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John Kaufman

John Kaufman

In memory of Grandpa, Rich "Lex" Luther -

To laugh often and much

to win the respect of intelligent people and

the affection of children;

to earn the appreciation of honest critics

and endure the betrayal of false friends;

to appreciate beauty,

to find the best in others

to leave the world a bit better,

whether by a healthy child, a garden patch,

or a redeemed social condition;

to know even one life has breathed easier

because you lived.

This is to have succeeded.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body. Life, should be, to skid in broadside, stepping out into a cloud of dust and smoke, bruised and broken with a heart that says - I gave it my best, I got this one right.

- Hunter S. Thompson