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Jim@BAWS
07-23-2007, 10:50 PM
Thankyou for all your prayers and kind thoughts about my son Thomas and our family both near and far. This will be my last post about Thomas. I may modify it with new links...Please induldge me for a moment.

This is a part of our lives that in time will maybe make us a little stonger both here at home as a family, and YOU out there in the MC world. Thomas' death has brought so many families closer and even back together. His death has touched so very many in different ways. If I was to list all of them I would clog up the server at MC. Yes the LORD does work in misterious ways. It has been a little over 2 weeks since his passing...would I have it back to the way it was? I would give my life for it. But that will not happen. If you get a chance read about Thomas. You can google his name and read ALL the articles. When the content of this weeks "The Laker" is published I will list that article.

http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070711/NEWS07/707110334/-1/news16

http://cnewspubs.com/obituaries/modules/news/article.php?storyid=589

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2007/jul/19/pa-loss-of-friend-tk-spurred-land-o-lakes-team-to-/

http://www.sptimes.com/2007/07/07/Pasco/Teen_killed_in_tracto.shtml

www.lolwake.com

http://www.shutterfly.com/progal/slideshow.jsp?auto=0&aid=768a5498cf411e82ef33

http://picasaweb.google.com/DARBY.RE/THOMASREMEMBERED2007

http://cnewspubs.com/obituaries/modules/news/article.php?storyid=562

http://terraceoaks.createatribute.com/registryMain.php?PHPSESSID=676a01ce46629e158914c40 882dac00b&i_memorialid=1183837012

http://www.sptimes.com/2007/09/28/Sports/All_around_good_kid__.shtml


Thomas' name will live on, thanks to so very many of you on TEAMTALK. I wish I could know of all of you that contributed to Scholarship Fund in his name. As of this afternoon 9/25/2007 it is just under $19000! Mary Jane and I will get to pick a Scholar Athlete at the end of each school year from now till... Our Sons name and the positive mark that he left on so many peoples lives will always give us very fond memories. Pasco County School board has told us that there are always individuals and business looking to dontate into scholarship funds.

The door is always open to you at Bay Area WaterSports. Just ask me about Thomas. I have had the opportunity to meet and greet many of you in different ways. Emails, Phone calls at the dealership and at home. Even after midnight when someone needed someone to talk to. You know who you are BE STRONG...and of course in person.

Again a hearfelt THANKYOU to all of you, without so many of you, Thomas would have not had the opportunities that he had which have given us those fond memories.

Jim and Mary Jane Kranendonk

We LOVE YOU THOMAS !!!

Monte
07-23-2007, 10:54 PM
My family (and church family) is still praying for you and yours Jim..

SaltwaterMC
07-23-2007, 10:55 PM
Thanks for posting this Jim. I admire your strength and very much appreciate your friendship and willingness to share about Thomas. You are loved by the Sutton family and in our prayers. We're here for your buddy.

Josh

BriEOD
07-23-2007, 11:08 PM
Good stuff Jim...God speed.

kingu
07-23-2007, 11:28 PM
A friend once told me "The main thing is: keep the main thing the main thing. And the main thing is your faith in your Lord and saviour Jesus Christ."

I'm not sure if it packs as much punch in writing as it did verbally, but it helped me through some tough times. I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers Jim and Mary Jane.

Thomas would be pleased with the support and tribute he has received from family, friends and mere acquaintances. Keep faith that you will reunite with him again someday and what a fantastic reunion it will be.

Maristar210
07-23-2007, 11:42 PM
Jim,

My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to you and you entire familiy. You continue to perservere and that is admirable. I am thinking of you....

Waterski-Marcoisland
07-23-2007, 11:46 PM
Glad to see your doing so well, Jim and family. Beatty's

T Scott
07-24-2007, 12:26 AM
Jim,
Your strength continues to amaze me.

