Like it Used to Be

I just got back from 4 days in the way, way north... fishing with my buddies and my family.  Lots of nephews, bros and guys I've known for decades.  This year there was a new guy. Lets call him George.  He's a bit older than me and I'd never met him before. From the moment I met him, I could see that he was one of the most likeable and positive people I've seen.  The next day I was taking a group out to a new lake and George tagged along. I ended up in the same boat with him for 5 hours, so you talk about a lot of stuff.  Turns out George has done 2 rounds of chemo for bone cancer.  He has taken a crap-kicking over the last 4 years that makes my little adventure seem like a walk in the park.  Our buddy Capnhardass is always reminding us that while our challenge is tough, there's always somebody who has it tougher.  I think George and I are going to be great friends and I hope I can come close to matching his positive outlook.
During last years trip I was on tx and I couldn't do everything I wanted to do.  This year I was back!  I set the pace for those young pups!  It was just like it used to be. (With the exception of the Canadian Club and stogies during the poker game!)

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Trissa01
Trissa01

I\'ll take hcv over bone cancer.
Glad you enjoyed one of your favorite things, and you got to meet \"George\". every year things just get better, don\'t they?
mema485
mema485

That is awesome!!!! I am happy for you & it is great that you took a moment to share this!!!! Well done!!!! :)
deleted_user
deleted_user

Great news Jack. So wonderful to feel good again isn\'t it! Sounds like George was meant to be in your life.
deleted_user
deleted_user

Makes me smile, Jack...this makes me smile. :)