Thank you, Rob. Yes, unfortunately hapiness can only be defined by unhappiness. Indeed, without pain and failure how could one know that things were much better when they are better and I feel good about that.

In fact I believe that the greatest tragedy of death is that when the final rest relieves one of all of life’s pain and suffering there is no possible way that one can know that it has.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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