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Discussion in 'Announcements & Open Forum' started by 2NC995, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. 2NC995

    2NC995 DAN

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    Been a couple months now and this topic still tears my heart straight out.

    I can’t say much beyond thanks to those that shared their stories.

    I’ve got a young boy who had all the potential in the world, and yet all he wants to do is everything that’s wrong in the world.



    He’s the last of SEVEN...and the first six had me FOOLED that I’d never deal with this.
     

  2. 357magnum

    357magnum Sr. Member

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    Dan , I believe " some " just fight Demons all their life ? Like my Nephew , all the Rehab & love in the world couldn't help him . I truthfully believe it's peer pressure & those they choose for their friends . Some will come to you & state " He " might have a problem ? But They are No Better ! :cautious: It was 5 years yesterday that my Nephew " Taylor " passed from a Heroin OD . :cry: I think this is one of the reasons I am so hard & Don't Trust many people ! :whistle: Stay Healthy & Safe ! 73 & God Bless , Leo
     
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    2NC995 DAN

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    I can't lie, Leo. Every time I stumble on this thread my eyes are a bit wet. I enjoyed every second I ever had with the boy. Helped him get his first farm job and was proud as a peacock watching him as a teenager driving a 100horse JD down the road waving at the passersby like a grown up. I just want those years back. Too much potential gone down the drain.
     
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    S&W357 WDX-556 / 2NC556 $upporting Member

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  5. G GOLLY WAlly

    G GOLLY WAlly WDX 719 / Waldo on AM

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    I know how you feel dealing with an addict, got one of my own that's an addict. My best friend from Jr. High put a gun in his mouth when we were in our early twenties, because he was so strung out. That guy could do things on a motorcycle that I've only seen professional stunt men do, in Jr. High the High school kids would stop buy our school and challenge Larry to a wheelie contest, when they would let him go first to see what they had to do to beat him they'd just hand their money over without even trying. I still to this day believe he could've made a living riding a motorcycle, but we'll never know, because of addiction.
     
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    G GOLLY WAlly WDX 719 / Waldo on AM

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    This is more of a rant than anything, but I just don't get it. I've never been a drug addict, I've worked steadily since graduating high school, raised a family with my wife of 32years my home is small but nice, I have five acres of land, a boat, a camper my vehicle's are older but nice, I've done well I shouldn't complain. But then I think about some people I grew up with, one in particular, she was one of my best friends in high school, she was like the sister I never had. She got mixed up with the wrong guy after graduation and became a meth addict for all of her twenties and into her early thirties, she got clean and started working at the same manufacturing plant as me, we would speak from time to time but drugs had changed her from the person that I once knew, it not that she's a bad person but it just seemed awkward when we talked, we didn't really click anymore. But this is what I don't understand Baldor electric wasn't a bad place to work decent money but not great money ( I worked there 20years) she married a guy she met there and started a life with him, that's good I'm glad she finally got her act together, but this is what bothers me, They a both are now retired! My wife is friends with her on Facebook and I see where she'll post things, like they're home with in ground pool, the drag car the rock crawler and they seem to take vacations every six months. How is it someone that stayed high in their early adulthood, can have all of that and be retired to boot! When I've done what I'm supposed to do my entire adult life and retirement doesn't even seem like an option anytime soon? I know I shouldn't worry about someone else's life, just mine and my family, but sometimes I feel like life has kicked me in the butt and laughed in my face. I just don't understand? (n)
    Ok I'm finished feeling sorry for myself.
     
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    Whacky world we’re in, Wally.

    You’ll always have more heart, having worked hard to earn your place in the world.

    Went through that with some kids borrowing my stuff...Easy to throw trash on the floor of MY TRUCK you drive for FREE isn’t it? To me that ratty 10 year old pickup represents 5 years of payments!
     
  8. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    All ya gotta do is get a home equity loan and a hand full of credit cards to juggle the payments on.
    I know people who live beyond their means with big houses and new cars and only $20 a month in disposable income. I also know people on full disability for physical injuries and they do as much physical activity as I do.

