At this time, we certainly miss Shane's ability to be light-hearted. “A day without Shane is a day without sunshine”.

If you came to a gathering with Shane, you had to be prepared to play games.

He also gathered his favorite wisdoms along the way. Most are memorable and helpful reminders to all of us..........            


Shane's Favorite Wisdoms

We found this list of wisdoms that apparently he was collecting as he found ones that meant a lot to him........................................................

  • *Anything worth doing is worth doing badly at first!
  • *Don't cry because it's over - smile because it happened!
  • *Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life!
  • *Wisdom is the art of knowing what to overlook!
  • *Change your thoughts and you change your world!
  • *The risk of a wrong decision is more preferable to the terror of indecision.
  • *The truly enlightened person is content.
  • *Regret for things done can be tempered with time -- regret for the things we did not do..... that's inconsolable.
  • *Who is Rich? He who is Content.
  • *Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't know.
  • *Truth has no special time of it's own; it's hour is now...always!
  • *Until kings become philosophers, or philosophers, kings, things will never     go well in this world.
  • *The Force is an energy field which surrounds all living things!
  • *The measure of a man is what he does with power!
  • *Give everyday the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life!
  • *There are 2 pains in life; the pain of discipline and the pain of regret - take  your choice!
  • *He who rules his spirit is stronger than he who captures a city!
  • *Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be   happy!
  • *A man doesn't break because of today, he breaks because of yesterday and tomorrow!
  • *There is nothing noble in being superior to others, only in being superior to  your former self!
  • *Better to be on a mountain top thinking about God than to be in a church  thinking about the mountains!
  • *To be humble to superiors: duty, to equals: courtesy, to inferiors: -------- nobleness.
  • *The man who does things makes many mistakes but he never makes the biggest mistake of all: Doing Nothing!
  • *Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
  • *If you only live once and if you did it right, once is enough.
  • *Be Quicker of Mind than of Tongue.
  • *Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong...because at some point in your life, you will be all of them.



Shane was a punster. Whenever he came over for dinner, we were greeted with a flurry of puns. For example, if it was a Mexican dinner, we would always “ taco” about it. You always knew when he thought of one as he would be chuckling before he said it. Some of these are sillies rather than puns, but you get the idea......

Less worry, more purry. (If Shane was doing well, he would always

send the text.. “purr”.)

Purrfect pun for fun.

To Leslie Riley.....Shane would always say, “Les is more!” And she is!


Lots of ones involving cats....

Shane said his cat, Lady, was always MENOWING at him.

She wanted MEOUTING, etc. until we all would say.... “Me Leaving”!

We do not have a list of all his puns, However, check out Punsters anonymous on Facebook. Here are a few for you to think about.......

I am reading a book about anti-gravity. I can't put it down.

If there was someone growing marijuana in the neighborhood, weed know

about it.

Have you ever tried to eat a clock? It is very time-consuming.


This Is a “five in one”. It is Eggscellent! And it is all about Shane and

how he left.  He died on a Friday.  He was in great shape, life was good.  He flew over the wall easily to a sunnier better place. He is “CRACKING UP” as we speak!