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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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Thanks for sponsoring The memorial. I knew him was a nice person.
Added by Lynn Stoops Chapel on Oct 20, 2014 3:45 PM
Anne Beckman
RE: ~~RE-CHARGING BRAIN WAVE ELECTRONS~~
HI TOM-

THANK GOD you've written me back! Now, I can

write you in return...INSTEAD OF GIVING INTO

INSANITY.


The man from Terminex arrived on time, and he

certainly knows what he'd doing. Everything

looks well treated. WHATEVER he used...:)


HOWEVER...today and last night were AWFUL! Bill

has such a busy working/meeting schedule, he

didn't have much time to bag his clothes, then

take down the drapes. So, he was madly doing

that. (Of course, he had no time to write down-

as I did- a list of what was in each bag, then

tape it to the bag.) As for myself, I had

nothing to brag about: I didn't remember where

I'd put accessories, such as shoes, tote bags,

scarves, etc. WHAT A RELIEF when the man

(whose name is-ironically-WASPI) arrived!


HOWEVER...we were not going to Funland. My

brother and his wife are in another state,

attending a wedding. Soooo, my parents are living

in their house. NOOOO, not simply house-sitting!

Grandma and Grandpa have been WATCHING THE

KIDDIES: AGE 4, AGE 2, and AGE 1! NOT EASY...

Need I say, they were a little STRESSED OUT.

So were Bill and I. Talk about MIXED DOUBLES...

My sister was there, thank goodness, for a while,

to help. Also, my sister-in-law's mother (who

could not go to the wedding, as she has just had

shoulder surgery) visited.


I don't want to give the impression of the scene

being anything like Bedlam. It was just not easy,

for my parents. Also, Bill has a big, booming

German voice, which is the last thing G and G

wanted around, as the children were napping.


PooooR Meeee...(LOL!) I was already so doggone

exhausted over all the work, that came after a

month of all the aforementioned physical trials,

and soooo SICK of focusing, in every way, upon

the preparation for Terminex to come, I was

getting visibly annoyed, at any of the innocent

questions directed our way. Thankfully, that was

noticed. Also, our mental and physical fatigue.

The kiddies awoke and we had our fun with them.

GOOD GRIEF, toys today are so COMPLEX: so inter-

active (were there any books that did NOT sing

to them?) and the Fischer price kitchen even had

a microwave and a grill! When Bill and I were

kiddies, the era of TIN toys was at its end.

I remember my sister (5 years younger than I

am) in 1972, getting, from Santa, the first WOOD

"kitchen" I'd seen. (I'd gotten a Barbie town-

house and my brother got an electric train.

(My other brother was still "on the way"...his

first Christmas was in 1979.) WOW...Dad

must've been up all night!


Bill and I had a GREAT dinner at a little

restaurant. (He surprised me!) I had a

DOUBLE Jack Daniels and Diet Coke, which made

the tension disappear. I was a GOOD GIRL:

cottage cheese with the sandwich, instead of

fries. NO DESSERT!


We managed to find the SAME SET of linens (from

flatsheet to decorative pillows!) which made my

day! I did notice just one bedbug on the bed,

but YIPPPPIIIIEEEE, that was the only one!!!

As I'm sitting, I'm looking at two bedbug-free

walls!!! AHHHHHhhh... I did have a meltdown

(who, ME?) when I could not find something in ANY

bag I had, even though they were well marked,

but I calmed down. NECESSARY: We have to do

this for two more weeks. A BONUS: Waspi was

IMPRESSED with my housekeeping!


I'll give myself a break tomorrow, but as of Tues-

day, I'll be arranging and labeling things

BETTER.


WHAT DO THOSE PEOPLE MEAN, telling you that you

are not smart? ANYONE who lost all that weight,

and who keeps it off, is BRILLIANT! I've learned

(please pardon the pun...), in my adult years:

so many people who are considered to be so very

brainy are so into their field of study, they

cannot think "outside the box" at all. Or, they

are soooo snobby about being so brainy, they

think they are "too smart or gifted" to have a

job (like McDonald's, or driving a taxi), just

to pay the rent! Or, they are sooo FULL of

themselves, it's coming out of their ears!

