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Just a reminder: don't let time get away from you!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by mandom, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. mandom

    mandom Regular Member

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    I just got a phone call telling me my cousin died today. He was 39, in great shape (fireman), healthy and happy and his 4 year old son found him dead in the back yard.

    I hadn't seen him in many years as our lives took us in different directions but we kept up with each other through our parents. When we were kids we were great friends and spent all summer together every year. As I write this, I'm sitting on the porch of my summer house looking out at the lake and remembering all the fun we had swimming there as kids.

    I was excited because I was going to see him next weekend for the first time in 15 years. It's our annual family reunion. Instead, I'll be attending his funeral on Wednesday and thinking about the missed chance to talk to him again.

    So, this is just a reminder to you to not let time get away from you. You never know what will happen so if there's someone you've been meaning to call or see, DO IT!
     
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    rabbitgirl Regular Member

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    Sorry for the GREAT LOSS!:( Ur spot on on taking our chances whenever visible!
     
  3. SpeedDemon

    SpeedDemon Regular Member

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    life is short... that's why you gotta not give a F
     
  4. lived66

    lived66 Regular Member

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    Sorry for your loss...

    Peeps, cherish each day with close family and friends... and as the saying goes, every day above ground is a good day.
     
  5. rocket

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    Your loss really hits home with me. I had a cousin who was about 6 years older than me. We had a really strong connection and were more like brothers. I hadn't seen him in quite a few years and we always talked about getting back together. One day during his workout, all of the blood pumped out one site of his heart and he died. I will regret for the rest of my life not getting to hang out with him one more time.

    I know exactly how you feel and am sorry for your loss.
     
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    I have a friend we just talked last month but now he passed away in last 2 weeks. Sorry for your loss.
     
  7. buckz55

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    I too got a phone call today that my great grandpa had a heart attack ... it's not looking good ... he is 84.. what a way to start off the month :(
     
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    Sorry for your loss.

    Makes one appreciate all the more what we have right now ...
     
  9. mandom

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    Thanks everyone for your kind words. Will be going to the funeral on Tuesday. I'm sure it will be interesting as he was a decorated fireman so he'll get the full honor guard and everything for his service and burial.
     
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    Our time on this earth is borrowed and it can be taken away at any point, this has really made we think about how I'm using my time. Being wasting a lot of it on unimportant things recently. Also I'm sorry for your loss mate.