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islander

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Posted: Jul 7, 2018 - 10:51pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

At this point I seriously doubt I will ever have any... and I'm okay with that.

 
The head of my engineering dept. (the guy was literally a rocket scientist), was fond of saying: "Too many people around, just do the math. Some of you better not reproduce".
SeriousLee

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Posted: Jul 7, 2018 - 6:10pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

At this point I seriously doubt I will ever have any... and I'm okay with that.

 
Ya, I'm prepared for that too. {#Good-vibes}
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Posted: Jul 7, 2018 - 4:43pm

 SeriousLee wrote:
Lately I have bought little things.

Now and then.

For my future first grandchild.

Who is not even thought of yet.

{#Shifty}

 
At this point I seriously doubt I will ever have any... and I'm okay with that.
SeriousLee

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Posted: Jul 7, 2018 - 4:25pm

Lately I have bought little things.

Now and then.

For my future first grandchild.

Who is not even thought of yet.

{#Shifty}
SeriousLee

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Posted: Jun 1, 2018 - 2:43pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Friends who are there now posted yesterday:
Dad: Some of the worst speeding fines in Iceland can be upwards of $10,000.00. 
Daughter: Maybe I can’t live here.

 
That would be my daughter's line too. {#Lol}
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jun 1, 2018 - 2:41pm

 SeriousLee wrote:

My youngest daughter was in Iceland a few years back. Supposedly the safest country in the world. Something about mothers leaving their infant in the stroller outside while shopping.

Anyways,  she told me about this cop who stopped a friend on the road for speeding. Cost him a lot of money. Then a while later (after she was gone) I read a story about this cop in Iceland who was basically robbing drivers with fake fines. Pocketing the money. {#Lol}

 
Friends who are there now posted yesterday:
Dad: Some of the worst speeding fines in Iceland can be upwards of $10,000.00. 
Daughter: Maybe I can’t live here.
SeriousLee

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Posted: Jun 1, 2018 - 1:58pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
lot of friends have visited Iceland over the past few years. A couple of the things they see look neat. I'm sure I'd enjoy it. Nowhere near the top of my list, tho. 

Hawaii used to be pretty low on my list as well. For some reason, it seems more exciting now.

 
My youngest daughter was in Iceland a few years back. Supposedly the safest country in the world. Something about mothers leaving their infant in the stroller outside while shopping.

Anyways,  she told me about this cop who stopped a friend on the road for speeding. Cost him a lot of money. Then a while later (after she was gone) I read a story about this cop in Iceland who was basically robbing drivers with fake fines. Pocketing the money. {#Lol}
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jun 1, 2018 - 1:33pm

lot of friends have visited Iceland over the past few years. A couple of the things they see look neat. I'm sure I'd enjoy it. Nowhere near the top of my list, tho. 

Hawaii used to be pretty low on my list as well. For some reason, it seems more exciting now.
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Posted: May 17, 2018 - 4:39pm

 Antigone wrote:

Mothers and fathers. My brother was my father's namesake and was killed in an auto accident when he (my brother) was 21. But, I will say that despite the fact that our lives were changed forever, we all, my parents most admirably, lived full and happy lives afterward. I miss my brother every day, of course.

 
{#Hug}Terrible thing to go through...So sorry.
Coaxial

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Posted: May 17, 2018 - 4:38pm

 SeriousLee wrote:

How old were you when your cousin passed away? I cannot fathom what your poor uncle went through, having to witness that. {#Meditate}
 
CC_Rider: Thanks.


 
I was 9 in the summer of 1962...Yes, to watch as your nephew is electrocuted would be horrifying.
SeriousLee

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Posted: May 17, 2018 - 1:28pm

 Antigone wrote:

My father drank heavily the first year after my brother's death. My mother lost a number of friends who couldn't handle the reality of a child's death.

I had a dream shortly after my brother's death ... I walked to school every day right by the entrance to the Emergency Room where he was taken, and in the dream he walked out to meet me. I was so happy to see him, and we hugged tightly. He said, "I can't stay, but I just wanted you to know that I'm okay." Yes. My subconscious talking, I know. I wish I still dreamed about him.

 
It's really sad to hear that your mother lost some friends because of that. What are friends for? And i can certainly understand your dad drinking heavily. Your parents seem to be very nice folks, from what i gather from some of your precious posts about them.
 
About your dream. I think it's more than just your subconscious. The fact that he said, "I can't stay" to me says more. Had you just simply dreamed that he was ok and everything was back to normal, that might have been your subconscious. Just MHO. {#Good-vibes}

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Posted: May 17, 2018 - 12:44pm

 SeriousLee wrote:

I didn't mean to minimize a father's grief. From my experience, i've seen that mothers tend to take it harder. Carrying a child in your stomach for 9 months gives a woman an intimacy that no man can experience. And i think it's even harder the younger the child is.
 
I think your use of the word 'admirably' is spot on. It is quite admirable for your parents to recover from that tragedy. It says a lot about them. Unfortunately, some take it harder. My sister, it took her many years before she could re-enter the workforce and live a 'normal' life. She had a strong husband. I felt sorry for him, because he had to be strong for her.
 
And my sister had a dream about a month before her son passed away. She told of it to our youngest sister when she had the dream. She was in her bedroom, laying in bed. Her son showed up at her bedroom door, all dressed in white. And he said to her, "It's alright, mom. I'm ok". (Or something like that, i forget the exact words)


 
My father drank heavily the first year after my brother's death. My mother lost a number of friends who couldn't handle the reality of a child's death.

