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  1. Carla J Gardiner
    November 21, 2013

    What a lovely memorial tribute to your mother-in-law, Pat. No one would be prouder of you I'll bet than she would. Reading about her life brings back memories of my grandma and grandpa, the lessons they taught me, the values and morals. Sadly our world has changed and not many are passing those kinds of treasures onto the next generation. I hope to remain the rebel I am and not cave to society's ways…I'm going to be just like Dorothy and leave a legacy worthy of a tribute like you wrote.

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    • Pat Moon
      November 22, 2013

      Way to go, Carla! Be that rebel and leave an unbelievable legacy. No doubt in my mind that you will! It is going to be through people like you that those values and morals we learned from our grandparents are carried on through the generations.

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  2. Kelly
    November 21, 2013

    I am really sorry to hear about your loss. 

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    • Pat Moon
      November 22, 2013

      Thanks you, Kelly.

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  3. Veronica
    November 20, 2013

    Thanks for sharing such a great story. She was an amazing woman

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    • Pat Moon
      November 22, 2013

      Hi Veronica, Yes, she really was an amazing woman. Thanks for allowing me to share.

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  4. Roslyn
    November 20, 2013

    I belong to a wtiters group and another member writes about family, sometimes eulogies. It is a gift to bring the person out so that the reader knows them. You did her proud.

     

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    • Pat Moon
      November 22, 2013

      Thank you, Roslyn. I picture a proud look on her face.

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  5. Meli
    November 20, 2013

    Thank you for sharing your amazing mother-in-law with us. I can't possibly imagine how hard it is to have a child die, especially after a long illness. This wonderful woman led a very full life. The saddest part for me is the loss of who she was through her early years with demenita. May her soul rest in peace.

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    • Pat Moon
      November 22, 2013

      Yes, Meli. It has been difficult for us and was very sad for her that the dementia stole who she really was. I am now seeing some of that happening to my own mother as she is 93 now and has continued to survive stage 4 lung cancer for almost 2 years. It is so hard to stand on the outside and watch that fade away.

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  6. Tina Ashburn
    November 20, 2013

    Pat, This is a very moving and inspirational obituary you wrote. I hope it was helpful to you, to remember all of the good things, and that every tear you shed brought some joy into your life. I'd like to add a quote from a song written by my 93-year-old friend's father, that she requested I sing at her funeral recently: "We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when, but I know we'll meet again one sunny day. Keep smiling through, just like you always do, till the blue skies push the dark clouds all away. And will you please say Hello to the folks that I know, tell them I won't be long. They'll be happy to know, that when you saw me go, I was singing this song: We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when, but I know we'll meet again one sunny day." May your mother-in-law's memory be a blessing.

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    • Pat Moon
      November 22, 2013

      Tina, thank you for sharing the beautiful words of that song. It is so fitting for a service of remembering as well as looking forward to the other side in Heaven. Remembering our loved ones is a wonderful blessing.

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  7. Terri Lind Davis
    November 20, 2013

    This is a lovely tribute to your mother with so many golden nuggets to learn from.

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    • Pat Moon
      November 22, 2013

      Yes, Terri. Many golden nuggets in my mom-n-laws life.

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  8. Robin Maria Pedrero
    November 20, 2013

    Committed love gets you through the rough times!

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    • Pat Moon
      November 22, 2013

      Yes, Robin. Commitment is so necessary for love to survive the tough and rough times.

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  9. Alexandra McAllister
    November 20, 2013

    What an incredible story! Thanks so much for sharing.  It looks like she lived a wonderfully full life! I love the pic as well. Awesome.

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    • Pat Moon
      November 22, 2013

      Thanks for reading, Alexandra. You are awesome.

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  10. kungphoo
    November 20, 2013

    She seemed like she lived a great and full life!

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    • Pat Moon
      November 22, 2013

      Yes, she did.

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