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|Subject: Re: OT: Jim Died at Work Yesterday||Date: 11/16/2002 7:21 PM|
|Author: WendyBG||Number: 5236 of 35367|
<<Why could he repair ships, but wouldn't repair himself? Why would he make the effort to do the best work he could to shape lifeless iron into the parts of a working ship, when he wouldn't take care of the working parts of the living man he was?>>
Why did my father, a P.E. (Professional Engineer) electrical engineer, president and owner of an electical contracting business, neglect his insulin and eat ice cream, despite his diabetes...and despite the full knowledge of how to protect his health? I used to tell him that he would excoriate any idiot who mistreated an engine, the way he mistreated the "soft engine" that was his own body.
Why do men consider themselves invulnerable?
My father died at age 70, just a few years after his quintuple-bypass surgery.
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