Monday, July 22, 2013

Still Vertical, breathing, mouring, and why I love Governor Nikki Haley

    Just wanted to chime in and let all my followers know I am still vertical and breathing. Matter of fact, was texting with Stephen a few minutes ago about local private gun sale prices, it is hilarious.

     If you follow my better-half's blog, JUGM let out the news of our loss of one of my best friends and quasi family members. We met around 7 yrs ago and hit it off from the start and if I had a little brother, which is an understatement, he was 6'7, 320 lbs, and also my nemesis in college football, he was a Georgia Bulldog, and I'm a South Carolina Gamecock fan, what do brother's do, they fight, and college football was our median.
    
     Saturday morning, I slept in late only to wake-up, turn my cell phone on and get the news of his passing a little over a hour before I awoke. I grabbed a cup of joe, got dressed in a hurry and rushed over to the other side of the community. When I got there, Hospice was there along with the funeral home and I wanted to rush in a see him, but was told they were getting him on the stretcher. As I and other close friends gathered outside, two of them are Rn's and rushed over to perform CPR with no success earlier, he was wheeled out, I lost it. I had my dark Oakley Shades on, but tears were flowing with gravity. As everyone said their last words, I was the last one, and I couldn't do it. I just stared and raised my hand to the funeral parlor attendants and motioned that I am at peace. WHY!!!!!! I lost one navy friend to suicide, then my father in April, now this, WHY!!!! I really don't understand why good people are taken from us....

      We will be having a celebration for him a week from Saturday, and in his fashion, we are not to wear suits, ties, collared shirts. His style was Beach style, shorts, t-shirts, and flip-flops. I may even throw a Bulldogs Shirt on for him!!!

     Now, if you read my blog posting title, let's get one thing straight. I am married, have two kids, two boxers, and a truck I love, and the comment of "I Love Governor Nikki Haley" was meant to say she is a great business-minded Governor that cares about getting jobs and economic development of her state, hopefully some of that money will go to I-95 improvements. Saw this on the local news tonight and thought I would share, maybe because I like guns too and she was wearing heels while shooting.


Senior




    

9 comments:

  1. Would have been sexier if she did it barefoot :)

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    1. Yeah, that would have been good. Bet she has a toe ring too.

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  2. Senior - it's been a hard year for you, JUGM, and the boys losing as many people that you were so close to you...and of course, your Dad. there are no words that can offer one friend to another some comfort so just know that i have your family in my prayers and that i am very sorry for this latest loss.

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. To sum it all up, it sucks. Been a bad year.

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  3. Some very hard days sir . . . sorry for your loss, will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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  4. It's never easy to lose loved ones, and some hurt worse than others. Keeping you in my prayers.

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  5. Sorry for your loss Senior, thoughts and prayers... If you ever want to go see the FN plant, let me know.

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