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    Unhappy Need quotation for fallen brother!

    Last year one of our brothers passed away at the age of 39. I am in the process of compiling a slide show demonstration for an annual dinner and am in need of a short quotation. If anyone has a nice quotation to enter into the program I would certainly appreciate it.

    He was 39 w/ 1 young child and an 8 mo pregnant wife at the time.

    Please post any quotations or you can email doo600@avenew.com

    Thanks in advance to all!

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    "Though we know that he's in good hands, we wish he were in ours." Can't recall who said it, but it was used by a father during a memorial service for his son. You might find it in Report from Ground Zero, final chapter.

    "A life not lived for others is not a life." -- Mother Theresa

    Thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of your Brother. Take care.

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    Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.

    Sir Winston Churchill

    God Bless
    -Brotherhood: I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
    -Mistakes: It could be that the purpose of you life is to serve as a warning to others.

    -Adversity: That which does not kill me postpones the inevitable.

    -Despair: Its always darkest before it goes Pitch Black.

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    "Lay me down beside cool waters,
    and lay to rest my body sore.
    Send the word out to my brothers,
    the fire is down, let it burn no more."
    ~Charles Ball
    IAEP Local 152
    "You stopped being in charge when I showed up"

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    Psalm 116:15
    Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints

    Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 full text
    1. There is a time for everything,
      and a season for every activity under heaven:
    2. a time to be born and a time to die,
      a time to plant and a time to uproot,
    3. a time to kill and a time to heal,
      a time to tear down and a time to build,
    4. a time to weep and a time to laugh,
      a time to mourn and a time to dance,
    5. a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
      a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
    6. a time to search and a time to give up,
      a time to keep and a time to throw away,
    7. a time to tear and a time to mend,
      a time to be silent and a time to speak,
    8. a time to love and a time to hate,
      a time for war and a time for peace.

    Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 paraphrased
    "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: . . . a time to die . . . a time to weep . . . a time to mourn"

    Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted
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    Stopping controlled burning DOES NOT stop the burning, only the control!

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    "What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."
    -Albert Pike
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    "From this day to the ending of the world,
    But we in it shall be remembered:
    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he today that sheds his blood with me
    Shall be my brother..."
    Shakespeare's King Henry V

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    For certain is death for the born
    And certain is birth for the dead;
    Therefore over the inevitable
    Thou shouldst not grieve.
    Bhagavad Gita (250 BC - 250 AD),

    As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
    Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

    Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear.
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

    We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
    Sir Winston Churchill

    Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
    Sir Winston Churchill

    We all carry around so much pain in our hearts. Love and pain and beauty. They all seem to go together like one little tidy confusing package. It's a messy business, life. It's hard to figure--full of surprises. Some good. Some bad.
    Henry Bromel

    As you may have guessed or some of the other Crusties may tell you I have a bit of a thing for this type of work.
    After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one

    Official Minister of Philosophy of the IACOJ

    IACOJ Probie Crusty of the year 2003

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    Do not stand at my grave and weep,
    I am not there, I do not sleep.

    Remember now while you grieve,
    On every run I'll be at your sleeve.
    In every dark and choking hall
    I'll be there as you slowly crawl.

    On every roof in driving snow,
    I'll hold your coat and you will know.
    In cellars hot with searing heat
    at windows where a gate you meet.

    In closets where young children hide,
    you know I'll be there at your side.
    So remember as you wipe your tears,
    the joy I knew throughout the years.
    As I did the job I loved to do,
    I hope that thought will see you through.

    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there, I do not sleep.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry.
    I am not there, I did not die!

    This is a combination of the poem "Gone but Not Forgotten" - Author Unknown and the song "Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep" by Mary Frye (1932)

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    "Real Hero's Rise To The Occasion... Then Quietly Slip Away."
    Tom Brokaw

    I think he said it when talking about the war in Iraq, not really sure, but I've used it for a slideshow & the reaction was very strong.
    PROTECTING THOSE WHO DEFEND AMERICA ===================================

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    Not sure about the source of this, but it may help.
    " Some ask why? I answer, For I know where I am headed beyond this earthly realm. I have not a doubt, nor a fear. Some people know not these things. I am that extension. My life for yours, all I ask is you make the right choice. "

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