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Blog entry by Rj posted 08-11-2009 06:58 PM 5332 reads 0 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I feel really strange writing this I really don’t like to publicize my personal problems but this one goes way beyond just myself.
Recently about a month ago my dad passed away . My wife and I have been busy getting his things in order,
(he liked collecting cars , boats Etc). We also have to help my mother get her life in order .
On top of that This last Sunday morning I got word that my brother lost his life on Saturday (he left behind his wife and daughter she’s 20). I’m going to make an Urn and picture frame for them , Any ideas and advice are greatly appreciated .

I feel that LJs is my woodworking family and would like to ask for your Prayers for everyone involved in this time of need .

I’m going to forward all responses and prayers to my sister and daughter in-law so they know their not alone and to show them that we care.

Thank you for all your support
RJ / Ron Gall

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#1 posted 08-11-2009 07:03 PM

My deepest condolences on your losses….We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#2 posted 08-11-2009 07:58 PM

Our prayers are with all of you. Remember “Those that we love never leave us” You are all in our thoughts and hearts.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 08-11-2009 08:42 PM

I am very sorry to read of your losses, Ron. My Heart and Prayers go out to You and Yours…
One day at a time, Brother…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Mike Gager

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#4 posted 08-11-2009 09:13 PM

sorry to hear about your loss. It can be a tough thing to deal with. i lost my mother 2 years ago and I still dont feel like im over it. There for awhile woodworking was literally the only thing that got me through the days

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#5 posted 08-11-2009 09:59 PM

Our prayers are with you. This is a hard time for everyone and I know the pain all too well. I lost my wife, brother and father in a years time. I have done an Urn for each and a Memory Box for my Mother that matched my fathers Urn. This is something very personal and at the time thought I would never be able to be creative and do them justice. Let your heart take over and love will guide you for inspiration. This will have nothing to do with woodworking skills, but the love for your father and brother. God bless.

PS this is very personal, but if you would like to send a PM, I will be glad to see if I can help in any way.

-- John @

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#6 posted 08-11-2009 10:22 PM

Please accept my heartfelt condolences and prayers that are humbly extended to you and your family during your time of loss.

God Bless

-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking

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#7 posted 08-11-2009 10:30 PM

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It’s times like this that really makes you examine your own life, and how you live it. Thanks for sharing with us. I guess it is like a second family here. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. Find your strength in Him, He is faithful

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#8 posted 08-11-2009 10:39 PM

I’m very sorry for your loss and will keep you and your family in prayer.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#9 posted 08-11-2009 10:48 PM

Oh my. My deepest condolences. Prayers to you and your family.

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#10 posted 08-11-2009 10:53 PM

Our prayers are with you all.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#11 posted 08-11-2009 11:05 PM

I am sorry to hear about your lost.

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#12 posted 08-11-2009 11:21 PM

You are all in my thoughts.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#13 posted 08-11-2009 11:28 PM

I.m sorry for your lost and i send my heart felt wishes and my thoughts to your family


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#14 posted 08-11-2009 11:28 PM

Ron, you and your family have my condolences. It is hard enough to lose your father but the loss of your brother only compounds your grief. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#15 posted 08-12-2009 12:19 AM

Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers also. I found myself revealing the loss of my father 2 months ago on L.J.’s. Like you, I was hesitant, thinking perhaps I was taking it a bit far.
  • I HAVE NEVER BEEN SORRY I DID THAT!!!* To this day I go back and read all the wonderful words from my fellow’s. Their words still help get me by, even 2 months later. I am terribly sorry for your loss. The prayers will be coming for your family from me in northeastern, Ca. I hope the words you will (and have) received so far will be of some comfort to you.
    God bless!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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