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What Was The Worst Year Of Your Life?
Vanity ^ | 11-26-2005 | Me

Posted on 11/26/2005 3:54:50 PM PST by UnBubba

I just finished reading about that sorry b*st*rd, George Clooney:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1528789/posts

He whines on about the past twelve months being the worst year of his life. Boo Hoo. I guess being a world traveling multi-millionaire isn't as wonderful as we might think.

What I have discovered over the years is that good and bad times are somewhat cyclical. Everything can be going well and then, all of a sudden, a bad cycle will emerge. The same is true in reverse.

I thought it might be enlightening to hear what real people have to say about the worst year of their life. I am sure your year will put poor George in his place.


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I'll start by saying the worst year in my life was 1985. I lost my mom and dad in the course of three months. Both were in their late 50's.

This particular cycle of events ocurred out of the blue. I was riding a high cycle right up to this point. Time has a way of catching (sneaking) up to you.

I have never experienced (before or after) anything that could be worse than this, in my life. 1985 was "the worst year in my life". What was yours? I am interested, if you would like to share.

1 posted on 11/26/2005 3:54:53 PM PST by UnBubba
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To: UnBubba

My bad year started in 2003. My dog died. Exactly one month later, my daughter's dog died. Then, she and I were in a motorcycle accident. Then my mom was diagnosed with liver cancer. At Christmas she told me there was no change and not to come home (at the time I was living on the opposite side of the world from her). In February 2004 she died. At the end of April my dad announced his engagement. My family moved back to the states in the summer. In September my dad was married. That left taking care of my grandmother to me during Hurricane Ivan. She continued to deteriorate until her death at Easter this year.

This isn't as bad as others have had it. It just is a lot of challenges for an extended period.


2 posted on 11/26/2005 4:00:47 PM PST by Jemian (Message to Murtha: ONLY COWARDS CUT AND RUN.)
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To: UnBubba
Bad shit happens to us all. Some dwell on it, some move on. I hope George goes even more nutso dwelling on it. Another GOP landslide in 2006 should do it.
3 posted on 11/26/2005 4:05:04 PM PST by satchmodog9 ( Seventy million spent on the lefts Christmas present and all they got was a Scooter)
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To: UnBubba
My most stressful year was 1986. My father in law died. We bought our first home, my wife was pregnant for the first time, she had a miscarriage. She got pregnant again,got pre-eclampsia and had a premature C section. Our baby was in intensive care for 30 days and in the hospital for 50. We got severely ill for two days, so violently ill we could not leave the bed. Our daughter turned out to have cerebral palsy. That was a rough year.

But we got through it with faith in God. My worst year was 1969, when I entered Junior High School and 7th grade. I was pestered by bullies, got my first in school swat, and lost my friendly relationship with the first girl I fell in love with. At that time, I had no belief in God and I felt down, frustrated, and angry most of the time.
4 posted on 11/26/2005 4:05:16 PM PST by Forgiven_Sinner (God is offering you eternal life right now. Freep mail me if you want to know how to receive it.)
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To: UnBubba
1992 ...
My favorite Grandparent died
I lost my 10 year job
My bathroom burned
My dog died
My truck was stolen
and my wife left me ...
so at least one thing went right
5 posted on 11/26/2005 4:05:27 PM PST by clamper1797 (A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.)
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so at least one thing went right

Just when I was getting depressed, you got me with that perfect timing.

6 posted on 11/26/2005 4:11:03 PM PST by Cagey (Some men are Baptists, others Catholics, my father was an Oldsmobile man.)
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To: UnBubba

The collapse of my marriage resulting in divorce a decade ago.

In hindsight, I understand that we made a mistake and everything worked out for the best, but it was very difficult back then.


7 posted on 11/26/2005 4:11:26 PM PST by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: Ditter
Ping.

Clooney should listen to Bill O'Reilly (BOR) and "SHUT UP!"

8 posted on 11/26/2005 4:47:29 PM PST by UnBubba
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The year I was nineteen. I was in and out of the hospital with an undiagnosed eptopic pregnancy for one month before it was found and removed...along with some of the parts. I then was ill for a year and given at one point six weeks to live. I lived in a bleak rural setting with a husband who was working 14 hours a day. I couldn't walk or move much at all. I had not much family and they sent plants that I killed with ineptitude. I was wrapped in blankets all day on the Morris chair with easy listening music on (it was the only calming music I could manage)taking toxic amounts of chemotherapy waiting to die or get better. It was so difficult a time I couldn't even talk about it for years without tearing up.


9 posted on 11/26/2005 5:43:42 PM PST by Chickensoup (Turk...turk...turk....turk....turk...turkey!!!!!!)
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To: UnBubba

Well, I'm not sure about the worst year, but the last two months have been very difficult. Extremely difficult. I'm hoping things will start looking up again soon.


