Just got back from a wake..

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  1. Sallow
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    Of a really great guy. Was the father of an ex-girlfriend. He was a WWII vet, spent most of his life working for the MTA and never really retired. He did electrician work until a few years before Alzheimers caught up with him. He gave me a Ford Fairmont when I was going to college so I could drive his daughter around..and always treated me to the next door neighbor's homemade wine. He had some great stories..like the time he found a bum on the tracks..woke him up..and was later given a commendation for it..for "saving" the guy's life. There was no train near by..

    Or the time he had to catch a women's pet chicken on a subway car.

    They don't make them like this guy anymore.
     
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    Sorry for your loss. :(
     
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    It was my honor to know such a fine person.
     
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    Nice tribute. Seems he had a full life, fun remembering the good times. :)
     
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    Sounds like a great guy.
     
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    Yeah..he was.
     
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    I'm sorry for your loss.
    Wakes and the like always make me sad.
     
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    Sounds like an interesting person, R.I.P
     
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    I'm sorry for your loss, Sallow. He sounds like he was quite the character!
     
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    I'd love to hear the chicken story :lol:
     

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