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Forum topic by Occie gilliam posted 05-10-2011 04:10 AM 1950 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Occie gilliam

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05-10-2011 04:10 AM

Wow I didn’t know that this would get such a deep response
But the praying I do each morning is what I came up with being an agnostic.
I became a agnostic by default, for twenty five years after the divorce from the mother of my kids (she served papers on me at work with no warning and I was allowed to return home with the sheriff to pack two bags, she claimed I may become violent, she could have been right, I got thorn out of a house I just built for me and my family, hell I went to Phoenix witch was 20 miles away. Rented a apartment for signal only that had 550 apartments $hit I signal after 12 years of someone keeping close checks on me.
Drank and partied a lot. Missed my kids a lot. Did the hippy thing for about four years (the one thing I am very proud of is I didn’t miss or be late on any payment to her.)
It you are still read this you must be very board. To get back to the casket thing

I look under every rock trying to find something that I could believe in, it ended being the sun, that’s like being on hold until something come along, know one is more hungery then I for something better then the worms and bugs thing . But I don’t have much hope……………

I need to write something about wood to keep it straight

I have this glue system that I came up with a couple years ago or saw it some place an forgotten, hell, I may be that smart. I will post it tomorrow as a project under gluing.
By posting this tonight it will get me off my lazy a$$ and make do it, hell I like it you may like to; hardly cost any thing, that’s the good part.
Occie and no I m not drunk, just crazy or old they are about the same. Being old could be fun. You can walk up to the pretties girls, make a passes and every body will just laugh. When the other men thump you, are wont to. OK ill stop

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you

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#1 posted 05-10-2011 04:52 AM

i’m going with
old and crazy

and lonely too

which just basically makes you human

and that my friend
put’s us on a common footing

and like the song says

‘get up
get out of bed
and run a comb
across your head’

and come on out and greet the new day

there is still life to be lived
and if we try
there may just be a place for us too

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-10-2011 07:13 AM

Hay David
i had a few people here for a few hours last night, after they
left i was glad to get back to my lonely.
lonely not so bad but being lonely and honey that another story
witch i don’t need to warred about that much any more (sex free) and i like it, the scars it left, some are deep.

they think all gringo are a little crazy here so I’m right at home.
some crazy people seem to have a lot of fun.

maybe i should change my name to
crazy Occie (good idea then i can wright any thing i wont)
wow i need to think about this. after my near death thing
my time is free, can we get a divorce from a insane person?

crazy Occie (but I’m getting better. (but how would a crazy person know)
is there some one there, hello, who dare saying who dare when i say who dare?

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you

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#3 posted 05-10-2011 12:04 PM

G’day Occie, Hope you are taking the piss out of us with these blogs. Nothing wrong with being alone buddy, I spent most my adult life in the armed forces and now I love nothing more than being alone, specially in the shop with the lathes and tools. I see my wife at meal times and of an evening. To many sick people out there on the streets for my likings. Hang in there Occie you never know a little sinorita will come along.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 05-10-2011 04:52 PM

Thanks Bob
I’m good and i love life. my 70’s are looking like
it will be the best ten years of my life
i have a good life here.
I have been on a good exercising program
and eating good for the last two months and i feel grate
the ninth of march was my last stay in the hospital
that was two month ago.

i like to joke around thing that other take to ,,,,,,
you know what i mean
life is good

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you

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#5 posted 02-13-2012 06:13 PM

Is building a casket a metaphor….or what ? You never did mention what kind of wood ect. . I agree

with you … is good !

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#6 posted 02-13-2012 07:37 PM

Maybe it is a metaphor …I can’t decide .

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#7 posted 02-13-2012 07:43 PM

It might be a lot of fun!

this is how they do it in Ghana

I’d personally rather go for the Viking row boat/flaming arrow scenario like Kirk Douglas in “The Vikings”

I couldn’t find that clip, but here’s a deceased Hamster being sent off in style instead.

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#8 posted 02-13-2012 09:26 PM

I think I want one of these…


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#9 posted 02-13-2012 09:35 PM

Forget about dieing , I want to go to Ghana and build some of those ! Looks like fun !

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#10 posted 02-14-2012 05:45 AM

Screw that casket noise! I want to be cremated then put into 16” triple break color shell . Display fireworks is another of my passions. GO OUT WITH A BANG!
“16 color shell.

Hang in there Occie. Just get up in the morning and be thankful for what ever life has in store for you. Dyin’s easy, LIVIN’ is what’s tough. I went through the whole wife/divorce thing too. GOOD FRIENDS got me through it. MY family too. Stay active being productive in what you are good at.

-- OK, who's the wise guy that shrunk the plywood?

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#11 posted 02-15-2012 01:26 AM

Yes I would like to build my own casket IM probly off topic but it has crossed my mind I wonder about oak but its heavey I guess a carcass and veneer

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#13 posted 04-19-2014 11:37 AM

Straightbowed, Why are you worried about the weight? You wont have to carry it.

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