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Old 11-26-2012, 23:06   #1
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I haven't said this in a while.........

........and I think it's about time to say it again.

In Jan 2003, Friday night my Wife was feeling fine. We were talking about the Super Bowl.
Saturday morning She was unconscious in intensive care where she died a few days later.

One of the things that really hurts and bothers me is I couldn't tell her how much she had meant to me and tell her good by.

Since then, every chance I get I tell people, Don't hardly let a day pass that you don't tell those close to you how much they mean to you. I don't mean just a quick , "I Love You" as you hang up the phone but sometimes really tell them how they light up your life.



This was very graphically shown a couple weeks ago.
There's about a half dozen felows that hang out at the small local gun store most every morning.
One of the men was a real life old time Montana cowboy, called Mel. Interesting fellow and a lot of fun to talk to.

A couple weeks ago, as always he shook the store manager's hand on the way out the door. He said, "I see you tomorrow".
The manager said, "If God's willing and we both are alive I'll see you in the morning".

The next morning Mel while heading to the gun store had a heart attack. He ran off the road and through a couple fences and into a metal church building, just mising a woman inside. Mel was probably dead before he left the road.

When the store manager called me to tell me about Mel, the first thing that went through my mind was,
I hope yesterday Mel and his Wife had expressed their love for each other and Mel's boy had told him how proud he was of his Dad.


Remember you aren't guaranteed tomorrow or the day after to tell someone how you feel.


I miss Mel.
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Old 11-26-2012, 23:10   #2
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My condolences sir all they away across the board. We all to often fail to express to those we love just how much they mean to us and all to often never get the chance.

This story really hits home with me and I know where your coming from.

Prayers are sent my friend.

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Old 11-26-2012, 23:14   #3
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........and I think it's about time to say it again.

In Jan 2003, Friday night my Wife was feeling fine. We were talking about the Super Bowl.
Saturday morning She was unconscious in intensive care where she died a few days later.

One of the things that really hurts and bothers me is I couldn't tell her how much she had meant to me and tell her good by.

Since then, every chance I get I tell people, Don't hardly let a day pass that you don't tell those close to you how much they mean to you. I don't mean just a quick , "I Love You" as you hang up the phone but sometimes really tell them how they light up your life.



This was very graphically shown a couple weeks ago.
There's about a half dozen felows that hang out at the small local gun store most every morning.
One of the men was a real life old time Montana cowboy, called Mel. Interesting fellow and a lot of fun to talk to.

A couple weeks ago, as always he shook the store manager's hand on the way out the door. He said, "I see you tomorrow".
The manager said, "If God's willing and we both are alive I'll see you in the morning".

The next morning Mel while heading to the gun store had a heart attack. He ran off the road and through a couple fences and into a metal church building, just mising a woman inside. Mel was probably dead before he left the road.

When the store manager called me to tell me about Mel, the first thing that went through my mind was,
I hope yesterday Mel and his Wife had expressed their love for each other and Mel's boy had told him how proud he was of his Dad.


Remember you aren't guaranteed tomorrow or the day after to tell someone how you feel.


I miss Mel.
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Old 11-26-2012, 23:15   #4
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Happened to my uncle earlier this year. Wife went in for routine tests, they decided to keep her, and was dead the next morning. Never pass up the chance to tell loved ones how you feel.
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Old 11-26-2012, 23:16   #5
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Thanks for the reminder Buck. It's very easy to get caught up in the day to day junk and forget the important things in life.
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Old 11-26-2012, 23:16   #6
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Thank you for the reminder about how no one is guaranteed tomorrow. So I will say ALOHA to all that read this.
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Old 11-26-2012, 23:26   #7
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........and I think it's about time to say it again.

In Jan 2003, Friday night my Wife was feeling fine. We were talking about the Super Bowl.
Saturday morning She was unconscious in intensive care where she died a few days later.

One of the things that really hurts and bothers me is I couldn't tell her how much she had meant to me and tell her good by.

Since then, every chance I get I tell people, Don't hardly let a day pass that you don't tell those close to you how much they mean to you. I don't mean just a quick , "I Love You" as you hang up the phone but sometimes really tell them how they light up your life.



This was very graphically shown a couple weeks ago.
There's about a half dozen felows that hang out at the small local gun store most every morning.
One of the men was a real life old time Montana cowboy, called Mel. Interesting fellow and a lot of fun to talk to.

A couple weeks ago, as always he shook the store manager's hand on the way out the door. He said, "I see you tomorrow".
The manager said, "If God's willing and we both are alive I'll see you in the morning".

The next morning Mel while heading to the gun store had a heart attack. He ran off the road and through a couple fences and into a metal church building, just mising a woman inside. Mel was probably dead before he left the road.

When the store manager called me to tell me about Mel, the first thing that went through my mind was,
I hope yesterday Mel and his Wife had expressed their love for each other and Mel's boy had told him how proud he was of his Dad.


