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Hey, Basilisk, how you making out with those recent tornados. Hope all is well with you and relatives/friends. You were 15 miles from the previous bad ones and the recent ones went through the same area. Give us an update. Hope all is well!
BTW, congrats to the Tide.
Sonny <~~~ an LSU alum/fan
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On Tue, 24 Jan 2012 16:11:27 -0800 (PST), Sonny wrote:

I'm still lurking about.
Actiually the closet tornado to me in April, '11 was about 2 miles from me, the monster that hit Tuscaloosa was about 15 miles.
Fortunately, the closeest storms to me this time were about 40 miles away. One thing I noticed was that Diane Sawyer had reported that Alabamians were caught unaware by the recent storms, this simply isn't true, the affected communities had at least a 30 minute advance noticed to take cover. They may have chose to ignore the warnings, but that is another issue.
I posted here in November about my wife passing away, my Dad paased away on new years day. My Dad was a machinist and worked in that capacity for the 53 years prior to October of last year. He was a good man and taught me much about life, work, and how to succeed in life, I wasn't through learning from him.
The last four months have been tough, I wouldn't wish it on anyone.
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So sorry about your losses. I know how it feels. It has been almost 9 1/2 years since my Dad died, but it is still fresh. Acceptance sometimes comes slowly.
Now friends and family by marriage seems to be suddenly hit by a wave of bad illnesses that don't make one happy. I guess that's because of the age I am getting too. For the moment, though, I am enjoying retirement, spouse and (grand)children ... One has to pay attention to the delights in life, and to the memories ...
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On 25 Jan 2012 13:51:34 GMT, Han wrote:

Thanks
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It warms me to hear you talk about your dad like that. I have some clue what you are going through but each situation is different. Stay strong and keep the good memories alive. I especially love that line: "I wasn't through learning from him." After that sank in, I'll need the rest of the morning to regroup.
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On 1/25/2012 8:13 AM, Robatoy wrote:

What he said, two times!!
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On Wed, 25 Jan 2012 06:13:22 -0800 (PST), Robatoy wrote:

Thanks, I miss him a lot, it is hard to believe he's not around to talk to anymore.
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On 1/25/2012 6:50 AM, basilisk wrote:

Sorry to hear of your losses but take heart in knowing that it is all natural and supposed to happen this way.
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On Wed, 25 Jan 2012 08:24:24 -0600, Leon wrote:

thanks
Yes, whether we like it or not things happen exactly as they should be.
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Yeah, I had recalled your saying that. That's one reason I posted this thread, with that in mind, too. All you folks have been through enough, already, in more way than one.
We lost our Dad when I was nine. I vaguely remember him. His Army picture commands a wall in my shop. I sometimes think he would be proud of how we all turned out. Mom is still with us.
I enjoy hearing you all speak of your Dads, that way. I can sense that good feeling.
Take care. Sonny
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On Wed, 25 Jan 2012 09:03:22 -0800 (PST), Sonny wrote:

My family has lost 7 in the last 2 years, too many, too quick seems like.
One good thing though, Mom is healthy and able to look after herself and her affairs.
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I hope Mom isn't totally lonely. It's been my experience that the first month or 2 is bearable, in part it is because of paperwork and oher adjustments. After about 2 months is the worst part of the "new" life. Then it can take a few months, or years. I hope you can visit easily and frequently.
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We've had a few tornadoes here in SW Ohio the last few years. They scare the crap out of me. A guy I worked with came in one morning oblivious to the L3 that ripped through the towns during the night. It missed his house by feet, but not His neighbor's house. Scarey part is neither he or his family heard a thing during the night.

Glad to hear you are alright. We don't have enough warnings here, but I lived here for almost ten years before we got our first one.

My sympathies to you. I lost my father on christmas eve in 93. This past christmas I lost a brother-in-law and my best friend lost his mother. Holidays are brutal.

I hear you. Mine was 74 and missed my wedding. He taught me so much that not a day goes by that I don't do something and wonder what his thoughts on it would be.

Hang in there. Keep thinking about the good times. Helps me.
Was hoping the children and grandchildren wouldn't have to lose both their grandfather and father in December. Gonna be a rough month for them them rest of their lives.
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A couple of weeks ago I was driving home from work (actually parked in traffic) when the sirens went off in Peachtree City, GA. There was simply nowhere to go and no one seemed concerned. The night of the Tuscaloosa G5, another one tore up a bunch of houses and killed one at Lake Martin, AL, about 15 miles from my house. That was a rather scary night. The amazing thing is that the sirens didn't go off at all in 2010 but we spent many hours in the center hall with the cats in 2011.

Mine too. Tough thing but it is part of life. My father died in '65 and my mother in '08. At least she had a long life (95). My dad died when he was 52. Both of the in laws are gone, too. My wife is an only child so there is no one left on her side of the family.
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