As an upper middle class girl, I was certainly

educated, but I learned of how my grandparents

became so, without going to college. A friend of

my dad's, upon being surprised that I-a 12-year

old-knew something about folk music, as I'd read

the information in that week's TIME, then

listened as my dad told him, "She remembers every-

thing that she reads!" told me of an older man he

knew, who was so knowledgeable, one thought he'd

have a college degree...but NO! He'd just READ

EVERYTHING! The Northside of Indianapolis is

supposed to be the "smart, capable" side...BUT...

all the FANTASTIC creations at The State Fair's

Home Arts Building are made WITH THE HANDS.

There are ALL kinds of KNKOWLEDGE...the only dumb

thing to do, is to NOT DISCOVER YOUR OWN GIFT,

which is a ray of Our Lord's BRILLIANCE. Also,

to not learn as much as you can, about everyone

else's. (Getting as much education as you can...

ALL OF YOUR DAYS!)


My mind is pretty worn out now...I'd better sign

off...I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

HAVE A GREAT WEEK! See Ya Later, Alligator!

ANNE
Added by Anne Beckman on Oct 18, 2014 8:40 PM
Anne Beckman
RE: ~HALLOWEEN CANDY~
HI TOM!

THANKS SO MUCH for your very supportive message!

I needed it very badly: all the physical pain I
was going through, then the treatment, then a flu shot, then HIVES (a reaction, I believe, to too much going on in my body, along with all the work
I was doing {bagging my clothes and cleaning the house, in preparation for Terminex to arrive,} was making me quite worn out and irritable.

A long note from a good friend was just what I needed!

YES, your awful bedbug in the apartment bed experience is just like ours! Knowing other people have been through it, makes me feel less upset about "the pestilence" and the great amount of money and time necessary to RID our home of these little beasts!

I did not know NYC had as great a problem as you described! I do know it is worldwide and even in 5-star hotels! I hope, in the VERY near future, those traveling to more advanced nations, from the third world countries, are EXTREMELY carefully inspected, before being allowed to leave! Also, all those enviormentlists(spelling?) who decried DDT as a killer to
the ozone layers are responsible, as well.

TOMORROW'S THE DAY! Terminex is coming at 2pm.

After dinner, my husband's in the basement, watching 12 YEARS A SLAVE. That is an EXCELLENT
film (It won the Best Picture Oscar, last year...the actor won Best Actor and the woman in the supporting role also won an Oscar. HOWEVER: after all the physical pain and hard work, I am just not in the mood to see such an extremely serious film. It's available to watch "off of our TV", so I can do so, when I am ready for such material.

YES!!! let us leave the Halloween candy for the
Trick Or Treaters! I always get Reecees Peanut Butter Cups, as I don't like those. Also, I did
not like any of the Halloween treats I gave in the October care package I sent to my adopted
soldier, in Afghanistan. YOU ARE SOOOO RIGHT:
there are many TRICKS! I'm using Stevia now
and make sure we always have celery for me to
munch on and a lot of fruit. The cleaning and
packing has been great exercise!

I'm upset about the rainy fall, after only a few days of glorious Indian Summer. I got in one great afternoon of raking leaves, in the fresh
air and sunshine. Swimming at the YMCA is VERY
important to me...I'm excited, as my husband,
Bill, says he'll be a member too. His knees are
too weak to jog now, so he NEEDS an alternative!

TIME TO HIT THE SHOWER! SEE YA LATER, ALLIGATOR!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! ANNE




Added by Anne Beckman on Oct 17, 2014 10:29 PM
Anne Beckman
RE: ~HALLOWEEN CANDY~
HI TOM!

THANKS SO MUCH for your very supportive message!

