|Forum topic by Allison||posted 06-12-2009 04:10 AM||1106 views||0 times favorited||20 replies|
06-12-2009 04:10 AM
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!