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Thread: OT - We lose another machinist and war vet

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    I read this thread yesterday and could not think of anything appropriate to say. I still can't because when a good person leaves us we are all the more poor.

    Perhaps I do know a little something that might help. We are all here for a limited time. But if we can leave a host of others behind that recall us fondly for good deeds done then that is a small form of something lasting that is good and can provide inspiration to carry on with the memories of that person strongly in mind. And it sounds like your brother did not lack for that sort of inspiration. And that's a good memory to hold onto in the days, months and years to come and to share with others. Instead of being sad that he is gone be happy that he was there in the first place to be part of your life and that of the others that knew him well.

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    Sorry to hear of your brother's passing. The memories of war are a terrible thing to have to carry. May he rest in peace at last.
    “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

    Lewis Grizzard

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    What a moving and sincere obituary you've shared with us. And to think of the compassion he showed toward the Korean mother and her newborn child. Gut wrenching sympathy tormented him then and very likely on so many other occasions. And to think that in time of his painful war injuries he had presence of mind to try to shield your mother from the agony of concern over this plight. The photograph speaks volumes of the person he was. We share the grief you and your family and his friends feel. Sammy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DATo View Post

    EDIT: Once again, thank you guys for all the encouragement. I had to go through all our family pictures to provide his daughter in law with material for the montage which will be displayed at his wake. It was rough to relive all our years together in those pictures. There really isn't anyone here to talk to and I find myself having to hold myself together to be strong for the rest of the family. This thread is the only way I've had to vent/communicate those feelings. Thanks for allowing me to do that.

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    I really can't say anything more than has already been said, other than to agree that your brother was the finest of the fine and you were a lucky man to have him in your life.

    As for the venting/communicating, vent on brother, I/we are listening!

    David

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