Amanda, remembering my Dad (Robert Smith, age 57) who died August 15, 2007 in a farming accident.

Jen, remembering & cherishing my aunt (Katherine Johanson, age 48), lost June 5, 2009 to breast cancer and my grandma (Marion Finnegan), lost June 21, 2006, also to cancer.
Kaitlin, remembering my grandma, who died June 19, 2005.
Lisa, remembering my loving and supportive mother, Nettie Hartman, who died on January 31, 2005 from cancer and my dear friend, Cheryl Holzman, who died on April 14, 2008, also from cancer. I miss them both, each and every day. My world just isn't the same without them.
Marti, remembering my beautiful Grandson Quincey who died 5 days after his birth in 2005; and my Grandmother, Genevieve, who lived for 97 wonderful years.
Sherry, remembering my dad, Bert Fukuda (died Aug 1998) and my mother-in-law, Billie Cartwright (passed Sept 2008).
Stacey, remembering my Daddy (Doug Douglass, age 64) who passed away on May 30, 2007, six weeks after being diagnosed with liver cancer.

Tania, remembering Sue Ann Werner (mom, age 50) who died July 19, 2007 suddenly and very unexpectedly from cardiac arrest.



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Untitled by Sherry

Here's Sherry:

The journaling says it all: Rummaging through Mom & Dad's photos was always a treat. The wooden chest was full o memories, all tucked neatly into albums and envelopes. Special occasions, kids, bowling tournaments, friend, military functions, memorabilia filled the books. Hundreds, thousands of photos.  While Dad was in alot of them, most of the photos are of folks forgotten, places left behind and special memories for Dad.

Many years later, I wish those photo albums were filled with more photos of Dad.  Photos of him in everyday life, snapshots of things that I still cherish and remember today.  I wish I could seet he spam musubi, tofu with soy sauce, rice balls adn shrimp chips he loved to make, the brown "ho chi min" slippers he wore each day, the chinaman goatee, the Volkswagens he tinkered with and the family he loved --- all with his narrow smile.  What I wish for most is a photo of my children with their TutuMan, nestled in his arms and his heart.  

The mental photo of my dad will be imprinted and captured in my heart always.  His smile warms my heart as I recall the snapshots of life, all captured in one single moment and on film. 

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OMG!!!!! NO!!!! I realize that the time has come for you, but not for me yet. I hope you will, at least, leave the blog up. I just found it not too long ago.

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjava girl

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December 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary Sibley

My dear friend Mark Ireland wrote a beautiful book SOUL SHIFT about his personal loss when his 17-year old son suddenly passed. Mark subsequently rediscovered timeless truths providing evidence that death is not the end of our existence. I hope this book will help your readers and bring comfort to them.

March 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Browne

These are such beautiful has completely inspired me. I recently wrote an article about positive ways to deal with grief, and scrapbooking was one way in addition to lighting a candle and creating a virtual memorial. Thanks so much for this.

March 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBecca Zagorin

No matter how prepared you think you are for a death, you can never be fully prepared for the loss and the grief.

June 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJOSEPH MUITA

These journals are really great and crafted with love. Writing as an art I'd say. It's pleasant when people create something with emotions

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