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Julie Myers Stephen (#47151862)
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Bio Photo ​The Dash
by Linda Ellis copyright 1996

​I read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on the tombstone
from the beginning…to the end.

He noted that first came the date of birth
and spoke the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
that they spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved them
know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own,
the cars…the house…the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
and how we spend our dash.

So, think about this long and hard.
Are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left
that can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
to consider what’s true and real
and always try to understand
​the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger
and show appreciation more
and love the people in our lives
like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect
and more often wear a smile,
remembering that this special dash
might only last a little while.

​So, when your eulogy is being read,
with your life’s actions to rehash…
would you be proud of the things they say
about how you spent YOUR dash?
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RE: Orville Kappen
You are welcome. It was a beautiful, but cold, day yesterday.Snowy AND sunny. We thought a snow photo would be nice. However, the brightness of the snow didn't make the pictures come out as well as we would have liked.
Added by Patrivia on Feb 02, 2017 10:51 AM
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RE: Ruch Family
Hello , My Grand Father is Emil Ruch ,. Emil was born in 1896 in Lumzia, Poland -Russia, he came here in 4-17-1914 ,through Ellis Island. left Bremen Germany sailed on ship Whilhelm , all I no is he came here By Himself. did not talk about his family. he Married Ottilie Neumann in 1915 ,in Brooklyn NY , they had 9 children , first-1916 ,last- 1928 , he worked for NYC Rail Road , they Lived in Mamaroneck NY , he passed in 1970, and is Buried in Ferncliff NY . I tried to do research on his birth, but could find very little, his father,s name is Frederick Ruch, and he paid for his son,s passage to USA.
Added by douglas south on Mar 24, 2016 6:56 PM

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