Just something I'd like to share with you

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Registered: 11-15-2001
Just something I'd like to share with you
Fri, 12-27-2013 - 4:49pm

My dad passed away some 22 years ago with prostate cancer. I was very much a daddy's girl and I still miss him very much. Time has helped to turn my tears into smiles when I think of him or see his photo, but whenever I go to the cemetary, I cry. On my dad's 80th birthday, we video taped the whole celebration party. I put the video away, thinking I'd have it to see and hear my dad whenever I wanted. (He passed shortly after.) Then I was delivered the message that VHS has only about 10 years of shelf life. I went into a store where they can transfer VHS to DVD and asked if I could get it done before Christmas. I wanted not only to save it, but to share it with my mother who has Alzheimers and talks about my dad every day. On Christmas Eve, we watched the the DVD and while I thought mom would cry, she only smiled and said "That's him."  I can only hope that everyone has something where they can see, and perhaps hear, their loved ones who have passed away. I know my DVD is such a blessing. By the way, I forgot to mention that the VHS was in perfect condition.

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Registered: 10-22-2001

Hi Gerri!

<3 ~hugs~