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|Our Fallen Brother Brethren. The threads in this forum are in memory of a fallen brother. Please read what has transpired the week of 9/3/06 and say a prayer for KCquer and his family.|
|09-05-2006, 09:22 PM||#1|
Full Fledged Farker
Join Date: 01-05-06
Location: Wichita, KS
This was read at My Grandfather's funeral, by the acting VFW commander. For some reason, this, more than just about anything, has touched me the most.
I read of a man who stood to speak, at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on this tombstone from beginning ….to the end.
He noted that the first came his date of birth and spoke the following with tears. But he said what mattered most of all, was the dash in between those years.
For the dash represents, all the time he spent alive on earth. And how only those who loved him know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not, how much we own; the cars, the house, the cash, what matters most is how we live and love and how we spend our dash…
So think about this long and hard. Are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left, that can still be rearranged. If we could just slow down enough, to consider what is true and real. And always try to understand, the way other people feel.
And be less quick to anger, and show appreciation more, and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before. If we treat each other with respect, and more often wear a smile… Remembering that this special dash might only last a little while. So, when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash would you be proud of the things they say and how your spent your dash?
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Bandera on the Welfare Wagon
|09-05-2006, 10:18 PM||#4|
Join Date: 12-27-05
Location: Mid Michigan
Very impressive speech. Thanks Dustin.
You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
I wish my mind could forget what my eyes have seen.
Heavily medicated for your protection.
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|09-05-2006, 10:23 PM||#5|
is one Smokin' Farker
Join Date: 08-26-04
Location: Pleasant Hill, MO
Thanks for sharing this....makes you think!
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Pitmaker BBQ Vault mounted in a 12 Foot Competition Trailer
22 1/2 Weber Kettle, Stainless Steel gaser
chunks of wild cherry, pecan, oak
|09-05-2006, 11:21 PM||#6|
Grand Poobah and Site Admin
Join Date: 08-11-03
Location: Long Island, NY
"would you be proud of how you spent your dash"
something to think about.
Site Administrator and
CBJ with a Fuzzy Blue Hat, 18 Foot Competition Trailer, Customized Klose BYC, Custom Klose built MoAB (Mother of All Banderas) passed on to Big Dog, 1 Double Barreled Lang 84, 1 Heavily Modified Bionic Bandera, 1 Custom Super Medium Stickburning Spicewine w/stoker, 1 XL BGE, 1 Mini BGE, 1 Pit Barrel Cooker, 3 WSMs, 3 Weber Kettles, an NB Hondo, A Modified Brinkman Horizontal, DCS 48" Grill, a Broilmaster P3, a covered, pellet pooping FEC100, and our duck died. :(
"A mans worth is judged by the weight of his integrity "
You know your getting older when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy
Smoke on KC.
|09-06-2006, 06:43 AM||#7|
somebody shut me the fark up.
Join Date: 05-04-05
Location: Goochland, VA
Very good. Thanks
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Member: Mid Atlantic BBQ Association. Member: KCBS. CBJ
"Life's too short to drink cheap beer or eat crotchpot BBQ"
NB Bandera - refurbished; Two Big Green Eggs: Poncho - Large, and Lefty - Small; Weber Kettles; 6' fire pit; Super fast Blue Thermapen
|09-06-2006, 09:58 AM||#9|
Join Date: 02-10-04
thanks for the post
I didn't hijack the thread. I just took it in a completely different direction.
Spicewine, 2 Dutch Ovens, Weber OTP, 18 " Weber Kettle, White Mountain Ice Cream Freezer, Whirly Pop, Cast Iron Hot Dog cooker, and a 12 year old. Moink.
RIP - my NB Bandera
"Sweet Blue to all" - E
|09-06-2006, 10:40 AM||#10|
On the road to being a farker
Join Date: 08-13-03
Very good, thanks for sharing
Don't argue with an idiot: people watching
may not be able to tell the difference
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