(1) SWMBO once told her Grandfather, who at 80 was getting pretty frail,
what a marvelous thing it was to live to such an age. His response was that
"No, it isn't. All my friends are gone."
(2) Did anyone happen to catch the JAG show a couple years back when Ernest
Borgnine and a couple other guys played old retired SEAL's making war on a
drug dealer who had gotten his grandson hooked & then died from OD? At the
end of the show he told Rabb "Up here in your head, you're still 20, it's
just that some things move a little slower"(or similar).
I think that can be said of many of us.
The law of intelligent tinkering: save all the parts.
Man, this thread sure moved away from the child like
enjoyment of woodworking, regardless of chronological
Of the woodworkers who died this year, Tage Frid
seemed to be the one with a twinkle in his eye and
that child like joy in woodworking.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Charlie Self) wrote in
I'm losing friends and family at a seemingly faster rate than ever before,
that's a fact. However, for a wide range of reasons, I seem to have more,
and better friends than was ever the case in past years. The kids are
growing to be adults. Their friends are adults, too. The conversations
are more meaningful, their worries and joys seem less frivolous, their
successes and challenges more important.
If, or when, we are forced into seclusion, or lonliness, then those are the
Ecclesiastes was right.
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