Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Bennett Turk (#46555103)
 member for 12 years, 4 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
No bio available.
 Contact:
or
Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 2,468 Virtual Flowers
 • 53 Fame Ratings
Messages left for Bennett Turk (10)[Leave Message]
Anne Beckman
Hi- Please Pray For Me, My Energy is Low and Temper Is Awful!
Hi Bennett-

What a beautiful prayer, as always, you made!

PLEASE pray for me: this is not a crisis, but

a difficult situation. For seven months, my

energy (physical and mental and emotional) and

spirit have been quite tested, by a series of

medical situations or tests, or hard work.

Recently, we had our house (after five years of

this GROSS, HORRIBLE PESTILENCE) treated by

Terminex to rid it of bedbugs. I'm very happy

it happened, of course, but preparing for it was

exhausting. We had to put all of our clothes in

garbage bags, which was very hard work and very

irritating. I did take some basic, everyday

wear" things out, and back into my dresser and my

closet, to save my sanity. That feels good, but

having the rest still bagged for a week and a

half, as TX told us to do, and still finding some

bedbugs in the bed (which means the bedroom may

have to be sprayed again) is very irritating to

me. Also: before the Terminex-ing, I was in

awful pain, due to my body being in withdrawal,

needing an IV of this treatment I get, to keep my

bones (which have cancer) as strong as possible.

That felt better...but...I got a flu shot two days

afterwards. The two put a strain on me, which

made me break out in hives. I got treated at a

wonderful nearby clinic for that. However...that

and all the TX prep jut WIPED ME OUT. I have

been getting things done, but not as much as I

should. (Or think I should.) I've been on a

backwards sleeping schedule for several months,

due to some unpleasant things (such as a midnight

basement flood, I had to take car of, as my

husband was out of town, and my medication

withdrawal and editing , on very short notice,

college entrance essays for a nephew) and by

being a night owl, as bipolar people, and artists

are.


My temper at my poor, sweet husband, who works

two jobs and is a wonderful Boy Scout leader and

in the Knights of Columbus and who does so much

work around the house and whatever he can for me,

has been AWFUL. He is only trying to tell me

what we have to do, in the aftermath of the TX

treatment...which makes Wifey the Witch blow up,

big time, immediately! It's because I was so

angry at the mess those awful bugs made, and very

embarrassed we had them. Also, my mind, body

and spirit are SICK OF WORKING. I am longing to

go on a cruise or some other luxurious vacation.

He isn't doing anything wrong, and is MY ROCK,

but here I am, yelling at him!

He really got a lecture from me, as he mentioned

TO MY PARENTS, who are QUITE RESTRICTIVE TO ME,

that a friend of mine, through findagrave, has

had to deal with bedbugs, also. WELL! They did

NOT like that! I just told my mom, who asked

further, that I met someone, as he helped me find

an actress' gravesite. (It IS the truth and he

is a GREAT FRIEND.) My husband, even though we

have been married 23 years, STILL forgets to

keep his mouth SHUT, concerning some of the

things his wife does, that her very conservative

parents do not-or would not- like, at all.

Hubby got a big lecture from Wifey, over that!

He and my pals have been taking me out to lunch or

dinner, which is very nice, but they are Band Aids

over the BIG WOUND. I keep thinking the

luxurious vacation ONLY (as well as having the

clothes out of the bags, NO bbs around ever again

(therefore having my house REALLY being MINE,

again...and for the FIRST time) being the "major

surgery" necessary to have me completely

healed.

I AM going to MAKE myself swim at our YMCA,

tonight. That always helps, a lot. I have not

done so, in a long time. For me, it is like the

waters of Bethesda.


SO ARE YOUR WORDS...I was SO HAPPY to read your

message to me, telling me how INSPIRING my words

are! I ask Our Lord Jesus for SO MUCH, and can

go on and on (in anything I write) I fear that

anyone who reads my writings to Him will NOT be

inspired! You made SUCH a difference in my

attitude towards myself! I want SO MUCH to be a

published writer...when Neil Diamond's character,

in THE JAZZ SINGER, was pleading with his father

to accept him as a pop/easy listening singer (he

used to be a cantor, for the Jewish faith,

which was the only way, in the father's eyes,

to gain respect as a singer, the son said, "People

have been telling me about my songs: they say it

MAKES THEM HAPPY, THEY SAY IT MAKES THEM FEEL

THINGS". That's what I SO MUCH WANT MY WRITING

AND ACTING TO DO. YOU told me MY WRITING DOES!

