BubbaEarle sent me a link and this was in the comments:
July 10, 2020, 6:49 PM
Remus passed away on July 8th. He was diagnosed with cancer 3 weeks prior.
We've all lost a dear friend, I know. I always enjoyed his writings and thoughts. He will be missed.
I tried to send some funds to Ole Remus last year simply because I had benefited so much from his writing but he refused to accept it . He said he was comfortable and needed nothing other than what he had . A great and honorable man . I have prayed for him many times .ReplyDelete
Jeez...... He as my 2nd read after Wirecutter every day. May he rest in peace.ReplyDelete
He was always a favorite, one of those blogs that you looked forward to reading.ReplyDelete
Ah hell. Loved his style.ReplyDelete
Big loss. His site was one of the best weekly reads out there.ReplyDelete
Say it isn't so.ReplyDelete
It has been decades since I left America and I love Australia, but Ol' Remus' blog always reminded me of conversations with my grandfather and the America I grew up in.
Wander the woods in peace, old son. You shall be missed.
He's in a better place.ReplyDelete
Aw man, I hate to hear that.ReplyDelete
A friend and mentor to many of us he shall be deeply missed. At least he is with his wife again.ReplyDelete
Goodbye old friend, you will be missed. I guess being with his beloved wife in the Woods of Heaven was more appealing than enduring the horrors of what is coming in America. Thanks to Ol' Remus, I am now more prepared for the coming 'troubles' than I would have been without his sage advice.ReplyDelete
RIP Uncle Remus. A great writer, thinker, storyteller, and Christian man. You will be missed by many. I can imagine he, MBV, Kevin from weaponsman, are all having a drink, and looking down. We shall all see you again.ReplyDelete
Son of a batch. That is just awful news. WC, I almost sent you an email last night to ask you if you had heard any news about him. I will miss his writings. May he rest in peace.ReplyDelete
A great loss indeed. But I choose to give thanks to God that Ol Remus lived. I am the better for having read his blog over the years. I have discovered new items of interest. I am in awe of his command of the English language and his ability to turn a phrase.ReplyDelete
Thank-you Ol Remus. I consider it a high honor to have been a reader of your blog.
I humbly submit this poem as a tribute to Ol Remus. I think he would approve of it.
When Earth’s Last Picture Is Painted
When Earth’s last picture is painted and the tubes are twisted and dried,
When the oldest colours have faded, and the youngest critic has died,
We shall rest, and, faith, we shall need it-lie down for an aeon or two,
Till the Master of All Good Workman shall put us to work anew.
And those who were good shall be happy: they shall sit in a golden chair;
They shall splash at a ten-league canvas with brushes of comet’s hair.
They shall find real saints to draw from-Magdalene, Peter, and Paul;
They shall work for an age at a sitting and never be tired at all!
And only The Master shall praise us; and only The Master shall blame;
And no one shall work for money, and no one shall work for fame,
But each for the joy for the working, and each in his separate star,
Shall draw the Thing as he sees I for the God of Things as They are!
Sad news. His weekly blog was a high spot of the week. He touched the lives of many folks, I suspect, and left them the better for it. He will be missed.ReplyDelete
Remus was a treasure. GodspeedReplyDelete
Thanks for the update.ReplyDelete
Big loss. BIG.ReplyDelete
Heavenly Father, receive into your house our friend.ReplyDelete
I've enjoyed his wisdom every week. He will be sorely missed. Godspeed Ol Remus.ReplyDelete
Horrible. I truly enjoyed reading his material. He's with his wife and the Lord now. Can't get any better than that. Still, very sad.ReplyDelete
Here's a comment of his from a few years ago I think everyone here will appreciate.
Remus's notebook for 7 October 2015
Washington Redskins drop 'Washington' from their name as offensive
to most Americans
Dammit ! That is bad news.ReplyDelete
He was a good man, our prayers for him and his family. I do hope he has a great re-union with his family.
