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#1 tinner OFFLINE  

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Posted June 25, 2012 - 09:37 PM

Had a friend pass away last June from Cancer caused by exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam. We were there at the same time and close to each other but didn't meet there. His wife decided recently to sell their home and move back to Arkansas to be near her children and sold it and will be closing Wednesday. For the last four days I've been loading a 26 foot 18 wheeler trailer with her stuff and what she didn't want to keep went on my 18 foot low boy trailer to be hauled to the dump. That has been a real workout for a 67 year old man by himself in 100+ degree weather. My son did come by the other evening and help me with the fridge, washer, dryer and living room chairs. Don't think I could have done the fridge by myself. It's done, door down and locked. Her step children never even offered to help in any way. She was a wreck trying to get things done and my wife helped her with some of the packing. Makes me feel good to help someone in need and knowing I helped the widow of an American man who gave his life that we can be free. Seeing how she was makes me think and hope my friends and family will be there for my wife should something happen to me. God Keep Mike and be with his widow from now on.
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Posted June 25, 2012 - 09:59 PM

Thank you for your efforts to help a neighbor and a friends wife. Please thank her for her husbands sacrifice and tell her we said good luck on the move. I hope her step kids get their collective heads out of their butts before they miss out on knowing her any longer.

Who's driving the rig? Will she be alright and does she have help on the other end?

I've an elderly neighbor here that I just adore. She's pretty close to giving up the house and going to an assisted living community, but she still hates to call me (no matter how many times I've told her to call for anything). By her own description, she's a "tough, old bat who hates to bother anyone".
Cut from a different cloth, these ladies were.

:thumbs: to you Tinner.
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Posted June 25, 2012 - 10:05 PM

Ronnie, Thank you for all your help to her. I wish you would have mentioned something about it, I have been without my family the last week and could have came up and helped you the last 2 days. If you ever get into something like that again, PLEASE let me know about it.

Thanks Again for stepping up and being a GOOD Man and a GREAT Friend to this Veteran's Widow. :thumbs:
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Posted June 25, 2012 - 10:11 PM

Who's driving the rig? Will she be alright and does she have help on the other end?


She was going to get a 26 foot U-Haul and I was going to drive it for her but I had her check out a different route. I got her to call ABF and they delivered the trailer, I loaded it, they'll pick it up tomorrow and take it to Little Rock. The cost was only about $100 more than renting the U-Haul, buying the gas and getting me back here. Smart move I think.

P.S. Her son and daughter in Little Rock are helping with the unloading.

Edited by tinner, June 25, 2012 - 10:24 PM.

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Posted June 25, 2012 - 10:21 PM

If you ever get into something like that again, PLEASE let me know about it.


Thanks for the offer Brian, that's a long way to drive to help someone. I'll keep you in mind, you're a good friend indeed.

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Posted June 25, 2012 - 10:24 PM

Ronnie, It's only a couple hours or less. that's just a short hoop here in TEXAS !!

And I have driven farther to do less...

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Posted June 25, 2012 - 11:01 PM

That's awesome you did that Ronnie! Way to go! :thumbs:

That was a great idea using ABF, I'll have to keep that in mind.
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Posted June 25, 2012 - 11:05 PM

Thanks for your generous help. I'm sure she appreciates it more than you will ever know.
You and your wife are a couple of great people. :thumbs:
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Posted June 26, 2012 - 04:57 AM

Ronnie, that's a great thing you have done. I'm a real believer in helping other people. It's one of the true joys of life IMO.
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Posted June 26, 2012 - 05:06 AM

Way to go, Ronnie! Glad you were able to help her.
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Posted June 26, 2012 - 10:32 AM

Sorry to hear about your friend Ronnie. You did a wonderful thing by helping her and although I'm a wee bit younger I can sympathize with you about loading in the heat. Big :thumbs: to you from one vet to another.
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Posted June 26, 2012 - 11:19 AM

Thanks for being there for someone in need Ronnie! We should all strive to be that kind of neighbor and friend! Tell her we said God Bless and hope she has a smooth time of relocating.

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