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Taylor Lambert    Posted 11-08-2003 at 17:40:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ive been meaning to post a while here but ive been a bit busy the last few weeks. On the way home from digging all day I stopped in at the local gas station to talke to my older friends. We were missing another one they said. My friend Lester told me that our friend Mr. pruit had pasted away Friday. That makes 3 so far this year. So tomorrow I got to get out my funeral clothes and go through it again. Folks think its funny that im 23 and hang out with folks 50 and up.I guess I have alot in common with them as most folks I went to school with are either working parttime at a grocery store or are still in school. Lester told me today is it keeps up Wed both have to find new friends. Mr. Pruit and my dad were good friends as well. We had alot in common, he was a heavy equipment operator right till he past away one of the best dozer and grader operators you could ever learn from. Well yall take care I still gotta go unload the backhe and clean out a the dump truck. TL


Ana    Posted 11-09-2003 at 07:27:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
As deadcarp said, I've had lots of older friends my whole life, until I became one myself. I often wonder how you younger people are going to survive without all the know-how of these older folks. They could do anything from fixing cars, to contructing a barn, to raising and butchering cows, to cooking, digging a pond, just name it---jack of all trades. Fortunately, I've noticed there are still some youngsters picking up some of these talents. You are going to need them, kid. Hang in there. And condolences on your loss. As you get older you develop a reluctant acceptance, either religous or life based, that death is a natural thing and there really are worse things than death. Take time to watch that sunset, son.


deadcarp    Posted 11-08-2003 at 19:19:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
i kept having old friends til i became one - and a glorious lot they were too - they all contributed something ya can't find in books - i still have 2 left :)


Bob/Ont    Posted 11-08-2003 at 18:01:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey Taylor, you cut out that 50 and up OLD stuff Eh. Sorry to hear about your friends passing on but if that's the third one you should have a break for a while, hope so any way.
Later Bob


Taylor Lambert    Posted 11-09-2003 at 07:21:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bob I said (Older) friends lol. I guess one thing that I ll miss about Mr. Pruit is the days we worked together and all the days Id ride the grader trying to figure out how he could take a 12G cat and grade as good as a new one.
What as really weird was I talked to him about an hour befor he past away. COuldnt even tell any thing was wrong but his wife said he went home and told her he wasnt tired but he was gonna lay down a little while to wake him up later.
He'd been on oxygen about 3 months and the last few weeks he got to where he didnt need it. Yall take care


Bob/Ont    Posted 11-09-2003 at 19:00:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Lots of people go out that way Taylor, start feeling a whole lot better and then they are gone. That happened to my mother in the last two weeks of her life. Now every time you cut a road grade you can say he left something of value behind.
Later Bob


~Lenore    Posted 11-09-2003 at 07:33:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
:-)
Older is relative, Taylor.
I always had "older friends".
I started school early and was always the youngest in my class.
I also gravatated to older frinds as I became an adult.
Then about the time I reached 35+ I noticed a lot of younger folks gravated to me.
So now most of my friends are younger than me.
I guess it just works that way.
Inside I still feel twenty-ish, physically I still feel thirty-ish.
Some of my "younger" friends seem to feel older than me.



~Lenore    Posted 11-09-2003 at 13:30:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Gravitated!!
I wish there was a correction feature on this board.
Oh well ~Lenore.. the less than perfect speller.
:-(


Taylor Lambert    Posted 11-09-2003 at 17:25:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
no problems on spelling Lenore, I didnt even notice it was misselled, Im so used to browsing parts books i speed read over the mistakes.
I guess all my useful knowledge came from older folks and i kinda grew up mature. Its funny now but a few 16 year olds sometimes hang around the shop now when I m out there welding or working on some thing.


~Lenore    Posted 11-09-2003 at 17:53:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is really great, Taylor,
we can use more down to earth young folks like you.
So teach them and encourage them.
Other folks spelling does not bother me,
but mine does. ;-)
A lot of times mine are fingernail problems.
My finger nails hit the key above the one I want.


Taylor Lambert    Posted 11-10-2003 at 08:02:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a similar problem other than I think faster than I can type. My left pointer finger has a 30 degree angle towards my thumb at the last knuckle from trying to emulate Bob Villa lol. My brain says my finger is still straight and spell some funky words.


toolman    Posted 11-08-2003 at 18:52:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
lost a friend of mine on friday sure was surprise she was only 55.


KellyGa    Posted 11-08-2003 at 19:18:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry to hear that, being 55 she was the same age as my MIL when she died in her sleep. That is going to be 2 years ago this December. She was my best friend in the whole world. Its a shame, yours and mine was so young.

Everybody love your loved ones, they could be gone in the blink of an eye, don't have any regrets.


Willy-N    Posted 11-08-2003 at 18:18:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya on the 50 and up I am 52 and know way can I go yet to much work and to many bills to pay still! Mark H.


Sdg    Posted 11-09-2003 at 06:29:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm sorry for your loss Taylor, Kelly and Toolman, Semms like alot for me this year too. My aunt who was 53 back in Sept, My hubby's old boss, She was 54 or 55, on Oct 28 and a good friend of my parents just a few days ago. And my sister's ex BIL who is 33 just had a heart attack Thank God he'll recover. The saying goes, Only a few things are certian.....I myself have always had older friends. I can learn more from them that I can use in life. JMO, 52 ain't old Mark, You are only as old as you feel...And after Morning feedings and chores, I feel 150 and I'm still a youngin! Hope you all have a better day today.


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