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    Default Re: What was the best year of your life?

    Best year...all equal for as long as I can remember, 'cept for '82. Bad year for the economy, interest rates had hit 18%, had just bought a house at a severe depressed price, 1st bun was still in the oven and my department got eliminated so I was out of a job.

    Unemployment was +11% at that time. Back then, they didn't have the severance packages they have today, got 2 weeks pay for remaining vacation due and a few apologies from up above.

    Talk about facing a brick wall. It was a scary few days. I was lucky enough to get hired right away by some folks that knew me at a competitor and caught a 15% raise in the process.

    I can tell you it was a long ride home that day. It was even longer waiting on the unemployment waiting to file an application.

    Two weeks into the new job, the old company called back with an offer of new position in upstate New York. I told them to take a hike.
    Life's not the breaths you take, the breathing in and out that gets you through the day ain't what it's all about. It's the moments that take your breath away.

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    Default Re: What was the best year of your life?

    Quote Originally Posted by legridder155 View Post
    1996 My first born 1st

    1999 second born 1st

    2003 Got divorced, priceless
    More like.........

    1996 My first born 1st

    1999 second born 1st

    2003 Got divorced, pennyless
    Life's not the breaths you take, the breathing in and out that gets you through the day ain't what it's all about. It's the moments that take your breath away.

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    So far it's 2002 - sophomore year in HS

    Made it to state my first year wrestling varsity.....ever. I beat a real tough kid in the wrestebacks to make it to districts, then beat D3 AA Kyle Kehrli in the wrestlebacks to make it to state. Went 0-2, but my team won state duals the next week, and I stuck my kid in the finals. Oh yeah, there was a snowstorm, so the duals got moved to a Monday and I didn't have to go to school!
    You do the math..... I'll do the alfredo!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

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    I always have trouble with these questions because I have so much difficulty defining "best". Maybe I need Bill Clinton's help?
    Certainly the "best" moments in my life are those revolving around my wife and my children. There is nothing to compare with soaking in the spa with a glass of wine, talking over the day with my wife. Or riding in the car and having her reach over to take my hand. Watching the kids take first steps, play, compete, graduate, and develop into wonderful adults.
    There have been some really special times alone: watching the sun come up in a duck blind; sitting at the end of a dock, drowning worms; helping a mare in breach to foal; looking down at a sunset through clouds in the Cascades; etc.
    As far as turning me into the person I am today, the year and a half spent in Viet Nam was certainly special. Not something I would recommend to others, or that I wish to repeat, but a set of experiences I would not give up for anything.

    R.I.P. Cyrano and Roxanne.

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    Freshman year in college was probalby my best year looking back. I was on my own and I loved the independence. I didn't necessarily handled it all that well: lots of drinking, decent amount of drugs, chasing women, and very little class attendance. Not a good way to live your life, but it was fun while it lasted.

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    When the wall came down was pretty special to me. I've had many good ones, but that one tends to stand out the most.
    Lets go Brent!

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    The year I was six. I went to Disney World, got a new bike and my parents took me to a fancy dinner and to see Cats. The Bears won the Super Bowl, my grandfather was still healthy, and my family did awesome things like have picnics at the end of a small airstrip downtown. Seriously, six was good. I've had a lot of really good things happen since then, but they've always been tempered by some really bad things, so it's hard to pick out a year better than that.

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    In wrestling last year, as my youngest son won an OW award in Reno, and my oldest won western regionals in both Greco & freestyle and also made the podium at Tulsa Nationals.

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    I'll probably look back on these past few months as being the best with buying a house just before all the shit hit the fan, having a beautiful new baby, being closer to our families and our families closer to each other, etc. but for right now they are very, very trying. Sometimes I don't know how I'm still standing.

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