Tom

mtnsun
07-24-2007, 12:27 AM
Hope things continue to improve for you and your family. I may not know you but I can relate to your situation. Hit's too close to home for me. Just know that you are among friends!~JJ

fintek9
07-24-2007, 12:36 AM
Jim,

I found that when you find "PIECE" in such a situation as this.
Everything will be OK...
Good to hear all's well, May the lord bless you and Mary in so many ways now! Take care friend.

SkiDog
07-24-2007, 10:50 AM
Hey Bro! I'm really glad to hear that you & your family are doing so good! You amaze me, thats all I can say! Talk to ya soon! Dog:)

east tx skier
07-24-2007, 11:03 AM
Still thinking about you guys in Texas, Jim.

Doug

Prostar in Michigain
07-24-2007, 11:07 AM
Your one strong man, Your still in my familys prayers

tex
07-24-2007, 11:13 AM
Jim,

Love the pics of you behind the wheel. You look like you are very comfortable. We are still thinking about you and your family here in Fort Worth. We have learned a lot from the way you and your family handled this very difficult time in your lives. Please take comfort in that!

Team Tex

Jkelly
07-24-2007, 12:03 PM
What a great testimony, we still keep you and your family in our prayers for strength, understanding and peace. God bless

dapicatti
07-24-2007, 05:58 PM
Jim
Thanks for sharing your wonderful memories with us. We feel like we are an extended part of your family. Know that our thoughts and prayers are still with you all. God Bless.

Jerseydave
07-24-2007, 06:01 PM
Jim, I admire your strength and courage. God bless you and your family.

Someday I hope to meet you face :) to face :)

Harvey
07-24-2007, 07:34 PM
Jim,
Your strength continues to amaze me.


I will second this! You and your family are still in my thoughts.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
07-24-2007, 08:42 PM
Jim, Thanks for everything. I still have your family in my thoughts and prayers. You have no idea how strong and inspirational of a person you are.

Thank you.

Don

JohnE
07-24-2007, 10:55 PM
Jim,

My heart goes out to you and your family. I've thought and spoken about you, your family, and your son so many times in the past 2 weeks.

John

ProTour X9
07-24-2007, 11:02 PM
Jim,
I could not stop reading about your son, and his life. You are in our thoughts.

Doug

Jim@BAWS
07-26-2007, 11:27 PM
Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers

The Kranendonks

bizzzrak
07-26-2007, 11:36 PM
Jim went to BAW to pick something up the fat sacs for the Elsbrees. When we heard about your tragic loss... our prayers are with you always.

Leroy
07-27-2007, 10:55 AM
This beautiful memorial, one of many, says a lot from the Kranendonk's.

Our prayers and best wishes are with your family.

Leroy

trickskier
08-02-2007, 10:29 PM
Jim,
I stopped by to see you today.................Sorry I missed you!!!
Rick

dapicatti
08-03-2007, 12:37 AM
Jim
Thanks for sharing your pictures of Thomas. Our family is still praying for you and yours.

God Bless you all.

Jim@BAWS
08-04-2007, 03:02 PM
Please review the NEW photos and link on the FIRST Page along with the fact that the Schlorship account is almost at $10 K

Thanks so much !!!

Jim@BAWS

JohnnyB
08-04-2007, 03:18 PM
Jim,

Thanks for your thoughtfulness and courage to share all this with us. Offers of sympathy and prayers go to you and your family. I cannot imagine going through what you are, but will continue to hug my kids a bit tighter thinking about it. I think your family and friends have made this the most positive situation it could possibly be and you will be stronger and closer because of it.

Please PM me when you make it up to a Packer game. I would love to shake your hand and raise a glass together in the shadow of Lambeau field.

God Bless

6ballsisall
08-04-2007, 05:29 PM
Thankyou for all your prayers and kind thoughts about my son Thomas and our family both near and far. This will be my last post about Thomas. I may modify it with new links...Please induldge me for a moment.

!!


no need to apologize brutha, post ALL you want about Thomas!

You are an incredibly strong man, and an inspiration to many peeps who haven't gone thru half heartache you are. Stay strong.

