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    Mort Walker of Beetle Baily fame

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    Going to a funeral today - I was their "his" hometeacher for 10 years .

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    I had the same secretary for over 21 years. We came to know each other and our respective families very well. Last Thursday night, she and her husband were at home. Their oldest daughter, who has always been a bit difficult, came by and had a huge argument with her father, which is not unusual. The argument ended with the daughter leaving in a rage. At that point my former secretary went to bed and her husband said he would be up in a few minutes. She heard him puttering around the kitchen followed by a loud gasp and a hard thud. The thud was the sound of her husband's body hitting the floor. He apparently suffered a massive heart attack and was dead before he hit the floor. He was only 60 years old and seemed to be in very good shape.

    Per his wishes there was no funeral. Instead, there was a gathering of friends and family at their home, which we attended yesterday. It was very sad to see the daughter, who I have known since she was a small child, feel just horrible because of the way she left it with her father. For the rest of her life she will recall that the last thing she said to her father was an angry insult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    I had the same secretary for over 21 years. We came to know each other and our respective families very well. Last Thursday night, she and her husband were at home. Their oldest daughter, who has always been a bit difficult, came by and had a huge argument with her father, which is not unusual. The argument ended with the daughter leaving in a rage. At that point my former secretary went to bed and her husband said he would be up in a few minutes. She heard him puttering around the kitchen followed by a loud gasp and a hard thud. The thud was the sound of her husband's body hitting the floor. He apparently suffered a massive heart attack and was dead before he hit the floor. He was only 60 years old and seemed to be in very good shape.

    Per his wishes there was no funeral. Instead, there was a gathering of friends and family at their home, which we attended yesterday. It was very sad to see the daughter, who I have known since she was a small child, feel just horrible because of the way she left it with her father. For the rest of her life she will recall that the last thing she said to her father was an angry insult.

    Life is so tenuous and short. Live it as though the next moment may be your last.
    So sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    Going to a funeral today - I was their "his" hometeacher for 10 years .
    Turns out that old Mel was drafted in '43 and fought on the front lines of Okinawa. 50% of his squad was gunned down as the transport boat hit the shore.... he crawled up the beach under heavy gun fire... he dug a hole and hunkered down into it. His commanding officer told him to get out of the hole and press forward... as he did two men filled the foxhole he had just laid. 15 seconds after he left the hole, it was directly hit by mortar. They gathered and moved together toward the enemy.... as they moved the soldiers all around him were shot and he was left standing so he hit the ground too... in his forward position he didn't have food or water for two days. The battle of Okinawa lasted 82 days, and he was only one of 25 of his 180 men squadron that lived. Later in the war he was assigned to confiscate ammunition on mainland Japan and he had to ferret out rogue Japanese in tunnels and caves were ammunition was stored....

    The son cried as he read parts of the story and began his remarks... Dad never like to talk about his participation in the war, and I only learned these things by reading his journal....

    I knew Mel as an older gentleman who performed service for others when he could and as a faithful ordinance worker in the temple. In the last few years I would help the ninety something Mel from his wheelchair into the cushy seat in HP group. I wish I would have known that he was a bad-ass survivor of one the the worst battles in American History. I guess not saying anything or talking about it was what made him a bad-ass after all.

    Proud to have known you Mel, and considered you a friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    I had the same secretary for over 21 years. We came to know each other and our respective families very well. Last Thursday night, she and her husband were at home. Their oldest daughter, who has always been a bit difficult, came by and had a huge argument with her father, which is not unusual. The argument ended with the daughter leaving in a rage. At that point my former secretary went to bed and her husband said he would be up in a few minutes. She heard him puttering around the kitchen followed by a loud gasp and a hard thud. The thud was the sound of her husband's body hitting the floor. He apparently suffered a massive heart attack and was dead before he hit the floor. He was only 60 years old and seemed to be in very good shape.

    Per his wishes there was no funeral. Instead, there was a gathering of friends and family at their home, which we attended yesterday. It was very sad to see the daughter, who I have known since she was a small child, feel just horrible because of the way she left it with her father. For the rest of her life she will recall that the last thing she said to her father was an angry insult.

    Life is so tenuous and short. Live it as though the next moment may be your last.
    Whoa - that's my age, way, way too young!
    Life is too short. There is an important lesson in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    Turns out that old Mel was drafted in '43 and fought on the front lines of Okinawa. 50% of his squad was gunned down as the transport boat hit the shore.... he crawled up the beach under heavy gun fire... he dug a hole and hunkered down into it. His commanding officer told him to get out of the whole and press forward... as he did two men filled the foxhole he had just laid. 15 seconds after he left the hole, it was directly hit by mortar. They gathered and moved together toward the enemy.... as they moved the soldiers all around him were shot and he was left standing so he hit the ground too... in his forward position he didn't have food or water for two days. The battle of Okinawa lasted 82 days, and he was only one of 25 of his 180 men squadron that lived. Later in the war he was assigned to confiscate ammunition on mainland Japan and he had to ferret out rogue Japanese in tunnels and caves were ammunition was stored....

