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Old 01-09-2020, 10:56 PM   #1
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Default Just talking, life is truly strange at times.

I have not posted much in the last couple of years. Dont really know why, but I've just not felt like posting. I've lurked and smiled a few times at some of the content on here, but just didnt feel like writing.

My uncle is in hospice. He most likely will not make it through the weekend. I had the opportunity to visit him several times in the last couple of months and I let other things get in the way. I'll regret that. I saw him tonight, but he is in a morphine induced state and not coherent. It hurts.

Two days ago I found out that I have a half brother. My dad fathered a child in high school and he was put up for adoption. He just found us through ancestry.com. Crazy. I talked to him last night for an hour. We have alot in common. He is 5 years older than me. It's nice to find him now, especially since his adoptive parents have been deceased for 14 years. I know he's been alone. I didnt realize how alone I was, until we talked. I guess I've always wanted a brother. It's just weird how it happened. I'm 48 years old and now the little brother, lmao.

Crazy week. Emotional week at that.

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Old 01-09-2020, 11:17 PM   #2
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Sorry about your uncle and happy your brother found you.
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Old 01-09-2020, 11:17 PM   #3
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Yes life never gets dull that's for sure!

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Old 01-09-2020, 11:20 PM   #4
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Wild week for sure Matt. Sorry to hear about your uncle.
But cool you found a new family member.
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Old 01-09-2020, 11:21 PM   #5
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Sweet!
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Old 01-09-2020, 11:26 PM   #6
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Life is crazy! We wake up in a new world everyday!
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Old 01-09-2020, 11:31 PM   #7
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As we get older,things become clearer..I've had family members pass.Friends retire.Guys that I never saw as old,old..Sucks honestly.I refuse to be one of em

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Old 01-09-2020, 11:32 PM   #8
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Man reading this I went from something in my eye to a big smile across my face. Prayers for your family during this tough time. And congrats on your brother. . That’s really cool.
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Old 01-09-2020, 11:35 PM   #9
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Prayers up for your Uncle and congrats on the Brother!
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Old 01-09-2020, 11:35 PM   #10
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Thanks for sharing bud. Roller coaster of emotions for you. Glad to see you still around.

You shot me a few months ago going up 35 early one morning.
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Old 01-09-2020, 11:39 PM   #11
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Sorry to hear about your Uncle.

Congrats on the half brother. I found out a number of years that another man was my father. I was able to track him down as well as his two other kids. The reception when I reached out to them was quite a bit more frosty than I had expected.
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Old 01-09-2020, 11:41 PM   #12
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Sorry about your uncle and that situation. Very cool about your brother. I hope yíall stay in touch.

And yes, life is strange at times. Iíve experienced a few strange things lately. Mainly someone will be on my mind that I havenít talked to in quite a while, and frankly, havenít even thought about. Then guess what? Yep my phone rings that same day or a day later and it is that person.

Iím not sure if I believe that is a coincidence or not.
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Old 01-10-2020, 12:41 AM   #13
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Good to see ya posting brother.

The cycle of life can kick ya in the britches sometimes, that for sure.

Pretty cool the brother...now live 48 (dang your old ) more years getting to know him.

Pray the family is all well...
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Old 01-10-2020, 06:22 AM   #14
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I watched a movie the other night about Steve Gleason. He played for the Saints. He developed ALS and filmed the progression of the disease for his newborn son. Life is precious and can change so quickly.
So glad you found your brother and I’m sure if he was able your uncle would tell you not to beat yourself up. See him when you can.
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Old 01-10-2020, 06:44 AM   #15
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Happy times, sad times, life is full of them.
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Old 01-10-2020, 06:46 AM   #16
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Thank you for your service and gods speed my brother!
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Old 01-10-2020, 06:51 AM   #17
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Talk about a swing of emotion...prayers up for you and your family!
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Old 01-10-2020, 07:47 AM   #18
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Sorry to hear about your uncle, the brother thing certainly is pretty cool


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Old 01-10-2020, 07:53 AM   #19
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Matt sorry to hear about your uncle. Prayers sent. Finding your older brother now that was a surprise I am sure. I hope you and yours are doing well. We need to get together soon for a few beers. Hang in there brother.
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Old 01-10-2020, 08:18 AM   #20
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Hate to read that about your Uncle. Definitely a roller-coaster. Hope for peace for you and the Family.

That Brother thing is crazy! Good Luck to yall.
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Old 01-10-2020, 08:47 AM   #21
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Glad to see you post, Matt. Sorry to hear about your uncle. Thanks for the reminder to take advantage of opportunities when we have them. Cool to hear you have a brother. Is he local to you?
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Old 01-10-2020, 08:51 AM   #22
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Glad to see you post, Matt. Sorry to hear about your uncle. Thanks for the reminder to take advantage of opportunities when we have them. Cool to hear you have a brother. Is he local to you?
Yes, he lives in Arlington. We are going to set up a get together in the near future. He is a jazz musician and an IT guy, lol. It's pretty cool.

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Old 01-10-2020, 10:18 AM   #23
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God bless your Uncle and ease his pain and super exciting to hear about your new found Brother, Matt. Really really cool.
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Old 01-10-2020, 10:24 AM   #24
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Prayers for your Uncle Matt. Pretty cool you have a brother.
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Old 01-10-2020, 10:35 AM   #25
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Prayers sent for your Uncle and congrats on the Brother!!
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Old 01-10-2020, 11:17 AM   #26
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Bittersweet news here Matt. Bring your brother to Bownanza and indoctrinate him into your life!
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Old 01-10-2020, 11:33 AM   #27
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Yes, he lives in Arlington. We are going to set up a get together in the near future. He is a jazz musician and an IT guy, lol. It's pretty cool.

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Awesome! It'll be interesting for you to get to know him.
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Old 01-10-2020, 11:37 AM   #28
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Im sorry about your uncle. A little brother at age 48 is so cool. Congrats on that.
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Old 01-10-2020, 12:25 PM   #29
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I have not posted much in the last couple of years. Dont really know why, but I've just not felt like posting. I've lurked and smiled a few times at some of the content on here, but just didnt feel like writing.

My uncle is in hospice. He most likely will not make it through the weekend. I had the opportunity to visit him several times in the last couple of months and I let other things get in the way. I'll regret that. I saw him tonight, but he is in a morphine induced state and not coherent. It hurts.

Two days ago I found out that I have a half brother. My dad fathered a child in high school and he was put up for adoption. He just found us through ancestry.com. Crazy. I talked to him last night for an hour. We have alot in common. He is 5 years older than me. It's nice to find him now, especially since his adoptive parents have been deceased for 14 years. I know he's been alone. I didnt realize how alone I was, until we talked. I guess I've always wanted a brother. It's just weird how it happened. I'm 48 years old and now the little brother, lmao.

Crazy week. Emotional week at that.

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You gonna keep us up to speed on the "new" brother?

Prayers for your uncle.
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Old 01-10-2020, 12:29 PM   #30
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Prayers headed your way. For you and your Uncle.
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