I'm Moving On
Larry Walters went to the local Army store and purchased 45 weather balloons and several tanks of Helium. He strapped the balloons to his lawn chair and anchored that chair to the bumper of his jeep. Larry packed some sandwiches and a case of Miller Lite and his pellet gun figuring he could pop a few balloons when it was time to descend.
Larry's plan was to float about 30 or 40 feet into the air above his backyard and come down in a few hours.
Things didn't work out for Larry. When he cut one of the lines tethered to his Jeep the other line broke and still of going up thirty feet, he ascended sixteen thousand feet and stayed up for fourteen hours.
He floated into the path of LAX and two pilots reported to the air traffic controllers seeing a man floating in a lawn chair with a gun.
Larry shot out a few balloons and dropped his gun and had to wait until the balloons came down on their own. He got tangled up in some power lines causing a blackout. He was rescued and immediately arrested.
Larry had his fifteen hours of fame on the late night shows. Eleven years later, Larry took his own life. He was not able to move on.
I am a country music fan. That does not mean I like all country music. I heard of one man who played a country record backwards and got his trailer and his divorced wife back. He got his alimony back, got out of jail, and the train didn't run over him.
I had a funeral once of a coffee drinking buddy. The funeral director told me that his children had requested a George Jones song for the service, he stopped loving her today. This man had been married many years, left his wife and lived with another woman. I didn't know which woman he stopped loving!
Rascal Flatts came out with a song several years ago that hit a nerve with many people. It haunts them and gives them hope at the same time. It goes like this:
''I've dealt with my ghost, and faced all my demons; finally content wi ...
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