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Charity Music Draft - Theme 4 (1 Viewer)

Yo Mama

Footballguy
Oh, we’ll end on a more serious note I guess - it’s my funeral after all. 
 

I had a pretty strained relationship with my dad after he and my mom split up in my early teens.  We started to reconnect later on when he moved back to the same state and especially once my kids were born. Unfortunately there were still some things unsaid when he passed away and things I wished I could have shared with him later in life (like how many moments of me being a dad remind me fondly of him).  This song wrecked me the first time I heard it after he died, despite it being a fairly upbeat song. 
 

4.YM - The Living Years - Mike & The Mechanics

I wasn't there that morning
When my Father passed away
I didn't get to tell him
All the things I had to say


I think I caught his spirit
Later that same year
I'm sure I heard his echo
In my baby's new born tears
I just wish I could have told him in the living years

 

 

Pip's Invitation

Footballguy
Pip's Ponderings

Don't Let It Bring You Down -- Neil Young

Don't let it bring you down
It's only castles burning
Find someone who's turning
And you will come around


Love Is the Answer -- Utopia

Light of the world, shine on me
Love is the answer
Shine on us all, set us free
Love is the answer


Jesus, Etc. -- Wilco

Our love
Our love
Our love is all we have
Our love
Our love is all of God's money
Everyone is a burning sun


Endings -- Ambrosia

It's more than the change of time
It's something that's in all our minds
That no matter where or when
For endings are only
Places where all things begin


 

simsarge

Footballguy
Three!?!?! Yowza. I thought I was just two...I'll catch up ASAP,  promise.

My round 2 pick (hope it hasn't already been selected) is Lennon's Watching the wheels. I'm a crappy storyteller, but here's why...

Before my big C diagnosis i was a traveling whirlwind. I was in a different locale (home and abroad) nearly every week for three years installing and training a gee wiz army trainer. When I wasn't tooling about I was sitting in on DOD level meetings. It was  damn hard work but cool as hell and I loved it. . Whe I was in all these places I always talked to privates and specialists, the girls and guys, the clerks and cooks. Getting a feel for what kind of training would make them successful. The military spends a lot of $$ (rightfully so) making their"Warfighter" the best in the world, But I felt everyone else was missing out to some extent. So I made it my mission to straddle the line between the Infantry and the Cooks. To this day, I don't know how I swung it as I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed but I knew what right looked like and let that be my guide.

Problem was, in addition to being married to my work,  I was married to my beautiful wife and thad two kids who were home during Dr visits, aches and pains, bumps and bruises, birthdays anniversaries, blizzards and more.

When I was diagnosed, the woman who I mostly communicated via nightly phone calls was there for me. Talking to Drs and nurses like she knew the answers ahaed of time. Co-piloting our way through snowmagedden trips to Walter Reed. Despite the grim prognosis and my lack of parenting for weeks at a time, we were a team. And so far we've done a pretty good job of keeping it at bay. 

So now that I'm (mostly) retired, I get to look back at the hustle and bustle, watch my family thrive (dumb stupid COVID not withstanding) and watch the wheels go round and round

 

Chaos Commish

Footballguy
No story this time. I need a Mavs comeback and it has me distracted. :)

I thought this would get sniped. A wonderful supergroup who gave so many great songs in such a short time. This one is like musical nourishment. And what we're talking about here is the...

4.xx End of the Line - The Traveling Wilburys

Get it? End of the line? Get it? "Traveling" Wilburys? Three of the Wilburys have reached the end of their lines.

My theme is travels and how the experiences shaped me. 

Well, it's alright, ridin' around in the breeze
Well, it's alright, if you live the life you please
Well, it's alright, doin' the best you can
Well, it's alright, as long as you lend a hand


You can sit around and wait for the phone to ring (at the end of the line)
Waiting for someone to tell you everything (at the end of the line)
Sit around and wonder what tomorrow will bring (at the end of the line)
Maybe a diamond ring


Well, it's alright, even if they say you're wrong
Well, it's alright, sometimes you gotta be strong
Well, it's alright, as long as you got somewhere to lay
Well, it's alright, everyday is judgment day


Maybe somewhere down the road a ways (at the end of the line)
You'll think of me and wonder where I am these days (at the end of the line)
Maybe somewhere down the road when somebody plays (at the end of the line)
Purple Haze


Well, it's alright, even when push comes to shove
Well, it's alright, if you got someone to love
Well, it's alright, everything'll work out fine
Well, it's alright, we're going to the end of the line


 

Captain Cranks

Footballguy
I'll give it a shot. Just need to know the scoring and when the voting cutoff is.
You rock!  Everyone will DM you their top three picks in order.  First gets 3 points, second 2, third 1. 

Voting closes at 3 PM ET tomorrow since I need to make the donations before the end of the day.