I cannot thank you enough for that!


WHEW...I hope I didn't knock you out! I DO

THANK GOD FOR YOU...Please pray for me..I WILL

be BETTER, as each day goes by. After a

physician's visit, a CAT Scan and the monthly

oncology visit (all of them will be over, by Nov.

7th!) I'll be FREE! I have to get new dental

insurance for us and 12- YES, 12- cavities filled

in, by next spring or even next fall (depends upon

when the new insurance kicks in) as my

chemotherapy and radiation have greatly damaged

my teeth (As it does for everyone with cancer) but

that is no biggie, compared to al I've done this

year.

MY DEAR FRIEND: I'd hope to get a lot of writing

done (perhaps one book) this year. MAN PLANS,

GOD LAUGHS! (I LOVE THAT!) Yes...some years

you MAKE THINGS, some years you CONQUOR THINGS.

2014 has been a year for CONQUORING THINGS.

Bill and I will be having a DELICIOUS (pardon the

pun!) 4-day vacation, during Thanksgiving, in a

darling little town, we go to a lot! Being out

in the country, it is GOERGEOUS, in the fall!


Please keep me in your prayers, and again, I am

SO GRATEFUL FOR YOU! ANNE
Added by Anne Beckman on Oct 21, 2014 3:09 PM
Anne Beckman
Hi, Bennett! Thanks For Your Message!

Hi Bennett!

Thanks so much for your message! I didn't expect

to have any e-mails when I checked, about 45

minutes ago. SO...what a BEAUTIFUL SURPRISE!!!


I cannot THANK YOU ENOUGH, for your telling me

you find my words INSPIRATIONAL! I've always

hoped for that! As someone who has been through

so much, and still is (but to a LESSER EXTENT, I

must stress!) and who hopes to be a best selling

author of uplifting works (of several kinds) I am

THRILLED to know that an EXTREMELY Christian man

finds my words to be JUST THAT!

YOU MADE MY AUTUMN!!! EVEN MY YEAR!!! You see:

it's been a slightly DIFFICULT one, as several

minor (thank God!) health issues kept me from

achieving some writing goals I'd set, for 2014.

FIND A GRAVE has been, for me, a way to write to

others in another way. It is, of course, not the

publication and "best selling" novels and poetry

of mine I long to see...BUT...it's such a HUGE

website, where I've had the FABULOUS OPPORTUNITY

to JUST WRITE MY FEELINGS AND THOUGHTS...in the

process, seeing them electronically published and

(MOST IMPORTANTLY!) MAKING FABULOUS FRIENDS!!!


GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES!!! ANNE

Added by Anne Beckman on Oct 08, 2014 10:58 PM
Anne Beckman
Hi, Bennett! Thanks For Your Message!

Hi Bennett!

Thanks so much for your message! I didn't expect

to have any e-mails when I checked, about 45

minutes ago. SO...what a BEAUTIFUL SURPRISE!!!


I cannot THANK YOU ENOUGH, for your telling me

you find my words INSPIRATIONAL! I've always

hoped for that! As someone who has been through

so much, and still is (but to a LESSER EXTENT, I

must stress!) and who hopes to be a best selling

author of uplifting works (of several kinds) I am

THRILLED to know that an EXTREMELY Christian man

finds my words to be JUST THAT!

YOU MADE MY AUTUMN!!! EVEN MY YEAR!!! You see:

it's been a slightly DIFFICULT one, as several

minor (thank God!) health issues kept me from

achieving some writing goals I'd set, for 2014.

FIND A GRAVE has been, for me, a way to write to

others in another way. It is, of course, not the

publication and "best selling" novels and poetry

of mine I long to see...BUT...it's such a HUGE

website, where I've had the FABULOUS OPPORTUNITY

to JUST WRITE MY FEELINGS AND THOUGHTS...in the

process, seeing them electronically published and

(MOST IMPORTANTLY!) MAKING FABULOUS FRIENDS!!!


GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES!!! ANNE

Added by Anne Beckman on Oct 08, 2014 10:58 PM
Anne Beckman
Your Message to Robin Williams and for Peace

Hi Bennett,

I've read your beautiful message to Robin Williams.

