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I went to a funeral today. There was only 12 people in the church.This man is our next door neighbors husband.He was 95 served in WWII.It seems all the old heroes are passing away .They seemed to be f
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Feeling a bit blue.

posted at 11/28/2011 12:52 PM EST
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I went to a funeral today. There was only 12 people in the church.This man is our next door neighbors husband.He was 95 served in WWII.It seems all the old heroes are passing away .They seemed to be forgotten. It saddened me to not see more people. He did so much for his church and community..
  I wish MR. K and his family peace. I thank him for his service to his country..Just made me feel really blue.

Re: Feeling a bit blue.

posted at 11/28/2011 1:16 PM EST
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Julie I know what you mean.These people in that age bracket,were all hero's, including the women who held the fort down while our men went off to war.This was the greatest generation, these are folks who sacrificed so we could have a better life.Most of these great people die by themselves,many tucked away in nursing homes and noone goes to see them.

Re: Feeling a bit blue.

posted at 11/28/2011 1:45 PM EST
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Oh Julie - how sad.  I'll keep his wife in my prayers.  This must be hard and so very lonesome for her.

Re: Feeling a bit blue.

posted at 11/28/2011 4:44 PM EST
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Julie,  That is really sad that there were only 12 people! I will be praying for
his wife.

Re: Feeling a bit blue.

posted at 11/28/2011 4:56 PM EST
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I am glad that you took the time to remember and pay respects.  I think we forget with our "busy" lives that taking a bit of time to pay respects is for the family not for the deceased. 
It is amazing the lives that one person touches.

Re: Feeling a bit blue.

posted at 11/28/2011 5:29 PM EST
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How wonderful that you were there for him and his wife! My prayers and condolences to his wife and thanks for his service to our Country!

Re: Feeling a bit blue.

posted at 11/28/2011 5:36 PM EST
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A long life is something most people consider good but sometimes a person outlives family, friends and neighbors.  It is sad that we don't make more effort to recognize our aging heroes.
I will look around our community to see who I need to acknowledge - a card or note, cookies, a visit. 
Our Sewing Guild made and filled Christmas stockings for senior citizens that social workers had identified as without family a couple of years ago.  We need to repeat

Re: Feeling a bit blue.

posted at 11/28/2011 6:47 PM EST
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It truly is sad that so few people showed up for your neighbor's funeral Julie.  Unfortunately, the older you get the more this will happen.  I know my Mom has been to so many wakes and funerals in the past few years.  When it's her turn to go to heaven there probably won't be too many left to come to her funeral. 

With the way things are now, the people who still have jobs probably can't take off even to go to a funeral unless it's a family member.  Sad in so many ways.

May God watch over your neighbor's family and help them in their time of sorrow.

Re: Feeling a bit blue.

posted at 11/29/2011 10:44 AM EST
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It is very sad that there were so few people in the church.  When my neighbor down the street passed away a few years ago, we experienced the same  thing.  She was the last in her family with only two cousins surviving.  I just kept telling myself that she was with all of her family and friends in heaven now.  Also, I'm sure she knew that I was there as I'm sure your neighbor knew you were there too.

Re: Feeling a bit blue.

posted at 12/1/2011 6:23 AM EST
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May we remember our everyday heroes in our thoughts and prayers.

Re: Feeling a bit blue.

posted at 12/4/2011 12:09 AM EST
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How sad.  Will remember his wife in my prayers.

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