Come thou no more for ransom, gentle herald:
They shall have none, I swear, but these my joints;
Which if they have as I will leave 'em them,
Shall yield them little, tell the constable.
Henry V Scene III
Most warriors and cops love the play Henry V by Shakespere. It contains the world famous St. Crispen's day speech which has the band of brothers quote in it. The play has other famous lines in it, such as the one above.
During the time period that the play is set in it was considered a normal practice of warfare that a person if he was important enough, or had enough money could pay a ransom for his safety from the opposing force. Henry by making the above statement made it clear that he was going to fight to the last, and not offer any type of ransom except his dead body.
So what does that have to do with the price of tea in China you might ask? Quite simple if you know how my mind works. While grilling out today I was thinking about my buddy Jez. You see, he was a organ donor and he helped a bunch of folks out with his organs, eyes and skin. So rather than be like good King Henry, Jez left a very valuable legacy for his fellow man.
I would appreciate it if you would think a few minutes about becoming a organ donor if you aren't one already. I am one and I hope that when I go to meet my maker that what ever I leave behind will help somebody out in living a long and healthy life. That way, I can at least continue to do good after I am gone. Not a bad way to be remembered.........
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