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    Be Thankful

    This is just a gentle reminder to be happy every day and take pleasure in little things. You never know when your number is up.

    A close childhood friend of LOML was killed last week in a freak accident. He was the nicest guy, a crackerjack rhythm guitar player, someone who was always smiling and laughing and always a pleasure to be around. He came to my house in Calgary regularly to jam with us, eat lots, and laugh like crazy.

    Rest in peace, Rick. Here's the article if you want to read it.
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    Cynthia, I am sorry to hear of your friends death.
    No we don't know how long we have. Also, I don't think I would want to know. Kind of like Garth Brook's song, The Dance. We do sometimes get our underwear in a bunch over goofy things. My girls were in a horrific truck wreck when they were in high school. I second guessed myself til almost sick. Eventually I came to the conclusion to treat my family and friends like I want to be treated (most of the time that means at a long distance!) But yes, I lost a good cowboy buddy last year and it has left a gaping hole for me. Remember the fun, grieve a little but most importantly, celebrate the good times and good things he did. That should be his legacy.
    Jon

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!

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    What a shame. Sorry to hear of this.
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    I hate to hear things like this Cynthia. Jonathan's post, the last 2 sentences, is right on target.
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    Ron

    "Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
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    So sorry to hear that Cynthia. Sounds like he was a great guy.
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    That's terrible. I'm so sorry for yours and your husbands loss.

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    Every day is a gift. I'm sorry for your loss.

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    Nice reminder Cynthia. In fact, I just got back from a funeral. He was a close friend of my dad. No matter how old you are, you should feel blessed and cherish every moment of your life.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

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    You have no idea how right you are Cynthia.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

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    Special hugs to you and your LOML. Life is precious, take care....

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