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Reach out and touch someone

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by Steve19, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    I've been going to get around to calling a good friend for some time. I put a note in my diary last week to call him but things just got so rushed. So, it's in there for next week. It's been a year and we go way back and helped each other through some really bad times. He really helped me get settled into business.

    His son called me today to ask for some advice and I told him to let his Dad know I'm calling next week. He told me his Dad had died before Christmas. Had untreatable and inoperable cancer and died just four weeks after being diagnosed. It happened so fast they didn't know who knew, who to call, what to do and then he was buried and gone.

    Guys, call those friends tonight, okay? Cause this is really is not nice.
    osugrad21 likes this.
  2. Gobucki

    Gobucki I'm using the Internet!!!

    Sorry to hear about your friend. Condolences.
  3. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    WOW, that really sucks. I am sure we all have those freinds from HS and college that we promised never to lose touch of. I know I do, and it has been about 2 yrs since I have talked to him. Fuck he was the best man at my wedding and my kids godfather. My condolences, and thanks for the wake up call.
  4. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    That one stopped me right in my tracks, mate. I'm really sorry.
  5. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    Wow. I'm sorry to hear that. I've got a couple of friends like that- we were inseperable for a long time, and have now drifted apart. I frequently find myself saying that I should call them. I'd better get to it....
  6. NorthShoreBuck

    NorthShoreBuck True Madness Requires Significant Intelligence

    My best friend's wife died quickly from cancer several years ago.
    I did not know for months.
    This is one of the guys I hunt with and we make an effort to at least call each other once a month or so now.
    Another guy who has had troubles in life has rejoined our group.
    As his dad says, you never know when you won't have the chance to call.
  7. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Thank you Steve...sometimes we all need a little perspective
  8. Thanks Steve! Another reason to hug my kids ...

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