Friday, September 30, 2011

You just never know....

Hug your loved ones tight and let them know you love them.  You just never know.
Two disturbing deaths in our area in the past few days.  One we knew, one I've never met.
The one we've never met was a young man, 41, with three young children. He was the brother of the best friend of one of my coworkers.  He was killed in a farm accident on Wednesday evening.  Many people out there don't consider farming a dangerous occupation.  How wrong they are.
Also on Wednesday, the husband of one of my friends from church died suddenly.  I'm not sure of the circumstances, I'm guessing his heart but I'm not going to call her up and ask the details. He was only 50, the same age as V, and leaves behind his lovely wife Brenda and 4 children ages 7-12 ( if I remember right).  This was one of the guys V really liked talking to at church, we had borrowed power tools from them (they have a power post hole auger we used for the deck) and they have come over sledding on several occasions.
Just makes you think....  Life is so precious.  Make the most of every moment.
I didn't get as much accomplished today as I had wished.  I was a bit distracted.  I've got to go throw sheets over the tomatoes, we've got a frost advisory tonight and I've finally got a bunch of big green tomatoes on.


  1. How right you are Judy, farming can indeed be a dangerous profession! I grew up next door to a farm and there was a horrible death one year. A man fell into, and drowned in a grain silo. Quite horrific and something that I have never forgotten. I am so sorry about your friend. We all have to try to live each day fully and do and say all that we want to because one never knows. Something I have been reminded of myself these past few years since my cousin was diagnosed with ALS.

  2. Hey Miss Judy!

    I just came to say hello, and I'm sorry to fall upon this post today. Yes, life is precious, and yes, farming is tough, emotionally AND physically, which is why I try to salute the farmers in this country, and everywhere. I am so sorry to hear this news.

    WE are ALL so fragile. Makes you wonder why the world is so crazy to each other. Thanks for always being a source of friendship and inspiration. Many blessings to you and your family.

  3. My heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to the two families of the men who died at much too early an age. Your reminder is a good one. What a better world we could instantly create if we learned to show our love and appreciation on a daily basis to others near and dear to us.

  4. What a terrible time for you and those families. My prayers go out to all of you.


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