Monday, January 18, 2016
Death and taxes… No exemptions from Death
Tax time, lots of folks looking for Exemptions!
David Bowie, of course I knew the name but I really did not know who he was. However I have learned He had millions of fans. He recently died after a bout with cancer. He was 69 years old. I remember a time I thought 60 was old, but NOW, I KNOW better. We lost Sherry’s mom when she was only 61 years of age and my dad at 69, now I see that as young. Many who read this have lost children, parents and mates too young. I lost two ‘sweet nephews’. One, Howard, a super guy, a young hard working husband, father and businessman at 36, the other a good guy who misunderstood life, at 43.
In your youth, you are invincible, Age won’t lay a glove on you, or so you think. But as surely as a clock keeps on ticking, we are using up our lifetime.
War has taken many young men and women, whose lives lay before them. Drugs and Alcohol have taken many before their time. Life is precious. What is a year worth? How much of his fortune would Elvis have given for one more year of life?
It is not just infamous people like ‘El Chapo’, who profit off the misery of those hooked, that ARE GUILTY! BUT ALSO our society that places on pedestals, the entertainers and high rollers, who USE, and joke about it.
My heart cries when people ‘IGNORANTLY’ smash the ‘hourglasses' of life. Throw away their days, months and years, early. Just for a little more ‘fun’. It was once just the kids, experimenting and getting hooked. Now it is moms and dads, while filling a ‘God given roll’, who use drugs. They leave behind kids, confused, with broken hearts and questions forever, “MOM! DAD! Why did you do it, I loved you so much?”
Someone very close to me told me when they were ‘hooked’, that they delivered drugs by appointment from a brief case, to Doctors, lawyers, and sports stars in a limo and wearing a suit, thus leaving the appearance of, business as usual. Business as usual? Not a good thought.
We can do better than this, can’t we?
the 1937 Packard