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Anyone else saddened by the loss of Mr. Peter Jennings?

Posted By: sm on 2005-08-08
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I am.

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Peter Jennings
Peter was very eloquent in presenting the news. His charming and winnings ways will be missed.
Peter Jennings

Amen, so sad.  He was like the "only" newscaster on TV while growing up and beyond.  He is home now!!

I am 30, grew up watching Peter Jennings.

This was really sad for ME because I have seen him on the TV since I can remember watching TV.  The time I remember him the most of course is 9/11.  He was there nonstop.  I will never forget.

My dwindling paycheck, loss of benefits, and loss of respect is all the proof I need. nm
I doubt that deeply saddened's company
will do anything next year. Seeing posts like that, when the intent was to give something is very disheartening. She mentions that the company merged with another -- I guess maybe she doesn't realize that the "new" company does nothing, and it was really hard for the "old" company to even get this approved. Next year, it will not be worth the effort or fight. Even $25 per person adds up to a lot of money. Sorry you were so deeply hurt.
Maybe "disappointed" would be closer to the mark than "deeply saddened" over SM
something that is a nice gesture at Christmas. Why would you be "deeply saddened" over this?
Yes it is very sad. Not a ffan of network news, but Jennings did the 2000 New Years broadcast
where they showed different New Years celebrations in different countries and he handled it so well getting us all through the 2000 scare.  Too bad about the lung cancer.  It's an ugly but for the most part preventable disease.  They say he was a heavy smoker.  All the sadder.
I like Peter Best. nm
LOL!!! There's the Peter Principle, for sure!
Good one! You remember the Peter Principle, don't you? Someone will be promoted to the level of their incompetence! It's too true, too much of the time!
Peter Lorre was scary looking to me...n/m

Nick Nolte or Peter Strauss
LOL Yes they were both handsome, and it was such a good show  -  but who would you choose NOW ?
I'm only 39, but Cary Grant was pretty hot too, Peter Lawford too.
Considering Peter Preziosi (PP) is going to India to do some serious butt kissing...
Office Space is hilarious! It's an older movie, but sooo funny! The attitude Peter

has (the main character) reminds me of me!  Gotta see if you haven't already.  I watch it over and over and I still laugh.  

My favorite lines:

"Can't you just zonk me out so that I don't know that I'm at work, in here?  Can't I just come home and think that I've been fishing all day or something?" 

"I don't really like my job and I'm not gonna go anymore." 



That old time movie star Peter Lorie. There's just somethin about his eyes, so dern fascinating!!

So sorry for your loss.
I'm sure your sweet Lady knows you love her, and she'll be waiting for you over the Rainbow Bridge.
I am at a loss too regarding this sm
I was called on Friday by my supervisor. She begged and pleaded with me to please work this holiday weekend, and I said yes (my own stupidity since we get nothing extra for doing this).

So, I came home early today to type more and........no work! DQS has nothing for me, and I do 6 different accounts. Let's just say I am a little upset. Yes, this is the Amherst office.

I certainly understand what you are going through. I lost my brother 2 years ago and it still hurts every day. We were so close, I was his major care giver for his last 2-3 years and i still find myself picking up the phone to call him! But I must say, the hurt DOES eventually lighten up a little bit. Good luck to you!
Sorry for your loss...see msg
Please grieve in the way that helps you. I know this doesn't sound like much help, but I grieve for a father I wished I had known. I lost him when I was only 16 y/o...he wasn't a part of our family, my brother and I didn't really know him at all, but when I went to his funeral, I felt so sad inside and I am now 45 y/o and still feel a profound sadness at NOT having a father in my life. My friends have lost their fathers over the years, and even though they grieve, they know I didn't have a real father at all, and they all say at least they got to know and live with their father, he was a daily part of their lives, and for that they are ever grateful. They too understood my grief.

I know you are truly grateful for the father you had in your life, someone to talk to, to lean on, to make you feel special and cared for. A girl needs that in her life. It would have made a big difference if I could have been so fortunate. Who is to say what is normal grieving time, but if you feel it is interfering with your daily life, please see a counselor or perhaps join a grief therapy group, so you can share your grief with others who can and do understand.

I understand about not sharing too much with your husband...my husband had his father in his life and lost him many years ago. But I don't think he really understands my grief for NOT having that relationship. Grieving is a solitare process, but there are others who perhaps can share that loss with you.

My prayers are with you.
loss of dad

     I too loss my father at the end of September. I think you are handling it fine but grief is differant for everyone. So I thought I would just post a small note about what has helpped me. I do not look at it as my father is gone. For me, he has merely graduated to a differant plane of existance. This plane of existance allowes his spirit the freedome from his failing corporial body, so that now instead of being able to visit occasionally, he is with me all the time. He is no longer in pain, and all those little memories are his way af saying I am still here with you, watching over you. I still talk to him and ask his advice and guidance, and usually if I am very quiet.. I can hear what he would say. Perhaps it is just my imagination or perhaps it is really his spirit making conatact. Either way it gives me comfort and makes the loss a little less painful. I hope this helps you in your time of grief. My best wishes to you.

