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  • tcbnj
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    thanks Turk...wow, if that vid doesn't get the message accross, nothing will

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  • realsteelfreak
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    Just watched a bit of this video, makes you wanna drive safer ,think of someone else other than yourself.

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  • TheSilverBuick
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    Didn't we first meet at the Car Junkie Open House the Feburary before?

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  • Scott Liggett
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    Originally posted by TheSilverBuick
    [Hi-Jack]
    Thanks guys. It's amazing how quickly two years go by... One of the many friends of my Brother is a graphics designer and makes business cards and such and he made this post card for the anniversary to hand out. The backside tell you to try something new every July 21st as my brother did A LOT of things in a very short amount of time. Backpacked Australia, worked as a pearl diver, worked at a porn expo (in Australia), ran with the bulls, did that tomato fest thing a couple times in Spain, went to two Oktoberfest in Germany and two of the Dutch equivalency (Roskell festival?), spent 3 months in prison in Copenhagen, Denmark uncharged with a crime and eventually let go, spent time in the UK, worked at the mine here in Ely, was a police cadet for a few years in college, these are just kind of the tips of the iceberg, he kept journals and was writing a book. The shear number of people that he left an impression on is incredible. He was in Skopje, Macedonia backpacking/hitchhiking his way to Russia when he met his untimely end. My trip to Germany in May was to go to the wedding of his German girlfriend's sister (in his place so to speak). No shortage of stories for sure.



    Based on this picture at the Grand Canyon, AZ.


    And trust me when I say that no one in our family can't help but see that "big shit-eat'in grin" (as my Dad calls it :D) everytime we think about him, we just can't help but smile and think of the good times and stories.

    [\Hi-Jack]
    That'll make Sunday two years since we met in person. Great story. I hope someone can finish his book.

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  • DanStokes
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    I've been known to answer my cell if alone in the car with one word - "driving" - then I close the phone. When I can pull over I'll look in the "recent calls" file and buzz them back. If someone is with me I just hand the phone over. Works for me.

    Dan

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  • A/Fuel
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    Yeah, it sounds like he did more in his short life than some people do in a life time, very sad for sure.
    I know I can't handle a cell phone and drive, heck I can barley walk and be on the phone at the same time.
    Just the day before I watched part of that video I was trying to explain to the kid in the back seat about an accident we were passing while I was looking at her in the rear-view mirror (the people were already out and talking to the cops) When I looked up there was cop coming at us at full speed in our lane! After i swerved out of the way, my heart started pounding so hard it almost made me sick.....

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  • 70chevyC-10
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    What an adventurer to do all those things in 25 years, amazing.

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  • DanStokes
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    That's a beautiful hijack - and welcome any time as far as I'm concerned. Right on target for the tread, too. Being plenty old enough to be his Dad I can say that that beautiful boy was stolen way too early.

    As ME would say - "Peace for this day"

    Dan

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  • TheSilverBuick
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    [Hi-Jack]
    Thanks guys. It's amazing how quickly two years go by... One of the many friends of my Brother is a graphics designer and makes business cards and such and he made this post card for the anniversary to hand out. The backside tell you to try something new every July 21st as my brother did A LOT of things in a very short amount of time. Backpacked Australia, worked as a pearl diver, worked at a porn expo (in Australia), ran with the bulls, did that tomato fest thing a couple times in Spain, went to two Oktoberfest in Germany and two of the Dutch equivalency (Roskell festival?), spent 3 months in prison in Copenhagen, Denmark uncharged with a crime and eventually let go, spent time in the UK, worked at the mine here in Ely, was a police cadet for a few years in college, these are just kind of the tips of the iceberg, he kept journals and was writing a book. The shear number of people that he left an impression on is incredible. He was in Skopje, Macedonia backpacking/hitchhiking his way to Russia when he met his untimely end. My trip to Germany in May was to go to the wedding of his German girlfriend's sister (in his place so to speak). No shortage of stories for sure.



    Based on this picture at the Grand Canyon, AZ.


    And trust me when I say that no one in our family can't help but see that "big shit-eat'in grin" (as my Dad calls it :D) everytime we think about him, we just can't help but smile and think of the good times and stories.

    [\Hi-Jack]

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  • oldsman71
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    Originally posted by TheSilverBuick
    God Damn Keith, you sure know how to find them, very poignant.

    I guess this would be the appropriate place to say today is exactly two years ago my brother died in a roll over accident on a curvy mountain road. He was the passenger, buckled in, rolled onto the passenger side, crushing his head and dismembering his right arm among other things. Alcohol was a likely factor and speed was a definate factor. Sobering reminder.

    John Jacob Burns April 3, 1983 - July 21, 2008.
    Randal Im so sorry to hear about your brother! I drove up on a bad accident a while back, the helicopter
    was blocking the road and a young fireman was just standing with a blank look on his face looking towards
    the wreck he told me it was "just horrible" I just backed up, and went back were I came from.
    thanks for the video, it should be shown TWICE in every drivers education class!!

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  • 70chevyC-10
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    Rest in Peace J.J.B.

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  • Brian Lohnes
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    Randal, having heard you talk of your brother, I know you remember him fondly. He certainly seems like a dude I would have wanted to raise hell with. Has to be a tough day for you.

    That is one hell of an impactful video Turk.

    Brian

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  • TheSilverBuick
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    God Damn Keith, you sure know how to find them, very poignant.

    I guess this would be the appropriate place to say today is exactly two years ago my brother died in a roll over accident on a curvy mountain road. He was the passenger, buckled in, rolled onto the passenger side, crushing his head and dismembering his right arm among other things. Alcohol was a likely factor and speed was a definate factor. Sobering reminder.

    John Jacob Burns April 3, 1983 - July 21, 2008.

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  • pdub
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    Well, it's only my case, and only about me, but Pumpkin should be able to attest to the fact that I sure can't talk on the phone and drive.

    He called me during our trip to the hotrod thing in Bowling Green, to ask where I was. I was at an interchange in Nashville. While I was holding the phone I went south instead of north on 65, and didn't even realize it until a few miles later.

    No, I can't talk and drive. I know I can't. So many people can, maybe, but I know for sure I can't. And so many people can't who think they can.

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  • oldsman71
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    wow that was rough! :o

    makes you think!

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