mymare from Naperville, IL

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This is a picture of the Naperville Riverwalk in the fall of 2008 on a early Sunday morning. I love to walk along the Dupage River early morning and even in the Winter. Just up around the bend is a bridge with rapids running underneath it - you can listen to the water - very nice. 


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I'm so sorry for your loss. Try to remember the good things. My children said I talked about my husband for days. It helps.
12/Jan/08 4:40 AM
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Mary, my heart weeps for you. Condolences to you and your family for the loss of your father.
As one soul passes, another is born.
12/Jan/08 5:11 AM
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Mary, I'm so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Keep and cherish the happy memories of the time you had with your father. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sadness.
12/Jan/08 6:57 AM
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Mary, please accept my condolences. It is so hard to say goodbye to the ones we love. I hope it is a comfort to you that it was a peaceful end to a long happy life. Blessings to you and your family at this sad time.
12/Jan/08 9:01 AM
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Mary, your description of your father's passing is one of the most beautiful things I have ever read. I just hope that someone loves, cherishes, and respects me that much when my time comes. The love within your family is obvious, and I am praying for all of you as you experience this change in your lives. Bless you. XO
12/Jan/08 9:47 AM
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Mary, I'm sending you and your family my warmest thoughts during this sad time. How lucky you were to have such a special father and he, too, to have such a loving family. I'm sure he continues to watch over you peacefully from his new home and I know you'll feel his presence often. I'll say a More...
12/Jan/08 10:25 AM
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Hello Mary, so sorry to hear about your father's passing. He will always be with you in your memories and your heart.
12/Jan/08 10:36 AM
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Dear Mymare or Marie as they call you...I offer my sympathy for the lost of your dad, I know how hard it is to see our parent go, no matter what age he is...I lost my dad when he was 93 in 2003, already 5 years ago and I still miss him. He was such a great man. My prayers are with you and your family.
12/Jan/08 11:08 AM
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Mary - Condolences to you and your family. My prayers are with you and your family at the passing of your father. Note I did not say loss for he is found and at peace. Was the bell announcing a birth or another angel getting his wings?

When my husband passed, the song playing on the More...
12/Jan/08 11:22 AM
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I was saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and all of yours.
12/Jan/08 11:54 AM
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thinking of you - life is so hard at times for us, but it goes on; may you soon be able to look back on your father's life and smile at all the wonderful things he did and said - one of them was certainly 'chin up'. Take care of yourself and remember him well x
12/Jan/08 12:35 PM
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Mary, I was very sorry to hear you had lost your Father. It is a sad time but also a time to start to remember all the wonderful times you shared with your parents. Parents always have a special part in our hearts.
12/Jan/08 3:36 PM
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Mary, My thoughts and prayers are with you today. May each day get a little easier as memories and time help to ease your grief.
12/Jan/08 5:36 PM
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Mary, I am so sorry to hear of your sad loss.It is so hard to bear the loss of a loved one. My wonderful Dad passed away four months ago, and my heart cries with you. Remember the good times, take comfort in your family and know he will always be in your heart - take care ♥
12/Jan/08 7:31 PM
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Dear Mary,

I just checked in the site and read about your father. I am so very sorry. I lost my dad many years ago - he was barely 60 - but I still miss him. It is so hard to lose ones parents. I know you have many happy memories, so try hard to concentrate on those during the difficult days that lie ahead.
12/Jan/08 8:26 PM
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I'm so sorry for your loss. Mary, your dad was a thoughtful man and you're living proof that he did a great job raising kids. You take care of yourself now. The next generation now is dependent on you to carry on. I send lots of cyberhugs!
12/Jan/08 9:10 PM
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Mary, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Thursday would have been my dad's 92nd birthday, so since your dad & mine were from IL, maybe they met for a birthday party. It sounds like your family provided lots of support for your dad, and I'm sure he felt it, which maybe made More...
12/Jan/08 9:30 PM
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Heartfelt sympathies Mary. A bond between a father and daughter is very special. Take comfort in the knowledge that he is no longer in pain, he can look down on you now and smile in peace.
13/Jan/08 1:30 AM
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mymare, Thank you so much for the new member "Welcome". Especially so when visiting your site to find that you have lost your father. I am so sorry. No matter how prepared for a passing you feel you are, it hurts just the same. My thoughts are with you.
I am really impressed with the More...
13/Jan/08 7:40 AM
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Mary, so sorry to hear about your dad. You have my deapest sympathy and you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope your mom is doing ok. It is good that she has a strong person like you around. I lost my dad last year and it is still hard for my mom. Take care of yourself!
13/Jan/08 9:08 AM
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Mary - I am so sorry to hear about your Dad! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
13/Jan/08 10:28 AM
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Mary, I was sorry to hear the news about your dad. I'm so glad that you can "talk" about it here on this site. I know you've been dealing with his health issues for a while now and I'm glad that he made it through the holidays. My FIL went and died on Christmas Eve, 10 yrs ago, while More...
13/Jan/08 9:10 PM
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Hi Mary - Would you pour me a cup of tea also? That sounds so good. I hope you are having a nice day!
14/Jan/08 10:39 AM
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My U-tube todday is dedicated to you. Your father has now completed his Run for the Roses.
14/Jan/08 2:44 PM
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Mary for birthday wishes yesterday 13th Jan. Had a wonderful day & finished it off with a dinner with my husband, children & partners & grandchildren.
14/Jan/08 2:48 PM
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Thank you for the wishes for my birthday. Glad you enjoyed my back yard. I love all the birds that visit. I love those photos of Laura on Boy. Laura loves getting on the horses.

