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Old 04-24-2013, 08:58 PM
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Good evening all,

It was a slow moving night at work, got a lot done though. I am so tired tonight but just winding down I should be going to bed in a few, I have to check on my dinosaurs on my Kindle app though, I think I need to feed them. Stupid game, I am addicted to it. 5 am gets here quickly.

Good night friends.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:17 PM
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I'm checkin out everyone! Goodnight sleeptight,don't let the bedbugs bite!!! oh I have to get up at 5am too xmas!!! talk to yall in the morning!
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I am exhausted. We went to our fourth funeral in the past two weeks. Today's funeral was for a 57-year-old who had colon cancer. He was an ag pilot and fire department chief. I thought I would be okay until we walked into the cemetary and two fire trucks on opposite sides of the road had their ladders extended and touching at the top to form an inverted > with the point at the top. Crossing from one fire truck to the other and making an "A" was a cable from which was flying the American Flag. Very touching. So many police officers, federal government employees, and firefighters formed one group facing the family members. Then two fire trucks entered the cemetary, one being a really old fire truck with their antique bell. On the back platform where the firemen used to ride, was the casket. At the end of the funeral, ten ag pilots flew in "the Missing Man Formation." Reggie's plane was flown by a family member who then turned toward the west away from the rest of the formation. (Wikipedia explained it: The flight approaches from the south, preferably near sundown, and one of the aircraft will suddenly split off to the west, flying into the sunset. In all cases, the aircraft performing the pull-up, split off, or missing from the formation, is honoring the person who has died, and it represents their departure to the heavens.) Kelly was presented with Reggie's captain's helmet. Not many eyes were dry today. Then the interim captain rang the antique fire bell, signifying the "last call." (This was explained on Wikipedia: During each firefighter funeral, there is the ceremony of the "Tolling of the Bell," where bells gong in a succinct and traditional pattern. The bell ceremony is reminiscent of the original firehouse bells that tolled when there was a fire. The actual ceremony is based upon the pattern of the original method of communicating that a firefighter had fallen, which is the telegraph. The telegrapher would tap out the word "fell" with five measured dashes, a pause and then repeated two more times.) As I said earlier--very touching.
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The winds the past few weeks have been so horrible--never ending. Kids are acting out at school, teachers are getting on each other's nerves, allergies are kicking in big time, and plowing and planting are difficult because of the dust from the heavy machinery. We have been so busy here at home. Hubby had to work like the dickens to replace our old hot water heater with a much bigger one. He just finished today after the funeral. I have been trying to work on organizing my scrapbooing stuff and cooking magazines so we can pack up stuff for storage. The architectual drawings were approved with some minor corrections to be made, so I really have to put it into gear to get finished with my part. Tomorrow will really be a busy day for us. Then we will be going to Yreka for three days for Elks business. I feel like I am on a treadmill!!! I am going back to page 1652 to try and catch up on the posts. TTYL!
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I am exhausted. We went to our fourth funeral in the past two weeks. Today's funeral was for a 57-year-old who had colon cancer. He was an ag pilot and fire department chief. I thought I would be okay until we walked into the cemetary and two fire trucks on opposite sides of the road had their ladders extended and touching at the top to form an inverted > with the point at the top. Crossing from one fire truck to the other and making an "A" was a cable from which was flying the American Flag. Very touching. So many police officers, federal government employees, and firefighters formed one group facing the family members. Then two fire trucks entered the cemetary, one being a really old fire truck with their antique bell. On the back platform where the firemen used to ride, was the casket. At the end of the funeral, ten ag pilots flew in "the Missing Man Formation." Reggie's plane was flown by a family member who then turned toward the west away from the rest of the formation. (Wikipedia explained it: The flight approaches from the south, preferably near sundown, and one of the aircraft will suddenly split off to the west, flying into the sunset. In all cases, the aircraft performing the pull-up, split off, or missing from the formation, is honoring the person who has died, and it represents their departure to the heavens.) Kelly was presented with Reggie's captain's helmet. Not many eyes were dry today. Then the interim captain rang the antique fire bell, signifying the "last call." (This was explained on Wikipedia: During each firefighter funeral, there is the ceremony of the "Tolling of the Bell," where bells gong in a succinct and traditional pattern. The bell ceremony is reminiscent of the original firehouse bells that tolled when there was a fire. The actual ceremony is based upon the pattern of the original method of communicating that a firefighter had fallen, which is the telegraph. The telegrapher would tap out the word "fell" with five measured dashes, a pause and then repeated two more times.) As I said earlier--very touching.
That sounds like a very beautiful service, Seawaters. So sorry for your loss. ((Hugs)) xo




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I forgot to add that I have been having problems with my computer. It seems that my "history" is not working correctly. It only shows documents and not websites I have visited. I won't have time to research it until we get back from Yreka late Sunday. Does anyone else have this problem?
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There has been a lot of horrible stories in the news lately so I thought I would pass along an inspiring one.

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I love the way everyone is supportive in this forum. What a lovely bunch of people and a great place to visit!
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And we are glad that you are here with us to add your support. You will get to know the rest of us and realize that our shared love of Christmas is what gives us all a shared love for one another!


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