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I haven't said this in a while.........

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by M2 Carbine, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

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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.
     
  2. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

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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.

    :wavey:
     

  3. Rabbi

    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

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    Quoted for truth. Something you have an abundance of.

    I am going to call my wife.
     
  4. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

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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.
     
  5. Hines57

    Hines57 Simple Member

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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.
     
  6. Fulingyu

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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.
     
  7. Cali-Glock

    Cali-Glock Mountain Man

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

    Thank you!
     
  8. SMOKEin

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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.
     
  9. countrygun

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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.
     
  10. G19Tony

    G19Tony Sneet CLM

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    I sure know what you mean Buck. Sorry about your friend. :crying:
     
  11. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

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    Very true and sorry to hear that!
     
  12. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

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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.
     
  13. Andy W

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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?
     
  14. G26S239

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    Wow. Your 10 year anniversary is coming soon. You make good points.
     
  15. RayB

    RayB Retired Member

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    I learned as a child, that All Good Things... :frown:

    Thanks, M2! :wavey:

    --Ray
     
  16. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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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.
     
  17. Hamilton Burger

    Hamilton Burger Incompetent

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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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  18. deadcalm4u

    deadcalm4u overkill

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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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  19. Bruce H

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    Every morning when we wake up and every night when we go to bed. Sometimes during the day.
     
  20. stolenphot0

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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.