Thanks, RW!

 
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Mister CIA

Footballguy
I hope all is OK with your pup.  :(  
Sadly, no.  I had to put Miss Suzie down today; she was twelve and a half. We had a really great run.  I adopted her after her rear left leg was amputated, when she was about 11 months old. She was the world's biggest people-lover.  

Sunday morning I was greeted by a pile of vomit in the living room.  No big deal I thought, it's happened before, but this time she could barely walk and I had to carry her down the stairs to take care of business. Took her to the vet on Monday and an x-ray revealed a baseball sized tumor right about where the abdomen and thorax meet. Everything unraveled after that.  She had not eaten since Saturday, she struggled to walk, she started peeing in the middle of the night, she was reclusive, and you could just see it in her eyes. After three days of this, putting her to rest this morning was a relief.  Now I have to work through the sad triggers, like not being greeted by her every single time I walk through the door.

Mission accomplished: Best Dog Ever!

Here she is looking as cute as can be:  Suzie

 

wikkidpissah

Footballguy
Sadly, no.  I had to put Miss Suzie down today; she was twelve and a half. We had a really great run.  I adopted her after her rear left leg was amputated, when she was about 11 months old. She was the world's biggest people-lover.  

Sunday morning I was greeted by a pile of vomit in the living room.  No big deal I thought, it's happened before, but this time she could barely walk and I had to carry her down the stairs to take care of business. Took her to the vet on Monday and an x-ray revealed a baseball sized tumor right about where the abdomen and thorax meet. Everything unraveled after that.  She had not eaten since Saturday, she struggled to walk, she started peeing in the middle of the night, she was reclusive, and you could just see it in her eyes. After three days of this, putting her to rest this morning was a relief.  Now I have to work through the sad triggers, like not being greeted by her every single time I walk through the door.

Mission accomplished: Best Dog Ever!

Here she is looking as cute as can be:  Suzie
my heart goes out. she looks like a pooch who got to hop up anytime ever. proud that you respected it when it came. may memory warm you in this time.

 

krista4

Footballguy
Sadly, no.  I had to put Miss Suzie down today; she was twelve and a half. We had a really great run.  I adopted her after her rear left leg was amputated, when she was about 11 months old. She was the world's biggest people-lover.  

Sunday morning I was greeted by a pile of vomit in the living room.  No big deal I thought, it's happened before, but this time she could barely walk and I had to carry her down the stairs to take care of business. Took her to the vet on Monday and an x-ray revealed a baseball sized tumor right about where the abdomen and thorax meet. Everything unraveled after that.  She had not eaten since Saturday, she struggled to walk, she started peeing in the middle of the night, she was reclusive, and you could just see it in her eyes. After three days of this, putting her to rest this morning was a relief.  Now I have to work through the sad triggers, like not being greeted by her every single time I walk through the door.

Mission accomplished: Best Dog Ever!

Here she is looking as cute as can be:  Suzie


Aw, she's a beauty.  Love those big bat ears!  I'm so sorry for your loss.  You did the right thing.  

 

johnnycakes

Footballguy
Sadly, no.  I had to put Miss Suzie down today; she was twelve and a half. We had a really great run.  I adopted her after her rear left leg was amputated, when she was about 11 months old. She was the world's biggest people-lover.  

Sunday morning I was greeted by a pile of vomit in the living room.  No big deal I thought, it's happened before, but this time she could barely walk and I had to carry her down the stairs to take care of business. Took her to the vet on Monday and an x-ray revealed a baseball sized tumor right about where the abdomen and thorax meet. Everything unraveled after that.  She had not eaten since Saturday, she struggled to walk, she started peeing in the middle of the night, she was reclusive, and you could just see it in her eyes. After three days of this, putting her to rest this morning was a relief.  Now I have to work through the sad triggers, like not being greeted by her every single time I walk through the door.

Mission accomplished: Best Dog Ever!

Here she is looking as cute as can be:  Suzie
I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Mister CIA.  I've lost a couple of great dogs in my life...  each time it's like losing a member of the family.  Take care.  

 

Captain Cranks

Footballguy
Sadly, no.  I had to put Miss Suzie down today; she was twelve and a half. We had a really great run.  I adopted her after her rear left leg was amputated, when she was about 11 months old. She was the world's biggest people-lover.  

Sunday morning I was greeted by a pile of vomit in the living room.  No big deal I thought, it's happened before, but this time she could barely walk and I had to carry her down the stairs to take care of business. Took her to the vet on Monday and an x-ray revealed a baseball sized tumor right about where the abdomen and thorax meet. Everything unraveled after that.  She had not eaten since Saturday, she struggled to walk, she started peeing in the middle of the night, she was reclusive, and you could just see it in her eyes. After three days of this, putting her to rest this morning was a relief.  Now I have to work through the sad triggers, like not being greeted by her every single time I walk through the door.

