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Laura (#48389161)
 member for 3 years, 3 months, 21 days
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Hi everyone,
Wishing y'all a blessed and wonderful Easter. God bless.

Rev. Jerry L Carpenter #70404129 (pastor of church when I was younger)

Roger DeLeon Garza #128205082 (neighbor from back home)

Denise Martinez #136624599 (my best friend and co-worker at the school)

Raymond Barnes #41035649
James O'Donnel Barnes #41035523
Jim Barnes #54085331
Ruby Barnes #54085341

I have my wonderful husband and an awesome son who is 11. Together my son and I like to do scrapbooking and take pictures. I am working on writing children's books but have not gotten a chance to get them published. I have added another two pages to my book and now looking for an illustrator. My son has also joined me in writing a book.
I also like to collect recipes and try them out on my 2 guys.
I love music and reading about my favorite musicians. I even reintroduced my son to Jan and Dean.
I found this site when I was looking for info on my grandfather.
I am enjoying looking through this site and hopefully find more loved ones.

I want to thank everyone for making me feel welcome.

I found some of my favorite Native American sayings that I would like to share with you and hope that ya'll enjoy them and find them comforting as I do.

There is no death,
only a change of worlds.

Don't be afaid to cry
it will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts

If the eyes had no tears
the soul would have no rainbows

They are not dead
who live in the hearts
they leave behind.

When you were born
you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so that when you die,
the world cries and you rejoice.

I have found some more family members.

Great Grandfather 35745954 (Daddy's grandfather)
Joel L. Strow Sept. 29,1901- Sept.3,

Great Uncle (Daddy's uncle)
Eugene Luther Strow Sept.19- Jan.1

Daddy's father
Tommie Lee Holmes #95379467

Ivy Holmes #59161879 (Daddy's grandmother)

John H. Holmes #59161893 (Daddy's grandfather)

Grandfather 73683228
Calvin Elias Perkins Nov.18,1897- Apr.9,1962

Grandmother 73580561
Jennie Bell Sparks Phillips Apr.29,1922- July 18,2011 ( They misspelled Granny's name, but she's on Grandpa's )

Step Grandfather 73715033
Eddie Phillips ( He is with Granny's )

Aunt 28513907
Mary Elaine Tackitt ( Daddy's sister )

My Daddy's Aunt told me that I need to write Daddy a letter and when I started missing him to get the letter out and read it to him. It helps and then I read it to my son.

I would like to know of your loved ones so that I may honor them as well.
God bless.
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Kathy Barnett~Cat Mom
Laura~Hope you & your family are well...Please pray for our cat baby Raven...She is very sick & we are very worried about her...Thanks for your prayers...Take Care.
Added by Kathy Barnett~Cat Mom on Apr 29, 2017 10:30 PM
Traci's Mom
RE: Congrats on your book
Good to hear from you. Letting your son help you write a book is a great way of spending quality time together.

Keep up the great work.

Added by Traci's Mom on Mar 29, 2017 4:36 PM
Traci's Mom
Congrats on your book
Totally impressive that you have the talent to write a book. I hope great success for you.

Sharon (Traci's Mom)
Added by Traci's Mom on Feb 27, 2017 5:49 PM
Traci's Mom
RE: Thank you
Please tell your son that I'm sure KC and Sparkey are playing together and having a lot of fun.

Take care and thanks for your comments.

Sharon (Traci's Mom)
Added by Traci's Mom on Aug 23, 2016 11:14 AM
Thanks Laura,
For leaving a token on my Mike's memorial. Blessings.

Added by Michelle💕ღ on Aug 16, 2016 4:46 PM
Valenciaღ Asiaღ Angel of Mine 💞
Thank you Laura,
For visiting my memorials, deeply appreciated. Have a great week

Valencia's mom

Added by Valenciaღ Asiaư... on Jun 13, 2016 7:15 PM
RE: Thank you
So nice hearing from you Laura & thanks for your sweet words. I had to re-read the poem I left and it sure is beautiful & meaningful, to say the least. I also have to apologize, as I am afraid that I may owe you a note or two. I'm not online as much as I used to be and at that time, I never was able to do 'catch-up', as I call it.

So glad to know that all is well with you & yours and I guess you are busier than ever, but glad that you do get a little time now & then to do a little flowering.

Best regards my friend & will be back at a later date. I am going to flower a few of your loved ones while I have the chance. Bye for now. 'Hugs'
Added by purple-lady on Jun 13, 2016 4:53 PM
RE: Hi (:
Hello Laura, it has been a long long time. I finally had a day for myself that I was able to do a little fowering, after 5 months. You know the old adage [everything happens in 3's] - I guess it changed for me that [everything happens in 4's]. I kept saying "this too shall pass" and it did.

Been going to Eye Doctor most all of April & oh, how tiresome.

Take care Laura & hoping this message finds you doing fantastic. Glad youse have been enjoying nicer weather and I was wondering if you were still working or looking for work, after all this time. Hopefully all has worked out to your advantage.

I Probably won't be flowering much, maybe once a week, if lucky.

Thanks so much for your October messages, as it's always nice hearing from you.

Bye for now, Ruth
Added by purple-lady on May 01, 2016 7:07 AM
Florida Boy 64
Military men need flowers
Dr Gerald Johnson 160011824 served in Vietnam Robert Daugherty 15057856 Corey Winkle 20441758 Tim Shaw 6032604 were killed in the Gulf War they need flowers thank you
Added by Florida Boy 64 on Apr 03, 2016 3:09 AM
Florida Boy 64
Andrea Harris
Andrea 68611120 was 4 years old when she was killed by a drunk driver when you can please leave her a flower thank you
Added by Florida Boy 64 on Feb 12, 2016 11:35 AM
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