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New-Gen    Posted 10-22-2004 at 21:50:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
When I made that post last night I wasn't looking for sympathy, or trying to be a drama queen. But I must say that all the kind responses were greatly appreciated.
As for the semi, it was just an old truck.
The farmland that was taken away from me won't really devastate me, it was actually borderline on being more trouble than it was worth.
The big disapointment was finding out I wasn't going to get the land that I was supposed to get for next year, but in retrospect, you can't lose something you never had, right?
And I know in my heart that my parents are in a better place, so that's good too.

I just can't believe I'm pouring my heart out to a bunch of people I don't even know! Isn't the internet great? Thanks Al! {Just kidding}

Well, pity-party's over, time to get back to being my old reclusive semi-cocky simple yet complicated self!

P.S...I'll try to come up with a few more stories for you before I do my usual thing of slipping into lurk mode for a few weeks. lol

Cindi    Posted 10-23-2004 at 10:58:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
"When I made that post last night I wasn't trying to be a drama queen."

*You really have no idea what you're missing (wink, grin)

We know you weren't...but that's the nature of people here. They can't help thmeselves, they have to help. (smile)

Sometimes I think the Internet could easily replace therapists.

Alias    Posted 10-23-2004 at 06:29:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey there New-Gen. I had to back peddle to find your earlier post in order to get a handle on what you were writing about. I don't know how I missed it before. Because, I look forward to your stories.

First off, I'm sorry to learn about your parent's passing. Both my parents have been gone for a number of years. Now, I miss them a lot, but they both lived to be in their eighties. It doesn't lessen the hurt because they had lived a long life. What makes it easier is that they were good honest Christians. And, I'm assured of their place in heaven.

Additionally, I'm no stranger to the pain of losing someone. You see, I lost my oldest son nearly 10 years ago when he was but 27. He had a blood clod that broke free and travelled to his lungs. He died within an hour. And, I went a little crazy. For days, I couldn't get him off my mind. I could neither sleep nor eat. I knew if I didn't stop thinking about him, I'd go completely mad. But, whenever I tried to put him from my thoughts, guilt overwhelmed me. Finally, my condition worsened to the point where I was a nervous wreck, and was admitted to the hospital for treatment.

While I was there, a lady my wife's sister knew, who also lost a son, sent word that she found soltice in writing letters to him. At that point, I was ready to try anything. In the meantime, through sedation,, I was able to get some much needed sleep and my body began to mend. I think too, at that time visits and prayers from well wishers played a large part in my recovery. And, when I returned home, I began to write to James.

The things I wrote would have not made much sense to anyone else because it drew on things we did during his growing up years. but, somehow, a kind of peace settled over me when ever I expressed how I felt to him. Now, I don't want to get into the discussion of whether those who have gone on before can somehow know and understand what we want to say to them, but, I like to think they can. And, with that thought in mind, it gave me a chance to say all the things I neglected to say when he was alive.

Now, writing to James was my first attempt to put my thoughts into print. Since then, I have written many things which tell about my growing up years. And, one of the reasons I like to write about those times is because they were so happy for me. And, if I've learned anything in life it's to not dwell on sadness. Get it behind you as fast as you can and maintain a positive attitude coupled with genuine Love for mankind and a strong faith in God. .........gfp

ok then..    Posted 10-23-2004 at 05:46:41       [Reply]  [No Email]'s a joke for you. I gotta admit though, I had to read it twice..language barrier you know..

There was a farmer who was very protective of his daughters. Before every date, he would meet the young man at the porch with his shotgun, and if he didn't measure up, he'd make sure they left.

One day all three of his daughters were going out on the same night. The first young man drove up and approached the porch.

"Hi, my name is Joe, I'm here to get Flo, we're going to the show, is she ready to go?" The farmer liked this guy, and let him leave with his daughter.

Shortly, the next guy drove up and approached the porch. "Hi, my name is Freddy, I'm here to get Betty, we're going for spaghetti, is she ready?" The farmer liked this guy too, and let him leave with his second daughter.

Soon the third guy drove up and approached the porch. "Hi, my name is Chuck..." and the farmer shot him.

Cindi    Posted 10-23-2004 at 10:55:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
LMAO!!! Good one.

New-Gen    Posted 10-23-2004 at 10:13:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL Thanks Patria. I like that one.

Grove r    Posted 10-23-2004 at 04:50:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wasn't my intent, NG, 'cept 'bout yer parents, that is a bummer! On the land in the middle of a renting problem, too....young fella has two and a half quarters that I used to farm, but when his granddad died, he let another fella farm it, long story, Now, he is unhappy with that fella, and wants me back in....only problem is, there is an eighty acre piece of ground that is cut up realy bad by a creek, and a spring that has beaver dams on it, poor ground at best, and have to ford the creek in about two feet of water...don't realy want that chunk, but have to take it all to get any.....guess we will see what happens this spring.....have a gooder, R.E.L.

CRP    Posted 10-23-2004 at 05:23:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Is it too late to get it enrolled? Then after the time is up you can tile/terrace/drain that trouble spot. That is if you owned it.

When my folks past on I was innudated with offers to rent the ground. I can sympathise with the guy, someone got to him and turned his head. I stuck with the original renter for 3 years, by that time I'd bought more ground and the renter was getting out of farming, so everything worked out that I could then rent to who I wanted and no feelings were hurt.

My neighbor who rented the ground I bought is the true steward of the ground. He talked me into getting into CRP, never would have without him. The less you have to do with the government the less they can get into your pockets. But so far it has been the right thing to do. Saving up to do alot of dirt work when it comes out in 9 years.

NG-I also surprise myself by how free I am on the 'net. There are some periods when I don't see another adult (except my wife) for days, so this is about the only socialization I get! That changes monday.
Plus being here has sped up the old hunt and peck typing!


Grove r    Posted 10-23-2004 at 05:50:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mornin' Mojo, what is CRP?.....the particular field, with the beaver dams and stuff, was about fifteen acres, when I farmed it before, now is about twelve, because the creek is slowly taking over...the beaver dams are old, on a spring that causes the water to leach out into area that is now covered by big willows. About the only way to get rid of the dams, is with a track hoe....and I realy don't wan't to spend the money for that and clearing and breaking the new ground, on a short term you say, if I owned the land, it would be done in a minute, and would include improving the ford, amoungst other things. Just don't know what to think, yet .....time will tell.....have a gooder, R.E.L.

mojo    Posted 10-23-2004 at 05:56:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's the federal gov conservation program.

Grove r    Posted 10-23-2004 at 06:02:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is very intersting, Mojo, I will have to see if there is something similar here in Alberta......thanks for the link....have a gooder, R.E.L.

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