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Blog entry by janice posted 01-23-2016 04:11 AM 1954 reads 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The greatest man I ever knew, I buried yesterday. My husband. We went to the cabin last Friday to see how bad the flood was. It was bad. The worst we ever seen. But its not our home. We are okay with that. The river went inside and flooded the bottom half to the ceiling and upstairs almost 4 feet. We went out to see what we could save last week on Friday. Came home with a lot and had plans to go back Saturday to get more. I saved a lot that day. But I couldn’t save my husband. He had a massive heart attack when he went to bed. Today my kids brought home all the flowers from the funeral home. I did nothing today but hang out with flowers. I pulled some form the huge arraignments and hung them to dry on the ladder I had him pull from the river this summer. When I seen the ladder coming down the river, I asked him to grab it. He didn’t want to but he did. I wanted to put it against our shed and plant a vine on it, but I knew he didn’t like the ladder. I did decorate it for Christmas this year and had it against the shed. It was pretty. Now its back in my house with his flowers hanging to dry. I think he might like my ladder now. Honestly I think he liked it from day one, just wouldn’t admit it.

-- Janice

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#1 posted 01-23-2016 04:19 AM

I’m so sorry for your loss. That’s a beautiful sorry about the ladder.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#2 posted 01-23-2016 04:19 AM


So sorry for your loss, no words can be enough. Thank you for the inspiring ladder story, and best wishes as you move forward. I am sure your Husband is looking down on you with approval of your ladder.


-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#3 posted 01-23-2016 04:22 AM

So sorry….
Words fail to express my sorrow.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 01-23-2016 04:28 AM

oh Janice im so sorry, i know there isnt anything i can say that will help your painm but i know he had to be a great man being married to you, God bless your family and you, if i can do anything, let me know, May the Lords Love and Happiness come unto your family, may His Peace rest upon you…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 01-23-2016 04:31 AM

I’m sorry to hear that, Janice. Sincerest condolences to you and your family.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 01-23-2016 04:35 AM


I am sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Your pain must be almost unbearable at this moment. I pray that you will be given the strength to handle the sorrow and pain each day.


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#7 posted 01-23-2016 04:46 AM

It is very sad. I can’t imagine what you are going through. I wish you and your family the best. You are in my prayers.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 01-23-2016 04:53 AM

I’m sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our prayers through this difficult time.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#9 posted 01-23-2016 05:05 AM

so sorry for your loss

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#10 posted 01-23-2016 05:06 AM

Janice my condolences on losing your husband.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#11 posted 01-23-2016 05:13 AM


What a shock. My husband has survived two heart attacks and I thank God He has given me more time with him. I can’t imagine the loss you are experiencing right now. With such a sudden death, it surely hasn’t even sunk in yet.

I will pray for you and your family as you grieve. For the peace that passes all understanding, turn to God’s Word; He can comfort you. Here are some verses to read and meditate upon:

The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him. Nahum 1:7

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and He delivers them. Psalm 34:7

The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord; He is their stronghold in time of trouble. Psalm 37:39

Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in You my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. Psalm 57:1

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3

Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6, 7

My God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#12 posted 01-23-2016 05:14 AM

May his memory be eternal.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#13 posted 01-23-2016 12:45 PM

So sorry for your loss. I’ll add you to our prayer list.

It may sound mean, but I hope I go before my wife, I dont know how I could cope with such a loss.
I posted this on someone else’s post who recently lost his wife, perhaps you can find a bit of solace in it.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#14 posted 01-23-2016 02:09 PM

I’m so sorry to hear about your husband’s passing. It must be a very difficult time for you. Hopefully all the good memories will help you through, as well as the knowledge that many are thinking of you at this time.

-- ~Julie~

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#15 posted 01-23-2016 02:53 PM

Very sorry for your loss.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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