Marty's Bus

Re: It's not good.

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:43 pm

I do believe that one got turned into a Plaque and is now Proudly hanging in The Bus......Thanx for that Reflection and Words of A Life Best Shared,Ug ! :flex:
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Re: It's not good.

PostBy: KLook On: Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:58 pm

Very Nice Mr. Squirrel....... :verycool:

Kevin
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Re: It's not good.

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:06 pm

Who Knew...
Lemons into lemonade...
A difficult time will always bring out the best in good people...
And a poet...
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Re: It's not good.

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:56 am

Bruce.... Thank you for the poem.... perfect!

As for hugging each day.... For a long time now, almost every Saturday I end the Forum weekly cyber coffee with "Hug your loved ones". I have always said that because we actually do. Perhaps not every day, but almost every day of our 32 years of marriage, at some point we take 5 seconds & hug....now... more often than that.

Marty's brother Nelly (Nelson) finally got the news. He has no phone so we left a message with Danny, his best friend, and a childhood friend of Marty's. We only see Danny once or twice a year but when we do Marty always makes Pineapple cookies for him. Nelly phoned last night & said he & Danny would come visit...they live 42 miles away. After the call I said "Well, looks like you need to make cookies." Marty rolled her eyes like she wasn't looking forward to the baking. I said "Hey! It won't kill you to make Danny some cookies". All she could do was half laugh "It might, it could!". Yaaa... more dark humor.... whatya do? Well, at least she appreciates my humor and I won't forget that smile.

Marty slept a lot yesterday. She did knit a little & read a book some & we watched NCIS.
Freddy
 
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Re: It's not good.

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:14 am

You're in for the Long Haul,Freddy...Always have been,always will be! I remember one time,early on with the F.D.,we kicked around the aspects of Dark Humor. Our Squad picked us up as a few of us got banged up on a particularly nasty fire. I think we all agreed that we'd "Crack Up" without it. I realized just how important Camaraderie was,when you're a Tight Unit and Squared Away......Use the Dark Humor,Use This Thread,but do know,You and Marty are that "Tight Unit" I'd want around. This has all been worth it,Freddy...All Of It :dancing:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
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Re: It's not good.

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:55 am

Thanx for the update Fred. Yep, nothing more simplistic nor meaningful then a good old HUG :) Glad to hear Nelly's comin out of seclusion ;)
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Re: It's not good.

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:18 pm

Freddy,
My heart aches for you and Marty. I just read these 5 pages and have had many tears for you both, I know your pain all too well. You and Marty are truly an inspiration to all who gather here. The out pouring of love and support here are a true testament to the depths of your character. It is truly unselfish of you to share your path with us on here, so many have gone before you and still so many will go this way in the future. Your strength is an inspiration to us all. My prayer for you will be that you shall always feel the love of God even when the times are the toughest. We are here for you my friend as you have been there for so many of us when our situations have been trivial and inconsequential by comparison. May God bless you and keep you for all the days that lie ahead. Ken
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Re: It's not good.

PostBy: DonnaK On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:07 pm

I've not been on the forum for a long time and was truly saddened to see your post. Our thoughts are with you and Marty (and prayers too).
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Re: It's not good.

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:29 am

We are sorry to hear of Marty's illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this troubling time. If we can do anything we are here for you. God bless you. Stay strong my friend.
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Re: it's not good

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:24 pm

Stop the bus! It's hard to light the broiler going down this bumpy road. Well, my goodness, we got a surprise yesterday. The UPS truck pulled up with an overnight express. An odd ox with built in handles, about the size of a medium size ice chest. From Maryland.... Hmmmmm From Faidley Seafood, Jumbo lump crab cakes. Yaaaa, OK. I had crabcakes once in my life at some fair or carnival. They were bready, dry, off-fish flavor & just plain not good. So... here's this box, obviously world famous, it says so! Being seafood lovers OK, let's give them a try. Following the directions we broiled them to a golden brown. I made some tartar sauce in case we needed to hide the flavor. So.... I fork up a gingerly amount & give it a taste. Yowza! Instant happy tongue! I dove back in for a full size bite & ohhhh, gosh... flavorsome, delectable, scrumptious nirvana! Marty saw me & she dove in too. What a fun time. I ate more than she, but we made a full meal out of half of what was in the box. The other have we were going to eat today, but that didn't happen so we froze the rest. It might not be quite as good as those first fresh ones, but I'm sure even defrosted they will be 7000% better than the ones I had at that carnival. I thank you Coalkirk! You went above and beyond what any cyber friend might do. Thank you for the special smiles. My taste buds thank you too. They will never forget.

The last two days Marty has been doing OK. Hopefully many more ahead.
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Re: It's not good.

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:36 pm

Wow! What a great story!
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Re: It's not good.

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:44 pm

OUTSTANDING--nice ck--last couple days & many more to come indeed Fred & Marty :)
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Re: It's not good.

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:03 pm

Don't want to embarrass you CK, oh the hell I don't :dancing: :clap:
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Re: It's not good.

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:02 pm

Awesome Marty&Freddy :clap: .

CK,my hat (If I wore one :D )goes off to you my friend :yes:
Keepaeyeonit
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Re: It's not good.. will be changing to "Marty's bus" soon

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:17 pm

A thought..... <brain melting> A though of changing the subject to something a bit more positive... FFred had the idea, but he must have sent it telepathically as I was thinking of it too... How about "Marty's bus trip"? <edit> Or maybe just "Marty's Bus"
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