Wow! Great words from super "veteran members".
I am also SAD to see the site gone ...
I joined Cheese's site back in 2008. I must admit I learned a lot from great folks there. The site was very unique, IMO. The two main forums, I enjoyed:
1-Tons of photos of restored pumps.
2- A forum dedicated to "Photos of collections".
Also, one year, Cheese decided to do a "garage Sale" during Nov/Dec time-frame. It was a blast & got few nice pieces.
Saying a prayer for Dawn. I hope she wins the battle.