My Friend Christy

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Blog entry by Phil Brown posted 10-28-2007 03:34 PM 1537 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi folks. Its been so long since I’ve been able to get near the computer. I’m still trucking at night and working in my shop by day.

Jim’s casket should be finished today. Its been an experience like no other, but I will talk about that when I post the casket.

My friend Christy, whose casket was my first project post, has been going steadily downhill, and according to her husband Wayne’s blog post yesterday, she is slipping away quickly.

I was able to talk to her a week ago and say our goodbyes till we meet again in heaven. She recognised my voice right away, but her energy level was so low and the morphine cloud so thick in her mind that we kept it short.

I’ve included a hyperlink to the blog about her if folks are interested to meet this fine woman, a very special friend to me, and sister in the Lord.

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Wayne took the casket lid home to take photos of it. The crate is stored at his business. His dad came over and said, “Are you going to bury that lid?”. So, Wayne called and asked me what to do.

I had no idea when this idea of building personalised caskets was given to me what experiences I would encounter. Christy’s has been a privelege and an honor. A gift to a beloved friend.

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-- Phil Brown, Ontario

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#1 posted 10-28-2007 03:41 PM

Thanks Phil for the update. Our prayers are with Christy and her family.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 10-28-2007 04:00 PM

It is always difficult. We just buried a special friend on Friday.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 10-28-2007 08:44 PM

my thoughts are with you, Christy, and her family & friends.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 10-28-2007 11:49 PM

It’s always difficult when tears, sorrow and joy mix.

Phil, thanks for sharing Christy’s story with us. Her life and dying is such a testimony to her faith in Jesus. It’s a privilege to know her, if only vicariously.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#5 posted 10-29-2007 10:43 AM

Good hearing from you again Phil. I only wish that your pain is softened by the thought that Christy will soon be in a place that we all will hopefully go one day – to our Maker, and eternal life. I’m convinced that everyone will experience a lifetime of whatever made them happy. In the case of us Lumber Jocks – we all have the biggest, best equipped shops and stocked full of lumber. Norm Abram will just be one of the guys :-)). My thoughts and prayers are with Christy, her family and friends. – God Bless.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 10-30-2007 06:14 AM

I am there with you friend, in spirit. God Bless. Mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 11-06-2007 05:07 AM

Be somewhat comforted that your dear friends thought so well of you to request your assistance in the construction of a coffin for their and your loved one. A rare opportunity to express your love, respect and admiration for an exceptional individual. I, respectfully, envy you. Bless your future endeavours, Al

-- MrAl

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