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#1 mjodrey OFFLINE  

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Posted September 21, 2010 - 06:03 PM

I lost my cousin today,he had a heart attack but not a real bad one.He called for an ambulance himself,and was even joking with the paramedics.Then on the trip to the hospital he had a stroke and it was discovered that he had a blood clot in his brain.So they operated to remove the clot,but his brain wouldn't stop bleeding.At 11 AM this morning they turned off life support and at 5 PM he stopped breathing.
Now Keith was kind of special,35 years ago I had his back broken in a forklift accident.That left him paralyzed from about mid chest down,but it didn't keep him down.He collected a few cars and worked on them,even crawling up on the engines to work on them.A had two four wheelers which drove and he maintained.He also had three tractors to which he had hand controls fitted so that he could operate them.
I don't think that he ever complained ,that's just how Keith was.I can't imaging if that were me,being able to do all of the things he did.I was just talking to him two days ago and he was fine.Kind of makes you think.

Edited by mjodrey, September 22, 2010 - 04:25 AM.


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Posted September 21, 2010 - 07:06 PM

Sorry to hear this Maynard. No, we never know when our number is gonna be called, so we need to enjoy life while we can. I know I'm guilty of complaining at times, but I am covered with blessings. Keith will be with you forever Maynard!
I just heard this afternoon that an older friend's wife passed on today. I didn't know her, but "Lightning" worked at our Southern States Coop since I was born till he retired a few years ago. But it was no shock, as she's been ill for some time.

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Posted September 21, 2010 - 07:16 PM

It's tough to lose family like that.I had a cousin she was 42 in a wheelchair as well.She passed away in July this year just went in her sleep.Her husband woke up beside her to find her not breathing,they couldn't do anything for her.She had two kids,thankfully they were already on there own.She was always on the go and just finished taking a course to upgrade her accounting skills.She didn't let being in a wheelchair hold her back.She'd even be up on the dance floor dancing in her wheelchair.I often thought about it sure would be a tough place to be,in a chair.I have to say that some people just keep on going and doing what most of us take for granted,even with all there problems.Your right it does make one think.Sorry for your loss.Larry.

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Posted September 21, 2010 - 07:26 PM

I'm sorry to hear Maynard, our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

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Posted September 21, 2010 - 08:10 PM

I'm very sorry to hear about your loss Maynard. When someone you love passes, it touches you in ways that will not be fully understood for years, or maybe ever. He will always be with you in spirit and his memory will be a source of inspiration to all who knew and loved him. Hope that your grief is short. -Steve

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Posted September 21, 2010 - 08:34 PM

Maynard, I am so sorry to hear of your lose. My your grief be short and our prayers as always are with you and your cousin.
Now that I think about it I need to quit complaining. I wish I was Half as strong as your cousin and I never had those restriction placed on Me.
May God Bless All.

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Posted September 21, 2010 - 08:34 PM

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. He is still with you in the stories you share and the memories you keep.

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Posted September 21, 2010 - 08:41 PM

Maynard,Sorry to here about you loss.Our prayers are with you and the family.

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Posted September 21, 2010 - 08:50 PM

I'm sorry for your loss Maynard.
You and your family will be in my prayers.

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Posted September 21, 2010 - 08:56 PM

Wow, i am very sorry for your loss. Even though he wont be there in the future, he is still with you in your memories, as are all the loved ones we have lost.

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Posted September 21, 2010 - 09:02 PM

I'm sorry for your loss. Never good timing, but it does make you stop and think, doesn't it?

Enjoy the day to the fullest, and let people you love know how much they mean to you.....

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Posted September 22, 2010 - 05:43 PM

Such sad news. Its amazing that he had such a cheerful attitude even when the paramedics picked him up! It's a shock when you lose someone so suddenly, isn't it? the next few days won't be easy. will be lifting you and your family up in prayer that peace and comfort will envelope you.

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Posted September 22, 2010 - 06:24 PM

Maynard, I am sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in our prayers. I can't say anything better then what has already been said.

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Posted September 22, 2010 - 06:38 PM

Sorry to hear of your loss
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Posted September 24, 2010 - 05:35 AM

Sorry to hear that you lost your cousin Maynard. He will always be in your memories. Our prayers and thoughts will be with you and the family as you go through this time of loss.




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