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Tom "Homer" W. (#46801357)
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Bio Photo I discovered Find a Grave by accident soon after the death of our precious daughter, Marjorie. She was my first entry. I have added family members, friends, and others that I have no connection with but simply wanted to add them on these pages. I will have more of my family entered in the future. My wife and I are retired and we love it! I love riding the back-roads on my Harley and can't seem to ride past an old cemetery.....I love walking through them and find peace and quiet in them. Thanks so much to everyone that has placed notes, tokens, and have sponsored my memorials. God bless you all.

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Anne Beckman
Hi Tom,

SO GOOD to hear from you! Bill and I and our

families were blessed with no tornado: just very

heavy rain. We were even able to go to our be-

loved Perkins! We got there only 30 minutes

before it closed, but the staff were as super as

ever. I thanked them more than once for that:

we were quite hungry! Bill went straight to bed

as he had worked a usual hard day, then drove in

all that rainy traffic, from downtown to home.

OTHER RELIEF: My mom had eye surgery (left eye)

to combat cataract. Next month, she will have

the surgery on the other eye. Also, my dear

friend John (who counseled me after my bipolar

diagnosis, and sang at our wedding) after ex-

tensive testing was told that he did NOT have any

problems with his liver! PRAISE THE LORD, I was

afraid he'd have liver cancer, in spite of his

being a definite NON drinker. He has an infected

gallbladder, which must be removed. WHEW...a day

of tension, then RELIEF! I have had my OWN

health to deal with, as well: my precious Zometa

has worn off and I will not get any until my next

appointment! That's not until September 9th!

First, my nervous system is affected: my nerves

act as if I'd taken something I am allergic to:

my skin is not affected, by my nerves FEEL as if

my skin I am scratching myself everywhere.

Also, headaches. Then, comes the pain in the

area where the metal is, which replaced the two

cancerous vertebrae, and the pins holding the

cage to my spine. Finally, I feel a bit unsteady

at times, as my spine, not having its Zometa,

lacks the necessary strength to hold me erect.

HOWEVER: I CARRY ON! I dragged myself out of bed

and read the e-mails informing me of the good

news, and read the newspaper and began the

laundry. MUSIC HELPS: I get on You Tube and

play (and watch!) the scene from GLORY(have you

seen it?) in which the 54th regiment (all black

men, a first in history, fighting for the Union)

are rallying, after their leader, Col. Robert

Shaw, and a black soldier have been fatally shot,

in a matter of seconds. It makes me GET UP AND

GO, GO, GO!!! The music and words (in Latin)

describe a person fighting war PERFECTLY: He/She

is saying it is all chaos, noise, people running

and feels like Judgement Day. I AM SO GLAD FOR


I see those who are suffering from the floods in

Louisiana and the tornadoes in our state of

Indiana...and see that I have NOTHING TO COMPLAIN

ABOUT. Later in the week, Bill and I are buying

school supplies. They are for the students of a

parish in the poor section of town. Also, for

students in El Salvador and other Third World

nations. I'm sure food, blankets and toiletries

will be brought in with these, for the victims

of the flood and tornadoes. I am SO GLAD to help

these children. (Besides the school supplies, my

parish gives them clothes and toys for Xmas.)

When I learned I could not have children in any

way, due to my health issues, I vowed to the Lord

to help the needy children of our city and Third

world countries as much as I could. THEY would

be my children, in that manner. EDUCATION IS


I'm so glad you love Georgia...the way described

the wind through the pines reminds me so much of

Ray Charles singing GEORGIA!

Time for me to sing, "Catch You later, On A

Added by Anne Beckman on Aug 25, 2016 12:00 AM

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