How are you doing? I am glad you find some comfort from all the people on this site. It is hard to explain to others the friendship that is generated here. Thinking of you.
15/Jan/08 11:15 AM
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Glad you stopped by to visit, Mary. Just a short story--we made homemade chicken soup yesterday, just like Mom used to do. (It tasted pretty good, too!) I'm sure she was smiling down, knowing we're doing what we can to keep her with us. (We could just hear her asking "do you think this More...
15/Jan/08 11:39 AM
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Hi, Mary! It's interesting what your sister found out about your aunt's birthday. Maybe I was right about your dad going to a birthday party? Prayers and thoughts continue. Each day may be a miniscule bit better than the previous, but it takes time!

I was talking to my youngest brother More...
15/Jan/08 3:28 PM
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Mary, it's nice to think Margie was there waiting for him. I can imagine them frolicking around like kids again!
How is your Mum doing?
Please remember to take care of yourself, I know how hard it is to think of oneself at times like this, but you are important to us.
You are in my thoughts.
15/Jan/08 3:33 PM
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Hi Mary - Are you getting a lot of snow over there? It has been lightly snowing here for the past 24 hours with very little accumulation. My BIL plows snow over there around Chicago so it means "money in his pocket" when it snows or freezes rain! Did you get everything finished today More...
15/Jan/08 5:09 PM
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Mary so sorry to hear about your father (I was away on holiday so have only just read it now). Think of all the wonderful times you have both shared over the years and in time it will be bring the best of smiles xxx
16/Jan/08 10:22 AM
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Hi Mary - No I am not sure that any scores or progress achieved on Wii count. We just got one for Christmas (a Wii that is). I am having a devil of a time trying to beat my 4 year old! She routinely bowls in the 180-200 range. I even practice at night when she is in bed! Still no luck!
18/Jan/08 6:09 PM
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I was visiting to thank you for my welcome. Sorry about your Dad. Our parents are always with us if only in our dreams. I have lost both my parents but still find comfort in the fact that they talk to me quite often in my dreams.
22/Jan/08 9:16 AM
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Good Morning Mary! I see you are expecting snow also. Are they predicting a huge snowfall for you? I hope all is well over there in Chicagoland. Have a great day.
01/Feb/08 1:13 AM
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Hi Mary. Shovelling here as well. We have received 20 Cms. (8 inches) so far. If your finished at your place, can you come up here and help? Do you bowl 5 pin or 10 pin? I'm a 5 pin bowler myself.
02/Feb/08 11:53 AM
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Mymare, we have the same trouble here with pot holes on the road, I thought it was just here in Ottawa or on the other side of the river in Quebec...It is very hard on the vehicules...Hope your son is careful
11/Feb/08 2:57 AM
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mymare thanks for stopping by to say hi. I'm still learning how to negotiate my way around this site. I must say that I do enjoy trying to figure out the sudoku puzzles. it does take me awhile but i still enjoy the bit of a challenge. I'm just west of st louis and the weather here seems to be more confusing by the day. have a good one and maybe I'll see you somewhere in this site
11/Feb/08 6:32 AM
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Hi Mary - Thanks for your visit. I see you have a new Avatar. I like it! It is -4 here also today. BRRRRRR We have a boiler system with hot water for our heat. We heat the boiler with wood and the fire had gone out over night. It is chilly in the house this morning.

I hope you have More...
12/Feb/08 12:39 AM
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Mary,I have some time today, and thought I would go a visiting. Really enjoyed your Tom Petty youtube, and have added it to my favorites list, will have to go a searching for more. Thank you for your hospitality and music, and must dash off now. I More...
13/Feb/08 12:05 PM
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Hi Mymare, I've done what Angie did! & book marked your Tom Petty! Thanks. Ciao Kate.
13/Feb/08 10:10 PM
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