10 years ago today

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  1. sting75ray

    sting75ray Well-Known Member

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    August 20th 2001 my Dad got his kidney transplant and we were able to have him around for another 9 1/2 years to make more memories. I would give anything if he were still here today to make more. September always meant evenings sitting on a local farm pond shooting dove with Dad. It will not be the same without him sitting there next to me this dove season.
  2. Mr.Woodsmaster

    Mr.Woodsmaster New Member

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    Sorry to hear that.
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    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Very sorry for your loss and the emptiness left behind. The 9 1/2 years was a great gift that some never get. It's always a bad thing.
  4. Millwright

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    You - and "dad" got another nine years ! Gotta look on the "up" side ! >MW
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    When you go down to the pond, you think of your dad, therefore he is still with you. I know it's not the same, and I am sorry for your loss. He lives in your memories! God is great!
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    Having good parents that love you is probably the best gift that God can give anyone.I understand and feel your loss.Sorry.
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    I know what you're feeling, Stingray. My father passed a year ago as of the 16th of this month. He taught me about the outdoors, something good fathers often do. I think of him when I walk over the farm he left me, and sometimes it's like he's still there. I have a 2 year old grandson that Dad loved tremendously and in time I plan to teach him like I was taught.
    And that's how people who have gone on stay with us.
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    sorry to hear of your loss, my dad passed in 94. I still choke when thinking of him but now i have grandchildren to teach his way of life to. honor,duty,country and respect. words i live by. he lives inside you every day.
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    My wife and I started a gun club up in honor of Dad after he passed away and we host youth trap shoots here at the house once a month. We have about a dozen kids shooting this year and just had our last shoot of the season today. We will have a couple more practice shoots before we take a team of kids to Kinsley Ks for the Kinsley Kids Klassic shoot in September. We kept track of all of the kids scores and will be giving away an O/U shotgun this year for the first place winner, an NRA range bag for 2nd, and a shell bag for 3rd place. All of the kids have a great time and they are all like one bunch of brothers and sisters. I am proud to be abe to carry on the love of trap shooting that Dad had and keeping the kids involved.
  10. Millwright

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    Not minimize your loss, but here's another positive aspect of the benefit of transplants !

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-marine-kidney-20110822,0,1498118.story

    >MW
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