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~Saying good bye~ ^ | Sept 23, 2003 | Carlo3b Dad, Chef, Author

Posted on 09/23/2003 6:48:59 PM PDT by carlo3b

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To: carlo3b
Thank you, Carlo. Have any good recipes hanging around??? :)
321 posted on 09/30/2003 9:20:19 PM PDT by MistyCA (For's always going to be "A Nam Thing!")
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To: humblegunner
""Love is ... worth it"".....sometimes....

Oh no my dear friend, love is always worth it's pain. I believe to the bottom of my soul, that there is a scale that we live by, easily tilting either way. I never complain about the sunshine brought by love, so if it rains, I try to remember better times, and wait for the clouds to pass.

322 posted on 09/30/2003 9:25:46 PM PDT by carlo3b (
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To: MistyCA
Just for you sunshine.. :)

Artichoke and Bacon Frittata

323 posted on 09/30/2003 9:29:37 PM PDT by carlo3b (
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To: carlo3b


324 posted on 10/01/2003 9:49:18 PM PDT by AuntB (Your rights stop where my nose starts!)
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To: AuntB; stanz
In memory of all those who perished this morning; the passengers and the pilots on the United Air and AA flights, the workers in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and all the innocent bystanders.. Our prayers go out to the friends and families of the deceased.


If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never! comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.

325 posted on 10/03/2003 2:19:04 PM PDT by carlo3b (
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To: carlo3b
Thanks, carlo3b, I NEEDED that!!!
326 posted on 10/04/2003 8:45:04 PM PDT by AuntB (Your rights stop where my nose starts!)
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I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded. I would have eaten the popcorn in the "GOOD" living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth. I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up! on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage. I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worried about grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life. I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I wasn't there for the day. I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment realizing that the wonderment growing inside me was! The only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner." There would have been more "I love you's" and more "I'm sorry's" but mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute.....look at it and really see it ... live it. And never give it back.

327 posted on 10/04/2003 9:45:25 PM PDT by jellybean ( :))
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To: jellybean
That is wonderful..and do you remember sending this to me 2-3 years ago.. one of my favorites still...



....with a red hat which doesn't go & doesn't suit me
and I shall spend my pension on brandy & gloves
and satin sandals & say we've no money for butter
I shall sit down on the pavement when i'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops & press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
and make up for the sobriety of my youth
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other peoples gardens
And learn to spit

You can wear terrible shirts & grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausage at a go
Or only bread and pickles for a week
And hoard pens & pencils & things in boxes
But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent & not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children
We will have friends to dinner & read the papers
But maybe I ought to practice a little now
So people who know me are not shocked & surprised
When suddenly I am old and start to wear

328 posted on 10/04/2003 11:20:02 PM PDT by carlo3b (
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To: carlo3b
~Smile~ Yes, I remember... Maybe that's why I love that little girl in the purple dress. She keeps trying to catch something that's out of her reach, but she never gives up...
329 posted on 10/04/2003 11:49:00 PM PDT by jellybean ( :))
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Although things are not perfect
Because of trial or pain
Continue in thanksgiving
Do not begin to blame
Even when the times are hard
Fierce winds are bound to blow
God is forever able
Hold on to what you know
Imagine life without His love
Joy would cease to be
Keep thanking Him for all the things
Love imparts to thee
Move out of "Camp Complaining"
No weapon that is known
On earth can yield the power
Praise can do alone
Quit looking at the future
Redeem the time at hand
Start every day with worship
To "thank" is a command
Until we see Him coming
Victorious in the sky
We'll run the race with gratitude
Xalting God most high
Yes, there'll be good times and yes some will be bad, but...
Zion waits in glory...where none are ever sad!
330 posted on 10/07/2003 10:29:56 PM PDT by jellybean ( :))
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She said, "Daddy, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Daddy." They kissed good-bye and she left.

He walked over toward the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see he wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on his privacy, but he welcomed me in by asking, "Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?"

"Yes, I have," I replied.

Saying that brought back memories I had of expressing my love and appreciation for all my Dad had done for me. Recognizing that his days were limited, I took the time to tell him face to face how much he meant to me. So I knew what this man was experiencing.

"Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever good-bye?" I asked.

"I am old and she lives much too far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is, her next trip back will be for my funeral," he said.

"When you were saying good-bye I heard you say, 'I wish you enough.' May I ask what that means?"

He began to smile. "That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone."

He paused for a moment and looking up as if trying! to remember it in detail, he smiled even more.

"When we said 'I wish you enough,' we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with enough good things to sustain them," he continued and then turning toward me he shared the following as if he were reciting it from memory.

"I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish enough "Hello's" to get you through the final "Good-bye."

He then began to sob and walked away.

They say, "It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them."

My friends and loved ones, I wish you ENOUGH!!!!>

331 posted on 10/09/2003 2:11:17 PM PDT by jellybean ( :))
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To: carlo3b; Palladin; cherry; Devil_Anse; FR_addict; GovernmentShrinker; hergus; Jackie-O; lakey; ...
To everyone:

Thank you for your many prayers for my sister. She passed away peacefully today, much too soon.

Please keep her husband and sons in your thoughts and prayers.
332 posted on 10/19/2003 5:19:13 PM PDT by Palladin (Proud to be a FReeper!)
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To: Palladin
So very, very sorry to hear that, Palladin! She is resting in God's arms, and may God be with those she left behind, too.
333 posted on 10/19/2003 6:14:59 PM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: Palladin
You and your family are in my prayers.. always.. Bless you all.
334 posted on 10/21/2003 7:00:50 AM PDT by carlo3b (
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To: carlo3b

I know that this may seem stupid, and not at the same level for those who have lost a love through death, but I am really grieving the loss of my one true love through my own failings. I want Brandi back so badly. I know that I will not move on as any relationship after this point is going to be "second best" to me, but I really need help dealing with this change. I could use some help from any and all of you in getting through this. The feelings of regret and sadness fill my heart and I haven't been able to eat in days. I want to get through this for me and for her, but it is really difficult. In the process of panicking while it was falling apart I alienated every friend I had, pretty much, so here I sit alone and down. I want Bran to find happiness whether it is with me or not, but I am really feeling dead here, and could use some help. I tried turning to God to help, but found no relief there. You can email me at Please, no talk of finding someone else, and no offers of relationship from other ladies. I truly have no interest in that, and it wouldn't be fair to me or the other person because I would always know that I was with someone other than who I want to be with.

335 posted on 11/03/2004 1:47:21 PM PST by HopingForLove (Looking For Friends)
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