Cosmic Cow Pie: Connecting the Dots


An Obituary

Hello all,

Do you know Terry Chenier?

He is one funny man... he has a new book coming out and this is an example of some of the fun he has with his writing!

Hope you enjoy the posts.. I am going to share a few! 


Today, we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense,

who was with us for many years. No one knows how old he was; his records

were lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered for some valuable

life lessons such as  "Knowing when to come in out of the rain", "Life Isn't

Always Fair", and maybe..."It was my fault".

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies,

(Don't spend more than you earn) and reliable strategies

such as, Adults, not children are in charge.

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when it was reported, a six year old was charged with

sexual harrassment for kissing a classmate, teens were suspended for using mouthwash

after lunch and teachers were being fired for reprimanding an unruly student.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job

that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

His health

further eroded when the forms came out. Forms for parental permission to

apply suntan lotion to students or give them an aspirin, but could not inform

parents when a student became preganant or wanted an orbortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live when churches beacame businesses,

and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a real beating when

you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home,

and the burglar could actually sue you for assault.

The final straw came and he gave up the will to live,

after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee 

was hot. She spilled a little on her lap and was awarded millions in a law suit.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents Truth & Trust,

by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibilty, and by his son Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;

I Know My Rights,

I Want It Now,

I'm A Victim,



Someone Else Is To Bame.

Not many folks attended his funeral;

few realized he had gone.



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Carra Riley

Comment balloon 3 commentsCarra & Shae Riley • November 26 2009 10:53PM


I have read things of this nature before, and if it wasn't so damn true it would be really funny. I've known Terry for some time now and he has some great things to say.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) almost 10 years ago

Carra - Thank you for a laugh and a great post to pass along to a few key people. 

Posted by Bill Risser, Fidelity National Title - Tampa District (Fidelity National Title) almost 10 years ago

JL.  I know Terry will love your shout!

Bill, Glad you got a laugh.. Terry is one funny guy! 

Posted by Carra & Shae Riley, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) almost 10 years ago