1923-2001 the begining and the end.

Submitted by John C on 5/10/01. ( )

It is not the begining that should bring forth good things to, nor is it the ending of your life that should bring fame to you.

It is the DASH in between, yes that little line is so much more about you than the dates or the epitah on your tombstone.

The dash reprensts your life, what you did with your life, how, where and why of your existence.

Look around you what do you see, look left, look right, there is not any better time to fix what you have done wrong than now!

What does your DASH represent?

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This response submitted by TIM M. on 5/10/01. ( )

Very well said Mr.C.If more people were concerned about the DASH and the legacy they leave behind the world would be a whole lot better place.WE REALLY NEED THAT RIGHT NOW.

Borrow, copy, use

This response submitted by Randal R. Waites on 5/10/01. ( rwenglish1@aol.com )

I liked that, it is something to think about. Can I use that, some time? rw

also one I heard: What you do in the dark, is your true self.

use quotes

This response submitted by Terry V on 5/11/01. ( )

John, I have read that before haven't I? I think I have it in one of those little date books that has all the cute little sayings.

And I thought John C was deep!

This response submitted by Brian on 5/11/01. ( )

You burst my bubble John,I thought you made
that up on your own,Oh Well...It's the thought

I like these

This response submitted by Michele on 5/11/01. ( taxidermywild@yahoo.com )

Work like you don't need the money and Dance like no one is watching

John C...

This response submitted by Steve on 5/11/01. ( )

What is the significance of the dates?

And another...

This response submitted by Lisa on 5/11/01. ( )

Valuable viewpoint. Sometimes, the first person to question, should be ourselves. Thank-you for sharing this, John C.

The Dates are a personal thing Steve.

This response submitted by John C on 5/11/01. ( )

As I was looking at the tombstone of my Granma, I thought man she has done some things, the start, the finish, the dash, the dash now that the life and times she lead and had. Looking around the graveyard, I noticed many other stone of people she had known, people, reletive whos lives she had touched one way or another, most she had out lived. But yet there were tons of flowers in her remembrence.

Then I tought to myself, I have touched many more people than she had, some have been happy, some have been mad or upset, may have been sad. In this all to short life each one of us come and go, what we do with that dash is, was and shall be our life.

TO those I have offended, I offer my apology, to those I have helped I wish continued luck. God bless each and everyone of you, each and everyday. There are still a few in our ranks that need contiued prayers, for those I do pray for a healthy life and and pursuit of happieness.

To Rusty Garrett someday we need to have lunch, I forgive you for everything that has been said and done, if you will do the same for me?

a small thought, a little word

This response submitted by humbled on 5/12/01. ( )

Granma's are special, John Best wishes, we've had our differences, not important!

Hi JohnC

This response submitted by Dave Toms on 5/12/01. ( )

thanks for the post, yes our lives are short and I am willing to bet most of us won't be thinking about how many deer we stuffed or how much business we had when we are at our end of the run. I think we will be more concerned with the relationships we were blessed with during our stay. I wish you well and I consider you a friend. Hope to meet up with ya again at a future show. God Bless


Things I reflect on from Taxidermy.

This response submitted by John C on 5/13/01. ( )

They many great people I have met from the art. Both Taxidermist wise and client wise.

I look back even the recent World show bless me with many more.

I do urge each and everyone of you to do your best not to work on weekends, keep those sacred for your family, when at all possible!

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