Posted by George Kruger on February 09, 2000 at 08:16:20:
In Reply to: Re: Wayne Watson posted by Elaine on February 08, 2000 at 16:07:02:
: : GOOD NEWS!!! The Wayne Watson who built Killdeer is ALIVE AND WELL! While ordering a barrel from Don Getz last week, I mentioned reading somewhere that Wayne had been murdered. This really surprised Don who said he dealt with Wayne. He said he would check it out. Lo and behold, yesterday, Monday, February 7, 2000, my phone rang about 10:30 AM and it was Wayne Watson himself. He was trying to find out where or how the rumor got started that he was dead. He said "being dead" was definitely hurting his business. I told him I read it on the Internet and would try to find it again. In so doing, I discovered the source of the confusion..."Chance" Watson. I passed all this along to Wayne. Please help spread the word that he is alive and kicking. Thanks.
: : George
: Hi George,
: We had the pleasure of speaking with Wayne today. Indeed - very much alive!
: Regarding the premature death notice, this was once posted here but quickly corrected. At the time, we asked Mark Baker about the 'news' & he explained the death (murder) of "Chance" Watson.
: Wayne Watson - for those who don't know - is the designer & maker of the original Killdeer used by DDL in LOTM. It is from Mr. Watson's original plans Bill Rooks crafts the Killdeers featured on our web site.
: Thanks for posting!
Maybe you should pull the original posting that states that Wayne had been murdered off the Web. While doing a search one night I came across it by itself with none of the subsequent clarifications with it. It was only after talking to Wayne and going back to try to find where I originally read it that I discovered the followups clarifing the error. It might not be a bad idea to pull all references to his death to be safe.
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