    I have worked at my job for 20 years and I will probably have to work 20 more. But I will retire one day and then I will buy my first new vehicle. It will probably be the last vehicle I ever buy at that point.
     
  9. G GOLLY WAlly

    G GOLLY WAlly WDX 719 / Waldo on AM

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    Dan I know this doesn't really pertain to drugs but I wanted to show you my pride and joy 2005 f150, it had 69000 and some change on it when I bought it 4years ago, and clean as a whistle. She's got a little more than 83000 now, she's a little dirty, been raining here lately. but I love this truck! 20200522_132044.jpg 20200522_132110.jpg
     
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    Very nice pickup, Wally!

    The way you’re driving it and caring for it...she’ll be yours for a long time!
     
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    Do it once and get it over with...lmao.

    You’re miles ahead of a lot of folks, Shade.

    Have many friends buying new diesel pickups every 4-5 years. I didn’t even know until recently that you could get a loan over 60 months on a vehicle, except in commercial applications. But the banks are happy to do so!!

    Buy a few of them over 20 years, and you’ve earned a nice house, no?

    The American way
     
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    G GOLLY WAlly WDX 719 / Waldo on AM

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    I know some of you seen my story about my buddy and the Cadillac his dad bought him, well there's more to his story and unfortunately it goes in this category Drugs. His name was Keith, he was a year behind me in school, and since our school was very small it didn't matter if you were a freshman or a senior ,since there wasn't a lot of us we all hung out together. Keith was a good hearted all around good guy, he just made some very bad choices in his twenties. He struggled off and on all of his adult life with drugs, but when he would see me no matter his situation he always made a point to speak to me and I always spoke to him, Keith lost his battle 2 years ago to drugs, it was a horrible feeling setting in my living room watching the 6 o'clock news and finding out a high school friend was dead. The report stated he got stopped in Fort Smith on a traffic violation and died while being booked at the police station, I was stunned. My wife asked me what I thought happened, and I said back in school if we ever got in a little trouble Kieth would panic, I mean to the point you'd almost have to slap him. I said knowing Kieth he panicked and if he had drugs on him he probably swallowed them and overdosed. Sure enough a week later with the follow up story they announced he had swallowed the drugs and died of cardiac arrest while being booked, I thought that was a little unnecessary to tell that on the 6 o'clock news, is family had suffered enough without half of Oklahoma and Arkansas knowing the dirty details, I know his mom, dad and sister, good people. I thought Keith had beaten his demons, I had seen him a couple of months earlier and he was clean, back into working out and eating right, he looked good. It's a shame like I said he was a good hearted person and left behind a daughter that's still very young, heartbreaking. But I'll always remember cruising in that Cadillac thinking we were bigtime.
     
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    Wally , nice truck ! It looks almost like my inherited ( from wife ) when we bought her 2017 Expedition ( used ) my 2006 Lariat is Pearl White , they call it Chocolate something or other but sure does look white to me ! :LOL: But mine has full size doors in rear . I love mine also too me it's like a Limo ! Now to that spending thing , we do Ok better now since retired ! Believe it or not ? But my Kid Sister was one of those , Fancy House , BMW's , Cruises , best schools for my niece . Where is she now ? Almost broke & her & her husband are living in my Dad's Basement ! Stay Healthy & Safe ! 73 & God Bless , Leo
     
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    Louisiana Mudd X Marine Researcher - AUV / ASV Pilot

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    I have two daughters and a son that are on the wrong path. I blame myself a lot of times because I was never there, I literally spent 20+ years at sea up until 2016. I was so focused on my career and providing financially, I didn't balance life is what it came down to. Would they have gotten hooked on crap if I was there? Maybe... I blame myself a lot of times which makes the tough love part even harder but you have to. It sucks to see that the only thing that they really care about is getting high, they don't see past tomorrow.

    Hang in there my friend, best wishes.
     
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    Mudd , Don't think it's you ! They make there own choices or the people the hang with ! Demons are Demons ! We all fight them ! Stay Healthy & Safe ! 73 & God Bless ! Leo
     

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