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I got a dreaded call from my brother in Sioux Falls SoDak last night. He's been battling cancer for a couple of years and for a long time things seemed to be going his way. Last night he called and told me that it's the end of the road. He has come to the point that there's no more treatment left. So he told me he's leaving me his Cub Cadet and 1961 Chevy pickup he bought to restore because he wanted one from his birth year. Also leaving me a Savage Fox double barrel 20 gauge shotgun we both hunted with in our youth and some other guns. He graduated from high school when I was in the 4th grade, but in tha past 20 or so years we have become very close. He just met his first grandchild a couple of weeks ago. I'm heartbroken and would give everything back for more time with him. But I guess you never know when your number is going to be called. I ask for your prayers. Thanks to all at RP. From me in NoDak.

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Sorry to hear about your brother.  Cancer sucks.

if there is any comfort, it sounds like the two of you had a good to great relationship, at least in recent years.  Be thankful for that.  I see too many families  that don’t appreciate each other or even talk for that matter.

praying that your brother gets to move on under his own terms as much as possible with no suffering.

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52 minutes ago, Mudfly said:

Sorry to hear about your brother.  Cancer sucks.

if there is any comfort, it sounds like the two of you had a good to great relationship, at least in recent years.  Be thankful for that.  I see too many families  that don’t appreciate each other or even talk for that matter.

praying that your brother gets to move on under his own terms as much as possible with no suffering.

My brother is planning to come for a visit in a couple of weeks. May be his last one. He has a 1955 first series GMC at a hot rod shop right now. I'm going to do everything I can to help get it done so he can at least get a ride in it before his time comes. We have several projects that we were planning on getting to before this. Hopefully we can get this one done in time. I have the chassis and engine in my barn and will be getting it ready for the shop before he gets here. Hoping the shop can get it done in time.

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25 minutes ago, JaredT said:

Praying for you all, but he will live on in the projects. Get them running and every time you roll the key, he is with you again.

That's my plan. The 55 GMC will most likely go to his son. He will have a piece of his dad with him every time he starts it up!

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Prayers for comfort and understanding this terrible thing that cancer is.

I hope you both get to spend some real quality time together.

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I'm so grateful for your well wishes. I was on another forum a couple of days ago where someone asked for prayers and there were a couple of guys on there that mocked the poster for asking for prayers. I decided that im no longer a part of that forum. Believe what you want to believe,  but don't ridicule someone in their time of need. If you're a non believer,  leave it at that. No reason to belittle someone who's just asking for a little understanding.  I thank you all for your consideration.  Thank you all.

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24 minutes ago, lotsaIHCs said:

That's my plan. The 55 GMC will most likely go to his son. He will have a piece of his dad with him every time he starts it up!

I want to keep the 61 just as it is, except that I want to put the 61 "eyebrow" hood back on. Because that's the way he wanted it. Get it running with the 235 and make it a driver. That will be my tribute to him. 

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Sorry to hear of your families bad news, like most of us here, if anything can be done, we would try. Take advantage of every minute you can with him and his family. Be thankful for the opportunity to have the knowing, and get to make it the best it can be. It's not often people get the chance to spend more time, knowing time will be cut short. I'm sure we all have had family members pass, no warning or signs, and wished we could have spent more time with them, "if only we knew".  

Prayers from our family to yours 

Mark

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Enjoy your time left, hopefully the truck gets done so he can drive or ride, I lost a cousin to cancer that battled it for almost a decade and he left me 2 of his 3 motorcycles, I have only repaired or changed to minimum to keep that bike as he had it and think of him often when out on a ride 😊

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