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.