Becker Free Fallin’ Snarkin’

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  1. DunkEm

    DunkEm Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 9, 2013
    Burying my Dad in the morning. It's a mixed bag. I hate that he's gone but dementia is a terrible thing and he wouldn't have wanted to live any longer with it than he did.

    Smoke and prayers appreciated.

    Hug your people, people.
     
  2. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    So sorry man, prayers headed your way.
     
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  3. DunkEm

    DunkEm Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 9, 2013
    I appreciate it.
     
  4. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    I’m so sorry for your loss and wish you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
     
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  5. Aikiguy

    Aikiguy

    Aug 28, 2013
    Sorry to hear that Dunk. Dementia is an ugly disease. Smoke sent your way.
     
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  6. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    Sorry to hear that DunkEm , Smoke and Prayers sent :thumbsup:
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  7. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Anybody watch the Irishman on Netflix yet?
     
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  8. DunkEm

    DunkEm Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 9, 2013
    Thanks y'all. Dad's service was great.


    Please continue with your regular Snarking.
     
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  9. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    The wife asked me today if I wanted to watch that. She explained to me what it was about a bit, and the cast. I had never heard of it before.
     
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  10. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    I read the book 10 years ago. Can’t wait.
     
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  11. Aikiguy

    Aikiguy

    Aug 28, 2013
    Wanna watch it, but it’s like 3 1/2 hours long. Not sure if I can stay awake that long lol.
     
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  12. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    DunkEm -- sincere condolences, as I'm at the beginning of the journey you just finished. :(

    My dad was diagnosed with "moderate vascular dementia" a few months back -- which means he's had it for several years and has hit a turning point.
    at this point, he can tell he's losing it but refuses to accept help or admit he's depressed.
     
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  13. tanglediver

    tanglediver Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2013
    Take courage 1066vik, we who have been through this are with you in spirit.
    I am sorry to hear of it DunkEm.
     
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  14. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    Sorry to hear that man.

    On a much lighter note, just got back from antiquing again. Didn't get anything. :thumbsup:
     
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  15. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Unfortunately, I’m in the same boat. My father was diagnosed with dementia and early onset Alzheimer’s about a month and a half ago. It hasn’t been easy.
     
  16. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    Dang man, so sorry dude. Seems to be rampant. My wife's mother had Alzheimers for 16 years before she passed a few years ago. I never did know her without it.
     
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  17. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    I appreciate the sentiments, Dubz. Sometimes he doesn’t recognize his wife and other times he thinks he sees my dead grandmother. Couple this with my FIL being in and out of the hospital a dozen times since June; not easy.
     
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  18. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
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  19. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Watched it last night. It was good, not great. The Book was awesome, the movie wasn’t. Not in league with Goodfellas, Casino, or even Heat. The de-aging technology is impressive but kinda funny. Sometimes it seemed to blink on and off around their eyes. Also, even though they looked younger they still had the movement, posture, and gait of old men. This was very apparent in a De Niro scene where he walks over rocks to ditch a gun in water. Though younger looking, he was moving like a feeble old man.
     
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  20. tanglediver

    tanglediver Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2013
    I tried to light up the shed I call "the forge", but returned them new fangled LED lights to the store. They would not let me hear my radio without static, even with an add on rf filter. I went ahead and got another 4' fluorescent fixture. I can rebuild those with good replacement parts at least. Ballasts, tombstones and bulbs....that's all there is.
    Of course, sockets and bulbs never went out of style! o_O
     
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