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Forum topic by GaryBuck posted 01-03-2010 07:32 AM 1836 views 0 times favorited 54 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-03-2010 07:32 AM

Well I have some really sad news and they say the power of prayer does wonders, I hope those of you who believe that are right. I have a very close and dear friend, actually the only friend I have left. {Besides my friends here on L.J.’s} who has been like a brother to me has had another jolt of sad times. They had to pull the plug on his youngest of two daughters today do to yet another car accident. His other daughter died of a car accident before, both their boyfriends were driving in both cases. I’m going to ask a couple of request here, one if all will say a little prayer for this man to give him the strength to handle the sad time he is going through, and if you don’t believe in prayer give a moment and hope for this man to handle it. The other request is for everyone to stop taking driving for granted and going on auto pilot while you are behind the wheel. It only takes a split second to have a tragety effect you and so many others. You wouldn’t be reading while running a saw or talking on the cell phone while running a saw or any other type of machinery so stop while operating a 2,000 lb piece of steel going like a bat out of hell down the road. This is senceless and we all need to be more carefull. Thank you for reading this, and I know not a lot read my posts so pass this along please

Gary Buck

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#1 posted 01-03-2010 07:38 AM

A minute for careful reflection on life is a small ask…My thoughts go out to you and your friend..

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#2 posted 01-03-2010 07:40 AM

Wow Gary
Prayer yes bat out of hell No. I’m sorry for this poor person and there daughters.

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#3 posted 01-03-2010 07:42 AM

I’ll say a prayer or two for this to stop and for your friend. A couple of days ago, a woman on a cell phone ran a red light right in front of me. Cell phones and drunks are the two biggest problems on the highways. The problem is there is too much money involved for attys and phone companies for anything to be done about it.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 01-03-2010 07:45 AM

Not that there’s much that can be said to ease that kind of pain, but please pass along my sympathies to your friend :(

I agree too many people don’t pay attention on the roads, when I see someone talking on a cell phone or taking stupid chances like zipping out to get in front of someone else it just makes me want to pull them over and smack the crap out of em and burn their drivers license in a ditch. People go to so much trouble to get ahead of everyone else on the road, and if you pay attention you notice nine times out of ten you still end up sitting next to em at a traffic light. Dumbasses.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#5 posted 01-03-2010 07:50 AM

Thanks Larry and Jim that was quick, I just posted it, L.O.L. man if I could just be as quick as the internet with my projects I’d have this mess done with by now. It is hard to lose a child,,, but both and do to the same thing is more to ask of any one person in my book. He is truely a kind, giving, great guy, my heart goes out to him. Thanks for your responces, thoughts and prayers

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#6 posted 01-03-2010 07:52 AM

Man two more, thanks to you all, The net is quick

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#7 posted 01-03-2010 08:13 AM

Hey Gary, I have to step up and add my prayers as well for your friend and also a heartfelt thanks to you for being his friend!

I could not even begin to imagine losing my daughter, I don’t know what I would do! It must be the worst pain in the world….........

I agree….......... slow down, stop drinking and driving and put the cell phone down. Good analogy you gave, I sure wouldn’t drink, talk on the cell phone, or read while “using the TS”.........!!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#8 posted 01-03-2010 08:29 AM

our prayers are with your friend and you… a shame that things have to end this way.

as for driving – I agree.. I see too many people that dont pay enough attention while driving and do all sort of things that are dangerous to them, and anyone around them.

be safe. you ARE operating a deadly machine. pay attention.

thanks for the reminder!

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#9 posted 01-03-2010 08:59 AM

We will pray also for your friend and his family. I cannot even imagine, we have a 4 year old girl and 2 year old girl. Makes me say they will not be dating at all if I have anything to say about it. As parents I know we want to protect our children so much. We will pray for them.


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#10 posted 01-03-2010 09:31 AM

I hate being on the roads and we do it every weekend. Ask my husband, he’s ready to throw me in the bed of the truck sometimes because I get so nervous about it. Very sorry for you and your firiend.

-- Janice

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#11 posted 01-03-2010 09:49 AM

Gary, your friend is living through something I can’t begin to imagine. I hope you can be there for him, to listen and to just to be there. Two daughters..there is no understanding it. I have two friends who have lost children to drunk drivers, and I know of others locally. You are right; but for a moment’s inattention.. I’m very sorry for your and your friend’s loss. I hope you can keep busy and try to put it behind you.


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#12 posted 01-03-2010 02:22 PM

Our prayers are with you and your friends family

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#13 posted 01-03-2010 02:41 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with your friend and his family.
A tragedy.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#14 posted 01-03-2010 03:18 PM

you and your friend have my thoughts and prayers my friend. people driving with cell phones scares me.

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#15 posted 01-03-2010 03:47 PM

My thoughts and prayers go out to this man and his family.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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