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September 01, 2011


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Maureen Lyons aka Mo aka Grandmother

I am so "sorry" to read of your friend's anguish, Tess. Glad you are her friend. xox

Jill Swann

You are a good friend, to just be there, know her, and provide comfort. A terrible thing for her to go through, but eased by the shoulders of dear ones willing to share the burden. It sure makes us reflect on our own fortunes and fears - I"m glad she's got you. xo


I've always liked Christina Rosetti's poem Remember. The last two lines are wonderful.

REMEMBER me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go, yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.


My heartfelt condolences to your Oprah who lost her everything, she is blessed to have known love like that. And hugs to you Tess for the despair you must be feeling at losing such a great friend.


My favourite was said by Winnie the Pooh..."If you live for another 100 years I want to live for a 100 years less one day, so that I will never have to spend a day without you.'

Love to all....Dad

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