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3 More Friends Gone... #7719475
11/16/22 08:22 PM
11/16/22 08:22 PM
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Newark, Ohio 81 years
Actor Offline OP
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Newark, Ohio 81 years
Wow! I had 3 friends so far this week that have died. It seems like this is going to be the norm for me from now on. The older we get the more we lose until either you go, or you run out of friends.

Rest in Peace brothers...

Garry-


“Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.”

Have been trapping 76 years…
Re: 3 More Friends Gone... [Re: Actor] #7719479
11/16/22 08:25 PM
11/16/22 08:25 PM
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Sorry for losses. Praying for you.

Been there way too many times

Re: 3 More Friends Gone... [Re: Actor] #7719483
11/16/22 08:34 PM
11/16/22 08:34 PM
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Priest River, Idaho USA
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My mom has run out of friends, it is so sad. I think I would rather go sooner.


"They Say Nothing is Impossible,
But, I Do Nothing Every Day."
Re: 3 More Friends Gone... [Re: Actor] #7719493
11/16/22 08:47 PM
11/16/22 08:47 PM
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Indiana
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Wow you have a lot of friends. If I lost 3 I would only have 2 left. But I don't use the term friends lightly.

Re: 3 More Friends Gone... [Re: Actor] #7719538
11/16/22 09:29 PM
11/16/22 09:29 PM
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Alabama (Bama for short) 108 y...
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My grandfather told me the worst part about getting old was all his friends were gone, he was about 72 then and I was 15 so to me he was old as the hills, lol. My brother just turned 70 yesterday and it doesn't seem as old as it did back then.


Not my circus, not my clowns.
Re: 3 More Friends Gone... [Re: Actor] #7719544
11/16/22 09:36 PM
11/16/22 09:36 PM
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I know what you mean. The list keeps getting shorter.

Re: 3 More Friends Gone... [Re: rex123] #7719561
11/16/22 09:53 PM
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Three Lakes,WI 71
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Originally Posted by rex123
I know what you mean. The list keeps getting shorter.

x2

Re: 3 More Friends Gone... [Re: Actor] #7719622
11/16/22 11:39 PM
11/16/22 11:39 PM
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When you start outliving your doctors your old!


I love the smell of burning spruce---I love the sound of a spring time goose---I love the feel of 40 below---from my trapline I will never go!
Re: 3 More Friends Gone... [Re: Actor] #7719630
11/17/22 12:12 AM
11/17/22 12:12 AM
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Idaho Falls, ID
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At 75 I lost many friends and relatives including cousins. It gets lonelier and lonelier as time goes by until it’s my turn.

Re: 3 More Friends Gone... [Re: Actor] #7719648
11/17/22 01:42 AM
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Make new friends. Preferably other trappers. Happens to us all!

Re: 3 More Friends Gone... [Re: Actor] #7719674
11/17/22 04:56 AM
11/17/22 04:56 AM
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Sorry for your loss Actor, I can't imagine losing that many friends in such a short time.


Life sure is tough when you don't learn from the mistakes of others.
Re: 3 More Friends Gone... [Re: martentrapper] #7719675
11/17/22 04:57 AM
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Originally Posted by martentrapper
Make new friends. Preferably other trappers. Happens to us all!


X2

Re: 3 More Friends Gone... [Re: Actor] #7719691
11/17/22 05:27 AM
11/17/22 05:27 AM
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yes reach out to younger people teach them what you know

Re: 3 More Friends Gone... [Re: Actor] #7719695
11/17/22 05:32 AM
11/17/22 05:32 AM
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Texas - Michigan
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Sorry for your losses Gary.
As one who supports people during funeral and memorial services, I observe that people who live alone typically die alone, and those who've built a lifetime of friends typically have quite a few around them as they take their last breaths (except during covid). As followers of Christ, we are all members of the body of Christ, so we come alongside each other during times that are wonderful and during times that are hard. I'm a pastor involved in ministry care in a church in a small community in northern lower Michigan right now, and they walk together though life about as well as any church I've ever attended. Praise God.

Gary, get yourself to church and make friends of those who'll you see for a very, very long time indeed sir.
As it was meant to be when Christ began gathering His people, to walk together through "thick and thin."


Blessings,
Mark


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