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11-16-2010 05:16 PM

We don’t have a coffee lounge anymore but I think of many of you as my “LJ family”.

Last night I sat by my father (age 89) as he peacefully slipped away to be with his Lord. He was a fine Christian man and I know he is in a better place and I know his pain is finally over. Nonetheless, I will miss him greatly.

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

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#1 posted 11-16-2010 05:20 PM

My prayers go out to you and your family. Hope it makes a little easier knowing where he’s at right now.

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#2 posted 11-16-2010 05:21 PM

Sorry about your loss. Your consolation is that he is happier and at peace now.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#3 posted 11-16-2010 05:22 PM

Awww, Rich.

I’m deeply sorry.

There’s little consolation in these moments, but … I’m glad he went peacefully.

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 11-16-2010 05:24 PM

Very sorry to hear this news, Rich. We will all be thinking about you.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#5 posted 11-16-2010 05:26 PM

good morning rich, my heart is with you and i know how tender of a time this is..may you and your father find peace in knowing he had a wonderful life…many memories for you to relfect on and of coarse the love you have will always be there…i know you have faith in the lord , let it strengthen you now…may the peace of the holy spirit be with you and your family….grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 11-16-2010 05:27 PM

May God hold you in his bosom at this time of loss.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#7 posted 11-16-2010 05:27 PM


You have the prayers of me and my family. I understand the hole this kind of loss leaves.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#8 posted 11-16-2010 05:31 PM

Rich I am very sorry for your loss.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#9 posted 11-16-2010 05:33 PM


Im very sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my familys prayers today.

-- Salem, New York "Find something you love to do and you will never have to work another day of your life"

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#10 posted 11-16-2010 05:33 PM

I’m so sorry for your loss.
My heart goes out to you and your family.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#11 posted 11-16-2010 05:36 PM

Sorry Rich, I hope your faith is helping you accept the loss of this fine Christian man.


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#12 posted 11-16-2010 05:37 PM

I am glad to know that you know where your father now is.
Many of us do not have this privilege.
I am sure that you will miss your father but as you say he is now face to face with his Savior and there is no better place to be.
Some day we will have a lot LJs in heaven, what a party we will have with the Chief Carpenter!

-- Bert

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#13 posted 11-16-2010 05:39 PM

Rich, So sorry to hear this, but you are right, he is in a better place. My prayers are with you and your family.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#14 posted 11-16-2010 05:43 PM

So sorry for your loss, Rich. You and your family will be in my thoughts.
There is no other person in our lives like our dads.

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#15 posted 11-16-2010 05:47 PM

Sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing this with us.


-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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