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Forum topic by MedicKen posted 06-26-2010 12:44 AM 1097 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-26-2010 12:44 AM

Last tuesday the 22nd my mother passed away at the age of 83. She was a great person and I could have not asked for anyone better. So, we decided to take a few days and relax, after all the past few weeks have been very tiring, both physically and mentally. I was hoping I would never have to make the decisions I did regarding her wishes at the end of her life. It was very difficult watching her at that time and trying to stick to her wishes was just as difficult. On wednesday we headed for the beach and pulled in yesterday. The weather is absolutely perfect, 70 degrees, slight breeze and full sun after the morning overcast. We plan on stating for a couple more days and then head home. When i get home I will finish an entertainment center for the mother in law and get some pics posted so ya’ll have have a gander. Then it will be time to get a new project under way for the pastor of our church, a book stand for a special bible. It will be made of walnut and walnut burl veneer with string maple inlay. It will be my first attempt at inlay and should be a lot of fun.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

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#1 posted 06-26-2010 01:01 AM

My greatest sympathy to you and your family Ken , Some time off sounds like a good idea plus a new project.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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#2 posted 06-26-2010 01:04 AM

You said all and very well Jim ….ditto…......................Schloemoe

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#3 posted 06-26-2010 01:17 AM

Hi Ken,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss and the difficulty you had making the decisions.

Take care buddy.


-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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#4 posted 06-26-2010 01:20 AM

well done , ken .

sorry for your loss ,
she is watching over you now ,
as you love her , in Gods care .

the box sounds like a good way to move forward ,

looking for it with anticipation .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 06-26-2010 03:58 AM

Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#6 posted 06-26-2010 04:14 AM

My most sincere condolences to you and your family, Ken.

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

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#7 posted 06-26-2010 04:54 AM

Sincere condolences to you and your family.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#8 posted 06-26-2010 06:22 AM

Our condolences to you and your family, Ken. God Bless you. Rand

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#9 posted 06-26-2010 07:12 AM

condolences to you and your family.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 06-26-2010 07:27 AM

My prayers are with you. Been there…done that. Know it hurts but, all those wonderful memories will come flooding in now. God bless

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#11 posted 06-26-2010 07:58 AM

My mom turns 83 next month. It is hard to watch your parents age and slow down.
I am going to make sure I bring the kids up to visit her ASAP this summer as I promised.
Best wishes to you and your family, thanks for the reminder :)

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#12 posted 06-26-2010 08:42 AM

My condolences to you and your family and you will be in my prayers.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#13 posted 06-26-2010 01:12 PM

My condolences also Ken. Time at the beach to relax and regroup sounds like a great idea.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#14 posted 06-26-2010 04:20 PM

You have my sympathy, Ken. We lost my mother-in-law this week. Even though she was 92, the end was quite sudden. I know it was better that way, but it’s hard for my wife to see that right now.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 06-27-2010 05:54 AM

Thanks to everyone. We have had a few really good days here at the beach, wanna live here. I wish we had the resources to relocate and if we could it would happen tomorrow. The problem is the current economy wont allow that to happen. Hopefully one day all that will change.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

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