I needed it very badly: all the physical pain I
was going through, then the treatment, then a flu shot, then HIVES (a reaction, I believe, to too much going on in my body, along with all the work
I was doing {bagging my clothes and cleaning the house, in preparation for Terminex to arrive,} was making me quite worn out and irritable.

A long note from a good friend was just what I needed!

YES, your awful bedbug in the apartment bed experience is just like ours! Knowing other people have been through it, makes me feel less upset about "the pestilence" and the great amount of money and time necessary to RID our home of these little beasts!

I did not know NYC had as great a problem as you described! I do know it is worldwide and even in 5-star hotels! I hope, in the VERY near future, those traveling to more advanced nations, from the third world countries, are EXTREMELY carefully inspected, before being allowed to leave! Also, all those enviormentlists(spelling?) who decried DDT as a killer to
the ozone layers are responsible, as well.

TOMORROW'S THE DAY! Terminex is coming at 2pm.

After dinner, my husband's in the basement, watching 12 YEARS A SLAVE. That is an EXCELLENT
film (It won the Best Picture Oscar, last year...the actor won Best Actor and the woman in the supporting role also won an Oscar. HOWEVER: after all the physical pain and hard work, I am just not in the mood to see such an extremely serious film. It's available to watch "off of our TV", so I can do so, when I am ready for such material.

YES!!! let us leave the Halloween candy for the
Trick Or Treaters! I always get Reecees Peanut Butter Cups, as I don't like those. Also, I did
not like any of the Halloween treats I gave in the October care package I sent to my adopted
soldier, in Afghanistan. YOU ARE SOOOO RIGHT:
there are many TRICKS! I'm using Stevia now
and make sure we always have celery for me to
munch on and a lot of fruit. The cleaning and
packing has been great exercise!

I'm upset about the rainy fall, after only a few days of glorious Indian Summer. I got in one great afternoon of raking leaves, in the fresh
air and sunshine. Swimming at the YMCA is VERY
important to me...I'm excited, as my husband,
Bill, says he'll be a member too. His knees are
too weak to jog now, so he NEEDS an alternative!

TIME TO HIT THE SHOWER! SEE YA LATER, ALLIGATOR!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! ANNE




Added by Anne Beckman on Oct 17, 2014 10:29 PM
Anne Beckman
HAPPY OCTOBER, TOM!
Hi, Tom!

I hope you're having a GREAT October! September

had such sunny Indian Summer weather: I hope you

and your biking pals took advantage of it.


I am up late, as I was zonked out in the early

evening, as I'd been through my monthly oncology

appointment. This month was SPECIAL: I had my

Zometa treatment. That makes for a long

appointment, but I was SOOOO GLAD to get the

medicine! (I get it every 3 months, to keep my

bones as strong as possible, after having bone

cancer.) It wore off in September, so I my

bones were hurting and my nerves were jangling

(causing me to ITCH ALL OVER!) and I was QUITE

MOODY! Besides that, I've had the hard job of

putting ALL my clothes in the dryer, then bagging

them. TERMINEX is coming, on the 18th, to rid

our house of bedbugs. (We've had a problem with

them, every summer, for about 5 years. It began,

I believe, in the increasingly crummy apartment

we lived in, by Burmese immigrants.) FINALLY,

Bill has realized: all the spraying we've done

NOT EFFECTIVE. (HE IS SO STUBBORN!)

HOWEVER: Knowing I needed a lift, he surprised me

last Saturday night with a dozen red roses!

WHAT A LOVE!


OA is going VERY WELL. It's strenuous to talk

about one's struggle with food and to listen

to everyone else's, but it KEEPS ME AWAY from

the bad things! I have not lost any weight

yet, but I have not gained any. I'd gone a

chocolate binge, but said to myself halfway

through, "WHAT are you doing?" and put the rest

down the disposal. I've had NONE since.

Also, less soda. Last Wednesday, I was QUITE

tempted to have the FANTASTIC chicken pot pie

and apple caramel pie at Perkins, a 24-hr

family restaurant Bill and I often go to...BUT I

DIDN'T! I had salmon with veggies and a salad.

