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Monday, July 27, 2009



I'm very sorry about your loss. My mother had a difficult death and I recall so well the emptiness that we felt, and the sense of finality. But also the sense that she was no longer in pain and suffering.

Very nice, to have "God Bless America" in the background. Couldn't ask for anything better at such a time.


From your stories about your Dad he had a life well lived. Full of friends, family and a love of unique things that brought joy to his life, and apparently yours.

Though you have lost your Dad, it is obvious he lived a life worthy of the eternal rest he now enjoys.

"God Bless America" indeed.


My heart goes out to you and your family. I'm going to agree with Ospurt...



What a beautiful life story. My condolences go out to you and your family. Thank you for sharing this.

Steve Drummond

Jimmy you and your family are in our prayers. That was a beautiful tribute to your Dad that I feel sure the Lord helped you write.

Tim Kreitz

Your dad's life was one to be proud of, Jimmy. If you need anything, you know I'm just two houses down the street.

Tami Gillean

God bless you Jimmy and many thanks for sharing your life with all of us over the years. You are so very right, what a perfect ending!


So sorry about your Dad. Best wishes.

bob westbrook

There is no life without death. Death comes in many ways and I suspect your dad would have preferred this way to pass, with family around to say goodbye and God Bless America playing at a baseball game. It is good to celebrate the life he had and the person he was.


Jimmy, Our WWII Navy fathers and their love of baseball are very similar stories. My Dad was an Underwater Demolition Team member of the Navy and he, too, would never discuss the horrors of war that he witnessed. Baseball was always a great joy for him as well. After my Dad died, I felt a little odd...a little disjointed... to be in the world knowing that my father was not there to back me up. His strength of character, so common in that group of WWII veterans, was hard to let go. That is, until I figured out, I didn't have to let it go. I could carry it forward. My God comfort you as you grieve for him.


My heartfelt sadness is with you at his passing. They called men like him them "The Greatest Generation" quite simply because......they were.


Jimmy, I add my condolences to those expressed above. It's another occasion to give thanks to God for His tender mercies, and for eternal life for His children.


Thanks to everyone for your prayers, warm wishes and kind words -- jp

Sharon Crozier

My sympathies are with you and your family. It sounds like he was "of the grestest generation."


Jimmy, I just loved reading that. Your father certainly lived a charmed life, and is leaving behind such a wonderful legacy.

What a beautiful memorial this is. My heart goes out to you and your family this week...


Everyone needs prayers as they travel to another other world. Even Jesus was in communication with the Father on the cross right to the very end. So good to hear that your dad is receiving a ton of prayers. He might even be able to use those prayers to help others in the other world.

In peace we must try to build a better world so that the day will come when nations will no longer war with other nations but will trade with one another exporting goods and services to each other, goods and services that have no market in the territories where they came from, but goods and services that have markets in the world of nations out there, nations which could have been our enemies if not for their dependence on our exports and imports which gives jobs to their people and jobs to our people. Then people all over the world can die not as heroes in wars but as heroes in peace.


Beautiful, Jimmy. Such a loving testimony and much as I know he will be missed, it sounds like he created memories for his family to enjoy the remainder of their lives here on earth. What a perfect ending.


God bless you and your family Jimmy.


Oh, Jimmy. I'm sorry!


I'm sorry to hear about your father. Our prayers are with you.


We're so sorry for your family's loss Jimmy. Our prayers go out to your and yours.

Janice Ford

Jimmy, Karen and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Your father was a terrific man, and I have enjoyed learning about him through your stories and precious memories.

Joe Don Hancock

Deepest sympathy on your loss. What a great father, friend and confidant your Dad must have been. Knowing you through your writing, I can see his character reflected in your life, your principles and in your attitude toward what isn truly important and eternal. May God bless you and your family.

Deb Stanger

So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, he sounds like a wonderful man. Please remember him during these hard days and keep your family close. We up here in Illinois are thinking of you.

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