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Old 06-12-2012, 22:01   #16
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To quote an old Fleetwood Mac song... 'You can go your own way...'
Good winds and fair sea's for your voyage Jeff... a nice guy from the forum chose a similar route... you have my best wishes
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Old 06-12-2012, 22:37   #17
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I guess it all comes down to Where ya want to die! I for one wish to die at sea. Altho I have been granted good health all my life, I have had many injurys that make sailing hurtful, It's still better then sitting in front of a tv and waiting for the end to come !! All good wishs to ya Jeff go for it fella ! Ive met a few sailors over the years with terminal sickness of different types, some of them with the change in lifestyle to cruising, have extended there lives by bunchs of years!! Cruising is good for ya !! I hope I go in a fairly good storm with a smile on my face not at home with a frown on it !! We will be thinking of ya and smiling when we do!!
Not me--sailing in storms is way too tame. My exit strategy is to buy a rice rocket and ride around at over 150 mph until something exciting happens.
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We had a guy come into the yard who had sailed an eight foot dinghy up the West Coast from San Diego while filling his bucket list due to a tumor. A storm trashed his dinghy so bad that he barely made it ashore. We fixed and improved it and bid him farewell. No charge of course. Just paying it foreward....
You go Charlie...
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Best wishes Jeff!
Hope your voyage is going smoothly and that you are enjoying every second of your trip .

Best wishes too to all the CF members (and lurkers) who are struggling with personal or family health problems. My heart goes out to you. Good health is something most of us often take for granted until problems occur .
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Has anyone stopped to consider that Jeff is not a member of CF? It was a story that Catagory4jay had read.
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Has anyone stopped to consider that Jeff is not a member of CF? It was a story that Catagory4jay had read.
Makes no difference. Kind thoughts should be extended to any sailor in need of them. We are a very close knit community here on the water.
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Kind thoughts are fine...especially when the person is there to read them.
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As a slight thread diversion: Any update on the old guy and dog who kept getting rescued trying for Tahiti from San Diego, I think?
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Has anyone stopped to consider that Jeff is not a member of CF? It was a story that Catagory4jay had read.
Just to clarify. I didn't read a story about someone. I saw a TV news story about Jeff and posted the link to the news story. I don't know why Jeff is not a member of the CF. Maybe he has far more important things to concentrate on.
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I am an amputee from a train accident as a child. I have a chronic weight problem. I was fatherless from day one, and later in life, my father in law never accepted me, not wishing me on his property. I am so tall I hit my head on doorways, so large, cannot buy socks or shoes in clothing stores. Gloves? Forget it. Married thirty years to a woman with little affection, who cannot boil water without burning it. I am childless, work 120 hour work weeks, from businesses I scratched out on my own with three limbs and a stump, last vacation was in 2005. Sponsored two children from kindergarten thru college, not one postcard after graduation. Have a huge growth under muscle on my right shoulder, have few friends, and enemies. Hips are giving out, knees hurt, eyes failing me, hair turning grey, impotent, hard of hearing, and my skin is itchy and dry. O, and my teeth hurt. Did I mention warts?

Anyone want to sponcer my giving up, and sailing off into the sunset?

I emailed that guy, and gave him alternative health care options that are extending lives by decade's, all over the world. Simple treatments that work. You can lead a horse to water........never heard a word back.

It all boils down to who ties their own shoes, and who waits for others to do it for them.

He will be ok, because in the end, we all get to the same place at the same time, with the same empty pockets.

You are one tough dude Gary
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Way to go Jeff. I hope I have your balls when the time comes.
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thing is--one never knows when the time is coming......

just enjoy the life you choose to live....
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I am an amputee from a train accident as a child. I have a chronic weight problem. I was fatherless from day one, and later in life, my father in law never accepted me, not wishing me on his property. I am so tall I hit my head on doorways, so large, cannot buy socks or shoes in clothing stores. Gloves? Forget it. Married thirty years to a woman with little affection, who cannot boil water without burning it. I am childless, work 120 hour work weeks, from businesses I scratched out on my own with three limbs and a stump, last vacation was in 2005. Sponsored two children from kindergarten thru college, not one postcard after graduation. Have a huge growth under muscle on my right shoulder, have few friends, and enemies. Hips are giving out, knees hurt, eyes failing me, hair turning grey, impotent, hard of hearing, and my skin is itchy and dry. O, and my teeth hurt. Did I mention warts?

Anyone want to sponcer my giving up, and sailing off into the sunset?

I emailed that guy, and gave him alternative health care options that are extending lives by decade's, all over the world. Simple treatments that work. You can lead a horse to water........never heard a word back.

It all boils down to who ties their own shoes, and who waits for others to do it for them.

He will be ok, because in the end, we all get to the same place at the same time, with the same empty pockets.
Gary I dont even know where to start with what you said. Wow.
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I am an amputee from a train accident as a child. I have a chronic weight problem. I was fatherless from day one, and later in life, my father in law never accepted me, not wishing me on his property. I am so tall I hit my head on doorways, so large, cannot buy socks or shoes in clothing stores. Gloves? Forget it. Married thirty years to a woman with little affection, who cannot boil water without burning it. I am childless, work 120 hour work weeks, from businesses I scratched out on my own with three limbs and a stump, last vacation was in 2005. Sponsored two children from kindergarten thru college, not one postcard after graduation. Have a huge growth under muscle on my right shoulder, have few friends, and enemies. Hips are giving out, knees hurt, eyes failing me, hair turning grey, impotent, hard of hearing, and my skin is itchy and dry. O, and my teeth hurt. Did I mention warts?

Anyone want to sponcer my giving up, and sailing off into the sunset?

This sounds like a recipe for hitting the high seas to me. Don't hang around and die in Nebraska, man.
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Great to see that good will and practicle generosity is still strong amongst the sailing community!
Have just retired, have good health and hope to keep messing around on the water till I get the final call.
CC takes the biscuit as usual.
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