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David W. Rixon (#47255631)
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purple-lady
RE: thank you
No thanks necessary, but I do love to hear from you at anytime. Find A Grave was down most all day yesterday, in my area at least, but I managed to visit special days, family and did get a few extra flowers put down later in the day, although the site was slooooow and tedious. I always love to see UR flowers of remembrance on my family & it warms my heart that you take the time to honor them. Oh, how those precious memories of long ago keep us going along life's journey & puts joy in our hearts. And I know you feel the same way.

Take care dear friend & have a great day & of course another Month, which is coming too soon for me. Bye for now. SMILES
Ruth
Added by purple-lady on Aug 31, 2014 9:57 AM
Fran
RE: did you like the book
I David, I will hang on to the book until you visit, I look forward to your visit. We can talk more then.
Fran
Added by Fran on Jun 08, 2014 3:28 PM
Fran
RE: did you like the book
Hi David, sorry I did send you a message on 24 April after reading your book, you obviously didnt receive it. May be I didnt hit the send button.
My thoughts on it are as follows;copied from previous message.

Well what can I say about the life of Frances. I think it is a book everyone should read to get an insight of what some families go through. The Drs. were at that time ranked extremely high in society along with Priests and the like. I look at it from a parents point of view, how did they cope at all with the situation, no wonder Dick used to sleep through the classes. Although the treatment of Frances in to-days age, appears to have been barbaric, it was probably experimental 30 years ago, the most up to-date methods available for the mentally ill. I am not convinced I would have done anything much different at that time, you never know until your in that same boat. I have thought about the situation frequently and really wondered if I would cope as well as Frances's parents did.
I can say this because I have not been a close friend of the family, where I know you must have been very close to Frances and her plight. I most definitely feel for Frances and what she went through, Her thoughts and feelings and shock as to her treatment. I actually feel as if I know her to some degree. I wondered if you were the boy at the gate? I have passed the book on to several people
and I am waiting to hear their comments. Thank you David for lending us your treasured link to the past. I will return it.
Fran
I have now got your book in my possession again, there have been some mixed thoughts from people who knew Frances, most are disgusted at her treatment and blame the parents for not standing up for her, others have a similar thought as I do.
Maybe if Frances had been honest about her addiction things would have been better for her? I dont know? I have been in a similar boat to Pauline and Dick with my children, I worried for years over their mental health, one on drugs and the other just being a teenager although running with the wrong crowd. I had exhausted all avenues without going to the extreme measures that Frances had been through,and finally I had to let them live their own lives the best they could, I seemed to be making things worse. I decided the only thing I could do was be there and give them lots of support if they finally decided help themselves. In the end that is exactly what happened, and now both children are strong, intelligent people with good jobs and families of their own. (may I add teenagers dont change through the generations, their children are becoming teenagers and a rocky road is ahead).
Thank you once again David for the lend of your book, I will return it ASAP.
Fran

Added by Fran on Jun 07, 2014 5:10 PM
Fran
RE: hello David
Well what can I say about the life of Frances. I think it is a book everyone should read to get an insight of what some families go through. The Drs. were at that time ranked extremely high in society along with Priests and the like. I look at it from a parents point of view, how did they cope at all with the situation, no wonder Dick used to sleep through the classes. Although the treatment of Frances in to-days age, appears to have been barbaric, it was probably experimental 30 years ago, the most up to-date methods available for the mentally ill. I am not convinced I would have done anything much different at that time, you never know until your in that same boat. I have thought about the situation frequently and really wondered if I would cope as well as Frances's parents did.
I can say this because I have not been a close friend of the family, where I know you must have been very close to Frances and her plight. I most definitely feel for Frances and what she went through, Her thoughts and feelings and shock as to her treatment. I actually feel as if I know her to some degree. I wondered if you were the boy at the gate? I have passed the book on to several people
and I am waiting to hear their comments. Thank you David for lending us you treasured link to the past. I will return it.
Fran
Added by Fran on Apr 24, 2014 11:52 PM
purple-lady
* Happy Easter *
Hi David, stopping by for a quick "Hello" and to wish you a Blessed Easter. SMILES!
Ruth
Added by purple-lady on Apr 19, 2014 11:24 PM
Fran
grand kids
Yep you are right, this has brought it to light that neither his wife or children has bothered to even mark his grave. My G kids are busy making a cross to mark it when we find it. Their mum will ring the council and find out the exact location.
When I visit again I will look for others of your family.
Fran
Added by Fran on Apr 07, 2014 3:21 PM
Fran
flowers
Hi again David, I managed to find 2 white and 1 pink rose,and placed them as asked. I dont have family members there so I make a special trip for Frances, which I am happy to do. I took 2 of my grand kids with me, they wondered around and found people they remember. They couldn't find their Grandfather, so this has now sewn a seed for them to make a cross and place it on his grave as at the moment it is an unmarked grave, which they were a bit upset about.
Fran
Added by Fran on Apr 01, 2014 3:09 PM
Fran
RE: book
Hi David, I was most shocked at the book, I received it this morning I will keep it safe for you. I dont want to lend your book to anyone, but what I will do is to scan it and give the scan out.
As much as I might trust someone to return your book, you never know what might happen to it and I know you treasure it.
Once again thank you, i look forward to reading it.
Flowers are rare because of the dryness, but I will find some for you.

Fran
Added by Fran on Mar 31, 2014 7:54 PM
Fran
RE: sorry
Hi David, your braver than me.
Fran
Added by Fran on Mar 17, 2014 2:36 PM
Fran
RE: Book
Hi David, thanks very much, you could post it to 133 Bridge Street Uralla, NSW 2358. this is my work place address. I am looking forward to reading it.
Regards
Fran
Added by Fran on Feb 16, 2014 7:42 PM
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