Bill controlled himself, also. He IS going to

join the YMCA, to work out there! YIPPPIE,

I've been nagging him for a long time, to do

it. He has QUITE a belly, as I do. (All my fat

is there.) It grew as he couldn't jog anymore,

due to his knees. Peanut butter, by itself or

in a candy bar, as well as peanut M&Ms (also a

new flavor for fall, that has candy corn

attached,) is his weakness.


ANYWAY: As soon as the Zometa was flowing through

my veins, I felt SOOO much better. When I asked

the oncologist if he could, based upon all I went

through, have a lesser "gap time" between treat-

ments, he told me: to arrange things that way,

I'd have to WAIT until next month, to get the Z.

WELL! I replied, "Dr, I AM IN PAIN, I will have

it NOW, then." You MUST NOT be intimidated by

"the white coat" , and LISTEN to your BODY!


Mom (who drives me, as doing so after a Z

treatment IS NOT WISE), and I had a GREAT lunch

afterwards. I spoke to her about OA...she didn't

think I really need it. I convinced her, giving

her some reasons I should keep private. Also, I

told her that I could NOT make myself DISCIPLINED

enough, to avoid junk and sweets, and to exercise,

as I have had to be about treating my bipolar

disorder and cancer. WHEW...not what you wanna

do after a long oncologist's appointment, but it

was ESSENTIAL! CERTAINLY made me and Mom feel

BETTER and she is SO GLAD Bill is trying, also.


I've heard from two friends that have been out of

the picture for a long time, and I sent my adopted

soldier (who wrote me, last month!) his Halloween

Treat box. He's going back home in November, so

I'm worried about him "getting the goodies."

There is no way a box sent to a member of

the military can be expressed.


Are you making any plans for Thanksgiving? Bill

and I, after the family feasting (Which I'll

definitely keep to a minimum), are leaving for

our beloved Brown County. We'll be there, until

Sunday afternoon. PLEASE pray for the Grand

Knight of Bill's K of C council! He's been in

and out of the ICU, as he has a dangerous

pancreatic condition.


I think of FRANCES so much, in the fall, as she

was born and died, in that season. So

appropriate, for one so fiery. OH... I am sooo

BLESSED, compared to her, with living in the

modern era, and having such a loving (ACCEPTING)

family!


HAPPY HALLOWEEN! TAKE CARE! ANNE




TAKE CARE! THAN KS FOR BEING A GREAT FRIEND! ANNE



Added by Anne Beckman on Oct 11, 2014 2:28 AM
KBrownst
Rugenstein
Thank you for the opportunity to add his photo. I had sent an email to the Memorial mgr as I am not related to this family and it appears he chooses not to sponsor it at this time. Thanks Again!!

Added by KBrownst on Oct 10, 2014 5:53 AM
KBrownst
William Rugenstein
Hello Tom... I was wondering if I could get you to delete one of the photo's you posted of Pvt. Rugenstein? The reason I ask is that I have a picture of him in his uniform that I'd like to post and there are no available slots. Thank you for your consideration, I was thinking since you have two photos of the stone grouping from opposite angles you might consider deleting one of those. Let me know Thanks in advance!!

Kathyb
Added by KBrownst on Oct 09, 2014 7:31 PM
Sherry Perry
Lambdins in Metamora
Thank you for the correct information. I am not related so I also transferred the memorials to you so that you may add more information. Take care, Sherry Perry
Added by Sherry Perry on Feb 21, 2014 8:23 AM
Mrs Donna Schauss
Picture Request
Request to attach your pic from mem pg 11603681 Barbara to mem pg 11603679 Hugh Caughell - Thanks
Added by Mrs Donna Schauss on Feb 16, 2014 8:05 PM
Norma Faller
RE: ~J. Macy/Alice May Macy~
thank you so much. That would be great. Yes, I am a direct descendant. I hope that 2014 is good to you also.
Added by Norma Faller on Jan 30, 2014 12:40 PM
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