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Dad's glove. March 22, 2005 11:21 PM

Do you have a special keepsake from a deceased loved one? My Dad was a great baseball player. He never played pro ball, but was known around Iowa as a great pitcher. In fact, he was always known as "Hook" because of his curve ball. Many people never knew his real name, he was always "Hook". My den is covered with old baseball memorabellia (I spelled that wrong, didn't I ) Anyway, I have my Dad's glove that he used when he pitched in the Army during WW II hanging on my wall along with a picture of him pitching in the Phillipines. I have several old baseball items that have some monetary value, but none more valuable to me than my Dad's glove.  [ send green star]
Yes, for me it is just a slip of papper Brent E... March 24, 2005 3:47 AM

Yes, for me it is just a slip of paper Brent E...I keep it with my personal items. Just the fact that it has her handwriting, flair and shows a bit of her personality is why I keep it. Isn't it amazing what keeps us going after they pass on? For you it is your Dad's baseball mitt, for me a piece of paper. But every now now and than I stumble upon it and read it over. I do keep this piece of paper where I wrote down funny comments that her and her sister made that made us all laugh. Now when I think back about it, whatever possessed me to scribble them down? But something did and I am grateful for it. I liked your father's nickname. Pretty darn cool one if you ask me. ---ginger  [ send green star]
 March 24, 2005 5:19 AM

I have lots of keepsakes from my deceased husband's Tony...  photos...  the many books he bought...the first card that he sent me...  the stories that he wrote for me...  the research he made on his family tree...  These are personal mementoes that I treasure.  However, there two very special items I'm proud of: his US Navy sword and the official US flag that was put on the casket the day of his funeral.  I arranged for him to be given full military honors as a retired USNR Captain.  It was a touching ceremony with music and Navy cadets performing a specific ceremony, at the end of which I was presented the flag.  It meant a great deal to me because he had served his Country for many years and loved it very much.  The flag was a way of recognizing his dedication.  I felt blessed I had met such a wonderful man and officer.

Giuliana aka Princess Little Rock 

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Just because Guiliana March 24, 2005 5:25 AM

  You have done very well by your husband, my friend.


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 March 25, 2005 7:39 AM

for me, it is my sister's art tools, her calligraphy pens, brushes, bone folders.  I have a tool of hers in my hands almost every day, and it seems that she and I are working on a piece of art together that way.


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Novella, nothing more beautiful than sharing March 26, 2005 5:14 PM

Novella, nothing more beautiful than sharing spiritually with a loved one who has gone on. I found solace in your sharing as I did with all on this thread. Brent, you have done well in this topic for discussion. peace---ginger  [ send green star]
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