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#41 Union 5-3992

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 05:50 PM

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View PostUnion 5-3992, on 04 July 2015 - 04:32 PM, said:

One of my old hs teachers took his own life last winter. He was my favorite teacher because he got me interested in business and is responsible for my going to college for accounting. I found out this week that his ex-wife had been hounding him for money and keeping his kids from him. He tried to live a new life with a new wife and she just kept going at him trying to hurt him. He was such a nice guy who dearly loved his kids and I'll never forget him.

That is very sad, but I'd like to caution you about taking sides in his personal life.  Unless you know the man and his family very well, there is much about his first marriage that is unknown to you.  His suicide was probably the result of many things - not just his ex-wife.
You're absolutely right. He suffered from many mental conditions he hid very well so if there is anything to look at, that's the biggest thing

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 05:53 PM

View PostPrincipled Man, on 04 July 2015 - 05:45 PM, said:

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 04 July 2015 - 04:32 PM, said:

One of my old hs teachers took his own life last winter. He was my favorite teacher because he got me interested in business and is responsible for my going to college for accounting. I found out this week that his ex-wife had been hounding him for money and keeping his kids from him. He tried to live a new life with a new wife and she just kept going at him trying to hurt him. He was such a nice guy who dearly loved his kids and I'll never forget him.

That is very sad, but I'd like to caution you about taking sides in his personal life.  Unless you know the man and his family very well, there is much about his first marriage that is unknown to you. His suicide was probably the result of many things - not just his ex-wife.

There is so much truth in that, and there are always two sides to every story.

It's still a shame though that he chose to end his life rather than find a remedy.

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 05:54 PM

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 04 July 2015 - 05:50 PM, said:

View PostPrincipled Man, on 04 July 2015 - 05:45 PM, said:

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 04 July 2015 - 04:32 PM, said:

One of my old hs teachers took his own life last winter. He was my favorite teacher because he got me interested in business and is responsible for my going to college for accounting. I found out this week that his ex-wife had been hounding him for money and keeping his kids from him. He tried to live a new life with a new wife and she just kept going at him trying to hurt him. He was such a nice guy who dearly loved his kids and I'll never forget him.

That is very sad, but I'd like to caution you about taking sides in his personal life.  Unless you know the man and his family very well, there is much about his first marriage that is unknown to you.  His suicide was probably the result of many things - not just his ex-wife.

You're absolutely right. He suffered from many mental conditions he hid very well so if there is anything to look at, that's the biggest thing

And I'm sure a hostile ex didn't help matters.  Family dysfunctions and tragedies like this one are so preventable.  What a shame.  



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Posted 04 July 2015 - 06:27 PM

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 04 July 2015 - 04:32 PM, said:

One of my old hs teachers took his own life last winter. He was my favorite teacher because he got me interested in business and is responsible for my going to college for accounting. I found out this week that his ex-wife had been hounding him for money and keeping his kids from him. He tried to live a new life with a new wife and she just kept going at him trying to hurt him. He was such a nice guy who dearly loved his kids and I'll never forget him.
Sorry to hear this.  Life is complicated, as many have noted, but it's always confusing when someone you admire chooses this path.  Your success gives testimony to the best parts of who he was...

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 06:27 PM

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 04 July 2015 - 04:32 PM, said:

One of my old hs teachers took his own life last winter. He was my favorite teacher because he got me interested in business and is responsible for my going to college for accounting. I found out this week that his ex-wife had been hounding him for money and keeping his kids from him. He tried to live a new life with a new wife and she just kept going at him trying to hurt him. He was such a nice guy who dearly loved his kids and I'll never forget him.
Sorry to hear this.  Life is complicated, as many have noted, but it's always confusing when someone you admire chooses this path.  Your success gives testimony to the best parts of who he was...

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 07:05 PM

View Postgoose, on 04 July 2015 - 06:27 PM, said:

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 04 July 2015 - 04:32 PM, said:

One of my old hs teachers took his own life last winter. He was my favorite teacher because he got me interested in business and is responsible for my going to college for accounting. I found out this week that his ex-wife had been hounding him for money and keeping his kids from him. He tried to live a new life with a new wife and she just kept going at him trying to hurt him. He was such a nice guy who dearly loved his kids and I'll never forget him.
Sorry to hear this.  Life is complicated, as many have noted, but it's always confusing when someone you admire chooses this path.  Your success gives testimony to the best parts of who he was...
Agreed. Union was part of his "Garden" whether his teacher knew it or not isn't the issue. That is the way I see life and death anyway. He who has the fullest "Garden" at their end wins... :rose: On the flip side it is a shame what life's pressures can do to a person... :(

