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#4621369 - 02/23/23 08:43 PM Re: I don't know what to do. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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How are you holding up NFB ?

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#4621418 - 02/24/23 03:36 PM Re: I don't know what to do. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Just got the internet back after the winter storm here in Idaho. So sorry to read this NFB! How are you and the family holding up?

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#4621602 - 02/27/23 09:08 PM Re: I don't know what to do. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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#4621616 - 02/27/23 11:52 PM Re: I don't know what to do. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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How are you doing NoFlyBoy ?


Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

Someday your life will flash in front of your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching.
#4621749 - 03/01/23 09:13 AM Re: I don't know what to do. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Thank you for all your kind words. The funeral is this Saturday. Doctors examined Dad's body and will have a report soon on his passing.

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How are you doing NoFlyBoy ?


Originally Posted by WangoTango
How are you holding up NFB ?


One day at a time. I haven't slept and ate much last or go to school and work.

So this is life? We born, grow up, get jobs, get families, do the same thing every day: wake up to work, family, go to sleep, wake up, do it again, and one day we are done. Just a body with no life to be put under ground.


#4621754 - 03/01/23 10:07 AM Re: I don't know what to do. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Sorry to hear about your loss.

It's kinda double-edged. On the one side we somehow hope for a peaceful sudden death, go to bed and just don't wake up the next day; no prolonged suffering, no pains, no weeks/months/years of caretaking troubles, hospitalization, ...

But as with your dad and your family now, that also amplifies the shock for the relatives when it happens, leaving them totally unprepared, no thanks, sharing memories, no farewell, ...

#4621771 - 03/01/23 02:40 PM Re: I don't know what to do. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Thanks for the update, NFB. I'm not articulate about this kind of stuff, except to say that I'm sorry for you, man. You just have to try to make the most of life with whatever time and circumstances you have.

RIP to your father.



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Gives way and suddenly it’s day again
The sun is in the east
Even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset, hmph
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#4621777 - 03/01/23 03:22 PM Re: I don't know what to do. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Sorry to hear you are struggling. I have not experienced a sudden death, so I can't really relate.
Your Dad's life had meaning. He had people who loved him.

#4621788 - 03/01/23 05:09 PM Re: I don't know what to do. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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The Dash Poem - By Linda Ellis

I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend
He referred to the dates on the tombstone
From the beginning...to the end

He noted that first came the date of birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years

For that dash represents all the time
That they spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved them
Know what that little line is worth

For it matters not, how much we own,
The cars...the house...the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.

So, think about this long and hard.
Are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left
That can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
To consider what's true and real
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect
And more often wear a smile,
Remembering this special dash
Might only last a little while

So, when your eulogy is being read
With your life's actions to rehash...
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent YOUR dash?


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#4621809 - 03/01/23 08:13 PM Re: I don't know what to do. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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The second line of my sig.


Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

Someday your life will flash in front of your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching.
#4621810 - 03/01/23 08:15 PM Re: I don't know what to do. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Great post F4UDash4.

#4621818 - 03/01/23 10:18 PM Re: I don't know what to do. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Thank you F4UDash4. I will put take a picture on my phone.

#4623370 - 03/23/23 07:02 AM Re: I don't know what to do. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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While talking to a friend, I was just told a girl we went to school with that we haven't seen in 2 years because she moved away to another city, just passed last week after fighting cancer for 11 months. She was only 36.

Too many passings lately. I don't like it.

#4623401 - 03/23/23 05:49 PM Re: I don't know what to do. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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36 is way too young. Did she have kids ?

#4623403 - 03/23/23 06:14 PM Re: I don't know what to do. [Re: WangoTango]  
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Two. 14 and 3.

#4623405 - 03/23/23 06:20 PM Re: I don't know what to do. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
Two. 14 and 3.

Oh, that is very sad.

#4629065 - 06/18/23 02:28 AM Re: I don't know what to do. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Tomorrow is Father's Day. I miss my Dad.

#4629070 - 06/18/23 03:09 AM Re: I don't know what to do. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
Tomorrow is Father's Day. I miss my Dad.

The first one with out my Dad hit me like a Mac truck. It totally caught me off guard. I did not think of it leading up to that day. 8 months of not crying needed release. I just did not know it.
You have my sympathy NFB.

#4629071 - 06/18/23 03:38 AM Re: I don't know what to do. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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My stepdad (78) went in for cardiac testing this past Tuesday (my mom’s 84th birthday) and they found he had a widow maker with 90% blockage. The next day he had a double bypass, got moved out of the ICU yesterday, I’ll be calling his room tomorrow because I came close to losing him. It’s very comforting knowing he had it done in one of the highest-rated cardiac centers in the nation (Maine Medical Center), how Maine ended up with that I don’t know but I’m glad we did.


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#4629083 - 06/18/23 12:21 PM Re: I don't know what to do. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I lost my Dad back in 2020. Yesterday, his picture popped up randomly on one of those "On This Day" reminder things and really knocked me back for a bit. I feel you NFB, I miss my Dad too.


Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.
This is known as "bad luck.”
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