Mission accomplished: Best Dog Ever!

Here she is looking as cute as can be:  Suzie
I'm sorry, man. This part of life sucks.

She was a pretty girl.   

 

Raging weasel

Footballguy
Sadly, no.  I had to put Miss Suzie down today; she was twelve and a half. We had a really great run.  I adopted her after her rear left leg was amputated, when she was about 11 months old. She was the world's biggest people-lover.  

Sunday morning I was greeted by a pile of vomit in the living room.  No big deal I thought, it's happened before, but this time she could barely walk and I had to carry her down the stairs to take care of business. Took her to the vet on Monday and an x-ray revealed a baseball sized tumor right about where the abdomen and thorax meet. Everything unraveled after that.  She had not eaten since Saturday, she struggled to walk, she started peeing in the middle of the night, she was reclusive, and you could just see it in her eyes. After three days of this, putting her to rest this morning was a relief.  Now I have to work through the sad triggers, like not being greeted by her every single time I walk through the door.

Mission accomplished: Best Dog Ever!

Here she is looking as cute as can be:  Suzie
Bummer, so sorry for your loss. We had to put 1 of our dogs down over the summer due to tumor issues so definitely feel your pain :(. Our other dog is now having issues due to arthritic hips/joints and may join her soon as well 

 

Raging weasel

Footballguy
Only have 5 sets of votes so far. 4 drafters have gotten a 1st place vote and 9 different drafters have received at least 1 vote. Looks like it's going to be a close one!

 

northern exposure

Footballguy
Sadly, no.  I had to put Miss Suzie down today; she was twelve and a half. We had a really great run.  I adopted her after her rear left leg was amputated, when she was about 11 months old. She was the world's biggest people-lover.  

Sunday morning I was greeted by a pile of vomit in the living room.  No big deal I thought, it's happened before, but this time she could barely walk and I had to carry her down the stairs to take care of business. Took her to the vet on Monday and an x-ray revealed a baseball sized tumor right about where the abdomen and thorax meet. Everything unraveled after that.  She had not eaten since Saturday, she struggled to walk, she started peeing in the middle of the night, she was reclusive, and you could just see it in her eyes. After three days of this, putting her to rest this morning was a relief.  Now I have to work through the sad triggers, like not being greeted by her every single time I walk through the door.

Mission accomplished: Best Dog Ever!

Here she is looking as cute as can be:  Suzie
I’m sorry for your loss. As I type this our 4 legged wonder is napping on my lap. The relationship we build with our dogs just doesn’t last long enough. #RIP Suzie

 

Mister CIA

Footballguy
Bummer, so sorry for your loss. We had to put 1 of our dogs down over the summer due to tumor issues so definitely feel your pain :(. Our other dog is now having issues due to arthritic hips/joints and may join her soon as well 
I'm sorry to hear that.  We had some success dealing with her arthritic hip with a few supplements and rimadyl - and laser treatments.  Something about zapping micro bone spurs.

 

Captain Cranks

Footballguy
I’m sorry for your loss. As I type this our 4 legged wonder is napping on my lap. The relationship we build with our dogs just doesn’t last long enough. #RIP Suzie
It doesn't.  My wife and I got a dog in lieu of having a baby and she's like a child to us. She's only one and a half now, but I can't help but think of how hard it will be when it's time.   

 

Raging weasel

Footballguy
I'm sorry to hear that.  We had some success dealing with her arthritic hip with a few supplements and rimadyl - and laser treatments.  Something about zapping micro bone spurs.
We've had her on Rimadyl and other pills for about a year but it's just getting to be too bad. She's over 15 years old so we are not going to subject her to the pain(and cost) of surgery at this point.

 

rockaction

Footballguy
Sadly, no.  I had to put Miss Suzie down today; she was twelve and a half. We had a really great run.  I adopted her after her rear left leg was amputated, when she was about 11 months old. She was the world's biggest people-lover.  

Sunday morning I was greeted by a pile of vomit in the living room.  No big deal I thought, it's happened before, but this time she could barely walk and I had to carry her down the stairs to take care of business. Took her to the vet on Monday and an x-ray revealed a baseball sized tumor right about where the abdomen and thorax meet. Everything unraveled after that.  She had not eaten since Saturday, she struggled to walk, she started peeing in the middle of the night, she was reclusive, and you could just see it in her eyes. After three days of this, putting her to rest this morning was a relief.  Now I have to work through the sad triggers, like not being greeted by her every single time I walk through the door.

Mission accomplished: Best Dog Ever!

Here she is looking as cute as can be:  Suzie
I'm sorry, CIA. She looks sweet. :(  

RIP, Suzie. 

 

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