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Thomas Hansel Chaney
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- Steve Perry
 Added: Apr. 7, 2014

- Mary Ellen Baker
 Added: Feb. 14, 2014
Happy Veterans Day Uncle Hansel
- S Chaney
 Added: Nov. 11, 2013

- Ixie
 Added: Jul. 12, 2013
With honor and respect. ❤
- sniksnak
 Added: Feb. 8, 2013

 Added: Dec. 7, 2012

- la vita eterna
 Added: Jul. 9, 2012

- Sharon
 Added: Oct. 16, 2011

- Kim
 Added: Oct. 8, 2011
God Bless
- wessex
 Added: Sep. 25, 2011

- S Chaney
 Added: May. 30, 2011
Thank you, Thomas, for your courage and sacrifice...
- Keeper of the Stars
 Added: Apr. 27, 2011

- S Chaney
 Added: Feb. 13, 2011

- S Chaney
 Added: Feb. 6, 2011
- Ole Vet
 Added: Jan. 23, 2011

- Kat
 Added: Jan. 21, 2011

- Regina ♥ with love ♥
 Added: Jan. 9, 2011

- S Chaney
 Added: Dec. 25, 2010
Merry Christmas Uncle Hansel
- S Chaney
 Added: Dec. 18, 2010

- Kat
 Added: Nov. 27, 2010

- rebekahpaw
 Added: Aug. 30, 2010

- Browneyes
 Added: Aug. 22, 2010

- Judy Curnell
 Added: Jul. 29, 2010
You served our country faithfully. May we always cherish our freedom by honoring your memory. God bless you!
- Darlene T.
 Added: Jul. 21, 2010

- In Loving Memory
 Added: Jun. 23, 2010
Sleep well_God bless!
- Thinking of you today!
 Added: May. 24, 2010

- VWiemer
 Added: Apr. 22, 2010

- Browneyes
 Added: Apr. 12, 2010
Happy Easter :D
- S Chaney
 Added: Apr. 4, 2010

- Judy Curnell
 Added: Jan. 28, 2010

- Irene LaCombe
 Added: Jan. 3, 2010
Merry Christmas
- S Chaney
 Added: Dec. 25, 2009

- Kat
 Added: Dec. 9, 2009

- In Loving Memory
 Added: Nov. 7, 2009

 Added: Oct. 16, 2009

- S Chaney
 Added: Oct. 14, 2009

- Judy Curnell
 Added: Sep. 10, 2009

- purple-lady
 Added: Sep. 9, 2009

- Janis Coleman
 Added: Sep. 7, 2009

- Ginny
 Added: Sep. 2, 2009

- Peg
 Added: Jul. 31, 2009
Day is done....gone the sun...from the hills....from the lake...from the sky....All is well...safely rest....God is nigh...~~~~Go to sleep....peaceful sleep...may the soldier or sailor God keep....on the land or the in sleep...~~~~Love, good night....must thou go...when the day and the night need thee so?....All is well...speedeth their rest...~~~~Fades the light...and afar....goeth day and the stars shineth bright....fare thee has gone....night is on....~~~~Thanks and praise.....for our days...'Neath the sun....'Neath the stars....'Neath the sky.....As we go...this we know....God is nigh.
- God Bless You Thomas Hansel Chaney Sir!
 Added: Jul. 25, 2009

- Heather from VA
 Added: Jul. 24, 2009
**Rest in Peace, Uncle Hansel ** We will meet one day. ** The Touch of the Master's Hand **"Twas battered and scared, and the auctioneer **Thought it scarcely worth his while **To waste much time on the old violin, **But he held it up with a smile. **"What am I bidden, good folks," he cried, **"Who'll start bidding for me? **A dollar, a dollar - now who'll make it two **Two dollars, and who'll make it three? ** **"Three dollars once, three dollars twice, **Going for three". . . but no! **From the room far back a gray-haired man **Came forward and picked up the bow; **Then wiping the dust from the old violin, **And tightening up the strings, **He played a melody, pure and sweet, **As sweet as an angel sings. ** **The music ceased and the auctioneer **With a voice that was quiet and low, **Said: "What am I bidden for the old violin?" **And he held it up with the bow; **"A thousand dollars - and who'll make it two? **Two thousand - and who'll make it three? **Three thousand once, three thousand twice **And going - and gone," said he. ** **The people cheered, but some of them cried, **"We do not quite understand **What changed its worth?" The man replied: **"The touch of the masters hand." **And many a man with life out of tune, **And battered and torn with sin, **Is auctioned cheap to a thoughtless crowd. **Much like the old violin. ** **A "mess of pottage," a glass of wine, **A game and he travels on, **He's going once, and going twice **He's going - and almost gone! **But the MASTER comes, and the foolish crowd, **Never can quite understand, **The worth of a soul, and the change that's wrought **By the touch of the MASTER'S hand. ** **Myra Brooks Welch ** **"The Master's Hand" was written by Myra Brooks Welch. She was called "The poet with the singing soul." Her's was a very musical family. As a young woman, Myra's special love was playing the organ. In 1921, she heard a speaker address a group of students. She said she became filled with light, and "Touch of the Master's Hand wrote itself in 30 minutes!" She sent it anonymously to her church news bulletin. She felt it was a gift from God, and didn't need her name on it. Its popularity spread like magic. Finally, several years later, the poem was read at a religious international convention - "author unknown." A young man stood up and said, "I know the author, and it's time the world did too. It was written by my mother, Myra Welch." Then her name, as well her other beautiful works of poetry became known worldwide. All of her poetry told of the rejoicing she had in God's love. What the world did not see, was the woman who created these masterpieces: Myra in her wheelchair, battered and scarred from severe arthritis, which had taken away her ability to make music. Instead, her musical soul spoke through her poetry. She took one pencil in each of her badly deformed hands. Using the eraser end, she would slowly type the words, the joy of them outweighing the pain of her efforts. Her words, a joyous expression of the wonders of life, as seen by a singing soul that was touched by the Master's Hand. As a friend turned to leave her home, Myra patted the arm of her wheelchair and said, "And I thank God for this!" Imagine being grateful for a wheelchair! But her talent lay undiscovered prior to her wheelchair days. Rather than becoming bitter, she chose to let her handicap make her better, and a wonderful new door opened for her.
- S Chaney
 Added: Jul. 5, 2009

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