I know that several of us here are former SimHQ regulars but I didn’t know how frequently you might lurk over there any more? In just the last three days two long time members have announced that they are terminal. Airdrop01 mentioned his illness on Thursday and long time moderator Murphy made an announcement of his own regarding his health today. From their posts neither individuals prognosis sounds good but Murphy seems to be in worse condition.
Their threads regarding their illnesses are in CH.
Very sad news indeed. As usual…reading news such as that puts a lot of things in perspective and is a reminder that no tomorrow is ever guaranteed. I sincerely hope they, and their families, find peace and healing whether it is literal or spiritual.
DAMMIT… haven’t been to SimHQ in years, can’t now…forgot my password. Very sad news, Murphy was prior LEO, so many times he defended me and/or my opinion in our heated police topics at SimHQ.
Airdrop01 has been a long time member of SimHQ, and still friends on Xbox. He’s one of a handful of faceless friends that I have gamed with over the years, even back in the PositiveG days… One of the names I mention when I do talk about the old SimHQ days with people like adlabs, panzermeyer, jedimaster and about a dozen more… the dirty, (tactical gamers) dozen or so.
Very sad to hear this. I think I mentioned it yesterday that a lot of us are entering that phase of life where the Life Lottery™ can change all of our lives in a blink of an eye. The frequency of such news has become alarmingly common. It IS a reminder to try our best to live our lives to the fullest. The older I get, the more I contemplate making radical changes that avoid the relative safety of my ensconced life in pursuit of those things that I feel we should see and experience before our number comes up.
I hope those guys have few regrets, lots of love around them, and are finding peace in what approaches all of us at varying speeds.
The key for me is finding contentment in what I have. I’m coming to grips with the idea that ‘he who dies with the most toys, wins’ is a pretty unfulfilled life. The only thing that worries me I suppose is leaving without using the talents I’ve been given. I’ve been blessed with a loving, solid marriage that produced three amazing children and five grandchildren (so far). I am changing careers very soon, so I feel like my professional life is finally going to meet my expectations.
I don’t want to die thinking, “if only I’d spent more time at work”. When my number comes up, I want to say, “it was worth it” as I make an exit.