Its gonna be a good week

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Colt1911Guy, May 6, 2019.

  1. Colt1911Guy

    Colt1911Guy Lifetime NRA member

    905
    Aug 27, 2017
    Today I start my 2 weeks of vacation from my two jobs that I work.
    What a great concept, vacation.
    I have no real plans. I turn 50 on Wednesday, I am having friends and family over for food, and beers and who knows what else will snowball from that.

    I am planning on a ride to Bradenton to hang with a bunch of fellow riders over the weekend.
    That’s usually pretty unpredictable..
    I plan on shooting something, somewhere.
    And of course, there are thing that need done around the house.

    The last year since my pops passed has been a lot of hard work. He has been a big set of shoes to fill in regards to taking care of my mother.
    Miss you dad.

    I have taken a few moments to reflect on things over the last 50 years and I have come up with the fact that I have been pretty blessed over my lifetime. There have been many good ideas and probably even more bad decisions but somehow we are still doing ok.
    The kids have all turned out pretty good despite the odds, I am pretty proud of them. I have 3 wonderful grandchildren and a fourth on the way.

    I am divorced but managed to find the light again after all of that. I wasn’t able sure I be able to do that.

    Life is as good as it can be and I am truly content.
    Nothing is perfect and it all seems like it has been a struggle but you just keep your nose to the grindstone and it works out.

    For a guy from a small farm town in the middle of nowhere I still managed to experience a lot. I didn’t think I would ever get out of there..

    I’d like to thank you guys.
    You don’t know it but y’all have helped me through some of it in one way or another. Sometimes just reading others experiences help you put yours into perspective.

    I love God, guns and my family and country and am thankful for all it.

    Sorry for the ramble, it’s probably the coffee..

    I hope you guys have a good week too.
     
  2. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    Great post, happy birthday and enjoy your vacation. :thumbs: :cheers:
     
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  3. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    Enjoy your birthday, sounds like you've learned to appreciate your life, thanks for the post. Have fun!
     
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  4. Greg45acp

    Greg45acp Double Secret Banned Supporting Addict

    Oct 31, 2016
    Happy birthday!
     
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  5. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    Awesome post and Happy Birthday, brother and fellow Addict!
     
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  6. 1L26

    1L26 Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    Enjoy and have a Very Happy Birthday!
     
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  7. cghelton

    cghelton Well-Known Member

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    Jan 8, 2017
    Happy Birthday!


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  8. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    Enjoy your time.
     
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  9. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    Happy Birthday!! Here's to 50 more great years!:cheers:
     
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  10. robs9

    robs9 Well-Known Member

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    May 4, 2015
    Happy Birthday . Have a great vacation.

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  11. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Losing loved ones is hard, sorry for your loss last year.
    Enjoy the time off, Bradenton is a great area to ride. Rode down there many times when i lived in Tampa
     
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  12. DR_Diesel

    DR_Diesel Well-Known Member

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    Mar 11, 2019
    Happy B-day may you be blessed with many more years and many more rounds down range. And thanks for reminding me to call my dad and telling him just how much I love him.
     
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  13. Colt1911Guy

    Colt1911Guy Lifetime NRA member

    905
    Aug 27, 2017
    Thank you all!
    Bonus prize! I just got back from the skin Dr and I am skin cancer free!!! That’s a good feeling.
    And absolutely call your dad.
     
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  14. Colt1911Guy

    Colt1911Guy Lifetime NRA member

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    Aug 27, 2017

    Thanks Mouche!
    This post grabbed me and made want to comment on it.

    I have learned to appreciate things and get out to live more.
    My father always had “plans” and thing we were going to do “someday”.
    That didn’t happen and someday came and went.

    I decided right then to live every day as though there might not be tomorrow.
    I also learned to tell those around me how much I care about them as often as I can.
    I decided to be less gruff and more happy and I really had to work on that one.

    Thanks for reading/listening to my rant.
     
  15. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    I hear that loud & clear, I lost a brother early on and made the same decision, those we have lost are always with us, good for you, looking forward to the pictures & stories that'll come from your trip!
     
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  16. Colt1911Guy

    Colt1911Guy Lifetime NRA member

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    Aug 27, 2017


    It just kind of fits man, we have all been there in one way or another.
    The world can overwhelm you easily, then you just gotta kick it ass.
     
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  17. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Damn good news
     
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  18. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
    Nice! Happy birthday dude! I too turn 50 this year.
     
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  19. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    Same here. :)
     
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  20. TitanXD

    TitanXD Active Member

    75
    Jul 13, 2017
    Happy 50TH From Tampa!
    Enjoy your time off.
     
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