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Re: Sorry gone so long

Darling - so sorry to hear about Marty's dad. Give him a big hug from
me! Sounds like one heck of a guy and I know he will be missed!


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Mon, 14 Jul 2003 01:31:17 -0400

>Oh, Melody, my deepest sympathy.  Sounds like your FIL was quite a
>guy and will be sorely missed.  But, it's so great that you have the
>memories of his sense of humor, which seems was very well developed! 
>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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>> From: Melody <mhobertm@excite.com>
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Subject: [CHAT] Sorry gone so long
>> Date: Monday, July 14, 2003 1:04 AM
>> Dear all: Have been away from the list for many days now...sorry to
>> so late in catching up...my father in law died early last week
>> unexpectedly. He was one of those people who brought immeasurable
>joy to
>> everyone who knew him and his passing has left a large hole in our
>> family's life, as well as our community. Over 350 people attended
>> visitation and our church was packed to standing room only for the
>> funeral. We even ran out of food at the reception. It was an
>> experience to see everyone laughing and sharing their stories about
>> him...it was a true celebration of his life and was exactly the way
>> would have wanted it. I thought I would share a story with you to
>> him:
>> When he was nine years old, Jerry wandered into a neighbors
>farmyard and
>> was playing with dynamite caps. Unfortunately, the cap exploded in
>> hand and three of his fingers were blown off. Forever afterward, he
>> called "Stub" (or "Stud" to hear him tell it!) Anyway, a few years
>> my father in law contracted the deadly necrotizing fascitis (flesh
>> eating bacteria). The doctors called us all to the hospital because
>> thought the likelihood that he would not live through the surgery
>> very high. We were all standing around, listening to the surgeon
>> about how he would probably have to amputate Jerry's arm (the one
>> the missing fingers) at the shoulder. Sick as he was, my father in
>> looked at the surgeon and said, "Then I guess they'll just have to
>> me Stubbier, won't they?" We all cracked up laughing, much to the
>> extreme puzzlement of the doctors and nurses, but that was just
>> being Jerry.
>> Thanks for "listening"...you are all such great pals and I know
>that my
>> life is richer for being a part of this group. Now...on the the
>> messages waiting for me! It's good to be back.
>> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
>> --Albert Einstein
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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