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Kit McCallum
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25 posted 01-30-2008 05:43 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Karilea ... I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sending big {{{hugs}}} to you ...
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26 posted 01-30-2008 08:34 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

Thinking of you~~


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27 posted 01-30-2008 12:11 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

My friends,

Thank you so much for your love and compassion. Mother was a remarkable person. As a teacher, she spent 12 years in one room schoolhouses, and took a lot of children under her wing, both at school, and in their personal lives.

In these last few years, she was pretty upset with Him because He let her keep living. Once, I told her that her "invitation was just lost in the mail." Well, that was okay to say for a couple of years.

Later, as she continued to ask the question, I told her I guessed it was because she still had a few lessons to teach.

We learned those lessons in the nursing home. She made being 99 - nice. The caregivers of the nursing home and Hospice learned that there are some her age that make coming to work a good thing.

So, we celebrate her life. Yes, there will be tears on Friday, but that's because we're going to miss her.
http://www.ryanmortuary.com/obits/2008/jun80127.html

Your prayers, thoughts, and love are gifts, and I thank you all so much.

Serenity, you're a treasure.

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28 posted 01-30-2008 03:02 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

I'm sorry for the pain and void you now feel and experience when you think of something you want to share with or ask her, on holidays, when you see things you relate to her, etc.  

Those same hurts are lined with lasting golden memories of times you spent together, whether working, laughing or crying.  They are precious treasures that live on.

God bless you,
   Rae
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29 posted 01-30-2008 04:03 PM       View Profile for Charisma   Email Charisma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Charisma's Home Page   View IP for Charisma

Karilea, my deepest sympathy for your loss

Hugs
Charisma
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30 posted 01-30-2008 04:15 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Oh dear friend, I am so sorry for your loss. I will hold you and your family in my prayers that you might find peace at this difficult time.
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31 posted 01-30-2008 04:51 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress



~Holding you close in thought and prayer~
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32 posted 01-30-2008 08:46 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Karilea, I am saddened to hear of your loss and send my deepest condolences to you and your husband, and all of the fammily.   ....jo
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33 posted 01-31-2008 10:11 AM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

I'm so sorry for your loss, Karilea. (((((Hugs)))))
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34 posted 01-31-2008 12:04 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

well it took me a bit to get here, I'm always late these days

but you know I'm here, always


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35 posted 01-31-2008 02:33 PM       View Profile for Misty Lilacs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Misty Lilacs

I am so sorry that you have lost your mother.
I send prayers and condolences to you and
your family. Losing a mom is so hard.

hugs, Marti
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36 posted 01-31-2008 09:51 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Karilea,
I am only able to imagine those traits of your mothers that you have drawn from and been born to. But it entitles me to some humble speculation, that your mother was a dear, dear lady. May you be comforted by her memory and strengthened by the support of your friends and family. And may you find peace and hope to carry on.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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37 posted 02-01-2008 09:20 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

http://www.ryanmortuary.com/aboutus/history.html

For those of you who are still reading this wonderful moment of serenity, and who knew of my husband's loss, and the loss of my light early on, please know that she is at peace.

The first link will tell you of the history of mother's passing.

This next link, will provide for you the history of a woman who has changed my life in many several ways. As obits go, They are usually the mandatory birth, education, life and historical factions, and those they leave behind.

Well, yes, they are that.  But take a long look at this woman's face.
http://www.ryanmortuary.com/obits/2008/jun80127.html  

Do you see her smiling? This was at age 95.

She used to ask me "why am I still here?"

"Mom, your invitation got lost in the mail"

After a couple of years, that didn't work any more.

So, as she had been a teacher for all of her live, even after the state would not pay her because she was married....she continued on with her lessons, and I had to figure that this fine woman's lessons were not yet completed, and that there was still more to teach.

She never wanted to reach 100. I don't know why, but I respected her wishes.

At 99, she said again and again, 'this has to be my last birthday.' I did not give her any more reasons to continue on, but agreed with her that "this is just the way it is" and silently prayed with her that He would take up her last prayer, to heart.

How could I not want her to gift to Him, what He had given to her?

I hope you will read of her life, because she certainly had one. And it was way more than they would print in the paper. She touched so many generations, not just of her own, but so many, many others. To know that a person is on their "A" game at the last moment, with only some 36 hours passing from their "A" game to "The Game"...

She is now in her own finding of serenity. Once again, I thank our own serenity for putting this here so that I could thank you all with my heart and soul that you would come to know a woman who loved poetry, one who shared it with her many students, and one who appreciated the fact that life moves on in so many mysterious ways.

My love to you all.

Serenity, once again,





" It matters not this distance now  " Excerpt, Yesterday's Love
~*~
KRJ
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38 posted 02-05-2008 06:17 PM       View Profile for Paul Wilson   Email Paul Wilson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paul Wilson

Karilea...Heart Hugs to you and your family...Paul

~~To share my poems with you is to share my heart with you~~
Paul

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39 posted 02-10-2008 08:46 AM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

KJ,  the loss of part of one's family,
whether blood or from the ink of a pen...

Hurts...

I pray that God was merciful and she passed
quietly.

Barry
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40 posted 02-16-2008 03:23 AM       View Profile for miscellanea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miscellanea

Karilea,

   I remember seeing your eyes light up when you spoke of her so fondly.  I envied you at the time, wishing, as many women would, that I had that type of relationship with my husband's mother.  I knew that she must have been extraordinarily special!

  When I saw her picture, my gaze went straight to her eyes.  Her warmth seemed to radiate through them, sort of like the twinkle my dad had.  I know she will be sorely missed, but forever loved and her memories cherished.

  
cathy
 
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