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My Army buddy Howard Gage, I call him Gage, because as you all know we call out last names in the military, and I just got used to calling him Gage. His family calls him Howard Gage is my ol Army buddy from way back, after Panama Just Cause I ETS'd out and he continued on to Kosovo, Bosnia, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan, he did his time, paid his dues with PTSD and all the troubles that go along with it, and I need prayers for my friend. We have been in touch and hung out since we met each other in 1990 while in the Army and just a few years back he moved to within 1hour of us and we visit and hang out. Gage was having some issues that took him to the docs office two days ago, and it was discovered that he has a cancer tumor in his esophagus. He is pretty low right now, and can barely eat, his wife is trying to get food down him but it's hard, he is very weak right now. He is a strong man, good ol boy who's not afraid of much, never seen him waiver, loves his guns and his Harley's, and most of all, loves his Family (wife and three kids and three grand kids), and we all love him back. We will be finding out soon what stage his cancer his in. Please pray for my friend, pray that whatever path he goes on, that he will find strength, and that he will know God is his guiding light in these challenging times. He retired from federal service at Twenty Nine Palms Marine Corp Base here in Southern CA just this past Christmas, then he and his wife purchased their dream home in North Carolina, moved, was having a wonderful time over the past three months, and then this hit. Thank you to all who will lift my friend and his family up in prayer, I greatly appreciate it, prayer is powerful. Image below is my buddy at left, and me at his home for a barbecue, we often barbecued together, my wife and his wife are best friends, they are both from Panama, we always had a great time, he's one of those buddies that we could go a year without seeing each other, and when we do, it's like a beat was never skipped. We talk about anything, all of it, and sometimes just sat in silence in each others company, feeling no obligation to speak, yep, that kind of friend. Thank you friends,
Here is another carving I am working on for a gal at work. She is Puerto Rican and always stops by my office to give me a short spanish lesson. I will be retiring in July and she asked if I would carve her a little figure to keep in her office to remind her of me - how sweet! Anyway I decided to do something more than a little figure - so I am doing The Lords Prayer - but in Spanish. Here is the progress thus far - the wheat on the sides are burnt and shaded, but I covered them with masking tape to protect them while I carve the rest of the piece. Will post again once complete.