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Loss and Legacy

27 May

Here are some of the many special people this community is remembering today, along with a little snapshot as to why.

I hope this project inspires you to share your own story of a loved one. Loss does not take away legacy. It simply leaves it in our hands to champion that tale.

I wish you a Memorial Day filled with the stories of a lifetime.

Want to add to this post? All are welcome. Simply post a comment below.

Shirley Drury

(She’s the beauty in the middle.)

Shorthand expert, bowling instructor, and military secretary. Always wore heels—even in her 90s. Her, her maternal grandparents, and all six of her grandparents’ children were married 50+ years.

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Memorial Day Project, Take 2

13 May

Sue Angela Cancer WalkI want to know the stories of that special someone you’ve lost.

Too many times, we’re encouraged not to talk about such things. But those people are still a part of us. And what better time to remember them and their life stories than Memorial Day? Share with me. Share with us.

Last May, I did this Memory Day project, and it was so appreciated, I’m doing it again.

In the comments section below, write the name (first only is fine) and a memory or two you’d like to share. Continue reading

Memorial Day Remembrances

28 May

Here are some of the many special people we’re remembering today and a little snapshot as to why.

I hope this little project brings a bit joy to your day and spurs you to share a story of a loved one with those around you.

If you’d like to add your own memory here, it’s never too late for that. All are welcome! Simply post a comment below.

Marjorie Henderson

(Pictured on her wedding day with her husband Donald.)

Confirmed sweetest woman on the planet. Avid photographer.

Loved Paris and anything blue and white.

Richard William Gabrielski

Thumbed from Maryland to Massachusetts to give me, his little sister by 9 years, a heart-shaped locket with the Coast Guard insignia on it … ON my birthday! When the sun came up my parents put him on a bus back to Maryland before he was AWOL!

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Memorial Day Project

21 May

Let’s do something together for Memorial Day.

Let’s memorialize someone.

Here’s what we’ll do: In the comments section below, just write the name (first only is fine) and a memory or two you’d like to pass on about them. Even just a phrase or sentence is fine, though stories are welcome, too! You can even e-mail me a picture to include, if you’d like: syntaxsorceress @ gmail.com

Then I’ll wrap up all the replies in a special post for Memorial Day—a post written by all of us for our fondly remembered loved ones.

What do you say?

I’ll get us started …

Martha and Philip Groves

Had square-dancing date nights.

Sent a family of seven to Catholic school on a railroad engineer’s salary.

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