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Tom "Homer" W. (#46801357)
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Bio Photo I discovered Find a Grave by accident soon after the death of my precious daughter, Marjorie. She was my first entry. I have added family members, friends, and others that I have no connection with but simply wanted to add them on these pages. I will have more of my family entered in the future. I am retired and my wife and I are raising our two teenage granddaughters. I love riding the backroads on my Harley and can't seem to ride past an old cemetery.....I love walking through them and find peace and quiet in them. Thanks so much to everyone that has placed notes, tokens, and have sponsored my memorials. God bless you all.

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Anne Beckman
THANKS SO MUCH, Tom, for your terrific support!

Bill and I are doing FINE, on our diets.

Tonight, we met at the grocery store, where he

has his second job, at the salad bar, for dinner.

Also, I went to the YMCA, in the middle of the

day, which I have not done in ages. I've always

told myself, "Everything else has to be DONE,

first." I'm learning how important it is to put

my DAILY EXERCISE as a much higher priority.

I've learned a LOT!

Terminex did a GREAT JOb, but had to come again,

just to spray the bed. The TX man said there

was "An INSANE amount" on the back of the

headboard and on the frame. I was embarrassed,

but he said it's common, now. I am SO RELIEVED:

he said we do NOT have to replace the framework

or headboard! THANK GOD: They are new! WE

certainly don't need that expense! (Who does?)

Also, we're still paying for a new dresser, for

Bill. The TX man wants to come back for another

spraying (of the bed.) I know it's needed. The

bugs are he's got to kill the eggs.

I explained to him how financial condition beyond

our control got those critters on us, as we had

to live in a once nice but modest, then

increasingly CRUMMY apartment complex. He

COMPLETELY understood; we had a very nice talk of

how one must work HARD and NO JOB IS SAFE,

TODAY! (Last spring, my sister lost her nursing

job, due to two hospitals merging. Also, one of

my brothers had to take a lower position. I said

a lot of rosaries, for them.)

As the TX man has to spray again, our clothes are

still in garbage bags, but IT'S WORTH IT!

ENOUGH...WOW, you've really done a lot of

hiking! YES: this is the time to be outside,

enjoying an Indian Summer Day, which now are

not every day! I'm trying to look at the

gorgeous, super-vibrant leaves, as much as I

can, from inside our house, or during a walk,


Your Christmas story was WONDERFUL. I

remember: my sister wanted a new bicycle so

badly, when she was 10 or 12. We had her

convinced Mom and Dad couldn't afford it.

HOWEVER...on Christmas Day, after all the gifts

were opened, we got her upstairs and the bike in

the family room! She saw it and FLIPPED! My

parents have a CUTE photo of her running towards

it. What a LOVELY story of you and your cousin

getting the BB guns and your BIG surprise of

the bicycle! Now that my parents' children have

all gotten married, each couple gets the same

thing, that's agreed upon, or a surprise. Also,

all of the guys and girls get the same thing.

EXAMPLE: Each girl got 2 pairs of earrings. Not

the same, but a kind we requested. Each guy got a

sports jacket, but with the team of his desire

on it. Each couple has a gift for our parents

and for one another, we draw names out of a box,

every Thanksgiving. When I was little, I wanted

a LOT of Barbie things. One Christmas, I think

1973, we went into the basement: There was a

Barbie Townhouse for me, an electric train for

my brother (my other brother didn't come, until

1979) and a little kitchen for my sister! (It

was the first one I saw made from wood. My

brother and I were in the last years of tin.)

DEAR FATHER...he must've bee up LATE, putting

those super gifts together! Last Christmas, as

all of us ate pizza at our place, one night (a

new tradition...grown children MUST not leave

everything to Mom and DAD!) we went around, asking

what's your favorite Christmas this or that. I

said "Christmas present, as a child. Dad said an

erector set and Mom said a poodle skirt. Of

course, I said the Barbie townhouse! The thing I

loved giving my dad the most: that FRUGAL man

was STILL using the same "dop kit" for his

toothpaste and comb, etc., EVER SINCE I WAS

BORN! That cheap plastic thing was SAGGING and

the hinges were RUSTING! He'd asked for a new

billfold, so that was inside the new dopkit I

gave him. My favorite to give my mom was a big

book of Tony Bennett's paintings. (She is a

painter...after ALL of us left the nest, she

began classes.) The all-time favorite gift Bill

and I gave BOTH parents was an 8 and 1/2" by

11" photo of each couple, on their wedding day.

Bill's to me: on our honeymoon cruise, I bought

a pair of loose, blue topaz earrings, in the

shape of hearts. He had them set in gold, as

earrings for me! He's so easygoing, I don't

think he has a favorite, from me.

OKAY, ANNE! Stop being a Material Girl!

This Thanksgiving, my parents are going to see

my brother and his family in Florida, so our

Turkey Day will be the previous Sunday. Bill's

father is not in good health, so we do have the

feast, but we get there earlier than before, and

do not stay long. (To get out of the way: his

caretaker comes very early in the morning, then

the afternoon.

Tomorrow is Laundry Day, then the Trick or

Treaters come. Afterwards, we're seeing the film

ST. VINCENT. We LOVE Bill Murray! Also, we were

laughing HYSTERICALLY at Jim Carey, as he hosted

Saturday Night Live.



of hearts.

Added by Anne Beckman on Oct 30, 2014 8:08 PM

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