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 01:22 AM

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 04 July 2015 - 04:32 PM, said:

One of my old hs teachers took his own life last winter. He was my favorite teacher because he got me interested in business and is responsible for my going to college for accounting. I found out this week that his ex-wife had been hounding him for money and keeping his kids from him. He tried to live a new life with a new wife and she just kept going at him trying to hurt him. He was such a nice guy who dearly loved his kids and I'll never forget him.
Union - I'm so sorry.  :(

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 01:39 AM

My 4th was a complete bust, and that wasn't fun.

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 07:58 AM

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View PostStormtron, on 03 July 2015 - 04:32 AM, said:

My dog died last night. He was a nearly 13 year old Golden Retriever and he had a good life, but man, I'm really gonna miss him. RIP Mojo.

I'm so sorry to hear this :hug2:

Thank you.

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 10:51 AM

View PostNarps, on 04 July 2015 - 07:05 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 04 July 2015 - 06:27 PM, said:

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 04 July 2015 - 04:32 PM, said:

One of my old hs teachers took his own life last winter. He was my favorite teacher because he got me interested in business and is responsible for my going to college for accounting. I found out this week that his ex-wife had been hounding him for money and keeping his kids from him. He tried to live a new life with a new wife and she just kept going at him trying to hurt him. He was such a nice guy who dearly loved his kids and I'll never forget him.
Sorry to hear this.  Life is complicated, as many have noted, but it's always confusing when someone you admire chooses this path.  Your success gives testimony to the best parts of who he was...
Agreed. Union was part of his "Garden" whether his teacher knew it or not isn't the issue. That is the way I see life and death anyway. He who has the fullest "Garden" at their end wins... :rose: On the flip side it is a shame what life's pressures can do to a person... :(
^^^^this. Narps said it all. Thanks man

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 11:06 PM

My cousin died today.  :(  she wasn't even a month old yet, and I never met her.

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 12:57 AM

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 12:58 AM

View PostDisk98, on 26 July 2015 - 11:06 PM, said:

My cousin died today.  :(  she wasn't even a month old yet, and I never met her.

Sorry.. :(

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 07:57 AM

What made me sad today? Oh nothing really......

Just modern society, going nowhere in life, today's music, hating how I look, hating my personality, having no motivation for anything, and just wanting to disappear.

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 12:38 AM

View PostDisk98, on 26 July 2015 - 11:06 PM, said:

My cousin died today.  :(  she wasn't even a month old yet, and I never met her.

I'm so sorry for your loss :hug2: My condolences to you and your family.

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 01:52 AM

View PostDisk98, on 26 July 2015 - 11:06 PM, said:

My cousin died today.  :(  she wasn't even a month old yet, and I never met her.
Oh man...  I am so sorry to hear that.

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 01:53 AM

View Postfraroc, on 27 July 2015 - 07:57 AM, said:

What made me sad today? Oh nothing really......

Just modern society, going nowhere in life, today's music, hating how I look, hating my personality, having no motivation for anything, and just wanting to disappear.
Hang in there, buddy!  Miss you around SOCN, btw.

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 10:55 AM

View Postgoose, on 28 July 2015 - 01:53 AM, said:

View Postfraroc, on 27 July 2015 - 07:57 AM, said:

What made me sad today? Oh nothing really......

Just modern society, going nowhere in life, today's music, hating how I look, hating my personality, having no motivation for anything, and just wanting to disappear.
Hang in there, buddy!  Miss you around SOCN, btw.

Well too bad for you, I'm never going back there.

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 11:08 AM

View PostDisk98, on 26 July 2015 - 11:06 PM, said:

My cousin died today.  :(  she wasn't even a month old yet, and I never met her.

Really sorry to hear this, Disk. :( I had a similar experience about 11-12 years ago.

I feel especially bad for your cousin's parents as well.

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 11:40 AM

View Postgoose, on 28 July 2015 - 01:53 AM, said:

View Postfraroc, on 27 July 2015 - 07:57 AM, said:

What made me sad today? Oh nothing really......

Just modern society, going nowhere in life, today's music, hating how I look, hating my personality, having no motivation for anything, and just wanting to disappear.
Hang in there, buddy!  Miss you around SOCN, btw.
Agreed. Very nice goose... :cheers:




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