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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Another Brother Laid to Rest



Another of my brother firefighters just had a celebration of life service. Not only was he a former firefighter, he was a military veteran. I'd been feeling weird about laying another brother to rest all week. It's reached the point that there may be more of my colleagues who've passed that who are still with us.

There's a special bond that's formed by those who've put their lives on the line for each other. I was fortunate to have experienced that bond. We've had some tough times and we've had some fun times. It's tough to let my brothers go.

So farewell Paul, see you on the other side.

-Sixbears

12 comments:

  1. Saying goodbye is never easy. Please accept my condolences.

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  2. May his journey to the next world be easy. May he leave behind all memory of sorrow and pain. May he carry with him all memory of happiness and love. May he be met wth joy and fellowship by those who went before him. My condolences on your loss.

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    1. Thank you Momlady, that was beautiful.

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  3. Seems to be fewer and fewer of our brothers every day. Sorry you had to lose another one, but I can only offer my condolences.

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  4. CC obviously has no couth or common decency to promote himself on such a post as this.

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    1. Guess who won't be on the blogroll and will soon be deleted.

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  5. You get to a certain age and your old friends start dropping by the wayside. I get the alumni magazine from the University of New Mexico. In years past I'd find my friends in the achievements and milestones column from time to time. Now, it's mostly the "in memorium" page.

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    1. Yep, it's that time of life. Lot's of former firefighters are suffering form cancer and other illnesses related to their chemical exposure over the years. I'm lucky to still be here.

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  6. I'm sorry for your loss, Sixbears.

    It's kind of weird, isn't it, to be at the point in life where your compatriots begin passing. It really makes you think about what you want to accomplish before you join them, and thankful for the days you have left.

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    1. I used to be weirded out when those younger than me passed. Now I'm just grateful that I made it past that dangerous age.

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