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Old 12-21-2007, 01:06 PM   #1
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Sad but (not) ironic...

Roofing billionaire dies in fall through roof

BELOIT, Wis. - The 91st richest man in the U.S., a roofing company billionaire, has died after falling through his home garage's roof, local authorities said Friday.
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Old 12-21-2007, 01:30 PM   #2
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Heresy, but the story sure looks like he died doing what he loved.
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Old 12-21-2007, 01:43 PM   #3
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I'll sell the company over my dead body.

Probably not the quote I would have selected for the article.
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Old 12-21-2007, 01:55 PM   #4
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"Hendricks had a net worth of $3.5 billion in September, according to Forbes magazine...

Hendricks, the son of a Janesville roofer, worked side-by-side with his father growing up. A high school dropout, he started his own roofing business at age 21, according to his biography on ABC Supply's Web site."

Guess this guy was and exception to the "I bet most millionaires inherited their wealth" statement on the "Is ER a perculiarly America concept" thread...
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how many non-billionaires die from falls who never have articles written about them?
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how many non-billionaires die from falls who never have articles written about them?
OK, I give up. How many?
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OK, I give up. How many?
Zero - Nada - Zilch - None
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enough to make me question how we value the life of a roofer.
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You mean....*sniff*... when I die, it .... um, won't be all over the news? :confused:
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Probably not if you fall off the roof...
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Have you guys thought about what your obit might say?

"Joe ER died today after slacking off for over 50 years...."
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Old 12-21-2007, 02:29 PM   #12
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Have you guys thought about what your obit might say?

"Joe ER died today after slacking off for over 50 years...."
Hmmm...that sounds a little selfish to me.

I think mine might sound a little more like this:

"REW enjoyed 25 years of retirement, spending time with his extended family and his hobbies. Sadly, he was retired for 30 years but as he knew, nothing is perfect."
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I wonder if posting on an anonymous internet forum will ever be as respectable as, say, stand-up commedy.

"REW entertained thousands daily with his trademark deadpan delivery."
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I wonder if posting on an anonymous internet forum will ever be as respectable as, say, stand-up commedy.

"REW entertained thousands daily with his trademark deadpan delivery."
It already is, in my opinion, but then it's hard to think of anything less respectable than stand-up comedy in my opinion.
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This will be The Fed someday. Not falling off the roof, but making it big. Be careful out there!

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Have you guys thought about what your obit might say?
no but my very favorite tombstone in key west reads: "i told you i was sick".
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how many non-billionaires die from falls who never have articles written about them?
well, you ask :

SouthCoastToday.com: Fall River man hurt in fall from roof

Fatal Pearl City roofing accident victim identified - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's Newspaper

WTOL-TV Toledo, OH: Northwood teen dead from fall through roof

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/200...WS01/712080048

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no but my very favorite tombstone in key west reads: "i told you i was sick".
Priceless!!!!

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This is why I try not to do stupid things. I would hate to die and not to have enjoyed life spent as much money as I could.

This should inspire others to live life now!
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This should inspire others to live life now!
It inspires me to hire a contractor when I need roof work done.

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