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Old 04-26-2011, 01:23 PM
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Back in February, an old friend of mine went to the hospital with trouble breathing. He ended up having a "mysterious progressive lung infection". He spent the next two months in and out of ICU, went home once for about 2-3 days, then went back in. He died earlier this month. Left behind his wife, 4 year old daughter, 1 year old son. He was 38.

At his memorial service, I saw a lot of old, very good friends that I'd lost touch with. We all realized that life is short and that we were all good friends still, and made promises to make time for each other to hang out. So we did. 2 in particular were like brothers to me, since early high school. We hung out, got good and drunk a few weeks ago. I just spoke to Justin Sunday night, he planned on coming to my kid's birthday party Saturday.

Just found out he was murdered this morning. Shot in the stomach, in his home, then it was set on fire. WTF? 34, 3 kids.

Point of all this, is you never know. Hug those you love and tell them.
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Damn, that's some back to back shitty news. Every day is a gift, every single day...
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Originally Posted by jpdeg View Post
Point of all this, is you never know. Hug those you love and tell them.
Ohhh soooo true. Sadly we all run on batteries and there is no rhyme or reason why one battery last longer than the other. You must be devastated! So sorry for the loses.
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That is terrible, prayers to your family.

We take a keys trip every year in June with about 15 to 20 people all family except for GF's and BF's of our children. My son's GF killed herself at 22 with a handgun and a BF of my niece got run over by a drunk driver (he was 29). Needless to say we are not going to the Keys this year after going almost 25 years straight. To have 2 young people gone from our midst has been devastating to the whole family. There are also other things going on I cant discuss right now...

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Thoughts and prayers gentlemen...
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wow, tough couple weeks sorry for your losses. youre right you never know what day will be your last.
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I've had two wake up calls and it really made me look at life different .... Every day I wake up on this side of the dirt is a great day!
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Wow! God bless everyone on here jees stay safe guys, remember your loved ones who have gone on ahead of us and life is for the living!
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It's always a terrible thing when loved ones and friends leave us when we least expect it.

I think this says it all - and should be a daily thought for each of us ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua4tW7wLr2k

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Thats a horrible story, sounds like its been a rough couple months for you. Stay strong

I got the same eye opening expirience in March. One of my buddies was murdered in a botched robbery, someone tried to rob him and his friends girlfriend. After a short altercation the scumbag pulled out a gun and shot him in the chest. 20 year old kid, played college football, and some scumbag killed him over a few bucks. About the only good thing my buddies and I got from it was to treasure your life cause you never know what can happen.
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death will leave you standing and crying...

jpdeg is this your friend?

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/...ooting_de.html
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Yep, that's him. The story is so f'ing bizarre. He had a rough past, but the guy was honestly getting his shit together. He had been on probation since '09, drug free, no issues other than marital, solid job. of course, the paper loves to report the criminal history. So then you get the idiots on nola.com posting about how it must be drug related.

He lived around the corner from a real seedy bar. The theory amongst us is that he either (1) went over there and got drunk, then someone followed him home or (2) 4 people from the bar were fighting in front of his house and he intervened in some way. Or maybe it was just a straight up home invasion. Who knows.

I do know that he was not the fighting type, so it's hard to see him just getting in a fight with a bunch of guys. He may try to break one up, but i don't see him getting involved in a real bad situation like that.

The latest article describes his neighbors as having heard him screaming "No" 4 or 5 times, while banging on the wall. They then saw the flames. What did they do? they went and hid in their bathroom. No call to cops. gotta love neighbors like that.
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Originally Posted by CenturyFisher View Post
About the only good thing my buddies and I got from it was to treasure your life cause you never know what can happen.

Sorry about your friend. This is true though - it's made us realize how great a time we had and how much we shared, and that we're all still good friends, even if life intervenes and years pass. It also makes hugging my kids that much more important (course, they just think I;m crazy).

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