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howela 11-03-2007 01:28 PM

Quit the hard way
 
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I'm so old and cheap that I quit because I wasn't going to pay the dollar per pack they had just gone too.... in the seventys I think.
However my brother smoked for over 35 years. He quit on friday October 19th at a young age... too young I think.
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Pocahontas 11-03-2007 02:19 PM

Howela, I'm so very sorry! My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. May you all heal with time.:pray:

Isaac-Saxxon 11-03-2007 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by howela (Post 24090)
I'm so old and cheap that I quit because I wasn't going to pay the dollar per pack they had just gone too.... in the seventys I think.
However my brother smoked for over 35 years. He quit on friday October 19th at a young age... too young I think.
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Howela you and yours will be in our prayers. I do not know what you faith or religion is but I believe your brother is doing fine now that he has returned home to his Creator. I have a Bible verse that I hope will be uplifting Sir.
Isaac
http://www.carm.org/kjv/Ecc/Ecc_12.htm

Texasbelle 11-03-2007 05:13 PM

Howela, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

howela 11-03-2007 06:17 PM

Thank you
 
Thank you everyone... It is comforting to hear kind words from friends. The doctors said the massive stroke that killed Rick was directly related to his heavy smoking all those years. Standing next to my brothers grave I can smell the salt marsh and through the trees can see Battery creek, across which is Port Royal that my brother and I both loved so much.

rhertz 11-03-2007 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by joepole (Post 24062)
And it is illegal in LA to smoke with a kid under 13 in the car, regardless of the windows being up or down.

I'm old friends of mine moved to Virginia in the 80's and they told stories of being busted for smoking cigarettes with children in the car. I thought they were joking way back then. But when something reaches all the way to Shreveport LA, then it is part of Americana..... Sure it is bad, but who are children's guardians? The government or the parents? Why not just license parents? LOL, I've heard that as a joke for decades....

rhertz 11-03-2007 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Isaac-Saxxon (Post 24065)
I sure would not take my kids in a room or car full of smoke.

I recall being no more than 15 or 16 and attending concerts in the Hirsch Coliseum (Doobie Brothers, ZZ Top, Styx.....) and the smoke was so thick, I'm a walking deadman 30+ years later......

Morpheus 11-03-2007 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by rhertz (Post 24116)
I recall being no more than 15 or 16 and attending concerts in the Hirsch Coliseum (Doobie Brothers, ZZ Top, Styx.....) and the smoke was so thick, I'm a walking deadman 30+ years later......

Yeah, but it wasn't tobacco smoke either....:peace:

Morpheus 11-03-2007 09:48 PM

Howela, sorry for your loss.


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