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Today was my husband's funeral.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Today was my husband's funeral. It went very well and I think he would have liked it. It was all about him, his love of Hot Rods and Classic Cars, bikes, (almost) all things American, his woodwork and his making things out of aluminium or stainless steel, to HIS design, and completely by hand, and which worked very well. It was also about his many times of getting up to a bit of no good, that also doubled as really funny. The weather held out, altho' it was very hot and humid. It is just as well that it didn't rain because about 100 people were outside listening to the little relaxing waterfall in the back-ground as the service was being relayed to them via a speaker. There were about 200 people there to say good-bye to him, and I think he would have been stoked to have seen so many.

My older grandson is with me, which is really good for both of us. We are o.k.
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ADEWYN 12/26/2012 11:22AM

    HUgs so sorry to hear of your loss.. I am sure he was looking down and pleased with everything that you did for his funeral... be kind to yourself and i am glad you have your grandson with you that is a soild comfort :) hugs hugs hugs to you and your family as you grieve your loss... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSKIZ69 12/25/2012 5:58PM

    Hugs and prayers for strength--God bless and keep you. emoticon emoticon

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CAPTHAMMER 12/25/2012 12:01PM

    Thanks for sharing the heart of the service with us. It sounds like a lot of thought was put into making the program about the good times. Give yourself time alone to regroup but do not try to make this transition by yourself. As someone else said don't be shy about letting friends and family know you need love, comfort and support.

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ONEMONSTERSMOM 12/24/2012 12:38PM

    I'm glad it went well and you have your grandson with you. Take care of yourself Kris.
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MILLERISHEALTHY 12/24/2012 9:22AM

    Kris, it sounds like the service was lovely. I'm sure he would have been happy with the service and with the large turn-out.

You're still in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be. I'm so glad your Grandson is with you!

God bless,

Miller

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CAROLJEAN64 12/24/2012 9:18AM

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FUNKYJ25 12/20/2012 11:00PM

    So so sorry. Hugs and prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family.
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MISSCUS 12/20/2012 10:54AM

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SLIMMINJENN 12/20/2012 10:36AM

    i am sorry for your loss emoticon

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CRYSSYC 12/20/2012 9:27AM

    A BIG hug to wrap around during your time of loss. I am sorry to hear of your husbands passing. May you be blessed with only the happiest memories.

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PINKNFITCARLA 12/20/2012 9:18AM

    I am glad the funeral went so well. I am sorry for you loss. emoticon emoticon

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 12/20/2012 8:05AM

    Sending many HUGS to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time.

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LADYIRISH317 12/19/2012 11:25PM

    ((((((((((Kris))))))))))

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PHEBESS 12/19/2012 11:05PM

    Sending my condolences, and lots of hugs.

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MILLISMA 12/19/2012 10:05PM

    So sorry to hear. Sending prayers and extra hugs.

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WINDSONG26 12/19/2012 9:37PM

    Sounds beautiful. Sorry again for your loss.

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CHRIS3874 12/19/2012 9:15PM

    Sorry to hear of your loss.

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BECKYSRN 12/19/2012 8:48PM

    emoticon So sorry for your loss...

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THINAGIN2 12/19/2012 8:27PM

    That sounds like a wonderful celebration of his life! I am sending prayers for peace and joy to you and your family!


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LINDAM.1 12/19/2012 7:27PM

  It sounds like the funeral went good. Glad your grandson is there for you. Do not for get you have a hoard of folks here sending Peace and Love.

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ALIHIKES 12/19/2012 7:12PM

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. It sounds like a funeral that was designed in remembrance of the real man. I am so glad your family and friends were there to support you and honor his memory. emoticon

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BUBBLEJ1 12/19/2012 6:47PM

    I was just thinking about you this morning, hoping you were OK. Nothing I can say will make anything better, just know that we are all here for you and thinking of you!

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1SPARKLINGSUSAN 12/19/2012 3:14PM

    I'm so sorry to read of the passing of your dear husband. What a hole that must leave in your heart. Hopefully time will fill that space with memories and stories of your love and your time together.

He surely must have been looking down and smiling at the wonderful service with all his favorite things and favorite people celebrating his precious life. I'm certain that everyone involved will hold the service close to their hearts for comfort as all deal with his passing.

God bless your grandson for being there with you for support and love. You will get through this, sad and difficult as it is. God gives us strength that we didn't know we have, strength that comes through at times like this.

Take good care of yourself right now, getting as much rest as you can and leaning on those you love for support and encouragement. My prayers will be with you.

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ANDREWMOM 12/19/2012 2:51PM

    So sorry for your loss.

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MAKINANIMPACT 12/19/2012 2:18PM

    Sorry to hear about your loss, this is a terrible time for that, but I'm glad that your grandson is with you.

May your family be blessed at this time and allow you to feel comfort.

Kelly

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IAMAGEMLOVER 12/19/2012 1:41PM

    Sending hugs and prayers Kris. I am glad your grandson is with you. My Mom told me this time after the funeral and all is the hard time. We are here for you.

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KOFFEENUT 12/19/2012 11:07AM

    I'm so glad you were able to have a service that honored what a special person your husband was. I expect there will be some bumpy days ahead - some when you're able to laugh and hold onto good memories, and some when you'll cry and just feel the loss. Know that we are here for you.

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MELLYBEANS0919 12/19/2012 10:32AM

    I am so sorry to hear of this, I didn't know he was so sick. Hugs and love to you Auntie Kris. Take care. emoticon

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BELTONWALKER67 12/19/2012 9:42AM

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. He touched many lives during his time here on earth. I really like the way his life was celebrated with all of his loves there to send him home. I'm glad you have your grandson with you for support as you cope with missing your husband. emoticon

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LIVELAUFLUV 12/19/2012 9:14AM

    I'm so sorry for your loss, and am glad that you were able to honor your husband's memory with the wonderful celebration today. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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BECKYANNE1 12/19/2012 7:36AM

    I'm so sorry about your loss! How wonderful to have so many people that cared about him.

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SANDYCRANE 12/19/2012 7:25AM

    I am so sorry about the loss of your husband. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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NETSUE64 12/19/2012 7:02AM

    I am so sorry about your husband. It sounds like a wonderful service that he would have liked. It also sounds like he made an impact on many peoples lives to have so many come to remember him. I can't imagine how hard this must be for you. I hope you will continue to take care of yourself eventually.

Your SP friends are here for you if you need any support.

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MEETSADMAMA 12/19/2012 6:28AM

    I'm sorry for your loss. Sounds like it was beautiful. I'm glad you're doing ok. If at any point you feel like you need a virtual hug or a bit of a pick me or just some extra support - you can always message me
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MRE1956 12/19/2012 6:13AM

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LABRATIAM 12/19/2012 6:13AM

    I am sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts.

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LYNMEINDERS 12/19/2012 5:21AM

    I am so so sorry to hear of your loss...my thoughts and prayers are with you

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NCSUE0514 12/19/2012 5:17AM

    I am so sorry for your loss, especially at this holiday time. It gets better, but be sure to let friends and family know when you need love or help or a hand to hold. They can help you through the rough spots.

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TCANNO 12/19/2012 5:05AM

    emoticon Now to move on, but it won't happen quickly.

Good luck


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