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Re: Got that call today you never want.
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2021, 11:02:29 AM »
Aw geez, that ain't good. I hope there is no lasting damage and he heals quick. Ash trees ain't giving nobody no breaks, you can't trust a single one.
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« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2021, 12:50:10 PM »
I hope your FIL is feeling better soon; thank god he didn't lose his eye! 

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Re: Got that call today you never want.
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2021, 12:50:36 PM »
lucky hes still got that eye i reckon.  glad it didnt get him in the obits. 
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« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2021, 03:01:48 PM »
Gene is 83.

  at least he didn't get dinged up falling out of a rocking chair
many irons in the fire.........

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Re: Got that call today you never want.
« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2021, 05:49:09 PM »
He dont stop. This may slow him down.
Just call me the midget doctor.
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« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2021, 05:53:36 PM »
Well you can buy him a hard hat, but I don't suppose you could make him wear it. I admire the old guys that have to work and can't sit around. I aspire to be one myself, but at some point they have to take on safer habits. I know I am being a lot more cautious with things that can kill me. I hope he can too, he has family to think about after all. Older fellas heal slower too. AT least I do. I wish him the best, but wear a hard hat man!
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« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2021, 05:21:50 AM »
My dad never wore a hard hat or chaps or safety glasses when cutting wood. But never said a word when I did.  ;D  He grew up cutting wood on The Farm too. I did not suggest he should wear safety gear when cutting wood. I knew better.  ;D 
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« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2021, 08:28:25 AM »
Yes. I listen to him on how he does things, but make no attempts to tell him how he should do something. Hell. He's made it to 83. He retired from traveling sears repair man. Yup, a maytag repair man. He was also a hot rodder and body man and has always burned wood. He's done a lot of things, and if you come to the pig roast and he gets your ear, he will tell you stories as long as you care to listen.  I dearly miss Tammy's dad, but Gene has filled in adequately until we see Bob agIn one day.  

Oh, I think he is healed up from droping his garden tractor on himself a few months ago when it slipped in the chainfalls he used to lift it to change a belt.
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« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2021, 09:18:17 PM »
Ouch!!!   :o
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« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2021, 09:25:16 PM »
A story that comes to mind....
My Father was having cancer treatments. I went to pick him up. I went into his room and the Dr. was there to release him to go home. That went well until the nurse came in with a wheel chair. Had to use a wheel chair to get him to the front entrance, could not walk to it. Well my Father said, I don't need no DanG wheel chair and headed for the door!! Nurse stands there and said to me, "He can't do that", as he is walking away. I looked at her and said, you tell him that, I have to catch up with him.  :D  
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« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2021, 03:38:06 PM »
 :D That is funny!
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