This is hard...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Matt Till, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Ok... my mind has been changed. Feeling bad for being so lame lately, I found something that my mom can't possibly dispute:

    A memorial donation to the American Cancer Society in my dad's name

    /nonmanly mode off
    I did some of this: :crying: when I found this
    /nonmanly mode on

    No presents this year, every single cent she'd spend on me... I want to go into this. I really want that footswitch... but even moreso, I want no one to go through the hell I went through, and more importantly what my father went through. :(
  2. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Good plan dude.
  3. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
  4. Ray-man

    Ray-man Guest

    Sep 10, 2005
    A stand-up decision. It doesn't seem like much before you do it, but afterward you will feel satisfaction beyond compare.

    Your father's spirit lives on in you. I'm quite certain he would be proud. Merry Christmas.
  5. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    One day, that'll be the best christmas present some kid ever gets, and he won't ever know it. Good move, man.
  6. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    Matt. This is the real deal. I approve, man.

    My drummers dad, and both of my maternal grandparents, died of cancers of some kind. I wrote a song to help me deal with Granny B's passing. My drummer heard it once and immediately forbade me to sing it in his presence ever again.

    Cancer is hard to think about. Especially if you have had to watch a loved one suffer and fade from it. Giving up presents to help give some strangers a greater chance at life may be the most grown-up thing I've ever seen you post here.

    Big big approval from the bard.

    Where is the applause smiley?
  7. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    *moderator: Thanks for the trim. But now this thread looks like I'm braggin' instead of the ol' change of heart.

    In whoville they say, my heart grew three times that day. ;)