I had a dream shortly after my brother's death ... I walked to school every day right by the entrance to the Emergency Room where he was taken, and in the dream he walked out to meet me. I was so happy to see him, and we hugged tightly. He said, "I can't stay, but I just wanted you to know that I'm okay." Yes. My subconscious talking, I know. I wish I still dreamed about him.
SeriousLee

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Posted: May 17, 2018 - 12:35pm

 Antigone wrote:

Mothers and fathers. My brother was my father's namesake and was killed in an auto accident when he (my brother) was 21. But, I will say that despite the fact that our lives were changed forever, we all, my parents most admirably, lived full and happy lives afterward. I miss my brother every day, of course.

 
I didn't mean to minimize a father's grief. From my experience, i've seen that mothers tend to take it harder. Carrying a child in your stomach for 9 months gives a woman an intimacy that no man can experience. And i think it's even harder the younger the child is.
 
I think your use of the word 'admirably' is spot on. It is quite admirable for your parents to recover from that tragedy. It says a lot about them. Unfortunately, some take it harder. My sister, it took her many years before she could re-enter the workforce and live a 'normal' life. She had a strong husband. I felt sorry for him, because he had to be strong for her.
 
And my sister had a dream about a month before her son passed away. She told of it to our youngest sister when she had the dream. She was in her bedroom, laying in bed. Her son showed up at her bedroom door, all dressed in white. And he said to her, "It's alright, mom. I'm ok". (Or something like that, i forget the exact words)

Antigone

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Posted: May 17, 2018 - 11:48am

 SeriousLee wrote:

Grief can really strike hard at the mothers. I've seen that with my oldest sister when she lost her oldest boy at 12. That was one funeral i went to. I babysat that nephew a lot in his first few years of life.

 
Mothers and fathers. My brother was my father's namesake and was killed in an auto accident when he (my brother) was 21. But, I will say that despite the fact that our lives were changed forever, we all, my parents most admirably, lived full and happy lives afterward. I miss my brother every day, of course.


SeriousLee

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Posted: May 17, 2018 - 10:23am

 Coaxial wrote:

Yes...Once again, so sorry for your loss.

 
How old were you when your cousin passed away? I cannot fathom what your poor uncle went through, having to witness that. {#Meditate}
 
CC_Rider: Thanks.

Coaxial

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Posted: May 16, 2018 - 6:54pm

 SeriousLee wrote:

Grief can really strike hard at the mothers. I've seen that with my oldest sister when she lost her oldest boy at 12. That was one funeral i went to. I babysat that nephew a lot in his first few years of life.

 
Yes...Once again, so sorry for your loss.
cc_rider

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Posted: May 16, 2018 - 2:34pm

 SeriousLee wrote:

A 21 year old kid passed away last Friday. Accident at work. You don't want to know how. Broke my heart when I found out the details on Monday morning. We know him because my wife tutored him for a while some years ago. He was just a little boy struggling at school. He always had a smile. Always cheerful. A really nice kid. My wife went to the visitation last night. She told me she saw him in the casket. Well, that did me in.

Thanks for your thoughts and concerns. I'm ok. I'll be laughing about something at work today, I'm sure. Life goes on. {#Meditate}

 
Aw man, that's terrible. Industrial accidents are awful. I worked in a couple big machine shops, thankfully never witnessed anything significant, but the old-timers had stories.

best wishes.
c.
SeriousLee

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Posted: May 16, 2018 - 2:07pm

 Coaxial wrote:

Sorry to see this. Sending vibes of understanding your way.{#Meditate}Loss is always hard but when one so young is involved it really hits home. My oldest male cousin was electrocuted in front of his uncle at a when he was 19...My Aunt cried everyday for the rest of her life...Her daughters, one older, one younger, could ever put their mother together again. It was the saddest thing to see on our yearly trips to Grandma's house.

 
Grief can really strike hard at the mothers. I've seen that with my oldest sister when she lost her oldest boy at 12. That was one funeral i went to. I babysat that nephew a lot in his first few years of life.
Coaxial

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Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles east of Paradise
Gender: Male


Posted: May 16, 2018 - 6:11am

 SeriousLee wrote:

A 21 year old kid passed away last Friday. Accident at work. You don't want to know how. Broke my heart when I found out the details on Monday morning. We know him because my wife tutored him for a while some years ago. He was just a little boy struggling at school. He always had a smile. Always cheerful. A really nice kid. My wife went to the visitation last night. She told me she saw him in the casket. Well, that did me in.

Thanks for your thoughts and concerns. I'm ok. I'll be laughing about something at work today, I'm sure. Life goes on. {#Meditate}

 
Sorry to see this. Sending vibes of understanding your way.{#Meditate}Loss is always hard but when one so young is involved it really hits home. My oldest male cousin was electrocuted in front of his uncle at a cotton gin when he was 19...My Aunt cried everyday for the rest of her life...Her daughters, one older, one younger, could ever put their mother together again. It was the saddest thing to see on our yearly trips to Grandma's house.


haresfur

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Posted: May 16, 2018 - 2:10am

 SeriousLee wrote:

A 21 year old kid passed away last Friday. Accident at work. You don't want to know how. Broke my heart when I found out the details on Monday morning. We know him because my wife tutored him for a while some years ago. He was just a little boy struggling at school. He always had a smile. Always cheerful. A really nice kid. My wife went to the visitation last night. She told me she saw him in the casket. Well, that did me in.

Thanks for your thoughts and concerns. I'm ok. I'll be laughing about something at work today, I'm sure. Life goes on. {#Meditate}

 
Oh man, I'm so sorry. 
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