10 posted on 11/26/2005 6:18:14 PM PST by jocon307
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To: UnBubba

I had to bury my 17 year old daughter in 1988. That was, and will be, the hardest thing I will ever have to do.


11 posted on 11/26/2005 7:00:36 PM PST by Diego1618
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To: UnBubba
My worst year out of an otherwise wonderful life was 1984. In Jan my mother died. Her death was not as sad as the life she had led for 5 years as a stroke victim who could not speak or walk but it was a sad good bye to a wonderful mother. Then in Oct of '84 my father died suddenly. My 18 year old son came home from college for dad's funeral and 24 hours after we buried daddy my son was killed in an accident. I stopped grieving for my dad and began grieving for my son. Occasionally I would be so low that I wanted to talk to my dad (I was already used to the fact that I could not talk to mom because of her stroke 5 years before). I would dial daddys number and then remember he was gone too. Then I would grieve for him for a few hours before I went back to grieving for my son. All in all it was the worst year I can imagine having and I survived. It took me 3 years to pull it all together and during those 3 years I am sure other lesser, normal sort of tragedies occurred, but I felt bulletproof where sadness and tragedy were concerned. With the help of God I made it and I know with his help I can make it thru whatever else life holds in store for me. So cowboy up George Clooney! (you lilly livered liberal)
12 posted on 11/26/2005 7:03:15 PM PST by Ditter
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To: UnBubba

Dear George,

Switch with me - or maybe the countless single parents out there working two jobs or even three just trying to keep a roof over their childrens' heads and some food on the table.

Poor little Georgie... did the world find out you were potentially trying to hide your sexual perversions?

Tough buggers.

"The worst year of your life" is a vacation to most of the world.

Shut up and sing.

DD


13 posted on 11/26/2005 8:29:42 PM PST by Dashing Dasher
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2002

Layed off from my job of 12 years, both parents diagnosed with cancer. It was also a good year, I got married and bought a new house. Dad would die in 2003 but Mom beat cancer, at least for now.


14 posted on 11/26/2005 8:33:40 PM PST by 38special (The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away)
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To: UnBubba
Amazing how many people included the death of a dog with their worst year story.

I had to put my Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Jake II, down on December 19, 2001. He was only 5 but the cancer got him. It was a sad day. I dug a grave, built a casket and lined it with a camo blanket and buried him with a hand made cork mallard decoy and some other duck hunting items. That dog loved to hunt.

Reading these posts got me to remembering the lyrics to a Commander Cody and The Lost Planet Airmen song, Down to Seeds and Stems:

Verse 1
I'm sittin alone, Saturday night, watching the Late Late Show.
A bottle of wine, some cigarettes, I got no place to go.
Well, I saw your other man today; he was wearing my brand new shoes,
And I'm down to seeds and stems again, too.

Verse 2
Well, I met my old friend Bob today from up in Bowling Green;
He had the prettiest little gal that I'd ever seen.
But I couldn't hide my tears at all, cause she looked just like you,
And I'm down to seeds and stems again, too.

Chorus
Now everybody tells me there's other ways to get high.
They don't seem to understand I'm too far gone to try.
Now these lonely memories, they're all I can't lose,
And I'm down to seeds and stems again, too.

Verse 3
Well my dog died just yesterday and left me all alone.
The finance company dropped by today and repossessed my home.
That's just a drop in the bucket compared to losing you,
And I'm down to seeds and stems again, too.
Got the Down to Seeds and Stems again Blues.

15 posted on 11/26/2005 8:34:42 PM PST by cowboyway (My heroes have always been cowboys.)
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The worst year of my life was last week.

I just wish I could remember it.

16 posted on 11/26/2005 8:35:31 PM PST by AmishDude (Your corporate slogan could be here! FReepmail me for my confiscatory rates.)
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To: UnBubba
2004.The finest man to ever walk this earth,the man who always has been and always will be my hero,died:

My Dad

17 posted on 11/26/2005 9:02:39 PM PST by Gay State Conservative
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To: UnBubba

He's short, unmasculine, undesirable except for the most dimwitted nymphettes (nymphs?)and a poor excuse for an actor.

No wonder he's depressed. He should take a page from Willis, or Bogie or Gibson and start acting like a man.



18 posted on 11/26/2005 9:06:05 PM PST by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: UnBubba

Dear George Clooney, clearly your karma is in line with uranus.......


19 posted on 11/26/2005 9:08:56 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: cowboyway
My beloved Rottweiler, Darling Precious, was lost to me in 2003 at the age of 12.

She was my best friend, constant companion and protector.

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20 posted on 11/26/2005 9:35:23 PM PST by Dashing Dasher
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