a 70 degree slope, on his ZTR (with no problems)

    Speaking of people from the past, anyone heard anything from Lawrence Stone in the last few years?
  4. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 828

    What lawn_manscott said is what I was thinking before I read what he wrote. Eric was very knowledgeable and very good at explaining things patiently.
  5. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    Eric spent a lot of time sharing his knowledge with everyone. he never had a smart answer for anyone. He was really a great person. He will be respected and remembered for a long time to come. Every time I see a dixie chopper, I think of him setting on his big diesel chopper, doing what he enjoyed.

    :angel: :angel:
  6. kinks711

    kinks711 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Tell us more about him- how old was he- where did he live- why did he leave LS- etc.
  7. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 2,222

    Eric left to start his own forum & passed away soon after. He was always diplomatic & a true gentleman. LS fell into disarray after Eric left as a small group of thugs attempted to take over this board. Fortunately LS has recently returned to its more civil beginnings which Eric had played a large part in creating as Moderator & poster.
  8. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Messages: 874

    " small group of thugs attempted to take over this board"

    Casey, I never knew that. Guess I left and came back, at the right time. (tell me more about the thugsters)
  9. topher924

    topher924 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    Who is Eric Elm did he pass away & who is posting in his name?
  10. Jusmowin

    Jusmowin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    Eric was a very good guy,sure do miss him.

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