Sad day

Sad day

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:11 pm

Remember a week or two ago Marty & I went to a charity supper for a fellow that had just been diagnosed with lung cancer? The money raised was to send him & his family on a Disney vacation. Well, it looks like the money will just go to a college fund instead.... the poor guy passed away yesterday. Shocking fast... only about two months since first symptoms. *sigh* Hug your loved ones, and do it today. You never know when your time on this Earth is done.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
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Re: Sad day

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:51 pm

Sorry to hear that Fred. That really sucks. :(

I guess that's part of the reason I am the way I am. I know how quickly it can end - from experiencing asthma attacks myself, to watching friends die of cancer, overdoses, & liver failure.

Live while you can, & don't sweat the small *censored*.
SMITTY
 
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Re: Sad day

PostBy: theo On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:05 pm

I too am sorry to hear about your freind freddy. Really sad, I had a buddy only 60 yrs. old pass away 4 years ago from cancer, he was in the service when he was younger and was in the middle of the agent orange zone. I dont know much about that stuff but once the cancer took hold he only lasted about 5 weeks,,, was a very sad day for me,, we were like brother's. The amazing thing about it is the day he passed i had a beautiful grandaughter born. Sometimes you wonder ?????? Anymore i'am getting at the age where i truly believe you have to eat your desert first, you might not have the time to eat supper. Again really sorry to hear about your freind.
theo
 
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Re: Sad day

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:10 pm

Freddy, your friend is fortunate, I've seen too many friends suffer WAY to long. He'll be in my prayers tonight.
freetown fred
 
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Re: Sad day

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:24 pm

Freddy..very sorry about your friend. I agree with the other Fred. Quickly is how I'd like to go if its cancer. The lingering is torture. Tough anytime but especially at the holidays.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
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Re: Sad day

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:20 pm

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Life seems to pass in the blink of an eye. I know I don't wait to call my mom anymore, I just do it. I don't want to have to always regret not picking up the phone. My prayers are with you and his family. Lisa
lowfog01
 
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Re: Sad day

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:29 pm

So sorry to hear about your loss. His family and yours are in our prayers.
ONEDOLLAR
 
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Re: Sad day

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:29 pm

Freddy, please accept my condolences to you and all who knew him.
EarthWindandFire
 
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Re: Sad day

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:39 pm

Fred,for openers,sorry....... ......Getting zapped at Christmas really hurts,period. In an odd way,I wish Ma would dust the kids off just a litle bit by still taking them on that trip,if for nothing else to celebrate Pa's Life....
Hambden Bob
 
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Re: Sad day

PostBy: the snowman On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:48 am

Freddy:

Sorry to hear about the passing of your friend. It is funny how at some point in our lives, life stops giving and starts to slowly take things away. I agree with everyone, enjoy your family and friends as much as you can for they can be gone in a blink of an eye. Grab life by the horns and enjoy the ride while you can.

The snowman.
the snowman
 
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Re: Sad day

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:47 am

Thank you for all of your kind thoughts. I kind of like the idea that the trip not be cancelled. Perhaps I'll be bold enough to suggest it.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
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Re: Sad day

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:23 am

Life goes on and without a doubt the trip should go on. Yes it will be bittersweet at times but so what...It may be just what is needed to move forward with their life's. The college fund can wait, give them something to remember now. Lisa
lowfog01
 
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Re: Sad day

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:53 am

I'm sorry to hear about your friend Freddy, both of my folks passed at this time of year when I was much younger and it leaves a lasting impression. I too hope they take the trip and celebrate his life, he would probably want it that way.
NWBuilder
 
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Re: Sad day

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:43 am

Sorry for your loss Freddy. I know how much it pains, for a while there it seemed i was loosing a relative every year, and no matter how much time you spent with them you just wish you could have a little more.

Our prayers are with you, God bless.
ValterBorges
 
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Re: Sad day

PostBy: jim d On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:09 pm

sorry for your loss fred but with that afliction thats the way to go quickley little suffering
jim d
 
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