He brought class and an insight that will be deeply missed. RIP my Good Man!ReplyDelete
A great loss to freedom. One of the smartest men to operate any blog. RIP.ReplyDelete
Every Tuesday morning, get that first cup of coffee, fire up the computer and say, "It's Tuesday! Time for ol' Remus." Like everybody else said, he will be missed.ReplyDelete
Fair winds, and following seas, Ol' Remus... Damn, I'm gonna miss him...ReplyDelete
...Anyone else out there with feet big enough to fill his shoes... Now's your time... Anyone?... Anyone?...
I think this is the one part of growing older that nobody tells you about. Lots of adults tell kids about their aches and pains, etc. But what they miss is how your friends and respected elders will pass on, leaving a hole in your life.ReplyDelete
Sad for Remus' family, that they have lost a man with such a keen sense of life. But in some ways, I rejoice for Remus, in that he was diagnosed with cancer less than a month ago, and didn't have to live for a very long time, fighting a losing battle with what can be a horrible disease. Rest easy in the arms of the Lord and your wife, old friend.
I will miss him greatly. There are so many other people more deserving of that fate than Remus.ReplyDelete
I feel like I've taken a minor in Art History just from reading the Woodpile Report. RIP Ole Remus.ReplyDelete
Damn. I don't think there was anyone like him on the web. What a loss.ReplyDelete
The world is a now a lesser place without him and the Woodpile Report. He was a cultured polymath of the first rank. How Appalachia must miss him...as will so many of us on a continent far across the ocean.ReplyDelete
He had such an incredible impact on people, very few of whom ever actually knew him. I hope before he died he was in some small way able to find out how many people treasured his words, and what a great impact he had on many. I really looked forward to his weekly "report".ReplyDelete
I am so saddened by this news. He was truly a Scholar and a gentleman. I learned so much from his site and I am a better man for it. Thank you Remus and God Bless!!ReplyDelete
We are all diminished.ReplyDelete
I once corresponded with Ol' Remus. I'll miss him. It's a painful irony that he was so well-prepared, but in the end he only needed enough for three weeks. What a pity.ReplyDelete
I've been trying without success to find out more about the situation. FWIW, when Ol' Remus wrote to me his email was configured to give his name as "Remus Marsilvia". Godspeed.
Ol' Remus was an exceptional man, and I looked forward to his insights and wisdom regularly every Tuesday. He will be sorely missed by many.ReplyDelete
I wish I had the complete Remus archives, but I only started saving his posts in Dec 2015. Now that there'll be no more of them, I've posted what I have at https://woodpilereport.lundissimo.info/ if anyone would like to browse some recent issues.
Thank you for your work. I appreciate your efforts very much.Delete
Thanks for doing.Delete
There are more files at archive.org. I have downloaded links to 465 of them and would send you the file links to download if you email me email@example.comDelete
That man lived a life any man would be proud of. He loved his wife and country fiercely. I can offer him no higher praise. They are together with the Lord. What else can a man ask for?ReplyDelete
We are all the poorer for his loss. Like so many of you I learned much from his posts. And my knowledge of art was greatly expanded. I think I shall go to my archive of "Woodpile Paintings," pour out a few fingers of the good stuff, and toast to Remus's memory.ReplyDelete
I just discovered Ol Remus a couple of months ago and had exchanged a couple of emails with him.
I liked the way he laid out his blog and all the info he offered.
Wish I'd known him longer.
Upon hearing the news of the passing of 'Ol Remus I went to the Wayback Machine, the internet archives and searched for the Woodpile Report. They have posts dating back to 2007 (https://web.archive.org/web/20070101000000*/http://www.woodpilereport.com).ReplyDelete
I will be spending my free time this week looking through past issues and remembering the wisdom of Remus. Rest In Peace, Sir.
this is really tough to learn. but thank you for letting us know.ReplyDelete
There was only one Remus.ReplyDelete
Let his family know that he was loved and respected far outside his own nation.ReplyDelete
He was a gentleman.
All the way from Scotland.