Two more "bought the farm"

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Re: Two more "buy the farm"

Post by Bigtim » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:54 am

Sat round the campfire at my first ever ABR rally on Dartmoor a couple of years ago I was talking to Bambertino (or Dave the undertaker as we know him) and he said every day he buries people older, younger and the same age as he is, you never know when it's your time so make the most of the tiem you have and live every day like it could be your last.

A work colleague recently retired and as he put it as he left " I'm going home to die" and his last entry in his log book was "il morituri tu salutant" "For those about to die we salute you", however he will probably out live us all.

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Re: Two more "buy the farm"

Post by SteveW » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:32 am

There's a Tim McGraw song, "live like you were dying" how many times do we hear about terminally ill people doing amazing things? We shouldn't wait for the inevitable, life is too short, if you can, you have to make time to enjoy yourself!

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Re: Two more "bought the farm"

Post by oldroadrider » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:45 am

I thought RETIREING was something I did at 4,000 miles on mi tenere :S
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Re: Two more "bought the farm"

Post by Redmurty » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:46 am

Having a chat with an undertaker now, not for me :whistle: he's a mate and he and his wife live life to the full. They always seem happy and are always doing things. Perhaps there's a lesson there for us all.

cheers Spud ;)
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Re: Two more "bought the farm"

Post by Paul-S » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:24 pm

Sorry to hear this Spud

You have to get the balance right and do things along the way

In my job I see too many people that leave things till they retire and then they cannot do what they wanted due to ill health or they "bought the farm" as you say

Not heard that saying before

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Re: Two more "bought the farm"

Post by waynecoluk » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:29 pm

"Everybody dies, but not everybody lives" is a great saying I heard recently. Very true. I am currently trying to "live" very much before I die.
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