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    Unhappy Just been reminded of how fleeting life really is . . .

    Just been reminded of how fleeting life really is . . .

    A school friend of mine, Alan Pennyfeather, passed away around 11:00 am today in Canada, due to heart issues.

    He moved there a few years ago to have an operation and subsequent treatment.

    Still a bit stunned by the news.
    Enjoy a good rum on the rocks at sunset.

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    Default Re: Just been reminded of how fleeting life really is . . .

    Sorry for your loss.
    I know that losing a member of your peer group will make you aware of your own mortality.
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    Default Re: Just been reminded of how fleeting life really is . . .

    Thank you.
    Enjoy a good rum on the rocks at sunset.

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    Default Re: Just been reminded of how fleeting life really is . . .

    Sorry to hear about your friend. Take care.

    Hope the voyage is a long one.
    May there be many a summer morning when,
    with what pleasure, what joy,
    you come into harbors seen for the first time...

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    Default Re: Just been reminded of how fleeting life really is . . .

    The older you get the fewer weddings you attend, a few more anniversaries and more funerals. I'm in the more funerals category now.

    Sorry for your loss.

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    Default Re: Just been reminded of how fleeting life really is . . .

    Sorry for your loss Rum.

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    Default Re: Just been reminded of how fleeting life really is . . .

    I am truly sorry for your loss.

    I just got word that a friend of mine is not doing well. I know his heart has been giving him troubles, but a mutual friend saw him and said he looks bad. He's pale and gaunt. I fear he isn't going to be around for much longer.

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    Default Re: Just been reminded of how fleeting life really is . . .

    A shame - sorry to hear it. As said, losing someone your own age is tough - especially if the person is a friend.

    Make sure to toast him & spend some time remembering good things about him.
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    Default Re: Just been reminded of how fleeting life really is . . .

    Sorry to hear that RP, health issues are the most common factor amongst our peers now.
    SWMBO has blood pressure issues, I seem OK so far but that can change in an instant. You are healthy, or alive for that matter till you are not.

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    Default Re: Just been reminded of how fleeting life really is . . .

    Remember your friend with cheer in your heart.
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    Default Re: Just been reminded of how fleeting life really is . . .

    Sorry RP, it happens to us all but it's still a shock when a friend is no longer there.
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    Default Re: Just been reminded of how fleeting life really is . . .

    Hope this helps, Rummy.

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    Default Re: Just been reminded of how fleeting life really is . . .

    My condolences. Sorry you lost your friend.
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