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sailorskid (#47723011)
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Bio Photo Just starting. Wanting to Honor those that have gone ahead of me on this path and those that carried and walked alongside me, acknowledging the timeless value of love and gratitude
Story of the WIND CHIMES;
My dad could not pass wind chimes without testing 'em out, much to the chagrin of most everyone else in the stores. Late in his life he purchased the BIGGEST,LOUDEST, most beautiful windchimes. The kind that sound like church bells. After he passed mom asked if I wanted them, they were sitting on a garage shelf believed to be much to loud for the close residential setting. It was painful to know how he had loved them, and been to concerned with others to let them play. It was much the story of his life, being diagnosed with cancer at 57 and finding out he had gotten it from chemical exposure during his time in the Navy, for which he so proudly served. Watching him tell everyone he was "better" just days before his death,telling me later,in tears, how hard everyone worked for him. Writing me a note to "get some sleep" finding me there in the night, after waking up never being able to speak again from being put on life support against his will.
Always worried he was a bother to people.
And yet so generous of heart and deed to others.
So I brought those beautiful loud wind chimes home and hung them in a tree that I see all the time, and I let them sing HIS song, as boldly and loudly as he wants.
Sometimes I cry and sometimes I smile when I hear them.
But I ALWAYS WANT to hear them.
Spending some time here now makes me so appreciative and humbled by the many acts of kindness I have been the beneficiary of and endless others I have witnessed. My heart renews.
During a rough patch in my life I have found others that I hoped to help with a word of encouragement, but found that instead they helped me, with thanks to.......................... Adelle Jenkins# 69848725 and her beloved Matt.Remarkable.
and Miss Leola "Lee" Williamson Ragucci along with her family for inspiring me with the love left in the memorial by son Mario. Adelle and Miss Lee are listed as Friends I haven't met. Someday
sorry to have to include this but I have had personal photos copied and used inappropriately so
please obtain permission on personal photos, many have close living relatives to be sensitive of.
Headstone photos can be used for genealogy purposes without permission. Thank you
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Leo McD
Hello, I and some other people have been researching the Dougherty family for some time.
I was wondering if any of the descendants of Grace and J.F. Dougherty have taken a DNA test?
We're trying to tie some of the different Dougherty families that emigrated from Donegal to Canada in the 1830's, then on to Wisconsin in the late 1840's and later. My connection to this is John Francis Dougherty's grandfather; Bernard Dougherty 1805-1847 was married to Eleanor Strain 1807-1890, a possible sister of my great-great grandmother Grace Strain 1800-1862.

Leo McDevitt
Added by Leo McD on Apr 06, 2016 7:23 PM
Matthew Jenkins
Hey Friend

Thinking of you . . . praying for you!
Added by Matthew Jenkins on Oct 11, 2015 3:11 PM
Very Special message.
Thank you very much for a very special message SailorsKid. What you wrote really touchs me. I think of my mom all the time, as I do the bright and cheerful face of your father. Seeing his face makes me feel good, period.
Added by Anonymous on Aug 28, 2014 2:36 PM
Thanks for the Kind words
At my mom's memorial. I appreciate that. Welcome back to Find A Grave friend
Added by Anonymous on Aug 25, 2014 6:19 PM
Jim Lyles
RE: Dumontier re; Duplicate
Thank you for letting me know. I appreciate it.
Added by Jim Lyles on Nov 22, 2013 5:34 AM
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Lizzie Armstrong #15092697
Hi - I came across your note on the memorial page for Lizzie Armstrong #150926967. Would you be related through Lizzie's side of the family? I was wondering if you knew the name of her Armstrong spouse?? Enjoyed reading your bio page! Thanks!
Added by Armstrong History on Sep 28, 2013 9:36 PM
Peter Bainbridge
Do you have any information on a Peter Brinbridge? Possibly a son of Robert and Mary Ann.
Also do you know Harold Bainbridge's middle name? Appreciate any info you can share with me.
Thanks Sharon
Added by AZLITE on Sep 27, 2013 11:09 AM
RE: Surprise!
Happy to're welcome to use the picture for ancestry :)
Added by DebRob on Sep 11, 2013 9:30 AM
Hi Sweetie!
Thank you so much for visiting my son's memorial on his first angel day, for the lovely token, and touching words you left. Your visit was greatly appreciated dear. May God bless you and your family too!
Added by Osiris on Jun 18, 2013 8:24 AM
Happy to see you Back
missed seeing you while you were gone. Welcome back sailorskid
Added by Anonymous on May 29, 2013 9:17 AM
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