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Friday, July 25, 2014

The old cornmudgin left us


Our brother, Walt, left us this week. A bit of a surprise and not. He’s been in the hospital since Memorial Day weekend, and was working at physical therapy and coming home. One morning he told Mark he was just going to take a nap.

“OK, Dad. See you this afternoon.” But Walt left before lunch. I think he went off looking for better advice on the model airplane wing he was drafting.


Above all we are proud of his sons, who cherished and cared for him. What better legacy than loving children?


From one old soldier to another;
Tom lowered the flag
to honor Walt.

33 comments:

  1. Joanne, so sorry to hear about your brother, Walt. But it sounds like he passed in his sleep... (not a bad way to leave IMO). And yes, you are right about the legacy of loving children...

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  2. Wishing Walt... and all the family... peace. The love will always be there.

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  3. So sorry for your loss, Joanne. You are so right about his legacy. And a peaceful way to go, while sleeping. Not many go that way.

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  4. I am sorry that you have lost your brother....and the best of memorials that he had children who loved and cared for him.

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  5. I am so sorry. It sounds as if he slipped away peacefully - secure in the love of his family. Which is wonderful.

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  6. Hari OM
    A dignified departure. May he fly the full plane. Heartfelt condolences. YAM xx

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  7. I never knew a Walt that I didn't like. Sorry for your loss.

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  8. I am so sorry to hear that Joanne.

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  9. Nicely written
    So sorry for you and yours xx

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  10. Sounds like Walt left as a happy man, we should all be in that place towards the end. God bless Walt

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  11. A simple and touching tribute to an original.
    My condolences.

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  12. So sorry to hear that bad news, Joanne. All my best wishes to you.

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  13. My condolences to you, and all the family. A beautifully written tribute.

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  14. Thinking of you and yours, Joanne.

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  15. Sorry to hear that he is gone but it sounded like a peaceful passing.
    Merle............

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  17. I am so sorry about the loss of your brother. It did seem he left a wonderful legacy in his sons.

    betty

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  18. Walt drifted to sleep peacefully. My condolences to you all x

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  19. What better legacy indeed.
    Going in your sleep is the best way to do it in my opinion.
    It's how I hope to eventually go.
    sorry to hear Walt has gone though, a little extra time would have been nice.

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  20. Dear Joanne,
    my condolence. You'll miss him.
    Love, Britta xxx

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  21. What better legacy indeed Joanne. And the lowered flagtoo - such an honour.

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  22. I'm offering a Naval salute for him.
    Jane x

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  23. sorry to hear this news but we all go sometime. better to slip away than linger and linger and linger.

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  24. My condolences to you and your family. You're right, if there are loving children you know that someone did something right.

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  25. Oh no, so sorry to hear about your brother. Hugs, dear Joanne.

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  26. Very sad to hear of your brother's passing. Sending you healing and hugs xxxx.

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  27. So sorry to hear you've lost your dear brother. The lowered flag is very poignant. Thinking of you...

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  28. He left a strong legacy for those who follow. So very sorry.

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