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    Senior Member Joe S.'s Avatar
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    Board Members -

    I just got off the phone with a friend who told me of the passing of a dear friend of mine. Some of you may remember his name from NAHRA days, John Elmes, Sr.

    The nut of this story is we trained several dogs for Big John, our favorite was a dog named Case. BIG YLM. Mark a fly on a three day old dead duck. Running 300 yards blinds at about 10 months of age. He was my boy Blu all over again. Anyway...I found out just recently that Case had to be put down because he became very ill. I wanted to pick up the phone and call Big John and tell him and his wife how very sorry we were to hear the news and how much we loved Case. I got distracted in the moment and never did that. Now I won't have the chance.

    So, here is my thought: Life is too short. Pick up the phone when you think about it. Make an effort to stroke a couple of keys on the computer cause ya' may not have the chance later. Never let an opportunity to do the nice/right thing pass you by, you never know when or if you will have chance to do it again.

    With that in mind:

    To those that I may have pissed off during this political season: I know you love this country every bit as much as I do. We just see the best route of travel for our coutry going in different directions, that's all. I'll keep that in mind the next time we discuss the future of what we can all agree is the greatest nation on the face of the earth.

    Please Say A Prayer For Big John And His Family Regards,

    Joe S.
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    Prayers sent.


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    It oughta be a "man-law" to call up old friends every couple of months and tell'em you love'em.

    Life indeed passes too quickly.
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    Prayers sent Joe. It's hard to lose a good friend.

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    Joe, I don't know you personally, but I would bet the only people whose respect you don't command are those who don't read your posts.

    ďDonít wave your phony patriotism in MY face! If you really love America, open your wallet and hire an American kid to build what you buy. Doug Fraser (paraphrased) 1980

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    I haven't seen you since our NAHRA days years ago, but truer words have not been recently spoken. We can only learn from our own immortality.

    Peace brother,


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    prayers for you and all those whose life is has touched..

    thoughts yu have are very well put-- thanks for sharing..

    i have lost friends and relatives to cancer at too young of an age,and only wish I could have spent more time with them..

    God Bless, and your words I will carry today and in coming days...


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    Joe, you and your lost friend are in my thoughts.

    I recently had a similar experience with my brother. I was going to give him a call one night after supper. I got a call the next morning from my mom telling me that he'd died of a heart attack around 2 a.m. Till the day I die, I'll regret having not made that call.
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    I know from painful personal experience exactly what you are saying.
    Prayers sent to your friends family. No matter what you're politics Joe you are a stand up guy.

    "The longer you let a dog go in the wrong direction the more they think they are going in the right direction" Don Remien.

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