I am so sorry for your loss

I have a Beagle that I took in a short time ago.  He came from a shelter and has had some medical problems.  Although I have never been in your situation, your post made my eyes tear up.  Pets do become such an important part of your family and you love them so very much.  Just know that you have ended the suffering of your beloved pet and a better place is to come.

God bless!

I'm so sorry for your loss.
I know what it's like to lose a pet too, and to have to put them down. I had a 16yo cat that I had to put down about 5 years ago, and to this day it still makes me cry when I think about that awful day.

Take some time for yourself to grieve the loss of your beloved friend. Time will help.

Again, so sorry you lost your friend.
your loss
I am so sorry for your loss. We had to put our beagle mix down about 6 months ago. I was sure I would never want another one. We really miss her. We have healed enough to start thinking about another one. We began to realize just how much they give and never ask for a thing back.
Job loss
I know how you feel.  My department was outsourced also.  And, to top it off they asked me to train my replacement.  I had been with my company for over 20 years.  So, I guess that did not mean anything.  Currently I work for a national; but, I plan to go back to school and get out of transcription.  It is getting harder to make a living transcribing, which I used to love doing; but, I have come to the point where I know I will have to make a career change. 
I am so sorry for your loss

When I was in the military, one of our docs read an OB ultrasound on an anencephalic fetus. He didn't bother to pick up the phone and call the OB, and somehow either the report didn't reach the OB or it didn't get read. In any case, the initial ultrasound was when the woman was in the first trimester, and it wasn't until she was well into her second trimester and had a second ultrasound that her OB became aware of the situation.

I don't know what happened with her - whether she carried it to term or not, but obviously it could not live outside the womb. And if she had found out during her first trimester, it would have been a lot easier on her physically, if not emotionally.

I had never liked that particular doctor. He always seemed like he became a doctor because of the money, not because he wanted to help people. After the incident described above, I disliked him even more.

and im sorry for your loss
i actually meant to post that to the person above you... but i must have clicked on yours last ...

I don't know what it would be like to lose my father... but I can only imagine so I hope you are doing okay!
I am sorry about your loss. nm
weight loss
I use TrimSpa (baby) it's working o.k. I am making a conscious effort to not fry, not add salt, eliminated cornbread (I'm a Southerner), etc., etc. I work a lot of night hours and this helps me with my snacking between 9 p and mid. I do drink green tea. I think it boosts my metabolism....
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loss of MQ lines
Well anyone can obviously tell who spends more of their time on these boards gossiping than actually working at the job they get paid to type for!
weight loss
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hearing loss
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hearing loss
After 30 years in this job, yes my hearing is REAL bad! I'm going to start pricing hearing-aids this month, mightly only be able to afford one. Insurance companies - if they are generous might pay for one - if you work at GM I'm told. I'm certain this job has accelerated a natural aging phenomenon. I'm hoping to make it another 5 years. I can't interview for another line of work if I can't hear the interviewer!
Loss of flexibility
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I don't see it as a great loss. Bye.


weight loss sm
I tried the following - a little more walking, no more white bread,(12 grain), flavored non-dairy creamer instead of cream, not water-friendly, so drank a lot of non-caffeine tea (raspberry) and Sweet & Low (don't think this is a good idea). Tried Benefiber chewable to add bulk and fiber; lean beef, 90% lean a few times a week only, sweet potatoes instead of white, only 1 at a time and generally cutting out the obvious (no alcohol, fried foods, rich pastry). Took off 15 lbs. and was able to get into an old Size 10 for my reunion, from a 14, and saved a bunch on new clothes and felt great! Hope I can keep it up. When my son was getting married years ago, I hated the "mother of the groom" puffy chiffons, so I stationery biked from Feb. to May and went from a 14 to a 10 (700 miles total) and wore a lovely silk suit. Unfortunately, I ate my way back because I felt the "empty nest" syndrome. Once you lose, don't snooze, keep it up! You'll like yourself better. This profession can ruin your body, take control by getting up and moving around as much as you can. I did not do that and suffer the consequences with my back, my right thumb is totally painful so that I can't open jars, unlock the babies' safety belts, etc., it comes upon you when the damage is done. Don't let it happen to you, exercise when you can, you're worth it!
Has anyone used LA Weight Loss?
If so, what were your results. Any info would be greatly appreciated. TIA
I tried it and lost 40 pounds in 3 months or so but it came back as quick as it went. They are VERY expensive. Currently not working on anything but GOOD LUCK TO YOU!!
Sorry to hear about your loss.
I lost my dog this year when he got hit by a car. I still get teary-eyed thinking about him. Talking about the pitbull I had a previous neighbor/family who had a Doberman that they didn't take care of. He was outside 24/7. All they did was feed him and he barked and barked and barked whenever we were outside or anyone around the yard. He ended up dying so they got another dog. This time a pitbull looking dog which I found out was an English bulldog? maybe. There are some people who just have to have a dog that has a tough reputation. It sounds like those near you didn't just have a rep. I'm glad to be moved away from them. They were nice people but I hated that they didn't take care of their dogs very well.
Hearing loss
Is there any new technology out there on improving hearing loss besides hearing aids?  My DH has a herititary hearing loss that seems to be getting worse these past few years.  He refuses to wearing hearing aids even though we have spent $$$ on them.  He is a teacher and it is getting very difficult for him to teach his classes effectively or without students making fun of or taking advantage of his hearing loss.  Just curious if anyone knows of anything before we spend $$$ and time seeing doctors that will tell him nothing.
Hearing loss
My son who is 11 has worn hearing aids since before he turned 3, first the BTE kind (which were mini) and for the last couple of years, since he has shown so much responsibility, he now has ITE very small,programmable aids. Quite expensive, but worth it.

