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    When it rains it pours

    This past Thursday evening our friend & neighbor of the past 28 yrs passed on to meet her maker. It was her time I suppose as she was in her eighties, but it still comes with a taste of shock, sadness & a tid-bit of relief that she no longer suffers. I'm sure going to miss her, along with the countless pies & goodies she was constantly leaving us in gratitude, as we wouldn't accept her cash offers when we snow-blowed her driveway or cut the grass etc...

    Friday morning, Scott, my neighbor 2 doors down and good a friend of mine for the 10 yrs he's lived here, called to inform me, that his dad was one of the 2
    involved in a horrendous auto accident early that morning that shut down a busy intersection for over 5 hours. He hung on unto Saturday afternoon. I had the
    pleasure of chatting with him numerous times over the years, and he was one of the good guys, who also will be sorely missed.

    6:15 this morning my Mother in law left this world for her next adventure. She was 83 and more mother to me than my birth mother could of ever been considered. Natural causes of aging laid claim on her as well. Blessings are counted as she didn't hesitate long to move on.

    Anyways, this post was just a little self therapy and hopefully, a reminder to tell those you love & care for, how you feel while there's still time.
    My apologies if I'm a little quiet this next couple of days {and no I won't hold it against those who are smiling about that statement }

    I hope it's true, how some say "they come in 3's'...don't know if I could handle another right now...it's tuff when your favorite lil' snort loses all flavor.

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    Condolences for your losses, Ken. It's never easy, but you'll get through it. Our prayers are with you.
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    My deepest condolences to you, Ken.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

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    That's a tough week Ken... Nothing but support coming your way...
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    Well Ken, I was just going to post a Rant about having to spend $1400 on a new compressor for the heat pump/AC unit but after reading your post I'll keep quite and count my blessings. Thoughts and prayers you way.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Sincere condolences to you and also to your wife, Ken. It's never easy losing a mom.
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    I'll second what Vaughn said with his permission.
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    Sorry to hear about all the losses Ken, will keep you all in our thoughts.
    Darren

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    sorry to hear of your loss ken.. just remeber the good times and that they are now watching over you and yours from the clouds..
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    sorry to hear.
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