|Shannon M. (#48076719)|
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Thanks to all who have visited my father's memorial, Thomas M. McHale, Jr. Words cannot express what this has meant to me. |
If you have time please visit:
My Nana Marguerite Furlong,
My Aunt and Uncle, Joseph and Claire McHale
My Grand Aunt, Mary G. Seufert.
Your time and tokens are so very much appreciated!
Born and raised in Marriottsville, MD to two wonderful parents and 5 siblings, our household was quite active to say the least. We all attended private school despite the financial hardship this imposed on my parents. We were taught good values and morals which I carry with me to this day. Raised in a very devout Irish Catholic household our family values were based on the teachings of the church. I am by no means an angel, God truly knows I have had my troubles. However, I do believe the career I chose was based on what I learned from my parents, Catholic school teachings and the church. I became a psychiatric social worker to help ease the pain of my fellow man and bring hope back into their lives. Life is hard enough and add in some mental illness that is sadly stigmatized by society, only leads to a disastrous end unless there are others to help that individual live their life to the fullest. That is my intention each time I meet with one of my patients.
I love being a graver! I have read about the lives of such wonderful and interesting people. I have also met very empathetic, kind, selfless and overall good individuals in the short amount of time I have been on this sight. This sight is very therapeutic for me. I lost my father 9 yrs ago and my Nana 27 yrs. ago. Two of the most wonderful and kind hearted individuals I have ever encountered until this day. I still cry for their loss.
One of the major reasons behind my participation in Find A Grave is to assist others in locating family members. On a personal note, I had extensive assistance with the research of my own family tree through Find A Grave. I hope to offer the same assistance to others or at the very least honor those that have passed.
Another reason I became involved with Find A Grave is because my home actually backs to a cemetery. I take my dog for walks through this beautiful memorial park and am fascinated at the long, and unfortunately, short lives of our fellow man. It breaks my heart to see old grave sites that are worn and damaged. It is obvious that family has not visited, live out of state or have passed on themselves resulting in no one to care for their loved one's buriel site. These souls seem to be forgotten. It is those sites that I pay particular attention to. They deserve the same respect and dignity in death as they did in life. My hope is that someone will be researching their family tree and locate that forgotten ancestor. We all deserve to be remembered, for life is such a precious gift from God not to be taken for granted or minimized.
If you have a family member or loved one that I have started a memorial for, I absolutely have no problem transferring their memorial into your care. Again, do not hesitate to ask. You can reach me at the e-mail provided.
Family Tree: Names I am researching for my family tree include:
I dedicate this site to my father:
Thomas M. McHale, Jr
Korean War Veteran
Buried at Garrison Forest Veteran's Cemetery
Plot K-7, 10, 1
Born April 8, 1931
Died August 17, 2004
If you would have known him, you would have loved him. A wonderful, gentle, loving soul who touched many lives. I love you dad. You were and always will be my hero.
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|Beth Bailey||Thinking of you...|
Shannon.Don't know why you keep popping into my head but...you do !
Had some pictures sent to me of some people (2 couples) who use to live in the house we now live in which is really neat....Long story short ,Our house has "visitors" & I recognized ( I think) one of our visitors from the pictures sent to me.
How cool is that ?
Take care my friend *hugs*
~ Beth ~
|Jessica Wilesღ||RE: Thank you!|
Your Welcome and the same to you as well! Dads are very missed and I know both of ours is! ((Hugs)) :)
|Beth Bailey||RE: Hi my friend..|
I KNEW you'd understand what I was rambling on about & you did...I haven't smelled the Old Spice since then but I believe the both of us are right...It was my DADDY letting me know he was still watching over me.I miss him so much @ times that it hurts my heart...does that make any sense @ all ? I'm sure to you,it makes perfect sense...
My daughter got me a new laptop for my b-day/Mothers Day (they are so close together) & it is one of those touch screen's & what a stinker it can & has been getting use to but I'm slowly but surely learning my way around it. Some people can master it in just a couple of hrs or so but not me...GEESH !!!
Take care *hugs*
~ Beth ~
|Beth Bailey||Hi my friend..|
Thank-you for the beautiful token you left for my Dad...I so appreciate it Shannon & YOU !!! You are a gem,you really are :-)
I've been meaning to send you a note & to tell ya about what happened the other day.My b-day was the 15th & when I walked out into the kitchen that morning,I caught the faint whiff of Old Spice.I went back into the back part of the house,came back into the kitchen & I could STILL smell Old Spice so I'm thinking it was my Daddy wishing me a Happy B-Day..what do you think ? I haven't smelled the Old Spice scent since my b-day if that tells ya anything :-) It made my day all the more special if the truth be known :-)
Have a great Sunday :-)
~ Beth ~
You're quite welcome, Shannon, and it was an honor for me. God bless.
|Beth Bailey||I goofed up...|
and forgot your precious Dad's birthday...I am sorry my friend...forgive me,Please ???
To much going on (no excuse) in life :-(
~ Beth ~
|Dawn Hughes Schrieber||Dad's Birthday|
Hi Shannon, I would be honored to highlight your father's page on my bio for his birthday if that's ok with you.
|Eileen||Re;Tjinking of you.....|
Dear Shannon, Thank you for all your visits to my parents Mona & Bernie, with your beautiful flowers, tokens & kind words. I'm so sorry this note is so very long over due, please forgive me. I can't tell how much I appreciate your kindness & am so blessed to have such wonderful loving, caring,understanding friends, which I have met on this site. We all know what it is too have lose someone dear and near to us. It is very painful& difficult, words can not describe the pain, we all have experienced. Here I go rambeling on and on..I do that. My heart is so full of joy and love for you and my other friends. Bless you always for your kindness. I was'nt on all that much this year, sorry to say, my job took up so much of my time. I just resigned and it feels great. Wont start my new job till early April. So I am resting and regrouping and enjoying being on Find a Grave. Take care My friend Shannon, it is always my honor & great pleasure to visit you family.
With Best Wishes & Love, your friend, Eileen
Added by Eileen on Mar 25, 2014 2:27 PM
|Beth Bailey||RE: My Dad|
Ohhhh,how I know how you feel,especiallythe way my Dad smelled...OLD SPICE !!! How I love the smell of that stuff & even now...I will break open a bottle @ a store (shame on me) JUST to remember the smell of my Daddy.As the cancer was eating away @ him,he "thought" that Bengay was helping him w/the pain that the cancer was inflicting upon his body so I would apply Bengay to where he said it hurt the worst...That smell doesn't do it for me if the truth be known as it just brings back the pain that my Dad was experiencing :(
Thank-you my friend for letting me "vent" as some people just don't "get it" as to the "smell" thing that you & I are talking about....
~ Beth ~
|Beth Bailey||RE: My Dad|
Oh my sweet friend,I feel your pain,I really do.I lost my precious Dad to cancer on 20 Jan,1990 & it still hurts to this day .How I miss him,his smile,his big ole bear hugs,his way of answering the phone...just everything :(
He wasn't just my Dad,he was also my best friend...
I'm here if you need to "talk"...
* hugs *
~ Beth ~
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