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    Fezz - the best we can ever do in life is never forget a friend. So in my book, you're the best.

    Cheers!! :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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    I sure miss my friend!

    I think about him often.

    His passing is not all sadness. Since he has passed, I have gotten to know his three grown sons much more! His one son and I talked last night. We shared stories, joked and cried a bit too. I am fortunate to consider his sons friends now as well!


    Take the time to tell your friends how important they are. Tell them how much their friendship means to you. Tell them that you love and respect them. Enjoy and cherish them!


    :cheers::cheers::cheers:

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    Thanks for posting this. Just a couple weeks ago, I attended the funeral of a woman I worked for for two and a half years. If I hadn't moved out of state, I'd probably still work at that same company. Her passing was very unexpected, and even though it'd been a couple years since we'd talked, it was still hard for me. At her viewing, I couldn't help but look at her hands, and realized, I knew those hands. Those hands had taught me so much.

    It's inspired me to write a note to a few of the "seasoned" opticians I've worked with over the years, and just thank them for the lessons they'd given me. I won't get another chance to thank Sheree. Well, maybe when I get to Heaven, but people won't need opticians there, we'll find other things to do. Ha.

    Life is short, and we only get the one. We need reminders more often of how precious our relationships are. Fezz, I'm happy to see you've learned life's lesson!
    It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.

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    Thanks for sharing your stories with us, Fezz and Striderswife! :)
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    so sorry for your loss I to have recently lost someone near and dear to me what struck me was that in the end we leave as we came with nothing but i know the most impotant thing in the end for the person leaving is to know they were loved and that those loved ones were there with them.

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    Take the time to reach out to your friends today! Have you been putting off calling, emailing, writing, or texting a friend? Do it!!!!! Let them know how much they mean to you! Invite a friend out for a drink just for the hell of it! Send a wacky card! Do it!

    True friends are few and far between! Embrace the ones that you have while you still have them! Let them know how important they are!

    Just as important........be a friend!!!!

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    Fezz,
    Know, my friend, that he is in a better place. God Bless you, and his family.

    Warren

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    Well said

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fezz View Post
    Take the time to reach out to your friends today! Have you been putting off calling, emailing, writing, or texting a friend? Do it!!!!! Let them know how much they mean to you! Invite a friend out for a drink just for the hell of it! Send a wacky card! Do it!

    True friends are few and far between! Embrace the ones that you have while you still have them! Let them know how important they are!

    Just as important........be a friend!!!!
    DAMN RIGHT! So when I fly across the entirety of this wacky nation of ours, and then drive hours more to PA - you had damn well BETTER lift pints with me Mate! :D (Not getting married this trip though, so you don't even have to dress up this round - couldn't make it any easier to be friends if I tried!) hehehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uilleann View Post
    DAMN RIGHT! So when I fly across the entirety of this wacky nation of ours, and then drive hours more to PA - you had damn well BETTER lift pints with me Mate! :D (Not getting married this trip though, so you don't even have to dress up this round - couldn't make it any easier to be friends if I tried!) hehehe
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    sorry to hear that you lost your friend. that is a reason why I keep in touch with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Swain View Post
    sorry to hear that you lost your friend. that is a reason why I keep in touch with you.
    Thank you Bill! It means a lot to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fezz View Post
    Thank you Bill! It means a lot to me!
    And so does your calls and messages to me. I have been blessed to meet a great group from this board, and over the last two weeks spoken with almost all of them. Johns, Fezz, Optical24/7, and today Now I see. I do need to call Curious Cat and Dragon, but I have emailed Wes so I think I am up to date with him. Somehow I have lost track of HarryC, but will keep searching.

    Thank you all for being there to bounce the questions off of, and help provide the guidance to get thru the daily rigors we all go thru in this biz. You are all true friends.

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    Thanks to optical 24/7 for the great 2 hour conversation the other night. Sorry, I didn;t see the birthday thread for you, happy belated buddy.

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    Thanks! Funny how every time we talk it's for 2+ hours!

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    Here's wishing a very Merry Christmas to all my friends at optiboard. I couldn't start to name them all, the ones I have met( you know who you are ), and the ones I have not yet had the privilege of meeting.

    Wishing all a very prosperous New Year in all that you do, both personal and professionally.

    Fezz says we have to remember our friends, and I sure have made some great ones from this site, so I am just following orders from a great friend.

    Mark

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    Hey Mark, why not start a new thread with the gist of your xmas message as the heart. Also, have you tried the new xmas style set? It's cool as a witch, and the result of some hard work by Steve and some whining from me! If you like it please drop him a line to tell him thanks.To see it just go to the bottom of your page and click on the box at the extreme left.It should be there if you have a problem let me know. tx harry
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    I just found this thread. I'm sorry about your friend,Fezz. Cancer sucks.

    I have a friend of over 25 years who just discovered in September that she has stage 4 lung cancer. It has spread and she is in a lot of pain. She's just 52 years old. It's very sad.

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    This evening another friend of mine has passed.

    Cancer has claimed another victim. It has taken another friend.

    So this is a reminder to you all. Let your friends know how much that you care about them. Keep in touch. Show them their importance to you!

    DO IT NOW, WHILE YOU CAN, WHILE THEY ARE STILL HERE!

    Be a friend!

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    as I told my niece a couple of months ago, I have reached that point in live where I am losing friends faster than I am making them.
    "Coimhéad fearg fhear na foighde"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fezz View Post
    This evening another friend of mine has passed.

    Cancer has claimed another victim. It has taken another friend.

    So this is a reminder to you all. Let your friends know how much that you care about them. Keep in touch. Show them their importance to you!

    DO IT NOW, WHILE YOU CAN, WHILE THEY ARE STILL HERE!

    Be a friend!
    Thanks for the phone call Fezz! Very nice to chat with you, and we won't wait as long in between next time.

    obx

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    Have you told a friend how much they mean to you today?

    Go ahead, it feels good......just do it!!!!




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    Thanks for the message Fezz!
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    Aw Man!!!!

    This totally bums me out!

    Ill give you a ring sometime this weekend!

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    I'm terribly sorry to hear that. I really hope for the best.


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