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Flowers left for Birtie Hanover
I have been here before as she kind of reminds me of my mom and soon Mother's Day will be upon us again. I looked thru the Mother's Day cards last nite while shopping.... must have spent at least half an hour or more & my mom's been gone for over 10 years. I kept finding cards I wanted to send her but now I can kind of do so thru Find A Grave. Thank Heavens for this site! Since I found it in 2010, it has helped me deal with the passing of my mother (cancer, 2002) & her parents (1975) & my father's parents (1962 & 1991). My mom, like Birtie, loved all living things, like flowers (she always had a garden with wildflowers that she would get ready for the Spring except the Winter when she passed), & animals, always having at least one cat & a dog, if allowed, where she lived. (We took in many "lost" kitties that we raised & had dogs after she finally had her 1st one, Tucker, in her early 40's.) She told us, when we were little, that when our pets died that their spirits went to Heaven. We knew it had to be true because it just wouldn't be Heaven without them! Then, one nite I was watching Twilight Zone about an old man & his dog who'd gone hunting but had gotten lost, somehow. He got to a crossroad & a man told him that it was the road to Heaven, but he'd have to leave his dog behind. The old man wouldn't do it, even though the man was very insistant about how great Heaven was & how lost he'd be unless he joined him on that road, but the old man & his dog kept on walking. After a while, he came to another road & another man who said that it was the road to Heaven & wouldn't he like to come? The old man asked if his dog could come along & was told, "Of course he can come, by all means. It wouldn't be Heaven without him." The old man asked about the other man who he'd passed before & was told that it was the devil & his dog would have tried to warn him, so that was why he'd said dogs weren't allowed. But Our Lord loved the animals & it brought Him great joy to see His creations in Paradise, able to speak to each other (as they had in Eden before Sin had come into the world). Then the camera showed the Angel, (for indeed he was an Angel, guarding the road to Heaven, guiding those who had passed away to Eternity), the old man & his faithful dog down the road to Heaven. I used to watch that episode every time it was shown & would cry as I thought of my loved ones I missed & my pets who were gone from this world & of God's Promise that we will again see our Loved Ones when we pass away. Birtie was a cute little girl and a lovely woman, wife & mother. I am so sorry that cancer took her from you as I'm certain that she loves & misses you as much as you love & miss her. May she Rest In Peace in Paradise forever. Respectfully from Oregon,
- Kathie L. Webb Blair
 Added: May. 4, 2013
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