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Life Savers

Discussion in 'Prayers & Support' started by hoosiertaco, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Mar 22, 2010 at 2:16 PM
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    hoosiertaco

    hoosiertaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well, we laid my grandmother to rest today. She was a terrific lady and lived a fulfilling 86 years. Made over 80 beautifull quilts during her life, painted a few paintings, raised her family well, helped take care of the family farm, and also helped many people during the depression by giving them food from their fields and garden. She loved to read, and made the best homemade ketchup you ever did have on freshly fried mushrooms from her and grandpa's woods. (Their homemade wine was top notch too!)

    When I went up to the farm she always had me a new pack of multi flavor Life Savers in the top left hand drawer just inside the back door.

    As of right now, you are the only ones to know that today I placed a fresh pack of Life Savers right next to her to have forever. Felt real good to give back to her. Sad, but good.



    it's nice to tell my Life Saver story, thanks for listening..........and........I finally just broke down typing this so I'll be just fine now. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers TW.

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  2. Mar 22, 2010 at 2:17 PM
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    08pretaco

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    sorry to hear that. just lost my grandmother friday. my parents left today for poland to take care of her! they lived long great lives!

    prayers sent your way
     
  3. Mar 22, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    So sorry Ben. Strange how it makes sense to write it down here isn't it? I liked the life saver story.
     
  4. Mar 22, 2010 at 2:31 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    prayers for ya'll brother.
     
  5. Mar 22, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    Thanks for sharing your wonderful memory of your Grandmother with us Ben. Sending you some prayers and my sincerest sympathy on her passing. God Bless. :pray:
     
  6. Mar 23, 2010 at 5:11 AM
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    hoosiertaco

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    Thank you everyone. And yes Dave, strange how this was helpful.
     
  7. Mar 23, 2010 at 5:22 AM
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    Sorry to hear about the passing of your grandmother Ben. She made the world a better place for those around her. Loved the lifesaver story, brought back memories of my uncle who always had rolls of lifesavers in a bowl on his kitchen table.
     
  8. Mar 23, 2010 at 5:35 AM
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    Rtrn2taco

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    Sounds like she leaves a great legacy, take care.
     
  9. Mar 23, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    thank you all
     
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    Hey man, thanks for sharing. I lost my Grandmother last Wednesday and buried her on Monday, March 23rd. She was 90 and rather than mourning in her loss, we celebrated her existence.

    Good story about the lifesavers!
     
  11. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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    She sounded like a wonderful women. Thanks for sharing.
     
  12. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    sorry for your loss Ben, thanks for sharing, prayers with you
     
  13. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    Really sorry to hear that Ben. You are in our prayers. Your grandmother sounded like a pretty special lady and I am sure will be missed by many.

    Always cherish the good memories. They are what make the hurt just a bit easier to bear.
     
  14. Mar 24, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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    Sorry for your loss. What a great way to honor her with the life savers!
     
  15. Mar 24, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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    I'm sorry about your grandma and I'm right there with you Eric, we will miss our loved ones very much but it was nice to post about the ways she blessed our family and others with her life.

    Thanks again to all the others for the kind words.
     
  16. Mar 24, 2010 at 2:04 PM
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    Great story. My grandmother died in 99, and she was the greatest person that I have ever known. Sorry for your loss.
     
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