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posted 1/31/2009 3:46:50 AM |
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I don't mean for this to be a morbid blog or anything of the sort. Still, the fact is that everyone is going to die one day. We never know when that time may be. My hope is that it's a really long time away for any of us and we get to enjoy life to the fullest until that day.

However..some day when you have died and are gone from this earth, what is the one thing that you would like for people to say about you?
Or how would you like to be remembered?

Would they say that now?

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Jan 31 @ 5:23AM  
I want to be remembered as a person you didn't meet every day in life that had so much passion and with a spark in his eye that made you want to be just like him in terms of being a leader and looking for the good things in life thriving to be the best they could be. A great loving father that went out of his way to assure his daughter the much needed love and opportunity to be successful in life. Had a great zest for life and always treated people with respect. A family man who loved his family with very strong morals. Someone with a weird sense of humor, but always drew a laugh when needed. A Christian with Christ in his heart. A man who had a very special place in his heart for animals that tried to save and help and that he encountered in life.

Jan 31 @ 5:45AM  
I suspect if I died today this is what my friends (Local friends) would say...

A real loner
Friendly and fun but keeps her distance
Easy to get to know but not easy to get close to
A real homebody who loved making a home
Had an occasional wild streak
Didn't take any shit from anyone
Hard worker
honest to the bone

My family would say pretty much the same but they know my softer side.

always there
big hearted
tender hearted
offbeat sense of humor
occasionally flamboyant in behavior and/or dress

Well fuck...I sound too good to be true. But that's all me....with a little moodiness and temper thrown in on the side.

Jan 31 @ 6:18AM  
I went to a major league baseball game a few years ago. As we were crossing the parking lot, there was a guy on the corner preaching and holding a sign with a biblical reference. He looked at me and said, "Sir, what is going to happen to you if you die without knowing Jesus?"
I paused for a second, then replied, "Well, if you didn't cremate or bury me fairly soon, I'd probably start stinking."

How I would like to be remembered and how I will be remembered will be two different things. How I, or anyone, will be remembered will depend upon who you ask. For example, what one person considers funny, another considers obnoxious.

In writing this, I paused for a moment and thought about some people I knew that had passed on. These people were not real close friends or family. As I remembered them, I recalled shared events and times with my thoughts of them more as descriptions similar to what people give of someone to the police of a homicide victim on Law & Order.

Jan 31 @ 8:40AM  
What I would like was said best by Clint Eastwood in the movie "The Outlaw Josey Wales"

" I Rode With Him........ I got No Complaints"


Jan 31 @ 9:18AM  
A man who had a very special place in his heart for animals

Especially large plushie ones, large pink teddy bears in particular.

Jan 31 @ 9:38AM  
i guess id better figure this one out quickly!

Jan 31 @ 9:55AM  
What?? DB what???/ NOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! I hope your prognosis is better than that!

I hope I'm remembered as a friend and someone who cared.. that's all that matters.

Jan 31 @ 10:13AM  
Yup! We are all gonna die, no way around that. The two constants are death and taxes.....cant remember who said that. Anyway....I guess I would like to be remembered as fun, kinda crazy, and someone who gave a shit about the world.

Jan 31 @ 10:16AM  
I believed in loyality
I was a true friend
I liked to make my friends laugh
I wouldn't say anything behind someones back that I wouldn't say to thier face

Jan 31 @ 10:20AM  
Ahhh DKW....

He was a wicked fucker with a silly streak...but the heart of a Dragon...capable of filling an ocean with love...but also could he fill it with justice and vengeance for anyone who dared harm anyone he cared about. He fought long hard and often in the interests of fairness for all...but he never suffered fools and trolls at ALL. Raise a glass and toast him into Valhalla, where the Valkyries shall surely sing his praises unto eternity...

Jan 31 @ 10:21AM  
But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790), Letter to Jean Baptiste Le Roy (1789)

Jan 31 @ 11:32AM  
Especially large plushie ones, large pink teddy bears in particular.

I see what did there.

As for me...? I don't know. I haven't impacted people enough.

Jan 31 @ 11:51AM  
I dunno and dont care what ppl will think of me.. I am me.. like me... or not!
I am having an Visual... I am Lieing in the coffin....(but my soul is looking down from above....watching ppl..and seeing whats in their hearts...) Here they come... Lets see what they think of me Now!!!
Visitor #1.....its my Mom....(She has Alzheimer's)....She says... hey "A"... wake up....She is asking others.. what is he doing? Why wont he wake up?
Why did he invite us here if he is gonna sleep!?
#2...Its my X and my children.....
My X is wondering if I left her my House..or a truck?
My Daughter is wondering if My house is clean... gosh she hopes I didnt leave it in a mess..... My son..."well damn Pop....who am I gonna take out my shit on now"?
#3..... Is a group of Old Lovers....all are crying.... saying to each other... He Really did make love to me... But Why didnt he Love Me?
#4.. is a great friend from NC... I could have loved this woman!!
She is looking ..and tears come to her eyes....saying to herself... damn...I shouldnt have told him No!!!
Life is Good....Lets Live it to the Fullest!!! I will die when I am done Living...!!!!!!

Jan 31 @ 11:58AM  
i guess id better figure this one out quickly!
Hugs to you

I just want to be remembered. For being able to make people laugh, for those around me knowing that I truly care for and love them.

Jan 31 @ 12:15PM  
Especially large plushie ones, large pink teddy bears in particular.

Gotta admit, this was cracking me up after reading this

Jan 31 @ 1:47PM  
a man with intergrity and a word, when a promise is made, thats' good as gold

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