The Old Man’s Quit

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I do not remember the day or time I realized “I am a nicotine addict”. That was many years ago and I quickly stuffed that fact as far back in my brain as I could, then stuffed my lip with more poison! I was completely and utterly controlled by the dip….for more than 40 years! I only tried to quit one time!! Pitiful!!

Now we arrive in Feb this year–suddenly–I quit! No epiphany or life altering event–just quit. Nine days later came the lightening flash. Reading through KTC I realized there are people who have managed to stay off tobacco(quit!) for over 3000 days! I could not sign up fast enough!

I recently turned 69 years old. First birthday without dip in 40 years!!
A week or 2 ago I realized that I will be doing this May17 thing for the rest of my life!!
I will, as long as I am able, continue to post roll here in May.

I will not die in the clutches of the slave maker–nicotine!!!

That said all I need now is to thank those who have helped me get this far along the quit road.
First and foremost My #1 supporter has been my wife Lin. Thanks babe!! What is so amazing is that in 100days the list of people to whom I owe a super big Thank You, has grown so big! You all know who you are and I will never be able to “get even”, but I will keep trying! Thank you all.

Remember —If you ain’t makin Zeroes , you ain’t quit!

Some fun maybe?

Some call it heavenly in its brilliance……..(Our May17)
Others, mean and rueful of the Western dream……..(Outsiders and Others)
I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft…….(all of you)
We have constructed pyramids in honor of our escaping……..(the clutches of the nicotine slaver)
This is the land where the Pharaoh died……(but the quit freely remains)
Apologies to Jim Morrison– Wasp-Texas Radio and the Big Beat

PS– for a look at the “real me” Click This!
I am the skinny old guy in a white shirt and kaki pants who carries a BUGLE around and sometimes plays it!
Kiowa Tia Piah Society Gourd Dance, Carnegie OK
I don’t expect yall to understand.

OldMan Out!!

NOTE: This piece written by KillTheCan.org forum member lmcb

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