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Old 02-24-2012, 04:12 PM
 
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Sounds like a nasty trip, elkhunter. Glad you made it OK. We postponed our trip from New Mexico to Montana until now since it looked like a storm was moving across on Thursday.
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:36 PM
 
Location: NW Montana
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I second that grateful that you returned home to Timber.
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:05 PM
 
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I'll throw in a 3rd for good measure. Glad you are safe.
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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I am 58 years young and I just spent the last 2 days on the worst trip I have ever made in my life. I saw no less than 15 accidents. I had one guy pass me and loose it. He died for his efforts. God rest his sole. I can't believe the trip I made. Roads were closed and opened before I got there. I left Sturgis South Dakota yesterday at 10. I got home at 8 last night. It took me 10 hours to go 230 miles, and it took 10 hours to get back.

I got home last night and I went to bed. I just woke up at 11. I was completely out of it. But hey, I made it to my appointment at Fort Meade. haha
Today has not been one of remembrance. I was able to hold onto him until the end. That means a lot. He expired in my hands.
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:31 AM
 
Location: NW Montana
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For a reason EH, the universe put you there.
I think that we create our own way but these random things, something is flowing from it. Otherwise we should still be swinging in the trees.

Alot of snow going on! How is it in your part of Montana.
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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For a reason EH, the universe put you there.
I think that we create our own way but these random things, something is flowing from it. Otherwise we should still be swinging in the trees.

Alot of snow going on! How is it in your part of Montana.
Maybe so, but I don't have to like it.

Road was closed when I left here. They opened it right ahead of me when I got to Gillette and then closed it right behind me as I went through. Go figure.

Typical of being born and raised in snow country, I run along at 20-25 mph. I had 2 people pass me and the second one died for his efforts. Not sure about the first one. Vehicle was totaled and the meat wagon was pulling away when I got there. They didn't have the lights on so it's hard telling.

At 20 mph I kept busting loose and sliding. I have never seen it that bad. Wind would bust me loose and I would catch on again and straighten it out and then bust loose again. It was nasty.

So, the second person wrecked in front of me and this one was kind of special. I knew him. He has done 2 tours in Iraq and 1 tour in Afghanistan and last year, I harnessed up the team and hauled his 15 month old daughter to her final resting place. Life is just not fair for some folks. I sat and held him and kept him warm until he gave his last breath. There was absolutely nothing I could do other then provide comfort.

So, to each his own. You are right Seven, I must have been there for a reason. I am not entirely clear what that reason is...... But I was there and he knew that a friend was there and I kept him warm. That was all I could do.
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:50 PM
 
Location: NW Montana
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I remember the little girl's service and you talking about that.
He had someone there he knew until she arrived to take his hand.
Hugs to you EH.
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:08 PM
 
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EH- wow, how tragic. like you mentioned, at least you were there with him in the end. best wishes.
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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I am ok. I've been to the house and spoke with her. We are ok.

It is one of those things. It's not something that you can control or even try to take control of.
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:07 PM
 
Location: NW Montana
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Loss of control is something that we all hate to face, I try to remind myself of it everyday.
We only have right now..I am sure she found comfort that you were there and it gave her a connection, maybe that is why you were there also.
I am so sorry my friend. You watch out for alot of people in many places. We appreciate you.
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