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thetwinklesof myeyes (#47247880)
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I was born in Los Angeles, California on New Year's Day. It was the happiest day of my grandmother's life to have seen me for the first time!! Of course for my mom as well..

I cannot give you in detail how my proud father felt too!! I was the first little girl!! I was very precious to all three of them.

I came across "Find a Grave" surfing the web.. I was sad thinking & remembering my father "my papi" and since I love reading bio's of persons...

I was thinking it would be a wonderful idean to have a rememberance of our papi,
so I created a "Virtual Cemetery"
for our father and our abuelita...and many others...

After They Are Gone
When someone we love passes away,
We ache, but we go on;
Our dear departed would want us to heal,
After they are gone.

Grief is a normal way to mend
the anguish and pain in our hearts;

We need time to remember and time to mourn,Before the recovery starts.

Let's draw together to recuperate,
As we go through this period of sorrow;

Let's help each other,
with tender careTo find
a brighter tomorrow.

WE HAVE TO TRY OUR BEST TO REACH THE GATES OF HEAVEN... God Bless.. Prissyღ♥ღ♦•♦ღ♥ღღ♥ღ♦♦ღ♥ღღ♥ღღ♥ღღ♥ღღ
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Diane ღ
Memorial Day 2012

"From the president of the United States and grateful Nation."

I remember the words so clearly as they handed my Mother the flag. I had never heard those words before that. As I stood there on that cold November Day, thoughts came swirling in my head. I flashed back to my fathers entire demeanor. How he organized his clothing drawers were. How he lived with honor, how military he was. How he had wanted to be in the National Cemetery and I was so against it.

It was like it was all coming together in my head, I was seeing experiences known only to those understanding military tradition.

He was part of this white sea of headstones belonging to the men and women who valiantly defended our nation. His military back bone had always been there.

He served as a Chaplin ministering to Vets at the Minneapolis Veterans Hospital for years. He was on the honor guard for awhile. He gave blood routinely as he was AB negative, the rarest blood type in the world. Many nights he would get a 2 am call and out the door he would go to give blood because someone was in need. It took me years to understand what a military man is. He lived our nation and preserving it's goodness my entire life.

Memorial Day means so many different things to our society. The start of summer, picnics, it is the official end of winter where I live.

To veterans it is a time of reflection, of their courage, sacrifices, pride and loss. My son has lost 2 friends to the Iraq war, and another that came back severely injured and is struggling with his injuries and each day is a gift as those days are slipping away from him.

Memorial Day we bring into memory those that have fought for our freedom. I would like to thank you, for your Father, Son, daughter, husband, ancestor, or maybe even you, for the scarifies your families have endured to keep America out of harms way.

That as we begin Memorial Day 2012 our families remain strong and we are enduring together what our nation is all about....

"First in WAR ... First in PEACE ... and First in the HEARTS of his countrymen."
George Washington.

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Added by Diane ღ on May 26, 2012 8:38 PM
Valenciaღ Angel of Mine 💕
RE: My Thanksgiving wish is....
Hello it has been some time since I've heard from you. We are doing fine, thank you for asking. And thanks for the compliment sweetie! Hope all is well with you, so glad to hear from you. Take care of yourself, my friend.

Always your friend, Yo

Added by Valenciaღ Angel of ... on Apr 26, 2012 9:00 PM
Zuzu*s Petals
RE: xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
As always it was my pleasure to remember your family :o)

Cheers - Kathie
Added by Zuzu*s Petals on Apr 23, 2012 12:52 PM
Diane ღ
Merry Christmas!

I have been working Christmas day for as long as I can remember. It has always been by choice. Although the double pay and a half is an incentive. It is the one day a year I know I can make a difference.

There are always the "ones" who are sitting by the elevator door waiting for their family to come. The "ones" who have no family but still hope for a visitor. The "ones" who's family can't come due to distance but they still hope. And the "ones" who have family but have long been forgotten.

There was a time when you could walk into a hospital or nursing home and visit with people. Now you have to go through "channels" you have to have clearance. In some cases if you want to volunteer to visit, you have to have a back ground check.

What has happened to us? We need each other so badly yet as a society we have been forced to part. As I walk through the stores and malls I can see people on the verge of tears. It is there ,right there under the surface, as time goes on it is getting harder for people to hide their pain.

The pain of what we are becoming in this treasured nation is worn on our peoples faces. Many have lost homes, jobs, and most of all hope. Hopes definition is, the emotional state which promotes the belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one's life. How simple a definition can be said yet it's meaning is so vital to us all.

We are in the season of "hope'" it is more than time for hope to return to us. It is time to bring it back . We can have hope for a brighter future, to be more kind to each other, to help one another through this, and to ease each others pain if it is only with a glance and a smile of I understand, I am standing here with you.

We are a strong stubborn nation, built on a foundation of caring and taking care of each other. We can't let hope leave us.

On a Christmas morning long ago a baby was born into this world to bring us everlasting life. That was the beginning of hope. That was our salvation and our link to peace. The grouping of the words Faith, Hope, Love, Joy, Peace, are seen everywhere at this time of year.

I am sending you my wish that those words will not be words but an ointment to wash away your pain, your uncertainty of tomorrow and to send you my hope, that Faith, Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace, are part of your life each and everyday of the New Year.

