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Chris Wood

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Just curious if anyone has talked to him. He has not spoken to his own son or grand son in 5 years so just curious if anyone else has..... I know he is no longer mfg boat parts and just wonder how he is doing...
 
Been over a year ago I talked to him.I know he likes Patrick Mahomes he posted the other day about the 67 disk gold head.Last year he said work has him real busy.Have you tried to call him?
 
It might not be that easy, Mike. I haven't talked to my parents or, for that matter, my brothers and one sister in 20 years either. It's a long, and to some, a stupid story in my case but that's the way my mother wants it so that's just the way it is.
 
ya you guys have no idea. i will leave it at that. just curious if he is around at this point
 
Don't know about and can't help anybody else's situation but it took me a lot of years and eventually my cancer diagnosis to slowly, bit by bit, get back on good terms with my son.
Had a reunion visit from him and his family this year and amongst the tears we all wondered how and why it took so long.
 
HJ,

I ran into a situation as well.. Dad is now passed and I cant get it back......

DONT BE LIKE ME!

Grim
Grim, been there, done that, too....mom engineered a serious divide between me and my younger sister....had moved to Florida when I retired only to come back and be mom's caregiver the last 6 yrs of her life. She claimed sister wasn't taking care of her like she promised. There was very progressive dementia/Alzheimer's involved. Bottom line, I walked away from a significant 7 figure inheritance rather than fight with sister in court, and bottom feeding lawyers were lusting over 25-30% of estate.

It seems all families have division in them to varying degrees. Personally, I've formulated that family will stab you before true friends. All of the division really is pointless - fault lands on both parties, again, to varying degrees.

Took me a bit to come to terms with it, partly due to it not being the first squabble between my sister and me....of which prior times she was clearly at fault, but I approached her and initiated the mending process.

What did I learn?....some cannot face the reality that the bulk of the blame falls on them, and they become enabled to continue with their bad behavior if the other party expresses continued forgiveness toward them.
I also learned that my sister harbored life long envy and jealousy toward me. I never sensed it.

Bottom line is, I sleep well at night. But I haven't had any contact with my only sibling since mom passed in 2010.
The women from mom's church, who knew me well, reached out and told me of all the blaming lies my sister had told them. Yes, in my heart I forgave her....and I still sleep good at night, even 7 figures poorer.

My advice is, at fault or otherwise, put self aside and do the best you can to mend any broken familial bridges. Deceit and arrogance is the only thing stopping it from happening. Guaranteed, you'll sleep well if you've done the best you can toward resolution....especially if it involves a parent. Heed what the 5th of the Ten Commandments has to say. Eternity's a loooong time.

Wishing everyone the best who's in the divided family situation.
 
I hear you loud and clear Timbo - someone has to make the first move in any family anamosity situation and that move will either be welcomed and reciprocated or not - but it is well worth a try in any event. At my lowest life pont all I wanted to do was make things right with my son and achieving that goal improved both my physical and mental state. All good now !
My 2c worth is that if somebody is asking about a person then they must still care for that person - just saying.
 
Grim, been there, done that, too....mom engineered a serious divide between me and my younger sister....had moved to Florida when I retired only to come back and be mom's caregiver the last 6 yrs of her life. She claimed sister wasn't taking care of her like she promised. There was very progressive dementia/Alzheimer's involved. Bottom line, I walked away from a significant 7 figure inheritance rather than fight with sister in court, and bottom feeding lawyers were lusting over 25-30% of estate.

It seems all families have division in them to varying degrees. Personally, I've formulated that family will stab you before true friends. All of the division really is pointless - fault lands on both parties, again, to varying degrees.

Took me a bit to come to terms with it, partly due to it not being the first squabble between my sister and me....of which prior times she was clearly at fault, but I approached her and initiated the mending process.

What did I learn?....some cannot face the reality that the bulk of the blame falls on them, and they become enabled to continue with their bad behavior if the other party expresses continued forgiveness toward them.
I also learned that my sister harbored life long envy and jealousy toward me. I never sensed it.

Bottom line is, I sleep well at night. But I haven't had any contact with my only sibling since mom passed in 2010.
The women from mom's church, who knew me well, reached out and told me of all the blaming lies my sister had told them. Yes, in my heart I forgave her....and I still sleep good at night, even 7 figures poorer.

My advice is, at fault or otherwise, put self aside and do the best you can to mend any broken familial bridges. Deceit and arrogance is the only thing stopping it from happening. Guaranteed, you'll sleep well if you've done the best you can toward resolution....especially if it involves a parent. Heed what the 5th of the Ten Commandments has to say. Eternity's a loooong time.

Wishing everyone the best who's in the divided family situation.
Very well said!
 
Its 2am and heading to bed but tonight after a long falling out with my brother over some stupid stuff of him giving away a 4 wheeler he promised to me and my kids to someone else and not asking if I still wanted it that was just the final straw.. But it was a lifetime of other things of him doing things like that and treating my mom badly that made me decide I was never going to talk to him again.

I realized from all these posts that family is all we have and that my brother and I having shared this and other hobbies together our whole lives should let something get in the way and tear up the family over it.
He didn't apologise or anything but I just called him and told him that I wanted to let it go and we had a great conversation about all the things I have been building and tinkering with. And he shared about the Jet and new radio and batteries he was working on. I just wanted to let you guys know it made me think enough to just call and start again with him.
 
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Well, it's been about 52 years since I've talked to my dad. If I found him now, his comment would be something like " Well, it's taken a life time. But, I knew you'd come crawling back to see me." In case you haven't guessed, I can do without that kind of smart a++ attitude. And, it will be another 52 plus years... Was hard at first. Ment that I couldn't see any of my family for fear that information may get back to him about where I was living... He used to try and get me kicked out of wherever I was living. Even had to change auto ins. because agent would let him know where I was living. Enough said!

Ken
 
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