Remember you aren't guaranteed tomorrow or the day after to tell someone how you feel.


I miss Mel.
Your posts in regards to your wife and relationships are always poignant and on point.

Thank you!
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Old 11-26-2012, 23:31   #8
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I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your wife, as well as Mel's passing. I agree 100% with your post.
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Old 11-26-2012, 23:33   #9
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I felt what you were saying.

I am the last of my biological family and I lost my son which compounds it. My Dad was the last to go 20 months ago.

You should always think about how many years you can wish that you had just a few more minutes with them.
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Old 11-26-2012, 23:37   #10
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I sure know what you mean Buck. Sorry about your friend.
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Old 11-26-2012, 23:43   #11
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Very true and sorry to hear that!
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Old 11-26-2012, 23:56   #12
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Your words are so true.

My mother died of a stroke, I never got to say good bye. She left when I was 12, and found her again when I was 21. Only to lose her for good a few weeks later.

My father died in his sleep and I was living in another town so I never got a good bye for him either. Life can be sad when loved ones leave unexpectedly.

My oldest sister died on the West coast unexpectedly.

My family thinks I'm kind of silly about thing like this. I will not say "Good-bye" when we are done talking on the phone, I always say "I'll see you later". I can't take the chance.

I don't want the finality of a Good-bye, but the anticipation of I'll see you later.

I am staring my mortality in the face now.
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Old 11-27-2012, 00:21   #13
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So true. You never know when something will happen and you'll never get to see a loved one again.

M2, if you don't mind me asking, what happened to your wife?
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Old 11-27-2012, 00:25   #14
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Wow. Your 10 year anniversary is coming soon. You make good points.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:01   #15
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:14   #16
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im sorry to know you suffered then and are still tormented now.

it is food for thought....nothing should be taken for granted.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:34   #17
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You're absolutely right, Buck. For some it's easier to tell a stranger they've brightened our day than it is to tell our loved ones what they mean to us. But I'm trying everyday to do better at this.

I just hope I'm left with enough time to tell all the asshats what I think of them before I shuffle off.
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M2, Buck, - I've been a member here for a while but I mostly read, not really post. I have always admired your posts. Once again, your post touched me, thank you.
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Sorry about to hear about your friend. You make a valid point that I have tried to live by the last few months.
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M2....thanks for the reminder.....although I'm reminded everytime I see your avatar.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:43   #22
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My condolences on the loss of your wife and your friend Mel.

I try my best to let me wife know what she means to me every day. However, I need to do a better job of letting my parents, brother and sister know.

Thank you for the reminder.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:07   #23
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:10   #24
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........and I think it's about time to say it again.

In Jan 2003, Friday night my Wife was feeling fine. We were talking about the Super Bowl.
Saturday morning She was unconscious in intensive care where she died a few days later.

One of the things that really hurts and bothers me is I couldn't tell her how much she had meant to me and tell her good by.

Since then, every chance I get I tell people, Don't hardly let a day pass that you don't tell those close to you how much they mean to you. I don't mean just a quick , "I Love You" as you hang up the phone but sometimes really tell them how they light up your life.



This was very graphically shown a couple weeks ago.
There's about a half dozen felows that hang out at the small local gun store most every morning.
One of the men was a real life old time Montana cowboy, called Mel. Interesting fellow and a lot of fun to talk to.

A couple weeks ago, as always he shook the store manager's hand on the way out the door. He said, "I see you tomorrow".
The manager said, "If God's willing and we both are alive I'll see you in the morning".

The next morning Mel while heading to the gun store had a heart attack. He ran off the road and through a couple fences and into a metal church building, just mising a woman inside. Mel was probably dead before he left the road.

When the store manager called me to tell me about Mel, the first thing that went through my mind was,
I hope yesterday Mel and his Wife had expressed their love for each other and Mel's boy had told him how proud he was of his Dad.


Remember you aren't guaranteed tomorrow or the day after to tell someone how you feel.



I miss Mel.

You got that right.

I'll add one more thought to chew on...

It's also worthwhile to consider if you have any apologies you need to make to someone or any "you're forgiven" that you need to think about giving to someone.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:28   #25
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M2, I completely agree with you.

A month or two before my wife and I got married well over 40 years ago, I was talking with a friend of hers. This friend had made several poor choices in marriage. She was on her third marriage and it was an 'open' marriage, (for her husband anyways) that also ended in divorce. She later died in a car crash.

But this woman gave me some advice I've never regretted. She said 'never let a day go by that you don't tell her you love her, and more importantly show it by your actions.'

Too many men are scared to express true affection IMO. I knew a man a few years ago who said, 'I told her that I loved her when I married her, and if that ever changed I'd let her know.' He's now divorced.

My wife and I are still in puppy love. Our love grows deeper every day, and we don't need a second honeymoon because we are still on our first one. Our children were raised to be the same way and they are happily married with children of their own.

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