Cyber Christmas Hugs,

Added by Diane ღ on Dec 16, 2011 9:50 PM
Valenciaღ Angel of Mine 💕
My Thanksgiving wish is....

That each heart is filled with thankfulness, each home is open wide to share with friends and relatives…the joy that's found inside. May you always be surrounded by the smiles of friends, the love of family, and the happiness that comes from meeting each day with the spirit of Thanksgiving in your Heart. Have a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday! I am thankful to call you my friend

With all my heart, Yo

Added by Valenciaღ Angel of ... on Nov 23, 2011 1:59 PM
Diane ღ
Thanksgiving Day Blessings...

Thanksgiving as a kid we had Halloween, then Thanksgiving, and then Christmas it was like leading up to the Super Bowl. In Minnesota it was almost worth the Halloween snow storm that does not stop until May. You got three wonderful holidays and it ended with presents. How much better could it get?

I remember one year my Mom had slaved over 4 pumpkin pies. She wanted them to cool quickly so she put them out on a ledge that actually was a cooling ledge right out side the kitchen window. It took about a minute and a half for the squirrels to find it. They had a party. There was about 7 of them swimming in her pies. I remember her standing at the window just looking out. All of us came running to see what she was looking at.

Squirrels were throwing pumpkin pie at each other one was running back and forth to feed another squirrel who was too frightened to approach the window. You could hear the holiday bliss and squirrels almost singing through the window. Their little furry faces were orange and they were chewing as fast as they could. Two of them thought it would be a good idea to take one home and were trying to drag a pie off.

I remember it was just mayhem out that window. Here she was, with 5 little children standing with her watching us, watch her face. None of us giggled or moved or even were breathing for a few minutes as we all stood there.

What would she do? She had been making pies for 2 days. I kept thinking she is going to explode any second. She left the window, went over to the freezer and pulled out 2 store bought frozen pies. Put them on the counter and looked at us kids.

In a low deep voice she said, "who did you think I was baking those pies for? The squirrels have to have Thanksgiving too".

It was so funny, I remember her reaction was almost as funny as what was going on outside that window. We laughed and watched. She was just going to be alright with this even if it killed her.

For days there were squirrels with stained orange faces jumping around the yard and all she would say is....Well, I know which ones did it, and I will be watching for them come Christmas.

Now I look back on those precious days so differently. It is about being together and seeing your family. Some that only are able to come for holidays due to distance. It is about seeing that one or two family members that always leave you shaking your head. It is about the new life, the babies and kids that are living the Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas Super Bowl.

We all have our memories of those who have gone before, don't let those memories make you sad, keep them close to your heart because those memories are what keep them near to us, they live on, when we can smile and see the squirrels faces covered in pumpkin on a cold winters day.

May the Joy and Hope of Thanksgiving bring you into the Christmas season refreshed and ready to party on.

Cyber Hugs,

Added by Diane ღ on Nov 22, 2011 12:17 PM
Diane ღ
Angel day thank you, Matthew Clark

Grief is itself a medicine. - William Cowper

If I would have read this 12 years ago, I would have spit on the ground and screamed, are you crazy? In 12 years I have had a lot of medicine.

A medicine is a remedy, a remedy is therapy, that relieves pain, cures disease, or corrects a disorder.

So if you believe William, I have been suffering with a disorder and my medicine or remedy is grief. Seriously, grief spans out in front of our lives like a highway in the desert. It goes off into the sunset only to return with the dawn.

Just as you are about to except grief, the medicine of grief returns to be another almost road block in life. I have no idea where I am going with this. I know there is something to communicate here but I just can't find the words.

Maybe it's the Mary Poppins version of "just a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down." You have been my spoon full of sugar on my fathers Angel Day.

You made it better and bearable and once again I was not alone on these tragic memorable days but you were all here with me. Thank you for the sugar and the willingness to be a part of today.

Cyber Hugs,

Added by Diane ღ on Nov 16, 2011 10:08 PM
Always with Love
RE: Helloooo
Hello, and thanks for letting me know about the new photo for Bryan Adona. I was able to get his middle name and birthdate from it, and have updated the memorial, although I don't know who placed the photo there. However, I'm sure you'll agree that it was very kind of them.
Added by Always with Love on Sep 21, 2011 12:54 PM
Zuzu*s Petals
July 4th
Wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy 4th of July!

I also want to thank you for leaving flowers and tokens for my loved ones.

Have a fun day today!!

Cheers - Kathie
Added by Zuzu*s Petals on Jul 04, 2011 7:37 PM
Zuzu*s Petals
Merry Christmas
I racked my brain to come up with something to send out that would say just how I really felt about my friends here on Find A Grave. I looked at poems. I looked at cute jokes. I looked at quotes. After looking and looking I finally found exactly what it was I wanted to say. It's from "It's A Wonderful Life" and is the inscription found in Clarence Oddbody's copy of "Tom Sawyer" at the end of the movie.

It says: "Dear George, remember no man is a failure who has friends. Thanks for the wings, Love Clarence."

We are so lucky here on Find A Grave to have such wonderful and supporting friends. Thank you for being my Find A Grave friend and for remembering my loved ones throughout this past year.

Merry Christmas!

Cheers - Kathie
Added by Zuzu*s Petals on Dec 21, 2010 2:06 PM
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