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Brian Crawford

On the off chance

Me in the waiting roomOn the off chance I don’t make it through tomorrow (because hey – you never know), I wanted to mention that I’ve been pretty lucky, and for that, I am thankful. I’m thankful for the life I’ve lived so far. I was fortunate to have been born to fantastic parents living in a free and beautiful country who raised me with love and care, and who provided for me so that I could become healthy and educated. I have an amazing wife and kids whom I love very much, and who fill me with joy every single day. I have a diverse group of amazing friends who lift me up. And I’m happy to have been to the places I’ve been, to have seen the things I’ve seen, and to have met many people from all different races, cultures, traditions, and affinities. These things have made me the person I am today, and I am happy to be that person.

It is my hope that, after I am gone, people will continue to work to understand one another – to endeavor to place themselves in each other’s shoes or sandals. I believe that most people want to do what they feel is right, and do not naturally come from an evil space. Knowing this, people can choose to work in harmony and trust toward a better life for everyone. It might not be easy, but it is the right thing to do.

And if you and I both make it through tomorrow… onward we go!

7 thoughts on “On the off chance

  • Deep thoughts by Brian Crawford! Beautiful written though!

    I made it to tomorrow! What about you?

    • Not yet – you have the time zone advantage on me. I hope April 13th is a great day for you and the family so far!

      • I took a break from unpacking to have lunch and did a little playing on the internet….lol. Drizzly day but a lush green island with beautiful flowers doesn’t get lush and green without rain 🙂

  • Brian,
    This is your neighbor, John, from ORMC.
    We both took a major step this week on our way to the other side of slight bump in the road and surprised everyone around us with our progress.
    I feel so fortunate to have had your support and the support of your parents during this time.
    I know we will be fine.

    • Thanks very much John. It was an honor walking with you along those hallowed halls of ORMC. I am looking forward to seeing you again soon around Celebration or Davenport.

  • Hello Brian Crawford,
    My birth name was Stephen Crawford and I have reason to believe we may be distantly related. But more about that in a second. I’ve just read your post and it sounds as if you are facing some challenges. But it seems you are surrounded by many loved ones to help you along the way. Though we have never met, and through we may not have a family connection at all, our paths have now crossed in cyberspace, if even so briefly, and I wish you all the best.
    Now, how I ran across you. I found your web page was linked to to the name Brian Anthony Crawford. I don’t know if that is really you. Ancestry uses AI and there is every chance it has made a link that isn’t really there.
    As I’ve mentioned, I was born Stephen Crawford, in 1947 in Cleveland Ohio, and adopted by a wonderful family. My legal name for the past 75 years has been/ is Jeff Sallot, and I live in Ottawa Canada.
    I located an entry on Ancestry to my original (Stephen Crawford) birth certificate there was almost no other information but name and DOB. And a single name, Gladys. On a hunch I started genealogical research on a Gladys Crawford of Cleveland (now deceased) and I have reason to think she may have been my mother. I’ll spare you the boring rabbit hole search details, but this all lead me to a family tree that had been posted to someone using the handle BrianCrawford27. This fellow would be in his 60s and obviously is not you. But the Ancestry AI program produced a link to your Facebook page. So here we are.
    On the off chance you might know BrianCrawford27 (or Gladys C. Crawford, who might have been his aunt) I would greatly appreciate any help you could offer me to help contact him.
    I have three grown children and three young grandchildren and I would like to be able to tell them something about where their ancestors come from.
    I hope my unexpected and momentary intrusion on your time is not inconvenient. So if the BrianCrawford27 lead turns out to be another rabbit hole I apologize in advance. But I would appreciate just a simple reply to now you saw this.
    I can be reached at or at 613 668-6412.
    All the best to you and your loved ones.
    Jeff Sallot


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