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4/14/2019 12:01:00 AM
Did You Tell Them?
Written April 8, 2019
If you like Judge’s writings or would like to comment on them let her know by emailing judgerembert@bellsouth.net.
If you like Judge’s writings or would like
to comment on them let her know by
emailing judgerembert@bellsouth.net.

Judge Rembert
Guest Columnist


Did you tell them...
Did you make sure they know...
Know that you love them...
Know that you are proud of them...
Proud to be their parent, grandparent,
child, sister, brother, friend, etc...

When we come into this world...
Kicking and crying...
We have no idea when we will leave...
Babies usually have a due date...
Leaving has NO DUE DATE...
Surprise is the due date...




He had a heart attack,
He had blood pressure problems,
He had diabetes...
His wife, who seemed very healthy
died 6 months before him...

Healthy people have car wrecks...
Healthy people have unknown illnesses...
Healthy people die...
Listen to people at funerals...
You will often hear, “But they were so healthy”...
“What a surprise”...

Now with that truth in mind...
Why do we think we have forever...
Forever to say, “I love you”...
Or “You are important to my life”...
Or “I am proud to be a part of your life”...
And the things we think but don't say...

We all think these thoughts...
When you are thinking kind thoughts...
Why do we not say them...
We may not get a chance to say them later...
People care what you think...

When you go to bed...
When you are quiet...
Ask yourself “Why ?”

Why is it so hard to tell people the good...
Good things we feel...
Feel about them...

You may not have a chance to do it later...
You may be gone...
Or they may be gone...

Don't let this happen to you...
Don't be the one to say...
“Why did I not tell them how much...
How much they meant to me”...
“How much I loved them”

No one has a due date...
A due date to leave this world...
Look at the dates on grave markers...
Not everyone lives to be old...
Not everybody is sick and has time...
Time to say “Goodbye”...

More About Judge Rembert: WWII made Judge an only child when her half-brother was killed in the war. She lived in a tiny town in South Carolina until she was eight and her Mother went to work. She was sent to a boarding school in Belmont, N.C. From that time on she has lived back and forth in the two Carolinas. They are both home. She was born dyslexic and did not know what the problem was or that it had a name until she was about 45. She was unable to spell so she never put words on paper until she was 65 and had a computer with spell check. She comes from a long line of story tellers and a Mother that taught her much by telling stories. Stories about people and how they faced life and how they dealt with problems. If you read what she writes you may hear her Mother and her Grandmother talking to her. She is thrilled to know that anyone reads her words and finds them interesting. Oh, she is 75 now and she now makes her home in Aiken, S.C. If you like Judge’s writings or would like to comment on them let her know by emailing judgerembert@bellsouth.net.

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