I KNOW it made him very happy...also, I felt the same joy, while reading it. I needed it: I was terribly upset at his passing. When I read, on MSN, on my computer screen, that he'd taken his life, I SCREAMED. Your words brought a sanity and a healing to me, concerning his death.

I don't think suicide is the right thing to do... but Robin brought SO MUCH JOY to everyone, and never hurt anyone. I know of the depression he was experiencing, as I am bipolar. Also, of the
physical pain and frustration he felt, at the onset of Parkinson's: I have been living with cancer, most recently in my bones, for the past 12 years. It brings a lot of physical pan and inability to move or to have energy and strength.


Speaking of STRENGTH: Your FAITH is TREMENDOUS!

I've seen it all over findagrave, especially in messages to JESUS...especially NOW, as ISIS does it's terrible work.

GOD BLESS YOU I'm glad I KNOW YOU! ANNE
Added by Anne Beckman on Sep 30, 2014 2:25 AM
Anne Beckman
Your Message to Robin Williams and for Peace

Hi Bennett,

I've read your beautiful message to Robin Williams.

I KNOW it made him very happy...also, I felt the same joy, while reading it. I needed it: I was terribly upset at his passing. When I read, on MSN, on my computer screen, that he'd taken his life, I SCREAMED. Your words brought a sanity and a healing to me, concerning his death.

I don't think suicide is the right thing to do... but Robin brought SO MUCH JOY to everyone, and never hurt anyone. I know of the depression he was experiencing, as I am bipolar. Also, of the
physical pain and frustration he felt, at the onset of Parkinson's: I have been living with cancer, most recently in my bones, for the past 12 years. It brings a lot of physical pan and inability to move or to have energy and strength.


Speaking of STRENGTH: Your FAITH is TREMENDOUS!

I've seen it all over findagrave, especially in messages to JESUS...especially NOW, as ISIS does it's terrible work.

GOD BLESS YOU I'm glad I KNOW YOU! ANNE
Added by Anne Beckman on Sep 30, 2014 2:25 AM
Anne Beckman
RE: You Are Such A Good Soul!
Hi Bennett- Oh gosh, your e-mail has done me so much GOOD!

This winter-and this weekend- has really tried my

spirit, but YOU, right now as I just read your

message, directed a ray of JOY and PEACE to me!

I've often wondered if my letters were too long,

and emotional. You took that dark doubt away!


GOD BLESS YOU, RICHLY! Your Friend in Christ

and Find A Grave, Anne Marie Beckman
Added by Anne Beckman on Mar 10, 2014 1:37 AM
Anne Beckman
RE: You Are Such A Good Soul!
Hi Bennett- Oh gosh, your e-mail has done me so much GOOD!

This winter-and this weekend- has really tried my

spirit, but YOU, right now as I just read your

message, directed a ray of JOY and PEACE to me!

I've often wondered if my letters were too long,

and emotional. You took that dark doubt away!


GOD BLESS YOU, RICHLY! Your Friend in Christ

and Find A Grave, Anne Marie Beckman
Added by Anne Beckman on Mar 10, 2014 1:37 AM
Anne Beckman
You Are Such A Good Soul!
Hi Bennett- Having seen your BEAUTIFUL messages to Jesus and the world, I want to thank you!

Please keep them coming! They give me- and I'm sure-everyone else who sees them- a lot of joy!
Added by Anne Beckman on Feb 26, 2014 2:27 AM
Anne Beckman
You Are Such A Good Soul!
Hi Bennett- Having seen your BEAUTIFUL messages to Jesus and the world, I want to thank you!

Please keep them coming! They give me- and I'm sure-everyone else who sees them- a lot of joy!
Added by Anne Beckman on Feb 26, 2014 2:27 AM
Tony Farrell
RE: Why Karen Carpenter's were moved.
Thanks Bennet, I found that out when I did a real estate search on Richard Lynn Carpenter and found that he owns two homes in Thousand Oaks. I personally have a problem with digging up the remains of loved ones. That is the only reason I did not remove 13 of my family members from Hollywood Cemetery. I had fought with Jules Roth for years over the condition of the Cemetery. Actually when he did, a "FRIEND" (hope you got the meaning) ransacked his Hollywood Hills home for documents and you would not believe where he had laundered money....hint, he built a Hotel in Riyad, Saudi Arabia...NOT KIDDING, this was in the 1970's.

Peace,

TONY
Added by Tony Farrell on Jan 26, 2012 7:56 PM
[View all messages...]
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service