Random Thought Thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    I'm sorry for your loss, Jo. I'm glad you have so many good memories!
     
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  2. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    Sorry for your loss Jo. I know what you are going through right now, I just lost my dad on Monday.
     
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  3. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Oh man! Very sad and sorry to read about your loss. May the passage of time pacify the pain but keep the memories as cherished as always.
     
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  4. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    My condolences go out to Jo, Nathan and the rest of your family. Grandma’s are never forgotten :thumbsup:
     
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  5. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss :-(
     
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  6. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    Very sorry to hear. Condolences to you and your family.
     
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  7. jlauffer

    jlauffer Tempt not the Blade Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Damn Josh, so sorry to hear this:(
     
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  8. fatfrog

    fatfrog Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 26, 2019
    So sorry for your losses, Jo and Josh! :( This reminds me that I should visit my grandma more often...
     
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  9. mendezj

    mendezj Basic Member Basic Member

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    Nov 24, 1998
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  10. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Sorry to hear that. My condolences.
     
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  11. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    Damn, murph, so sorry to hear it.
     
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  12. co556guy

    co556guy

    Dec 13, 2011
    Jo,

    I'm very sorry for your loss! My thoughts are with you.
     
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  13. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    All the best to you and the family Mama Jo. She looks like she was a fine lady.
     
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  14. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 17, 2015
    I am so sorry for your loss Josh. Hugs
     
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  15. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 17, 2015
    Thank you everyone for the kind thoughts and words. She was special. I know this has been a bad year for everyone and I really hope next year is better.
     
  16. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    My condolences to you and yours as well.
     
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  17. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    Thanks guys. Tomorrow is not promised or gurantee.
     
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  18. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    There are so many comforting and inspirational quotes about life and living, some borderline cheesy, a mere few clicks away by using your keyboard but I have a different take:

    Imagine if you could back in time, hundreds or even thousands of years removed from today and if you could ask an ancient person about the meaning of life. I would bet that many who were not born into wealth and prosperity would give your sobering definitions like life being hard, miserable, dangerous, truly a one-day-at-a-time sorta event! To package the definition in a more palatable way, life was always meant to be a struggle if left to Mother Nature's own devices. I don't have to resort to hyperboles to prove this point; all I have to do is to point toward every other creature in nature other than the modern human being of say mid 20th century and onward. Everything else is somewhere in the food chain and subject to the infamous Darwinian phrase, "survival of the fittest".

    Those of us born in the industrialized nations, past the Great Depression and the 2nd Great War, have been very fortunate relatively speaking because we have, by and large, have reaped the rewards of peace & prosperity through some distribution of wealth specially when coupled with some form of higher education and/or sheer hard work. The marvels of technological + pharmaceutical advancements have rendered our lives to be extended well past that of our ancestors. Many of us take this relative ease and comfort for granted but not so with someone who had lived 90+ years. They knew the struggle as reflected by every deep line on their faces akin to earning another stripe in the regiment of life.

    If you learn to condition your brains, just like your elders did, to tell yourself that you must plow through the struggle, not to give up to the easy whims of quitting, you may then be lucky enough to be spoken of fondly when you leave this life behind. A long life well lived, leaves a wonderful legacy behind. It says that you mattered and that you overcame the struggles.
     
  19. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Sorry to hear that Josh. My condolences man. 2020 sure has been a crap year. :(
     
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  20. jus_gus

    jus_gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Sorry for your loss Josh. My sincere condolences.
     
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