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Chris Neilan
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Tough week and childhood memories
Mar 9th, 2017 at 3:16pm
 
Been a tough week for the family. We lost my 90 year old mom who was doing fine until a few weeks ago. She had a long healthy and happy life, but at the end was ready to go. Planning for the funeral with my siblings (and I own the funeral home) we drove by our childhood home. There is a city park behind the house that had a small wooded section where we would climb trees and get into trouble. It was great! To our dismay, the town had to take down a huge Beech tree. That tree's diameter had to be close to eight feet. It was badly diseased and had to go. We all have stories involving falling out of that tree, many broken bones! The city workers were hauling it away to be put into their brush pile (an unsecured pile I might add!). I told him of my ties to the tree and my obsession with wood turning. He was kind enough to drop this off at the funeral home! It has since been brought to my house...
It was a very kind gesture that will be rewarded somehow.

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Reply #1 - Mar 9th, 2017 at 4:12pm
 
Chris,

Sorry for to hear of your family's loss Cry.  I just hope the same can be said for each of us when we go, "... had a long and happy life ...".

Congrats on the wood haul.  Get some friends (and a few chain hoists) to help you move that around!  be safe.

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Reply #2 - Mar 9th, 2017 at 4:23pm
 
My condolences to you and your family Chris.
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Reply #3 - Mar 9th, 2017 at 10:35pm
 
I should clarify things... I only got the one piece. If i took it all my loving wife would make sure that i would join my mom in the afterlife right away!
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Reply #4 - Mar 10th, 2017 at 3:48pm
 
Chris - I can relate to your last statement  Smiley  Smiley
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Reply #5 - Mar 11th, 2017 at 9:58pm
 
Sorry for your loss Chris.

Then congrats on your wood score.  Sounds like good memory's in that log. Smiley
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Reply #6 - Mar 13th, 2017 at 12:34pm
 
Sounds like your Mom was well loved!

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