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Topic: Old friends
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Bkeepr

09-04-2009 07:58:42
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dropping like flies, it seems. Just got email that one of my college buddies had passed. We've lost a fair number in the past couple of years, but this guy was one that I knew well; we went through Beast Barracks and later were in the same company together for several years.

Just a bit unnerving, we're not that old and at one time were considered "top of the pack" as far as fitness and health goes...and now a pretty fair percentage are not living to see 60.

Maybe they all needed farms, and a wife, and kids and grandkids to keep them too busy to kick off...

Zenia

09-04-2009 15:14:18
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I just wanted to drop a note to you, I have a great deal of respect for your intelligence, integrity and your true family values. Your post about how much you looked up to your father a while back was very touching. I wish the best for you and yours.

Bkeepr

09-04-2009 15:21:34
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Thanks, Z. I'm not sure if I'm going to make the switch to the new site or not. I've gotten very comfortable with this format and this site, and being something of an ole dog, I'm not sure I *want* to learn any new tricks.

So you take care, too. Hopefully we'll see each other around the 'net.

Tom A

rayinmo

09-04-2009 14:29:11
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Wake up in pain every single day and it stays with me till I sleep late at night..So though I'm not gonna rush it, I look forward to the day of no more pain....

Pure Country Girl

09-04-2009 15:27:06
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Ray, I really feel for you. That is sad. I hope you get to feeling better.

Lightening Bug

09-04-2009 10:08:41
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Yeah I know what you are talking about. Too many people I know who were in their early 50's have either died or are very ill.

Urban and suburban living sometimes doesn't seem to be that healthy. I know that I'm a lot more physically active than I would have been if I stayed in the 'burbs.

It's not easy knowing someone who just seems way too young who dies.

Glad you're okay. Take care.

screaminghollow

09-04-2009 09:51:45
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Yep, farm life. I figure I am in much better physical shape than if I had stayed in DC and its burbs. Healthier, BP is still on the low range of normal, For a 58 yr old to have a 62 pulse, even while walking around a store is pretty darn good. I still eat whatever I want and the doc says the tests last month were all normal or better.

Whenever I go to the dentist or a doc's office I get asked several times what meds I take. Seems they think I must be fibbing when I say none. Eye doctor wrote down "denied medications." Like I was lieing.

WV2cyl

09-04-2009 08:27:26
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I know what you mean by wondering who will be next. I have a really close friend, most likely the closest since teenagers, that is in a terrible shape with stage 4 cancer, 4 months younger than me. 63 is too young to die, but as a fellow, that is considered by many to be the village idoit, told me recently that it is later than we think. I spent last night in my camper in the hayfield atop the mountain and it was simple wonderful. Even the jet planes weren't flying at 4 AM. Nothing but quiet and the critters including several hoot Owls that were either courting or into an argument, like humans some of the noises seem to be the same. Terry

graywolf

09-04-2009 08:08:28
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I know what you mean. I am paranoid as h3ll.
I look in obits and see all these people younger
than me and I get the shakes. And I'm only 65.
I have a runnin' buddy that I look after and take
places. The whole family has known her all our
lives and she's 90 yrs old. She can run circles
around me. She has outlived her whole family
and one of her children. What gives with some
people?

bob

09-04-2009 09:03:23
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I alaways say the good ones die early and the bad ones live forever.My friends all say I will live to be 140 ha

But ya know...

09-04-2009 08:35:07
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I don't want to outlive my children. A line I remember from the Lord of the Rings trilogy is when one of the characters says "A man should never have to bury one of his children."

Bkeepr

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09-04-2009 08:47:54
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""A man should never have to bury one of his children.""

true enough. but crap happens.

Vern

09-04-2009 21:50:38
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BTDT.
Vern

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