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A Sad Day in Curmudgeonville

Paul Pollets
Paul Pollets Member Posts: 3,656
My best friend Michael Gurian, lost his 28 year old son in a tree cutting accident yesterday in New Hampshire. It's a terrible tragedy. We're all shocked and speechless. I wrote an article about Michael several years ago when I renovated the heating system on the Barge that houses his guitar parts factory. He's an ex-New Yorker that has been a special friend. There's not much to be said. My friend is so heartbroken.

<a href="http://www.pmmag.com/Articles/Radiant_Heating_Report/BNP_GUID_9-5-2006_A_10000000000000352353">http://www.pmmag.com/Articles/Radiant_Heating_Report/BNP_GUID_9-5-2006_A_10000000000000352353</a>


  • Alan R. Mercurio_3
    Alan R. Mercurio_3 Member Posts: 1,620

    Paul, Please accept my condolences. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and Michael's family.
    Your friend in the industry,

    Alan R. Mercurio

  • Mark Eatherton
    Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,853
    Our condolences to the family...

    My mom use to say, that to a parent, it is un-natural to have your children pass on before the parents, and it is a burden that will bear weight on the consciences of the survivors until they too pass.

    And this too shall come to pass.

    Sorry for their and your loss...

    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
  • Joannie
    Joannie Member Posts: 96
    So sad

    I heard about that on the news yesterday.  How sad for his family and friends.  I'm sending prayers their way.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,522
    Worst thing I can imagine.

    I'll say it again: Hug your kids.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Tim McElwain
    Tim McElwain Member Posts: 4,621
    So sorry

    my condolences to the family and my prayers.
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,373

    You're so right.

    When I was doing mission work several years ago, we had a seminar with an older veteran missionary teaching on the home. The one thing he kept repeating over and over: "You better hold your children while you can".

    God has blessed me with seven children here on this earth and three in heaven. Two of the seven are out on their own with another soon to follow. They're gone too soon!

    Our prayers will be with this family in this time of grief.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
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