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serenity blaze
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0 posted 02-23-2012 05:54 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze


I'm not sure how many remember adagio (my friend Ralph) but after his being AWOL in my life, yesterday he found me. (Those of you who remember Ralph might remember his quirky poetry inspired by his job as a cab driver, but in my opinion, his best was the love poetry inspired by his now deceased wife, Leah.)

Leah took very good care of Ralph, so after her death he was pretty lost, and now he faces another challenge since he has suffered a stroke. He has paralysis on his left side, and is in a local rehab center learning how to walk and use his left arm and hand again.

I'm happy to report that his speech is unimpaired, and he seemed to be sharper in the mind than he has been since Leah's death.

Please pray for our poet friend, if you're the praying kind. I'll be checking in on him as soon as I am able. He sends his love.
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I send Ralph my love. I was shocked to read this, but if he can contact you, he can contact the world. Please, please keep us in touch of Ralph. Thank you, serenity, for being a cornerstone in the lives of so many.

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2 posted 02-25-2012 06:58 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I remember Ralph well and am so sorry to hear about his stroke. I'm glad he's back in contact with you... please give him a hug from me and let him know he's in our thoughts, our hearts and our prayers.
OwlSA
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Karen, I don't know Ralph, but I am sorry to hear of his situation and I would like to add my prayers to God and best wishes to him for his recovery in every way.  Please pass on my message, though he won't know me.  Thank you, Karen, for your compassion and kindness and concern for him and everyone around you.  You are a true friend.

Owl
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Just remember us to him, my friend. He needs to know that he has touched more in his life than his Leah, who many of us learned to love through him.

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Tell him that even those who don't remember him/never knew him have him in our thoughts.

A
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     Certainly I'll put in a prayer for your friend Ralph; and one for you too, Serenity.  Can't hurt.  All my best.  Bob K.
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7 posted 02-28-2012 11:49 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Amen to Alision's post.  

Rae
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I remember adagio and his story about his wife.
Tell him that I do and that I hope all will be well for him once again. best to him ,jo
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Sorry to hear about this.  I hope he is able to have a swift recovery.
Titia Geertman
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Keeping him in my thoughts.

Like scattered leaves...my words will flow

1slick_lady
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praying for him
serenity blaze
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He's up and walking, and making good progress.

He told me it was okay to extend his gratitude to you all on his behalf.
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So good to hear this. Let him know we are sending our good wishes and hope he feels up to posting soon.  jo
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Each day will bring new progress and improvement. Please tell him we continue to keep him in our prayers.

sandgrain
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15 posted 05-17-2012 10:40 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

My husband had a massive stroke 2 years ago and he played golf this morning.  He has to take a cart, but it's almost a miracle that he can even play again.

Tell him to keep up his good work and not to give up.  We're pulling for him.

God bless!
   Rae
 
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