Ya'll are in my prayers every day. ;)

Jim@BAWS
08-25-2007, 12:21 PM
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=17655

Jim@BAWS
09-28-2007, 11:16 AM
http://www.sptimes.com/2007/09/28/Sports/All_around_good_kid__.shtml


New Story on Thomas this AM

Jim

Maristar210
09-28-2007, 11:18 AM
http://www.sptimes.com/2007/09/28/Sports/All_around_good_kid__.shtml


New Story on Thomas this AM

Jim


Great story Jim. Thanks for sharing :cool:

KnoxX2
09-28-2007, 11:21 AM
Great story Jim.

trickskier
09-28-2007, 11:26 AM
Great Story Jim!!!

bcampbe7
09-28-2007, 11:35 AM
Thanks for sharing Jim!

Dan K
09-28-2007, 11:41 AM
Jim, thanks for keeping us up to date. The underline of the story portrayed a fine family with good community values. We are all still very sorry for your tragic loss. Our prayers are with you, your family and your son.

Sodar
09-28-2007, 12:15 PM
Nice article Jim....

lanier92prostar
09-28-2007, 12:23 PM
Thank you for sharing that story with us.

T Scott
09-28-2007, 12:34 PM
Great story! I hope you find comfort in the fact that so many people held your son in such high regard. Your friends will continue to pray for you and your family. God Bless!

Tom

Jim@BAWS
03-26-2010, 11:47 AM
To keep everyone in the loop. So many of your contributed to the THOMAS KRANENDONK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. Last night we awarded 2 $1000 scholarships to Julia Proudfoot and Patrick Kronk. Two very well deserving recipants. Thanks again to all that countributed

This scholarship will last forever in Thomas' name

I will post the link when it is up with photos of last nights event

Thanks from the bottom of our hearts



Jim and Mary Jane Kranendonk

funk
03-26-2010, 12:31 PM
Good stuff, Jim.

JohnnyB
03-26-2010, 06:00 PM
To keep everyone in the loop. So many of your contributed to the THOMAS KRANENDONK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. Last night we awarded 2 $1000 scholarships to Julia Proudfoot and Patrick Kronk. Two very well deserving recipants. Thanks again to all that countributed

This scholarship will last forever in Thomas' name

I will post the link when it is up with photos of last nights event

Thanks from the bottom of our hearts



Jim and Mary Jane Kranendonk

Awesome!!!

JohnE
03-26-2010, 06:52 PM
Very nice, Jim. Thanks for sharing.

KnoxX2
03-26-2010, 06:54 PM
With all the bad news out there these days it is nice to hear some good news!!

Thanks Jim!!!!!!

broncotw
03-27-2010, 12:28 AM
Jim:

My condolences to you and your family..... I will pray for you and your family...

Ted

DooSPX
03-27-2010, 12:33 AM
awesome, its great to see it working!!!

tex
03-27-2010, 01:33 AM
Jim-Thanks for keeping us in the loop!

BriEOD
03-27-2010, 01:27 PM
Good to hear Jimbo.:cool:

scott023
03-27-2010, 01:53 PM
Great thing you've got going here Jim. Very nice.

LaRue
03-27-2010, 02:10 PM
being rather new to TT, i was unaware of your loss. Read a few articles on how it happened. So sorry! I am inspired by how there is some good coming out of this.

trickskier
03-27-2010, 06:04 PM
Is she any relationship to Jim Proudfoot who use to have a sandwich shop in Temple Terrace?

Jim@BAWS
03-31-2010, 02:21 PM
Photos from that evening

http://www.ourtownfla.com/G_High_School_Activities/LandOLakes-HS-Pkg/LANDOLAKES_HS.htm

Our sincere "THANKS" to everyone again who has contributed to the scholarship.

The $25000 that has been placed into the account will generate a $1000 scholarship
from now until forever in Thomas' name

Jim and Mary Jane John and Robert