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Old 07-09-2013, 07:34 PM
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Default Twice old friends in the past two weeks.

"HAMLET:
To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub'

Few days ago my legs just gave out under me and I collapes in my "living room" (now there's a two word description I could do without) and I thought I might be number three. Folded out from under me like wet paper.

Learned I have to be very careful in the early day, afternoons some spring back in the step.
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Hope it's not something chronic - you need those things to fill out the waders.

Good luck Fred!

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Hey Fred !
Here is some unsolicited advice :
1. Sleep in.
2. Eat well.
3. See a doctor.
4. FER GOSH SAKES, FIND SOMETHING A BIT MORE
CHEERFUL TO READ THAN HAMLET !

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Hear you G. But time just looking at photo albums, pictures takes you back to 'Good Days.' Have a picture in my bedroom of my son Greg at 12-13 with his first Steelhead. 18+ some pounds, fish is damned near as long as he is.

Guy vacationing from Hawaii took the picture and sent same to me.

Greg's first fish and I'd cast and 'bump.' Woozer, second cast and miss the damned thing.

''Greg, cast right there and count a quick three and set the hook."

I think he counted to two, but Game On.


Some pictures take you back to days that you wish were still 'days.' Men who were in their 70's when you were in your teens. Sit on a beach and show you their fly boxes.

Extraordinaire experiences.
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If there be one life to live...live it well and to the fullest, not to be sorry, and put Hamlet back on the shelf. Wish you well.
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When I'm depressed I read Poe.
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Time wise, up right behind you dashing for the bathroom. A glass of OJ just turned my guts inside out. Up-chucked the whole thing. God that hurts.
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When I'm depressed I read Poe.
Indeed:

"A lonely man tries to ease his "sorrow for the lost Lenore," by distracting his mind with old books of "forgotten lore." He is interrupted while he is "nearly napping," by a "tapping on [his] chamber door."

As he opens up the door, he finds "darkness there and nothing more." Into the darkness he whispers, "Lenore," hoping his lost love had come back, but all that could be heard was "an echo [that] murmured back the word 'Lenore!'"


With a burning soul, the man returns to his chamber, and this time he can hear a tapping at the window lattice. As he "flung the shutter," "in stepped a stately Raven," the bird of ill-omen . The raven perched on the bust of Pallas, the goddess of wisdom in Greek mythology, above his chamber door.

The man asks the Raven for his name, and surprisingly it answers, and croaks

"Nevermore."

The man knows that the bird does not speak from wisdom, but has been taught by "some unhappy master," and that the word "nevermore" is its only "stock and store."

The man welcomes the raven, and is afraid that the raven will be gone in the morning, "as Hopes have flown before"; however, the raven answers,

"Nevermore."

The man smiled, and pulled up a chair, interested in what the raven "meant in croaking,
‘Nevermore.’"

The chair, where Lenore once sat, brought back painful memories. The man, who knows the irrational nature in the raven’s speech, still cannot help but ask the raven questions. Since the narrator is aware that the raven only knows one word, he can anticipate the bird's responses. "Is there balm in Gilead?"

"Nevermore."

Can Lenore be found in paradise? -

"Nevermore."

"Take thy form from off my door!" - "Nevermore." Finally the man concedes, realizing that to continue this dialogue would be pointless. And his "soul from out that shadow" that the raven throws on the floor, "Shall be lifted --

Nevermore!"
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Fred, hope it's nothing serious...you should have a medical through though
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I hope so too jb. Hamlet & Poe are a little downer by the sound of it. Put them back on the bookshelf, step outside in the fresh air and as Mother Maybelle & The Carter Family told us :"Keep On The Sunnyside Of Life"., or where I am ...
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