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06-12-2009 04:10 AM

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I am home now after my Dad’s funeral that was one week ago today. I just could not come back here to L.J.’s without thanking each and every one of you for your kind words and prayers in my difficult time.

My husband and I stayed at a friends when we were down there and I was able to read all you guys words from my friends computer. I came back here several times to read them and re-read them. You will never know how much each and every one of these meant to me.

My oldest sons wife’s brother, a minister, did the graveside service and he did a WONDERFUL job! Instead of making it a sad situation he did nothing but bring up all the funny things my Dad would do. He was a practical joker and at 87 years young he drove a bright fire engine red Grand Am. There was never a woman my dad did not meet that he did not propose too. (As a joke) (My mom has been gone 19 years, he never remarried.) It truly ended up being a great service.

He was buried with full military honors and my oldest brother received the flag.

One last thing I would love to share here. I am 51 years old now and found out for the first time in my life that my Dad had received 2 purple hearts in WWII. He always told stories of the war, he just “failed” to mention that to me and my 2 brothers.

I buried a truly remarkable man and he will be missed. You all here at L.J.’s made it much easier to deal with and I thank you. I will never forget!

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

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#1 posted 06-12-2009 04:24 AM

Your dad sounds a lot like mine.

I’m glad to know we could offer a little comfort in a rough time, Allison. Welcome back to the forum.

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

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#2 posted 06-12-2009 04:32 AM

Glad you are doing OK. We all missed you. Our warmest thoughts are still with you.

Glad that we were a comfort in your time of need. It just goes to show what kind of a great community this is.

Keep the warmest thoughts and fondest memories allways in your heart, and he will allways be with you.



-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 06-12-2009 04:42 AM

Glad to hear things went as good as they could at a tiime like that. Warmest regards….....

-- 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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#4 posted 06-12-2009 04:49 AM

Thanks for sharing with us. It sounds like a beautiful service…and your dad sounds like he was a helluva man !!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#5 posted 06-12-2009 04:58 AM

Allison you join the ranks of the lucky one who had a father who care and loved.Let all pray for those that are less fortunate.

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#6 posted 06-12-2009 05:16 AM

Your father will always be as close as your wonderful memories of him.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 06-12-2009 05:38 AM

A great tribute to your Dad Allison. You two were obviously very close.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 06-12-2009 05:42 AM

Welcome back Allison, I am glad that the services went well and had an upbeat note to them and alot of fond memories of what sound like ” A wonderful DAD” with a great sense of humor.
Thanks for sharing with us and keep your spirits and humor up, just like your DAD would have.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#9 posted 06-12-2009 06:47 AM

Take comfort in the fact that he will, now, always just over your shoulder; ready to enjoy each moment with you.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 06-12-2009 02:58 PM

Welcome back … we missed you.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#11 posted 06-12-2009 03:05 PM

The truly good men never feel the need to brag and view their good deeds as just a matter of fact. Sounds like your dad was one of these. And it sounds like his daughter is not any different. Glad your back Allison.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#12 posted 06-12-2009 07:16 PM

Welcome back Allison…Two purple hearts…wow your dad sounds like he was quite a guy.


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#13 posted 06-12-2009 09:32 PM

Welcome home Allison, my Dad had one purple heart, but lost 2 brothers, I guess thats a couple more purple hearts for anyone. Sorry for your Dad, Sounds like a swell guy. I hope you can learn to fill that hole that is left without him. God Bless, mike

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

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#14 posted 06-12-2009 09:51 PM

God Bless your family Alison it’s nice to have you back kindest regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#15 posted 06-12-2009 10:06 PM

Welcome Back Allison, Glad to see your post again.

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

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