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For my mother

Postby The Master » Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:24 am


It is with sad heart that I share with you my mother's passing this weekend. I had taken care of her for the last 8 years and while her health was not perfect this was still a surprise. I will miss her greatly.

Thank you to my friends and family that have reached out to me. I appreciate the support you have given.

Pat Richardson
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In Loving Memory
Patricia Joyce Richardson
Jan 14, 1930 - Aug 25, 2012


Sonnets are full of love, and this my tome
Has many sonnets: so here now shall be
One sonnet more, a love sonnet, from me
To her whose heart is my heart's quiet home,
To my first Love, my Mother, on whose knee
I learnt love-lore that is not troublesome;
Whose service is my special dignity,
And she my loadstar while I go and come
And so because you love me, and because
I love you, Mother, I have woven a wreath
Of rhymes wherewith to crown your honored name:
In you not fourscore years can dim the flame
Of love, whose blessed glow transcends the laws
Of time and change and mortal life and death.

- Christina Rossetti
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Re: For my mother

Postby Boikat » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:11 am

Sorry to hear bout this. My thoughts are with you. :cry:
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Re: For my mother

Postby Bmat » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:29 am

I am very sorry. You are in my prayers.
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Re: For my mother

Postby Asp Zelazny » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:45 pm

So sorry for your loss. Losing someone so close to you is horribly hard.
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Re: For my mother

Postby fanuilh » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:56 pm

I'm so sorry! :( We'll keep you in our prayers.
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Re: For my mother

Postby Qray » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:58 am

I extend you my most sincerest condolences.
I'm going to die the way I've lived...poor, screaming, and naked.
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Re: For my mother

Postby Ariel » Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:57 pm

I am so sorry I didn't see this sooner. Wishing you strength and courage at this difficult time. My own Mother just turned 89 and I know our time together is limited. I lost my Dad 5 years ago. It is so hard to lose a parent. Sometimes words seem so inadequate so I offer a hug, and a prayer.

RIP dear lady.
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Re: For my mother

Postby Neurolanis3 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:01 pm

Sorry to hear about this, The Master. Wish I heard about it sooner.

My condolences,

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Re: For my mother

Postby nomadsAlterEgo » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:08 pm

HI master, It's me Nomad. I ', sure do to our mutual friends, Bmat and Qray. Anyway I haven't been on in quite sometime, but never remove my user. PLZ. Well, sorry, the reason I actually came here to this posting was to offer my condolences. Ive been at this site from day 1 and I would hope we still extend the handshake of Cyber fiends.

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