1/16/07

Farewell.



You welcomed me into your family and showed me the meaning of unconditional love.

You will be missed every single day.

28 comments:

  1. i'm terribly sorry for your loss. the frame you selected was exceptional too, i must say.

    i know this is not the right place to say it but it has been a personal dream of mine to be the first to comment on your blog! at least once. yes, i'm one of those silent fan/readers.

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  2. Good tribute post.

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  3. What a beautiful lady and life she must have had. My condolences to you and A.

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  4. Upstate Broad8:39 AM

    I wish there was something one of us could say to make it easier to get through this. But anyone who's gone through it knows there's really nothing that helps. You'll both by in my prayers. God bless.
    P.S. I still hate people, but I'll make an exception for you.

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  5. Oh Johnny, I'm so very sorry.

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  6. Anonymous1:22 PM

    Thse who welcome us become closest to us. God rest ye, merry gentleman.

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  7. Johnny I am so sorry. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  8. Anonymous4:51 PM

    I'm so sorry.

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  9. That is a beautiful picture.

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  10. My first reaction was "oh noooo." I'm so sorry.

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  11. Extending the warmth and care like the rest of your readers. We are all thinking of you and the Mrs.

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  12. Thanks everyone.

    I was telling a friend just the other day how odd it is that the most heart-felt tribute I could give her was on a blog that, even on a GOOD day, is of questionable taste.

    Somehow it seemed fitting even though I know she would have kicked my ass from here to cleveland if she knew I posted her picture on the internet.

    Just picturing her reaction to that makes me smile.

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  13. Anonymous6:17 PM

    Please accept my condolences

    Thoughts

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  14. My condolences to you, JV. I can't think of anything else to say.

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  15. Sorry to hear of your loss--a beautiful post, simple and heartfelt.

    But your blog is not in questionable taste. It's you. You can be yourself on your blog and not put on a false face.

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  16. Anonymous10:09 PM

    Sorry JV. This probably isn't the right place to say this but A's grandma looks kinda like Sharda and I wouldn't mind banging Sharda. I'm just saying. I wish she was reading your blog and getting pissed about you putting her picture up and then reading my comment. That makes me smile.

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  17. Anonymous10:23 PM

    your blog is an excellent place for this type of tribute. if she would've known how amazing this site is, she would've been proud to be honored here.

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  18. Dammit, John. The least you could do is be inappropriately UNfunny.

    And even though Sharda and I never met, tell her I'm sorry. Not for looking like A's gram, but for being the object of your mental banging.

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  19. ah danielle. thanks.

    and I think miriam just said I was of questionable taste.

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  20. Anonymous11:04 PM

    But it's such a pretty picture. I bet she wouldn't be THAT mad. I'm so sorry JV.

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  21. I'm pretty sure in that picture she is one false move from kicking SOMEONE'S ass to Cleveland. I'm all for it. She looks like she was an incredibly strong woman.

    Give your wife a huge hug from this internet stranger.

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  22. easyreader6:48 AM

    thoughts and prayers with you and yours...

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  23. Anonymous9:55 AM

    I'm sorry, JV. I know what she meant to you guys. John's comment was very touching. At least he didn't make a your mom joke.

    Seriously-thinking of you guys. A lot.

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  24. Anonymous1:13 PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss, JV.

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  25. Dude ... condolences, condolences.

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  26. My thoughts are with you, Johnny.

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  27. Anonymous10:11 PM

    JV, I'm late with my condolonces.. prayers for your and your wife through this hard time. That was a beautiful and touching tribute...

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  28. I did not say you were in questionable taste, dammit!

    I think you're a classy guy.

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