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End of Watch, 498, Officer David Camden September 21, 2007

Posted by daveintexas in honor.
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We wish you Godspeed to your final destination.  We will miss you.

Rebekah Workman/Telegram

Requiescat in pacem.

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1. cranky - September 22, 2007

God bless you and yours, Officer Camden.

2. Mrs. Michael - September 22, 2007

My daddy is so much fun, I think Jesus wanted him in heaven to entertain him.

I read the story and was truly touched by Camden’s son’s words here.

3. Dave in Texas - September 22, 2007

lauraw told me today (I hope I’m not sharing too much) that there’s something very poignant about the Band of Brothers, honoring one of their own.

Ernie Pyle said “you feel small in the presence of dead men, and ashamed at being alive, and you don’t ask silly questions”.

It’s something like that I think. You hurt, but you can’t share their hurt. That is exclusively theirs, something that is earned, and really all you can do is respect it.

4. Mrs. Michael - September 24, 2007

You hurt, but you can’t share their hurt. That is exclusively theirs, something that is earned, and really all you can do is respect it.

Yea! Ditto! Major Ditto, Buddy.

You hurt because you connect and relate what you observe in others to your own experiences with hurt. But what you observe exclusively belongs to another and you can not share ownership of if. You can give it worth and respect it. But you can’t own it yourself or take personal pride in it. This seems like the healthy part of “”feeling small” or “ashamed.”

I’ve had an interesting last 24 hours. I was asked late Saturday night to ride with a friend Sunday morning up to Michigan so she could have time with an lady friend now in hospice. Both drives and the visit with her friend, along with the family and friends, was humbling and beautiful. Her home sits on a beautiful lake that was so peaceful. She loves gardens and had beautiful flowers planted all around it. And she shared vegetables from her gardens with us.

I just finished The Fixer this morning. Wow. Great book. Not a fun read, but it’s got me being philosophical, introspective, …and feeling very small this morning.

Have a great day, Dave. Thanks for this.


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