    The son cried as he read parts of the story and began his remarks... Dad never like to talk about his participation in the war, and I only learned these things by reading his journal....

    I knew Mel as an older gentleman who performed service for others when he could and as a faithful ordinance worker in the temple. In the last few years I would help the ninety something Mel from his wheelchair into the cushy seat in HP group. I wish I would have known that he was a bad-ass survivor of one the the worst battles in American History. I guess not saying anything or talking about it was what made him a bad-ass after all.

    Proud to have known you Mel, and considered you a friend.
    So Sad - the Greatest Generation is getting smaller by the minute!

    Okinawa was about a nasty a fight as could be. I'm convinced it was one of the reasons HST ok'd the use of the Bomb. It was dropped about 2 mths after the fighting ended on the island

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    I feel for that daughter Creek.

    It is a gut-check every time I make a terminal diagnosis to someone as old or younger than I. And that is becoming a little more common each day.

    You may survive WW2 and live till your 90, or die suddenly and leave decades on the table. Live your own life.

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    thanks for sharing, clack and creek.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hostile View Post
    Really good obituary. An incredible loss for the state of Utah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Really good obituary. An incredible loss for the state of Utah.
    can't read it with an adblocker enabled, so eff the trib.
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    John Mahoney. He was only 77. That is surprising, and saddening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuapinmon View Post
    John Mahoney. He was only 77. That is surprising, and saddening.
    I didn't realize he was British born.

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    Billy Graham....

    I always liked and respected Rev Graham... those others were posers... but he was a true man.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...age-99-n701276

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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    Billy Graham....

    I always liked and respected Rev Graham... those others were posers... but he was a true man.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...age-99-n701276
    I would have guessed he died 10 years ago.

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    David Ogden Stiers - Maj Winchester of M*A*S*H and Cogsworth the Clock in the animated Beauty and the Beast

    Colon Cancer - he was 75

    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...ies-at-75.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyone View Post
    David Ogden Stiers - Maj Winchester of M*A*S*H and Cogsworth the Clock in the animated Beauty and the Beast

    Colon Cancer - he was 75

    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...ies-at-75.html
    It was actually bladder cancer.

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    fox news strikes again

    edit

    It looks like they fixed the article
    Last edited by happyone; 03-07-2018 at 04:49 PM.

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    Stephen Hawking, 76.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    Stephen Hawking, 76.


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    I hope he finds what he wasn't looking for.

    He obviously had a great mind, and of course great minds think alike.

    This is a very broad question but I'll try and answer it. I'll not include any mathematics in my answer. If you would like me to get into technical details then let me know and I'll edit my answer.

    The idea of multiverses has found resonance in multiple places in theoretical physics but I think Brian Greene's categorization of multiverses is perhaps the must lucid. According to Brian Greene there can be 9 types of multiverses.


    Quilted, Inflationary, Brane, Cyclic, Landscape, Quantum, Holographic, Simulated and Ultimate.


    I'll explain a few of them. Obviously all of them are complex theoretical models in their own right and require in-depth study.


    The Quilted multiverse is very simple. It is a consequence of infinite space. If space is infinite then all events will occur infinitely. However, because of the limit on speed of light, we can only observe small part of this universe. This is called our cosmic horizon.


    The Inflationary multiverse is a consequence of the Big Bang theory itself. Some people refer to it as eternal inflation. The idea is that some volume of the Universe is always under inflation and this process (through quantum fluctuations of the inflation field) essentially spawns bubbles creating new universes.


    The Brane multiverse is a direct consequence of the M-theory which is kind of like amalgamation of the different flavors of the string theory. The idea is that our universe is 3 dimensional and exists inside a higher dimension space with other universes.


    The Quantum multiverse is a weird theory. Some physicists believe that under quantum phenomenon there is no uncertainty and that all possible outcomes happen but in parallel universes. So if an electron resolves from a superposition, then it resolves to all possible positions in different universes. We observe the one of position in our universe. This to us appears as uncertainty but behind it is a deterministic system.


    I hope that helps. Let me know if you want me to get into details about any of them and I can try and elaborate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post

    The Quantum multiverse is a weird theory. Some physicists believe that under quantum phenomenon there is no uncertainty and that all possible outcomes happen but in parallel universes. So if an electron resolves from a superposition, then it resolves to all possible positions in different universes. We observe the one of position in our universe. This to us appears as uncertainty but behind it is a deterministic system.
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    Yeah, I saw this on Star Trek.
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    Stephen Hawkings last words

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunk Tank View Post
    Ouch! That's horrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Ouch! That's horrible.
    Yeah, but it made me smile. Has anyone with ALS lived longer than he did since being diagnosed? I think he was diagnosed at age 21. Conspiracy theorists say he was a clone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunk Tank View Post
    Yeah, but it made me smile. Has anyone with ALS lived longer than he did since being diagnosed? I think he was diagnosed at age 21. Conspiracy theorists say he was a clone.
    I admit I laughed. Then felt bad about it. Then laughed again a little later.
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