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   Posted 12/13/2008 6:49 AM (GMT -6)   

Yesterday I had another (the last) presentation for the project I did in Rwanda. Afterwards, I had a conversation with a 81-year-old, who lived 4 year in the camps of the Japanese in Indonesia. At the age of 17, he carried dead people all day long, until they decided to beat him to death in public. As he lay down on the ground, he felt himself going up, until he had a last look at the camp commander. And then he said to himself "I still do not hate you, we just don't understand eachother" .

That really made some impact on me, and I think I will carry his memory with me for the rest of my life.

So the question is, do you have any of such memorable moments? It could be like I described, with someone saying something, or just a wordless event that stuck in your mind.

Have a wonderful day!
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   Posted 12/13/2008 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I will have to think about this one Erik.

But thank you for doing the roll call. Good topic.

I slept until noon, have been doing that a lot lately.

I will answer your post, but it will take some thinking. Thanks for the brain stimulation.

Have a great day.

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   Posted 12/13/2008 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
This isn't a happy moment. My first husband was dieing of lung cancer. Well about a week before he died, he said something to the effect of "people are going to be saying things about me, but they aren't true". I never asked him what people would be saying, I guess that at that time it didn't matter. But now I sometimes wonder what it was they would have said. Nobody said anything to me about him in that effect. But I do get curious. Though he had told me years prior that if he ever did cheat on me, he would deny it until the day he died. Maybe that was what it was all about. I don't know. It does come up in my mind though I try not to dwell on it.

Sorry my post isn't happy, but that is all that I could think of.

Other than my grandmother saying ' when you don't know what to do, don't do anything'. I do follow that rule.

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   Posted 12/13/2008 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
my memory comes from a movie that i watched with my kids years ago and i think it`s something from that moment i wanted my kids to remember .
It was from the movie Bambi where his mum told him
" if you have nothing good to say then say nothing at all "
Maybe a lot of people in our lives would not of been hurt if only we remember those few words .
Words spoken in a few moments last a lifetime and hurt so deeply .

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   Posted 12/13/2008 11:52 PM (GMT -6)   

OK, I will post this and then I will have to shut down as it still triggers my tears as I loved my Father so much.

Some of you know my birth mother died in a car accident when I was 18 months old. My Father loved my Mother and never got over her death  but he had me and I know he loved me dearly.  He did marry my stepmother when I was 5.

When he was 73 years young he developed Pancreatic Cancer and in 2 weeks he was gone.  The day he died I sat in his room holding his hand and he looked at me and said as clear as could be. " I am going to see your Mother soon" and a few hours later he died.

I was 39 and had lost both my Mother and my Father.  I was alone.  My sisters are 1/2 sisters, we had same Mother different Father and were not raised togehter.

I loved my sisters but my Dad was my hero. After all these years the tears flow for what might have been.

Sorry,  love to all

Good night



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