One of the contacts that assist me in the state (VA) with school issues recently sent me additional information; included was a brochure from NFSS Communincations which is a supplier of assitive-listening devices.

However, I would not just randomly purchase an item without discussing it with an audiologist that you trust. Fortunately, my son's audiologist is wonderful beyond words and quite helpful.

I have quite a bit of additional information on this subject if you need it.

My son says to tell your husband just to get good hearing aids and wear them. (Nothing mean intended, he just knows that if he can hear with assistance, then why not wear them). He has explained to the other children that basically it is just like someone who wears glasses to see better.

I hate to see anyone struggling due to this matter and hope that he finds something he is comfortable with. Good luck!

That is horrible. I'm so sorry for your loss (sm)
Those animals should be outlawed as well as the people who train them to kill. We have a Golden Retriever who is the sweetest thing in the world and we love her and she wouldn't hurt a fly. I am an animal lover but I do not like pit bulls. I also have small children and I'm thankful no one in our neighborhood has a pit bull. Again, I'm so sorry for your horrible loss.
My condolences on the loss of your
dad. I lost my mother a few years ago when I was 43, and I know it's rough.

I would encourage you to reach out to your physician, clergy person, or a bereavement support group in your area. There are even some options online to help you work through your grief. A short course of an anti-depressant might also help.

I can tell you that things do improve. It might also help to remember that your father would never want to suffer. Be patient with yourself, but try not to hold onto your loss. Moving on with your life doesn't mean you love your dad any less. Best wishes to you.
Loss of father
To wimt: I lost both parents within 7 days of each other. I cried off and on for a couple of years. It takes time to heal and everyone is different. It always helps to surround yourself with people you feel comfortable with and you feel give you support. Plus, grief counseling never hurts--only helps. Good luck to you.
weight loss
I needed to reduce my cholesterol, so I really cut down on fat in my diet.  By doing this, I not only lowered my cholesterol, but I lost about 13 lbs. in 5 months!  This is so much safer than those fad diets.
weight loss over 50
Thanks so much for responding and for your words of encouragement! At age 56, it's very encouraging to hear this. Small goals and one-day-at-a-time are very good advice Thanks again! (and congratulations on your weight loss too!)
loss of income
I think this is happening to many of us in this profession.  I am making two thirds of what I made 13 years ago and there is no way to get clients in my area as one hospital went out of business, two merged and gave the docs laptops and the largest only uses one service and has a 10 year contract but I have heard they are giving all new doctors laptops too.  The hospitals in my area own most of the clinics, family meds and speciality offices too.  Time for me to think about something else.
hearing loss
Has anyone heard of Transcriptionist losing their hearing due to the long hours of listening on the headphones?
Hearing loss
I have been an MT for 35 years. I started with tinnitus in my left ear about 3 years ago. Saw my doctor who sent me to an ENT doctor who said I also had TMJ. Then he sent me to an audiologist and I have some hearing loss to low tones in my left ear. I still have the tinnitus, and loud noises, loud music drive me crazy. I am now going to look into homeopathic treatment for the tinnitus to see if I can get some relief. But, the ENT doctor and audiologist did tell me that it was from using the ear phones for all of these years.
Hearing loss
I think hearing loss is inevitable due to having the headsets inside the ear canal so near the eardrum and the bones of the middle ear. Perhaps a worker's comp problem if you are an employee. Or a work-related disability if it is bad enough. If so - I can tell you from experience, start saving now - hearing aids cost at the least $6000 for 2 (if you need them for both ears) and to date I have not found an insurance company that will cover any of the cost and I have been looking for the past 17 years for an insurance company that would cover them.
hearing loss

Thank you everyone for the replies on my question regarding hearing. Since I started 2 weeks I'm already noticing weird pluglike sensation in my ears everyday. Not to mention I work in a room with loud filthy mouth MA's. At times I have to up the volume so that I can hear clearly. The weird thing about the sensation in my ears, it's that I feel fine in the morning but by the time I leave there's that sensation again. Sometimes I even open my mouth with to pop my ears. I just hope this isn't progressing into something serious.