Tuesday, July 17, 2007


This seams fitting for what I am writing about today.......

Mom and I attended Mert's funeral yesterday, a simple graveside ceremony at LogTown Cemetery and a simple pine casket. Followed by a full church service at Applegate Community Church. Wonderful stories about Mert and Norma's life. One thing that stands out was Mert's smile. He had a love for life, his family, friends and God.
At 84 he was not afraid to die and welcomed the chance to go be with the lord.

In stark contrast I read Karen Russell blog and they also attended a funeral, only it was for Josh's young cousin Juan who was killed while serving in the military for his country. He was only 20 and had not even begun to live his life.........


Brooke - in Oregon said...

Beautiful Sunset and a beautiful goodbye to Mert or I should say see you later to Mert.

I was so bawling when I read Karens blog. I can not even imagine and I don't even want to go there. My heart just hurts for Juan's family.

Brooke - in Oregon said...

Hey it's saturday, where's my mug shot!??? lol

I tagged you on my blog :)

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