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Offline Kansas

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Toughest man I ever knew
« on: January 29, 2013, 12:20:15 PM »
Doubt any of you know him, but a logger by the name of Dean Picolet that logged mostly for us, plus a few others, died yesterday. He started logging when he was 16. He was 84 when he passed yesterday. They found him where they should have, in the timber. Heart attack. This after colon cancer surgery a few months ago. He told me a couple of years ago he figured he would have to retire in 10 years. Guess he got an early retirement. We did everything we could the last few years to keep him hauling logs, and not cutting them down. Still couldn't stop him from doing so. He went out doing what he loved most. May we all be so lucky.

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Re: Toughest man I ever knew
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 12:21:37 PM »
He went out doing what he loved most. May we all be so lucky.


Well said, sorry for your loss.
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Re: Toughest man I ever knew
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013, 01:31:33 PM »
    Sorry to hear of your loss kansas. I know the feeling, just lost a friend who had a widowmaker come down on his head and abdomen last Friday. He was 52 :o :(

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Re: Toughest man I ever knew
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013, 01:35:06 PM »
Very sorry for the loss of you friend, prayers to his Family. At least he got to go out with his boots on....

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Re: Toughest man I ever knew
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2013, 02:07:52 PM »
That cancer is bad stuff too. But his heart gave out first. At least he did not have to sit home and tell others how useless he felt. One of my Fathers friends could not do much the last few years of his life. Lucky him to be able at that age to work in the woods.
It is still hard to lose a good friend.
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2013, 02:44:49 PM »
Sorry for the loss of your friend Kansas.

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Re: Toughest man I ever knew
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2013, 03:04:39 PM »
Sometimes with old guys like that it's the work that keeps them alive.

I bet if he'd been kicked out of the woods 10 years ago he would have been dead within a year.

84 is still a good age, and he was obviously still fit enough to be out there doing what he loved.

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Re: Toughest man I ever knew
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2013, 03:11:53 PM »
Sad to hear Kansas and Rooster They are in a far better place now

Sometimes with old guys like that it's the work that keeps them alive.

I bet if he'd been kicked out of the woods 10 years ago he would have been dead within a year.

I have seen that a lot with retired farmers who move to town in their 70's and 80's
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