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Laura (#48389161)
 member for 1 year, 4 months, 25 days
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Hi everyone,

Updated on July 13
Thank you all for the beautiful tokens that you have left for my loved ones. I have been trying to catch up on everyone, but time has been getting away from me. Still doing over time at work and finally got a day off early. Take care and God bless.

I just discovered the other day that a dear friend of mine is on here. Her name is Denise Martinez # 136624599. We had a lot of fun memories working at the school in our home town.

Raymond Barnes #41035649
James O'Donnel Barnes #41035523
Jim Barnes #54085331
Ruby Barnes #54085341

Sorry that I have not had a chance to get to everyones loved ones. You and your loved ones are still in my thoughts and prayers.

I have my wonderful husband and an awesome son who is 11. Together my son and I like to do scrapbooking and take pictures. I am working on writing children's books but have not gotten a chance to get them published. I have added another two pages to my book and now looking for an illustrator. My son has also joined me in writing a book.
I also like to collect recipes and try them out on my 2 guys.
I love music and reading about my favorite musicians. I even reintroduced my son to Jan and Dean.
I found this site when I was looking for info on my grandfather.
I am enjoying looking through this site and hopefully find more loved ones.

I want to thank everyone for making me feel welcome.

I found some of my favorite Native American sayings that I would like to share with you and hope that ya'll enjoy them and find them comforting as I do.

There is no death,
only a change of worlds.

Don't be afaid to cry
it will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts

If the eyes had no tears
the soul would have no rainbows

They are not dead
who live in the hearts
they leave behind.

When you were born
you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so that when you die,
the world cries and you rejoice.

I have found some more family members.

Great Grandfather 35745954 (Daddy's grandfather)
Joel L. Strow Sept. 29,1901- Sept.3,

Great Uncle (Daddy's uncle)
Eugene Luther Strow Sept.19- Jan.1

Daddy's father
Tommie Lee Holmes #95379467

Ivy Holmes #59161879 (Daddy's grandmother)

John H. Holmes #59161893 (Daddy's grandfather)

Grandfather 73683228
Calvin Elias Perkins Nov.18,1897- Apr.9,1962

Grandmother 73580561
Jennie Bell Sparks Phillips Apr.29,1922- July 18,2011 ( They misspelled Granny's name, but she's on Grandpa's )

Step Grandfather 73715033
Eddie Phillips ( He is with Granny's )

Aunt 28513907
Mary Elaine Tackitt ( Daddy's sister )

My Daddy's Aunt told me that I need to write Daddy a letter and when I started missing him to get the letter out and read it to him. It helps and then I read it to my son.

I would like to know of your loved ones so that I may honor them as well.
God bless.
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Zane's Mom
Spc Zane Lee
Thank you Laura for visiting my son's memorial and leaving a token.
Cecilia (Zane's Mom)
Added by Zane's Mom on Aug 27, 2015 6:44 AM
Rhonda C. Poynter & Friends
RE: Hi
Dear Laura,
Did I thank you for the message, yet? If not, here I am, finally - how are you? We are just sweltering through the supposed end of summer, thank gosh for air conditioning...and we're having a lot of quakes, too, so that literally shakes up the day when we least expect it. ha! I'll try to update you better asap, until then, lots of love and hugs, and stay in touch - RCP and Gannon Blue
Added by Rhonda C. Poynter & Frien... on Aug 20, 2015 8:30 PM
RE: Hi
Hiya Laura:
Thanx's for the sweet note.It's nice to know that there are people out there who remember who you are & what your going through & what you have been through.There are so many of us which makes this site so's a place to share our feelings etc...

Like you...I'm looking forward to fall time as we've been extremely hot this year in western South Dakota so some cool weather will be welcomed w/the knowledge of old man winter in hot pursuit but is better then roasting :-)

Have a great week-end,

~ Beth ~
Added by Beth.Bailey on Aug 16, 2015 5:10 PM
RE: Thank you
Hello Laura, Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, you are very welcome for the visits. My server has been down for several days {gave my eyes a good rest though} Laura, I enjoy leaving flowers for your loved one's when I can. No thanks are necessary. Thank you for your nice message. Take care now...Jean
Added by Memories~RoxღEd on Aug 06, 2015 12:33 PM
RE: Thank you
Hello Laura, so nice hearing from you & that youse are doing OK. It is always my pleasure to visit your loved ones, especially on their special days. So glad that I was able to be online for Jeannie Bell's Angel day, as my flowering days have been more limited for quite some time.

Say hello to the family with my warm regards.
Added by purple-lady on Jul 22, 2015 1:46 PM
RE: Thank you
Your very welcome. Love, Kay.
Added by MyGrandmaAnne on Jul 15, 2015 9:48 PM
You're welcome Laura, it was my pleasure to visit your Dad. No Thanks, needed :)
Added by LdyBugღ on Jul 15, 2015 12:39 AM
RE: Prayers and Thank you
Hi Laura:
No thanks is needed for my visiting & leaving a token for your Dad as it was my pleasure & honor to do so.Thank-you though for your visits & prayers for the loss of both my beloved husband & Mom...I appreciate it more then you'll ever know.

I hope your move was smooth & that things have settled down for you & your family.I'll be moving myself & believe me I'm so NOT looking forward to it is what it is.

Take care {{{hugs}}}

~ Beth ~
Added by Beth.Bailey on Jul 14, 2015 12:56 PM
RE: Thank you
You are very welcome Laura. It was a pleasure to visit your Daddy for his birthday. Hugs, Rosie
Added by Rosie♥Mooch on Jul 14, 2015 6:47 AM
RE: Thank you
It was my pleasure, G-d Bless you too, Love Kay.
Added by MyGrandmaAnne on Jul 06, 2015 8:29 PM
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